Issue: 374                         
June 20, 2019 
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Administrative Information
Attention St Paul and Ward 5 Residents:
Resolution about former St Andrew's to be proposed at the 
St. Paul DFL City Convention this Sunday, June 23! 

SHSA is pushing for adoption of a resolution to the St Paul DFL platform regarding the preservation of the former St Andrews Church at the DFL city convention this Sunday. To be accepted as a resolution, there must be a 60% affirmative vote. If you are considering or planning to attend the convention, please be aware of this initiative and let others know as well. TCGIS does not support this resolution. Curious? Here is the Agenda and Guidelines for Resolutions at the Conventions.
Opportunity for Positive Community Building

St. Paul Parks and Recreation is organizing a volunteer clean-up this Saturday, June 22, at Orchard Rec Center, 875 Orchard Ave. The Orchard Rec Center is just a half mile away from TCGIS. 

We encourage TCGIS families to volunteer anytime from 8 a.m.-noon.
 Planned tasks include repainting benches and other outside equipment, pulling weeds, and cleaning storage closets. To add to the summer fun, the TCGIS school board will provide ice cream treats. We hope to see you there in your TCGIS shirts!

School Information
Summer Office Hours

The Front Office will have limited hours during the summer:
  • June 17 - June 28: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • July 1 - July 5: Closed
  • July 8 - August 9: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
  • August 12: regular hours return, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
If you'd like to make an appointment with an Administrator, please contact the office during the above times or email the Administrator directly.  Have a wonderful summer!
2019-20 Registration Process for Returning Students

All registration forms for returning students will be made available the first week in August. The registration process will largely entail reviewing and updating existing forms online. You'll receive an email in August when it's time to log into PowerSchool for annual registration.
2019-20 School Supply Lists Available

School supply lists are now available for 2019-2020. Click here to access the folder with supply lists by grade level. Individual supplies can be brought with your student on the first day of school; shared classroom supplies can be brought to Back-to-School night, Aug. 22. 
Are these your bicycles?

These two bikes have been here since before the last day of school. If they are yours, please come retrieve them soon! 

Can you help us donate these Lost & Found items?

The Lost & Found is overflowing with items that could find a second home, but have to be laundered first before any nonprofit organization will accept them. If we had 6-8 families volunteer to take one large bag home and launder it, we could make sure that these clothing items find a second home and stay out of the landfill. 

Families who volunteer to launder a bag are welcome to donate to a charity of their choice, or return them to TCGIS by June 28 and we will donate them. Please email the Front Office to coordinate pick-up. VIELEN DANK! 

Incoming 5th-8th graders: Interested in the  TCGIS Middle School Cross-Country Team  in Fall 2019?

A great season depends on a great off-season. Here is our  off-season / summer calendar with a few options for training in the off-season: races, camps, cross-training, etc. We will also have a few break-out runs. If interested, please fill out this  survey so we can email you the updates, including registration for the TCGIS XC team.

Our first pre-season (optional) cross-country practice will be on Monday, August 12. Time and place will be announced later through our email updates (sign up in the  survey). Our first whole team practice will be on the first day of school at 3:30 PM.

Registration will be in early August and will be announced in our email updates and the Elternbrief.  Practices (including pre-season optional practices) will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 PM - 5 PM.

PTO Updates
Summer Play Dates

Come to one or all - no need to RSVP - just show up! 
See  this list of all our parent-planned summer play dates. Email parent 
Becky Deimel for questions. 

Upcoming playdates:
  • June 25, 5:30 - 7:30pm Mattocks Park, Saint Paul
  • July 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Brackett Park, Mpls
  • July 25, 9:00 - 11:00am, Hyland Play Area "Chutes & Ladders," Bloomington
Stay up to date with the PTO on our Facebook page throughout summer!! 

Save the Date: Sat., September 21st 
2nd Annual Twin Cities Oktoberfest Fun Run

This is a family-friendly event that's open to the public. Proceeds benefit the TCGIS PTO. Tickets coming soon. Follow updates here.

News from the GAI
Summer Fun & Classes at the GAI

Join us Saturday mornings, 9:30am - 12:30pm, to enjoy home made Kuchen and coffee. Click here for more information. 

Weekly Summer Language Camps through August 23
GAI hosts weekly camps
at the GAI
 for kids ages 7-9. Register now before they fill up! Review course options here

NEW THIS YEAR: Intro to German (ages 5-9) and German & Science (ages 10-13) 

Continue your German language learning this summer! The GAI summer session is scheduled for July and August. 
Conversation & Review and Grammar & Writing sessions are offered for all levels. Click here for Adult Class Schedules.

The GAI offers two Samstagsschule classes for TCGIS alumni
Classes are scheduled Saturday morning / afternoon beginning in September. 
  • ADVANCED GERMAN  - TEENS INTENSIV B1+: For advanced students who want to continue building language ability and skills. 'Blended' Course format with 90 min. of classroom instruction per week and online / independent study.
  • ADVANCED GERMAN - TEEN TREFF: For students with a high level of proficiency & fluency. Course is designed to maintain language ability. Limited assignments & homework - Class meets bi-weekly