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ES Weekly Bulletin | January 19, 2018
Posted 01/19/2018 11:00AM

He who knows best knows how little he knows.

- Thomas Jefferson

Upcoming Events

February 7
ES Parent Coffee • Casa Fleming
February 12–16
International Week
February 22
ES Parent Teacher Conferences
February 26–March 2
School closed for ES Winter Break; Academic Travel for MS and HS

ES Parent Coffee on February 7

Ms. Cullen Hill invites all parents to the ES Parent Coffee on the morning of Wednesday, February 7, at 8:30 in Casa Fleming. Our topic will be Helping your Child Read at Home

TPA Potluck Lunch During International Week

The TPA is inviting all parents to take part in the TASIS International Potluck Lunch on Wednesday, February 14, during the various ES lunch periods from 11:45–13:45 in Hadsall and 11:00–12:00 in Focolare. Come and bring your favorite dish from your native country!

Please contact to get involved.

International Week Showcase

Dear ES Parents,

During International Week, we will hold an ES International Showcase on Thursday, February 15, in the Palmer Center from 8:30–9:45. Students have the opportunity to perform a song, instrumental solo, dance, poem, or short skit that represents their country. They may perform on their own or with friends representing the same country.

The students are aware of this opportunity and many have expressed interest. Once your child has decided on a specific performance, please submit this Google Form by February 2. Any links, mp3s, and videos you would like in your performance must be included in this Google Form submission. Therefore, please make sure you fill out the form after you have determined the details of the performance.

The maximum performance time is three 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 the TASIS uniform to change into. TASIS is not able to cover the cost for any instructors required for rehearsal or performance, and no live accompaniment will be provided.

Be sure to encourage your child to participate and to help him or her prepare for the performance!

We are looking forward to a fantastic International Showcase! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Mr. Matthew Frazier-Smith
Ms. Melody Tibbits Zanecchia
Ms. Eleonora Pinton

TPA Planning Meetings Next Week

The TPA invites all parents to attend coffee planning meetings at Bora da Besa in Gentilino at 8:30 AM next Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (January 23–26). The TPA Committee will introduce and explain several upcoming events it will be organizing, including a Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Reception, the International Week Potluck Lunch, the Egg Hunt, and the Spring Gala. Parents are welcome to attend any or all of the meetings and help plan these exciting events.

A Notice from the Health and Wellness Center

The flu, cold, and gastro season is upon us, and we urge all parents to keep their children at home if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • fever greater than 37.5 °C (100 °F)
  • continuous coughing not relieved with cough medicine
  • nasal congestion
  • vomiting or diarrhea within the previous 24 hours

Viruses are spread when people come in close contact with sick people and inhale airborne contaminants or come in contact with contaminated surfaces.  

Prevention is the key to spreading the viruses. The best prevention is to teach your children to wash their hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially before eating and after using the bathroom.  

Other preventative measures include the following:

  • covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue (dispose of the tissue afterward) or using an elbow or arm if no tissue is available
  • not sharing drinks, food, or unwashed utensils
  • getting plenty of rest, eating healthy foods, and drinking lots of water and healthy drinks (not soda)
  • avoiding sick people and staying at home when sick
  • disinfecting surfaces that are prone to germs, such phones, keyboards, and door knobs

We take the health of our students seriously and work hard to keep viruses from spreading, but we need your help and cooperation to be successful. Thank you!


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