GWCS Next Week... November 14 - 22, 2015


STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

The student of the week is BRIAN CONNER for demonstrating the GWCS value of INVESTMENT. 

Brian not only clearly puts a great deal of time and effort into his work, he also asks probing questions, and demonstrates a desire to be open minded and constantly challenge himself. For example, he was quick to join music club and theater and take on the responsibility of singing a song he'd never heard before.

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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NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015

  • Staunton Shakespeare Trip with Mr. Goldie
  • PAC Paint Weekend (info)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015

  • Staunton Shakespeare Trip returns to GWCS at @7:00 pm
  • PAC Paint Weekend (info)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015

  • School Spirit Week:  PAJAMA DAY!
  • Homecoming Party Tickets on sale at the school store during lunch $15
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm -  4:45 pm:  John Adams: Join or Die

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015

  • School Spirit Week:  DECADES DAY! (9th & 10th grade = 1980's, 11th & 12th grade = 1950's, teachers & staff = 1970's)
  • Homecoming Party Tickets on sale at the school store during lunch $15
  • Music Club with Mr. Andrews Bashan from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Robotics Design & Programming elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Boys JV Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Field School at 4:00 pm (Home)
  • Girls Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Field School at 5:15 pm (Home)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015

  • School Spirit Week:  TWIN DAY!
  • Homecoming Party Tickets on sale at the school store during lunch $15
  • Anime Club with Mr. AB and Ciara from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Soccer Club with Mr. Torres from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Theater Club with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015

  • School Spirit Week:  RACHET DAY!  (wear crazy, mis-matching outfit)
  • Homecoming Party Tickets on sale at the school store during lunch $15
  • Robotics Design & Programming elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015

  • School Spirit Week:  BLUE & GRAY DAY! (wear school colors)
  • Homecoming Party Tickets on sale at the school store during lunch $15
  • MIT Splash trip to Boston with Ms. Newton & Mrs. Saile (info
  • Homecoming Boys Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. LAB at 4:00 pm (Home)
  • Homecoming Party at GWCS from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015

  • MIT Splash trip to Boston with Ms. Newton & Mrs. Saile (info
  • Robotics Scrimmage & Meet the Field with Mr. Lindner at Flint Hill School (map)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2015

  • MIT Splash trip to Boston with Ms. Newton & Mrs. Saile (info

 

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HERE'S WHAT... a weekly message from Ms. Warden who often starts her explanations by saying "here's what..."

HERE'S WHAT...

(UN)OFFICIAL COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
 

  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015

  • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • VATF-1 DISASTER TRAINING CENTER, COORDINATES 38.688709,-77.240732

  • LANDFILL DRIVE, LORTON, VA 22079 (MAP)

  • SIGN-UP HERE TO BE A VICTIM ACTOR!
     

Hey Coyotes, CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is one of our favorite service opportunities. It's fun, exciting, and for a great cause. I will be so sad to miss this event! However, you can carry the torch without me. This is listed as an unofficial GWCS event because we will not have a staff member on site. Many GWCS parents will attend however.

This event is open to students 16 and older. Students under 16 may participate along with a parent.

Take photos and turn in to Ms. Mauney a GWCS Community Service form!

Love,  

Ms. W. 

 

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IT'S THE... HERITAGE FEAST!

Date:  Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Time:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign- up:  Click Here

You are invited to the annual GWCS Heritage Feast!  This tradition includes an amazing buffet for students, staff, alumni and any other family members who would like to join us.

To celebrate the diversity of our school community, we are asking families to share tasty dishes that reflect their heritage. If you feel that your culinary heritage has no pizzaz, don't worry. You can still join in by bringing your family's favorite dish. 

  • DROP-OFF your contribution by 9:00 am- ready to serve.
  • CROCKPOTS work well for keeping hot dishes warm! We will NOT be able to reheat.
  • REFRIGERATOR has limited space- send cold dishes with ice-packs.
  • LABEL your dishes and utensils with your name (if you want them back).
  • INGREDIENT LIST sent in with dish is needed due to food allergies.  (click
  • SET-UP AND CLEAN-UP parent volunteers are needed...SEE VERY BOTTOM of sign-up.

SIGN-UP:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094ca9a729abf58-heritage

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PAC PAW PRINTS...

Coyote PAC is a GWCS program designed to more formally incorporate the wealth of parental resources and talents that are so obviously abundant in our community.   PAC Paw Prints is a section of the weekly newsletter where you can catch-up on all PAC related news and events.

NON-PERISHABLE DONATION advisory CONTEST

Thank you to all the GWCS families who contributed non-perishable goods from October 26th - November 6th.   Special thanks to our parent volunteers, Debbie & Doug Fuller, for donating the collection bins, collecting and delivering all the goods to Our Daily Bread, and determining the contest winner!

And the winner is.... Ms. Shumard's Advisory!

Ms. Shumard's Advisory will be the recipients of a special  winners lunch! 

A note from Debbie Fuller: "A special thanks to Ms. Mauney for showing us where the goods were; students Alex and Laura for helping carry everything out of the school and into my van; Jennifer and daughter Evelyn for coming with me to Our Daily Bread, helping unload the van, and calculating the results.  You guys were great!"

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COMPLETE THE CIRCLE - ART FOR THE SKY

Great job by all who donated goods  and participated in the 2015 Complete the Circle event. Take a minute to read this Washington Post article about this annual event.  Can you pick out the GWCS students in the art for the sky photo? 

Special thanks to GWCS parent Marcelle Miles, who works for Our Daily Bread, and brought this event to the attention of the GWCS Community Service Committee.   We look forward to participating again next year.


Dinner and Theatre Extravaganza

A Christmas Carole written by Charles Dickens
"LTA rings in the holiday season with a return of the classic by Charles Dickens. Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly Victorian humbug, travels with ghostly guides through Christmas past, present, and future to find the true meaning of the holidays. Complete with special effects, Victorian carols, and Tiny Tim."

DATE:  Thursday, December 17

TIME:
4:45 pm - Depart GWCS
5:30 pm - Dinner at Hard Times Cafe
8:00 pm - A Christmas Carole at Little Theatre of Alexandria

COST:
$40.00 for food, drinks, theater and transportation (make checks payable to GWCS)

INTERESTED?  Email Mr. Goldie at goldiera@gwcommunityschool.com and send in a check payable to GWCS for $40.00.

***Limited # of Tickets Available!***

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COFFEE HOUSE AUDITIONS...

Do you sing? Juggle? Tell jokes? Tell weird stories that go nowhere (Mr. Goldie, I'm looking at you)? Make sick beats? Craft performance art installations with lots of uncomfortable staring? Are you in a band? Do you play an instrument?

If you can kinda say yes to ANY of the above, then GWCS's nearly annual coffee house event is for you! 

Simply put, coffee house is a night packed with extravagant and creative performances by you, set in the laid back atmosphere of a coffee house. Yes there will be coffee for the audience, and biscotti or cookies I imagine. There will be lots of people snapping their fingers and saying things like, "dig," and "this is coolsville."

If you would like to perform at coffee house, here's what you need to do:

  • Prepare a performance 3 - 5 minutes in length.
  • Sign up to audition your performance on the signup sheet found on Mr. AB's door.
  • Audition on Tuesday, December1st!
  • Coffee House is Friday, December 11th from 7pm - 9pm

Volunteer:  If you would like to participate in coffee house, but you don't want to perform, there's still tons of set-up, backstage, equipment prep and other stuff to do.  Email Mr. AB expressing your interest and watch for forthcoming information.

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WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEWS...


 

Nov 23:  Add/Drop Deadline for 2nd Quarter
Nov 24:  Heritage Feast & Early Dismissal
Nov 25 - 27:  No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 1:  So You're Turning 18
Dec 1:  Coffee House Audtions
Dec 5:  Robotics Central Qualifier in Richmond
Dec 12:  Robotics NOVA Qualifier in Haymarket
Dec 19 - Jan 1:  Winter Break

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HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS...

SCHOOL EVENTS:  GWCS Online Calendar
OFF-SITE EMAIL: GWCS Microsoft 365 Webmail
COYOTE ROBOTICS:  GWCS Coyote Robotics Website
SCHOLARSHIPS/DONATIONS:  GWCS Foundation  
PARENTS - COYOTE PAC:  GWCS PAC Webpage 
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365:  GWCS Cloud 
STAFF CONTACT INFO:  GWCS Teacher & Staff Emails & Phone Numbers
PARENT PORTAL:  Webpage with Links to School Related Documents & Forms 
SIGN-UP FOR ACTIVITIES:  GWCS CoyoteWeb Activity Sessions (not operational yet)

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