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  • published Board Member Recruitment in Governance 2020-09-18 09:29:28 -0700

    Board Member Recruitment


    Urban Montessori Charter School seeks experienced leaders to serve on its Board of Directors. The best way to learn more, to demonstrate interest, and to get started being considered for Board Membership is to start attending meetings and constructively participate as a member of the public. Currently, our members are all people who identify as White or of Asian descent. Our success requires equitable voices and representation, including the voices of people who are Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and others. We need your leadership and capacity.

    Board Responsibilities

    The Board is responsible for establishing broad policies and overseeing high-level decisions that affect the School, including:

    • Adopting policies to ensure that the school is run effectively, legally, and ethically;
    • Hiring, overseeing, evaluating, and supporting the Head of School;
    • Monitoring the operational budget and finances for long-term viability;
    • Setting policies and approving documents as required by state or federal law; and
    • Seeing that adequate funds are secured for the operating and capital needs of the school.


    • Prepare for and attend 10-12 regular evening board meetings each year, as well as one full-day Board retreat, scheduled committee meetings, and important school events;
    • Be available by phone or email as needed; respond to calls and emails in a timely manner; and
    • Participate on at least one Board committee.


    • Leadership experience with a proven track record of results, ideally in an entrepreneurial environment
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability and inclination to work collaboratively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
    • Commitment to and interest in Montessori education in a public school
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    Experience preferred

    We are especially seeking individuals with any of the following areas of expertise:

    • Real estate acquisition and development, including project financing
    • Law
    • Public Relations: marketing, working with the media

    In addition, we also need people with experience in:

    • Fundraising for not-for-profit organizations
    • Accounting and finance
    • Designing, delivering and evaluating an academically rigorous education program, including curriculum, pedagogy, and assessments
    • Attracting, developing, and retaining educators

    For more information: contact Davis Leung, Board Chair [email protected]

  • published Read-a-Thon in Events & Fundraising 2020-09-18 09:16:02 -0700


    Dear Urban Montessori Community,

    As we all know, the last six months have been unusual for a great many reasons, which has had an impact on our school’s fundraising goals. In the spring, the online auction was paused and our annual Walk-a-Thon, usually one of our biggest fundraisers and community events, was cancelled. While we do not know when we will be able to gather again for a celebration like the Walk-a-Thon (but you can bet when we are able to, it will be amazing!), we are reactivating our online auction (look for updates about that soon) and are launching our first annual Read-a-Thon!

    Our mission is to create a joy for reading, support school-wide literacy efforts, and raise funds for our school. Our primary goal is to engage every student; even if you cannot raise funds for the school, please have your student log the minutes they read! We will be mailing specialty bookmarks for tracking your reading time next week!

    You and your student will receive an email from 99pledges with information on how to access and customize your student’s personalized Read-a-Thon page! You can share this link with friends and family to help support our school. Donors can either make a flat donation or pledge an amount per minute read. 


    Important Dates:

    • September 10 - Fundraising pages are live - start fundraising!
    • September 14 - Mailer for your students sent out - Check your mail!
    • September 21-October 5 - READ! Log the number minutes read during this period. Readers can choose any genre or topic they like, can read books they have had home or pick books on Epic Reading, or check with your teachers about classroom books available to borrow.
    • October 6 - Reading minutes submitted via Seesaw, and donations collected online!

    Community fundraising is critical to UMCS. All funds raised through events like these go directly to our general fund, to support our staff and our students wherever it is most needed.

    Please reach out to the Fundraising Committee at [email protected] if you have any questions or comments.


    In gratitude, 

    UMCS Fundraising Team




    Estimada comunidad urbana Montessori,

    Como todos sabemos, los últimos seis meses han sido inusuales por muchas razones, lo que ha tenido un impacto en los objetivos de recaudación de fondos de nuestra escuela. En la primavera, se pausó la subasta en línea y se canceló nuestro Walk-a-Thon anual, generalmente uno de nuestros eventos comunitarios y para recaudar fondos más importantes. Si bien no sabemos cuándo podremos reunirnos nuevamente para una celebración como el Walk-a-Thon (pero puedes apostar cuando podamos, ¡será increíble!), Estamos reactivando nuestra subasta en línea (busca actualizaciones sobre eso pronto) y estamos lanzando nuestro primer Read-a-Thon anual!

    Nuestra misión es crear alegría por la lectura, apoyar los esfuerzos de alfabetización en toda la escuela y recaudar fondos para nuestra escuela. Nuestro objetivo principal es involucrar a todos los estudiantes; incluso si no puede recaudar fondos para la escuela, ¡pida a su estudiante que registre las actas que leyeron! ¡Enviaremos por correo marcadores especiales para rastrear su tiempo de lectura la próxima semana!

    ¡Usted y su estudiante recibirán un correo electrónico de 99pledges con información sobre cómo acceder y personalizar la página Read-a-Thon personalizada de su estudiante! Puede compartir este enlace con amigos y familiares para ayudar a apoyar a nuestra escuela. Los donantes pueden hacer una donación fija o prometer una cantidad por minuto leído.


    Fechas importantes:

    10 de septiembre: las páginas de recaudación de fondos están activas. ¡Empiece a recaudar fondos!
    14 de septiembre - Envío de correo para sus estudiantes - ¡Revise su correo!
    21 de septiembre al 5 de octubre - ¡LEER! Registre el número de minutos leídos durante este período. Los lectores pueden elegir cualquier género o tema que les guste, pueden leer libros que hayan tenido en casa o elegir libros sobre Lectura épica, o consultar con sus maestros sobre los libros de aula disponibles para pedir prestados.
    6 de octubre - ¡Se envían las actas de lectura a través de Seesaw y se recogen las donaciones en línea!

    La recaudación de fondos de la comunidad es fundamental para UMCS. Todos los fondos recaudados a través de eventos como estos van directamente a nuestro fondo general, para apoyar a nuestro personal y a nuestros estudiantes donde sea más necesario.

    Comuníquese con el Comité de Recaudación de Fondos en [email protected] si tiene alguna pregunta o comentario.


    En agradecimiento

    Equipo de recaudación de fondos de UMCS

  • published Board Meeting Materials in Governance 2017-09-29 14:54:39 -0700

  • commented on UMCS Finance Committee Meeting 09.15.17 2017-09-15 11:05:36 -0700
    Debido a la muerte en la familia de un miembro del consejo, no habrá quórum presente. El público sigue invitado. No se tomará ninguna acción. Esta ya no será una reunión oficial del Comité de Finanzas. Las actualizaciones completas todavía se darán en la reunión de la Junta Ordinaria de la próxima semana.