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Happy Spring Break! Spring Break

Our Spring Break is from March 26th-April 6th   

CMP SS is Open! Winter Weather Alert

Read for updates relating to weather related delays or closures.

Parent Education Sessions at CMP SS Parent Education Image

Read more for information on these valuable Parent Education opportunities being offered at CMP Shingle Springs. 

Holiday Closure happy holidays

Read more for details about our Winter Break.

2nd Annual Art Night, TONIGHT! Art Night

We hope to see you tonight at our 2nd Annual Art Night! Please bring one canned good item as your cost of admission. Doors will open at 5:30pm and our wrestlers will be selling baked goods at the door.

Important Reminder: Minimum Day/No Club M this Friday!! Important Message

Important Reminder: This Friday, December 15th is a Minimum Day. All Students must be picked up at 12:00pm (12:15pm for Middle School). There are NO after school Club M or programs available.

Season of Giving at CMP SS! season of giving logo

See how you can help CMP SS give back to our community!

CMP Middle School Ice Skating Event is CANCELED! canceled event

We are sorry to report that tonight’s CMP Middle School Ice Skating event has been canceled. We will return any cash or checks we received for this activity and let you know if there are any plans made to re-schedule.


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Message from the Executive Director

April 12, 2018


Spring Update/Appreciation


In the coming weeks, you will be hearing about many great things happening at CMP.  Your Principals will also be inviting you to attend site-based LCAP presentations.

As we catch our collective breath heading into the final two months of the school year, I would like to acknowledge a few ‘unsung heroes,’ as follows:

I have the privilege, and honor, of working with an exceptional group of dedicated professionals in the CMP office.  This group, known as the Central Administration Team (CAT), provides critical support

Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th-11th) Teacher Appreciation Week Image

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Board Meeting Time Change

The time for tonight's Governing Board Meeting at the California Montessori Project - Shingle Springs Campus has been changed from 6:30pm to 5:30pm. 

Club M Schedule This Week Club M Summer Weekly Schedule Image

Each day of our Club M Summer Intersession has a theme for the day. Click "Read More" to view this week's schedule. 

September Optional Hot Lunch Order Forms Hot Lunch Orders Image

Hello CMP Families,

Don't forget that your September lunch order forms and payment are due tomorrow, Friday, August 24th. Order forms were sent home in this week's Hawks folders and can be found below.

STEM Club: Meet & Greet Next Monday, Sept. 17th STEM Club Meet and Greet

Please RSVP below if you would like to have your 3rd-8th grade student participate in this free Meet & Greet session!

CMP Shingle Springs OPEN Today, October 15th! Important Notice Thumbnail Image
CMP Science Expo November 14th science expo image

We are very excited about the upcoming Science Expo on Wednesday, November 14th from 3:15pm to 5:15pm. There will be many hands-on stations and activities run by classrooms as well as Intel Robotics, a station to make flying machines, and much, much more. Please ask your child what their classroom is planning. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Vote Daily for CMP to Win $10000 in Grant Money Scholar Dollars 529 Grant Logo

Our Grants Committee needs your help!

NEON Spirit Day on Friday, April 13th! Spirit Day Image

This Friday is our Be an Upstander Assembly, hosted by the Mimosa class. The Spirit Day theme is NEON

This Week's School News CMP Sign Image

Please take a moment to read this week's school newsletter to stay ahead of all of this week's Hawk Happenings! 

Enchanted Forest Book Fair come to our book fair

Our Fall Enchanted Forest Book Fair is OPEN!! Monday, November 5th through Friday, November 9th

Jamie Mariah of FABULOUS FACES ZEMPORIUM will be working her magic at the book fair on Wednesday, November 7th from 1:00pm - 3:15pm.  All donations will go to our “All For Books” campaign.


See's Candy Fundraiser Due Today! Sees Winter Fundraiser

Please submit your order forms and payment (check payable to CMP) to the office today!

Club M Winter Intersession Sign Ups! Club M Logo

Club M is preparing for the Winter Intersession. Please use the Signupgenius link below to RSVP for the Winter Intersession. You will need to RSVP on the Signupgenius and submit payment to the office by December 13th to guarantee your spot. See the Club M Winter Flyer (below) for dates, pricing, and details on planned events.

Science Expo Car Line and Parking Information science expo

We hope to see you all on campus for our first annual SCIENCE EXPO on Thursday, February 8th from 3:15-5:15pm.

CMP Board Parent Rep Voting This Week! Your Vote Counts Graphic
A Message from the Executive Director

Wow!  What a fantastic first day of school this has been!  I had the pleasure of greeting CMP students, staff and families this morning, and was thrilled to see the many smiling faces and to experience the excitement of  First Day ...a day filled with hope, opportunity and optimism. 

Thank you for choosing CMP, and thank you for your support as we serve together, exemplifying and modeling respect, kindness and civility in all things.

In the coming weeks, I will be sharing information about many of our noteworthy endeavors and projects. 

I am humbled by (and appreciative of) the efforts of our incredible staff who are committed to the highest level of service to our students and families.

In closing, I share the words of President John F. Kennedy:  "We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." 

Warmly, Gary

Athletics This Week! Hawks Logo

Dear Parents,

Please see our school calendar at http://ss.cacmp.org/calendar to stay up to date on CMP Sports.

New 2019-2020 School Calendar Survey

Dear Members of our CMP Learning Community,

Thank you for participating in the recent Stakeholder Survey of the 2019-2020 School Calendar.  This survey was designed to gather input regarding the intersession schedule.

Of the 1400 respondents, there was great support for dividing the four weeks of intersession equally, with two weeks at Winter Break and two weeks during Spring Break.  Notably, there were also comments from the community with some common threads, as follows:

  • A preference for a later August start date (August 14, 2019 vs. August 7, 2019)
  • A preference for a longer Summer Break
  • A preference for a shorter Spring Break


Red Ribbon Week Spirit Day Themes Life is your Journey Red Ribbin Banner

Show your CMP School Spirit and your commitment to being Drug Free by participating in our daily Spirit Themes the week of October 22nd. 

Happy Thanksgiving Break!! happy thanksgiving logo

Have a restful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Spelling Bee Tryouts This Week! spelling bee

Calling all students interested in participating in the 2018 El Dorado County Spelling Bee.

Gala Online Donation Link Make a Difference Donate

Are you unable to attend this year's Enchanted Evening Gala but want to support our Enrichment Program and Technology Fundraising Goals?

Parent Square Coming Next Week!

Parent Square Logo

CMP is excited to announce that we will be using ParentSquare: A new communication tool to connect our school community! ParentSquare will allow us to send emails, text messages, voice dialer messages and emergency alerts to our CMP families and staff. It also gives parents the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with teachers with the direct messaging feature. This tool will allow us to streamline process such as:

  • Conference & Meeting Sign Ups
  • Volunteer Opportunities
Cast of Hawks Presents The 39 Steps Tickets on Sale Now

The 39 Steps Tickets on sale now!


Pancake Breakfast in Olive this Wednesday! Pancake Breakfast Image
<p >Start your day off with your teachers and friends! Pancakes, eggs, bacon, juice, milk and coffee may be offered.</p >
8th Grade Graduation RSVPs Needed! Graduation Cap & Gown Image

CMP Shingle Springs 8th Grade Graduation
Friday, June 8th at 4:00pm

An Update for our Fig and Magnolia Families Did you hear?
A Message from the Executive Director

31st August 2018


Dear Friends,

What an incredible start to the school year!  I am filled with joy to see the excitement on the faces of students, parents and staff! 

In this week’s message, I will share a few thoughts about CMP’s ongoing commitment to provide relevant Professional Growth opportunities for staff.

This summer, Teaching Assistants were given the opportunity to attend the Montessori Training Center’s week-long Montessori Overview.  CMP will continue to offer monthly ‘Super Duper Saturdays’ for our T.A.s, as well.

At CMP’s annual network in-service on August 9th, over 400 staffpersons attended a variety of workshop sessions, in addition to presentations by renown speaker and therapist, Dr. Jane Nelsen (“Positive Discipline in the Classroom”).

A Message from the Executive Director

7 September 2018


Dear CMP Learning Community,

As I enter my 15th year of service with California Montessori Project, I am filled with appreciation for the opportunity that I have been afforded.

Together, we have moved mountains!  Today, CMP is widely acknowledged, and respected, for its integrity, as demonstrated through its personnel, school program and operations.

After thoughtful consideration, my family and I have reached a decision that the 2018-19 school year will be my final year as CMP’s Executive Director/Superintendent.

I have the highest regard for CMP’s Mission and Values, and am deeply grateful for the exceptional staff and community I have served. 

My term of service with California Montessori Project has been an extraordinary journey for me --- and, hopefully, for you and your children, as well. 

I look forward to our continued partnership in the coming year, as we serve the incredible children and families within our CMP Learning Community.

Thank you for choosing CMP, and thank you, as always, for your generous support.


Gary S. Bowman, M.S.Ed.

Executive Director/Superintendent. California Montessori Project

A Message from the Executive Director

13 September 2018


Dear CMP Community,

As always, it is an honor to serve you as we celebrate the social, emotional and academic development of our children.  They seem to grow up all too fast!  I appreciate your support as we seek ways to enrich each of their learning experiences throughout these vital childhood years.

Did you know?  CMP conducts regular Board meetings throughout the calendar year.  One of the important functions of CMP’s amazing all-volunteer Board is to oversee the fiscal health of CMP.  At the September 10th Board meeting, Karl Yoder (Delta Managed Solutions) and I presented the network’s Unaudited Actuals.  The Board unanimously approved the Unaudited Actuals for each of our schools (CMP-CAP, CMP-EG, CMP-SJ and CMP-SS). 

The Board also approved an increase in the Personnel Pay Scale for CMP’s Maintenance/Security staff.  This decision impacts those personnel who serve CMP campuses that are not otherwise served by ‘District’ personnel.

The next CMP Governing Board Meeting will be held at the Shingle Springs Campus on Monday, October 8th.  The Board packet will be posted on our website in advance to the meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Gary S. Bowman

Superintendent/Executive Director, California Montessori Project

CMP-Holiday Card Art Contest world peace image

Once again we find ourselves at the time of year for creating artwork for the CMP Annual Holiday Card. 

CMP See's Candy Fundraiser See's Candy Image

/docs/building/1/11-13-18/2018 see's candy sale.pdf?id=9524We are excited to kick-off our See's Candy Fundraiser just as some of you are starting your holiday shopping. 

Valentines Kids Night Out valentine kids night out

The Laurel Class is hosting a fun-filled Kids Night Out, right after school on Valentines Day. 

2017/2018 Yearbooks On Sale Now!! Yearbook Memories Are Made to Remember

Order your yearbook by March 2nd for our lowest price of the year: $30!

CMP Response to High School Shooting

Dear CMP Families,

I wanted to take a quick moment to follow up on the CMP Network Response to the recent shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  This incident has ‘touched a nerve’ for many of us.  We are saddened at this senseless loss of life, and frustrated that, as a nation, we are unable to provide the highest level of assurance that our schools are safe harbors for our children, and for those who faithfully serve with unparalleled dedication.

Rosetta Stone Language Change Form (by June 8th) Rosetta Stone Brand Image

We hope your child has enjoyed learning a foreign language this year using the Rosetta Stone Online Classroom Program!


As we plan ahead for the next school year, we would like to encourage you and your student to start thinking about which foreign language your child would like to study next year.

Getting Ready for the New School Year! Back to School

We hope you are all thoroughly enjoying your summer!

We have been getting things organized to start our new school year and have a couple of things to share with you:

2019/2020 School Calendar Survey Your Opinion Matters

Dear CMP Students, Parents, and Staff, 

Please see the message below from our Executive Director, Gary Bowman: 

A Message from the Executive Director Gary Bowman - Executive Director

Dear CMP Learning Community,

CMP’s monthly Board Meeting was hosted at our CMP-Shingle Springs campus on Monday, October 8th.  The Board approved Melissa (Herman) Goude, as the new Teacher Representative, replacing Sara Meece, who has accepted a .5 position as Dean of Students at the American River campus.  Ms. Goude, who has taught lower elementary students at both the Elk Grove and American River campuses, is a graduate of the initial cohort of the American Montessori Society’s ‘Emerging Leaders Fellowship.’

I am very excited to announce that the Board approved a revised compensatory schedule for CMP’s certificated teachers.  This action authorizes CMP to continue honoring our teachers with annual pay increases through June, 2022.  Our teachers are ‘the best’ - it is a privilege to serve them, as they serve our students and families! 

Principal's Cafe November 7th at 8:30am Pric Cafe Logo

Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us next Wednesday, November 7th from 8:30 to 9:30am in the Spruce Classroom.

The Cast of Hawks Presents Peter Pan Goes Wrong PPGW

Do you like Peter Pan? Do you like mayhem? Then the Cast of Hawks has the show for you. Announcing our first show of the season: Peter Pan Goes Wrong. 

CMP SS Parent Gala - Get Your Tickets Now! Gala Poster

Our FUNdraising Committee has been working hard planning our annual Parent Gala. This year’s Gala is on Saturday, March 3rd and has an Enchanted Evening theme.

Here are 3 reasons to get tickets to the Gala:

An Update from our local High Schools ready set high school
Golden Tickets Sold Out!! Golden Ticket Image

Get your Golden Tickets today! Only 100 will be sold!

CMP Network Response to High School Shooting

Dear CMP Families,

Our entire community is deeply saddened about the terrible event that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14.  We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims’ families, the Parkland community, and to an entire nation that has been devastated by this inconceivable loss. 

2018 El Dorado County Spelling Bee Results Spelling Bee
CMP-Board Election Results

Please join me in welcoming Maggie Carmona, from CMP-Carmichael, as the new San Juan-Parent Representative for a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2018.  Many thanks to Andrea Ridge, from CMP-Orangevale, for all her years of service. 

Sara Meece, CMP-American River, was re-elected for a second term as our Teacher Representative. 

Congratulations to both of you. 


Sign up to earn money for CMP whenever you buy on Amazon! CMP Amazon Smile

Go to smile.amazon.com to help earn money for CMP for any of your back-to-school supplies you purchase on Amazon.

CMP Carline Reminders Carline Photo

The following is a reminder about our general drop-off and pick-up systems:

Diamond Dance Returns to CMP September 5th! Diamond Dance Logo

CMP SS is proud to announce the return of Miss Franky and the Diamond Dance Company. Boys and Girls in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to come learn a variety of dance styles (including Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Acro, and Yoga) right here at CMP SS!!

What is P.B.I.S.? PBIS Logo

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

We are proud to announce that CMP is collaborating as a network and is participating in PBIS training.  This training is very extensive and will take place over a three-year period.

Spring 'Paws for Books' Book Fair Paws for Books Learn More Image

Our spring 'Paws for Books' Book Fair will be back the week of March 19th.

CMP - Shingle Springs and CMP - Capitol have launched ParentSquare!

CMP – Shingle Springs and CMP - Capitol are excited to announce that we will be using ParentSquare: a new communication tool to connect our school community. ParentSquare will allow us to send emails, text messages, voice dialer messages and emergency alerts to our CMP families and staff. It also gives parents the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with teachers with the direct messaging feature. This tool will allow us to streamline process such as:

  • Conference & Meeting Sign Ups
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • School Activity Reminders
  • Club M Sign-Ups
  • Field Trip Updates
  • Newsletters & Campus Updates
  • Sync School and Classroom Calendar Events to your device
  • And More…

You should have received an email and/or a text inviting you to set up your ParentSquare account. If you have not received it, please contact the school office to get your contact information updated.

Our school is using ParentSquare! Parent Square

We are excited to let you know that we will be using a new program called "ParentSquare" for all school, classroom, and group communications. ParentSquare provides a simple and safe way for everyone at school to connect. 

A Message from the Executive Director Gary Bowman - Executive Director

Dear CMP Learning Community,

DID YOU KNOW?:  The State Legislature passed the Charter Schools Act of 1992, which authorized the creation of charter schools in California.  In 2000, Wheatland Elementary School District approved a single petition from California Montessori Project, allowing CMP to operate its 4 campuses in the greater Sacramento area, through 2006.  In 2001, AB1994 was passed, requiring charter schools to be granted authorization from their ‘districts of residence.’  In 2006, CMP received separate authorizations from Buckeye Union School District, Elk Grove Unified School District, Sacramento City Unified School District, and San Juan Unified School District, allowing CMP to operate our schools within those district boundaries.  

CMP-Shingle Springs received an initial 3-year authorization from Buckeye USD, while the remaining CMP schools received 5-year authorizations.  All CMP schools are now on a 5-year cycle, and, accordingly, work closely with the authorizing districts to meet the requirements for renewal, as established in California Education Code.  While there are many elements included in the charter renewal petition, school districts, historically, are largely focused on student achievement and fiscal solvency.  

Beginning Art Club starts this month! Art Club KM Logo

Miss Katie Morris is bringing a Beginning Art Club to our lower elementary students starting this month.

The California Healthy Youth Act California State Seal

The California Healthy Youth Act, which took effect in January 2016, requires school districts to provide students with integrated, comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education at least once in middle school and once in high school. In accordance with the California Healthy Youth Act, CMP offers a course of study on Sexual Health education for middle school students using Positive Prevention PLUS materials.

For more information on this act, check out the CDE webpage

2019-20 School Calendar Survey your opinion matters

<p >Dear CMP Students, Parents, and Staff,</p > <p >As the new school year is just beginning, &nbsp;I would like to thank all of you for your continued support of our Montessori philosophy and program.&nbsp;&nbsp; Your input is valued and makes us stronger each year so that we can provide the best for our students.</p > <p >During the 2019-2020 school year, CMP will be making a change that will impact that school year calendar. Beginning in 2019-2020, CMP will offer five (5) weeks of intersession: one (1) week at Thanksgiving and the remaining four (4) weeks divided between the winter and spring breaks.&nbsp; &nbsp;We believe this change will promote optimal learning for our students, as well as, programmatic, operational, and fiscal efficiency.</p > <p >Please take a moment to complete this short survey by clicking this link:&nbsp;<a href="https://survs.com/survey/6c1ly95qsf" >https://survs.com/survey/6c1ly95qsf</a >. After we collect the survey results, we will be sharing this information with our stakeholders.</p > <p >Please note that the survey will be available until Friday, September 7, 2018, as we want to capture information from our new families, staff and students that have joined our CMP family this school year.</p >

CMP SS Summer Hours summer schedule image

While it is Summer Vacation for our students and teachers, our office and Club M staff are still here to help!

Renaissance Place Summer Reading Program ReadQuest Logo

Accelerated Reader has a new reading incentive program called ReadQuest! This would be a great option to encourage Summer reading. In addition to summer reading suggestions, this program also provides more information on Renn Place and Accelerated Reader. The attached document is the toolkit to get you started: AR ReadQuest Toolkit.