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January 13 - 21, 2018


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SATURDAY, JAN. 13, 2018

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

MONDAY, jan. 15, 2018

  • No School:  Martin Luther King Holiday

TUESDAY, jan. 16, 2018

  • Staff Meeting from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Girls Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Lab School (Home) 4:00 pm tip-off (map)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. FMS (Home) 5:30 pm tip-off (map)

WEDNESDAY, jan. 17, 2018

  • Anime Club during lunch with Ciara from 12:15 pm - 12:50 pm
  • Coyote Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 2018

  • GSA Meeting with Mr. Pereira and Anne from 12:30 pm - 12:49 pm
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Trinity(Home) 4:00 pm tip-off (map)

FRIDAY, jan. 19, 2018

  • Coyote Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 2018

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

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The Student of the Week this week is CONNER SULFSTEDE for demonstrating the GWCS value of INVESTMENT

Conner did not know that when he enrolled at GWCS that he was a basketball player.  In fact, he had never played basketball before, but Mr. Connelly convinced him that the basketball team needed him.  Conner immediately changed his morning workout routine to include basketball practice.  He arrives early everyday and practices harder than any other player in the gym.  He dresses for every game and has recently been called-on to start in the last two games!  Last week he scored a critical basket in the team's victory against The New School.  Conner's contribution to the team's success can only be described as A-1!

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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ALL-PARENTS

QUARTERLY PAC MEETING:

Dear Parents,

I hope you've been staying warm during this frigid start to 2018.   We can all thaw out together at our next GWCS PAC meeting on Monday, January 22nd from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. 

TOPICS:  

This meeting is all about YOU: your questions and/or topics you'd like to discuss, whether it's about college prep or our curriculum and teaching style or how to get your kids up in the morning or anything else.  Please respond directly to me via email with any questions or topics; I will make a list of these items and we will discuss them together at our meeting.  All topics and questions are welcome!  We have a wonderful community and it's always helpful to hear not just from me, but from our parents and grandparents as well.  

DINNER PROVIDED:

We'll have a chili & soup buffet to counter the cold so come hungry!  

I look forward to seeing all of you on Monday 1/22 at 6:30 pm.

Alexa
wardenac@gwcommunityschool.com

R.S.V.P.:

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, January 19th so that we know how much soup we will need!

All GWCS parents are encouraged to attend the quarterly PAC Meetings.  Dinner provided so don't worry if you need to come directly from work.  PAC Meetings are a casual time to learn about upcomingGWCS events and opportunities as well as a great chance to mingle with fellow GWCSparents.  No pressure, just come and hangout.

 

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MIDTERM EXAMS:  January 23 - 25, 2018

schedule Overview:

  • Mon, Jan 22, 2017.......Review Day & French midterm
  • Tue, Jan 23, 2017.........2nd & 3rd period midterm exams
  • Wed, Jan 24, 2017.......4th & 5th period midterm exams
  • Thu, Jan 25, 2017.......6th period midterm exams

Students have already received study guides for all midterm exams.  Please take five minutes to read the midterm exam schedule and plan your attendance and transportation accordingly.  We will have an altered schedule during midterms with varying dismissal times. 

What time should my ride pick me up on Thursday?  Good question!

What happens if I don't have an exam?  Good question!  

Do we have gym on midterm exam days?  Good question!

What do I need to bring to my exams?  Good question!

Do all of my classes have exams?  Good question!

ANSWERS

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AUCTION MANIA!

We need everyone's help now to bring in auction donations and reach our $25,000 goal!

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  • Number of donations received so far: 25

  • Number of donations needed:  75+ 

Deadline for donations:  February 23, 2018 (6 weeks away!)

If you are donation-challenged and can't think of an idea -- or don't know if your idea will fly -- contact our donation guru extraordinaire, Kim Dwyer, at Kim_Dwyer@verizon.net

Find out everything you need to know to join the fun here:

and/or enter your donation here:

Thanks so much for your support!

Cheryl Massey
PAC Fundraising Chair
pac-fundraising@gwcommunityschool.com

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HAVE YOU SCHEDULED YOUR JUNIOR FAMILY CONFERENCE?

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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Read our most recent blog posts describing a few GWCS events that took place right before winter break...

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GWCS ONLINE CALENDAR

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Jan 22: Midterm Exam Reviews
Jan 22:  PAC Parents' Meeting
Jan 23-25:  Midterm Exams (Early Dismissal)
Jan 25:  Last Day of Second Quarter
Jan 26:  No School - Student Holiday
Jan 29:  No School - Student Holiday
Jan 31:  Community Service - Stream Cleanup
Feb 1:  Tuition 'Plan D' Payments Due
Feb 1:  Junior Family College Conferences
Feb 2:  Junior Family College Conferences
Feb 3:  Robotics FTC Eastern VA Qualifying Tournament - Newport News, VA
Feb 6: USA Gap Year Fair
Feb 17:  Coyote Robotics Pre-States Scrimmage at GWCS
Feb 19:  No School - Presidents' Day
Feb 20:  Add/Drop Deadline for Third Quarter
Feb 24:  Robotics FTC State Championship Tournament

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