Issue: 346                          
November 8, 2018 
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Administrative Information
Reminder: No School Tomorrow & Early Release 11/14

This is a friendly reminder that there is no school tomorrow, 11/9, due to parent teacher conferences. Additionally, there is an Early Release Wednesday next week on 11/14. Please be sure to update your child(ren)'s dismissal plans and to plan accordingly. 
Are you REALLY  'Giving to the Max'?

Last year we raised an impressive $58,885 during Give to the Max. But did you know...We have been able to significantly raise this amount because many of our family donors "maxed" their donations last year by harnessing the power of their employer's matching funds program? Imagine how much more we could have raised with all eligible families using the matching programs! As we enter the final week of Give to the Max, please take advantage of any matching gift programs your employer may have to double your donation's impact! Click here to read more.
Arrival/Dismissal Updates & Call for Volunteers

As we move into daylight savings time and head toward wintry weather, please review the following information on the TCGIS student arrival and dismissal processes. We are also looking for volunteers to help with arrival/dismissal! Click here for more information!
Important! Save the Date!

We've learned there is a special D10 Land Use Committee Meeting on  November 19* at 7 pm at the Como Street Car Station. The agenda is solely about TCGIS's requested building variances. The recommendations stemming from this meeting will be forwarded to D10 Community Council for consideration at their November 20th meeting (save this date too!). *Please note the date has CHANGED.

It's critical we have as many parents and D10 voting residents attend as possible!
Please Come Find Your  Child(ren)'s  Lost Items at Conferences

During conferences all of the lost-and-found items from around the school will be set out on tables in the front foyer. Please come find your child(ren)'s missing items! There are SO MANY jackets/sweatshirts, lunchboxes, water bottles, hats and mittens. Any remaining items after conferences Friday evening will be donated to a local nonprofit. 
It's Cold Out! Please Dress Your Child Warmly

Please help your child remember to wear/bring to school appropriate outdoor clothing (coat, gloves, hat, scarf, snow pants, boots) so that they can enjoy the fresh air outside while staying warm! And PLEASE be sure everything is labelled with the student name.
Book Fair Open During Conferences

Book fair open during conferences on Friday! Please stop in! 
Book fair is in room 100 and is open from 8 - 3:30.  
Meet & Greet for German Citizens

Minister Holger Mahnicke, head of the Communications and Culture Department at the German Embassy Washington D.C is visiting TCGIS on Tuesday, November 13. TCGIS will organize a Meet & Greet with German Citizens between 12:00-12.30pm.

Please RSVP here, if you plan on attending this event!
Thanks for a Great Season!

TCGIS had a very successful first cross-country season, ending with a win at our last race!  Congrats to all our runners! And thanks to our families and school community for supporting TCGIS XC!

Band Information
  • Wed. Nov. 14 is early release; no Konzert Band.  
  • Thursday Nov. 15 there are lessons as usual.
  • Friday, Nov. 16 ALL BAND STUDENTS, GRADES 5-8 are welcome to stay after school for St. Martinstag rehearsal and performance.  PLEASE SEND A SNACK WITH YOUR CHILD.  
Schedule:  3:30 meet in drama room with instruments and music.  4:30 Set up Aula. 5:00 assemble on stage. 5:20 or so clear stage, pack up, return to parents.

Please let me know if you are attending by filling out this spreadsheet, Y or N.
Kinderclub Closing Early on 11/16

Due to the annual St. Martin's Day celebration at TCGIS on Friday, November 16, Kinderclub will close at 4:30pm. 
Governance Meeting on 11/12

Please join the Governance Committee meeting at 6:30 on November 12th to discuss adding important policies on mandatory reporting of sexual abuse/neglect, corporal punishment, and the filing of complaints." The Governance Committee is always looking for parent involvement in review and revision of our school's policies.
Basketball Team at TCGIS

Join the TCGIS Basketball team! Click here for more information and to register today!
Congrats to our Mausmünzen Winners!

Congratulations to this week's Mausmünzen winners! This week we said gratuliere to Evelyn Nelson (Kb), Emma Theis (7b), Kellyn Reszetar (5b), Mabel Hennessey (3b), Alec Walz (1c). 

German Community Event
Join us THIS Saturday for 
Waldsee Fest

Head on over to TCGIS on Saturday, November 10 from 2-5pm for this year's Waldsee Fest! Join the Deans and staff from Waldsee , the German Language Village for a fun afternoon of  German songs, dances, games, crafts, food, conversation and so much more! 

You can win a 2-week scholarship to one of Waldsee 's summer programs!
PTO Announcements
Save the Date: Our next PTO Meeting will be on Thursday, November 15th at TCGIS 6:30pm. We are excited to have Mike Mullins joining us to discuss and answer questions regarding testing and assessments. Sign up for childcare at least 24 hours in advance. Thank you! 

Please SIGN UP for some upcoming staff appreciation events:
Fourth Grade Families: November 14/ Early Day Potluck: Will be hosted by the 4th graders and all are welcome to join the lunch which starts at 12:45 - 1:30pm.  Please sign up here!

Kindergarten Families: (Note date change) November 29 /Intern Breakfast: Hosted by the Kindergarten families. Click here!

Congrats to classes 4C and KC for collecting 500 Box Tops as a class! Way to go!! Keep bringing in your Box Tops - We collect every Friday!

We need you!
Here are spots we currently need filling :

1. Help with Plant order & Strudel pickup on Monday November 26th, 3-6pm at school.
2. Our Maskenball committee is still looking for dedicated people with event planning experience!
3. Own a business or organization? Be a Maskenball sponsor!
GAI Announcements
The popular Saturday morning Frühstück has started again for the fall.  Enjoy a typical German breakfast with Brötchen, cheese, coldcuts, eggs, Nutella and more