Admin Corner April 23, 2021

Country Montessori School

Admin Corner

April 23, 2021

“True peace … suggests the triumph of justice and love among men; it reveals the existence of a better world where harmony reigns.” Dr. Maria Montessori

Upcoming Dates/Events:

  • CMS Fall Enrollment – Enroll now!
  • Summer Camp Enrollment Open Now!
  • CMS Annual Online Auction – May 15th!
  • Memorial Day-May 31-School closed
  • 5th Level and Kindergarten Graduation-June 15
  • Last Day of School-June 16-Half Day – (No Child Care – PM)
  • School Closed-June 17 and June 18 (Child Care Not Available)
  • Downtime Week-June 21-25-Child Care Available
  • Summer School Begins-June 28

Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year

We are actively enrolling new students, and processing re-enrollment for returning CMS students.  Families planning on returning for the 2021-2022 school year should log into their FACTSMgt (RenWeb) Parent Portal to submit your child’s enrollment packet.  If you have any questions or need any assistance please reach out to Jose Bolanos.  If you do not intend to return for the 2021-2022 school year please inform Jose.

We hope your family will be joining us for the 2021-2022 school year!

CMS Summer Camp

Summer camps are starting to fill up.  If you are interested in enrolling for one of our dynamic camps be sure to fill out your registration packet at your earliest convenience.  At this time Week 4 of Elementary Camp is FULL.  A few other weeks are close to being full so if you are planning to attend summer camp please sign up as soon as possible.

Early Childhood – Cricket Camp

Elementary – Kookaburra Camp

CMS 22nd Annual Auction – Goes Online!

The school year is flying by and our 22nd Annual Auction is right around the corner. This year, the event will take place entirely online – making it very convenient to bid right from your phone! We will be utilizing Silent Auction Pro to host the event that will take place Saturday, May 15. Bidding starts at 10am and will close at 10pm. Registration will begin next week, which will also give you a chance to preview a few items!

From Disney tickets, one of a kind children’s art projects, teacher experiences to beautiful classroom sponsored baskets, there is something for everyone! To create those one-of-a-kind baskets, we are asking families to make a contribution to their child’s classroom basket. All of your generous donations will be used to create themed baskets! Each classroom has a different theme for their basket.

 Classroom Basket Themes:

  • Dragonflies – Game Night (Adult & Children’s Games)
  • Ladybugs – Gardening
  • Bumblebees – Beach Day
  • Eagles 1 – Family Night / Movie Night
  • Eagles 2 & 3 – Sweet Treats Baking Night
  • Owls – Adventure (Fishing/ Camping/ Hiking)

Our goal is to collect enough donations to create 1-3 classroom baskets for each of the themes.  All donations for the classroom basket or other donations can be dropped off in the office or with your classroom teacher.  We thank you in advance for all the support to make our final fundraiser of the year a success! Please turn in all donations by Wednesday, May 5th!

In addition, if you are out in the community and have an opportunity to ask for an auction donation, please do! Many local businesses support local fundraisers for non-profit organizations such as CMS in the communities they serve. Please let Susan at know if you need supporting documentation!

Welcome to our new Music Instructor

Adam Meyerowitz has joined the CMS teaching staff and just finished his first week of classes!  Adam is a current CMS parent and has two daughters Hana and Sophia in the Dragonfly and Eagles classroom.  He would often do special line time presentations in the Dragonfly classroom with musical instruments and was an immediate success with the students.  Adam is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese, has a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA.  Mr. Meyer as the students call him, has an interest and talent in multiple areas of music, has a warm demeanor and is a natural with children.  He met with Mr. Short and went over our curriculum and shadowed him prior to Mr. Shorts last day.  We are very excited and pleased to have Adam on staff and taking on the role of the music instructor.  

5th Level and Kindergarten Graduation

CMS will be hosting 5th level and kindergarten graduation ceremonies onsite this school year on June 15th.  We will be following the California Department of Public Health guidance for Commencement/Graduation Ceremonies.  Specific information about the day will be shared in the near future as finalizations are complete.

We truly appreciate our families for your support and partnership and working with us as a team!

It is imperative to keep an open dialogue with us regarding illnesses and travel.  We are all in this together and want to keep our students, families, staff and school healthy to the extent possible.  Please let us know if you plan to travel or if anyone in your household has been exposed to, has COVID or has symptoms.  

Please notify the office if your student will not be in class or is sick.  Should your child be sick all families need to inform the office and we will provide further mandated guidance.  When our students are sick we want them to rest so virtual class is not permitted during illnesses.  

Country Montessori School App

If you have not done so please be sure to download the Country Montessori School App.  You can look up the app in the App Store or Google Play Store on your device.  Simply search for Country Montessori School or use the following link

You can use the Country Montessori School App to:

  • Complete your daily sign in for morning arrivals
  • Daily sign out (for Early Childhood students)
  • View / Pay child care
  • Access Family Directory
  • Link to CMS Facebook / Instagram
  • Access Admin Corner Newsletters
  • View Report Cards (once released)
  • Process Re-enrollment
  • Additional FACTS (RenWeb) Parent Portal features
  • Register for your Walk-A-Thon individual student page


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