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Issue: 257                                
September 1, 2016 
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Aug. 25: Open House

Aug. 29: First Day of School 1-8 Grade

Aug. 31: First Day of School Kindergarten

Sept. 2-5: No School - Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 14: Early Release Wednesday

Oct. 6: Picture Day

Oct. 19: Early Release Wednesday

Oct. 20-21: MEA Weekend
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Administrative Information
No School Tomorrow or Monday

This is a friendly reminder that there is no school tomorrow or Monday! Enjoy the long weekend, and get ready for a great second week of school. 
 
Welcome to Our New Interns

Click here to read about our awesome new interns!
Pick Up and Drop Off Information

The school year is around the corner! Please click here for important information for ALL families regarding pick up and drop off procedures at TCGIS.
Busing Updates

Please click here to read updated regarding busing at TCGIS.
TCGIS Mission, Vision and Values

With great input from the TCGIS community through conversations, gatherings, illustrations and online surveys, the Board drafted our school's mission, vision and values. Check out a  short video of our draft. 

We welcome ALL feedback, and ask for you to provide this via email by the next School Board meeting on Thursday, September 22. Please send your thoughts to Jenneke Oosterhoff or  Christine VeLure Roholt.
Call for After School Activities Instructors!

Session one of after school activities will be starting soon! If you would like to offer a class please fill out the attached form and email or hand it in to the office by September 7. Session one of After School Activities will be starting the week of September 26. If you have any questions about teaching a class, please email Lauren Kalish at lkalish@tcgis.org. 
Soccer 2016-2017

Click here for an update about the soccer program at TCGIS!
Kinderclub Information

Please click here for the most up-to-date Kinderclub information.

Auflauf Cookauf and Carnival - Saturday, October 1

Dust off those cookbooks. Dig out your recipe cards. Call Aunt Marge. It's time for the TCGIS Auflauf Cookauf and Carnival. The annual hot dish contest will be held  Saturday, October 1  from 5-7pm in the TCGIS Cafeteria. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 14. Mark your calendar now, because this event always sells out!
Questions? Contact Jenny Pope at jennyapope@yahoo.com.
Share Your Culture with Drama Class

Do you have experience with another culture (besides the United States or a German speaking country) that you would like to share with a K-3 drama class?  Did you grow up or spend extensive time in another culture? Do you know a dance, song or story you could share?

Frau Hall would be extremely grateful for your help! We would love to have you come in and present  your wealth of knowledge to the class!  Please email Frau Hall shall@tcgis.org if you are available to help.
German for Parents!

Back by popular demand! Learn the "School Lingo" in a casual/fun/supportive a tmosphere.  Beginner Classes are  Tuesday   6-7 pm . "Advanced"/Conversation Class is o n Tuesday   7-8pm Eight Week Session is from  Sept. 27 to Nov. 15 . (8 weeks) . The cost is $65.00 including m aterials.  Call Herbert at  651-226-2666  or email  hengelmayer@msn.com. Classes take place at TCGIS.
Vienna Community Arts Music Lessons

Vienna Community Arts will start-up Fall Music Lessons again
On  September 12They offer Piano, Classical guitar, Violin, Voice and Woodwinds.  They also rent and sell string instruments/keyboards if you want to try m usic lessons. Renting an instrument is a good way to start! Call Herbert/Nancy at  651-773-9525  to schedule or for more information,  or email  nsogabe@artsvienna.comcastbiz.net . *Please note: these classes take place at TCGIS.
Time to Gather Up Those Summer Box Tops!

Did you know that last year TCGIS earned nearly $2000.00 through the Box Tops program? This year our new goal is to raise $3000.00. So continue to ask friends and family to donate their Box Tops and we can reach our target!  Don't forget to bring Box Tops collected this summer to school. Write your students name and class on the sheet or bag so they can win prizes! The class that brings in the most Box Tops by  September 30th  wins an ice cream social.
Band Program for 2016-2017

It's still not too late to sign up for the TCGIS concert band!  Please click here for general information on the band, and call or email Krista Johnson with questions.

Please find the tentative lesson schedule herePlease let Krista Johnson know if you have any questions. It is color coded for Wednesday and  Friday  lessons.  Note that there are a few 6-8 graders with  FRIDAY  lessons. They will still attend full band after school on Wednesdays. If you believe your child should/shouldn't be on the list, let Krista Johnson know as soon as possible.
Sponser a Music Stand

The TCGIS band program is growing, and we really need some decent music stands! Groth Music in Bloomington has a set of 6 stands for $237. This breaks down to $39.50 per stand.  Individually they are $47.50. If anyone would be interested in donating $40 for a stand, Krista Johnson will stencil "donated by family name" on it! If you're interested, please reach out to Krista Johnson
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