Issue: 357                          
February 14, 2019 
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Join us at the TCGIS PTO Maskenball, an adults-only formal costume dance hosted this year at the lovely University Club of St. Paul. 

There will be appetizers, an art auction, a full cash bar, and wonderful ambiance at the University Club. A themed costume is encouraged, but not required. 

When: Saturday, March 23rd 
Time: 7:00p-11:30p 
Where: The University Club 420 Summit Ave St. Paul, MN 55102 
Tickets are limited! Secure your ticket now with an early bird special ending March 1st. 

Interested in Sponsoring? 
It is not too late to be a sponsor! Sponsorship levels range from $100-$2,500. Please contact Annegret Theis@ 952-454-4029 and annegret_theis@ultimatesoftware.com
Reminder: No School

This is a friendly reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, February 15, or Monday, February 18. Enjoy the long weekend! 
Start Date for 2019-20 School Year

Mark your calendars! The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year will be August 26 for grades 1 - 8 and August 28 for Kindergarten. The full TCGIS school year calendar will be released late March.
Reminder: March Order Window for Lunches/Milk and Kinderclub Closes Sunday, February 17!

Don't forget to place your order for March! 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, 2/17.

For any questions regarding our online store website (e.g. forgotten username/password, payment questions, etc.), please contact us at  ordering@tcgis.org
Mark Your Calendars: City Council Public Hearing on TCGIS Forced Historic Designation is March 20

On March 20th, TCGIS will be on the City Council agenda for a public hearing on the historic designation application.  Public testimony will be allowed at this meeting.  Before this hearing it will be critical that we get as many letters of support for TCGIS and AGAINST historic designation as possible from all parents, family members, neighbors and supporters.  Please consider writing a letter for each parent/adult in your household, and engaging your family members and friends to help as well. The volume of letters for and against Historic Designation is an important part of the record.  Letters are being accepted now, so please start writing to your city council members and the mayor today!  If you're not sure which Ward you live in, visit this site: 
St. Paul CIty Council Member Look UpBelow are the City Council Members by Ward, with their email addresses:

ward2@ci.stpaul.mn.us Rebecca Noecker
ward3@ci.stpaul.mn.us Chris Tolbert
ward4@ci.stpaul.mn.us Mitra Jalali Nelson
ward5@ci.stpaul.mn.us Amy Brendmoen, also City Council President
ward6@ci.stpaul.mn.us Kassim Busuri (replaced retired Dan Bostrom)
ward7@ci.stpaul.mn.us Jane Prince

To help you with letter writing, we have a variety of  letter templates ,   each with a slightly different theme, available for you to use as is or to tailor to your own needs. You can access the letters here, and tailor to your own needs.
MCA Assessments at TCGIS

This spring TCGIS will participate in MCA Assessments. TCGIS views the MCA Assessments as another data point in creating a mosaic of our students' academic progress in school and therefore encourages all students to participate. Parents do, however, have the right to "opt out" of the MCA Assessments by filling out this form. Please return completed forms to the Front Office. Click here to view the 2019 MCA schedule. Please contact Mike Mullins with any questions. 
Please Ensure Your Contact Information is Up to Date!

Have you recently moved to a new address or changed your telephone number? Do you need to update the emergency contact information for your student? Please remember to email  info@tcgis.org  with all important changes throughout the school year. 
Capstone Cafe during Carnival of Cultures: Wednesday, Feb. 27th

Enjoy delicious food and drink at the Capstone Cafe at Carnival of Cultures! From 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria you can purchase sandwiches, snacks, and beverages. All proceeds benefit the Capstone exchange program by which TCGIS hosts German students in the fall and TCGIS 8th graders travel to Germany in the spring. The Capstone Cafe is hosted by this year's 7th graders in preparation for their student exchange next year. Thanks in advance for your patronage!
Lost and Found - Please Label Your Child(ren)'s Items!

Our Lost & Found baskets are literally overflowing with outerwear this time of year. Please label your child(ren)'s clothing - any item she/he may take off during the day - with first and last names and his/her class. When items are labeled, your child(ren) can quickly identify his/her item faster in the lost and found, and others can help return them to your child as well. THANK YOU! 
TCGIS Track-and-Field: First Official Season!

5-8 track-and-field will practice Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to be more flexible with family schedules. Athletes must attend 2 practices each week and are welcome to attend all 3. 

Here   is our 2019 Track-and-Field Letter with all the details about our upcoming season.  Sign up   before registration closes TOMORROW, Friday, February 15th, at 5:00 PM!  Further questions, please contact Coach Tabisz ( ctabisz@tcgis.org ).
Fun in 2C

Last week the class 2C practiced reading fairytales in groups. And on Tuesday we went into Kindergarten A and the 2nd graders read the fairytales to the kindergarteners. It was so much fun and a great success!

Congrats to our Mausmünzen Winners! 

Congratulations to this week's Mausmünzen  winners! This week we said gratuliere  to Layne Koenig (Kc), Atticus Bird (2c), Lizzy Kile (8b), Siena Knudson (6c), Madden Tjossem (4b), and Frau Kile!
Board Announcements
Site Plan and Variances Update:
On February 8 the St. Paul Planning Commission voted not to reopen their tied votes from their previous meeting.  As it currently stands, TCGIS will likely have approvals in March when the deadlines for all city decisions expire. 

Reminder: Kaffeeklatsch and Parent Morgenkreis has been re-scheduled from Friday, February 8 to Friday, February 22 due to the conflict with the St Paul Planning Commission meeting on February 8.

GAI Announcements
German Summer Camps run from June 17 to August 23; Camps are offered for kids and youth 5-13 yrs. Topics include German Language Sessions, Arts & Crafts, Science, Cooking & Baking, German Fairy Tales, Nature & Science, Robotics and STEM (MINT) for the older kids. Half day and full day programs available. 

A night of revelry German Karneval style. 
Featuring the return of Elektra Cute, "The Most Shocking Woman in Burlesque", and Mistress Victoria DeVille. It's the naughtiest night of the year at the GAI Haus. 

German; Science; Sustainable Energy Workshop for kids: Windenergie  President's Day, February 18 for Grades K-4 ; Kids explore sustainable energy in the 3-hour hands-on workshop.