The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.
– Tori Sorenson
|Friday, December 6||TPA Holiday Market and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony • 16:00|
|Sunday, December 8||All-School Christmas Service • 15:15, San Nicolao della Flüe, Lugano-Besso|
|Thursday, December 12||TPA Panettone & Prosecco Appreciation • 16:00, Casa Fleming|
|Wednesday, December 18||Last day of classes before Winter Holiday|
|Thursday, December 19||Dormitories close at 16:00|
|Tuesday, January 7||Classes resume|
We’ll See You at the TPA Holiday Market Today!
Don’t forget to stop by campus between 16:00–20:00 today for Christmas carols, delicious food, holiday gift items, an "apres ski" vin brûlé aperitif, a wonderful Santa’s Village, and more!
This year’s market is open to the general public and will be held under a heated tent for the first time ever, so bring the whole family, invite your friends, and plan on staying well into the evening!
Summary of Events:
- 16:00: Holiday Market opens
- 16:15: Valet parking service begins (simply drive to the main TASIS parking lot)
- 16:30: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and carols
- 16:45: Santa's Village opens
- 20:00: Holiday Market and Santa's Village close
The 2018 TASIS Christmas Service
Join Us for the Christmas Service This Sunday
Lynn Fleming Aeschliman, Chairman of the Board, and Christopher Nikoloff, Headmaster, cordially invite you to the annual TASIS Christmas Service at the church of San Nicolao della Flüe (Via Mons. Angelo Jelmini 4, Lugano-Besso) on Sunday, December 8, at 15:15.
The beautiful service will feature performances from the ES, MS, HS, and Community Choirs and the TASIS Instrument Ensemble. The musicians will be supported by TASIS music teachers and associated members of the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. A reception for parents, friends, and performers will follow.
Directions and parking information can be found here.
Christmas Service schedule for performers:
|12:15||Students must be in the main TASIS parking lot.|
|12:30||All participants—singers, musicians, and readers—will be taken by bus from TASIS to the church.|
|13:00–14:45||Final rehearsal in the church|
|16:15||Dismissal for all students except for performers|
|16:30–17:00||Reception in the Reception Hall following the service for parents, friends, and performers|
|17:00||Dismissal from the church (performers return to campus by 17:15)|
Day families: Please note that day student performers must travel to the church with the School.
Student Activities Offered this Weekend
This weekend’s activities include the TPA Holiday Market and a trip to Ponte Tresa for sushi on Friday evening, a day trip to Milan on Saturday, and bagels with salmon in the Lanterna Common Room on Sunday morning.
Weekend activities are open to all day and boarding students. Students should consult the HS Daily Bulletin for sign-up information and more details about each activity.
TPA Panettone & Prosecco Appreciation Next Thursday
The TPA is pleased to invite all faculty and staff to panettone and bubbly at Casa Fleming from 16:00–18:00 on Thursday, December 12, and is looking for parent volunteers to help serve at this event! To sign up, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magnificent Seven Announced
Each fall and spring, the High School holds a special assembly to honor seven students who exemplify the qualities the School refers to as the Magnificent Seven. These timeless virtues—Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, Humility, Service, and Vision—are character traits that were of utmost importance to founder M. Crist Fleming and continue to be highly valued by the TASIS community today.
The fall selections are determined by nominations made by the faculty and student body. Congratulations to the following recipients!
Integrity: Giulia de Cristofaro ’20
Dealing honestly with each other and ourselves, and honoring our commitments
Respect: Anastasia Besanidou ’22
Demonstrating an appreciation of the dignity of each human being and the beauty of the natural world
Responsibility: Fillipo de Cristofaro ’20
Being accountable for our own actions; not blaming others for our mistakes or taking credit for another’s achievements; upholding obligations to others
Compassion: Elisa Mondarano ’21
Treating others in a kind and caring way
Humility: Francis Accilien PG’20
Acknowledging our weaknesses and learning from them
Service: Stefani Borisova ’21
Dedicating ourselves to making a positive contribution to our community and world
Vision: Ella Abisi ’21
Making sacrifices in the present to build a better future
Good luck to all the teams that will be opening their winter seasons this weekend!
|December 6–7||Varsity Boys Basketball • ISSL Tournament||TASIS|
|December 7||Varsity Girls Basketball • ISSL Tournament||ISB|
|December 7||Junior Varsity Girls Basketball • ISSL Tournament||ICSZ|
|December 14||Badminton Invitational||TASIS|
|December 16||Varsity Girls Basketball @ ASM||ASM|
|Please refer to the Athletics Calendar for more details.|
Save the Date: Parent-Board of Directors Social on February 6
The winter holiday is drawing near and, along with the usual seasonal events, we are planning ahead for the annual reception in which TASIS parents will have an opportunity to socialize with members of the TASIS Board of Directors while they are in town for their meetings.
This year the event will take place on Thursday evening instead of Friday, in the hope that it will be more convenient for local parents, many of whom like to go away on Friday to spend the weekend skiing. The event was a great success last year, and the TASIS Board is always very eager to meet our current families. We hope to have even more of you attend this year. Mark your calendars and Save the Date!
Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres Reception
- Thursday, February 6, 2020
- Resort Collina d'Oro, Agra
Additional details will be shared closer to the event.
TASIS Development Office
Policy Note: Checking Out Boarding Students
Please note that if a parent of a day student checks out a boarding student, the boarding student must sleep at the day student’s house. Failure to adhere to this policy will be considered a travel violation, and hosting privileges will be removed from any family that violates the policy.
College Counseling News
A New Home
10th-Grade Parent Meeting
Upcoming College Representative Visits:
Standardized Testing Information: