October 22, 2018
Dear T-D Family,
Did somebody say Mongolia? The remaining seats are not plentiful so should you be planning on joining the T-D herd, please get in the dough. I’m uncertain that Air China will give T-D more than 40 seats, but, of course, will try. Click here to read an enthusiastic letter I received.
For all those who have deposited the love, passport copies are due now. One can bring in one’s passport and Annemarie will photocopy it. You can also send yours electronically. By the way, the temperature in UB is about 15 degrees less than New York. UB is Mongolia’s capital (Ulaanbaatar).
On Friday of this week a noted Mongolian archaeologist will be lecturing to grades 6 – 8 and 9 – 12. Parents may join us in Freedom Hall any time from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM. Mongolia is a Jurassic Park.
I spoke with Maya Dominguez in La Plata, Argentina. She’s been tangoing ever since her arrival. Ximena Pacheco is also enjoying the jewel of South America. Both return to T-D on November 6th.
In late November T-D will host four lovelies from Guatemala and our sister school there. I’m looking for three T-D ambassadors interested in a 10 to 14-day jaunt to Guatemala in late November or early December.
The Parent-Teacher Partnership meeting held last Tuesday was very illuminating. Scott Paris spoke about Google Classroom and used the SMART Board in Ms. Light’s room to guide parents through a few exercises. Thank you one and all for attending.
October will close out on Wednesday, October 31st and our Halloween Costume Parade and Contest will proceed as scheduled. There will be an added twist as “Parents with Pets” (in costume of course) can now compete. It will be held right after T-D’s always fascinating student costume contest. I wonder who will be Genghis Khan?
November’s calendar is power packed so get energized. It comes out October 31st.
I enjoyed watching T-D’s soccer team in Tarrytown on Friday, meeting a key administrator from George Mason University in Baltimore on Saturday, hearing rave reviews from Mr. & Mrs. Tono (he was the former principal at our sister school in Hiroshima) about their New York City – T-D visit on Sunday, and viewing a 60 Minutes segment on Mongolia on Sunday night.
Seek; don’t hide,
Douglas E. Fleming, Jr.
N.B. The Student Council is really clicking.
N.B.B. The Notre Dame trip is now 16 and rising – November 10th – 12th. Details out tomorrow.