Issue: 171
September 25, 2014
In This Issue
Student Directory
Grand Opening Update
School Picture Day
Boxes for Lanterns
Peace Day Recap
PTO Announcement
GAI Announcement
Volunteer Opportunities!

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Sept 25: School Board Meeting

Sept 29: Session 1 After-school Activities BEGIN

Sept 28: PTO Meet-up at Afton Apple

Sept 30: PTO Davanni's Pizza Night

Oct 7: School Picture Day / PTO Exec Meeting

Oct 10: PTO Kaffeeklatsch / PTO Auflauf Cook-Off

Oct 13-15: No After-school Activities

Oct 14: PTO Meeting

Oct 16-17: Professional Learning Day / NO SCHOOL

Oct 23: School Board Meeting

Oct 24: PTO Kaffeeklatsch

Oct 25: GAI Annual Wine Tasting Dinner


If you are a current volunteer or would like to become one, please visit our volunteer page, read the instructions and fill out the online application.
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Administrative Information
Student Directory

We're planning to send out the first draft of the 2014-2015 Student Directory next week. The Student Directory lists the contact information of all students and parents/guardians (it comes in very handy to organize carpools!). The Student Directory will be password protected and sent out to all TCGIS families and posted on the website. The password will be shared only with TCGIS families. If you DO NOT want your contact information to be shared in the Student Directory, please send an email to Heidi Lauer at [email protected] by Friday, September 26. Subject: Opt out of Student Directory. Thank you!

School Grand Opening Update

Due to the delay of construction and staff workload TCGIS is planning to move the School Grand Opening from October 3rd to a later date. The final decision will be made in today's School Board meeting. More information will follow. 

School Picture Day

This year's School Picture Day is scheduled for October 7, the retake date is November 11. More information will follow. 
Performances and Events
Boxes to Make Lanterns for Martinstag

It's that time again! Please start saving your cereal boxes and round oatmeal boxes. The K-3rd grade students will be using them in October to make lanterns for Martinstag. Boxes can be brought to the office or to Frau Lenburg in the art room (room 301).
Recap and Impressions
Peace Day Recap

On Monday morning, the elementary students and staff celebrated Peace Day with a brief assembly. Students were holding their self-made "Pinwheels for Peace" and were singing peace songs. Later that day the pinwheels were placed in the yards of people in the neighborhood - "sharing the peace". Click here to watch the video. 


PTO Announcement


Find out what's going on in the PTO. Click here to read more about:

  • Sign up for Auflauf 2014
  • PTO Meet-up at Afton Apple - 9/28
  • Davanni's Pizza Night - 9/30

Be sure to like the TCGIS PTO page on Facebook!

GAI Announcement

Kaffeestube European Breakfast Cafe: Saturdays, beginning September 20 from 8:30am - 11amKaffeestube returns to the GAI this fall! Join us Saturday mornings for a Frühstück buffet of German rolls, cheeses, cold cuts, eggs, spreads, and more.

Hansel and Gretel: Puppets & Performances: Sunday, October 12 at 2pmRecommend for kids 12 and under (and their grown-up of choice), join us and the Minnesota Opera for an afternoon of musical storytelling, followed by a puppet-making workshop for the kids to make their own Hänsel, Gretel, or Witch puppets. Register today! 

Winetasting Dinner Soiree: Abend in Wien: Saturday, October 25 at 6pmEnjoy five courses, expertly paired with five wines, live entertainment, and more -- all in support of continuing the restoration of our historic Haus. Attendance is capped at just 100 guests, so register early.
Volunteer Opportunities!

Every week, TCGIS offers divers opportunities to volunteer. Right now we have the following openings:
  • Performing Arts Volunteers
  • Classroom Volunteer for Herr Stephenson's Class
  • Library Volunteers
  • Green Team Volunteers
Please check out our Volunteer Opportunity Directory here

If you are a current volunteer or would like to become one, please visit our volunteer page on the website, read the instructions and fill out the online application. 

If you need assistance with the application or have any questions, please contact Isabel at [email protected]Thank you!