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30 Sept 2019

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The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

– John 1:14

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The Annual Christmas Market is coming! | General  |  thestewfam@gmail.com

The Annual Christmas Market is coming to our NEW CAMPUS!! Mark the date: Saturday, December 7th. Details coming, but for now, vendors and sellers (from the Chiang Mai community and GIS) can reserve their table here.

Community Conversation with the Superintendent – Save the Date! | General  |  superintendents.office@gisthailand.org

This is an 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.

There are two different times and locations to choose from:

  • Oct 3 @ 1:30 – 3:00 pm in A230, 2nd floor, Admin Building (please note the change of venue to better accommodate participants); RSVP by clicking this LINK.
  • Oct 3 @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the GMMI (formerly SVM2) Equipping Center in World Club Land (see map).  Parking: Please park in the back, not on the street. RSVP by clicking this LINK.

If you have specific, school-wide questions you would like the leadership to address, you may share them ahead of time on the RSVP form.

Elementary Attendance – Reporting an Absence | Elementary  |  mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Elementary parents, please remember to report your child’s absence in one of two ways: 1. Call 052-088-777 2. Email elementaryattendance@gisthailand.org BY 8:15 am on the day of the absence. All unreported absences will be considered unexcused. Thanks for your help with this!

Parent Teacher Conferences Sign-Up Now Open | General  |  kmusser@gisthailand.org

It is that time of year again – Parent/Teacher Conferences! Every year, GIS administration schedules a day or two without classes after the first quarter to allow parents of students K-12 the opportunity to meet with teachers. This is not mandatory; however, if you would like to meet with your child’s teacher(s), this time is for that purpose.

This year, we will use the same online system as last year which has a lot of benefits:

  • It allows for canceling/re-scheduling before the deadline
  • You can print/email your conference schedule
  • It prevents double booking

Sign-ups start Monday, 30 September as soon as you receive this Weekly Roar publication. Elementary conferences can be scheduled on October 10 and 11, and Secondary conferences can be scheduled on October 11 only. Please click on one of the tutorial links below for instructions to get logged in and start scheduling appointments today:  Tutorial in English or Tutorial in Korean

Sign ups will close at 8am on Tuesday, 8 October, 2019. Please note this deadline.

If you have questions, please reply to this email: kmusser@gisthailand.org.

For any Korean parents who have questions, please reply to this email: hjeong@gisthailand.org.

Parent Teacher Conferences Dates & Times:

Elementary conferences will be held on October 10-11 during these times:

  • Thursday, 10 Oct–8:00-12:10 pm, 1:00-4:20 pm
  • Friday, 11 Oct–8:00-12:10 pm, 1:00-4:20 pm

Secondary conferences will be held on October 11 during these times:

  • Friday, 11 Oct–8:00-11:45 am, 12:45-4:30 pm
Elementary October Calendar | Elementary  |  mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Elementary October 2019 Calendar can be found here.

Elementary Tiger Pride Days | Elementary  |  mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Elementary Tiger Pride Days will be the first Wednesday of each month. Our first Tiger Pride dress-up day is Wednesday, October 2. Students can come to school wearing our school colors (blue/gold or yellow) or they can dress-up like our school mascot, a tiger. If your child(ren) choose not to participate, regular school uniforms will be required. Each month we’ll have a different theme. We are looking forward to seeing all the creative ways our students show their TIGER PRIDE!

Athletics Practices | Athletics  |  athletics@gisthailand.org

As of Oct. 1st, 2019 – All soccer practices will be at the GIS fields from 3:30 until 5:30p – All volleyball practices is TBD (please check for emails from coaches) – All swim practices will be at Kad Farang from 4:00 until 5:30p *Any changes made we will notify you ASAP via our Grace Athletics Facebook Group and our website: athletics.gisthailand.org

This Week in Athletics | Athletics  |  athletics@gisthailand.org
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1
    • JV Boys and Girls Soccer vs. LIST @ Grace 4:00p
    • U12 Girls Basketball vs. LIST @ LIST New Campus 4:15p
    • U14 Girls Basketball vs. LIST @ LIST Old Campus 4:15p
    • U12 Boys Basketball vs. UCIS @ UCIS 4:15p
  • Thursday, Oct. 3
    • V. Boys Soccer vs. LIST @ Grace 4:00p
    • U14 Boys Basketball vs. LIST @ LIST Old Campus 4:15p
Check In Policy – Parents | General  |  dso.office@gisthailand.org

Please follow this link for a quick update on our Check-In Policy for parents!

Coffee with the DSA | General  |  jamiejohnson@gisthailand.org

You’re invited to “Coffee with the DSA,” Tuesday, October 29th, from 8:30 am – 9:30 am! This is an opportunity to connect with Joe Crain and ask any questions you might have about the educational experience at GIS. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some coffee, snacks, and fellowship with other GIS parents in the 2nd-floor Loft (A220), located in the Admin building. Please RSVP for October 29th by clicking HERE. There are three other “Coffee with the DSA” dates this year: December 3rd, 9:30 am – 10:30 am March 3rd, 8:30 am – 9:30 am April 28th, 9:30 am – 10:30 am ALL “Coffee with the DSA” get-togethers will be held in the 2nd-floor Loft (A220), located in the Admin building. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at: jamiejohnson@gisthailand.org

Grade 7 & 8 Party | Secondary  |  joshmckeown@gisthailand.org

StuCo is hosting their first event of the year this weekend! The 7th and 8th grade party is this Saturday, October 5th in the Chapel Room, from 7 to 9 p.m.! For admission – girls should bring snacks and guys should bring drinks.

Wheaton College Visits Thursday | Secondary  |  secprincipal@gisthailand.org

Wheaton College is visiting Chiang Mai on Thursday, October 10th. They will be on campus before school at a table for students to ask questions and collect brochures. They will also host an evening informational session at Le Meridien hotel for students and parents from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. If you would like to register for their evening session or would like more information, please visit the event page: here.