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Gary Bowman - Executive Director A Message from the Executive Director

January 18, 2019

At last Monday night’s meeting, the CMP Governing Board approved the 2017-18 Audited Financial Statements for each of our CMP schools. As an essential element required through the “Charter Schools Act of 1992” (Section 47605.6), “A charter school shall transmit a copy of its annual, independent, financial audit report for the preceding fiscal year.”

I am pleased to report that “there were no findings in the prior year.” This marks over a decade of ‘finding free’ audits, which speaks to the level of expertise and integrity demonstrated from within the organization.

Parent Education Night: Life Span of Montessori Families in the Real World

Please join us for a night of discussion about human development reflecting Montessori philosophy and principles, led by Dr. Norman Lorenz and Ms. Teresa Lyday-Selby. Tuesday, January 29, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Library. Please RSVP by calling 916-864-0081 by Friday, January 25--childcare will be available depending on the numbers reserving space. Click here for the complete flyer.

Join us for our amazing Variety Show - February 1 at 6pm!

CMP American River's annual Variety Show is Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6:00pm in the MP Room. Tickets are $5 per person at the door. A reminder for performers, the first rehearsal is January 10 at 3:15, followed by 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31.

Gary Bowman - Executive Director A Message from the Executive Director

14 December, 2018

I recently came across the following quote by Fred Rogers (aka “Mister Rogers”): “It seems to me that some of us value information over wonder, and noise over silence. And I feel that we need a lot more wonder and a lot more silence in our lives.”

The related concepts of ‘wonder’ and ‘silence’ are prominent within the domain of Montessori methodology. The discipline of silence feeds the spirit and opens the door to a child’s sense of wonder, while contributing to a mindful attitude.

In this holiday season, my hope is that we will all have the opportunity (and discipline) to seek and find that quiet voice that brings a sense of ‘calmness’ to ourselves, our families and our communities.

May this holiday season bring rejuvenation and resilience to you and your loved ones.



CMP 2019-2020 School-Year 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. Our school calendar is put together to optimize student learning. It is important your child attends each and every day to receive the maximum benefits of regular participation in their Montessori classroom.  We designed this calendar in collaboration with staff, parents and students, and we are asking that all families note intersession dates and use this calendar as a planning guide for family vacations. Please click here for the link to the ADA Compliant 2019-2020 School Calendar.

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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