Weekly Roar

21 Feb 2022

GENERAL

Nurse’s Office Update | nurse@gisthailand.org
We are still waiting to hear appointment dates for 5-11 year old Pfizer vaccines. If you’re interested in getting your 6-17 year old vaccinated with Sinpharm (900baht/shot), go to Lanna Hospital’s website here for more information.  For information on other COVID updates, please visit our COVID FAQ page

Staff Appreciation Week | psc.representatives@gisthailand.org 

This week is Staff Appreciation Week for GIS!

Secondary students will be given an opportunity to write notes of appreciation in Tutorial.  Elementary students were given a packet so they could write notes over the weekend.  

Parents, please take a moment and express your gratitude to staff by writing a few notes and sending them back with your students. There will be mailboxes available Monday-Thurday of this week.  

There are still slots to provide treats for the staff HERE

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for February 24 & 25.  Conference sign ups will close at noon tomorrow (Tuesday, February 22).  This is a great opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher.  If you have not already done so, please follow the appropriate link for instructions on how to sign up.  Instructions in English    Instructions in Korean

Lost & Found | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
While you are on campus for Parent-Teacher Conferences, please take the time to look through our Lost & Found items.  We have MANY unclaimed jackets, uniforms, masks, water bottles and food containers.  To avoid loss in the future, please label all these things with your family name.

Join the Carnival of Books!  March is Reading Month at GIS! |  library@gisthailand.org
March is Reading Month at GIS, a month in which we celebrate reading all types of books.  Our theme this year is “Join the Carnival of Books” and  we have some fun activities planned to encourage reading throughout the month – and beyond!

March at a glance:

  • February 28th- March 4th: Reading challenges begin & will continue throughout March (Game Cards & prizes given during Library classes)
  • March 15th, 17th, & 18th : Elementary Book Swap (Occurs during 1st recess)
  • March 21st-25th: Author Celebration during Library classes
  • March 31st: Book Character Parade-Details to follow
  • March 1st-April 1st : Used book sale outside (front entrance of library); books will be 10 baht each unless otherwise marked

SECONDARY

Weekly Self-Assessment Survey | cmt@gisthailand.org 
Remind your child(ren) in Secondary to fill out the Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) out every  weekend. It is due by 9pm on Sunday.

PSAT10 Testing for Grade 10 Students | counselor@gisthailand.org 

Who: Grade 10 students
Date: Wednesday, February 23
Arrival Time: 8:00 AM (gate opens at 7:45am)
Bring: Water bottle, snack, approved calculator, two #2 pencils (also called HB pencils)

…See email dated February 16 for more details.

Encouraging Others | psc.representatives@gisthailand.org
This week! 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 23 – PSAT 10
February 25 – Band & Choir Concert
                       – Eligibility Grade Check
March 1 – Art Club
March 4 – Model UN
                – Mid-semester Progress Report
March 7-11 – Spring Break (No School)

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
There’s no new podcast this week, but you can go back and listen to our previously published episodes. 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. You can find these resources and others on our Spiritual Life Website.

Access to RightNow Media | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
If you would like access to a free RightNow Media account, please email us. RightNow Media is a library of Christian content that can help you as you lead Bible studies or facilitate discipleship at home with your kids. 

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Feb. 21
Come join the XC team in our in-house XC meet and come out and help us celebrate our seniors!! The race will start as close to 3:45pm as possible and we will hopefully end by 5:30pm. 

All GIS students, staff, parents and guardians are welcomed to join! Please use this google form to sign up. 

Tuesday, Feb. 22
It’s the U8-U12 Soccer Tournament/End of soccer season for the little ones. In this last practice we will be hosting a round-robin tournament for each age group. 
– Games will be 8 minute halves with a short half time in between
– Please make sure students:
     
– wear their team’s jersey (if they did not receive one, please wear a shirt in the same color as their team’s jersey)     
      – wear shin guards!
     
– bring water bottles
     
– bring snacks to eat in between games (if needed)
     
– bring sunscreen/hat — we’ll try to put out tents for shade, but these last few days have been hot hot hot!
We will be ending at the same time as usual so kids will not miss their rides, but if you’re free to come watch, please come out and cheer on your kids!