WYNK: APRIL 14 - 22, 2018


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SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018

  • Teen Job Fair at Mt. Vernon High School from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (info)
  • Graduation Quilts - Pin & Sew with Linda Campbell from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (info)

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

  • Theatre Rehearsal (ST/Phi) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Theatre Rehearsal (Test/Boor) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018

  • No School - Student Holiday
  • No Theatre Rehearsal
  • Auction Item:  ABC7/WJLA Tour (info)

TUESDAY, april 17, 2018

  • Hot Dog Lunch sold by Prom Committee from 12:10 pm - 12:45 pm (info)
  • Staff Meeting from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Theatre Rehearsal (Test/Boor) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, april 18, 2018

  • Anime Club during lunch with Ciara from 12:15 pm - 12:50 pm
  • Prom Committee Meeting with Mr. Goldie and Ms. Mauney from 2:40 pm - 3:15 pm  
  • Theatre Rehearsal (ST/Phi) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Coyote Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

  • GSA Meeting with Mr. Pereira and Anne at 12:30 pm
  • Theatre Rehearsal (Test/Boor) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Basketball Banquet at PJ Skidoos from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (info)

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

  • Co-Ops Begin for all GWCS juniors & seniors
  • OBX:  Tour of George Mason University for all GWCS freshmen & sophomores
  • Theatre Rehearsal (All) walk-thru with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018

  • Coyote Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Teen Job Fair at South Lakes High School from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (info)
  • Graduation Quilts - Pin & Sew with Linda Campbell from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (info)

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

  • Auction Item:  Tudor Place Tour & Earth Day (info)
  • Theatre Rehearsal (ST/Phi) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Theatre Rehearsal (Test/Boor) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The Student of the Week this week is ANNE CALLAWAY for demonstrating the GWCS value of RESPONSIBILITY!

Anne can handle it.  It doesn’t matter what it may turn-out to be!  Is she running the GSA meeting?  Is she a main character in one of the spring plays?  Is she the student-director for one of the spring plays?  Is she selling hotdogs to raise money for the Prom?  Is she on the prom planning committee?  Did she shop for food for event night?  Did she go to CVS to buy ice packs for an injured teacher?  Did she have the school credit card in her wallet for a week?  Did she navigate the streets of New York with casual aplomb?  Will she listen to your next concern with earnest and empathy?  Have I left anything out?  If you said ‘no,’ to any of these questions, then you don’t know Anne.

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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WHAT DOES RAIN HAVE TO DO WITH HOT DOG LUNCHES?  GLAD YOU ASKED!

The 2018 GWCS Prom Committee's Hot Dog Lunch fundraiser continues on Tuesday, April 17th and EVERY TUESDAY until May 28th! 

so... Stash a little cash in your pocket on TUESDAY mornings and enjoy a scrumptious lunch!

  • $2.00 per dog

  • $5.00 for DOG, CHIPS & IZZE

  • $1.00 FOR JUST CHIPS

  • $2.00 FOR JUST IZZE

  • bun included and fixin's are free

All proceeds go towards the 2018 GWCS Prom! 

PS - 'Hot Dogs' is not the theme for this year's prom, we promise!  The theme that won by student vote was 'Enchanted Forest'! 

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BASKETBALL BANQUET...

NEW DATE - SAME TIME:

Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

TICKETS:  

Tickets were sent home with students and their name has been posted on the Signup Genius indicating # of tickets (don't worry about the date change on the tickets):  

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0E45A4AE2DA2F94-gwcs2  

DINNER:  

Buffet dinner with a little something for everyone including a main course, salad, dessert, hot and cold drinks. 

ENTERTAINMENT: 

 Coach’s speech, highlight video and varsity awards.

DRESS CODE:  

Semi-formal

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GWCS R.E.A.L. TERM SPRING CO-OPS...

BEGIN FRIDAY, APRIL 20th! 

GWCS JUNIORS & SENIORS

All GWCS juniors and seniors attended co-op training on Thursday morning, April 12th.

  1. POWERPOINT:  Ms. Stombres shared a PowerPoint presentation and discussed important guidelines for student interns.  Seniors shared their intern experiences from last year.  (download presentation)
     
  2. CONFIRMATION PACKET:  Each student intern received an envelope with the following information:
    • A super-duper informative and important letter from Ms. Warden (PLEASE READ!)
    • Two copies of final confirmation information.  Where to go, what time, who to ask for…
    • A Liability/Emergency form to complete and give to your supervisor on the first day.  Please, do NOT turn this in to GWCS.
    • A Parental Authorization form for parents to complete and return by Friday April 13th
       
  3. EMAIL:  Each student intern is encouraged to send and email to their Co-Op host.  Sample email included on page 12 of PowerPoint presentation

Please take the time to go over this information as a family.   If possible, take a day this weekend  to do a practice run to the Co-Op location.

STUDENTS WHO MISSED THE TRAININg:

Please (1) review the PowerPoint presentation, (2) send your host an email,  (3) read through your confirmation packet, and (4) discuss transportation plan with parents.

Questions?  Contact:
Kristen Stombres 
GWCS Co-Op Coordinator
email:  stombreskl@gwcommunityschool.com
web:    http://www.gwcommunityschool.com/spring-co-op/

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING...

FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES

OBX (Outside the Box Education) is an eight-week program that takes place every Friday during fourth quarter for all GWCS freshmen and sophomores.  While the juniors and seniors are off-campus interning at their Co-Ops, freshmen and sophomores are on and off-campus for collaborative and experiential learning activities.

Please do not schedule doctor appointments for Fridays during 4th Quarter.  Watch for an email each week with more detailed information about that week's OBX objective as well as what to wear and what to bring!

We have an exciting line up of events for the next eight Fridays: 

  • April 20, 2018 - George Mason University Tour
  • April 27, 2018 - C&O Canal Trip
  • May 4, 2018 - Coyote Day
  • May 11, 2018 - Roer's Zoofari
  • May 18, 2018 - Paper Roller Coasters
  • May 25, 2018 - NOVA Theatre Tour
  • June 1, 2018 - Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
  • June 8, 2018 - Canoeing, Hiking and Art Appreciation

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PARENT COYOTE PAC MEETING

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DATE:  Tuesday, April 24, 2018

TIME:  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

WHERE:  GWCS Cafe

WHO:  All GWCS Parents

WHAT:  Pizza & Potluck

RSVP & POTLUCK SIGN UP :  Click on the button below for more info, to signup for potluck and to RSVP so that we know how much pizza to order!


 

The GWCS PAC is so close to reaching our 2017-2018 fundraising goal of $25,000. 

Visit the GWCS Support Us page for more info!

 

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SOPHOMORE FAMILY CONFERENCES...

Senior and Junior families have all completed their conferences - now it's your turn sophomore families!

All GWCS sophomores and their parents are asked to sign up for a 30 minute conference with Ms. Warden.  The sooner you sign-up the more likely you are to get the day/time that works best with your schedule.

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018

The purpose of this conference is to discuss sophomore summer; social and emotional maturity; and a preview of junior year including college visits, high school transcripts, and the "6th semester."  Click the button above to sign up!

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GRADUATION QUILTS - PIN & SEW...

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

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Every year PAC parents sew a twin size quilt for each graduate.  Ms. Warden personally selects a meaningful fabric print for each graduate's quilt. The print selected is based on the students' interests and personality. Parent volunteers sew the print fabric to a twin size comforter.

Before graduation, the quilts are laid out at school for an autograph party. Students, teachers, staff, and even alumni  happen to stop by, sign the back of the quilts (much like you would a yearbook) with fabric markers. The quilts are presented to each graduate at the graduation ceremony by fellow underclassmen.  It's a very meaningful GWCS tradition!

QUILT VOLUNTEERS pin & sew (and talk and laugh) Saturdays! 

No sewing experience necessary.   Contact Linda Campbell if you have any questions.  Click the button to sign up for one or all the pin & sew sessions listed below!

Pin & Sew Dates:

  • April 7th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 14th from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 21st from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Memory Board Meetup:

  • April 28th from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT:

Linda S. Campbell
PAC-Graduation@gwcommunityschool.com


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GWCS ONLINE CALENDAR

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Apr 24:  All Parents Coyote PAC Meeting
Apr 25:  Stream Cleanup
Apr 25:  Add/Drop Deadline for 4th Quarter
Apr 25-28:  Coyote Robotics - FTC World Championship. Detroit, MI
Apr 27:  Co-Ops and OBX
Apr 28:  Teen Job Fair @ West Springfield HS
May 1-3:  Sophomore Student/Parent Conferences
May 4:  OBX - Coyote Day
May 5:  Auction Item -  Nats vs. Phillys
May 5:  SAT & Subject Tests
May 8:  Auction Item:  Goldie & Godot
May 10:  AP Government Exam
May 10:  AP Environmental Science Exam
May 11:  AP US History Exam
May 11:  AP Computer Science Principles Exam
May 11:  OBX - Roer's Zoofari
May 11:  Auction Item - Woodworking Date Night
May 15:  GWCS Scholarship Deadline
May 15:  AP Calculus Exam
May 17:  Graduation Fee Form & RSVP Due
May 18:  OBX - Paper Rollercoasters
May 20-24:  Senior Beach Trip
May 25:  OBX - NOVA Theatre Tour
May 28:  No School - Memorial Day
May 30:  Stream Cleanup

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