Looking at Next Week... December 9, 2017 - January 1, 2018

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wynk ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Beginning in January 2018, the GWCS Newsletter, currently titled "Looking at Next Week", will be renamed "What You Need to Know" (WYNK.)  GWCS is an active and vibrant community and our newsletter provides you with information on upcoming opportunities and how to get involved, notifies you of our many accomplishments, and gives you an up-to-date schedule of events for the following week.  

Please note that we use the newsletter as a means for communicating ESSENTIAL  school information in one place, rather than filling up your inbox with emails.

So, set aside 15 or so minutes each Friday to read and click through the links on our newsletter - you'll certainly be glad you did!

Alexa Warden



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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

  • Coyote Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Extended session - Dr. Carlisle will stay until 3:00 pm this weekend to assist with getting a lot done.  Pizza provided!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017

  • Theatre Rehearsal at GWCS with Mr. Goldie from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017

  • Food Drive! (info)
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm: Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  • GAME CANCELED!  Boys Varsity Basketball:  GWCS vs. French School away - 6:00 pm tip-off (map)  
  • Coyote Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017

  • Food Drive! (info)
  • Staff Meeting from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, december 13, 2017

  • Food Drive! (info)
  • Parent Coffee with Ms. Warden at 8:15 am at The Swiss Bakery (map)
  • Lifetime Make-up Photos for freshmen, sophomores and juniors at 10:15 am 
  • GSA Bake Sale Fundraiser during lunch and at tonight's theatre performance.  All proceeds go to SMYAL. (sign up here to help bake)
  • Anime Club during lunch with Ciara from 12:15 pm - 12:50 pm
  • Stream Cleanup community service event with Ms. Kohler from 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm (sign up here)
  • Coyote Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Theatre Production:  The Actor's Nightmare at GWCS at 7:00 pm (info)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017

  • Food Drive!  Last day! Turn in deadline 9:00 am! (info)
  • GSA Bake Sale Fundraiser during lunch and at tonight's theatre performance.  All proceeds go to SMYAL.   (sign up here to help bake)
  • GSA Meeting with Mr. Pereira and Anne from 12:30 pm - 12:49 pm
  • Theatre Production:  The Actor's Nightmare at GWCS at 7:00 pm (info)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

  • Flannel Friday - Coyote Challenge:  Everyone wear flannel! (info)
  • GSA Bake Sale Fundraiser during lunch and the Holiday Pageant.  All proceeds go to SMYAL.   (sign up here to help bake)
  • Holiday Pagaent with Mr. Goldie from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the cafe.
  • Coyote Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 4:15 pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017

  • Coyote Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

DECEMBER 18, 2017 - january 1 2018

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  • No School:  WINTER BREAK!

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DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING HERE:

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The Student of the Week this week is  GABE KIMMEL for demonstrating the GWCS value of SERVICE 

Gabe is a doer!  If you need to get something done, you just need to mention it in front of Gabe!  Just like the globe Mr. Goldie started to mount to his ceiling five years ago, Gabe does not tolerate unfinished business.  Aside from mounting and hanging that globe, Gabe is selling snacks to raise funds to finish the aquaponics project (started in ’16), organizing the funds collected for the winter charity, subbing-in when the theatre department needs an extra body, teaching freshmen how to play backgammon, and just generally contributing to every part of the school.  Where’s Gabe?  He’s getting’ it done!

Check out the 'Student of the Week' bulletin board near Mr. Pereira's classroom. Each week a student is recognized for his or her demonstration of one of the eight GWCS Values.

GWCS VALUES: LEARNING, SERVICE, KINDNESS, EXCELLENCE, RESPONSIBILITY, INVESTMENT, TEAM PLAY, INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY

 

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FOOD DRIVE

December 7 - 14, 2017

Ms. Kohler's Holistic Health Science class has organized a GWCS food drive from Thursday-to-Thursday.   All the contributions will be donated to:  Food for OthersFood donations may included any packaged foods such as cans, cereal, bread, crackers, etc. 

GWCS Advisories will be competing against each other for a surprise prize that will be granted to the winners on Friday, December 15th. Advisory groups will designate a trustworthy student to tally/track the number of items their Advisory contributes starting Thursday, December 7th and ending the morning of Thursday, December 14, 2017!  All items must be brought to the lab no later then the morning of December 14th (please place items in the labeled bags). Good luck and let the best advisory group win!

Food For Others is an organization that helps support families who are food insecure within the DMV. Hundreds of families come to the Food for Others facility on a daily basis, and the organization also travels with food to communities in need. They help over 90,000 families annually!!!

Questions?  Contact:

Ms. Kohler
GWCS Science Teacher
kohlerja@gwcommunityschool.com

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LAST MINUTE COYOTE HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS...

Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Thank you to all the families who submitted school spirit orders before the Thanksgiving holiday.  Sweatshirts, gym bags and pajama pants have been ordered and we hope to deliver the goods before winter break.

it's not too late...

T-shirts and car magnets were ordered in bulk and are available while supplies last.  Any that were pre-ordered have already been sent home with students.

Make checks payable to GWCS

$ 2.00 - Oval GWCS Car Magnet
$ 5.00 - Round GWCS Coyote Car Magnet
$15.00 - Short Sleeved White T-Shirt (regular fit)
$20.00 - Long Sleeved Grey T-Shirt (modern fit)


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THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE TICKETS...

Get your tickets today - only a few seats left!

The GWCS Theatre students have been rehearsing almost daily for their upcoming performance of The Actor's Nightmare. 

"The Actor's Nightmare is a short comic play by Christopher Durang. It involves an accountant named George Spelvin, who is mistaken for an actor's understudy and forced to perform in a play for which he doesn't know any of the lines...

The play was inspired by dreams actors and performers often have in which they are about to go onstage and cannot remember their lines/rehearsal instructions. Durang himself had an actor's nightmare after performing in this play in which he could not remember any lines, could not find his script, and when he did find the script it was gibberish to him."  ~ Wikipedia

PERFORMANCE DATES/TIME

tickets on sale now - limited reserved seating

  • $8.00 per ticket - $10.00 at the door (if there are any seats left)

Come out and support our dedicated GWCS theatre students:  Nick, Delia, Anne, Lizzie, and Jack.  Here's a glimpse into the one-act play rehearsals...


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FLANNEL FRIDAY - DECEMBER 15TH!

Coyote Challenge - let's see how many coyotes we can get to wear FLANNEL on Friday!  Flannel shirt, flannel pants, flannel scarf, flannel blankie - you decide!  Just wear flannel!

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GWCS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The GW Community School Foundation awards scholarships twice a year -- at the beginning of the academic year and then in January for the second half of the school year. The application for the second half of the 2017/18 academic year is due Friday, January 5, 2018. Scholarship notifications will be sent out by January 31, 2018. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, please go to http://www.gwcommunityschoolfoundation.com.

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JUNIOR FAMILY CONFERENCES

All GWCS junior families are asked to sign up for a 30 minute conference with Ms. Warden and Mr. Pereira on either Thursday, February 1st or Friday, February 2nd.  The sooner you sign up the more likely you are to get the day/time that works best with your schedule.  This seems super early to be announcing this but we understand that some families need more advanced planning to schedule a day time conference.

The purpose of the junior family conferences is to discuss the GWCS college application process which begins NOW.  There are so many steps that can, and should, be taken during junior year to ensure a smooth, successful and enjoyable senior year.


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One Stop Shop for GWCS sign ups, tickets and more...

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READ ALL ABOUT IT...

leisurely reading... catch up on Recent GWCS News Blog Posts:

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GWCS ONLINE CALENDAR

BASKETBALL CALENDAR

Jan 2:  Tuition 'Plan D' Payment Due
Jan 5:  Co-Op Letter of Intent Due
Jan 5:  GWCS Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline
Jan 15:  No School - Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 22: Midterm Exam Reviews
Jan 23-25:  Midterm Exams (Early Dismissal)
Jan 26:  No School - Student Holiday
Jan 27:  Robotics: Pre-States
Jan 29:  No School - Student Holiday

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