Dear Families,
We see you. We see you at drop off, blowing your child a kiss. We see you at Kaffeeklatsch, connecting with other parents. We see you at PTO meetings, Board meetings, and in the classroom. We see you rushing from work to school and back again. We saw you in September, anxious for the start of the year. We see you in May, anxious for the last day of school. We are all parents, trying our hardest every day to be there for our children. Thank you, among these busy moments, for taking time to support our school. With your amazing support, the PTO had such a successful year! See the details below of all the ways we helped this year.
This year, our two main focus areas were:
1. To develop closer connections between school and home by encouraging parent involvement.
2. To support staff by enriching their environment and fostering a strong community.
* Announcing the PTO Board for 2019-2020 school year *
      President: Clare Roney      
     Vice President: Candace Davis
     Treasurer: Sarah Robbins
     Secretary: Trisha Menke & Jessie Heid
     General Officer Staff Appreciation: Danielle Behling
General Officer Fundraising: Ashley Clayton
General Officer Communications: Catherine Radecki
What a year it has been!
We completed almost 50 events/activities/meetings, and raised $41,750 to support next year's PTO goals. We are so grateful to everyone who helped make this year a success! Thank you for both your small and large contributions. Every bit counts! See here for a preliminary budget for the upcoming school year.
Raised Funds
Davanni’s Pizza Nights - fall and spring Community Auction - online fundraiser of great gatherings, goodies and events
Ruhland Strudel Sale - fall and spring
Fall and Spring Plant sale
Box Tops
Oktoberfest Fun Run
Supported the School
Donated $6,000 to Classroom Enrichment Fund
Donated to the TCGIS Picnic
Donated $4200 towards Community grant
Supplied cameras and accessories for year book team
School Enrichment Fund of $4,000
Hosted the "Meet the School Board Candidates" Forum
Raised $10,000 for teacher onboarding and development
Built Community
Popcorn & Cotton Candy at open house
Regional Picnics - 4 different locations of family potlucks to meet TCGIS in your 'hood
Great Gathering get-togethers from auction
Kaffeeklatsch - in conjunction with open classroom, hosted 2 coffee & treat gatherings
Kindergarten play date at an indoor playland
Family Game afternoon
Hosted New Family potluck
Supported Staff
9 early release day potlucks
Two conference night pizza dinners
Welcome back potluck
December Staff Appreciation Potluck
10 Intern breakfasts
Teacher appreciation week - lemonade, bagels, candy bar, and happy hour
End of the year Foxy Falafel food truck for staff
Replaced the teacher lounge coffee maker and supplied coffee & tea all year long
Join us for the 2nd annual Twin Cities Oktoberfest Fun Run! This family-friendly event around Como Lake is open to runners and walkers. Lederhosen and Dirndl optional :)

When: Saturday, September 21st 2019
Where: Como Lake

*Start time subject to change. Stay tuned!
**Tickets coming soon!

Proceeds go to Twin Cities German Immersion School.

Summer Play Dates!
Come to one or all - No need to RSVP. Just show up! Contact parent Becky Deimel for questions.
First playdates upcoming: 
June 14, 9:30a-11:30a. Tamarack Nature Center, White Bear Township
June 25, 5:30-7:30p Mattocks Park, Saint Paul
July 11, 6-8p Brackett Park Mpls
Have a great summer!