Issue: 342                          
October 4, 2018 
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Early Release Wednesday Next Week

This is a reminder that next Wednesday, October 10, is an early release Wednesday! School gets out at 12:45pm and pick up is from 12:45-1pm.

If you have any dismissal changes from what your child/ren normally do, please be sure to submit this change via the PikMyKid app, OR send an email to info@tcgis.org if you are not using the app or have questions.

Please click here to check the bus drop off times for all early release days.
TCGIS Cross Country Team 

The TCGIS Cross-Country Team won at the small Humboldt Invitational last Thursday with 24 points over Groves Academy with 35 points and Avalon School with 93 points. The very next day, our runners competed at the large Mustang Invitational with nearly 1000 athletes. The girls finished in 4th as a team, and the boys came in 6th.
Order Yearbooks Now - Get Them at a Lower Price!

The TCGIS-Jahrbuch (yearbook) is now available for pre-order for the most affordable price of $15. Please pre-order the yearbook through Jostens website. You'll notice there are cool and practical design features you can choose to customize like adding a monogram plate of student's initials to the front cover, adding a clear protective cover to protect the yearbook from accidental spills, photo pockets for adding your own photo prints, ect.

Jostens cost bracketing goes by date of purchase. What you need to know: The sooner you buy yearbook, the more affordable the price.  

  • September 24- October 19 - $15.00
  • October 20 - November 30 - $16.50
  • December 1 - February 22 - $17.50
  • February 23- May 11 - $20.00 (On May 11 online ordering closes)
  • May 12- end of school year -  $25.00 cash only payments at front office
The yearbooks should arrive at the school in May 2019. Yearbook pick-up location is the front office.
Order School Pictures Now!

Today was picture day! You are able to order photos online here and with our school's Picture Day ID: MI208219Y1 for the next 48 hours. After that timeframe, ordering will temporarily close until you receive your child's picture proof with an individual code for ordering. You have nine months to place an order with this code. 
Collecting Empty Cereal and Oatmeal Boxes

Frau Lenburg is collecting empty cereal and oatmeal boxes so that students in Kindergarten through third grade can make lanterns in art class. This will be part of the celebration of Martinstag in November. Boxes can be brought to the office or the art room.  Interested in a take-home volunteer opportunity this fall, preparing boxes for the students? Please contact Frau Lenburg at alenburg@tcgis.org.
Congrats to our Mausmünzen Winners!

Congratulations to this week's Mausmünzen winners! This week we said gratuliere to Dylan Bump (6c), Tova Eian (7a), Landon Tlougan (Kb), Amory Braddock (3b), and Elsa Warren (2b)!
Board Announcements
Please join the Governance Committee on Monday, October 8 at 6:30pm (Room 99). We have a full agenda, including (among others): Wellness, Student Discipline, Hazing Prohibition, the Fund Balance, Corporal Punishment, and Mandatory Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse. All are welcome and encouraged to review the existing policies in advance!
PTO Announcements
Volunteer Spotlight:
We would like to especially thank Kari and Adam Lindberg for their efforts at getting our first annual Oktoberfest Fun Run off the ground! This huge undertaking went from an idea to a reality in a matter of a few months. We are so grateful to have such a dedicated family among us. THANK you for your time, your contributions, and your desire to give back to TCGIS. 

Congratulations to the Oktoberfest 5K participants!! What a fun event. We are already looking forward to next year! View race pictures here

6th Grade Families: We need you! Contribute to the 1/2 day potluck for teachers and staff next Wednesday October 10th . Sign up here.

Saturday October 6 - Kindergarten Playdate at the Salvation Army indoor playground. 2727 Central Avenue NE Mpls. 9:30-11:30am. Siblings welcome!

Sunday October 7th - PTO Meeting/Social Get Together 3pm at Headflyer Brewery. Grab a sitter and make it a date! Rsvp here.

Fall Plant Sale - Going on NOW! Get your holiday wreath, garland, and swag! Share this easy-to-use Square shop with friends and family too. Pickup will be the same day as Strudel pickup.

PTO Auction -  OPEN for donations! The Auction is the largest PTO fundraising event for the year and is OPEN for donations NOW! Donations will need to be submitted to the TCGIS PTO Community Auction and Strudel Sale website by  October 10th. Questions? Contact Joyce Albers Tyrrell or Maureen Carlyle at  auctionTCGISPTO@gmail.com
GAI Announcements
The GAI is offering a series of German & Science workshops for kids K - 4th grade;  The first session about Wasserkraft (hydropower) is on Oct. 19. CLICK HERE for more information