Next Week at GWCS... November 2-8, 2015

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STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

The student of the week is KATIE QUINN for demonstrating the GWCS value of EXCELLENCE. 

Katie consistently does her work and does it well.  She is actively involved and engaged in academic activities and she is excelling in Basketball as well.  Katie is inquisitive and motivated.  Having her in a class makes teaching that class more fun!

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


NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015

  • No School - Teacher Inservice

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015

  • No School - Teacher Inservice

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015

  • Advisory Competition - donate non-perishable goods
  • 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
  • 1st Quarter Report Cards emailed

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015

  • Advisory Competition - donate non-perishable goods
  • Lifetouch Underclassmen Photos (see important details below)
  • Robotics Design & Programming elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Flag Football club with Mr. Fedinatz and Mr. Connelly from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015

  • Advisory Competition - donate non-perishable goods LAST DAY!
  • Junior Gettysburg Trip with Mr. Goldie departs at 10:30 am
  • Spirit Wear Order Forms Due - LAST DAY! (info)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015

  • Junior Gettysburg Trip returns to GWCS at @ 4:00 pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015

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GWCS STAUNTON SHAKESPEARE TRIP

Only a few spots left!

WHEN:

  • Friday, November 13 - Sunday, November 15, 2015

WHERE:

FOUR PLAYS & A BACK STAGE tOUR:

COST FOR EVERYTHING:

  • $675.00 - make check payable to GWCS

reserve your spot today! 

click here for lAST WEEK'S NEWSLETTER WITH ALL THE DETAILS

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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. 

#1 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE FOR THE GWCS FOUNDATION:

Make a donation to the GW Community School Foundation and help to ensure that scholarships are available to deserving students.  All funds raised by the Annual Fund go to scholarships for current or potential students.  Click on this link to donate to the GW Community Foundation Online:  http://www.gwcommunityschoolfoundation.com/support-us.html

You can also make a donation by check, made payable to the:  GW Community School Foundationand give it to Laura Mauney at the GWCS front desk.  Thank you for your support!

 

#2 Spooktacular Faculty Appreciation Brunch:

Thanks to all our frighteningly-fabulous families who contributed to Thursday’s Spooktacular Faculty Appreciation Brunch/Lunch. Staff enjoyed a great spread of delicious food and drink. We appreciate your efforts to help support our hard-working Coyote faculty!


#3 Complete the circle FoodRaiser: Art for the Sky:

PART A:  Advisory Competition:  October 26 – November 6, 2015

GWCS advisories are competing to see which advisory can bring in the most non-perishable goods!  Advisories will collect donations for two weeks:  Monday, October 26 through the end of school on Friday, November 6th.  The non-perishables we collect will be donated to Our Daily Bread and LCAC in an effort to help them reach their goal of collecting 10,000 pounds of non-perishable goods.  The winning advisory will receive a special advisory luncheon as their prize!

Special thanks to GWCS parent Marcelle Miles who works for Our Daily Bread and brought this event to the attention of the Community Service Committee.  Thanks also to Debbie Fuller who volunteered to Chair this event.  Debbie has supplied donation bins for each advisory classroom and she will tally the donations to determine the winning advisory on November 6th.   Other than non-perishable food items (no glass containers) - household items like toiletries and cleaning supplies are in great need . Please, do not donate products with past due expiration dates, open/used containers or damaged cans. 

Help Needed:  Marcelle and Debbie will need some assistance packaging the donations and loading them for transport. Please check out the available volunteer slots HERE.  Thank you for volunteering!

PART B:  Art for the Sky on Sunday, November 8, 2015

GWCS families are encouraged to participate in 'Complete the Circle' community service event on Sunday, November 8, 2015.   Any students who would like to participate in the Complete the Circle 'Art for the Sky' photo on November 8th must register as an individual or as a family while there is still space:    https://www.odbfairfax.org/CompleteTheCircle


#4 PAC Painting Weekend - we need your help!

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Say! Would you like to have a fun opportunity to dress down, have coffee and meet up with other DIY enthusiasts - without the kids? We have just the event for you. Three of the GWCS classrooms need some fresh paint. Please Volunteer to join us for a Painting Weekend!

When: November 13, 14, 15, 2015

Interested Parents can sign up HERE. You can volunteer to paint and/or provide materials. Julia O'Grady is coordinating this event. You can contact her at jogkog@msn.com, 703-620-0595

Thank You for Volunteering!

GET INVOLVED WITH PAC! 
2015-2016 PAC VOLUNTEER FORM

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GWCS SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR...

GET YOUR COYOTE ON!

It's time to update your wardrobe to include the latest GWCS gear!  

  • 2015-2016 GWCS Haiku Short Sleeved T-Shirt ($15)
  • 2015-2016 GWCS Personalized Gym Bag ($30)
  • 2015-2016 GWCS Personalized Flannel Pants ($40)
  • 2015-2016 GWCS Sweatshirt - Crew Neck ($35)
  • 2015-2016 GWCS  Sweatshirt - Hoodie ($40)
  • 2015-2016 GWCS Sweatshirt - Zip Front ($45)
  • GWCS Beanie/Hat - while supplies last ($10)

CLICK HERE for 2015-2016 GWCS Spirit Wear Order Form

ORDER DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015

Click images below for expanded view and description.  Printed order forms are available in the cafe.


DO NOT SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS FOR PHOTO DAYS!


UNDERCLASSMEN PHOTOS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015

www.schoolportraits.lifetouch.com

WHERE: GWCS Café                        

WHEN:  Thursday, November 5, 2015.  All underclassmen (freshmen, sophomores, juniors) come directly to school on November 5.  Do not go to the gym.

TIME:  9:15 am - until done.  Students should arrive at GWCS in time for advisory which begins at 9:15 am.  Underclassmen will be notified when it is their time to have their photo taken

YEARBOOK PHOTO:  All students and staff will have a yearbook photo taken free of charge - even if they are not purchasing portraits from Lifetouch.

SCHOOL ID:  Lifetouch will use the students' yearbook photos to create their GWCS School ID cards free of charge.

PAYMENT INFORMATION:  Your child is bringing home a picture day flyer with package information and pricing on Monday, October 26th.

On picture day, Lifetouch photographers will collect your child’s flyer and payment.  Make all checks payable to Lifetouch.  You can also pay in advance online athttps://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/getStarted/home

HOW TO PAY AHEAD ONLINE:

  1. Fill out the flyer
  2. Pay by credit card or PayPal @ mylifetouch.com
  3. Use Picture Day ID: MJ815075Q0
  4. Write the confirmation code on your flyer.
  5. Send completed flyer with your child on Picture Day.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:    

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SENIOR PORTRAITS

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015

http://lifetouch.com/senior-portraits/

SENIOR PORTRAITS:

Each senior family will receive detailed portrait information from Lifetouch in the mail prior to November 9th. The number of poses will depend on the package chosen.  

APPOINTMENT TIME:

Senior portraits will be taken at GWCS beginning at 9:30 am on Friday, November 9th.  Seniors should not go to the gym but should be at GWCS no later than 9:15 am.  Some years Lifetouch includes an appointment time on their information - disregard this time as it does not apply to small schools like GWCS.  Seniors will be notified when it is their time to have their portrait taken.

YEARBOOK PHOTO:

All seniors will have a formal yearbook photo taken free of charge - even if they are not purchasing senior portraits from Lifetouch.  Male students will be provided a tux and female students will be provided a drape for the yearbook pose.

WHAT TO BRING:

Seniors may bring their portrait clothes to school on a hanger.  Time to change will be provided.   Depending on the poses chosen, some students will only be photographed from the waist up and other will need to keep in mind what pants and shoes they are wearing as well.  Also, bring makeup, hair doodads, jewelry, and any props for the photo.

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

On senior portrait day, Lifetouch photographers will collect a sitting fee for each senior who plans to order photos.  Sitting fees will vary depending on the package you choose.  Make all checks payable to Lifetouch.  In approximately three weeks after portrait day, you will receive proofs in the mail.  Use those proofs to order through the mail or online at www.prestigeportraits.com.  Remember - all seniors will be photographed for the yearbook even if they are not ordering a package!

NO PORTRAIT MAKE-UP DAY AT GWCS:    

There is not an in-school makeup day for senior portraits.  If you are absent, contact Lifetouch directly at 800-445-1191 or send an email to answers@lifetouch.com to schedule a makeup session at one of their studios. 

STUDENT ID PHOTOS ON NOV 5TH:

NOTE:  Seniors who would like to have a GWCS Student ID card should have their photo taken on Thursday, November 5th on underclassmen photo day.  The School ID is free of charge and provides students with various retail discounts.  This ID is especially handy for seniors who do not yet have their driver's license.

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GWCS CLASS RINGS...

ORDERS DUE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015

BALFOUR CLASS RING ORDERS:

All juniors will receive a class ring order packet next week.  If any freshmen, sophomores, or seniors would like to order a ring this year - please see Mrs. Mauney for an order packet.  Rings can be ordered by students in all grades but most commonly students order rings in their junior year.

A Balfour representative will be at GWCS during lunch on Nov 10 with a display of sample rings.  The representative will be able to answer questions, help with ring sizing, and help with filling out order forms.

If you would like a preview of the types of rings you can order, or want more information go to:http://www.balfour.com/virginia/springfield/gw-community-school/

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

Orders can be placed online or using a class ring order form.  A $60.00 deposit must accompany each order.  Make checks payable to Balfour.  The remaining balance will be due upon delivery.  Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Order forms and deposits are due Tuesday, November 10 by the end of lunch.  Turn in order forms directly to the Balfour representative.

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UPCOMING TRIPS...

WHAT:   JUNIOR CLASS TRIP
WHERE: GETTYSBURG, PA
WHEN:   NOVEMBER 6-7, 2015
WHO:    GWCS JUNIORS


WHAT:   SHAKESPEARE FALL TRIP
WHERE: STAUNTON, VA
WHEN:   NOVEMBER 13-15, 2015
WHO:    GWCS STUDENTS WHO SIGN-UP

WHAT:   MIT SPLASH
WHERE: BOSTON, MA
WHEN:   NOVEMBER 20-23, 2015
WHO:    GWCS STUDENTS WHO SIGN-UP

WHAT:   EF TOURS TRIP
WHERE: COSTA RICA
WHEN:   MARCH 21-28, 2016
WHO:    GWCS STUDENTS WHO SIGN-UP

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FUTURE EVENTS...

GWCS CALENDAR

BASKETBALL CALENDAR
 

Nov 6 & 7 - Junior Gettysburg Trip
Nov 8 - Our Daily Bread Community Service Event
Nov 9 - Senior Portraits by Lifetouch - No Gym for seniors!
Nov 10 - Class Ring Orders Due -
Nov 13 - 15 - Fall Shakespeare Trip to Staunton, VA
Nov 13-15 - PAC Paint Weekend
Nov 16 - 20:  School Spirit Week
Nov 20:  Homecoming Basketball Game & Party
Nov 20 - 22:  MIT Splash Trip to Boston
Nov 21:  Robotics Scrimmage at Flint Hill School
Nov 23:  Add/Drop Deadline for 2nd Quarter
Nov 24:  Heritage Feast & Early Dismissal
Nov 25 - 27:  No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

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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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