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July 24, 2022

Upcoming Dates

  • UPDATED DATE: SUNDAY July 24th - July 31th - Q1 Clubs sign up window: catalog on website
  • July 28th - 
    • New Student and Family Orientation - 9 -11 AM
    • K orientation for Students with TES siblings - 12:30-2:30 PM
    • TES-CA Community Mixer - TES Courtyard & Playground - Drop In During Meet The Teacher starting 6PM
    • Meet the Teacher
      • Grades 1-3  (Drop in, say "Hi") - 5:15-6:00 PM
      • Grades 4-6 (5th grade parent meeting) - 5:45-6:30 PM
      • Grades 7-8th (7th grade parent meeting) - 6:15-7:00 PM
    • K Parent meeting via zoom - 7:00-7:45 PM

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The Expedition School News

Wednesday Club Sign Up Info

The Wednesday Club catalog is ready for your review on the TES website, under the Enrichment menu, then choose Wednesday Clubs or you can click here. Club sign ups will open up at 7pm this Sunday, July 24th.

  • Please see the TES Club Webpage to learn about clubs if you are new to TES.
  • Tip- mark your calendar for club sign ups for the year!
  • The Club Catalog (a list of offerings) will be posted on the Club Webpage each quarter
  • The sign up must take place during this window.  The sign up will open at 7pm on Sunday.
  • Sign-up directions are posted on the club webpage. 

New on-site afterschool program

We are happy to announce that TES is offering a new on-site After School Program and Early Release Day Enrichment, brought to us by The Superlative Club. 

Both programs will offer Robotics, Visual Arts, Dance, Sports and Music production. In addition to these activities, after school program participants will be able to work on their homework, have snack time and indoor/ outdoor enrichment activities.

Please find more information about each enrichment activity by clicking HERE

For pricing and registration, please use the links below:

(Please note: Club sign-ups are a separate process.)

If you have any questions call 888-262-4322 or email

Co-ed Cross Country Sign Ups

We also want to remind our 6th-8th grade students that co-ed cross country sign ups are due by August 5th. You can find the required sports documents and sign ups here or check out our website sports page.

Community Association News

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.

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Community Mixer!                                     

You are invited to a Community Mixer at The TES Courtyard, during Meet the Teacher Night on July 28th. The goal is to provide an opportunity for families to connect while they are at school for Meet the Teacher Night. The mixer will be a drop in event during Meet Teacher to allow both lower and middle school families to attend. The mixer will include popsicles, drinks, and community-building. Attendees will be asked to wear name tags. Meet some of the newly elected TES-CA officers and find out more about plans for the year. 

Call for Volunteers!

It is the middle of the July but the return to school is just around the corner. TESCA will be communicating several volunteer needs as the new year kicks off. Please take a look and consider volunteering for one of these fun activities. 

Family-to-Family Connections Project:

This activity focuses on matching up veteran TES families with families new to TES. Veteran families are provided information to share with new families and are also asked to be a general resource to help support new families in our community. The time frame for outreach to new families is during the first two-three weeks of school. Each family will be provided with resources to provide to the new family to help address questions. A total of 17 families are needed for this activity. The breakdown for incoming families is: 8th grade (1 family), 6th grade (3 families), 5th grade (4 families), 3rd grade (1 family), and Kindergarten (8 families).

Family-to-Family Connections Project: Contact  for more information or Sign Up Here to Volunteer 

Room Parents: 

A Room Parent is a volunteer who helps a teacher by serving as the liaison between the teacher and other classroom families. Additionally, the Room Parent relays information about classroom supply needs or asks for volunteers for various events. This is a great way to be involved with your child’s class and to help foster family involvement! If you are interested in being a room parent, please contact your teacher and let either Scott or Jennifer know. You can read the TESCA Room Parent Handbook here for Teachers and Room Parents. It's full of useful information, form letters, ideas, and more.  
Welcome Back Mixer: 

The Welcome Back Mixer will be held at The TES Courtyard on the same night (July 28) that in-person Meet the Teacher activities occur. It will run from 5:30-7:30pm, including meeting before the event to set up, as well as a half hour after the event for clean up. Each shift is half hour long and duties include setting up the event, giving out name tags, managing the popsicle & drinks table, breaking down the event. We also need coolers to use during the event. 

Welcome Back Mixer: Contact Scott for more information. Sign Up Here to Volunteer 

Please consider joining a team to plan and support the 2022-23 Read-A-Thon!

Want to help plan and support the annual Read-A-Thon event? TES-CA works with TES to build a program that encourages students to read while helping to raise money that supports our school community. We are seeking at least 5 volunteers to join a team to help decide this year's theme, kick off activities, prizes, and to help organize the fundraiser and coordinate additional volunteers.

This team would start planning in early August, so a fun and successful event can be held after Fall Break. Responsibilities could include:

  • Determine rules and prize structure
  • Design and distribute informational materials
  • Plan kick-off activities, such as a poster contest, picnic, and advertising
  • Design and distribute materials and tools to track reading minutes, money raised, and prizes
  • Select, order, and distribute prizes
  • Plan Spirit Week and help notify students and families
  • Coordinate with school administration and teachers on select activities
  • Work with a TES-CA Steering Committee anchor on execution and volunteer coordination
  • New ideas for community engagement!

These events are so important for building community spirit and creating experiences that students will remember for years afterward!

For more information or to volunteer, contact Ashley Trahan by July 30th at

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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