Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.
– Albert Einstein
|Friday, January 24–Sunday, January 26||Winter Art Exhibition • Palmer Center|
|Friday, January 24||TPA Used Uniform Sale • Palmer Center lobby, 14:30–17:30|
|Monday, January 27||Comune Meeting • Palmer Center, 20:00|
|Tuesday, January 28||TASIS Speaker Series: Thomas Sparrow • 19:00, Palmer Center|
|Monday, February 3||No classes for HS and MS|
|Thursday, February 6||ES Open House • 8:30, Casa Fleming|
|Thursday, February 6||Parent-Board of Directors Social • 18:00, Resort Collina d’Oro|
|Monday, February 10—Friday, February 14||International Week|
|Wednesday, February 12||HS Parent Coffee • 8:30, Casa Fleming|
|Saturday, February 22—Friday, February 28||Spring Academic Travel|
Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
As I’m sure most of you are aware, Chinese authorities identified a cluster of novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV infections in Wuhan City, China, in late December. We are tracking this situation closely and have consulted with Healix, our risk management partner, which is currently advising an increased level of caution when traveling to or from any part of China. The Chinese government initially advised against traveling to and from the Wuhan region before taking the further step of placing the city under lockdown on Thursday.
This is a developing situation, so we strongly recommend that any students or families planning to travel to China for the upcoming New Year celebrations seek the latest travel advice before doing so. Please refer to this Rapid Risk Assessment from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for more information.
Winter Art Exhibition Opens Today
We welcome you to join us at the Winter Art Exhibition, which opens in the Palmer Center today at 16:00 and will also be open all day Saturday and Sunday.
The Winter Art Exhibition is primarily a photographic exhibition with participation from some IB Visual Arts students. It is both a showcase of work completed in photography classes and a first opportunity for advanced students to curate an exhibition of their own work. The feedback students receive from the exhibition not only helps them to refine their future work but also allows them to celebrate their accomplishments with the school community. We hope to see you there!
TPA Used Uniform Sale This Afternoon
Have you noticed that upon returning from the Holiday break, your child has outgrown everything? Why spend more money buying new winter uniform items that will not last until next year? Instead stop by our Used Uniform Sale in the Palmer Center lobby this afternoon from 14:30–17:30 to pick up all the transitional pieces you need! Buying pre-owned clothing is eco-friendly, and this recycling system helps everyone in the community!
Student Activities Offered this Weekend
This weekend’s activities include bowling & pizza or a campfire with S’mores on Friday evening, a day trip to Zurich on Saturday, and a day trip to Milan on Sunday.
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.
Comune Meeting at TASIS on Monday
Many of you may have recently received the above invitation in your mailboxes. Please note that this “Incontro con la scuola TASIS” meeting was initiated by the Collina d’Oro comune and will be held on the TASIS campus in the Palmer Center on Monday, January 27, at 20:00. We very much welcome all parents who live on the Collina d’Oro to participate. Thank you for your understanding and support of TASIS!
Travel Forms for Long Weekend Due by Tuesday Evening
Any students who wish to travel during the upcoming three-day weekend (February 1–3) must submit their travel forms to the Deans’ Office by the close of Tuesday, January 28.
Upcoming Advisor Meetings and Assemblies
During the meeting blocks next week, sophomores will have a class meeting with the College Counseling Office and all students will have their first Spring Academic Travel meetings. An Academic Awards Ceremony will be held at assembly on Friday, February 7.
TASIS Board of Directors
Parent-Board of Directors Social on February 6
All TASIS parents are cordially invited to join us at the annual Parent-Board of Directors Social at the Resort Collina d'Oro on Thursday, February 6, beginning at 18:00. Guests will have an opportunity to socialize with members of the TASIS Board of Directors and the TASIS Administration.
Please RSVP before February 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to attend.
Memorial Mass for Mrs. Fleming on February 7
The annual memorial mass for TASIS Founder M. Crist Fleming will be held on Friday, February 7, at 8:00 AM at the Sant'Abbondio Church in Gentilino. The entire TASIS community is invited to attend.
|January 27||Varsity Boys Basketball vs Viganello U17||TASIS|
|January 30||Varsity Badminton • NISSA Singles||TASIS|
|February 6||Downhill Skiing||ISZL|
|February 8||Varsity Boys Basketball • NISSA Championships||BSM|
|February 8||Varsity Girls Basketball • NISSA Championships||TASIS|
|February 8||Varsity Badminton @ ASM||ASM|
|January 19||Varsity Badminton Invitational||Results|
|January 16||Varsity Boys Basketball @ ASM||Results|
|See more details on the TASIS website.|
TPA Eco-Conscious Fundraiser
Order your personalized BPA-free, stainless steel refillable water bottle (500 ml) and support the TPA! Vibrant new spring colors have arrived! The name of your choice will be engraved on the bottle, making this a unique gift idea for all occasions!
To place an order, please send an email to email@example.com and specify the color, text, and font (see examples below) you would like. All proceeds from this sale will go toward the TPA’s eco-conscious initiatives and TPA events.
College Counseling News
12th Grade and PG
9th, 10th, and 11th Grades
Upcoming College Representative Visits: