Save the Date!

This event is open to everyone.
We welcome CMP friends and families (past and future) and community members. 

Do you need Parent Participation Hours? We are looking for volunteers to help make this a memorable event.
 Please turn this form in to the office. Thank you!

This Week's News

February 3, 2016

Happy February!  

Our annual February tradition is just around the corner:  CMP’s 15th Annual Science Fair!  Please make plans to join us on Thursday, February 18th from 3:00-5:00pm for a tour of all of our classrooms.  This event always brings an exciting energy and enthusiasm to our school community; you won’t want to miss it!


Please review This Week's School Newsletter and classroom newsletters for lots of important updates, including:

-          This Friday’s Assembly and Spirit Day Wear: Photo Booth Dress Up!

-          The opportunities to stop by the Sequoia Middle School program to review our Math Pilot Program Showcase

-          The Academic Talent Search testing that will take place on our campus

-          Upcoming Sports Games and Matches

-          Fundraising Committee Meetings

-          Purchase Deadlines for our CMP Black & White Gala and our Middle School Murder Mystery Dinner and Show


And please remember that Re-Enrollment Forms are due BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8th

Academic Talent Search

Academic Talent Search 

Are you interested in getting a taste of the college experience? Academic Talent Search (ATS) offers 4th-9th graders (grade level as of Jan. 1, 2016) exciting summer courses at Sacramento State that you pick for yourself! Choose from classes like creative computing, messy science, law, neuroscience, and many others. At ATS, you can spend your summer doing what you love, taking classes on a University Campus, and making new friends who share your interests and passion for learning!

To join these interactive and hands-on classes, you just need to take the ATS qualifying exam. The test only takes an hour and there is no pass or fail, so there’s no need to stress! You MUST take the test to apply for classes, but you don’t have to apply if you change your mind. 

The qualifying Exam will be offered at California Montessori Project-Shingle Springs Campus in the Elm Classroom on Tuesday, February 23rd at 2:00 pm (during school). 

All ATS Test Sign Up sheets are due to the office by Thursday, February 11th. Please see this flyer, or contact Cherie Cooney, Dean of Students, at if you would like more information.

This Month's Character Trait

February's Character Trait is COURAGE


"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." 
~Nelson Mandela 

Happy Birthday to our Field of Dreams!!!

Today (January 29th) marks 3 years since the laying of our Field of Dreams,
the Thomas-Farrell Field!! 

Shingle Springs Tour Dates

If you are interested in submitting an application for our school please start the process
by calling the office at 530-672-3095 and signing up for one of these upcoming tours: 

Thursday, December 3rd 9:30am FULL
Thursday, January 7th 9:30am  FULL
Thursday, January 21st 9:30am 
Wednesday, January 27th 5:00pm 
Thursday, February 4th 9:30am 
Thursday, February 18th 9:30am 
Thursday, March 3rd 9:30am 

*Please note a new application does need to be filled out every school year.
Applications for the 2016/2017 school year will be available soon. 

Leave Your Mark...

We are now offering the opportunity for you and your children to be a foundational part of this campus expansion! We are selling bricks etched with individual or family names which will be placed in the concrete walkways in the center quad.  Don't miss this opportunity to forever document your family's journey with CMP!

Click HERE to download the order form


New to our calendar this year are our Early Release Days (ERD). On the first and third Wednesday of every month our students will be released at 12:00pm, with the exception of our Middle School program which will be let out at 12:15pm. These ERD's allow for Professional Development of our amazing teachers and staff and provides us an opportunity for collaboration and a sharing of best practices.

   During these Early Release Days (ERD’s), there are several opportunities available for your children:

-          Club M is offering a special rate for their new ERD Program which runs from 12:00-3:00pm only on ERD’s. 

-          Where possible, our Sports Teams are conducting earlier practices. Please watch for updates about each team’s practices from our Athletic Director, Desiree Thomas.

-          The Sequoia Middle School team is hosting a special extended Study Hall program for Middle School students on ERD’s.

-          Mr. Kevin is starting a Spring Drama Club Program which will be offered on Fridays and ERD’s.

-          Mad Science is offering a Eureka! Inventors hands-on science program. 

   Please watch for additional details about clubs and programs being offered on upcoming ERD’s and feel free to get in touch if you have additional ideas or suggestions. 

Prop 55 Campus Expansion

Latest Aerial Photo of the New Upper Elementary Campus!

The 2015-16 School Year is off to a great start!  We have enjoyed watching the children participate in their PE lessons in the new gymnasium, play on the fields, and explore the nature that surrounds them.  As students walk on the path between the Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary Campuses, they listen for the sounds of the birds and watch for the ever-present butterfly.  We have dreams of planting butterfly bushes, lupines and daylillies along that path to attract more of mother nature's creatures.  

We are thoroughly enjoying all of the extra room that we have gained.  Class sizes provide much more room for the children to spread out their work, each side of the campus has its own Library, the Middle School has a Science Center, and, of course, the new gymnasium is already bustling with the activity of PE Classes and after-school Volleyball Team practices.  

As we continue our efforts to enhance our program and our gardens, we want to sincerely thank the teaching staff and the many parents who worked tirelessly over the summer to help us get to where we are today!

~ Kim Zawilski

CMP Student Sings National Anthem

CMP’s very own “Adele” sang the National Anthem at Tuesday night’s River Cats Game! 
Kim Zawilski and Kelly Barton were able to visit with Adele before she performed. Quite a few CMP families showed up to show their support for Adele (and the River Cats)! 

AMS Accreditation

CMP Shingle Springs is proud to share that we continue to maintain our Montessori Accreditation through the American Montessori Society. It is an honor to know that our Montessori colleagues at the national level have given our school this accreditation!

Monday, February 8
Art Club
in Wisteria
3:30-4:40 (adv. until 4:45)

Tuesday, February 9
Diamond Dance
in Cedar.

Wednesday, February 10
Pancake Breakfast
Hosted by Mimosa Class

Thursday, February 11
Hula Classes
3:15pm - 4:00pm 
In Mimosa Classroom

FUNdraising Meeting
Conf. Rm.

Friday, February 12
President's Day
No School 

Monday, February 15
Club-M Closed
President's Day
No School 

Tuesday, February 16
Diamond Dance
in Cedar.

Today, 2/6/2016
High: 61 Low: 40
Mostly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/7/2016
High: 63 Low: 33
0% chance of precipitation.