GISNY eNewsletter | Jan. 30, 2019

Upcoming Events

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Book Fair | Read Around the World | March 4 - 8, 2019
The GISNY 2019 Book Fair is scheduled for March 4 - 8. Students and  parents will have an amazing opportunity to visit the fair and purchase new books from a collection selected for our school. This year's theme is "Read Around the World".

Valentine's Day Concert | Feb. 13th @ 7.00PM
Please join us for a wonderful pre-Valentine evening featuring The Twinkling Stars + Troubadix Choirs, The Real Band + Popcorn Band, and the Majagwa + Jaguar Marimba. The concert will begin at 7.00PM in the auditorium

Technology Rules & Consequences

(Gr. 5 - 12) 

For the second semester, the technology rules for grades 5th to 12th will be enforced. The technology rules which required a parent signature were provided to all students and parents at the start of the year.  If you'd like to review those rules and more information about technology at our school, please visit the school website and the "Technology @ GISNY" part of the website.  We thank the Parents' Association, Board of Trustees, and the Student Council for their feedback on the technology rules and consequences. Below are the technology consequences that were approved at the last General Conference and that will be followed starting second semester.


Technology Consequences and Procedure


Tier 1 –
Student loses ability to use the device for the rest of day-the device is taken away. 
Student must retrieve the device from Mr. Fruehwein's office.
Student has to sign into the binder to retrieve the device.
*  Students get two chances on this tier.

Tier 2 – 
A parent has to come to retrieve the device from school from 2:05-4:00pm or the next morning from 7:30-8:30am.
Tier 3 -  
Conference with the parents is recommended (homeroom teacher and parents).


Technologie Regeln & Konsequenzen

Für das zweite Habljahr werden die neu formulierten Konsequenzen für den Missbrauch der Regeln für den Gebrauch von elektronischen Geräten in den Klassen 5 bis 12 in Kraft treten. Die Regeln, die eine Unterschrift der Eltern benötigen, wurden am Beginn des Schuljahres an alle Schüler und Schülerinnen ausgegeben und wieder eingesammelt. Wenn Sie sich und Ihren Kindern diese Regeln nochmals in Erinnerung rufen möchten, lesen Sie sie bitte auf unserer Schulwebseite unter "Technologie @ GISNY" noch einmal nach. Wir danken dem Elternbeirat, dem Vorstand und der Schülerverwaltung für das Feedback zu den Regeln für den Gebrauch von elektronischen Geräten und die Konsequenzen bei Nichtbefolgen dieser Regeln. Unten sehen Sie die Konsequenzen, die von der letzten Gesamtkonferenz verabschiedet wurden und die mit dem Beginn des zweiten Halbjahres in Kraft treten.


Konsequenzen und Vorgehen bei Nichtbefolgen der Regeln zum Gebrauch von elektronischen Geräten


Stufe 1 - 

Der Schüler/die Schülerin darf das Gerät den Rest des Tages nicht mehr benutzen.

Das Gerät wird ihm/ihr abgenommen.

Der Schüler/die Schülerin muss das Gerät in Herrn Frühweins Büro am Ende desSchultages persönlich abholen.

Der Schüler/die Schülerin muss im dort ausliegenden Ordner bei Abholung des Geräts

* Die Stufe 1 darf sich jede/r Schüler/Schülerin zwei mal leisten.


Stufe 2

Ein Elternteil muss das Gerät persönlich in Herrn Frühweins Büro abholen zwischen 14:05

und 16:00 an demselben Tag oder zwischen 7:30 und 8:30 Uhr am Folgetag.


Stufe 3

Ein Elterngespräch mit der Klassenleitung wird empfohlen.



Environmental Science AG

We will be offering a new Environmental Science AG in the second half of the semester for grades 3-5 by Curious on Hudson.  There are still some spots left. 

This science AG is where we take on weekly challenges and work as engineers to solve them utilizing different STEM-based solution designs.


The AG will start on February 7 and end on April 11.  The fee for this AG will be $200.


Please sign up your child via the SignUp Genius link  and submit the check made out to the German International School New York to the front office. 



Book Fair 2019 Schedule | Volunteers Needed!

Please click here LINK for this year's Book Fair schedule (March 4 -8) and to  SignUp Genius LINK. Students in grades ES - 7 will attend during English instruction. Many parent volunteers are needed to make this event possible. Thank you in advance for your support! More details about the author visit and spirit week for the Lower School will appear in next week's newsletter. Any questions? Please contact Karlyn Tabb at'm a new Text block ready for your content.

2nd Second Semester @GISNY

We would like to welcome Ms. Meike Krah to our faculty. She will be teaching German and Spanish in our middle/upper school as well as taking over as homeroom teacher in grade 10a. 

Our Pre-K Koala group will also be starting next week. Ms. Christine Gutman will be co-teaching with Ms. Christina Reuschle. We wish the new students and teachers the best of luck!

2019/20 School Bus Transporation

We would like to remind our families that New York State requires that you make a written annual request by April 1st if you are requesting transportation for your child. Please contact your school district's transportation office. 

Abi 2019 

Our 12th graders started their final written "Abi" exams today. Please join us in wishing them lots of luck!

Chess Team Spotlight

Congratulations to the GISNY chess team for a successful tournament on Jan 27th at the Greenwich Chess Scholastic Championship 2019 (Greenwich Academy, CT).

GISNY Team won 2nd Place in the 3rd grade Section (Anja and Viraya) and 2nd Place in the Middle-High Section (Thomas & Michael). A special congratulations to Thomas who won first place in the Middle-High Section and Xavier who won first place in the 5th grade section. Thomas and Xavier won all four of their games.



GALA 2019 

Have you bought your tickets yet? Don't miss out on the most fabulous event of the year by leaving it too late! Tickets are limited. Visit our website at GALA 2019 or use the form included with your invitation. For those who prefer to pay in person, the Gala Committee will be selling tickets at school every Friday afternoon from 1:30pm - 2:30 pm, while tickets last. We will also be selling tickets at the upcoming Winter Concert on Feb. 13th.



German International School New York 

50 Partridge Rd 

White Plains NY 10605

914 948 6513

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