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Stepping Stones - Cornerstone's Weekly News - 4-20-18
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Friday, April 20, 2018

Dear Parents, Families, and Guardians,

We hope you have been able to spend some time out in the beautiful sunshine the last couple days! It looks like are also in for a lovely weekend! Enjoy ~


Notes and Reminders

Head of School Search

Our second Head of School Candidate Site Visit is from 5:30 - 7:00 on Monday, April 23!  

There will be a dinner at school for you to meet the candidate. This evening will follow a similar format to our Parent Partnership Events:

  • 5:30 to 6:00 ~ Community Meal in the Multipurpose Room
  • 6:00 to 7:00 ~ Adults move to the Lecture Room to converse with the candidate and children remain in the Multipurpose Room for childcare

The deadline to RSVP for food orders has passed. If you would still like to join us, just let us know by calling Kara at the front desk, 651-774-5000. We invite you to please bring your own meal or join us at 6:00 for the meeting portion only.

For more information about the Head of School Search, please visit the Web Site under the tab on the right: Head of School Search.


Literacy Night Preparations

Cornerstone Literacy Night is Monday, May 21 from 5:30 to 7:00. In preparation we are looking for 2 things from our community:

  • Book Donations! Please consider donating books for the Book Swap! Books can be delivered May 7-18.
  • Several people willing to sew lots of simple cloth book bags! Please let us know if you are able to volunteer in this way by calling Kara at 651-774-5000. Thank you!


MCA Testing Continues

Please click here to see the schedule, so you know the exact days your child will be assessed. Parents will receive results directly from the state next Fall.


Improving Children's Sleep Workshop

“Improving Children’s Sleep” is a workshop geared towards parents of our younger children, ages 2-6 years. Please click here for all the information!


Boys and Girls Club Dates Closed

Boys and Girls Club will be closed on these dates. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly. Thank you.

  • Monday, May 14
  • Monday – Friday, May 28 - June 1 
  • Monday – Friday, June 4-8


Summer Opportunity for current Kindergarteners

If you would like your ‘Charter School Kindergartener’ to spend the summer at Cornerstone, please click here to see the registration form. Please return the form to Kara at the front desk.


Training and Scholarship Opportunity for Parents

By choosing AMI Montessori education, you have taken an important step in preparing your child/ren morally, emotionally, and behaviorally for life. 

MCM believes that all children deserve this type of preparation, and powerful education starts with high-quality teachers. So have you ever considered becoming a Montessori Guide? 

As a guide you will nurture and guide children to make independent choices and follow their passions. 

We are offering more scholarship support and tuition assistance than ever before! You could be one of our 8 scholarship recipients for Primary training 2018-2019!  But hurry, the scholarship deadline is May 1, 2018. Click here for more details or visit for application information. 


Upcoming important dates:

  • Friday, May 4 ~ NO SCHOOL for children. Staff Professional Development Day
  • Monday, May 21 ~ Cornerstone Literacy Night 5:30 – 7:00
  • Monday, May 28 ~ NO SCHOOL; Memorial Day Holiday
  • Thursday, June 7
    • Kindergarten Fly Up (morning for kindergarteners and their parents)
    • Sixth Year Graduation (afternoon for graduates and their families)
    • Community End of the Year Picnic (evening for the entire Cornerstone Community at Lake Phalen)

*Details will come out later for these events. We won’t be ready to answer questions about these events yet, though we wanted to share a reminder so you can save these special dates!


Box Tops

Thank you to everyone who has been collecting Box Tops! Please keep them coming.


Breathe in lots of fresh air and sunshine this weekend!


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