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9 Dec 2019

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*New* Coffee with the DSA Update | dsa.office@gisthailand.org

In case you missed the meeting, here are some  points:

  • Parents felt the transition to our new home has been seamless, and the increased efforts for communication have been great.
  • Students have picked up the new Secondary tumbling schedule very quickly and enjoy it.
  • Staff, students, and parents are enjoying the later start on Wednesdays. 

Construction Updates and Funding

  • God has been so very faithful. We are able to finish all current construction and landscaping needs (sidewalks between buildings, parking lots, secondary covered courts, cafeteria, etc.)
  • On track for the cafeteria to be complete by January
  • Feb 7th is the Grand Opening ceremony
  • Reworking plans for the Athletic Building – praying for funds to come in so we can begin new construction in the Spring.

*New* Uniform Shop Clearance Sale | uniformshop@gisthailand.org

The Tiger Shop will be hosting a big Uniform Clearance Sale on Wednesday and Thursday, December 11 and 12, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm both days. Come early for these great deals:

  1. All gray 20th-anniversary uniform polos discounted to 300 baht
  2. Mix and match old PE shirts/shorts at 50 baht for any two items
  3. Mix and match old uniform polos at 100 baht for any two items

The shop is no longer selling GIS-branded hoodies. However, all solid navy blue outerwear without symbols, lettering, or logos is also within the dress code.

Please note that the shop will be closed until January after the sale, so be sure to stock up for the new year. Hope to see you all there!

*New* Health announcement! | nurse@gisthailand.org

Re-enrollment time is coming soon for all students. The required medical records are part of the re-enrollment. Please pay attention to your child/children’s immunization records and the TB skin test.  Students’ medical information is on the Parent Web in the Renweb system under the medical tab.

Medical requirements: 

  1. All students including ESD are required to have an annual comprehensive physical exam each year. This examination should be completed within 3 months of the date of the re-enrollment time. Health Examination Policy.
  2. All students must be in compliance with the GIS immunization policy here
  3. The TB skin test should be renewed every 3 years. For more information on our TB policy, click here.  If a student’s last TB skin test was in 2017, they will need to renew for the upcoming school year 2020-21. This is recorded by a physician on the Physical Examination form for each student. 

If you have any questions and concerns, please contact the school nurse.

The Advent Podcast has begun (Christ Our Peace Is With Us)!  spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Sign up here to receive a weekday, 2-3 minute story via email or Apple Podcast from a student, staff or alumni through Christmas Day. Each story will focus on a way that Jesus is helping us to experience His promised peace.


*New* StuCo: Upcoming Events! | joshmckeown@gisthailand.org 

  • Candy Grams: Candy grams are on sale this week from December 9-13 during lunch! Chocolate and gummies are available to send with handwritten notes for only 20 baht.
  • Tiger Pride Day: Tiger Pride Day is coming up on December 20! The theme for this month is Tacky Christmas. Dress up with mismatched Christmas themed clothing. The wackier, the better! Remember, the GIS dress code still applies.

Secondary Christmas Concerts | gkauffman@gisthailand.org

This Friday, 13 December  – 7:00 – 8:30pm

Secondary Christmas GIS’ Performing Arts Department warmly invites you to share in a night of celebrating the birth of our Savior through the magnificent vocal and instrumental talent of GIS’ students in the stunning Henry Luce Chapel.  The program will include selections from MS Choir, HS Choir, HS Band, and GIS’ select groups Chanson and Jazz Band. The program will also feature GIS community involvement in both the HS Band and Choir.
For more info and for helpful directions, please visit this link.

Dress Code Reminder – Cooler Weather | secprincipal@gisthailand.org

Outerwear: All outer clothing (jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc.), if worn, are to have the GIS logo or be solid navy without any lettering or symbols or print.


Elementary Christmas Festival | wwood@gisthailand.org

Elementary will be having a fun-filled day of Christmas activities for all grades K-6 on Wednesday, December 18.  We need your help! If you are available that day and can help at one of our many stations, please fill out this form to sign up.  Thanks so much for helping!


This week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Dec. 9

🏀JV Girls vs. UCIS @ UCIS 4:00pm

🏀V. Girls vs. UCIS @UCIS 5:00pm

Thursday, Dec. 12

🏀 JV Boys vs. UCIS @ UCIS 4:00pm

🏀 V. Girls vs. Suan Bun @ Lamphun 4:30pm

🏀 V. Boys vs. UCIS @ UCIS 5:00pm

⚽️ U12 Boys vs. UCIS @ GIS 4:00pm

⚽️ U14 Boys vs. UCIS @ GIS 4:45pm

⚽️ U14 Girls vs. School of Promise @ GIS 4:45pm

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

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