Maifest with GERMAN SCHOOL campus
Yesterday was the “Maifest” in Old World Village hosted by German School campus.
Stores remained open, so families could run some errands.
It was a bit chilly out there and the sun came through partially, but the families who came with the children had fun.
The “Donau Schwaben” Youth Group from Los Angeles opened the afternoon with dances and the dance around the “Maypole”.
School Director Ursula Schoeneich got a craft table for pebble stone painting, like a ladybug or Elmo, flowers on a stone or hearts. Children got so creative.
Claudia Tichy read a pat out of her children’s book “Tesha entdeckt die Welt,” and signed the books.
Eva Tran crafted colorful ribbons on a stick.
Livia Wielath got the young kids on the feet with the song
“Kangaroo,” and all used the ribbon sticks for their moves.
We ended our day with a great dinner, a glass of “Radler” in the Old-World Restaurant.
Thank you to all and Thank you to Cyndie Kasko from Old World.
It is “Pfingsten” – Pentecost
Have you heard about the phrase:“Jemand hat sich wie ein Pfingstochse geschmückt.“ (Someone is dressed like an Ochs- it is too much and too colorful)?
Traditionally farmers in the Alp regions bring the cows to the higher areas of the Alps where they remain all summer, as the weather gets better. The cows are beautifully decorated like you see on the picture.
Like a parade they will be guided through the villages.
Why do we celebrate Pentecost?
It is a Christian fest.
Germany has a “Pfingstsonntag” and “Pfingsmontag”, as official Holiday.
Businesses and stores are most likely closed.
It is the 50th day after Easter.
It is always in Spring. Trees get green leaves, flowers are blooming.
The so called “Pfingstrosen” bloom only in this time of the year.
A Free Event for students and families
Location Courtyard in:
Old World 7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Saturday May 19th, 2018 – 3:00pm to 6:00pm
- School Director Ursula Schoeneich GERMANSCHOOLcampus.com will lead through the program
- Livia Wielath from Music to Grow has a program with dances for all age groups
- The Donauschwäbische Volkstanzgruppe Los Angeles (Danube Swabian Folk Dance Group of LA) performs the “Maibaum Tanz” with the Jugendgruppe under the leadership of Isabell Kerins
- Claudia Tichy Austrian therapist and author, will read in German from her new book (Tesha Discovers the World – Healing Stories for Children) and will sign copies
- Cyndie Kasko from Old World Restaurant will spoil us with German Delicatessen
- Eva Tran PROaupair childcare-from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will have crafts for kids
Please click for event flyer here as pdf
GERMAN SCHOOL campus Open House 2018
What a beautiful day at Sea Base Open House. Kids got an excursion on the water in a Sail boat, Pontoon boat or row the boat and kayak. They got a hand on fishing and life science.
Principal Ursula Schoeneich worked with children on the “Bridge to Europe” game to wake the interest of another language like German. Children of all ages with or without their parents challenged themselves to find the capital cities of European countries on the map.
The Sea Scouts did very well. Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Cup Scouts raised the American Flag.
German School campus presented the STEM Summer camp program and talked about the opportunities the German language can have and with how much fun the language will be learned . As this was a Community event, German school Campus hand out 100 donuts, treats and balloons to the children.