Issue 20
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Dear Families,

Welcome to the second week of the second semester! I want to give you a heads up that we will be having a lockdown drill this week. These important drills help us to ensure that we are able to quickly take key safety measures should the need arise. I know that often students come home and share about events at the school, so I wanted you to know that we are performing a drill in advance to lower any alarms.

At the start of October we will be holding our next caregiver conferences. Soon you will receive information about signing up for your caregiver conferences from your child's classroom teacher.

As a reminder, beginning January 17th the carpool lane will close after 8:00. If you are tardy, you will need to park and escort your student to the door. We open the doors beginning at 7:30, which should provide ample time to arrive to school on time. Most days the carpool lane is pretty light all the way up until 7:45. 

I hope that you enjoy the remainder of your weekend and look forward to seeing you in the morning.



Mike Stewart
News from the Executive Director
Student Recruitment for the 2023-2024 school year has kicked off! We'd love your help distributing postcards to local businesses and neighborhoods that may not know of The Museum School. Please consider picking up enrollment postcards from the front desk to deliver to local recreation centers, churches, apartment complexes, businesses, etc.

Katherine Kelbaugh, Ph.D.
Executive Director
The Museum School
Upcoming Events
  • January 10 - Open House for Prospective Parents (VOLUNTEER)
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day~ No School
  • January 17 - High School Transition Mtg. 7:00 – 8:00pm
  • January 17 - Governing Board Meeting
  • January 24 - Open House for Prospective Parents (VOLUNTEER)
  • January 28 - Open House for Prospective Parents (VOLUNTEER)
  • January 31 - Prospective Educator Open House 6:30 – 7:30pm
  • February 2 – 3 - Early Release/Caregiver Conferences
  • February 9 - PTO General Body Meeting

Explorer Dash

The class with the most student registrations by February 10th gets a PIZZA and ICE CREAM PARTY!
Click Here to Register

Arts in the Park

Thursday April 13th from 5-7pm
Join us at the Avondale Town Green for food trucks, orchestra and drama performances, and an art auction to benefit TMS!

Want to get involved?
Join the planning committee or email to sponsor or donate art pieces.
News & Resources

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for supporting The Museum School! Be sure to log your hours and reach out to your child's teacher or Dr. Kelbaugh if you are looking for ways to get involved.

FAQs | Volunteer IDs (updated)
Track Your Hours Here | Learn How to Track Your Hours
The TMS Counseling Team invites you to come and speak with our students highlighting key parts of your career. Your participation is greatly valued. Through your support, students can broaden their interest and options for future careers. Click here to volunteer!

The Student Recruitment Committee Needs Your Help

Our next Open House for the 2023-2024 school year is January 10  @ 9:00am.  Open House is a great opportunity for prospective families to learn more about The Museum School. Open House includes a presentation from Principal Stewart, a school tour led by TMS parents, and childcare! 
Volunteer at an upcoming Open House

Know a prospective TMS family?
Share this link for more information on attending an open house for the 2023-2024 school year.

TMS Staff Appreciation Fund!

Thanks to those who have contributed to the annual TMS Staff Appreciation Fund! At the holiday break, we were able to provide the staff with a lunch from Raging Burrito, desserts from Southern Sweets, and $100 in cash to spend during the holidays. This was all possible thanks to your generous donations! This fund will also support Staff Appreciation May 8-12, 2023. During that week, we will provide the staff with many special events and feed them throughout the week. In order to do so at the highest level, we set a goal of $15,000 for the TMS Staff Appreciation Fund. We are currently at $13,000! So, if you have not had a chance to donate yet, we can still use your help. Keep in mind- any additional funds over our goal will go directly to the teachers to enhance Staff Appreciation Week. To donate, click here.
Click here to Donate Today

Explorer Dash

Register for the Explorer Dash

PTO General Body Meeting- TMS Cafetorium

Mark February 9, 2023 at 7:00pm on your calendars for our next general body meeting. We will have some special programming for parents that evening- more info to come in upcoming newsletters.
If you'd like to get involved with PTO this year, please email

Keep in touch with TMS PTO on Facebook

There are three easy ways to stay on top of school news on Facebook.
1) Follow the official TMS PTO page
2) Join the private group "TMS PTO Parent Connection"
3) Join your child's grade level group: Search for "TMS Class of xxxx"
PTO on Facebook
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Book Nook

Book Return

Let's start the new year with a clean library record!  Please look around your homes for any TMS library books and send them in with your student.  Ask your students - even middle schoolers! - what they have checked out from the library and where those books are.  Then have them put them in their backpacks to return to school.  Students are welcome to renew books that they are still reading.  Thank you for your help in keeping our books circulating!  
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Questions about TMS breakfast and lunch? Check out the nutrition page on the website, or email coordinator Erin Johnson:
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Please contact us with any questions!

Phone: (678) 876-9077 (12PM - 7PM Monday to Friday)

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Tuesday, January 17
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