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Important Back to School Information

Meet and Greet:  All CMP families and students are invited to come to our Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August 13th from 3-5pm to meet and visit with their classroom teachers.  This is also the day to drop off class supply donations! Live Scan service will be available from 3-5pm for an approx. fee of $45.


Back to School Nights:  Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to come to grade level “Back to School Nights”. Middle School on Monday, August 12th from 3-4. Upper Elementary classes on Tuesday, August 13th from 5-6:30. K/1 classes on Monday, August 19 from 5-6:30. 2/3 classes on Wednesday, August 21st from 5-6:30


The 7 Habits Parent Volunteer orientation will also be held on Monday, August 19th from 4:30-5:00 and on Wednesday, August 21st from 4:30-5:00. This is a one-time requirement to attend if you have never taken this class and plan on volunteering this year.


Student Pick Up Authorizations:   A new form is required each year for those families wishing additional people not listed on the student’s emergency form to pick up their child.  Please fill out the attached fillable form and drop off the form during Open House to the Front Office.  Forms can also be faxed to (916) 989-1584.  It is not necessary to contact the front office for each pick up notification as long as the authorized person is on the Emergency Card or Student Pick Authorization Form. Please inform your child each morning how they will be picked up for the day.


Permission for Administration of Medication:  A new form is required each year for students needing medication (including over the counter meds such as cough drops, Neosporin, Advil, itching cream, etc.) administered at school or on field trips.  Please fill out the attached fillable form and email to the Front Office: cmporoffice@cacmp.org or drop off during Open House to the Front Office.  Forms can also be faxed to (916) 989-1584.  Medication permission forms must have complete information along with both the parent and doctor’s signatures. Without this signed authorization form, we cannot administer any medication.


Club M:  See attached 2019-2020 Club M Fees and Contract.  All new and existing families interested in Club M and Punch Card reservations must fill out a new contract each year.  Those families needing child care starting the first day of school will need to include the registration fee and August payment by 6:00pm on Tuesday, August 13th.  Please contact the front office for any Club M questions. We are excited to offer various afterschool activities in Club M for Early Release Days from 12-3 PM! 


Attendance:  It is important for students to be on time and have regular attendance at school.  Studies have shown a drop in student’s performance and behavior when a child is absent or tardy. Leave enough time each morning to anticipate traffic or unforeseeable circumstances. Students may arrive as early as 8:15am and play on the playground until 8:25. Please be mindful and save doctor appointments for early release days or after school and schedule family vacations during breaks or when school is out. CMP’s complete attendance policy is posted on our website.


Principal’s Café - August 14th “Welcome Back!” Join us in the MP Room at 8:30 AM and meet with the new Principal of CMP Orangevale, Ms. Maria Ostendorf!  Coffee and refreshments will be served.


Early Release Days:  Please see attachment for a complete list of Early Release Days for 2019-2020 which is also posted on the website.  Please use this as a handy reference for making arrangements ahead of time for pick-up or Club M services.


Volunteering: In order to volunteer in classrooms and on field trips (after normalization period ends, beginning Monday, September 30th), there are a number of documents that need to be submitted to the school office.  All volunteers must meet the requirements, even if you plan to chaperone or drive just your student.  We recommend that you submit all of the documents required during the summer or first few weeks of school to make volunteer scheduling and field trip planning easier.  We accept documents via email cmporoffice@cacmp.org or in person. 


Important Dates to Remember:


8/2          Club M Fees & Contract Due                    By 6 PM


8/5-8/13  Club M Closed   (Staff Development/In-Service)                                     


8/12         Middle School Info Meeting 3-4 PM          MP Room

                Governing Board Meeting                         6:30 PM @ Central Admin

8/13         Meet and Greet                                         3-5 PM                     

                Live Scan                                                  3-5 PM

                Upper Elementary Back to School            5-6:30 PM               

                Upper El Chaperone meeting                    6:30-7 PM               


8/14          First Day of School                                   8:30 AM


                  Principal’s Café                                        8:30 AM          Meet the new principal and mingle with parents


                  Early Release Day                                   12 PM             Initial Parent Meetings (more info to come)


8/15            Early Release Day                                  12 PM             Initial Parent Meetings (more info to come)


8/16            Early Release Day                                   12 PM             Initial Parent Meetings (more info to come)


8/19            Live Scan                                                 3-5 PM

                   7 Habits                                                    4:30-5 PM             

                   K/1 Back to School Night                         5-6:30 PM           


8/21            7 Habits                                                     4:30-5 PM

       2/3 Back to School Night                           5-6:30 PM           



Please contact us if you have any questions. Our staff is looking forward to this upcoming school year!



Maria Ostendorf


California Montessori Project – Orangevale Campus

6545 Beech Avenue

Orangevale, CA 95662

Phone: 916-673-9389

Fax: 916-989-1584


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