Issue: 371                         
May 30, 2019 
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Historic Designation Mediation In Progress

The Ward 5 office has engaged the   Mediation Center  to work with us on a"conflict assessment." The conflict assessment will be conducted under the leadership of Executive Director Aimee Gourlay. This assessment, given our time restriction, will allow the Mediation Center to listen, understand perspectives and help us determine if there is a"zone of potential agreement"worth pursuing.

The Mediation Center would like us to emphasize, the point of the conflict assessment is not  to determine if there is a"right" or"wrong," but rather to determine if there is space for a potential agreement. One important element of Ms. Gourlay's work plan will be to interview stakeholders, either in person or on the phone.  If interviews are completed in a timely fashion, Ms. Gourlay could provide Ward 5 with initial findings by the end of the week. 
City Council- June 5th

City council will address the historic designation question during the June 5th 3:30 pm meeting. Also on the June 5th agenda, for public hearing, is the consideration of our site plan and variances for the new building.  Historic designation will be considered at 3:30 pm. 
The public hearing on variances and site plan will be at 5:30. Here is a link to the  agenda.
Parent Access to Grades and Comments Closed 

Parent Portal access to student grades and comments is temporarily closed until June 11th. This enables teachers time to post final grades and comments for spring semester.
Join us for the End of the Year Picnic!

We hope you can join us for the End of the Year Picnic on Wednesday, June 12. Please click here to read about the event. There is an opportunity to make a small donation if you wish to have lunch with us (students eat for free), as well as an opportunity to sign up as a volunteer!

Reminder: dismissal on June 12 will take place from 12:30-12:45pm. Please remember to change PikMyKid to "Picnic Pick Up" if you wish to take your child/ren home directly from the picnic. Please contact Lauren Kalish at lkalish@tcgis.org if you have any questions.
Reminder to Pick Up Medication

This is a reminder that all medication at school must be picked up at the end of the year.

These are the options of when you can pick up your child's medication:
  1. June 12th at the End of the Year Picnic (10:00am-12:00pm) when you sign your child out at the info table.
  2. June 12th  from the Kinderclub staff member at a table in the foyer
  3. June 13th  from 8am- 12pm in the Health Office.
Any medications not picked up by 12pm on June 13 will be discarded.
Spirit Days Next Week!

Join in on the fun! Starting next week until the end of the year we will be celebrating spirit days! Please click here to see what day is what outfit!
Next Week is the Final Week of After School Activities

Next week is the last week for after school activities! Please note that all activities end on Friday, June 7th. Activities do not take place the last week of school. 
Volunteer to Distribute Yearbooks June 6 & 7

We are looking for volunteers for a half hour, a hour, or more between 8:30-3:00 on both days, June 6 & 7. Volunteers are especially needed 10:00-10:35 during the middle school advisory period. Please indicate on the Google form what time and date you would be available to volunteer. Thank you! 
Run at the Lederhosenlauf 5K!

Run at the  GAI Lederhosenlauf 5K with the TCGIS Track-and-Field team on Saturday, June 8. The start is at 8 AM at MN State Capitol District's Memorial Grounds. See you there!

Sign Up for Childcare During City Council Meeting

Kinderclub is offering extended childcare hours (until 7pm) during the  Council Meetings on 6/5, so parents can attend and show support for our school. Sign up by Monday 6/3! Please pack a  nut-free snack and a drink if your child is staying past 6pm!

Show Your School Spirit at End Of Year Picnic!

Again this year we will be selling our cool and distinctive TCGIS car magnets for a minimum donation of $10 as well as the "All are Welcome Here" school signs for $20. Cash, check or credit accepted.  

Wear your TCGIS spirit wear and show your support of the school.  Don't have any spirit wear?  Need more?  Order yours online

GEMs Summer Camp Registration - NOW OPEN to Incoming 7th Grade 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 12th-16th. 

Registration Form  - Please complete for each child registered.

Who: All students entering grades 1-7
What:  GEMs Summer Math camp
Where: University of Minnesota, Vincent Hall
When: August 12th-16th, 2018, from 9am-12pm.
Cost: $150 (daily snack provided)

Contact Missy Morrissey at  gemsummercamp@gmail.com if you have any questions!
Information for 4th Graders Interested in Band

For all 4th graders interested in band, please
click here.
Board Announcements
Next Board Meeting: Thursday, May 30, 6:30 pm in Room 100. Link to Board packet here.
PTO Announcements
Join us for our last PTO meeting of the year! 
When: Sunday, June 2nd 3pm
Where: Urban Forage (snacks provided by PTO). 

Summer play dates!! 
See  this list of all our parent -planned summer play dates. Always a good time has by all!

In addition to our staff appreciation week and 10 intern breakfasts, look at some highlights of this year! THANK YOU, families, for making this such a successful and positive year!!

GAI Announcements
W eekly camps from June 17 to August 23 on site at the GAI
Most camps are for children 7-9 yrs   - REGISTER NOW, CAMPS ARE FILLING UP!  NEW THIS YEAR: Intro to German for 5-9 yrs and German & Science for 10-13 yrs

Deutsche Tage
Annual Deutsche Tage celebration June 8 & 9. 
Deutsche Tage (German Days) is one of the GAIs longest-standing traditions and the oldest heritage festival in St. Paul.  

Advanced German for TCGIS Alumni
  • ADVANCED GERMAN  - TEENS INTENSIV B1+: For advanced students who want to continue building language ability and skills. 'Blended' Course format with 90 min. of classroom instruction per week and online / independent study.
  • ADVANCED GERMAN - TEEN TREFF: For students with a high level of proficiency & fluency. Course is designed to maintain language ability. Limited assignments & homework - Class meets bi-weekly