I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
– Oscar Wilde
As the 2018–2019 Academic Year nears its completion, I would like to extend my gratitude to the entire TASIS community for another magical year in Montagnola—a year once again filled with truth, goodness, and beauty. I am grateful for the students who inspire me each and every day with their passion to build a better world, for the teachers who hearten me with their devotion to our students, and to the parents who support us at every turn and continue to have faith in us to do the work we love to do. I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful summer, and I can’t wait to start all over again next fall!
– Christopher Nikoloff, Headmaster
|Saturday, June 1||HS Commencement Ceremony|
|Wednesday, June 5||ES Field Day|
|Thursday, June 6||Last day of classes; Grade 5 Moving-Up Ceremony|
|Saturday, June 22||TASIS Summer Programs open|
Congratulations to The Elementary School Theater Program!
Hearty congratulations to Director Matthew Frazier-Smith, Assistant Director Julie Frazier-Smith, and the entire cast and crew of The Prince and the Pauper for their outstanding performances in the Palmer Center this week!
Watch the premiere and learn a bit about the cast and crew on the TASIS website.
AC Milan Soccer Wraps Up a Great Year
Our wonderful AC Milan Soccer (ES After-School Program) competed in four tournaments this year and did a great job, winning almost every one and showing great improvement each time out! Below are the results:
- December 9 in Domodossola: First place, category 2010/11
- March 24 in Chiasso: First place, category 2010/11
- April 7 in Campione D’Italia: Second place, category 2010, and third place, category 2011/12
- May 2019 in Savosa: First place, category 2010, and first place, category 2011/12
Well done, players! We look forward to another great season next fall!
Thank You from the TPA
Dear TASIS Parents and Community,
The TPA has accomplished so much over the past school year, and we could not have done it without your support. Thank you to all parents who volunteered their time, participated in fundraisers, and attended the 30+ events sponsored by the TPA. It is this dedication to serving our community and our children that have made theTPA what it is today.
Also, this year, the TPA celebrated its 10-year anniversary. After 10 years, the TPA is still growing, thriving, and contributing in meaningful ways to the School and its students. The community of parents volunteering and working together for the betterment of our children has never been stronger. We have a wonderfully diverse and global membership that make us unique. Thank you for being part of a dynamic and inclusive organization.
As you know, we are stepping down after this year. It has been our pleasure and honor to serve as co-presidents of the TPA this past year. We learned so much from all of you and appreciate your kind words of support and encouragement over the year.
We wish you a safe and happy summer. See you in September.
With warm regards,
Laura Colombo and Brunella Pignaton
Class of 2019 Graduates Tomorrow
TASIS The American School in Switzerland's Class of 2019 will graduate tomorrow morning, with the Commencement Ceremony beginning in the Palestra at 11:00.
Ms. Lynn Fleming Aeschliman, Chairman of the TASIS Board of Directors, will deliver the Invocation; Arch. Andrea Bernardazzi, Municipale di Collina d’Oro, will offer a message from the Comune; Mr. Martin Naville, CEO of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, will give the Commencement address; Mr. Christopher Nikoloff, Headmaster, will present the Graduation Awards; and Dr. Mark Abisi, Academic Dean, will present diplomas to the 102 members of the Class of 2019.
All members of the TASIS community are cordially invited to attend the Commencement Ceremony. The full ceremony will also be live-streamed and can be viewed at tasis.ch/classof2019.
We will share plenty of photos, videos, and news about graduation, awards, and other end-of-the-year events in our upcoming monthly newsletter.
ES Field Day Coming Up on Wednesday
This is a final reminder that ES Field Day will take place on Wednesday, June 5. The motto of Field Day is FAIR, FUN, & FRIENDSHIP, and a wide variety of games will be held in six areas: the grass field, Hadsall, the Palestra, the dance studio, the outdoor basketball court, and the Palestrina.
Field Day rules:
- Each homeroom is to stay together for the entire day.
- Each homeroom must stay in its assigned area for the duration of an activity or event until a signal is given to move to the next area.
- Homerooms are encouraged to use banners, cheers, songs, and shirts to identify and promote a positive FAIR & FUN team atmosphere.
Things to send with your child:
- Water bottle
- Dry clothes (some of the games involve water)
ES Moving-Up Ceremony Next Thursday
We hope you can join us for the 2019 ES Moving-Up Ceremony, which begin at 10:30 in the Palestra on Thursday, June 7. To improve the parking facilities up the hill, we have organized a valet service from 9:30–13:00.
All families are invited to a buffet luncheon at Villa De Nobili after the celebration, and all students should depart with their families after lunch. There will be no afternoon shuttle bus that day.
Please take note of the the dress code for this event:
- 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
- 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.
2019–2020 Orientation Information
Dear Returning Families,
This is a friendly reminder to review the information provided in our 2019–2020 Orientation Portal over the summer. Please pay special attention to all of the mandatory items, which are marked in bold.
Thank you for your attention to this, and we hope you have a great summer!
TASIS Admissions Team
Final Weekly Bulletin of the Year
Please note that this will be our final Elementary School Weekly Bulletin of the 2018–2019 Academic Year. We wish you all a restful and relaxing summer!