On August 12th, Mr. C emailed the school community announcing his intention to resign as Head of School effective at the end of the day September 22, 2017. After reading his email, as needed, please email Board Chair Greg Klein (greg@urbanmontessori.org) with your questions so they can be collected and turned into a new Frequently Asked Questions section of our website.

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors meets Monday August 14th at 5pm and the full board meets Thursday August 17th at 6:15pm. These are our first two meetings as a Board and with community since the announcement to come together and start to lay out the processes we want to use to guide our transition and search. Please participate as you are able. For now, please also track the Board Blog and UMCS Facebook Page for more regular communications.

We want to acknowledge that there is a range of emotions that come up for different people when learning of this kind of transition. In addition to the various events and meetings already on the School Calendar, as needed we can work to create spaces for community to gather and connect.

Mr. C always ends his communications "with gratitude," and we also at this time simply wish to say "thank you" to Mr. C for his years of service as our Head of School.

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El 12 de agosto, el Sr. C envió por correo electrónico a la comunidad escolar anunciando su intención de dimitir como Jefe de Escuela efectivo al final del día 22 de septiembre de 2017. Después de leer su correo electrónico, si es necesario, envíe un correo electrónico al Presidente Greg Klein (greg @ urbanmontessori .org) con sus preguntas para que puedan ser recogidas y convertidas en una nueva sección de Preguntas Frecuentes de nuestro sitio web.

El Comité Ejecutivo de la Junta Directiva se reúne el lunes 14 de agosto a las 5pm y la junta directiva se reúne el jueves 17 de agosto a las 6:15pm. Estas son nuestras dos primeras reuniones como Junta y con la comunidad desde el anuncio para reunirse y comenzar a establecer los procesos que queremos utilizar para guiar nuestra transición y búsqueda. Por favor, participe como puedas. Por ahora, también rastrea el Blog de la Junta y la Página de Facebook de UMCS para comunicaciones más regulares.

Queremos reconocer que hay una serie de emociones que surgen para diferentes personas al aprender de este tipo de transición. Además de los diversos eventos y reuniones que ya están en el Calendario Escolar, según sea necesario, podemos trabajar para crear espacios para que la comunidad se reúna y se conecte.

El Sr. C siempre termina sus comunicaciones "con gratitud", y también en este momento simplemente queremos decir "gracias" al Sr. C por sus años de servicio como nuestro Jefe de Escuela.

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Urban Montessori is a TK-8 charter free public school located in Oakland. Our school is based on the teachings of Maria Montessori, in combination with Design Thinking, and Arts Integration. We invite you to click through and learn more about what children experience at Urban Montessori, and read our Frequently Asked Questions.

We are actively creating a truly inclusive school community reflective of the racial and socioeconomic diversity of Oakland. We recognize that maintaining a respectful community where all students achieve, differences are valued, voices are heard, and power is shared requires constant dialogue and hard work; that we must create the safe spaces to openly check each others’ biases and assumptions, and talk openly about power and privilege, in order to model the society and community we wish our children to become part of. We hope that families choosing to apply to Urban Montessori will share our dedication to these values and goals.

Urban Montessori Charter School is authorized by the Alameda County Board of Education.  

 

 

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