Issue: 323                          
April 12, 2018 
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PBIS Spiritwear Sale - Now Through 4/20!

The  PBIS Team ( positive behavioral intervention and supports) is happy to offer school spiritwear for TCGIS. We are selling tshirts and sweatpants. The tshirts have the  classic design plus the three pillars: safety, responsibility and respect (in German). The sweatpants will have TCGIS printed on the left leg. There are pant samples in the main office for sizing.

Order online here by Friday April 20th! 
Order Window for School Lunch/Milk, Bus, Kinderclub and Sommercamp Opens Friday,  April 13!

Please log on to our online store website Boonli starting Friday, 4/13, to place your child(ren)'s Bus, Kinderclub, Sommercamp and School Lunch/Milk order for May. 
All orders must be submitted by midnight on Monday, April 23.
Keep Your Student Contact Information Up to Date!

Has your family recently moved or have you changed your contact telephone numbers? Please remember to send an email to info@tcgis.org throughout the school year to inform us about any important changes.
Facilities Update - We Need Your Help!

The facility committee is asking you to show your support for the TCGIS building project. Feel free to write your own letter or use the form letter here. Please focus your communications to the following parties. Timeliness is a factor, please send right away.

City Council President, Amy Brendmoen
320-A City Hall 15 Kellogg Blvd. West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

District 10 Community Council
Historic Streetcar Station
1224 Lexington Parkway N
Saint Paul, MN 55103

The school is scheduled to present at District 10 Community Council May 2nd, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the streetcar station: 1224 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55117. Please save the date for this meeting and plan to attend. It is very important that you show your support at this meeting.

Wanted:  Mausmünzen-making Volunteers

We are in search of volunteers to help us produce "Mausmünzen" (student positive behavior tickets). This task would involve making copies, using a paper cutter, and a perforating machine. We will train you. Interested adults could spend an hour a week helping, or a one-time helping session. 

Please email  pbis@tcgis.org if you are interested. Thanks!
GEMs Summer Camp -  Girls 
Excel in Mathematics 

Missy Morrissey (Middle School), Kim Kulhanek and Stephanie Mekacher (Elementary School) are offering a summer MATH camp for girls with support from the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Student Chapter at the University of Minnesota during the week of  August 13th-17th.

Who: All students entering grades 1-6
What: GEMs Summer Math camp
Where: University of Minnesota, Vincent Hall
When:  August 13th-17th, 2018, from  9am-12pm.
Cost: $150 (daily snack provided)
Registration Deadline: June 12th, 2018
Returning Families:   The curriculum will be different than last year's camp if you are interested in attending again!

Contact Missy Morrissey at  gemsummercamp@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Be a Sponsor for the End of Year Picnic!

Still seeking sponsors for our all-school picnic in June! This is a great opportunity to showcase your company AND help the school at the same time! There are many levels of sponsorship available. You can help us make a difference! Click  here for a list of sponsorship levels.

Questions? Contact Dianne Bell, Fundraising & Development Committee Chair, at  dbell@tcgis.org.
MS Parents Invited to Middle School Assembly 4/26

We would like to invite middle school parents to our next Middle School Assembly. It will be held on  April 26th at  10:05-10:35am in the Cafeteria. You can look forward to Städteolympiade (Advisory Games), school spirit, and some student awards. There will be standing room for parents, lots of noise, and lots of fun. Hope you can make it!

Beate Simon & Missy Morrissey
Middle School Coordinators
PTO Rummage Sale April 14th 8am-4pm

Come find some great deals with reasonable pricing. Invite your neighbors on  Facebook .  And volunteer to help price or sell  here . We need you.
TCGIS at State National Geographic Bee

John Tuite (6A) represented TCGIS at the Minnesota State National Geographic Bee on Friday, April 6th. He did a phenomenal job in the preliminary round, missing the next round by one question. John is already looking forward to next year's competition. Congratulations, John!
Call for Nominations & Applications 
for the 
School Board

Find out how you can help our school, connect with our community, impa ct decisions and change. The work we do helps ensure that our school is able to provide a meaningful experience for our students.

We will elect THREE board members this year to serve three year terms . We are seeking any interested persons (parents, teachers, and community members) , especially those with experience in board governance, financial compliance, marketing and development, legal matters, or education.

If you are interested in serving or would like to nominate someone to serve details and forms are attached in the links below. You do not need to be nominated to apply.

If you have questions or want to talk to a current board member further about the role, responsibilities and expectations, feel free to contact any of the current Board members . Send your nominations or applications to cvelureroholt@tcgis.org .

Important Dates
April 13 : All nominations and applications due by 4:45 pm.
Send via email to cvelureroholt@tcgis.org or drop off in the school office.
TBD: Meet the Candidates Forum
May 14-18: Board elections, drop off all ballots by 4:45 pm on Friday, May 18.

Call for Nominations (detailed version)
Board Elections FAQ 2018 (including detailed timeline)
PTO Announcements
Family game afternoons April 22nd and 29th. Learn about your options in the  April PTO Newsletter   and follow our   facebook page.

PTO retreat May 6th from 1-4:00 save the date and help us plan for next year.

Want to advocate for Charter School funding but don't know how?  Use the MN Association of Charter Schools Advocacy  page

Strudel SALE April 11-25 now open
Ruhland's Strudel  bakes straight from the freezer and comes in 5 sweet or savory flavors. Sale will run  April 11th-25th  with pick up  Monday, May 7th at TCGIS from  3-6pm (s ame time as the plant pick-up). TCGIS PTO receives 30% of each strudel sale. Order here.
GAI Announcements
TRANSFER OF MEMORY EXHIBITION and Special Events, April 9-30, 2018
Featuring the portraits and stories of Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota, this traveling exhibition documents the struggle for survival of European Jews during the rise and rule of Nazi Germany in World War II. Click HERE for more details & information about the months' events

Registration now open for Spring Spezial short courses & special topics classes. Classes include G100 Beginner German course, Speaking & Pronunciation, Gesprächsrunde and Oberstufe LK 'So ein Theater' for advanced speakers. Click HERE for more information and to register.