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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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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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Teach a child German and .... their world broadens. They will be able to converse not only with German speaking family and friends but also with the 175 to 200 million other native speakers. Our Annual Fund campaign is now underway. The GSC offers students a path to language fluency and an understanding of German culture. Over the past 40 years we have had hundreds of students pass the Sprachdiplom, the most advanced exam for German-language learners. We keep our classes small to ensure that all our students get the attention that they need.

Our goal is to keep tuition accessible to our families despite continuously rising costs. Tuition and support from Germany contribute to meeting our budget, but we count on our annual fundraising campaign to close the gap. This is where you step in and help: donate online or see our Annual Fund Appeal for additional ways to give.

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Steuben Parade Sep 16th

This weekend’s Steuben Parade is the first highlight of the new school year.

Join us this Saturday parading up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Our Float will assemble on East 70th between Park and Madison Avenue as part of the 7th Division. You can view the full parade line-up here.

Meeting time is around 12:00 noon. Don't forget to bring water and a snack, as it always takes a while until we start moving.

We will have Gummibärchen and GSC business cards to hand out along the parade route. Please wear a GSC T-Shirt or something typical German.

A big Thank You to the Literary Society Foundation for sponsoring the GSC float.

 

What to do after the parade?

After the parade, we will head back to Stamford and continue the celebration at the Beer Garden at Shippan Landing (https://www.beeratthelanding.com). (address: 290 Harbor Drive, Stamford, CT)

The beer garden has Oktoberfest weekend with music, special draft beers and Bavarian-inspired foods. There will be enough space for the younger ones to play and run around.

For anybody traveling back from Manhattan on the train, as the bulk of our group arrives in Stamford, we will arrange for transportation from Stamford Station to Shippan Point.

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