Issue: 330                          
May 31, 2018 
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Join us for lunch at the End of the Year Picnic!

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Board Election Results

With 91 (out of 808 possible) ballots cast, the board  election  results are in! This year we had three candidates for three open seats. In no particular order, the three board members elect are:
  • Julie Alkatout (parent)
  • Nic Ludwig (parent, returning board member)
  • Jenneke Oosterhoff (community member, returning board member)
Each candidate brings great qualifications and different strengths to the board work. We are grateful for our new board members' commitment to the school and our students.

Additionally, TCGIS and the school board members thank Wolfgang Koch, Fabian Liesner, and Christine VeLure Roholt for their service on the TCGIS school board. Each held multiple roles and gave countless hours toward our school's success and our children's learning. As they roll off the board, we know they will continue to contribute to education (and TCGIS) in meaningful ways. Danke!
Buy Picnic Food Tickets Today!

We are gearing up for our End of the Year Picnic on Tuesday, June 12! This will be held at the Como Park Pavilions and will be from 11:30am-1:30pm. We invite all parents and non-student siblings to attend! If you plan on eating lunch with us, please be sure to buy tickets here. If you'd like to read more about what's new at the picnic this year, please click here!

Send Our Teachers and Staff Away AND Get a TCGIS Car Magnet!!

Thanks to your support during Give to the Max and beyond, we've already covered our intern expenses for next academic year!  But we still have a $26,000 shortfall in our $100,000 goal. If you haven't yet contributed to TCGIS this year, please consider helping to close the gap! This $26,000 will be specifically earmarked for professional development expenses for our teachers, staff and EAs and will cover program costs and travel expenses.  A minimum donation of $10 gets you a cool car magnet and will make it possible to send them away for valuable training and development!

Does Your Employer Match Charitable Giving?
Help TCGIS close its fundraising gap quicker! See if your employer matches charitable donations. It's an easy way to turn a $100 donation into $200! Check to see if your employer offers a matching program here.
LAST Chance to Sign Up for Sommercamp!

TCGIS Sommercamp runs from July 16 - August 3 for incoming 3rd - 8th grades. 

Campers speak German all day and receive a T-shirt with the Sommercamp logo. Click here for more information. 

Registration window closes today! 
TCGIS is Seeking Part-Time Food Service Associates 
for 2018-19!

If you or someone you know might be interested in working 20 hours per week in the TCGIS food service program next year, review the  Food Service Associate Job Description, and send Director of HR  Gael Braddock the following:

1. Letter of Interest
2. Current Resume
3. Letter of Recommendation
Parking Rules and Reminders

Please follow this  LINK for information on the Saint Paul city-street parking rules. We ask that TCGIS families be sure to follow the city's parking rules to ensure student safety and be conscientious neighbors.
Thank You to our Picnic Sponsors

We would like to thank our picnic sponsors: TCGIS PTO, Audi St. Paul, Larry Mohr, President of the German American Chamber of Commerce, MN Chapter, and Dr. Stefanie Bauer, Life Ripples. 

Thank you for your support! 
Yearbooks and Spiritwear Available Now!

The 2017-2018 yearbooks are here! Head over to our Square store to buy your yearbook today! Students or parents can pick up their yearbooks in the office, or at the End of the Year picnic.

ADDITIONALLY: If you placed an order for Spiritwear we have your items!! Please swing by the front office to pick up your order!
Ronja Räubertochter by Astrid Lindgren

Come see our 5th graders perform "Ronia, the Robber's Daughter" (German: Ronja Räubertochter) - a play based on the children's fantasy book by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren

Monday, June 4 at 8:30am, 5A
Tuesday, June 5 at 8:30am 5B
Wednesday, June 6.at 8:30am 5C

Mission Orthodox Presbyterian Church
1040 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55103

All parents are welcome!
Band Information for Summer

Band information, including summer lessons, and what to do if you have a current 4-7th grader interested in band. Click here to check out Krista Johnson's website!
Scholarships Available for Waldsee German Immersion Summer Camp

There is still time to apply for scholarships to attend Waldsee, the German immersion summer camp through the Concordia Language Villages! Click here to read about eligibility and other details. If you have any questions about the camp, feel free to reach out to Lauren Kalish at lkalish@tcgis.org

Looking to get a discount in sending their students up to Waldsee, or any of the Language Villlages? Concordia Language Villages is looking for people to work transportation in the Twin Cities this summer. After working 80 hours over the course of the summer you will earn a 10% discount for a future camper. Click here to look at the job posting! If you have any questions, email Eric Gandrud at egandrud@tcgis.org.
Faculty Focus
For this week and each week until the end of this school year Herr Mullins will introduce our school community to a new faculty member we have at TCGIS this academic year. We have talented colleagues who have diverse experiences in their lives that assist them each and every day in serving the needs of your sons and daughters. Herr Mullins hopes you find this column inspiring as you read about our TCGIS Educators!

This week: Joey Meinert from fourth grade.
PTO Announcements
Last PTO Meeting
Join us at the GAI June 5th at 6:45 for the final PTO meeting of the year.  We will finalize and vote for the 2018-19 PTO budget.  Where do you want the money spent?

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GAI Announcements
Summer German Language Camps start June 18 - Camps are filling up! Reserve your spot now!
Topics include Geography, Science, Arts & Crafts, Mysteries & Magic, Writing, Baking & Cooking, and more. Teachers and children will speak, hear, sing and create in German. 

Mark your calendars - Deutsche Tage 2018 Saturday, June 9 and Sunday June 10  Deutsche Tage
Celebrating 60 years! Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow ...   A great way to participate at the event is to  VOLUNTEER