Issue: 335                          
August 9, 2018 
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ACTION ITEM: Register for PikMyKid!

All families must be registered with our new dismissal program, PikMyKid, by Thursday, 8/23. Click  here for a Parent App Guide and  here for Parent Training. 

All students  must have  dismissal  plans for the week of August 27th entered  in the PikMyKid app by the first day of school.  Come and see us with questions at Back to School Night!
One Week Until Back to School Night

The school year is about to begin and we are so excited! We hope you will join us at Back to School Night next Thursday, August 23rd from 6:30-8pm. Come drop off school supplies, meet your teacher and intern, learn about our new dismissal app PikMyKid, learn about the TCGIS PTO, grab a calendar, and reconnect with old friends! 
2018-19 Class Assignments Coming Soon

Student class lists will be emailed to families on  Monday, August 20th. Be sure to stop by our Back to School Night on August 23rd from 6:30-8pm to meet your teachers! Middle school students will be able to pick up their schedules at Back to School Night, or on the first day of school.
Alle Sind Hier Herzlich Willkommen!!

TCGIS is pleased to kick off our first fundraiser of the new school year! We've arranged for customized "All Are Welcome Here" yard signs to be made for TCGIS -  in German! Signs are $20 each and are a perfect way to share the message of inclusivity, respect, love and dignity for all, while promoting German and TCGIS!! We've ordered a limited supply of these yard signs, which are available for PRE-ORDER ONLY from the   TCGIS Square Store. Share this link with neighbors, friends, grandparents, uncles and aunts can purchase too!

Order online on or before August 23rd and and pick up your sign during the Back To School evening on August 23rd. Signs will be available for pick up in the foyer outside the office. Sorry, no shipping.

Currently Seeking Board Members

TCGIS is currently seeking board members. If you have a background in finance or facilities and are interested in being a member of the board, please contact Sam Walling (swalling@tcgis.org) and Stephanie Forsland (sforsland@tcgis.org). Thank you!
Soccer and Cross Country Teams at TCGIS

Calling all middle schoolers interested in soccer and/or cross country! We are opening registration for both teams. Please click here to read about soccer and to register today. Click here for cross country information and registration.
Join Us for the Twin Cities Oktoberfest 5K!

Bring your Lederhosen and Dirndls! Welcome to the Twin Cities Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run Walk! The event will be held around Como Lake. After the race, head on over to Gabe's by the Park to celebrate Oktoberfest 2018. A beer or non-alcoholic drink ticket is included with race entry! Come dressed in your Oktoberfest best if you'd like! Proceeds from the race will benefit the Twin Cities German Immersion School. Click here to register today!
Donate Old Digital Music Device to TCGIS

Does your family have an older digital music device (like an iPod) laying around? We are excited to implement some new audio cues during lunchtime and are seeking a donated device to use for this purpose. The only requirements are that the device has a 3.5mm (round) headphone jack. Please email Katharina Schirg (kschirg@tcgis.orgbefore Back-to-School night (Aug. 23) if you have a device you'd like to donate to the school. Thank you! Vielen Dank!
Calling All Art Supporters!

This fall the middle school art students will be constructing objects from  cardboard, plastic and duct tape.  We are mindful with our materials but duct tape can be a costly material to use!

Are there any parents out there who can donate colorful duct tape to the 5-8 grade art classes? If so, please contact Frau Carroll at ecarroll@tcgis.org or donate duct tape at the office! Herzlichen Dank!
PTO Announcements
We are excited to be using a NEW communications tool this year! It will offer the parent community a secure way to connect with each other and will help organize our PTO events and activities. We are asking all parents to sign up here:   https://www.konstella.com/cd/wBeha0  This will take you immediately through the registration process. Note that the link is case sensitive and will expire on 9/15/2018.

Join Us! Our first PTO meeting of the school year will be  Thursday September 6, 6:30-8pm at TCGIS. Share ideas, connect with families, build community. 

**Look for us at Back to School Night. Grab a treat and a goodie bag with this year's important PTO info!**

Follow our Page on Facebook: Twin Cities German Immersion School PTO
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GAI Announcements
Fall Registration is open for  ADULT LANGUAGE CLASSES  and  Samstagsschule  for kids and teens

SAVE-THE-DATE: St. Paul Oktoberfest on Sept. 14 & 15 at the historic Schmidt Brewery.