January 2019 News


A very special thanks to all of you for the amazing contributions and gifts in 2018. Your generosity and daily support is always greatly appreciated. May 2019 bring you and your family much joy!

10 Characteristics of Children in the Montessori Classroom

  1. Respectful

  2. Responsible

  3. Self-disciplined

  4. Independent

  5. Creative/Inventive

  6. Self-Motivated

  7. Organized

  8. Global Thinkers

  9. Collaborators

  10. Leader

CMP Gives Back: 
Each classroom will begin a new penny drive this month!

Staff from each classroom have chosen an organization to which the funds will be donated. Coins will be collected in the wooden boxes (previously used for driveway donations) near the sign-in each day. Children can drop in their coins whenever they are available and there is absolutely no pressure or requirement to give.

The 4k/5k class will count the coins for their spring math unit. Staff will tie in additional lessons and classroom materials focused on giving and helping others as we collect. We thank you in advance for your help with donations.

Upper Class-  St. Jude’s
Middle Class-  UW Children’s Hospital
Lower Class-  Ronald McDonald House

100th Day of School

We mark the 100th day of learning and fun at CMP on Thursday January 31st! Children may wear their pajamas to school (warm ones please, that are not “too distracting” 🙂 and enjoy fun ways to celebrate and explore 100!  Specific notes arrive later in the month from each classroom.Thank you for sharing your child with us 100 days!


  • Sign in each day with time and initials, children are not to use or write on sign ins please
  • Careful in parking lots with winter weather, please do not allow children to climb on ANY drifts around cars- hand holding safety always:)
  • Thank you for sending in and labeling warm winter clothing. All day students should have 2 pairs of water proof mittens please.
  • A reminder that if Madison Schools Close, so does CMP. Please watch and or listen for school closings on most local radio and television stations, as CMP will NOT list as a school name, but follow MMSD’s decision.

Tax Information
CMP’s Federal Tax number is- 39-17-53172

We will provide receipts upon request.  Please allow 2 weeks for all year
requests.  Generally they are completed more quickly but dependent on the order they are requested. Debby is not in the office on Fridays.

The meeting minutes from November can be reviewed: CMP PAB Meeting Minutes
If you are able to help us out with any of the endeavors we are currently working on we would gladly appreciate it! Please email Amy H and you are welcome to join us at our PAB meeting on Jan 17th at 6:30pm at CMP.

Thank you to Erin V, our fabulous Teacher Appreciation Coordinator for organizing Operation Ornament this year!

Slots are still available for Staff Meeting Meals. Sign-up at CMP Teacher Appreciation Meals


“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education…” ~ Maria Montessori

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