Club Montessori

Summer Club M fun is here!

 Signups and payment must be received the Thursday BEFORE the week that you want your child to attend.


**If your child will be attending the week of July 14th, payment must be made no later than Thursday, July, 10th.

The Summer theme days are as follows:

Monday’s: Arts & Crafts Day

Tuesday’s: Let’s get messy (we will be making all sorts of messy things.)

Wednesday’s: Water Day & Wheel Day (Bring your sunscreen & a helmet) This will be rotated weekly.

Thursday’s: In it to win it games! We will work as a team and also have individual challenges.

Friday’s: Cooking Day (Please provide a lunch as always. This is only a small snack.)

Message from the Principal

June 9, 2014

Dear Carmichael Families,

Our 2013-14 school year has come to a close. As I enjoyed looking through our yearbook, I was reminded of so many wonderful community events and learning opportunities for the students this year! Thank you, parents, for all of your support. It all adds up to a great experience for the children.

The work in the 300 wing is nearly completed by the Parks Department, and then we will have the painting and flooring done, and add fire, security and communication systems. The teachers will move in over the summer and create more beautiful Montessori classroom environments for their students.

We are fortunate to have this amazing site with amenities for the students, staff and families: the library, art/music room, the dance/drama room, two science rooms, and two multipurpose rooms. We also have storage space for the teachers (which they love).

The Carmichael Campus has had expenses for upgrading the rooms, as well as the purchase of materials and furniture for new classrooms. These expenses do come out of our budget,  though we know these are onetime expenditures. In order to have a balanced budget for next year, class sizes will increase slightly, but we will maintain low student/teacher ratios by continuing to have teaching assistants in the Tk/K through upper elementary classrooms.

The teachers in established classrooms have indicated to me a need for addition materials and furnishings that would be beneficial to their students for next year. However, the funds for these items will not be available in our campus budget, so your help is needed. There are many ways that families can support the campus in order to maintain a balanced budget.

First is attendance. Every day that a student is not in attendance, it impacts our budget, so unless a child is ill and needs to stay home, they should be in school. CMP has made the effort to provide additional time when school is not in session for families to take vacations. Please, plan your weeks off during those intersessions. Even unscheduled three-day weekends affect our funding.

Secondly, your donations help significantly. Every small item is appreciated. Needed items will be listed on the classroom wish lists, and fundraisers will be communicated to you throughout the summer and during the school year.

Lastly, cash donations allow us to make purchases wherever needed. Below is a pledge sheet if you wish to give a cash donation. Donations are to be made to the Montessori Project Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that supports California Montessori Project. After the office receives your donation, you will be sent a letter which can be used for tax purposes.

The staff and I appreciate all that you do for the school. We are all dedicated to providing an amazing, tuition-free Montessori education to the students of CMP-Carmichael. Thank you so very much for your continued support!

Have a fabulous and safe summer break.

Most Sincerely,

Ms Kim

Kim Aldridge ~Principal

*Archived Newsletters can be found under the tab: 
From the Principal & Deans

Montessori Foundation Donation ~ Thank you! 

Pledge Sheet

Yearly Calendar

CMP Carmichael Campus Calendar - to help you plan your vacation days early when school is not in session.

Approved 2014-15 School Calendar

Voice Dialer Messages

Voice Messages will be posted here in case you miss one.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 30
Class assignments mailed out to parents
Wed, Aug 6 - Fri, Aug 8
Training & Prep - Club M Closed!!
Mon, Aug 11 - Tue, Aug 12
Training & Prep - Club M Closed!!
Monday, August 11
New Parent Orientation
More information to come...
Mobile Livescan
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday, August 12
Meet N' Greet OPEN HOUSE!
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, August 13
First Day of School!

Boohoo/Yahoo Breakfast
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Boohoo/Yahoo Breakfast with Ms. Kim
Location: Pacific Room

Monday, August 18
Back to School Night
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
TK/K & Upper El
Wednesday, August 20
Back to School Night
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lower El
Friday, August 29
Campus Community Pancake Breakfast

Gibbons Room 7:00-8:15

Hosted by the Penguin & Sea Lion Classes

Monday, September 1
Labor Day Holiday
School & Club M Closed!
Thursday, September 4
CAC Meeting
5:45 PM
5:45pm - Pacific Room (CAC Meeting)

A Touch of Understanding ASSEMBLY for 4th Grade ONLY
Friday, September 12
Spaghetti Feed
Spaghetti Feed is 6-7:30pm

Movie Night starts @ 7:30pm
Mon, Sep 15 - Fri, Sep 19
Make-It Plate Fundraiser & Scholastic Book Fair


Today, 7/23/2014
High: 87 Low: 60
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/24/2014
High: 93 Low: 63
0% chance of precipitation.