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December 2014 News


Dear CMS Families and Staff:

First of all, I loved seeing so many parents come to our first ever Parent Education Night. The teachers enjoyed talking about what a Montessori education looks like in practical terms in their classrooms and the theory behind our everyday practices. We are already excitedly planning our next Parent Education Night on January 8th. That evening will be much more hands-on, as we help parents who wish to intro- duce Montessori practices into the home. We encourage folks to come ready to get to know some Montessori work that evening. Feel free to invite parents from outside the CMS community, as well. These Parent Education Nights are open to the broader Columbia community.

Additionally, we would also like to thank families for coming for our Thanksgiving Potluck. Ms. Pat did a wonderful job, yet again, with the turkeys. Related to turkeys, we would like to thank Gerbes, the Luecke family, and the Bishop family for their donations. Your generosity was happily consumed by all!

For upcoming dates of note, CMS is holding our annual winter clothing / blanket drive between now and December 23. As always, donations will benefit McCambridge Center.

CMS will be closed on December 24, December 25, and January 1. For parents who ordered Art To Remember items, shipment is expected at the school prior to the week of Christmas. We thank families who placed orders. Our proceeds this year will go towards new Montessori work for our classrooms. Mark your calendars for April 10 for the Annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction. If you are interested in helping, please contact Anna Luecke at Thank you.

Finally, as we move into the season of inclement weather, please be advised that the school uses various methods to communicate our status. You can check out our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @CMSOffice. We communicate closing information to KOMU and KRCG, and both announce our status online, on TV, and on affiliated radio stations. Finally, we send a school-wide email. As always, we will endeavor to make closing decisions as early as practicable.

For the children,

Dan Johnson, Head of School

December 2014 Montessorian



Columbia Montessori Board 2014 - 2015

Melissa Griggs, Director 

Tommy Sallee  - Treasurer 

Anna Luecke - Fundraising / Trivia Night Chair

Teresa Brown, Secretary

Josia Leipholtz, Director

Erin Hogg, Director


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