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A K/1 student at independent work time. Welcome to CMP SS! CMP third grade students on their Monterey Immersion Trip. Photo of kids playing in dirt with rocks and sticks with a Montessori quote, "Play is the work of the child".
Gary Bowman, Kim Zawilski and Stephanie Garretson after Charter Renewal A Message from the Executive Director: Charter Renewal

16 May 2019

Dear CMP Community,

I am very excited to share the Buckeye Union School District Board (BUSD) unanimously approved the Charter Renewal for CMP-Shingle Springs at Wednesday night’s Board meeting.  The new authorization is effective July 1, 2019 and extends through June 30, 2024.  

The BUSD Board spoke glowingly of our program and operations, as well as the spirit of collaboration that is the foundation of the relationship between BUSD and CMP.

california montessori project This Week's School News

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

principals cafe Please Join us for Next Week’s Principal’s Café

We would like to invite you to the May 29th Principal’s Café at 8:30am in the Spruce Classroom. During this meeting, we will be showcasing the two NGSS curricula that were piloted this year for CMP’s Middle School program.

lets celebrate Graduation & End-of-Year Celebrations

Tis the season for Graduations and End-of-Year Celebrations!

Gary Bowman, Executive Director and Brett Barley A Message from the Executive Director

15 May 2019

This past Monday evening, the California Montessori Project Governing Board unanimously approved the hiring of Brett Barley as CMP’s new Executive Director/Superintendent.  Brett’s first official day will be July 1st (at that time I will assume a consulting role with CMP through August).

Brett comes from a family of educators, his wife is a teacher, and he is a former elementary school teacher. This past year Brett served as Superintendent of Wonderful College Prep Academy in the Central Valley.

cmp logo Our School's Charter Has Been Renewed!!!

Dear CMP Parents and Staff,

I am excited to share that the Buckeye Union School District voted unanimously last night to approve the CMP Shingle Springs Charter for another term of 5 years! This is the maximum term that a district can approve a charter for, and this is our 3rd renewal with the Buckeye Team.

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Dear Parents,

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

important notice CMP Pick-Up Authorization Policy Update

For the safety of all students at CMP we are implementing the following procedures when parents authorize a pick-up person who is not listed on the student's Emergency Card. 

Executive Director - Gary Bowma A Message from the Executive Director

8 May 2019

Dear CMP Community,

I have some important, and exciting, news to share with you, regarding Principal Kim Aldridge and Dean Maria Ostendorf.

Kim Aldridge has accepted a new position at the CMP-Elk Grove campus on Elk Grove Blvd., where she will serve as the Site Administrator/Policies & Procedures Coordinator.  She has faithfully served both the Carmichael and Orangevale communities for the past 18 years.  This new position will allow Ms. Kim to provide network-level leadership in a critical oversight role. 

Together we get to the heart of it A Message from the Executive Director

3 May 2019

Good Day, CMP Friends,

Earlier this week I had the great pleasure of starting this year’s round of gathering ‘LCAP Stakeholder Input.’  In coming weeks, I will be visiting all of our CMP campuses, and meeting with students, staff and parents to explore ideas that support quality education for all CMP students.

In the course of these presentations, we will be re-visiting CMP’s Mission and Vision, which capture the essence of our program.  Please, prepare for our meetings by reviewing our statements, as follow.  I look forward to meeting with you!

2019-2020 calendar image CMP 2019-2020 School Calendar

CMP is excited to present the Governing Board approved 2019-2020 School-Year Calendar. We appreciate your participation in developing our calendar through surveys sent early last spring and again this fall.

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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.

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