El Dorado High School
Girls Volleyball Tournament @ EDHSJV in the morning, V in the afternoon.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Herbert Green Middle School
Flag Football Playoffs @ Herbert GreenTbdCMP - Shingle Springs Campus
5th Grade State Capital Field Trip5th Grade Field Trip to the State Capital.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Herbert Green Middle School
Flag Football Playoffs @ Herbert GreenTbd...CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Early Release DaySchool Dismissal at 12:00pm (K-6th) School Dismissal at 12:15pm (7th/8th)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 CafeThis week's Principal’s Café will have a special focus on our WASC/AMS Accreditations and will be facilitated by Cherie Cooney. All are encouraged to attend.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
FC MeetingCMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Flag Football Tournament @ Herbert GreenTbd...CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Lower Elementary basketball court
EMPATHY Assembly!Empathy assembly, hosted by the Laurel class. Spirit Day wear: Crazy Hair Day!CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
This Week's News
Happy Fall CMP Families,
We can feel the students’ excitement this week as our Middle School and 2/3 students prepare for their upcoming trips. While you may notice a quietness around CMP, with half of each campus being immersed in off-site learning, there is still a lot going on here. Please take the time to read your student’s class newsletters and this week’s school news to stay up on all of our Hawk Happenings, including:
- Middle School Landlab/Ropes Course Immersion Trip (Tues., Wed. and Thurs.)
- Pancake Breakfast in the Spruce class (Upper El Campus) Wednesday, from 7:30-8:20am
- 2/3 Monterey Bay Field Trip (Thursday and Friday)
- Middle School ‘Under the Sea’ Dance at CMP SS, Friday from 7:00-9:30pm
- Next week’s Principal’s Café with a special focus on our WASC/AMS Accreditations facilitated by Cherie Cooney
The best way to stay up to date is through our Monthly Campus Calendar, available on our website: http://ss.cacmp.org/calendar.
Have you noticed all the Fall/Harvest Decorations around campus? We’re in the last stages of planning and getting really excited for what will be a great family day. Each classroom is collecting items for a themed raffle basket, and has chosen a fun activity for the Harvest Festival. Please see your student’s classroom news for more info on what is still needed. The FUNdraising Committee has created the following spreadsheet to make it easy for you to sign-up for an activity and time-slot when you can volunteer. Please click the link below to sign-up.
A famous quote by John Heywood and often spoken by the Amazing Mrs. T reminds us “Many hands make light work”.
Thanks for all you do,
The CMP SS Team
Parent Volunteer Requirements
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.
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 start the process by calling the office (530) 672-3095 and speaking to Miss Tricia about how to get on our wait list.
The following tour dates are for enrollment for the 2017/2018 school year. Please call the office at (530)672-3095 to sign-up for a tour date that works for you.
Tuesday, January 10th @ 9:30am (Kindergarten Only)
Thursday, January 26th @ 9:30am (Kindergarten Only)
Thursday, February 9th @ 9:30am (Kindergarten Only)
Thursday, February 23rd @ 9:30am (Kindergarten Only)
Monday, March 6th @ 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 7th @ 9:30am
Thursday, March 16th @ 9:30am
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.
Each CMP campus has its own local Campus Advisory Council which provides guidance and approval for many campus functions. The Shingle Springs Campus Advisory Council (CAC) is made up of two parent members, two staff members and the School Principal. We are currently recruiting to fill one parent member and one teacher member position on the Council. The CAC meets once a month in the upper elementary Conference Room. Our first meeting date will be announced in an email later this week. 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
- Replacement of the Wisteria Deck and Ramps
- Support for the CMP FUNdraising Committee on the Fall Harvest Festival
- 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 are interested in running for the Parent Representative Position, please email Kim Zawilski at email@example.com no later than Wednesday, September 21st.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19th @ 8:30am, in the upper elementary conference room.
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. 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:
Thursday, September 29th @ 1:30pm
Thursday, October 6th @ 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
Bookaneer Book Fair- October 18th-21st (during Parent Conference Week)
Parent Gala- February 25, 2017
Our next Principal's Cafe will be facilitated by our Dean of Students Cherie Cooney, and will focus on our WASC/AMS Accreditations. Please make plans to join us on Wednesday, October 5th at 8:30am in the Spruce class (upper elementary campus).
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.
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