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3 5 Suggestions/Comments/Concerns
by Richard A. Weeks
Aug 10, 2013 13:09:43 GMT -6
No New Posts Be part of the PTA!

3 4 Best language school in Germany
by rayancaleb
Jan 8, 2018 1:37:33 GMT -6

PTA ADMINISTRATION (Richard Weeks, President)

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No New Posts Welcome to MGIS!

I hope all of our members have had a chance to look around? This forum will be the official method of online communication for the MGIS PTA. I will use this to post important updates and reminders. The committe heads will do the same regarding their specific roles, as well.

I know it can be difficult to get into a new habit, but please help us make this forum useful, by inviting friends, making posts, asking questions and checking back regularly!

8 8 July 2013
by Richard A. Weeks
Jul 29, 2013 22:29:32 GMT -6
No New Posts UPDATES! Check here regularly!

This is where I will post changes, updates, reminders & needs! Check back frequently.

3 4 PTA Advocacy Vote 10/23/2013
by Richard A. Weeks
Oct 18, 2013 19:04:39 GMT -6
No New Posts PTA Officers

Listing of the PTA Officers by school year.

2 2 2013-2014 Officers
by Richard A. Weeks
May 26, 2013 16:44:27 GMT -6
No New Posts Treasurer

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No New Posts Membership

Volunteers for the Membership Committee help staff the table at school events like Grill Fest and PTA meetings to sign up new members. Help is also needed with various other things, such as the membership bulletin board.

Moderator: Michelle Hoey

2 2 Membership FAQs
by Richard A. Weeks
Sept 18, 2013 17:59:28 GMT -6
No New Posts PTA Meeting Information

Find all information regarding the PTA Meeting in this section

Sub-boards: PTA Meeting Agendas, PTA Meeting Minutes

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No New Posts Forms

Find attached blank forms used by the PTA in this section

2 2 Motion Slip
by Richard A. Weeks
Sept 24, 2013 21:45:57 GMT -6
No New Posts Newsletter

Once every other month, the MGIS PTA sends home a newsletter filled with information you can use, including the hot lunch menu, upcoming events, PTA and Governance Council minutes and more. Volunteers are needed to photocopy and/or distribute the newsletter monthly.

Moderator: Barbara Walter

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No New Posts Chairs & Volunteers Needed!

Please check here for a list of immediate needs to fill volunteer and Committee positions

4 4 Committee Chair Needed (German Book Sales)
by Richard A. Weeks
Sept 21, 2013 15:59:46 GMT -6
No New Posts Directory

Each year, we publish a directory of all students listed by grade, along with the student handbook. Volunteers needed to help call parents and with copying and distributing the directories.

Moderator: Barbara Walter

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No New Posts Special Events Booth

Throughout the year, MGIS is represented at various events (like German Fest) to promote our school. The MGIS booth is a great way to get the word out about our wonderful school. We are looking for volunteers to help staff the booth in 2- to 3-hour shifts, as well as display, sort and inventory items.

Moderator: Tamara Jackson

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No New Posts Legislative

What goes on at school board meetings and within the state legislature affects MGIS. Volunteers are needed to attend school board meetings (and be willing to speak if necessary) and to occasionally write letters to elected officials letting them know how their policies affect real children. This chair person keeps parents informed and updated as to what is going on!

3 3 Family Engagement in Education Act Introduced
by Richard A. Weeks
Sept 4, 2013 19:35:38 GMT -6

IN-SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS (Liesl Nelson, Vice-President)

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No New Posts Courtyard

Look out the window of the interior classrooms, and you’ll see a lovely little courtyard, one of the things that make MGIS so unique. Volunteers are needed to help plant, water, weed and maintain the gardens. The more the merrier; green thumbs are great but not necessary.

Moderator: David Steinbach

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No New Posts Monday Morning Work Group

Do you have time on Monday mornings and want to help your teachers and school? Then our Monday Morning Work Group is what you’re looking for. We meet every Monday from 9:15 a.m. until the work gets done (Tuesdays if there’s no school Monday). Volunteers are needed to cut, trace, staple, and copy. Dads, Omas (grandmothers), and Opas (grandfathers) are welcome too. Come and give us a try, and make some new friends while you’re at it.

Moderator: Lorraine Heins

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No New Posts Room Parents

Two parents from each classroom are recruited to serve as liaison between the teacher and other parents. Examples of duties include securing refreshments for special events and working closely with the teacher requests.

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No New Posts MGIS Volunteers Committee

Due to MPS budget cuts this three-function committee will help out in many ways.
In Classroom Group Parents can take the place of teacher’s aids in classrooms working with the Room Parents to volunteer for whatever jobs the teachers may need.
School Day Volunteers This group will be a pool of volunteers that the office can call upon when needed to help with assemblies and other school needs during the school day.
Lunchroom - School days 11:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
4K and 5K students could use a little help opening milk cartons and containers brought in cold lunch. Our youngest students also need a little help staying on the task of eating. Any time you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Moderator: Stephanie Donohue

Sub-boards: In Classroom Group, School Day Volunteers, Lunchroom - School days 11:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

7 7 ** PLEASE READ **
by Richard A. Weeks
Oct 4, 2013 20:24:51 GMT -6

EVENTS (Carmen Fernandez, Vice-President)

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No New Posts Coffee with the Principal

Parents are able to sit down and get to know our principal early in the school year and talk about their ideas and concerns. Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up for this morning meet and greet.

Moderator: Jennifer Niemi

1 1 Coffee with the Principal 2013
by Richard A. Weeks
Sept 18, 2013 19:12:48 GMT -6
No New Posts Family Science Night

1 1 Family Science Night
by Anna Eull
Sept 12, 2013 15:57:48 GMT -6
No New Posts Grill Fest

This favorite event, the school picnic, is held in the beginning of the school year. Most Grill Fest planning is done during the summer. Volunteers help with the grills, set up, and clean up.

Moderator: Geno Kloiber

1 2 Grill Fest 2013
by Richard A. Weeks
Sept 21, 2013 18:36:52 GMT -6
No New Posts Kinderkino

German for kids’ movie, Kinderkino is an evening in which students come to school with their blankets and sleeping bags to enjoy a popular movie dubbed in German. The fifth grade sells snacks, popcorn, and drinks to fund their end-of-the-year class trip. Come and enjoy!

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No New Posts Laternennacht

In November, hundreds of students and their families, teachers, and staff turn out to celebrate this German festival of light, music, and thanksgiving that is based on the German legend of St. Martin. Everyone joins in as we sing traditional German songs and walk around the school grounds after dark with our lanterns. Afterward, everyone enjoys cookies and apples, and nonperishable food items are collected for our food drive. Volunteers are needed for set up and clean up of the snack tables.

2 2 Martinstag (St. Martin's Day)
by Richard A. Weeks
Nov 9, 2012 0:52:01 GMT -6
No New Posts Multicultural Night

Multicultural Night is a spring evening of exploration. Each year a specific culture is the focus. Recent years have highlighted Austria, Ireland, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and Ghana. Volunteers are needed to help plan the evening. Families volunteer to set up the program, make phone calls, plan the evening, and work the evening of the event by handing out materials, greeting people, and cleaning up.

Moderator: Lynne Woehrle

2 2 Multicultural Night is March 7 2014
by Lynne Woehrle
Sept 6, 2013 13:44:41 GMT -6
No New Posts Open House Ice Cream Social

This event in early September allows parents to meet their child’s teacher and see his or her classroom. Families can enjoy ice cream after the presentations, purchase MGIS t-shirts, join the PTA, and come into the gym to find all the ways to lend a hand around school. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate the event.

1 1 2013/2014 MGIS Open House and Parent Meeting
by Richard A. Weeks
Sept 4, 2013 19:12:43 GMT -6
No New Posts Rollschuhabend

This is one of the most popular PTA-sponsored events usually occurring in January. Enjoy an evening of roller-skating with friends, family, and teachers with reduced admission and skate rentals. Volunteers help plan, promote, and supervise this fun event.

Moderator: Anna Eull

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FUNDRAISING (Tina Prentice, Vice-President)

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No New Posts Coke Rewards

Moderator: Melissa Probst

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No New Posts Fall Fundraiser & Spring Fundraiser

We currently have two fundraisers per year, which provide the money that supports all of our great PTA programs. Volunteers are needed to help organize orders and on the day of delivery work in 2- to 3 hour shifts.

Moderator: Stephanie Rasmussen

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No New Posts German Book Sales

German books, tapes and games are ordered from Germany and sold at cost during school events. Volunteers assist with ordering and selling these items.

Moderator: Barbara Merten-Brugger

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No New Posts Labels for Education / Box Tops

Collecting General Mills box tops and Campbell’s soup labels enables us to get great items for school at no cost. Volunteers are needed to regularly collect box tops and labels from the office, organize them and redeem them for needed items. This is a great committee to get involved with if you can’t spend a lot of time at school but still want to help.

Moderator: Susan Whaley

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No New Posts Recycling Committee

The recycling committee of the PTA collects recyclable materials that can be used as a fundraiser for the school/PTA. We also look for opportunities to educate families about environmentally sustainable behaviors and how they benefit the school.

Moderator: Lynne Woehrle

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No New Posts School Spirit Sales

MGIS items show the world how much pride we take in our school. Volunteers are needed to help staff the School Spirit table at school functions in 1- to 2-hour shifts, as well as display, sort and inventory items.

Moderators: Jennie Weiss, Jennifer Bjork, Liz Juern

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No New Posts Scrip

Scrip is an easy way to fundraise with which everyone can help. The MGIS PTA buys gift cards at a discount and then sells them to parents at full price. The difference is profit for the MGIS PTA. Volunteers are needed to help sell and hand out Scrip.

6 8 Scrip Order Form
by Richard A. Weeks
Sept 10, 2013 19:56:00 GMT -6
No New Posts Wilderness Fundraiser

Moderator: Jaime Mutz

1 1 Wilderness Fundraiser 2013
by Richard A. Weeks
Sept 14, 2013 20:36:05 GMT -6

APPRECIATION AND ENRICHMENT (Abby Finch, Vice-President)

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No New Posts Art Committee

The art committee believes in visual art education and works to support the teachers who provide art lessons in their classroom. Last year we brought in a guest artist to work with 2nd -5th grade, coordinated volunteer parent art projects in K4-1st grade, and organized an art supply donation drive in the spring. We are looking for volunteers who have an art background to help plan or lead art lessons, as needed by the teaching staff.

Moderators: Abby Finch, Amy Kern

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No New Posts Battle of the Books

This committee organizes this spring event, in which 4th and 5th graders form teams to read specified books and then answer questions to determine the winning team. Volunteers are needed to ask questions and keep score that week during the lunch hour.

Moderators: William and Paula Fink, Jennifer Tomalski

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No New Posts Black History Month

The goal of this committee is to highlight the history, culture, and contributions of African Americans by arranging an assembly in February and other activities throughout the school year. Volunteers are needed to help plan the events.

Moderator: Lynne Woehrle

1 1 What it is
by Katherine Riebe
Mar 18, 2013 21:20:28 GMT -6
No New Posts Birthday Club

Once a month, MGIS students whose birthdays are that month receive a personal invitation from the Birthday Club to sit at the birthday table at lunch. Birthday children enjoy dessert, a Happy Birthday pencil, and a rousing round of “Happy Birthday” auf Deutsch.

And to make sure teacher’s birthdays don’t go unnoticed, we have someone to focus on them, as well.

Moderators: Susanne Bowen, Liz Juern

3 3 2013/2014 Birthday Table
by Susanne Bowen
Oct 6, 2013 20:24:28 GMT -6
No New Posts Bus Driver Appreciation Day

One day, usually in early June, we say thank you to our Bus Drivers! Volunteers are needed to provide refreshments

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No New Posts Dictionaries

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No New Posts Recreation

Through Milwaukee Recreation, a division of MPS, MGIS students get the opportunity to play on sports teams including soccer, volleyball, and t-ball with their schoolmates throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to coach the teams.

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No New Posts RIF Book Distribution

Our PTA purchases books to distribute to each student during specific weeks throughout the year. During distribution weeks, volunteers are needed to read books to students during classroom library time and help distribute the books.

Moderator: Stef Synovic

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No New Posts Read to Succeed / Book Swap

This two-week spring event encourages students to read. Volunteers are needed to help hand out, collect, and total the score sheets. Help is also needed the with the pizza parties for the classrooms with the highest scores.

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No New Posts Staff Appreciation Week

We love our teachers, assistants, and staff! This week in spring let’s show them just how much. Volunteers are needed to organize different “thank you” expressions throughout the week. In the past, these have included everything from lunch to individual and classroom gifts.

Moderators: Sarah Schwab, Tedia Gamino

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No New Posts Sunshine Committee

This committee will send a pick-me-up sunshine note and gift for an illness, accident, or death for an immediate family member of a MGIS student.

Moderator: Melissa Charnon

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