Issue: 193
March 19, 2015
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Mar 19/20: Parent Teacher Conferences

Mar 24: 5th Grade Potluck Breakfast

Mar 25: PTO Davanni's Pizza Night

Mar 26: School Board Meeting

Mar 27: Afternoon Kaffeeklatsch

Mar 27: Session 2 After School Activities Ends

Mar 30-April 3: Spring Break

April 6: Session 3 After School Activities Begins

April 10: Morning Kaffeeklatsch

April 12: Capstone Benefit

April 15: Early Release


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Administrative Information
After School Activities Next Week & New Registration

This is a reminder that the last week of After School Activities Session 2 is next week,  March 23-27.
Additionally, the third and final session of after school activities is here! Click to find the registration form and class list. Fun new classes have been added, so sign up today as classes fill quickly! All forms are available in the office and online.
Standardized Testing Information

As some questions have arisen about curriculum and the standardized tests TCGIS students take, we thought it would be helpful to provide some clarification. Please read the Administration and Board statement here.
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!   
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! 

Congratulations to History Day Competitors!

The 6th graders have been working on their History Day projects since October.  This is a massive research project, the topic of which needs to be connected to a theme. This year's theme was Leadership and Legacy.  We had our school competition at the end of February and the regionals competition last night.  All their hard work has paid off - TCGIS students scored one honorable mention and SIX
spots in the state competition!
  • Helen Sinning - Honorable Mention (Individual Documentary, "Archibald Bush: Leaving a Long-Term Legacy")
  • Noa Winikoff and Anika Weeding - State Finalists (Group Performance, "Eva Gay: The Woman Behind Labor Reform")  
  • Lexie Rauer and Isabella Williams - State Finalists (Group Performance, "The First External, Battery-Powered, Wearable Pacemaker")
  • Luca Sektnan and Frannie Crego - State Finalists (Group Performance, "Bob Dylan: Songs Inspiring Protesters in the 1960's")
  • Lydia White and Ava Hansen - State Finalists (Group Performance, "The Dred Scott Case of 1857") 
  • Jon Van Slyke and Akili Crawford - State Finalists (Group Website, "Charles A. Lindbergh: A Minnesotan and Leader in Flight")
  • Izzy Botz - State Finalist (Individual Exhibit, "Laura Ingalls Wilder")  
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

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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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. So far we have about 115 pounds of food, so keep the cans coming!


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!
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!

PTO Announcement


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

  • Spring Davanni's Night - Wednesday, March 25, Roseville Davanni's location
  • Upcoming Events

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

GAI Announcement


This Weekend: Annual Pork Roast and Sauerkraut Dinner!

Sunday, March 22 from 11am-2pm

Don your Tracht and bring your family to celebrate with us at the annual Pork Roast & Sauerkraut Dinner! Enjoy a sit down style meal with members of the Germanic community, listen to live accordion music, and stroll through our upstairs exhibits. Tickets are available at the door.


Last Chance: Youth Scholarship Opportunity Concordia Language Villages Applications due April 1

 Families with a GAI membership are eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship offered by the GAI to attend a 2015 summer camp at Waldsee, the German language immersion program at Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji. Applications are due April 1; apply today at http://www.gai-mn.org/scholarships