NO school Friday, May 27th or Monday, May 30th. Enjoy the long weekend.
Volunteer Appreciation Talent Show Our volunteer appreciation invitation for our Talent Show today, Thursday, May 26th was sent to each and every parent. Parents volunteer in classrooms, in the library, on field trips, as classroom parents, on the PTO on committees including Amity, Technology, Facilities, Finance, Governance, Inclusivity, Greening, Library, Assessment and Curriculum, Grants and the Board. Parents give school tours, run fundraisers, create community, share videos, support teachers, check for lice and create support systems for one another's kids. There is no end to the ways that time, skill, insight and experience are shared to weave the web of community deeply. Come tomorrow to come celebrate who we are to each other. 1:30 in the cafeteria we'll share treats, cards and revel in the talents of the children.
Board Elections Working on the school board is a generous commitment of time and insight. Welcome to new board members Marcus Sheire, Matt Schneider and Gregor Adriany as they take on this new responsibility. Thanks and condolences also to candidate Liane Gale. The willingness to serve on each one's part is a gift of commitment. A big thank you to outgoing Board Members Andrew Oxenham, Juergen Konzak and Mary Zellmer Bruhn. It is difficult to imagine the long hours put in by each in service of the school.
Picnic on the Last Day of School Please look for a hard copy coming home. We're looking for volunteers and hotdog orders. This is our last moment to be together before the summer. Come be part of the party and help wish the rain away.
Slow Down It's the end of the school year and a lot of people in a big hurry. Please walk in the halls and in the parking lot and help your child also remember. Let's all keep staying safe.
Performing Arts Success Saturday's performance was a big success. Thanks to the efforts who were able to be there and support the school on a busy weekend. Links to portions of the show can be found below. Thanks to Brian Hagerty and Janet Lenius.
First half (K-4) of the school show on Saturday, May 21, 2011. The files can be downloaded here: http://www.brianhagerty.com/files/
First Graders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHYjM1vk-ew
Fifth grade Play: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Part 1 of 2
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Part 2 of 2
Thanks also to those who pledged to support our Performing Arts program. We're already on our way to the $30,000 goal. We have a pledge to match dollar for dollar for up to $15,000. We've already raised about $2,000 of that with only $13,000 to go. You can make a donation at Tcgis-Performing-Arts-Fund-Drive-2011. (The link given in the concert program was not quite correct!) More info on fundraising to retain this strong program will be coming your way soon.
Frau Annika Fjelstad
Twin Cities German Immersion School