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03/15/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

End of 3rd quarter

FEBRUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

SCHOLARS SPORTS NEWS

LOST & FOUND

Thank you

WE ARE SO PROUD OF CMIT ACADEMY SCHOLARS!!!!

Visitors and Volunteers


FYI

Spring Pictures

March Madness

MISA Science State Assessment

Math Kangaroo Competition

Can you lead with good Character?

If you are interested in a summer camp


UPCOMING EVENTS

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

3rd Annual Lego Night

Future Assessments

CultureFEST 2017!


Kindergarten

Kindergarten


1st Grade

1st Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade


3rd Grade

Rounding 3rd Base


4th Grade

4th Grade News


5th Grade

Students of the Month


Counselors Corner

Coffee Collaborations Take 2!


Special Education

Collaboration is key!


PTO Announcements

Thank you

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Administrative Announcements
End of 3rd quarter
This Friday is the end of 3rd quarter. Monday March 27, 2017, there is no school for students. Please ensure that you have reviewed your scholars grades and submitted work to be recorded for 3rd quarter.

Thank you and keep pushing forward.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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FEBRUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
KINDERGARTEN
Miller – Mia Tavarez
Santiago – Jayden Clement-Njoku
Smith – Carlyah Salisbury
Valera – Penelope Walker

FIRST GRADE
Hutchins – Emmanuel Ndikum-Dick
Starks – Mariah McCleary
Whyte – Samuel Enikanoselu
Rhodes – Jeremy Monteau

SECOND GRADE

Trippe – Yezid Naser
Ahmed – Esmeralda Caballero-Valdez
Brillantes – Chimdindu Ikechekwu
Dougherty – Tyler Mintz

THIRD GRADE
Daniel – Morgan Jackson
Fryson – Shawna Robinson
Tolbert – Xavier Bowen
Nick – Matthew Willis

FOURTH GRADE
Mogilski – Asai'yah Edwards
McCain – Huda Chaudhry

FIFTH GRADE
Watkis – Madison Doster
Cooper – Nathaniel Hicks

CREATIVE ARTS
Avsar (Technology) – Jayden Silla (Tolbert-3rd)
Breckenridge (Art) – Caitlyn Wedderburn (Nick-3rd)
Hatcher (PE) – Joseph Settles (Santiago-K)
Inci (Lego) – Peter Abang (Watkis-5th)
Powell (Ecology) – Audrey James (Watkis-5th)
Ross (Music) – James Butler (Nick-3rd)

CMIT Staff
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SCHOLARS SPORTS NEWS
Congratulations to our very own athletic scholars!

Myles Dixon -- Shaun Howard -- Joshua Virgil

These young athletic scholars qualified to compete in the 2017 United States Track & and Field Association (USATF) Hershey Indoor Youth Nationals at the Ocean Breeze Sportsplex in Staten Island, NY Friday, March 10 – Sunday, March 12, 2017.

The USATF is the governing body for track and field and the most prestigious of all track affiliations as it is the same organization that selects the U.S. Olympic Team. Accordingly, while this is a youth meet, it unequivocally represents the highest level of competition.

Together as three of the four person 4x200M and 4x400M age 9/10 boys relay teams they took 4th place, earning them a spot on the podium and individual medals. Again CONGRATULATIONS to them all!

Principal Riley
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LOST & FOUND
Lost and Found is located in the cafeteria. Please come in and collect your items. We are busting at the seams!!!

Students are permitted to go at any time with permission from their teacher to retrieve lost items. It is growing fast! We do not have the space to accommodate all of the items, so parents PLEASE REMIND YOUR STUDENT TO FREQUENTLY CHECK FOR ITEMS LOST. The items range from CMIT logo apparel, winter coats, light weight jackets, hoodies, lunch boxes, hats, gloves, etc.

REMEMBER TO LABEL YOUR CHILDREN’S ITEMS...items labeled have a higher probability of being returned.

WE WILL BE DONATING ITEMS BY: April 13, 2017

Thank you.

Ms. Riley,
Acting Principal
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Thank you
CMIT Administration and Staff would like to thank the PTO and all the parents that contributed to a successful school dance.

The students appeared to have a great time. It is always exciting to see students interact, smile, and have fun and special events.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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WE ARE SO PROUD OF CMIT ACADEMY SCHOLARS!!!!
The following update gives us an idea of whats to come for our CMIT Elementary scholars in the next a few years:

CMIT Academy North is getting ready for their first graduation this year May 30. We are also excited to see impressive accomplishments:

- 100% of CMIT-North seniors (67 students in total) has already received college acceptance.

- 97% of these acceptances are from 4-year degree institutions.

- The merit based scholarship total amount reached to $3,619,820

- The first IVY league acceptance is for Cornell University!

Some CMIT North seniors are also preparing to attend PGCC graduation ceremony as they are completing their 2-year Associates degree through the ITEC program.


Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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Visitors and Volunteers
As we have amended our visitors and volunteers procedures, we wanted to ensure that everyone is aware of them and can still be apart of the CMIT Elementary community.

We encourage parents to volunteer with their scholars teachers. Parents are our partners and we look forward to working with you. If you are volunteering for an event please contact the event coordinator directly.

To ensure safety for all students and staff members in the building we have enforced the new administrative procedures provided to us.

All visitors in the building must present an ID and be badged to be in the building. Visitors will be escorted by a staff member to their destinations.

All persons who will be interacting with children will need to be fingerprinted. There are different types of fingerprinting available.

Due to a recent change in policy (Administrative Procedure 4215), commercial background checks can NO LONGER be utilized for field trips.

Cost of Fingerprint Background Check $56.57

Cost of Commercial Background Check $7.00 (not applicable for field trips) and must be accompanied by a PGCPS employee at all times while in the building.

Cost of Online Commercial Background Check $7.26 (not applicable for field trips) and must be accompanied by a PGCPS employee at all times while in the building.

Volunteers and chaperones must also view the mandatory reporting video and sign with Mrs. Virgil in the front office that this has been completed. Mrs. Virgil can provide this to you upon request.

To Volunteer please contact the teacher whom you will be working with so that they can provide your information for our volunteer calendar. Volunteers are assigned to a task, time, and teacher. This is for accountability and recording purposes.

For student shadowing please inform Mrs. Virgil and she will add you to the student shadow calendar. Student shadowing can occur up to 2x a month and you observing your scholar.

As a county we are working to ensure the safety of all students. We are airing on the side of caution. Here at CMIT Elementary we are doing our best to ensure that students and staff feel safe to provide the best learning environment that we can.

Thank you in advance for working with us and we look forward to growing as a community and family.

CMIT Elementary administration
Ms. Riley Acting Principal
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FYI
Spring Pictures
As the weather changes and begins to renew our outlook on nature, our scholars have changed as well. In April before Spring Break, we will be conducting Spring pictures for students, students and their siblings, and or Students and their parents. These pictures will need to be prepaid and scheduled. These pictures are not in uniform.

How exciting to get pictures to compare the growth from fall to spring. Look for the information to come home with your scholar this week.

CMIT Elementary Staff
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March Madness
So the buzz on the street is that all of our scholars has a favorite college basketball team that they are routing for. Whether your team made it our not show your support on Monday with a college shirt or jersey.

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

In next week, all students in grade five at our school 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. Our scholars will take this test between March 21st and 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.



CMIT Administration
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Math Kangaroo Competition
Hello CMIT Family,

I really proud of my math club students. They did a great job on Thursday. All of our scholars got certificates and we are so excited to hear the results soon. I would like to thank who participated as chaperones.

Mrs. Inci
Math Support
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Can you lead with good Character?
Looking for an outing that is both inexpensive and exciting all at the same time?

This event is not attached to CMIT Elementary, but we have been given an opportunity to reward 2 lucky students with a family pack of tickets to attend this wrestling event! Mrs. Green has put forth a character challenge to the 3rd-5th grade classrooms: Students are to submit a writing about "what it means to be a good citizen and to lead with character". We will read all entries and select the top 2 scholars submissions to be awarded the tickets!
ALL submissions will be displayed in the school as part of our continuing support of one another in our character development!

If you have an event or opportunity that you would like to share with our leadership team at the school, please contact Ms. Riley.



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If you are interested in a summer camp
Information to be shared. They are not connected to CMIT or CLF.

MAKERSPACES / CLUBS with summer camp
- EngineeringMindz: http://www" title="http://www">http://www. engineeringmindz.com/
- Greenbelt MakerSpace: http://make125. org/
- The Make School: https://www.makeschool.com/summer-academy
- Patriots Technology Training Center: https://www.patriots-ttc.org/home.html


AEOP GEMS (Free!)
http://www" title="http://www">http://www.usaeop.com/ programs/stem-enrichment- activities/gems/
- Sponsored by Army Research Labs
- Kids get paid $100 for completing one-week camp
- Multiple locations
- 3-D printing, solar car racing, next-gen weaponry using fuel cells
- Older students may apply to be counselors.


CAMP INVENTION
http://inventnow-web. ungerboeck.com/programsearch/ program_map.aspx
- K-6 camp sponsored by U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- 7-12th graders may request to be camp counselors while still participating in all activities
- New locations being added weekly; easy to switch locations if necessary
- Scholarships available


DIGITAL HARBOR TECH CENTER
http://www" title="http://www">http://www.digitalharbor.org/ whatwedo/youth/
- Registration has not yet opened for summer Maker Camps
- 3-D printing, circuitry/Arduino, web design, movie-making
- Pay-What-You-Can camps funded by Microsoft and other donors.


IDEAS CAMP
http://www" title="http://www">http://www.ideassummercamps.com/
- Annapolis location, ages 7-12
- Minecraft, Video Game Design/Project Spark
- Coding, Drones, Robotics, Rocketry, LEGOs
- Stop Action Movie Making, Entrepreneur camp, Sports


MINI-CAMPS
- Apple (ages 8-12):
https://www.microsoft.com/about/philanthropies/youthspark/youthsparkhub/programs/studentprograms/
- Microsoft YouthSpark (kids of all ages):
https://www.microsoft.com/about/philanthropies/youthspark/youthsparkhub/programs/studentprograms/



OTHER STEM programs (U-MD, Naval Academy, etc.):
- Search by county: http://www" title="http://www">http://www. stemaction.org/summer-programs


Park and Planning www.pgparks.com or
-http://bt.e-ditionsbyfry.com/publication/?i=380430#{"issue_id":380430,"page":2}

Team Skillz
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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

Tickets can be purchased in advance from Mrs. Virgil at the Front Desk.

CLF
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3rd Annual Lego Night
We will held on Lego night next week on Friday between 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm. There will be a huge participants this year. All parents and guardians are invited for this event.

Mr. Inci
Lego Teacher
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Future Assessments
CMIT Elementary scholars will take following assessments in near future.

March 21st - 24th: MISA (New Science Assessment for 5th graders)



Adam A. Akpinar
Program Coordinator
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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
We hope you had a lot of fun with homework last week! The Kindergarten team will be working on more family fun homework/projects throughout the 4th quarter, so be ready! :D

Field Trip on May 25!
Field Trip forms were sent home last week for our Spring Field Trip to Seussical at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis. Please complete the permission slip and send in $25 by Friday, March 24! Please let your child's teacher know if you are experiencing financial difficulty and cannot submit payment. If you are interested in chaperoning, remember that you must have a fingerprint clearance on file. Contact your child's teacher if you are interested in chaperoning. (We are limited to two parent chaperones per class, so priority will be given to those who contact first.)

This week in Kindergarten...
English Language Arts
Since we had a short week/altered schedule, we will be continuing our lessons from last week. 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 Chicken 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
Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones
Reading skills – Infer, nonfiction writing, and opinion
Spelling – ou and ow like sound and down
Sight words – different, home, us, move, and try
Grammar Skills – Adjectives that compare

Math
First grade will be working on chapter 9 this week. Chapter 9 is working on comparing numbers.

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.


If your child brings a picture of a chicken to school by Tuesday, March 21, 2017 they will get 5 ROAR Bucks

1st grade team
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2nd Grade
2nd Grade
We have an upcoming field trip on April 26, 2017 to the Science Center. Please let your child's teacher know if you are interested in chaperoning. Chaperones will be selected on a first come basis.

Each second grade class is currently working on a book publishing project. Each child is writing a story and creating an illustration that will be included. Stories and illustrations will be assembled and submitted to the publisher. Parents will have the option to purchase the finished class book. You will receive information about purchasing these as our publishing date approaches.







Ms. Ahmed
Mr. Brilliantes
Mrs. Dougherty
Mr. Trippe
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3rd Grade
Rounding 3rd Base
Hello,
Well parents, can you believe 3rd quarter ends on Friday 3-24-2017?
As you may be able to tell, instruction has gotten a little more challenging as we are learning solid third grade skills. The fourth quarter will include of a lot of review as we prepare our minds for the PARCC assessment that will begin in May.

PROJECTS
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 projects are due on Monday, 3-20-2017, rubrics and expectations for this project have gone home, if your child needs an additional one please have them to speak with their Math/Science teacher.

WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE CLASSROOM?
This week in Science students will analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.

In math this week students will reason with shapes and their attributes and recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures. They will be assessed on these skills on Friday 3-24-2017.

Reading/Writing students will finish 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 that people must make choices because resources are limited relative to unlimited wants for goods and services, 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 News
We are off and running in our Novel Unit in Reading Class! We are reading "Shiloh" by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. We are completing several activities as we read the novel, but most notably, we are recording our thoughts and questions in our Reading Journals as we read. We are using these notes to help facilitate class and small group discussions.

Please be advised that all students have been given a copy of the novel to keep until it is completed. Students are responsible for the safe keeping of the book and must return it after the unit is completed. Lost and damaged books must be replaced!

Students should be completing tasks from the "Math Homework Calendar" each day.

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5th Grade
Students of the Month
Congratulations to our February Students of the Month-
Madison Doster and Nathaniel Hicks. Both students are on the honor roll. We are proud of you, keep striving for excellence.

Pictures show-Madison Doster and her cast during a class play, and Nathaniel Hicks showcasing his Tag project.


Lesma Watson Watkis
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Counselors Corner
Coffee Collaborations Take 2!
Hello Tigers' Den!

I know that I have already gushed all of DoJo after our first of 4 installments in the Coffee Collaborations series, and I am not finished yet!
THANK YOU to all who were able to be there for our conversation around Attention Seeking behaviors, and how to best understand and address them. I felt inspired and excited, and looking at our post-assessment data, so did you!
Thank you for growing with me!

Our next workshop will be Thursday, March 23 at 8:30am. It will be structured a bit differently as we delve into Power and Control behaviors and how to work with them, while keeping our sanity :) Please keep checking the blog for updates and more information: http://guidance.cmitelementary.org/

For those of you unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts, I have not forgotten you! I am working to scan the handouts and presentation to be shared with everyone, stay tuned, it is forthcoming...

Have a LUCKY weekend everyone!

Graciously,
Your School Counselor
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Special Education
Collaboration is key!
From The National Association of Special Education Teachers:

"Let’s provide more opportunities for general and special education teachers to collaborate with one another. In a world where inclusion is happening more and more frequently, we need teachers to work together more than ever. There is so much we can learn from one another when we have time to collaborate through common planning time, teacher-to-teacher observations, peer coaching, sharing video tapes of our teaching with one another and through professional learning communities."

Collaboration provides the opportunity for optimal success for all students, not just students with disabilities.


Shannon McVeigh
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PTO Announcements
Thank you
A big THANK YOU to all of our fabulous St. Patty's Day Dance Party volunteers and to those who donated beverage/food items. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Next PTO meeting is April 4th at 6pm in the cafeteria. Please check our website CMITElementaryPTO.com for call in information.

Erika Kelley
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Think Amazon...
Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Chesapeake Math And It Elementary Pto. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-2051473.

CMIT ES PTO
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Giant A+ School Rewards
Register your Giant Card- -Please register your Giant Card for the A+ school rewards. You can register online the school's ID is 18383

CMIT ES PTO
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Box Tops for Education
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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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