News & Events

Welcome to the GSM News & Events blog. Upcoming events will be posted here, as well as relevant school information for those interested in GSM’s bilingual program.

Was ist eine Schultüte?

The Schultüte (school cone) is a German tradition. On the first day of elementary school (in Germany that means entering first grade), students receive this special present -usually from their parents. It will then be part of your “first day of school picture” and forever be remembered. It’s a long cone that is filled with goodies and closed with a bow on top, also known to some as “Zuckertüte” (yes, that translates to sugar bag…). GSM has adapted this tradition and each student receives a Schultüte from their teacher on the first day. Since elementary school starts with Kindergarten in the US, we have tweaked the tradition a tiny bit, so that no matter what year you are joining GSM you will receive your very own “Schultüte”.

You can find out about what else is happening at GSM below

GSM Admin & Faculty preparing for a very special school year

Coming back to school will be different. In some ways.

Anti Racism Remote Project

Statement of Solidarity

The Tribeca Citizen visits GSM

Chatting about GSM with Pam Frederick felt like a good old "Stammtisch"

GSM Story Time with Kinderbooks at Barnes&Noble

Kinderbooks mails German books to young readers

Climate Strike NYC

GSM Kindergarten & 1st Grade at the Climate Strike