Issue: 137
January 23, 2014
In This Issue
Carpool, Kaffee & Kuchen Potluck
Community Traffic Forum
Stay Informed of Snow Emergencies
Applications Due Soon
Bibliothek Volunteers
White & Black Maskenball
PTO Appreciates TCGIS Paras & Interns
GAI Winterfest
German Classes for Adults
German Summer Camp
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 Jan 24: Kaffeeklatsch 
Jan 27: Field Trip: Como Planetarium (3rd and 4th grades) 
Jan 27: Capstone meeting
Jan 28: Community 
Traffic Forum
Feb 1: GAI Winterfest & Euro Dance Party
Feb 5: Field Trip: German Day at the Minnesota Zoo (3rd, 4th, 5th grades)

Feb 7: Kaffeeklatsch

Feb 7: Carpool, Kaffee & Kuchen Potluck

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Carpool, Kaffee & Kuchen Potluck on February 7
Find your "Carpool Buddy" enjoying delicious Kaffee & Kuchen!

Save the date for the Carpool, Kaffee & Kuchen after school potluck on February 7 in the Aula. The goal of the potluck is to bring parents together and to help arrange carpool opportunities. Supervision of the kids will be provided by the school. Stay tuned - more information will follow. 
Community Traffic Forum

The Ward 5 Councilwoman, Amy Brendmoen, will be joining TCGIS and Como community members to discuss traffic concerns and look for collaborative solutions for child safety and traffic flow improvements. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30pm. Babysitting services will be provided by the school.


Stay Informed of Snow Emergencies

Sign up for text or email notifications to be informed when there are snow emergencies: City of St. Paul Snow Emergency Information.


Send Your Application Now!
Valentine's Day is Lottery Time

TCGIS is having their annual enrollment lottery February 14. All families with new students joining the 2014-2015 school year must have turned in their application by this time. Preference is given to siblings, but the applications must still be turned in by the time of the lottery for your child to be eligible to attend next fall. Click here for the Application Form. 
TCGIS Bibliothek is Looking for Volunteers

The TCGIS Bibliothek is still looking for volunteers for the following classes and times:

Monday 2:00-3:00 (Matuszak 1C)
Wednesday 10:00-11:00 (Suter KC) and 2:00-3:00 (Stephenson 2B)

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these times, please contact Blaine Strobe at bstrobe@tcgis.org.


Only Five Weeks until Black & White Maskenball 

The Maskenball Team has been busy finalizing details for the party. Our new Maskenball website is now live with all the exciting details about the party, the auction, how to help, and our sponsors. Tickets go on sale next Thursday, January 30.    

We are still accepting Great Gatherings listings through 
January 31Submit your own Great Gathering event HERE. Whether it's an old favorite or a brand-new idea, we can't wait to see what you come up with!  Questions? Please contact Karin Stiles, Great Gatherings Coordinator, at kkstiles@gmail.com. 


The PTO Appreciates TCGIS Paras & Interns!

"TCGIS Fall Interns"
Last week was Paraprofessional Appreciation Week. The PTO provided breakfast for the paras on Wednesday morning as a gesture of gratitude for their hard work and dedication. 
The PTO recently sent the fall interns on a bowling outing, before many of them return home in the next few weeks. Here is what the interns had to say in response, "Dear PTO, thank you so much for presenting us with the bowling night. We had a lot of fun that night. Vielen Dank!" Thank you, interns, for sharing your time and talents with our children and community.
As always, "like" our PTO Facebook page for the latest and greatest information.


Winterfest: A German Karneval Party
February 1 at Germanic-American Institute  

Break out your best Mardi Gras costumes for a German twist to Winter Carnival festivities!  

Outdoor Tent Party, 11am - 4pm: (All ages & free admission) German party band Alpensterne, fire comedy act The Cabin Boys, and kid-friendly snow activities. Paulaner beer, hot mulled wine, Leberkäse, brats, Krapfen, and more!    

Euro Dance Party, 8pm - Midnight: (21+, $5 cover, free with 2014 Winter Carnival button) Party inside the Summit Avenue mansion! Chill lounge, retro Europop, classic Karneval, and electronic dance music. German specialty cocktails, shots, and beer available.



Why Wait? 
German Classes for Adults Start February 3!

Have you always thought about learning German? Register for one of the GAI's adult language classes, connect with other parents, and strengthen your community connection. TCGIS parents registering for G100/G100 accelerated can receive a 20% discount by calling 651-222-2979. Daytime option available. Full class schedule is online.


Concordia Language Villages German Summer Camp 
German Scholarships Available!


Concordia Language Villages is pleased to announce that scholarships are available for our 2014 summer youth immersion programs (ages 7-18). The Language Villages has been a leader in immersion language and culture education for over 50 years and offers 1, 2 and 4 week residential immersion summer camps in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Swedish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, English, and Portuguese.

All applications must be submitted by February 28, 2014. 
More information on scholarships, including the application form, can be found on the website