Class Assignments AvailablePlease call the office to find out which class your child has been assigned to for the 2016/2017 School YearCMP - Shingle Springs Campus
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K/1 Parent Work PartyParents only please. This is an opportunity to earn some Parent Participation Hours, meet your teachers and help get your child's environment ready for the upcoming school year. Jobs include: dusting, sorting, organizing, cleaning, filing, etc.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
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K/1st Grade Back to School NightParents only please. Back to School Night is an opportunity for parents to meet their classroom teachers and go over the "nuts and bolts" of their classroom's school day. Topics may include: class schedule, drop-off and pick-up, lunches, field trips, volunteering, etc.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Open HouseOpen House is an opportunity for your children to meet their teachers and see their classroom environment prior to the first day of school. This is a great time to bring on all those new school supplies you purchased for this school year.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
First Day of SchoolWelcome to all our new families and welcome back to all our returning families. Here's to a great 2016/2017 School YearCMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Message from the Principal
Dear CMP Families,
With our plan to open two new classrooms on the Upper Elementary Campus next year, I have had the pleasure of interviewing and hiring three experienced CMP teachers from our sister CMP campuses! Please note that we are welcoming Tom Freer as our fourth teacher in our Middle School program. We are also opening the new Elm 4th/5th/6th grade classroom which will be taught by one of our “transferring” teachers. While we make our final configuration plans, we thought you might be interested in learning more about our new team members:
Introducing Kelly Gouldthread:
I live in Folsom. My husband Ryan and I have two girls who are ages four and eight. I started working in education in 2001 as a teacher’s aide. Since that time I have taught home hospital with special needs students, worked as a guest teacher and taught as a full-time teacher. I just completed my second year teaching Montessori at CMP Elk Grove. I have a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential through CSUS Sacramento. I am very active. I love camping and being outdoors. I have been riding dirt bikes since age three and have been snowboarding for over twenty years (that makes me sound old!). I also love paddle boarding and wakeboarding, and pretty much any sport that involves a board. We go boating a lot as a family. I am looking forward to working in Shingle Springs, because we want to move there eventually. I love the community.
Introducing Gwyne Parker:
My name is Guenevere Parker, but most people call me Gwyne. After growing up in Amador County, I received my B.A. in Elementary Education and my teaching credential from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. I taught for seven years in a public school in the Bay Area and then had the opportunity to be a stay at home mom to two wonderful daughters. Coming from the CMP Carmichael campus, I am excited to be able to teach on the same campus as my oldest daughter.
I have traveled to many different countries and am thrilled to bring my passion and love for learning into the classroom. I enjoy riding horses and spending time with my family. I look forward to meeting you and your child and becoming part of their lives as we partner together.
Introducing Christina Sherrod:
My name is Christina Sherrod and I will be transferring to the Shingle Springs campus from CMP Elk Grove for the 2016/2017 school year. Although I love my job, the families, students, and the staff in Elk Grove, the drive has proven too taxing for my family and I. I have lived in Cameron Park with my husband and three sons for 12 years now. My eldest son, Kovin, graduated from Charter University Prep and now attends UCSB. My middle son, Campbell, and my youngest son, Fischer, both attend Ponderosa High School.
I have lived in El Dorado County most of my life, graduating from El Dorado High School. I currently have a B.A. in Child Development from California State University, Sacramento and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix. In addition, as part of my ongoing commitment to Montessori, I have earned one Montessori Certificate and am enrolling in the Fall for my second Montessori Certificate. I am thrilled to have a shorter commute and to be part of the community of learners in which I live. I am excited to start this new journey with you.
We are proud to share that we will also be welcoming back some amazing members to the CMP Team. Mrs. Sanders and Mrs. Tattersall will be reuniting in their old classroom - the Fig Class!
Welcoming Mrs. Sanders:
It’s wonderful to be back in California and returning to CMP! My name is Kirsten Sanders, and I had the privilege of being lead teacher in the Fig classroom for the 2 years prior to my family’s move to Iowa. While in Iowa, I was an Instructional Coach at Cowles Montessori, Iowa’s only public Montessori. I have been a teacher for over twenty years; my career has taken me from Des Moines, Iowa to Kofu, Japan to CMP and then back to Des Moines and CMP! I have my Master of Science in Education from Drake University with a Reading Specialist endorsement, and I received Montessori training at MTC in Shingle Springs. I also utilize Love and Logic for classroom management, focusing on respect and personal responsibility in all things. Mrs. Tattersall and I worked together in the Fig classroom before, and I am thrilled that we will be a team once again! Our goal has always been to meet the needs of the whole child with kindness and unconditional support. My son, Kian, will be returning to CMP as a sixth-grader, and he reminds me to view education from both an educator and a parent’s point of view. When I’m not at school, I love hanging out with my family at the beach, or skiing in the mountains. I am looking forward to August and to reacquainting myself with the Shingle Springs’ campus and families!
Welcoming Mrs. Tattersall:
Greetings CMP families and staff. My name is Michelle Casey-Tattersall, and it is with great enthusiasm that I am returning to CMP (after a 3 year absence) to be a teaching assistant once again in the Fig classroom. I was a teaching assistant in the Fig classroom for 3 years (2 years with Mrs. Sanders) when I left to focus my energies on homeschooling my son. What a rewarding adventure that was! But now he is off to high school, and I find that I miss CMP and being in the classroom with young students. My goal as a teaching assistant is to get to know the strengths and talents of every child in the Fig classroom, and to help them integrate these into their education at CMP. In my previous life (before children) I was a professional wildlife biologist, and I maintain a deep regard for the natural sciences. If you have a child who spends an inordinate amount of time talking to the classroom pet bearded dragon, who gets easily distracted by the birds flying overhead during PE, or who thinks dissecting is cool, please let me know. I get it. I may be able to help them channel these interests into something constructive! I also enjoy helping students with math and visual arts, and love hearing about the latest good book they’ve read.
We've already been hard at work planning next school year and we're excited to welcome our new teachers and staff who bring their passion for Montessori and educating your children. Here is a group photo from our Staff Retreat on June 10, 2016.
Summer Office Hours
Our Office and Club M Program are open this summer.
Summer Hours are 7:00am - 6:00pm Monday through Friday
Please Note: The Office and Club M will be CLOSED the July 4th through 8th.
We are continuing with our Early Release Day (ERD) schedule this year. Our ERDs are the first and third Wednesday of every month; 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, Tom Freer.
- 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. If you are interested in submitting an application for our school please start the process by calling the office (530) 672-3095 and signing up for one of these upcoming tours:
Thursday, July 14th at 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.
Our Campus Advisory Council (CAC) meets once a month; dates will be available soon.
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 email@example.com or come to one of our upcoming meeting dates. This year we have added some evening meeting times to be more available to our working parents. We hope to see you and the next meeting where we will be planning our annual Harvest Festival!
Upcoming FC Meetings:
August 25th @ 5:30pm
September 1st @ 1:30pm
September 8th @ 5:30pm
September 15th @ 1:30pm
September 22nd @ 5:30pm
September 29th @ 1:30pm
*All meetings are held in the in the Upper Elementary Conference Room.
Upcoming Events hosted by the FC:
Harvest Festival- October 8, 2016
Parent Gala- February 25, 2017
Principal Zawilksi hosts a Principal's Cafe right after drop-off once a month. This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts with the principal in an open setting. All are welcome. Watch the Campus Monthly Calendar for upcoming dates.
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 Months's Character Trait
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You can view a complete list of our monthly character traits here: Character and Peace Education