Issue: 194
March 26, 2015
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Mar 26: School Board Meeting

Mar 27: K-8 Social Hour

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


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
K-8 Social Hour Tomorrow!
Friday, March 27

Join us tomorrow morning for coffee, cookies, and socializing in the foyer!
  • 7:50-8:15am - parents/guardians gather in classrooms to visit with teachers and interns
  • 8:15-8:30am - adults quietly observe Morning Circle
  • 8:30-9:30am - gather in the Commons for Kaffee und Klatschen!
The social hour is a great opportunity to go through the lost and found if you have not done so already. Additionally, if you see something that could be of use to you and your family, you may feel free to take it home with you since we will be donating all that remains after spring break.
Transportation Information and Survey

Please click here to read about the transportation options that have been discussed for the 2015-2016 sc
hool year. In addition to this information, there is also a survey we are asking all families to participate in.

 ***Your participation is very important in order to have accurate information for planning transportation for TCGIS next year. 


To access the survey please click here.
If this link does not work, please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KZ5FVGB 
Vielen Dank! 
Information for the Upcoming MCAs

The scheduling for the upcoming MCAs is complete! The MCAs will take place during regular English, math, and science instruction periods to limit their impact on German Immersion Learning. There are some small variations to this, which were determined based on teacher input and best practices for assessment. Below you will find the schedule. Teachers have also been encouraged to send this information as well. If you have any questions regarding the MCAs or participation, please contact Jeff Horton.

Math:                                            Reading:                                                   Science:

April 9-10: 6b and 8                      April 20-21: 6a, 8, 3a, 3b, 5a, 5b               April 17: 8
April 13-14: 5a, 5b                        April 22-23: 4a, 4b, 7, 6b                           April 27-28: 5a
April 15-16: 6a, 7                                                                                             April 29-30: 5b
April 27-28: 4a, 4b
April 29-30: 3a. 3b
Register for After School Activities!

It's time for the last session of after school activities for the 2014-2015 school year -- how time flies! Click here to read a list of class descriptions, view the schedule, and fill out the registration. Fun new classes have been added, so sign up today as classes fill quickly! All forms are available in the office and online. Classes will begin on Monday, April 6 -- the first day back after Spring Break. 
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 April 15, 2015.
Please consider hosting an Amity intern next school-year, supporting the school and creating an intercultural experience within your own home!
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Middle School Info Night Recap
Thank you to all the families who came to the Middle School Info Night in March. The Middle School Program offers grade 5 students strong support from homeroom teachers and subject specialists in every subject. The program for grades 5-6 is 70% German, and the program for grades 7-8 is 50% German with the addition of everyday Spanish instruction.

For more information, please see the Middle School presentation here and the Middle School Brochure and Philosophy Statements.
Spots Still Available for School Lock-In
Friday, May 8, 2015
Join us for our third annual school lock-in, an online auction item still open from Maskenball. Get ready to have a blast on Friday, May 8 at the school! Click here to read more about this event and sign up today! 
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!
Service Learning Group Updates
Click here to read what the service learning group has been up to recently! 
RSVP for the Capstone Benefit
April 12, 2015

Join us for the Capstone Benefit Event at 2:30pm on April 12, 2015 in the Aula. There will be Kaffee, Kuchen, and entertainment from the school and community. All proceeds help support the 8th grade Capstone Exchange Program, allowing the 8th graders to spend two weeks in Germany every spring. Come support our community and have a great time doing it! Click here to RSVP today!
German Activities in the Community 
Register for the International Film Festival in St. Paul

Bring your family or go with some classmates to this year's International Film Festival hosted by the Minneapolis St. Paul Film Society between April 9 and April 25. There are over 200 films, including many appropriate for K-12 students.

This year there are three German films: Belle and Sebestian, Fiddlesticks, Lola on the Pea. If there are any questions or inquiries for more information, please direct them to Mary Anne Quiroz. Please click here to find the International Film Festival website. 



PTO Announcement


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

  • 2015-16 PTO Officers -- Call for Candidates
  • PTO Night at Pumpp It Up -- Spaces Still Available
  • Upcoming Events

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