Blazer News- November 16

Important Dates
November 16 – Q2 Progress Report
November 21-23 – Thanksgiving Break
November 28 GMC Lottery 3:30 Café
December 4-10 GTC College Exams
December 17-21 GMC Exams
A – 11/30
B – 11/16
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Thanksgiving Food Bags
NHS will be providing thanksgiving food bags on Tuesday, November 20th. If you know of a family that may have a need, you may pickup anytime on Tuesday. Bags will be at the front desk. (while supplies last)
After School Smart Center Open
Academic tutoring and homework help Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3-5 pm, in the Academic Learning Commons.
Student Volunteer Opportunities
Students please check out the list of volunteer opportunitiesthat organizations have contacted GMC about requesting volunteers.
Tree’s Greenville needs Volunteers for Thanksgiving Race Event. Click on the link about for details!
Car Decals 
We have a new small and large car decals $2 for small and $4 for large.

Stand in the shadow of the great Sphinx and wondrous Pyramids at Giza, take an overnight train to Aswan, cruise the Nile River, visit Ancient Egyptian tombs, the Valley of the Kings, and fly to Cairo to explore the excitement of this modern Egyptian city.

Mrs. Rouse and Ms. Sawicki will be taking a group of travelers to Egypt in June 2021 with Explorica Educational Tours, and we hope that you will join us! GMC students, alumni, parents, and other family members are welcome to participate in the trip. In addition, travelers have an opportunity to earn a 3-hour Humanities credit while on the trip. If interested, please attend the informational meeting on Thursday, November 29, at 6:30 pm in the GMC cafe. Because we will be serving refreshments, please RSVP to Mrs. Rouse.

Today is the last day of Spirit Week!
Mr Crawford has agreed to let us all dress down on Monday and Tuesday IF we meet our goal of $40,000! Clean out your piggy banks, keep going to events, and help us reach our $40,000 goal!!
Mr. C’s Giving Challenge

During the Blazer BBQ, Mr. Crawford made a personal donation of $1500 for new student computers for the GMC Learning Commons.
Thanks to our Blazer BBQ attendees and  to Mr. C,  we have $6,300 of the $18,000 we need for 25 computers.
The gauntlet has been thrown. Who will join him?
Donate today, so that the total can count towards Spirit Week!
Email with questions.
Today’s Events
1 pm: PEP Rally
1:45 pm: Hands on the Bus

$3 to participate. Grand prize winner will receive brand new Beats Headphones, second place $50 and third place $25
6:00 pm: Alumni Basketball Game @ Eastside High School ($3 entry $1 for GMC student)
Spirit Week Shirts still on sale! $15. Will be sold at GMC and at the Alumni Game. If a student purchased a dress down pass they may  purchase a shirt for $10.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Each family at GMC is required to volunteer 36 hours per school year at GMC. Parents may also donate items the school request through our Charter Barter Program and count them towards service hours. $10=1 service hour.  (Parent hours are logged via myfooddays. Click here for demo.)
Earn Service Hours During Career Fair
GMC is planning a career fair for January 18th. If you would be interested in speaking to our students about your career please complete this form. You may earn service hours for your time.
Charter Barter
We are in desperate need of:
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Lunch Volunteers
We rely on 3 volunteer parents per day in order to serve lunch to our students.  Signups are under the volunteer tab of myfooddays. Be sure to follow “GMC Parents in Partnership” on Facebook!
***If you have signed up and then are unable to come, please post on the Parents in Partnership page ASAP and assist us in securing a replacement.  We want to make sure our student get their lunches in a timely manner and need your help in order to do that.
Parents looking for lunch spots, please follow the page above so you receive notifications of fill-in opportunities.