Teacher Appreciation Week!!
The office staff coordinates lunches for each day of Teacher Appreciation Week.
Please contact Miss Cherish at email@example.com to sign up to bring something for the lunches.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Early Release DaySchool Dismissal at 12:00pm (K-6th) School Dismissal at 12:15pm (7th/8th)CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Incoming 2nd Grade Parent MeetingMore information will be coming soon.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Cedar Class (Lower Elementary)
Pancake Breakfast in CedarStart your day off with your teachers and friends! Pancakes, eggs, bacon, juice, milk and coffee may be offered.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Spruce class (Upper Elementary)
Principal's CafeCMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Golden Sierra High School
Track Meet @ Golden SierraCMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Lower Elementary Basketball Court
Perseverance/Tenacity assembly hosted by our Middle School Program. Spirit day attire is Star Wars!!CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
5330 Gibbons Dr., Carmichael, CA 95608
Middle School Dance (Carmichael Campus)
Please see the attached flyer for more information.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
2/3 Farm Day Field Trip
More information coming soon!CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Pt. Bonita Chaperone Meeting (6th Grade)
See classroom newsletter for more information about this meeting.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
This Week's News
We hope you all had a rejuvenating spring break, but we are so glad to have our students back and ready to learn and grow.
Please take a moment to read this week’s school news and your child(ren)’s classroom newsletters to stay informed of all our upcoming Hawk’s Happenings, including:
- Pancake Breakfast in Spruce on Wednesday from 7:30am-8:20am
- Track Meet at Golden Sierra on Thursday at 3:30pm
- Incoming 4th Grade Parent Night in Spruce on Thursday at 5:00pm
We are still accepting Parent Governing Board Applications and Parent Representative Candidate Statements for our future CMP Shingle Springs Parent Governing Board Representative. These forms are attached and are due to our office no later than this Friday, April 28th. If you have any questions please contact Principal Zawilski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week, May 1st through May 5th we will be accepting your votes for our campus’ Parent Representative. Blank Ballots and Candidate Statements will be sent home Monday; please stop by the office to drop your Ballot in the Ballot Box and to sign the Ballot Roster.
Lastly, next week is Teacher Appreciation Week!! Miss Cherish is busily coordinating a staff lunch for our amazing teachers Monday-Thursday next week. We will be sending out a SignUpGenius link hoping parents will sign up to bring drinks, salads, desserts, etc. for each of the lunches. We need a lot of parent support to make these lunches as incredible as our teachers deserve. Please sign up to bring your favorite dishes. Any questions or offerings of help can be directed to Miss Cherish at email@example.com.
Thank you for all you do,
The CMP Shingle Springs Team
You can access our weekly school newsletters by clicking on the links below, please be sure to check class pages for the latest classroom news.
2016/2017 School News:
In an effort to “Go Green” we only print our first School Newsletter to be sent home in our Hawk’s Folder Distribution. Staring the second week of school the school newsletter and most attachments will be emailed to you via our weekly classroom email distribution, unless you request a hard copy in the office.
Classroom newsletters are printed on the reverse side of your child(ren)’s weekly planner and should be brought home by your student on Monday.
We appreciate your support of our efforts to reduce wasted paper, please make sure to add our school email account: firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list.
2017 CMP Board Elections
CMP’s Governing Board serves all six of CMP’s Campuses, meeting monthly to oversee the school’s budgets, review and approve school-wide policies and procedures, and discuss a variety of contemporary school topics. The Governing Board is looking for a parent representative from the Shingle Springs Campus to serve on the board for a term starting in the 2017-2018 school year.
I am proud to share that two of CMP’s current Governing Board members previously served as Parent Representatives for our campus and went on to serve in new capacities on the board. They are still actively involved in CMP’s Governing Board, even though their students have graduated from our program. They share positive feedback about their experiences on the board and continue to take pride in serving our school community in this manner.
Interested applicants need to submit a Parent Rep Application and Parent Representative Candidate Statement (below) by Friday, April 28th. If you are interested in hearing more about this position, please contact me at 530-672-3095 or via email at email@example.com.
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We are continuing with our Early Release Day (ERD) schedule this year. Our ERDs are the first and third Wednesday of every month (September through May); our Kindergarten-6th grade students will be released at 12:00pm, and our Middle School students will be released at 12:15pm. These ERD's allow for the Professional Development of our amazing teachers and staff and provides us an opportunity for collaboration and a sharing of Best Practices.
During these ERDs 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 ERDs.
- Special tutoring programs are offered (by invitation) for students who may benefit from an extra work time, in a small group environment, on subjects like Radical Report Writing, Narrative Story Telling, and Wacky Wednesdays which covers language and math skills.
- Wherever possible, our Sports Teams are conducting earlier practices. Please watch for updates about each team's practices from our Athletic Director, Des Thomas.
- The Sequoia Middle School team is hosting a special extended Study Hall program for Middle School students on ERDs.
Please watch for additional details about clubs and programs being offered on upcoming ERDs and feel free to contact us if you have additional ideas and or suggestions.
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Shingle Springs Tour Dates
Acceptance into the California Montessori Project is chosen by a lottery held each year. Applications are available once a tour has been completed. These tours start in January of each year for enrollment the following school year. We do not have any further tours scheduled for the 2016/2017 school year; if you are interested in submitting an application for our school please please call the office at (530)672-3095 to sign-up for a tour date that works for you.
The following tour dates are for enrollment for the 2017/2018 school year.
Tuesday, January 10th @ 9:30am (Kindergarten Only)- This tour is full!
Thursday, January 26th @ 9:30am (Kindergarten Only)- This tour is full!
Thursday, February 9th @ 9:30am (Kindergarten Only)- This tour is full!
Thursday, February 23rd @ 9:30am (Kindergarten Only)
Monday, March 6th @ 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 7th @ 9:30am
Thursday, March 16th @ 9:30am
Wednesday, March 22nd @ 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 4th @ 9:30am
Tours begin at our Upper Elementary campus at 4709 Buckeye Road, Shingle Springs, CA 95682. Please check in at the office. Tours are for adults only and generally run about one hour.
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Leave Your Mark
We are now offering the opportunity for you and your children to be a foundational part of our campus expansion! We are selling bricks etched with individual or family names which will be placed in the concrete walkways in the center quad of the Upper Elementary Campus. Don't miss this opportunity to document your family's journey with CMP!
Turn in your completed Brick Order Form and your payment of $100 to either campus office.
Yearbooks are on sale now! Order yours before April 28th! Our yearbooks are hard cover with full color pages for only $30. Please submit the order form in the link below to the office.
The Campus Advisory Council (CAC) met last week and reviewed several topics, including an update on our Library Committee plans (see article below), recent Fundraising Committee activities, suggestions on Field Trip emergency contact processes, and the school’s discipline policies and procedures. In addition, two Middle School students presented a well-thought out proposal on changes to the School’s Dress Code (see picture below). The CAC is reviewing this proposal and will discuss it again at next month’s meeting on Thursday, April 27th at 8:30am. Please make plans to join us!
Library Committee Update
The Library Committee met last Friday and reviewed the following important Library updates:
- New shelves have been ordered for the Hawthorn and Oak Libraries (we’re still raising funds for additional shelves)
- Over 2,500 Non-Fiction books have been ordered for the Plum, Hawthorn and Oak Libraries
- A new Library software program, Atriuum, has been ordered to facilitate cataloging and checking in/out books
We are excited about these important Library improvements!
Each CMP campus has its own local Campus Advisory Council (CAC) which provides guidance and approval for many campus functions. The Shingle Springs Campus Advisory Council is made up of two parent members, two staff members and the School Principal. The CAC meets once a month in the upper elementary Conference Room. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.
The CAC is focusing on several major projects this Fall:
- Site improvements in the Garden of Learning areas
- Transforming our decomposed granite stairs between Laurel and Wisteria to a more permanent CONCRETE set of stairs!
- Planting in the front circle garden of the Lower Campus
- Installing two sets of parallel bars and a set of monkey bars on the Upper Elementary playground
- Guidance for the Student-led committee working to install water bottle refill dispensers on both sides of our campus
- Review and approval of all Campus Advisory Council deposits and withdrawals from our fundraising accounts
If you’d like to contact our CAC Members, please feel free to get in touch with one of us:
- Jennifer Rezentes at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sueanne Zufelt at email@example.com
- Katie Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kim Zawilski at email@example.com
Are you interested in joining the Fundraising Committee (FC)? This is a fun way to meet new CMP families, earn those Parent Participation Hours (PPH), and help your school. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or come to one of our upcoming meeting dates. We hope to see you and the next meeting where we will be planning next year's Harvest Festival!!
Our next meeting is this Thursday, March 30th at 1:30pm
Meetings are usually on Thursdays at 1:30pm
*All meetings are held in the in the Upper Elementary Conference Room.
If you would like to be added to the FUNdraising Committee email list, please email Miss Monica at email@example.com.
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for coffee and discussions with Principal Zawilski. All are welcome and your feedback is appreciated.
We hope to see you Wednesday, May 3rd at 8:30am.
The Mission of the California Montessori Project is to offer a quality, tuition-free Montessori Education that challenges our students to reach their full potential.
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!
This Month's Character Trait
This Month's Character Trait is Be An Upstander:
You can view a complete list of our monthly character traits here: Character and Peace Education
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