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.

Dorothy Hilts
CMP Network Testing Coordinator
(916) 714-9702

  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 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.


Ms. Kathleen







   Thank you for reading this week's Montessorigram for the most up - to - date news and up-coming events.     Montessorigram 4-6-17.pdf 





Parent Participation

  • Amazon Smile Donation

    About AmazonSmile: Program details and FAQ

    CMP - Elk Grove Campus
  • Dance Lessons

    Support Bradshaw Garden by taking... ...Dance Lessons.  Lessons are offered, March 4th  5:00PM-6:00PM & March 18th  5:00PM-6:00PM 

    CMP - Elk Grove Campus
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    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.

    GIANT OOBLECK STRESS BALL: We are looking for 10 giant balloon balls and 30 regular size. 


    WEIGHTED LAP PADS: We are looking for 10 of the 5lb and 10 of the 10lb; simple sewing skills required.

    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. 



    CMP - Elk Grove Campus

Principal's Cafe


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

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