Next Week at GWCS... December 12 - 18, 2015


STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

The student of the week is KEVIN KOCHEL for demonstrating the GWCS value of SERVICE.

"Kevin volunteers every opportunity he gets. He manages the boys JV and the girls basketball teams, tutors kids in advisory and assists his peers and the faculty on a daily basis. Kevin does this while staying on top of a demanding course load, being a leader on the varsity basketball team and making the school a better place. "  TC

"I have exhausted myself just thinking about all of the ways that Kevin is helpful around the school in any given week! "  RG

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, DECEMBER 12, 2015

  • Arlington Cemetery Wreath Laying Ceremony with Mr. Fedinatz from time (info)
  • Robotics NOVA Qualifier with Mr. Lindner at Battlefield HS in Haymarket, VA  (map)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015

  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm -  4:30 pm:  John Adams (Episode 7) Peacefield
  • Boys JV Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Siena at 4:00 pm (away)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Siena at 5:15 pm (away)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015

  • Underclassmen Make-up Photo Day with Lifetouch
  • Mandatory Internship Meeting for all juniors during lunch with Mrs. Stombres (pizza provided)
  • Music Club with Mr. Andrews Bashan from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. British School at 4:00 pm  (home

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015

  • Mandatory Internship Meeting for all seniors during lunch with Mrs. Stombres (pizza provided)
  • Anime Club with Mr. Andrews Bashan and Ciara from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Theater with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015

  • Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
  • A Christmas Carol with Mr. Goldie from 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (info

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015

  • Last day of school before winter break!

DECEMBER 19, 2015 - JANUARY 3, 2016

  • Winter Break:  Have a safe and happy holiday!  Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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GWCS R.E.A.L. TERM INTERNSHIPS...

Attention all GWCS juniors and seniors:

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It's time to start thinking about your spring internship!  The first day of internships isn't until Friday, April 22nd, but you would be surprised at how long it can take to confirm a position.

I look forward to having lunch with you next week and talking a bit about this unique opportunity.  I can't wait to hear all about your interests and am looking forward to working with you on another great internship program.  

  • Juniors - Tuesday, Dec 15th at 12:10 pm
  • Seniors - Wednesday, Dec 16th at 12:10 pm

(pizza provided (or bring lunch from home), meet in Mr. F's room)

Kristen Stombres
GWCS Internship Coordinator

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ACCOTINK HOLIDAY SHOP EXTENDED...

I have some great news! The Accotink Holiday Shop has been extended until Wednesday, December 16th. This means that you have more time to look through your closets and find some items that are gently used to new. Or, if you would like, you could also go buy some items from a 5-Below or Dollar Store. Remember this may be one of the only chances the Accotink students have to get Christmas gifts for their loved ones. I have attached the donation list if you want some suggestions.

Thanks,

Mattie

(For details - refer to last week's newsletter.)

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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.

 

Silent Auction

Many thanks for all of those who donated to the Annual Fund this Fall!  We have wrapped up the Fall Campaign with over $21,000 in our scholarship fund at the GW Community School Foundation.  Amazing! 

While the Annual Fund raises money for scholarships through the foundation, the annual GWCS PAC online auction raises money for the current operating budget.  The two areas of focus for the funds are school trips and events, and technology.  The money raised from the auction, last year over $15,000, has been used to add amazing OBX trips, upgrade the Senior Essay Writing trip, the Junior Gettysburg trip and other class trips.  The technology piece has been used to buy projectors for all of the classrooms and upgrade our school technology system to the cloud. Without the funds raised from the auction, the school would not have been able to do these things.

We are gearing up to start our auction donation solicitations, and would love your help.  This year, we are going to do "auction baskets" versus "class baskets"; so we will have 4 baskets that anyone can donate to and bid on!  The baskets are:  Wine, Retro, Southwestern and "Off to College".  To make things easy and to give our community a chance to find some good items over the Holidays, Linda Campbell has designed a "Wish List" on Sign up Genius of ideas you can sign up for to donate an item to the baskets.  Click below to view the links and sign up for the baskets:

GET INVOLVED WITH coyote PAC! 
2015-2016 PAC VOLUNTEER FORM

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Dinner and Theatre Extravaganza

A Christmas Carol 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, 2015

TIME:
4:45 pm - Depart GWCS
5:30 pm - Dinner at Hard Times Cafe
8:00 pm - A Christmas Carol 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.

***a few TICKETS LEFT!***

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GWCS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP...

The GW Community School Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for spring 2016.

The Foundation administers a needs-based scholarship program independently of GWCS. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and applicants must already be accepted as students to GW Community School for spring 2016.

To apply for a scholarship, please visit the Foundation website atwww.gwcommunityschoolfoundation.com. The deadline for submitting applications for spring 2016 is January 5, 2016.

 If you have questions, please contact the Foundation at gwcsfoundation@gmail.com.

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FUTURE EVENTS...

GWCS CALENDAR

BASKETBALL CALENDAR

Jan 5:  Scholarship Deadline
Jan 9:  Robotics SW VA Qualifying Tournament
Jan 18:  No School - Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 19:  No School - Student Holiday
Jan 23:  SAT & Subject Tests

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HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS...

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

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