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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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02/21/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

FYI

WELCOME TO MRS. VALERA

JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STAFF OF THE MONTH - JANUARY

CLF CLIMATE SURVEY


UPCOMING EVENTS

TIGER WINTER JAM AND PTO UPDATES

SAVE THE DATES


PTO Information

Celebrating the 100th Day!

Fifth Grade


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FYI
WELCOME TO MRS. VALERA
CMIT-ES welcomes Mrs. Valera as a new Kindergarten Teacher by way of Towson University. She joined our staff on February 19, 2016 with student practicum experience with elementary students in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Howard Counties. She is also an alumna of Bowie High School of PGCPS. Valera is no stranger to children and has debuted with calm and ease. As Mrs. Valera joins the CMIT-ES Tech Savvy Tiger staff she says, "I am beyond excited to begin this new adventure!"

Let's all welcome, offer words of encouragement and support to MRS. VALERA!


Mrs Respass
Principal
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JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH for JANUARY!

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:
Nyimatoulie "LAYLA" Ceesay, Jordan McArthur, Jeremy Monteau, Madison Smith

1ST GRADE
Rico Footes, Laila Lofinmakin, Cassidy Salisbury, Redate Theodoris

2ND GRADE:
Taqiyah Fasuyi, Gabriel Fuentes, Jayden Silla, Emery Ware

3RD GRADE:
Rejoice Damoah and Jaelyn Fox

4TH GRADE:
Valerie Marte and Sophia Patrick

5TH GRADE:
Trinity Brown and Aliya Njoya

ART:
Aliya Njoya

MUSIC:
Jinar Millett-Williams

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Sabrina Habib

TECHNOLOGY/LEGO:
Peter Chonczynski and Deron Cummings
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Mrs Respass
Principal
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STAFF OF THE MONTH - JANUARY
Congratulations to the Staff Members of the Month for JANUARY:

MS. BERMUDEZ and MR. INCI

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 and; BEYOND this year's theme - MISSION POSSIBLE: BUILDING TECH SAVVY TIGERS TO CHANGE THE WORLD!!!
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Mrs Respass
Principal
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CLF CLIMATE SURVEY
Dear Parent / Guardian,

As half of the school year is over, CLF is again seeking your feedback about our CMIT schools. Please take a few minutes to fill out the following brief survey. The deadline is February 29, 2016.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/38RTDJG


We appreciate your feedback. ​




Sincerely,

Mr. Orak, Chief Academic Officer
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation
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UPCOMING EVENTS
TIGER WINTER JAM AND PTO UPDATES
WINTER DANCE - THE AFTERSCHOOL TIGER WINTER JAM will be held on Friday, February 26th. Participants can stay afterschool until 6PM. Car rider pick up dismissal procedures will be followed at the end of the Jam. Three concession items will be provided with admission. Pay on or before the 25th and receive a discounted price of $8 per student. $10 for admission at the door. Volunteers to chaperone the day of the dance needed. Please email CMITESPTO@gmail.com if you are interested or sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054da5a923a57-tiger
We are also accepting donations of bottled water, individually bagged chips and juice boxes/pouches. Donations can be left at the front desk with Ms. Virgil.

Spirit Night @ Chick-Fil-A - FEBRUARY 23rd 3:00PM to 8:00PM
Contee/Rt1 Location. Feed the family and help out the PTO. Be sure to mention you are from CMIT Elementary so we get credit!

PTO MEETING ON THURSDAY, March 3rd at 6:00PM in the Cafeteria. Food and childcare will be provided. Reminder, if calling in, discussions begin at 6:30PM. Call in (712) 775-7031, Access ID: 177-042. Along with other items, Classroom Liaison Parents and volunteering processes will be discussed.

NANDO PERI PERI SPIRIT NIGHT has been rescheduled for April 12th.

REMINDER: Please register your Giant cards for the A+ school rewards programs our school code is 18383.....DON'T FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR BOX TOPS!

CMITES PTO
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SAVE THE DATES
February 23, 2016----------------------------------Chick Fil-A Spirit Night sponsored by PTO 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Contee Road in Laurel, MD)
February 26, 2016----------------------------------DRESS DOWN DAY/TIGER WINTER JAM 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
March 3, 2016---------------------------------------PTO Meeting at 6 p.m.
March 4, 2016---------------------------------------Black History Month Assembly (Times TBA)
March 10, 2016-------------------------------------CLF Black History Month Reception 6:30 p.m. (at CLF)
March 23, 2016-------------------------------------3rd Quarter Ends
March 24, 2016-------------------------------------Schools Closed for Students
March 25, 2016-------------------------------------Schools & Offices Closed for Good Friday
March 28, 2016-------------------------------------Schools & Offices Closed for Easter
March 29, 2016 through April 4, 2016-----------Schools Closed for Students & Teachers for SPRING BREAK!!!
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Mrs. Respass
Principal
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PTO Information
Celebrating the 100th Day!
February 17, 2016 was the 100th Day of School for CMIT Elementary. To celebrate, students in Kindergarten and First Grade completed 100th Day activities such as counting items to 100, making words out of the words & one hundred, & writing about what they would be like when they were 100 years old, and so much more!

It was a great day of celebrating being 100 days brighter and 100 days of school.

Ms. Santiago
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Fifth Grade
Fifth graders are working harder than ever!

Our weekly homework includes Reading packets and online math homework using Ten-marks, Sum-dog, Pearson, and the completion of the math logs.

DEADLINES:
Students should have submitted their research papers to Mr. Mogilski on February 17, 2016. The Black history presentations for Mrs. McCain are due February 29, 2016.

UPCOMING TEST:
In math, we will rap up ratios with a test on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

UPCOMING LEARNING TOPICS:
We will learn about graphing over the next two weeks. In science, students will learn about Earth surface changes and the layers of the Earth.

Students should be practicing math on PARCC [Parcc practice test-
http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/math/]. Students should be reading every night.

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES:

VIDEO ON DIVIDING RATIOS:
https://youtu.be/ZGNKADdLlrA

LAYERS OF THE EARTH:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiHRI_Z2Kgs

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?
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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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