LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK: February 6 - 11, 2017


STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

The Student of the Week this week is CATE HARTNETT for demonstrating the GWCS value of INVESTMENT.

 With only a couple of weeks under her belt as an enrolled student at GWCS, Cate took it upon herself to organize ‘senior night’ for the players on the boys and girls varsity basketball teams.  Seniors and their parents were honored (with flowers and cakes and other gifts in-the-making) in front of the last home audience of the season.  It was clear (from the debris and the icing-blue smiles) that another GWCS tradition was born.  See you at Senior Night 2018!  Thanks Cate!

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...

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017

  • No School - Student Holiday
  • Junior Parent/Student Conferences with Ms. Warden & Mr. Pereira (info)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017

  • Junior Parent/Student Conferences with Ms. Warden & Mr. Pereira (info)
  • Basketball Practice begins at 8:00 am during 2nd semester
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Gap Year Fair at Marshall High School in Falls Church, VA from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (info)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017

  • Food Chemistry Elective with Ms. Newton from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Girls Varsity Basketball:  GWCS vs. French School (Away) tip off at 5:00 pm (map)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball:  GWCS vs. French School (Away) tip off at 6:30 pm (map)
  • Gap Year Fair at Montgomery High School in Rockville, MD from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (info)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017

  • GSA Bake Sale during lunch (info)
  • Coffee Talk with Ms. Warden at Peet's at 2:00 pm (info)
  • 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
  • Girls Varsity Basketball:  GWCS vs. German School (Away) tip off at 3:30 pm
  • Gap Year Fair at Woodrow Wilson High School in D.C. from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (info)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017

  • GSA Bake Sale during lunch (info)
  • Improv/Theatre with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Event Night sponsored by your SGA from 5:00 pm Friday - 8:00 am Saturday (info)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017

  • Event Night pick-up at 8:00 am

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GWCS ONLINE AUCTION IS ALMOST HERE...

FEBRUARY 21 - MARCH 3, 2017

WE NEED YOUR AUCTION ITEMS NOW!

We are soliciting donations now for this year's online auction, which will run from February 21st through March 2nd. Funds raised will support three specific areas: Technology, Student Activities and Professional Development.  All money raised from the auction will be spent in 2017, so you will see immediate benefits from your donations and purchases. 

Best-selling auction items are "experiences" like vacation houses, cultural dinners, parties for students or parents, cooking lessons, beer tastings, wine parties, Ladies Night Out parties, etc.  If you have a contact at a local business, please consider asking them for a donation.  

Bidding opens on February 21st but you can start browsing our 2017 Auction items now.  In 2015-2016 we raised over $18,000.  This year our goal is $19,000.   

Already know what you want to donate?  Download and complete the AUCTION DONATION FORM and drop it off with Ms. Mauney at school (label donation "GWCS Auction") or email your form to:

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

You can also email Deiadre with any questions, or call her at 571-422-8935.  Thank you! 

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JUNIOR COLLEGE CONFERENCES...

ALL GWCS JUNIORS AND THEIR PARENTS!

Monday, February 6th
Tuesday, February 7th

Thank you to all of our junior families for signing up for a college conference with Ms. Warden & Mr. Pereira! 

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Delia & Sabrina - Fastest Hands Tissue Challenge

Delia & Sabrina - Fastest Hands Tissue Challenge

EVENT NIGHT...

Did you get your ticket yet?

On Friday, February 10, we're having our annual lock-in EVENT NIGHT!  There will be movies, music, games, tacos at 2am and more!  Event Night begins at 5:00 pm on Friday and ends at 8:00 am on Saturday.

Tickets for Event Night are on sale at the School Store every day during lunch !

Mr. P, Chris & Nick jamming at 2016 Event Night

Mr. P, Chris & Nick jamming at 2016 Event Night

  • $25 - Tickets for the full night (5:00 pm - 8:00 am)
  • $15 - Tickets for half-night (5:00 pm - 12:00 midnight)

Space is limited so buy your ticket ASAP to make sure you've got a spot at the best event EVER!  Click Here to see if you're on the list!

Eventiciously,
Your SGA
sga@gwcommunityschool.com

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WITH ALEXA...

 

We all have questions and want advice, whether it's about school, chores, allowance, screen time or looking ahead (hello, college?!). Join Alexa for a casual get-together on Thursday, February 9th at 2:00 pm at Peet's Coffee (in the Kings Park Shopping Center next to the school).   All topics welcome.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Andrea Spiegel
PAC Communications Chair
PAC-Communications@gwcommunityschool.com

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CLASS OF 2017 GRADUATION...

senior families

  • GWCS Class of 2017: It is time to start planning for your high school graduation!  At GWCS, graduation is an unforgettable day of reflection and celebration.  Please visit the GWCS Senior Webpage often to keep track of info, forms and dates regarding graduation.  
     
  • College Acceptances:  Congratulations to the GWCS seniors who have already been accepted into college!  Watch this college acceptance list grow as we get closer to graduation!  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

  • GWCS Underclassmen Families:  Graduation is an experience not to be missed by anyone at GWCS!  We depend on our underclassmen families to plan and implement graduation.  Then, when you are a senior, you can sit back and soak in this glorious day.  Thank you to everyone who signed up at the PAC meeting to be on the graduation team, but there are still slots to fill!   Come join in the fun!    For more info and to volunteer, feel free to reach out to:

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

 

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SUMMER COLLEGE PROGRAMS...

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Interested in getting a taste of college over the summer?

NOW IS THE TIME TO APPLY!

Visit the GWCS Summer Programs webpage for a running list of some fascinating opportunities for high school students!

If you have participated in a summer college program in the past and you feel it should be added to our list, please send an email with the college name and a link.

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HUNGRY, HUNGRY, KIDDOS...

The Student Lounge Apple Bowl has been such a hit that we are adding granola bars to the mix. 

SIGN UP today today to provide apples or granola bars and you will automatically receive an email reminder two days before your scheduled date. 

This is a simple (and delicious!) way to volunteer and contribute if you are short on time.  

Thank you,  

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

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TIME TO START BAKING...

The GWCS GSA would love to support your love of baking by inviting you to contribute to their upcoming bake sale!  

Bake Sale:  Please donate baked goods for the GSA's first fundraiser - a bake sale on February 9th & 10th.  All proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Human Rights Campaign.

GSA Meetings:  Every Thursday during lunch in Mr. Pereira's classroom.  All are welcome.

Questions?  Contact:

Anne C. at annec@gwcommunityschool.com
-or-
Mr. Pereira at pereiraad@gwcommunityschool.com

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THIRTEENTH ANNUAL GWCS HEXAGON EXTRAVAGANZA...

LIMITED AVAILABILITY - GRAB YOUR SPOT TODAY!

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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MIDTERM MORNING BRAIN FOOD...

Thank you to all the PAC Volunteers who organized and contributed to the midterm breakfast buffet!  All three mornings, the breakfast table was full of bagels, muffins, hard boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt, granola bars, nuts, milk and juice.  After an energizing workout at the gym, students arrived at school and swarmed the breakfast table as though they hadn't eaten all week.  By 9:30 am they were settled into their first midterm of the day - brains and bodies stimulated, alert and satisfied.  


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Save the Date:  Spring Watershed Cleanup 4/1/2017...

Two locations to choose from: Riverbend Park with Ms. Warden or Lake Accotink Park with Ms. Newton.

More information and sign-up coming in March!

Julia O'Grady
Coyote PAC Community Service Chair
PAC-Com-Serv@gwcommunityschool.com

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Refer to GWCS online calendar for details. 
GWCS Basketball online calendar

Feb 15:  Cake Decorating Class
Feb 16:  Museum of Natural History Field Trip - Biology Class
Feb 20:  No School - President's Day
Feb 20:  Robotics - Pre-States Scrimmage at GWCS
Feb 21 - March 3:  PAC Silent Auction (info)
Feb 25:  Robotics - Virginia State Championship
Feb 28:  Add/Drop Deadline for 3rd Quarter
Mar 1:  PAC All-Parents Meeting
Mar 3:  Co-Op Data Form Due (all juniors & seniors)
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

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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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