January 2017 News

Upcoming Dates

January 6
Tuition Due
January 12 
Parent Advisory Board Meeting ~ 6:30 p.m. @ CMP
January 16
No School (MLK Jr. Holiday)
January 26
100th Day of School!
(Wear your PJ’s to school)
Camp Countryside 2017 Info/Registration begins
Letters of Intent for
2017-18 School Year

Important Calendar Note: Classes return from Spring Break on April 18th.
(school calendar is incorrect, it says 4/16/17)

Happy New Year!
I hope that all of you enjoyed your winter break and found some time to marvel in what the holiday season has to offer. On behalf of all of the CMP staff, we would like to extend our gratitude for the generosity you have shown us. We truly enjoy our jobs and appreciate the time we spend nurturing and educating your child.
Parent Inspiration
First take a deep breathe…..
Then ask yourself the following questions without judgement…..
-What were my best parenting moments in 2016?
-What were my worst parenting moments in 2016?
-And what did I learn? What moments or actions do I want to let go of or repeat?
-How does my lifestyle support this (ex: am I present, am I in a hurry)?

The Ultimate Questions: What kind of parent do I want to be in 2017? And what do I need to do in my life to support this?

In the New Year many people desire to create goals. We, too, as teachers at CMP have goals for your child…..
Montessori teachers have four principal goals:
• To awaken the child’s learning capacity and imagination
• To encourage his normal desire for independence and high sense of self-esteem
• To help him develop the kindness, courtesy and self-discipline that will allow him to become a full member of society
• To help the child learn how to observe, question, and explore ideas independently

At CMP the teachers closely monitor each student’s progress, keeping the challenge level high. Working with children over two or three years, the teacher gets to know each student’s family, interests, and strengths well. It is truly a partnership between parent and teacher when it comes to your child’s learning.

4k/5k Registration for 2017-18
This is the year you will see your investment in Montessori flourish more than ever!  CMP prides itself on hearing of the successes of our students that stay for this important year of growth.  Your child will have this final year at CMP to gain emotional and academic confidence and self esteem. They become leaders during a year that they would not otherwise have the opportunity to do so.  You and your student have a continuous year of communication with the same teachers and many of the same peers.  This consistency provides growth in the areas of math, language, and geography especially.  Did you know that our students that stay for this year graduate with high reading and math levels?  Please take time to speak to Cory, Patty or Debby on how we can assist you and your family in making this decision.
Camp Countryside 2017
The past few years, CMP has filled up very quickly. Please don’t delay in turning in your child’s registration and material fee.  We will open registration for the first 3 weeks to CMP students, and past students whom are eligible first, before enrolling new students.
Wish List
Have you heard of Himalayan Salt Lamps?  As a school community, we feel that these would be beneficial to try and explore the benefits.  We are in need of about 5. They are available on Amazon if you would like to purchase for CMP.
Doing some winter cleaning??  The “Little Library” in front of CMP is in need of some restocking.  These books can be any kind of books – cookbooks, novels, children’s books, parenting books, etc.
CMP-Safety First
Please use extra precaution during these cold months ahead….
Walking slowly and wearing weather appropriate boots. Please hang on to your children and watch them carefully as you exit our school since it is getting darker earlier and little ones are not easily seen from vehicles entering or backing out. Always make sure that your child does not run out of the building unescorted. Leave early during inclement weather to arrive safe and timely for pick up. Let’s work together to keep our children safe!
Besides your fabulous children, famous people who were Montessori educated
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Founders of Google.com
  • Jeff Bezos, financial analyst, Founder, Amazon.com
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Thomas Edison
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
  • Katherine Graham , Owner/editor of the Washington Post
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Editor, former first lady
  • Sean ‘P.Diddy’ (formerly known as Puffy) Combs, rap artist
  • Anne Frank, famous diarist from world war II
  • Prince William and Prince Harry, English royal family
  • T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician and author
  • Julia Child, famous chef
  • Elizabeth Berridge, actress
  • Kami Cotler, actress
  • Melissa and Sarah Gilbert, actors
  • Helen Hunt, actress
  • David Blaine, street magician
  • George Clooney, actor

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