Issue: 349                          
December 6, 2018 
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Reminder: No School Tomorrow

This is a friendly reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Friday 12/7, due to professional development. Enjoy the long weekend!
It Takes a Village to Raise a Child and  a Community to Make a Difference

Your presence and votes MADE THE DIFFERENCE! Last night about 130 TCGIS parents, teachers, staff, board members, alumni and friends attended the D10 Land Use Committee Meeting to discuss and vote on the three variances TCGIS is seeking for lot coverage, height, and parking spaces. The votes taken on these three variances will now be presented to the D10 Council as reflecting the neighborhood's recommendation for those variances. Thus, it was critical that we have as many D10 parents and staff there to support us as possible. We launched a significant "Get Out The Vote" effort, and made sure to provide child care so that parents with younger children could easily be present to vote. There was a clear majority of votes FOR TCGIS in all three variance requests, and for that we are exceedingly grateful to our parent, teacher, staff and friends community.

 Herzlichsten Dank für Euere Unterstützung!
Sibling Applications

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year! If you have a child that will be entering Kindergarten next year, please fill out this application form and return it to the school office at your earliest convenience. The application deadline is February 7, 2019, at 4:00pm. 
After School Activities Registration OPEN

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. 
Band Winter Session Registration

If your child is already in band just watch for the email regarding session II payment.

If your 5-8th grader is interested in joining band, contact Krista Johnson at  monk2miles@gmail.com. For more information click here.
Please Welcome...

Michaela Bromenschenkel to her new position as Kinderclub Director! Frau Bromenschenkel is a native of Germany and moved to Minnesota with her husband and two children in 2016. Frau Bromenschenkel has extensive experience as a nurse and has run an in-home daycare in Germany for several years. During the past two years, she worked as a contractor for an au-pair agency managing 30 families in the southwest metro area.
We also send a big thank you to Olga Marquis for her hard work and dedication during the past two years. We wish her all the best for her new adventure back home in Germany.
Moving forward, please contact Michaela Bromenschenkel for any questions or concerns relating to our Kinderclub program. Her email address is mbromenschenkel@tcgis.org.
Thank you, Chandler Exhibits!

We would like to thank Chandler Exhibits  for their donation of $5000 to our intern program! Chandler Exhibits is a Minnesota company owned by a TCGIS family that designs, builds and executes custom retail environments. We were very excited to have Curt Chandler (VP of Chandler Exhibits) visit TCGIS and to talk to him about our awesome intern program.  
TCGIS Schülerzeitung!

We made it! The first issue of TCGIS Press is finally here. A great collaboration between students from 5th to 8th grade! Check it out and read about what's happening internationally, in Germany, and at TCGIS.
Click here to read the newspaper! 
Entrepreneurs' Day
Thursday, December 13th from 1:45-3:00pm

EntrepreneursDay is on Thursday, December 13th, from 1:45 PM until 3 PM.
The 5th and 6th graders are busily preparing their projects for the market. All are welcome to come and visit the market.

If you would like to purchase something from the market, please bring cash or check. We cannot accept credit cards. When you arrive, you will have to exchange cash or check for tickets at the cashiers on the 3rd floor. The tickets will be used at the market as dollars. If you have any tickets left over, please return to the cashier to exchange your tickets back for money.

Should you have any questions, please contact Herr Tabisz or Herr Eberhard.  We hope to see you there!
Congrats to our  Mausmünzen Winners!

Congratulations to this week's 
Mausmünzen winners! This week we said gratuliere to Svea Cedarmark (Kc), Soren Gunsaullus (6c), Chester Realbanas (3c), Leo Burbach (1c), Gretchen Wilkinson (7a), and Frau Jacobs!
PTO Announcements
Help show our staff some Holiday love this month..

5th Grade Families: Please click  http://signup.com/go/xWDvLEq
To contribute to the early release day potluck on Wednesday December 12th. Note: this is open for all staff. Bring enough for 20 and LABEL your items!! (Better yet, provide a disposable dish you don't need returned!)

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!