Membership and Meetings

SMPO stands for Sands Montessori Parent Organization. This all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization is made up of Sands parents/legal guardians, teachers and staff.

The SMPO Mission is for families, staff, and students to work together to strengthen the Sands Montessori community of life-long learners. All Sands parents/legal guardians, teachers and staff are automatically members of the SMPO. Membership is free.

SMPO meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month (August-May) in the Media Center at 6:30 p.m.* All are invited to attend.

The August and April meetings are also considered “General Parent Meetings.” This means that issues will be brought in front of the parents assembled for voting. Typically, the SMPO Annual Budget is voted on at the August meeting, while at the April meeting, the Rudder Committee members for the following school year are elected.

*Please note for 2022-2023 school year, all meetings will now be held back indoors in the Media Center AND include a zoom option. Specific information on how to join will be shared in the newsletter.

2023-2024 Meeting Dates:

August 29, 2023
September 19, 2023
October 17, 2023
November 21, 2023
January 16, 2024
February 20, 2024
March 19, 2024
April 16, 2024
May 21, 2024

SMPO Bylaws

The SMPO Bylaws were adopted on February 19, 2004, and modified on these dates: April 2010, April 2011, October 2015, August 2016, April 2018, and November 2021.

Establishment of Operating Expense Fund, Yearly Reserve Fund & Capital Reserve Fund

Approved on January 20, 2015

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