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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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12/01/2015

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

FYI

OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STAFF OF THE MONTH

PRINCIPAL'S HONOR ROLL

Congratulations to all CMIT Students!

Toys for tots and food drive!


UPCOMING EVENTS

PICTURE DAY - MAKE UP

SAVE THE DATES

CMIT Elementary PTO

Hour of Code

CMIT ELEMENTARY TESTING CALENDAR

CMIT ELEMENTARY STEM FAIR NIGHT


PTO Information

Why the School Breakfast Program is Important ?

Fifth grade


FAQs
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FYI
OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH for OCTOBER!

The CMIT-Elementary student of the month is chosen by the classroom teacher based on qualities such as character, leadership, and citizenship, not necessarily academics. The student of the month must be a diligent student, completing his/her assignments on time, showing strong effort to learn the subjects. The student of the month demonstrates excellent behavior inside and outside the classroom, is well mannered, and respectful to both peers and teachers. The student of the month displays excellent citizenship by aligning him/herself with the CMIT affirmation. Lastly, the student of the month shows exemplar character through his/her compassion, honesty, trustworthiness, responsibility, optimism, and loyalty in creating a positive school environment.

The Students of the Month will be recognized with a certificate, and will also receive special privileges (i.e. lunch with the principal, present morning announcements).

KINDERGARTEN:
Adedemola Adeleke, Caleb Bahati, Alijah Long, & Kendal Smith

1ST GRADE
Chima Amadi, Arjun Dave, Marlene Fokam, & Aaron Stills

2ND GRADE:
Zachary Akyeampong, Jason Ayitey-Adjin, Jovan Daisey & Amaris Tappin

3RD GRADE:
Huda Chaudhry & Jordan Ross

4TH GRADE:
Naima Sam-Bomah & Leah Smith

5TH GRADE:
Brandon Macon & Arianna Romero

ART:
Rana Elasayed

MUSIC:
Atoryia McCallister

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Brandon Macon

TECHNOLOGY/LEGO:
Gabriel Fuentes & Cassidy Salisbury

Mrs Respass
Principal
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STAFF OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the Staff Members of the Month for OCTOBER:

MS. ROSELIA PEREZ and MRS. WATKIS

The Staff of the Month has presented an above and beyond attitude through his/her compassion for the students, responsibility, optimism, and loyalty in creating a positive school and learning environment. The following staff have been chosen in particular for GOING OVER & BEYOND this year's theme - MISSION POSSIBLE: BUILDING TECH SAVVY TIGERS TO CHANGE THE WORLD!!!

Mrs Respass
Principal
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PRINCIPAL'S HONOR ROLL
CONGRATULATIONS TO STUDENTS WHO EARNED ALL A'S FOR THE 1ST QUARTER!!!

Mrs Respass
Principal
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Congratulations to all CMIT Students!
Twelve CMIT earn their White Belt during the Fall 2015 Belt test on Saturday 21, 2015.

CMIT Elementary is offering classes in Kuk Sool Won, a system of Traditional Korean Martial Arts that incorporates all styles of martial arts historically taught in Korea into one systematic method of learning. Kuk Sool Won foundation is built on proper etiquette and discipline. Students will learn how to effectively avoid conflict and only as a last resort how to properly defend themselves.

We practice every Thursday from 3p to 4p, working to develop a complete Martial Artist. Members will be taken through the World Kuk Sool Won curriculum and attention will also be placed on academic achievement.

Please contact the instructor Ky Sa Nim Darren Fulmore at laurel_ksw@comcast.net or 301-509-2030should you have any questions.

Erkan Derin
Program Coordinator
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Toys for tots and food drive!
Please make all donations by Friday December 11, 2015! Thank you for all the donations thus far. Our coats went to students at Capital Heights elementary school. Our food went to First Baptist church of District Heights. Toys will be donated to toys for tots which will serves families in Prince Georges county! Thank you for all you help!

Benora McCain
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UPCOMING EVENTS
PICTURE DAY - MAKE UP
DID YOU MISS THE FIRST PICTURE DAY?
PICTURE MAKE UP DAY IS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 12 P.M. PLEASE CONTACT MS. POWERS AT 240.573.7240 OR VIA EMAIL AT STEFANIE.POWERS@PGCPS.ORG WITH FURTHER QUESTIONS.

Mrs Respass
Principal
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SAVE THE DATES
December 8, 3015---------------------------------STEM/Homework Night for Parents & Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
December 9, 3015---------------------------------Make Up Pictures & 2 Hour Early Dismissal (12:30 P.M. - 12:55 P.M.)
December 11, 3015-------------------------------Parents' Night Out sponsored by PTO
December 13, 3015 thru December 17, 2015---Spirit Week
December 17, 3015--------------------------------Winter Concert🎶
December 22, 3015--------------------------------2nd Quarter Progress Reports Released
December 23, 3015 thru January 1, 2016---Winter Break Schools and Offices are Closed
January 8, 2015------------------------------------STEM FAIR

Mrs Respass
Principal
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CMIT Elementary PTO
A big thank you to all of the volunteers and visitors during our Winter Bazaar!

***UPCOMING DECEMBER EVENTS***

CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT NIGHT: NOTICE OF CORRECTED DATE - December 8th starting at 3PM. Laurel location at Contee Road and Route 1. Don't forget to mention CMIT.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT: December 11, 2015 from 6-9pm. In need of some holiday shopping time or a dinner without the children? Drop them off at school for a few hours! For non-PTO members: $10 per child with a max of $20 per family. Paid PTO Members: $8 per child with a max of $15 per family. The PTO will feed them and supervise while watching a movie in the the cafeteria. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by December 9th so we can ensure we have enough adults on hand to supervise. To register, please PayPal your payment using the friends and family option to CMITESPTO@gmail.com. Please add your child/children name(s) in the notation section. Note: This event is open to CMIT Elementary students only. Volunteers for this event are needed! Contact the PTO at CMITESPTO@gmail.com if you would like to help out.

***UPCOMING JANUARY EVENTS***

PTO Meeting: January 7, 2016 from 6-8pm School Cafeteria. Light refreshments and child care will be available. Call in option ~ (712) 775-7031 , Access Code: 177-042. REMINDER: If you are calling in, please do so at 6:30pm.

SPIRIT NIGHT AT NANDO'S PERI PERI: January 21, 2016 from 5:30 to 9:00PM. Address: 14722 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD, 20707. Don't forget to mention CMIT!

AFTER SCHOOL SKATING: January 29, 2016 from 3:00 to 6:30PM. Additional details to follow. Flyers will be sent home.

***ONGOING***

REMINDER - Kidstuff Books can still be turned in. If you have not sent yours back to the school or provided payment, please do so. Thank you!

Hospitality Committee: Chairs: Damita Wray ( damitac@aol.com ) and Linda Caler ( linda.caler@gmail.com ). CMIT parents are stocking the Staff Lounges with items from teacher wishlists. The teachers and staff thank you for your contributions. Items can be brought in and dropped off with Ms. Virgil.

Link to Teacher Wislists: http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/70a054cafae2bab9-teacher. Note: These lists are updated often so check back throughout the year.

Box Tops: We are will be collecting the box tops through out the year. Please remember to collect them and send them in with your student. Huge thanks to Jamise Dixon for running this!!

Giant A+ numbers: This is an easy way to get money for the PTO. If you shop at Giant, every time you shop, Giant will donate to us. Please encourage your friends, neighbors, and family to switch their cards over to CMIT Elementary. To register your card to go: http://giantfood.com/aplus/register-card/
Our school code is 18383.

CMITES PTO
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Hour of Code
CMIT ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES THE

COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK

WITH AN HOUR OF CODE

Dec 7th-13th

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Join the largest learning event in the history

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lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs.

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Mrs. Avsar
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CMIT ELEMENTARY TESTING CALENDAR
DECEMBER

SMI (SCHOLASTIC MATH INVENTORY)- 4th GRADE
DECEMBER 7th

SMI (SCHOLASTIC MATH INVENTORY)- 5th GRADE
DECEMBER 8th

JANUARY

SRI (SCHOLASTIC READING INVENTORY) 3rd thru 5th
JANUARY 5th

ELL ACCESS WINDOW OPEN
JANUARY 6th thru FEBRUARY 12th

MAPP TESTING ELA- 1st Grade
JANUARY 6th and 7th

MAPP TESTING ELA- KINDERGARTEN 4 CLASSES
JANUARY 8th

MAPP TESTING MATH- 1st Grade
JANUARY 13th and 14th

MAPP TESTING MATH- KINDERGARTEN 4 CLASSES
JANUARY 15th

MAPP TESTING ELA -2nd Grade
JANUARY 19th and 20th


* Tentative Calendar - Subject to change.
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Erkan Derin
Program Coordinator
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CMIT ELEMENTARY STEM FAIR NIGHT
Dear Parents/ Guardians,

The Stem fair night will be held on December 8th from 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.

There will be a general session for MAP ( MEASURES OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS) /SMI( SCHOLASTIC MATH INVENTORY) information in the cafeteria.
Groups will be broken into three small groups in which they will get hands on help focusing on the aspects to the STEM fair and one small group that will focus on math homework help. The lead STEM coordinators will be Mrs. Mccain and Mrs. Ahmed. The event support will be Mrs. Watkins, Mrs. Nick, Mrs. Marsh, Mr. M, and Mrs. Denli.

Sincerely,

Erkan Derin
Program Coordinator
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PTO Information
Why the School Breakfast Program is Important ?
Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Eating breakfast at school supports health and learning for children.
Studies conclude that students who eat school breakfast increase their math and reading scores as well as improve their speed and memory in cognitive tests. Research also shows that children who eat breakfast at school , closer to class and test-taking time, perform better on standardized tests than those who skip breakfast or eat breakfast at home.

Compared to children who do not eat breakfast or eat breakfast at home, children who eat school breakfast:

are less likely to be overweight,
have improved nutrition,
eat more fruits,
drink more milk,
consume a wider variety of foods.


School Payments Made
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Create your FREE account to get started.

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home


Erkan Derin
Program Coordinator
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Fifth grade
Thank you to all those parents who donated class supplies for fifth grade. We had an amazing time at the Howard B. Owens science center. Fifth grade has been learning about fractions. We will extend this knowledge by working with area and volume. In science students should be working on their STEM projects which are due Jan. 4th, 2016. In ELA students should be working on their research papers that go with their STEM projects. Research papers are due Friday December 11, 2015. Thank you!

Benora McCain
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FAQs

Transportation: Student Drop Off /Pick Up and Early Departure
Note: The parents/guardians are responsible for the daily transportation of their child(ren). CMIT-Elementary does not provide transportation during student arrival or student dismissal. Please update the authorized person(s),including the bus company or the childcare business, that will pick up your child(ren)by submitting an email or written notice to the School Registrar, Crystal.Dubon@pgcps.org and the Principal’s Secretary, Stefanie.Powers@pgcps.org.

Q: What is the earliest that I may drop off my child?
A: 7:30 a.m.

Q: Where should we drop off students in the morning?
A: All car riders should be driven to the rear of the building and dropped off at the cafeteria entrance. Parents must remain in the car in order to keep the process constant and mobile. Carpoolers that include 3 or more students may be dropped off at the main office entrance along with the bus riders.

Q: What is the earliest time that I may pick up my student?
A: Student dismissal begins around 2:30 p.m.

Q: What is the latest time that I may pick up my student?
A: Student dismissal ends at 2:55 p.m. Otherwise, students will be sent to Enrichment and charged Enrichment late fees.

Q: Where should we pick up students in the afternoon?
A: All car riders should be picked up in the rear of the building at the cafeteria entrance. Parents must remain in the car in order to keep the process mobile. Please notice the flow of traffic and refrain from stopping in the middle of the pathway. If you need to buckle in your students we ask that you do not block the flow of pick up so that we can dismiss all students in a timely manner.

Q: What is the latest time that I may pick up my student for early departure?
A: Students should be picked up from the Main Office no later than 2:10 p.m. To expedite the process, please send an email to the classroom teacher, the receptionist, Mrs. Virgil, EVirgil@cmitelementary.org the School Registrar, Crystal.Dubon@pgcps.org and the Principal’s Secretary Stefanie.Powers@pgcps.org or submit a handwritten note in order to expedite the process. No advanced notice is needed.

Q: What is the process for walkers?
A: CMIT-Elementary does not recognize walkers since there are no residences within walking distance. Please call the Main Office at 240.573.7240 if you have unique circumstances relevant to the pick up of your child. Please consider that CMIT-Elementary does have a student body of 450 and we are unable to accommodate 450 different unique circumstances.

Uniform Policy
Q: How do I order uniforms?
A: All uniform shirts and tops are handled by the Abstractees. Please call 410.360.1527. All khaki or navy uniform bottoms may be purchased at any retail store that sells uniform pants, shorts (except cargo pants), skorts, etc. Full dresses are not allowed for females. The CMIT-ES logo must show during the school day. The website for Abstractees is http://cmit.abstracttees.com.

Q: When will the uniform policy be enforced?
A: The uniform policy will begin during the first week of school. Please ensure that students are wearing a burgundy or royal blue polo until official uniform tops are received prior to September 21, 2015.

Q: When does the student wear the Physical Education uniform?
A: Please confirm the day of the week that the students enrolled in Grades 3 – 5 will have the Physical Education class. Then, students report to school and wear the gym uniform all day. Parents may wish to send the students with wipes for sanitary purposes.

Q: Must the uniform shoe have all black?
A: Yes, the shoe worn with the uniform must be black. Students must also wear uninterrupted black during the Physical Education class. No white, no red or any color besides black should appear in the shoes.

Visitations and Volunteers
Q: How does a parent make an appointment to visit a class?
A: Please email EVirgil@cmitelementary.org to request an appointment. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response to the email. All classroom observations will be limited to 15 minutes.

Q: How does a parent volunteer for classroom assistance, chaperone of field trips, etc?
A: Please email the classroom teacher to express an interest in volunteering. The classroom teacher will contact the parent to establish a date, time, and the nature of the task(s). however, we ask that parents participate in a brief orientation sponsored by the PTO prior to volunteering. Please contact the PTO at cmitespto@gmail.com for assistance.

Parent’s Corner

Parent Teacher Conferences
Q: How is a Parent Teacher Conference scheduled?
A: Please email the classroom teacher to request a conference date. The parent will have no more than 30 minutes to meet with the teacher. The conference date scheduled by PGCPS is November 11, 2015. Any other conference requests must be scheduled with the teacher.

Parent Teacher Organization
Q: When will the Parent Teacher Organization Meet?
A: The PTO is scheduled to meet the first Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. except when a holiday, school closing and/or early dismissal has been scheduled. The following dates have been designated for PTO meetings: September 3, 2015; October 8, 2015; November 5, 2015; December 3, 2015; January 7, 2016; February 4, 2016; March 3, 2016; April 7, 2016; May 5, 2016; and June 2, 2016.
Student Academic Performance

Q: How do I know if my student is missing assignments and/or homework? How do I follow up on my student’s progress in the class?
A: Please check the School Max website first. If there are further questions, call 240.573.7240 to leave the teacher a voicemail message and/or email the teacher for information on your child’s academic progress.

Q: To whom do I express my concerns about academics?
A: Please contact the teacher first. If the teacher fails to respond, then contact the Program Coordinator, ProgramCoordinator@cmitelementary.org. The next line of communication is the Trespass@cmitelementary.org.

Home Visits
Q: When will the home visits begin?
A: Parents should submit a request to the teacher. A teacher and/or staff member will contact the parent to schedule a date and time that is convenient for the parent and the CMIT Staff. Note: The home visits are scheduled during afterschool hours if you did not experience a home visit during the summer.

Student Breakfast/Lunch

Breakfast/Lunch
Q: What time does breakfast begin?
A: Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. in the cafeteria. Students arriving at 7:50 a.m. or later should have breakfast prior to being dropped off.

Q: How much are the breakfast/lunch?
A:


ELEMENTARY (Kindergarten - 5)

 

Daily

Weekly

Monthly

Reduced Price Breakfast

$0.30

$1.50

$6.00

Full Price Breakfast

$1.60

$8.00

$32.00

Reduced Price Lunch

$0.40

$2.00

$8.00

Full Price Lunch

$2.75

$13.75

$55.00

Q: How do I pay for the breakfast/lunch?
A:

METHODS OF PAYMENT
Cash Send Cash payment to the school cafeteria so your child’s account can be updated.
Online Payments using a debit or credit card Visit www.MySchoolBucks.com to set up, review, and add money to your child’s account. The account balance follows the student as long as they are enrolled in a Prince George’s County Public School.

Q: Where can I find the menu for the breakfast/lunch?
A: Please click on the link for the School Menu.

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