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23 March 2020


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GENERAL

*NewOnline GIS Community Prayer Meeting, Monday, March 23 — 7 – 7:30 pm

  • Jeff Kamphausen & Steve Anderson will be hosting a community-wide online prayer gathering for 30 minutes to pray for the needs of our community and world as we continue to battle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. To join the meeting or add it to your Google Calendar, please click the link listed below…
  • You’ll have an opportunity to share prayer requests via the chat feature in the Zoom interface as well as pray live online with Jeff and Steve following a pattern that you can use with your family at home or with other groups you might like to pray with online.
  • Join Zoom the GIS Online Community-Wide Prayer Meeting!
  • Click or copy the link on the line below to join the prayer meeting:  

https://zoom.us/j/496914445   Meeting ID: 496 914 445  


COVID-19 Family Resources
| dsa.office@gisthailand.org
Parents, here are some resource links for helping to manage your students’ feelings, fears, and worries about COVID-19.

Our school-wide counselor is available to help your family/student navigate this process. Please feel free to email: schoolwidecounselor@gisthailand.org

*New Basketball Fundraising Auction | mgerig@gisthailand.org. 
Greetings from Grace International School (GIS), in Chiang Mai, Thailand! The girls varsity basketball team seeks to raise money every year to play in an international basketball tournament.  The players are responsible for raising their own money, and they are hosting this online auction in order to raise the necessary finances.

The girls have been visiting vendors all around Chiang Mai and the surrounding area to seek donations that can be auctioned off to a winning bidder.  The auction will run for 1 week, March  23 – March 29.  Take a look at the items and bid, bid, bid!!  95% of the proceeds will go to the GIS Girls varstiy basketball team. Visit www.biddingowl.com/gis

SECONDARY

Advisory During GIS Continuous Learning
Our Advisors will continue to meet with their Advisory Group as we seek to care for and support students during this Continuous Learning season.

GIS Secondary Yearbooks | ccummings@gisthailand.org
*DATE EXTENDED* Reserve your 2019-2020 Secondary Yearbook before Friday, March 27th by filling out this yearbook form.

Mark your Calendars with Upcoming Secondary Events | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

  • March 27 – End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 30 – Virtual Parent Equipping Night for Parents of Sixth Grade Students

Contacting the Secondary School | secprincipal@gisthailand.org 

ELEMENTARY

POSTPONED – RISING SEVENTH GRADERS | mrandolph@gisthailand.org 

As your soon-to-be seventh grader makes plans to register for his/her 2020-21 classes, our Secondary staff would like to assist in equipping them for this exciting and important transition from Elementary to Secondary.  Our GIS Philosophy of Equipping states, “Our desire is that students leave GIS having the understanding (head) to evaluate life from a Christ-centered worldview, the ability to move toward Christ-centered truth in their relationships (heart), and the skills to serve (hands) within the communities or vocation in which God places them.” We believe equipping them to transition well is vital to their success in the GIS Secondary.  It is my desire that you and your students be well-informed in this exciting transition.

Important Events – one for students and one for parents:

  • Sixth Grade Students – Our Secondary staff had planned to introduce the current sixth graders to academic life on the Secondary side of our new GIS campus on March 25th.  Now the plan is to do this virtually! Stay tuned for more information!
  • Sixth Grade Parents – Please join me and other key Secondary staff on Monday, March 30, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm online.  We will send more information, including web link instructions, as the day of the event draws near. It is my desire that you and your students be well-informed in this exciting transition.

ATHLETICS

Where to Get Sports Updates
We know practice and game changes have a great impact on everyone involved in sports. The best ways to know about these changes are on the Athletic website and Grace Athletics Facebook Page.

All events have been canceled or postponed for the foreseeable future.


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