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3 February 2020

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*NewGIS Community Carnival – More Info! | info@gisthailand.org  
The GIS Community Carnival is 3:00-6:00pm on 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, you won’t want to miss this fun community event!  (AQI Plan: if the AQI reading at 1pm day of Carnival is 200+, we will cancel the carnival.)

*NewInternational Day – Feb. 27th | dsa.office@gisthailand.org
As an international school in Thailand, we want to celebrate how the different cultures in our student and staff population have formed our school culture. This year we will be celebrating International Day on Thursday, February 27th.

Students and staff will be encouraged to come to school in their country’s traditional dress or to wear the colors that are best associated with their country.During lunch, we will be serving Pad Thai and hot dogs, to represent Thai and American cuisine. For students, there will also be four tables offering a sample of different cuisines from around the world – Korean, Mexican, German, and Middle Eastern. Students will only be able to pick one booth to get a sample from, so they should choose wisely

*NewGIS Yard Sale  | marketing@gisthailand.org
The first GIS yard sale on the new campus will be held on Saturday 29th Feb. 2020 7.30 – 12.00 at the school campus. This is a fundraising event organized by the GIS Thai community. All of the booth rental and ticket sales will go toward the building fund. The event will be advertised for Thai local community to join in. Vendor application is in these links (food and non food items use separate links). Limited spaces are offered so please reserve your space as soon as possible. The reservation will be completed when the payment is made. See detail in the application forms.

For non-food items: click here.

For food items: click here.

Community 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.

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.


*NewGrand Opening – Required Student Dress Code | secprincipal@gisthailand.org
With the formal Grand Opening Ceremony on Friday, students should please wear their navy blue polos with uniform bottoms! No outerwear allowed for the ceremony.

StuCo Happenings | joshmckeown@gisthailand.org   

  • Valentine’s Day Grams
    • Valentine’s Day is drawing near! Students can send a Valentine’s Day Gram by writing a short note and send a pie of choco to their friends. Students can purchase at lunch this week (Feb 3-7) for only 10 baht each. 
  • Grades 7 & 8 Social
    • The 7th and 8th Grade Social is coming up on Saturday, February 15 (@ GIS Cafeteria)! Theme = 80’s neon. Students, feel free to wear white or neon colors! GIS dress code applies.
  • International Tiger Pride Day
    • Tiger Pride Day is on Thursday, February 27 (also International Day @ GIS). Represent your passport or home country by dressing in your country’s traditional dress or corresponding colors and/or flag. GIS dress code applies.

*NewSenior Tribute Info for 2020 Yearbook | yearbook@gisthailand.org  

  • Join us in honoring our upcoming 2020 graduates of by reserving a Senior Yearbook Tribute (Due by Feb. 15). View all information regarding Senior Tributes here.
  • Tributes are a GIS tradition that are featured in the yearbook to create a personalized legacy for the seniors, support student designers, and help to fund our yearbook. 

Please fill out the following RESERVATION FORM.  Reservations will be accepted between now and February 15th.

*NewContacting the Secondary School | secprincipal@gisthailand.org
We have a few emails that are useful for the GIS community and with some upcoming transitions, we wanted to share them with you again:

  • Attendance (reporting an absence, attendance questions, etc.) – attendance@gisthailand.org
  • NEW! General Inquiries (General questions, procedures, etc.) – secondary.office@gisthailand.org
  • Principal (Ms. Randolph) – secprincipal@gisthailand.org

Academic Counseling Team – counselor@gisthailand.org


Elementary 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 .

🎉 Congratulations to our Varsity boys on getting first place in the CMIS Invitationals. Special shoutout to Sydney Shickley, David Saavedra and YJ Lee for making the all tournament team and Jared Danielsen was selected MVP. 

Monday,. Feb. 3

🥤NIC’S NIGHT: Free jug of (virgin) mojitos for every Grace guest!! You can dine in or take-away. Just tell them you’re with Grace Athletics and 25% of you bill will be donated back to Grace!

Tues. Feb. 4th

🥤NIC’S NIGHT: Free jug of (virgin) mojitos for every Grace guest!! You can dine in or take-away. Just tell them you’re with Grace Athletics and 25% of you bill will be donated back to Grace!

🏀 JV Girls vs. LIST @ LIST 4:00pm

🏀 JV Boys vs. LIST @ GIS 4:00pm

🏀 V. Girls vs. LIST @ LIST 5:00pm

Wed. Feb. 5th

🏃‍♀️ Sr. XC Meet @ APIS 3:45pm

Fri. Feb. 7th

⚽️ U10 Friendly Tournament @ Grace 4:00pm

🏀 JV Boys vs. Chkkamkhanathorn @ Chakkamkhanathorn 4:15pm

Sat. Feb. 8th

🏀 V. Basketball CMAC Tournament Finals @ CMIS 9:00am

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

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