Issue: 350                          
December 13, 2018 
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Building Update!

On December 12,  the Comprehensive Neighborhood Planning Committee of the St. Paul Planning Commissioners voted 5-0 NOT to support the historic designation of TCGIS! This recommendation now goes to the full board of planning commissioners this Friday morning, December 14, who will take this vote into consideration as they make their final decision. 
Your Attendance Needed on December 20th!

On December 20th the St Paul Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing to review TCGIS's Site Plan as well as its variance requests for its proposed new building.  

It's critical that the Zoning Committee members hear loud and clear from TCGIS supporters (parents, friends, staff, teachers, neighbors) that there is strong support for our variance requests and support for the site plan.  

Therefore, your attendance at this meeting will be critical, regardless if you live in St Paul or D10. This meeting will take place on 
December 20 at 3:30 in Room 300, St Paul City Hall Council Chambers, 15 West Kellogg Blvd. It is important that we get as many people to attend this meeting as possible in a show of support for TCGIS's proposed new building.
Child care at TCGIS will be provided via Kinderclub - and will be extended until 7 pm to allow for parents to attend.  

On Dec 12 the Facilities Committee emailed and asked for your support in writing letters to the Zoning Committee by 12 noon on Dec 13 so those letters could be included in the commissioner's meeting packets ahead of the Dec 20 meeting.  For those who were not able to write a letter in time, you can still write a letter of support, which will be given to the commissioners, but will not be included in the pre-meeting packet.  In order to facilitate the letter writing, we're providing you with supporting details in the form of a template letter to help you, which you can access  here

If you write a letter, please make sure to email this letter to our assigned planner, Josh Williams ( josh.williams@ci.stpaul.mn.us  ) and Tia Anderson ( Tia.Anderson@ci.stpaul.mn.us)  of the Planning Commission, and also to copy the D10 Chair (  district10@district10comopark.org and Maggie Zimmerman ( zimmermanstp10@gmail.com ). 

Thank you for all you do to support TCGIS!
FINAL WEEK to Register for After School Activities 

Registration for the winter session of after school activities is now open! For more information and to register, please use the links below:
Please note that enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. You will not receive a confirmation email that your child has been enrolled in a class. Registration must be turned in with payment. No late registrations are accepted. 
Reminder: Order Window for Lunches/Milk and Kinderclub Closes Sunday, December 16!

Don't forget to place your order for January! Please log on to our online store website   Boonli  to place your child's Kinderclub and School Lunch/ Milk  order. Please make sure to check out your cart to successfully place an order.   

All orders must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, 12/16.

For any questions regarding our online store website (e.g. forgotten username/password, payment questions, etc.), please contact us at  ordering@tcgis.org
New String Program at TCGIS

We are excited to announce a new String Program at TCGIS through Vienna Community Arts! A  new teacher from the Minnesota Orchestra will conduct small g roup lessons of 3 - 4 students Mondays or Tuesdays.
Included is:  Instrument (violin with case and bow,) sheet music to keep,  and music stand. This p rogram starts January 14th and 15th.
There will be nine weeks sessions for Monday course and eleven weeks for  Tuesday.  Private Lessons are available, too.
Reserve your spot and get more details at: infoviennarts@gmail.com o r b calling 651-773-9525 for Herbert and Nancy Engelmayer.
Attention Band Parents!

If your child is in band, please fill out this short parent survey for Krista Johnson. Thanks!
Host an Intern - Seeking 30 Host Families for Next Year!

Now is the time to apply to become a host family for the next school year. Hosting is available for fall semester and spring semester, or for the full year. Hosting a TCGIS intern from Germany, Austria or Switzerland can be a valuable experience for your family and expand the horizons of your children forever!  

Click here
to learn more about our intern program. Already interested in hosting an Intern? Please complete this very brief Host Family Interest Survey  by Feb. 1. Contact Katharina Schirg with questions.
Congrats to our  Mausmünzen Winners!

Congratulations to this week's 
Mausmünzen winners! This week we said gratuliere to Frau Thies, Finn Olson (5b), Julia Wallinga (7b), Everett Reich (Kc), Nay Hayes (2c), and Adeline Althaus-Kotila (4c) (not pictured).
GAI Announcements
- Samstagsschule (Saturday School) for Kids & Teens begins January 12 -  https://gai-mn.org/children
- Classes for Adults begin January & February -  https://gai-mn.org/adults
- German & Science Workshops for kids are scheduled on School Release Days -  https://gai-mn.org/German-and-Science-Workshops

SAVE THE DATE for Bier & Bingo Fundraiser on January 19 at Summit Brewery! 
PTO Announcements
Help show our staff some Holiday love this month..

8th Grade Families: Please click  http://signup.com/go/FHqKJNP
to contribute to the December intern breakfast on Monday, December 17th. This is for all 15 interns.

January 10th PTO Meeting & Maskenball Theme Reveal!

Please note that our  January meeting will be on Thursday January 10th (not on the 3rd during break). 6:30pm at TCGIS.

Come and learn more about Maskenball: date, location and join a sub-committee to help plan this event! Make sure to bring ideas for a theme. Your idea may be the lucky one pulled out of the hat at the meeting!