Issue: 293                           
July 20, 2017 
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Upcoming Elternbriefe

Welcome to the first Elternbrief of the 2017-18 year! Elternbriefe are our main mode of communicating important information to our families. We will be sending summer Elternbriefs to help prepare you for the fast-approaching school year on August 3 and August 17, as well. Please be sure to check your email inbox for these upcoming Elternbrief editions, as they will contain important information for getting a great start to the new year! 

Once the school year resumes on August 28, we will send weekly Elternbrief messages each Thursday. Our Elternbrief newsletters are our main mode of disseminating information with families. We ask that families be sure to review the Elternbrief on a regular basis.
TCGIS Office Closed Monday, July 24

TCGIS Office will be CLOSED Monday, July 24! We will respond to voicemail and email messages as soon as possible on Tuesday, July 25.
Parent Satisfaction Survey

We would like feedback from parents about the 2016-2017 school year! Please click the link here to take our Parent Satisfaction Survey. We appreciate your feedback!
2017-18 Bussing and Kinderclub Registration Update

Thank you to all families who have completed our 2017-18 Kinderclub and Bussing Registration! If you are interested in Kinderclub and/or Bussing in the upcoming school year, it's not too late...please complete the Kinderclub and Bussing Registration Form by  Friday, July 28

Families who have registered by  July 28 will receive full information on our Bussing and/or Kinderclub Program and instructions to finalize registrations and complete the ordering process through our online ordering system, Boonli, on  Monday, July 31.
Change with Orderlunches

We are half-way through summer break and although the first day of school still seems a long way out, we would like to inform you about a change with our online ordering platform. Over the summer, the service we have been using,  orderlunches.com , has changed its name to  Boonli  and launched a new user experience with a new look and feel. 
Please click here f or more information.
Calling Substitute Teachers!

TCGIS is seeking Substitute Teachers for the 2017-18 school year! If you are interested in becoming a Substitute Teacher for TCGIS, contact Gael Braddock at gbraddock@tcgis.org. Substitute teaching requires a four-year degree, and is a flexible way to contribute to the School and our students' learning experience. Please contact Gael Braddock at gbraddock@tcgis.org if you are interested in substitute teaching with TCGIS in the 2017-18 school year.
Wanted: Part-Time Food Service Associate

TCGIS is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Food Service Associate to join our Food Service Program! This is a great opportunity to contribute to the School, work with wonderful colleagues, and speak (or learn!) German every day! Please see the full job posting on the Career Page of the TCGIS website for more details, and contact Gael Braddock at gbraddock@tcgis.org with any questions, or to apply for this position.
Alumni Reunion Picnic

Attention all families with TCGIS graduates! There will be an alumni reunion picnic at the Germanic American Institute on Tuesday, August 15 from 4-8pm. We hope you join us!
Application for Educational Benefits 2017/18 (Free/Reduced Lunch Program)

Please find the information letter and the application form for the free and reduced lunch program for the 2017-2018 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 15, 2017 .

If you have any questions or need help, please don't hesitate to  email us at  lunch@tcgis.org  or call  (651)-492-7106.
2017-18 Class Assignments Coming Soon

Student class list will be posted in the August 17th Elternbrief. If you would like to review the TCGIS Class Composition Procedure at this time, please click  here.
Looking for a Volunteer at our Open House!

We are looking for one parent volunteer to help collect supplies at our Open House on August, 24 from 6:30-8pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Gael Braddock at gbraddock@tcgis.org. Thank you!