For SAC/PTA minutes: please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
School Accountability Committee (SAC)
The Community Montessori site-based governance structure is designed to effectively carry out the school’s vision and mission. The governing organization is the School Accountability Committee (SAC) which is made up of staff and parents.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is made up of various committees that support the SIT through tactical planning and implementation.
There are currently several PTA committees supporting the school: Community Relations, Equity, Facilities, Finance, Fundraising, Membership, Public Relations, and Technology.
For current committee chairpersons see the current Parent Directory.
Community Relations - Plans and hosts the social/hospitality functions
Equity - Works to foster an equitable school community
Facilities - Focuses on the maintenance and improvement of the physical school inside and out
Finance - Maintains the budgets, funds, and record keeping
Fundraising - Plans and executes fundraising events for the school and writes grants
Public Relations - Facilitates communication between school and the community
Technology - Arranges for the programming and upgrading of computers within the classrooms
Personal Giving Campaign
How to Give?
It is easy to give. You can donate using PayPal (see link below). You can drop off cash or a check in the office. You can pay using credit card by contacting Carol at 720-457-5544.
We are so fortunate to be a part of a public Montessori, but we rely on fundraising to cover costs and make our school exceptional. Are you able to give to help pay for your child’s:
• Paraprofessional ($18,000/year over what BVSD provides)
• Classroom materials ($12,000)
• Montessori materials
• Art/PE/Music supplies
• Field trips
• Building safety and improvements
• Garden improvements
While BVSD (Boulder Valley School District) provides the basics for our classrooms it is up to Community Montessori parents, families, friends, employers, and school alumni to provide the enhancements that make our children’s educational experience true to the Montessori model.
Over the past few years the PGC campaign (CM’s largest annual fundraiser) has raised an average of $20,000 per year. This year’s goal is to raise $20,000 and have 100% of families participate. As of December 2013, we have raised $15,033 from 75 families.
2013-2014 SAC/PTA Leadership:
Executive Committee (SAC/PTA)
President-PTA - Jane Breetzke
--Community Relations - Crystal Cargill & Melanie Bates
--Finance - Victoria Boydston
Secretary - Miranda Clendening
Treasurer - Laura Guedelhoefer
Past President - Ruth Anderson
SAC (School Accountability Committee)
Principal - Shannon Minch
Liason - Rosa Invernizze
Primary Staff Rep - Heather Knopp
Elementary Staff Rep - Patti Bleil
PTA (Parent Teacher Association)
New parents - Melanie Bates & Crystal Cargill
Garden to Table - Jess Hernandez
Green Star - John Hoelle
Bike/Walk to School - Kathy Tureck
Diversity - Leila Gomez & Javier von Stecher
Facilities - Elizabeth Ross
Fundraising Events - TBD
Milk Caps - Puneet Pasrich
Box Tops/Labels - Alyssa Echols & Faith Watson
Grocery Cards, etc - TBD
PGC - Carol Springer & Lisa Trask
Grants - Kate Cuenoud
Classroom Reps - Melanie Bates
Technology/Web - Bethany Bilbrey & Dana Stillman