Next Week at GWCS:
May 28 - June 4, 2016


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STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

The student of the week is MAX GINSBERG for demonstrating the GWCS value of KINDNESS

"Max is always asking if there is anything he can do to help me out in the lab and has given up valuable after-school, lunch, and holiday time to assist. Max always finds a way to cheer you up whether through asking about your day, showing you a picture from his internship, or finding a slide whistle to play (some of us think it’s the most underrated instrument around here)."  ~Ms. Newton

"I see Max reaching out to new students to make them feel comfortable more than any other student in the school.  Although I'm not a new student, Max texted me when I was out sick recently just let me know he was thinking about me."  ~Mr. AB

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...

GWCS ONLINE CALENDAR

SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016

  • CERT community service opportunity for CERT Trained Team from 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • GWCS Facilities Work Weekend - Available to help?  Signup HERE.  Questions?  Contact Melissa Morgan at pac-facilities@gwcommunityschool.com

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016

MONDAY, MAY 30, 201

TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016

  • Prom Tickets on sale during lunch for $55 (Price goes up to $60 at the door!)
  • Hot Dog Lunch by Mr. F's advisory, every Tuesday for the rest of the school year!
  • Music Club with Mr. Andrews Bashan from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm:  Saving Private Ryan
  • Softball Game:  GWCS vs. Siena at 3:30 pm (map)

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016

  • Prom Tickets on sale during lunch for $55 (Price goes up to $60 at the door!)
  • Chess Club with Mr. Hickman from 2:40 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Anime Club with Mr. Andrews Bashan and Ciara from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Improv/Theatre with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Softball Game:  GWCS vs. British School [game is being rescheduled]
  • Senior Parent Memory Board Party with Kathy Easley from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016

  • Prom Tickets on sale during lunch for $55 (Price goes up to $60 at the door!)
  • Staff Meeting from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm:  The Search

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016

  • Internships! [juniors & seniors] Questions?  Contact Mrs. Stombres at stombreskl@gwcommunityschool.com
  • OBX!  [freshmen & sophomores] Canoe Trip and Naturalist Tour from 8:00 am - 3:15 pm - no gym

SATURDAY, June 4, 2016

  • SAT/Subject Tests proctored at GWCS from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • PROM at The Patriot Hall from 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm (map)

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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.

PAC #1) FACILITIES WORK WEEKEND...

Fri-May 27th, Sat-May 28th, Sun-May 29th, Mon-May 30th

Our painting party starts Friday, May 27th, while the kids are away for OBX and Internships.  Time slots are vague so just enter the hours that work for you, and if there’s a particular way you want to help (like trim work) enter it in the notes.  This is a ROLLING sign up, so if we don’t finish by Memorial Day, additional days will be scheduled.  If you are interested in helping, but can’t make these days, please reply by email with dates that work for you to help in selecting the next paint day.

Questions or Suggestions?
Melissa Morgan
PAC Facilities Chair
(703) 220-6333
PAC-Facilities@GWCommunitySchool.com

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PAC #2)  GRADUATION MEMORY BOARD PARTY

(WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1ST, @ 6:30 PM)

The first memory board party at GWCS on Monday, May 9th, was a success, with seniors and their parents enjoying sharing pictures and memories together.  A second party will be held at GWCS on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:30 pm. Here's your chance seniors and parents to get everything done and have fun while doing it!  

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Kathleen Easley at kaseasley@icloud.com

Looking forward to seeing you on June 1st!

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PAC #3)  STUDENT LOUNGE APPLE BOWL & FINALS SNACKS

Thank you for contributing to the Student Lounge Apple Bowl. It has been a success.

For the end of the school year, we have added a list of snack contributions. Particularly for Finals Week! Please take a look at the Apple Bowl link to contribute a treat for the end of the school year.

Thank you for keeping the Coyotes spirit and energy up and running with the pack!

Thank You!

Linda Campbell, PAC Volunteer Chair
pac-volunteer@gwcommunityschool.com

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CLASS OF 2016...

IMPORTANT DATES & INFO

GWCS CLASS OF 2016 WEBPAGE
GWCS GRADUATION ACTIVITY PLANNING GUIDE

  • April 6:  Seniors measured for cap and gown
  • April 7:  Order your Graduation Announcements by this date
  • April 21:  Beach Trip Permission Forms due by this date
  • May 9:  Memory Board Making Party at GWCS at 6:30 pm
  • May 12:  Graduation announcements should be mailed by this date
  • May 19:  RSVP with total number of guests and submit graduation fee
  • May 22-26:  Senior Beach Week in Corolla, NC
  • June 1: Memory Board Making Party at GWCS at 6:30 pm
  • June 13:  Graduation Speeches are due - turn in to Ms. Mauney
  • June 13:  Memory Boards are due - turn in to Ms. Mauney
  • June 16:  Graduation Rehearsal at Masonic Temple
  • June 18:  Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony & Reception

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FINAL EXAMS: WEEK OF JUNE 13 - 17...

 NO GYM.  SCHOOL HOURS ARE DIFFERENT.  READ CAREFULLY!

  • June 13-17: No Gym! Notice the school day is from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm during finals.
  • June 13-17: BRING A BOOK TO FINALS! Students will stay in their classroom for the duration of the exam time. 
  • June 13-17: 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 they do not have a final or a review session will have silent study hall in a classroom. 
  • June 16: Thursday afternoon: Graduation rehearsal for seniors and underclassmen quilt givers. All participating must attend! Be at school NLT 12:00 pm. 
  • June 17: Friday afternoon we will have the end-ofthe-year picnic and the annual staff vs. students’ basketball game from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Parents and siblings are welcome! Volunteer to contribute to the BBQ on this GOOGLE DOC.  Thank you!

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END OF THE YEAR BBQ...

Every year, GWCS celebrates the end-of-the-school-year with a big BBQ party and a Teachers vs. Students basketball game.  The BBQ part of this tradition depends on community contributions with the highlight always being Mr. Lindner's famous, secret recipe, "Lindner Burgers"!  Do you have a family BBQ favorite you would like to share or would you rather contribute a package of paper plates?  All contributions are greatly appreciated!  Please CLICK HERE to sign-up to contribute to our end of the year BBQ!  (Note - we also need help with clean-up, scroll to the bottom of the sign-up doc.)

  • What:  End-of-the-School-Year Celebration BBQ
  • Date:  Friday, June 17, 2016
  • Time:  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location:  Kings Park Park, 8717 Trafalgar Ct, Springfield, VA 22151 (map)
  • Who:  Everybody!  Students, teachers, parents & siblings, all are welcome!
  • Contribute:  CLICK HERE to sign-up to contribute to the BBQ
  • Rain:  If it is still raining on June 17th - we will still have the BBQ but it will be moved into the school and we will only have room for students and teachers.

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ORDER YOUR GWCS YEARBOOK...

 

Mr. Connelly, Mr. Kochel and the Yearbook class have been working hard all year to create the best-ever GWCS yearbook.  You don’t want to miss out on this one!

TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK:

  • Complete the yearbook order form (CLICK HERE)
  • Make check payable to GWCS
  • Place order form and check in the collection basket on Ms. Mauney’s desk
  • Order by June 17th and save twenty-bucks!

TO PICK-UP YOUR YEARBOOK:

GWCS has an annual yearbook party in the summer where everyone comes to school to pick-up their yearbook, enjoy a summer BBQ, sign each other’s yearbooks and just hangout.  Waiting for an August yearbook delivery allows us to include photos all the way up through graduation.  Mark your calendars…

  • Yearbook BBQ & Signing Party
  • Friday, August 12, 2016
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Note:  The yearbook party is followed by a movie marathon from 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm!  You will receive the entire summer events schedule soon!

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FUTURE EVENTS...

June 10:  OBX - College Life at University of Mary Washington
June 13 - 17:  Final Exam Week (schedule)
June 13:  Senior Speeches Due (info)
June 13:  Senior Memory Boards Due (info)
June 15:  GWCS Foundation Scholarship Decision
June 16:  Graduation Rehearsal for seniors and all underclassmen quilt givers
June 17:  Last Day of School / Last Day of Fourth Quarter
June 17:  End of the Year BBQ (contribute)
June 18:  GWCS Graduation
June 20-24:  GWCS Staff Inservice Week

GWCS Summer Events (so far)...

July 14:  Movie Marathon #1
Aug 10:  Nationals vs. Indians Baseball Game
Aug 12:  Yearbook BBQ & Signing Party
Aug 12:  Movie Marathon #2
Aug 14-16:  Chincoteague Bay Trip
Aug 24:  Bowling Bash

Under Consideration:

  • Community Yard Sale at GWCS
  • Farmer's Market Visits
  • Baltimore Aquarium

Looking for Summer classes and camps?  We have lots and lots of links on our GWCS Summer Web Page 

July 11 - Aug 5:  SUMMER COVE CAMPS for middle school students held at GWCS!  One week / half-day sessions - 32 different classes to choose from!  


LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT YEAR...

2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

Wondering when the first day of school is next year or when you should plan your spring break vacation for next year?  Maybe you're hoping to go on the Staunton Shakespeare Trip or the MIT Splash Trip and want to add the dates to your calendar now?  Next year's school year schedule is available on the GWCS online calendar as well as on a one-page at-a-glance calendar, both are linked below.  (Events and dates are subject to change - although unlikely.)

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HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS...

SCHOOL EVENTS:  GWCS Online Calendar
OFF-SITE EMAIL: GWCS Microsoft 365 Webmail
BASKETBALL:  Coyote Basketball Schedules
SCHOLARSHIPS/DONATIONS:  GWCS Foundation
PARENT PORTAL:  Webpage with Links to School Related Documents & Forms  
PARENTS - COYOTE PAC:  GWCS PAC Webpage 
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365:  GWCS Cloud 
COYOTE WEB:  Student's Grades, Attendance and More  
STAFF CONTACT INFO:  GWCS Teacher & Staff Emails & Phone Numbers
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:  GWCS Closings & Delays 
 

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