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5 Oct 2020

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Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-Ups Now Open | secondary.office@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.

PLEASE NOTE: Parent/Teacher Conference sign-ups close tomorrow, Tuesday, 6 October at 11:59 PM. You have until then to sign up for appointments with your children’s teachers or make any changes to your appointments.

Instructions for reserving a conference time with your child’s teacher:

If you have questions, please email secondary.office@gisthailand.org

For any Korean parents who have questions, please email hjeong@gisthailand.org.

Parent-Teacher Conferences Dates & Times:

Elementary conferences will be held on October 8-9 during these times:

  • Thursday, 8 Oct–8:00-12:10 pm, 1:00-4:20 pm
  • Friday, 9 Oct–8:00-12:10 pm, 1:00-4:20 pm

Secondary conferences will be held on October 9 during these times:

  • Friday, 9 Oct–8:00-11:45 am, 12:45-4:30 pm

You’re Invited!
Community Conversation with the Superintendent – Save the Date! | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org

This is an opportunity for the superintendent to give you an update on the school, 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.

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 3:30-5 pm

Library, 2nd Floor, Admin Building

Please 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 (in the above link).



Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Thursday, October 22, will be Crazy Hair and/or Crazy Hat Day for elementary!  Students are encouraged to come to school with their craziest hair or hat.  Participation is optional, of course.  Students should wear their regular Grace uniform on this day. (elementary students only)



New Staff Arriving | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
We continue to have new hires join our Secondary Team. Please welcome Ms. Keiling as she joins the Math Department! Look for an email from her if your student is enrolled in her course.

E Day on Thursday, October 8 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
October 8 is an E Day. So, no Zero Period on that Thursday. There will be Chapel and Homeroom.

December Calendar Change! | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Due to changes made by the Thai Government to holidays, GIS is reordering some holidays in December. This has resulted in a few changes to the dates, as follows:

  • Monday, December 7 is now a school day, E Day
  • December 11 is now a school holiday.
  • December 14 is now an All Day, with all 7 classes meeting during the day.

You can see all the changes on the Secondary Google Calendar or on the ABCDE Rotation Schedule

Reminder: Grade Check | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Grade check will be on Friday, October 9th. 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.

Reminder: Quarter End and Report Cards | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Quarter 1 will end on Thursday, October 8. Report Cards will be available after the October Break on Wednesday, October 21.

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org   

  • Day A(Monday) – Grades 7-12 will focus on a topic that their Advisor chooses.
  • Day E(Thursday) – Grades 7-12 will be having homeroom.

Tan Chin Tuan Senior Excellence Scholarships for G11 Students | counselor@gisthailand.org
Grace International School in partnership with the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation of Singapore seeks to promote and reward educational excellence in academics, athletics, leadership/community service, and the fine arts. These scholarships offered to juniors are based on a combination of excellence in areas of education, student essay, teacher recommendations, and financial need. The scholarship application opens October 1 and ends December 1, 2020. 11th graders will receive an email with application details just prior to October 1.

Academic Counselors’ Weekly Update for G12 Students | counselor@gisthailand.org
Each Monday, Grade 12 students receive an email announcing a Weekly Update newsletter in their Class of 2021… Classroom that provides a list of important due dates, new information about post-high school opportunities, college live and virtual tours, scholarships and financial aid, and various resources. Parents interested in viewing this newsletter should ask their soon to be graduates!

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

  • October 10 – 18: October Break




Chapel Service Team Applications | jkamphausen@gisthailand.org 
We are now accepting applications for students to join the Chapel Service Team. There are five primary areas of service available with the Prayer, Fun, Tech, Band, and Media Team. We believe this is about more than assigning tasks to students so that a program runs smoothly. Instead, we truly believe that we are walking in Paul’s admonition in Ephesians 4 to equip the saints in their gifting sets for the purpose of building up Christ’s body. If your student is interested in applying, applications are linked below (he or she also received an email on Oct. 2nd) and they are due on October 20th. If your student is trying out for the Chapel Band, there is a required audition scheduled for October 24th. 

If your student is invited to join the Chapel Service Team, he or she will be asked to attend our Chapel Retreat on October 30-31st at GIS. This is not an overnight retreat and more details will be available soon. 


This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Tuesday, Oct. 6

🏀 U12 Boys Basketball CMAC Tournament @ PTIS 9:00am
🏀 U12 Girls Basketball CMAC Tournament @ UCIS 9:00am

*End of U12 Basketball Season


Wednesday, Oct. 7

🏀 U14 Boys Basketball CMAC Tournament @ Grace 12:30pm
🏀 U14 Girls Basketball CMAC Tournament @ UCIS 12:30pm

*End of U14 Basketball Season


Thursday, Oct. 8

🏐 V. Girls Volleyball vs. PTIS @ Grace 4:00pm
🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. PTIS @ Grace 4:00pm

*End of Volleyball season

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Chiang Mai FC @ 4:00pm
⚽️ JV Boys Soccer vs. Suan Bun @ 4:00pm


Friday, Oct. 9

⚽️ JV and Varsity Girls Soccer Friendly Tournament (7 a side) @ Grace 4:00pm

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