Wow! Thanks! The Carnival of Cultures Performance on Friday was stunning. For those who were not able to be there, you might want to take a look at the program (Insert here). Thanks to the efforts of parents and teachers to have kids present, costumed, motivated and ready. Thanks for Herr Solakhau for his tremendous leadership. It was certainly a moment to be proud of what we can accomplish as a community.
Managing Illness/Lice It's the season of both a fair amount of illness and also of lice at TCGIS. You will have gotten a letter if lice were identified in your child's class. It's a good season to find a good movie for your kid to watch, shine a light and do the lice check. Lice are way easier to control if they are caught early. Please click here for the info sheet on what to look for and treatment options. Although we recognize it can be hard on both you and your child to stay out of school, please maintain the health of our community by keeping your child home when contagious illnesses including lice are present. Thank you.
As the weather warms it's mitten and hat losing season. We have a lot of them. We'll have lost and found set out on conference days. Please look for yours. Also remember to send your child with proper gear. Borrowing outdoor gear contributes to an environment that spreads lice. Thanks for reclaiming your stuff and keeping your own kid outfitted.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Today is your last day to register for Parent Teacher conferences. Please go to Conference registration. Master password is 1745university.
When you come for conferences here's a checklist:
1. Are you registered for English conferences as well as for homeroom teacher? Katie Stephens will meet with 4th and 5th grade families, Michelle Wallace will meet with 3rd grade families. 6th grade families can make special arrangements to meet with Katie Stephens as she is available.
2. Are you planning to bring your child? Children in grades 1-6 are welcome
3. Library books: Are there overdue ones at your house? Please bring them back.
4. Lost and Found. Yes, I'll check for lost items from our house.
Further information about programs from the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth can be found at
There are a number of ways to enjoy German cultural community and financially support the school coming up.
February 26th, 2011 Maskenball. Buy your tickets this week in the morning at the front door or at Maskenball tickets. Price goes up next week. Also check out the Online Auction. Many opportunities together with TCGIS community. If you want to support the school but don't see things you want to bid on consider the Special Library Appeal. Our library has not been growing in sophistication as fast as our kids. Any money spent here will go directly to buying literature appropriate for Middle School. Ask our voracious readers. They're hungry for German books at their level. Help invest in a gift that will serve us year after year.
March 1, 2011 Charter-School-Day-at-the-Capitol.jsp
March 7th, 2011 German Heritage Night with the Timberwolves. Click here. Time is running out to purchase tickets. (Annie - It appears to me links don't work for this. Are they already expired)
May 5th, 2011 The Minnesota Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) Wine tasting Professor Dr. Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag, will serve as the keynote speaker at this year's German American Chamber of Commerce Gala at Windows on Minnesota on the 50th floor of the IDS building. This is a fundraiser for TCGIS. More info here.
Thanks for all you do for your children and for the school.
Frau Annika Fjelstad
Twin Cities German Immersion School