This Week's News

November 18, 2015

Dear Parents,


As we begin to gear up for the Thanksgiving Holiday, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude for the opportunity you have given us to share in your child’s educational journey.  We are also grateful for the many things you do to support your child, the teachers, and the school programs.  It is truly a wonderful experience to be part of such a collaborative and cohesive community. 


Included in This Week's School Newsletter and classroom newsletters are lots of tidbits of information that we encourage you to take the time to review. Don’t miss the articles and pictures on:

-     CMP’s 15th Annual World Fair (see the additional page to the school newsletter that provides a full page of beautiful World Fair photos)

-      The upcoming K/1 Thanksgiving Feast

-      The 2/3’s Fall Performance

-      Award Winning Book Reports and upcoming Movie Fundraisers in the 4/5/6 classrooms

-    Details on the upcoming San Francisco Immersion Trip and how your child benefits from having their volunteer hours done prior to this trip!

-      Our See’s Candy Fundraiser
-      Jump Rope for Heart 


Happy Holidays,

The CMP Team

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 
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. 

Manzanita Class Christmas Tree Fundraiser!

Manzanita is offering a Christmas Tree Fundraiser. The trees are grown locally, cut within 48 hours of being delivered and are chosen for their health and fullness. Trees will range from 8'-9' feet and must be picked up at our upper elementary campus on Tuesday, December 1st at 3:30pm. We only have 30 trees to offer so please submit an order form soon. Order forms are available here, or in the office. Thank you for supporting our school!! 

*This fundraiser has been extended, order forms and payment are due this Friday, November 20th.

Movie Fridays in Fig

All students are welcome with a donation and permission slip.

Calling all CMP Artists!

CMP’s Central Administrative Team is collecting "original, one-of-a-kind art” from CMP students. They are looking for CMP created art for a new Student Gallery they’re creating in our Central Administration Offices, as well as artistic submittals for CMP’s 9th Annual Greeting Card Art Contest. Please click a link below for:

2015-2016 Holiday Card Contest
CMP Student Gallery Art Submission 

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 Fall Drama Club Program which will be offered on Fridays and ERD’s.

-          Mad Science is offering a Crazy Chemworks 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!

Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Holiday
Club-M Closed
Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Holiday
Club-M Closed
Friday, November 27
Thanksgiving Holiday
Club-M Closed
Wednesday, December 2
Early Release/Professional Development Day

Please see the Club M Page for great after-school opportunities! 
Pancake Breakfast
Hosted by Cedar Class

Thursday, December 3
Fundraising Meeting
Upper Campus Conference Room
Hula Classes
3:15pm - 4:00pm 
In Mimosa Classroom

Boys Basketball
@ HOME vs. Markham
(2:55 release JV)