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18 Nov 2019

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*New* Air Quality Monitoring | nurse@gisthailand.org

The air quality in Chiang Mai has been quite poor this week.  We wanted to send a reminder to you that the nurses’ office is monitoring Air Quality throughout the day.  Grace International School has an air quality monitor on campus, you can view the reading here.  Additionally, there are policies and procedures in place to guide staff and teachers as they work to keep your kids safe and to limit their exposure to harmful air pollution.  You can view the chart used at GIS here.

Every classroom and office space has (or will have within the next couple weeks) an Air Purifier which will drop the PM10 and PM 2.5 levels to around 20 µg/m3 (lower than 50 µg/m3 is considered good).

*New*PSC Activities | sanderson@gisthailand.org

The Parents Staff Community (PSC) is made up of parents and staff who foster positive relationships in the GIS community and bless the school’s families and staff.  This month, the PSC has donated 63.400 baht from its funds to help the school purchase air purifiers for the secondary classrooms that do not yet have them.  Last month, the PSC provided a special lunch for GIS staff who were involved in a Professional Development Day.  If you would like to know more about the Parent Staff Community and how you can be involved, please contact Shaun Futch at sfutch@gisthailand.org or Steve Anderson at sanderson@gisthailand.org

*New* GIS Yard Sale is coming back! | marketing@gisthailand.org

Mark your calendar for early morning of February 29th 2020 at GIS Athletic ground. The event is a fundraiser where all the money received from booth rental and entrance tickets will be donated to the school. If you’re looking at selling your second hand stuff and needing to rent a booth please stay tuned for more details coming up soon.

*New* Coffee with the DSA | dsa.office@gisthailand.org

You’re invited to “Coffee with the DSA,” on Tuesday, December 3rd, from 9:30 – 10:30 am. 

This is an opportunity to connect with Joe Crain and ask any questions you might have about the educational experience at GIS. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some coffee, snacks, and fellowship with other GIS parents in the 2nd-floor Loft (A220), located in the Admin building.

Please RSVP for December 3rd by clicking this link.

There are two other “Coffee with the DSA” dates next semester:
March 3rd, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
April 28th, 9:30 am – 10:30 am

As a reminder, ALL “Coffee with the DSA” get-togethers will be held in the 2nd-floor Loft (A220), located in the Admin building.

Visiting Author! | tstewart@gisthailand.org

Poet, author, magician, puppeteer, storyteller, journalist or stand up comedian? Nick is all of these and far more. With over 4500 school visits under his belt, Nick is one of the UK’s leading performance poets and most prolific writers of children’s poetry. Famous for his ‘Million-Miles- An- Hour Show’, and his creative writing workshops, Nick has inspired children of all ages (3-18) from Birmingham to Borneo and has just published his latest anthology of poems entitled Dragons are Back

We have the privilege of hosting Nick at GIS on Monday, November 25. All elementary students will be attending a presentation by Nick. Parents of GIS students are welcome to attend (see Google form below). The event will take place on the 3rd floor of the library. There will be 3 sessions for elementary students:

  • 9:00 – 9:45: Grade 3 & 4
  • 10:05 – 10:50: Grade 5 & 6 
  • 11:45 – 12:30: K – Grade 2 

We will have a limited number of Nick’s books for sale if you or your child are interested in purchasing one. Please fill out this Google form if you plan to attend the even.

Sell Your Goods at the Christmas Market | thestewfam@gmail.com

Have a baker in the house? Amazing salsa recipe? What about making a mound of kimbap? The Christmas Market is looking for a few more vendors to sell food items. Earn a little extra cash for the holidays, tables start at 50 b!  Also, if you want to sell other items, It’s not too late to sign up to sell at the Christmas Market at GIS: Saturday, December 7th 10am – 2pm. Further details and sign up here.

Vaccination Available Nov 26 nurse@gisthailand.org

GIS Nurse Office is able to offer monthly vaccination services in partnership with a local Thai doctor. Visit the Health Services website for complete information and forms. Please note completed payment at the Nurses Office confirms a vaccination appointment. It requires at least 2 days to process the information before the appointment.


*New* Hope House Christmas Carnival Volunteers | rolsen@gisthailand.org

All secondary students are invited to come and join some of the TBD students to help out at the Hope House Christmas Carnival on Wednesday 4th December from 5.15pm- 8.45pm. You would help with running a game at a booth and will also get some free time to enjoy the celebrations too. Songtaews will used to transport students to and from Hope House. Please contact Mr Bob Flaa (bflaa@gisthailand.org) or Miss Rachel Olsen for more information.

Tan Chin Tuan Scholarship for Rising Seniors (Current G11) | dsa.office@gisthailand.org

Grace International School, in partnership with the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation of Singapore, seeks to promote and reward educational excellence in academics, athletics, leadership/community service, and the fine arts. This scholarship honors excellence to rising seniors by providing financial scholarships to help towards tuition at either GIS or the university of their choice.

The scholarship application opened on October 4 and must be completed by 8:00 am December 9, 2019, to be eligible. This is a reminder to not wait until the last minute. Besides the possible financial reward, if you win, the experience of applying is valuable for future scholarship applications and for college itself. Here is the link to the application.

Secondary Ministry Day | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Heads up! This year Ministry day is Friday, Dec. 6. Students will be planning and prepping this month in Homerooms. Keep an eye out for more information! (Date was changed from Nov. 29) 

Secondary Yearbook Pictures | dsa.office@gisthailand.org

School pictures are right around the corner. Please have your son/daughter wear his/her navy blue polo for picture day. Here is the schedule:

  • Nov 18 – Mon: 7th & 8th Grade
  • Nov 19 – Tues: 9th & 10th Grade
  • Nov 21 – Thurs: 11th Grade
  • Nov 22 – Fri: 12th Grade
    • A note to Seniors & Parents: Nov 22 is a Tiger Pride Day (Ancient vs. Futuristic) – make sure Seniors arrive in their navy blue polo and they can change into their Tiger Pride apparel after the picture.
  • Nov 26 – Tues: Make-up day for those who missed 


Elementary Picture Week | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

All elementary students will have their picture taken during the week of November 18 – 22.  We apologize but these pictures will only be used for school purposes, they will not be for sale.  Please have your child wear their navy blue polo on their designated picture day. 

Monday, Nov 18 Tuesday, Nov 19 Wednesday, Nov 20 Thursday, Nov 21 Friday, Nov 22
K & 4th Grade 1st & 6th Grade No photos today 2nd, 3rd, 5th Grade Make-Up Day


This week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Nov. 18

🏀 JV Boys vs. CMIS @ CMIS 4:15pm

🏀 JV Girls vs. CMIS @ CMIS 5:15pm

Tuesday, Nov. 19

⚽️ U12 Girls vs. CMIS @ Grace 4:00pm

⚽️ U12 Boys vs. CMIS @ Grace 4:00pm

⚽️ U14 Girls vs. CMIS @ Grace 4:45pm

⚽️ U14 Boys vs. CMIS @ Grace 4:45pm

🏀 V. Girls vs, CMIS @ CMIS 4:15pm

🏀 V. Boys vs. CMIS @ CMIS 5:15pm

🏀 ISB Schedule 🏀

Friday, Nov. 22

Girls | 4:15pm vs. JIS @ Rajendra #1

Boys | 5:30pm vs. ISB @ Auxi #3

Girls | 6:45pm vs. UWC-Dover @ Auxi #4

Boys | 8:00pm vs. UWC-East @ Auxi #3

Saturday, Nov. 23

Girls | 9:30am vs. ISM @ Auxi #3

Boys| 11:00am vs. ISM @ Rajendra #1

Girls | 1:30pm Girls Championship

Boys| 3:00pm Boys Championship

🏆 | 4:30pm Tournament Awards

For more information, please visit our website athletics.gisthailand.org

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