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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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03/10/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

Welcome

Staff Member of the Month

Drop off in the Morning

HER STORY


FYI

Roar Cart

MESA/CLUB

Mid-Atlanctic Fundraiser

Vote for us so we can get an outdoor classroom!

Kids Achieve Club at the Laurel Library

MISA Science State Assessment

Lost and Found

MI Math Winter Assessment for 2nd - 5th Graders

New Clubs are coming to CMIT!

Future Assessments


UPCOMING EVENTS

MATH KANGAROO COMPETITION

CultureFEST 2017!


Kindergarten

Kindergarten


1st Grade

1st Grade


3rd Grade

New Projects in 3rd Grade


4th Grade

4th Grade Updates


5th Grade

Understanding Volume Concepts


Counselors Corner

Lets keep this one to 2 things...


Special Education

Special Education News


Creative Arts

LEGO NIGHT

Amazing Art News!


PTO Announcements

ST. PATTY'S DAY AFTER SCHOOL DANCE PARTY


FAQs
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Administrative Announcements
Welcome
We would like to welcome to our team, our new Student Support Specialist Mr. El. He will be joining our team and is happy to be apart of the CMIT family.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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Staff Member of the Month
Please help us celebrate Ms. Addie and Ms. Rosalia. They are always eager to work with our students and help out in any way.

Words can not express the value they bring to our CMIT Family.
They will enjoy parking in the front reserved spaces for the Month of March.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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Drop off in the Morning
As we have been working very hard to easy the line at drop off in the morning, please be reminded of some concerns that are still being brought up:

1. Parents please do not use the parking lot of our neighbors, they have begun to fine us for using their private property.

2. When dropping your scholar off, please have them prepared prior to the drop off area. (YOU Are slowing down the flow if you are not prepared to let them out.)

3. If you have to drop off in the front because your are running late, 7:50-7:54. Please drop them off and keep it moving. If you park, not in a space, and have to triage your scholar prior to allowing them to come to the door you are creating the back up. If you have to park please pull into a parking space.

4. SLOW DOWN - students are walking in the cross walk and parents almost on a few occasions this week have almost hit scholars walking in the cross walk.

5. At 7:55 students are late and parents must sign them in. Please and thank you.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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HER STORY
Its Women's History month and we here at CMIT are celebrating the women in the building. Our staff is full of history and interesting facts.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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FYI
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. 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 book fair and Wegman's Lanham. Your children were very excited to shop. The roar cart will be opened every other Friday. The Roar cart will visit the school on March 17th! Please see our donation link below!

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/hear-us-roar/2460892/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=project_submitted&rf=email-system-2017-02-project_submitted-teacher_2870376&utm_swu=2457&challengeid=20573570


Benora McCain
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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 had an amazing time. We will continue work in groups completing all activities for our competition on April 26, 2017. Parents are welcome to meet us at the event. Competition details will be sent on Class dojo.

Benora McCain
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Mid-Atlanctic Fundraiser
Our Spring Fundraiser with Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser kicked off Feb. 28, 2017 during lunch times. Students may sell gifts, kitchen items, flowers, seeds, popcorn and more! Students will had two weeks to sale their items. All orders are due March 14, 2017. Orders will be back before Spring break. Our top sellers from our last fundraiser will go on their limo ride to Chuck E. Cheese April 7th! Thank you for your support!

Benora McCain
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Vote for us so we can get an outdoor classroom!
Please vote once each day. Have all you family, friends, and co-workers vote as well. Each email can only be used once each day. Share this link on social media! Be sure to select Prince Georges county, and Chesapeake Math & IT Elementary school. Thank you for your support!

http://wtop.com/click-for-kids-voting-thank-you/

Benora McCain
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Kids Achieve Club at the Laurel Library
Laurel Library would like to share with you a new program they are starting. It is called Kids Achieve Club and it will be an opportunity for students in Grades K-6 to receive homework assistance from trained volunteers. It is drop-in, there is no need to register, and it will be there at the library, every Wednesday afternoon from 4-6pm, until May 24, 2017. Although it is aimed at children whose home language is not English, it is open to everyone who may benefit from it.

There are attached flyers (in English and Spanish) for you.

Thanks very much for all your support of the Library,

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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MISA Science State Assessment
Dear Parents,

In the coming weeks, all students in grades five and eight in the state of Maryland will participate in the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA). The Federal Every Student Succeeds Act requires Maryland to test science content at least once in the elementary and once in the middle school grades. This is an online assessment based on the Next Generation Science Standards which the state of Maryland has adopted for their curriculum. Schools taking the online test will create a schedule in order for students to access computers and take the test between March 13th and March 31st. A paper format of the science test will be available to any student needing this format and they will test on March 13th through March 24th. All make ups for schools administering the paper test must be complete by March 24th. The test is administered over two days and will take approximately two hours each day.

The test will include both selected response and constructed response items. This year the online version of the test will also include Technology Enhanced Items.

It is extremely important that your child is in school and on time each day of testing. Make-up testing is required for all students. Students may not be permitted to test if tardy on their assigned testing day.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT DOES HIS OR HER BEST JOB. PLEASE…MAKE SURE…

***Your child arrives to school on time.

***Your child eats a substantial breakfast in the morning that will give him/her the necessary energy and alertness for participation in testing.

***Your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before each testing day.

***Your child is in school every testing day. Children absent on a testing day will participate in make-up testing.

***You encourage your child to do his/her best!

Thank you for your help. We know our students will do their best! Should you have any questions, please call the school.

Sincerely yours,
Principal

Ms. Riley
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Lost and Found
Please come in and collect your items. We are busting at the seams. We will be donating items by April 13, 2017.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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MI Math Winter Assessment for 2nd - 5th Graders
Dear Parent/Guardian:

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will be administering the Math Inventory (MI) in grade 2-5 between March 6th and 10th, 2017.The MI is a classroom-based assessment that measures mathematics achievement and growth. This provides one source of evidence about a student’s math achievement. Scores are reported using a measure called the Quantile® measure. This information can be used to monitor progress and set goals for instruction. The testing will last approximately one hour. Please avoid appointments that may take your child out of school during this time period. You can help your child by ensuring that he or she is physically and mentally prepared. Make sure your child has a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast. Help your child to have a positive attitude toward testing! If you have any questions concerning the scheduling of these tests, please contact your child’s school.

Sincerely,

CMIT Elementary
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New Clubs are coming to CMIT!
Parents and Students,

We have new clubs that are coming to CMIT! The letter and attachments below are sent on behalf of Jump for Youth.

Dear Parents:

Jump For Youth is bringing Fun and Fitness to CMIT ELEMENTARY. Our professional instructors will be holding a BASKETBALL and CHEERLEADING clinic on March 18th and March 25th. To register go to our site www.JumpForYouthCamps.com spots will fill up fast. Be sure to bring the completed registration form on the day of clinic. The students will be taught by professional athletes. At the basketball clinic we will teach the students, skills and fundamentals, and have them apply them in a controlled game setting. At the cheer clinic students will learn skills, fundamentals and routines. These clinics are always a wonderful experience for the kids involved, filled with so much fun, it certainly doesn’t feel like ‘working out’. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at:

Info@JumpForYouth.com

201-500-5867


www.JumpForYouthCamps.com
Attachment(s)

Mr. Hatcher
Physical Education
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Future Assessments
CMIT Elementary scholars will take following assessments in near future.

March 6th - 10th: MI (Math Inventory Winter assessment for 2nd - 5th graders)
March 13th - 31st: MISA (New Science Assessment for 5th graders)


Adam A. Akpinar
Program Coordinator
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UPCOMING EVENTS
MATH KANGAROO COMPETITION
I am happy to announce that math kangaroo competition is right around the corner. We have worked on this competition really hard during the year. There will be 13 students to compete on Thursday, March 16 2017.

Good luck Tigers!!!!

Math specialist
MRS. INCI
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CultureFEST 2017!
CultureFEST will be held at CMIT Academy South, 9822 Fallard Ct Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. This is a wonderful, annual activity where all the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation schools come together and celebrate our diversity!

Activities include Parent Sponsored Food and Cultural booths, vendors, student culture booths, and performances from all CLF sponsored schools as well as professionals!

The cost for pre-sale tickets is only $2, and will be on sale soon! (Tickets will be $3 if purchased at the door.)

Mark your calendars and come support all the students in our CMIT community!

If you are interested in hosting a food or cultural booth or would like more information on how you can participate and support, please contact PTO at cmitespto@gmail.com or Ms. Santiago at jlsantiago@cmitelementary.org.

-Ms. Santiago
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Kindergarten
Kindergarten
There is a special homework assignment this week! We need students to disguise a leprechaun! Students will develop a plan and execute to create this disguise and write a story about their "not a leprechaun." The assignment will be due on Friday, as normal, and students should be prepared to talk briefly about the story they create and disguise they chose!

This week in Kindergarten...
English Language Arts
We will read the story "If I Could Go to Antarctica." It is an informational text about the animals, plants, and terrain of Antarctica. We will be working on classifying and categorizing. We will also be reading with words having the medial /e/.

Mathematics
We are learning about measurement! Students are learning about length, weight, and capacity. They will be identifying what materials can be used to measure and which attributes an object can be measured by. (For example, a pencil cannot be measured by capacity!) All our measurement activities are non-standard forms of measurement and comparing, so don't worry about a ruler! :)

Science
Over the next few weeks, students will be learning about various life cycles. This week, we will be learning about the Penguin Life Cycle.

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, one, two, three, four, five, here, go, from

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! Reading logs are due at the end of the month and will be given a zero if blank or missing from your child's folder.
- With the weather fluctuating, 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
Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato
Reading skills – Infer, Retell, connection, and opinion
Spelling – y as in cry and silly
Sight words – Around, form, three, small, set
Grammar Skills – Adjectives

Math
First grade will be working on chapter 14 this week. Chapter 14 is working 3D 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 life science.

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.

Favorite Author Project Due March 17, 2017

1st grade team
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3rd Grade
New Projects in 3rd Grade
This month third grade students will develop a human life cycle of their life. They will combine this project with the advancements of technology. The expectations for completion of the project will be provided to the students next week Monday, 3-13-2017. The projects will be due on Monday, 3-20-2017.

Progress reports went home on Tuesday, 3-7-2017, please check SchoolMax to view the progress of your student. Grades are added and will affect the progress reports that were sent home. If you have any concerns please feel free to schedule conferences with your child's teacher.

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

In math this week students will be assessed on Monday 3-13-2017, on the comparison of two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognizing that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >,=,< and justifying the conclusions by using a visual fraction model. They will move on to reasoning with shapes and their attributes this week as well.

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. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences
Language. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases

Social Studies the students will explain why people must make economic choices identify and apply the steps in the decision-making process identify the opportunity cost of a choice or decision.

The Third Grade Team
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4th Grade
4th Grade Updates
Students did a great job on their Women's History Month Projects! We all learned so much about several strong, successful women and how they have contributed to STEM.

This week in Character Education, we focused on goal setting. We each set academic goals based on MAP scores and progress report grades. Next week, we will focus on writing a plan of action for how we can accomplish those goals. In a few weeks, we will check back in on our progress!

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5th Grade
Understanding Volume Concepts

5th graders worked on finding the volume of cubes and solid figures. They’ve learned that solid figures must first be separated into two “rectangular prisms” before each prism can be solved; using the formula (Volume = Length x Width x Height.) We completed Topic 10 by measuring the size of boxes to find their volumes.

Reminder:
1. Please keep a weekly track of students' grades via Schoolmax
2. Saturday Academy meets 9:00a.m. -11:55 a.m. (Math & Reading – Invites Only)
3. Tentative Dates for upcoming State Assessments
-Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA: March 13-17)
-PARCC (April) – Students can begin practicing using the Computer Base Units for 5th Grade at: https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/math/

PGCPS’ Live Math Homework Helpline: http://www1.pgcps.org/countonus/

Scholars|Parents: Please visit our grade level website for pictures and next week’s pacing guide. http://grade5.cmitelementary.org

Ms. Cooper
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Counselors Corner
Lets keep this one to 2 things...
Hello Tiger's Den!

FIRST ITEM...

I am hopeful many of you have been considering coming to the 4-part series on behavior that I am hosting, starting next week. I am very excited to begin these collaborations, and I can't wait have you be a part of them!

Please check out my blog for more information, to RSVP, and to see if anything changes! (http://guidance.cmitelementary.org/)
You will find this information specifically under "Coffee Collaborations".

While you are there, please check out the other posts, and comment!
I welcome feedback, questions, suggestions, and curiosities! Don't be shy :)

SECOND ITEM...

I absolutely LOVE this website:http://impactadhd.com
I find their articles and resources fantastically helpful (regardless of a diagnosis of ADHD or not).

The post they published yesterday was too good not to share!
I participate in so many meetings here at CMIT as the School Counselor, and I have also sat in a different seat at the table. There are times where the tension is palpable, times where tears are shed, and times where cheers are heard and hugs received.
So much of the way a meeting runs is based on the feelings everyone has even before it starts...




DREADING SCHOOL MEETINGS WITH TEACHERS? TRY THESE 7 STEPS:

Written by Elaine Taylor-Klaus on March 8, 2017
dreading school meetings with teachers

A client emailed me in a bit of a panic. She asked if I could offer any words of wisdom, or a ‘mantra’ for her to run through her mind – something to help her keep her from getting defensive.

She was dreading a school meeting with teachers about her 8th grader, expecting them to tell her a variety of things that her son is not doing well. Why else would they call her in for a meeting?

We emailed back and forth about how she could approach the meeting in order to get the best results. She tends to get triggered and defensive, and she just wasn’t ready to hear “a lot of negative things” about him.

We talked about how she could “design” the meeting with the teachers, a strategy to clarify communication. We are always designing our relationships in life. This technique allows us to do it consciously. Wedding vows are an example of “designing” the relationship of a marriage. “Class rules” in a school environment is another familiar example.

So we talked about how to “design” the meeting with the school, and here’s what we came up with:

7 Steps to Design a Meeting with Teachers

Acknowledgment: Start with thanks and a little team-building. Acknowledge the teachers for how much they’ve been doing to support your child; thank them for being on her team; show your gratitude for having a school that is really working with you; indicate that its clear that everyone wants what’s best for your child. Teachers do not get enough acknowledgement – this is your chance to connect.

Transparency: Tell them that they can count on you to be as open as you can in this conversation, and that you will work with them and with your child to get the best outcomes. Let them know that you find these meetings difficult because you are a little out of your element, so ask them if they’d be willing to help you stay open by starting with something simple.

Play to Strengths: Ask if they’ll start with the positives — what’s going well, or at least better. It’s okay to say that you know there’s going to be challenging feedback. But explain that you find it really helps to point out what’s going well, first. This is especially true because the best solutions are found in the successes!

Self-Talk: Then, remind yourself, “We are all on the same team, working together to help my child.”

Keep Breathing: When they point out a problem, just take a deep breath and let it out before you respond.

Use the improv trick, “Yes, and..”: Acknowledge them, and then move the conversation in a constructive direction. “Yes, I bet he’s tired sometimes — poor kid has such a hard time falling asleep. Would it be okay for him to keep a bottle of water with him, or use a fidget to help himself stay alert?” Or, perhaps, “Yes — he doesn’t test well at all — with his memory challenges, even when he knows the material it’s like he draws a blank in a test. Is there another way that he might be evaluated so that you can assess that he knows the material?”

Take Aim: As you take notes, create a separate list the specific behaviors they point out as problems. Near the end of the meeting, re-cap the list and ask if there’s anything else they are concerned about. Then, ask them which ONE they think is most important to start with? Explain that if we ask your child to work on too many things at once, it can cause overwhelm, and it’s really important to target something very specifically so that your child can have a success and build on that going forward. Trying to change too many things at once is a recipe for failure, but focusing on one thing at a time is a recipe for success.

Remember: You’re on the same team!

Isn’t it time to stop dreading school meetings with teachers? The next time you get “called in” to school, take a few minutes to design your approach, so that you can stay out of defense mode, and open to possibilities!

Graciously,
Your School Counselor
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Special Education
Special Education News
Hello Families! We have been discussing sequence of events and story comprehension for the past few weeks. Here are some helpful links to help your scholars practice at home.

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/seven-strategies-teach-students-text-comprehension

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/strategies-promote-comprehension

When practicing these strategies with your scholars, let them pick the book. If they are interested in the book, they are more likely to retain more information.

Happy reading!

Shannon McVeigh
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Creative Arts
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
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Amazing Art News!
It is with great joy that I announce that we had two works of art selected to go on to the YAM juried art show! Out of the 208 schools in PGCPS 207 were represented at the art exhibit at The Mall of Prince George's. Each school selected 12-15 works of art. There were 20 works of art selected from lower Elementary pre k-2), we have two scholars selected from this group!

I would like to give a huge congratulations to Cassidy Salisbury (2nd Grade) and Josephine Davis (1st grade).

This is a huge honor for our scholars!

If you were unable to see the art exhibit the art is now on display near the art room.

Way to go Josephine Davis and Cassidy Salisbury!

Congratulations to Jala Scott (1st), Caitlyn Wedderburn (3rd), Zahria Mosley (4th), Haley Hunt (2nd), Adonis Wilson-Graham(2nd), Bryce Albery (4th), Gabriella Romero (k), Rosibel Ortiz (3rd), Morgan Virgil (4th), Emnet Theodros (5th), Aaron Stills (2nd) who also represented CMIT Elementary at the art exhibit!

Megan Breckenridge
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PTO Announcements
ST. PATTY'S DAY AFTER SCHOOL DANCE PARTY

The PTO is excited to announce the St. Patty's Day After School Dance Party from 3-5PM on March 17th. The PTO is requesting donated bottles of water, individually bagged chips, bananas, oranges, granola bars and juice boxes. Items can be left at the front desk or during Friday morning drop off. On Friday morning during drop off, the PTO will have a cart outside to collect any food donations.

Tickets are $8 on/before March 16th and $10 on March 17th. Flyer with more information is attached.



To Volunteer

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054da5a923a57-cmit

PTO
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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?
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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