Dear Parents,

It was a joy to see so many of you in the drop-off, pick-up line this week. As I process all that has gone on this week, from the continuing COVID pandemic to the events at the U.S. Capitol, I do find myself asking how I can continue to best serve you all and your children. One parent asked me during pick-up, “How do I talk to my child about what happened?” There really is no simple answer to this question. I do know that our teaching staff has created space for our students to process what has occurred and navigate the feelings that may arise. I also know that many are feeling anxiety due to many events happening in the world right now. May we all work together to pause, breathe, and carry on peacefully together.

I am including a few links that you may find helpful. Depending on the age of your child you may find some resources more useful than others.  Please feel free to reach out to me if you and your children are needing support.

With love,


Talking to Kids About the Attack on the Capitol

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Talking To Kids About Fear And Violence

Struggling To Discuss Tough Topics With A Kid? Here Are Books That Might Help

Lower Elementary Transition Meeting

Saturday, January 23rd at 9 am

Especially for families with kindergarteners, all primary parents are welcome!

Families with children moving up to first grade next year are invited to meet the lower elementary guides and get information about the transition to the elementary classroom. The guides will give a presentation and answer your questions. This is a great time for families to learn about our Montessori elementary program and how to support your child in their transition.

Meeting will be held via Zoom. RSVP to receive the invitation.
Elementary Transition Meeting

SCM (Virtual) Arts Auction

February 20th, 2021

Arts Drive starts on Monday, January 11th. 

Watch your mailbox for your invitation to this year's Virtual Art Auction

Support the arts at SCM!
Arts Auction Information

Auction Donations

We are looking for donations for our Silent and Live Virtual Auctions. See the Flyer for more info Call or email us if you would like to discuss ideas at or (831) 465-7683.

First donation dropoff days are:
Saturday, January 9th
Sunday, January 10th
11 to 2 pm at Winston campus

Please leave your items on the table and be sure to label them with your name and the item value!
Get your children ready for the Art Auction Costume Contest! Dress up as your favorite character from a book. Please send us a 10-second video of your child saying their name, what class they are in, what character they are, and from what book by February 1st. One student in each level will win a Bookshop Santa Cruz gift card. 

You can Upload videos and photos here

Social Time with the Dev Team

Virtual Parent Happy Hour

January 21 at 5:00 pm
(Third Thursday of every month)

Please join us to meet new friends and have some well-deserved adult conversation.
Happy Hour RSVP

Weekly Virtual Update

Our virtual update is held every Wednesday at 2:00pm. Tune in to get the latest updates from public health and other important news.

Our next update will be January 13th

In  case you missed it, you can watch the recording from January 6th
Virtual Update RSVP


Now Available to order!

2 custom pages included in every book!

Add your own photos and memories.
Order Yearbook

Tech support for families

SCM Families in need of school-related tech support can contact Joe Bonanno at

SCM Parents Resources Page

This is our homepage for parents.
Here you will find important documents and information.

Important Documents


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