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21 Oct 2019

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Word of the Week

I desire to do your will, my God;
your law is within my heart.”

– Psalm 40:8


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

You’re invited to “Coffee with the DSA,” Tuesday, October 29th, from 8:30 am – 9:30 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 October 29th by clicking this link.

There are three other “Coffee with the DSA” dates this year:

  • December 3rd, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • March 3rd, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • April 28th, 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

Volunteers Needed to Address Envelopes! | development@gisthailand.org

The Development Department is looking for some parent volunteers to help us hand address envelopes. Each year we send out an “End of the Year” letter to our GIS alumni and donors and we are able to raise a significant amount of money for our campus. Hand addressing the letter adds a personal touch and is extremely beneficial to our donations. If you are available to come help Tuesday (TOMORROW), Oct. 22, from 12:30-3:15pm or Thursday, Oct. 24, from 9:00am – 12:00pm, please sign up to come help! We will have all the supplies for you and fun snacks! Thanks so much!


*New* Secondary Digital Citizenship Week & Tip #3 | secprincipal@gisthailand.org

This week is Digital Citizenship Week in the Secondary! To mark this week, students in grades 7-12 discussed an age appropriate topic in Advisory today and games will be available at lunch this week. 

For our last weekly Digital Citizenship Week Tip: When you teen needs to buckle down, take a tip from the pros and use apps and plug-ins to keep them on task…Read more here and find out which social media features are cause for concern — no matter which app your kid is using… Read more here.

Secondary Parent Equipping Nights – Part 1: The College Process and Part 2: Financial Aid | counselor@gisthailand.org
Thursday, October 31 from 7:00-8:30 PM (Location TBD & announced here)
Part 1: What is important to know in order to help your son/daughter choose colleges and majors? What must parents know about the application process, deadlines, and personal statements/essays? These questions and more will be answered by a panel of college representatives from 12 Christian colleges and our GIS academic counselors Mrs. Hyunjoo Jeong and Ms. Anne Spohnhauer. Afterward, visit with the college representatives from Biola, Calvin, Cornerstone, Dordt, Fresno Pacific, Geneva, Grace, Messiah, Hardin-Simmons, Louisiana, Oral Roberts, and Trinity Western (BC, Canada).

Tuesday, November 5 from 7:00-8:30 PM (2nd Floor of Library, GIS)
Part 2: Find answers to your questions about financial aid, the cost of attendance, and scholarships at colleges and universities in the United States. This information will be presented by Mr. Tim Hewitt, a “retired” college financial aid officer, and Ms. Anne Spohnhauer, GIS academic counselor.

12 Christian Colleges to Visit Secondary Homerooms on November 1! | counselor@gisthailand.org
Students in grades 9-12, will be given presentations about preparing for college, choosing a major, paying for college, and what to expect in college by representatives from twelve Christian colleges during Homeroom and have an opportunity to visit with the representatives at lunchtime. Grade 11 & 12 will also be given a presentation on “Why Consider Attending a Christian College.” The universities visiting are Biola, Calvin, Cornerstone, Dordt, Fresno Pacific, Geneva, Grace, Messiah, Hardin-Simmons, Louisiana, Oral Roberts, and Trinity Western (BC, Canada).


*New* Elementary After School Clubs | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Online registration for elementary after school clubs begins this week.  Elementary parents will receive an e-mail with information and a registration link soon. 

*New* Elementary 3rd – 6th Grade MAP results | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

If you have not received your child’s MAP Assessment results yet, they will be available for pick-up in the elementary office beginning Thursday, October 24.  Due to the confidentiality of the reports, we will not be able to release them to students, parents please pick these up yourselves.


*New* This week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Wednesday, Oct. 23

🏊🏻‍♀️ ACSC Swim Meet (Oct. 23 – 27th)

Thursday, Oct. 24

⚽️ JV Boys & Girls vs. CMIS @ Grace 3:45pm

⚽️ V. Girls vs. CMIS @ Grace 5:00pm

⚽️ V. Boys vs. CMIS @ Grace 6:15pm

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