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27 Jan 2020

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*NewCommunity Conversation with the Superintendent on Feb 25, 2020 | gis-execasst@gisthailand.org 
We enjoyed connecting with parents during our first conversation on October 3, 2019. This upcoming round (and last for this academic year) will offer yet another opportunity for the superintendent to give you an update on the new campus, address school-wide topics, and answer questions from parents. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some snacks and fellowship with other GIS parents. 

February 25 @ 3:30 – 5:00 pm in the Cafeteria
RSVP by clicking this LINK.
If you have specific, school-wide questions you would like GIS leadership to address, you may share them ahead of time on the RSVP form.

*NewSave the Date – GIS Community Carnival | info@gisthailand.org
The GIS Community Carnival is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, February 22, 2020. This is an event that is great for families and kids of all ages. There will be food, games, and fun. Mark your calendars! More information to come.

*NewStudent Re-Enrollment – Deadline Approaching! | registrar@gisthailand.org 
The deadline to complete the Student Re-Enrollment process is Friday, January 31, 2020. Please don’t forget to fill out all three partsstudent re-enrollment form (print and bring to Registrar), the physical exam form (return to Nurse), and the payment of 10,000 baht (non-refundable fee per student)

(formerly Spiritual Emphasis Week), Jan. 27-31, 2020 w/ Darren Prince (click for his bio
here) (for G7-12 GIS students, ESD students welcome to sign in & attend [morning session]). Worship with Jamie Johnson. Elevation Week is an annual week of meetings with a special guest speaker who helps equip our GIS Secondary to know Jesus better.  SURROUNDED  Morning sessions (8:20am) and evening sessions (7:00-8:30pm) in the cafeteria–Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Guests/parents welcome to attend (please sign in at Admin Bldg. registration for morning sessions)!

Re-enrollment Physicals | nurse@gisthailand.org
Please submit completed re-enrollment physicals to the nurse’s office by the end of January. Results of a TB skin test, chest x-ray, or QuantiFIRON blood test (QFT) should also be completed every 3 years. Please contact the nurse’s office if you have any questions.

Vaccination Available Feb 25 nurse@gisthailand.org   
GIS Nurse Office is able to offer monthly vaccination services in partnership with a local Thai doctor. Visit the Health Services website for complete information and forms. Please note completed payment at the Nurses Office confirms a vaccination appointment. It requires at least 2 days to process the information before the appointment.


Heads Up – Standardized Testing | counselor@gisthailand.org
Starting this year, we are using standardized testing in grades 8 & 10 to gather data to improve teaching and learning. This will also inform students’ post-secondary readiness and provide parents with data to track their child’s learning growth. We are using the College Board’s assessments – PSAT 8 & PSAT 10. All full-time students in grades 8 & 10 will be required to take these exams on the following dates (no cost):

  • PSAT 8 – February 24
  • PSAT 10 – March 16

More information to come!


*NewElementary Dress-Up Day | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
Wednesday, February 5 – Career Day!   What kind of job do you see yourself doing in the future?  Come to school dressed up as what you want to be when you grow up or another career of your choice.  If your child chooses not to participate in dress-up day, a regular school uniform will be required.

*NewElementary STEAM Night | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Tuesday, February 4 from 6:00 – 7:30 in the GIS cafeteria.  STEAM Night – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.  All 3rd – 6th graders (ESD included) are invited to join us for a night of discovery at this year’s STEAM Night.  This event is for 3rd – 6th graders only, please do not bring siblings if they are not in these grade levels. All students must be accompanied by a parent at all times.

Elementary Subs Needed | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
Elementary is in need of more substitutes for our teachers and teacher aides.  Don’t worry – you don’t need to be a qualified teacher to sub. When our teachers are absent they leave very comprehensive instructions for subs to follow.  If you don’t feel comfortable teaching, how about subbing for one of our teacher aides, they assist in the classroom and on the playground. Subbing is a great way to get more volunteer hours.  Contact Michelle Kennedy if you are interested in helping in this way. Feel free to specify what days you are available and if you’d prefer to only sub for teacher aides.


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.

This week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Jan. 27

🚨🎉🏀FIRST HOME GAME EVER!!! Come support our Varsity Boys as they play against NIS in our brand new covered courts at 4:15pm!! Sol-Hy food truck will be selling burgers for dinner! #letsgotigers

🏃‍♀️ XC Invitationals @ Grace 3:45pm

Tuesday, Jan. 28

⚽️ U12 Tournament @ PTIS 9:00am

⚽️ U14 Girls vs. LIST @ Grace 4:00pm

🏀 JV Girls vs. NIS @ NIS 4:15pm

🏀 JV Boys vs. NIS @ NIS 5:15pm

Thursday, Jan. 30

⚽️ U14 CMAC Tournament @ Grace 9:00am

🏀 CMIS Invitationals (Varsity)

Friday, Jan. 31

🏀 CMIS Invitationals (Varsity)

Saturday, Feb. 1

🏀 CMIS Invitationals (Varsity)

🏀 Rec League

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

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