Math Journey of Discovery

Math Journey of Discovery - RSVP before it's full!
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Experience the genius of Maria Montessori though hands-on use of the math materials your children use every day. Please join us to learn how the Early Childhood through Upper Elementary materials provide a strong math foundation for your independent and self-motivated learner! 

Lunch and childcare for currently enrolled students will be provided free of charge and participants must be able to stay for the entire experience. A free copy of Math Works: Montessori Math and the Developing Brain, by Michael Duffy, will be provided for each participant. Space is limited for this enlightening event, so please RSVP quickly to reserve your space. 

2019 Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all of the elementary students for working hard to prepare and conquer the Spelling Bee this week. We have some great spellers! Since this is an event parents cannot attend, Ashley created this wonderful overview. Congrats to our winner Nicholas Smith and runner up Maya Witzel.

Sting Soccer

New Soccer Program!

We have a new soccer program at TMA! Parents of Maximus and Grayson (EC2 & EC3), Erin & Kenneth Medina, are bringing Sting Soccer to TMA. Classes begin in February for Early Childhood and Elementary students:

Sign up now!

Thoughts from the Head

TMA Connections Run Deep

Do you remember your senior year of high school, a year filled with celebratory events, decisions about college, and a range of emotions? Did you take time to reconnect with your friends from your elementary school years? I certainly didn’t, but graduating seniors who attended TMA did over winter break. One of the graduates decided to host an “alumni” event in her home and all but a couple of the former students attended.

Five of those who attended are children of current TMA Board members, Pule Calderon and Kim White, and TMA staff members, Robin Dotson, Letty Marquez, and Jennifer Williams. Interesting comments shared with these parents included, "the alums all immediately clicked again,” many were planning to major in “ologies,” one person is pursuing musical theater, and everyone else is majoring in a STEM-related field.

Connection among TMA alums and their families has been an ongoing and recurring theme during my tenure at TMA and one I’ve also experienced with my personal children. I view it as a great return on investment of the gift of a Montessori education that we are giving “our” children and hope you do as well.  

-- Pam

TMA Alumni
Upcoming Events
MLK Jr. Day

MLK Jr. Day - No Class or Holiday Care
January 21, 2019

School will be closed in observance of MLK Jr. Day on Monday, January 21. No Holiday Care, activities, or after school programs will be held this day.


Elementary STEM Fair
January 24, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are holding an Elementary STEM Fair this year which focuses on the Engineering Method of problem solving. Students find a problem, produce a prototype to solve it, and create a tri-fold board to communicate and present the project. Information for participation has been provided for students. Participation is optional for Lower Elementary.

Glimpse of Lower Elementary

A Glimpse of Lower Elementary
January 24, 2019, 5:00-6:00 pm

All parents who have a child progressing to 1st level next year are encouraged to attend our program, A Glimpse of Lower Elementary, on Thursday, January 24, from 5:00-6:00 pm. Please RSVP so we know to expect you.

Extension Coffee

Extension Coffee: The Third Year of EC
February 7, 2019, 8:45-9:45 am

What happens in Extension? Why is it so important? Please join us for muffins and coffee to find out what makes the last year of the Early Childhood cycle so special. 

RVSP to Ashley

Did you know?
Changes are coming!

RenWeb is now FACTS

The company who provides the software we use for our student database, RenWeb, has merged with another company, FACTS Management, and now has been rebranded as FACTS. With this merger, the new company will provide new online billing tools which we will utilize beginning with all transactions related to the 2019-20 school year. We will continue to use our current billing system for all payments for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year.

New Functionality

  • 24/7 access to online statements
  • Ability to make payments online
  • Ability to print statements for tax purposes
  • Costs can easily be split among multiple payers on a percentage basis
  • Tuition will be billed separately from other expenses such as Extended Day and Community Service fees, so you will receive 2 bills.
  • You can choose to pay on the 1st or the 10th of each month, or both, paying tuition on one date and other expenses on the other date.
  • Secure system for paying by automatic bank draft or debit/credit card (2.85% fee charged for all debit or credit card payments). No more having to drop off checks at the school!

These are a few of the changes you will see when re-enrolling for the 2019-20 school year. More detailed information will be provided as we approach our re-enrollment period. As always, if you have any questions, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Find What You Need at MyTMA!

MyTMA contains much needed information for TMA community members, including links to ParentsWeb and the Parent Portal (password: #TMAparents). On the Parent Portal, you will find:

  1. Resources - includes forms, calendar, tuition & fee schedule, general contact information, community service opportunities, and links to issues of the TMA Connection
  2. Classroom Information - includes classroom teacher information, classroom orientation guides, shopping list, healthy lunch guidelines, and other guides
  3. ParentsWeb - provides the link to log in and directions to update information 

Please let us know if you cannot find a piece of information you need and we will add it to the site.

Download Upcoming Events Directly to your Calendar

MLK Jr. Day - School Holiday: No Class or Holiday Care
Jan 21 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)
Jan 24 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
A Glimpse of Lower Elementary
Jan 24 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
Math Journey of Discovery
Jan 26 2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
2019-20 Re-enrollment Begins
Feb 1 2019 8:30 AM (CST)
Extension Coffee: Third Year of EC 
Feb 7 2019 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (CST)
Upper Elementary Heifer Ranch Parent Meeting
Feb 7 2019 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
Elementary Bake Sale
Feb 11 2019 8:30 AM - Feb 15 2019 3:30 PM (CST)
Parent-Teacher Conferences
No Class or Holiday Care
Feb 18 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)
Elementary Open House
Feb 21 2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)