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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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04/30/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

FYI

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STAFF OF THE MONTH - MARCH

Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser WINNER & Missing Items

YEARBOOK

SPECIAL THANKS TO...

SAVE THE DATES


UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT ES PARCC TEST DATES ( GRADE 3-5)

First Grade Field Trip

3rd Quarter Awards Assembly!

"Hear me ROAR" Talent Show Auditions


PTO Information

Art Room

Fifth Grade

Ms. Rhodes: First Grade


FAQs
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FYI
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
This week (May 2, 2016 through May 6, 2016) is TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Please take a moment to thank a teacher of the past, present, and/or future. Teachers are heroes! They sacrifice their time and invest personal resources along with risking their reputation while singing, dancing, or rhyming to help students to remember facts. Please help us to encourage teachers to refuel their passion!!!

We salute our teachers...
Mrs. Avsar, Ms. Ahmed, Mrs. Bello, Mrs. Bilgen, Mrs. Breckenridge, Ms. Brooks, Mrs. Brown, Ms. Cooper, Mrs. Denli, Mr. Fisher, Mrs. Fyson, Ms. Hartman, Mr. Hatcher, Ms. Hutchins, Mrs. Inci, Mr. Inci, Ms. Leslie, Ms. Lockhart, Ms. Marsh, Mrs. McCain, Mr. Mogilski, Ms. NIck, Mr. Olatunji, Ms. Osawaru, Ms. Rhodes, Ms. Santiago, Ms. Scott, Mr. Scott, Ms. Starks, Mr. Trippe, Mrs. Valera, Mrs. Watkis, Mrs. Weaver

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

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:
Josephine Davis, Etiowa Ema, Tileen Millet-Williams, Salustiana Vittor

1ST GRADE
Deron Cummings, Daniel Goines, Favor Hammond, Laila Lofinmakin

2ND GRADE:
Jaden Abdalla, Ali-Ameen Mohammed, Loury Ramirez, Shawna Robinson

3RD GRADE:
Trinity Bass and Adrienne Wright

4TH GRADE:
Genesis Edwards and Jonathan Pannell

5TH GRADE:
Angela Fokam and Jayden Russell

ART:
Zoey Johnson

MUSIC:
Daden Grogan

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Atoria McCallister

TECHNOLOGY/LEGO:
William Ross and Jala Scott
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Mrs Respass
Principal
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STAFF OF THE MONTH - MARCH
Congratulations to the Staff Members of the Month for MARCH:

MS. LOCKHART and MS. OSAWARU

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!!!
Attachment(s)

Mrs Respass
Principal
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Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser WINNER & Missing Items
Congratulations to HALEY HUNT, our TOP Seller!
Our Second Top Seller is KHALIL HAYDEN.


Our Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser missing items are scheduled to be delivered on May 3, 2016. Please plan on picking up all orders on June 3, 2016 between 2:30 p.m. And 3:15 p.m. If this time will not work for you please contact Mrs. Mccain at bmccain@cmitelementary.org to make other arrangements. Please pick up your orders as soon as possible.

Benora McCain
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YEARBOOK
We are happy to announce that there are additional yearbooks available for purchase. We are able to sell the a la carte yearbooks for $25. Please submit your cash or checks (made out to CMIT Elementary) in an envelope with your scholar's name and homeroom teacher's name to Mrs. Breckenridge. These yearbooks are first come, first served!

Yearbooks are expected to be delivered on June 3, 2016.

Megan Breckenridge
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SPECIAL THANKS TO...
We want to thank the PARENTS of our 4th and 5th Grades for sharing the moment at the American History Museum and the International Cultural Festival at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC on April 28, 2016. We truly appreciate your time and support. Students spent time interacting with the exhibits and enjoying performances from students around the world. We also thank the CHESAPEAKE LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION for sponsoring the student opportunity and field trip.

The CHESAPEAKE LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION is also greatly appreciated for the beautification of our School Entrance. (See Photo Above) The walkway has been replaced with bricks and plants. Paint including the school colors has been added to shadow the initials, CMIT. Lastly, the school entrance sign has been replaced with professional letters.

Thanks to ALL who contribute to the positive successes of CMIT-ES!!!

Mrs Respass
Principal
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SAVE THE DATES
May 2, 2016 through May 6, 2016------------------Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3, 2016-----------------------------------------------PARCC-4th & 5th Grade
May 4, 2016-----------------------------------------------PARCC-3rd Grade & FIELD TRIP -Kindergarten - Watkins Park
May 6, 2016-----------------------------------------------PARCC-4th & 5th Grade & National Nurses Day & FIELD TRIP -1st Grade - MD Science Center
May 9, 2016----------------------------------------------PARCC-4th & 5th Grade
May 10, 2016--------------------------------------------Charter School Site Visit
May 11, 2016--------------------------------------------Spring Portraits & TENTATIVELY 3RD Quarter Awards Assembly.
May 12, 2016--------------------------------------------PARCC- 5th Grade & Talent Show Auditions
May 19, 2016--------------------------------------------Career Day
May 20 and 21, 2016----------------------------------PGCPS Kids for STEM Fair
May 21, 2016--------------------------------------------Open House for New Parents
May 24, 2016--------------------------------------------Progress Reports Released
May 26, 2016--------------------------------------------TENTATIVELY Field Day
May 30, 2016--------------------------------------------Schools & Offices Closed for Memorial Day
June 10, 2016--------------------------------------------5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
June 16, 2016--------------------------------------------Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony
June 20, 2016--------------------------------------------Last Day for Students
June 21, 2016--------------------------------------------Last Day for Teachers

Mrs. Respass
Principal
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UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT ES PARCC TEST DATES ( GRADE 3-5)
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please add PARCC testing dates to your calendar...

GRADE -3

MATH:
MAY 4, 2016

GRADE -4
ELA - English Language Arts:
MAY 2, 2016
MAY 3, 2016

MATH:
MAY 6, 2016
MAY 9, 2016

GRADE -5
ELA - English Language Arts:
MAY 2, 2016
MAY 3, 2016
MAY 6, 2016
MAY 9, 2016

MATH:
MAY 12, 2016
MAY 13, 2016


* Tentative Calendar - Subject to change.

Mrs Respass
Principal
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First Grade Field Trip
We have a field trip coming up soon to the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, MD and costs $16. ! :) Students should have received a letter about the field trip scheduled for May 6, 2016. Please disregard any deadlines listed; students are still able to attend the field trip and funds are still being accepted.

Please contact your child's teacher if you are interested in being a chaperone. You must be fingerprinted through Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) in order to chaperone. Please contact Ms. Powers to submit proof of fingerprinting.

First Grade Team
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3rd Quarter Awards Assembly!
CONGRATULATIONS!
Your are invited to attend our
3rd Quarter Awards Assembly
on May 11, 2016 in the Tiger Cafe'.
The ceremony will begin promptly at
8:30 a.m. for 2nd & 3rd grades &
9:30 a.m. for 4th & 5th grades.

Please join us as we celebrate our students' accomplishments!



Mrs. Bello
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"Hear me ROAR" Talent Show Auditions
The Search is On! Our Tigers Got Talent!

Can you sing, dance, or act?
Can you make people laugh or do a magic trick?

Then come out and audition for CMIT’s
2nd Annual “Hear Me ROAR” Talent Show
On May 12, 2016 in the 3D Theater
Auditions will begin PROMPTLY at 2:55 p.m.

This is a CLOSED audition. Only those students who are auditioning will be allowed to attend.

Please see Mrs. Bello for a permission slip.

Mrs. Bello
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PTO Information
Art Room
We will start our last major project. We will explore clay! 1st Grade and Kindergarten will create their plastic Cap Art. Thank you for bringing in so many lids! I have started planning for next year and I am excited to work more math and science into the Art curriculum. I have been working with one of my old mentor teachers and I have been getting a lot of inspiration. I am motivated to create an amazing art experience for our tech savvy tigers.

Above are some recently completed paintings by 1st Grade! Please connect to me on Class Dojo for more pictures!
Have a fantastic day!

Megan Breckenridge
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Fifth Grade
Fifth graders will have our Promotion Ceremony on June 10, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Four tickets per family will be allotted. Cap and gown order forms should be submitted by May 6, 2016. All payments should be made by May 20, 2016.

Starting Monday, May 2, 2016 students will complete the PARCC (assessment). Please ensure students arrive to school on time daily. Testing will start at 8:15 a.m.

Students will teach lessons this week when we are not testing. Students should work on their business plans.

Our Camp Schmidt trip is scheduled for June 2, 2016 and June 3, 2016. All chaperones will need fingerprints completed through Prince George's County Public Schools.

Thank you to our chaperones for a great trip to the American History Museum and the International Cultural Festival.

Please plan to call in to our next Promotion Ceremony meeting on May 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Benora McCain
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Ms. Rhodes: First Grade
I have a very strong passion for teaching. I refuel this passion by attending webinars that open my mind to new ideas to try in the classroom to enhance student success. In my classroom, I have established norms that help me achieve a high standard of student success, such as respect for each other, how we share ideas, and using quiet voices to speak to each other. My students enjoy using accountable talk methods and revising their thinking based on each other's thinking. I have created a safe and trusting environment where my students know that it's okay to make mistakes. One of my favorite acronyms is MATH, "Mistakes allow thinking to happen." My students embrace their mistakes and use them to learn from each other.

I will continue to participate in webinars and other professional development to better myself as a teacher for my students. I believe that the growth mindset starts with me. Learning occurs best when you think you can learn and invest real effort into your learning.

Ms. Rhodes
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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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