Hello CMP Families,
This Spring will be our third year of participating in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, the state academic testing program. Students in third through eighth grade will be participating in the computer adaptive CAASPP, for English/Language Arts and Mathematics. New this year is the field test of the California Science Test or CAST, which our fifth and eighth grade students will take. This computerized test will replace the paper and pencil science test our fifth and eighth grade students took last year. As a field test, students will not receive scores for science this year.
Additional Chromebooks were purchased again this year for our students in anticipation of these on-line state assessments and to enhance computer use in the classroom. We currently have a Chromebook for each third through eighth grade student. Prior to administration of CAASPP, students will have the opportunity to participate in a training test, if needed, and interim assessments to help students become comfortable with process of online testing.
In the coming weeks you will be receiving more detailed student testing information through campus communications. Your student’s teacher will let you know when their classroom will be testing. Parents may opt their student out of testing; however, we strongly encourage every student to participate. The tests are one indicator of how our students are progressing, and assists us in program planning.
Please do not hesitate to contact your campus principal or me if you have any questions.
CMP Network Testing Coordinator
Yearbooks will be available for purchase, March 15th —March 31st online only. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to purchase your 2016-2017 yearbook for $20 at www.yearbookmarket.com. Next, select California Montessori Project—Elk Grove, then click the pull down menu under the Online Ordering section. After you complete your transaction, you will receive a receipt via email. Prices will increase on Monday, April 3rd to $25.
Please join us on March 29th from 4:30-6:00 at both sites for our Watch Me Work Night. I look forward to seeing you there, and wish you all a beautiful day.
April 5th we will recognize our students who have met their benchmarks in Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, and Rosetta Stone at our Benchmark Bash. Congratulations to all of you for your hard work.
Admin Professional's WeekCMP - Elk Grove Campus
Fun Run committee meeting
Time: 7:00 pmCMP - Elk Grove Campus
CAC/PTFC @ Elk GroveCMP - Elk Grove Campus
Movie NightHosting Classrooms: Sunstone, Ruby, Emerald Time: 6:30 pm Location: Bradshaw MP RoomCMP - Elk Grove Campus
Arbor DayCMP - Elk Grove Campus
River & Effie Yeaw
Turquoise Field Trip
Time: 9:00 amCMP - Elk Grove Campus
Principal's DayCMP - Elk Grove Campus
Tutoring BeginsCMP - Elk Grove Campus
Teacher Appreciation WeekCMP - Elk Grove Campus
EG CAASPPCMP - Elk Grove Campus
Thank you for reading this week's Montessorigram for the most up - to - date news and up-coming events. Montessorigram 4-6-17.pdf
CMP - Elk Grove Campus
Support Bradshaw Garden by taking... ...Dance Lessons. Lessons are offered, March 4th 5:00PM-6:00PM & March 18th 5:00PM-6:00PMCMP - Elk Grove Campus
Ninja Stress Balls: No need to add the ninja mask if you don't want to, just be sure to use 2 balloons in addition to the filled balloon. We are looking for some made of flour (60+), some rice (30+), and some with dried beans (30+). You do not need to make all 120 balls, we appreciate anything you can create. https://youtu.be/SyfxlryiD8A
GIANT OOBLECK STRESS BALL: We are looking for 10 giant balloon balls and 30 regular size. https://youtu.be/hsUXCkUTc-E
WEIGHTED LAP PADS: We are looking for 10 of the 5lb and 10 of the 10lb; simple sewing skills required. https://youtu.be/ylcuddl2o-A
WEIGHTED SOCK WRAPS: We are looking for 10 of these, simple sewing skills required. Please do not add any oils to these, just the rice. http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=healthy_homemade_gifts_rice_sockCMP - Elk Grove Campus
Principal Cafe is held at Elk Grove @ Bradshaw site.
March 17 @ 9:00 am AMS Conference report
December 2 @ 9:00 am WASC overview
January 13 @ 9:00 am Love & Logic
February 3 @ 9:00 am Montessori at Home
2017 - 2018 Lottery Tours
Elk Grove Campus Lottery Tours
A new school year is fast approaching. New families interested in applying to our school are required to attend a lottery tour. Enrollment applications are given out at the end of the tour. Please call our office, 916-714-9699, to attend a lottery tour for the Elk Grove campus for the 2017-2018 school year. Current families do not need to attend a tour.
January 10: 9am at BR ~ FULL
January 19: 9am at BR ~ FULL
January 24: 9am at BR ~ FULL
January 31: 9am at BR ~ FULL
February 7: 9am at BR ~ FULL
February 14: 9 am at BR ~ FULL
March 2: 6 pm at EG ~ FULL
March 7: 9am at BR ~ FULL
March 14: 9am at BR ~ FULL
March 16: 6pm at BR ~ FULL
Kindergarten Lottery applications due March 20
March 28: 9am at BR ~ FULL
April 5: 6pm at BR
1st to 8th grade Lottery applications due April 17
Thank you for your interest in California Montessori Project.
The “7 Habits of Highly Effective Volunteers” trainings have been scheduled for the year. Please remember, you are only required to take this training once, however, all volunteers are welcome. Please R.S.V.P. to the office which is hosting that particular training by the Wednesday before the training, space is limited so be sure to call early. Please keep in mind, trainings end in November for the 2016-2017 year at the Elk Grove campus, however you are welcome to call other campuses if these dates do not fit in your schedule. Thank you!
Bradshaw site is offering the following dates:
Sept. 10 @ 10:00
Sept. 20 @ 5:00
Oct. 7 @ 10:00
Oct. 18 @ 6:00
Nov. 9 @ 5:00
Elk Grove site is offering the following dates:
Sept. 16 @5:00
Sept. 28 @ 5:00
Oct. 12 @6:00
Oct. 28 @ 5:00
2016-2017 Early Release Days
Office Hours: EG@EG ~ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
EG@BR ~ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, here is a complete list of Early Release Days for 2016-2017. It is strongly recommended families take advantage of early release days to schedule doctor and dental appointments or make appointments during intersession breaks. Thank you for your consideration as time in the classroom with the teacher and peers is critical to your child's success at school.
September 7, 2016 (Club M Open)
September 21, 2016 (Club M Open)
October 5, 2016 (Club M Open)
October 19, 2016 (Fall Conference Day- Club M Open)
October 20, 2016 (Fall Conference Day - Club M Open)
October 21, 2016 (Fall Conference Day - Club M Open)
November 2, 2016 (Club M Open)
November 16, 2016 (Club M Open)
December 7, 2016 (Club M Open)
December 16, 2016 (PM Club M Closed)
January 18, 2017 (Club M Open)
February 1, 2017 (Club M Open)
February 15, 2017 (Club M Open)
March 1, 2017 (Club M Open)
March 15, 2017 (Club M Open)
March 22, 2017 (Spring Conference Day - Club M Open)
March 23, 2017 (Spring Conference Day - Club M Open)
March 24, 2017 (Spring Conference Day - Club M Open)
April 5, 2017 (Club M Open)
May 3, 2017 (Club M Open)
May 17, 2017 (Club M Open)
June 15, 2017 (Last Day of School - Club M Open)
K-3rd grade students will be dismissed at 11:45 AM on Early Release Days
4th-8th grade students are dismissed at 12:00 PM on Early Release Days
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