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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Week 4 – Long term student placement has been completed.

Greetings from the Housing Team!

Yes, we are finishing up week 4. That means our new summer students arrive in 4 weeks! June 20, 2017. We have placed all of our long term students and will be placing additional short term students next week. There are not a lot of long term students attending for summer quarter. If you are considering hosting a short term student and haven’t already told us – please let us know asap.

Please click on the link below to see the 2017-2018 important dates for all host families.

2017-2018 Host Family Calendar

Upcoming Student Life Activities: The weather is beautiful – hopefully everyone is able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.  Have your students contact Student Life for fun activities. http://www.campusce.net/grcc-campuslife/course/EventDetail. Below are a list of upcoming campus sponsored events:

  • 5/27/2017: Seattle Sounders Soccer 9:30a-4p, $20.00
  • 5/27/2017: Indoor Rock Climbing, Seattle, 9a-1:30p, $12.00
  • 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

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day is a day for remembering those who died in active military service. Thank you to all of you who have served our country.memorial-day-flag-images

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day to all our Fabulous Host Moms!

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We had a excellent turn out last night! Thank you to all of you who attended the 16 year old orientation. The Housing team will be reviewing all applications and contacting you prior to Fall quarter if you are approved to host 16 year olds. If you took your application home, and you are interested in hosting a 16 year old, please return it at your earliest convenience.

 For those who were unable to attend, but are interested in hosting 16 year olds – you must attend one of our Thursday night “prospective host family” orientations. There are plenty of opportunities for you to attend – beginning next Thursday, May 18th through June, we will be hosting an orientation every Thursday. The orientations are held in        IVC 101 at 6:30p. See you there!

We began our preliminary placement for Summer students today. We have LOTS of short term students this summer and not many long term. Not everyone who requested a long term student will get one. Maybe you are interested in having a short term student? Or if your choice is males but you are willing to take females, or visa versa please let us know right away. Thank you in advance for your flexibility!

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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Availability emails have been sent out!

Greetings!

This past week the Housing team sent out our availability emails. Please respond with your availability by Thursday, May 10th. Please respond EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE  FOR SPRING QUARTER.    Thank you to all who already responded!

Upcoming GRC student activities:  If you or your students are interested, please contact Green River website, Campus Life:  http://www.greenriver.edu/campus-life.htm

  • Friday, May 12th: Roller skating, 7p-10p
  • Saturday, May 13th: Columbia Gorge Hike/Outlet Shopping, 7a-8:30p
  • Sunday, May 14th: Color Run, 6:30a-12p
  • Saturday, May 20th: Petpalooza Volunteering, 8a-3p
  • Saturday, May 20th & 21st: Lake Wenatchee Camping, (time not decided yet)
  • Saturday, May 27th: Wale Watching and Friday Harbor visit, 6a-9p
  • Saturday, May 27th: Sounders vs. Timbers, 10a-4p

Have a wonderful weekend!

Annie Jose Family

 

 

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April showers bring May flowers!

Thanks to all the rain in April it is beautiful and green on campus with blossoms everywhere. We hope you and your students are able to get out and enjoy this beautiful Spring. Photo from LaConner, WA.

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Thank you to all who attended the Host Family Social. It was wonderful to visit and meet with so many of you. We appreciate you giving your time, and attending to hear about what is new in Housing. If you have any further questions or comments, please contact the Housing office.

Host Family Social

We have two 16 year old orientations scheduled for May. Please plan to attend one of these orientations if you are interested in hosting a 16 year old.

  • May 11th in SH 110 @ 6:30p
  • May 25th in IVC 101 @ 6:30p

Please be sure to watch your email the first week of May. We will be sending out the availability email for Summer quarter. Remember – even if you aren’t available for a new student, please respond to the email – this is how you stay in active status.

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