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ES Weekly Bulletin | September 28, 2018
Posted 09/28/2018 02:00PM

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.

– Maria Mitchell

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 3 ES Parent Coffee • 8:30, Casa Fleming
Friday, October 5 ES Portrait Day
Monday, October 8 ES has classes this day. (MS/HS do not have classes.)ES Founder’s Day Assembly
Wednesday–Friday, October 17–19 Grade 5 overnight trip to Kandersteg, Switzerland
Thursday, October 18 All-ES field trips
Thursday, October 25 Parent-Teacher Conferences • Palestrina, 12:30–17:30
Thursday, November 8 Parent Book Club • 19:00, Casa Fleming (register)

ES Parent Coffee on October 3

Ms. Cullen Hill invites all parents the first ES Parent Coffee on the morning of Wednesday, October 3, at 8:30 in Casa Fleming. Parents will have the opportunity to meet our new ES Counselor, Ms. Isabella Bordogna, who is originally from Italy and recently finished her Master's in Counseling from Concordia University in Wisconsin, USA. Ms. Bordogna spent last year working alongside Pam Waters, the TASIS School Counselor. Ms. Bordogna is also a professional journalist and has spent more than 20 years in this field.

ES Photo Day

ES Photo Day will take place on Friday, October 5. Every child must be in dress code and wear navy blue or black bottoms and a red or white collared shirt. If your child has PE this day, please send a change of clothes for the photos.

TPA Mountain Trekking on October 9

The TPA welcomes all parents to join them for a Monte Bre-to-Monte Boglia trek on the morning of Tuesday, October 9. From the summit (1,129 meters), the beautiful panorama opens up over the Lugano bay.

The group will meet in the Sant’Abbondio parking lot in Gentilino at 9:30 (or at 10:00 on Monte Bre). The trek from Monte Bre to Monte Boglia takes two hours. Please bring your own lunch and water. We will return to TASIS by 15:00. Please send an email to to confirm your attendance or ask any questions.

Terry Fox Run on October 10

As mentioned last week, High School students and faculty members will participate in the School’s second-annual Terry Fox Run on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 10. Athletic Director Sonny Lim and Varsity Cross Country coaches Greg Birk and Danny Schiff have challenged students to complete as many 500-meter laps as possible on the School’s Grotto Cross Country course in a 45-minute window.

Mr. Lim is looking for six parent volunteers from 13:30–14:30 to hand out bracelets as runners cross the finish line, and parents are also invited to run or walk the course. Please contact Mr. Lim if you are interested in volunteering or participating.

Shuttle Schedule on Friday, October 12

Please note that there will be a few changes to the MS/HS shuttle schedule on Friday, October 12, as class schedules for MS and HS students have been adjusted to accommodate the start of Family Weekend. Please note the following:

  • ES shuttles will depart at their usual time of 16:00.
  • ES car riders will depart between 16:00–16:15 (as usual).
  • Shuttles for MS and HS students will depart at 14:30.
  • MS and HS car riders will depart between 14:30–14:45.

Used Uniform Sale and Drop-Off on October 12

The TPA will host a Used Uniform Sale outside Monticello on the afternoon of Friday, October 12, from 15:00–17:00. Parents are also encouraged to donate used uniforms at this time, and anyone interested in volunteering to work at this event should speak to the Used Uniform Coordinator in their child’s division or send an email to

ES Attendance, Early Dismissals, and Transportation Changes

Please use the Veracross portal to indicate if your child will be absent, late, or leave early—or if there is a change in transportation plans. If you use the system, sending an email is not necessary.

Please also try to make any doctor appointments or other necessary commitments outside of the school day. Students leaving early from class or arriving late is disruptive to everyone.

As you make your plans for the coming months and begin to look ahead to the holidays, please note that our annual ES Christmas Concert will be on Friday, December 14, at 11:00. This joyous occasion is also part of our music curriculum, and Ms. Melody expects all children to participate.

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