• Amazon Smile

    Don't forget to earn money for our school when it comes time for your Back to School shopping needs.

    Sign up for Amazon Smile and make money for our school every time you shop on Amazon.  

    It's a quick, easy and painless sign up!  Follow the directions below to get started today!

    Amazon Smile is a program that gives back to charitable organizations every time you shop Amazon. It’s *very* simple to use and each time you shop the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to California Montessori Project.


    1. Log in to:
    2. The first time you log in, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. The middle of the screen says “pick your own charitable organization;” type in “California Montessori Project”. The first option that comes up is California Montessori Project in Wheatland CA. Choose that one (all CMP campuses share a Tax ID number, so we all share one account).
    3. Make purchases just like normal!
    4. Each time you shop at Amazon, log in to instead of to apply the purchase funds to our school. Bookmark the page to make it even easier!

    *All CMP campuses are participating so all our donations will be added up and divided amongst the campuses.

    If you have questions about the program, you can email Beth Lawson at

    Thank you for your support raising money for our amazing school.

    Start raising money today at

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  • CMP San Juan Staff Announcement

    Please see the attached letter from CMP Executive Director, Gary Bowman, announcing the San Juan Campuses administrative plan for the 2017-18 school year.


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  • CMP loves Box Tops

    Hello CMP families! Did you know that you can help collect monies for our school by collect Box Tops off of the products you probably already buy? All you have to do is clip these off the boxes and send these to school with your child and your teacher will collect them.

    Also to make it easier for you, there is a mobile app which allows you to just scan your receipt and any items purchased with Box Tops will automatically go to our Box Top account online. It's so easy!

    We have a fun Cinco de Mayo collection sheet, a Product List sheet and, the mobile app sheet for your to take a look at! Thank you in advance for helping us to earn extra money for our school!


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  • Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

    Arrival Process

    *Unsupervised students should not be on campus before 8:15 a.m.

    Club M is available from 7:00 to 8:15 a.m. and students signed up for this program need to be signed in at Club M located in the MP Room.

    The drop off loop for K through 3rd grade students is on Kermit Lane at the front entrance of the school.  A staff member will be in the loop 8:15-8:30 to welcome and assist the students arriving.  

    The drop off loop for 4th through 8th grade students is through the parking lot entrance on Kermit Lane.  A staff member will be by the stairs 8:15-8:30 to welcome the students arriving. 

    Please note the entrances are one way.

    Students arriving after 8:30 (8:15 for Middle School) must go to the office for a tardy pass.  

    Please do not double park or leave your car unattended in the loop.  The front loop is a fire lane.


    The parking lot is intended for staff only.  Please park on the street if you need to leave your vehicle.


    Dismissal Process

    To facilitate the dismissal process and for your convenience, we ask parents to use the car loop.  Once a teacher sees a parent at the car loop, the child will be called to go to the car.  The dismissal schedule is as follows:


    Front Loop Kindergarten 2:00 p.m.

    Front Loop 6-9 Classes 3:00 p.m.

    Parking Lot Loop 9-12 Classes 3:00 p.m.

    Back Gate (catwalk located on Linda Sue Ln and Link Dr) 3:00 p.m.

    The back gate will be closed at 3:15 p.m.  Any students not picked up by 3:15 will go to the office.


    Parents should stay in their vehicles when using the car loops.  Simply drive up the loop and your child will be called to the car.  Please remember to keep the carline flowing.  If you need to exit your vehicle, please park on the street and walk in.  Please do not double park.

    Our 3:00 pm loop tends to be our most congested time.  With this in mind, it is preferred that drivers picking up their child at this time enter the front loop by turning right.

     All visitors/parents may park at the street.  The parking lot is reserved for the staff.  Please remember that our school is located in a residential area - drive safely, be respectful of our neighbors and obey the speed limit.

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  • Drop-off/Pick-up Loop

    Parents, please be mindful of etiquette in our loop. Please be kind, respectful and helpful. Assume best intentions. Children are watching our behavior. Being gracious and courteous, even if it appears that someone else isn’t, is always what we hope adults will model for our children. The loop is at its busiest between 2:55 and 3:10. Waiting until 3:10 to come to loop will help with congestion.

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Invitation from Julie Miller to attend Principal's Cafe

May 23, 2017

Greetings CMP-American River Community,

I am so thrilled and honored to return to the CMP-American River Campus this summer!  I’ve had the amazing experience of leading the CMP-Carmichael Campus over the past two years and guiding the school through the renewal of our charter with the San Juan Unified School District, as well as, the very prestigious dual accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the American Montessori Society (AMS).

I am eager to roll up my sleeves and get back to work at the American River Campus.

I believe that CMP American River is distinctive for quite a number of reasons, including-

  •  A passionate and dedicated teaching and support staff that prepares students academically and socially for success in school and life
  • A beautiful and quaint campus leased through the San Juan School District with amenities that include a charming multi-purpose room, library, and expansive playground
  • Multi-grade classrooms that support the cultural development of the child
  • A proven methodology supported by full complements of beautiful Montessori materials and 21st century technology
  • A growing visual and performing arts curriculum, including afterschool programs
  • A strong foundation of the Montessori Peace Education that creates a peaceful climate and culture on campus.

As a parent, long-time teacher, and administrator, it is my strong belief that your child will be most successful if there is a partnership between home and school.  As we prepare for the 2017-18 school year, I would appreciate your feedback about what you love about CMP American River and how you would like to see our school grow in the coming years.   Please join me for an informal gathering at the next Principal’s Café, scheduled for Tuesday, June 6th at 8:30 am in the school’s library. 

Thank you for choosing CMP-American River, and, thank you for your support as we partner together to make our GREAT school, even better!


Julie Miller


California Montessori Project


CAC (Campus Advisory Council)

All meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:30 in Rm 13.

2016-2017 Meeting Dates

The May CAC meeting scheduled on the 18th has been rescheduled for May 11th.





Fundraising Corner

Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Variety Show on Feb 3.  With 100% of sales supporting CMP, our campus earned $1003.70 from ticket sales and concessions. Money earned from the Variety Show goes to campus event support. 

Thank you to everyone who came out to the dinner Night fundraiser at Pieology on December 6.  With 25% of qualifying sales supporting CMP, our campus earned $131.67. Money earned from this event goes to support our Middle School students.

Please take a moment to look at the attached  2016-2017 Fundraising 411 document for some of the upcoming fundraisers scheduled this year.

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