Issue: 337                          
August 30, 2018 
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Reminder: No School Tomorrow or Monday
This is a reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, August 31, or Monday, September 3. Enjoy the long weekend! 
Meet our Interns!

This year we welcomed a new group of interns! We are so lucky to have so many of them among us this semester. Please click here to read their bios.
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 5. 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.

Registration for activities will open at 4pm next Thursday, September 6.
Represent and Support TCGIS! Alle Sind Hier Herzlich Willkommen!!

Our customized "All Are Welcome Here" = "Alle Sind Hier Herzlich Wilkommen" signs are our first fundraiser of the year. You can buy one for a teacher, EA, intern, classroom or TCGIS neighbor. 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!!  Visit our  TCGIS Square Store  to place your order, and if you want to donate the sign write your intention in the comment field at checkout. You can now pick up your pre-orderd signs in the TCGIS foyer on Thursdays after school from Dianne Bell.

MCA Test Results 2017-18

MCA test results have arrived and are available for pick up by a parent/guardian in the front office until September 14th. Any remaining after 9/14 will be mailed to the student's home address.
TCGIS Car Magnets are Back!

For a limited time you can make an online donation and receive a TCGIS car magnet or window cling. Donate at our online TCGIS square store and pick up your magnet on  September 6 OR  September 13  from 3:30-4pm in the foyer outside the office. All donations go to support professional development for teachers! Sorry, no shipping! 

Congrats to 8th Grader Ella Ireland!

Congratulations to TCGIS 8th grader Ella Ireland! Ella's short story won the blue ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair. It is on display in the education building, representing TCGIS.

This is Ella at the Library of Congress in DC - a fitting location for this young author!
PTO Announcements
FIRST PTO Meeting of the Year!  Thursday September 6th at 6:30pm.  Join us for conversations and refreshments as we kick off this school year! Please SIGN UP for childcare 24 hours prior to the meeting. 

3rd Grade: Sign up here to contribute to the Intern Breakfast on  September 10th.

7th/8th Grades:  Sign up here to contribute to the first 1/2 day early release potluck for staff on  September 12th

Regional Picnics:  Come meet other families in your neighborhood and set up playdates, arrange carpools or bus buddies at the regional potluck picnic. Bring a dish to share.  There are four locations to join us on September 15 from 5-7pm: Central Bus area:  Mattocks Park St. Paul, North Bus area: Cummings Park in Arden Hills, South Bus Area: Longfellow Park in Minneapolis, and Como Neighborhood: Lexington Park in Roseville

Did you see the PTO Newsletter in your Inbox?! Lots of important info!  Please note this correction: The Kaffeeklatsch will be on Friday September 21st at 8am. 

We are now accepting submissions for the TCGIS PTO Auction! Please email  auctiontcgispto@gmail.com.

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GAI Announcements
St. Paul Oktoberfest-Minnesota's most authentic! Activities and events for young and old! Friday, September 14, 4-10 p.m. | Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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

The GAI is offering a series of German & Science Workshops for kids K - 4th grade;  CLICK HERE for more information