Issue: 192
March 12, 2015
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Mar 13: Morning PTO Kaffeeklatsch

Mar 14: PTO Annual Retreat

Mar 17: German University Presentation

Mar 18: Grade 7/8 Science Museum Field Trip

Mar 18: Registration Opens for ASA

Mar 18: Early Release

Mar 19/20: Parent Teacher Conferences


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
Re-enrollment Surveys Out Now - Response Requested
Click here to find the re-enrollment survey for the 2015-2016 school year! Responses are due by Friday, March 27.  If you have more than one child at TCGIS, please complete a survey for each one of your children.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. Vielen Dank for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you next year!   
LAST CALL for School Board Applications

Please submit application form by 3:30pm this Monday, March 16 to Michelle Wallace at [email protected].


Thank you for your consideration.

5th Grade Spring Potluck Breakfast

The 5th Grade Spring Potluck Breakfast will be on Tuesday, March 24 at 8:15am in Frau Fritz' classroom. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with parents and teachers while noshing on delicious breakfast foods. Please bring your own plates, cups and utensils as we strive to make this a zero-waste event. Sign up for this event here. Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks! 

Capstone Benefit Event - Come Play!


Calling all artists, musicians and other performers for the Capstone Benefit Event on April 12! We are looking for musicians and performers within the TCGIS community, including family and friends, who would be willing to play/perform at the Capstone Benefit event in April.


This Spring the 8th graders will go on their Capstone Trip to Germany. This trip is made possible partly through generous donations. The Capstone Benefit Event will be on Sunday, April 12 at TCGIS, starting at 2:30pm. It will be an afternoon of "Kaffee und Kuchen" and artistic entertainment. If you are interested in performing, please contact Sylvia Oxenham by March 30.


Vielen Dank!

The TCGIS Student Parliament

We Need Your TCGIS Memories!
In preparation for the TCGIS 10 Year Anniversary Celebration on May 16, the history of TCGIS is being gathered. UMN students are collecting and compiling stories to create story-boards for the event and they need your stories! If you are interested in gathering to remember what it took to get TCGIS off the ground, please join us for an evening in memories on March 24 at the Urban Growler. Also, please send us your TCGIS memories in picture form to [email protected]! For more information, please contact Chris Weimholt.
Host Families for 2015-2016 School Year

Interested in being a host family for our Amity Interns? Click here to learn more, ask questions, and to request a conversation with a current or past host family about their own experiences. Applications can be found here and are due to Isabel Vollenweider by March 22, 2015.

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Lost and Found Clean Out!

Click here to view a list of labeled found items. There are also many unnamed items, so please stop by between now and Friday, April 10 to have a look!
Starting Monday, April 13, we will begin donating what is left to a charity.

A huge thank you to Katheryn Mueller who has created this spreadsheet and who organizes our lost and found!
State of the School Address 2015
Thursday, March 26, 6:30-7:30pm

TCGIS welcomes the entire community to the next School Board meeting for our 2015 "State of the School" address. The presentation will cover our successes and look to our future goals. The regularly scheduled School Board meeting will immediately follow. Child care services will be provided.
Food Drive Going on Now!

Donate your canned goods! Our goal is to collect 500 pounds of food! We need your help and support to reach this goal. Anything helps!


Click here to find a log of all of the service learner group updates and to read about our ongoing fundraisers! 

Calling for After School Activities Instructors

Session three of after school activities will be starting soon! If you would like to offer a class please fill out the form here and hand it in to the office by Tuesday, March 17th. Session three of After School Activities will be starting the week of April 6th. If you have any questions about teaching a class, please email Molly at [email protected]. Thanks!
Yearbook Ad Sales
Support the 8th Grade Capstone Trip!

Want to promote your business? Want to honor your 2015 TCGIS graduate? Want to recognize your favorite teacher? The possibilities are endless! 


If you are interested, please fill out this form and send your ad in .jpg form to the yearbook committee. Checks can be made payable to TCGIS and dropped off at the main office. 


Ad rates: 1 Page:  $125, 1/2 Page: $70, 1/4 Page: $40  

All profits go to the 8th Grade Capstone Fund!
German Testing Completed!
On March 10 the 8th graders took their final German exams (Das Deutsche Sprachdiplom 1). We had a day of concentration, excitement and fun. Now we are waiting for the results and getting ready for the reward the Capstone Trip to Germany. Click to enlarge picture.


A Successful Entrepreneurs' Day!

After many weeks of learning all about the market, demand, offer, how prices are determined, advertisement, needs and desires, market research, etc., it was time to open our own businesses to try out what we've learned for real. Guests could find an Arts and Crafts room, a food court and an arcade. Everybody worked hard and the two Social Studies teachers, Frau Schmitt and Herr Wegener, as well as their interns, Herr Lindenthal, Frau Philipp, and Herr Schmidt, are super proud of their little entrepreneurs.
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9th Annual TCGIS Spring Break in Grand Marais
March 27 - April 5
Stay at EastBaySuites right on Lake Superior in your own 1, 2, or 3 bedroom condo with a kitchen. Call soon (800-414-2807) and ask for theTCGIS German Immersion group discount for any of the days you can vacation. Feel free to bring friends and family. 
Questions? Contact Chris Weimholt. 

PTO Announcement


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

  • Kaffeeklatsch - Friday, March 13
  • PTO Retreat - Saturday, March 14
  • Last Chance - Maskenball Update
  • Pump-It-Up party, sponsored by the PTO Executive Committee - Friday, April 10
  • Spring Davanni's Night - Wednesday, March 25, Roseville Davanni's location

For the latest information, be sure to like our Facebook page 

Maskenball Update
Last call for the Maskenball auction! So far, the auction has raised over $16,800. With just a few more sign-ups, we can easily reach the $17,000 mark! If you've been thinking of signing up for an event, you have just 3 more days. Don't miss out on these and other great opportunities to hang out with and get to know other TCGIS families!
Auction closes this Sunday, March 15 at 9:00 pm.

GAI Announcement


New! AP German Exams Prep Classes at the GAI 

Offered on the four Saturdays leading up to the exam (which is Friday, May 8), this prep course will provide an overview of what students may expect, as well as practice questions from each section of the exam. This course is designed for high school students who already have advanced German language skills and are specifically looking to prepare for the AP exam. All classes held at the GAI.   


Spots Available for Pysanky: Eastern European Egg Decorating Workshop!
Celebrate spring with Pysanky,traditional egg decorating art form practiced in Eastern Germany, and Central/Eastern Europe. Participants in this class will learn the art of apply wax using traditional tools, dying eggs in a succession of colors to create multi-colored eggs, and removing wax to reveal the final colors.