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Important Information regarding tardies:

Dear Parents:

As part of our continuous model of school improvement, we look at indicators that may be adversely affecting our students’ academic progress.
In analyzing our attendance and tardies, we have confirmed that we have excessive tardiness.  As a Miami-Dade County Public Charter School,
we must adhere to the guidelines, procedures and policies set forth by the Miami-Dade School Board.

Effective immediately, anyone arriving after 8:30am must have an adult or guardian stop by the office to fill out the tardy slip and to provide
documentation in order to have the tardy excused.  Failure to have an adult walk in will mean that the child will stay in the office until an adult
can sign the child into class.  Again, this procedure is done in every Miami-Dade County Public School including High schools.

Children will no longer be allowed to sign themselves into the classroom.

Our teachers are one hundred percent behind the reinforcement of this school policy.  They have expressed extreme concern about the excessive
tardiness in their classrooms and the continual interruption that is caused by students walking in late.  In addition, students are missing out on
valuable instructional time that may be hindering their academic progress.  We ask teachers to open their doors at 8:15am so that students have the
opportunity to come early.  Any child who wants breakfast can arrive at 8:00am.  Please do not arrive before 8:00am or you will be required to register
for morning care.  This year we will begin the two year process of accreditation with the American Montessori Society and the renewal for the SACS
Accreditation as well.  Please help us achieve our goals in school improvement.

We appreciate the cooperation of our families and are confident we will tackle this problem successfully with your support.

Sincerely,

Lucy C. Golden, Co-Director Juliet King, Co-Director

Important Information regarding pick-up:

Dear CRMA Parents,

We have noticed an increase in parents submitting a last minute pick-up person request via email. This practice can no longer continue.
If the pick-up person is not on your child’s emergency contact card, they will not be able to remove your child from the school.
Please update your child’s card as soon as possible. It is against Miami-Dade County Public School Policy. We can no longer make
exceptions as this is causing us to be out of compliance. We are a MDCPCS and must adhere to the policies set forth in our contract.
Furthermore, if your child is going home with someone who is enrolled in the aftercare program that parent muse be on the emergency
contact card and the child must wait in the office. Again, this is a liability issue and we cannot watch or be responsible for students not
enrolled in our aftercare program. These policies will be strictly enforced beginning March 30th. If you have any questions, please contact
the school.

Sincerely, CRMA Administration

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NO MORE LYSOL PLEASE!

From now on we are requesting that LYSOL SPRAY not be sent into the classrooms and that parents choose alternatives 
such as Seventh Generation, Mrs. Meyer’s or Ecover, as well as others which are safer choices for the students and staff.
Since requesting Lysol spray on supply lists, it has come to our attention that the spray contains some dangerous chemicals which can be particularly

harmful to asthmatics and those with respiratory issues. Click this link for further details: Dangers of Lysol spray, ehow
If you have purchased Lysol for your child’s classroom, still have the receipt and are willing to return it for another safer option that would be very helpful.
If not, please choose the healthier options when purchasing next time.
We thank you for helping us to keep your children safe and healthy! 

A Letter to our CRMA Community

 Although this letter was written by the Principal of an unknown Elementary School, Ms. Golden, Ms. King, the Faculty
and Staff of CRMA feel the same way and would like to share the following with you.

“We are concerned that these tests do not always assess all of what it is that make each of you special and unique. The people who create these tests and score them do not know each of you– the way your teachers do, the way I hope to, and certainly not the way your families do. They do not know that many of you speak two languages. They do not know that you can play a musical instrument or that you can dance or paint a picture. They do not know that your friends count on you to be there for them or that your laughter can brighten the dreariest day. They do not know that you write poetry or songs, play or participate in sports, wonder about the future, or that sometimes you take care of your little brother or sister after school. They do not know that you have traveled to a really neat place or that you know how to tell a great story or that you really love spending time with special family members and friends. They do not know that you can be trustworthy, kind or thoughtful, and that you try, every day, to be your very best…
the scores you get will tell you something, but they will not tell you everything. There are many ways of being smart.”

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We cannot know the consequences of suppressing a child’s spontaneity when he is just beginning to be active. We may even suffocate life itself. That humanity which is revealed in all its intellectual splendor during the sweet and tender age of childhood should be respected with a kind of religious veneration. It is like the sun which appears at dawn or a flower just beginning to bloom. Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life.” –Maria Montessori