We are ramping up! Its been a long summer of researching the updated guidelines for our Youth Programs, but we are happy to announce that German Instruction WILL return this fall starting on Saturday October 3rd! We are finalizing our plans to provide a mix of in person German lessons in an outdoor setting, prerecorded YouTube and Google classroom lessons and a mix of ZOOM meetings. We are planning our instruction specifically for each age group to provide the best delivery and keep our students speaking German throughout the year. Registration will open by the last day of August, so keep us in your thoughts and your plans! We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Stay Tuned!
We are proud that all of our students completed another year of class! Thank you for a wonderful school year and the flexibility of our students and teachers with the transition to online school.
We were sorry we couldn’t hold our end-of-the year graduation party and sent everyone off into the summer in person this year. We’re planning for what classes might look like when we return in the fall and we’d love to hear your thoughts – you can email Nancy, the School’s Administrator here. In addition, the board has collected feedback in a survey and we will keep in touch and let you know as we have updates to share.
Don’t forget our resources section that can help with keeping up with your German learning efforts over the summer, including some new great live readings by some of our board members and students!
Take care and stay healthy, and we’ll see you in the fall!
Our Nikolausfest was wonderful! First the children arrived after an early release from school and did a tree making or snowflake making activity. The older children quickly started making large and sparkly paper airplanes to test out in the large event hall. 🙂
We were entertained by a lovely Christmas story with our German St. Nik, and both a performance and sing along with the Wisconsin Chamber Choir. Link to their upcoming events here. We are grateful for the German music that the choir provides every year!! And we think they appreciate our German Potluck, as they always stay for dinner after the singing!
Speaking of German food, we were also so very grateful to Clasen’s European Bakery for their huge donation of German Breads! Our German school parents and children all loved it, and our celebration was jolly and German enough for all!
You are cordially invited to our 2020 Faschingsfest!
All past, present and future students are welcome.
For pictures of prior year events and prior Faschingfests, click here.
COSTUMES: Students are invited to wear costumes to this event!
POTLUCK! Please bring a small healthy dinner dish to share between the families. The German School will provide drinks such as juice and coffee/tea.
We have had some many great events this year, and some of the best pictures too! Our newest board member has a shutterbug for a partner, and we have a number of fun pictures to post! Our Laternenfest was wonderful, with 3 fire pits, a special Stock Brot from a dear German School Mom who helped us cook it over the fire, lovely sausages to cook and many other treats that parents brought. The highlight as always was our parade through the neighborhood with lanterns and traditional songs!
German school cancelled tomorrow due to weather predictions and the cancellation of all Madison School District events. (Jan 11) Velleicht können wir stattdessen alle rodeln gehen!
Liebe Freunde und Familie der GSoM,
You are all cordially invited to our 2018 celebration of Martinstag on Saturday, November 9th. 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.
für Kleinkinder (for small children): For pre-k and Kindergarten children, we will kick things off with Lantern making 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 sing, enjoy snacks and Stockbrot around the fire, near the back entrance to Lake Edge UCC (off of Hegg Ave).
Around 5:15, 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. 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!
Thank you to all in our community who came together for the end of the year celebration! There was so much effort that went into the event. Students displayed a wide range of work for proud parents to admire! Volunteers brought food, helped with arts and crafts… and so many came with smiles on their faces. Special thanks to our teachers and board members for their tireless work. Fröhlicher Sommer! Check out our facebook page for pictures! https://www.facebook.com/GermanSchoolofMadison/