Issue: 341                          
September 27, 2018 
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Reminder: No School Tomorrow

This is a friendly reminder that there is no school tomorrow Friday, September 28, due to professional development. Enjoy the long weekend und bis Montag!
Middle School Parent Night

Mark your calendars for  Thursday, October 4th 6-8:00pm for Middle School Parent Night

The purpose of this event is to give parents a chance to meet the teachers your child sees everyday. If you have specific questions regarding your child's progress please address them during parent teacher conferences or earlier via email if needed.

Parents will have the opportunity to experience their child's Monday schedule. Schedules will be available to pick up in the Atrium upon your arrival.  Make sure you know which section (ie. 6a/6b/6c) your child is in!

Teachers will introduce themselves and share about the structure, contents and expectations for the  school year for their subject. After the "class" ends you will move on to the next class / classroom. We hope to see you there!
TCGIS Honored to Welcome General Consul Herbert Quelle from Chicago German Consulate

On September 26, 2018, TCGIS had the distinct honor of welcoming Herr Generalkonsul Herbert Quelle from the Chicago German Consulate to our school. This was the first time Herr Quelle had visited TCGIS and we were proud to showcase our school in full swing.

Click here to read about Herr Quelle's visit - which included a German naturalization ceremony for one of our families!

We even made it on Herr Quelle's Twitter!

TCGIS Picture Day ID: MI208219Y1

Interested in helping out? We are looking for one more parent volunteer from 11:30am-2:30pm. Please contact Lauren Kalish at lkalish@tcgis.org if you are interested! Parent volunteers will receive $35 off of a picture package of their choice!

*As a reminder to our 8th grade parents: 8th graders will have their individual and class photos taken on retake day (November 6) due to the business of the Capstone Exchange!
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 or cutting for our collaborative Peace Day project? Please contact Frau Lenburg at alenburg@tcgis.org.
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.
Spend MEA Learning German at Waldsee
As many of you know, Concordia Language Villages is an important partner to the Twin Cities German Immersion School! If you and your family are looking for a fun opportunity to learn German over MEA break, head up north to Bemidji to spend the weekend at Waldsee, the German language village! Click here for more information.
PTO Announcements
Coming Up!

Sunday September 30 - Oktoberfest 5K around Como Lake. Register for the run here! We are just 50 people away from hitting our goal! 

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

Next PTO Meeting:  Sunday October 7th 3pm at Headflyer Brewery. Grab a sitter and make it a date! Rsvp here!

Fall Plant Sale - 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 - 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

** Click HERE to get our latest PTO Newsletter. Did you NOT get our September/October Newsletter?? Please let us know and add  tcgispto@gmail.com to your contacts. 
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   

The popular Saturday morning Frühstück has started again for the fall. 
Enjoy a typical German breakfast with Brötchen, cheese, coldcuts, eggs, Nutella and more