Issue: 300                           
 September 28, 2017 
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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
Picture Day is Coming!

Picture day this year is October 5th! If you are interested in ordering pictures click here. We will not be sending home paper order forms this year, but do have some forms available in the office if you prefer not to order online. 
Middle School Parent Night

Mark your calendars for  Thursday, October 5th , 6-8:05pm for the Middle School Parent Night. 

The schedule will be as follows:
  • Director's Welcome in Aula: 6:00-6:20
  • 6:20-6:30 Advisory 
    • 5th grade - Aula
    • 6th grade - room 300
    • 7th grade - room 311
    • 8th grade - room 319
  • 6:35-6:45 period 1
  • 6:50-7:00 period 2
  • 7:05-7:15 period 3
  • 7:20-7:30 period 4
  • 7:35-7:45 period 6
  • 7:55-8:05 period 7
The purpose of this event is to give parents and teachers the chance to get to know each each other. Specific questions about your child's progress should be addressed 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.

Teachers will introduce themselves and share about the structure, contents and also 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!

Looking for Speakers

How has knowing German helped you in your life? The University of Minnesota's College in the Schools German program is looking for speakers to present about how knowing German has helped you in your lives or lead to new career or life opportunities etc. at a field day coming up on October 26. If this opportunity is of interest to you, please contact  Ginny Steinhagen at  stein093@umn.edu  .
Looking for October Volunteers!

We are now looking for October volunteers for early morning recess! As of right now we only have volunteers for morning recess on Fridays next month and we'd like to have it as many days as possible! Please sign up here and contact Herr Prater (cprater@tcgis.org) with any questions.
Dankeschön, PTO!

The PTO provided a staff appreciation lunch for all staff members last week and we would like to say Vielen Dank! The PTO provides endless support and care for our community and staff members and we are so appreciative!
Collecting Empty Cereal and Oatmeal Boxes

Frau Lenburg is trying to collect 175 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, but some classes will begin before the Fall Break.  Boxes can be brought to the office or the art room. Interested in a take-home volunteer opportunity, preparing boxes for the students? Please contact Frau Lenburg at alenburg@tcgis.org.
PTO Announcements
PTO Announcements

Last call for Donations to the Auction-
Help build community at TCGIS while making some cash for the school. 

Have a S'mores on us :)
Check out the school calendar  for your grade's date and join us at the Como fire pits.

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

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

Saturday, Oct. 14 at 11am Simply Jane Studies; GAI 3rd Floor Ballroom; $25.00 fee
Channel your inner artist and head to the GAI for this German-art-inspired painting class! Simply Jane Studies will lead a group painting class focusing on a section of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's painting 'View of Dresden Schlossplatz'.