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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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01/14/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

CLF Basketball Academy starts on Jan 22. REGISTER NOW!


Administrative Announcements

BLACK HISTORY COMPETITION


FYI

STEM Fair Postponed!

CLF Basketball Academy starts on Jan 22. REGISTER NOW!

CLF MakerFEST


UPCOMING EVENTS

STEM Fair will be February 3, 2018!

Future Events/Assessments...


1st Grade

First Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade Updates


3rd Grade

Happy New Year!

Marching Onward...


4th Grade

4th grade News


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
CLF Basketball Academy starts on Jan 22. REGISTER NOW!
Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and the Belucci Basketball Academy announces a partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' basketball skills. Bellucci Basketball Academy, or BBA, is the only basketball training in Syracuse & Maryland that applies techniques used by professional athletes across the country. At BBA, we train basketball fundamentals like shooting, dribbling, and defense and then advance those concepts to include improving speed & agility, reading defenses, and reacting to the play on the court.
BBA also specializes in character development BBA is committed to these 3 core values:
BBA trained athletes recognize they cannot be successful on their own.
BBA trained athletes take responsibility for their choices.
BBA trained athletes never quit.

At BBA we look forward to sharing our professional experience and secrets of the trade with the goal of developing athletes to their fullest potential. Our programs build confidence, self-esteem, and a wide-ranging skill set that transcend the court and will be beneficial throughout life.

For 6th-8th Grade CMIT Academy North, Tuesday, 3:00-4:15 pm, @CMIT High School GYM, 8 weeks, Jan 22- Mar 15, $125

To register the program go to www.clfadvancedstudies.org/basketball

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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Administrative Announcements
BLACK HISTORY COMPETITION
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Black History Celebration is here! Once again CLF is sponsoring a POSTER competition for our students.
We cannot wait to see their level of creativity as they work towards learning something new.
ALL students must participate as this activity as it supports the development of reading, researching, reporting and presenting. These skills are directly correlated to the Common Core Standards.
Thanks for supporting your students in this worthwhile endeavor.

2018 Black History Month Essay & Poster Contest

Sponsors:- Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation

2018 THEME: Recognition for the role/impact of an African American in shaping the Liberal Arts Industry.

DEADLINE: - February 9, 2018 to your child’s teacher.

Elementary K – 5 (E) (Poster Contest)

CLF will have 3 winners from each division who will receive a $50 gift card. Student winners and their parents will be invited to an awards reception hosted by CLF. One honorary mention from each school/division will be asked to read their essay or present their poster submission. Dinner will be served and community leaders, special guests, fellow students, teachers, school officials, and board members will be in attendance.

POSTER RUBRIC
Scoring Rubric will consider the follow requirements:
• Poster MUST be 18x14 inches
• Illustrates & supports a significant African American Artist
• Illustrates the contribution clearly and with artistic energy
• Is it Colorful? Creative? Innovative? Different? Finished?
• Poster should have a caption of at least three sentences, but no more than 10 to include who, what, and how the person contributed to shaping history.
• Poster should mention one NEW thing the student learned doing this contest? (about arts in STEAM, about African American artists, themselves, society, African American history, etc.)

Transfer of Rights: Each applicant and his/her parent or guardian must agree to give all rights to the submitted artwork, including copyright, to the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation. This transfer of rights will allow CLF, at a minimum, to reproduce, distribute, and display your artwork. The winner’s submission may be duplicated in various mediums and used to promote Black History Month. This means that when you submit your artwork to participate in this contest, your artwork will become the property of CLF and will not be returned.


Mrs. L. Watkis, ILT Reading






Lesma Watson Watkis
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FYI
STEM Fair Postponed!
STEM fair projects were due January 3, 2018. We had some students bring in amazing projects. Judging will resume January 8, 2018. Please look for a new date coming soon. Students who make it pass the in school judging will participate in the school wide STEM fair. Lower elementary will have a gallery walk during school at a later date as well. Sorry for any inconvenience. All Upper elementary students missing research papers must submit upon returning to school (Hopefully January 8th). Thank you!

CMIT STEM fair Committee
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CLF Basketball Academy starts on Jan 22. REGISTER NOW!
Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and the Belucci Basketball Academy announces a partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' basketball skills. Bellucci Basketball Academy, or BBA, is the only basketball training in Syracuse & Maryland that applies techniques used by professional athletes across the country. At BBA, we train basketball fundamentals like shooting, dribbling, and defense and then advance those concepts to include improving speed & agility, reading defenses, and reacting to the play on the court.
BBA also specializes in character development BBA is committed to these 3 core values:
BBA trained athletes recognize they cannot be successful on their own.
BBA trained athletes take responsibility for their choices.
BBA trained athletes never quit.

At BBA we look forward to sharing our professional experience and secrets of the trade with the goal of developing athletes to their fullest potential. Our programs build confidence, self-esteem, and a wide-ranging skill set that transcend the court and will be beneficial throughout life.

Option-1:
K-5 for CMIT-Elementary, Monday 3:00-4:15 pm, @CMIT High School GYM, $125
Option-2:
K-5 for CMIT Elementary, Wednesday, 3:00-4: 15 pm, @CMIT High School GYM, $125
Option-3:
K-5 for CMIT Elementary, Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-4: 15 pm, @CMIT High School GYM, $199
PS: A staff member will pick up the students and drop off at the high school gym.
To register the program go to www.clfadvancedstudies.org/basketball

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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CLF MakerFEST
It's BACK, it's BIGGER, it's a STEAMFEST to melt the winter cold!!! Come join us on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10AM-2PM at the brand new CMIT Academy North High School in Laurel, MD as CLF will host its 2nd Annual MakerFEST💥 MakersFEST is a non-competitive showcase & everyone is invited to enter. That's YOU!

PARENTS-TEACHERS-STUDENTS-STAFF: This is your moment to showcase your inner genius or your outer innovator! All you have to do is fill out the *MakerFEST Fundamental Form! (*students, please have your mentor/teacher help fill this out!)

ALL PARTICIPANTS QUALIFY FOR PRIZE DRAWINGS! As a reward for entry, ALL our MakerFEST participants (not only students) will be entered into a raffle to win 1x Ozobot Evo, 1x Ozobot Bit, 1x Amazon Echo, &/or 1x Drone! 🆒 Also, 100% of our MakerFEST students will receive their custom designed, limited edition 2018 MakerFEST T-shirt & $15 gift card!😀

Robotics, Science Olympiad Teams, Engineering, Art club students and all are welcome to attend and show their talents. Come out and see the creativity of our future inventors on January 27th!

This year CLF will also provide financial support on a first come first serve basis to those who may need it. If you find yourself short on supplies just contact cbicer@clfmd.org with a quote for the materials you need. Please forward this email to your colleagues and interested mentors. If you are unable to view the link for the form the address is listed below:

https://goo.gl/forms/YRRG8VQYQl73mvDi1

Last but not least, SEND PROGRESS PICTURES OF YOUR INNOVATIONS & CREATIONS to cbicer@clfmd.org for possible FULL -COLOR event displays & printing!

Together, let's make this year's 2nd Annual CLF MakerFEST the BEST STEAMFEST YET!

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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UPCOMING EVENTS
STEM Fair will be February 3, 2018!
STEM fair projects were due January 3, 2018. We had some students bring in amazing projects. The top 40% of each grade will participate in the school wide invitation only STEM fair. Lower elementary will have a gallery walk the week of January 19th. All Upper elementary students missing research papers must submit a research paper to be considered for our STEM Fair. Thank you!

CMIT STEM fair Committee
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Future Events/Assessments...
January 8th - 19th: MAP Winter Testing - All Grades
January 15th: Holiday – Martin L. King, Jr. Day – Schools and Offices Closed
January 25th: End of Second Quarter
January 26th: Professional Day for Teachers – 2-Hr. Early Dismissal for Students
January 27th: Makers Fest
January 29th - February 2nd: ACCESS Testing - ESOL Students Only
January 29th - February 9th: i-Ready Winter testing
February 3rd: STEM FAIR
February 9th: Professional Development – Schools Closed for Students

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1st Grade
First Grade
In Reading, we will be learning about Martin Luther King Jr. as well as Rosa Parks. We will complete many activities that teach us why these two African Americans became famous and how they help enhance society.

For math, we will continue our studies on addition and subtraction word problems. Students will need to know key words in order to help them decide whether a problem is asking them to add or subtract.

For social studies, we will be learning about the importance of saving our money and how to spend wisely.

SPELLING: We are a week behind on our spelling list. For this week students should be studying the words with -ue endings and completing the reading, math, and health for this week. The week should say January 8-January 12. We do apologize for the confusion. Due to our snow week, we tried to give students extra time with their previous words which put us a week behind.

REMINDERS:

January 31- Vocabulary Parade *** Please use the word that your child's teacher has given. Create a fun costume using this word and come dressed for the parade!

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2nd Grade
2nd Grade Updates
Dear Parents,

2nd grade is so proud of the STEM projects students submitted! They worked hard and did a great job. We will be holding a Gallery Walk within the classrooms for students to show off their work and learn from each other next week.

Please note that the Vocabulary Parade is just around the corner. It is to take place on Wednesday, January 31st. Students may come to school dressed in their costumes for their chosen vocabulary word. Please discuss which vocabulary word your child can make a costume or hat for, and submit it to the teacher. Words from any subject are acceptable, but STEM words are preferred. Ask your child's homeroom teacher if you have any questions. Please ensure your child knows how to spell the vocabulary word, define it, and use it in a sentence! We are excited to see how this first ever Vocabulary Parade turns out!

We also want to encourage you to study basic addition and subtraction facts with your child at home. You may use www.multiplication.com as a free resource (it includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division games and printables) as well as www.commoncoresheets.com to study math. Other resources include flashcards (home-made or store-bought), workbooks, songs, videos, making a rap, bingo, YouTube, etc.

2nd grade will be holding Math competitions within our grade level beginning in February. Our theme in February will relate to the Winter Olympics, and in March, it will be "Math Madness"! We want to get our students motivated and excited, so please support us at home.

Our MAP testing is almost complete, and our students showed much growth! We are proud of them. Check out the 2nd grade data walls in the 2nd grade hallway with hot air balloons rising for MAP Reading scores (grade level norm is 184 RIT score) and rockets soaring for MAP Math scores (grade level norm is 186 RIT score).

Next week, 2nd grade teachers will be conducting DRA reading testing to assess current reading levels. Please ensure your child is taking advantage of online reading resources such as www.ReadTheory.org and reading every night and recording it in their reading logs. If students read 6 hours independently of assigned schoolwork, they may add this to their SixFlags Read to Succeed reading logs (passed out earlier in the year) and submit it to their homeroom teacher to earn a FREE Six Flags ticket!!! (If you need an extra copy, please ask your child's homeroom teacher).

2nd grade team
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3rd Grade
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year from the third grade team! As we go forward please remind your scholars to complete all assignments, not doing so will adversely effect their grades. Scholars should also come to school in their required uniforms, other than their P.E. day, scholars should wear all black shoes. Also, please remember to check your scholars homework folder for graded assignments and announcements. Lastly, please remind your scholar to speak kindly to others.
In the upcoming week:
STEM projects will continue to be presented and judged. The STEM fair will be rescheduled.
January 31, we are excited to have our very first Vocabulary Parade. Information will come home this week with your scholar.
Students will also be assigned their Black History Research Paper this week.
Third grade will be taking the Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) Test this week.
Thank you for all of your support!

Third Grade Team
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Marching Onward...
Parents, our students have been doing such a great job in meeting the learning expectations at CMIT Elementary, and we appreciate the support. In the upcoming week, students will be learning the following:
Language Arts-Students will continue identifying the main idea and detail
Social Studies-Students will discuss explorers from various countries
Math-Students will be learning about fractions
Science-Students will continue discussing force, motion, and energy
Students who missed either due of MAP testing will have a make up day this week.
Upcoming Events:
January 15 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Day (School Closed)
February 2 Black History Project Due
February 3 STEM Fair
February 8 CLF Black History Poster Due

"If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Third Grade Team
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4th Grade
4th grade News
We have completed our winter MAP testing! Students will be given their updated scores next week to share with parents!

In preparation for the PARCC test in April, we will be using the website Edulastic.com. Students will be given usernames and passwords next week. We will be using the program in class, as well as for some homework assignments in the future.

Please keep an eye out for your students "Vocabulary Parade Costume Planner." The Vocabulary Parade will be on January 31. Please reach out to your teacher if you have any questions regarding this. Flyers were sent home last week. Please see the photo above as an example!

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