Fall is Upon Us!
Have you survived the first weeks of school? We sure hope so!

The PTO is off to a great start this school year. Our committees are working hard on our two goals this year:

-To develop closer connections between school and home by encouraging parent involvement
-To support staff by enriching their environment and fostering a strong community

Do you have background in fundraising or communications? Do you like to party (Maskenball?!)? Do you have amazing ideas for our school? We want you to join us! We are always looking for more people to join our committees.
Join us for our first Sunday PTO Meeting!
October 7th
Headflyer Brewing
Grab a beer, socialize, and see how you can help build up our amazing school! RSVP Here
* What a SUCCESS! *

THANK YOU! Our teachers get some yummy nourishment for their first 1/2 day potluck!
The interns also LOVED their first breakfast!

THANK YOU to families who ate at Davanni's Pizza last Tuesday! This is a great fundraiser for our school! Look forward to it again in the Spring.

We hope you enjoyed your regional picnic get togethers. Share pics on our Facebook!

We had a great turnout at Kaffeeklatsch last Friday! There was such a buzz in the commons area - parents connecting, staff socializing, toddlers running, lawn signs being purchased. We are so proud to be a part of this community!  

What's Coming Up?
We have many events going on in September and October! Have a look below and find a way to get involved this fall!
Fall/Winter Plant Sale
Get your holiday wreaths, swag, and poinsettias and support TCGIS!

SHOP this Link at our Square shop and SEND it to Friends and Family as well. Easy shopping online!

Intern Breakfast & Staff Appreciation Potluck

1st Grade Families: Sign up here to contribute to the intern breakfast on Friday, October 26th (please note date change).

6th Grade Families: Sign up HERE to contribute to the early release day potluck for staff on Wednesday October 10.
Salvation Army Community Center
2727 Central Avenue NE
A great opportunity to meet more families, connect with carpools, set up playdates.
The PTO has rented the whole play area, so Kindergartners can bring their siblings! Bring socks too.
Auction and Strudel Sale

PTO Action – It’s ALMOST time. Get those donations ready, the Auction site will open for donors on  September 27th . Need an idea?? Take a look at the  TCGIS PTO Community Auction and Strudel Sale website  for inspiration and examples.  Questions? Contact Joyce Albers Tyrrell or Maureen Carlyle at  auctionTCGISPTO@gmail.com .
Oktoberfest Fun Run
Sunday September 30th
Get your last minute registrations in!! We are hoping for another 80 runners to meet our goal!
Bring your Lederhosen and Dirndls! Welcome to the Twin Cities Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run Walk! The event will be held around Como Lake.
Did You Know?
We often get requests throughout the school year. "Maybe PTO can cover that cost." or "This would be a great project for the PTO."
While we LOVE hearing your great ideas for fundraising and staff appreciation, please bear in mind that we set a finalized budget for the school year in June. This budget is based on money raised throughout the prior school year. So- money raised THIS year will be used to determine the budget for NEXT year. We give the school two large grants from this budget. One is for primarily teachers. The other is school wide. Want more info about our finances? Contact us!