The Parent Involvement Partnership, more fondly known as PIP,
is the school organization that coordinates parent involvement.
All our families belong to PIP - there are no membership fees.
PIP activities are overseen by the PIP Council, a group of family
members who help coordinate volunteer opportunities and
communicate throughout the year with families through emails,
weekly Cupola Notes and the school newsletter. Any family member is welcome to apply for a position on the PIP Council.
We believe that family involvement is the best foundation for school and personal success. We support the continued growth of each member of our school community through opportunities of involvement at the school and with its activities.
SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL
through your day-to-day activities!
A portion of every AmazonSmile eligible purchase will go directly to our school. Visit the link above to select Community Montessori as your charity.
Enter the Cupola area, take the tunnel to your left, and leave the Box Tops from your household food items in the basket on the wall. It's as simple as that!
Create an online account and select Community Montessori as your organization. We will benefit every time you swipe your Kroger Plus card!
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
At Community Montessori, we WANT our parents to be involved, and provide plenty of events and activities so you can find something that compliments your gifts and talents. Read on to learn more about many of the opportunities we have to offer each year, then contact us at and let us know how you'd like to get involved!
School Picture Day & Retake Day
3-4 volunteers are needed to help during Picture Day from about 8 am to 2 pm. These volunteers assist by going to the studios to get them for pictures, supporting the photographers in helping ensure children look their best, helping take group photos and more.
Scholastic Book Fairs
We host a fall and spring book fair each year, typically in October and April. Book fair volunteers may do many things, including run the cash register, restock books, help learners choose books and read to younger learners. Let us know by October 1st and April 1st if you can help.
Events we plan include: Scholastic Book Fair, Harvest Homecoming, Montessori Meet-Ups, Winter Gifting, Staff Appreciation, & Spring Family Celebration. This is a great opportunity for family members who are not available during the day to be involved.
PIP Workshop Meals
If you are a parent who likes to cook or who is not able to come in during the school day, this group is for you. We support the CM staff on days when they may be at school all day without a break. This typically takes place on the first Tuesday of every month, Parent Partner Conference days, and Child Work Nights.
Families can support our studios in many ways. One is by becoming a Studio Coordinator. This is a contact parent for the studio, and each studio has one. Coordinators assist their studios in finding volunteers, materials, and anything else as needs arise.
Fundraising includes purchase of/participation in Book Fair, Spring Celebration, family nights, Box Tops, store rewards such as Kroger, and Amazon Smile. A portion of all money raised through fundraisers is returned to our studios via PIP grants.
Work at School
In the Media Center are several studio projects that can be completed by families at school. Typically these box projects are copying, laminating, cutting, or other tasks to help prepare materials for the studio. If you are interested in supporting with these projects, contact us at PIP@shiningminds.com.