Issue: 162
July 24, 2014
In This Issue
Supply Lists for 2014-2015
Looking for Gardening Volunteers
Update - Looking for Muscle Power
New Interns Introduction
Looking for Student Mentors
GAI Announcement
Volunteer Opportunities
Quick Links

July 31: GAI Krimis und Kochen

August 11: GAI Turkish Night Grillabend


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Supply Lists for 2014-2015

The lists are here!

TCGIS recommends environmentally preferable supplies and cleaning products. When selecting school supplies, we recommend products that meet ASTM standards of safety. Supply lists will be available in the front office. Thanks!
Looking for Gardening Volunteers

We're looking for ten or more volunteers with a green thumb who would like to help planting new garden areas. After the landscaper have planted the trees and have put a final grade on the beds at the beginning of August, Jeff Wilson and the other volunteers will be responsible for planting all of the beds, putting in vinyl edger, and putting down mulch for the new plants. 

The gardening action is planned for Saturday, August 16th (the back up date is August 23 in case of bad weather or landscaping delays).


Volunteers should bring:

  • Wheelbarrow
  • Shovels
  • Scoop shovels (to scoop mulch with)
  • Plastic Leaf rakes (to level mulch with)
  • Hoses for watering
  • Water bottles (for drinking) and some kind of snack. 
We'll provide refreshments. 

Please sign up here if you'd like to help with the gardens. 

For any questions, please contact Isabel Vollenweider.
Update - Looking for Moving Volunteers!

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 days & times:

  1. Saturday, August 9th, 10am-1pm / 1pm-4pm
  2. Wednesday, August 13, 9am-1pm / 1pm-4pm
  3. Saturday, August 16, 10am-1pm / 1pm-4pm

Please sign up here if you're interested in helping out with the move. Thank you!
New Interns Introduction


My name is Andrea Schlosser and I am from the South of Germany (Bavaria). I am studying at the University of Augsburg in order to become a teacher. In my spare time I love to do any kind of sports, play the saxophone and piano. One of my favorite things is traveling, getting to know new people and cultures. Also, I love being outside, reading good books and going to the movies. I am looking forward to my time at TCGIS.

See you soon!



My name is Ramona and I'm a Masters student of German and English at the Leibniz University Hannover. I've lived here for more than three years and really enjoy the city and its wide parks, where you can spend the summer afternoons, meeting up with friends, having a BBQ or picknick, as well as the festivities and cultural events, like our Maschseefest, Open Air Theatres or Firework Festivals. 

Originally, I'm from the Lüneburger Heide, just right up north of Hanover, from a small town called Bad Fallingbostel, where I still have strong ties to. I visit my family and my friends there regularly.

Besides all that, when I have some spare time on my hands, and do not work or study, I love to get together with my friends and try out new things or just cook and eat together in a relaxing atmosphere or visit concerts, music festivals, or friends who live further away. 

I am very excited to be a part of TCGIS soon! I've already done several shorter internships at a German School here in Hanover which is rather culturally diverse and whose students often don't regard German as their mother tongue. But so far I wasn't able to experience how children begin to learn German as a foreign language from the beginning on.  

Looking for 8th and 4th Grade Student Mentors!
For the new school year, we're looking for interested 8th grade and 4th grade students for leadership opportunities at TCGIS. We'll be starting a new mentorship program, which will be focused on serving younger students who are transitioning into either elementary or middle school. The goal of the program is to build a collaborate culture between our more senior student and transitional students. Student mentors will receive initial and ongoing training on leadership. The 8th and 4th grade mentors will be working with the 5th and Kindergarden classes respectively to help them achieve a smooth transition by developing collaborate and supportive relationships. 


Please share this information with your son or daughter.  If they are interested, please sent an email to Jeff Horton with their grade, full first and last name.
GAI Announcement

Krimis und Kochen - Venezianisches Finale: Thursdays, starting July 31 from 6:30-8pm
There's still space in this special Krimis und Kochen class for advanced students and fluent German speakers. The course will focus on the characters, location, and fabric of a Krimi through the lens of Donna Leon's Venezianisches Finale. In the last session, students will cook Venetian favorites from dishes featured in the book. This unique class is taught by GAI Instructor and Director of Catering, Katrin Erdmann.
Join us in celebrating Germany's evolving cultural flavors at Turkish Night with popular Turkish-German favorites and live music on the lawn on Summit Avenue.