Welcome Back to School Message From Principal Abdul-Salaam

August 4, 2022



Dear TMSA Scholars, Parents, Guardians, Faculty, and Staff -


Welcome to the start of the 2022 - 2023 school year! I would like to welcome our incoming kindergarten scholars, new scholars, and returning scholars, as well as their families, to The Main Street Academy (TMSA). I can’t stress enough how important it is to begin the new school year with a positive and optimistic outlook. Our positive words become positive thoughts that lead to positive actions and outcomes. Everything we do at TMSA is to support our scholars to excel academically.


TMSA provides a safe learning environment and a positive school culture that centers on The Leader in Me Seven Habits:

  • Be Proactive

  • Begin with the End in Mind

  • Put First Things First

  • Think Win-Win

  • Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

  • Synergize

  • Sharpen the Saw


Academically, TMSA is striving to become a world-class, a high-performing scholastic institution encompassing a 21st-century S.T.E.A.M. curriculum inclusive of project-based learning to drive learning. The goals from TMSA’s 2021 – 2022 Schoolwide Improvement Plan will continue into the new school year:

  • Goals 1 – 3: Focus on improving student achievement in the content areas of Reading, Language Arts and Math

  • Foster literacy independence through the implementation of our core reading program and literacy-based centers during the ELA block of instructional time.

  • Focus on increasing student achievement through the implementation of the best mathematical practices to guide classroom instruction

  • Goal 4: Coordinate wellness activities to support student relationships and foster positive learning outcomes

  • Goals 5 – 6: Communication and Innovation


We also want to establish processes that are customer service-orientated practices and innovative practices that support world-class learning opportunities. 


Next, please visit TMSA’s official website, tmsa.org, to obtain frequent school updates, resources, and agreements requiring signature and submission from ALL TMSA parents/guardians including the:


Thank you TMSA teachers, staff, scholars, parents, and guardians for creating and upholding a high level of expectations to ensure a successful 2022 – 2023 academic school year!


If you have questions, please contact me or someone from the administrative team for assistance.


I look forward to a great school year!




Ishmael Abdul-Salaam


The Main Street Academy