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CMP-American River RAPIDS apparel available to order!

The 2018-19 American River campus T-Shirts and sweatshirts, featuring our RAPIDS mascot, are available for ordering until November 2. Both youth and adult apparel ordered by November 2 will be delivered to classrooms for distribution before Thanksgiving! Complete the order form and turn in your check/cash payment to the office. Contact cmcnabb@cacmp.org with questions.

Gary Bowman - Executive Director A Message from the 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! 

BOO Grams on sale 10/10!

Send a personal BOO Gram message and treat to a friend! Middle School will be selling grams before and after school near the front drop-off loop and parking lot loop. Options include a $1 candy/gram, and $3 and $5 candy/plush toy/grams. Pre-orders start 10/10 until they sell out. Grams will be delivered on Wednesday, October 31.

world peace image CMP-Holiday Card Art Contest

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

2018 Harvest Festival Volunteers Needed!

The CMP American River Harvest Festival is Friday, October 26thfrom 5-8pm.  There are many different ways CMP parents and family members can help make this event the best it can be for our students.  It’s also a great way to meet families in other grade levels and classrooms.  Please email Renee Ethier rle3437@hotmail.com with any questions about the sign-ups!

Haunted House  https://www.volunteersignup.org/MYY3M

Decorating the Campus  https://www.volunteersignup.org/MYY3M

Silent Auction  https://www.volunteersignup.org/R87AL and https://www.volunteersignup.org/MYY3M

Pre-Sale Tickets  Please contact the office if you’d like to help here.

Please see full details about all Harvest Festival volunteer opportunities and thank you for your support!!

Gary Bowman - Executive Director A Message from the 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.  

Calling all 2018 Chili Cook-off Contestants!

We are seeking contestants for our annual chili cook-off at the Harvest Festival, Friday, October 26th. If you would like to participate please read the attached flyer and fill out the chili entry form with a recipe list attached by Friday, October 19th. Chili will need to be at school, fully cooked on Friday, October 26th by 4:45 pm. If you have any questions please email Lindsay Griffin at lgriffin@cacmp.org

Violin with Ms. Ingrid starting soon!

Sacramento Institute for Music & the Arts MusicLIVE Strings Program brings violin instruction to the American River campus. An informational meeeting for beginning students will be held on Monday, October 1 at 3:05pm in the library. Children will be sized for instruments at this time. Classes start October 15th for beginners and October 17 for returning and advanced students. Information on enrollment is available online at www.SacIMA.org. Enrollment is limited!

Click here for their informational flyer. Click here for the 2018/19 schedule.

Family Night Out Fundraiser - CHIPOLTE 10/16/18!

Join us for dinner on Tuesday, October 16 from 4pm-8pm at CHIPOLTE, 5851 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights. Chipolte donates a portion of our purchases back to the school. Please download the fundraiser flyer to show when ordering!

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