Friday May 20th Board Elections
Saturday, May 21st 2:00 PM Performing Arts Performance. 1:30 PM Arrival time for performers
Saturday, May 21st 4:30 Partnering with Germany for a Sustainable Future/ Germanic American Institute/ German American Chamber of Commerce Joint Event
Thursday, May 26th 1:30 Volunteer Appreciation Talent Show
Friday, May 27th NO SCHOOL Report Writing Day
Friday, June 10th Last Day of School/ School Picnic
The theme of this week's Elternbrief is "success" and the rallying cry is Congratulations!
Success #1 Kinderland - a Celebration in Story, Song & Dance of Children's Imagination is a success waiting to happen. Please have your children at St. Thomas More Church by 1:30 on Saturday, May 21st for our final performance and concert of the year. Here is the program for an exciting line up of the distinctive mix of dance, song and theater that characterizes our dynamic Performing Arts program under the leadership of Herr Valentin Solakhau. Please help your child know the importance of showing up ready to perform on Saturday. All children should sit with their teachers during the first half of the show. First through 4th graders can join their parents after intermission for the performances of 5th and 6th grade.
Success #2 Stability of the Amity program is ensured. Thanks to those who contacted your legislators. The note below is a note from Amity International thanking you for your outreach. The photos of our new interns are posted in the office. They still need host families. If you have a spare bedroom calling for a native Germany speaker to hang out with you and your family please contact the Amity committee.
Success #3 All of our 5th and 6th graders have passed the A2 exams which are standardized language exams administered through the Goethe Institute documenting the language proficiency of our students. Thanks to Uli Koester and Karin Magill-Cuerdan for their administration of these exams and congrats to the kids for your language proficiency. Congrats to the teachers for supporting our kids and bringing them to where they need to be for documented proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing at the A2 level.
Success #4 Twin Cities German Immersion School was awarded a grant from the Perpich Center for Arts Education for Using the Theater Arts to Enrich Literacy Development in our school. The grant will pay for staff development opportunities for Valentin Solakhau, Esther Eufinger, Yvonne Kuhn and Scot Stephenson.
They will attend a week long summer workshop and follow up professional development days during the school year.
Success #5 Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed May 6th, 2011 German Language Education Day and names our schools as one of a handful of institutions successfully providing German Language Education in Minnesota. Official proclamation language here.
Success #6 We are sustained by volunteers. Whether you serve on committees, drive for field trips, help us with library, technology, amities, finances, public relations, or first aid, we could not be the institution we are without the amazing volunteer hours logged by parents. Come let our kids deliver thank you cards and cookies and observe the talents of our students on May 26th at 1:30 PM.
Partnering with Germany for a Sustainable Future It's almost too late, but not quite to register for the dynamic evening of speakers at the Germanic American Institute called Partnering with Germany for a Sustainable Future. The registration has been extended to today (Wednesday) for the reception and childcare. It's a busy day, but a fruitful and rich one. We hope you will be able to come.
Thanks for all you do for the school and your children.
Frau Annika Fjelstad
Twin Cities German Immersion School