Preschool-12 Bilingual Education in
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German Holiday Market 2016
German Holiday Market 2016

The 4th annual German Holiday Market drew an enthusiastic crowd and GISSV can proudly say it has established the cherished "Weihnachtsmarkt" tradition in the Bay Area.

The 2016 German Holiday Market was an amazing event. Thousands of people braved the rain to come to Mountain View on December 10 to celebrate an authentic German "Weihnachtsmarkt" with us. We are thrilled and humbled that the market drew such an enthusiastic crowd despite the obstacles caused by the weather.

The market truly was an incredible production. The entertainment schedule showcased our school community's many talents, the food and drinks were delicious, the amusement games, crafts and activities were thoroughly enjoyed by our youngest guests and the selection of toys, ornaments, sweet treats and all the vendors who sold a variety of handmade items made for a unique and fun holiday shopping experience.

It is truly mind blowing what the combined efforts of every member of our school community can accomplish. From being part of the event preparation to helping us to spread the word, investing your time to volunteer at the event, performing on stage, arriving in (and staying until) the wee hours to set-up and take down the Holiday Market (and returning yesterday to unload the trucks at school) and simply attending and showing your enthusiasm for the market and GISSV—you all played an important part in the day's success.

Our deepest thank you goes to the phenomal Holiday Market team leaders whose tireless dedication, hard work and positive spirit made this blockbuster event come to life.

Thank you also to our students for enthusiastically participating in the market, loading and unloading the truck, performing on stage, voluntering at the event, and special thanks to the student council (SMV) and students from the Interact Club for hosting market booths. And a big thank you to all our teachers and staff who helped prepare for and host the market. This event was proof of our outstanding school community. Thank you again!

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