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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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06/05/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

FYI

MAY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STAFF OF THE MONTH - MAY

SPECIAL THANKS TO...


UPCOMING EVENTS

2ND ANNUAL CMIT LEGO NIGHT

"HEAR ME ROAR" Talent Show

Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser Party

COUNTDOWN UNTIL THE LAST DAY

SAVE THE DATES


PTO Information

CAN I STILL BUY A YEARBOOK?!

FIFTH GRADE


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

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:
Raqib Fasuyi, Jacob Henry, Christina Rodriguez, and Antoine Sims


1ST GRADE
Angel Adesoji, Esmerelda Cabllero, Brianna Clack, and Jaqueline Pannell

2ND GRADE:
Jack Adewale, Jaden Johnson, Eben Smith, and Dominic Toussaint

3RD GRADE:
Ashley Adjin and Evalani Pearson

4TH GRADE:
Kefira Boyd and Emnet Theodros

5TH GRADE:
Christian Bradley and Sydney Clar

ART:
Zaiah Staton

MUSIC:
Kiyah Bryant

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Oluwabusoye Okunga

TECHNOLOGY/LEGO:
Huda Chaudry and Damiola Fawhinmi
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Mrs Respass
Principal
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STAFF OF THE MONTH - MAY
Congratulations to the Staff Members of the Month for MAY:


MRS. BELLO & MRS. BROWN


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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SPECIAL THANKS TO...
We would like to THANK ALL PARENT VOLUNTEERS that supported our Field Day on May 26, 2016!!! All students, parents, teachers, and staff had a blast with the Face Painting, Moon Bounces, field activities (i.e. the Shuttle Run, Kangaroo Relay), Game Truck, and Dance Party.

A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO Ms. Wray, Ms. Powers, and Mr. Hatcher for the planning, coordination and assembly of our Field Day. The Field Day was an outstanding success with all your contributions, efforts and commitment to the students of CMIT-ES and their fitness.

Mrs Respass
Principal
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UPCOMING EVENTS
2ND ANNUAL CMIT LEGO NIGHT
CMIT Elementary School is providing an opportunity for students to show off their creativity and engineering abilities with a Lego Challenge. All submissions will be showcased (and voted on) at our Second Annual LEGO NIGHT, held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. See the chart below to find your child’s grade level challenge requirement. Note: Projects must be constructed at home and may not be a prepackaged Lego kit. The key to this challenge is CREATIVITY.


Grade Level----------Topic and Challenge--------------------------Maximum # of Legos To Be Used
Kindergarten---------Animal: Build your favorite animal----------50
1st Grade-------------Car: Build a cool car-------------------------50
2nd Grade------------Transportation: Build any type of vehicle--100
3rd Grade------------Robot: Build a robot-------------------------100
4th Grade------------Symbol of Maryland: Create a Lego structure that symbolizes our state 200
5th Grade------------Architecture: Design a Lego structure representing a particular style of architecture.

COME OUT TO VIEW THE ENGINEERING GENIUS OF OUR TECH SAVVY TIGERS!

Safak Avsar
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"HEAR ME ROAR" Talent Show
CMIT Elementary School Presents our 2nd Annual
"HEAR ME ROAR" TALENT SHOW

Come out and support our Tigers in our 2nd Annual Talent Show
Special Guest Performance by the " Tigerettes"
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: $3 in advance & $5 at the door (purchasing tickets in advance is strongly encouraged)

Mrs. Bello
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Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser Party
We will have our Fundraiser Party on June 7, 2016. Student winners will celebrate the funds raised for the Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser. This INVITATION ONLY event will be during school. Please ensure your child is at school on June the 7, 2016 if they sold more than ten items in our Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser. Students who sold more than 35 items will go inside the money machine for more prizes!

Congratulations to all the students. Our top seller is HALEY HUNT.

Benora McCain
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COUNTDOWN UNTIL THE LAST DAY
CMIT-ES only has 9 full days of school left. June 17, 2016 and June 20, 2016 are 2-hour Early Dismissal Days for students. Dismissal will begin at 12:30 p.m. on both days. Parents, please communicate with your child and your child's teachers about make up work and Due Dates NOW! Please work with your child to complete make up work and to meet deadlines if applicable to your child.


Mrs Respass
Principal
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SAVE THE DATES
June 8, 2016---------------------------------------------Lego Night at 6 p.m.
June 9, 2016---------------------------------------------Talent Show at 6 p.m.
June 10, 2016--------------------------------------------5th Grade Promotion Ceremony at 9 a.m.
June 16, 2016--------------------------------------------Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony at 8:30 a.m.
June 17, 2016--------------------------------------------2-hour Early Dismissal for Students
June 20, 2016--------------------------------------------Last Day for Students (2-hour Early Dismissal for Students)
June 21, 2016--------------------------------------------Last Day for Teachers

Mrs. Respass
Principal
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PTO Information
CAN I STILL BUY A YEARBOOK?!
Absolutely! We ordered several extra yearbooks. They are only available for purchase through the school and the only option left is the a la carte option. You can order one by turning in $25 cash, or check made out to CMIT Elementary. All cash and checks should be submitted to Mrs. Breckenridge. Please write your scholar's name and teacher on the envelope!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!
mbreckenridge@cmitelementary.org

Megan Breckenridge
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FIFTH GRADE
Fifth graders have a very busy schedule. On June the 9, 2016 we will set up and decorate the gym for our Promotion Ceremony starting at 5:00 p.m. On June 10, 2016, we will have our Promotion Ceremony. Attendance for our ceremony is by ticket ONLY. Each child will have tickets for four guests.

Parents may start arriving at 8:30 a.m. from the Playground Door entrance. We will start the ceremony at 9:00 a.m. sharp.

Fifth graders really enjoyed field day! Thank you Mr. Hatcher, Mrs. Wray, and all volunteers! We also experienced Camp Schmidt on June 2, 2013 and June 3, 2016.

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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