Next Week at GWCS... October 17 - 23, 2015

STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

The student of the week is JOSH CLARK for demonstrating the value of LEARNING

Since day one Josh's thoughtful and focused contributions to class discussions have elevated the level of discourse and contributed to a culture of learning in his classes. 

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...

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015

  • Sky Party with Dr. Cox at Sky Meadows beginning at 9:00 pm. (info)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015

  • 2015 College Fair at Fair Oaks Mall from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (info

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015

  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm:  The Scarlet Letter
  • 2015 College Info Night at Hayfield Secondary School from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (info)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015

  • 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
  • Flag Football club with Mr. Fedinatz and Mr. Connelly from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

  • Senior Essay Writing Retreat at Lake Anna State Park departs at 9:30 am (No Gym!)
  • 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, OCTOBER 22, 2015

  • 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, OCTOBER 23, 2015

  • Seniors Return from Essay Writing Retreat:  Pickup at GWCS at approximately 12:00 pm.
  • Our Daily Bread - Community Service Event Deadline to sign-up with Advisor ($5.00)

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. 

FALL 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!

COYOTE ROBOTICS NEEDS SPONSORS:

Parents, do you know or work for an organization that can sponsor our Robotics Teams 965 and 3749? Coyote Robotics is a Northern Virginia non-profit organization that is dedicated to inspiring students to follow careers in math, science, and technology through the fun and engaging FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition. We are in need of sponsors to support our team's required materials, registration, food and travel expenses. If you can help, contact team Coach Gary Lindner at lindnergt@gwcommunityschool.com.

 

GET INVOLVED WITH PAC! 
2015-2016 PAC Volunteer Form


COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY...

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House GWCS community service event dates for 2015-2016 school year.

Ronald McDonald House GWCS community service event dates for 2015-2016 school year.

Each month, a GWCS parent volunteer and a few GWCS students help the Northern Virginia Ronald McDonald House create a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children admitted at the Fairfax INOVA Hospital. Students cook dinner for families who live too far away from the hospital to return home each night.   If you are interested in participating in this fun and rewarding community service opportunity - sign-up on the whiteboard in the cafe on the school store door.  Space is very limited so sign-up today!  Questions?  Contact parent volunteer Ann Marie Ternullo.


COMMUNITY SERVICE KUDOS...

Dyslexia 5K Results

Thank you to all of the GWCS teachers, students, parents, siblings, friends and dogs who participated in (and/or contributed to) the 5K Run/Walk for Dyslexia community service event with Mr. Connelly on Sunday, October 11th!  It was an invigorating morning at a beautiful location for a good cause!  GWCS had a great turnout with over 20 participants.   Congratulations to Josh Bane for coming in first place for his age group and tenth overall!  Woot Woot!

 


UPCOMING TRIPS...

WHAT:    SENIOR ESSAY WRITING RETREAT
WHERE:  LAKE ANNA STATE PARK, VA
WHEN:   OCTOBER 21-23, 2015
WHO:     GWCS SENIORS


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


FUTURE EVENTS...

GWCS CALENDAR

BASKETBALL CALENDAR
 

Oct 29 - SGA Pumpkin Carving
Oct 30 - Last Day of 1st Quarter
Oct 30 - SGA School Day Party & After School Halloween Movie
Nov 2 & 3 - No School: Student Holiday / Teacher Workdays
Nov 5 - Underclassmen School Photos by Lifetouch
Nov 6 & 7 - Junior Gettysburg Trip
Nov 8 - Our Daily Bread Community Service Event
Nov 9 - Senior Portraits by Lifetouch
Nov 10 - Class Ring Orders Due -
Nov 13 - 15 - Fall Shakespeare Trip to Staunton, VA
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


HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS...

SCHOOL EVENTS:  GWCS Online Calendar
SIGN-UP FOR ACTIVITIES:  GWCS CoyoteWeb Activity Sessions (not operational yet)
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

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