Arabic Teacher


October 9, 2017

Dear Tesfa Families,

It is my privilege to introduce Ms. Hanen Bouchrit to the Tesfa community as our new Arabic teacher. Ms. Hanen comes to Tesfa with several years of Arabic teaching experience and extensive education. We are so pleased to welcome Ms. Hanen to our team and are confident that our scholars will have a fabulous Arabic teacher.

Additionally, I want take this opportunity to let you know that we are now able to offer students Arabic, Physical Education, and Art on a daily basis. We believe the daily exposure to Arabic is essential to the immersion in the Arabic language. Similarly, daily exposure to Art and Physical Education will provide our students with a well-rounded education.

Don’t hesitate to email or call me with any questions about our new Arabic teacher or new schedule. My contact information is listed below. It is an honor to serve our students and families, and I look forward to continuously improving our school. Our entire team is committed to providing the best education for each of our fabulous scholars.


Jonas Beugen, Director




We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Academic School Year.  If you are interested in having your child attend Tesfa International School, please fill out an Application Form and either mail, fax, or drop off the form at the school.

Phone:  651-717-4844
Fax Number:  651-641-4052


Tesfa International School

1555 40th Avenue NE

Columbia Heights MN 55421




Monday Morning Message June 5, 2017

Good Morning Friends,

As you all know this is our last week of school!  I have written many morning messages throughout the year and I appreciate your commitment to reading them and thinking about my messages to you.  As a special treat today you will get to read a message from our oldest scholars.  The 6th graders decided to demonstrate their courage and their communication skills by writing the blog this morning.  They are excited to share an end of the year message with our school community.  Enjoy!


Happy Last Monday of School Scholars!

Do you remember the first day of school? What were you feeling or thinking on that first day? What events from the year do you remember the most?Unknown What are your favorite memories? If you opened the doors to your memories, what would you see? How have you changed from the beginning of the school year to the end of the school year?

As you go into the future, remember to practice using the PYP Attitudes that you have learned from Tesfa. Cooperate with others by always working together. Show Respect to other’s feelings and choices. Be Curious by learning about new things. Use Creativity by thinking up new ways to solve problems. Show Confidence by always being who you are! Have Integrity and do the right thing. Show Empathy to other people by putting yourself in their shoes. Be T]olerant and do not judge others. Demonstrate Commitment by giving your all at school and home. Be Independent and try to do things for yourself. Appreciate what you get and what you have by saying please and thank you. Be Enthusiastic by having a positive attitude!!


Keep learning and growing so you can follow your dreams and become an amazing, fantastic, beautiful, POWERFUL person. The harder you try to be your best the more able you are to become someone who can make a positive difference in our world!

Have a fabulous summer and keep it real!

6th Grade Scholars


Ms. Lauren’s Morning Message

Good Morning Tesfa Scholars!

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend and were able to spend time with friends and family.  I know I enjoyed the beautiful weather and I took time to rest before these busy last two weeks of school.  This week we have a few special events to celebrate your hard work and commitment.  On Wednesday we will have our final all-school assembly for the year where we will recognize our students of the month and congratulate our 6th grade scholars for almost being done with elementary school.  Then, on Friday we will say goodbye to our Kindergarten scholars who are graduating!  Isn’t it cool that we are almost at the end of a wonderful learning year?  You are all so much better readers, writers, mathematicians and thinkers than you were back in August.  Your teachers and I are all very proud of you and you should be proud of yourself!  Think back and reflect…what is your favorite memory from the school year?  What will you remember most about this year?

As we prepare for summer and whatever grade or school comes next, keep these words from Kid President in mind…”The world needs you!”  Watch this graduation video from Kid President and listen all the advice he gives to young people.  Think about leaving a legacy wherever you go and remember to show our PYP attitudes no matter where life takes you.

Have a wonderful and fun learning week! Be kind and stay curious!

Ms. Lauren