About 150 family members attended the annual meeting and ice cream social at Country Montessori School (CMS) in late September. Parents socialized while children played and ate ice cream before the meeting started; kids were entertained by the Lizard Wizard while the adults were in the meeting.

New Board President David Rice welcomed everyone and thanked outgoing President Brandon Black for his incredible contribution to the school over the last six years. Head of School Adela Corrales introduced the faculty and staff and welcomed 34 new families to the school. Adela also announced that the American Montessori Society will be hosting their annual conference in San Diego in 2017 and that CMS was picked as the tour school.

Director of Admissions Sheila Walker covered the changes in the school’s branding with an updated logo and other new marketing materials. PTC President Nadia Salas spoke about fundraising activities and the additional playground equipment that was recently installed. Finally, Sean Gailey and Joy Hou were elected to join the CMS board of directors. Learn more about Country Montessori School at www.countrymontessori.org.