LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK: October 8-16, 2016

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STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

The student of the week is CECILIA HARRIS for demonstrating the GWCS value of  LEARNING!

Cecilia is the kind of student who makes all of her classes better just by being in them!  Cecilia is enthusiastic about learning and works hard to meet or exceed every benchmark.  One of Cecilia’s teachers was heard saying, “Her eagerness to contribute in class is off the charts!”

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 8, 2016

  • Walk for Paws:  Community Service event with Mr. Connelly from 7:30 am - 10:30 am (info)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016

  • No School:  Columbus Day Holiday

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016

  • Gettysburg Permission Forms Due - Juniors turn in forms to basket on Ms. Mauney's desk
  • Senior Essay Writing Retreat Permission Forms Due - Seniors turn in forms to basket on Ms. Mauney's desk
  • Theatre Audtions with Mr. Goldie & Brian Conner from 2:40 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Flag Football Game with Mr. Fedinatz - GWCS vs. Kingsbury at 4:00 pm (map)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016

  • No School:  Yom Kippur

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016

  • Theatre Audtions with Mr. Goldie & Brian Conner from 2:40 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Music Club with Mr. Torres from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Anime Club with Ciara O'Brien from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • School Beautification with SGA from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm (community service opportunity)
  • PAC Parents' Meeting:  All parents encouraged to attend from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (light dinner provided)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016

  • Flapjack Friday:  SGA breakfast for sale from 9:00 am - 9:30 am.  Fifty cents per flap jack or three for one dollar.  Bring enough cash to match your appetite!
  • Junior Gettysburg Trip Departs with Mr. Goldie at 10:30 am
  • Improv / Theatre with Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016

  • Junior Gettysburg Trip Returns to GWCS at approximately 4:30 pm
  • Accotink Watershed Cleanup - Community service event with Ms. Warden from 9:00 am - 11:30 am (see details below)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016

  • College Fair at Fair Oaks Mall from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (info)

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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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PAC #1 - CALLING ALL PARENTS

PAC PARENTS' MEETING

Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please RSVP YES to the PAC Parent Meeting on Thursday, October 13th from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM! In this meeting parents will get to know each other and hear more information about how to optimize their family's experience at GWCS. We are such a small school that we really depend on parent involvement. It actually DOES take a village!

We have rewarding and enriching opportunities for every level of commitment/involvement—in front of and behind the scenes. Please RSVP YES and be a part of your Coyote PAC!

Dinner will be provided! Come as you are!    Please RSVP so that we know how much food to order.  Thank you!

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PAC #2 - WATERSHED CLEANUP

COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT

Saturday, October 15, 2015
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Help keep our waters clean, collect trash from streams and trails.  Compile and report results.

Earn 2.5 hours of community service. If your parent(s) or sibling(s) join you will receive an additional hour of community service.  

Please wear long sleeves and boots.  Gloves are recommended.  Be prepared to get messy! 

RIVERBEND PARK with Ms. Warden
8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA (map)

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PAC #3 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

GWCS is very fortunate to have a strong family-volunteer base whose commitment makes many GWCS programs possible. This base really makes a huge difference in our small, tight-knit community.  Thank you to all of the parents who completed the PAC Volunteer Form during Back-to-School Night!  We have a strong list of volunteers to get the school year started but still need more volunteers.   Please consider how you can help.

 

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Click on apples to sign-up to send in a bag!

Click on apples to sign-up to send in a bag!

PAC #4 - APPLE BOWL

(SIGN-UP SLOTS AVAILABLE THRU THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR)

Apple Donations Needed for the Student Lounge Apple Bowl:  Parents are invited to help keep the apple bowl in the cafe full of apples for the students to munch on during the day.  If you're interested in contributing, please click here to signup to donate a bag of apples.  When you, or your child brings your apples to school - put them in the blue bowl in the sofa area.  If the bowl is full, put them in the designated "apple drawer" in the refrigerator.

Thank You!

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

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FUTURE EVENTS...

Refer to GWCS online calendar for details.

Oct 17:  SGA LETTUCE  Day!
Oct 17:  FCPS College Info Night
Oct 18:  Flag Football Game @ Basis
Oct 19-21:  Senior Essay Writing Retreat
Oct 27:  Flag Football Game @ Chelsea
Oct 28-30:  Staunton Shakespeare Fall Trip
Oct 30:  Girls Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Commonwealth
Oct 31:  SGA Halloween Party
Oct 31:  Scary Movie Marathon
Nov 3:  Underclassmen Photos by Lifetouch
Nov 4:  Last Day of 1st Quarter
Nov 6:  Complete the Circle
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

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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  
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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