Issue: 322                          
March 29, 2018 
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Mar. 30 - April 6: Spring Break - No School

April 9: Spring After School Activities Begin
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Happy Spring Break!

We made it to Spring Break! Please note that the office will be closed starting tomorrow, Friday, March 30, and remain closed for the rest of Spring Break. Enjoy the time off and see you on April 9!
Join Us for Facilities Listening Session

Earlier today a message from the facilities committee was sent out to the school community. This message highlights recent discussions surrounding the future of our building. If you missed this message, you can find it here

Interested in attending a facilities listening session? Join us on Monday, April 9, 2018 (the Monday we are back from break) from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. We will be in the TCGIS Cafeteria - use stairs off Como Ave. (basement).

What to expect?
  • 15 minute presentation that will include a recap of facility committee work over the last year regarding facility changes
  • Potential construction planning to solve the space need and facility changes desired by TCGIS
  • Q&A forum to ask questions
We hope to see you there!
Spring Spiritwear Sale

We are in the process of designing TCGIS spiritwear to sell this spring. The ordering window will be from  Monday April 9 to Friday April 20. Please keep an eye out for an email on Monday, April 9, containing instructions for how to place your order.
TCGIS Sommercamp 2018
  • Morning camps available for 3rd - 8th grades
  • Afternoon add-on available for 3rd - 6th grades
  • Camp eligibility based on grades for 2018-2019

July 16 - 20 :  The Mystery Box (Die geheimnisvolle Schachtel) , Grades 3 - 5
July 16 - 20 :  What's so Great about Bees? (Bienen, Bienen, Bienen), Grades 4 - 8

July 23 - 27 :  Harry Potter Adventures (Harry Potter Abenteuer) , Grades 3 - 5
July 23 - 27 :  German Cinema Camp (Deutsche Kinokultur), Grades 6 - 8

July 30 - August 3 :  Rock, Paper, Scissors (Stein, Papier, Schere) , Grades 3 - 5
July 30 - August 3:  Under the Circus Tent (Im Zirkuszelt), Grades 3 - 8

Discounted registrations end on March 31!!! Don't miss out!!!
After School Activities Start Monday, April 9

This is a reminder that the spring session of after school activities begins on Monday, April 9. This is the first day back from spring break. Monday's activities are Running Club and Science Superstars. Please note: registration for after school activities has closed.
GEMs Summer Camp -  Girls 
Excel in Mathematics 

Missy Morrissey (Middle School), Kim Kulhanek and Stephanie Mekacher (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 13th-17th.

Who: All students entering grades 1-6
What: GEMs Summer Math camp
Where: University of Minnesota, Vincent Hall
When:  August 13th-17th, 2018, from  9am-12pm.
Cost: $150 (daily snack provided)
Registration Deadline: June 12th, 2018
Returning Families:   The curriculum will be different than last year's camp if you are interested in attending again!

Contact Missy Morrissey at  gemsummercamp@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Yearbook Ad/Senior Announcements

We will be accepting  yearbook ads , and  senior 8th grade announcements  for 2017-2018 yearbook until  Thursday April  12, 2018. Please email them to  bfrenette@tcgis.org.  Ad rates: 1 page: $125, 1/2 page $70, 1/4 page $40. Checks can be made out to TCGIS and dropped off in the front office. 
Last Call for School Yearbook Photos! 

We are now accepting your photo submissions for 2017-2018 yearbook. We have received a number of photos since March 1, but yearbook is still looking for additional photos of classroom activities, field trips, after school activities, and capstone exchange. Last day we'll accept photos for yearbook is  March 31 . Late submissions will not be accepted. All students, staff, interns, and parents are welcome to submit photos. Email pictures to  lbrask@tcgis.org  by  Saturday, March 31st, 2018 .
Call for Nominations & Applications 
for the 
School Board

Find out how you can help our school, connect with our community, impa ct decisions and change. The work we do helps ensure that our school is able to provide a meaningful experience for our students.

We will elect THREE board members this year to serve three year terms . We are seeking any interested persons (parents, teachers, and community members) , especially those with experience in board governance, financial compliance, marketing and development, legal matters, or education.

If you are interested in serving or would like to nominate someone to serve details and forms are attached in the links below. You do not need to be nominated to apply.

If you have questions or want to talk to a current board member further about the role, responsibilities and expectations, feel free to contact any of the current Board members . Send your nominations or applications to cvelureroholt@tcgis.org .

Important Dates
April 13 : All nominations and applications due by 4:45 pm.
Send via email to cvelureroholt@tcgis.org or drop off in the school office.
TBD: Meet the Candidates Forum
May 14-18: Board elections, drop off all ballots by 4:45 pm on Friday, May 18.

Call for Nominations (detailed version)
Board Elections FAQ 2018 (including detailed timeline)
6th Grade Presentations

On  Thursday, April 12th, the 6th graders will be presenting their projects in the TCGIS Social Science Fair (ISF-Messe) from  2:30 PM to 3 PM in the TCGIS Cafeteria.

All parents, teachers, students are invited to come and see the 6th graders' projects.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact  Herr Dr. Tabisz.
PTO Announcements
PTO meeting April 10th, 645-8:30pm
Nominations for next year's PTO board will be taken, presentation from the MN Charter School Association and more. RSVP here and you can always see minutes of previous meetings at the PTO website.

Flower sale ends TODAY! Shop  here. Strudel is coming soon with ten different sweet and savory options.  Sale will run  April 11-25th. Watch for the shopping link.  Both Flowers & Strudel can be picked up  May 7th

Check out the  April PTO Newsletter for more information and follow our Facebook page.
GAI Announcements
SATURDAY, 31 March 2018 (rain or shine) 
The German Osterhase is again visiting this year and will bring masses of eggs filled with candy & tokens. Tokens can be exchanged for fun prizes and toys after the hunt at our Osterladen. 
For children ages 0-7 years old; $10.00 per child. Wristband sale starts at 8:30am - Egg hunt begins at 11:00am.

Spring Spezial - Short classes & special topics 
Various classes and courses including Beginner German G100, Grammar Review and Speaking & Pronunciation, and classes for Advanced Speakers