Staffing Changes

Staffing Changes

Sydne Somers, who has been working as the Teacher Assistant in EC1, resigned this week to focus on personal growth and family. She has worked at TMA for the past seven years in a variety of roles. She will be missed and we wish her the all the best.

Diane Madrid-Forcucci is now the Teacher Assistant in EC1. She has been working in Elementary Extended Day and subbing in the Early Childhood classrooms for the past year.

We have hired Shannon Oldenburg to take over Diane's place in Elementary Extended Day. She will also be working as a substitute in all programs. She holds a BA in Art History and a Masters in Education. She has 16 years of experience working with children ages 2 through 12 years old. We are excited to have her at TMA!

Medication Reminders

Medication Reminders

We want to remind you about our policies regarding administering medication at school. Please make sure you are familiar with our policy which can be found on pages 58-61 in the Family Guide.

Please be sure to bring all prescription or OTC medication to the front desk with a completed Authorization for Administration of Medication form. Front office personnel will enter it into our database and take it to the classroom for the teacher to administer. DO NOT SEND ANY MEDICATION IN YOUR CHILD'S BACKPACK. This includes lip balm, hand sanitizer, or any product that is labeled with, "Keep out of reach of children." Please complete the Authorization for Administration of Medication form and drop it by the front office for these products also.

We have begun a new process of logging each dose in our system and sending a confirmation email to parents. This is a new system, so if you do not receive an email at the time your child was scheduled to receive a dose, please bear with us; it will not be instantaneous. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the front desk, call, or email us.

Upcoming Events
New Parent Orientation

New Parent Orientation
Wednesday, December 12, 5-6 pm

If your family joined TMA after the first day of school in August or if you missed our first orientation, you should have received an email from Amanda inviting you to the New Parent Orientation which is required for all new families. Please refer to the email for details. We hope to see you all there!

Community Service Hours Due 12/13

Log Community Service Hours by December 13

ParentsWeb has been updated and finally brought into this century! It is easy to log Community Service hours, which can now be done on your phone or tablet:

  • Visit ParentsWeb. We also have a link on our website.
  • Type TMAA-TX under District Code.
  • Enter the email address you provided to the school.
  • Enter your password. If you cannot remember, you can click on the link “Forgot Username / Password?”.
  • Click on 'Family'.
  • Choose parent name from drop down menu.
  • On right side, click on 'Add +'.
  • Enter in your community service info.
  • Click 'Save'.

While you are logged into ParentsWeb, please review your demographic information to make sure it is accurate. You can also modify your emergency contact and transportation pick-up lists all in one visit!

Winter Break

Winter Break
December 24 - January 4

Our Winter Break Holiday is Monday, December 24, through Friday, January 4. The spring session will begin on Monday, January 7. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer Holiday Care January 2-4 because the minimum enrollment was not reached.

Did you know?

There's Been an Update to our New Website

A new section of the website, MyTMA, contains information for TMA community members. This page provides access to ParentsWeb and the Parent Portal. The Parent Portal is only accessible after entering a password which is #TMAparents.

The Parent Portal includes three main sections:

  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.

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

New Parent Orientation
Dec 12 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
Community Service Hours Due
Dec 13 2018 5:00 PM (CST)
Upper Elementary Community Service-Mission Arlington
Dec 20 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Early Childhood - Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)
Elementary - Young Authors' Conference
Dec 21 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
Last Day of Fall Session
Dec 21 2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)
Winter Break
Dec 24 2018 8:30 AM - Jan 4 2019 3:30 PM (CST)
First Day of Spring Session
Jan 7 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)