LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK... June 10 - 17, 2017

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This is the final newsletter for the 2016-2017 school year.  


FINALS WEEK AT GWCS...

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017

  • Quilt Pin & Sew Meetup at GWCS with Linda Campbell beginning at 12:00 pm (info))
Click to access detailed final exam week schedule.

Click to access detailed final exam week schedule.

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017

  • No Gym
  • 9:00 am - Senior Memory Boards Due (info)
  • 9:00 am - Senior Speeches Due (guidelines)
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am:  2nd Period Review
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am:  Advisory
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am:  3rd Period Review
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Lunch & Quilt Signing
  • 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm:  2nd Period Final
  • No After School Activities

TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017

  • No Gym
  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am:  3rd Period Final
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Lunch & Quilt Signing
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm:  4th Period Review
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm:  Advisory
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  6th Period Review
  • No After School Activities

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017

  • No Gym
  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am:  4th Period Final
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Lunch & Quilt Signing
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm:  5th Period Review
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm:  Advisory
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  6th Period Review
  • No After School Activities

THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

  • No Gym
  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am:  5th Period Final
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Lunch
  • 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm:  Graduation Rehearsal (seniors & quilt givers)
  • --or--
  • 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm:  Optional movie & games
  • No After School Activities

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017

  • No Gym - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • Deadline to RSVP for Nats vs. Cubs Baseball Game on 6/29 (info)
  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am:  6th Period Final
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm:  Advisory & Setup
  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  End of the Year BBQ (info)
  • No After School Activities

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017

  • GWCS GRADUATION ~ Coyote Class of 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    George Washington Masonic National Memorial
    101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA  22301  (map)

    Graduation Ceremony followed by Reception
    Tickets Required for Admittance
    Allow for traffic and construction - arrive early and browse the memory boards!

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EXAM WEEK SNACK HACK...

Snacks make everything better -- even final exams.  Please SIGN UP HERE to donate apples, granola bars, grapes, cheese sticks, nuts and other treats.  Just drop off your snack of choice with your child and/or volunteer to help set up the snack table one morning next week.  The kids have really appreciated and enjoyed the snacks all year long.  Thanks to all the parents who have contributed this year!

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT:

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

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END-OF-THE-YEAR BBQ...

DATE/TIME:  Friday, June 16, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SIGN-UP:  Click Here to sign up to contribute to the BBQ

TRADITION:  It is a GWCS tradition to end the school year with a BBQ!  All students, teachers, parents, grandparents and siblings are welcome. Please help by signing up below to send in something for the BBQ.  

KEEP IT COOL:  We will not have refrigerator space, so if your item needs to stay cool, please send it in a cooler or on ice.  

LABEL:  Label all containers and/or utensils.  PLEASE remember to take containers home after the BBQ!

BRING:  A chair or blanket if you'd like something to sit on!

ENTERTAINMENT:  Some kind of fun game.  Wiffle Ball anyone?

RAIN:  In the event of rain, we will still BBQ in front of school and picnic and play games inside but we will have to limit participation to students and staff only.

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KEEP YOUR COYOTE MEMORIES ALIVE...

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Order Your 2016-2017 gWCS YEARBOOK today!

Price increases substantially after Friday, June 16th!

  • Print and complete the order form linked below

  • Turn it in to Ms. Mauney

  • Make check payable to GWCS


IMPORTANT DATES...

  • June 12:  Graduation Speeches are due - turn in to Ms. Mauney
  • June 12:  Memory Boards are due - turn in to Ms. Mauney
  • June 15:  Graduation Rehearsal at Masonic Temple 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (graduates & quilt givers will leave from and return to GWCS)
  • June 17:  Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony & Reception at Masonic Temple, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (map)

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GRADUATION VOLUNTEERS... 

ONE WEEK TO GO, AWESOME VOLUNTEERS!  

Thanks to all of you for all you're doing!

Graduation Day logistical information will be emailed to all volunteers this coming week.

We are on schedule to have a great day!

REIMBURSEMENTS!

New this week!  This is the link to an easier online way to submit reimbursements.  

Note: The online reimbursement form link is also located on the GWCS website under Resources on the Coyote PAC page.

The deadline for all reimbursement requests is Wednesday, June 21st, but Julia would prefer to get them now, before graduation.

Cheryl Massey
PAC Graduation Chair
pac-graduation@gwcommunityschool.com

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GRADUATION QUILTS - PIN & SEW VOLUNTEERS:

Quilt-making at GWCS is in full swing!

FINAL MEET UP IS SATURDAY, JUNE 10th AT GWCS FROM 12PM - 4PM

After two very successful quilt meet-ups, Linda Campbell and her enthusiastic crew of volunteers will be finishing up all the senior quilts at the final Pin-and-Sew Meet-up on Saturday, June 10 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at GWCS.  

If you are planning to attend, contact:

Linda Campbell
PAC Volunteer Coordinator
pac-volunteer@gwcommunityschool.com

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GRADUATION
MEMORY BOARDS...

SENIORS, REMINDER THAT COMPLETED MEMORY BOARDS ARE DUE TO MS. MAUNEY ON MONDAY, JUNE 12TH!

Memory Boards will be proudly featured in a beautiful display for all our guests at graduation to see!

PLEASE CONTACT MELISSA MORGAN right away if you are having any difficulty, HAVE QUESTIONS, OR just need MORAL SUPPORT!

Melissa Morgan
Graduation Memory Board Chair
melissamorgan@live.com

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SUMMER FUN WITH FRIENDS AT GWCS...

Click image to for the complete 2017 summer events schedule!

Click image to for the complete 2017 summer events schedule!

Every summer GWCS teachers plan events for students to get together and have some fun.  Click Here to read all about the events planned for this summer.  Remember to RSVP for events in advance!  

READ THIS --> The first summer event is a day at the ball park for a Nats vs. Cubs baseball game with Mr. Fedinatz and the deadline to RSVP is Friday, June 16th!

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READY, SET, READ...

The entire GWCS community is invited to participate in our Common Book Project!  Students are expected to read three common books on our list and we hope parents and siblings will join in as well!  Ms. Warden is hosting six different book discussions over the summer.  Be sure to RSVP in advance!  


SUMMER STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED...

Would you like to help out at GWCS over the summer and get a jump start on your community service hours?

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GWCS is looking for a few good students who have free time over the summer and would like to volunteer to help with odd jobs around the school from time-to-time. If you are interested, please complete the form below to add your name to our summer volunteer 'CALL LIST'. We will contact you a few days in advance of when we need volunteers.

Thank you for offering to volunteer!


The Student of the Week this week is MEGAN LOWE for demonstrating the GWCS value of INVESTMENT

Megan was indispensable in the planning of Prom.  She was the mastermind behind the decorations and  she made sure we had all of the supplies the Student Government needed.  Additionally, she came to help set up, even though she was not able to stay for the dance. Megan has consistently displayed investment in the planning of all SGA events, and she encourages the investment of others as well. As she finishes her second consecutive year as an SGA MVP, the school thanks Megan for her hours of tireless work!

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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SNAPSHOTS FROM LAST WEEKEND...

GSA CAR WASH

Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in the GWCS Gay-Straight Alliance car wash fundraiser on Saturday!  Your hard work and/or donation is greatly appreciated. We made $270.00 which will be donated to the Wanda Alston Foundation.  Thank you for coming out and supporting this fundraiser! ~Anne


INDIANA JONES PROM

The GWCS SGA, under the tutelage of Ms. Shumard,  planned and executed a fantastically adventurous Indiana Jones Prom!  D.J. Roger Muntu rocked the house with invigorating lights and up-beat music!  Special shout-out to Mr. & Mrs. Bowman for securing the location and to the following teachers and parents for chaperoning:  Dr. Garon, Mr. Lindner, Mr. Torres, Mr. Bowman, Mrs. Corrigan, Mrs. Cronin, Mr. Ginsberg and Mrs. O'Grady.  But... the most important ingredient to a successful prom: a fun-lovin', disco-dancin', silliness-havin' room full of GWCS students! 

"The energy was fantastic."  ~Rachael
"Loud but fun, glad I went." ~Christian
"Somebody once told me..."  ~Luke
"Prom was amazingly interesting." ~Molly Catherine
"I was dancing and jumping the entire night and I had my first slow dance ever.  I was relieved there was no stress and I could just have a good time!" ~Elizabeth

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PHYSICS - CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA

Dr. Cox's Honors Physics class made a splash - but did not sink - at Sunday's annual Lake Accotink Cardboard Boat Regatta.  Congratulations to Max, Zach, Josh and Titanic II!


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LOST & FOUND...

There is a table in the cafe with lost & found items.  Anything not claimed by Wednesday, June 21st will be donated to Salvation Army.

 


Congratulations to the GWCS Class of 2017!

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We will miss you!  Keep in touch and remember to come back and visit!

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Refer to GWCS ONLINE CALENDAR for details on all events.
2017 GWCS Summer Events Schedule

June 19: Nats vs. Cubs Baseball Game
July 18: Movie Marathon #1
July 26: Common Book Discussion - The Graveyard Book
Aug 2: Common Book Discussion - GO: A Kidd's Book to Graphic Design
Aug 2: Common Book Discussion - The Veldt
Aug 15: Yearbook Signing & BBQ
Aug 15: Movie Marathon #2
Aug 23: Common Book Discussion - Mindset (Adults Only)
Aug 23: Bowling Bash
Aug 29: Common Book Discussion - The Veldt (Adults Only)
Sept 5: The First Day of School!


Thank you for reading all the way to the end week after week after week!