OUR SCHOOL DAY

7:30 AM- 8:20 AM

BREAKFAST, SILENT READING, MORNING ROUTINE AND MEDITATION


LUNCH PERIODS- 11:15- 1:00 PM


EXPANDED LEARNING TIME:

2:40 PM TO 5:30 PM

( WE EXPECT ALL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN EXPANDED DAY BECAUSE VALUABLE ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC SUPPORTS AND EXCITING ENRICHMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL STUDENTS)


GREAT NEWS !!!!!!!

We have a new uniform provider

​THE UNIFORM SHOP AT KIDS PLACE IN PARKCHESTER

​1450 METROPOLITAN AVENUE

​BRONX, NY 10462 OPPOSITE MACY'S

CLICK BELOW FOR THE PRICE LIST


IMPORTANT INFORMATION







OUR ELT EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM IS IN FULL SWING.  ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND DAILY.  DISMISSAL IS AT 5:15 PM.  YOU MAY CONTACT OUR ELT SITE DIRECTOR ASATIRA LENARD AT alenard@tmals.org WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.  ELT IS A VALUABLE TIME WHERE STUDENTS GET INCREASED INSTRUCTIONAL TIME WITH THEIR TEACHERS, TIME FOR HANDS ON PROJECTS AND PARTICIPATION IN CLUBS SUCH AS AFRICAN DRUMMING, WEST AFRICAN DANCE, STEP TEAM, VIOLIN, YOGA, STEM, SCIENCE CLUB, SPORTS AND MORE.

EARLY PICKUPS WILL BE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED THIS YEAR SO WE CAN MAINTAIN THE VALUE OF OUR PROGRAM AND AVOID INTERRUPTIONS TO THE CHILDREN AND THEIR TEACHERS.  




MESSAGE TO ALL FAMILIES:


ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN EXPANDED LEARNING TIME.  WE CONSIDER OUR ELT PROGRAM PART OF OUR SCHOOL DAY.


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM THE EARLY PICKUPS DURING ELT.  ELT ENDS AT 5:15 PM.  PLEASE DO NOT COME BEFORE THAT TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD UNLESS THERE IS AN EMERGENCY. IT IS DISRUPTIVE TO THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WHO ARE IMMERSED IN LESSONS. THIS IS A HIGH QUALITY PROGRAM.

THE CHILDREN ARE LEARNING AND RECEIVING ACADEMIC SUPPORT AS WELL AS PARTICIPATING IN A VARIETY OF VALUABLE CLASSES SUCH AS WEST AFRICAN DANCE, SCIENCE, AFRICAN DRUMMING, YOGA, VISUAL ARTS,  VIOLIN, SPORTS AND MORE...PLEASE HELP US AND ALLOW YOUR CHILD AND OTHER CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FULL PROGRAM WITHOUT INTERRUPTION.


YOU MAY LOOK AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CALENDAR FOR ALL HOLIDAYS AT SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV.

YOU WILL RECEIVE A TMALS CALENDAR ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.


YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR CHILD'S UNIFORM AT THE UNIFORM SHOP AT KIDS PLACE IN PARKCHESTER AT 1450 METROPOLITAN AVENUE IN THE BRONX.


WE ARE A UNIFORM SCHOOL.  MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS PREPARED WITH THE APPROPRIATE ITEMS IN THE UNIFORM


UNIFORM POLICY​ REMINDERS


  • PLEASE  RESPECT OUR SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY
  • IN THE WINTER, IF STUDENTS ARE WEARING BOOTS, THEY MUST BRING THEIR SHOES TO CHANGE.
  • STUDENTS SHOULD ONLY WEAR SNEAKERS ON GYM DAYS AND FRIDAYS
  • RED SWEATERS AND VESTS MUST HAVE THE TMALS LOGO
  • SNEAKERS MUST BE MOSTLY BLACK OR ALL BLACK
  • SHOES MUST BE ALL BLACK
  • STUDENTS MUST WEAR WHITE BLOUSES OR SHIRTS, NO WHITE POLOS
  • BLACK SLACKS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS, BLACK JEANS AND JEANS ARE NOT PERMITTED
  • RED POLOS ON FRIDAY OR TMALS TEAM SHIRTS ( STEP, TRACK, STUDENT COUNCIL, MEDITATION LEADERS, STUDENT AMBASSADORS)
  • THE SCHOOL UNIFORM MUST BE WORN ON ALL DAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED INCLUDING BIRTHDAYS



FAMILY VOLUNTEER HOURS


ALL FAMILIES ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF 20 VOLUNTEER HOURS.   PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SIGN IN, IN THE MAIN OFFICE EVERY TIME YOU VOLUNTEER WITH THE DATE, NAME, CHILD'S NAME AND NUMBER OF HOURS YOU SERVED.  THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TIME, PLEASE INQUIRE FOR MORE INFORMATION.  WE HAVE THE VOLUNTEERSPOT LINK ON THE FAMILY ENGAGEMENT PAGE ( CLICK THE TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE).  YOU MAY ALSO SIGN UP FOR OPPORTUNITIES AT THAT SITE AS WELL. WE WILL HAVE PARENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL AND ARE REINSTATING OUR GRANDMAS CLUB FOR ALL INTERESTED GRANDMOTHERS.  PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.













The mission of TMALS is grounded in the belief that all children can learn and have the fundamental right to reach their fullest potential. As a reflection of the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," our school values parent partnerships and collaborative efforts with various community based organizations, businesses and other institutions within and outside of the Harlem community.


MISSION

We Welcome PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, AND FRIENDS INTO OUR CLASSROOMS FOR HELP WITH SPECIAL PROJECTS. Our families are required to serve at least 20 volunteer hours per year.

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 WE ARE NOW ACCEPTIING APPLICATIONS FOR CERTAIN GRADES.  PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL OR DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION ON THE CONTACT US PAGE AT THE LINK ABOVE.


A GIFTED TEACHING STAFF
TMALS is a public elementary school located in the culturally rich village of Harlem, NYC. We currently serve approximately 216 students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. TMALS was opened in 2005 in a collaboration between Abyssinian Development Corporation, the NYC Department of Education and New Visions for Public Schools


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