Issue: 292                           
June 8, 2017 
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Summer Office Hours

The TCGIS Front Office will have limited summer hours beginning June 12, 2016. Please see below for details:

Monday:   9am-3pm
Tuesday:   9am-3pm
Wednesday:   10:30am-3pm
Thursday:   9am-3pm
Friday:   9am-3pm

Please note: the office will be CLOSED July 3, 2017 through July 7, 2017.

We hope everyone has a fun, adventure-filled summer. Bis nächstes Jahr! 
A Note from the Director

Please click here to read a note from Ted Anderson regarding the new authorizer for TCGIS.
Congrats, Grads!

Congratulations to our 8th graders who had their graduation ceremony this past weekend at TCGIS! We wish you all the best in 9th grade and beyond!
Bulk Order is LIVE until June 12!

In order to save families money and time, and also to save teachers work in organizing and sorting supplies, we are continuing the Classroom Supply Bulk Order this year. Participation is 100% optional but we encourage families to take part!  Simply go to   Order Lunches  and  select June 12 on the admin tab  to place your order. The school will purchase, sort and deliver the supplies to the classroom and will re-stock supplies throughout the school year. 

The order will mainly cover items that are academic in nature. Listed below you find t he more personal items that  have to be supplied by families: 

Individual Supply List (Supplied by Families)
Kindergarten (will be provided by teachers)
For those who wish to purchase Classroom School Supplies  on your own, please find the lists below:

Classroom Supply List (Bulk Order)

Send any questions you may have to the Front Office at  info@tcgis.org .
Field Trip to Field My Starving Children

The WE take charge week (May 30-June 2, 2017) was a huge success! Your children saved water, avoided trash, appreciated the teachers, cleaned up at Como Lake, and finally did volunteer work at Feed my starving children ! Altogether they packed 270 boxes including 58.104 meals which is enough to feed 160 kids for one year ! You should be very proud of your kids! Many thanks to the Service Learning Group to set up this event and doing announcements every day! Thanks also to the parents for supporting your children!

Thank you for a wonderful year,
Beate Simon
Summer Math Camp for Girls!

Missy Morrissey (Middle School) and Kim Kulhanek (Elementary School) are offering a summer math camp for girls with support from the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Student Chapter at the University of Minnesota during the week of August 14th-18th.

Who: All students entering grades 1-9
What: GEMs Summer Math camp
Where: University of Minnesota, exact building location coming soon!
When: August 14th - 18th, 2017, from 9am-12pm.
Cost: $150 (daily snack provided)
Topics Covered via the GEMs curriculum:
incoming 1st-3rd - Beads and Bar Graphs
incoming 4th-6th - Prisms and Perfect Squares
incoming 7th-9th - Cryptology and Graph Theory

Click here to register! Registration Deadline is June 10th. Participants will receive a confirmation email on June 10th.

Contact Missy Morrissey ( missylmorrissey@gmail.com) if you have any questions.
Video Game Release

7th and 8th graders have been working this semester in Tech on programming video games in Scratch. To celebrate the culmination of their work, we invited other students to come and play the video games we created. Click here  to play a few of their games or see more pictures.
Bussing Info for 2017-2018

Interested in bussing service for next school year? Sign-up information will be sent to all families and included in the Elternbrief before the end of June.
Kinderclub Info for 2017-2018

Interested in Kinderclub for next school year? Check out the Kinderclub  Calendar and Rates for the 2017-2018 school year. 
Sign-up information will be sent to all families and included in the Elternbrief before the end of June. Please noteIn order to accommodate Kinderclub staff orientation and training, Kinderclub will be closed until the first day of school (Monday, Aug 28 for grades
1-8 and Wednesday, Aug 30 for Kindergarten). 
Literacy Corner Update

click here for a message from Gesa Zinn, our literacy specialist.
Curriculum & Instruction

click here to read an update from Mike Mullins. 
GAI Announcements
New Program: Sommer Schule 2017
Program for kids 1st to 4th grade (TCGIS or equivalent/advanced German skills ) -June 21 to Aug. 16; 8 weeks on Wednesday afternoon, June 21 to Aug. 16
Program for Middle School / High School - 1 week intensive Monday through Friday, 9am to noon, Aug. 21-25

Programs for students with prior German knowledge who want to maintain & enhance language skills over the summer months.  Courses are taught in a classroom setting and will focus on speaking & vocabulary and listening & reading skills.  Click for more information and to register.

Deutsche Tage 2017
Saturday, June 10 - 11am to 10pm & Sunday, June 11 - 11am to 5pm
It's the GAI's Great GERMAN Get Together: Deutsche Tage! Come celebrate German-speaking culture and heritage through music, dance, food, drink & fun!

German Language Summer Camp 2017 -  June 19 to August 18 
Spots are disappearing quickly for GAI German Language Summer Camps. Our weekly day-camps provide fun, interactive German language education for children grades 1-3. Two camps will also be offered for incoming Kindergarteners in the middle of August. A list of the dates, themes, and information on before/after care options available online.  Click this link for more information & to register.