Communication between parents and school is a vital component of your child’s education. At Community Montessori we make every effort to keep you informed of your child’s progress and important school events.
Back to School Night provides
parents with an opportunity to get an overview of their child’s
program. This event is held during the first few weeks of school.
Information is given on schedules, classroom expectations, homework,
special subjects, curriculum, volunteer opportunities and communication
with the teacher. Please see the school calendar for this year's date.The Buzz Newsletter
is a school-wide newsletter published monthly and emailed to families
through SchoolMessenger. The newsletter is also available online. If a hard copy is needed, please request this through the office.Classroom Newsletters
are published by each teacher with pertinent information about the
class, upcoming events, areas of study, and general class progress and
needs. Duplicate Copies of newsletters and other important information
can be requested for parents who live in separate residences. Please
provide the teacher with self-addressed, stamped envelopes if mailing of
copies is required.Parent Library: There is a Montessori reading material shelf in the school library. You are welcome to check out these materials.Parent/Teacher Conferences are
held in the fall and the spring. The specific dates will be published
in The Buzz one month prior to the conferences. Parents are to stop
into school to sign up for their conference time(s). Additional
conferences can be requested by the parent or teacher during the school
year. In addition, please see the school calendar for this year's dates.Parent Visitation Nights are
held in the fall and the spring, the week before Parent/Teacher
conferences. This is an opportunity for your child to show you what
they are currently working on in class. The evening is not directed by
the teachers. It is a time for you and your student to interact with
the classroom materials. Please see the school calendar for this year's dates.Parent Directory
is a listing of phone numbers and addresses of each family (who give
permission) here at Community Montessori. The directory also includes
class lists, staff information, school, and office hours. It is
distributed each fall via email. If you need it resent to you, please contact the school office. Report Cards
are given out three times during the year for students in Kindergarten
through 5th grade. Progress during the school year is discussed at the
fall and spring Parent/Teacher conferences.All School PTA, SAC, and Parent Education Meetings are
scheduled several times throughout the school year. All school
meetings provide a forum where current issues are discussed and/or
programs for parents are offered. Parent education meetings provide
information on the Montessori method and parenting. Please see the school calendar for this year's dates.
Principal and office contact information is published in every Buzz Newsletter and the Parent DirectorySchool Office -The school office is open Monday-Friday 7:30-4pm when school is in session.Teachers
- Email and phone calls to teachers are welcomed any time a parent has a
question or concern regarding a student’s situation. Teachers will
make every effort to answer these questions as soon as possible.
Classroom Visitors’ PolicyParents
and visitors may observe Oct. through April at Community Montessori.
As a focus school we receive a steady flow of classroom observers from
the community who are interested in learning about our program.
Additionally, parents of students frequently observe in the classroom.
Consequently, there are visitors in the classroom for the majority of
the school year.In order to maintain the integrity of the
learning environment with the heavy volume of visitors each week, we
require the cooperation of our classroom parents and visitors on the
Please schedule your classroom visit in advance with the office. Parents and visitors are to observe quietly so as not to interrupt any student or staff member.Parents and observers are to be seated in the observer’s chair; please refrain from moving about the classroom.If
parents or visitors have questions or comments concerning their
observation, please schedule an appointment with the current classroom
teacher or the principal.Parent visiting nights are scheduled
twice during the school year to allow parents and students an
opportunity to interact with the classroom materials.
Prior arrangements must be made with the classroom teacherVisits should be limited to 30 minutes of class time before or after lunch and can also include lunch and play timeIf
children are dropped off without a scheduled appointment, they will not
be allowed to stay for a visit but will need to make arrangements for