Hospitality Committee 

The Hospitality Committee aims to express gratitude and appreciation of all TES teachers and staff. Efforts include compiling a list of staff favorites (shopping, hobbies, activities, and food preferences) and organizing special events throughout the school year. Typically, one hospitality event occurs each quarter, but opportunities to say “thank you” are encouraged and can be led by families throughout the year. Quarterly events* include the following:

Quarter 1: Welcome Back Breakfast

To support TES staff as they launch the new school year, TESCA provides a breakfast one morning during the first week of school.

Quarter 2: Thanksgiving Pies

This well-loved tradition distributes a pie to all staff members prior to Thanksgiving break. Due to ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19, pies are secured through a commercial source instead of being baked by families. See below for more details on the 2021-22 school year event.

Quarter 3: Valentine’s Day Lunch

TES staff show love and kindness to our children each day. This Valentine’s Day Lunch enables a way for families to show their love back to TES by providing them with a delicious meal. We love TES!

Quarter 4: Staff Appreciation Week

As we get closer to wrapping up the school year there is so much to recognize and celebrate. This event is typically the largest appreciation event of the year and involves special activities for each day of the week. More details on the 2021-22 staff appreciation week coming soon!

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2021 Thanksgiving Pies for Staff 

TESCA plans to continue our tradition of distributing pies to all staff prior to Thanksgiving. Due to ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19, these pies will all be secured through a commercial source instead of being baked by families.The primary source for this year’s pies is the fantastic Kimberly Mayer from Kim’s Bake Shop at the Wooden Nickel. She has developed a mouth-watering menu of pies this year and we are excited to partner with her for this event. Although Kim cannot accommodate specific dietary requests and all her crusts contain gluten, we will purchase alternatives from commercial sources for those who need them.In addition to donating a big chunk of the proceeds from the staff pies back to TES, Kim’s Bake Shop is offering a special discount for TES families! You can order pies for your own family at a discount of 15% and 15% of the proceeds will go back to TES!To contribute towards the $1500 we need to raise to provide the Thanksgiving pies for staff, use this PayPal link and make a note that it is for the pie event. You can contribute a whole pie ($25) or any portion that you are comfortable giving. Thanks in advance for helping us let TES staff know how thankful we are for them!



A message from Kimberly Mayer at Kim’s Bake Shop:

Happy holidays TES fam!

Once again this year my bake shop is partnering with the school to help send our amazing team of educators and staff home with a freshly-baked pie for their holiday celebrations!

As with previous years, the Wooden Nickel has graciously offered to donate a portion of proceeds from every pie you purchase for our TES staff back to the school. This year TES will collect $25 for each pie ordered for an educator or staff member, and $10 from every order will be sent back to the school! In addition to that, I’m offering a 15% off discount to any TES family who wants to order pies or goodies for own celebrations at home, and then donating your 15% savings back to the school as well. That way we’re helping the school every way we can, and everybody gets pie!

Each pie is baked by hand utilizing fresh and local ingredients at Kim’s Bake Shop in downtown Hillsborough. TES will be handling all staff pie orders. To place an order for yourself, just follow the link below to my online order menu and write “TES parent” in the Comments section. The 15% off discount will be automatically applied to your order.

Here’s the link:

Thanks so much for considering making a pie donation to our awesome TES crew, it brings me great joy each year to bake these pies for them and for so many of you in our local community.

Pie Lady(and TES mom of two),
Kimberly Mayer