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04/08/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

CMIT Elementary Upcoming Events

Parcc week Snack sign up

Welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Inci


FYI

K-Kids - Honor Flight

National Math Festival 4/22/2017

FDA alerts voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

Maryland Day is back April 29th

Spring break Packets

PGCPS Calendar


UPCOMING EVENTS

MESA/CLUB

Roar Cart

SPRING PICTURE DAY IS COMING!


Kindergarten

Kindergarten


1st Grade

1st Grade


3rd Grade

Earth Day


4th Grade

Fourth quarter upcoming deadlines!


5th Grade

Field Trips


Special Education

What are we up to???


Creative Arts

Art Show Announcement


FAQs
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Administrative Announcements
CMIT Elementary Upcoming Events
Mark your Calendars. CMIT Elementary staff and parents continue to plan great learning and fun activities for our wonderful students. Please mark your calendars for the following events. Students are reminded to present positive behavior as Roar bucks are required for most of the activities listed below.

More information for each of these events will continued to be shared in the school newsletter as the relevant information becomes available.

April 11th: Spring Picture Day, (Dress Down and prepaid)
April 14th – 21st: Spring Break
April 24-28 - Parcc Spirit week
April 24th: Earth Day at CMIT
April 26th: Administrative Appreciation Day
April 26th: 2nd grade field trip Maryland Science Center Grade 2
April 26th: STEM club competition
April 27th: Honor Roll Assembly
April 27th: CLF Annual Awards Night
April 28th : Parcc Pep Rally 3-5 grade
April 29th: Last day of Saturday Academy
May 1st – 5th: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1st – 12th: PARCC Assessment, 3rd – 5th
May 8th - Casual Day for all student who took Parcc with no tardies or absences.
May 8th – 12th: i-Ready Assessment K-5
May 9th: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
May 12th: Six Flags STEM Grades 3,4,5
May 15th: Muffin with Mom @ 8:00am
May 15th: Career Day (Mrs. Ritchie)
May 15th: Lunch with Mom 10:15-12 (Depending on the grade level)
May 15th – 26th: MAP Spring Assessment
May 19th: Last day of CLUBS
May 19th - 1st grade field trip Baltimore Zoo
May 20th - New Families Orientation
May 25th: Kindergarten Field trip to see Suessical
May 26th - Field day K-5 (tentative) or June 6th
May 29th: Memorial Day (Schools and offices closed)
May 30th & 31st: Camp Schmidt for 5th grade
May 30th:3rd-4th grade Air and Space Museum (tentative)
June 2nd: 5th grade promotion @ 8:30am
June 6th: Family fun day at CMIT ES tentative
June 6th: Final PTO meeting with election @6:00pm
June 7th: Kindergarten Promotion @ 8:30am
June 8th: 2 Hour Early Dismissal for students
June 9th: Last day of School for students (2 Hour Early Dismissal for students)
June 12th: Last day for teachers

CMIT Staff
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Parcc week Snack sign up
Attention CMIT-ES Parents and Guardians,

I am happy to announce that this year we will be having our first ever PARCC Spirit Week! We are looking for your support to donate treats for the students to enjoy throughout testing. If you are able, please sign-up to donate https://goo.gl/forms/QKm2IMKPfPtV6zkB3 or just drop by with them! You can start to drop off donations ASAP if they are non perishable (Parcc is MAY 1, 2017). The deadline to drop off the snacks/drinks is Friday April 28, 2017 and fruit each morning by 8:00 am from May 1-May 12.

We are look for health snacks. Examples are 100 calories snacks, fruit, small water bottles, mints, granola bars, etc.

Thank you for your help and support.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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Welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Inci
As many of our parents know we have many new families starting and growing here at CMIT Elementary.

This week we were honored to welcome a baby boy with Mr. and Mrs. Inci. Their Baby boy is healthy and the both parents are doing well.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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FYI
K-Kids - Honor Flight
As the weather warms up, Honor Flight is starting up again! For those that did not get to participate in the Fall, Honor Flight is a program for Veterans (mostly from WWII) where they have the opportunity to visit our nation's monuments that pay tribute to the services and sacrifices they made to our country. For many Veterans, this provides much needed closure - where they are able to also recognize their fallen friends and family. For more information check out: https://www.honorflight.org/. We spend a small part of the morning at the airport, welcoming them to the DMV and thanking them for their service!

We have TWO opportunities to participate in The Honor Flight at BWI Airport! The Kiwanis Club will be there on April 15 and May 6. We meet as early as 7:00am to receive our Gate Access Passes and go through security. The flight arrives at 8:10am. There is also another flight at 9:55AM if you would like to stay for that as well.

If you would like to participate, please send me the following information for yourself and your child(ren) by April 7 for April 15 and April 28 for May 6 so that I can request your Gate Access Pass (GAP):

-First Name
-Middle Initial
-Last Name
-Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
-Gender

All ages are welcome! Anyone 18 and over is required to bring a government-issued photo ID. Please park in the hourly garage and bring your parking ticket with you to be validated. You must turn in your parking ticket 45 minutes prior to the flight time (7:25AM), but the earlier you arrive, the better! We meet inside Door 7 on the main level of BWI (this is the level where the ticketing counters are), closer to Security Gate C. You will see a group of volunteers for Honor Flight wearing neon yellow shirts. We will meet there at 7:25AM at the latest, collect our Gate Access Passes, and then go through the employee line of security together. From there we find our flight and wait for the veterans to arrive!

NOTE: The last day for clubs will be May 19. The following is a list of our remaining meeting dates!
April 11 - Bring in posters, markers, etc. to create posters to Earth Day.
April 25 - Bring in an old T-shirt to make into a dog toy to donate to a local animal shelter! (See sample here: http://www.withmycamera.com/2012/03/getting-crafty-with-pinterest.html )
May 9 - FINAL meeting! Bring ideas for projects for next year! :D

- Ms. Santiago
jlsantiago@cmitelementary.org
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National Math Festival 4/22/2017
The National Math Festival brings together some of the most influential mathematicians of our time to inspire and challenge participants to see math in new and exciting ways. Through a day of lectures, hands-on demonstrations, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, children’s book readings, and more, they bring out unexpected sides of mathematics for everyone, from toddlers to adults of all ages.

The National Math Festival is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C.

Please visit : http://mathfest.org/2017-festival/ for more information.

Mr.Taner

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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FDA alerts voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

CMIT Elementary families with scholars using these medications are encouraged to review the full text of the FDA recall in order to ensure your unit lot is not included in the recall and act accordingly. If you have Epipen for your scholar with the nurse at CMIT Elementary, please email sally.warf@pgcps.org to ensure your unit is not included in the recall.
The full text is linked below.

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm550170.htm

Nurse Warf
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Maryland Day is back April 29th
Family Fun
The University of Maryland’s one-day open house features hundreds of family-friendly and interactive events. Come experience our world of Fearless Ideas and see how we Do Good for our community, the state and the world.

Here’s a peek at a few Maryland Day 2017 events:

CALLING ALL ALUMNI!
Hornbake Plaza
Do Good with alumna Robin Chiddo '06 and her philanthropic organization, the Love Blanket Project. Join the Alumni Association to help fold and package shirts into blankets for children and adults living with illness. Plus, take home a Maryland alumni flag when you join or renew your Alumni Association membership! $10 of your contribution helps transform the student experience through student scholarships.



ART IN SPACE AND PLACE
Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building
Come virtually experience some of the world's great art in its everyday setting. Whether on the big screen or in virtual reality, explore wonders such as the Sistine Chapel, Machu Picchu and more.


NO EXCUSES WORKOUT AND WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT
McKeldin Mall
School of Public Health alumnus and celebrity trainer Steve Jordan will lead a group fitness exercise that encourages you to move your body, change your emotional state, improve your mental clarity and increase movement. Plus, help break the world record for the 60-second plank challenge!

THE PORTAL
Tawes Plaza
Connect with someone across the world! Portals is a global network of gold-painted shipping containers that are equipped with immersive audio and video technology. Guests who enter a portal can make eye contact and converse with someone in another portal as if they are in the same room.

Free admission and parking. Learn more at MARYLANDDAY.UMD.EDU

#MARYLANDDAY

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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Spring break Packets
Spring break is quickly approaching. As we strongly recommend that you and your scholars enjoy your break. We also recommend that you find time to review with your scholars. Hitting out of the "PARCC" will begin shortly after we return from break and we want to ensure that we are warmed up and ready to swing and connect for the home run.

Spring Break packets are optional. Please review the attached information.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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PGCPS Calendar
4/10 3rd Quarter Report Cards Released
4/10 BOE: Parent, Family and Community Engagement Committee Meeting at 6:00 pm
4/13 Family Institute's Fingerprinting/CPS Background Checks: Keeping Our Children Safe Back to Events 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM (ET)
Drew-Freeman Middle School
2600 Brooks Drive
Suitland MD 20746
301.618.7356
Family.Institute@pgcps.org
4/14-4/23 Spring Break

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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UPCOMING EVENTS
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 to 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. We will meet Wednesday, April 12th from 3:00-4:30pm! Thank you!

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. 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 April 13h. Thank you to all the parents who sent in donations. Please see our donation link below! Students earned a movie day with 30 Roar bucks.

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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SPRING PICTURE DAY IS COMING!
Chesapeake Math and IT Elementary
Picture Day: Tuesday, April 11
Picture Day ID: MJ226026Q0
Link to orderhttps://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/pictureDayId/MJ226026Q0

Please go to this link and you can preorder your pictures here. Students will be allowed to DRESS DOWN on this day. Have a sibling at the school? Siblings can take pictures together.

ONLY students who have prepaid for pictures will take pictures for Spring Pictures.

Spring pictures will be taken on April 10th! Order forms were distributed to students last Friday. Extra forms are also available in the school lobby and the cafeteria.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

1. Pictures must be prepaid online or payment must be presented to the photographer at the time your picture is taken.

2. Please bring the Lifetouch envelope from the form with the pre-payment code or with the appropriate form of payment.

We look forward to seeing many smiling faces!

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Promotion Survey
The promotion is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 8:30-10:00am. THE SURVEY WAS DUE ON April 7. If you have not completed the survey, please do so ASAP. Failure to reply will result in a maximum of 2 tickets for the promotion. Thank you to those that have already replied! At this point, it will likely be that we will order cap and gowns for the students. More details on the cost to come soon. https://goo.gl/forms/3D2uf3KGQVD7t3J13

This week in Kindergarten...
English Language Arts
We will read the story "Mayday Mayday." It is an informational text about emergency response teams on the ocean! We will be discussing cause and effect. We will also be reading with words having the ending sound /ks/ spelled Xx.

Mathematics
We are transitioning to "Step Up to First Grade" - a three week overview of basic first grade skills and Kindergarten review. At the close of this unit, we will be conducting diagnostic tests to identify any areas of weakness before moving into a bit of time and money!

Science
Over the next few weeks, students will be learning about various life cycles. This week, we will be learning about the Plant Life Cycle.
After this week, we will be starting our Spring Break project. For this project, we STILL need potting mix/soil, and clear 5oz plastic cups (the short and wide ones). If you are able to donate any of these items, please contact your scholar's teacher! (Much thanks in advance!)

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, yellow, blue, green

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.
- 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.
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1st Grade
1st Grade
Growing Frogs
Reading skills – Schema, Retelling, nonfiction
Spelling – oi and oy like join, joy
Sight words – ask, men, read, need, land
Grammar Skills – possessive pronouns

Math
First grade will be finishing chapter 9 this week. Chapter 9 is working on comparing two digit numbers. 76> 35

Social Studies
We are working on Our Environment, the students will continue with weather. Students will be introduced to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Science
First grade will be starting to work on life science.

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3rd Grade
Earth Day
This upcoming week, we will be practicing and preparing for our PARCC assessment which will be given during May 1- May 12. We will discuss test taking strategies as well as administer a PARCC practice test. Students will need to bring in headphones for their individual use.
In Reading, students will be answering and asking questions while demonstrating understanding of a text. Students will write with various purposes and audiences.
In Social Studies, students will discuss economic decision making and scarcity.
In Math we will reviewing area, perimeter, and elapsed time.
In Science we will be investigating and researching the various ecosystems of Maryland. We will also be celebrating Earth Day on April 24 by beautifying the school grounds. Please contact your students' homeroom teacher if you would like to volunteer.
Spring Homework packets are available at pgcps.org. This is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended that your student complete the packet.

Tammy Nick
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4th Grade
Fourth quarter upcoming deadlines!
Students should be taking the online practice PARCC assessment for fourth grade math and reading. Tenmarks is still due every Saturday. Students who have iready may substitute two Tenmarks assignments for Iready lessons. Students should be working on their inventions and business plans. Please turn in your inventions April 13th or earlier if you will leave early for Spring breal! Please send boxes, foil, tape, platic wrap, and small boxes for our Solar powered ovens! Have a great break!

https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/

Benora McCain
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5th Grade
Field Trips

Students enjoyed the performances at NorthWestern High School. They danced and sung along with top hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. We thank our acting principal, Ms. Riley, for recommending the performance & Mrs. McCain (4th grade teacher) for coordinating Monday's field trip.

Upcoming events for 5th grade. We will need chaperones. Please contact Ms. Cooper if you're interested.

Outdoor Education at Six Flags America - May 12
Overnight trip to Camp Schmidt - May 30-31
5th Grade Promotional Ceremony - June

Please visit our grade level website for next week's pacing guide http://grade5.cmitelementary.org/?page_id=135

Ms. Cooper
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Special Education
What are we up to???
This week some of your scholars began their discussion about measurement. Your scholars have been enjoying comparing objects based on how long they are. If you are looking for additional resources to use with your scholars, here are a few good links to fun measurement games and activities.

https://www.education.com/activity/measurement/

https://www.funbrain.com/measure/

http://pbskids.org/games/measurement/

Have fun scholars!


Shannon McVeigh
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Creative Arts
Art Show Announcement
It is with great joy that I announce that we have not 1 but 4 artists who will represent Chesapeake Math and IT Elementary at the juried art show. This means that out of the approximately 2,000 works of elementary art at the Mall show in March about 20 were chosen from Pre k-2nd grade and about 20 more for 3rd grade-5th grade.

Please join me in congratulating our scholars who will represent our school:
Josephine Davis 1st Grade- Heart
Cassiy Salisbury 2nd Grade- Hills
Laila Kuyateh 4th- Music
Genesis Edwards 5th- Ballerina

Congratulations again! Best of luck at the art show!

If you would like to check it out the information is below
Where: The Shops at Inversion at 3737 Branch Ave, Temple Hills, MD 20748 When: April 27- May 7th, during mall hours

Megan Breckenridge
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FAQs

Transportation: Student Drop Off /Pick Up and Early Departure
Note: The parents/guardians are responsible for the daily transportation of their child(ren). CMIT-Elementary does not provide transportation during student arrival or student dismissal. Please update the authorized person(s),including the bus company or the childcare business, that will pick up your child(ren)by submitting an email or written notice to , Crystal.Dubon@pgcps.org and the Principal’s Secretary, Stefanie.Powers@pgcps.org.

Q: What is the earliest that I may drop off my child?
A: 7:35 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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