Calendar

2018-19

September 2018

  • Tuesday, Sep 4 – “Back to School” event
  • Wednesday, Sep 5 – Classes begin

October 2018

  • Monday, Oct 8 – Staff In-Service (NO SCHOOL)

November 2018

  • Monday and Tuesday, Nov 19 and 20 – Conferences (NO SCHOOL)
  • Wednesday-Friday, Nov 21-23 – Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)
  • Monday, Nov 26 – School resumes

December 2018 and January 2019

  • Monday, Dec 24-Wednesday, Jan 2 – Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)
  • Thursday, Jan 3 – School resumes
  • Monday, Jan 21 – Martin Luther King Jr Day / Family Day of Service (NO SCHOOL)

February 2019

  • Friday, Feb 15 – Staff In-Service (NO SCHOOL)
  • Monday, Feb 18 – Presidents’ Day (NO SCHOOL)

March 2019

  • Thursday and Friday, Mar 21 and 22 – Conferences (NO SCHOOL)
  • Monday-Friday, Mar 25-29 – Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

April 2019

  • Monday, Apr 1 – School resumes

May 2019

  • Friday, May 24 – In-Service (NO SCHOOL)
  • Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

June 2019

  • Wednesday, Jun 5 – Last day of school/Toddler & Children’s House
  • Thursday, Jun 6 – 6th Grade Graduation (10AM); Last day of school/Lower & Upper Elementary (noon dismissal)

SCHOOL TRADITIONS & EVENTS

Parents & Teachers Meeting | Just before school begins, 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.)

Toddler Tea/Parent Education | Over the course of the year, parents of toddlers meet with Toddler Guides to learn about the Toddler program and dive deeper into best ways to raise Toddlers.

Fall Festival | In October, families come together for an afternoon of food, fun and fall activities for children.

Journey and Discovery/Parent Education | Journey and Discovery is a unique event designed for parents and guests to experience the progression from one level of learning to the next, and how they interconnect. We require new parents and strongly recommend returning parents to attend in order to discover the elegance and value of a Montessori education.

Picture Day | Every year, a professional photographer comes to photograph children individually and their classes.

Global Celebration | Each year, 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/Student Work Demonstrations | A few days are reserved each year for TMS Kindergarteners or students in Elementary to invite relatives and guests to visit their classes. Relatives and guests can meet Guides, see classrooms and learn more about the Montessori method.

Bingo Night | Ever-popular with the children and run by the Sixth Graders, Bingo Night is a family-fun event of bingo, food, raffles and prizes.

School Performance | Upper Elementary students focus on the production 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 Gala & Auction | Our big fundraiser event, the Spring Gala & Auction, provides a fun way to socialize with other parents. Don’t miss this opportunity for good food, music, and bidding on great auction items to benefit TMS. Adults only.

Color Day | Color Day is for the enjoyment of fun, age-appropriate activities in late spring with parent volunteers. The morning 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.