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Who Leads The Way ? ........ TMSA !!!!
Upcoming Events
Repeating Event - Coffee and Conversation
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
- Annual Tittle I Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Upcoming Parental Involvement Activities

Greetings from your Parent Liaison and Administrative Team!

We hope that you and your family have experienced a smooth first few weeks of school.á

Most families these days are extremely busy, therefore keeping up with our day-to-day routines can feel overwhelming at times. Getting ready for school and coming home from school can be the busiest and most hectic times of the day, therefore we wanted to share a resource that may be helpful. Below are the sample morning routine and after-school routine checklist that you can easily print. If you laminate it or place it in a clear sleeve, it can be used over and over again. Instead of repeating all of the steps necessary to get ready in the morning or complete after-school tasks, you can tell your child to look at their checklist. We hope this helps you and your child.

Printable morning routine - Printable after-school routine

Please make arrangements to join us for the following Meetings and Activities:á

Parent/Community Involvement Policy

We want to hear from you!

Our Parent/Community Involvement Policy must be reviewed and updated each year. Please join us to be part of the process to evaluate the plan and make suggestions for revision for the 2014 - 2015 school year.á

Annual Parent/Community Involvement Policy Review Meeting: All parents are invited!
Friday, August 29th at 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria at the Primary Academy

PTO Meeting

Tuesday, September 9th at 6:15 p.m. in the College Park United Methodist Church Sanctuary (Elementary and Junior Academy)á

Curriculum Night

Tuesday, September 16th in your child's classroom with two sessions, one at 4:30 p.m. and a repeated session at 5:30 p.m.

This meeting will provide grade-specific information regarding the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards and learning expectations for the current school year.á

Annual Title I Meeting

Increasing student academic achievement is a primary goal at TMSA and we are excited about the strategies we are implementing to achieve excellent results this school year. Our school is a Title I school, which means we receive federal funding for the purpose of further increasing student academic achievement and closing student achievement gaps, specifically in reading and math.

Our Annual Title I Meeting: All parents are invited!
Thursday, September 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the College Park United Methodist Church Sanctuary (Elementary and Junior Academy)

Please come out to learn more about:
- Title I Budget
- Goals for Improvement
- Saturday School Tutorials
- Parent Workshops
- School-Parent Compact
- Parent Involvement Policy

School-Parent Compacts

The School-Parent Compact is a document that is required by Title I. It describes how parents, the school staff, and students will share responsibility for improved academic achievement. Our School-Parent Compacts were distributed at Sneak Peek and during the first week of school. áPlease sign the compact and return it to your child's teacher. Our goal is for 100% of the compacts to be signed and returned
TMSa - Room Parents
TMSA Parents,á

Room Parents are a vital part of communication at TMSA! áOur goal is to have a Room Parent assigned to every classroom as soon as possible. á

If you want to sign up to be a Room Parent for your child's classroom, email Anne atá

If you have already discussed being the Room Parent with your child's teacher,áplease also email Anne atáahgstivers@gmail.comáso we can make sure our master list is accurate.

While duties and expectations vary by classroom, generally, Room Parents help serve as a liaison between the teacher and parents, and assist with coordinating specific classroom needs and organization.

Once we have most of the Room Parents assigned, we will provide additional information on duties and expectations, and set informational meetings by academy in the first week of September.

Thank you!!

PTO Team and Room Parent Coordinators

Allison Duncanson - PTO Presidentá
Anne Goehring - Room Parent Coordinatorá
Kristin Mayeske - LA (K-2) Room Parent Coordinatorá
Mikey Brayton - EA (3-5) Room Parent Coordinatorá
Kim Henderson - JA (6-8) Room Parent Coordinatorá

TMSA - Volunteer Policy & Procedures

Dear Parents,

Parent Volunteers are a vital part of TMSA!á

The Volunteer tab on the school website (under Parents & Students) has been updated for the 2014-2015 school year.

As a reminder, to volunteer in the school, TMSA must have a current background check on file (federal and state criminal background check and screen against the sex offender list) for the volunteer, and all school volunteers are required to have watched a video to understand that school volunteers are required to report any suspected child abuse or neglect. Additional information regarding the background check and the video (including a link to the video and the training verification form) are available on the Volunteer tab of the website.

Background checks can be completed at the Hapeville Police Department located at 700 Doug Davis Drive, Hapeville, GA 30354. The cost is $20.00 and you should bring photo identification.

* New parents and parents who have not previously completed the FCS child abuse neglect training, after the background check is completed you will be required to complete our FCS child abuse and neglect training, which is located on our school website under the parent/student tab then click volunteer. Once video is complete there will be a certificate to print out. In order to complete the process, you should present the certificate of completion and the background check results to Ms. Sheila Smith at the Elementary Academy located at 1805 Harvard Avenue or Ms. Tanji Hopper at the Administrative Building located at 3907 Washington Street.

** If you have completed a background check last year and would like to know if it is still in good standing please contact Ms. Sheila Smith at the upper academy 404-768-0081.

Volunteer Opportunity List