Early Release DaySchool Dismissal at 12:00pm (K-6th) School Dismissal at 12:15pm (7th/8th)CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Upper Elementary Conference Room
FC MeetingGala planning.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Girls Basketball @ Gold TrailJV dismissed at 2:30pm. JV games start at 3:30pm, Varsity games begin immediately following JV (usually 4:30pm).CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Markham Middle School
Wrestling Meet @ MarkhamPlease arrive by 3:30pm for a 4:00pm start. Meets generally run 1-2 hours.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Girls Basketball @ Golden SierraJV dismissed at 2:15pm. JV games start at 3:30pm, Varsity games begin immediately following JV (usually 4:30pm).CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
In your child(ren)'s classroom
2/3 Watch Me Work NightThis is a wonderful opportunity for your children to show you what they're learning. They can pull out their materials and teach you what they've been working on. Please feel free to come anytime between 5:00pm-6:30pm and stay as long as you'd like.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Spruce Class (Upper Elementary)
Pancake Breakfast in Spruce (Upper El)Start your day off with your teachers and friends! Pancakes, eggs, bacon, juice, milk and coffee may be offered.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
4709 Buckeye Road, Shingle Springs, CA 95682
Campus Tour (Kinder Only)Incoming Kindergarten Campus Tour/Orientation for the 2017/2018 School Year. (This tour is reserved for incoming kindergarten families only) 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.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Upper El Conference Room
FC MeetingGala planning.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Girls Basketball @ MarkhamJV dismissed at 2:45pm. JV games start at 3:30pm, Varsity games begin immediately following JV (usually 4:30pm).CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
This Week's News
Welcome Back and Happy New Year!!!
We hope you all had a wonderful break filled with quality family time, but we’re so happy to have all of our students and teachers back doing what we love: learning and growing together!!
Please take a minute to read this week’s school news and your child’s classroom newsletter so you can stay informed of all the upcoming Hawk’s Happenings, including:
- Girls Basketball practice Monday - Wednesday this week. NO GAME Thursday (it will be rescheduled, more information coming soon)
- Wrestling practices Monday - Wednesday this week with our first meet at Herbert Green on Thursday
- Pancake Breakfast in PINE Class this Wednesday from 7:30-8:20am
- Peace Assembly, hosted by the Cedar class. Please wear WHITE to show your peaceful school spirit
- Next Monday, January 16th School and Club M will be CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Did you hear?? Club M is offering new Yoga Enrichment Classes with our very own certified yoga teacher, Miss Ryanne! Please use the SignUpGenius link on the Club M web page to enroll today! Classes include:
- Yogi Friends with Ms. Ryanne (K-3rd grades) on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm
- Yurt Youth Yoga with Ms. Ryanne (4th-8th grades) on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm
As always, thanks for all you do,
The CMP SS 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.
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)
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.
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 as soon as possible.
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 Parent Gala!
Upcoming FC Meetings:
Thursday, December 15th @ 1:30pm
*All meetings are held in the in the Upper Elementary Conference Room.
Upcoming Events hosted by the FC:
Parent Gala- February 25, 2017
Join us on Wednesday, December 7th for this month’s Principal’s Café where Cherie Cooney, Kris Rogers and I will be gathering parent input on the first few chapters of our AMS/WASC Accreditation Reports. We would love your input and involvement and will have plenty of hot coffee and tea available! Join us in Spruce at 8:30am.
We hope to see you this Wednesday, December 7th 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
This Months's Character Trait is PEACE:
You can view a complete list of our monthly character traits here: Character and Peace Education