Issue: 298                           
 September 7, 2017 
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Student Pick Up Reminders

If you are picking up students in a personal vehicle, please follow these important safety expectations:
  • Do NOT cut in front of other cars in the line. Pull up to the back of the line, and move forward only as other vehicles depart the line. Do not idle in one spot; continue to move up as you wait for your student(s).
  • WATCH and SLOW DOWN for pedestrians! We have a lot of students and families coming and going on bikes and on feet at the end of the day.
  • Please use your GREEN CARDS in your windows to help with pick up
You may park your vehicle on neighborhood streets and walk to the school to pick up children, if you wish. Please do  NOT park on VanSlyke or in areas immediately adjacent to bus/vehicle drop-off/pick up zones (see  Arrival/Dismissal Map for more information).

Calling Substitutes 

We are seeking Substitute Teachers and Education Assistants for the 2017-18 school year! Substituting is a great way to share your time & talent with the TCGIS community, get to know our students, and immerse yourself in German! 

Substitute Teachers are required to have a short-call substitute teaching license through Minnesota Department of Education. You can begin this process online at the MDE website  HERE

Substitute Education Assistants are  not required to be licensed through Minnesota Department of Education; however, we do require that Substitute EAs hold at least an Associate's Degree and have experience working with children.

All Substitutes are required to complete a background check.  Pay for Substitutes is $130 per day.  Contact Gael Braddock at  gbraddock@tcgis.org  if you are interested in joining us as a Substitute Teacher or EA this year!
Please Welcome...

Olga Marquis to her new position as Kinderclub Director! Frau Marquis has brought incredible value to our Special Education and Kinderclub programs over the past year, and we are excited to welcome her into her new position!

We also send a big thank you to Frau Ruggles-Johnson, Frau Kaplan, and Frau Reyes, who have worked together to get Kinderclub off to a great start in the 2017-18 school year!

Olga will be transitioning to her new position over the next two weeks, and is set to take responsibility as the main family contact for Kinderclub in late September. For now, please continue to email  kinderclub@tcgis.org for any questions, concerns, etc., and Frau Kaplan will respond as quickly as possible.
Girl Scout Troop 57317 Kick-Off Event 

Girl Scouts and their families are invited for our troop's first event of the year THIS Saturday, September 9, from 3-5pm at TCGIS. We'll have a fun afternoon of activities all focused around the theme of kindness. If you haven't registered yet, don't worry - you can register at the event. Please bring cash or check to pay dues. And, if you're interested in ordering a basic uniform kit, you can dothat  Saturday as well - again, with cash or check.

For more information, go to  www.troop57317.wordpress.com
Get Your 2016-2017 Yearbooks

If you ordered a 2016-2017 yearbook last year, or are interested in buying one, we've got them! Yearbooks are $15 and we accept cash or checks. 
Registration for After School Activities OPEN

Registration for session one of after school activities is now open! Please find the attached activity schedule, descriptions of activities, and registration form

Please note that no late registrations will be accepted, nor will registration be accepted without payment (cash or check). Classes will fill up and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
TCGIS String Group

Achtung - All String Players!  The String Group is here again with a new format.   It is open to all grades - one year experience advised.   Herbert and Elena will ready the group for performances   including Martinstag at the Landmark.  Hope to see you Fridays at  4:30pm  .
Call  651-773-9525 or email  infoviennarts@gmail.com today!
PTO Meeting

Join us for the first meeting of the year on September 12 at 6:45pm! Please RSVP for the meeting here  and also indicate if you need childcare.  
Looking for Drama Volunteers

We are looking for one or two volunteers to come help clean and organize the drama room. Please email Frau Vankoolwijk at jvankoolwijk@tcgis.org if you're interested in volunteering!
Deutsch für Eltern at TCGIS

Explore German with Herbert!  New this year: textbooks from Germany written especially for school parents.  Learn German in a relaxed, fun and challenging class.  Meets Mondays  5-6 pm . "Kinderklub" is "open" until  6:00 pm  for y our child(ren).  Call  612-505-2892  or email  vcaherbert@gmail.com.
PTO Announcements
PTO Announcements

Click here to read about upcoming events and opportunities with the PTO!
GAI Announcements
GAI Announcements

Friday, September 15 & Saturday, September 16, 2017

GAI is proud to produce the 2017 St. Paul Oktoberfest! Come down to Schmidt Brewery onSeptember 15 & 16 to enjoy German music, food, and beer along with vendors, cultural presentations, carnival rides and games, Dachshund and bed races, a German wedding, and more! Don't miss the opening parade led by an authentic Bierwagen pulled by Percheron draft horses!

Interested in volunteering? We can use your help - many shifts available!  

Multiple positions available

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