Issue: 336                          
August 23, 2018 
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See you TONIGHT for Back to School Night
We can't wait to see you tonight from 6:30-8:00pm for Back to School Night! Get to know your teacher and intern, drop off school supplies, pick up a calendar or middle school schedule, ask questions about PikMyKid, eat some popcorn or cotton candy with the PTO, and reconnect with old friends. Bis gleich!
Reminder: Register for PikMyKid!

All families should already be registered with our new dismissal program, PikMyKid. 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!
Welcome New Staff!

With a new year comes new members of the TCGIS Staff. Click here to read short bios about all of our new teachers! 
Facilities Committee - Exterior Design Survey

The facilities committee invites you to complete the  Exterior Design Survey, which is open until  August 25th, 2018. This feedback will be used to inspire the design team and project architect to develop the exterior design plans. The survey was created with the help of a small focus group comprised of neighbors, board members, TCGIS parents, TCGIS administration and some district 10 community council members. Thank you for volunteering your time.

Information about the building project can be found at  www.tcgisbuildingproject.org. Click on the "NEWS" tab for blog-style updates.
They're Here!  Alle Sind Hier Herzlich Willkommen!!

Pick up your pre-ordered TCGIS yard signs at tonight's Back to School Night. Our customized "All Are Welcome Here" = "Alle Sind Hier Herzlich Wilkommen" signs are our first fundraiser of the year. 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!!  You can still order your sign today and pick up tonight. Visit our  TCGIS Square Store to place your order. A limited number of signs are still available for purchase tonight. Look for our table in the foyer to pick yours up. And please don't forget to share this link with neighbors, friends, grandparents, uncles and aunts who can purchase too!
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Looking for After School Activity Instructors! 

Our fall session of after school activities will be starting soon! If you would like to offer an activity please fill out the attached form and email it to lkalish@tcgis.org or hand it in at the office no later than September 14. Session one of After School Activities will be starting the week of September 24. If you have any questions about teaching a class, please email Lauren Kalish at  lkalish@tcgis.org.
Register for TCGIS Soccer and Cross Country Teams

Calling all middle schoolers interested in soccer and/or cross country! Registration for both teams is open until August 30th. Please  click here  to read about soccer and to register today.  Click here  for cross country information and registration.
TCGIS Band Information!

Please visit Krista Johnson's website,  www.kristajohnsonmusicteacher.com, and click on the TCGIS page. There are some links with info that parents and students should read through and sign. 

If your child is not listed in the lessons schedule, contact Krista right away!

Band begins  September 19! 
Go Golfing with GACC - Support TCGIS!

Attention golfers! Please consider supporting TCGIS partnership with the German-American Chamber of Commerce by participating in their 3rd annual golf tournament. We hope to see you there!
PTO Announcements
NEW! 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. 

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

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GAI Announcements
Join us on Friday, September 14 from 4pm to 10pm and Saturday, September 15 from 10am to 10pm for St. Paul Oktoberfest. Activities and events for young & old! 

Fall Classes are starting soon! 
Samstagsschule begins September 15. The GAI now offers ADVANCED German classes for High School students. If you are the parent of a TCGIS alumni, your teenager may want to register for Teen Treff or Teens Intensiv https://gai-mn.org/German-for-Teens