Issue: 249                                
June 9, 2016 
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Administrative Information

Thanks for a Great Year & Happy Summer

We want to thank everyone for a wonderful school year, and wish you a safe and happy summer. We can't wait to see you in the fall!
Re-Enrollment Survey: Action Requested

Please fill out this form by Friday, June 17. This form helps us plan for next school year more efficiently. If we have not received your child's re-enrollment by next Friday, June 17, we cannot guarantee a spot for your child in the 2016-2017 school year. 
Busing Update

Please click here to read a busing update from Michelle Wallace. 
Parent Portal Open from June 9-30

The parent portal will reopen on June 9 and remain open until June 30. At that time, grades will be available for viewing. Please remember that TCGIS no longer prints hard copies of report cards to go home. For a reminder on how to login to the Parent Portal, please click here.
Playground Playdate and Library Time

Mark your calendars for a playdate on the TCGIS playground, and check out some German language books for summer reading!

Friday, June 17 4pm- 7pm
Wednesday, June 29 4pm-7pm
Thursday, July 21 4pm-7pm
Monday, Aug. 8 4pm-7pm

We still need a few volunteers to help in the library. Click here to sign up, or email Beki Cook.
$1972.80 in Box Tops!

What an amazing year! During the 2015-16 school year we collected $1972.80 worth of Box Tops! Eight classes won a Box Tops popcorn party and dozens of students got to choose prizes from the Box Tops treasure chest!

Thank you to all the students and parents who helped make this year such a success!

Next year's Box Tops goal is $3000.00. Please keep collecting over the summer and remember to ask friends and family to donate their Box Tops too.
Every clip counts towards reaching our new goal!
Summer Band Lessons

Interested in taking summer band lessons? Click here for more information.
C&D Committee Looking For New Members

The Communications & Development Committee will be working on fundraising strategies over the summer and the fall and is looking for interested and talented members. If you have some great ideas on how to help the school bridge the gap between the funding the school receives from the state and the funding the school needs to operate effectively, contact Tina Haarbusch or Burkhard Tiessen.
Sommercamp 2016: Update

Please  click here  to see an update from  Frau Ruggles  on Kinderclub for this July's programming. Information about registration AND payment included.
Kinderclub 2016-2017 Update

Please click here to see an update from Frau Ruggles on Kinderclub for the 2016-2017 school year. Link to Kinderclub Commitment Form and 2015-2016 year-end information included.
Curriculum Corner
Information on Class Composition Procedure

We at TCGIS have been busy wrapping up the last few weeks of this year and organizing the next. One item high on our list has been the placement of students into their next grades/classes. Please read the introductory letter from Mike Mullins, Curriculum & Instruction Director. Then click here to view TCGIS' procedures developed by a team of TCGIS staff members. If you have any question, please refer to our FAQs
PTO Announcement 

Our last meeting of the year was June 7th at the GAI. If you were unable to make the meeting you can click the links to read the approved   June Agenda approved May Minutes, approved Budget for 2016-17, and approved Bylaws.

If you would like to volunteer your time, please do not hesitate to contact us at tcgispto@gmail.com.
GAI Announcement

GAI Summer Language Camps Start June 20
There is still time to register for the GAI's Summer Language Camps. Week-long day camps for incoming 1st and 2nd graders will run from June 20 through August 19, with the last 2 weeks also featuring German Safari camps for incoming TCGIS Kindergarteners. Our camp themes for this summer include Kleine Künstler (Little Artists), Once Upon a Time, Erdreise (World Tour), All the World's a Stage, 
Kinder in der Küche (Kids in the Kitchen), Picasso's Studio, and more! Visit   www.gai-mn.org/sommercamp to register and learn more.