The New School Montessori Calendar

May
24
Wed
Elementary Camping / Community Trip
May 24 – May 25 all-day

Elementary-age students practice the independence and confidence they’ve built throughout the year in a new setting with new challenges at Camp Ernst. Students receive encouragement and cheers of support from teachers, classmates and parent chaperones as they wobble across rope bridges, glide through treetops on zip lines and rope swings, ring bells on climbing walls, paddle kayaks, and more. It’s a wonderful time to get to know one another better on this 2-day and 1-night adventure while watching students’ confidence soar as they reach one milestone after another.

May
26
Fri
Elementary Community Day
May 26 all-day

This is a day of celebration for students and staff. TNSM’s Director grills turkey hot dogs and the elementary students enjoy classroom-specific activities and give a talent show to one another.

Last Day of School
May 26 all-day
Preprimary Picnic and Step Up Ceremony (Students and Parents Only)
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Preprimary students and parents enjoy a lovely picnic lunch provided by TNSM. Bring blankets to spread on the ground of the (3-6) play yard. Following the lunch, we will have a brief Step Up Ceremony to honor the kindergartners’ time in preprimary and to advance them to 1st grade. Both the lunch and the celebration should be over by 1:00.

All preprimary children will need to be taken home at 1:00. Ex-Day will not be available for preprimary children that day.

3rd Step-Up, and 6th Grade Graduation Ceremony
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
10
Thu
Staff Reports
Aug 10 all-day

Staff begin to prepare materials and spaces for the beginning of school.

Aug
15
Tue
Full Staff Meeting
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
17
Thu
New to TNSM – preprimary orientation
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For preprimary students who have not attended TNSM before, we are offering 2 days of orientation for them to grow more familiar with the routines and rhythms of their new Montessori classrooms. Students are required to attend both days. Following their orientation, their next day of school is Tuesday, August 22 when school begins.

Aug
18
Fri
New to TNSM – preprimary orientation
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For preprimary students who have not attended TNSM before, we are offering 2 days of orientation for them to grow more familiar with the routines and rhythms of their new Montessori classrooms. Students are required to attend both days. Following their orientation, their next day of school is Tuesday, August 22 when school begins.

Aug
20
Sun
New Family Welcome @ TNSM Growing Room
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Families new to TNSM are invited to meet with director Jeff Groh and the TNSM board members and their families for a get-together of lunch-by-the-bite.