Celebrating Karneval, Scholarships, and Madison’s International Community

What a busy day this was for us! From morning to afternoon, we represented our school at the Overture Center International Festival. This year, our table was right at the rotunda, which was great exposure for our school. We loved chatting with everyone who stopped by, including familiar faces (Schwalben/Swallows teacher Jo Drury) as well as unexpected visitors.

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In the afternoon, we celebrated Karneval/Fasching with arts & crafts and a costume parade. Have a look at all the fabulous costumes! Robots, fairies, and several Triwizard Tournament Champions were in attendance, as were Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz,  Axl Rose, and one Top Chef.

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Collage Karneval 2017

What a great turnout! Special thanks go to Iris Hengst and Krista Bultmann-Spiro for organizing the event, as well as to everyone who helped with the setup and cleaning or who contributed treats.

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A highlight was the announcement of the winners of our Waldsee scholarship essay contest. Herzlichen Glückwunsch to the 8 (!) students who won a scholarship of $400 each towards attending  Waldsee, the German language immersion program in Bemidji, Minnesota, this summer. We are very grateful to Concordia Language Villages for providing this opportunity to our students.

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Weihnachtsfeier mit dem Nikolaus

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There were happy faces at our Nikolaus celebration on December 10.

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There was story-telling…

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…there was music 

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…there was glitter

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…there was food

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..there were games

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And there was, of course, St. Nikolaus himself

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…who shared the story of the historical St. Nicholas 

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..and brought small gifts for all children


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Parents also had a great time!

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We thank everyone who contributed to this lovely afternoon — parents, kids, teachers, friends, and especially our volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you.

May your holiday season be filled with light and friendship!

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