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STAMFORD, CT, US, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Fairfield County and the German School of Connecticut are well-represented this year: by the newly crowned Miss German-America 2018 and Her Court of Princesses who live, work and study in Fairfield County, CT and have a continuing involvement with the German School of Connecticut (GSC) in Stamford. These accomplished young women are extraordinary representatives of the rich German-American heritage and culture of the tri-state area.

Miss German-America Pavlina Schriel of Norwalk, CT, is a 2016 graduate of New York University in Manhattan and currently a music teacher at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, CT where she teaches all grades, from Kindergarten to fifth grade, is a former student at GSC.

Princess Sean Tomlinson, from Scranton, PA, is a double major of German and Sociology/Anthropology at Fairfield University, Class of 2019. Sean is an active community activist and aspiring folklorist. She learned German beginning in high school and was able to explore her German heritage in depth during the Summer of 2016 when she worked at a family clinic in Southern Germany. Now she shares and celebrates her culture as a German teacher for beginning students. Sean has taught German at Yale's Sprout and Splash Programs, at Starfish International in The Gambia, and as a teaching assistant at the German School of Connecticut.

The youngest member of the Court of Miss German-America is Junior Princess Amelia-Elsa Schweizer of Norwalk, CT who is a native-level German speaker and enrolled in the heritage language program at GSC where she has won several German national language awards. She attended Marvin Elementary School and is now in sixth grade and in the academically talented program at Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk, CT. She is an accomplished figure skater and dancer, and an active member of her local Girl Scout troop.

Join Miss German-America and her Court on Fifth Avenue in New York City on September 15th, 2018 at the Steuben Parade or view the live broadcast at http://germanparadenyc.org.

The German School of Connecticut offers German language instruction on Saturday mornings for children from the age of two through high school, as well as for adults. More information is available at www.germanschoolct.org and at the Open House at the Stamford Campus located at Rippowam Middle School 381 High Ridge Road, on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes start on September 8!

The German School of Connecticut congratulates Miss German-America Pavlina Schriel, Princess Sean Tomlinson and Junior Princess Amelia-Elsa Schweizer for their well-deserved new roles!

Muriel Swaggart
The German School of Connecticut, Inc
(203) 548-0438

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We are looking for teachers, see details above.
For Stamford: Apply for teachers jobs at: stamfordinfo@germanschoolct.org

For West Hartford: Apply for teachers jobs at: hartfordinfo@germanschoolct.org

For next year September 2019 we are also looking for new principal. Job description is here. If you like more info contact: search@germanschoolct.org

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Dear friends of the German School of Connecticut,

All of our parents community and some of the adult students are volunteering at our schools in Stamford and West Hartford. Thank you very much.

But we are also looking for outside volunteers to help us organize events  or Saturday mornings. Maybe you have a special talent like playing an instrument, fundraising ideas and experience, website talent or any other ideas to help us thrive in Stamford or West Hartford.

We also wanted to let you know we accept any donations in form of books, computers etc and also money donations.

If you like to donate to the German School of Connecticut, Inc., please use this link: donations or sent via PayPal to: registration@germanschoolct.org
Any donation is fully tax deductible and you will receive a receipt by mail for you tax filing.

THANK YOU

The German School of Connecticut

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We will have 2 more Open Houses:

The Annual Open House in West Hartford is on August 18th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Location: First Baptist Church, 90 North Main Street, West Hartford CT

Find a flyer here: Flyer

The Open House in Stamford will be Saturday September 1st from 10:00 am to 12:00pm

Location: 381 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06905

Find a flyer here:  Stamford Flyer

 

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Vacancy:        Principal, Part-Time Position

German School of Connecticut (GSC),  Saturday Language School

The principal needs to be both the lead educator and the head of administration of two campuses.

Starting Date: June 2019

Qualifications and Experience:

Fluency in German and English, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Comprehensive understanding of standards, curriculum, general and differentiated language instruction, assessment and evaluation, responsive classroom practices, faculty supervision and support.

Experience in the field of language instruction.

Administration experience in school environment with supervisory, recruiting and budgetary responsibilities.

Skills to create synergies in combining the interests of the stakeholders of GSC: children, parents, teachers, administration, sponsors and governmental agencies

Advanced degree (M.A. or Ph.D.) in language or language education preferred

Compensation:   Commensurate with a part-time principal position

For more information and to submit letters of interest, résumés, and professional credentials please use   search@germanschoolct.org

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Registration for the 2018/19 school year is open now:

Welcome to our registration page for the 2018/19 school year. Click here:

Before you start the registration process, we ask that you take the time to read through the information on this page. The information is intended to address all common questions regarding the registration process. It will help make your registration experience quick and straightforward.

2018/19 Tuition Rates

Per Semester Full Year
(Two Semesters)
registering before June 30
Full Year
(Two Semesters)
registering after June 30
First student $550 $1,000 $1,100
Second student $520 $940 $1,040
Third student $500 $900 $1,000
Fourth student $470 $840 $940
Flummis (under 3yrs)
Stamford only
$280 $510 $560

Additional Fees/Items

Stamford

$120 Service Fee Payable once per family per semester.
This fee is waived for any family signing up to volunteer.
$30 Materials Fee Payable once per student per year to cover text books and other class materials.
This fee does not apply to adult students.*
Registration Fee A Registration Fee of $40 per semester is already included in the tuition fee. This fee is non-refundable.

*Adult students purchase books and other materials separately (approx. $50).

West Hartford

$60 Volunteering Opt-Out Donation Suggested once per family per semester only for families, who decide NOT to participate in the volunteering program.
Registration Fee A Registration Fee of $40 per semester is already included in the tuition fee. This fee is non-refundable.
Text Books Books for Children's and Adult classes are available for purchase in the GSC office.

Registration Tips

Full Year Registration To register a student for the full year, first complete the registration for the Fall semester, then register for the Spring semester. If you register before June 30, the tuition will automatically reflect the $100 "early bird" full year savings ($50 for the Flummi class). The registration program will also automatically copy all student information into your Spring-semester registration.
Early Bird Incentive Register by June 30 to save $100 on a full year registration.
Partial Payment Option In addition to the standard option of paying tuition in full when registering, you also have the option to pay a $200 deposit per student per semester at the time of registration. If you choose this option, the remainder of the tuition will be due according to the Important Dates section below.
Late Fees We reserve the right to impose a $50 late fee if full payment has not been received by the due date (see Important Dates section below.)
For full year registrations, if full payment is not received by November 1, we reserve the right to reverse the $100 full year early bird incentive ($50 for Flummi class) if applicable.
Class Times Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with a Pause/recess around 11 a.m. Each semester has 15 class sessions.
Because of the low student/teacher ratio, Stamford Adult Beginner classes are only 90 mins long and begin either at 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
Flummi class time (Stamford only) is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Flummi Classes For Flummi classes (Stamford only) one caregiver needs to be with the child in the classroom at all times.
Family Discounts Family discounts will only be applied automatically if the same email address/account is used for all registrations. Please always use only one account for your family.
Time Saver As a time saver when completing the registration forms, all applicable fields will be prefilled with values from prior semesters and/or registrations of other family members.

Important Dates

Jun 30, 2018 Last day of Early Bird discount
Sep 8, 2018 First class of Fall 2018 semester
Sep 22, 2018 Full tuition payment due for Fall semester
Nov 1, 2018 Full tuition payment due for Spring Semester if registered for the full year
Jan 19, 2019 First day of Spring 2019 semester (West Hartford)
Jan 26, 2019 First day of Spring 2019 semester (Stamford)
Feb 2, 2019 Full tuition payment due for Spring semester

Please contact our registrar registrar@germanschoolct.org if you encounter any issues or have questions.

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Dear GSC Community,

Today, 40 years ago (22 May 1978) I signed the papers of incorporation of our school.  Thus, today, 22 June 2018,  is our 40th  birthday.

Last Saturday, with the help of the administration, parent volunteers, teachers and students who created a time line, an exhibition of their school work  as well as a GSC hymn, we pre-celebrated this birthday.

We had a lovely school event.

The Consul General in New York who could not be present last Saturday asked me to let everyone have his congratulation.  I attach it.

I also attach an article on the history of our school that was written by a freelance journalist who has written about our school before.

I thank you all for your great and dedicated  support of the school in the many years since its creation.   I wish you a wonderful summer.

With kind regards,

Renate Ludanyi, Ph.D.
President/Principal
German School of Connecticut
www.germanschoolct.org

Letter of the General Consul of Germany in New York   A history of the German School of Connecticut

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Dear students, parents and friends of the German School of Connecticut,

Inclement Weather Policy

For the upcoming fall and spring semester we wanted to make you are aware on how we would communicate school delays or closings.

We will email you with this website and/or manually (and for those who have their accounts set to receive text messages, will receive text-messages from this website) about any school closings or delays. Also we would send you the automatic alert that you receive weekly on Thursdays immediately when we would change anything not according to preset schedule.

In addition we also have the local TV & Radio stations announce it on their websites and on live TV/Radio:

For GSC Stamford its:

News12 CT : website:  http://connecticut.news12.com/    

NBC CT:       website: http://nbcconnecticut.com

For GSC West Hartford its:

CBS WFSB – Channel 3.1 WWW.WFSB.COM
NBC Connecticut WVIT – Channel 30.1 www.nbcconnecticut.com

 

regards

GSC Staff

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Dear students, parents, alumni and friends of the German School of Connecticut,

We are announcing our yearly Open Houses:

Stamford: Saturday May 12th:  12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
at Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford

West Hartford: Saturday August 18th: 10:00 am to 12:00pm
at First Baptist Church , 90 North Main Street, West Hartford

Current students an parents are encouraged to hand out the attached flyer or email this email to your friends and neighbors or post it at your trainstation, local coffeeshop, library or grocery stores. THANK YOU.  We offer our referral bonus of $150.-/per new family/student for future tuition credit , if new family/student signs up and pays &stays for 1 year. (For further details ask your registrar)

Please download the flyer for you friends here:

Stamford Flyer

West Hartford Flyer

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