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Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) 2022

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The CMP-Governing Board shall adopt the LCAPs for all sites by July 1, 2021.  Linked is the LCAP Presentation used in the stakeholder meetings. 

If you would like additional information please reach out to Stephanie Garrettson at 

Notice of Public Hearing

Yuba County Special Education Local Plan Area Superintendents' Council Notice of Public Hearing.  Topic of Hearing: Yuba County SELPA Annual Budget Plan and Annual Services Plan.  Details are on the flyer.

Yuba County SELPA Private Schools Meeting Notice

Yuba County Private Schools Meeting, Wednesday, November 10, 2021.  See the notice for more information. 

15th Annual Holiday Card Contest

Dear CMP Families,

CMP turns 20 this year and would like to highlight 20 years of offering a quality, tuition-free Montessori Education that challenges our students to reach their full potential with the Holiday Card.

Attached are the contest rules and art work entry form, and we encourage your student/s to submit a design to their Principal on, or before, November 5th.  We are looking for artwork that is based upon the overall ‘CMP 20th Anniversary’ theme and for those who want something more specific we have chosen ‘Your favorite thing about CMP/School.’

Contest winners will receive a book of their choice and 20 cards.

Looking forward to seeing what your children create.

Happy Holidays! 

Carrie Klagenberg
Assistant to the Superintendent

CMP 20th Anniversary

Welcome to 2021-2022 school year.  This year marks a momentous milestone for CMP, our 20th Anniversary!

On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, CMP kicked off the celebration with a ‘Founder’s Panel”.  The CMP-Community had a chance to hear from the four individuals who started CMP twenty years ago on how CMP came into existence, the challenges they faced along the way, and what they are most proud of about CMP twenty years later.  It was an inspiring event.

Please follow the link to view the recording of the “Founder’s Panel”.

Many thanks to Norman Lorenz, Deanna Gardner, Marion MacGillivray, and Keith Alpaugh. 

Notice of Public Hearing

Yuba County Special Education Local Plan Area Superintendents' Council

Notice of Public Hearing


CMP Lottery Application Deadline is April 9th! Spread the word!
CMP COVID-19 Safety Plans

January 27, 2021

CMP will post no later than February 1, 2021 CMP's COVID-19 Safety Plans for each of the CMP Campuses.  The site specific COVID-19 Safety Plans include a Sample School Exposure to a Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Person Notification, the CMP IIPP Section 11: Infection Prevention Program Addendum specific to COVID-19 Prevention Program, and the COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist. 

See more for the plans and updates (and COVID-19 Symptom & Quarantine Decision Trees). 

Notice of Public Hearing
Campus Re-Opening FAQ

Hello Families and Community Members,

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions below for some answers to your questions:

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

What is the Montessorigram?

The Montessorigram is our weekly Capitol Campus Newsletter. Here you will find many important topics, links and updates all in one place. Our goal is to keep campus communication streamlined in the Montessorigram throughout the school year. Feel free to reach out to Emilie Beecroft ( in the Office if you have news that may be important to share with our community.

Closed Campus

Aside from the drive-through material pick-ups our physical campus is closed to visitors & guests. If you make arrangements to pick-up items such as chromebooks etc. please stay in your car in the front office carloop and call the campus and we will bring it out to you. 


COVID-19 Written Operations Reports
Notice of Public Hearing
YCOE Notice of Public Hearing for the SELPA Annual Budget Plan and Annual Service Plan

YCOE Notice of Public Hearing for the SELPA Annual Budget Plan and Annual Service Plan:

The Yuba County SELPA Superintendents’ Council hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held as stated in the attachment: YCOE Notice of Public Hearing.

Distance Learning Site

Our new Distance Learning websites are live! These sites will act as an all-inclusive hub for Distance Learning. You will be able to find lesson plans, student enrichment activities and videos, messages and resources from the counselor, links to Clever, and more! 

CMP COVID-19 Update - All Campuses Closure Extended

Dear CMP Community:

Today, we are writing to update you on the anticipated length of our closure as well as to provide an update on our current efforts to meet the academic and social and emotional needs of our students.

CMP continues to carefully monitor the recommendations and directives issued by local, state, and federal leaders. On Wednesday, Sacramento County issued a Public Health Order directing all residents to stay at home, unless they are providing or accessing essential services.  Yesterday, the Governor issued a “Stay at Home” order for all of California.

As a result of these orders, all CMP schools will remain closed at least through April 20th.  The CMP Board will meet on April 20th to decide on any potential closure extensions.

CMP COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Update - New Guidance from Department of Public Health and Department of Education

Dear CMP Community,

We want to keep you updated and informed on CMP’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) which we have been monitoring all weekend. 

At around 12pm on Saturday we learned that Elk Grove Unified School District would be closing school next week.  In our message to the CMP Community on 2/27/20 we indicated that CMP would be following the lead of our authorizing districts and following guidance from public health agencies on our response to COVID-19. As a result, when Elk Grove Unified School district announced it was canceling school this week we also canceled school at our two Elk Grove sites for Monday and Tuesday.

All other sites (Capitol, American River, Carmichael, Orangevale, and Shingle Springs) remain open this week.

Spring Fest!

Save the date for Spring Fest 2020 on Saturday, April 25 from 2 pm- 6 pm at CMP Capitol Campus!

This fundraiser (last year known as Glow Fest) is a family event that will feature a petting zoo, shirt tye dye, food, silent auction, face painting, classroom organized games, crafts, and activities, and much more! T-shirts for tie dying at the event will be available for pre-event purchase - more info to come soon on how to purchase.

Admission is free. Open to the neighborhood community. Ticket prices for activities to be announced soon. Funds raised from this event will be used toward campus beautification, classroom supplies and materials, and our field trip fund.

Stay tuned for more details!


CMP is here to provide you with some much-awaited information on the upcoming lottery.

Thank you for your patience; we have Good News! 

We have been busy digitizing our application and forms to create an online application, virtual lottery and registration process.  This lottery application and process will mirror our public random lottery draw process, but will now be available through a new online platform: SchoolMint. 


For more information on enrollment and lottery go to:

Around Campus - November 2019

Dear Parents and Community Members,

Thank you so much for supporting our APEX Fundraiser. We raised over $17,000.00 this year that will go towards computers, campus beautification and field trips. We appreciate your participation and assistance in helping make this happen. The students enjoyed learning valuable skills and values from the APEX team members the past two weeks.
On another note, I hope all of you sign up for parent conferences this week. Our goal is to meet with 100% of parents and to update you on the progress of your child. If the schedule doesn't work for you, please contact your child's teacher so they can set up an appointment with you.
Have a great week!


Bernie Evangelista
Principal, CMP-Capitol Campus

APEX Fun Run!


Apex - Game On!
We are gearing up for the Fun Run on Thursday! Kinder-3rd graders will run at 9am & 4th-8th graders will run at 10:15am. Be sure to register your children online at using their access code. Please contact the office if you have questions!

Ms. Liz, our middle school TA and drama teacher extraordinaire, will be starting drama lessons in the classroom this week!

Student Leadership Team
A reminder to our 4th-8th grade students that Student Leadership Applications are due Friday! We look forward to looking over the applications of our extremely qualified students.

Lost & Found
Our Lost & Found is overflowing! Come look through the items before Fall Break when it gets cleaned out and donated. Our main Lost & Found is located outside of the MP Room for your convenience. There is another Lost & Found basket in the Club M classrooms. 

Running Club, RT Passes, Library Books & Watch Me Work/Tech Night!

Running Club Sign-ups!

Our After School Running Club starts on October 22nd! To sign-up for this program please fill out the packet in the office by Friday, October 18th. This program is free and completely parent volunteer run. Practices will run from October 22nd through November 21st on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:15pm. It is open to all grade levels. 


Running Club, RT Passes, Library Books & Watch Me Work/Tech Night!

Running Club Sign-ups!

Our After School Running Club starts on October 22nd! To sign-up for this program please fill out the packet in the office by Friday, October 18th. This program is free and completely parent volunteer run. Practices will run from October 22nd through November 21st on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:15pm. It is open to all grade levels. 


Capitol Campus News

Dear Parents and Community Members,
We had special visitors last week touring our school: Assemblyman Kevin McCarty with two of his staffers, along with Brett Barley, our Superintendent. They visited several of our classrooms and were impressed by the students' work and lessons given by teachers.

On another note, I am pleased to announce that we rolled out the PBIS Program this week. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports. The aim of this program is to develop and promote a culture where positive behavior and kindness is the norm. It is a proactive approach where the focus is prevention of inappropriate behavior, not punishment. Behavioral expectations will be taught and students will be acknowledged for demonstrating those positive behaviors. We are already seeing very positive results!

Have a great week!

Bernie Evangelista
Principal, CMP-Capitol Campus

Fundraising Committee Volunteers Opportunity!

Fundraising Committee Volunteers Needed

"Fundraising" can sometimes be an intimidating word, but serving on the Fundraising Committee doesn't necessarily mean we're only soliciting donations. We will need help with event planning, marketing, making decorations, ideas, feedback, staffing and whatever your time and energy allows you to contribute. Some things can be done at home on your own time too. We will meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month, starting on Tuesday, September 10 at 5:30 pm in the MP Room (unless otherwise noted). The meeting is usually about an hour. If you think you are interested (even if you cannot commit to the monthly meeting) or have questions, please e-mail Zenia LaPorte at

- Zenia LaPorte, CMP - Capitol Fundraising Chair

Capitol Campus News

This month's focus is Peace and our Kindergarten classes will be hosting an assembly on Friday at 9:00 am. Then on September 20th we will be celebrating the International Day of Peace.

On another note, all are invited to the next Parent Cafe on September 18th at 8:30 am, to meet our School Counselor, Elayne Gwynne, and hear about our counseling program. This will be held in the Multi-Purpose (MP) Room.

Back to School Nights

Back to School Night, designated for parents only, is a critical evening for parents to attend.  It's a great opportunity to gather more information regarding the school year, classroom academic goals, and parent expectations. Learn more about volunteer opportunities and how you can stay connected to the classroom, school, and parent community.   During the Kinder/Middle School and 6-9 Back to School Nights, Live Scan services will be available for parents wanting to volunteer.  We will also be offering the 7 Habits for Highly Effective Volunteers class on those two nights.  


Dates for Back to School Nights:

8/20/19     Kinder/Middle School Back to School Night
8/21/19 6-9 Back to School Night
8/22/19 9-12 Back to School Night

2019-2020 School Supply List School Supplies

For Kinder Supply List, please Click Here.


For 6-9 Class Supply List, please Click Here


For 9-12 Class Supply List, please Click Here


For the STC Class Supply List, please Click Here

Office and Club M Closure Dates Summer

During the summer, our office and Club M program will be open Monday through Friday, from 7:00am-6:00pm, with the exception of a few closures to allow for Staff Development and Training. 

July 1st – 5th (Summer Closure)
August 5th-13th (Annual Training, Staff In-Service Day, and Environment Preparation)

For more information regarding Club M, please review the 2019-2020 Club M Contract.  Feel free to also contact our Club M Coordinator, Ms. Emilie Beecroft, at with any questions you may have.

6-9/9-12 Cabana Club Field Trip Swimming Pool

Cabana Club Pool Rules:

In order for a child to be allowed to go in the pool, they must pass a swimming test (swim unassisted from deep end to the shallow end with no floatation devices).  All students who WANT to swim and do not have their parent with them, MUST do the swim test AND PASS. Non-swimmers can be in the water and avoid the test ONLY IF THEIR PARENT IS WITH THEM AT THE FIELD TRIP AND IS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN THE WATER WHILE THEIR CHILD IS IN THE WATER.  We want to ensure non-swimmer parents are engaged with their child during any swimming time. 

2019 Variety Show Variety Show

Variety Show

Calling all 1st-8th graders!

Do you have talent you would like to share?

Then tryout for our 2019 Annual Variety Show!

Timeline of Events:

Permission forms go home:  4/12

Permission forms due:  5/6

Variety show tryouts:  5/6-5/10 

Variety show rehearsal:  5/21 & 5/22

Variety Show:  5/23 MP Room   5:30-7:30pm


Click here for a Variety Show Permission Slip

CMP Gear CMP Gear

CMP Gear order forms are now due Wednesday, March 27th.  Please submit your orders directly to the office to ensure that we receive it.  Order forms went home already and hard copies are available in the office.  


You can also download the order form here.

Science Fair Expo Science Fair Expo

CMP Capitol is hosting a Science Expo on February 28th from 5-6:30pm!  Students in each class have been working really hard on science projects to display for the community on this evening.  Join us in celebrating their hard work. 

The campus will also have outside vendors providing displays and hands on activities for our families.  They will be stationed in the Multi-Purpose room.

2019-2020 School Year Lottery Tours School Tour

Thank you for your interest in CMP Capitol. The enrollment process at all California Montessori Project campuses require parents/guardians to attend a lottery tour at each campus interested in.  During the tour, you will receive information regarding CMP (as a whole network and as an individual campus), student and parent expectations, the lottery process, classroom curriculum, and methodology.  You will also have the opportunity to have an inside look at a Montessori classroom. Lottery applications will be made available at the conclusion of the tour.  If you child has had or will have 1 year of prior Montesori experience, please click here for the Montessori Verification Form.  This form must be filled out by your child's Montessori school director and turned in with the Lottery Application.

Please be aware that these tours are designed for adults only.  We ask that you make alternative arrangements for any children. 

Thank you for your interest in CMP and we look forward to meeting you!

Click Here for Tours: 2019-2018 School Year Lottery Tour Sign-ups

2019-2020 Approved Trimester School Calendar

Greetings Families!

CMP is excited to present the Governing Board approved 2019-2020 School-Year Calendar. We appreciate your participation in developing our calendar through surveys sent early last spring and again this fall.

Please note the following Top Five Fun Facts about next year’s school calendar:

  • School start date is 8/14/2019; School end date is 5/27/2020
  • Initial Parent Meetings are scheduled for the first three days of school (minimum days)
  • Early Release Days (ERDs) are now scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from September through May
  • Intersessions:
    • Thanksgiving Break – one week
    • Winter Break – two weeks
    • Spring Break – one week (Club M closed)
      • Plus the Monday following Easter (Club M open)
  • Please review the new Club M Intersession schedule for details

If you have any questions, please contact your campus administrative team.


Mary Percoski                                                                   James Hartley

CMP Director of Data Management                                 CMP Director of Operations

Scholastic Book Fair Scholastic Book Fair Picture

2018 Scholastic Book Fair & Chili Cook-off: 

We are excited to announce that our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held on December 4th -7th.  Our Opening Night Chili Cook-off is on Tuesday, December 4th from 5:30-7pm.  We need volunteers for both the Book Fair and the Chili Cook-off.  Please see the following link to help make these events a success and earn some volunteer hours: Book Fair Volunteers

2018 World Fair World Fair

2018 World Fair (1st – 8th Grade)

On Thursday, December 6th, we have our World Fair from 5 to 6:30 pm where all the students’ projects will be on display in their classrooms. We are looking forward to seeing all the work the students have been doing. During the school day, we have a Cultural-Themed Dress Day where students may wear the cultural outfit from the country they are studying, or from their ethnicity.  Please come join us for this wonderful event!

A Message From The Executive Director

7 September 2018


Dear CMP Learning Community,

As I enter my 15th year of service with California Montessori Project, I am filled with appreciation for the opportunity that I have been afforded.

Together, we have moved mountains!  Today, CMP is widely acknowledged, and respected, for its integrity, as demonstrated through its personnel, school program and operations.

After thoughtful consideration, my family and I have reached a decision that the 2018-19 school year will be my final year as CMP’s Executive Director/Superintendent.

I have the highest regard for CMP’s Mission and Values, and am deeply grateful for the exceptional staff and community I have served. 

My term of service with California Montessori Project has been an extraordinary journey for me --- and, hopefully, for you and your children, as well. 

I look forward to our continued partnership in the coming year, as we serve the incredible children and families within our CMP Learning Community.

Thank you for choosing CMP, and thank you, as always, for your generous support.


Gary S. Bowman, M.S.Ed.

Executive Director/Superintendent. California Montessori Project

Parent Square Coming Next Week!

Parent Square Logo

CMP is excited to announce that we will be using ParentSquare: A new communication tool to connect our school community! ParentSquare will allow us to send emails, text messages, voice dialer messages and emergency alerts to our CMP families and staff. It also gives parents the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with teachers with the direct messaging feature. This tool will allow us to streamline process such as:

  • Conference & Meeting Sign Ups
  • Volunteer Opportunities
On-Site Guest Educator Information Event

We are excited to announce our On-Site Guest Educator Information Event on November 14th at 8:30am! Our Human Resource team will be here at the Capitol Campus to share information with anyone who may be interested in joining our team as staff members or even as substitutes.  Please see the attached flyers for more information.  Help spread the word to family and friends!

Click Here For Flyer

CMP - Shingle Springs and CMP - Capitol have launched ParentSquare!

CMP – Shingle Springs and CMP - Capitol are excited to announce that we will be using ParentSquare: a new communication tool to connect our school community. ParentSquare will allow us to send emails, text messages, voice dialer messages and emergency alerts to our CMP families and staff. It also gives parents the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with teachers with the direct messaging feature. This tool will allow us to streamline process such as:

  • Conference & Meeting Sign Ups
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • School Activity Reminders
  • Club M Sign-Ups
  • Field Trip Updates
  • Newsletters & Campus Updates
  • Sync School and Classroom Calendar Events to your device
  • And More…

You should have received an email and/or a text inviting you to set up your ParentSquare account. If you have not received it, please contact the school office to get your contact information updated.

CMP Executive Director Communication 3/14/18

Dear CMP Community,

As a follow-up to my previous communication, I wish to commend all CMP students for their peaceful response to today’s National Walkout Day. This includes students who worked in their classrooms, as well as those who chose to participate in the Walkout.

The peaceful manner in which students conducted themselves today is consistent with the Montessori education they have received, as students at CMP.

As always, thank you for your continued support.


Gary S. Bowman, M.S.Ed.

Executive Director/Superintendent

Website Update Capitol CMP Eagle

Welcome to Capitol CMP's new website!  We are currently in the rebuilding process and will be adding more important information as we get closer to the start of the school year - so be sure to check in often! Thank you!

School Closure July 4th Flag
Weekly Montessorigram and Principal's Message Eagle Logo

Click here for our latest school news and read Principal's Weekly Message below. Visit classroom pages for the latest classroom news.


Dear Parents and Community Members,


I just want to express my appreciation to all of our teachers and staff for always giving their A game when working with the children. As the school year comes to an end, the students have the heightened energy and excitement that summer brings. Similarly, teachers and staff also have the excitement that summer brings and continued energy to make this the best school year for the students! They push themselves daily to always give their best to the children, to always make the encounters with each child memorable, positive and hopefully life changing. Thank you for the care you provide and the love you show the students. It will leave them with a special memory as they go into summer and a new grade or level.


It is an honor and delight to witness the great work our teachers do. I invite you to join me in thanking them and showing appreciation for their dedication, commitment and hard work.




Bernie Evangelista

Principal, Capitol Campus

California Montessori Project

(916) 325-0910


5/31/19 Montessorigram

5/24/19 Montessorigram

5/10/19 Montessorigram

4/12/19 Montessorigram



Wild Wild West Scholastic Book Fair Wild Wild West Book Fair

Wild Wild West Scholastic Book Fair: Held December 5-8th needs more volunteers throughout the week for various job duties. We encourage volunteers to dress in western wear if possible! We will also have bandanas to add to your outfit. Click on the link to see where you can help and earn parent hours: Wild Wild West Scholastic Book Fair Volunteer Signup


Book Fair Hours:

Tuesday, December 5th

7:30-8:30am & 2:00-7:00pm

Chili Cook-off 5:00-7:00pm


Wednesday, December 6th

7:30-8:30am & 12:00-6:00pm


Thursday, December 7th

7:30-8:30am & 2:00-6:00pm


Friday, December 8th

7:30-8:30am & 2:00-5:00pm

Initial Parent Meetings Initial Parent Meeting

Initial Parent Meeting Sign Up Links

Weekly Montessorigram and Principal's Message Montessorigram

Click here for our latest school news and read Principal's Weekly Message below. Visit classroom pages for the latest classroom news.

6-8-18 Montessorigram

6-1-18 Montessorigram

5-25-18 Montessorigram

5-18-18 Montessorigram








PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) PBIS Logo

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

We are proud to announce that CMP is collaborating as a network and is participating in PBIS training. The primary goals of PBIS are:

  • Development of a continuum of scientifically based behavior, social emotional and academic interventions and supports
  • Use of data to make decisions and solve problems
  • Making changes in the environment to prevent the development of problem behavior
  • Teaching and encouraging pro-social skills and behaviors
  • Implementation of evidence-based behavioral practices with fidelity and accountability
  • Universal screening and monitoring of student performance and progress

Our campus has formed a team including Administrators, Teachers, and Teaching Assistants who will attend trainings throughout the year.  The team will then share information learned with the staff during early release professional development days and staff meetings.  The team will continue to meet regularly to strategically implement PBIS strategies campus-wide creating consistent and clear expectations, positive reinforcement for desired behavior, and positive and constructive responses when problem behaviors arise.

Parents can support this endeavor by encouraging their children to always abide by the school rules of S.O.A.R:

Be Safe

Offer Peace

Always Respectful

Be Responsible


2018-2019 Class Supply List School Supplies

Help your student be prepared for their first day of school!  Here are the class suppply lists by grade levels.

2018-2019 Kinder Class Supply List

2018-2019 6-9 Class Supply List

2018-2019 9-12 Class Supply List

2018-2019 Middle School Class Supply List

Spring Picture Day - March 8th Spring Pictures

This is a second chance to order school pictures for the 2017-2018 school year from Excel Photographers. Students can wear FREE DRESS as long as they are following our free dress guidelines and will be offered a variety of spring colored backgrounds. Students were sent home Spring picture order forms yesterday.  Only those students who bring order forms with payment on Picture Day (March 8th) will have their portraits taken. PLEASE NOTE: All orders placed online for the Spring 2018 portrait school year MUST provide an order number and printout of the order confirmation to guarantee that the child’s order be coded correctly. . Only students that PAY for packages by 9AM on picture day will be photographed. To receive the discounted online prices packages must be ordered on or before picture day. Pictures ordered later will be offered at a higher price.

Parent Cafe - Dec. 6th "Middle School Highlights" Coffee Cup

Joins us on Wednesday, 12/6 at 8:30am to learn more about our Middle School program! All are welcome to attend!  

Club M Fall Intersession (Nov. 20-21) Club M

Reservations are required for ALL students to ensure adequate staffing and materials. Be sure to sign up for Club M Fall Intersession no later than 11/15 by contacting the front office: (916) 325-0910 or email


What's For Lunch? Lunch Program

Lunch Menu:  June Lunch Menu

Lunch Program:  Lunch Program

Setting up Lunch Account:

Lunch account balances are not tracked at the front office but through SCUSD by setting up an account detailed in the Lunch Program link above.


Next Parent Cafe: May 16th Coffee Cup

Join us on Wednesday, May 16th at 8:30am

in the MP Room for our next Parent Cafe -

"Montessori At Home"

Spring Conference Sign Up Links Spring

Spring Conferences are right around the corner (3/21-3/23)! Below are the links for each classroom signup. Links will also be posted on each class web page. All families - please be sure to sign up ASAP for best availability. If you need a day or time outside of the choices given, please email your child’s teacher directly to make special arrangements. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. Click below for signup links. Thank you!

REMINDER: Spring Conferences are all Early Release Days - 12:00pm Dismissal

Capitol Campus Gear! CMP T-shirt
Parent Cafe - April 25th Coffee

Parent Café

 April 25th

8:30 AM - MP Room


With Ms. Bernie & Ms. O

Join us to learn more about the “Western Association for Schools and Colleges” accreditation process and “Expected School-wide Learning Results”

for our school!


2018 Variety Show Variety Show

                                               Calling all 1st-8th graders!

Do you have talent you would like to share?

Then try out for our

2018 Annual Variety Show!

                                                 Permission forms due:  5/7

Variety show tryouts:  5/7-5/11

Variety acts selected:  5/11

Variety show rehearsal:  5/22 & 5/23

Variety Show:  5/24 MP Room   5:30-7:30pm

2018 Variety Show Flyer


2017-2018 Yearbook Presale! Yearbook

See attached flyer on information about our 2017-2018 yearbook presale! Families who purchase yearbooks by 3/31 can purchase them for $20. Beginning 4/1, yearbook prices are $25.00 each and we have ordered a limited amount. Cash or checks made out to Excel Photographers are accepted.


2017-2018 Yearbook Presales


2018-2019 Capitol CMP Lottery Enrollment & Lottery Tours Lottery

Thank you for your interest in Capitol CMP. The enrollment process at all California Montessori Project campuses require parents/guardians to attend a lottery tour at each campus interested in. The lottery tour process has ended for the 2018-2019 school year.

If Capitol CMP decides to add more K-8 lottery applicants for a future possible lottery pull for the 2018-2019 school year, we will add an additional lottery tour and the date will be communicated to all interested families via email provided in the folowing sign up link:

CLICK HERE if you would like to be contacted for a possible future lottery tour.

Thank you again for your interest in our school. Please see below for more information about the lottery process and about our school:

Class Supply Lists School Supplies

Online School Supply Ordering

Kindergarten Class Supply List

6-9 Class Supply List

9-12 Class Supply List

Middle School Class Supply List


There is still time to purchase class supplies online! Please see “Online School Supply Ordering" above and review complete class donation supply list by grade level should you want to shop in person.  Please bring all class supply donations to classrooms at our Open House on Monday, August 14th from 4-6pm.  Thank you for your donations!!

California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress (CAASPP) State Academic Testing CAASPP

Please read attached letter regarding this year’s California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, the state academic testing program for students in third through eighth grades.


CAASPP Parent Letter

CAASPP Practice Test Instructions

3rd-8th Grade English/Language Arts & Math CAASPP Testing Dates: 5/7 - 5/11 

5th & 8th Grade Science Testing Dates: 5/14 & 5/15

Middle School Student-Run Business Snack Shack

Click Here For Snack Shack Menu

As part of our Middle School program, we, as a class, decide on a business
that we plan, implement, & evaluate under the guidance of our teachers.
All proceeds from the class business go towards our student-planned
end-of-year Adventure trip.

We will be open on the following days and hours selling healthy snacks:

Tuesdays & Thursdays:

● 7:45am-8:15am -------- (MP Room)
● 2:45pm-3:15pm -------- (two locations ; in front of school ; both
car line pick-up areas)

We welcome you all and encourage you to give us your feedback.
If you have any questions, you can contact us at

Thank you!!

Core Committee
The Middle School Student-Run Business Team

School Fundraising Raleys

Raley's "Something Extra Script Program"

Here's how it works: • First, you'll need to be a member of the Something Extra rewards program. Rewards for you, and for your school! • Next, sign into your Something Extra account on the right side of the screen. • Click the green "Get Started" button. • Select your organization(s) CA Montessori Project and designate a scrip percentage for each. That's it. Just use your Something Extra account every time you shop at Raley's, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods and you're on your way to receiving Extra Credit!


Garden Corner Student Garden Committee

The winner of our school wide sunflower seed counting contest is Auggie from the Golden Trout classroom. He came within 30 seeds of guessing the total number of seeds produced by our garden-15,126! Thank you to everyone who voted as well as to the entire student body for counting the seeds.

The Student Garden Committee accomplished a great deal during our first workday this past Wednesday. The six members filled planting trays with potting soil and sewed ten types of veggies and flowers. They tidied our garden shed and thoroughly watered the plants already growing in the beds. Also, they covered the pvc greenhouse frame with a shade cover and filled the compost barrel with lots of dried leaves and grass. Hats off to these hard workers who showed a lot of initiative and creative problem solving! Ms. Beecroft and I can already tell that this is going to be a very productive and fun year together.

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