LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK... February 25 - March 3, 2017


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HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $19,000!

Many thanks to all in our community who donated items or are bidding on auction items.  On Day 1 of the online auction, we raised over $9,000! Keep bidding and keep looking, we had a few new items come online this week.

Featured items this week are in the “Vacation Homes and Experiences” section:

  • Item 103  Kiawah Island, South Carolina House for up to 8 people
  • Item 104  Montreat, Western North Carolina House for up to 10 people
  • Item 105  Day or Evening Sunset Sailing Adventure on the Chesapeake Bay
  • Item 106  Tickets to a UVA Football Game of your choice for the 2017 Football Season

Funds Raised in the auction are spent on the Four Ts: Teachers, Technology, Trips, and Traditions.

  • Teachers: Appreciation events, birthday gifts, classroom support and improvements, professional development
  • Technology: Specialized technology equipment, services and software over and above routine IT expenses
  • Trips: Senior writing retreat, junior trip to Gettysburg, OBX trips
  • Traditions: Graduation, Heritage Feast, Event Night

All money raised from the auction will be spent in 2017, so you will see immediate benefits from your donation.  The auction ends on THURSDAY, MARCH 2 at 10 PM.

Please email Deiadre with any questions, or call her at 571-422-8935.

Deiadre Rauch
Coyote PAC Fundraising Chair
PAC-Fundraising@gwcommunityschool.com   

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CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK!

NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017

  • Coyote PAC Silent Auction - Bid Today! (info)
  • Robotics - Virginia State Championships in Lynchburg, VA with Mr. Lindner (map)

Go Coyote Robotics Teams!  Have fun robot-ing at the State Championship this weekend!  We will be howling for you!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017

  • Coyote PAC Silent Auction - Bid Today! (info)School Spirit Week:  PAJAMA DAY
  • Staff Meeting from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm:  Race
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  • Girls Varsity Basketball
    ISSAC Championship Game:
     

GWCS vs. Siena at Barrie School.  Tip off at 7:00 pm (map)
Calling all Coyotes... Please come out and cheer on our Coyote Girls Team!  This is the first time GWCS has made it to an ISSAC Championship game.  Show your school spirit and support.  Be there.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017

  • Coyote PAC Silent Auction - Bid Today! (info)
  • School Spirit Week:  FORMAL DAY
  • Add/Drop Deadline for 3rd Quarter
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

  • Coyote PAC Silent Auction - Bid Today! (info)
  • School Spirit Week:  MISMATCH DAY
  • Newspaper Meeting during lunch in Mr. Pereira's classroom
  • Food Chemistry Elective with Ms. Newton from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • PAC Parent Party with Ms. Warden from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (info) (rsvp)

THURSDAY, march 2, 2017

  • Coyote PAC Silent Auction - Bid Today! (info)
  • School Spirit Week:  JERSEY DAY
  • GSA Meeting during lunch with Anne & Mr. Pereira - all are welcome!
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Anime Club with Mr. Fedinatz and Ciara from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Music Club with Mr. Torres from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

  • Coyote PAC Silent Auction - Bid Today! (info)
  • School Spirit Week:  (THE) OFFICE DAY
  • National Day of Unplugging (info)
  • Improv with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • SGA - The Office Marathon from 3:15 pm - 6:47 pm (Sign Up Here)

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PANINIS, PINOTS, PILSNERS, AND POP!

PAC Parent Party

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dear Coyote Parents and Grandparents:

I hope that you will be able to join me at the PAC Parent Party Wednesday, March 1st from 6:30-8:00 PM at the school. This year our PAC Parent Theme is “Insiders’ Guide to GWCS.” Please take a moment to answer the two question survey attached to let me know that you will be attending as well as what you would like to know more about here at GWCS.

PAC will provide food, drinks and door prizes... and we'll also be celebrating the last day of our ONLINE AUCTION.  Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to connect with other GWCS parents!

Best,  

Alexa

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BASKETBALL BANQUET...

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE GWCS BASKETBALL BANQUET

WHO GOES TO THE BANQUET?  This banquet is open to all GWCS basketball players, managers, videographer, photographer, scorekeepers, statisticians, parents, siblings, friends, teachers, coaches and any other fans!  Everyone must purchase a ticket in advance.

BANQUET DATE:  Thursday, March 16, 2017 (RSVP/Purchase tickets by March 6th!)

LOCATION:  PJ Skidoos, 9908 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA22030 (map)

TIME:  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

TICKETS:  $35.00/each 

  • Please send check in to Ms. Mauney by 9:00 am Tuesday, March 6, 2017
  • Make checks payable to GWCS.
  • Indicate in signature line the number of tickets needed.
  • Tickets will be sent home with student and GWCS will add your RSVP to this signup genius.  Do NOT RSVP here - GWCS will add you to the RSVP list when we issue your tickets!   
  • Note:  If you plan on attending but not eating - that is fine but, we need to know so that enough tables and chairs are set-up.  Please email Ms. Mauney for a seat-only request by March 6th.

DINNER:  Buffet dinner with a little something for everyone including chicken, pork, pasta (vegetarian), salad, dessert, hot and cold drinks.      

ENTERTAINMENT:  Coach’s speech, highlight video and varsity awards.

DRESS CODE:  Semi-formal

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NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING...

Friday, March 3, 2017

The National Day of Unplugging is a 24 hour period – running from sundown to sundown – and starts on the first Friday in March.

COYOTES UNPLUG TO CONNECT!

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GWCS is going to participate at an entry level this year.   All GWCS students and teachers are encouraged to accept the Coyote Challenge and turn in their cell phone for just six hours on Friday, March 1st.  Participants will drop off their phone in Mrs. Sinichko's office at 9:15 am and may retrieve them at 3:15 pm.  Participants of the Coyote Challenge, and those who choose to participate in the National Day of Unplugging for 24 hours, should sign the poster in the cafe next to Mr. F's classroom.  

Bonus:  Participants will receive a cell phone sleeping bag!

Are you up for the challenge? 

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SNACKALICIOUS...

Tremendous thanks to parents for donating apples and granola bars to keep Coyotes energized!

Demand is high and the snacks go quickly. Please consider signing up and dropping off a bag of apples or granola/ cereal bars. When you SIGN UP you'll receive an email reminder to make it super easy.

Special thanks to those who have made donations since January:

Carol Hearle, Kebby Kelly, Terry Byol, Tanis Batsel Stewart, Paula Nelson, Randy Bellows, Mary Beth Burger, Anne Bentley, Barry Miles, Jan Syers, Jennifer Schulman, Debbie Fuller, Mary Hill, Andrea Spiegel...and Anonymous Apple Fairies!

Thank you,  

Linda Campbell
Coyote PAC Volunteer Chair
PAC-Volunteer@gwcommunityschool.com

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THIRTEENTH ANNUAL GWCS HEXAGON EXTRAVAGANZA...

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Join Mr. Goldie for an evening of laughter!

WHAT:  Hexagon is a nonprofit organization composed of people whose purpose is to create and stage an original, political, satirical, musical comedy revue each year, both to have fun entertaining and to raise money for local charities. 

WHEN:  Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm  (Theatre at 8:00 pm)

WHERE: Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake Street NW,  Washington DC 20016  (map)

COST:  Dinner + Ticket + Ride + Fun = $50.  This is a 'first come, first served' event (limited number of seats). If you like political, musical, satirical theatre then bring a fifty dollar check (per person) to school made out to GWCS.

DRESS: semi casual (no jeans, no tennis shoes, no t-shirts) 

THE PLAN:   We will leave after school at approximately 4:30 pm, drive downtown, eat dinner together (at Guapo’s on Wisconsin Avenue or something similar), then drive a few blocks to the theatre which begins at 8:00 pm. We should be back at the school around 10:45 pm.  

INFO:  http://www.hexagon.org/

QUESTIONS?  Email Mr. Goldie: goldiera@gwcommunityschool.com

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SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK...

Show your school spirit by dressing accordingly:

Monday 2/27: PAJAMA DAY!

Tuesday 2/28: FORMAL DAY!

Wednesday 3/1: MISMATCH DAY!

Thursday 3/2: JERSEY DAY!

Friday 3/3: (THE) OFFICE DAY!

The grand finale of Spirit Week... 

The Office Marathon!
Friday, March 3rd from 3:15 pm - 6:47 pm 

Stay after school and watch 3 1/2 hours of The Office on the big screen.

Who should you thank?  Your SGA!  How should you thank them?  With a bowl of jello that contains a stapler, of course!

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CLASS OF 2017 GRADUATION...

SENIOR FAMILIES

  • Count Down to Graduation:  Four Months!
    Please visit the GWCS Senior Webpage often to keep track of important info, forms and dates! 
  • College Acceptances:  Seniors - remember to send Mrs. Sinichko an email with the name of the colleges where you are accepted and details about any scholarships you were offered.

UNDERGRADUATE FAMILIES

  • Volunteers:  Thank you for volunteering!  Task descriptions of your volunteer job will be sent out in March.  (April and May are when graduation preparation really gears up!)  As always, feel free to contact Cheryl Massey, PAC Graduation Chair (contact info below) with questions or for more information.

  • Volunteer Opportunity:  If you want to be part of a great team and a great GWCS Graduation experience, please contact:              

    Cheryl Massey
    Coyote PAC Graduation Chair
    PAC-Graduation@gwcommunityschool.com

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The students of the week are the SUPER SMASH BROS. CREW for demonstrating the GWCS value of TEAM PLAY.

Super Smash Bros. is one of GWCSs venerable traditions, reaching all the way back to 2004 and the original Nintendo 64 version of the game, but for some reason, until recently nobody was playing it this year. Over the past few weeks, every day during lunch, there has been a rowdy but respectful group of video gamers forging friendships in the fires of friendly competition. They are always willing to give up an available controller to anyone who asks and graciously welcome newcomers. When it's time to return to class, they fold up the stadium seating, put the controllers away, turn the game off, and fall right back into their lives as students. 

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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Mar 6:  Last day to purchase Basketball Banquet Ticket
Mar 6:  Girls & Boys Varsity Allstar Games
Mar 9:  100 Days Until Graduation!
Mar 11:  SAT & Subject Tests Proctored at GWCS
Mar 15:  Last Day to Donate to SGA Live Auction
Mar 17:  SGA St. Patrick's Day Live Auction
Mar 20:  Enrollment Contract for 2017-2018 Due
Mar 22:  Rose's Luxury - Food Chemistry Field Trip
Mar 23:  Coffee House
Mar 24:  No School - Student Holiday
Mar 29:  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair at GMU
Mar 31:  Astrophysics NRAO Field Trip

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SCHOOL EVENTS:  GWCS Online Calendar
EMAIL & ONEDRIVE LOGIN: GWCS Microsoft 365
BASKETBALL:  Coyote Basketball Schedules
SCHOLARSHIPS/DONATIONS:  GWCS Foundation
PAC APPLE BOWL:  Sign Up to Contribute
PARENT PORTAL:  School Related Forms & Info  (pw=gwcscoyotes)
PARENTS - COYOTE PAC:  GWCS PAC Webpage 
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365:  GWCS 365 Cloud Info 
COYOTE WEB:  Student's Grades, Attendance and More  
STAFF CONTACT INFO:  GWCS Teacher & Staff Emails & Phone Numbers
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:  GWCS Closings & Delays 
FACEBOOK:  Friend Request Goldie Warden to be added to the GWCS Current Families Group

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