Einladung: Nikolausfest 2018

Der Nikolaus kommt!

You are cordially invited to our annual Nikolaus Festival Potluck Celebration with guests from the Wisconsin Chamber Choir and, of course, St. Nikolaus.

Date: Saturday, December 8th

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Location: Goodman Community Center, Brassworks Building, 214 Waubesa St, Madison.  Room: TASC A & B, 2nd floor https://www.goodmancenter.org/about/brassworks

*** IMPORTANT! If your children are enrolled at GSoM this year, please note these class changes for the 8th***

Entchen and Spatzen (pre-K/Kindergarten) classes combined from 2-3pm at Lake Edge church to allow for group arts and craft and story time with St. Nik at the Goodman center.Screen Shot 2018-12-02 at 11.55.19 PM

Early release for all remaining classes at 4:15pm

Timeline for event:

3:15-4 pm: Arts & Crafts for younger children 2-6 y/o

4 – 4:30 pm: Story time with St Nikolaus for younger children (in German and English) with treats

4:45 pm: Performance and group sing with members from the Wisconsin Chamber Choir and a visit from St. Nikolaus

We will sing a welcome song (Lasst Uns Froh und Munter Sein) for St. Nikolaus as a group. If you want to familiarize yourself with the song beforehand, please see this video.


Please bring a contribution to the potluck (main dish, salad, bread, dessert).  We will have plates and plasticware available, but you are welcome to bring yours from home if you would like (less waste).

7pm – event ends

This event is for GSoM enrolled families and community members!

Thank you so much and looking forward to seeing everyone!!




Einladung: Martinsfest 2018

Liebe Freunde und Familie der GSoM,

You are all cordially invited to our 2018 celebration of Martinstag on Saturday, November 10th. This event is for enrolled families and interested community members. The event will be at Lake Edge United Church of Christ (4200 Buckeye Road – find us at the back of the building, off of Hegg Avenue), please see below for schedule and details.


We ask that parents attend and participate in GSoM events with their children, as they are intended for families to enjoy together. We also request that families bring a small snack to share or contribute to the snack buffet – vielen Dank!

für Kleinkinder (for small children): For pre-k and Kindergarten children, we will kick things off with some crafts and singing from 3:15 to 4:15 in Lake Edge UCC’s Community Room (downstairs).

GSoM classes will end early, at 4:15. From around 4:15 to around 4:45, we will prepare lanterns, sing, enjoy snacks and Stockbrot around the fire, near the back entrance to Lake Edge UCC (off of Hegg Ave).

Around 4:45, we will start the Laternenumzug. The Laternenumzug (lantern parade) will begin in the church lot and proceed into neighborhood around Lake Edge, coming back to the church around 5:15. Feel free to bring a lantern, if you have one!

After the Laternenumzug, you are invited to enjoy snacks and drinks by the fire until around 6:00.

Wir freuen uns auf ein schönes Fest mit Euch! 


Einladung: Filmabend am 20. Oktober

Hallo zusammen!

GSoM is hosting a Filmabend after classes on Saturday, October 20th. Families not currently enrolled are welcome to join! We request that non-enrolled families contribute a small amount ($3-$5 per attendee) to cover the cost of snacks, if you choose to attend. Danke!

If you are interested and need directions and more information about our location, please email us at germanschoolofmadison@gmail.com We hope to see you there!

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Sommercamp 2018

Another GSoM Sommercamp has flewn by!

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Campers and counselors enjoyed a week full of music, stories, games, obstacle courses, dancing, crafts, and all around FUN!

Vielen Dank to all those involved – from kids and parents to counselors and organizers! You made this year’s camp wonderful. We look forward to another great Sommercamp next year.

Bis nächsten Sommer!

International Day at Concordia Language Villages on August 10, 2018

Many of our GSoM families and teachers have ties to the German immersion camp Waldsee at Concordia Language Villages. If you’re already familiar with CLVs, or want to learn more about what they do, consider taking part in International Day! This year’s theme is…


Please see Concordia Language Villages’ website for more information!

Abschlussfeier am 3. Juni

On Sunday, June 3rd, we wrapped up the school year with an end of the year party, complete with food, drink, songs, dancing, and presentations from our classes. It was great to see what everyone learned and accomplished this year, as well as the wide range of talents on display! Wishing everyone a wonderful summer, and we look forward to seeing you back at GSoM in the fall!GSoM Abschlussfeier 2018

Filmabend am 21. April!

Please join us on Saturday, April 21st for a deutscher Filmabend!

GSoM families as well as community members* are welcome to join us for any of the following:

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Shows: Petersson und Findus AND Die Biene Maja
Popcorn, drinks, and a few other snacks provided.
Note: We are watching short films, each is between 20-30 minutes


For older children (5:00 – 6:30pm)

Movie: Fünf Freunde (The 5 Friends)
Cheese pizza and drinks provided.

For adults: Approximately 3:20 – 5:00pm and 5:10 – 7:00pm. (2 movies)pexels-photo-65128.jpeg

Vote for a movie (suggestions below) via email to kabultmannspiro@gmail.com and/or we can decide day of. Please feel free to make other movie suggestions if you have access to them on DVD.

  • Good-bye Lenin
  • Herr Lehmann
  • Das Leben der Anderen
  • Das Wunder von Bern
  • Bornholmer Strasse

Please let us know if your children have any diet restrictions.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

*If you are not enrolled at GSoM and want to attend this event, please email germanschoolofmadison@gmail.com for details about location!


Faschingsfest 2018

You are cordially invited to our 2018 Faschingsfest. All welcome!

Date: Saturday, February 10th
Location: Lake Edge United Church of Christ, 4200 Buckeye Rd, main celebration hall, 2nd floor.

  • 3 – 4:30pm: Activities for younger children (Entchen & Spatzen) including mask making, drawing, music, snacks and a parade. 2nd floor, main hall.
  • 4:45 – 6:00pm: Other classes end, proceed to 2nd floor main hall for activities, music, snacks and parade.
  • 6:00pm: Event ends.

Please feel free to bring some simple (non-messy) snacks.

We look forward to seeing you all and your great costumes!