Do you have questions about the event?  Please see the most frequently asked questions below.  If you have any additional questions, please contact MJ at

Parents!  Please read this important FAQ's document about how to get your child ready to perform.  (Click on the blue words "FAQ's document" to see it.)

Is my donation tax deductible?

YES! Any donation (items or monetary) are tax deductible. If you make an online donation through the 'Monetary Donations' tab or purchase a sponsorship through our 'Sponsorships' tab, a receipt will be emailed to you once the transaction is complete. If you donate Silent Auction items or pay for a donation using cash or check (made out to 'TMES'), please request a receipt from the school. Please contact MJ at if you have not yet received your receipt for your donations.


What are you raising money for?

The funds raised from the 2022 Spring Gala & Silent Auction are used to pay the salaries for our EAs – Educational Assistants. Right now we don’t have the budget to cover that expense. Please help fund our EAs and support our public school students!


Why is there a $10 minimum online donation under the 'Monetary Donations' tab?

TMEMS is charged processing fees for any online charge. We choose to have a minimum online donation in order to cover those charges. If you would like to make a cash or check (made out to 'TMEMS') donation, please mail it to:

     The Montessori Elementary & Middle School
     1730 Montano Blvd NW
     Albuquerque, NM 87107

We appreciate each and every donation- no matter the amount! Every donation goes towards our 'Educational Assistant Fund' which makes a huge impact on our student's every-day school experience. Thank you for your support!



Is The Montessori Elementary School (TMES) and The Montessori Middle School (TMMS) a public school?

YES! We are a public, charter school. We encourage you to read more about our fantastic program under the 'About TMES' tab.


I have questions/an idea/a donation, etc. Whom should I contact?

Please contact MJ Sams with any questions, etc. regarding the event. Her contact info is as follows:


school phone: 505-796-0149

6. Where is the Spring Gala & Silent Auction held on April 15, 2022?

The event will be at the Kiva Auditorium at the ABQ Convention Center.  See the 'Gala Details' page for full details, directions and parking instructions.