Issue: 335                          
August 9, 2018 
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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 on Thursday, August 23rd from 6:30-8pm. Come drop off school supplies, meet your teacher, learn about our new dismissal app PikMyKid, learn about the TCGIS PTO, grab a calendar, and reconnect with old friends! 

Class lists will be sent out via email on Monday, August 20th. 
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.

Reminder: Order window for School Lunches/Milk and Kinderclub Care is OPEN!

Please log on to our online store website  Boonli and place your child(ren)'s Kinderclub and School Lunch/Milk order for August & September.  All orders are due by Midnight on Wednesday, August 15th.

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

If you are a returning family, please use the same username/password information that you have used last school year. If you need assistance with your account login, please email us at  ordering@tcgis.org.
TCGIS Alumni Picnic

Please join us for the 3rd Annual TCGIS Alumni Reunion!  
When:  Tuesday, August 14th from 5 - 8pm
All former students, families, staff, and friends of TCGIS welcome. 
This is a potluck, so please bring something to share and your own plates and silverware.
For questions, please contact  info@tcgis.org.
Welcome from the Lunch Room

We are pleased to have Lancer Dining Services continue to provide healthy meals to TCGIS students. Please take a moment to read this Welcome Letter from the TCGIS Food Service team. It contains important information and/or changes to the Lunch Program for 2018-2019. We appreciate your support, and look forward to another year of serving meals to our students!
Facilities Committee - Exterior Design Survey

The facility committee invites you to complete the  Exterior Design Survey. This information will be used by the design team and project architect to develop the exterior design plans.  Survey will be open until  August 25th, 2018. 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.
TCGIS Seeking Substitute Teachers

We are seeking substitute teachers for the 2018-19 school year!

Substitute teaching is a great way to connect with the TCGIS community, utilize or build German speaking skills, and make a valuable contribution to our students' learning.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a letter of interest, a current resume, and two letters of recommendation to Gael Braddock ( gbraddock@tcgis.org).

Substitute teaching requires a Short Call Substitute License through Minnesota Department of Education. If you do not currently have this license, you can find more information on obtaining the license  HERE.
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!
Summer Playdates - Let's Get Together this Summer!

Join other TCGIS families for some playtime with friends at a variety of local parks. N o RSVP needed!

Mark your calendars:
  • August 17 6pm-8pm TCGIS playground - 1031 Como Ave, St Paul
  • August 22 9am-11am Mendakota Community Park - 2171 Dodd Rd, Mendota Heights
*Siblings are always welcome!
Contact Becky Deimel with any questions at rebeccadeimel@yahoo.com
Mom of Wyatt (4th) and Bennett (2 nd )
PTO Announcements
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. 

Looking for help making Back to School night a success! Sign up here!

**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
Instagram: germanschoolPTO
GAI Announcements
PLAY: Houdini Sandbox Theatre returns to the GAI with Houdini, a world premier outdoor aerial play, and the first production by Sandbox Theatre's new aerial program, The Swingset. 
Aug. 15 @ 7pm on the GAI lawn. Tickets are pay-what-you- will and are sold on-site.  HOUDINI

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.