HOS Search Update
Hello TPS Community,

It was wonderful seeing so many of you at EATS and the FUN Meeting last month. I want to provide an update on our Head of School Search before the summer break.

When I last wrote in April, the Head of School Search Committee and Isaacson Miller (IM) had collaborated closely to complete our position profile and begin building our candidate pool. The response was immediate and remarkable. The vibrancy of our community is obvious, and that spirit has translated to incredible interest in our search. It’s exciting to see such a strong, diverse, and enthusiastic pool of applicants this early in our process.

Over the summer, the Committee will work closely with IM to review the candidates and begin narrowing our pool. We will continue to promote the position during this time, and we encourage you to refer interested parties to IM (sash@imsearch.com). We intend to interview semifinalists in August and identify finalists in September. We look forward to joining you in welcoming these finalists to our campus in the fall and obtaining your feedback.

I am also excited to announce the creation of a Faculty and Staff Advisory group that includes teachers from each grade level, specialists, administrators, and staff members. This group has been charged with providing feedback to the Search Committee regarding the position profile, the process, and finalists, as well as starting to think through a successful and collaborative transition for our new head of school.

The Search Committee remains focused on a recommendation to the Board in the fall. Of course, we will continue to communicate our progress along the way and to post current information on our website.

Enjoy these last days of the school year, as well as the summer break ahead.

Derek Jokelson
HOS Search Committee Chair

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, June 5, 8:30-10:00 a.m.: Finance Committee Meeting, Design Thinking Room (Garage)

Monday, June 5: Spring Community Service Ends

Thursday, June 8, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., 8th Grade Gift Giving Ceremony, Gym 

Friday, June 9, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Graduation, Gym

Friday, June 9, 11:30 a.m., Building Closes

Monday, June 12: ASEP Early Summer Program Begins

Monday, June 19: TPS Summer Camp Opens

Summer Assignments

Summer assignments for children entering grades 2-7 will be given out on Move-Up Day (June 5). They will also be posted on the Student Page of the school website.

Dismissal News for the Last Week of School

  • Clubs ended this week. Please update your child's dismissal form for next week if they were in clubs.
  • Friday, June 9, is graduation, and the school day ends at 11:30 a.m.
  • School closes after graduation next Friday. There is no ASEP or MSAS. If your preschool-3rd grade child is going to be picked up by someone who is not already on the pick-up list, please submit a change of dismissal by THURSDAY morning.
Weekly Classroom Notes

All-School News

Immigration Celebrations

On Wednesday, May 24, the third-grade students and teachers took part in an Immigration Celebration hosted by Giovana and Tiziana, along with the entire Spanish Department. As a connection with the third grade’s amazing performances on the history of immigration in the United States, the festivities included food from the restaurant Tierra Colombiana and, of course, the students ordered their food in Spanish. In addition, two speakers visited to share their personal stories as immigrants to the US from Mexico and Cuba.

El pasado Miércoles 24 de Mayo, los estudiantes de tercer grado y los profesores participaron como invitados, en un evento especial llamado:  "Celebrando la inmigración". Este evento fue realizado por las profesoras Giovana y Tiziana, y también con el apoyo del resto del equipo del departamento de español. Como una estrecha conección con la maravillosa obra de teatro que realizaron los estudiantes de tercer grado, relacionada la misma a la historia de la inmigración en los Estados Unidos, la festividad incluyó comida del Restaurante Tierra Colombiana, y por supuesto, los estudiantes practicaron al ordenar comida en español. También como complemento final tuvimos el placer de tener dos invitados que compartieron con la clase sus historias personales como inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos, llegando uno de Cuba y otro de México. 

El Mercado

Last week, Primary Unit students celebrated the end of the school year by participating in the Spanish department’s tradition of el mercado (market). Giovana and Tiziana transformed the Patagonia area of the Lombard building into a colorful mercado, complete with an array of frutas y vegetales (fruits and vegetables). The students practiced their communication skills by exchanging pretend pesos for comida (food) en Español. They truly enjoyed this interactive experience, and we were excited to witness their pride in using their Spanish skills. We capped off the morning with a sing-along to two Spanish songs, "Las Frutas" and "Soy Una Pizza." A big thank you to the parents who volunteered to make this event a success. Enjoy these pictures from nuestro mercado!
Durante la semana pasada los estudiantes de Primaria celebraron una tradición muy esperada por el Departamento de Español llamado “El Mercado.” Las maestras de Primaria, Giovana y Tiziana, transformaron el área de Patagonia con un colorido mercado lleno de frutas y vegetales. Los niños compraron lo que quisieron comer en español con pesos de mentira y así practicaron el idioma por medio de esta actividad. Ellos disfrutaron mucho de ésta experiencia interactiva, y fue un orgullo ver como pudieron utilizar el idioma. Culminamos la actividad cantando las canciones “Las Frutas” y “Soy Una Pizza.” ¡Mil gracias a todos los padres que vinieron a ayudarnos para que nuestro evento fuese todo un éxito! ¡Difruten de las fotos de nuestro mercado! 

All Roads Lead to Rome

By Ashley Opalka, 8th-grade teacher

This spring, eight 8th grade students dove into the world of material culture and independent research in the All Roads Lead to Rome intensive. Read more.


What's Inspiring Us

Join the 6th Grade in a Celebration of Play!

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