Greg Klein's activity stream

  • published Board On Track Public Portal in Governance 2023-01-19 16:53:17 -0800

  • published Substitute Teachers in Staff Biographies 2022-08-29 10:15:50 -0700

    Substitute Teachers

    Shani Abeysinghe

    Nancy Hartman

  • Expanded Learning Opportunity Program (aftercare)

    Melody Washington, Director of Expanded Learning

    Destiney Chavez, ELOP Program Leader

    Kimberly Cervantes, ELOP Program Leader

    Anna Bell, ELOP Program Leader



    Melody has been developing and managing engaging enrichment programs in the youth development field for over 20 years. Having an abundance of experience working with grants and school districts, Melody joined Urban Montessori in 2022 to build an in-house Expanded Learning (after school) program. She brings with her a creative spirit, nurtured by a degree in Dramatic Arts and six years of television production experience, and her passion to provide experiences that enrich and enhance the lives and education of children. Her passions outside of work are music, writing, and dancing.

  • published Physical Education in Staff Biographies 2022-08-29 09:56:58 -0700

    Physical Education

    Mikael Wooten

  • published Expanded Learning Program (After School) in Families 2022-08-26 09:06:43 -0700

    Expanded Learning Program (after school)

    Musical Theater Class for 4th-8th Grade- Registration Now Open

    Registration for the upper level winter session Musical Theater program is open! The 4th-8th grade students will perform Shrek Jr., the Musical in its entirety on April 28th. This will be a full length production full of singing, dancing, and your children showing off their acting chops. Classes will be on Wednesdays from 4:45 to 5:45.

    You can Register here.  Pricing for the 12 week program which includes costumes and t-shirts is as follows: $350 for drama only students $300 for after school program participants and free for those who qualify. Please email the Director of Expanded Learning at [email protected] for the after school participant and free (if you qualify) codes.




    Please contact Director of Expanded Learning, Melody Washington, with any questions. [email protected] and (510) 225-9075.


    At UMCS, ELO-P extends each school day 6pm. We will have a spot for everyone. Register here: registration

    Fee information for ELO-P is here. In order for your student(s) to attend for no cost or reduced cost, please complete the Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals. Return the application to [email protected], or drop off/mail to the school. If your child is an English Learner or if you would like to register a foster or homeless child, they may attend for free. Families who do not complete the Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals, or who do not qualify, will pay full price. We provide a snack for all participating students, and you are welcome to send a snack with your student(s) if you prefer.


    Additional Details:

    • Please let your children and their teachers know if they are staying after school, especially TK & K students.
    • Pick up:
      • Please pick up at the Mango gate. It will be locked, so please call (510) 225-9075 when you arrive or are on your way to pick up and we will bring your child/children to the gate.
      • Please pick up by 6 pm or you will be charged $1 for every minute you are late.
      • Please sign up for the "Sandbox Parent Portal" and create a 4-digit pin number to be used to sign out. Note, if you have not yet registered on the Sandbox Parent Portal, your child may still attend the program.
    • Invoices:
      • Invoices are sent from the Sandbox Parent Portal. Please register on the Sandbox Parent Portal to choose a payment method and pay invoices.
      • There is a $65 registration fee that must be paid prior to the first day of program. Invoices for the registration fee will be sent digitally through the Sandbox Parent Portal.
      • Monthly invoices will come at the end of the month and will be due by the 15th of the following month. Unpaid invoices after the 15th incur a 10% late fee.
      • Families on the 3 days per week plan who consistently attend more than 3 days per week, will be asked to change to the 5 days per week plan.
      • Drama and Chess will require an extra fee unless your family qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch. If your student(s) only want to attend these classes and not the after school program, the fee will be slightly higher. Chess sessions are 9-10 weeks long. The price will be $180 for 9 weeks or 10 weeks total, NOT per week, $230 for students who will only attend chess and do not attend the after school program. Free for those who qualify. After school participants and those who attend for free, contact Melody Washington for coupon codes. Here is the link to register for chess: Chess

    Sliding scale income levels are below:


    Please contact Director of Expanded Learning, Melody Washington, with any questions. [email protected] and (510) 225-9075.

  • published Register to Vote! in Governance 2022-03-16 14:23:01 -0700

  • published ParentSquare in Families 2021-08-25 20:58:54 -0700

  • published AERIES Parent Portal in Families 2021-08-09 17:20:06 -0700

  • published Careers in About 2021-08-09 09:52:55 -0700

  • published Donate in Events & Fundraising 2021-08-09 09:40:02 -0700

  • published Moveathon in Events & Fundraising 2021-03-04 10:07:37 -0800


    UMCS MOVEathon

    Sábado, 13 de mayo de 2023  |  Saturday, May 13th, 2023

    10am - 2pm

    ¡Un ambiente seguro y divertido de "Feria de primavera" para todas las familias!

    A safe, "Spring Fair" atmosphere of fun for all families!

  • 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 by attending meetings and constructively participating as a member of the public. Our success requires equitable voices and representation, particularly the voices of people who are Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, English learners, and those who are neurodivergent. 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;
    • Participate on at least one Board committee;
    • Share updated resume to be shared at a public Board meeting with address/phone number redacted;
    • Sign our Statement of Agreement;
    • Complete annual Form 700 Statement of Economic Interest (CA legal requirement)
    • Get Live Scanned (finger-printed), instructions on doing so come later from UMCS;
    • Complete annual Brown Act and Conflict of Interest training (CA legal requirement) and UMCS helps identify these training opportunities.


    • 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

    Resources for current and prospective Board Members

    For more information: contact Sarah Morrill, Board Chair [email protected]

  • published READathon in Events & Fundraising 2020-09-18 09:16:02 -0700


    READathon @ UMCS! FALL 2023!

    Our mission with the READathon 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!

    You and your student will receive an email 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.

    Details are here in ParentSquare (log-in required)


    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.



    READathon @ UMCS! ¡OTOÑO 2023!

    Nuestra misión con READathon 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 cada estudiante; incluso si no puede recaudar fondos para la escuela, ¡haga que su estudiante registre los minutos que leyeron!

    ¡Usted y su estudiante recibirán un correo electrónico con información sobre cómo acceder y personalizar la página personalizada de Read-a-Thon 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 comprometer una cantidad por minuto de lectura.

    Los detalles están aquí en ParentSquare (se requiere iniciar sesión)

    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 que más se necesite.

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

  • 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.