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ES Weekly Bulletin | May 11, 2018
Posted 05/11/2018 09:00AM

“Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society.”

– Maria Montessori

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 11 Cambodia ES FUNdraiser • 16:00–20:15
Wednesday, May 16 ES Parent Coffee for parents of students entering grade 1 • Focolare, 8:30
Tuesday, May 15 “Music Without Borders” Concert • Palazzo dei Congressi, 20:00
Tuesday, May 15–Sunday, May 20 Spring Arts Festival
Friday, May 18–Sunday, May 20 MS Musical • Palmer Center
Thursday, May 31–Friday, June 1 ES Musical • Palmer Center
Wednesday, June 6 ES Field Day
Thursday, June 7 Last day of classes; Grade 5 Moving-Up Ceremony

Spring Arts Festival Opens on Tuesday

The 44th annual TASIS Spring Arts Festival will begin with an Opening Celebration in the Palestra at 10:10 on Tuesday, May 15, and conclude in the Palestra on Sunday, May 20, with a Closing Concert at 19:00.

See the full schedule of events for this year’s celebration of the arts.

See TASIS Students in Action at Palazzo dei Congressi Tuesday Night

TASIS has reserved 200 premium seats at the Palazzo dei Congressi for this performance, and tickets can be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert for CHF 20. Please register here to reserve seats in the TASIS section in advance. All pre-reserved seats must be paid for at the door upon arrival.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity for the School’s many talented student musicians.

Kindergarten Parent Coffee on May 16

Kindergarten families, please join Ms. Guia Berera and Ms. Theresa Cullen Hill for a Parent Coffee at Focolare at 8:30 AM on May 16. They will present an overview of the grade one program for both American and Italian sections and answer any questions you have. 

ES Art Exhibition

Many examples of Elementary School students’ artwork will be on display throughout the Spring Arts Festival. All families are cordially invited to stop by the Palestra or Monticello beginning on May 15 to enjoy the show!

Don’t Miss Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. May 18–20

Reserve your seats and learn more about this year’s Middle School Musical at

Reminder to Place Scholastic Book Orders by May 23

Please note that all Scholastic book orders must be placed by the end of Wednesday, May 23. Please use this link to browse the book selection and place your orders, and contact Literacy Specialist Carol Anklan with any questions.

Message from the Library

As we prepare for the end of the 2017–18 school year, I would like to ask for your help in ensuring that all library materials are returned to the library. Next Friday, May 18, is the last day that students may check out books from the library.

This means that all books should be returned to the library no later than Friday, May 25. Overdue/Lost Book notices will be sent home in the next two weeks. Many thanks for your assistance and your support this year for all library-related events.

Thank you,

Ms. Uecker

Original Musical Cry Wolf to Make European Premiere May 31

Reserve your seats and learn more about the show at

ES Moving-Up Ceremony on June 7

The ES Moving-Up Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 7, starting at 10:30 in the Palestra. All families are invited to a buffet luncheon at Villa De Nobili after the celebration. There will be no afternoon shuttle bus. All students should depart with their families.

Please note the dress code for this event:

Pre-K–4th Grade

Boys: Blue pants, white TASIS polo shirt, dark shoes, and no sneakers

Girls: Blue skirt or pants, white TASIS polo shirt, blue or white socks/tights, and dark shoes—no red, pink, or purple

5th Grade

Boys: Nice shirt and tie, dress pants with belt, dark socks, dark dress shoes, and no sneakers

Girls: Nice dress or skirt or dress pants with top, tights, or socks. Skirts or dresses must be knee-length. No bare shoulders—straps on dress have to be at least three fingers wide. Dress shoes—no high heels.

To improve the parking facilities up the hill, we have organized a valet service from 9:30–13:00.

TPA Potluck Lunch at Casa Fleming on May 30

All parents are invited to come to Casa Fleming between 12:30–14:30 on Wednesday, May 30, to enjoy one another’s company and share homemade dishes before breaking for the summer holiday. TPA President Laura Colombo will talk about this past year, discuss the new structure of the TPA Board, and discuss some of the activities proposed for 2018–2019. She will also ask parents for feedback based upon their experiences this year.

It is also time for the 2017–2018 TPA members to give parents the opportunity to be involved with the TPA next year. The 2018–2019 TPA will be organized soon, and the TPA is looking for parents who are ready to help. Drawing upon their experience over the past few years, the TPA members would like to organize the volunteering structure a bit differently to make it easier for everyone.

The TPA will have three new positions to help the president keep people involved: High School Coordinator, Middle School Coordinator, and Elementary School Coordinator.

Elections will soon be held for the positions listed below. Please let Laura Colombo know if you are curious about any of the following positions by writing to, and she will be happy to meet with you to provide more details.

  • TPA President
  • TPA Vice President / All-School Event Coordinator
  • TPA Treasurer
  • TPA Communications Specialist
  • High School Event Coordinator
  • Middle School Event Coordinator
  • Elementary School Event Coordinator

The Parent Support Committee (PSC) heads are also recruiting new members for the PSC. Please send an email to to learn more about these positions.

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