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October 10, 2022

Upcoming Dates

  • October 3rd - October 14th -  Fall Break
  • October 17th - TESCA Meeting - 7PM - Zoom
  • October 17th - Teacher Workday - No School
  • October 19th - Full Day of School, no early release
  • October 20th - TES Board Meeting - 6PM - more info
  • October 26th -
    • Early release, 1:15PM, Student Led Conferences
    • 6th grade band concert - 6:00-6:30PM
    •  7th & 8th grade band concert - 6:45-7:15PM
  • October 27th -
    • Read-a-Thon Launch Social - Gold Park Pavilion - 3:15 - 6:00 PM
    • Upper School Social - Gold Park Field - 3:15 - 6:00 PM
  • October 28th - Student Led Conferences - No School
  • October 30th - November 5th -  Read-a-Thon Week

 TES Calendar

The Expedition School News


Eighth graders are excited to host our annual Socktober contest this year!

Homerooms will be competing in a door decorating contest and a crazy sock contest. Students are encouraged to wear fun socks from Monday, October 24th - Monday, October 31st and their participation will count towards their homeroom winning fun prizes.

This contest is also meant to raise awareness about needed items for our local homeless shelters. Donation bins will be placed around the school and we’ll be collecting high needs items listed on the Inter-faith Council for Social Services of Orange County website such as bath towels, twin sheet sets, and pillows . We’re excited to see the crazy socks students wear and to help out our community!  

Limited Added Sunday Times
Fall Family Portrait Fundraiser

Mark your calendar!!!  October 22nd and 23rd are the dates for the Family Portrait Fundraiser at TES.  For more information and sign up for a session use the button below or this link.  Hurry spots are limited. If you cannot find a time this weekend that works or isn't filled, contact to be invited to other events with space and your donation will still benefit TES.

Also, please consider volunteering to help facilitate this event using the link in the "Volunteers Needed" section below. The Volunteer would help with ushering families at the event to and from where families need to be so that Laura can focus on the main task of taking pictures. If you want to volunteer but the times are not a good fit, email to arrange a different schedule. 

Community Association News

October TES Community Association Meeting Date Change

The October TESCA meeting will now be October 17th, 7PM, moved from October 10th. Zoom link remains the same. Thanks!

Fall 2022 TES Spirit Wear!

We are using a new vendor and group order system this year, and we hope it allows for flexibility, faster delivery, and more variety. The above photos are just a small sample of items available. 

The process is:
  1. Follow the link
  2. View and select items you want to order through the closing date (October 19th)
  3. Pay online
After the sale closes, the order will be placed, shipped in bulk, and sorted for distribution to students in their classrooms.

*The sale is being organized through TES-CA to offer Spirit Wear to our TES community, but this event is not for fundraising. For questions or issues, please contact
At TES, we are crew.

Read-A-Thon 2022 is Coming!

Read-a-Thon is a week-long event that promotes reading and literacy while raising needed funds to support TES classrooms and our community, supported by the TES Community Association (aka TES-CA).

For the 2022 Read-A-Thon event, we will kick off the week with a social at Gold Park on October 27th, including a poster contest where winners are selected through voting - which is open to everyone who comes to the social!

Participate by:
  • Following the poster guidelines below.
  • Turn in posters at the front desk or in your classrooms no later than October 21st.
  • The TES community can vote at the social on October 27th.
  • Fifty-dollar gift cards will be awarded to winners, with a winner selected for each category below from both the Upper and Lower Schools!
Best Use of Theme
Most Creative
Most Colorful
Poster Guidelines:
  • Fits the theme - At TES, We are Crew!
  • Use 11 x 13 Poster Board or Similar Material
  • Student and Teacher Name on the Back Only
  • All original work
Enjoy creating!
For questions please contact
At TES, we are crew.

Volunteers Needed Please

Read-a-Thon is coming and TES-CA Needs Your Help!
We are kicking off RAT week this year with a social at Gold Park on October 27th from 3:15-6:00 PM at the big pavilion. To add to the fun, the Student Council will hold their upper school social in the Gold Park field - creating a big, collaborative TES community event!

We need your help to make this happen! Please consider signing up to volunteer by following this link:

Email with any questions.
Facilitators For Fall Family Portrait Fundraiser

We are excited about the upcoming Family Portrait Fundraiser. Thank you to all the families signed up! This volunteer ask is specifically to help facilitate this event. The Volunteer would help with ushering families at the event to and from where families need to be so that Laura can focus on the main task of taking pictures.

Laura will give instructions to the first volunteer on how to help facilitate this and thereafter we are relying on each volunteer to instruct the next volunteer as Laura continues with photographing families. Easy task.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. You can sign up for multiple slots if you like. Thank you!

If you want to volunteer but the times are not a good fit, email to arrange a different schedule. 

TES Family Directory Repaired

After working with the TES website vendor, it was found multiple incorrect logins caused the lockout.  There is a new user name and password in the image below. The login is case sensitive.  
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: 

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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