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12/22/2015

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

FYI

STUDENT COUNCIL at CMIT-ES

NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STAFF OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER

NEW YEAR .... JANUARY TESTING CALENDAR DATES ...

SPIRIT WEEK JANUARY 11, 2016 - JANUARY 15, 2016

CLF Invites Parents to Serve on the Board of Directors

CLF School Climate Survey


UPCOMING EVENTS

STEM FAIR - JANUARY 8, 2016

SAVE THE DATE


PTO Information

Happy Holidays from Fifth Grade!


FAQs
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FYI
STUDENT COUNCIL at CMIT-ES
Congratulations to the new leadership of the 1st Student Council at CMIT-ES!!!
On December 21, 2015, student council candidates presented their campaign speeches to the 3rd - 5th graders during lunch. The students voted and....

PRESIDENT-------------------------------------------- SYDNEY WYNN
VICE PRESIDENT--------------------------------------SOPHIA PATRICK
SECRETARY--------------------------------------------KIYAH BRYANT
RECORDER---------------------------------------------PHOBE BRYANT
REPRESENTATIVE--------------------------------------HAILEY JOHNSON
REPRESENTATIVE--------------------------------------LEAH MEIJA
REPRESENTATIVE--------------------------------------CAMERON ROGERS

For further details, please contact Mrs. Weaver or Mrs. Watkis.

Mrs. Weaver
Student Council Sponsor
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NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH for NOVEMBER!

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:
Brisa Cruz, Scarlett Deitchman, Maxwell Palmitesso, Michael Simon-Ebughu

1ST GRADE
Dorcas Adeala, Niylah Brady, Gavin Bullock, Ava Gill

2ND GRADE:
Christopher Achonu, Akouassi Atta, Meina Hughes, Vy Huynh

3RD GRADE:
Londyn Byrd and Nabiha Mohammed

4TH GRADE:
Kyle Harris and Zoe Rutherford

5TH GRADE:
Shawn Kelly and Jaloni White

ART:
Ayesha Mohammed

MUSIC:
Sanaa Virgil

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Arianna Romero

TECHNOLOGY/LEGO:
Chloei Garris and Jennifer Ononaku

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

MRS. BRECKENRIDGE and MRS. MCCAIN

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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NEW YEAR .... JANUARY TESTING CALENDAR DATES ...
Dear Parents/ Guardians,

I wish you a Happy New Year!

The testing calendar is tentative contingent upon inclement weather.
Please communicate with your home-room teacher for updates.

ELL ACCESS WINDOW OPEN
JANUARY 6, 2016 through FEBRUARY 12, 2016

MAP TESTING ELA- 1st Grade
JANUARY 6, 2016

MAP TESTING ELA -1st Grade
JANUARY 7, 2016

MAP TESTING ELA- KINDERGARTEN 4 CLASSES
JANUARY 8, 2016

MAP TESTING MATH- 1st Grade
JANUARY 13, 2016

MAP TESTING MATH -1st Grade
JANUARY 14, 2016

MAP TESTING MATH- KINDERGARTEN 4 CLASSES
JANUARY 15, 2016

SRI (SCHOLASTIC READING INVENTORY) 3rd thru 5th
JANUARY 15, 2016 (NEW UPDATE)

MAP TESTING ELA -2nd Grade
JANUARY 19, 2016

MAP TESTING ELA -2nd Grade
JANUARY 20, 2016

Erkan Derin
Program Coordinator
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SPIRIT WEEK JANUARY 11, 2016 - JANUARY 15, 2016
Yearbook club invites you to dress up for spirit week.

Monday (January 11, 2016)
COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS DAY- Today is the day to dream about your future! Be college and career ready! Get ready, steady, and get your degree. Today is your day to embrace your college and career goals!

Tuesday (January 12, 2016)
SQUAD DAY- A day to have fun with your friends and choose a theme together. 2 people, 10 people, or have a class theme!

Wednesday (January 13, 2016)
PJ DAY- A day when you can wake up, grab your backpack, and go!

Thursday (January 14, 2016)
BLACK AND WHITE DAY- Today is the day where you can celebrate the colors of the dark and light categories.

Friday (January 15, 2016)
WACKY TACKY TIGERS- Get your stripes, make some whiskers, and R.O.A.R. like the tigers you are!

Please contact Ms.Breckenridge for more details.
mbreckenridge@cmitelementary.org

Ms.Breckenridge
Yearbook Club Supervisor
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CLF Invites Parents to Serve on the Board of Directors
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation Board of Directors voted unanimously to increase its board membership from 7 to 9 effective 2016. The CLF Board will add two parent members from Prince George's County to its Board of Directors. Interested parent candidates wishing to join are required to submit their resume along with a cover letter of intent to the board of directors by January 10th, at the latest. Cover letter items should include various ways the parent candidate believes they will best represent CLF's public charter schools by contributing to the CLF board. Potential candidates are also asked to indicate how many children they have attending CMIT schools and how many years they have been involved with CMIT schools in their cover letter. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: secretary@clfmd.org with the subject line: CLF Board Parent Candidate

Board Executive committee will review resume submissions and select five candidates prior to the board meeting. The board will vote to elect two out of these five parent candidates recommended by the executive committee at the January 21, 2016 CLF Board Meeting. The parent board members selected will then serve a one-year term and parent board members may serve for three consecutive terms if re-appointed by a majority board vote at the end of each annual term.

CLF
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CLF School Climate Survey
CLF appreciates your feedback.

Please use the following link, http://tinyurl.com/clf-scs-2015 to access the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation School Climate Survey. Here is an opportunity to provide input about our CLF schools.

CLF Foundation
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UPCOMING EVENTS
STEM FAIR - JANUARY 8, 2016
All projects are due on JANUARY 4, 2016. On January 5, 2016, the projects will be judged in the classrooms. Then, the top 20 students from each grade level will participate and compete in the STEM Fair.

STEM FAIR
JANUARY 8, 2016
6 P.M. TO 8 P.M.
STEM tri-fold boards may be purchased from Walmart, Michael's, or the dollar tree (lower elementary only).

All parents interested in volunteering for the STEM Fair please complete the form below. Please complete the Comment section if you are available on January 5, 2016. Please forward the Google form to any co-worker, friends, or Alumni associates.

https://docs.google.com/a/cmitelementary.org/forms/d/1_ftwODsWfubck7vCK9rZgtj5UEuo56H4QTN61K2xOgE/viewform?c=0&w=1

We are very grateful for all those families who attended STEM night. The resources below will help students with their STEM fair projects.


Mrs McCain
STEM Fair Coordinator
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SAVE THE DATE
December 22, 2015------------------------------------2nd Quarter Progress Reports Released
December 23, 2015 thru January 1, 2016---Winter Break Schools and Offices are Closed.
January 4, 2016------------------------------------Return to School in the NEW YEAR!!!
January 5, 2016------------------------------------STEM Fair Project Presentations & Classroom Judges
January 7, 2016------------------------------------PTO MEETING at 6 p.m.
January 8, 2016------------------------------------STEM FAIR
Week of January 11, 2016-------------------------Begins SRI Testing & Spirit Week
January 18, 2016-----------------------------------Schools & Offices are Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 21, 2016-----------------------------------2nd Quarter Ends & Spirit Night at Nando's
January 22, 2016-----------------------------------Schools Closed for Students
January 29, 2016-----------------------------------After School Skating Sponsored by PTO

Mrs Respass
Principal
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PTO Information
Happy Holidays from Fifth Grade!
We want to wish our students and families a very happy holidays. Don't forget to complete STEM Fair projects and research papers by January 4, 2016. Students should have submitted December Math logs before they leave for winter break. Students should continue to practice enhancing math and reading skills on Study Island.

Mrs. McCain and Mr. Mogilski
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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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