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 7 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 2021-2022 school year, all meetings will be outside or via zoom. Specific information on how to join will be shared in the newsletter.

2021-2022 Meeting Dates:

September 21, 2021
October 19, 2021
November 16, 2021
January 18, 2022
February 15, 2022
March 15, 2022
April 19, 2022
May 17, 2022

SMPO Bylaws

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

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

Approved on January 20, 2015

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