November 2020 Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2020   
CMP tuition and school calendar
CMP Facebook Page
Families Facebook page
11/3- Election Day
11/6- Tuition Due (4 weeks)
11/25- 11/27- No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Parent Information

With winter and cold temps arriving..
CMP purchased for classrooms to now have Hospital Grade high quality air filters in their classrooms!


  • If your child, or ANYONE in your household is experiencing any type of cold symptom, please keep your child home. Children sent home with symptoms, not feeling well, must stay home for 72 hours (3 full days) before returning to school.
  • If anyone tests positive in your home for COVID-19, you all need to quarantine for 14 days, and alert the school please.
  • Please use your child’s backpack as the tool to pack belongings for school, and clean out/sanitize each day.
  • Thank you for sanitizing lunchboxes, water bottles, and masks each night.
  • No toys, or “extra” items from home please.
  • Like the CMP Facebook page, and ask to be a part of Countryside Families Facebook page if you aren’t already.

EARLY ARRIVAL– Children signed up for early arrival can arrive at CMP before 8:15. If you are interested in early arrival, please let us know and we will check for space and adjust tuition accordingly. All other students are to arrive 8:15-8:30 please.

PICK UP TIMES are: 12:10, 2:10, and by 5:25 (full day students). We thank you for being on time, and no cell phones please in the parking lot. A reminder that cars can not be running unless an adult is inside the vehicle.


  • Sanitizing Wipes (for the environment, not hands)
  • Lysol or Microban Spray
  • Play doh (4 packs or larger)
  • Kleenex
  • Baggies


  • Removal of Brush/Branches to Dump (all located by dumpster in staff parking lot)
  • Adjust & paint the outdoor Side and hand rail going up to Cory’s classroom

Thank you for anything you are able to do! We greatly appreciate our volunteer support!

Montessori little tips are big tips…clothing and the impact it has on your child.

Montessori classrooms are set up to foster independence and self- motivation in children. An often-overlooked factor in building independence is clothing.

What does successful clothing look like for a child?
Children need to wear clothing that they are capable of putting on and taking off by themselves, from their shirts to their shoes. This is essential in the classroom, and we encourage you to extend this practice
into your home when possible.

  1. Children will be most comfortable in shoes, boots or slippers that have velcro closures or that slip on. This promotes autonomy in your child.
  2. Jeans and pants should easily slide over the hips and have elastic bands. If they are too snug, getting them down to use the restroom might take just a little too long and leave the child frustrated due to bathroom accident. Clothing choices impact this more than might be evident— imagine if you were trapped in a piece of fabric you couldn’t get out of!
  3. With the cold weather coming it is a good idea before you buy snow pants, hat, mittens (not fingered gloves), boots and coat that you have child try on and see if it promotes independence or creates frustration. Can they slip into snow gear or is it too tight or complicated?
  4. Slippers that are simple. The ones with animal heads at the toes are of course cute but cause a lot of imbalance and tripping. Slippers are a welcome cozy footwear for your child to slip into after they take off boots.

We of course partner with you in teaching these strengths through works as your child grows ready. Below is an example of a Montessori dressing frame that teaches the child to snap. Improving not only the
snapping skills but also fine motor development.

How many times have you heard your child say “I can do it myself?” Children naturally want to perform tasks independently. Ultimately, we are trying to help children become confident and self-assured in all their actions. Another way of looking at this is dress for success!

Kid-Friendly Baking Fun – Easy Apple Chips

These easy-to-make apple chips are the perfect fall snack!

2 apples (thinly sliced)
2 tsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200º.
  2. In the large bowl, add sliced apples, cinnamon, sugar. Close lid tightly and toss apples until they are evenly coated.
  3. Place a cooling rack or grilling rack onto a baking sheet.
  4. Lay apple slices onto the cooling rack/grilling rack so that no apples overlap.
  5. Cook for 2-3 hours, flipping halfway through. (We baked ours for 3 hours for a crispier apple chip.)
  6. Bake until apples are dried out but still pliable. Apples will continue to crisp while cooling.
  7. Enjoy with your family!

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