Discovery Hills Church (across the street)
K/1 Holiday PerformanceMore information is coming soon.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Oak Library (Upper Elementary)
Library Committee MeetingPlease join us for our first Library Committee Meeting.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Fig Class Gingerbread House ActivityFig students will create their own gingerbread houses. $10 donation requested. Fig students have priority, with siblings allowed if space is available.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Spruce class (upper elementary)
CMP Players- Parent ShowCMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Manzanita Class Gingerbread House PartyThe students will create their own gingerbread houses. $10 donation requested.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Mimosa Class (Lower Elementary)
Pancake Breakfast in MimosaStart your day off with your teachers and friends! Pancakes, eggs, bacon, juice, milk and coffee may be offered.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Manzanita Class Movie DayThe students will be watching "Home Alone", rated PG. Please visit commomsensemedia.org for specifics and recommendations. $5 donation requested. Students may bring in a healthy (or not-so-healthy) snack to share.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Free Logo Day for Perfect AttendanceIf your child received a Perfect Attendance Award for November (sent home in Hawk's folder on 12/12/16) they have earned a Free Logo Day today!CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Upper Elementary Conference Room
FC MeetingGala Planning. All are welcome.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
Fig Class Movie DayThe students will be watching "Elf", rated PG. Please visit commonsensemedia.org for specifics and recommendations. $10 donation requested. Students may bring in a snack to share, and siblings are welcome. We will also be providing cheese and pepperoni pizzas. Art Night is at 5:30 so stay on campus after the movie to enjoy CMP's visual performing arts show.CMP - Shingle Springs Campus
This Week's News
Hello CMP Families,
Please take a moment to read this week’s school news and your student’s classroom newsletter to stay informed of all the wonderful events and activities we have planned for the rest of this year. You will find all you need to know about these upcoming events, and more:
- Wrestling Meeting tomorrow in the yurt at 3:20pm
- Middle School Business Internships Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week
- Early Release Day this Wednesday
- 4/5/6 B Street Theater field trip also this Wednesday
- K/1 Holiday Performance this Friday at 1:00pm
- Library Committee Meeting next Monday, December 12th at 2:00pm
- Art Night next Thursday, December 15th at 5:30pm
With winter break just around the corner, we are planning our Club M intersession staffing and activities. Please visit the Club M web page at: http://ss.cacmp.org/club_m and RSVP for the upcoming intersessions and/or our new Enrichment Program for December: ‘Make a Gift’.
As always, thanks for all you do,
Your 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)
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.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 17th @ 8:30am, in the upper elementary conference room.
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 8th @ 1:30pm
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 Tolerance:
You can view a complete list of our monthly character traits here: Character and Peace Education