Welcome to the Jariwala Family

Please join us in welcoming the Jariwala family to the TMA community! Devan is an Extension student in the EC3 classroom. Welcome!

Thoughts from the Head

A Shout-Out to Backyard Bash Leaders, Volunteers, and Sponsors!

This year’s Backyard Bash had everything…beautiful weather, fun activities, new TMA t-shirts, and the highest attendance in recent memory! And, it would not have happened without a cadre of hard-working parent and grandparent volunteers. “Kudos!” and “Thank You!!!” to Lisa Rebstock for her leadership and Alamaze Harrison who filled in for Lisa, when needed. And, as amazing as Lisa and Alamaze are, even they could not have ensured the success of the event without the support of volunteers and event sponsors. Heartfelt thanks to volunteers who invested countless hours in ensuring event tasks were completed and sponsors who invested financial resources in helping cover expenses of the Bash so that TMA families and friends could attend the event free-of-charge.

Volunteers included:

Holly & Jim Harper, Nicole Blanco & Danny Viator, Angela Swindell, Allison Butz, Andrea Landy, Maria Adams, Misty Lester, Constance Munge, Sarmin & Adiel Correa, Amanda & Sean Holliday, Kelly Nejati, Brandi Borougerdi, Elizabeth Reep, Angela Cardozo, Griselda Stroter, Monica Sosa, Calvin Walker, Maurice Williams, William Beksi, Li Han, and Jennifer Viner

Sponsors included parents, grandparents, and Board members:

Siamak & Kelly Nejati, Molly Gamades, Erin Morgan & James Payne, Tim & Brandy Austin, Tim & Gale Pileggi, Paul & Alamaze Harrison, Kurtis & Holli Jetsel, Allan & Pam Dunbar, and Brian & Suzanne Dangelmaier

On behalf of the children of TMA, an enthusiastic “thank you” for investing your time and financial resources in ensuring this year’s Backyard Bash was a “beyond amazing” event for all families who attended!

-- Pam

Upcoming Events

Fall Book Fair
Early Childhood Resource Room
Through Friday at 5:00 pm!

Thank you for fostering passion for reading in your homes and helping us promote reading for fun at TMA. Thanks to your purchases to date, we will receive a 55% return on this book fair! We will use this reward responsibly to purchase library-bound content for our school library!

Classroom Collections

Classroom Library Wish Lists, completed by all classroom teachers, can be found in the Resource Room. Please consider purchasing a book as a gift to refresh the Elementary classroom collections or the Early Childhood Library.

Online Book Fair

Our Online Book Fair is open through November 23. Orders made through our school’s book fair page also earn the 55% reward for our school. Online orders will be delivered to TMA in early December. Be advised that Toddler, Elementary, Jr High, and High School reading materials are available! So consider this as an option for holiday shopping! Please note “GIFT/student name” in memo line of online orders for discreet delivery. 

Use coupon code APP18 to take $5 off a $25 app purchase by downloading the Scholastic Book Fair App! Search for Book Fairs in the App Store.

Parking Lot Safety

Speed Bump Installation
Monday, November 12

The new speed bumps will be installed on Monday, November 12, between 9:00 and 11:00 am. If you are at the school during these hours, be aware that there will be workers in the parking lot.

Please be mindful of the new bumps as you are driving through our parking lot.

Group Photos

Group Photos and Individual Portrait Retakes
Tuesday, November 13
Pre-Order Envelopes Due Monday, November 12

The classroom group photos and individual portrait retakes are on Tuesday, November 13, beginning at 8:30 am sharp. Please arrive on time so you child will be included. Remember to dress your child(ren) accordingly!

Please note: Group photos are only available by pre-order. You will not receive a proof of these pictures. Please return the envelope with your payment by November 12 to order your child's classroom photo.

Board Meeting

Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 pm

The Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 14, at 6:30 pm. Community members are welcome to attend this open meeting.

EC PDO: A Playful Child and Academic Readiness

Early Childhood PDO: A Playful Child and Academic Readiness
Thursday, November 15, 5-6 pm

Join us for this Early Childhood Parent Development Opportunity: A Playful Child and Academic Readiness, presented by Audrey Rowland. Audrey has over 20 years of experience as an early childhood professional. Drawing from her expertise as a teacher and administrator, Audrey creates resources and provides professional development for early educators, administrators, parents, and policy-makers. Audrey earned a MS from the University of North Texas in Child Development and Family Studies and a MBA from Texas Woman’s University. 

Dr. Montessori said that play is the work of the child. How does play prepare children for academic and life success? What types of play are most productive and purposeful? How can we protect our child’s playfulness and support their work? In this quick workshop we will discuss the impact of play on brain development and social success and provide practical ideas for school and home.

Please RSVP to Ashley to let us know you if will attend and whether you will need childcare, which will be provided free of charge.

Thanksgiving Feasts

Early Childhood
Monday, November 19

The Early Childhood Classrooms gather in the Multipurpose Room for Thanksgiving Feasts on Monday, November 19, following this schedule:

EC3: 10:45-11:45 am
EC2: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
EC1: 12:45-1:45 pm

Remember to sign-up to bring food to the feasts and volunteer to help on the day of the event. Please label your containers so those items remaining after the event can be easily returned.

Tuesday, November 20

The Elementary Classrooms hold their Thanksgiving Feasts in their respective classrooms at 11:00 am for Upper Elementary, and 11:30 am for Lower Elementary. You should receive a note from your classroom teacher, which includes information for signing up to bring a dish. Once again, all leftover food will be donated to the Arlington Life Shelter, so please send your food in a covered disposable or recyclable container. 

Thanksgiving Holiday
Who's the Boss?

Who's the Boss?
Thursday, November 29, 5:00-7:00 pm

Join us for this Parent Development Opportunity: you give us your toughest parenting challenges and we will provide strategies for you to use to overcome them. We will have program level work groups including active participation from classroom teachers to help you work through your real world challenges. Invite your friends! Dinner and free childcare for TMA students is provided; please RSVP to Ashley.  

Did you know?
Reviews Needed

Review TMA and Earn Community Service Hours

Community Service hours are due by December 13! One way to earn hours is to share your perspective about TMA on local sites by clicking on the links below:

You can log one hour of Community Service for each of your reviews. YES, REALLY! You may not realize it, but reviews impact how Google lists our school and how close we are to the top on search results. The more reviews we have, the closer to the top we will get. So please, let the world know how much you love TMA!

Download Upcoming Events Directly to your Calendar

Group Photo pre-order envelopes due
Nov 12 2018 5:00 PM (CST)
Group Photos & Individual Portrait Retakes
Nov 13 2018 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)
Board Meeting
Nov 14 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
EC PDO: Playful Child and Academic Readiness
Nov 15 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
Early Childhood Thanksgiving Feasts
Nov 19 2018 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (CST)
Elementary Thanksgiving Feasts
Nov 20 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 21 2018 8:30 AM - Nov 23 2018 3:30 PM (CST)
PDO: Who's the Boss?
Nov 29 2018 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM (CST)
New Family Orientation
Dec 6 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
Upper Elementary Campout
Dec 7 2018 6:00 PM - Dec 8 2018 8:00 AM (CST)
Community Service Hours Due
Dec 13 2018 5:00 PM (CST)
Last Day of Fall Session
Dec 21 2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)
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