Are you ready for an incredible 2016-2017 school year?

Please see below for information about how to prepare for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 10th!

 

Registration:

Registration for all new and returning students (Casita, TMES & TMMS) will be held at the Montano Campus.  If you did not register your child for the 2016-2017 school year in June, then you are required to attend registration at the Montano Campus on August 2nd or the first day of school, August 10th before they are permitted to join their class.  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.  Thank you for your cooperation!

  • Tuesday, August 2nd from 9 am – 3 pm

 or

  • The first day of school before your child enters their classroom

Every family must register their student(s) for the 2016-2017 school year.

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

  • Your child’s birth certificate (if you are registering your child for the first time)
  • An updated immunization record (Every TMES/TMMS/Casita student, new & returning, must bring in their immunization record at registration)
  • All Preschool parents of 3 and 4 year old 2016-2017 students need to pay the $200 registration fee at registration.  August tuition of $650 is due by August 10th.
  • 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.

 

Open House:

Open House dates:  We are excited to announce the Open House and Family Picnic dates to kick off the new school year!  We invite you and your family to attend the event.  You will be able meet the teacher, see the classroom, meet other families, sign up for carpools, volunteer for parent opportunities and learn about what is in store for the 2016-2017 school year!  We will also have the teacher assignment list available at the Open House events. Bring a picnic to enjoy and blanket to sit on during the Family Picnic from 5-6 pm.  We hope you can join us!

  • TMES/TMMS Montano Campus Families-  Open House and Family Picnic on August 5th, 2016
    • 4-6 level Montano campus: Open House from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Family Picnic for all TMES/TMMS-  5:00 – 6:00 pm
    • 1st – 8th grades: Open House from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

 

  • Carmel Campus Families (4-6 class & 3 year old class):  Open House & Family Picnic on August 8th from 4:30-6 pm @ Carmel campus.  Casita families are also welcome to attend the Montano Campus Family Picnic.

 

Student Account Balances:

Final bill:  The final bill for childcare (and any other school charges) for the 2015-2016 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 2016-2017 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 10th.  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 four 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 four meetings:
      • Monday, August 15, 2016  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
      • Monday, August 22, 2016  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
      • Monday, August 29, 2016  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
      • Monday, September 12, 2016  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
    • If you would like to contact our Strings staff, you are welcome to email anytime.  We will also be available at the Open House on Friday, August 5th.  We look forward to meeting you!

Dress Code for 2016-2017:

We realize that the dress code as it stands was confusing so we are streamlining it by implementing a “stripes and solids only” policy for the 2016-2017 school year in order to create the “distraction free zone” that we strive for in our classrooms.  Although the “stripes and solids only” policy is the only change in the dress code for the 2016-2017 school year, 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 from the 4-6 level and up. (Middle School students must abide by TMMS uniform standards also.)  Click here to read our entire Dress Code for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

School Supplies:

  • Supply lists:  Below are the 2016-2017 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, 2015-2016 Kindergarteners will now need to purchase the items on the 6-9 supply list, the 2015-2016 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:
    • Montano Campus families: Items listed under the "Community Supply" section should be dropped off through our drive-thru drop-off area on Monday, August 8th between 9 am – 3 pm.  Supplies listed as “Individual Supplies” may be brought first day of school on August 10th.
    • Carmel Campus families:  Please bring all supplies to the Open House on Monday, August 8th from 4:30 - 6pm.

 

Backpacks:

  • Backpack rule:  After discussing the success of the No Backpack Rule pilot program with our teachers, we have decided to keep the 4-6 and the 6-9 levels as “No Backpack” groups. The 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!

 

Summer Homework:

  • Our teachers want to help your child prevent the "summer slide" by completing level-specific summer homework packets!  If your child is entering grades 2nd -8th, please take a look at our Summer Homework page for details and links to the packets our teachers have created for their new and returning students.  Please note:  Although the packets are not required for grades 2nd -5th, we highly recommend working with your children on the packets at home so they are ready to start the new school year strong!  The TMMS Summer Homework Packet is required for grades 6th -8th.

 

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 10th, 11th & 12th.  Please be prepared to pick up your child between 12:00 noon - 12:30 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 Conference with you for one of those afternoons.  The first full day schedule for your child will begin on Monday, August 15th.  After Care will also be available for your child beginning on August 15th.

 

Middle School Parents:

  • It is imperative that you have read the TMMS Homework Packet for important information for your 6th - 8th grade student.

 

Upper Elementary Parents:

  • All 9-11 students are scheduled to go to Camp Oro Quay for an overnight trip on Thursday, August 18th through Friday, August 19th.  This is a Fine Arts based trip.  Parents will be invited to a small performance at the Camp on the afternoon of Friday, August 19th.  Permission packets will be sent home on the first day of school.  The overnight trip will cost approximately $75.  More details will be available from your child's teacher at the Open House on August 5th.

 

School Calendars:

 

Important Dates for August:

  • August 2nd:  Registration from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • August 5th:  Open House for Montano Campus families (see specific times above)
  • August 8th:  Open House and School Supply Drop-Off for Carmel Campus families from 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • August 8th:  "Community Supply" Drive-Thru Drop-Off for Montano Campus families from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • August 10th:  First Day of School for all students!
  • August 10th - 11th:  Camp Oro Quay overnight for all TMMS students
  • August 10th - 12th:  Half day schedule for all 4-6 level students & 3 year old class students, 9:00 am - noon (parent/teacher conferences in afternoon on one of those days)
  • August 15th:  First full day schedule for all 4-6 level students & 3 year old class students
  • August 18th - 19th:  Camp Oro Quay overnight for all 9-11 students
  • August 19th:  Parent Education Night at Montano Campus-  Topic: Anti-bullying with James Vautier

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

  • Monday, August 15, 2016  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Monday, August 22, 2016  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Monday, August 29, 2016  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Monday, September 12, 2016  from 4:00 – 5:00 pm