April 2013 Newsletter

Greetings from the President

Liebe Ältern und Schüler/Dear Parents and Students:

Frühling ist da! … und damit auch die Prüfungen, Osterferien und in zwei Monaten das Maifest (das Ende des Schuljahres). Wow! Wie ist die Zeit vergangen?

Spring is here - and with it comes exams, Easter break, and in two months Maifest (which marks the end of the school year) Wow! Where has the time gone?

Upcoming highlights:

  • Registration for 2013/2014 school year has begun ($100 registration fee savings if you register with payment prior to 5/18/2013)
  • We are seeking a secretary to join the Board. For questions or referrals, please contact Christina Easton: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (425) 753-4169.
  • Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to seeing you at the General Meeting on April 27th at 12:00pm!

Christina Easton

President of the Board


Kindermusik Theater

The German theater duo Christof and Vladislava Altmann will come to Seattle and play “Der Löwe lacht” on Friday night (5/17 at SAGA 5pm & 6:30pm) and Saturday morning (5/18 at GLS at 10am). Tickets are $7 per person. Children under 2 are free.


Principal Message

Saturday, March 23rd was a huge testing day at EGLS. 22 Students took one of the German proficiency test in the morning; Deutsches Sprachdiplom I, DSD – A2, and for the first time also the A1 (Vergleichsarbeit) for elementary students. The results are not back yet but after the pre correction it looks pretty promising. Keep up the awesome work!            

Liebe Grüße,



Registration Process

Below is the link to print the registration packet for the 2013-2014 school year.  http://cms.egls.us/index.php/admission/admission-registration-forms. We also need parents to sign up for the IGEL program. Take a look at the link above and look through the volunteer opportunities. We will also be handing out registration packets before and after school on Saturdays. Somebody will be standing by the front door with the packets and able to answer any questions.



Maifest 2013 will be held from 11-2 on May 18th at Pine Lake Park in Sammamish, Washington. The address is:  2491 228th Se Ave, Sammamish.

EGLS will provide Brötchen, Bratwurst and drinks. We ask that families bring a side dish (salad, dessert, fruit, etc)


What happens during the General Meeting?

  • President's message - year in review
  • Financial status (Treasurer)
  • Principal message - school and performance 
  • Election of board members
  • Q&A

German Play: Der Löwe lacht – 17/18 May 2013

German Language School Seattle (GLS), Seattle Area German American School (SAGA), and Eastside German Language School (EGLS), are proud to present the German theater group Vladislava and Christof Altmann on their West Coast Tour with the “Der Löwe lacht“, a musical theater play to join in.





at SAGA School
Friday, May 17

6.00pm – 7.00pm, in German

Seattle Area German American School (SAGA)

John Marshall School, 520 NE Ravenna, Seattle, WA 98115

at GLS Saturday, May 18

10.00am – 11.00am, in German

German Language School Seattle (GLS)

Villa Academy,
5001 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105

Tickets are $7 at the door. Kids under 2 are free.

Weihnachtsfeier 2012

Hello Parents,
We are excited to celebrate our first Weihnachtsfeier at our new location on Saturday, 08 December.  The children have been practicing Weihnachtslieder to sing for you and we are looking forward to a visit from Nikolaus.
Please arrive at the usual time: 9:30AM.  The children will meet their teachers in the sanctuary before the start of the Weihnachtsfeier at 10:00am. There is no regular class.
Please bring a dish, such as a finger food, for our potluck.  Food should be brought to the sanctuary for set up.   We are providing Coffee, Tea, Glühwein, Kinderpunch, Stollen, Eier, and Lebkuchen.
There will be crafts for the children after their performance.  The craft will be making glass ornaments.  While there will be teachers to assist for the craft, parental supervision for the younger children is required.
We are setting up a silent auction to help offset the costs of the event.  Thank you to all the parents who donated goods to the auction.  For those with winning bids in the silent auction, we will accept cash or checks.  Please make checks out to EGLS.  Look for the table in the main sanctuary near the entrance and place your bids on the bidding sheets provided.
Finally, the sanctuary lobby at Eastshore Unitarian houses a beautiful gallery.  There are many fragile pieces in the gallery.  We ask that parents supervise their children and do not allow them to play in the lobby of the sanctuary.  Any items damaged will be the responsibility of the parent.
Should you have any questions prior to the event please contact Carmen Siems This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 425-301-0651.
Best regards,
EGLS Board

Kiepenkasper at EGLS

The Kiepenkasper Uwe Spillmann will be at EGLS

Saturday, January 12, 2013 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm


with two of his great puppet stories in German!

German Oktoberfest - September 22, 2012

Eastside German Language School, SAGA School Seattle, and German Language School Seattle are proud to present the second German Oktoberfest


Saturday September 22nd, 2012

Benson Barn North Bend

Benson Barn 14120 424th AVE SE North Bend WA 98045

5PM - 10PM


Save the date!!!

Aufgepasst! Kinderfreundliches Oktoberfest!

Family friendly Octoberfest!

Enjoy the Alpine Brewing Beer, Schuhplattler performances, bouncing castles, and more!

From I-90 East, take Exit #32, turn left off exit onto 436th, at flashing yellow light, turn left onto SE Cedar Falls Way, turn left onto 424th Avenue SE, turn left onto dirt/gravel road. The Barn will be on your left.





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