Elternbrief
Issue: 226            
December 17, 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
Happy Winter Break from TCGIS

We want to wish everyone in our community a wonderful and happy Winter Break! Stay safe and stay warm, and see you in the new year!
Registration for After School Activities Open!

With a new season comes a new set of after school activities! Click here for class descriptions and the schedule. Click here to find the registration form. Registration and payment due to the front office by January 6. Paper copies of these materials are also available in the office.
Lost and Found to be Donated - Check for Items!

It's getting to that time of year where our lost and found grows and grows. We do our best to return items to the rightful owner, but we need your help! Please, please, please write names on every item of clothing your child brings to school.

*Any items left after January 15 will be donated. Please come in before then to claim your items.
Reminder: January Bus, Kinderclub and Lunch Orders are due Friday, 12/18

Log on to our online store https://tcgis.orderlunches.com and place your child's Bus, Kinderclub and Lunch/Milk order starting 12/12/15. All orders are due on Friday, December 18. If you have not yet registered for a parent account yet, please use the school password TCGIS1 when you register.

Please click here for more information about our new payment option.

Please note: You are now able to order your child's Bus Seat for the remainder of the school year.
Books
Good Readers - A Tip from Gesa Zinn
 
If we think about which students were viewed as "good readers" years ago, we would probably find that they were the students that pronounced all the words correctly. Fortunately, the characteristics of good readers have changed over the years. Today, good readers are typically described as active participants in the reading process. They are problem solvers who know how to discover knowledge for themselves. Click here to read more. 
Deutsch Zwei für Eltern

Hello Parents! "German for Parents" will be back starting in January with lessons and lectures.

We will continue with the level one classes from Fall and will add another
Level One class for new students. Watch for more details!  Call Herbert at 651-773-9525 for more information.
PTO
Help with the PTO Potluck for Teachers & Staff! 
 Thank you to everyone who has signed up to bring an item for the staff potluck lunch tomorrow. There are around 70 staff members to feed so we are still looking to fill slots, particularly for main dishes. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot. We can also use help collecting items at drop-off from 7:50-8:30. For more information or to volunteer to help with the event, please contact Cindy Miller at [email protected] or call/text 612-386-1436.

SAVE THE DATE: Auction Events Will Reopen January 20-22
Missed an event during the TCGIS PTO Community Auction? Or maybe you heard from someone about an awesome event and forgot to sign up? Here is your chance. Events with remaining spots will reopen for sign-up January 20-22. Put it on your calendar - 3 days only, don't miss it! Here is the list of events or check out the auction website.