Friends of the German School
FROGS – Friends of the German School
The Friends of the German School (FROGS) is a volunteer organization, started by interested parents in 1969, dedicated to:
- Supporting and promoting the German School of Washington DC
- Enriching the lives and experiences of our students and their families
- Working together and having fun!
Our success depends on our members – on their personal efforts and commitment and on their financial support through membership dues and donations.
We are always looking for new members! Our goal is for every member of a German School organization to be a member of the Friends.
WHAT DO THE FRIENDS DO?
- We organize the German School’s annual fund-raising events
- The Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) held at the School in December
- Making and selling Advent Wreaths in November
- Dance Classes for students starting in the 9th Grade
- The February Winter Ball, which caps the end of the dance classes
- We run a volunteer handicraft organization (the Crafts Team or Bastelgruppe) where team members make items to be sold at the Christmas Market.
- We finance student programs and activities (K through 12) that cannot be funded from the German School’s official budget.
- We actively participate in Back-to-School Night, Summer Festival, and Open House events.
- We promote the German School and recruit new members for Friends!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
- Become a Friends member or renew your membership today!
ANNUAL FAMILY DUES ARE STILL ONLY $30!
We offer a three-year membership for $90, as well as special VIP and Sponsor memberships.
> Friends Membership registration
- Join the Crafts Team (Bastelgruppe)!
Drop by the Cafeteria on Tuesdays between 8:00am and 1:00pm. We look forward to having you help us make hand-crafted articles for sale at the Christmas Market. It is a great opportunity to socialize and make new friends!
- Help out at the Christmas Market! A call for volunteers will appear in the Wednesday Newsletter (Mittwochspost)
- Help make Advent Wreaths – we’ll show you how it’s done! A call for volunteers will appear in the Wednesday Newsletter (Mittwochspost) [when?]
Thank you so much for your support !
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