The Nikolausfeier is just around the corner, and I would like to inform you of a few details about this yearly event. Our students and teachers enjoy preparing for this celebration, and we like to invite you to support us with your holiday spirit.
Nikolausfeier, December 10, 2011 at 9:45 a.m.
The Nikolausfeier will be in the Rainbow Theater and will, as always, be festive and fun. The students prepare short programs with their teachers to show off their German skills. After each performance we will sing the traditional Weihnachtslieder, and everybody is welcomed to sing along. And of course, Sankt Nikolaus will be visiting as he does every year, -especially since all of our students have been so good and studied very hard!
The preparation for the Nikolausfeier and the final production of each class is part of our curriculum. Students learn new words and important social skills, and cultural information. All students are encouraged to participate, they should study their lines, and songs as part of group participation. It is also fun to be part of this wonderful and magical event.
Annual Silent Auction
It is part of the Nikolausfeier, immediately following the students’ program, and takes place in the lunchroom. It is an important fund raiser for the school and the proceeds will be used for special programs, such as updating the DVD library, visits to the Children’s Theatre or going to the German Movies, or for performances by German actors such as “Kiepenkasper,” and for scholarships, etc. Traditionally, every family donates an item for the auction. Ideas for items are holiday food baskets, home made items, small plants, gift certificates, wine, airplane tickets, theater tickets. If you ask a business for a contribution, you can download a “Letter for Donations” from the website by clicking on “Downloads and Forms”, www.germanlanguageschool.org .
We would appreciate it if you could drop off your auction item(s) on Saturday, December 3, during school hours; or Friday evening December 9, between 6 and 8 p.m.; or on the day of the Nikolausfeier before 9:30a.m. The tables will be ready for the display, as well as the auction sheets.
Please pick up your items after the auction!! We cannot make deliveries J!
Cookies for the festivities during the Auction
It would be very much appreciated if every family could bring some cookies to share. Please bring your cookies to the lunchroom on your way to the theater. Thank you so much!
For several years we asked our parents to PLEASE make a Small Donation to the Charity, “Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets”
Last year Jutta Huxhage and her students made and sold Christmas stars after the performance. The proceeds were donated to “Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets” in Seattle.
This is a charity that was founded by a teacher and provides temporary housing, food, cloths and education for kids who would otherwise live in the streets. I like to ask you to bring a small item to the Nikolausfeier and drop it in a marked bin at the entrance to the Rainbow Theater. No child should live in the streets!
These kids are in need of clean socks, shampoo, blankets, food, and things most teenagers would like.
We will bring the items to the house for these kids at 1814 Summit Avenue, Seattle WA 98122.
Thank you for your kindness. It will make the holiday season even brighter!
I wish you all a happy and joyous holiday season.