Issue: 299                           
 September 21, 2017 
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TCGIS Online Calendar

Upcoming Events

Sept. 25: After School Activities Begin

Sept. 26: School Board Meeting

Sept. 28: K-4 Morning Circle/PTO Kaffeeklatsch

Oct. 5: Picture Day

Oct. 7: PTO Herbstfest

Oct. 10: PTO Meeting

Oct. 12: Fall Strudel Sale

Oct. 16-20: No School - MEA

Oct. 25: Early Release
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Administrative Information
Reminder: Order Window Closes TOMORROW!

Please log on to our online store website  Boonli now and place your child(ren)'s Bus, Kinderclub and School Lunch/Milk order for  October.
All orders are due by Midnight on Friday, September 22.

Important note: After logging into your parent account, please select the month of October first and then select the menu cycle that you would like to order for.

If your family is new to our online store, please  click here for more information on the  Boonli website, how to "Register" for an account and how to navigate the site. Please note the school password needed during the registration process is  TCGIS1.

If you are a returning family, please use the same username/password information that you have used with your orderlunches account. If you need assistance with your account login, please email us at  ordering@tcgis.org.
Morning Circle and PTO Kaffeeklatsch on THURSDAY,
September 28

Join us next THURSDAY, September 28, for our combined K-8 Social Hour and PTO Kaffeeklatsch!
  • 8:15-8:30am - elementary parents can quietly observe Morning Circle
  • 8:30-9:30am - gather in the Commons for coffee and socializing!
We hope to see you there!  
Signs of Illness

If your child becomes ill while at school, staff will attempt to notify you. Please call the school office if you need to update your contact information.

If your child is not feeling well at home, concern for his or her well-being and the possibility of infecting others should contribute to the decision about whether your child should stay home from school. Please help us control contagious sickness by observing the following guidelines provided by St. Paul Public Schools. Thank you!

Keep your child home if he or she:
  • has a fever of 100°F or more during the previous evening or night or in the morning. Student must stay home until 24 hours after fever is gone (without the use of a fever reducing medicine such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen) and is healthy enough for routine activities.
  • has vomited or had diarrhea during the previous evening or night or in the morning.  Student must stay home until 24 hours after the final episode.
  • has been placed on antibiotic treatment for bacterial conditions (e.g. strep throat or pink eye). Students must be on medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
  • has a rash that may be caused by a disease or if the cause is unknown, check with your family physician before sending the student to school.
If student is at home sick, please email both the office and his/her teacher(s) or call the school office at 651-492-7106 to report the reason for absence, including the type of illness. On the fourth day of illness, an excuse from a medical professional is required.  

More information about influenza can be found by following this link. For more information about strep throat, click here.
Lice Prevention

It's not too early to start preventing lice from spreading to school. Please check your children's heads monthly for lice to find them before they multiply. Remind your kids to not share grooming items or head gear. Please read this link to learn more about identification and prevention of lice.

If your child has been diagnosed by a doctor with any of these conditions, please notify the office so appropriate documentation and state reporting can take place. 
After School Activities Start Next Week!

This is a reminder that after school activities start next week! The activities run from 3:30-4:30 and all students will be brought to the foyer at the end of the class. If you are picking your child/ren up from the activity, you must come to the foyer and check out with their instructor. Please contact Lauren Kalish at lkalish@tcgis.org if you have any questions. 
Picture Day Volunteers

Picture day is quickly approaching and we need your help! We are looking for four volunteers to help ensure the day runs smoothly. If you can volunteer for either a morning shift (8:30-11:30) or an afternoon shift 12:30-3:30), please contact Lauren Kalish at lkalish@tcgis.org with the time you're available. 
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, preparing boxes for the students? Contact Frau Lenburg at alenburg@tcgis.org.
PTO Announcements
PTO Announcements

Join us  Thursday, September 28 at 8:15 for some good coffee (Caribou donated) and conversation.

Donate to the Auction-
Help build community at TCGIS while making some cash for the school.  Donations are being accepted now.  Win-Win!

Find the PTO fall newsletter in your email for more information or check out our  Website and  Facebook page. 
GAI Announcements
GAI Announcements

Our popular Saturday morning breakfast kicks off for the Fall season. 
Join us at the GAI for Kaffee, Brötchen & Brezeln, Nutella and more ... Breakfast is served from 8:30am to 11:00am.

An evening of stories with Prof. Emeritus Gerhard Weiss on  Friday, Sept. 29 at the GAI; Brotzeit dinner at 6pm, Storytelling begins at 7pm. Program is in German. The event is free, but there is a $10.00 charge for the Brotzeit dinner   KÄSTNER STELLT SICH VOR

The 2017 GAI Fall camp program for children will take place during HERBSTFERIEN Oct. 16 - Oct. 20, 2017, onsite at the GAI. O ptions are available for full week & partial week enrollment (afternoon care until 5:30pm)

The camp will consist of structured programming in the morning from 9am to noon and afternoon care until 5:30pm. Camp activities will be conducted in German and will consist of a mix of learning, arts & crafts, music, play and free time. The kids may also go on short excursions through the Summit Hill neighborhood

Multiple positions available
Current openings for Membership Coordinator and Volunteer and Events Coordinator. Check our website for more details & information.