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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see you there!
Another GSoM Sommercamp has flewn by!
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!
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!
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!
On May 12th, GSoM families came together for an afternoon of gaming!Kids and adults enjoyed games like Siedler von Catan, Camel Cup, Tier auf Tier, Kuh und Co., Bananagrams, Twister and several others. Thanks to everyone who came out for games, we’re already looking forward to the next game event!
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:
For younger children (3:00 – 4:30pm)
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)
Vote for a movie (suggestions below) via email to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details about location!
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!
This was the first time St. Nikolaus visited us at our new location. Not only did he bring little gifts for all children, he also told them the story of the historic St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra.
And St. Nick did not come alone! He was accompanied by an ensemble from the Wisconsin Chamber Choir, who led us through the singing of some German Christmas carols.
It was a lovely event and our warm thanks go to everybody who helped with the organization, especially Krista Spiro.
We also thank the Clasen Family (of Clasen’s European Bakery) for their generous donation of cookies and other delicacies.
We wish everyone a peaceful holiday season! Thanks for celebrating with us and thanks for supporting the German School of Madison.