TMEMS Information & Updates (9/8/23)

8 Sep, 2023
TMEMS Information & Updates (9/8/23)

TMEMS Information & Updates (9/8/23)

Constitution Day at TMEMS 9/18/23

Constitution Day is September 17 th which is Sunday, but the Honor Guard is available Monday the 18th to bring attention to this important event in U.S. history.  TMEMS will be celebrating this year's Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Monday, September 18, 2023. At the Montano Campus, we will be having the Team Kirtland Honor Guard visit and post colors outdoors in front of the school for students to say the morning pledge together.* Officers will visit for a few minutes to speak with students about the flag and what it means to be a citizen to represent our nation in celebration and guard our national treasures and to honor those who have served. Students will also have an opportunity to ask the officers questions about the flag, uniforms, and the reasons they joined the Honor Guard.

Our Carmel (Casita) Campus will also be celebrating Constitution Day with their own celebration at their campus that our teachers will lead and organize. 

Standards being addressed during this celebration: 

NM K-8 Common Core Social Studies Standards

K.10. Identify the local, state, and national symbols (e.g., flag, bird, song)

1.13. Investigate significant events, people, and observances in history and discuss their effects on local and national communities.

2.11. Examine and understand the various qualities of leadership

3.9. Explain how to be a responsible and active citizen in a democracy.

4.8. Explain how democratic principles guide local, state, and sovereign governments.

4.9. Demonstrate understanding that state symbols, holidays, traditions, and songs represent various cultural heritages, natural treasures, and the democratic values of New Mexico.

5.9. Analyze how different individuals and groups influenced the creation and interpretation of the founding documents.

5.10. Explain how the principles of the founding documents and the principle of liberty became

unifying ideas of American democracy.

6.33. Identify rights and responsibilities of citizens and noncitizens in civic participation within the governmental systems such as monarchy, democracy, republic, and oligarchy

7.28. Describe the role of citizens in ensuring the long-term survival of their community, including cooperation, obligations, rights, and responsibilities.

8.26 Describe the role of community members in ensuring the long-term survival of their community, including cooperation, obligations, rights, and responsibilities. 

*All classrooms will participate, however, students are not required to say the pledge.


Half Day- September 15

September 15 is a half day.  We will have aftercare at the MONTANO campus. Due to staffing, there will NOT be aftercare at the Carmel (Casita) campus. 

  • Elementary side pick-up (normal pick-up time 2:15 – 2:40 pm) will be from 12:10 – 12:25 pm

  • Middle School side pick-up (normal pick-up time 2:45 – 3:00 pm) will be from 12:30 – 12:45 pm

  • Carmel Campus pick-up will be from 12:10 – 12:25 pm


Late Arrivals, Absences, and Drop Off

Regular attendance and punctuality are the cornerstones of a successful education journey. When students attend school consistently and arrive on time each day, they lay a solid foundation for their academic and personal development. 

Consistent attendance ensures that students have the opportunity to engage with the curriculum, participate in class discussions, and build strong relationships with teachers and peers. Being on time not only demonstrates responsibility but also sets a positive habit that extends beyond the classroom. 

If your child will be tardy or absent, please call the front office to report this to Ms. Brenda- 505-796-0149

If you are dropping off your child late, you will need to come into the office and sign them in. This is any middle school student arriving after 8:40 a.m. and any elementary student arriving after 8:45 a.m. 

The elementary and middle school drop-off traffic flow is one way only. Please follow the traffic pattern in the mornings. Thank you for your help with this! 


Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Please check your parent portal frequently to check on your child’s grades, important messages, etc. 

Link to Parent Portal: 

If you have any questions or cannot log on, email Ms. Piper at

When an email is sent through Infinite Campus, it will always show a default email of However, if you hit “reply”, your reply will go directly back to the person who sent it. Sorry for this confusion and thanks for being patient as we are still learning to navigate our new Student Information System.


Book Fair

The countdown is ON for our first Book Fair of the year! Having the opportunity to choose their own books empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. As always, every purchase at the Fair will benefit our school. More details will come out next week.

Mark your calendars for: 

Carmel Campus: September 18th – 19th

Montano Campus: September 20th – 22nd