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2 Dec 2019

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*New* Influenza Season | nurse@gisthailand.org

The influenza season has arrived. There have already been reported cases of students with Influenza at school. Extra precautions will be taken in cleaning classrooms and reminding students to help prevent the spread of disease by practicing good hand washing. You also can help us by keeping sick children at home. 

A cold or Influenza spreads most easily during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until the fever has been 100 degrees or lower for 24 hours. A child taking antibiotics should be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school. 

For more information about Influenza with CDC recommendation: here

*New* Helpers Needed for Christmas Market | events@gisthailand.org

The Christmas Market Team needs 8-10 helpers for the setup and teardown of the event for this Friday and Saturday. Find out more information and sign up at this link. They would like to know the number of helpers by this Wednesday – so please sign up now.

*New* Secondary Students Ministry Day Schedule & Packing List Reminder!

  • Ministry Day is this Friday, Dec. 6. Here are the requirements for all students!
    • Arrive at school as normal by 8:15am
      • Report to homeroom for attendance 
        • All students must wear official GIS PE uniforms (or official GIS polo & shorts)
        • Pack and bring a bag lunch (staff, too!)
        • Bring a water bottle 
      • Students will return to school between 2:45-3:00pm and return home on regular end-of-school songtaow schedule!

*New* The Advent Podcast has begun (Christ Our Peace Is With Us)!  spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Sign up here to receive a weekday, 2-3 minute story via email or via Soundcloud here from a student, staff or alumni through Christmas Day. Each story will focus on a way that Jesus is helping us to experience His promised peace.

*New* AXIS Parent Equipping Night Tomorrow Night, Dec. 3, 7:00-8:15pm spirituallife@gisthailand.org

“It’s the most anxious-full time of the year“…?  We live in a world wracked by anxiety–from our always-connected, hyper-saturated news feeds on our phones, to the enormous pressure our teens often put on themselves, we need strategies to help our kids (and us as parents!) to connect with Truth and live in peace. Help your teen move toward a life of contentment. Join us for our first AXIS Parent Night of the year, facilitated by Jeff Kamphausen, Spiritual Life Director at GIS. 

Everyone who attends will receive a free copy of the AXIS Parent Guide to Depression and Anxiety.
Time: 7:00-8:30pm Room A310 (Chapel Space Above the Library)

3rd Annual Christmas Market | thestewfam@gmail.com

The holidays are coming, it’s time for the 3rd annual GIS Christmas Market, Saturday, December 7th, 10am – 2pm, sponsored by the PSC. You do NOT want to miss this event. Last year we had 55 vendors & over 600 shoppers. This year we have over 75 vendors from the Chiang Mai community and our own GIS sellers!  Come to shop, grab a bit to eat, listen to special music, and enter the raffle drawing for AMAZING prizes. Invite a friend, this event is open to everyone!

*New* Secondary Christmas Concerts | gkauffman@gisthailand.org

Secondary Christmas GIS’ Performing Arts Department warmly invites you to share in a night of celebrating the birth of our Savior through the magnificent vocal and instrumental talent of GIS’ students in the stunning Henry Luce Chapel.  The program will include selections from MS Choir, HS Choir, HS Band, and GIS’ select groups Chanson and Jazz Band. The program will also feature GIS community involvement in both the HS Band and Choir.  For more info and for helpful directions, please visit this link.

*New* Dress Code Reminder – Cooler Weather | secprincipal@gisthailand.org

Outerwear: All outer clothing (jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc.), if worn, are to have the GIS logo or be solid navy without any lettering or symbols or print.

College Admissions Recommendation Letter Deadline – December 5 | counselor@gisthailand.org

Since January 1 (common admissions deadline) is during the GIS Christmas Break that begins on December 21, we are making December 5 the last date that a teacher can be asked to write a letter for a college application that is due on January 1 or 15.


*New* Elementary Christmas Festival | wwood@gisthailand.org

Elementary will be having a fun-filled day of Christmas activities for all grades K-6 on Wednesday, December 18.  We need your help! If you are available that day and can help at one of our many stations, please fill out this form to sign up.  Thanks so much for helping!

*New* December Dress-Up Days for Elementary | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Each school day in December, in addition to their regular school uniform, students are encouraged to show their Christmas spirit by wearing Christmas hats, headbands, jewelry and socks.   Wednesday, December 4, is FANCY DRESS-UP DAY. If students want to participate, please have them come to school wearing their fanciest clothes.


This week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

🎄 Changes were made in game days and practice schedule so if you’ve been looking at the schedule before this past Friday, make sure you double check and look carefully!!!

Monday, Dec. 2

🥤NIC’S NIGHT!! Free Thai tea for every Grace guest!

🏃‍♀️ XC Meet @ PTIS 3:30pm (Early dismissal 1:45pm)

Tuesday, Dec. 3

🥤NIC’S NIGHT!! Free Thai tea for every Grace guest!

⚽️ U12 Boys vs. PTIS @ GIS 4:00pm

⚽️ U12 Girls vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:00pm (Dismissal 1:45pm)

⚽️ U14 Boys vs. PTIS @ GIS 4:45pm

⚽️ U14 Girls vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:45pm

🏀 JV Boys vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:15pm (Dismissal 1:45pm)

🏀 JV Girls vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:15pm (Dismissal 1:45pm)

🏀 Varstiy Boys vs. PTIS @ PTIS 5:15pm

Friday, Dec. 6

🏀 JV Boys vs. Montfort College @ Montfort Primary 5:15pm

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

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