Global Studies Academy

December Newsletter

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A Month in Review

Looking Forward

A Note from Mrs. Chadwick

I can't believe that the first semester is already coming to a close. It's been great getting to see all of our new Academy Family members at events, enrichment activities, and getting to know their fellow Academy students. I can't wait to see everyone at the Winter Social. It'll be a great way to unwind before finals start, have a good snowball fight in Texas, and see who can build the best gingerbread house.

As we close out the semester, I'll be reviewing second semester schedules to make sure students are in their correct Academy required courses.

Fall Fundraiser

The holidays are fast approaching and we’ve got a great place for all your shopping and it benefits the GSA Academy. Miss the craziness of the malls and stores and shop from the comfort of your couch or office. Check out our site through Mixedbags, share it with your friends on email and all of your social media platforms. I’ve already made my holiday list from the site and given it to my husband, no way I get a vacuum this year. Happy shopping!!! Remember it’s for a good cause….your students!

Use the following link to go to our site and send out to family and friends.

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Spirit Night & Booster Club Meeting Tuesday, December 4th

We will be holding our monthly Booster Club Meeting during Spirit Night at Fadi's. Make sure to come out for dinner and a parent meeting with the Booster Club. The Booster Club Meeting will start at 7 pm.
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Final Exams are Here

You've made it through the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year and now it's time to prepare for your first semester finals. I've attached a link to a good website that gives you some strategies for studying for your final exam.

If you want to play with your semester exam grade to see what your semester average would be, use the following math formula.

(T1 grade * .425) + (T2 grade * .425) + (exam grade * .15)= semester average

Former Students Make a Big Impact

Enrichment Activities are Due by December 14th

Volunteer Hours are Due December 3rd

Parent Volunteering

Parents who want to be involved at school! Please complete the FBISD Criminal History Application in order to volunteer at events and on field trips. Studies show that parent involvement is a key to student success. Not to mention it contributes the the family feeling that is the Global Studies Academy. We love having parents there to share in making memories with not only your student but all others as well. We have some great opportunities coming up with the Lock-In in February. Make sure to always report any volunteering hours outside of the school day to the Booster club on a monthly basis. The hours are submitted to the district and logged. The submission form is located in the newsletter. If you have not renewed your membership with our Booster Club, you can do so on-line. Our Booster Club is a key component of our success. It is essential that each of our families join every year!

School Fundraising Made Easy

Academy Booster Club! See below for more details:

Kroger: Link your Kroger Plus Card to the Global Studies Academy Booster Club. Every time you shop at Kroger we will earn rewards. Visit their website to get started. You will need our NPO: 94085.

Randalls: Link your Randall Remarkable Card to the Global Studies Academy Booster Club. Every time you shop at Randall's we will earn rewards. Visit their website to get started. You will need our charity Number: 13483.

Do you shop on Amazon? Then link your account to the Global Studies Academy Booster Club of Sugar Land, TX. Visit Amazon Smile and select our organization. Amazon will then give back 0.5% of all purchases to the Booster Club!

Corporate Matching: Many employers match gifts or give monetary donations to non-profits with which you volunteer. Click the link to see a partial list in Texas. Check with your employer for more information on how to give to the Global Studies Academy Booster Club. (Contact GSABC Treasurer Teresa Lui to receive the info necessary to give
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