The Trillium

HTM News and Events | August 2016

A Note from our Head of School

We can't believe it, but summer is almost over and we are getting ready to begin the 2016-2017 School Year! We are excited to WELCOME all of our new families who will be joining us for the first time this year, and say WELCOME BACK to our returning families. We are eager to see you all and to begin working with your children!

Before we all head back to campus, we want to share some important guidelines and reminders for all HTM families. If you have any questions about anything included in this flyer, feel free to contact us at

We also invite you to join our Facebook page (link in the "About Us" section at the bottom of this newsletter) to connect with other HTM parents. You'll find that our HTM Community is a friendly, helpful group and your fellow parents are excellent resources! By the way, you can also post gently-loved school-related items to sell or buy in our "Swap and Shop" on the Facebook page.

Finally, we continue to see progress on our new school! Foundations for the rest of the buildings are being poured, even as the walls and roof are going up on the main building. We will have more details to share at the Parent Meeting, but for now enjoy a sneak peek at the pictures below.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

- Kate

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Parent Orientation Meeting

As you know, this year we're experiencing a lot of changes at HTM! With everything going on, we have a lot of updates and procedures to discuss at our (mandatory!) Parent Meeting on Tuesday, August 23 at 6pm in the Multipurpose Room.

At least one parent/caregiver from your household must attend the Parent Orientation Meeting.

During the Parent Meeting, you will:

  • Meet our 2016-2017 Teaching Staff
  • Hear details about our school calendar and events
  • Learn about new and updated policies and procedures (Car line! School lunches!)
  • Get updates on our new school property
  • Hear about our PTA and learn how to get involved
  • Be able to purchase HTM-branded clothing for children and adults

Please stick around after the meeting for our Parent Mixer. This is a great opportunity to meet other members of the HTM Community as returning parents welcome first-time HTM parents.

And finally, a friendly reminder: Due to the grown-up nature of this event, we ask that you please make arrangements for childcare. Nursing babies are welcome. Thank you!

When does my child start school?

We incorporate a phase-in schedule at the start of the year. This is so that our students, particularly our new and youngest friends, can adjust to the changes of starting a new school, manage their expectations, and begin to discover routines before the full schoolday begins.

This year our Phase-In days are Thursday, 8/25 and Friday, 8/26. Both days are half-days, which means that you'll drop your child off at the regular time in the morning and pick him/her up between 11:00-11:15 AM.

Please plan to follow the phase-in schedule below:

Thursday 8/25

Toddlers: Attend if Thursday is a regularly-scheduled day

Primary: 3-year-olds and Kindergarten students attend

Lower and Upper Elementary: All attend

Friday 8/26

Toddlers: Attend if Friday is a regularly-scheduled day

Primary: 4-year-olds and Kindergarten students attend

Lower and Upper Elementary: All attend

Monday 8/28

All students attend; regular schedules begin

We will go over these details during our Parent Orientation night and will give you the opportunity to ask questions if you need further clarity!

Additional Info for Parents

In case you missed it, our July edition of the Trillium included a lot of great information about what your kids should wear to school and what they'll need to bring. To view that newsletter, please click here.
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