IMPORTANT DATES 2017-18
SCHOOL TRADITIONS & EVENTS
Back to School Night
Every September, classroom guides share information with parents about classroom routines and school “nuts and bolts”. Parents receive school materials and can ask questions about the curriculum. (Adults only.)
Over the course of the year, parents of toddlers are invited to meet with the Toddler Guides to learn about the Toddler program and learn more about raising Toddlers.
In October, families come together for an afternoon of food, fun and fall activities for children.
Journey and Discovery
Each autumn, TMS offers a Montessori experience unique to parents. Attendance is a requirement for all parents new to our community. It is also offered as a refresher to returning parents. Its focus on the Montessori environment helps in demonstrating how learning is structured in our classrooms. (Adults only.)
The Book Fair is held at our local Barnes & Noble in the fall. Parents are encouraged to attend the performances by Elementary children and any guest readers. Purchases made, either at the store or online, go to benefit the TMS Library. All school families are invited.
Every year, a professional photographer comes to photograph children individually and their classes.
In the winter, an evening is set aside at TMS to celebrate our international community through food and entertainment. Families are encouraged to dress in their national styles and bring their favorite food.
Special Persons’ Days
Three days are reserved each year for the purpose of inviting grandparents, aunts or uncles and other special friends to visit their Kindergarteners in Children’s House, Lower Elementary or Upper Elementary grandchildren (or nieces or nephews). The adult guests are invited to be in the classrooms at TMS, meet Guides and learn more about the Montessori method.
Ever-popular with the children and run by the Sixth Graders, Bingo Night is a family-fun event of bingo, food, raffles and prizes.
The Upper Elementary students provide entertainment in the form of a play or musical for school families and guests each spring. Other Elementary performances by are held informally throughout the year in response to the curriculum.
Spring Social & Auction
Our biggest fundraiser event, the Spring Social & Auction provides a fun way to socialize with other parents. Don’t miss this opportunity for good food, music, and to bid on great auction items to benefit TMS. Adults only.
All families are invited for a picnic outdoors. Students and families have an opportunity to celebrate another great school year!
Scheduled for the outdoors in late spring, Color Days are for the benefit of TMS students. One Color Day is for Toddler and Children’s House students who enjoy a morning of fun, age-appropriate activities. Another Color Day is filled with activities to challenge Elementary students while practicing teamwork and problem-solving skills.
Sixth Grade Graduation
In June, the Board of Trustees, faculty/staff, school families and guests of sixth graders attend a ceremony that marks the culmination of the sixth grade experience at TMS. The Kevin Wallace and Arnold Frank Zeleznik Citizenship awards are also presented.