Elternbrief
Issue: 234                    
February 25, 2016 
In This Issue

Quick Links
TCGIS Online Calendar
 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
Parent Teacher Conferences - Sign Up Starts Next Week

Quickly approaching are the spring parent teacher conferences! These take place on Thursday, March 17 from 4:00-7:30pm and Friday, March 18 from 8:00am-3:30pm. The sign up for these conferences will begin next Thursday, March 3 at 7pm. *Please note: you will not be able to sign up until 7:00pm on March 3. The sign up will close on Monday, March 14 at 7pm. The master password for this year is fruehling2016.

Before you log in, we suggest that you have the following information:
        1. A list of all the teachers you would like to see. The online conference system will not tell you the names of your children's teachers.  
        2. The times you would like to have conferences. The system will tell you the available slots for all teachers. If the teachers you wish to see are not available, contact them to schedule an alternative time for a conference.  

For further information, please find the attached parent letter, parent overview, and parent userguide.    
Help the Board with the Vision and Mission Statements

The School Board is revisiting TCGIS's values, mission and vision. They are inviting all stakeholders including students, staff, parents and partners to give input via community gatherings, online surveys or small group gatherings.  
 
We thank those of you who attended a gathering session, participated in the online surveys, or drew pictures (K-3) sharing what you think is most valuable about TCGIS.
 
If you have not yet given your input, please complete the TCGIS Values, Mission, and Vision survey by the end of today.
 
Your input is valuable! The Board thanks you for sharing your voice.
TCGIS Sommercamp

We are so excited to publish the details and registration materials for the launch of TCGIS summer programming! Click here to read about Sommercamp 2016 and to register for camps offered July 11 - 29, 2016

Registration for GAI camps for younger children (K-2) is also now available! TCGIS families may register at the GAI member rate through March 31st.
Board Meeting Tonight

Join us tonight at 6:30pm in room 100 for the board meeting! We hope to see you there.
Winter Rückblick - Coming Soon!

It's that time again! Be on the lookout for our winter Rückblick that will be released within the next week. We've had an exciting few months filled with many wonderful events - we hope you celebrate with us by reading our Rückblick!
 
GAI  
Kinderstube Registration for 2016-2017 Open March 1!

Kinderstube is a German Immersion Preschool program of the Germanic American Institute, for children ages 3 - 5 years old. We offer many different schedule option, part time as well as full time care, at two convenient Metro Locations. Please schedule a tour, if you are interested in learning more about our program by calling: 651-353-5147 or email the director Babett Larimer at [email protected].
We would love to meet you and your child!

We are currently accepting new registrations for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. For more information or 2016/17 Registration forms, please visit our website at www.kinderstubepreschool.orgYou can also find us on Facebook to check out all the fun activities, field trips, art projects or outdoor activities we do each day! 
If you wish to submit a registration for a new students for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, please complete a registration package and mail to: 

Kinderstube
301 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102 

We hope to meet you soon at one of our tours!
PTO
March PTO Meeting

The March PTO meeting will have a fun ice-breaker before committee reports and a call for officers for the 2016-17 school year. Click here for the agenda and here for the minutes from the last meeting.
 
To help us with meeting set-up, please register in advance if you plan to attend. If you need FREE PTO-sponsored child care during the meeting, you must register in advance.
 
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact PTO President Elizabeth Tobias at [email protected].