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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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02/19/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

Reminders

3rd quarter

Black History


FYI

CMIT ELEMENTARY STUDENTS EXCEL AT LOCAL MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENT

CLF Board Meeting

MESA/CLUB

Roar Cart


UPCOMING EVENTS

CultureFEST (04/01/2017 12-4pm @ CMIT South Campus)

Future Assessments


Kindergarten

Kindergarten


1st Grade

1st Grade


3rd Grade

Half Way Through Third Quarter


4th Grade

Fourth Grade News!


5th Grade

January Students of the Month


Creative Arts

Art Show

3RD ANNUAL LEGO NIGHT

Celebrating African-Americans' Victories Through History


FAQs
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Administrative Announcements
Reminders
Please be reminded that we are not to park in our neighbors lot during the drop off and pick up process.

They have informed us that they will be eliciting the support of PG county police department to enforce their parking policies.

Thank you in advance for all role modeling best practices for our scholars.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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3rd quarter
This week is a four-day week for students. Schools are closed Monday, February 20, 2017 in recognition of President's Day.

When students return, the 3rd Quarter progress report window will be open. Students may wish to set aside time this weekend to check SchoolMax and complete missing assignments.

Enjoy this long weekend! We will see you Tuesday.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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Black History
The Black History performance was amazing. Thank you to all the scholars who worked hard!

CMIT Staff
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FYI
CMIT ELEMENTARY STUDENTS EXCEL AT LOCAL MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENT
On Saturday February 4, 2017, seven CMIT Elementary students competed in the annual Washington DC Area Kuk Sool Intramural Tournament which took place at CMIT Elementary in Laurel Maryland. The tournament attracted nearly 100 students from the three Kuk Sool Won Schools in the DC Area.

In the Youth Brown Belt Division:
Ariana Noel took Second place in Staff Weapon, and was a finalist for Sparring, Forms, and Self Defense.

In the Youth Red Belt Division:
Dami Fawehinmi placed second in Self-Defense, and was a finalist in Sparring and Forms. Dami won top honors for Female Red Belt.

In the Youth ages 6-8 Blue Belt Division:
Aaron Stills won first in Forms and Self Defense, and was a finalist in Sparring. Aaron won top honors for Male Blue Belt.

In the Youth ages 6 - 8 Yellow Belt Division:
Amaris Tappin won third in Self-Defense, and was a finalist in Sparring and Forms.

In the Youth ages 8- 10 White Belt Division:
Shaun Howard won first in Forms, Self-Defense, and Sparring. Shaun won top honors for Male White Belt.

Christian Sherrod placed third in Self-Defense, forms, and Sparring.

In the Youth ages 6 - 7 White Belt Division:
Jordan McArthur placed first in Forms and Sparring, and second in Self-Defense.

Adam A. Akpinar
Program Coordinator
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CLF Board Meeting
On Thursday, February 16th, a CLF Board meeting was held. Parent concerns and success stories were shared that were brought to the attention of the board prior to the meeting.

CLF
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MESA/CLUB
Students should bring in their $10 club fee as soon as possible. It is time to get all of our supplies. Students should bring in a personal snack on club days. We have our first amusement park ride completed. We Participated in the Makerfest! We had an amazing time. We will continue working on our bridges this week!

Benora McCain
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Roar Cart
Our mobile rewards store is now open. This rewards system offers students a chance to cash in roar bucks earned for good behavior. A special shout out to third grade who cashed in the most roar bucks. Parents please send in donations of small toys for this cart. We need stickers, bouncy balls, pencils, pencil grips, etc. Thank you for you support. All items purchased for the cart thus far were earned from scholastic points from the last bookfair. Your children were very excited to shop. The roar cart will be opened at least one Friday out of each month!

Benora McCain
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UPCOMING EVENTS
CultureFEST (04/01/2017 12-4pm @ CMIT South Campus)
Please remember that our CLF culture fest is getting close. It will be held at CMIT South on April 1st (SATURDAY: 12pm-4pm FESTIVAL; 1-3pm performances). We are strongly encouraging you to promote your staff to prepare talented students and groups for that event. If you have any questions or if there is any request for support, please contact Mr. Sutherland msutherland@clfmd.org or Mr. Bicer. or clp@clfmd.org

CLF
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Future Assessments
CMIT Elementary scholars will take following assessments in near future.

March 13th - 31st: MISA (New Science Assessment for 5th graders)

*** MAP Winter test parent reports and 3rd grade TAG Fall assessment report were sent out on Friday, February 17th with students. Please check your child's backpack for the reports.

Adam A. Akpinar
Program Coordinator
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Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Thank you to the parents who sent sweet treats and trinkets of love to teachers today. We truly appreciate it!

This week in Kindergarten...
English Language Arts
We will read the story "My Lucky Day." It is a story about a pig who meets a fox, and finds a way to escape him, making it his lucky day! We will be comparing and contrasting and identifying initial and final /l/ sound.

Mathematics
We are learning to compose and decompose numbers! Students will be expanding on their basic addition and subtraction to now create sums and writing number sentences to match these sums. We will be continuing this over the next few weeks!

Science
Students will be learning about the water cycle! We will explore the different parts of the cycle and how it effects our environment!

High Frequency Words
Here are our sight words we have learned so far. Remember to practice reading and writing these words regularly! (When reading at home, if you see these words, have your child point it out!) All of the words we will learn this year are available on our grade level website under "Sight Words."

I, am, little, to, a, have, is, the, we, my, like, he, for, me, with, she, see, look, they, you, of, are, that, do

REMINDERS
- Homework is due on FRIDAY each week. Remember to look for their new homework packet on Fridays. Homework that is not submitted by the due date will be given a ZERO.
- Please read regularly! Remember that just 20 minutes a day can boost your child's reading levels!
- As the weather gets colder, remember that we still go outside for recess when the weather is above 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately!
- If you would like to chaperone any future field trips, you must have a fingerprint background check. This can be obtained from the Fingerprint office at the county building 14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD Monday-Friday from 8:00am-3:45pm. For more information or to contact the fingerprinting office, please look at the fingerprint office website: http://www1.pgcps.org/fingerprinting/
- Please remember to send an extra pair of uniform clothes to keep in your child's cubbie at school in the event of accidents or spills.
- Uniform is enforced daily, including uninterrupted black shoes. Please go to http://cmitelementary.org/uniform-policy/ for more information.
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1st Grade
1st Grade
Abraham Lincoln’s Hat
Reading skills – author’s purpose, problem and solution, connection and opinion
Spelling – ea as in read
Sight words – Great, help, through, much, before
Vocabulary Words– Capital, Lincoln, President, Washington, eagle, monument, flag, White House
Grammar Skills – Verb Tense

Math
First grade will be working on chapter 14 this week. Chapter 14 is working 2D shapes. Students must be able to define each shape.

Social Studies
We are working on Chapter 3, Land and Water. How humans effect the environment. Describe different land and water features.

Science
First grade will be starting to work on light waves.

Donations
We are in need of play dough or modeling clay. If you are able to donate any play dough or modeling please bring it to school this week. Thank you

CMIT LEGO Night
Students will build a cool car out of 50 legos and bring it in on March 15, 2017.

1st grade team
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3rd Grade
Half Way Through Third Quarter
Hello all,
We have come to the halfway mark of the third quarter. Progress reports will be issued March 7, 2017. Time surely does fly. We have enjoyed the Black History Celebrations on Fridays. The students have done a super job celebrating black history. We really appreciate all who volunteered to participate in the Black History Poster/Essay Contest. Thank you for hard work.

WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE CLASSROOM?
This week in Science students will develop models to describe organisms that have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

In math students are continuing to understand fractions. This week the focus is to compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >,=,< and justify the conclusions by using a visual fraction model.

Reading/Writing students will continue the novel study with the novel, Lowji Discovers America. Students will describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Social Studies the students will collect and examine information about people, places, or events of the past using pictures, photographs, maps, audio or visual tapes, and or documents. They will also compare family life in the local community by considering jobs, communication, and transportation.

Well, we have begun the journey of learning about fractions. The students created fantastic pizza fraction projects. Here are a few of the wonderful projects the students created.

Third Grade Team
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4th Grade
Fourth Grade News!
Please review the website for updates. http://grade4.cmitelementary.org/.
Our black history presentations were due February 17th. The absolute deadline will be February 24th. Students should also have a rap, skit, or poem to go with thei presentation. Students should be taking the online practice PARCC assessment for fourth grade math and reading. This will help them become familiar with the testing tools and questions. Students will need a shoebox for next weeks lesson in science. Students will create posters for Women's history month! Tenmarks is still due every Saturday. Students who have iready may substitute two Tenmarks assignments for Iready lessons. Please discuss the importance of following school rules with your child. Behavior challenges are on the rise. Thank you!
A special shoutout to all the students who participated in the black history assembly. We enjoyed all the performances. Tolu, Musa, and William were our presidential trio!

Benora McCain
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5th Grade
January Students of the Month

This week, January Students-of-the-Month were celebrated. For 5th grade, we recognized:

Naima S-B., (Cooper's Class) who is an avid reader and an exceptional student in Math & Science. She enjoys art and is very creative. Naima is on the Principal’s List.

AND

Mekayla M., (Watkis' Class) She enjoys reading and works well with all students and is very supportive. Mekayla is a rising star in Math and is an Honor Roll student.


Reminders

-Saturday Academy runs from 9:00a.m.-11:55a.m. (Reading and Math - Invites only.) However, it will not meet for Presidents' Day weekend.

-Feb. 17th: MAP Testing Results (Math & Reading) were sent home with students.

-Feb. 24th: Our third Black History assembly @ 8.30a.m. Grades 2, 5, and the CMIT Music Team will be presenting. If you have a student performing, you are welcome to attend-See you there!

-Feb. 24th: Math-Topic 8 Assessment on Multiplying Fractions.

-Feb 28th: Character Education PPT due- Students will present on this day.

-Mar 1st: Reading (ELA) students' plays are due.

-In Science & Health, students are learning about "How Cells Work - DNA and Inherited Traits, including diseases (for Health).

Scholars|Parents - Please visit our grade level website for next week's pacing guide and useful resources http://grade5.cmitelementary.org

The 5th Grade Team!
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Creative Arts
Art Show
Some of our scholars will be exhibited at this art show.

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3RD ANNUAL LEGO NIGHT
3RD ANNUAL CMIT ELEMENTARY 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 at our third annual LEGO NIGHT, held on Friday March 24, 2017 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. See the chart below to find your child’ 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
Kindergarten Animal: Build your favorite animal.
1st Grade Car: Build a cool car.
2nd Grade Transportation: Build any type of vehicle.
3rd Grade Robot: Build your favorite robot.
4th Grade Symbol of Maryland: Create a Lego structure That symbolizes our state.
5th Grade Architecture: Design a Lego structure representing A particular style of architecture. You may want to research different cultures or time periods to aid in your design.
All entries must: Arrive at CMIT Elementary School no later than, March 15th,2017. Be delivered in a shoebox (The student’s name and grade should be clearly written on the box). Feature a base for the structure no larger than 6” by 12” Please remember to follow the Lego piece requirement for each category. All projects will be on display at the 3rd ANNUAL LEGO NIGHT on Friday, March 24, 2017. If your child is interested in participating in the 3RD ANNUAL LEGO NIGHT. Please fill out the bottom portion of this Letter and return to Mr. INCI latest by: Wednesday, March 15th,2017. Participating students will receive extra credits for Lego class and students will be given certificate of participation.

Mr. Inci
Lego Teacher
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Celebrating African-Americans' Victories Through History
The dancers danced to Victory by Kim Burrell and Pharrell. They left the audience in awe, as they showed their diverse jazz moves. These young dancers showed charisma and showmanship. We look forward to our next performance in the Spring. Thank you parents for your constant support.

Tenika Fryson
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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: 7:35 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?
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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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