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November 11, 2014

Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Dianne and Anu

Dianne Finn, CMS Nurse What is role here at CMS?I am the CMS School Nurse. What do you love most about CMS?I love the CMS community! Students, families and faculty members have been extremely welcoming and supportive. When you’re not at CMS, how do you like to spend your time?When I'm not at CMS I... » read more
November 11, 2014 by Munir Shivji, Director of Toddler and Primary Programs

Building Peace

It is said that holding a grudge is a learned skill as we mature. Slowly, and sadly so, life’s uncomfortable experiences lead to quick judgments of others that limit our possibilities to connect, understand and grow together – in peace. Children, on the other hand, have an innate sense of... » read more
November 04, 2014 by Christine Kahvejian, Director of Development

November at CMS - Celebrating the Generosity of Our Community

November is one of my favorite months: Sweaters, boots, winter ales, holiday gift guides (seriously, they’re the best), corduroy, tweed, and dogs wearing clothes. November is also a time to slow down, to consciously practice gratitude on a daily basis, and to contemplate ways to give back. As we... » read more
October 28, 2014

Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Karen and Jherson

Karen Mellor, Toddler Assistant Teacher (Pink Room) What is role here at CMS? I began working at CMS in 2012 as an Early Care Teacher for the Passport Program. This school year, I happily expanded my role at CMS as a Toddler Teaching Assistant in the Pink Room.  What do you love most about... » read more
October 28, 2014 by Rachel van der Voort, Board of Trustees Chair

Board Chair Reflection

It is hard to believe that we are already more than a quarter of the way into our school year and 2015 is on the horizon. I am not sure where the time goes. In the blink of an eye my children have grown from Green Room toddlers to Lower Elementary students. What’s next—college? Oddly enough, my... » read more
October 21, 2014

Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Shara and Lainey

Shara Greco, Passport 1. What is your role here at CMS? I am one of the Primary Passport Teachers. I create fun and educational after-school program for our CMS students.   2. What do you love most about CMS? What I love most about CMS is our amazing students of course! I absolutely love... » read more
October 21, 2014 by Dr. Ingrid Tucker

Head's Corner, October 21, 2014

Greetings CMS Families, I hope that you are healthy and happy.  Often we are so consumed by our daily routines that we barely take time to care for ourselves.  Last week, I had the pleasure of taking some time off to do just that. I attended my niece’s wedding and then was whisked away to... » read more
October 14, 2014 by Nicole Coman, Director of Learning Support Services School Psychologist

Learning Support Team Update

Dear Parents, A wise educator once told me, “A child does not care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”  This is the foundation of our Learning Support Team here at CMS.  It has been such a pleasure getting to know the CMS family—it has become so clear what a special... » read more
October 07, 2014 by Doug Dziedzic

Why Do They Behave That Way?

“Neuroscience has recently put forward the startling fact that teen brains resemble blueprints more than they resemble skyscrapers in their malleable structure. Secondary educators who once considered a teenage mind an empty house that needed furnishings would do better to understand it as the... » read more
September 30, 2014 by Dr. Ingrid Tucker

Head's Corner, September 30, 2014

Saturday was such a beautiful day.  I started my day as I always do, searching for my glasses on my nightstand trying to find the remote control to turn to a reputable news station.  As I flipped through the stations, I was captivated by the flurry of the roaring 20s, people dancing... » read more
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