WYNK: June 9 - 16, 2018

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SATURDAY, june 9, 2018

  • Spring Cleanup at GWCS from 8:00 am - 11:00 am with Melissa Morgan (info)

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018

  • Final Exam Review Day - normal gym & class schedule (info)
  • Senior Memory Boards Due - place behind Ms. Mauney's desk (guidelines)
  • Senior Speeches Due - print and put in basket on Ms. Mauney's desk (guidelines)
  • No After School Activities

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018

  • No Gym or After School Activities
  • School Day is from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 2nd Period Final Exams from 9:00 am - 11:30 am (info)
  • PM Final Exam Study Session from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (info)
  • Staff Meeting from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

WEDNESDAY, june 13, 2018

  • No Gym or After School Activities
  • School Day is from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 3rd Period Final Exams from 9:00 am - 11:30 am (info)
  • 4th Period Final Exams from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (info)
  • Lost & Found on display in cafe (info)

THURSDAY, june 14, 2018

  • No Gym or After School Activities
  • School Day is from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 5th Period Final Exams from 9:00 am - 11:30 am (info)
  • Graduation Rehearsal from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (info)
  • Lost & Found on display in cafe (info)

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • No Gym or After School Activities
  • School Day is from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 6th Period Final Exams from 9:00 am - 11:30 am (info)
  • End-of-the-Year BBQ from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (info)
  • Lost & Found on display in cafe (info)

SATURDAY, june 16, 2018

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GWCS Graduation Ceremony & Reception

George Washington Masonic National Memorial
101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA  22301
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tickets Required for Admittance

  • Seniors arrive by 11:00 am (info)
  • Quilt Givers arrive by 12:30 pm
  • Student Volunteers - as scheduled

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The Student of the Week this Week is ELIZABETH CRONIN for demonstrating the GWCS value of RESPONSIBILITY.

Are you familiar with the saying ‘mail it in?’  Neither is Elizabeth.  ‘Mailing it in’ means delivering an uninspired performance, quitting before the finish line, or giving up on a project.  Elizabeth embodies the opposite of these sentiments.  If anything, her teachers are in agreement that Elizabeth is doing her best work as the year comes to a close.  She thoughtfully adds to her classes, spends her time wisely, and never comes to class unprepared.  Elizabeth is demonstrating the kind of dedication and responsibility that will serve her well as she matures as a successful student in high school and in college!

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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GWCS CLASS OF 2018...

THIS IS IT!  

  • June 11:  Graduation Speeches are due - turn in to Ms. Mauney
  • June 11:  Memory Boards are due - turn in to Ms. Mauney
  • June 14:  Graduation Rehearsal at Masonic Temple (info)
  • June 16:  Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony & Reception (info)

GWCS GRADUATION COUNTDOWN...

 

HONEY-DO LIST FOR
SPRING COYOTE CLEANING DAYS...

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coyote CLEANUP #2
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Last Saturday morning, a pack of 16 Coyotes students and parents did NOT sleep in – they tightened screws on cabinet doors, refreshed whiteboards, scrubbed tables, vacuumed, sorted, cleaned and organized the GW Community School spaces.  It looks great!  In fact the pack worked SO hard, that the Fix-It/Clean-It day #2 should take much less time (sorry to those wanting to do more community service!). 

Still to do are:

  • Hang the new world map wallpaper
  • Paint two classroom walls
  • Touchup paint everywhere (patching complete)
  • Paint door trim
  • Hang several new framed prints

This is a great community service opportunity for students!  Sign up using link below and remember to sign the log at school when you arrive and when you leave so we know how many hours of community service you earned!

Melissa Morgan
PAC Facilities Coordinator
pac-facilities@gwcommunityschool.com

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FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE...

WEEK OF JUNE 11-15, 2018

READ CAREFULLY:       

  • monday: normal school day schedule

    • Each class will have a review session on Monday
    • Exception - 2nd period French Final will be given on Monday
       
  • tuesday - friday:  Altered Schedule

    • Final Exams will be given Tue. 6/12 - Fri. 6/15  
    • No Gym Tue. - Fri.  Report to school at 9:00 am
    • The school day hours vary during finals week.  Read schedule carefully!
       
  • BRING A BOOK TO FINALS!

    • Students will stay in their classroom for the duration of the exam time.  Bring a book, magazines, crossword puzzle, journal... something quiet.  Computers and phones will not be allowed.
       
  • PM STUDY SESSION

    • Tuesday, June 12th from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • We are offering a flexible, but academically focused, afternoon study session when teachers will be available to answer questions.  Students can move from room to room to request extra help or settle into a classroom and study independently.  All students will be in classrooms - this is not a free social period.
    • Students who do not wish to participate in the PM Study Session should be picked up no later than 12:30 pm.  Remember to complete the online parent/guardian permission form in advance.
       
  • SCHOOL OPTIONAL - with parent permission

    • Students do not have to come to school or stay at school during days/times they do not have a final exam, project, presentation or review session. Students who are at school during a time when they do not have a final or a review session will attend a silent study hall in a classroom. 
    • Parents/Guardians should REPORT HERE, at least 24 hours in advance, if student will not be at school.

    • GRADUATION REHEARSAL

      • Thursday afternoon, June 14, 2018 from 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
      • Mandatory graduation rehearsal at the Masonic Temple for all seniors and underclassmen quilt givers.
      • All participating must attend!
      • Be at school NLT 12:00 pm.
      • Pickup back at GWCS at 3:00 pm.

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    BREAKFAST SNACKS DURING FINAL EXAMS...

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    GWCS Snacks for Finals Week is June 12-15, 2018

    Hello Coyote Parents,

    The year is coming to an end. Final exams will take place Tuesday, June 12 - Friday, June 15. PAC would like to provide our students with some 'brain power' breakfast snacks during finals. Please view the sign up lined in the button below and bring your donations in the morning of Tuesday, June 12th. Every item needs to be 'grab & go'. No need for forks, spoons, paper plates.

    Faculty and Staff enjoy the treats as well. PAC will provided a Peet's run for them. Please consider contributing a coffee cake, quiche or fresh baked muffins for the Staff Kitchen.

    Help needed for set-up and clean-up as well.  Click on the button below.

    Thank You!
    Linda Campbell
    PAC Volunteer Chair
    pac-volunteer@gwcommunityschool.com


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    THE POWER OF PUPPIES 

    Read the most recent GWCS News Blog post and view all of the photos from GWCS PUPPY DAY!

    Special thanks to Elizabeth for sharing her furry friends with us for a day!

      Click image to read blog post and view lots of photos of adorable puppies and kids.

    Click image to read blog post and view lots of photos of adorable puppies and kids.


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    LET'S FINISH STRONG!

    We are only $811 away from our fundraising goal of $25,000.  If you'd still like to contribute, here's the handy list:

    • DIRECT DONATIONS: Much appreciated and accepted anytime - from now until graduation, through the summer, and beyond. 
    • CAUSENETWORK: Use it for your online shopping and summer plans.  Travel sites like Expedia, Travelocity, Lonely Planet, Virgin Atlantic, etc. are included, along with your favorite stores like Target, Walmart, Bass Pro Shops, and many more. You can even reach Amazon through it!  CauseNetwork has contributed over $1,000 to GWCS through our participants this year!

    THANK YOU AGAIN TO OUR WONDERFUL GWCS COMMUNITY FOR THE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT.

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

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    END-OF-THE-YEAR COYOTE BBQ...

    The GWCS End-of-the-Year BBQ is a longstanding tradition.  Let's gather, feast and play on the last day of school!

    • DATE:   Friday , June 15, 2018
    • WHAT:  End-of-the-Year picnic and the annual staff vs. students’ basketball or wiffle game
    • TIME:   12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • WHO:   Parents and siblings are welcome! 
    • FOOD:  Volunteer to contribute to the BBQ (click here)
    • BRING:  Lawn chair or blanket to sit on

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    ORDER YOUR 2017-2018 CHRONICLE...

    GWCS Yearbook - memories captured throughout the year in one book for you to visit the rest of your life!

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    Price: 

    $50/each (order by 6/15/18)
    $65/each (order after 6/15/18)

    Pickup: 

    Wed., August 15, 2018
    Yearbook Signing Party & BBQ
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    SENIORS:

    Reminder to email your kid-pic to Mr. Goldie ASAP!


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    LOST & FOUND...

    JUNE 13-20, 2018 - CLAIM DATES

    All lost & found items will be piled on a table in the café from Wednesday, June 13th – Wednesday, June 20th.  GWCS staff will be attending inservice meetings the week after school is out, therefore the school will be open from 9am - 3pm.  Feel free to claim, but please don't interrupt.

    JUNE 21, 2018 - DONATION DATE

    Any items not rescued from the lost & found table will be dropped off at Salvation Army on Thursday morning, June 21st.  

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    SOME BUNNY NEEDS A NEW HOME...

    LOVING HOME NEEDED:  My name is Rachael and I am a student at GWCS. Sadly, I need to give up my pet bunny and therefore I am looking for a loving home.  Thumper is her name and she is a four month old frmale, solid black bunny. We purchased her from Petland in Fairfax.  Thumper is super-duper friendly and cute. The only problem is, she thumps.

    CAGE & CARE:  I will give you everything you need including the cage, food, water bottle, toys, and hay! The cage should be cleaned one to two times per week or, at a minimum, once every two weeks. Beware the cage will get a little smelly after a week or so. I would recommend keeping the bunny away from where everyone sleeps. As I mentioned, she thumps.  In addition to rabbit pellet food, Thumper loves carrots and green foods as special treats.  Thumper has been to all the doctor’s appointments and is healthy as can be.

    PLAY & SNUGGLE:  Thumper likes to be let out of her cage to play.  She doesn’t bite at all. If she starts biting on the cage it just means she’s lonely, bored, or ready to play. You could put your finger into her mouth and she would not do a thing.  She just needs attention and love. Bunnies are social animals. Thumper also loves to cuddle and sit with someone while they do homework or reading… etc.  

    ADOPT MY BUNNY:  I really want to give Thumper to a loving, caring family.  I would appreciate it so much if someone would adopt her.  If no one takes her in, we will have to send her to the pound.   If anyone is interested in taking my bunny in, please let me know before school ends.  Feel free to contact me with any questions!

    Much appreciated,

    Rachael
    rachaels@gwcommunityschool.com

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    WYNK SUMMARY QUICK LINKS...

    CLICK LINKS TO JUMP DIRECTLY TO THE SIGNUP GENIUS OR OTHER INFO FOR EVENTS LISTED BELOW.

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    July 9 - Aug 10:  Summer Cove Middle School Camps located at GWCS!

    GWCS Summer Events!  

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    On the list so far...

    • 7/1 - Freedom 5K (Connelly
    • 7/2 - Tubing at Harper's Ferry (Garon)
    • 7/12 - Movie Marathon #1 (Goldie)
    • 7/20 - Code an Air Guitar (Cox)
    • 8/15 - Movie Marathon #2 (Goldie)
    • 8/15 - Yearbook Signing Party & BBQ (Goldie
    • 8/22 - Bowling (Torres

    Refer to GWCS online calendar for summer event details and watch for an email with the complete GWCS Summer Events list and sign-up link!

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    Thank you for reading all the way to the end!