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Together We Get to the Heart of It A Message from the Executive Director: It Starts with Me...

11 February 2019

“It Starts with Me…”

Good Day, Dear Members of the CMP Community,

Our stakeholders, including students, staff, families and associates, continue to amaze me with their passion for, and commitment to, CMP.  I often hear references to the ‘spirit’ or ‘heart’ of the school as the stand-out characteristic.  I agree - and, cite this as the primary contributor to the joy I have experienced in serving the CMP community for the past 15 years.

Our Charter documents affirm the importance of that value, with the expectation that our children will contribute to “a better society and a peaceful world.”  I believe it is safe to say that this is a community value, which challenges each of us to find opportunities to promote respect in every circumstance, and to always seek peaceful and respectful resolution in the midst of conflict.

Academic Talent Search (ATS) Summer Program at CSUS

Once again this year, CMP students are invited to participate in Sac State’s Academic Talent Search (ATS) program, which provides current 4th-9th graders the opportunity to attend fun, interactive, and unique summer courses in a collegiate environment. To participate, students need to take a short exam that automatically qualifies them for the program. The exam will be offered at CMP, American River Campus, on Friday, March 8 at 3:15 p.m. in classroom 16. Please complete the ATS Test sign up form and return to the office by 3/1/19 to reserve your spot. Bring $20 cash or check-payable to ATS to the test. The test will be about one hour. Click here for more information about ATS! If you qualify for a testing fee waiver, click here to download the form.

American River Philanthropic Cultural Fair - 3/1/19!

Mark your calendars for the CMP American River Philanthropic Cultural Fair - Friday, March 1 from 5-7pm. Classrooms are magically transported to countries around the globe: Italy, Vietnam, Kenya, Ecuador, Denmark, Mexico and more. Come enjoy fine food, activites and games. In addition to enjoying everyone's company, we will also raise monies to benefit Unravel Pediatric Cancer (click here for their website). Pick up your passport and sampling plate ($3 donation) in the office. Please click the following link to sign-up: www.volunteersignup.org/7AMPM

Gary Bowman - Executive Director A Message from the Executive Director

Dear CMP Community,

It’s only January, and it is starting to feel a lot like springtime (can’t wait)!  Great change is also happening within our CMP Leadership Team.  Please, read this important message, as follows.

After 18 years of service, Dorothy Hilts will be starting a new chapter in her life, as she retires at the end of the current school year.  Currently serving as the Dean II Administrative Designee at CMP-Elk Grove@Elk Grove, Dorothy has been instrumental in the growth of CMP, including the start-up of the CMP-Orangevale campus, where she served as Principal for five years. Dorothy has also served as Teacher, Board Member and Network Testing Coordinator.  Thank you for your 18 years of exemplary service to our CMP Community, Dorothy!

CMP-American River Campus Tours Online Sign Ups

Please sign up online for a 2019 campus tour by clicking here! A tour is required at each campus that you plan to submit an application for. Cilck here for more information about our lottery process. Click here to download the Montessori Verification form if you have/will have at least one year of prior Montessori experience. Please have your director complete the form to turn in with your application.

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