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!
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!
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.
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/
We would love to see you at the upcoming graduation!
Entchen – Schwalben (kindergarten) classes will be combined to start at 2pm and end at 3 pm. At 3 pm our younger children may go up to the graduation hall early for some kindergarten level arts and crafts.
All other students (Schwalben, Falken, Eulen, Moewen) should be picked up early as class ends at 3:30 pm. Parents are invited to walk their students up to the graduation hall to see samples of their work!! There are snacks to enjoy, followed by announcements, the awarding of test certificates (for those students who participated) and graduation certificates for all!!
Potluck dinner – Thank you in advance for contributing to our light potluck dinner! The German school will provide cutlery, cups, plates bowls, napkins etc, and ask that parents bring 1 or 2 of the following: drinks, appetizer, fruits/veggies, dinner item or desert.
We plan to have some cute activities for the kids, a bit of art, a smidge of crafts and the Maibaum!