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Montessori World CMP American River Campus Tour Dates

The American River Campus will be holding tours beginning in January 2020 for parents/guardians interested in enrolling their student(s) for the 2020-21 school year. Please click here for the link to review our Lottery & Enrollment procedures and tour dates. Applications will be available after completing a tour, please sign up online and arrive on time!

Prepared environment Welcome to Our Beautiful Classrooms

Classrooms are carefully prepared environments in Montessori education, designed to promote Self-Discipline, Sense of order, Contentment, Focus/Concentration, Genuine concern for others, Independence, Love of silence, Love of learning, Self-motivation, and Happiness. These are the characteristics of the “normalized child” who has their developmental needs met. Maria Montessori considered the normalization process of premier importance, laying the groundwork for a life of learning. Read more about our Prepared Environment by clicking here!

CMP T shirts WE DRESS FOR SUCCESS!

Here at CMP American River we do enforce a dress code (not a uniform policy) that promotes the comfort and safety of all students. Importantly, sneakers should be worn for PE days, sandals should be secured with a back strap and have a flat heel, and distracting branding and cartoon characters should be worn on weekends. We post a copy of our dress code on the website as well as in the campus office.

Salad bar DAILY HOT LUNCH PROGRAM WITH SAN JUAN UNIFIED

The American River campus is so thankful for our super lunch lady, Ms. Lucy, and the kid-friendly, healthy meals she provides. Favorite choices include popcorn chicken and cheesy breadsticks; and a salad bar and milk is always included. Students eat together in our cafeteria and practice grace and courtesy by observing quiet eating times, listening to announcements, and cleaning up after themselves. Students with food allergies are welcome at our allergy-sensitive tables. Please click here for information on San Juan Unified's Free/Reduced Meal Program.

Maria Montessori with children Happy Birthday Maria Montessori

Each year we celebrate the teachings and dynamic life of Maria Montessori. She was a doctor, research scientist, and educator. Her landmark philosophy recognizes that children have a natural desire to learn and that stages of development exist for which there should be corresponding prepared educational environments. Montessori education provides pathways for creation, exploration, imagination, decision making, problem solving, and healthy social relationships that lead to concrete skills in concentration, academic and life skills. Read more about Maria Montessori by clicking here!

PBIS logo Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at CMP

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework for organizing systems and practices that focus on creating a positive and supportive school culture for all.  Last year, our campus was awarded the bronze award from the California PBIS Coalition for the implementation of the PBIS process. With a common language, teacher and student buy-in and universal values of peace and unity, our school was recognized for their hard work. Our tier 1 implementation includes: 

  • A common language: W.A.V.E Work Together, Act Responsibly, Value your Community and Empower yourself and others. 
  • Splash Tickets which are handed out for a chance to win prizes like an extra recess, popsicle with the principal, donuts with the dean, and a "get out of the mile" pass, just to name a few. 
  • A behavior matrix for teachers and students to have a clear understanding of expected behavior around the campus. 
 
Music notes graphic Introducing Ms. Ally our Music Teacher!

Ms. Ally is now a full-time Music teacher, serving the American River Campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and the CMP Orangevale Campus on Thursdays and Fridays. Previously, Ms. Ally was a lower Elementary Teacher at our Orangevale campus and a master Montessorian. Moving to a full-time Music teaching position has allowed her to shift her time and resources into providing a high-quality, Montessori music curriculum to all of the students in TK-3rd grade.  As she builds the program, she will expand to serve all grades in the future. We will welcome her at a special Principal Cafe on Monday, January 27 and hear more about our Music Program!

 

Dos Coyotes logo Family Night Out Fundraiser - Dos Coyotes 2/4/20!

Join us for our first Family Night Out fundraiser of 2020 at Dos Coyotes in Citrus Heights! We'll enjoy great food for a great cause-with 20% of proceeds benefiting our Middle School program. Come Tuesday, February 4th between 5-9PM, 5450 Sunrise Blvd., Suite F and let them know you're supporting CMP!

Coloma LIVING THE GOLD RUSH IN COLOMA

Our Upper Elementary students strapped on their hiking boots and packs to experience the gold rush during their immersion trip to Coloma Outdoor Discovery School. They enjoyed three days on the banks of the South Fork American River, across from the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Experiences included hiking while learning environmental stewardship, life during the gold rush, hoe-downs, campfires, and fun nights in the bunkhouses. 

Hibernation bear graphic HIBERNATION DAY - COZIEST DAY OF THE YEAR!

The American River Campus spent Friday before winter break cozy and warm together in our PJ’s, with a favorite stuffed animal or blanket, good book, or game. Children learned about hibernation, migration, insulation, and how animals change in winter. They enjoyed making winter crafts, a mug exchange, book exchange, hot chocolate, popcorn, and even a yummy trail mix bar!

fun run picture UC Davis Children’s Hospital maraFUNrun 5K

Students participating in our Running Club began training from October to December to increase their stamina and develop a love of running. To celebrate their achievements,  Ms. Holly and Ms. Megan joined our 1st-8th grade runners at the maraFUNrun, held in downtown Sacramento.

apex logo Annual Apex Fun Run at American River

Leading up to the campus-wide APEX fun run, the APEX “Dream Team” was on campus teaching character development lessons and promoting the health benefits of running. The students loved the energy that the team brought to our campus and enjoyed seeing “Mel Fresh” in their classrooms every day. The proceeds from our biggest fundraiser of the year will be used to purchase additional materials and furniture for the classrooms. 
 

Students Dressed for Pajama Day A Message from the Superintendent: December Update

Dear CMP Community,

Happy Holidays! I hope you all have a restful and relaxing break with loved ones. It's hard to believe we're nearing the end of 2019. CMP has been busy with rigorous instruction in classrooms, field trips, campus projects, and celebrations this month. Hopefully some of these pictures and memories will add a little more joy to your holiday season. Thanks again for all you do and see you in 2020!

Best,

Brett

Carmichael Campus

CM Thanksiving Festivity A Message from the Superintendent: November Update

Dear CMP Community,

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have some time to rest and relax with loved ones this week. As we all reflect on what we're thankful for there are a few things that rise to the very top of my list. In no particular order:

CMP Families

Our families bring so much to CMP. Your commitment to CMP through classroom volunteering, field trip participation, assisting with student enrichment opportunities, and organizing fundraisers are just a few examples of how parents help to make CMP a unique and special place.

CMP Teachers

The driving force behind every exceptional CMP classroom is a passionate and highly effective teacher. Our teachers pour their hearts and souls into our students every day. We ask a lot of them and they always deliver. Whether it's holding not just one but two credentials (Montessori and California Teaching Credentials), serving on different committees, developing rigorous and engaging lessons, or mentoring new team members our teachers are always up to the task.
 

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