July 20th Host Post Update

  • 8 weeks out from Fall Arrival (September 12th and 13th)

    • The countdown has officially begun; we are 8 weeks out from Fall Quarter arrival days! We will be sending out our availability email next week. Be sure to reply to it so we can get you on the availability list!
  • Seattle Sounders vs San Jose Quakes (Sunday, July 23rd)

    • Seattle’s beloved team vs the San Jose Earthquakes at Century Link Field in Seattle! This game will definitely be fun to watch. Bring money for snacks and souvenirs. No one under the age of 16 allowed. Students may sign up online (click here) or at the Student Life Information Desk.
  • Host Family Appreciation Picnic (August 5th)

    • If you have not signed up for the picnic, please do, even if you can’t come! We are very excited to spend the afternoon of August 5th with you!
  • Next Prospective Host Family orientations are 7/27, 8/3, and 8/17

    • If you know anyone who may be interested in hosting for our GRC Housing Program, please have them reach out to us at housing@greenriver.edu

Rainier’s Game with our Chinese Short Term Program!

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Summer Time Fun

Fair Season is here!

  • King County Fair in Enumclaw: this weekend
    • July 13th-16th
  • Monroe County Fair:
    • July 30th-August 5th
  • Washington State Fair:
    • September 1st-24th (closed Tuesdays and Sept 6th)

Fun in the park:

  • Kent Cornucopia Days: this weekend
    • July 14th-16th
  • Renton River Days:
    • July 21st-23rd

A reminder of GRC Summer Hours of Operation:

  • GRC Auburn Campus Offices M-Th, 8a-5p
  • GRC Kent Campus Offices M-Th, 7:30a-5p
  • IP Office/Housing Office Hours: M-Th, 9a-5p

Barbequing with Xiwai – Short Term program

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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Happy Friday

Summer

Upcoming Events:

  •  Ikea Shopping: Friday, July 14th; 10a-2p; $3 student, $8 non-student. Shopping, meatballs, fun.  Price includes transportation.                                                    http://www.campusce.net/grcc-campuslife/course/EventDetail.aspx?C=3947
  • Mariners vs Yankees Baseball game: Saturday, July 22nd; 4p-10:30p, $20
  • Sounders vs Earthquakes Professional Soccer: Sunday, July 23rd; 5p-11p, $20
  • Mt Rainier, Longmire, Paradise and Narada Falls: Friday, July 28th; 8a-7p, $10
    • if your student is interested, please have them contact the Student Union office in the SU building.
  • Host Family Appreciation Picnic: are you coming? Please RSVP.

What are some of the fun experiences your family is planning for the summer months? Please share your ideas and photo’s.

Office hours are changing on GRC Campus: July 10th-September 1st, 2017

  • GRC Auburn Campus Offices: M-Th, 8a-5p
  • GRC Kent Campus Offices: M-Th 7:30a-5p
  • IP Office/Housing Office Hours: M-Th, 9a-5p

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

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Summer quarter has begun!

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Welcome to Summer quarter! Hopefully it is starting out smoothly for all. The Housing team has had many encounters with our new incoming Summer students – and we all agree, this is a great group of students. They seem so enthusiastic, always smiling, asking lots of questions. Maybe all this sunshine has something to do with the happy faces but we are loving it. I hope you are experiencing the same.

Speaking of Summer and sunshine – there are many activities happening all summer on campus. Be sure that both you and your student stay informed. Please see below for more details: (Students may also go to the SU (Student Union building) for more updated information)

The Housing team met with our new IESL students, levels 1-3 yesterday for lunch at Kent campus. We discussed safety and awareness. We encouraged them to be active and involved with their host families and new opportunities while they are here at GRC. Please continue this conversation, help them to adjust and blend with your family.

Those of you who were Greeters, and dropped your students off at CCA – it would be great if you would reach out to your student, asked if they need anything, maybe suggest getting together,  maybe invite them to your home for dinner or an outing.

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Host Family Appreciation picnic – August 5th – all are invited!

Thank you for all you do for our students and have a happy, fun and safe 4th of July!

 

 

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GRC Commencement Tonight!

graduationSpring quarter has come to an end and there is much excitement on campus for all the festivities happening today!

  • IESL Graduation Celebration – today, Friday June 16th at 12; SU River Room
    • This is a celebration for all our IESL students graduating from level 5!
  • IP Graduation lunch celebration – today, Friday June 16th at 1p; SU Grand Hall
    • This is a celebration for all our IP graduates!
  • GRC Commencement – tonight, Friday, June 16th; Kent ShowWare Center
    • Graduates check in at 5:30p, check in at the loading dock area
    • Doors open at 6p for guest
    • Ceremony begins at 7p

Other news:

  • You should have received an invitation via your email for our annual Host Family Appreciation Celebration. Please be sure to RSVP!
    • Saturday, August 5th; 1p
    • Lee Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE Auburn

16 Years Old Orientations: If you are interested in hosting 16 year olds beginning Fall 2017, you must attend (if you haven’t already) one of our orientations. Please note we will be having an orientation for all new prospective host families every Thursday between now and July 6th. During these orientations we will be going over the new 16 year old policy. If you have not yet attended an orientation, and want to host 16 year olds – please attend one of these orientations.

Speaking of hosting 16 year olds: The Housing Team is currently going through all applications for those interested in hosting. We will keep you posted.

New Students:

  • Long term students arrive on Tuesday, June 20th
  • Short term students arrive:
    • KU Japanese short term program – arrived on June 12th
    • SUSI short term program – arrive Thursday, June 29th
    • High School students from Taiwan short term program – arrive Monday, July 3rd & Tuesday, July 4th
    • Xiwai/Tongling short term program – arrive Sunday, July 9th
    • YEAR short term program – arrive Sunday, July 23rd

Thank you and  have a wonderful weekend!

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Week one!

Greetings – yes it is true, we have one week left to prepare for our new incoming students! They arrive on Tuesday June 20th!

Other dates you should be aware of:

  • Study Day – Tuesday, June 13th no classes for academic students (YES, IESL classes will be on normal schedule)
  • KU Japanese short term program student arrive Monday, June 12th
  • Finals – Wednesday – Friday, June 14th – 16th
  • IESL Graduation – Friday, June 16th at 12p; SU River Room
    • This is a celebration for all our level 5 IESL graduates
  • IP Graduation lunch celebration – Friday, June 16th at 1p, SU Grand Hall
    • This is a celebration for all our IP graduates!
  • GRC Commencement – Friday, June 16th; Kent ShoWare Center
    • Graduates check in at 5:30p, check in at the loading dock area
    • Doors open at 6p for guest
    • Ceremony begins at 7p
  • SUSI short term program students arrive Thursday, June 29th
  • High School students from Taiwan short term program arrive July 3rd & 4th
  • Xiwai/Tongling short term program students arrive Sunday, July 9th

Fun activities for the summer:

  • Maple Valley Days – June 9th – 11th; F 3p-10p; Sat 10a-9p; Sun 10a-5p
    • Lake Wilderness Park, 23601 224th Ave SE, Maple Valley
    • Lots of fun, booths, activities, parade, carnival…..
  • Kids Day – June 23rd, 11a
    • Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE Auburn (newly renovated and remodeled)
    • Over 100 booths and activities…..
  • Auburn July 4th Celebration -11a-4p
    • Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE Auburn
    • Free or $5 wristband for unlimited activities
    • petting zoo, rock wall, bungy trampolines, booths……
  • Soundbites – (lively music series), Thursdays in July & August, 12p
    • Auburn City Hall Plaza, 25 W Main St Auburn
  • Kent Cornucopia Days – July 14th-16th
    • 109 2nd Ave S Kent
    • sports competitions, Arts/crafts, 5 k fun run, over 600 vendors……
  • Renton River Days – Fri-Sun July 21st-23rd
    • Liberty Park, 1055 S Grady Way, Renton
    • Fri-Sat 11a-8p; Sun 11a-6p
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Welcome to June!

Be sure to have your students check out these campus sponsored events:

  • 6/3/2017: Rattlesnake Ledge Hike, Cascade Mountains, 9a-4p, $5.00
  • 6/20, 6/22, 6/27, 6/29: Learn to Row 1, Lake Washington, 5:30p-8:45p, $25.00
  • Volunteer Event: “Spoked to Ride”. This is a bicycle event at Remlinger Farms in Carnation. Funds generated will be going toward two African non-profits.

Spring Quarter Finals:

  • June 14-16
  • No academic day classes on June 13 for Study Day

Are your students stressed about Finals? There are many tutoring opportunities on campus:

  • Math Learning Center – Cedar Hall, Rm 313. M-Th 7a-7p, F 7a-4p
  • Tutor Center – All subjects except Math. Holman Library M-F 9a-3p
  • Writing Center – RLC Rm 103. M,Th,F 8a-4p; T/W 8a-6p

Another way for students to clear their heads and spend time with friends:

  • The RAC: M-T 11a-9p; F 11a-6p; Sun 12p-4p

Have a wonderful weekend! Get out and enjoy this sunshine!

 

 

 

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