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CMP-Board Election Results

Please join me in welcoming Maggie Carmona, from CMP-Carmichael, as the new San Juan-Parent Representative for a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2018.  Many thanks to Andrea Ridge, from CMP-Orangevale, for all her years of service. 

Sara Meece, CMP-American River, was re-elected for a second term as our Teacher Representative. 

Congratulations to both of you. 


2019-20 School Calendar Survey

Dear CMP Students, Parents, and Staff,

As the school year is coming to a close, I would like to thank all of you for your continued support of our Montessori philosophy and program.   Your input is valued and makes us stronger each year so that we can provide the best for our students.

During the 2019-2020 school year, CMP will be making a change that will impact that school year calendar.  Beginning in 2019-2020, CMP will offer five (5) weeks of intersession: one (1) week at Thanksgiving and the remaining four (4) weeks divided between the winter and spring breaks.   We believe this change will promote optimal learning for our students, as well as, programmatic, operational, and fiscal efficiency.

Please take a moment to complete this short survey by clicking this link: https://survs.com/survey/6c1ly95qsf.   After we collect the survey results, we will be sharing this information with you next fall.

The California Healthy Youth Act California State Seal

The California Healthy Youth Act, which took effect in January 2016, requires school districts to provide students with integrated, comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education at least once in middle school and once in high school. In accordance with the California Healthy Youth Act, CMP offers a course of study on Sexual Health education for middle school students using Positive Prevention PLUS materials.

For more information on this act, check out the CDE webpage

May Events


May 1~ Principal's Day
May 1~ Upper El testing, Lower El CAASPP (math)
May 2~ Trait Assemblies @ 10:30. Respect 
May 2~ ERPD K-3rd dismissal at 11:45; 4th - 8th dismissal at 12:00
May 3~ Lower El CAASPP testing, (math)
May 3~ CAC Meeting @ Bradshaw, 5:30pm
May 4~ Lowe El CAASPP (math)
May 7~ CAASPP Science testing (5th & 8th grade)
May 7-11~ Teacher appreciation week
May 8, 10, 11~ Lower El CAASPP testing (language)
May 14-18~ CAASPP Science testing (5th & 8th)
May 14~ Fun Run kick off
May 15~ Principal's Cafe @ Bradshaw. 9:00
May 23~ Mr Allan Appreciation Day
May 24~ Fun Run @ Bradshaw
May 28~ Memorial Day, All Network Operations closed

Power Restored

Good news, power has been restored at the Bradshaw site. 

Power outage

This to inform you a transformer has blown near the Bradshaw site and has left the school without power, which includes phone service, and everyone is safe.  At this time, we are unsure of when power will be restored.  If you have any questions, concerns, etc., please contact the Elk Grove site at (916) 714-9702. We will update families by email after 12:00, earlier if we receive an update before that time. You may also check the website for updates.

Message from the Executive Director

April 12, 2018


Spring Update/Appreciation


In the coming weeks, you will be hearing about many great things happening at CMP.  Your Principals will also be inviting you to attend site-based LCAP presentations.

As we catch our collective breath heading into the final two months of the school year, I would like to acknowledge a few ‘unsung heroes,’ as follows:

I have the privilege, and honor, of working with an exceptional group of dedicated professionals in the CMP office.  This group, known as the Central Administration Team (CAT), provides critical support

Spring Intersession office hours

Office hours for the week of April 2 - 6, 2018

ElkGrove: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, 
NOTE: The Elk Grove office will close at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 3.

Bradshaw: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm


April Events

April 2~6 ~Spring break. No school, Club M open
April 9~Governing board meeting @ Bradshaw 6:30 pm
April 10~Parent tour @ Bradshaw 9:00 am
April 12~CAC meeting @EG 5:30 pm
Apri 14~Garden work day @ Bradshaw 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
April 16~CAASPP Middle school prep week
April 16-20~Scholastic Book Fair @ Elk Grove & Bradshaw
April 17~Principal's Cafe @ Bradshaw 9:00 am Topic: LCAP
April 17~Spring Pictures, (Attire: free dress) @ Elk Grove & Bradshaw
April 18~Trait: Care of the Earth
April 18~ERPD K-3 dismissal; 11:45, 4-8 dismissal; 12:00
April 18~Student garden work day
April 19~ART WALK @ Elk Grove & Bradshaw 4:00-6:00 pm
April 19~Upper El, STEAM day
April 21~Garden work day @ Bradshaw 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 
April 22~ Earth day
April 23~Middle school CAASPP testing
April 24~Lottery for All grades
April 24~9-12 CAASPP math 
April 24~Parent tour @ Bradshaw 9:00 am
April 25~9-12 CAASPP math 
April 25~Kindergarten Promotion & Middle School Graduation Pictures
April 25~Administrative Professionals Day
April 26~Parent Tour @Elk Grove 9:00 am

April 27~Arbor Day
April 27~Garden Opening Ceremony @ Bradshaw 
April 30~Upper El CAASPP testing


National Walkout Day

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

CMP Response to High School Shooting

Dear CMP Families,

I wanted to take a quick moment to follow up on the CMP Network Response to the recent shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  This incident has ‘touched a nerve’ for many of us.  We are saddened at this senseless loss of life, and frustrated that, as a nation, we are unable to provide the highest level of assurance that our schools are safe harbors for our children, and for those who faithfully serve with unparalleled dedication.

January Events


January 1 ~New Year's Day; Network wide closure
January 2-5 ~Winter Intersession; Club M and Offices open
January 8 ~School back in session
January 10 ~Parent Tour @ Bradshaw
January 11 ~Canceled. CAC meeting @ Bradshaw
January 15 ~Network-wide closure, Martin Luther King Day
                     School Closed, Club M Closed

January 16 ~Principal's Cafe
January 17 ~Trait Assembly; Equality
January 17 ~Early Release Day (ERPD)
January 19 ~Family Movie Night
January 22 ~Parent Tour @ Elk Grove
January 23 ~Parent Tour @ Bradshaw
January 30 ~Parent Tour @ Bradshaw
January 31 ~Kindergarten Watch Me Work Night

To attend a campus tour please call Bradshaw at, 916-714-9699 or Elk Grove at, 916-714-9702.

ERD/ERPD:Release times: K-3rd-11:45, 4th-8th-12:00.              

For more event dates and times see the Campus calendar.

December Events

Pine trees covered in snow

December 1~Middle School Dance at Capitol Campus
December 2 ~Library Family Work Party
December 5 ~Spelling Bee
December 6~Early Release Professional Development Day (ERPD)
December 7 ~CAC meeting
December 11 ~Governing Board meeting
December 12 ~Principal's Cafe'
December 13 ~Wax Museum at Elk Grove@Elk Grove
December 14 ~Wax Museum at Bradshaw@Elk Grove
December 15 ~Minimum Day
December 15 ~No After school Club M
December 18-22 ~Winter Intersession; Club M and Offices open
December 25-29 ~Winter Intersession; Club M and Offices closed
January 1 ~New Year's Day; Network wide closure
January 2-5 ~Winter Intersession; Club M and Offices open
January 8 ~School back in session

ERD/ERPD:Release times: K-3rd-11:45, 4th-8th-12:00.              

For more event dates and times see the Campus calendar.

November Events


November 1 ~Trait Assembly: Gratitude
                     ~ERPD (Early Release Professional Development Day)

November 2~ CAC Meeting

November 5 ~Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 9~7 Habits of Highly Effective Volunteers

November 10~ Network-wide closure/Veteran's Day observed

November 11~Veteran's Day

November 13~Principal's Cafe, Discussion: Library

November 15~ERPD (Early Release Professional Development Day)

November 17~Family Feast (please see your child's class page for specifics)

November 20-21~School closed. Club M open

November 22-24~Network-wide closure.  Club M closed

November 30~PTFC (Parent/Teacher Fundraising Committee)


ERD/ERPD:Release times: K-3rd-11:45, 4th-8th-12:00.              

For more event dates and times see the Campus calendar.

Campus Workday

Campus Work Day at EG@BR site

Saturday, August 5th

8am to 4pm

Parent Information Evening

This year we are holding a parent information evening for our new CMP families and those families with children moving between the planes of development (Kindergarten to 1st,  3rd to 4th, 6th to Middle School). We will be focusing on school and grade-level procedures to make the upcoming school year as smooth as possible.  We hope you are able to join us!

Back to School Information


Please take a look at the calendar for specific details on times and locations as well as future events.

August 7th - 15th  ~Campus Prep and Staff training / In-Service School Closed

August 14th           ~Meet and Greet

August 16th           ~First Day of School

August 21st           ~Bradshaw Kindergarten and Middle School Back to School Night

August 22nd          ~Elk Grove All classes Back to School Night/ Mobile Livescan

August 22nd          ~7 Habits of Highly Effective Volunteers @ Elk Grove site

August 23rd           ~Bradshaw Lower Elementary Back to School Night

August 24th           ~Bradshaw Upper Elementary Back to School Night

August 29th           ~7 Habits of Highly Effective Volunteers

August 30th           ~Minimum Day - Parent/Teacher Conferences

August 30th           ~Assembly Celebrating Maria Montessori and Courage


Beginning August 16th, Office hours, Elk Grove @ Elk Grove 7am - 6pm.  Bradshaw @ Elk Grove 7am - 6pm.


Holiday Card Contest

Holiday Card Contest

2017 Holiday Card Rules

Holiday Card Contest entry form


Enrollment Process

CMP admits new students through a public, random lottery draw.

Campus Tours & Lottery Applications

To begin the enrollment process, a parent/guardian must participate in a pre-scheduled Campus Tour/Orientation at EACH campus that you plan to apply to (prior to submitting a Lottery Application for your child).  Lottery Applications will not be considered if you have not participated in a Campus Tour or Open House.   Please call the campus to schedule your tour prior to attending, as the Campus Tours and Open Houses are often full to capacity and the dates and times are subject to change.  

Please call Bradshaw at 916-714-9699 or Elk Grove at 916-714-9702 to sign - up for a tour.

January 10 ~FULL
January 19 ~FULL
January 22 ~FULL
January 23 ~9:00 am @ Bradshaw
January 30 ~9:00 am @ Bradshaw
February 6 ~9:00 am @ Bradshaw
February 13 ~9:00 am @ Bradshaw
February 15~5:00 pm @ Bradshaw
February 22 ~5:00 pm @ Elk Grove - FULL
February 27 ~9:00 am @ Bradshaw
March 5 ~9:00 am @ Elk Grove ~ FULL
March 6 ~9:00 am @ Bradshaw

CMP Network Response to High School Shooting

Dear CMP Families,

Our entire community is deeply saddened about the terrible event that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14.  We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims’ families, the Parkland community, and to an entire nation that has been devastated by this inconceivable loss. 

October Events


October 4th~  Trait Assembly: Safety
                        Early Release Professional Development Day

October 6th~   Family Movie Night: Moana

October 9th~   7 Habits of Highly Effective Volunteers

October 12th~  Watch Me Work Night

October 17th~  Principal's Cafe
                         7 Habits of Highly Effective Volunteers

October 18th~  Early Release Day

October 18th-2oth~ Minimun Day, Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 21st~  Harvest Festival

October 23rd-27th~ Red Ribbon Week

October 31st~  Halloween


*ERD/ERPD:Release times: K-3rd-11:45, 4th-8th-12:00.              

For more event dates and times see the Campus calendar.

Scholar Dollars 2018

Help Secure Funds for Our School

The State of California’s ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan is here to help! The Scholar Dollars Grant Program, brought to us by State Treasurer John Chiang and ScholarShare 529, will award more than $300,000 to California’s K-8 public and charter schools in 2018. The ScholarShare 529 Scholar Dollars Grant Program can support extracurricular and enrichment programs, such as new science lab equipment, band uniforms, tutoring programs and more. CMP-EG is competing for a $10,000 grant to fund playground musical instrument equipment. Help our school earn a grant by voting for our school once per day from March 12 to 23 at MyScholarDollars.com. Don’t delay. The school with the most votes per category will win.

Red Ribbon Week-Your Future is Key

Key cut out

October 23rd - 27th

Monday: Wear Red
Tuesday: "Turn your back on Drugs" Wear your clothes backwards
Wednesday: "Sock it to Drugs" Wear silly socks
Thursday: "Put a Cap on Drugs" Wear Cap/Hat
Friday: "Career Day" Dress up in your Favorite Job or Career

February Events


February 1~CAC Meeting
February 2~100th Day of School
February 6~Parent Tour at Bradshaw @ Elk grove 9:00am
February 7~ERPD  K-3 dismissal at 11:45, 4th-8th dismissal at 12:00
February 12 ~African Dance Troupe @ Bradshaw
February 16~School Closed. Club M open
February 19~School Closed. Club M closed
February 20~Principal's Cafe' at Bradshaw @ Elk Grove
February 21~ERPD K-3 dismissal at 11:45, 4th-8th dismissal at 12:00
February 22~ Parent Tour at Elk Grove @ Elk Grove, 5:00pm
February 22~Cultural Showcase 
February 27~Tour at Bradshaw @ Elk Grove, 9:00am 

March Events


March 2 ~Dr. Seuss's Birthday; Read Across America
March 5 ~Parent Tour at Elk Grove, 9:00am
March 6 ~Parent Tour at Bradshaw, 9:00am
March 7 ~ERD K-3 dismissal 11:45, 4th-8th dismissal 12:00
March 8 ~Middle School Dinner Theater (Tickets can be purchased in the office)
March 12 ~Governing Board Meeting CAT, 6:30pm
March 17 ~Shamrock Shake Family Dance
March 20 ~Principal's Cafe' at Bradhsaw, 9:00am
March 21-23 ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 21-23 ~Early Release Days
March 26-30 ~Spring Closure, School closed. Club M closed


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8828 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624

9649 Bradshaw Rd.,
Elk Grove, CA 95624

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