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August 8, 2022

Upcoming Dates

  • August 8th - TESCA (TES Community Association) Meeting - 7PM - Zoom
  • August 9th - LEGO Robotics Interest Meeting and Sign-Up - details below
  • August 11th - Odyssey of the Mind General Information Session - details below
  • August 17th - TES Open House - details below

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The Expedition School Open House

Attend the sessions that make sense for your child(ren’s) grade!  Repeat sessions are offered for parents with more than one student at TES.

Session 1: 5:45-6:15
K-4 presentation #1 & Special’s teacher’s rooms open for walk-through

Transition: 6:15-6:25 (10 minutes)

Session 2: 6:25-6:55
K-4 presentation #2 (duplicate of #1), 5-8 presentation #1, &  Special’s teacher’s rooms open for walk-through

Transition: 6:55-7:05 (10 minutes)

Session 3: 7:05-7:35
5-8 presentation #2 (duplicate of #1)


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Community Association News

LEGO Robotics Interest Meeting and Sign-Up!

We are excited to kick off the 2022 FIRST LEGO LEAGUE robotics season!


Interest Meeting details

When: Tuesday, August 9th 6:30 t0 7:15pm

Where: Maker Space

Who: 4th through 8th grade students and parent(s) and any adults interested in coaching.


FIRST LEGO LEAGUE combines LEGO’s, robots, mission solving, programming, project innovation, core values and more with a theme-based challenge. 


Robotics is open to 4th through 8th graders. Prior experience is not necessary. The FLL season is in the fall, starting in August.   Please note that placement on a team is not guaranteed. Space is limited by the availability of coaches and equipment. Questions? Contact Marian Adamson at


Link to sign up and learn more:


We are looking for new coaches!

Anyone who coaches will have a spot for their student on their team.  The spots that we can offer will depend on the number of coaches we have.  No experience is necessary to coach an FLL team.  We have experienced coaches to support you as well as an incredibly supportive FLL community.  Coaches have many resources available.   Come be a part of this rewarding experience!


Link to sign up to coach:


Odyssey of the Mind Interest Meeting

Join our students who made it to OM World Finals last year!

Odyssey of the Mind General Information Session
When: Thursday, August 11th from 6:30-7:30pm (date same, day of week corrected from Wednesday)
Where: TES Upper School Maker Space
Who: Any interested child in 3rd-8th grade with an adult

Come learn more about Odyssey of the Mind (OM), talk with students and coaches who have previously been a part of the program! OM is an international creative problem-solving program that is based on the idea that creativity is a skill that can be taught and developed with practice.
OM Coaches Needed!
The TES Odyssey of the Mind program is seeking coaches!  Spots cannot be offered on our school teams unless there are enough coaches. If you volunteer as a coach, your own child(ren) will be guaranteed a slot on the team you are coaching. Please email if you think you might be able to coach.  Veteran coaches are here to help you.
Contact with any questions.
Participation Form Due Aug 20th:

TES-Community Association Zoom Meeting Tonight

August 8th
 7:00-9:00 PM 


Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 949 0214 2088
Passcode: 461565

What is the Community Association (TESCA)?
TESCA is an organization dedicated to supporting The Expedition School (TES) and its families.  Our organization is based on the premise that TES families’ time, talents, and energy are indispensable ingredients in fostering and maintaining the school’s culture and sense of community.  TESCA’s mission is to act as an organization through which families, teachers, staff, and the larger community can work cooperatively to support and enhance the educational and social experiences of the children and families at The Expedition School.

TES School Directory

Remember to update or add your information to the TES Family Directory! For those new to the school directory, the directory is populated when families opt in. To opt in or view the page, please see the following logon information: 

Login: tesdirectory
Password: Connectwithme2122!

The login page for the directory can be accessed under the Parents menu on TES webpage or with this link TES Family Directory.

TESCA Facebook Group

Welcome and please join our Facebook group!  This group is for parents / guardians, teachers, and staff of The Expedition School in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Our goal is to build a mutually supportive community.  Families are invited to join after they have accepted a position at the school. You must answer all the questions (2) and agree to the Admin rules before joining. 

If you missed a question, you’ll need to cancel your join request and then join again and answer all of the questions. 
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