Issue: 121 
September 12th, 2013 
In This Issue
After School Activities Update
Give with Target
Visiting German Students
Substitute Teachers Wanted
Dramatic Arts Update
GAI Annual Gala Fundraiser

After School Activities Update

After School Activities will be listed later this week . Please look out for the list and sign up sheet in a separate email.

Your Vote Makes a Difference to our School


This year, Target will give money to schools all over the country for one simple act: a vote. Our school needs just 25 votes to earn a $25 donation from Target. But that's only the beginning. For each additional vote, our school will get $1 more. So please remember that, although the gesture is small, the rewards are potentially huge. Go to  this site to vote for Twin Cities German Immersion Charter School once a week through September 21 or until Target has given away all $5 million. 
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Middle Schoolers Hosting German Exchange Students
International Friendships Continue among TCGIS students
Last school year, TCGIS 8th graders visited Germany and nullinteracted with a group of students in an exchange program there. This week, students from that program have been visiting us here in the U.S. Families of current and former TCGIS students have generously opened their homes to students for this week and the next. This week the German Students have visited various locations ranging from exploring Como Park to an official visit to the state capital. Our 7th and 8th grade students have accompanied their guests to the Capital, the J.J. Hill House, and a Minnesota Twins game. Upcoming trips will include an afternoon of canoeing on Lake Calhoun, a trip to historical Fort Snelling, a shopping trip to the Mall of America, a tour of the U of M hosted by Silke Moeller. The 5th, 6th, and 8th graders will tag along next Wednesday for a Mill City Museum trip and the 5th and 6th grade along with the German Students will finish the day with a Mississippi boat tour. Thursday, the German students will spend time with last year's 8th graders at their respective new high schools. Friday the entire group will have a going away party at Minnehaha Park.

The students would like to thank Emily Schoonover, Silke Moeller, Patrick Forsland, Gina Vader, and all the other parents, teachers, and students who have made their trip so successful. If you want to know more about our Capstone/Exchange program and how you can get involved for next year, contact [email protected].
Substitute Teachers Wanted! studen-teacher-sm.jpg

Interested in helping out at school? Why not try substitute teaching! German fluency is preferred, but not required. Those interested must have a four-year degree. If you are interested, please contact Molly at [email protected] for more information. Thank you!


Dramatic Arts Update
German Dancers A message from Herr Solakhav

Magic of the Symphony
Musicians of Minnesota Orchestra present "Magic of the Symphony", a community concert in North Minneapolis
Monday, Sept. 16th, 2013 at 6:30pm
North Minneapolis YMCA Youth and Teen Enrichment Center
More information at
Blumenkranz at the MN RenFest
Our Blumenkranz Dance Troupe is invited to perform at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22
Oktoberfest weekend. You can find us at the Pavilion Stage at the RenFest Grounds in Shakopee.
Five-Course Winetasting at the GAI

Who: Germanic-American Institute

What: Five-Course Wine Tasting Dinner

Where: 301 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

When: October 26, 2013

Time: 6:00pm

Price: $85 for GAI members,
$100 for non-members


Join us October 26 for the Five-Course Winetasting Dinner, the GAI's annual gala-style fundraiser. This year's proceeds will go toward the Haus renovation project, which helps us maintain our historic Summit Avenue mansion.


Katrin Erdmann, the GAI's Director of Event Services, has put together a delectable menu, featuring herb-crusted pork tenderloin and pan-fried semolina dumplings. Wine expert Jennifer Chou, of The Savvy Grape, will educate guests about each of the five European wines accompanying the meal. Ambient music will be provided by classical guitarist Jim Falbo

throughout the event.  


NEW THIS YEAR: Guests are invited to participate in the optional cigars and cognac available for purchase following the dinner.

Reservations can be made online from our website:  www.gai-mn.org.

Prepayment by check or credit card by Monday, October 21

is required. Parties of six or more may reserve a private table by contacting the office at 651.222.7027. Once the office has received your payment, we will send your tickets via postal mail, or we may hold them at the door. Please provide us with your mailing address upon reservation.