Looking at Next Week...
Nov. 23 - Dec. 4, 2016

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2016 GWCS Heritage Feast a fulfilling success!  The food was abundant, delicious and represented so many different heritages!  Mission accomplished.  It was wonderful to see so many of our alumni!  Have a relaxing holiday with your family, friends and pets.

BELOW IS A BARE-BONES NEWSLETTER...

NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

NOVEMBER 23 - 25, 2016

  • No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016

  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2016

  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016

  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm:  Eight Men Out
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm 
  • Staff Meeting from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016

  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Boys JV Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Lab School (Away) 5:30 pm tip-off (map)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016

  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm 
  • Recycling Collection with Ms. Mauney from 2:40 pm - 3:15 pm (signup)
  • Food Chemistry Elective with Ms. Newton from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Girls V Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Commonwealth (Home) 4:30 pm tip-off (map)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016

  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 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 V Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Basis (Home) 5:30 pm tip-off (map)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016

  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Improv Elective with Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Girls V Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Basis (Home) 5:30 pm tip-off (map)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016

  • Robotics Central VA Qualifying Tournament with Mr. Lindner in Chesterfield, VA (map)
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016

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COYOTE CORNUCOPIA BLOG...

TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE THANKS!

We invite our entire community of parents, grandparents, students, teachers,  staff, alumni, and teachers to participate in our Coyote Cornucopia Blog during the month of November.  Thank you to all who have already contributed.

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GWCS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND...

DONATE NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 

All money raised goes to scholarships for current or prospective GWCS students.  The GW Community School Foundation was established in 2014 and has given out three scholarships so far.  Your donation will help provide many more! 

To donate online, click “Support Us” on the foundation website:  www.gwcommunityschoolfoundation.com 

Checks made out to GW Community School Foundation may be dropped off in the "tuition, forms and payment" collection basket on Ms. Mauney's desk in the cafe. 

All donations made to the GW Community School Foundation are tax deductible.  All donors will receive a letter verifying their donation and its tax deductible status by the end of the year. We are aiming, as always, for 100% participation. Please consider making a donation of any size! 

Questions? Contact GWCS Fundraising Chair Deiadre Rauch at PAC-Fundraising@gwcommunityschool.com

Thank you for your support! 

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HELP STOCK THE HOLIDAY SHOP...

GWCS is collecting donations of NEW or GENTLY USED items for the Accotink School Holiday Shop so start cleaning out your closets and basements!  Items should be labeled "Holiday Shop" and can be dropped off in front of Ms. Mauney's desk. Collection will run through the end of November. 

Accotink Academy is a private therapeutic day school for students with a variety of learning and emotional disabilities.  Students use points earned for good behavior to purchase gifts for family members at the Holiday Shop. 

  • Body lotions, body mist, perfume, cologne, shower gel, etc. 
  • New clothing and jackets (NO USED CLOTHING) 
  • Any kind of jewelry 
  • Scarves, fun socks, purses, wallets, etc. 
  • Make-up/Hair accessories 
  • Sports gear: Hats, caps, shoes, basketballs, footballs, baseballs, soccer balls, etc. 
  • Electronic accessories: Earbuds, headphones, phone cases, USB cables, chargers, etc. 
  • Board games (USED okay if all pieces included) 
  • Children’s books / “Tween” novels (USED okay if in great condition) 
  • Stuffed animals (Must be CLEAN if used) 
  • Arts and crafts / School supplies 
  • Toys for all ages 
  • Picture frames 
  • Candles 
  • Holiday decorations 
  • Wicker baskets, gift bags, bows/ribbons, and wrapping paper 

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

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GWCS 4TH ANNUAL ONLINE AUCTION

This year's online auction will run from February 21st through March 2nd, and we are soliciting donations now! 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" donated from within our community: vacation houses, cultural dinners, parties for students or parents, cooking lessons, beer tastings, wine parties, Ladies Night Out parties, etc.  We also accept donations from local businesses. If you have a contact at a local business, please consider asking them for a donation.   

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?  Fill out the AUCTION DONATION FORM and drop it off with Ms. Mauney at school (label donation "GWCS Auction") or email your form to Deiadre Rauch at PAC-Fundraising@gwcommunityschool.com.   

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

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HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?

MAKE A HEALTHY SNACK DONATION AND FILL OUR APPLE BOWL FOR DECEMBER AND JANUARY.   

Sign up and you'll automatically receive an email reminder two days before you need to bring the 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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CANDY CANE GRAMS...

Your SGA is selling candy cane grams now through December 13th! For just $1.00, you get a candy cane, a personalized note, AND we'll personally deliver it to the person of your choice. Don't feel like spreading holiday cheer to others? Then buy one for yourself instead!  If you're interested, send an email to Megan at meganl@gwcommunityschool.com and let her know who this will be for, and what you would like the personalized note to say. 

Your Loving SGA


FUTURE EVENTS...

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

Dec 5:  Add/Drop Deadline for 2nd Quarter
Dec 5:  My Three Angels Tickets go on sale ($15 advance / $20 door)
Dec 8:  Boys Varsity Basketball Game
Dec 10:  Robotics Northern Virginia Qualifying Tournament
Dec 13:  Lifetouch make-up photo day (underclassmen)
Dec 14:  Theatre Production:  My Three Angels
Dec 15:  Girls & Boys Varsity Basketball Game
Dec 16:  Theatre Production:  My Three Angels
Dec 19 - Jan 2:  Winter Break
 

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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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