Elternbrief
Issue: 215   
September 24, 2015
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 Volunteer at TCGIS!
Take a look at current volunteer opportunities! If you are not yet a volunteer, but are interested in becoming one - please fill out an application here. Vielen Dank!
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Administrative Information
Bus Donations Being Accepted for September & October

First off, thank you bus riding participants!  Each day is getting better and we are getting things smoothed out because of your immediate feedback, so again, thank you!

Please click here  to read how you can help contribute to our busing donations. Any donations help. Vielen Dank!
LAST CHANCE to Register for After School Activities

This is your last chance to register for after school activities and there are many spots still open! Join woodworking, sport games, crafting, and so much more! Click here for the schedule and prices, as well as the registration! Please return it to the office with payment by Friday, September 25
Join Us Tomorrow for K-8 Social Hour & Kaffeeklatsch!

Join us on Friday, September 25 for our combined K-8 Social Hour and PTO Kaffeeklatsch!
  • 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 coffee and socializing!
We hope to see you there!  
Meet Our Interns!

Curious about our wonderful Amity interns? Click here to get to know them a little better! 
Mark Your Calendars for October 10!

Don't forget to mark your calendars for our Herbstfest from 11am-2pm on October 10! We will have Bratwürste, bouncy houses, and other fun games! We'd love to see you there! 
Picture Day on October 8

Get ready to smile--picture day is quickly approaching! We will have our picture day on Thursday, October 8 this year. Information will be handed out this week regarding making orders. 
Blumenkranz at the MN RenFest

Blumenkranz Senior kicks off the season with a performance at the MN Renaissance Festival on October 3 & 4 as a part of their Oktoberfest celebration! Is there a better way to celebrate Oktoberfest on the day of German Unity than outside with historical-looking scenery? Join us for dancing at the Pavilion stage on October 3 & 4!
Oktoberfest Fundraiser on September 27!

We would like to invite the community to support our school and to enjoy the famous Oktoberfest in Minneapolis at the same time. Does that sound too good to be true? On Sunday, September 27, 35 fifth graders and Amity interns will be joining the team of the Black Forest Inn in Minneapolis for some fun and silliness. We have put together lunch and dinner activities for a "Is your German better than a 5th graders?" challenge and 20% percent of the food sales for the entire day will be donated to the Amity Program at TCGIS.

Please take the whole family out for a great Oktoberfest experience and support our fifth graders between 12-2 pm or after 5 pm. Thank you to the Black Forest Inn for this wonderful opportunity! Click here for more information!
We Need Your Cereal Boxes!
Please start saving and bringing in your cereal boxes and round oatmeal boxes! Frau Lenburg will be needing them in October to make lanterns with the Kindergarten through third graders for the annual Martinstag celebration. Empty boxes can be brought to the office or sent to the classroom with your student. 
   

TCGIS Band Starts September 30!
Band  
There is still time for any interested 5th-8th graders to join the band!  The band meets Wednesdays after school beginning September 30, and those who take lessons at school are pulled from class on a rotating basis. Registration is done through after school activities. Contact Krista Johnson at [email protected] or 612-209-3396 for information.
Send In Those Box Tops!

Box tops will be mailed next Thursday for our fall submission. If you have any Box Tops still laying around please send them to school! Help make our fall cheque a big one!

Attention Second and Third Families!

This year, TCGIS will have its very own Brownie Troop. Brownies are Girl Scouts for second and third grade girls. We'll meet once a month, on the last Tuesday of each month, from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Our first meeting will be next Tuesday, September 29th. Room TBA. If you are interested, please contact Jenia Strom at [email protected] or Jenny Pope at [email protected], and they will get you the necessary information.
 
PTO
PTO Announcement

Find out what's going on in the PTO.
For the latest information, be sure to like our Facebook page.  
 
GAI 
GAI Announcements

Tuesday, October 13, 7pm - Free and open to the public 
Explore the history, language, and devilish spirit of one of German Literature's most iconic characters.  Classical Actors Ensemble (CAE) Artistic Director, Joseph Papke, along with actors and designers, will host an interactive lecture and showcase of scenes from CAE's current production of
Doctor Faustus. Free and open to the public, this evening will get you into the Halloween spirit (without making a deal with the devil.)

Due to the request for more programming in German, we have developed a new series for those who want to come speak, listen to, and engage with others auf Deutsch. Attendees will pick up their boxed lunch and join others in the dining room for socializing and networking before the short program at noon. While the event timing is great for students and working professionals, all German speakers are welcome to attend.