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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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01/28/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

Black History Month

December Volunteer of the Month

December Staff and Teacher of the Month


FYI

Mesa Club had a great time at the Makerfest!


UPCOMING EVENTS

STEM Fair will be February 3, 2018!

Future Events/Assessments...


1st Grade

First Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade Updates


3rd Grade

Grateful for Grandparents!


Counselors Corner

Coffee Collaborations!

Upcoming Events!


FAQs
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Administrative Announcements
Black History Month


Parents/Guardians,
We had a blast today. We had almost 250 grandparents who visited our school. Can you imagine if each grandparent reads to two grandchildren everyday. Then reading books would begin to take center stage again.

Black History Month is almost here. This is a good opportunity to read aloud to all students on various topics surrounding history, diversity, culture and tolerance.
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Please borrow/purchase books from the list (above) that you can read time and time again to your children and grandchildren.
In addition, stay tuned to classdojo, we may have invitations for parents to do read alouds to our classes during the month of February.

Thanks for all you do to support teaching and learning. You guys are awesome!
Mrs. L. Watkis, ILT Reading





Lesma Watson Watkis
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December Volunteer of the Month
We are proud to announce that our December Volunteer of the Month is Kesha Mumford. She has helped in the front office, the classroom, the cafeteria, and on fieldtrips. She has provided excellent support for our scholars. The Tiger Den wants to thank Kesha Mumford for her hard work and dedication!!!

Tenika Fryson
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December Staff and Teacher of the Month
We are proud to announce that the December Staff of the Month is Mrs. Fryson. She has dedicated countless hours making sure our school culture and environment is positive and most importantly productive. She has put systems and procedures in place to make sure our students, parents, and staff are safe and celebrated for their accomplishments. Way to go!

We are also proud to announce that Mrs. Watkis is our December Teacher of the Month. She is our ELA ILT. She has provided guidance and assistance to teachers to implement best practices in the classroom. She instructs students in small groups to make sure they are gaining skills that will help them in reading. She is a vital member of the school leadership team. She shares her experience and expertise to make sure CMIT Elementary move to the next level. The Tiger Den appreciates you!

Tenika Fryson
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FYI
Mesa Club had a great time at the Makerfest!
We enjoyed showcasing the progress each Mesa club group is making so far!

Benora McCain
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UPCOMING EVENTS
STEM Fair will be February 3, 2018!
All Upper elementary students who made it to the school wide STEM fair should have received their invitations. Invitations went home on January 19th. We are very excited to showcase the amazing projects. Models (no liquids or hazards) should be bought in on the day of the STEM fair. Please be sure to arrive at your designated registration time. We still need volunteers. Please sign up to volunteer below. Thank you for all you support!

https://goo.gl/forms/b1T50IRth49EATh33

CMIT STEM fair Committee
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Future Events/Assessments...
January 29th - February 2nd: ACCESS Testing - ESOL Students Only
January 29th - February 9th: i-Ready Winter testing
February 3rd: STEM FAIR
February 9th: Snow-make up day!!!
February 19th: Holiday - President Day - School is closed!

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1st Grade
First Grade
Next week in language arts we will be learning about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. We will be completing many exciting activities. We will also be reviewing how to put words in ABC Order. This time students will dig a bit deeper and look at the 2nd and 3rd letter in order to determine the correct order.

For spelling, we will be working on contractions. Please refer to your child's pretest to see what list they should work on. Also, please refer to the new list that details the activities for the week.

In math, we will continue to work on addition and subtraction word problems. We will also continue to work on the students fluency with addition and subtraction. Please practice flash cards at home to help increase your child's speed. Students should try to answer an equation within 5 seconds. They are still young so it is perfectly fine for them to use their fingers to count.

For Social Studies, we will be finishing up with Work in the Community and taking our assessment.

REMINDERS:

January 31- Vocabulary Parade
February 9- Student snow make up day

First Grade
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2nd Grade
2nd Grade Updates
Dear 2nd Grade Parents,

Here's what second graders were learning this week:

Reading: Unit 3 Review: Creative Ideas, Verbs, Fact and Opinion, Poetry, Biographies
Math: Subtraction Strategies
Science: All About Matter
Social Studies: Economics

Please note that the Black History Posters are mandatory for second graders. The information notice has gone home previously. As homework, second graders will have to create 18x14 posters with biographical research information on an African American who impacted the Liberal Arts. These will be due on February 8th.

The Vocabulary Parade is coming up on Wednesday, January 31st. We can't wait to see the costumes. Please ensure students spell and define their vocabulary word correctly!

We are proud of STEM fair projects that were submitted. 2nd graders got to learn from and view each other's projects during a gallery walk. Every one was a winner! 1st place ribbons and prizes were awarded, and other prizes and place winners will be announced during the 2nd quarter honor roll assembly.

Students who earned Classdojo points of 100 for the month of December to January were honored with a certificate and a dress down day. Keep up the good work!

And, a big thank you to grandparents who volunteered and taught us words of wisdom on Grub with Grandparents this Friday! We enjoyed sharing original poems and spending time with grandparents.

2nd grade team
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3rd Grade
Grateful for Grandparents!
Yesterday's Grub with Grandparents was amazing and we appreciate those that were able to volunteer their time. Our scholars were introduced to interesting people with a wide range of careers. From nurses to childcare, from the military to Verizon, scholars were fascinated by the limitless options for their future. The Grandparents who spoke, regardless of their career choice, emphasized the importance of education and hard work. We thank you once again for sacrificing your valuable time to spend the day with us!

Praiseworthy News!
The 3rd grade scholars made the highest growth on the MAP test within the building. Congratulations!!

Upcoming Events
January 31 Vocabulary Parade
February 3 STEM fair
February 8 Black History poster due (This is mandatory for Ms. Tolbert and Mrs. McCain)
February 9 Black History project due (This is mandatory for Ms. Daniel and Ms. Nick)
*Students may use the same person for their project and the poster.

Ms. Daniel and Ms. Nick are offering to provide project assistance to students on Thursday, February 1, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Students must bring their project materials and a snack, and be picked up promptly at
4 p.m., if they are not in enrichment.
If you are interested please sign up at:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aabae2aa7fd0-black

Space is limited to 30 students.

Thanks for all you do!






Third Grade Team
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Counselors Corner
Coffee Collaborations!
THANK YOU to those of you who were able to take a few minutes to share your thoughts, concerns, ideas and feelings on the interest invitation! This enables me to ensure that we are providing the information and the energies that are relevant to YOU, following through on my promise to be a partner to each and every one of my parents.

Based on the results from the survey our next Coffee Collaboration will be....::drum roll please::....

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2
8:30AM
TOPIC: BULLYING

We will meet in the front conference room, and coffee and snacks will be provided!(I will also Zoom this meeting for those only able to attend that way)

Please join us as we engage in open dialogue, explore strategies for intervention and brainstorm how CMIT can effect change in this critically important area!

I am in dialogue with guest speakers to address some of our other topics as well! Stay Tuned! :)

Graciously,
Your School Counselor
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Upcoming Events!
THANK YOU to Ms. Ottman, for sharing these opportunities!

If you attend any of these events, and are willing to share your experience, I would love to disseminate that information (anonymously if you prefer) to our Tiger's Den!

Graciously,
Your School Counselor
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FAQs
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