Tempe Montessori Parents’ Organization (TEMPO) was established in 1995. TEMPO exists to preserve and enhance the mission of Tempe Montessori School (TMS). We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of students seeking a Montessori education.
Tempe Montessori School, founded in 1978, celebrates the universal developmental needs of children and the cultural diversity of humankind. TEMPO holds fundraisers and accepts donations to support the mission of Tempe Montessori School. We are committed to enabling student-directed learning and the joy of discovery, expand the child’s views of the world, inspire in-depth study, and develop social responsibility, including the principles of peace.
“To provide a quality AMI Montessori education for the children, and to help parents achieve their highest goals in the education of their children, by following the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori in an effective and sensitive manner.”
TEMPO provides funding for scholarships, classroom materials, guest speakers, field trips and continued teacher professional development. Part of how we raise scholarship money is that we hold several larger fundraising events which include an annual silent auction/raffle in the spring semester and an annual golf tournament in the fall semester.
TEMPO Scholarship Guidelines: Please click the link below to download the scholarship guidelines.
2020-2021 TEMPO Board Members:
Libby Spanovich: President
Genesis Sezate: Vice President
Jennifer Gerlitz: Secretary
Cesar Ayala, Treasurer
Alicia Montalvo, Member at Large/Fundraising Chair
Volunteer Community Chairpersons:
OPEN– Communications & Activity Calendar Chair
OPEN- Meeting Assistance Community Liaison/Special Outing Chair
OPEN– Fundraising Chair
To email TEMPO: Click Here
Remember to collect those Box Tops throughout the year so we can start out this school year fundraising with a bang! There is a Box Top mailbox located on the Primary Carport. Most box tops are now electronic. Be sure to download the BoxTops app on your mobile device and you can scan your receipt directly into it to give to our school, Tempe Montessori School. It will credit the school directly.
Here are other TEMPO fundraising opportunities, including Amazon Smile: Fundraising Here
We hope everyone has enjoyed the school year as much as we have. We welcome your feedback and look forward to seeing everyone at TEMPO meetings this year. TEMPO Meetings are located in the Elementary Classroom at 5:15pm. Please check the calendar for dates.
There is a lot happening here at the Tempe Montessori School. We have many activities from the fall Golf Scramble to International Children’s Day to our Spring Silent Auction (Parent’s Night Out) and monthly school as well as TEMPO (parent organization) meetings. All of our activities are designed to enhance your child’s care, learning and experience while they are here with us. Additionally, many of our activities are geared towards you as parents to enhance your experience and growth with the Montessori teaching method which should help you better understand what your children are doing throughout the day and to help you better understand your children in general.
Download the list of volunteer opportunities below (PDF Document). Volunteer opportunities will be updated and added throughout the year.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
Parent Volunteer Log
TEMPO Meeting Agenda and Minutes:
August TEMPO agenda & minutes AUG TEMPO Minutes
September TEMPO agenda & minutes SEP TEMPO Agenda
October TEMPO agenda & minutes TEMPO 10.21 Agenda
November TEMPO agenda & minutes TEMPO 11.18 Agenda
January TEMPO agenda & minutes TEMPO Jan 21 Minutes
February TEMPO agenda & minutes TEMPO FEB 2021
March TEMPO agenda & minutes TEMPO 03.17 Agenda
The TEMPO Board
If you are interested in reading the TEMPO Bylaws you can download them here: