Summer Camp Registration is open!

Dear GSoM Families,
Our summer camp 2019 is rapidly approaching!  We have a 1 week camp from June 17th to June 21st and would love to welcome you.  Each day will consist of songs, dance, storytelling, arts-and-crafts and more.  All in German, so what could be better?!
WHO: All kids entering 1st to 5th grade in Sept. 2019, native speakers, bilingual kids and those with no prior exposure to German are all welcome!
WHEN: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on June 17 to June 21
WHERE: Bethany United Methodist Church.  3910 Mineral Point Rd, Madison WI 53705
COST: Save 50$ by registering early! The cost is $185 per child until May 15, 2019 and will increase to $235 after May 15th.
REGISTER SOON:
**Registration will close JUNE 3rd or earlier if we reach the maximum capacity of 20 children.  Any applicants after this time will be added to the wait list.  Families on the wait list will be notified by June 12th if their child can participate.
CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER:
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Now Hiring!

GSoM is preparing for next year!  As we design our classes, we are also beginning the interviewing process for open positions.  GSoM is seeking native or near native speakers for lead teacher and assistant teacher positions.  Classes are held on Saturday afternoons from ~2-5 pm for thirty weeks of the school year and range from preK to 7th grade plus adult classes.  Please refer to the detailed description here: Job Advert 2019-2020 and don’t hesitate to contact GSoM if you have any questions!  We look forward to the coming year!

Einladung: Spieleabend am 2. Februar

Liebe Freunde und Familie der Deutschen Schule Madison,

Ihr seid alle herzlich zum Spieleabend am Samstag, 2. Februar eingeladen!

Join us for a game night on Saturday, February 2nd!

Games will start after classes, at 5:00pm and run until around 6:30. We will be playing in Lake Edge UCC’s Community Room, the large room downstairs.

For this event, we ask that you please bring food for your family.

GSoM has a selection of board and card games, but please feel free to bring your own as well!

A friendly reminder that GSoM events are for families to enjoy together, so please be prepared to stay with your child(ren) for the duration of the event.

If you are not a currently enrolled family and need directions/building access, please contact us: germanschoolofmadison@gmail.com for more details.

We look forward to a night of friendly competition and games with you all!

Bis Samstag!

Einladung: Filmabend am 26. Januar

Hallo zusammen!

It’s time for our first Filmabend of 2019. On Saturday, January 26th, we will host a few different showings for different age groups:

3:15 to 4:00 and 4:15 to 5:00 – Variety of short films for younger children. Petersson und Findus and Die Biene Maja. Popcorn, drinks, and a few other treats provided.

5:00 to 6:30 – “Fünf Freunde 3” Pizza and drinks will be provided!

If you are not currently enrolled and interested in attending, feel free to contact us at germanschoolofmadison@gmail.com to RSVP and get more information about our location.

Bis dann!

 

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***

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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.

5:30pm – POTLUCK DINNER

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.

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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…

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Please see Concordia Language Villages’ website for more information!