Weekly Roar

22 August 2022

GENERAL

Community Conversation with the Superintendent –Sep 8, 2022 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

I would like to extend an invitation to you, parents, to join me in this community forum.

This is an opportunity for me as the superintendent to give you an update on the school, address school-wide topics, and answer questions from you. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some snacks and make connections with other GIS parents. One topic of interest will be the update on the Middle School project and campus development plans for the school.  

  • Thursday, September 8, 2022 @ 2 – 3:30 pm
    A230, 2nd Floor, Admin Building

Please RSVP by clicking this LINK.

If you have specific, school-wide questions you would like the leadership to address, you may share them ahead of time on the RSVP form (in the above link).

Media Permission Form | communications@gisthailand.org 
Today is the last day to fill out the Media Permission Form. If you wish to NOT grant permission for staff and related divisions to use the media of your child on our public platforms, please fill in this form by today: https://forms.gle/Kit18YW9NFWcTUSE9

Whole School Photos | communications@gisthailand.org 
If you haven’t already signed up for the family & friends picture session, here is the Sign Up Sheet for you bring your family and friends to take photos after school from 3:30 – 5:00 PM on Aug. 29th – Sep. 2nd at the Loft (3rd floor, Admin Building). Please be careful not to erase anyone’s name from the sheet and make sure to sign up at least a day before your preferred time slot. 

Your photos will be available to order from U Smile Kids. You can check their catalog at this LINK for a list of merchandise and prints available. We will notify you as soon as U Smile Kids are open for orders.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: communications@gisthailand.org

New Parent ID | communications@gisthailand.org 
Parents who took their photos with us before August 22, 2022 or since the last school year, your parent ID card is ready and can be picked up at the communications office. This parent ID is valid until you are no longer afflicted with Grace. If you haven’t taken your picture and would like to receive a Parent ID card, please come to the communications office during working hours to process your card.

Vaccination Clinic | nurse@gistthialand.org 
Don’t forget! Our first monthly Vaccination Clinic (non-COVID) is coming up soon on Tuesday, 30 August, 3:15-4pm. Please sign up here and pay via bank transfer or cash in the Health Office by Friday, 26 August. 

 

ELEMENTARY

If you have questions regarding elementary, please contact elementary.office@gisthailand.org

Tiger Pride Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Once a month elementary likes to show our Tiger Pride by having a dress-up day. Each month is a different theme and they are always FUN! This month’s Tiger Pride Day theme is SCHOOL COLORS and will be Wednesday, September 7. On that day students are encouraged to wear our school colors (blue & yellow/gold). Tiger Pride Day is not mandatory and if your child chooses not to participate in the theme, they should wear their normal Grace uniform.

MAP Assessments | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
This week begins the fall session of our 3rd – 6th grade MAP Assessments. Parents were sent an information letter and schedule last week.  If you have any further questions, please contact the elementary office.

School Aides Needed | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
We need your help! If you’d like to volunteer as a school aide to be a recess monitor or assist Kindergarten classes during their lunchtime, please contact Khun Na in the elementary office at rtisdale@gisthailand.org

Substitute Teachers Needed | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
We have a huge need for substitute teachers! Do you find joy in working with children? You might be interested in serving with us as a substitute teacher. You don’t have to be a qualified teacher, you just need a willing heart. If you’d like to serve as a substitute teacher in elementary, please contact Khun Na Tisdale at rtisdale@gisthailand.org.

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16.  There will be no school for ELEMENTARY students on those days. 

 

SECONDARY

If you have questions regarding Secondary, please contact secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Attendance: Absences and Late Arrivals | attendance@gisthailand.org

Absences: See the PSMO for more information.

  • Morning of Absence: Call or email Secondary office between 7:45 and 8:15 AM
  • All absences not reported by 8:15 am on the day your child is absent, will be unexcused

Communication with Teachers: 

  • Students should email their teachers about absence

Late Arrival: 

  • Students are required to check in at Secondary Office

GIS Extracurricular Clubs | dreed@gisthailand.org 

  • Check out our GIS Clubs for 2022-2023!
    • Students, are you interested in joining a GIS Extracurricular Club? 
    • GIS Parents/Guardians, are you interested in sponsoring a GIS Extracurricular Club?  
  • Add the Secondary Google Calendar to keep up to date with all Club meetings!
  • Contact the Staff Sponsor if you have questions (listed in the link) or contact our GIS Secondary Club Coordinator, Dennis Reed dreed@gisthailand.org 

School Aides Needed (Substitutes) | jakhtar@gisthailand.org

Looking for a way to love on and serve our GIS teachers & students?

  • Substitute plans are provided as you fill in when teachers are absent
  • Frequently substitute plans are students independently working on their Chromebooks – Substitutes do not need a background in Education
  • There will be a short informational meeting soon for those who are interested and want to know more about this service opportunity
  • Contact Jennifer Akhtar, the Secondary Substitute Coordinator!

PSAT | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

Mark your Calendars for PSAT testing for GIS and HDE students in Grades 8 and 10

  • Grade 8 students will take the PSAT 8 on Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • Grade 10 students will take the PSAT 10 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  • Grade 8 and 10 students will need to come to campus by 7:55 AM for the morning of testing 

 

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Aug. 22

🏀 U14 Girls Basketball Tryouts @ Outdoor Court 3:30pm

🏃 Running Club Begins! Running Club is open to all elementary students and it’s FREE! It will be every Monday and Friday from 3:30 – 5:15pm. Please make sure your students bring their water bottles, wear their running shoes and PE uniforms! If you haven’t already, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/ig3NpN1toF64AXZe7

⚽️ JV Boys Soccer vs. Hang Dong @ Grace 4:15pm

Tuesday, Aug. 23
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball Tryouts @ Outdoor Court 3:30pm
🏀 U12 Girls Basketball Tryouts @ Elementary Court 3:30pm

Wednesday, Aug 24
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball Tryouts @ Elementary Court 3:30pm
🏀 U12 Girls Basketball Tryouts @ Outdoor Court 3:30pm
🏀 U14 Boys Basketball Tryouts @ Covered Court 3:30pm
🏀 U14 Girls Basketball Tryouts @ Covered Court 3:30pm

📋⚽️ Sign ups and payment for Rec League is due!!! YOU can use this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/ctPnkT23SZENf7q98 

Rec League is open to all 3rd – 6th graders who are interested in playing soccer. We will be starting this Saturday at 10:00am and the season will last for four, short, but fun weeks. The cost is 400 baht per kid and they will be receiving a team jersey that they can keep. Please pay in CASH to Khun Aop at the front desk of the admin building. For more information and dates, visit our website https://athletics.gisthailand.org/sports/rec-league

Thursday, Aug. 25
⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Sanpatong @ Grace 4:15pm
🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. Kawila Wittayalai @ Grace 5:00pm
🏐 V. Girls Volleyball vs. Kawila Wittayalai @ Grace 5:00pm
🌯 Border Run will be available!

Friday, Aug. 26
🏀 U14 Boys Basketball Tryouts @ 3:30pm Covered Court

Saturday, Aug. 27
⚽️ Rec League begins @ Grace Soccer Fields 10:00am