LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK: January 14 - 20, 2017

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Student of the Week  |  Next Week  |  Auction  |  Paint Weekend  |  Parents' Meeting  |  Apples  |  College  |  Thank You  |  Events  |  Links  |


STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

The Student of the Week is ELIZABETH CRONIN for demonstrating the GWCS value of RESPONSIBILITY

Elizabeth is serious about her studies and she consistently uses her extra moments to review material.  She makes sure she is prepared for quizzes and tests by diligently going over notes during any down-time in Advisory.   Additionally, Elizabeth encourages fellow students to act responsibly because she genuinely wants others to do well.

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...

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017

  • Paint Weekend with the PAC Facilities Committee between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (info)
  • Robotics North Central Qualifying Tournament for Team 965 in Orange, VA with Mr. Lindner

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017

  • Paint Weekend with the PAC Facilities Committee between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (info)

MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017

  • No School - Martin Luther King Holiday

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017

  • Bubble Party for all 8/9 PSAT takers with Mr. Goldie at 2:35 pm
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm:  The Babe
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Boys Varsity Basketball:  GWCS vs. German School (Home) tip off at 4:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017

  • 8/9 PSAT at GWCS from 8:00 am - 11:45 am (no gym for students taking this test)
  • Food Chemistry Elective with Ms. Newton from 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Trinity (Home) tip off at 4:15 pm (map)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017

  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Anime Club with Mr. Fedinatz & Ciara from 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Music Club with Mr. Torres from 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Boys JV Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. SSY (Home) tip off 4:00 pm (map)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Cornerstone (Home) tip off 5:30 pm (map)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017

  • No School - Inauguration Day

CALENDAR NOTE:

  • Midterm Exam Schedule - Please avoid scheduling appointments that coincide with exams February 1, 2, and 3.

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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.  

Each year we also have baskets with items donated from our community.  We will be collecting donations for the baskets in January, so please keep this list in mind when you're shopping over the holidays or receive anything you'd like to re-gift:

  • Wine: bottles of wine and all accessories
  • Spa: bath and shower oils, salts, towels, hair wraps, perfume, facial products, spa gift certificates, items for pedicures/manicures
  • Baking:  mixes, cookie cutters, cookie sheets, decorating tools and edibles. baking equipment
  • "After Dinner":  drinks like cognac, whiskey, Bailey's, chocolates, cigars, humidor, magazines

We only take new merchandise for the PAC online auction, but we welcome your items of "gently used" or "white elephant" merchandise for the SGA live auction in March.

Check out our 2016 Auction to see some of the items donated last year. 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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FACILITIES PAINT & PIZZA WEEKEND...

JANUARY 13 - 15, 2017

Please join the Facilities Committee to freshen up the classrooms and our school. Whether you are free for an hour or want to contribute all three days, we can use your help!  All skills needed and free training will be provided...with pizza, of course. 

Our schedule: 

  • Friday, January 13th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 14th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 15th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

We'll need volunteers immediately after class on Friday 1/13 to move furniture and start prepping the walls.  Saturday 1/14 is a prep and paint day, while Sunday 1/15 is final coat and cleanup.  Anyone who signs up for a smaller task can complete it at his/her convenience.  See the complete list and sign up for time-slots now. 

Melissa Morgan
Coyote PAC Facilities Chair
PAC-Facilities@gwcommunityschool.com
 www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C4AAFA72DABF49-gwcs3

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INSIDER'S SCOOP TO ALL THINGS GWCS...

R.S.V.P. & MARK YOUR CALENDAR TODAY!

pac parents' meeting
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
GWCS CAFE

HIGHLIGHTS FOR JANUARY MEETING:

  • Co-Ops: Why We Do Them and What They Do for Us?
  • OBX: What is an Out of the Box Education?
  • Graduation: Not Just for Seniors!
  • Reality Education: Is It a Thing?
  • And more!

All GWCS parents are encouraged to attend the quarterly PAC Meetings.  Appetizer finger foods, desserts and drinks provided (enough to call it a meal) so don't worry if you need to come directly from work.  PAC Meetings are a casual time to learn about upcoming GWCS events and opportunities as well as a great chance to mingle with fellow GWCS parents.  No pressure, just come and hangout.

Follow this link to learn more about the GWCS Coyote PAC:
http://www.gwcommunityschool.com/coyote-pac/

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APPLE-PALOOZA...

Due to an overwhelming amount of munching, the Student Lounge Apple Bowl needs more apples!

SIGN UP today and you will automatically receive an email reminder two days before you are scheduled to bring apples to school. 

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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WATCH THIS LIST GROW...

gwcs class of 2017
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!

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THANK YOU...

The GWCS staff would like to thank all of the parents who contributed to the delicious brunch last Tuesday! Big crocks of soup, bowls of salad, self-serve sandwiches and plates upon plates of yummy sweets were enjoyed by all!  

A message from the organizer:

"Within 24 hours of sending the sign up for the Faculty Appreciation Brunch, almost every slot was filled. What a terrific community! Thank you so much. "

Mary Hill
Coyote PAC Faculty Appreciation Chair
PAC-Fac-App@gwcommunityschool.com

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FUTURE EVENTS...

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

Jan 24:  PAC Parent's Meeting
Jan 27-29:  Robotics - Southwest Virginia Qualifying Tournament
Jan 30-31:  Midterm Reviews
Jan 31:  Scholarship Notification
Feb 1-3:  Midterm Exams / Early Dismissal (schedule
Feb 3:  Last Day of 2nd Quarter
Feb 6-7: Junior College Conferences (info)
Feb 7-9:  Gap Year Fairs (info)
Feb 15:  Cake Decorating Class
Feb 16:  Museum of Natural History Field Trip - Biology Class
Feb 20:  No School - President's Day
Feb 21 - March 3:  PAC Silent Auction
Feb 25:  Robotics - Virginia State Championship
Feb 28:  Add/Drop Deadline for 3rd Quarter

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HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS...

SCHOOL EVENTS:  GWCS Online Calendar
OFF-SITE EMAIL: 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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