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ES Weekly Bulletin | January 26, 2018
Posted 01/26/2018 01:00PM


I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.

- Anne Frank

Upcoming Events

January 26
Winter Photography Exhibition Reception • 16:00
January 26
How Did You Meet? Photography Exhibition Reception • 17:00
February 7
ES Parent Coffee • 8:30
February 7
Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Reception in Palmer Center • 18:00
February 12–16
International Week
February 22
Parent-Teacher Conferences
February 26–March 2
School closed for ES Winter Break; Academic Travel for MS and HS
March 9
Yearbook portrait retakes

Photo Exhibit Poster

Poster designed by Kelly Zhao '21

Photography Exhibitions on Display This Weekend

Several photography exhibitions will be on display in the Palmer Center, the ┼×ahenk Fine Arts Center, and Villa de Nobili beginning the weekend of January 26–28.

Winter Photography Exhibition
The TASIS Cultural Events Program and Fine Arts Department are pleased to present the Winter Photography Exhibition in the Palmer Center this weekend. The exhibition opens this afternoon at 16:00 (refreshments will be served) and will run all weekend. It will feature photographs from more than 70 students and is open to the public. Portraits taken by TASIS students will also be featured in Villa de Nobili throughout the weekend and beyond.

How Did You Meet? Photography Exhibition
How Did You Meet?, an exhibition of photographs by High School Math Department Chair James Shields, will be on display in the Horst Dürrschmidt Gallery in the ┼×ahenk Fine Arts Center through March 5. All are welcome to attend an opening reception in the gallery this evening from 17:00–18:00.

The Cultural Events Program aims to provide members of the School community with rich and meaningful artistic experiences throughout the course of each school year. There will be a number of cultural events on and off the TASIS campus this winter and spring. Please see the Cultural Events calendar on the TASIS website for details about upcoming events.

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 Reading at Home, and we’ll be sharing ways to support your child’s reading development in any language!

Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Reception on February 7

Lynn Fleming Aeschliman, Chairman of the TASIS Board of Directors, and Christopher Nikoloff, Headmaster, cordially invite all TASIS parents to a Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Reception in the Palmer Center on Wednesday, February 7, from 18:00–19:30.

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event, which will feature the renowned catering of Ivan & Masa of Milan and a presentation by Mr. Nikoloff on future campus developments.

Please RSVP to Yvonne Procyk by Friday, February 2, if you’d like to attend.

Memorial Mass for Mrs. Fleming on February 8

The entire TASIS community is welcome to attend a Memorial Mass held in memory of M. Crist Fleming at the Chiesa di Sant'Abbondio at 8:30 AM on Thursday, February 8.

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 two 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

A Letter from the ES Librarian

Dear Parents,

I am very pleased to announce that the Elementary School will be hosting two author visits this spring.  

Bruce Hale, author of more than 40 seriously funny books for young readers, will be visiting during our annual Book Week celebration. He will be here on Tuesday, April 10, and will use his blend of character education, stand-up comedy, and pro-literacy message to engage our students. From picture books to fiction, his motto is, “If it’s not fun, why read it?” His books include something for every taste, from fractured fairy tales to suspenseful mysteries, graphic novels, and more. To learn more about Bruce, please visit his website.

On Monday, May 14, Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator of some of the most well-known characters in children’s literature, will present her Young Artists’ Workshop to our students. Her workshops encourage students to try new things, to compile many ingredients in their art, to focus quietly, and to revise and perfect their own work. Her overall message is that each student can be an artist in his or her own right, each in his or her own way. Rosemary’s visit coincides with the annual Spring Arts Festival week. To learn more about Rosemary, please see her website.

Both Bruce and Rosemary will present to each grade level and will be available afterward to sign their books.  As such, I will be sending home a pre-order form next week so that you may order their books beforehand.  Please be on the lookout for this letter.  

All the best,

Alyssa Uecker
Elementary Librarian

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