Issue: 272                               
January 5, 2017 
In This Issue

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TCGIS Online Calendar

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 9: Session Two of After School Activities Begins

Jan. 13: Teacher Grading Day - No School

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

Jan. 18: Early Release Wednesday

Jan. 26: School Board Meeting

Jan. 27: K-8 Morning Circle & Kaffeeklatsh

Jan. 29: Kinder Karnival

Jan. 31: SEAC Meeting

Feb. 4: Maskenball

Feb. 7: PTO Meeting

Feb. 15: Early Release Wednesday

Feb. 17 - 20: No School

Feb. 17: Enrollment Lottery

Feb. 23: School Board Meeting

Mar. 13 - 17: No After School Activities

Mar. 15: Early Release Wednesday

Mar. 16 & 17: Parent Teacher Conferences

Mar. 17: No School

 Volunteer at TCGIS!
Take a look at current volunteer opportunities! If you are not yet a volunteer, but are interested in becoming one - please email Tina HaarbuschVielen Dank!
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Administrative Information
Send in Those Sibling Applications!

If you have a child entering Kindergarten next fall, please remember to send in your application! To guarantee you a spot in Kindergarten at TCGIS for the 2017-2018 school year, we must receive your application by February 16 at 4pm. 
Maskenball Tickets On Sale Now!

Party like it's 1929 on February 4 at the beautiful and historic University Club in St. Paul. Perhaps you will spy the ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald, back at his old hangout looking for hot music, cool gin, and a bobbed-haired beauty. Find out more here!
Looking to Get Rid of Old Board Games?

We are hoping to build a check-outable game library. There are   many benefits  to playing board games -- one of which is to help teach & reinforce social skills. The game donations will be used for one-on-one, small group, whole class, and family fun night activities. 
In need of gently used or new board games for all ages (5 - 14). To name a few:
Connect Four, checkers, Guess Who, Jenga, Qwirkle, Uno, Dominoes, Blokus, Sequence for Kids, Suspend, Concentration, Sorry, Trouble, Bingo, Apples to Apples, Charades for Kids, Perfection, Hedbanz, Left Right Center, Spoons, chess, Scattergories, Spot-it, cribbage, etc...

Thank you for considering. Please bring donations to the office in care of/Michelle Wallace.
After School Activities Start Next Week

Thank you to those who have signed up for this session of after school activities! They will start next week on Monday, January 9.
Our Goal for Next Year: 30 Host Families!

Now is the time to apply to become a host family for the next school year. Options are available for short-term hosting, Fall semester, Spring semester 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! So far we have 15 host families!

Click here to find out more about our intern program. Have any additional questions? Contact  Tina Haarbusch. Already sold and excited to host? Click here to sign up by  February 1, 2017
Morning Aula Volunteer Sign Up

We are looking for volunteers to help supervise an extra morning recess in the Aula before school. Volunteers are needed for one day per week (four-five days per month) in January, February and March. Once we have two volunteers for one day, teachers will be notified that they may send students to the Aula on these days. Please click on the link for more information of rules and duties. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Kinder Karneval at the Clubhaus!

Mark your calendars for January 29, 2017 from 2pm - 5pm! There will be a Kinder Karneval at The Klub Haus on Rice Street. More details available here.
PTO Announcements

Click here to find out more about these upcoming events:
  • Parent panel on transitioning to high school, Jan. 17
  • Kaffeeklatsch, Jan. 27
  • Maskenball, Feb. 4, University Club
GAI Announcements 

Samstagsschule for Children and Teens 
Runs for 12 weeks, January 21 through April 29
(no classes February 18, March 25, and April 1)

This spring children can build their language skills and learn about German culture at  Samstagsschule (Saturday School). This weekly language program for children emphasizes natural acquisition of language in an interactive, fun environment.
Samstagsschule  for Young Children (Age 4 to 4th Grade) follows a framework which incorporates listening & speaking, singing and crafts, games and physical motion, and story time. Classes for beginners as well as advanced/immersion level students are available.

Samstagsschule for Teens focuses on creating and developing German language skills for middle school and high school students, with sections for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. For all classes our skilled instructors build listening comprehension and speaking skills in a fun and interactive, and age appropriate environment.