Taking the TerraNova serves as a practical life tool but also identifies student performance toward mastery of specific content objectives. It’s important to note that children’s academic progress is based on a number of factors that include, but are not limited to, the TerraNova test alone.
Invite family, neighbors and friends to visit. Teachers, board members and staff are available to answer questions, to give tours and to facilitate the discovery process as children explore the environment.
Our 6th graders have the opportunity to explore Washington D.C., its monuments and other important museums and sights as they travel by plane and public transportation with teachers and chaperones. Students try new foods, learn to budget their meal allowance and enjoy the thrill of our nation’s capital.
We have 12 parent board members each year who meet with administrative staff to help guide the business and mission of the school. You are welcome to attend TNSM Board meetings usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of most months
Each year at TNSM, elementary students celebrate Halloween in a special way. The photos below, show some of the famous characters we’ve identified from previous years through their clever costumes and spoken clues about their lives. The 6th graders share their love of anatomy in a “D’em Bones” song that lists bones from (head) parietal bone… to (toe) the distal phalanges.
We are looking forward to this year’s celebration. Our typical schedule is listed below:
- At 12:15 the elementary children celebrate Halloween by having a party outdoors at recess. A number of volunteer parents sign up to bring healthy snacks and to help with crafts and games.
- At 1:45 the 6th graders sing their rendition of “D’em Bones” on the porch steps, covering many of the 206 bones in the human body in song. Parents are invited to attend.
- At 2:00 the elementary students dress up as famous historical or literary characters and parents and students guess who they might be from clues the child discloses. Parents are also invited to attend the “Who Am I?” portion of the festivities too.
Sign-up sheets for conference times will be available prior to conference day. Watch our weekly newsletter for notification of sign-up sheets being posted or sent through SignUpGenius. Childcare is provided on an as-needed basis for children of New School age if you let us know you need it.