Admin Corner March 1st, 2019

Country Montessori School

Admin Corner

March 1, 2019

“Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society.

Dr. Maria Montessori

Upcoming Dates/Events:

2019-2020 School Enrollment Starts Week of 3/4
Parent/Teacher Conferences – 3/7 & 3/8 – No school, Child Care will be available
Early Childhood Mother’s Night-Ladybug 3/12, Bumblebee 3/13, Dragonfly 3/14 @ 6:00-7:00 PM
AMS Conference – 3/21 & 3-22 – No school, Child Care Available

2019-2020 Enrollment

The 2019-2020 Enrollment Application period will begin the week of March 4th. Current CMS Families will receive re-enrollment materials starting next week.

2019 Summer Camps

Information about this year’s summer camps will be coming out in two weeks.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for March 7th and 8th. On Wednesday March 6th your child’s report will be available through your RenWeb portal at 4:00 pm.

The Focus of these conferences is your child’s overall development. They also afford time to share any issues or concerns you may have. Conferences should open the door to effective communication between parents and teachers. Children should not attend the conference so that the discussion may be completely open.

Conferences are twenty minute sessions. In consideration of your child’s teacher and other families, please be prompt. These non-instructional days are set aside especially for these conferences and the teachers put a lot of time and effort into preparing each child’s report. If you should miss the conference, it will not be rescheduled.

Child care is being offered for full-day ($45), for a half-day ($25), or for the conference only (free). You must sign up in advance to allow CMS to staff accordingly. To sign up for child care please email Jose Bolanos to let him know if you will need full-day, half-day or child care only during your conference.

American Montessori Society Annual Conference-March 21 and 22

Every school year the school closes for professional growth days where the teachers are able to attend the AMS Annual Conference. They attend workshops and networking events where they collaborate with Montessorians from around the country and world and come back energized and fresh with new ideas to better serve their students. Child care will be offered during these days, please contact if you will be needing it.

2019 CMS Annual Auction and Dinner Benefit – Helpers Needed – Opportunities for Service Hours

We are excited to update you on our Auction for this year, and ask for your support. In this letter you will find details on the event, your role in the auction, participation for each family as it relates to procurement, and opportunities for service hours. This is a very special year; CMS is celebrating its 30th year. In addition to being a major CMS fundraiser, the Annual Auction & Dinner Benefit is also our party, our investment, and our change to show support for this unique school that we love. Thank you in advance for all of your efforts toward a successful event!

Auction Details:

Save the date for this year’s auction: Saturday May 11th, hosted here at Country Montessori School
Festivities include: silent auctions, live auction, dinner, drinks, 50/50 opportunity drawing
Kids Event include: jumping castles, outside games, special animal presentation, pizza party
Service Hour Opportunities:

Look at the list of participation opportunities – Which one fits YOU best? We encourage you to contact Jose Bolanos if you have any questions or want to better understand how you can get involved. Below are some of the roles we would love to have you join us in! ALL of these opportunities will allow you to earn family service hours.

Donation Pick Up
Auction Set Up (Day of Event)
Auction Clean Up (End of Event)
Procurement & Donations:

The success of our event depends on the quality of items we have to auction, and your role is incredibly important to making this happen. Assisting with donation procurement is a fun and easy way to earn service hours on your schedule and help support our fundraising efforts. There are lots of creative ways to procure items.

If you are out in the community and have an opportunity to ask for an auction donation, please do! Many local businesses, especially the larger ones (think hotels, B&B’s, restaurants, etc.) have policies that they’ll only donation to fundraisers for organizations in the communities they serve. So, for example, if you are out to dinner at a restaurant you frequent, consider speaking to the manager and asking if they would donate a gift card to support the CMS auction event.

Once you procure an item, please bring it to the CMS office. Even if you don’t physically have the item, or if the item is an intangible experience (like a certificate for a stay), please fill out the Auction Procurement Form and turn it into the office so that we can track and account for it.

Our procurement deadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Ask us for ideas; ask us for help, and thank you for your support.

So much of what we do at CMS is only made possible through the hard work and dedication of all our amazing CMS families. Thank you for your participation. We look forward to a great event!

Front Gate

Currently we are using the code (1,2,3,4 #). Our system is set up with alerts so that when the gate is opened without using a key code or the exit button the security camera snaps a photo and sends an alert message to our system.

Our goal is for the keypad and exit buttons to be used so that these alerts/ snapshots serve as safety messages for anytime the gate is opened without authorization.

We appreciate your assistance as we continue build upon our school’s security features. Please help promote school safety by using the entry code and exit button.


The CMS Family

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