LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK... November 6-13, 2016


STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

The student of the week is XAVIER MILES for demonstrating the GWCS value of  SERVICE!

Xavier has been running a drive here at school to get students to stand against hunger by participating in the Complete the Circle FOODraiser sponsored by Britepaths and the Lorton Community Action Center. By taking this task on himself, Xavier has demonstrated the commitment to service that we all strive for as members of the community. Thanks, Xavier!

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...

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016, 2016

  • Complete the Circle community service event with Xavier from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (info)
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm (updated rehearsal schedule)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016

  • No School:  Student Holiday / Staff Workday
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm (updated rehearsal schedule)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016

  • No School:  Election Day
  • Great Falls Hike with Dr. Garon and Senor Torres from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (info & sign up)
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm (updated rehearsal schedule)
  • Election Party with Mr. Connelly from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (info & sign up)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

Senior Portraits on Wednesday!

Senior Portraits on Wednesday!

  • No Gym for seniors ONLY
  • NFHS Concussion Training for all seniors with Mr. Fedinatz from 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Lifetouch Senior Portraits from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (info)
    • Seniors are excused from gym.  Come directly to school by 8:00 am.
    • Seniors will be pulled from class when it is time for their portrait.  Ignore time listed on card you received in the mail from Lifetouch.  All seniors will have photo taken for the yearbook.
  • Basketpall Players Meeting in Connelly's room from 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm.  
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm (updated rehearsal schedule)
  • Recycling Collection with Ms. Mauney from 2:40 pm - 3:15pm (info & sign up)  
  • Soccer Club with Mr. Torres from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Food Chemistry Elective with Ms. Newton from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • School Beautification from 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm - prepare school for parent meeting and earn community service (info & sign up)
  • PAC Parents' Meeting for all GWCS parents from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Please R.S.V.P.)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

  • Balfour Class Ring Orders during lunch in the cafe (info)
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Music Club with Mr. Torres from 2:40 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Anime Club with Ciara O'Brien from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm (updated rehearsal schedule)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016

  • Improv Elective with Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm (updated rehearsal schedule)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016

  • Turkey Tip-Off Invitational Basketball Tournament at Barrie School (map)
    • Girls Varsity - 5:30 pm - Dark Blue Jersey
    • Boys Varsity - 7:00 pm - Dark Blue Jersey

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016

  • Turkey Tip-Off Invitational Basketball Tournament at Barrie School (map)
    • Girls Varsity
      Losing team from Saturday plays at 2:00 pm - Dark Blue Jersey
      Winning team from Saturday plays at 3:30 pm - Dark Blue Jersey

    • Boys Varsity
      Losing team from Saturday plays at 5:30 pm - Dark Blue Jersey
      Winning team from Saturday plays at 7:00 pm - Dark Blue Jersey

  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 10:15 am - 12:30 pm (updated rehearsal schedule)

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COYOTE CORNUCOPIA...

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.


GWCS HOMECOMING...

BASKETBALL GAME, DANCE & CASINO NIGHT...

boys varsity basketball game:

Show your school spirit and cheer on our Coyotes!  How loud can you howl?

  • Friday, November 18, 2016
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • GWCS vs. The New School
  • Accotink Academy (map)

Homecoming Dance & Casino Night:

  • WHERE:  GWCS Cafe
  • WHO:       GWCS Students
  • TIME:       6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • COST:     Tickets $20, $25 or $30 (depending on when you buy your ticket)
  • FOOD:    Chick-fil-a
  • DRESS:  Casual to Semi-Formal
  • MUSIC:  Click Here to Vote

Tickets for dance & casino:

  • $20.00 - Nov 1-11
  • $25.00 - Nov 14-18
  • $30.00 - At the Door

(Make checks payable to GWCS)

Guests:

Would you like to bring a guest to Homecoming who is not currently enrolled at GWCS?  Be sure to complete a Dance Guest Permission form well in advance to get all the necessary signatures!  There are printed copies available in the cafe.  

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GWCS FOUNDATION...

THE ANNUAL FUND FOR THE GW COMMUNITY SCHOOL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IS OPEN thru december!  

PLEASE GIVE!

The Annual Fund at GWCS has been active for over three years, with all money raised going to fund scholarships for current or prospective GWCS students.  The GW Community Foundation was established in 2014 by a group of parents who saw a need to support scholarships at the school.  Many of the parents had transformational experiences with their own children at the school and wanted to make sure that this opportunity was available to other students.  The Foundation has given out three scholarships since it's initial start, and plans on giving out many more!

Donations can be made via online at the foundation website:  www.gwcommunityfoundation.com.  Click on "Support Us".  You can also make a donation by check made out to GW Community School Foundation.

If you have any questions about the Annual Fund, please contact:

Deiadre Rauch, GWCS Fundraising Chair
deiadrerauch@me.com  

Please consider making a donation of any size to our annual fund!  We are aiming, as always, for 100% participation.  Donations made to the GW Community Foundation are tax deductible.

Thank you for your support!

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COYOTE PAC PAW PRINTS...

Coyote PAC is a GWCS program designed to more formally incorporate the wealth of parental resources and talents that are so obviously abundant in our community.   PAC Paw Prints is a section of the weekly newsletter where you can catch-up on all PAC related news and events.

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#1 PAC - FACILITIES (SCHOOL MAINTENANCE)

Donation needed:

Refrigerator for science lab.  If you have an unused, working refrigerator, please send an email to PAC-Facilities@GWCommunitySchool.com It would be put to good use and we can help with pickup.

Facilities - Honey Do List: 

Do you have handyman skills and a few hours to donate at your convenience?  Do you like to ‘shop’ for free things online or bargains without using your own money?  Do you have a truck and ability to remove items that don’t fit well in in the dumpster (or pick-up/deliver a refrigerator with the help of other volunteers)?  Do you have a woodshop and ability to make frames for the teacher’s whiteboards?  If so, you have a great opportunity to contribute to school improvements! Please add your name to the SignUp Genius List to be contacted as these types of jobs come up. 

Facilities – Painting Pizza Day:

The paint list this year is pretty small.  Probably just one weekend.  It’s quick work with a lot of hands, and a good time to catch up with other parents as you tape, paint or clean brushes – something for everyone AND coffee and pizza breaks JIf you’re interested, please send an email to PAC-Facilities@GWCommunitySchool.com with your availability and preference for the weekends of Nov 5th, 12th and/or 19th.  

Questions?  Contact:

Melissa Morgan, Coyote PAC Facilities Chair
PAC-Facilities@gwcommunityschool.com

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#2 PAC - HOLIDAY SHOP DONATIONS

GWCS will be collecting donations of NEW or GENTLY USED items for the Accotink School Holiday Shop.

New item ideas: small toys, books, stuffed animals, puzzles, pens and pencils, notebooks, art supplies, small book/tote bags, cool socks, scarves, gloves, hats.  Fun chap stick, hand cream, hair ties.

Gently used items: books, games, puzzles, small toys, CLEAN stuffed animals.

Collection will start on November 9th and run through the month of November.  Start cleaning out you closets and basements! (No USED Clothing)

Accotink Academy is a private therapeutic day school for students with a variety of learning and emotional disabilities. The school has contracts with many school systems in the area, which fund students from their districts to attend the school.

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

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#3 PAC - APPLE BOWL

click image to sign up

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Our Coyotes need apple donations for November and December.

Please consider signing up to make a healthy snack donation today.

Those who sign-up will automatically receive an email reminder two days before your apples are needed at school.

Thank You, 

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

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#4 PAC - GIFT CARD FOODRAISER:

OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 3, 2016

Thank you GWCS community for coming together to support local families in need by donating grocery gift cards to Britepaths

We raised $275 in grocery gift cards.  

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

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GWCS CLASS RINGS...

November 10, 2016 during lunch

Would you like to order a GWCS Class Ring?  All juniors have received a ring order packet with a glossy brochure.  If you are not a junior but you would like to order a class ring, ask Ms. Mauney for a ring packet.  Ring orders will be collected at GWCS on November 10th during lunch.  A Balfour representative will be at school to answer questions, assist with sizing and help with order forms.  This is a big decision so take some time to look at all of the options!

 
 

It's the... Heritage Feast! 

(insert jingle - you'll never be able to get it out of your head!)


Basketball Managers Needed...

Click on the scoreboard to read all about this rewarding opportunity!

Click on the scoreboard to read all about this rewarding opportunity!


FLAG FOOTBALL

IN THE NEWS...

HALLOWEEN

HALLOWEEN


FUTURE EVENTS...

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

Nov 14-18:  School Spirit Week
Nov 18:  Homecoming Basketball Game & Dance Party
Nov 18-21:  MIT Splash (parent led trip)
Nov 19:  Robotics Meet-the-Field at Flint Hill, Oakton, VA
Nov 22: Heritage Feast (sign up)
Nov 22:  Early Dismissal 12pm
Nov 23-25:  No School - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 29:  Boys JV Basketball Game
Nov 30:  Girls Varsity Basketball Game
Dec 1:  Girls & Boys Varsity Basketball Games
Dec 5:  Add/Drop Deadline for 2nd Quarter
Dec 5:  Barrel Oak Winery Chemistry Class Field Trip
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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