Weekly Roar

7 Feb 2022

GENERAL

Community Conversation with the Superintendent – Feb 9, 2022 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

If you haven’t signed up for this, here’s the chance!  Please RSVP in this LINK.

This is an opportunity for the superintendent to give you an update on the school, address school-wide topics, and answer questions from you. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some snacks and make connections with other GIS parents.  

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 @ 2 – 3:30 pm
A230, 2nd Floor, Admin Building

On-line option is available (we’ll share the live link with you closer to the date).

One topic of interest will be information on the future building and development plans for the school. We’ll also be introducing Gracy Bondy, our Home and Distance Education (HDE) Director, who will take you through some highlights of our HDE program.

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).

Parent Staff Community | psc.representatives@gisthailand.org

Do you want to encourage staff and teachers?

Join PSC as we plan Staff Appreciation Week Feb 21-25!

Visit our webpage or contact us to get connected: psc.representatives@gisthailand.org

Elementary Room Parents | psc.representatives@gisthailand.org
PSC along with Elementary Staff is bringing back Elementary Room parents, a volunteer position which serves as a liaison between the group of parents in a grade level and GIS teachers!  Let’s support teachers as they care for our students!

Learn more HERE

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for February 24 & 25.  There will be NO SCHOOL for elementary students on those days.  You’ll be receiving more information in the coming weeks. 

LIFT Week Food Drive Extended | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
The Spiritual Life Office has extended our Food Drive to give our elementary families more time to participate if they’d like.  We are asking each grade level to bring a different type of food for the food drive by Friday, February 11. Please see this flyer for more information.  Thank you for helping spread the love of Jesus to our local community by providing for those in need.

Tiger Pride Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
International Day!  Elementary staff and students will be showing our Tiger Pride on Thursday, February 17, by dressing up in anything that represents their home country….the traditional dress, the flag colors, etc.  If your child chooses not to dress-up according to the Tiger Pride theme, they should wear their normal Grace uniform.

Late Arrivals/Tardy | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
If your child is going to be late to school, please let the office know by email or a phone call and then upon arrival, please bring them in to the elementary office to sign them in.  Please refer to the  Elementary PSMO for more information on our absence policy.

SECONDARY

Weekly Self-Assessment Survey | cmt@gisthailand.org 
Students are required to fill out their Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) every weekend. An email is sent on Saturday morning. Please ensure your child(ren) in Secondary are filling the form out by 9pm on Sunday.

PSAT10 Testing | counselor@gisthailand.org 
Grade 10 parents: Wednesday, February 23 @ 8:00 AM is PSAT10 testing. Testing on Wednesday prior to the start of school will preserve some precious class time. Testing will begin at 8:00 AM on that day and will be finished in time for lunch at 11:40 AM. An email will be mailed out shortly with all pertinent information.

Secondary Academic Program Handbook | counselor@gisthailand.org 
Parents and students can refer to this Handbook as they review their 4-year Academic Plans and choose courses for the 2022-2023 school year. This Handbook defines each course and indicates grade-levels and prerequisites necessary to enroll in all classes.

Upcoming Dates
February 8 – Student Safety Assembly
February 11 – Speech and Debate Society
February 11 – Eligibility Grade Check
February 17 – International Day 
February 18 – No School 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
This week’s episode (released on Friday, Feb. 4) is a conversation about the habit of reading Scripture. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Resources for Students’ Faith Journeys| spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We want to pair our podcast with tools to help students implement spiritual rhythms in their lives. We’ve created a section on “Scripture” and a few basic practices to help students put it into practice. You can find these resources and others on our Spiritual Life Website.

Worship Night | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We are excited to be hosting a worship night on February 16th here at GIS. We will be hanging out and playing games starting at 6:15pm and then worship will be from 7:00-8:30pm.

ACSI Day of Prayer on February 15 | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We will be gathering together for a time of prayer on February 15 from 8:15am-8:45am. We will take time to pray for our GIS community and for the larger community of ACSI schools across the globe. We hope to see you there! 

ATHLETICS

(Please see last week’s Roar)