November Office Newsletter

CCM Families,
We want to thank everyone for coming to our fall festival and give a special thank you to all the parents who volunteered at our booths! The students had a great time!
Notes from the Office:
  • Please keep in mind that we are approaching flu season- our sick policy is that if your child has a fever of 100 or more, is having diarrhea or has thrown up they will be sent home and not allowed back for 24 hours. This will help keep everyone safe during flu season, so please follow this policy!
  • Ms. Kelsey will be out on maternity leave starting November 1st until February 1st. Roy and Kathy will be in the office for any parents who may need assistance. You can contact them at either (Roy) or (Kathy) and they will be happy to help!
We have a lot of fun events coming up in November-keep in mind the following dates:
Thanksgiving Lunch
Thanksgiving lunch will be on November 20th. Please check with your child’s teacher on what time their class will be doing lunch.
Closed for Thanksgiving Break and Veterans day!
We will be closed the 21st-23rd for thanksgiving break.
We will also be closed November 12th to honor Veterans day.
Ms. Ana’s Date Night for November and December
Ms. Ana will be back running date night in November and December! The November date night will be November 30th and the December date night will be December 21st. Space is limited and does fill up fast! Dinner is provided and the cost is $25 per child or $40 for two students.

Cave Creek Montessori October 2018 Newsletter

CCM Families,

We hope you are enjoying the cooler weather, we know we sure are! We have a lot of fun events coming up in the month of October that we are excited to share with you. Please keep the following dates in mind:

Cave Creek Montessori Book Fair:

One of our very own CCM parents will be hosting a Book Fair for us. The book fair will last from Oct. 1st-4th and each teacher has picked out books for their “book wish list” if you would like to donate a book to your child’s class! You can view the books and purchase Monday through Thursday at either 8-9AM or 3:30-4:30PM the book fair will be in classroom #2.

The book fair schedule will be as follows:
M, Tue, Wed: 8-9AM
M,W,TH: 3:30-4:30PM

Picture Day:

Our picture day will be the week of the 9th-12th. Ms. Angelica’s Class will be the 9th, Ms. Uma- 10th, Ms. Soma- 11th and Ms. Jill’s class- 12th.

Parent- Teacher Conferences:
October 15th-19th: Please sign up for conferences with your child’s teacher

Under Garnet Drive:
We will be having an under garnet drive from October 1st-19th. We need your help with donating new socks, undergarments, and sports bras. The under garnets will go to families in need through Saint Vincent De Paul. The class that wins will get an Einstein Bagel party!

Fall Festival:

Our annual CCM fall festival will be on October 26th from 9-11AM. We will have a pumpkin patch, jumper, booths for children to win prizes, and much more! Families are encouraged to join us and students should come dressed in their costumes. If you would like to volunteer to help, we will have sign up sheets outside each class a few weeks before.

“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.” Maria Montessori

CCM November Newsletter

We’re ready for November!

Dear CCM parents,

We are very excited for November and have many things planned this month. I wanted to put out a quick reminder on flu season as we approach these next few months.

The flu season is upon us. We want to keep our students and faculty healthy and the best way we can do this is by making sure to stick to our sick policy. This means that if your child is sick not to bring them to school the next day. We appreciate your support with this!

We hope everyone has a great November and thanksgiving! We are always so thankful to have our amazing parents by our side!

Taekwondo Demo
November 20th
Back by popular demand! We will be having another taekwondo demo on November 20th. More information to be announced in the coming weeks…

Thanksgiving Feast
November 24th 11-12
We are having a Thanksgiving feast on November 24th from 11-12AM. There will be signup sheets for parents who would like to volunteer in their class to help. Please speak with your child’s teacher for any other details!

We are closed November 11th and November 25th-27th

Mrs. Ana’s Thankful Date Night
November 13th from 6-9

On Friday November 13th from 6:00-9:00 PM Mrs. Ana will host a thankful date night! Dinner will be provided. There will also be arts and crafts and some fun thanksgiving themed activities! The price is $25 per child or $40 for 2 siblings.

Pita Jungle Day
November 18th

We will be having another Pita Jungle day in November on the 18th. It is $4.50 per child and includes a pita, hummus, chicken, fruit and juice.**** Please note that we will not accept your order after November 16th. All checks and money should be brought to your children’s teachers and be made out to Ana Allen, as she pays Pita Jungle directly. Thank you!


Cave Creek Montessori Administration

CCM October Newsletter


Cave Creek Montessori October Newsletter
It’s a Spooktacular Month!

Dear CCM parents,

We have a lot of exciting plans for the month of October and hope to see you all around campus a lot! Please see full list of events for this month below.
Furthermore, we are implementing a new visitor policy on the CCM campus. If you have a guest (family member, babysitter, friend) that our teachers do not know picking up your child from school, they must now first sign in with the office and get a visitor sticker.
Have a great month!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 12th through 16th

From October 12th to the 16th our teachers will be having parent-teacher conferences. Please talk with your child’s teacher directly to sign up for conferences.


Fall Festival

October 30th 9AM-11AM

We will be holding our annual Halloween parade and fall festival on October 30th. There will be booths, prizes, jumper, snow cones and more! Parents are welcome to come and can also sign up to help with their class booths through their child’s teacher!

We are closed for fall break!!!

October 19th and 20th
CPR Class at CCM!

October 27th

On October 27th from 5-7PM we are having a CPR and First Aid company come here to teach some of our staff members, and would love for some of our parents to join too! It is $25 per person and you will get a CPR, first aid card at the end of the class.

Mrs. Ana’s Spooktacular Date Night

October 9th 6:00-9:00pm

On Friday October 9th from 6:00-9:00 PM Mrs. Ana will host her annual spooktacular date night! Dinner will be provided. There will also be arts and crafts and dirt and worm making! The price is $25 per child or $40 for 2 siblings.

Pita Jungle Day

October 28th
We will be having another Pita Jungle day in October on the 28th. It is $4.50 per child and includes a pita, hummus, chicken, fruit and juice.****** Please note that we will not accept your order after October 26th. All checks and money should be brought to your children’s teachers and be made out to Ana Allen, as she pays Pita Jungle directly. Thank you!

September School Newsletter: From the desk of Kelsey!

Cave Creek Montessori September Newsletter


September is here!

Parents of Cave Creek Montessori! We hope you all have been enjoying the first month of school and taking advantage of all our great events happening! In September we have more fun activities planned, here are a few to keep in mind:

Picture Day

September 16th & 17th

On September 16th and 17th we will be having picture day! Miss. Samantha, Miss. Soma and Miss. Angelica will go on day September 16th. Miss. Lakshmi and Miss. Uma will go on September 17th.

Peace Day & Potluck

September 21st morning and evening

We will be holding our annual peace day and potluck on September 21st! The peace day celebration will be held in the morning as a school around 9AM. The potluck will be held at night and each family should bring a dish to share with their classroom. This will be at 6:00PM.

We are closed these days!!!

September 7th and September 14th

We are closed on September 7th for Labor day and then closed again on September 14th for Fall Break!

Mrs. Ana’s Date Night

September 11th 6:00-9:00pm

On Friday September 11th from 6:00-9:00 PM Mrs. Ana will host another date night! Dinner will be provided, with chicken nuggets and mac n cheese. There will also be arts and crafts and dessert baking! The price is $25 per child or $40 for 2 siblings.

Pita Jungle Day

September 30th

We will be having another Pita Jungle day in September on the 30th. It is $4.50 per child and includes a pita, hummus, chicken, fruit and juice.****** Please note that we will not accept your order after September 28th. All checks and money should be brought to your children’s teachers and be made out to Ana Allen, as she pays Pita Jungle directly. Thank you!

Cave Creek Montessori Internet Safety Presentation

Internet safety is an issue every parent should keep in mind when their children are accessing or have access to computers and smart devices. Cave Creek Montessori knows how important it is to address internet safety with parents and wants to help educate the community on how to protect children from vulnerable situations they may incur while on the internet.

For this reason, Cave Creek Montessori has decided to hold an internet safety presentation on Wednesday, October 1st at 6:30 PM on the Cave Creek Montessori campus. There is no cost for this event.

The presentation will be hosted by Nicole Rye, a fellow Cave Creek Montessori parent and a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security. This is a 45 minute presentation with interactive videos created for parents and guardians of children ages 5-17 years old. The presentation will cover facts and statistics of online risks and tips for keeping children safe online.

The director and owner of Cave Creek Montessori, Roy Catalo, is especially excited about this presentation and when asked about his thoughts on internet safety he said, “ With the millennial generation growing up quickly with access to things I did not even know about until I was a teenager, it is very important to keep our children safe while online and for parents to be educated on the risks of the internet”.

This presentation is expected to be very informative and helpful to any parent who wants to learn more about internet safety. So start catching up with your kids today!

If you would like to sign up to come to the internet safety presentation, please call Cave Creek Montessori at 480-563-2929. The address to the school is 29209 N. 56th Street.

From The Desk of Kathy, Roy and Kelsey: September

From The Desk of Kathy, Roy and Kelsey:

Cave Creek Montessori September Newsletter


September Events:

  • Happy family organics nutrition presentation Sept. 10th 9:30-10:30 AM

  • Peace day and Potluck Sep.19th 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM

  • CCM date night Sept. 26th 6:00-9:00 PM

  • Sep. 29th- 30th Fall Break


Flu Season is Upon us                  Parent Teacher Conferences

With flu season approaching it is very important                     Parent teacher conferences will be held from

that you know our guidelines for contagious illnesses            October 13th to the 19th, before and after

at the Montessori. Children who have been sent home          school. Teachers will be in contact with you

or have been diagnosed with a virus can come back to         to set up times.

school once they have been flu free for at least 24 hours.

Please be sure to report any sicknesses to us.  


Mrs. Ana’s Date Night                          Peace Day

Mrs. Ana’s Date night is coming to CCM on Sept. 26th.          One of our favorite school traditions is our

We will provide pizza, activities, snacks and juice for your      peace day activities and potluck. The children

children while you go out for the night. The cost is $25 per     will be building a labyrinth (please bring in a

child or $40 per family and the event will run from                   rock for your child). The peace day activities

6:00-9:00 PM.  If you have any questions, please feel            will start at 10:00 AM on Sept. 19th. The same

free to contact the office at 480-563-2929.                             night we will hold our annual peace day potluck

                                                                                                where each family will bring in a their favorite                                    


Tax Contribution                        Football and Soccer Starting

We strongly encourage all of our CCM families                    Flag football starts Oct. 1st for children aged 4-6

to consider paying their taxes by contributing to                   years old. Flag football will run from 3:00-4:00

the Montessori Scholarship Organization. This is                 every wednesday on the CCM playground.

a way to pay your taxes and save hundreds of dollars.        Soccer will also be starting Oct. 4th, 2014 for

Married couples can pay up to 2,156 dollars before              children ages 3-14. Both classes are eight week

Dec. 31st 2014 and receive a dollar for dollar tax credit        courses.

from the state of AZ, plus reduce their federal tax liability.    


Thank you for your continued support of Cave Creek Montessori. We value the relationships we have with our families and look forward to continuing to provide safe, happy, and impactful experiences in your childrens lives.


-Roy, Kathy, and Kelsey Catalo


The Start Of A New Year at Cave Creek Montessori!

The start of a new year!

Our staff is very excited to welcome all the new students, returning students, and parents for the 2014-2015 school year at Cave Creek Montessori School.


New administrator-

We are proud to announce our daughter Kelsey Catalo as a new morning administrator. Kelsey graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Communication. Throughout her time at ASU, she held internships and full-time positions in public relations, marketing, and social media. She is very excited to be in her new position. Please stop by the office if you need any help or to just come in and say hi!

Afternoon Directress-

We are very proud to announce our daughter Ana Catalo will be the afternoon/ after school care directress. Ana graduated from NAU with a degree in teaching K-8 and is very excited about putting together a wonderful afterschool care for your children. Ana will also be in the office from 1-2:30 to answer any questions you may have.


These last few weeks we have been very busy formulating plans to make this year one that everyone will remember! Our first step to making sure students succeed here at Cave Creek Montessori is by helping them make friends and feel comfortable. The initial few days can be very exciting and challenging for both parents and children. One challenge that you may see during the first few days of school is separation anxiety. This process will only last one to two weeks and will start to go away once your child has made new friends and gets to know his or her teacher. Please assist your child by introducing them to their teachers and peers. The teachers will also help your child find “mentor” friends who can assist them in understanding their role in the classroom. 


How you can help:

·         Check your child’s folder daily!

·         Show your children you’re excited about what they’re doing at school.

·         If your child is having trouble with separation anxiety, leave as quickly as possible or consider using our drop-off service.

·         Call at any time to check on your child.

·         Encourage friendships by setting up playdates with friends outside of school.

·          Come to school well prepared (proper clothes, nap supplies, lunch, snack, etc.)


Safety tips that should be followed:

·         Drive cautiously and slowly while in parking lots

·         Ensure that all gates are closed when entering and leaving the premises

·         Sign in and out with full name

·         Take all laundry home on Friday and bring back Monday

·         When you are present at the school please understand your child and their siblings/friends are your responsibility. Please make sure they are following the rules (i.e. no running inside, jumping on tables, throwing things)


Toddler Class

We are excited to announce that we will be opening a second toddler room in classroom 3. Mrs. Uma will be the lead teacher in the classroom as of August 4th. As you may know, Mrs. Uma has worked at Cave Creek Montessori for 8 years and has proven to be a very peaceful, passionate, and dynamic teacher. Mrs. Uma is very excited to take this next step and we are very confident that she will be a great toddler teacher for your child. Last year Ms. Uma worked as an assistant teacher in the Toddler Room and she handled all aspects of the classroom. Many of the parents who met her also felt she would make an excellent toddler teacher.


Looking forward to a great year! Please come in if you have any questions. Thank you!


-Roy, Kathy & Kelsey Catalo


Cave Creek Montessori’s First Ever Facebook Contest!

fb-contests-300x223Cave Creek Montessori wanted to do something special to thank all their Facebook fans, so we decided to hold our first Facebook contest! It's extremly easy to enter and avaliable to anyone who "likes" their Facebook page. So here's how you enter… 



Hey Cave Creek Montessori friends! Were having our first Facebook contest for you! Want to win a 100 dollar gift card to Dave and Busters? 

Enter the contest by telling us what your favorite thing to do with your kids in the summer is and why. In order to win you must "like" the Cave Creek Montessori page and share your story with us in the comments section of this post.

Further Details: 
One story will be selected by our CCM teachers. Deadline to enter is June 6th at 11:00 PM. Winner will be selected and announced on Facebook June 10th. Start posting, sharing, and liking for your chance to win a 100 dollar gift card!


Get to posting!!

From The Desk of Roy & Kathy – March





Special Thanks

         Spring is in the air as we enter into a new month! February sure was busy and we would like to give special thanks to the Chinese elder’s society that came to help us bring in the Chinese New Year.  We had such a fun time dancing and celebrating and thank all of you who joined us! We would also like to thank all who came to celebrate Ms. Soma’s 10 year anniversary at CCM. Our new “10 year bench” will be a beautiful reminder of the wonderful teachers that have given so much of their love, time, and commitment to our school.

March News

Parent/Teacher Conference

The first and second week of March the 3rd -14th teachers will be meeting with parents to discuss your child’s progress.  It is a good idea to come observe your child prior to your conference.  An observation will help you to better understand the work and therefore enhance the discussion. If the sign up does not provide a time you are able to make please feel free to call the office or speak to your teacher.


Mr. Roy’s Movie Night

(March 14th at 6:30pm)

Are you ready for a fun family movie night?! Well, it’s that time again and we could not be more excited.  Please feel free to bring your low chairs, blanket, and dinner as we sit back and enjoy Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax”.  

Festival of Colors

(March 18th at 10:30am)

Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours.  It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and other regions of the world. The festival has, in recent times, spread in parts of Europe and North Americas as a spring celebration of love, frolic and colours. We are very excited to celebrate this holiday as we fill our school with color and dancing. Come join us as we invite a special dancer from India to celebrate with us. Festivities will start at 10:30.




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