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Jan. 8: After School Activities Begin
Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
Jan. 26: Teacher Grading Day - NO SCHOOL
Greetings from the German Consulate General in the Mid
Dear TCGIS Community,
I am writing this letter to you today to thank you all for what you d
o. My task as a German diplomat is to strengthen German-American relations, but your work serves much the same function: you cultivate in your students an understanding and appre
ciation in another culture in the hopes they will later travel and conduct business in Germany, read German and get to deeply know native speakers of the language. Your work is crucial, and I applaud you for what you do.
Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany
After School Activities start Next Week!
This is a reminder that after school activities start next week! The activities run from 3:30-4:30 and all students will be brought to the foyer at the end of the class. If you are picking your child/ren up from the activity, you must come to the foyer and check out with their instructor. Please contact Lauren Kalish at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
In the previous years our language Sommercamps have been offered during the last three weeks of July. We are considering to move the three weeks period time frame into August this summer and would love to get feedback from you about this option.
Please take one minute to answer the two questions in this
Transition to High School Parent Panel Night
A panel of graduated families will share their experience in transitioning from TCGIS to high school. Several High Schools are represented at this PTO sponsored evening, including; Mounds View, Southwest, South, Upper Mississippi Academy, Central and Johnson.
February 1st, TCGIS will host an evening with Central High School's Principal, German Teacher and Math Teacher. More info to come!
Are you a puzzler? Do you enjoy creative word smithing? Do you have an acronym for remembering everything? Or do people laugh at your puns? Then we have a competition for you!
Currently our school has three behavior expectations: Sicherheit (Safety), Verantwortung (Responsibility), Respekt (Respect). We want you to come u
p with a catchphrase using each first letter of our 3 behavior expectations: S, V, R. Please submit your acrostic to
. The winner will be announced at the Carnival of Cultures on
The examples below may bring some inspiration! The first is from
Wyoming Elementary School in Forest Lake, Minnesota, notice their u
e and prominence
of the school mascot.
Feel free to bring any ideas forward!
Thank you for your time and support,
The PBIS Leadership Team
Host an Intern
We NEED 30 Host Families for Next Year and ONLY have 3
Now is the time to apply to become a host family for the next school year. Options are available for fall semester & spring semester hosting or for full-year arrangements. 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!
to find out more about our intern program! Have any questions? Contact
. Already sold and excited to host?
to sign up by
February 1, 2018
Brr...It's Cold Outside!
Winter has arrived! Each student
have these 5 (five) items to enjoy warm outdoor play.
All students go outside (barring health concerns) for recess. We use the NWS chart in the link below to determine whether students are outside or inside for recess. Feel free to read our
Cold Weather Recess, Cancellation Policy
, including tips for staying warm outdoors.
Please make sure your student has these items so they can stay warm and dry outside.
Urban Forage Winery Outings
Join other parents in your grade this January. Check out the
to find your class date.
ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SPRING CLASSES!
Click HERE for more information about Adult Classes
Click HERE for Samstagsschule for Kids & Teens.
SCHNUPPERKURS - Indroduction to German
Are you interested in learning German, but you are not sure what to expect? Join us for a 2-hour Introduction to German. The course will be taught by one of native language instructors. You will learn a few basic German words and phrases in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
for more information and to register
Jacob Schmidt Brewery History Exhibit
December 1, 2017-January 19, 2018
Germanic-American Institute (GAI) second floor gallery
Open during GAI office hours and special events
Don't miss this special exhibit for Minnesota history buffs and beer lovers! On view are historical pictures and artifacts from the Schmidt Brewing Company, one of the largest Germany breweries in Minnesota. Curated by Phil Gagne, the last Brewmaster of Schmidt, and Dave Davis. Items on view will range from the years 1901 to 2002. In conjunction with the exhibit, Phil Gagne and collector Dave Davis will present Talk about Beer: The History of Jacob Schmidt Brewery on January 13 at 5 p.m. Registration required.