Issue: 333                          
July 19, 2018 
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Upcoming Elternbriefe

Welcome to the first Elternbrief of the 2018 -19 school year. The Elternbrief is our main mode of communicating important information to our families. We will be sending summer Elternbriefe to help you prepare for the fast-approaching school year. Starting August 2nd, we will send a weekly Elternbrief each Thursday. We encourage all families to read our weekly communication to stay up to date on important school wide information. Please be sure to check your email inbox for these upcoming Elternbrief editions, as they will contain important information for a great start to the new year! 
TCGIS Summer Office Hours

The Office will be OPEN from  9am-2pm  Monday through  Friday the remainder of the summer.

Summer Library Hours

Students and their parents/guardians are welcome to stop by the school this summer for summer library hours!
  • Thursday, August 9  11:00am - 1:00pm
Please note that students must be accompanied by an adult and will need to stay in the library during these times. We hope to see you!
2018-19 Kinderclub and Bussing Registration
Kinderclub and/or Bussing registrations for the 2018-19 school year are DUE July 29, 2018!

Bussing Information
TCGIS contracts with JME Transportation to provide bussing service for students who require it as a primary mode of transportation to and from school. We do not offer door-to-door service, but rather use shared stops at centralized locations. We generally expect that families who register for bussing regularly utilize the bus at least three days per week. Please contact Maja Reyes ( mreyes@tcgis.org ) if your family has a situation that requires exception to this expectation.

New for 2018-19 School Year!
TCGIS will have FOUR bus routes (see below). The preliminary stop locations for each route are listed in the   2018-19 Kinderclub and/or Bussing Registration Google Form . Please select the stop that will work best for your student(s) when completing the registration.

Kinderclub Information
For general information on our before-and-after school care program, follow the link below:

To Register for Kinderclub and/or Bussing:
Complete the   2018-19 Kinderclub and/or Bussing Registration Google Form NO LATER THAN Sunday, July 29th, 2018!

Facilities Update - Building Project Microsite

Many questions have come up in recent months by both parents, staff and community members over what options might best suit the school's need for additional space. In an effort to provide easy access to project information, TCGIS has created a special website. It includes a history section with links to important documents, current options under review, a frequently asked questions page and a place to submit additional questions/comments about the project. Our hope is to provide additional transparency, some context and share some of the challenges faced by the facilities committee. It can be found here: www.tcgisbuildingproject.org .
TCGIS Seeking Part Time Food Service Associate

We are seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Food Service Associate for the 2018-19 school year.

A full job description for this position is available  HERE.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a letter of interest, a current resume, and two letters of recommendation to Gael Braddock ( gbraddock@tcgis.org)

TCGIS Seeking Substitute Teachers

We are seeking substitute teachers for the 2018-19 school year!

Substitute teaching is a great way to connect with the TCGIS community, utilize or build German speaking skills, and make a valuable contribution to our students' learning.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a letter of interest, a current resume, and two letters of recommendation to Gael Braddock ( gbraddock@tcgis.org).

Substitute teaching requires a Short Call Substitute License through Minnesota Department of Education. If you do not currently have this license, you can find more information on obtaining the license  HERE.

Application for Free and Reduced Lunch Program

Please find the  information letter and the  application form for the Free and Reduced Lunch program for the 2018-2019 school year. Click  here for the instructions. Applications can be submitted at any time during the school year, however to receive free/reduced school lunches for the 1st day of school, we would like to ask you to submit your application form no later than   August 6, 2018.

If you have any questions or need help, please don't hesitate to email Alex Weeding at  aweeding@tcgis.org or call   (651)-492-7106.

School Supplies 2018-19

Please click here for the 2018-19 supply lists. Any questions? Please email info@tcgis.org.at   info@tcgis.org
Summer Playdates - Let's Get Together this Summer!

Join other TCGIS families for some playtime with friends at a variety of local parks. There will be two meetings per month for the whole summer.  Come to one or all- no RSVP needed!

Mark your calendars:
  • June 15 9:30am-11:30am Tamarak Nature center - 5287 Otter Lake Rd., White Bear Township. (Has water features for play)
  • June 24 5:30pm-7:30pm Mattocks Park - 450 S Davern St., St. Paul
  • July 13 6pm-8pm Brackett Park - 2728 S. 39th Ave., Mpls. (Has a splash pad)
  • July 30 9am-11am Hyland Play Area (Chutes and Ladders) - 10145 Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington
  • August 17 6pm-8pm TCGIS playground - 1031 Como Ave, St Paul
  • August 22 9am-11am Mendakota Community Park - 2171 Dodd Rd, Mendota Heights
*Siblings are always welcome!
Contact Becky Deimel with any questions at rebeccadeimel@yahoo.com
Mom of Wyatt (4th) and Bennett (2 nd )
Join Us for the Twin Cities Oktoberfest 5K!

Bring your Lederhosen and Dirndls! Welcome to the Twin Cities Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run Walk! The event will be held around Como Lake. After the race, head on over to Gabe's by the Park to celebrate Oktoberfest 2018. A beer or non-alcoholic drink ticket is included with race entry! Come dressed in your Oktoberfest best if you'd like! Proceeds from the race will benefit the Twin Cities German Immersion School. Click here to register today!
PTO Announcements
Back to School Night volunteers needed!  August 23 at 6:30pm. Help pass out popcorn and cotton candy to new and returning families! Please email  tcgispto@gmail.com to sign up.

Oktoberfest Fun RunSunday, September 30. All proceeds made from this event will go directly to money for the new school locks. More info and registration here!

JOIN US - We are looking for more hands and hearts to make our year go even better than last! If you want to support our school and staff, WE NEED YoU! Email us at  tcgispto@gmail.com.

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GAI Announcements
Kindergarten Camp - Kids Safari!
Aug 6-10 and Aug 13-17,  FOR ALL incoming Kindergarteners 

This camp will prepare kids to enter Kindergarten. Discover the natural world auf Deutsch with hands-on activities, crafts, songs and indoor / outdoor play while learning basic German words and vocabulary. Click here for more information!