Elternbrief
Issue: 244                             
May 5, 2016 
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Administrative Information
Reminder: South Bus Change
Cones
Due to the Franklin Bridge construction the
south bus route will be re-routed to I-94 and Huron and go through the southeast neighborhood for the rest of the school year. This change has taken effect on Monday, May 2nd. Please click here to read about how these changes will affect you.
Looking for Morning Volunteers! 

We are looking for some parent volunteers (1-2 per day) to do supervision on the playground for our students in the morning before school! This would be from 7:30 - 8:10am. At 8:10 the kids head up to their classroom for Morgenkreis. Please sign up here if you're interested! If you're not already signed up to be a volunteer with TCGIS, please do so here.

Thanks to our volunteers who have already signed up! This morning playground time has been a huge hit! 
You're Invited!

Please join us in wishing Ann the best of luck in her new role in the Cayman Islands on Friday, May 20 from 3:30-5:30pm. TCGIS will be hosting a themed open house "Island Style" to offer her our best wishes on her new adventure. All are welcome to join us in congratulating Ann and thanking her for all she has done to support the success of TCGIS. Pull out your lei's, grass skirts, or your tropical shirts to ease Ann's transition from Minnesota to the Cayman Islands!
 
Biohaus Informational Meeting

There will be a Biohaus information session for families of 6th graders i
n room 300 on Tuesday May 10 from 5:30-6:15. We will have a slideshow and answer questions you may have about the packing list, accommodations, pocket money, food, the science activities, etc. There will be hotdogs and fruit for 50 to benefit the General Scholarship Fund. The PTO Meeting will take place after at 6:30 in Room 100.
Upcoming TCGIS Band Concert

The TCGIS Concert Band performs it's end of year concert Wednesday, May 11, from 5-5:30pm. We encourage you to stop by - everyone is welcome!
Join the Rubik's Cube Team

The Student Life Group Rubik's Cube Team is looking for members! We are competing on May 14th in Waconia. This group is led by 8th grader Ben Schneider and meets with Mrs. Morrissey on Fridays.
Email mmorrissey@germanschool-mn.org for more information or click here
Sommercamp Update
 
Already registered?
Confirmation emails have been sent to all families who have registered using the online form. Payment information will be sent out in May.

Not registered, but interested?
Come join dedicated and talented TCGIS staff for learning through creative play in the German language. Week-long camps run July 11 - 29, 2016.  Morning only OR full-day available. Click here for all details. Contact Frau Ruggles with questions!
 
Registrations accepted until the last day of school, June 9, 2016.
Pay for a Yearbook Through Order Lunches!
 
This is a reminder that you can still pay for and order a yearbook through Order Lunches! Yearbooks are $15 and will be available for pick up during the End of Year Picnic! Ready to place an order? Head over to https://tcgis.orderlunches.com to make your payment now!

If you have not yet registered for a parent account yet, please use the school password TCGIS1 when you register.
April Board Meeting Video & Notes

Were you unable to attend the April 28 Board Meeting? Click here for the notes and here to watch the video.
5-7 Grade Party Tomorrow

There will be a party in the Aula tomorrow from 3:30-5:30 for fifth to seventh graders! The book fair is also taking place at this time so feel free to stop there as well. Kids are encouraged to bring money for snacks - all will be $1. We hope to see you there! 
 
PTO   
PTO Announcement 

Click here to read about:
  • May PTO Meeting
  • PTO Community Development Committee 
  • PTO Fundraising Committee
  • PTO Executive Committee
GAI  
GAI Announcement
New Seasonal Community Choir: Liederkranz
Rehearsals held Tuesdays, May 17, 24, 31, and June 7
7-9pm at the GAI
The first performance will be at Deutsche Tage on Sunday, June 12.
 
This spring, we welcome conductor Dr. John Hoffacker, renown local vocal conductor for Chorus Polaris, as leader of the GAI's new German community mixed choir, Liederkranz. This choir welcomes all singers, from beginners to native speakers, and will help everyone learn to sing beautifully in German. Our goal is to have shorter rehearsal time frames so that busy professionals and families can participate, perform, and rehearse on a seasonal basis. This is also a great opportunity for German students to increase fluency and build their language skills.
 
Interested in joining? Dr. Hoffacker will be meeting with each new choir member prior to rehearsals to determine experience and which part/vocal range would be most comfortable for the singer. These meetings will be 10 minutes each and can be scheduled as an individual or as a family.
 
New singer meetings will be held Tuesday, May 10 between 7pm and 9pm as well as from 6pm-7pm before rehearsal on May 17. To schedule a meeting time, contact the GAI office at office@gai-mn.org or by calling 651-222-7027.