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29 Mar 2021

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GENERAL

Songkran | thaiteacher@gisthailand.org
Songkran (Apr.13-15) is the traditional Thai New Year. The Thai department would like students to help celebrate this Thai holiday by wearing a Songkran shirt (flowery/Hawaiian shirt) or traditional Thai costume on Friday, April 9th.

GIS Library Book Sale| library@gisthailand.org

March 1-31: Fiction! Nonfiction! Picture books & more! Need some different reading material? The GIS Library will be selling used & discarded books outside of the library — come and find your next favorite book! All books are ฿10 each unless otherwise marked. Please bring your own bag.

  • Students may browse and purchase during normal student library hours

  • Parent hours:

    • Morning:
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:55 – 8:15 AM

    • Afternoon: 
      Monday: 3:15 – 4:00 PM
      Thursday: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

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ELEMENTARY

Book Character Parade – Parents Welcome! | mkennedy@gisthailand.org As the big finale to March is Reading Month, April 1 will be our Book Character Dress-Up Day!  Students are encouraged to dress up like a book character for our annual Book Character Parade.  Parents are allowed to be spectators for the parade as long as COVID guidelines of mask wearing and social distancing are followed.  Parade begins at 8:15 in the elementary atrium.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Elevation Week | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
It’s Elevation Week in Secondary! This week, Bryan Greenwood will be sharing during our morning and evening sessions on what it looks like to live a life with God. You can check out a schedule of the evening events HERE. Parents are welcome to join our evening sessions (except for Friday evening). If your student is planning on joining our Astro Day Event (Wed.) and/or our Friday Feast, students must RSVP by noon on Monday, March 29th. Due to CMT requirements, numbers for the Friday Feast will be limited. The link is your student’s GIS email. Please join us in prayer that the Lord would use this week in a significant way in the lives of our Secondary students! 

Elevation Week Transportation | worldclubtransport@gmail.com
We encourage our parents to consider arranging carpooling for students to attend evening sessions for the week, but there will be songtaow transportation available to and from Sojo’s in Worldclubland. Evening songtaow transportation will be exclusively arranged by Worldclub Transport (thanks, Kelly Shaw!). To arrange for your student’s transport to our evening sessions, please email worldclubtransport@gmail.com. Cost will be 30 baht each way and every student must be registered in advance. Songtaows will depart from Sojo’s each evening (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) at 6:30pm.

SECONDARY

Assembly Schedule: Elevation Week |secondary.office@gisthailand.org We will be running an assembly schedule during Elevation week from March 29 to April 2. The rotation and order of the classes for each day will remain the same. 5 minutes will be subtracted from each class to create the Assembly time at the beginning of the day. Students will be expected to show up for Homeroom first for attendance at 8:10 for 5 minutes and then head directly to the Cafeteria for the morning assembly. Wednesday, March 31 will have a regular C-day schedule, with not Assembly. We will post signs all over the school during this week. The bells will reflect this modified schedule during this week.

AP Exam Update | counselor@gisthailand.org
GIS is not affected by any of the COVID restrictions that warrant CollegeBoard accommodations such as digital testing or exam date/time changes; therefore, all AP exams (except AP Chinese which is computer-based) will be paper tests proctored on the world-wide testing scheduled dates and Thai times noted on the Secondary Calendar.

Reminder: Eligibility Grade Check | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Eligibility Grade check will be on Friday, April 2. This is the first grade check for Quarter 4. This grade check will determine extracurricular eligibility for Secondary students who are participating in extracurricular activities, such as athletics and after-school activities. Please see the PSMO Handbook for more information

Postponed: Senior (G12) Transition Seminar | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
The Senior Transition Seminar will be the week of April 5. Instead of Advisory, Tutorial, and Homeroom Seniors will attend a transition seminar in the Cafeteria with staff from Well International. The schedule is on the Secondary Calendar. There will also be a transition seminar on the morning of Wednesday, April 8 between 8:00 – 9:30 AM in the Cafeteria.

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • No Advisory this week due to Elevation Week, see details above.

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

  • March 29-April 2: Elevation Week 
  • April 2: Eligibility Check
  • April 3: Speech and Debate Society Intra-club Scrimmage
  • April 5 – 9: Senior Transition Seminar
  • April 6: No School (Thai Holiday)

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

News and Announcements:
🥤 NEXT Monday and Tuesday are Nic’s Night where not only will 25% of your bill go back to Grace, but every guest will also receive a FREE smoothie of their choice!

🤸🏻‍♀️ PREM is hosting a Dance Fest on April 28th. Both solo dancers and dance groups are welcome to participate. If you’re interested, please email the athletics department and we’ll get you an entry form!

🎼 ELEVATION WEEK — next week is Elevation Week and we wanted to encourage all our athletes to go to as many evening sessions as possible! With that being said, there will be NO games next week. Please check with your coaches to see if any changes have been made to the practice schedule.

For more details and information, please check our website athletics.gisthailand.org