News and Announcements

Check out the SMPO 2020 Gift-Giving Guide!

Our local small businesses need our support more now than ever. To help support our wonderful families who make up our school community along with long-time supporters who would typically support us during in-person events, we've created this guide to provide you with...

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WINTER COOKING CLUB (VIRTUAL)

Hello Families, Are you looking for something for your child and your entire family to enjoy and experience?  Well winter cooking club is where it’s at.  Every week students and families come together to prepare a dish for the whole family to enjoy. How it works: ...

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Mrs. Johnson’s Book Club 3rd – 5th

If your child enjoys reading, writing, crafts, and interacting with books then please sign up for my first book club of the 2020-2021 school year. The theme will be “How to be a Social Justice Superhero” We will discuss and learn about how to be kind, compassionate,...

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Blended learning information guide

Blended learning information guide Sand Montessori, and most CPS schools, began phasing into blended learning, which includes in-person instruction, on Monday, Oct. 12. Sands will utilize the following CPS district-wide timeline to transition students to the blended...

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SMPO Welcome Letter 2020–2021

Dear friends, Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Sands Montessori.  Our names are Joie Linser and Emily McNicholas and we are serving as co-presidents of the Sands Montessori Parent Organization (SMPO).  SMPO works together to strengthen the Sands Montessori...

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SMPO General Parent and Rudder Meeting

SMPO General Parent and Rudder Meeting

September 1 2020 at 7 p.m. EDT This virtual meeting will take place on Zoom   This will be an important meeting where we will finalize and vote on the budget, discuss fundraising possibilities and efforts, and continue to brainstorm how we can best equitably support...

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SMPO is now accepting nominations

The Sands Montessori Parent Organization is now accepting nominations for all positions on the SMPO Rudder except President and Business Manager. SMPO is one of many ways you can become involved in the future of your child’s school. Keep in mind that if you hold a...

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Craft Fair and Kids’ Market

SMPO will hold its first-ever Craft Fair and Kids’ Market on Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include raffle prizes and concessions, with all proceeds benefitting the SMPO. If you're a crafter or know of someone who might be interested in...

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Amendments to SMPO bylaws | May 2019

We would like to update our bylaws in two areas.  These will be discussed and voted on at our May SMPO meeting. Per our current bylaws, we must make this public at least five business days prior to the meeting so people may know the proposed changes.    ...

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2019 Rudder Nominations

Sands Families: The Sands Montessori Parent Organization is now accepting nominations for all positions on the SMPO Rudder except President and Business Manager. SMPO is one of many ways you can become involved in the future of your child’s school. Keep in mind that...

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Mrs. Johnson’s “I am a Scientist” Camp

Sign up now for Mrs. Johnson’s “I am a Scientist” Camp! Two sessions will be held, June 10–14 and June 17–21. Camps are half-day, from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and will take place at Sands in room 2005. Cost is $100 and $25 deposit by May 18 is required to secure your...

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Purchase your 2019 Sands Peace Shirt

Purchase your 2019 Sands Peace Shirt: We will hold a school-wide peace celebration in April and our goal is to have every student and staff member wear one of our special peace shirts designed by Sands 5th grader, Katie Spector. Please also consider contributing extra...

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Mrs. Johnson’s Book Club

If your child enjoys reading, writing, crafts, and interacting with great books then sign up for my book club. We will meet for a total of 8 sessions in community 2005 at Sands Montessori. The cost is $110.00. We will meet on Thursdays from 3:45–5:00. Our first...

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