Graduation Tonight

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222Commencement is tonight, June 15th. All students need to arrive by 5:30. Ceremony begins at 7p. All welcome! ShoWare Center, Kent WA. Host families are invited.

We will miss you!

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Study, Test, Celebrate!

Finals are quickly approaching, please see schedules below:

IEP students: Finals for Levels 1- 3 – Kent Campus

  • Monday, June 11th – Last full day class
  •  Tuesday – 12p – 5p (shuttle will leave Kent campus @ 3:10 & 5:10p)
  • Wednesday – 12p – 3p (shuttle will leave Kent campus @ 1:40 & 3:10p)
  • IEP Celebration at Main Auburn campus to follow at 5p. SU Building, Grand Hall

IEP students: Finals for Level 4 & Academic Bridge- Auburn Campus

  • Students should have their schedules. If not they need to check with their instructors. Some finals have already begun for them. Bridge students may also have Academic finals. They should have that schedule also.

Academic students: Monday – last full day of classes. Tuesday – no classes, Study Day.

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LibraryMaybe your student would like to study at the Holman library on campus?

 

This is a great time for celebrating all accomplishments, some students will be graduating and leaving GRC, but many will be continuing on – come celebrate with us and congratulate all our students for a really great year!

celebrate 6-15-2018Friday, June 15, 2018, 1:00 -2:30 pm  Student Union – Grand Hall  ~Join Us for a Lunch Buffet ~ Please wear your cap and gown for photos!  A group Graduate Photo will be taken at 2:00p. Host families are invited.

Intensive English Program

End of Quarter Celebration June 13th, 5p in the Grand Hall, SU Building  Host families are invited.

Mocktail

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Commencement will be Friday, June 15th. All students need to arrive by 5:30. Ceremony begins at 7p. All welcome! ShoWare Center, Kent WA. Host families are invited.

Travel 6-2018

Travel Signatures for Summer Vacation Is your student traveling outside the U.S. during summer vacation? If so, please remind the to come to the IP Office and meet with their advisor before departing the U.S.  They must have their travel documents signed prior to leaving. They must bring their I-20 and a photo ID. 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

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2 weeks until finals!

Can you believe that spring quarter finals are just 2 weeks away (June 15th)?!

Below are some ideas that you can give to your student(s) about study tips:

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Also, the Housing Team has had many students come in and inquire about the summer quarter rate if they are going home for the break. Please see the rates below:

If the student is 16 years old-

  1. Students will pay $14.25 per day that they are not in the home.
  2. Students may leave their belongings in their room.
  3. Host Families may NOT host another student while their student is on vacation.
  4. If a student stores their belongings elsewhere and does not pay the half-rate, the host family may host another student and does not need to reserve the room.

If the student is 17 years and older-

  1. Students will pay $12.25 per day that they are not in the home.
  2. Students may leave their belongings in their room.
  3. Host Families may NOT host another student while their student is on vacation.
  4. If a student stores their belongings elsewhere and does not pay the half-rate, the host family may host another student and does not need to reserve the room.

EVENTS

#1 Community Event – Grand Iftaar (Breaking of Ramadan Fasting)comunity

 

 

 

Islamic Center of Kent (ICK) management cordially invites you, your family, and your Church Community members to join us for a Grand Iftaar (Breaking of Ramadan Fasting) and Community Outreach event that will be held on:

There will be an important talk by Sheikh Syed Imran Ahmed, and Sheikh Qasim Hateem on the topics “Why do Muslims fast? Ramadan- Its Virtues and Impacts on the Society”. Program Details:

  • 7:00-7:30p -Welcome & fellowship
  • 7:40-8:15p – Speaking by Sheikh Qasim Hateem & Sheikh Syed Imran Ahmed
  • 8:45-9:00p – Iftaar – Breaking of fasting with dates, fruits & water
  • 9:00-9:15 – Break for Maghreb prayer
  • 9:15-10:00 – Dinner and program closing

 

#2 Spring graduation is right around the corner! Join us in all the celebration!

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  • Mocktails: June 13th at 5p in SU-Grand Hall
  • IP Graduation Celebration: Friday, June 15th. From 1-2:30p in the Grand Hall in the SU building. Buffet lunch will be provided. Please come celebrate with our students.
  • Graduation Celebration: Friday, June 15th, 1-2:30p SU Grand Hall – Lunch buffet provided.

 

#3 K-POP: I don’t know him but I bet your students do! 

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Eric Nam, K-Pop musician. Will be performing Sunday, June 10th at the Neumos in Seattle. For more information contact the Students Activity department in the SU building.

 

#4 GRC has many artistically talented students!

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Join us for the Espial Book Release party and Poetry reading. There will be a reception and the Espial book will be on sale for $10.00. June 7th, SH 273 from 12-1:30p

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Just a little over 3 weeks until incoming summer students!

graduateSpring graduation is right around the corner! Join us in all the celebration!

  • Mocktails: June 13th at 5p in SU-Grand Hall
  • IP Graduation Celebration: Friday, June 15th. From 1-2:30p in the Grand Hall in the SU building. Buffet lunch will be provided. Please come celebrate with our students.
  • Graduation Celebration: Friday, June 15th, 1-2:30p SU Grand Hall – Lunch buffet provided.

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Official arrival day for summer quarter is June 19th. We have spoken with many of you on the phone or through email over the last few weeks. We know you are disappointed that you are not getting a new student. Housing had hoped for higher numbers also, we wish we had students to fill each and every home. We also know that many of you have gotten used to having a full house and count on the income. Your students know when you are hosting mostly for the income. They come in and want to move. These are a few comments Housing hearing lately:

  • Don’t eat anything in the refrigerator without asking
  • I am only going to cook dinner 3 nights a week. If you don’t want to eat left overs you can call UBER Eats or eat at school
  • Do you know anyone who would like to move in
  •  You can only have one piece of fruit a day, either an apple or banana.
  • Don’t run the washer and drier more than once a week, do you know what the water/electric bill cost me each month

Community Event – Grand Iftaar (Breaking of Ramadan Fasting)comunity

Islamic Center of Kent (ICK) management cordially invites you, your family, and your Church Community members to join us for a Grand Iftaar (Breaking of Ramadan Fasting) and Community Outreach event that will be held on:

There will be an important talk by Sheikh Syed Imran Ahmed, and Sheikh Qasim Hateem on the topics “Why do Muslims fast? Ramadan- Its Virtues and Impacts on the Society”. Program Details:

  • 7:00-7:30p -Welcome & fellowship
  • 7:40-8:15p – Speaking by Sheikh Qasim Hateem & Sheikh Syed Imran Ahmed
  • 8:45-9:00p – Iftaar – Breaking of fasting with dates, fruits & water
  • 9:00-9:15 – Break for Maghreb prayer
  • 9:15-10:00 – Dinner and program closing

Is your student ptraavellanning to travel outside the U.S. this summer? Students must come into the IP office and have their adviser sign their travel documents prior to leaving. This process could take up to 2 weeks. Please ask your student to plan ahead.

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How are classes going? May 25th is the last day to officially submit a Pass/Noncredit petition or complete an Official Withdrawal from a class.

K-Pop

I don’t know him but I bet your students do! Eric Nam, K-Pop musician. Will be performing Sunday, June 10th at the Neumos in Seattle. For more information contact the Students Activity department in the SU building.

Art reception

GRC has many artistically talented students!

  Join us for the Espial Book Release party and Poetry reading. There will be a reception and the Espial book will be on sale for $10.00. June 7th, SH 273 from 12-1:30p

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Have a wonderful weekend! Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day.

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Preliminary Placement has begun!

new studentsYes it is true – we are only 4 weeks out until our new summer quarter students arrive. I wish I could tell you that Housing was able to place a student with every family that replied to our availability email, but that will not be possible. Please be patient with us – we are continuing to get new students and we are also getting current student who want to move but many of them don’t want to move until the end of the quarter.

Will you be joining us to celebrate our International Students! 

  • Join us for Mocktails –> June 13th at 5p in SU-Grand Hall
  • IP Graduation Celebration: Friday, June 15th. From 1-2:30p in the Grand Hall in the SU building. Buffet lunch will be provided. Please come celebrate with our students.
  • Graduation Celebration: Friday, June 15th, 1-2:30p SU Grand Hall – Lunch buffet provided.

Many families and students are looking for fun activities to do now that the weather is getting so nice and the days are longer. What have you been up to? Any fun activities you would like to share?

There are many activities being planned for the summer quarter. Have your student check out the Activities Calendar in the SU building and be sure they sign up as soon as they can – many of the events are limited in numbers. Some of the activities do require a fee, but many are free. Most events are open to students and non-students (Yes, that means you can go). Some of the activities scheduled are:

  • Mini golf, rollermini golf skating, dessert socials, outdoor movie night, bowling, Ape Caves, Kent Cornucopia Days, Orcas Island, Camping, Bubble run, King County Fair, baseball games and so much more!

 

Are you or your student participating in Ramadan? Many of the students on campus are. Ramadan started on May 16th and goes through June 15th. Ramadan

  • Ramadan is considered the holiest month in the Islamic lunar calendar. During this time, Muslims embark on physical and spiritual journeys to renew their faith. Every day during Ramadan, fasting begins from sunrise and ends at sunset. You may have a student who is participating in the fasting. This would mean they may not be able to eat when you eat – please allow them the flexibility to eat/drink during the hours that are open to them. This may mean your student gets up a little earlier than normal or maybe they eat later. You may notice that your student is more tired than usual. This may be due to fasting and lack of fluids during the day. Also their sleep maybe disrupted in order to break their fast. Please encourage your student to drink and eat plenty when they can.water For more information, please check out these following links:
  • History of Ramadan: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/ramadan

Have a wonderful weekend!  TIFG

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Prelim Placement – begins Monday!

Mothers Day

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“My student doesn’t have any money so we don’t do anything” We live in a beautiful state! How about take a family day? Go to the beach – Point Defiance is right by the Zoo in Tacoma. You could also take your bike – there are many bike trails.

Chinese OperaGo with GRC to the Chinese Opera at the Pantages Theater in Seattle. Sunday, May 13th from 5:45p – 10:30p. $15.

 

Does your student want some pocket money? There are many jobs on campus. PleasePeers send your student to the IP office for more details.

 

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GRADUATION: Big days ahead for our student in the near future!

  • Join us for Mocktails – June 13th @ 5p in SU-Grand Hall

Please RSVP here:   https://goo.gl/forms/s0BpaAnsxkFLqqLg2

  • IP Graduation Celebration: Friday, June 15th. From 1-2:30p in the Grand Hall in the SU building. Buffet lunch will be provided. Please come celebrate with our students.
  • GRC Graduation/Commencement will be held on Friday, June 15th at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Students need to be on site no later than 7p. All friends and family may attend the ceremony at no cost. Please come support our students.

 

Ferry

Part of your expectations as a host family is to orientate your student to your area – but also showing them what is so special about WA State! Have you thought about a Ferry ride? Walk on prices range from $4 – $8.50. Take a bike along, get off on the other side and tour around. Take a picnic lunch.

UW Tacoma   Is your student interested in UW? UW is coming to visit on Monday, May 15th from 1-3p in the SU building

Fun in the Park: game farm parkPetpalooza will be at Game Farm Park on Saturday, May 19th. Did you know there biking paths (you can ride all the way to Riverside High School), river paths, ball fields?

capital  Inexpensive opportunity for your students to see the State Capital in Olympia. Saturday, May 19th. $5 fee. They will also be going to Priest Point park & walking all the way to the beach.

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Hello Host Family’s

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Yes our IP students can apply for GRC scholarships – deadline for applications are April 30th.boatingVolunteers needed – Who wants to attend C.O.R.E. ? Volunteers needed for our summer program. Apply between April 27th and May 11th. Applications at SU building, front reception desk.writeWhose competitive? The Writing Center is sponsoring an writing/art competition. Apply at the Writing center.fruite Carving1Free fun! Fruit carving – tonight at 5:30p, all GRC IP students are invited to Grace Lutheran Church for a fun time of carving fruit. Prizes will be awarded and dinner is included!ComedyFree entertainment! Kevin Yee – SU building May 2nd from 12-1p.

Career Fair – Tuesday, May 1st

Spring Events – encourage your student to read their IP news letter or go to the SU building to find out about ways to stay involved.

Jobs – IP Reception is hiring – deadline for application – April 30th.

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Tutoring – If your student is struggling with any of their classes, please ask them to check out all the tutoring options on campus.

Thank you to all who attended our 16 year old family/student program feedback night. Your participation was greatly appreciated!

The Housing Team

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