Weekly Roar

28 November 2022

GENERAL

THIS SATURDAY ! ! ! See you @ 10am – 2pm at the world famous GIS Christmas Market! 

2023 Calendars | nfoitong@gisthailand.org (Tom)

The school’s 2023 desktop calendar is out! Each staff and family at Grace will receive one free calendar on December 13, 2022. Extra calendars are available to order for 100 Baht on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to order more calendars, please place your order in this form. We are accepting orders until December 9, 2022. Click here to view the 2023 desktop calendar.

Health Awareness | nurse@gisthailand.org
There have been reported cases of student sickness with respiratory symptoms at school. To help prevent the spread of disease, please keep sick children at home and follow: GIS Attendance Policy Related to Illness.

  • If you have Covid or flu-like symptoms, please stay home until symptoms have improved and you are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications.
    • If you test positive with no symptoms, please wear a mask around others while monitoring symptoms
    • Masks should also be worn while recovering from illness if mild symptoms persist for the protection of others.
  • When students return to school after being out sick, please have them report to the nurses for assessment before returning to class.

 

ELEMENTARY

Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

Elementary will be having a Tiger Pride Dress-up Day on Wednesday, November 30, to show our school spirit.  The theme will be MISMATCHED DAY!  On that day students are encouraged to dress mismatched.  If your child chooses not to participate in the Tiger Pride theme, they should come to school in their normal Grace uniform.

December Festive Wear | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

During the month of December, elementary students will be allowed (and are encouraged to) come to school wearing Christmas hats, glasses, headbands, and socks.  Normal school uniforms will be required with these Christmas accessories.  We will have a Christmas dress-up day later in the month (date to be determined).  Join us in celebrating the Christmas season! 

Substitute Teachers Needed | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

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. Please contact the elementary office if you are interested.  

December Days Off & Half Days | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

  • No School – Monday, December 5
  • No School – Monday, December 12
  • Early Dismissal @ 11:30 – Thursday, December 15 
  • Early Dismissal @ 11:30 – Friday, December 16

 

SECONDARY

PSAT for Grade 8 | counselor@gisthailand.org 

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

  • Wednesday, November 30
  • Grade 8 students will need to come to campus by 8:15 AM for the morning of testing, instead of a normal Wednesday late arrival time.

Yearbook 2022-23 Pre-Order | yearbook@gisthailand.org 

  • Click here to Pre-Order (reserve) the Secondary 2022-2023 Yearbook – it will be ready in May! 

Yearbook Senior Highlights | yearbook@gisthailand.org 

    • Calling all Senior parents, friends, relatives, dorms, and churches: the time has come to begin designing Senior Highlights!
  • Find all the information you need to know about purchasing space in the Yearbook as a Senior Ad or Highlight here!

Band and Choir Concert for Grades 7-12 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

    • Friday, December 9 starting at 7 PM
  • Location: GIS Cafeteria 

Upcoming Secondary Dates | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

    • November 28 Grade Check (Eligibility)
    • November 30 PSAT for GIS Students in Grade 8
    • Week of December 5-9
      • December 5 No School
      • Tuesday (B Day), Wednesday (Late Start C Day), Thursday (D Day), Friday (E Day)
      • Friday, Dec 9 at 7 PM: Band and Choir Christmas Concert
  • December 12-16 Finals Week
    • Monday, December 12 No School
    • Tuesday, December 13 (Class 1 and 2 Finals from 8:10-11:30 AM)
    • Wednesday, December 14 (Class 3 Final from 10-11:30 AM)
    • Thursday, December 15 (Class 4 and 5 Finals from 8:10-11:30 AM)
    • Friday, December 16 (Class 6 and 7 Finals from 8:10-11:30 AM)
      • (Optional) Secondary Christmas Chapel after December 16 Finals

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Christmas Fireside Worship Night – Nov. 30, 6:15-8:00pm (lawn next to the Cafeteria–note earlier ending time!)

  • Join G7-12 students from GIS and around Chiang Mai to begin celebrating the season of Advent around a crackling fire with carols, testimonies and hot chocolate as we prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus this year.

 

Advent Podcast Series – 

Our Chapel Core Team students have reached out to both friends and family asking them to share how they have experienced God’s faithfulness towards them through the promises found in Scripture. Their answers have been recorded for our annual Advent Podcast, starting Nov. 27 through Dec. 18 as a means of preparing our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. The podcast will be available through our Grace International School Podcast channel (Apple podcast or anchor.fm).

 

The Blessing Directive Christmas Party – Friday, Dec. 9th

  • For this particular visit to Hope House, Grace students will celebrate Christmas with the children residing at the school. We will enjoy a time of games, food, and gift-giving to share the love of Christ with one another. 

Night Bazaar EvangelismSaturday, Dec. 10th

  • This visit to Night Bazaar will be a chance for students to come alongside the staff members of Grace as they conversate with the tourists at the market and practice having faith-centered conversations. Students who are interested in practicing their ability to share their faith with others are invited to come and join us. 

Jingle Jangle Jamboree – end of year Christmas chapel celebration! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5H2QuUiBdUAuNOSV0rb–2ZBDiW8BA4R5lKYLhG5pBAjLOQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Students need to sign up via this link in order to be able to eat in the cafeteria after finals, as well as giving us a head count. We are so excited!! 

 

ATHLETICS

This week in Athletics | Athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, November 28

🏃Senior XC CMAC Meet #1 @ PTIS 3:45pm


Tuesday, November 29

⚽U12 Boys Soccer vs Prem@ PTIS 4:00pm

⚽U14 Boys Soccer vs Prem @ PTIS 4:00pm

⚽U14 Girls Soccer vs Prem @ GIS 4:00pm


Thursday, December 1

🏀JV Boys Basketball vs Unity @ GIS 4:00pm

🏀JV Girls Basketball vs Unity @ UCIS 4:00pm

🏀Varsity Boys Basketball vs Unity @ GIS 4:00pm