January 2021 Newsletter

January All School Newsletter

We celebrate our 100th day of school on January 28th!

See classroom notes for more info!

Happy New Year! In the whirlwind of 2020, it is safe to say it was an unprecedented year. To put it lightly, it brought forward challenges for almost all of us in one way or another. Every year there are things that we can grow from or just be at peace with and reflect that they hold true.

Five things we have learned this past year about all of the CMP community:

  1. We are flexible. We have learned to wear masks, social distance, be patient and still show we care.
  2. Kindness is an every day occurrence.
  3. Health and safety are important values.
  4. We are a community of resilient problem solvers.
  5. We all have a shared goal for nurturing and educating the children

    to their highest potential.

We begin a new year with warm thoughts of the many generous and loving contributions that are invested into our school each day, whether in a word, a gift, or a smile by each member of the Countryside Montessori community big and small. Thank you all!

Parent Information

Current & Future Enrollment

In looking back at 2020, we thank each of you for your support, patience, trust, and commitment in working together with CMP. We are looking forward to the days ahead of continued growth within your children and the school itself.
As many of you may or may not know, CMP has held enrollment to two classrooms at 15 students each as per Dane County Public Health restrictions.

Financially this is an incredible impact to us, as our enrollment is usually an additional 20-30 more students. We are working at slowly increasing and being creative with our scheduling so as to limit loss. We are in an increased demand of need, with a long wait list, as so many programs have been forced to close due to loss and navigating needs, and guidelines.

In the coming weeks, we begin Camp enrollment for the 2021 summer, and Letters of Intent will be out for the 2021-22 School Year Enrollment. Both will be sent a week before offering to new enrollment, and then it will be first come first serve. We encourage you to return them as soon as possible to secure your spot and schedule need for your child(ren).

Winter weather/ School Closings

CMP is unable to follow our policy of following MMSD for closing due to severe/winter weather, as they are not “in person learning” at this time. Instead, CMP will follow the Waunakee School District. (until MMSD resumes) We ask for families to watch the local news if inclement weather is forecasted for news of closings. Please also note, that we will post any weather closings on our Countryside Families FB page, and if still in doubt, please know that you can always email Patty or Debby

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