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Attention: Important Student Early Pick-up Instructions

If a parent or guardian calls in and requests someone other than themselves pick up their child, and this person is not on the student’s emergency card, please follow the required process:

  • The request needs to be in writing from a verified email address. The email address needs to be on file in the student record or on the emergency card.
  • The request must include the full name of the person picking up.
  • Identification will be verified.  This person must have a valid ID on them at the time of pickup for the student to be released.

Sherry Butler   
Student Service Coordinator
California Montessori Project
5330-A Gibbons Dri., Ste. 700
Carmichael, CA 95608
916-971-2432 x172

Pinkberry logo Pinkberry coming to CMP American River!

Join us for a sweet fundraiser on Wednesday, May 29 for Pinkberry on campus between 1:45-4:00 pm. Bring your cash, $4 each including toppings. Flavors will include Original, Chocolate Hazelnut, Tropical Mango, Meyer Lemon; toppings will include strawberries, pineapple, brownie, mochi, boba, and chocolate chips. Click here for the flier!

Middle School Next Generation Science Standards Curriculum Showcase - May 30, 2019

Our community is invited to the Curriculum Showcase for Middle School NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). This will be held in the Gibbons Room at the CMP Central Administration Office on Thursday, May 30th, 2pm-4pm.

Club M logo Club M Summer Intersession sign ups

Club M SUMMER INTERSESSION SIGN UP IS HERE! We have so many exciting games, crafts, and experiments planned, as well as some special guest speakers!  2019-2020 Club M contracts must be turned in before attending.  Contracts are available online and in the office.  A school day is from 8:30-3:00 pm and is $22 per day per child.  A full day is from 7:00-6:00 pm and is $32 per day per child.  Payment MUST be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to attending to confirm your spot. READ MORE for extra special days!

The weeks of June 17th and July 8th are our Art Weeks.

The weeks of June 24th and July 22nd are our Science Weeks.

The weeks of July 15th and July 29th are our Build and Recycle Weeks.

graduation cap picture Grad Grams & Summer Send-Off Grams on sale 5/17!

Celebrate your student with a Grad Gram or Summer Send-Off gram for $1 or $5. The gram includes either a lollipop or stuffed animal delivered the last week of school to the classrooms. Middle school will sell the grams in the mornings, at Kindie pick-up, and after school - they sell out fast! Click here for the flyer.

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.

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.

Student in shirt and short pants DRESS CODE POLICY REMINDER

As the weather begins to warm up, please review the CMP/American River DRESS CODE POLICY with your student. In particular, shorts should be LONG and shoulders should be covered. Sandals should be flat soled with a back strap; and, running shoes should be worn for PE days.

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. 

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