Weekly Roar

14 Feb 2022

GENERAL

International Day on February 17ds.office@gisthailand.org
International Day is Thursday, February 17, as GIS celebrates the diversity of our international school community.  Elementary Students will celebrate with some country-themed game tents. Secondary Students will have a special assembly with some country-themed presentations and a discussion panel answering questions about various cultures.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, parents are not invited to join the International Day activities on campus. Only parents who are already volunteering to help conduct said activities should be coming to campus. Our Communications department will document all of the events during the day and share them with the community at a later date.

Nurse’s Office Update | nurse@gisthailand.org
We are still waiting to hear appointment dates for 5-11 year old Pfizer vaccines. For information on COVID updates, please visit our COVID FAQ page

Our next (non-COVID) vaccine clinic  will be on Tuesday, February 22, 3:15-4pm in the Nurse’s Office. Please sign up here and pay via bank transfer or in our office by Friday, February 18th at noon.

PSC Staff Appreciation | psc.representatives@gisthailand.org
Staff Appreciation Week, hosted by the PSC, is February 21-25th! We need your help. Please  sign up to bring food and drink items to school for the snack table that will be set up in the Loft on Thursday, 24th. Items need to be dropped off at the front desk of Admin Building from 7am – noon on Wednesday, February 23rd! Sign up HERE 

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for February 24 & 25.  There will be NO SCHOOL for elementary students on those days.  Later this week you’ll be receiving an email with a link to instructions to sign up for a conference with your child’s teacher.  

Tiger Pride Day – International Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary staff and students will be showing our Tiger Pride on Thursday, February 17, by dressing up in anything that represents their home country….the traditional dress, the flag colors, etc.  If your child chooses not to dress-up according to the Tiger Pride theme, they should wear their normal Grace uniform.  Please note:  February 14-17 is Tiger Pride Week for Secondary students only – elementary is only participating on Thursday, International Day.

PE/Soccer Uniforms | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
A reminder to parents – Soccer uniforms are not allowed to be worn during the school day.  The only elementary approved PE attire is the royal blue PE shirt and black shorts.  Thank you for your understanding.

SECONDARY

Weekly Self-Assessment Survey | cmt@gisthailand.org 
Please ensure your child(ren) in Secondary are filling the Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) out by 9pm on Sunday. Students are required to fill it out every weekend. 

PSAT10 Testing | counselor@gisthailand.org 
Grade 10 parents: Wednesday, February 23 @ 8:00 AM is PSAT10 testing. Testing on Wednesday prior to the start of school will preserve some precious class time. Testing will begin at 8:00 AM on that day and will be finished in time for lunch at 11:40 AM. An email will be sent with all pertinent information.

Secondary Academic Program Handbook | counselor@gisthailand.org 
Parents and students can refer to this Handbook as they review their 4-year Academic Plans and choose courses for the 2022-2023 school year. This Handbook defines each course and indicates grade-levels and prerequisites necessary to enroll in all classes.

Tiger Pride Week | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

Student Council presents Tiger Pride Week, GIS PLAYLIST!

From February 14 to 17, students can dress up every day according to the theme to show off your Tiger Pride and school spirit! There will be entertaining games every day and polaroids sold at lunch on Wednesday!

Monday: Disney Songs – Dress up as a Disney character!

Tuesday: The GIS Fight Song – Dress up in school colors (yellow and blue)! 

Wednesday: K-Pop Song – Dress up as a recognizable group with your friends! 

  • There will be polaroids available for 20 baht during lunch 

Thursday: National Anthem – Dress up in National Clothes! 

  • International Day events 

*GIS Dress Code still applies*  

International Day | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Thursday, February 17 is International Day. Students will have a special assembly day. After Homeroom & Attendance at 8:10am, there will be an International Day Assembly celebrating the diversity of our international school community at GIS. After the assembly, students will proceed to Class 6. We will follow a C Day for class rotation. There will be no Zero Period as it is a C Day class schedule. We also invite students to dress up in their national dress as a part of Tiger Pride Week. See email sent on February 10 for more information.

Encouraging Others | psc.representatives@gisthailand.org
The Parent-Staff Council (PSC) is providing an opportunity for secondary students to write thank you notes to teachers and staff. During Tutorial on Tuesday and in the hallway outside the office, note paper will be provided by the PSC to give students an opportunity to encourage teachers and staff. 

Upcoming Dates
February 14-17 – Tiger Pride Week
February 15 – Art Club
February 17 – International Day 
February 18 – No School 
February 23 – PSAT 10
February 25 – Eligibility Grade Check

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Worship Night | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We are excited to be hosting a worship night on February 16th here at GIS. We will be hanging out and playing games starting at 6:15pm and then worship will be from 7:00-8:30pm. 

ACSI Day of Prayer on February 15 | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Come join us for a time of prayer on February 15 from 8:15am-8:45am. We will take time to pray for our GIS community and for the larger community of ACSI schools across the globe. We will be gathering around the baobab tree near the side entrance of the school leading to the covered courts. If you cannot make it, here is a link to the prayer points we will be covering. We hope to see you there! 

What is the Gospel? | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We want to take some time to teach about the gospel and train students on ways to share it. Our training will take place on Saturday, February 19th from 6:00-8:30 (Location information to be emailed to students next week). We will provide pizza for dinner for those who join. Please encourage your students to sign up using the LINK HERE.

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
This week’s episode (released on Friday, Feb. 11) is a conversation about the twin habits of silence and solitude. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Resources for Students’ Faith Journeys| spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We want to pair our podcast with tools to help students implement spiritual rhythms in their lives. We’ve created a section on “Silence and Solitude” and a few basic practices to help students put it into practice. You can find these resources and others on our Spiritual Life Website.

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

SIGN UP FOR THE IN-HOUSE XC MEET!!
The GIS Cross Country team is putting together a race on Monday February 21. This race will be open to ALL GIS students, teachers, parents and guardians of current students. Please use this google form to sign up. You will need to complete the form for each person who will race.

Race Details
Date: Monday February 21
Time: The race will start as close to 3:45 as possible. We hope to end by 5:30 
Who: Current GIS students K-12, GIS Teachers/staff, Parents or guardians of current GIS students 
Where: Meet at the GIS soccer pitch (Field #1)

Distances:
U8 1k
U10-12 2k
U14 3k
JV 3k
Varsity 5k 
Adults 3k or 5k

If you have any questions, please email us at athletics@gisthailand.org!