LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK: Oct. 29 - Nov. 6, 2016


STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

The student of the week is BRIAN CONNER for demonstrating the GWCS value of  INVESTMENT!

Brian makes his mark on the GWCS community by getting involved and going the distance every chance that he gets!  Brian is one of the masterminds of the all the amazing SGA events.  He camps, he talks (and dresses like a pirate), he eats lettuce at lightning speed, and now he is the driving force behind the theatre clubs production of My Three Angels.  If you want your activity to be a complete success, the first step is to recruit Brian! 

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, OCTOBER 29, 2016

  • Staunton Shakespeare Trip with Mr. Goldie (info)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016

  • Staunton Shakespeare Trip  with Mr. Goldie returns to GWCS at approx. 7:00 pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016

  • HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
  • NO GYM - come to school dressed in your costume at 8:00 am
  • Gift Card FOODraiser (goal thermometer)
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 1:35 pm - 2:10 pm
  • SGA Halloween Festivities from 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm (info)
  • Scary Movie Marathon with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 7:30 pm: American Werewolf in London a surprise short, and Mothman Prophesies  (sign up -->)
  • Staff Meeting from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

  • Gift Card FOODraiser (goal thermometer)
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, november 2, 2016

  • Gift Card FOODraiser (goal thermometer)
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
  • 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

THURSDAY, november 3, 2016

PHOTO DAY!

PHOTO DAY!

  • Gift Card FOODraiser (goal thermometer)
  • Lifetouch Underclassmen PHOTOS from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (info)
    Underclassmen do NOT go to the gym - report to school at 8:00 am!
    Seniors will still go to the gym as usual.
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
  • 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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016

  • Last Day of 1st Quarter!
  • Last Day for Gift Card FOODraiser (goal thermometer)
  • Last Day for GWCS Spirit Wear - last chance to place an order (order form)
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm

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

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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 THEATRE PRODUCTION...

MY Three Angels: Fall Play Auditions Complete

After three grueling afternoons of script reading and role investigation, the books were closed and the cast was chosen.  The show is called, My Three Angels.  It is a three-act performance based on a story taking place in French Cayenne early in the twentieth century.  A displaced family struggling with a variety of maladies suddenly finds themselves being aided by an unlikely trio of ‘Angels.’  Their new-found friends turn-out to be felons from the local convict colony, out on a labor assignment that turns into a mission to save souls!

REHEARSALS:

Theatre Production is a time-intensive commitment!  Actors are expected to be at all rehearsals on time.

BEHIND THE SCENES:

If you would like to be involved behind-the-scenes helping with things such as as staging, costumes, props or refreshments -- email Mr. Goldie immediately!

The cast of ten characters will be portrayed as follows:

  • Felix...............Anne Callaway
  • Emili..............Delia O’Grady
  • Marie Louis....Lizzie Weber
  • Jules...............Josh Clark
  • Joseph............Brian Conner
  • Alfred.............Ben Foster
  • Md. Parole......Luke
  • Henri.............Chris Abatzis
  • Paul................Jack Dwyer
  • Lieutenant......Max Ginsberg

Performance nights are planned for:

Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 pm
      -and-
Friday, December 16th at 7:00 pm

We’ll see you there!

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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 - GIFT CARD FOODRAISER:

OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 3, 2016

GOAL:  $600

raised So far...$185

This is the last week for the GWCS community is coming together to support local families in need by donating grocery gift cards to Britepaths. Send in grocery gift cards (in $10, $25 or $50 denominations preferred) and deposit them in the collection box on Ms. Mauney's desk.  Help us meet our goal of $600 in grocery gift cards.  Preferred cards:  Shoppers Food Warehouse, Giant, Safeway or Walmart.  Read more... 

Julia O'Grady, PAC Community Service Chair

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#2 PAC - APPLE BOWL

Parents,

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, PAC Volunteer Chair
 

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THANK YOU VERY BRUNCH!

The GWCS staff was treated to a delicious brunch on Tuesday, October 25th.  Thank you to all the parents who volunteered and contributed!  We enjoyed every bite and truly appreciated all of your efforts!   Special thanks to our newest PAC Exec, Mary Hill!


GWCS FOUNDATION...

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

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 the "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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GWCS CLASS RINGS...

Would you like to order a GWCS Class Ring?  All juniors will automatically receive 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!



FUTURE EVENTS...

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

Nov 7:  No School - Student Holiday
Nov 8:  No School - Election Day
Nov 8:  GWCS Election Party
Nov 9:  Senior Portraits by Lifetouch
Nov 9:  School Beautification Community Service
Nov 9:  PAC Parent Meeting
Nov 10: Balfour Class Rings
Nov 14-18:  School Spirit Week
Nov 18:  Homecoming Basketball Game & Party
Nov 18-21:  MIT Splash (parent led trip)
Nov 19:  Robotics Meet-the-Field at Flint Hill, Oakton, VA
Nov 22: Heritage Feast
Nov 23-25:  No School - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 29:  Boys JV Basketball Game
Nov 30:  Girls Varsity Basketball Game
 

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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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