Purpose of Parent Association

We are dedicated to enriching and supporting the lives of the children, parents, and educators. The CFMC-PA is here to provide information, resources, and services to the school community, promote open communication, and to encourage parental and community involvement in our school.

Our goals are: to assist with school sponsored events and activities, provide and equally distribute volunteer opportunities to CFMC parents, hold monthly meetings to discuss PA events and activities, provide support to teachers through classroom volunteering, supplemental educational materials and/or appreciation events, and to raise funds for those items not otherwise provided for in the school budget, for the purpose of social and educational programs, events, and activities that enrich, enhance, and enliven the educational and physical environment of the classrooms, building and grounds of CFMC.

The Officers

Greg Poland - President
Jessica McDuffie-Massey - Vice President
Jess Lee - Secretary
Meagan Florie - Treasurer

Room Parents

Infant – Susan Crownover
Cruiser – Kristen Hayner
Purple Toddler – Amy Katz
Blue Toddler – Crystal Buchhalter
Purple Primary – Beth Sanchan
Blue Primary – Laura Wile
Green Primary – Beth Sanchan

Fundraiser Contacts

Abbey Adams - Shop With Scrip Coordinator

Sarah Skates - Grocery Store Coordinator

Jessica McDuffie-Massey - BoxTops Coordinator

Jeff Haithcoar - Fall Fundraiser

Boxtops for Education Program

Welcome to Children First Montessori Community.  I’m thrilled to be the Box Tops for Education® Coordinator for our school.  The Box Tops program is such an easy way for parents to get involved in their child’s education. Just by purchasing Box Tops products, clipping the coupons and sending them into school, we earn cash that can be used to buy anything we need. You can find Box Tops on thousands of your favorite products, from Big G cereals to Avery® office supplies to Hanes® T-shirts to Boise® printer paper.

Last year we earned $313 and used the cash for supplies for the school. This year our goal is to raise at least $400 and we plan to use the cash for additional materials for the classrooms.

We can earn cash for our school online, too! There are two ways. One, you can shop online through the Box Tops website and earn eBoxTops® credits on all your purchases. Just click the “earn” section at the top of the BTFE.com homepage and scroll down to “shop marketplace.”  Two, you can take part in any of the activities on the eBoxTops Click & Earn page. Again, click the “earn” section at the top of the homepage, then scroll down to “click & earn.” Any eBoxTops you earn will be automatically credited to our school. Each eBoxTop is worth 10¢, just like a regular Box Top.  

To learn more and track our school’s progress, register at BoxTops4Education.com (BTFE.com). When you visit, opt to receive the newsletter. That way Box Tops can send you emails full of helpful information and coupons to save on Box Tops products.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sandy Tompkins at sandytompkins@comcast.net.  I’m here to help make our school’s Box Tops program a huge success!

ShopwithScrip - Tuition Rebate Program

We encourage everyone to raise $200 for the school through the ShopwithScrip program. After your family reaches $200 in Scrip Revenue for the school, any money you raise will come off your tuition for 2013-2014. There is a huge list of vendors for Scrip. You can earn revenue for the School by purchasing gift cards for gas, food, clothes,and other essentials. The Great Lakes Scrip Center gives a percentage of your purchase back to CFMC. Percentages vary based on vendors. They range from 2% to 15% or more. Complete details on how the program works, and how to get started are in the attached packet. Orders will be placed once a month, on the 1st of each month. To order online, go to ShopWithScrip.com, our code is CBE 371 L129 4L2.

Please contact the Scrip Coordinator,  Abbey Adams if you have questions. 615-417-8587 or abbey.adams@sonyatv.com.


Kroger - Gift Card - Tuition Rebate Program

No more purchasing, loading or reloading Kroger gift cards. So we need your help.
Just by scanning your Kroger Plus Card, we will be able to raise funds. In order to participate, you will need to link your Kroger Plus Card by using a computer or smartphone.

The instructions are below and the process should take less than 5 minutes.
Google Kroger Community Rewards or go to http://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

  1. Create an Account
    • Email
    • Password
    • Zip Code
    • Find (location of the store you normally use)
    • OR *Alternately, sign into your account if you created one previously
  2. Add Kroger Plus 12-digit number OR phone number linked to your Kroger Plus account
  3. Click on Community Rewards
  4. OR *Alternately, sign into your account if you created one previously
  5. Add Kroger Plus 12-digit number OR phone number linked to your Kroger Plus account
  6. Click on Community Rewards
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • DOB (can omit)
  7. Find your organization
    • Type in our NPO: 88286
    • Enroll

You are done!

If you are new to the site, click “sign up today” in the “New Customer?” box. If you use your phone number at the register call 800-576-4377, and select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.

The new program does not give four percent for purchases any longer. Instead, Kroger will "pay on a quarterly basis to participating organizations based on their percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending of all participants.” That means the more families using their linked Kroger Plus Cards the more money that Children First will raise. Please note, gasoline and alcohol purchases are not eligible for the Kroger Community Rewards Program.