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ES Weekly Bulletin | January 25, 2019
Posted 01/25/2019 10:00AM

First graders were thrilled to share the results of their hard work at a Publishing Party on Wednesday!

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

– Louis L’Amour

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 25 Winter Photography Exhibition Reception • 16:00, Palmer Center
Friday, January 25–Sunday, January 27 Winter Photography Exhibition
Monday, February 4 No classes for HS and MS (ES has a normal school day)
Tuesday, February 5 TASIS Speaker Series: Mike Lesslie • 19:00, Palmer Center
Wednesday, February 6 ES Parent Coffee • 8:30, Casa Fleming
Friday, February 8 Parent and Board of Directors Reception • 18:00, Resort Collina d’Oro
Monday, February 11–Friday, February 15 International Week
Friday, February 15 ES International Showcase • 8:30, Palmer Center
Thursday, February 21 Parent-Teacher Conferences • 11:00 dismissal for student
Monday, February 25–Friday, March 1 No school for ES; Academic Travel for MS and HS
Monday, March 4 Yearbook portrait retakes

Yoga Marathon Raises Thousands for Children of Zambia

Dear TASIS Community,

I would like to thank each and every one of you who joined the Yoga Marathon and supported a great cause. Although the final figures are still being tallied as some additional payments and donations come in, it looks as though we will raise around CHF 3000 for the Serving Southern Africa GSP group!

I would like to thank Mr. Chris Nikoloff, our Headmaster, for giving me the opportunity to hold the Yoga Marathon at TASIS. I also want to extend a big THANK YOU to our TASIS personale and kitchen staff for their help in making the event run as smoothly as possible. Thank you also to all the yoga teachers who helped make this event a success, and, last but not least, a special thanks goes to my colleague and friend Ms. Carol Hinchliff, whose tireless work behind the scenes made all of our jobs a lot easier.

I do hope to make this an annual event in order to continue raising money for the less fortunate children in Zambia, so I hope you can all join us next year!

With gratitude,

Mara Bernasconi

Winter Photography Exhibition on Display This Weekend

The TASIS Cultural Events Program and Fine Arts Department are pleased to present the Winter Photography Exhibition in the Palmer Center this weekend. The exhibition opens with a reception in the Palmer Center this afternoon at 16:00 (refreshments will be served) and will run all weekend. It will feature photographs from more than 70 students, including works in progress by AP, IB, and other advanced students. This exhibition is open to the public.

Join Us for Mike Lesslie’s TSS Address on February 5

This is a reminder that the next TASIS Speaker Series (TSS) event will be a visit from distinguished screenwriter and playwright Mike Lesslie, who will address the senior class on Tuesday, February 5, at 19:00 in the Palmer Center. Mr. Lesslie is best known for writing the screenplays for major film productions of Macbeth (2015) and Assassin's Creed (2016) and has also amassed many playwright credits.

In partnership with the TPA, TASIS is opening all TSS events to parents who would like to attend the lectures. Any parents who would like to attend Mr. Lesslie's address on February 5 should send an email to TSS Committee Chair Peter Locke to reserve a seat.

Register for International Showcase by February 5

This year’s ES International Showcase will be on Friday, February 15, from 8:30–9:45 in the Palmer Center. Students who wish to participate may perform a song, instrumental solo, dance, poem, or short skit that represents their country. They may perform on their own or with friends, but we ask that if the students are from different countries, they find a way to connect the two countries in some creative way.

Once your child has decided on a specific performance, please help him or her submit this Google Form by February 5. (If multiple students plan to perform together, please submit only one form per performance and list all names and countries involved.) Any links, mp3s, and videos that will be used in the performance must be included in this Google Form submission.

The maximum performance time is two minutes. Traditional costumes from the country of origin are encouraged for performers but not required. Performers should come to school that day in their performance costume and bring their TASIS uniforms to change into. Please note that TASIS is not able to cover the cost for any instructors required for rehearsal or performance, and no live accompaniment will be provided.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Frazier-Smith with any questions.

Presentation from ES-MS Transition Meeting

Thank you to all the 5th-grade parents who attended our ES-MS Transition Meeting on Wednesday evening. If you were unable to attend the meeting or would like to review the information we covered, the presentation from the evening can be found here.

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