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Stepping Stones - Cornerstone's Weekly News - 11-2-18 - English
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Saturday, November 03, 2018

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe it’s already November! After a very busy month, it was nice to have a full week of school for the children to settle in. 

The end of the school day is such an important time for the children to build community and prepare themselves and their environments for the next day. Between 3:30 and 4, children may be finishing up a big piece of work, playing group games outside, cleaning the animals’ cages, or having a class collective about common agreements. When children leave early, it disrupts not only their work, but the work of the entire class. We understand that there are appointments and occasional conflicts, but ask that you please try to refrain from picking your child up prior to 3:50 or their designated dismissal time (12:30 or 3:30 for some CMS children). Our commitment to you is to ensure the children are ready to go when the pick-up line begins.

Open enrollment for CMES has begun! Applications for new children will be accepted until December 1, with the lottery held December 10 at 5:00pm. If you have a younger sibling or friend who is interested in applying, please click here to access the 2019-20 application. Please note kindergarten-age children (5 by September 1) in the Cornerstone Montessori preschool program mustapply for the lottery. The only preference we give in admitting students is for children who are siblings of current CMES students or children of CMES staff. In order to receive this preference parents mustsubmit an application before December 1. 

The Boys and Girls Club will be closed November 6 for Election Day and November 21-23.  The Club will also close at 5pm on November 16. Cornerstone is also closed November 22-23, and looks forward to being with your children on the 21st.  

The 2017-18 Annual Report for Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School is now available on the website, as well. Please click here to view the report.

The next Parent Partnership event is just around the corner on November 26 at 5:30pm. Your children will present to you some of their favorite work - you won’t want to miss it! Please RSVP to Zitlali ( by November 19 so that we can provide sufficient food and childcare. Please also RSVP to Zitlali if you are an Upper Elementary family and will attend the Alumni Night immediately following at 7pm. Childcare will be available for younger siblings.

Enjoy this fall weather!


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