Issue: 157
June 19, 2014
In This Issue
Amity Host-Families
TCGIS @ German Fest
New Kinderstube Opening Hours / MPLS Carpooling
Soccer Madness Continues
TCGIS Summer Art Challenge
Amazon Smile
Looking for Muscle Power
Volunteer Opportunities
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 June 21/22: German Fest

June 26: US-Germany Soccer Madness at Glockenspiel
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We're Still Looking for 1 Host Family and 2 Back Up Families for our Fall '14 Interns!

The Amity interns are well educated and dedicated young people who not only increase the German language exposure at the school but also bring freshness, fun, and an intercultural atmosphere to our community. Please consider hosting an intern for the upcoming fall semester. We still need one fall host-family and two back-up families.
If you're interested in hosting an Amity intern, please fill out the online form here. This is only an expression of interest at this time, and not an absolute commitment or promise. For more information about our Amity program and hosting an intern, please go to the TCGIS website or contact Isabel Vollenweider.


"Living with our intern has been a wonderful experience for us. It has been so nice for us to have a friendly, upbeat adult in the house, for chatting, for getting updated about my old home country, and of course, to help with things like homework or watching the kids while we go grocery shopping. " says a current host-family. 

TCGIS @ German Fest
Saturday, June 21

Dear TCGIS Families,

This year for the first time the German Fest will take place at the historic Schmidt Brewery on the weekend of June 21/22. The event organization invited TCGIS to participate in the festivities with performances and volunteering. We'd like to welcome you to join us on June 21 to celebrate the German heritage with dances, songs, and brats and beer at the German Fest. 


Blumenkranz Performance on June 21

Meet Blumenkranz Dance Troupe Jr & Sr on stage at the German Fest Saturday, June 21 from 11:00am to 12:30pm.


FIFA World Cup Soccer

The German and US matches will be broadcasted on 12 50" TV screens and one 9'x12' LED screen! Let's watch the games together!


Germany vs. Ghana: June 21 at 2:00 pm

USA vs Portugal: June 22 at 5:00 pm   


For more information about the event, please visit the German Fest website at www.germanfestmn.org.
New Kinderstube Opening Hours / MPLS Carpooling Opportunity

As of September 2014, Kinderstube (German Immersion Preschool) opening hours at the St. Paul and Minneapolis location will change from 8:00am to 7:30am. With the earlier opening hours it will be possible for families to drop off first the younger sibling at Kinderstube and then the older sibling at TCGIS.

The Minneapolis Kinderstube location, Mayflower Church, 106 East Diamond Lake Road, would also be a great meeting point for Minneapolis families interested in carpooling. There is a huge parking lot in front of the church that would work very well for a carpooling set up. Please sign up here if you're interested in a Mayflower Church carpooling opportunity. 
Soccer Madness Continues!
June 26, 11am at Glockenspiel
Dear Soccer Fans, 
Please join us for the USA-Germany Game on June 26, 11am at Glockenspiel-Restaurant.
Let's get ready for the CUP. Es wird Zeit, dass sich was dreht.
TCGIS Summer Art Challenge!

If you are looking for ways to keep your artistic side busy over the summer, then Frau Lenburg has just the thing for you! A different set of art challenges will be published each month in the Elternbrief, and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to complete one, many, or all of the challenges listed. For more information and the Art Challenges for June, please click here.

For more information, please contact Amy Lenburg.
Amazon Smile: You Shop - Amazon Gives to TCGIS!

TCGIS is signed up to receive donations by Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Next time you purchase something from Amazon, think of TCGIS and check out Amazon Smile.
Looking for Male & Female Muscle Power!

We're looking for volunteers with muscle power who would like to help us with the move into the new annex building. It is a great exercise opportunity and we would save a lot of money if we don't have to hire a moving company. We'll provide refreshments so that you won't dehydrate! The moving action is planned for the following two weeks:
  1. Week of July 28-August 1
  2. Week of August 4-8
Please sign up here if you're interested in helping out with the move. Thank you!