Are you ready for an incredible 2017-2018 school year?

Please see below for information about how to prepare for the first day of school on Tuesday, August 8th!

 

Registration:

Registration for all new and returning students (Casita, TMES & TMMS) will be held at the Montano Campus.  There seems to be some confusion as to what ‘Registration’ is.  Every student must be re-registered every year, no exceptions.  The ‘Intent to Return’ form or Application for Enrollment that you filled out during the school year was not the registration packet. The registration packet is typically a 10 page packet that is filled out at the school during the summer with pertinent information such as contact info, permission for various things, pick-up list, etc.  We are not able to email registration packets so your attendance is required. All required documents for every new and returning student must be submitted before the registration packet is considered complete.  Students will not be able to enter their classroom until the registration packet is complete. Thank you for your cooperation!  Registration dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, May 31st from 9 am – 3 pm.

  • Saturday, June 3rd from 9 am – noon.

  • *New date* Wednesday, July 19th from 9 am – 3 pm

  • *New date* Thursday, July 20th from 9 am – 3 pm

  • Monday, July 31st from 9 am – 3 pm

Every family must register their student(s) for the 2017-2018 school year.

   Please bring the following items to registration to complete the registration packet:

  • Your child’s birth certificate and immunization record (if you are registering your child for the first time)
  • All Preschool parents of 3 and 4 year old 2017-2018 students need to pay the $200 registration fee no later than June 10th.  August tuition of $715 is due August 1st.
  • Please note-  New & returning students: All required items must be with the completed registration packet before your child may go to class on the first day of school.

 

 

Student Account Balances:

Final bill:  The final bill for childcare (and any other school charges) for the 2016-2017 school year will be available at Registration.  Please remit payment in full during Registration or before the first day of school.  Any family who has a bill that is not paid in full by the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year will have restrictions to childcare and other privileges.  Thank you for your understanding and prompt payment of debts.

 

Before and After Care:

  • Before and After Care will begin on the first day of school, August 8th.  Complete childcare info is available on our Before & After Care Program page.  Please note:  If you have not completed your child's registration packet and required documents, they may not join Before or After Care until it is complete.  Also, if you have a balance on their TMES/TMMS/Casita account, your child may not join Before or After Care until it is paid in full.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Important Information for Parents:

  • There is a wealth of information about our prescription and non-perscription medication policies, volunteer policy, background checks, etc. on our Important Information for Parents page on our website.  We suggest you read through that page to familiarize yourself with important policies at TMES/TMMS/Casita.

 

Violin & Cello:

  • Violin & Cello Purchase or Rental:   Please remember that our violin & cello teachers will measure your student at the beginning of the school year for their current size.  Please do not purchase or rent a violin or cello without the recommendation of one of our teachers first!
  • This information is important for all incoming 2nd grade students and all students new to our Strings Program at TMES & TMMS. 
    • Your child may choose either violin or cello.  Once they make their choice, we highly recommend they do not change instruments for the first few years of instruction!
    • Please do not purchase a violin or cello without prior recommendation from our Strings staff.  We can save you money and trouble so it is important that you wait until you speak with us before purchasing an instrument!
    • We will measure students for their violin or cello at the beginning of the school year.  We ask that you wait for us to measure your child before renting or purchasing an instrument.   It is very important that you do not rent or purchase an instrument before our teachers size your child!
    • All new Strings Program families at TMES & TMMS should attend the three Parent Violin & Cello Education Nights we have scheduled.  This will give you the knowledge you need to help your child succeed in Strings for years to come!  Please plan on attending all three meetings:
      • Monday, August 14, 2017  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
      • Monday, August 21, 2017  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
      • Monday, August 28, 2017  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
    • If you would like to contact our Strings staff, you are welcome to email anytime.  We look forward to meeting you!

 

Open Houses!

We will have an Open House at both our Carmel Campus and our Montano Campus to kick off the new school year.  This will be a casual, short event for families to be able to see the class lists, meet the teacher and other families.  Please join us!

  • Carmel Campus:  Monday, August 7th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Montano Campus:  Monday, August 7th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm

 

Dress Code for 2017-2018:

We are continuing with the “stripes and solids only” policy for the 2017-2018 school year in order to create the “distraction free zone” that we strive for in our classrooms.  Although there are not any changes to the dress code, we suggest that you please make sure to look at the Dress Code details to familiarize yourself with our full dress code.  The dress code applies to ALL of our students. (Middle School students must abide by TMMS uniform standards also.)  Click here to read our entire Dress Code for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

School Supplies:

  • Supply lists:  Below are the 2017-2018 supply lists you will need for your student(s).  Please make sure to buy supplies for the grade level your child will be entering next school year.  For instance, 2016-2017 Kindergarteners will now need to purchase the items on the 6-9 supply list, the 2016-2017 3rd year students are now 9-11 students, and so on.  You are welcome to purchase any brand you like, unless the brand has been specified on the supply list.
  • Supply drop-off:  both Carmel campus & Montano campus families drop off at the Montano Campus
    • All Montano Campus & Carmel Campus families: Items listed under the "Community Supply" section should be dropped off through our drive-thru drop-off area at the Montano Campus on Wednesday, August 2nd between 9 am – 3 pm (please note the change in date from the supply lists that were handed out in June. August 2nd is the correct date).  Supplies listed as “Individual Supplies” may be brought directly to your child's classroom on first day of school on August 8th.

 

Backpacks:

  • Backpack rule:  After discussing the success of the No Backpack Rule pilot program with our teachers, we have decided to keep the 3 year olds, 4-6 and the 6-9 levels as “No Backpack” groups. The 3 year old, 4-6 and 6-9 students should have a reusable canvas or nylon bag that should be emptied, folded and stored each day. The 9–11 and midschool level students will be allowed to bring standard size (or smaller) backpacks to school (NO roller bag backpacks please).  This policy was made taking into consideration the logistics of the classrooms and the maturity level of the students.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

 

3 Year Old and 4-6 Level Parents:

  • Our 3 year old and 4-6 Level (4 year olds & Kindergarten) classes will be on a half day schedule August 8th - 11th.  Please be prepared to pick up your child between 12:30 - 1:00 pm those days.  After Care is not available for your 3 year old or 4-6 Level child during any of those afternoons. Your child's teacher will schedule a Parent/Teacher meeting that week. The first full day schedule for your child will begin on Monday, August 14th.  After Care will also be available for your child beginning on August 14th.  For more details about this age group, please see the page: http://tmesnm.com/school-life/info-for-ages-3-4-kinder-families

 

Middle School Parents:

  • It is imperative that you have read the TMMS Homework Packet for important information for your 6th - 8th grade student. Make sure to have your student prepared to leave for Oro Quay on August 8th (7th & 8th years) or August 9th (6th grade). Please plan on attending the Parent Orientation Meeting on Monday, August 7th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  Please bring the following items with you to the Parent Orientation:
    • Student & Family goals
    • Volunteer Form
    • Summer Work logs
    • Money earned over summer
    • Camp Oro Quay permission slips, money and prescription forms
    • $10 Science lab fee
    • A smile  smile
  • Please don't forget about the TMMS Dress Code!
    • Solid color polo shorts (any color- no stripes, polka dots, etc)
    • Khaki style pants, shorts, skirts or jumpers  (no jeans or cargo pants)

 

Upper Elementary Parents:

  • All 9-11 students are scheduled to go to Camp Oro Quay for an overnight trip on Thursday, August 17th through Friday, August 18th.  This is a Fine Arts based trip.  Parents will be invited to a small performance at the Camp on the afternoon of Friday, August 18th.  Permission packets will be sent home on the first day of school.  The overnight trip will cost approximately $80.  More details will be available soon.

 

School Calendar:

 

Important Dates for August:

  • August 2nd:  "Community Supply" Drive-Thru Drop-Off for Montano Campus families from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • August 7th:  Carmel Campus Open House from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • August 7th:  TMMS Parent Orientation Meeting from 4:00 - 5:00 pm at the Montano Campus
  • August 7th:  Montano Campus Open House from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • August 8th:  First Day of School for all students!
  • August 8th - 9th:  Camp Oro Quay overnight for all 7th & 8th grade students
  • August 9th - 10th:  Camp Oro Quay overnight for all 6th grade students
  • August 8th - 11th:  Half day schedule for all 4-6 level students & 3 year old class students, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (parent/teacher meetings will be scheduled)
  • August 14th:  First full day schedule for all 4-6 level students & 3 year old class students
  • August 17th - 18th:  Camp Oro Quay overnight for all 9-11 students
  • August 25th:  This event is going to be rescheduled for a later date.  TBA soon. Parent Education Night at Montano Campus-  Topic: Anti-bullying with James Vautier

Parent Violin & Cello Education Nights for NEW Strings Program families:

  • Monday, August 14, 2017  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Monday, August 21, 2017  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Monday, August 28, 2017  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm