Issue: 254                                
August 11, 2016 
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TCGIS Online Calendar

Upcoming Dates

Aug. 25: Open House

Aug. 29: First Day of School 1-8 Grade

Aug. 31: First Day of School Kindergarten

Sept. 2-5: No School - Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 14: Early Release Wednesday

Oct. 6: Picture Day

Oct. 19: Early Release Wednesday

Oct. 20-21: MEA Weekend
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Take a look at current volunteer opportunities! If you are not yet a volunteer, but are interested in becoming one - please fill out an application here. Vielen Dank!
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Administrative Information
TCGIS Now Hiring

We are currently seeking a Front Office Receptionist. If you or someone you know may be interested in this position, please review the full job description  HERE.

To apply for this position, send a cover letter, current resume, and two letters of recommendation to Director of HR & Operations Gael Braddock at gbraddock@tcgis.org.
Action Required for All TCGIS Families 

In an effort to maintain accurate and up-to-date student records, we are requiring ALL students to have updated and complete immunization records returned to school by the first day of class, August 29. Please use our attached file to submit your child/ren's updated immunization records. We understand that some of you may have already handed these in, however we are requiring the most recent immunization record for each and every student and we greatly appreciate your compliance with this request. Records can be turned into the office via email, snail mail, fax or in person. Vielen Dank to the families who have already done so already!
Returning Student E-Registration for 2016-2017

Great news - returning student registration is now paperless! E-Registration can be found on the left-hand menu of the Powerschool Parent Portaland with it you can easily update any and all student information for your kids. All families are asked to complete this for each student by the first day of school, August 29Need some help? We will be available during the Open House if you have any questions.
Bulk Supply Ordering Now Closed

The bulk supply order is closed, but TCGIS and the Staff-to-Community Committee wants to thank the almost 200 families who participated, ordering supplies for over 280 students this year! Once donations are in, we will send receipts out, in case you wanted to deduct school supplies from your taxes.

With participation like this, we can hope to expect more attention given to this effort, with potential to see lower costs and more environmentally sustainable practices.

If you still need to buy supplies, please find the supply lists here.

August/September Order Cycle is NOW OPEN!

Log on to our online store  now and place your child(ren)'s Bus, Kinderclub and School Lunch/Milk. All orders are due by midnight on Friday, August 19th .

If your family is new to our online store, please click here for more information on our online store, how to "Register" for an account and how to navigate the website. Please note the school password needed during the registration process is TCGIS1 .

If you are a returning family and you need assistance with your Account Log-In information, please email us at ordering@tcgis.org.

Kinderclub 2016-2017

Please click here to read more about the following and more:
  • NEW: enrollment information for Kinderclub 2016-2017 (for ALL families, new & old)
  • **ordering window for August & September 2016 care now open**
  • Tuition Scholarships
  • 2016-2017 Kinderclub Calendar
  • 2016-2017 Kinderclub Rates
Thank You Garden Volunteers

Last Saturday morning, several parents, staff and students did amazing work clearing out the weeds from the school grounds. While there will always be more to do, these folks did  hervorragend work!

John Steingraeber, with Freida (Kg)
Amy Lenburg, with Anne (3rd) and Lara Burress (2nd)
Stacey Flanigan, with Eleanor (3rd) and Ezra Poppenhagen (1st)
Casey and Brian Doyle, with Liam (1st) and Alayna (3rd)
Julie Christensen, with Brooks (Kg) and Noƫ (2)
Analise Ludwig, with Bennett (Kg) and Felix (pre-K)
Nancy Reszetar, with Kellyn (3rd) and Liam (1st)
Also our Como neighbors Brad and Michelle Menneke, with Amelia (pre-K)

Feel like you missed out?  We will have another weeding day on Saturday, August 20th, from 8-11:30. Contact  hgoetzman@tcgis.org for more information.

Board Member Appointee

The board is currently seeking applicants for a one-year board appointment. Ted Johnson is unfortunately stepping down, and the TCGIS By-laws state that a new board director shall be appointed by the board. Ted has been a great contributing member of the TCGIS community, and his financial expertise has been a great boon for the school; he will be missed.

Because of Ted's specific expertise, the board may give preference to candidates with training and/or experience in finance, especially in non-profit organizations, but any interested party should feel encouraged to apply. Applications are due  September 8th, so we can appoint at the  September 22 board meeting.

Questions? Applications? Send them to Andy Thompson at  athompson@tcgis.org.

News from the TCGIS Lunchroom

Please remember to order your child(ren)'s school lunches and milk for August & September. Our order cycle is now open and if you haven't logged on and updated your account, or started a new account, please make sure to do this and place your order before the deadline on August 19.

We are pleased to have Lancer Dining Services providing healthy meals to the TCGIS students again this year. Please read this Welcome Letter from Lancer to kick off their 2016-2017 School Lunch Service Program.

In addition, please take a moment to read the letter from the TCGIS Lunch Team about important information and/or changes to the Lunch Program for 2016-2017. We appreciate your support, and look forward to another year of serving healthy meals to our students!
Band Program for 2016-2017

New and returning band members, please click here for information on the the band program for 2016-2017.

If you have an incoming 5-8th grader interested in band, please contact Krista Johnson at  monk2miles@gmail.com.
July School Board Meeting Summary

The TCGIS School Board met July 28, 2016. The full Board Agenda and Packet can be found  HERE

Highlights of the meeting included welcoming new Executive Director Ted Anderson, setting dates for Board and Executive Committee meetings for the 2017 fiscal year, approving staffing positions for the upcoming school year, reviewing the 2016 Q-Comp report, and approving the Employee Background Check policy, the Attendance Policy, and the Student Medication Policy. 

Minutes from the June board meeting and the July Board Meeting video will be posted on the board webpage  soon!

Summer Library - What a Success!

Thank you to the 20 volunteers who helped make the TCGIS Summer Library a success. More than 50 families visited the library over the summer to keep up their German reading skills. Each session, we saw 15-25 families checking out books, German CDs, and catching up with friends on the playground. A huge thanks to Beki Cook for and organizing these evenings!

Please Remember: ALL books MUST be returned to the Library by Thursday, August 25 (during the school's Open House).


PTO Announcements

Please click here for announcements from the PTO.