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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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07/24/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

Summer Hours


FYI

Immunization

CLF ENRICHMENT

Uniforms

Updates still to Come


UPCOMING EVENTS

New Student Orientation

First Day of School

Back to School Fair

Back to school Nights


PTO Information

Supply List

Art Supplies


FAQs
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Administrative Announcements
Summer Hours
This is to inform all CMIT Elementary family that we have started running summer hours. Our offices will be opened from 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday. We will be closed on Fridays during the summer break.

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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FYI
Immunization
Does Your Child Still Need Immunizations for School?

Come to a FREE Summer Immunization Clinic for Students Entering Kindergarten

There are only 2 days left to immunize before the start of school! PGCPS is partnering with the Maryland Partnership for Prevention and Kaiser Permanente to provide FREE immunization clinics in July and August. After these dates, clinics may charge a fee.

These clinics are only for students entering kindergarten. You must bring the exclusion letter you received from your child’s school to provide information on your child’s immunization needs.

Please note that students who are still missing required immunizations will be excluded from school on the first day August 23, 2016.

For info on immunization requirements, upcoming clinics, and FAQs, visit www1.pgcps.org/schoolhealth/immunizations.


FREE SUMMER CLINICS

Maryland Partnership for Prevention Clinics
Click here to register for a time slot.


Kaiser Permanente Clinics
Call one of the medical centers below to make an appointment.

August 1-5 and August 8-12 • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Prince George's Medical Center
6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville
301-209-6000

Camp Springs Medical Center
6104 Old Branch Avenue, Camp Springs
301-702-6100






¿Su hijo todavía necesita vacunas para la escuela?Venga a una clínica de vacunación de verano GRATUITA para los estudiantes que ingresarán al kínder o al séptimo grado o que repetirán el noveno grado

¡Sólo quedan 31 días para vacunar a su hijo antes de que inicien las clases! Las PGCPS colaboran con la Asociación para la Prevención de Maryland y Kaiser Permanente para proporcionar clínicas de vacunación GRATUITAS durante julio y agosto. Después de estas fechas, las clínicas pueden tener algún costo.

Estas clínicas son solamente para los estudiantes que ingresan al kínder y séptimo grado, y para los estudiantes que repiten el noveno grado. Usted debe traer la carta de exclusión que recibió de la escuela de su hijo para proveer información sobre las vacunas que necesita.

Por favor tome en cuenta que los estudiantes que no tengan todas las vacunas necesarias serán excluidos de la escuela el primer día.

Para información sobre los requisitos para la vacunación, clínicas futuras y preguntas frecuentes, visite www1.pgcps.org/schoolhealth/immunizations.


CLÍNICAS DE VERANO GRATUITAS

Clínicas para la Prevención de la Asociación de Maryland
Haga clic aquí para registrarse para una cita.


8-12 de agosto • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Centro Médico Prince George
6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville
301-209-6000

Centro Médico Camp Springs
6104 Old Branch Avenue, Camp Springs
301-702-6100

Ms. Riley
Assistant Principal
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CLF ENRICHMENT
Dear Parents,

Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation has started to accept Enrichment Contracts for 2016-2017 school year. You may find your contract on the schools’ web page and at www.clfmd.org. After entering the web page click on “CLF Services” (on right top of the website). Follow the contract submission instructions.

Completed forms and $50 registration fee for 2016-17 are due on July 30, 2016. Students who are currently registered to the program do not need to pay a registration fee. Limited space will be available - first come first served. CLF accepts credit or debit card payments only.

For more information, please email your questions to enrichment@clfmd.org

http://cec.clfportal.org

CLF
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Uniforms
We are pleased to announce All American Wear, Inc. as our new uniform provider. All American Wear has been in business since 1978, and understand parents’ concerns of having a dependable source of everyday uniforms in a range of sizes and colors are "a dream come true"!

Parents will have to go into the store to purchase and order items to be shipped to their home. CMIT Elementary will no longer have items shipped to their building.

This can be your one stop shop. They will have uniform shirts, jackets, pants, skirts, shoes, belts. And the mandatory PE Uniforms. Administration will be enforcing mandatory full PE Uniforms 2016-2017 school year.



They are located 5001-B Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD 20706 and their number is 301-459-5000.



The price listing is attached as well as the coupons



We recommend that you start shopping early. As we all know, that later you wait the more likely that items will sell out. You can go in as early as Monday to order and as Early as July 25, 2016 to purchase in store off the rack.


CMIT Elementary PTO
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Updates still to Come
Please note that updates will be forthcoming.

Under the uniform policy this information will be updated. We are no longer using abstract tee's.

If you are interested in having a home visit please let us know by emailing Stephanie.Powers@pgcps.org

If you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming school year please feel free to contact the school.

Natiqua Riley
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UPCOMING EVENTS
New Student Orientation

DATE: AUGUST 18, 2016

TIME: 9 A.M. - 10 A.M. FOR KINDERGARTEN

TIME: 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. FOR GRADES 1-5 (NEW STUDENTS ONLY)

ALL PARENTS SHOULD REPORT TO THE CAFETERIA FOR THE WELCOME.


Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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First Day of School
August 23rd is the first day for all students.

Parents are expected to arrive by 7:30 am and doors will be open for students at 7:35, everyday. The students will have 20 minutes to eat breakfast, and stay in the homeroom to listen to the morning announcements. Arrivals after 7:55 am are considered tardy and those students will not be ready for the day when the first period starts at 7:55 am. Parents are asked to consider the traffic which is always busy in the morning.

Pick up is at 2:30 pm and 2:55 is the latest pickup time without penalty. Please be reminded that CLF does offer after school enrichment.

We look forward to having our scholars back and enjoying another GREAT BY CHOICE at CMIT Elementary school year. Click here for the school calendar: http://www1.pgcps.org/calendar/

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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Back to School Fair
BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR IMMUNIZATION CLINIC - SATURDAY AUGUST 6
Immunization Information : New school immunizations are required for the 2016-2017 school year for students entering kindergarten, Grades 1-2 and Grade 7-9. These new vaccination requirements are in addition to the current school immunization requirements.

The Maryland Partnership for Prevention(MPP) and PGCPS Office of School Health are partnering to provide free chickenpox (varicella) vaccines to students entering kindergarten and Grades 1-2, and free tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) and meningitis (MCV4) vaccines to Grades 7-9.

Pre-register online at set up by Monday, July 19, 2016. Visit http://tinyurl.com/2016BTSClinics

Parents must be present and bring their child’s immunization record and any documents received from the school.. For more information about the new school vaccine requirements , call 301-749-4722 or visit the PGCPS website.

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Prinicpal
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Back to school Nights
Please mark your calendars for Back to School Nights:


Wednesday, September 7, 2016: 3rd - 5th Grade 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 8, 2016: K - 2nd Grade 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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PTO Information
Supply List
Kindergarten List from school website

http://kindergarten.cmitelementary.org/?page_id=233



Attached are the listings provided prior to school closing.

We look forward to seeing you in August

CMIT Elementary Staff
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Art Supplies
Please label all items with "ART" as they will be shared among all students at the school. Thank you for your support!

Kindergarten- 2 containers of baby wipes and 1 box of tissues

1st Grade- 1 box of crayola crayons (please try to bring a variety of colors) and a package of 12 or more yellow #2 pencils

2nd Grade- 1 box of Crayola Colored Pencils (please try to bring a variety of colors) and a package of 12 or more yellow #2 pencils

3rd Grade- 2 boxes of Crayola Washable Markers (please try to bring a variety of colors)

4th Grade- A package of 12 or more yellow #2 Pencils and a package of pink rectangular erasers (any brand, not pen

5th Grade- An 8 ounce bottle of Elmer's Glue and a package of 12 or more yellow #2 pencils

Other appreciated items: baby wipes, old scrapbooking materials (such as stickers and paper) that you no longer use, empty baby food jars with lids, glitter, crayola watercolor paints, reams of printer paper, black and white cardstock, black sharpie markers, pipettes, vinyl rectangular table cloths (hopefully on clearance at the end of the summer!) and sponges.

Mrs. Breckenridge
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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 , 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: Student dismissal ends at 2:55 p.m. Otherwise, students will be sent to Enrichment and CHARGED ENRICHMENT DROP IN FEES (PAYABLE UPON PICK UP).

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 and the School Secretary, Crystal.Dubon@pgcps.org and the Principal’s Secretary Stefanie.Powers@pgcps.org or submit a handwritten note in order to expedite the process.

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 500 and we are unable to accommodate 500 different unique circumstances.

Uniform Policy
Q: How do I order uniforms?
A: All uniform shirts and tops are handled by the All American Wear. Please call 301-459-5000. All khaki or navy uniform bottoms may be purchased here or 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.

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 19, 2016.

Q: When does the student wear the Physical Education uniform?
A: Please confirm the day of the week that the students enrolled in 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 ALL BLACK. Any tennis shoes can be worn for PE and PE only.

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, 2016. 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 on Tuesdays 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 13, 2016; October 4, 2016; December 6, 2016; February 7, 2017; ; April 4, 2017; and June 6, 2017.
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, email the teacher for information on your child’s academic progress or call 240.573.7240 to leave the teacher a voicemail message.

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 administration.

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.

Student Breakfast/Lunch

Breakfast/Lunch
Q: What time does breakfast begin?
A: Breakfast is served from 7:35 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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