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Muttertag

Muttertag

Dieser besondere Tag, der nur den Müttern gehört, wird natürlich auf der ganzen Welt gefeiert!

Was sind die Unterschiede in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und Deutschland?

Wenn die Familie zusammen sein kann, wird der Muttertag sehr ähnlich gestaltet. Wir stehen früh auf und überraschen die Mamas mit Frühstück, es gibt Geschenke und die Mamas sollen nichts tun müssen. Wir wollen zeigen, dass wir unsere Mamas lieben und sie immer brauchen werden. Dieser Tag soll uns daran erinnern, was für ein Glück wir haben!

Muttertag

In den USA sind gemeinsame Feiertage eher selten. Die amerikanische Lebenskultur und Arbeitskultur veranlasst viele junge Menschen berufliche und private Chancen in anderen Staaten wahrzunehmen. Eine Familienfeier über Skype sowie Besuche einmal im Jahr sind Normalität. Trotzdem werden die Mamas nicht vergessen.

Wer seine Mama nicht sehen kann an diesem Tag, freut sich umso mehr auf den nächsten Besuch und es ist eh viel schöner die Mama mehr als einmal im Jahr zu überraschen!

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

This special day, which belongs only to the mothers, is, of course, celebrated all over the world! What are the differences in the United States of America and Germany?

If the family can be together, Mother’s Day is very similar. We get up early and surprise the moms with breakfast, there are gifts and the moms should have nothing stress-fully to do. We want to show that we love our moms and will always need them. This day shows us how lucky we are!

happy mothers day

In the US, holidays with the family are rare. American life culture and work culture encourages many young people to take advantage of professional and private opportunities in different states. A family birthday party via Skype or visits once a year are normality. Nevertheless the moms are always with us!

If you cannot see your moms on this day, you are looking forward to the next visit and it is way more fun to surprise the mom more than once a year!

Summer is Next! Join us for our STEM Language –Science Camp

Summer is Next! Join us for our STEM Language –Science Camp

“Earth, Water, Air, Fire” – Be one of our young scientists at our STEM Summer Camp at the Newport Sea Base

Finding a meaningful camp that enriches our children as much as it provides fun, is hard work. GermanSchoolcampus offers the Orange County community just that with its STEM summer camp right at the beautiful Sea Base in Newport Beach, from July 3-8, 2017.

Following in the footsteps of famous scientists, children ages 6-17 will get immersed into hands-on scientific experiments while playfully being introduced to the German language and culture. But being at the Newport Bay means also water is part of every day’s fun at camp.

Brace yourself because our language-science camp is also an adventure camp!

Games and art activities are just some of the ways we will explore the different elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Be ready to go on some exciting excursions on a pontoon boat and check out a local sea bass hatchery in the Newport Bay, or hoist the sails and use wind power to move yourself across the Bay. How about kayaking or building a solar powered hydro car?

Germany is one of the most sustainable industrial countries (Facts about Germany) and is Europe’s top recycler (Eurostats). In our STEM camp you will learn a lot, not only about the various environments but also about sustainability, recycling, clean air solutions, wind power and much more.

Learn German playfully.

All along, while experimenting and having fun in the water, German language terms and vocabulary will subtly be introduced at the beginner level while more advanced groups will try to incorporate German as a “working” language throughout their camp explorations. For a complete schedule of events please click here.

To freshen up any newly learned vocabulary or just to impress parents and friends, every camper will receive a folder that will include new and important vocabulary, have a lesson outline and will serve as a general guideline throughout the camp.

STEM Language-Science Camp: The perfect union between learning German and experiencing Science first hand.

Ursula Schoeneich, GermanSchoolCampus’ principal and a certified DaF German Language Teacher worked for 25 years as an executive in the sustainable recycling industry. She designed this camp to be the perfect union between learning German and learning about science in an environment that also promises fun adventures.

“My goal is to engage and captivate the minds of my young campers with topics and projects that they can relate to. Their having fun is as important to me as their learning experience.”

STEM Summer Day Camp 2017 – “Earth, Water, Air, Fire”
Dates: July 3rd – 8th (no camp on July 4th),
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Newport Sea Base -1931 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach CA 92663
Cost: $ 465.00

Please Sign Up Here or call us at (949)  229  7389

MARK your CALENDAR for these UPCOMING Dates:

May 6th – Join us for Open House this Saturday from 10am – 2pm. Lots of fun activities await.

May 13th – We are at Scout-O-Rama with Troop 90. Families there can play the Europe Game and Boy Scouts can get the Interpreter Strip “German”!

July 1st – Join us for our End-of-the-Year Award Ceremony! Enjoy breakfast with your family, friends and GermanSchoolCampus staff. From 10:00am -12:00pm.

July 3rd – 8th – Summer STEM – Language Camp at GermanSchoolCampus. Come and have fun with us at the Bay!

Open House at GermanSchoolCampus at the Newport Sea Base on May 6

Open House at GermanSchoolCampus at the Newport Sea Base on May 6

GermanSchoolcampus Open House is part of the 80th anniversary celebration of the Newport Sea Base in Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA (May 2, 2017) – Sharing the youth center facility at Sea Base with the neighboring Boy Scouts, GermanSchoolcampus is pleased to announce being part of the Open House to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Newport Sea Base. Saturday May 6th, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm, families and their friends are invited to this fun filled community event.

GermanSchoolcampus looks forward to sharing some German traditions during this event. Parents can enjoy a typical German “Kafeeklatsch” and have a cup of coffee with a traditional freshly backed slice of apple cake, while their youngsters can test their knowledge in European geography at the “Bridge to Europe” game. Fun prizes from t-shirts, baseball caps to famous German Gummi Bears await the lucky participants.

Boy Scouts, who are interested in receiving the much sought after “Interpreter strip” will be able to get the one for German at the GermanSchoolcampus booth upon qualifying. Ursula Schoeneich, GermanSchoolcampus’ principal, points out that “Kids really like this Interpreter strip and love showing it off on their Boy Scout uniform.” Pleased she adds, “It’s so nice to see that it’s a cool thing now to be able to speak a foreign language, even if it’s just enough words to hold up a simple conversation.”

Information about the upcoming German Language/ STEM Summer Camp “Earth, Water, Air, Fire” (July 3-8, 2017) at GermanSchoolCampus will be available at the Open House as well.

About GermanSchoolcampus:
GermanSchoolcampus serves the Orange County community since 2015. The school offers German language classes, preparation classes for the high school AP German exam, and High School German language tutoring. School principal Ursula Schoeneich is a certified DaF German Language Teacher and a trained Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.

About the German Language/STEM Summer Camp:
“Earth, Water, Air Fire” is a unique environmental science and language camp right at the Newport Sea Base (July 3- 8). Children ages 6-17 get immersed into hands-on scientific experiments while playfully being introduced to a new culture and language (German) as they have fun with water activities. Adventure outings right on the Newport Bay round up each camp day.

About the German Language:
According to the American Association of Teachers of German 15.4 million people learn German. With over 200 million speakers, it’s a language of global importance. Germany is a leader in STEM fields and German is the second most common scientific language in the world.

CONTACT:
Ursula Schoeneich (school principal & founder)
cell: (949) 285 – 0829
www.germanschoolcampus.com
email: [email protected]

Earth, Water, Air and Fire 2017 open for enrollment

Summer Camp 2017 open for enrollment

STEM Summer Day Camp 2017

Please register your kid’s, places are limited and filling up fast.

STEM Summer Camp 2017 Flyer

German & Environmental Science
Monday July 3rd,
(Tuesday 4th of July is off)
Wednesday July 5th to Saturday July 8th
Time 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily

STEM Summer Day Camp 2017 – Enrollment Form

STEM Summer Day Camp 2017 – Payment Form

Camp location is at our school campus:
1931 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach CA 92663

Karneval at GERMAN SCHOOL campus

Karneval at GERMAN SCHOOL campus 

The “Karneval “event was celebrated yesterday February 25th, in the classrooms at German School campus in Newport Beach. It was our 2nd year of this great party.

School Director Frau Ursula Schoeneich is a native from the Rhineland in Germany, where “Karneval “is this week-end in full swing. Frau Ursula loves to bring cultural events to the students and five events are being hosted during the school year.

Together with Frau Ute from the Kinder Schule (4-6 year old’s) this event was fully sponsored by both schools. Music Teacher Frau Livia helped with a great music program. Lots of fun activities, games and dance moves. Students came with the entire family and brought also friends. We had students in creative costumes. The games were so much fun for young ones and adults: Parents fed each other with chocolate pudding as the eyes were blind-folded. Kids ate chocolate marshmallow so called “Schaumküsse’” in a competition. Pretzels on a string where the smaller kids competed with the older ones. They all danced to the music of Karneval. 

The balloon dances were the highlight. Wonderful prices were given to the winners. Children and adults got spoiled with donuts so called “Berliner”, coffee, tea, lemonade and later in the evening with Hot Dogs The final game of the evening was the circle where a gift box went from right to the left student. As the music stopped, the child who hold the box in hand could open it.

The teachers were thankful for the last group of parents who helped in clean up. Party ended by 6:30 pm.

SOCAL German Day 2017 at UCI

SOCAL German Day 2017 at UCI

Deputy Consul General of the Federal republic of Germany Kathrine Steinbrenner at UCI
Deputy Consul General of the Federal republic of Germany Kathrine Steinbrenner at UCI

The Day started with German weather in Southern California with rain showers but turned into sunshine after a while.

Students of German School campus
Students of German School campus

German School campus students and Frau Ursula Schoeneich met at UCI to join the three hours filled program which was put together by. Glenn Levine, Professor of German and German Language Program Director at UCI. Dean of Humanities, Georges van den Abbeele, as we well as the Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kathrin Steinbrenner welcomed teachers and students to the event. In addition, sessions were led by Peter Zykowski of the Goethe Institute San Francisco, Hanni Geist from the DAAD, and Vera Dindoyal from the ZfA-Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Theater workshop with Vera Dindoyal ZfA
Theater workshop with Vera Dindoyal ZfA
DAAD workshop with Hanni Geist
DAAD workshop with Hanni Geist

Students of German School campus won the German Trivia Quiz 1 with 20 to 11 against other High School students. They joined classes of “Getting a Degree in Germany”, “Step into German with Soccer and Music”, a “German Theater workshop”.
Everyone joined the UCI Campus Tour and went then to the Mensa for a lunch invite by Frau Schoeneich. Gifts were given and every student and chaperone took a bag of information’s about the German studies, home.

Karneval Party 2017

Karneval Party 2017

Lots of activities, fun, games, music and snacks. Bring your entire family, friends and new students are welcome. Please download and print your flyer and send the link to your friends and family.

Saturday February 25th, 2017 – 4 pm to 6 pm –
Sea Base room downstairs “Foxtrott

GERMAN SCHOOL Campus Location
Youth Center Newport Sea Base – 1931 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Please make your reservation:
Age group: 7 to 18
GERMAN SCHOOL campus: (949) – 229 – 7389
Email: [email protected]

Age group: 4 to 6
Ute’s KinderSchule: (949) – 786 – 3877
Email: [email protected]

About Karneval

In general, Karneval is the word used for the Rhenish (Rhineland) version of carnival in northwest Germany (except in Mainz), while the word Fasching refers to the similar celebration in southern Germany and Austria. The big day for Karneval is the Rose Monday parade, whereas the big Fasching parades are usually the day before, on Carnival Sunday. (The big final parade for Mardi Gras in New Orleans is on Shrove Tuesday.) But one of Germany’s biggest carnival parades takes place in the northern German city of Braunschweig, also on Carnival Sunday. Called “Schoduvel” (“scaring away the devil”), the Braunschweig carnival dates back to 1293.

As we can see from the examples above, keeping track of carnival customs is far from simple. The term Fasching is also seen and heard in Berlin and other parts of northern Germany. Fastnacht, mostly used in Swabia and Switzerland, is also used in the northern city of Mainz. However, that still does not mean that these words are interchangeable. In fact, if we examine the origin of the three words, we discover that each is derived from a different source.

The word Fasching dates back to the 13th century and is derived from the Germanic word vaschanc or vaschang, in modern German: Fastenschank = the last serving of alcoholic beverages before Lent. In olden times the 40-day Lenten period of fasting was strictly observed. People refrained from drinking alcohol or eating meat, milk products and eggs. The English word “fast” (to refrain from eating) is related to German fasten.

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest & Party

Gingerbread House
Decorating Contest & Party

Enjoy one of our most popular school events for all kids. This is a lot of fun and the school year highlight they are all waiting for. Gingerbread house or also “Hexenhaus” decorating contest and our traditional Year end party at German School campus and Ute’s Kinderschule. Come and enjoy this day with the kid’s and family. Please make your reservation, places are limited and they fill fast.

You and your friends are invited to join us
Saturday December 3rd – from 4pm to 7pm

Gingerbread House
Gingerbread House

GERMAN SCHOOL campus
Sea Base, 1931 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach CA 92663
Room “Foxtrott” downstairs

Please register today, just click on the link below  – do not miss it!
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest & Party

It is the day before St. Nikolaus and we have a lot to prepare. German School campus with Frau Ursula and Ute’ Kinderschule will assist you. Please make a reservation soon: ages from 4 – 17 years.

German School campus age 7-17 years [email protected] Phone (949) 285 0829

We ask for a donation of $ 30 per Hexenhaus towards the material.
Please mail the check no later than November 28 ($30 each child). Please include with your check payment the name(s) of your kid(s).

to:
GERMAN SCHOOL campus
26895 Aliso Creek Rd, #B858 – Aliso Viejo CA 92656

St. Martinsumzug am Irvine See

St. Martinsumzug am Irvine See

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St. Martinsumzug am Irvine See

German School Campus und Ute’s Kinderschule hatten einen wunderbaren St. Martinsumzug am Irvine See geplant. Sie sind damit einer alten Tradition gefolgt. Nach der Begrüßung las ein Schüler die Geschichte von St. Martin in Deutsch vor. Schüler und Schülerinnen beider Schulen in allen Altersgruppen mit ihren Familien nahmen an diesem Laternenumzug teil. Zahlreiche Familien brachten ihre eigenen Laternen Kreationen mit. Es gab warmen Apfel Cidre, Limonade, original „Berliner“. Zu den traditionellen Liedern „Ich geh mit meiner Laterne“ und „Laterne. Laterne,“ folgte der Umzug ca. 40 Minuten um den See. Zum Abschluss gab es dann einen Weck Mann (eine rheinische Tradition) aus Hefeteig und Rosinen.

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Familien Kinder mit Laternen

Es war eine wunderbare Veranstaltung bei warmen früh herbstlichen Temperaturen. Alle gingen gegen 21:00 Uhr nach Hause. 100 Familien mit Kindern hatten einen wunderschönen St. Martin der wohl vielen unvergesslich bleiben wird. In 2017 werden wir diese traditionelle Veranstaltung wieder haben. Bitte rechtzeitig die Ankündigungen beachten.

 

Wer war St. Martin?

Wir gehen zurück in das Jahr ca. (316) 336 als Martin in Ungarn geboren wurde. Er wuchs dann in Rom auf und wurde ein Soldat im Römischen Reich. Er half einem Bettler am Wegesrand, als er mit seinem Ross vorbeikam. Er teilte mit seinem Schwert seinen roten Mantel und bewahrt so den armen Bettler vor dem Erfrierungstod. Er widmete sein Leben dann dem christlichen Glauben. Martin wurde dann 371 ein Bishop in Tour (Frankreich). Sein Leben war den Armen und Bedürftigen gewidmet. Martin starb am 8.November 397. Die Bewohner von Tour standen am Ufer und leuchteten mit Laternen zum letzten Geleit, als der Korpus auf einem Boot vorbeifuhr.

Martinszug auf dem Düsseldorfer Marktplatz, Aquarell von Heinrich Hermanns, 1905
Martinszug auf dem Düsseldorfer Marktplatz, Aquarell von Heinrich Hermanns, 1905

Sein Heiligenschrein ist auf dem Pilgerweg nach Santiago de Compostela in Spanien. Er wurde zum Schutzpatron der Armen und Bedürftigen in Europa.