• Upcoming CAASP Testing

    It’s that time again; time to take the CAASPP Summative Assessments. Beginning next week, all students in the 4th/5th/6th grade classrooms will take the English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments. The following week, starting on April 3, the 3rd/7th/8th graders will take their assessments. Each assessment period should last approximately a week. Needless to say, attendance is extremely important during this time. In the event of a planned absence, please let your teacher know ahead of time so a makeup time can be scheduled. Last but not least, relax and encourage your child to do their best. The CAASPP Assessments were designed with the purpose of informing our teaching and learning. In other words, we want to know what your child knows. Thank you for your cooperation.

    CMP - American River Campus
  • See's Candies Fundraiser

    Dear CMP community:

    Spring is here!!  That means it's time for our yummy See's Candies fundraiser!!  All money earned from this fundraiser will go to support our teachers' staff development.  Please take a look at the wonderful assortment of delicious treats available.  Thank you in advance for your participation!

    Important Dates:

    Monday, March 13 - Fundraiser starts

    Friday, March 24 - Fundraiser ends.  All orders and money due to the office.

    Thursday/Friday, April 6 & 7 - Candy will be distributed to your child's classroom. Just in time for Spring Break!


    CMP - American River Campus
  • World Fair

    This year’s World Fair was a smashing success!!!  Each classroom had such wonderful projects, artifacts and food that celebrated the diversity and beauty found on our little planet.  Two of our Student Learning Outcomes were highlighted by this year’s event that showed that our students are Montessori Learners who work independently, demonstrate initiative, utilize the power of concentration, think critically, and are lifelong learners and are Ambassadors of Grace and Courtesy who celebrate the diversity in our global community.  Thank you to everyone’s generous contributions over $1400 were raised that will be used to rebuild Honduran beekeeping and honey production.  This will benefit 700 families who will receive training in methods for keeping bees, mating the queens, safetly boxing worker bees and drones, and harvesting honey, beeswax, pollen and other marketable byproducts that keep making beekeeping viable.

    CMP - American River Campus
  • Read-a-Thon

    Dear CMP Families, 

    Read-a-thon time is here! On Friday, March 3, we will be holding our Annual Read-a-thon to raise money for your child’s school. Our earnings will go towards classroom materials, supplies, and field trip funds. This is generally one of our most successful fundraisers. Please join us in supporting your child’s reading, whilst raising money for their classroom!  

    CMP - American River Campus
  • ACS WASC/AMS Accreditation 2017

    CMP Greets ACS WASC/AMS Accreditation Teams

    At the end of February, CMP is looking forward to its school  accreditation visit.  These visiting teams will include members from the Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the American Montessori Society (AMS) .  There will be an accreditation team for each of our four charters (San Juan, Elk Grove, Sac City, and Buckeye).   We are very excited to be a part of this important process as we reflect on our remarkable Montessori program and as we prepare our students to be well-educated, respectful,  global citizens.

    CMP - American River Campus
  • 2017-2018 Lottery Tour Sign Ups

    2017-2018 Lottery Tour Sign Ups
    New families interested in applying to our school are required to attend a lottery tour.  Enrollment applications are given out at the end of the tour.  Please click on the sign up link below to attend a lottery tour for the CMP American River campus  2017-2018 school year.  Current families do not need to attend another tour.  Re-enrollment paperwork will be sent home at a later date with your child.   Thank you for your interest in our school!

    CMP - American River Campus
  • 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.

    CMP - American River Campus
  • 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.

    CMP - American River Campus

Campus News

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





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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