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05/08/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

New Family Orientation

Mark your calendars

Happy Mothers day


FYI

Summer camps in STEM

NSBE Jr. Resource Center for summer camps

K-Kids Elects their 2017-2018 Board!

Last Day of Clubs is MAY 19th!!!

Year Books

20 Things to say more often

Future Assessments

Supply Lists for next school year!!!


Kindergarten

Kindergarten


1st Grade

1st Grade

1st Grade


3rd Grade

The End Is Near!


4th Grade

Fourth quarter has been stemstastic!


Creative Arts

CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS

Field Day


PTO Announcements

June 6th PTO Elections

May 15th – 8:00AM – Muffins with Mom in Celebration of Mother’s Day –


FAQs
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Administrative Announcements
New Family Orientation
On Saturday May 20, 2017 at 10 am, all newly enrolled incoming Scholars and their families are invited to the CMIT Elementary orientation. The CMIT Elementary family is excited as our CMIT DEN continues to grow.

More information will follow via email about this days events.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Akpinar at programcoordinator@cmitelementary.org.


Program Coordinator
Mr. Akpinar
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Mark your calendars
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.

May 15th: PARCC Assessment make ups.
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 29th: Memorial Day (Schools and offices closed)
May 30th & 31st: Camp Schmidt for 5th grade
June 2nd: 5th grade promotion @ 8:30am
June 6th: Family fun day at CMIT ES and Field Day
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

Ms. Riley
Principal
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Happy Mothers day
To all the moms, mommy's, mama, new mom, mema, grandma, nana, grannies, my dears, step moms, step in moms, god mothers, mothers, or and all women who have stepped in to touch and mold the life of a child, today is only one day of 365 day that you are appreciated and loved. May this day be filled with love and happiness. My the appreciation pour in like the rain for the past few days. May it fill you like the sun will this week. And may the love wrap you up and make you smile like a student on June 9th.

WE ALL LOVE YOU!!!

From our CMIT Elementary family to your, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!!

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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FYI
Summer camps in STEM
Summer Programs for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in the Maryland and DC-Metro Area

https://www.stemaction.org/summer-programs

Camps include in General Robotics and Engineering Summer Camp Information
- Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering
- Maryland State Department of Education Summer Centers
- Spaceflight Institute
- Summer Camps with Mad Science
- TIC Summer Camp
- Y of Central Maryland
- Engineering for Kids Maryland Metro
- Center For Future Engineers: Robot Design
- St. Anne’s School of Annapolis
- UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY Summer STEM
- Maryland Science Center
- Howard Community College - Kids on Campus
- IO Workshop
- The Great Adventure Lab
-Patriots Technology Training Center
- iEngineer @ UMD-Summer STEM
- Summer LEGO Robotics Camp
- Mad Science of Washington, DC
- National Society of Black Engineers Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) Camp



Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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NSBE Jr. Resource Center for summer camps
iEngineer@UMD - http://eng.umd.edu/k-12-pre-college-summer-programs

iEngineer@UMD is a summer STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camp for rising 4th and 5th grade students. This one-week commuter day camp is an exciting opportunity for girls to learn more about STEM through a variety of fun, hands-on activities!

Contact Information
Office: 1131XX Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301-405-9434

Pre-Engineering Summer Camps -http://www.engineeringedu.com/store/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=8

A camp directory that lists summer camps for K-12 students in engineering throughout the United States and Canada that are and were previously offered. The directory lists camps that have been hosted by Universities and research centers in the past. Please note that all camps may not be offered every year and that new camps and programs are currently being added.
Grades: Various
Contact: questions@engineeringedu.com
Availability: Nationally

http://www.nsbe.org/NSBE-Jr/External-Resources/Summer-Programs.aspx

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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K-Kids Elects their 2017-2018 Board!
Congratulations to our newly elected board!

President Na'Liyah Thomas
Vice President Titus Kelley
Secretary Warren Fryson
Treasurer Mylee Robinson

ALL of the members who presented speeches did a wonderful job and exhibited professionalism! I am so proud of all of you! I cannot wait to see where our new leadership takes us!

Until next year, start brainstorming for new and fun projects to benefit our school and community!

- Ms. Santiago
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Last Day of Clubs is MAY 19th!!!
Club Parents;

All of the clubs will end as of May 19th except Kuk Sool Won club. The last class of Kuk Sool Won club will be May 25th.

Thank you

Adam A. Akpinar
Program Coordinator
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Year Books
Years Books will be on sale again Beginning after Parcc testing for $25. Dont miss out on capturing some of our greatest moments this school year.

For more information contact Mrs. Breckenridge.

Mrs. Breckenridge.
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20 Things to say more often
As we are moving towards the end of the school year, we have all learned a lot. A profound thing that I wanted to share is, students are say expressing themselves more and more. So to help to continue to build positive character I wanted to share this with you.

Please enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5yCOSHeYn4

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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Future Assessments
CMIT Elementary scholars will take following assessments in near future.

May 15th - 17th: i-Ready Assessment 3rd grade
May 15th - 26th: MAP Spring Assessment


Adam A. Akpinar
Program Coordinator
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Supply Lists for next school year!!!
The supply lists for 2017-2018 school year will be announced on our website soon. We will work with the same company, School Kidz, if you want to order the supplies online and shipped to the CMIT Elementary.

Ordering the supply list info is coming soon...

Adam A. Akpinar
Program Coordinator
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Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Homework
The words for this week as as follows: like, he, for, me, with, she, see, look, they, you. Sight Word Notebooks can stay home until Friday.

Promotion
Thank you to all the parents that completed the promotion survey. Based on the responses, Kindergarten students are being asked to wear all White Dresses (Girls) or White Button down long sleeve shirts with Khaki Pants (boys). The theme will be "Oh, to First Grade We Will Go."

As a reminder, the promotion will be held in the cafeteria on Wednesday, June 7 from 8:30-10:00am. Tickets will be sent home on Monday, June 5 based on the survey responses. Remember, tickets should include siblings that are in the building. This will act as their pass to leave class. If you need to make changes to your ticket count, please contact Ms. Santiago at jlsantiago@cmitelementary.org and we will do our best to accommodate.

This week in Kindergarten...
English Language Arts
We will read the story "This is the Way We Go to School." It is about different ways children get to school all over the world! This is a realistic fiction text that will be looking at character and main idea.

Mathematics
We are learning about money! We will identify different coins and their worth. Additionally, we will be counting money and closing out with determining if we have enough money to make purchases!
What you can do at home: take out your change and encourage your scholar to identify the coins and even try counting how much money there is! (Utilize their knowledge of counting by 5's and 10's for nickels and dimes.)

Science
We will continue observing the life cycle of a butterfly in real time! Students will watch as our classroom caterpillars go through the metamorphosis stages to become a butterfly.
Additionally, we will continue observing the changes of both the egg and the baby chicks over the next month, until the egg hatches.

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, what, said, was, where, come

REMINDERS
- Homework is due on FRIDAY each week. Remember to bring sight word journals every Friday. 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
A BIG THANK YOU
We would like to thank all the parent and PTO for an amazing teacher appreciation week. We were over joyed with the delicious lunches and treats through out the week.

Little Turtle
Reading skills – Retelling, nonfiction
Spelling – hard and soft c as cat and circle
Sight words – point, page, letter, mother, answer
Grammar Skills – contractions

Math
First grade will be on chapter 13 this week. Chapter 13 is working on time to the hour and half hour.

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.

1st Grade
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1st Grade
A BIG THANK YOU
We would like to thank all the parent and PTO for an amazing teacher appreciation week. We were over joyed with the delicious lunches and treats through out the week.

Little Turtle
Reading skills – Retelling, nonfiction
Spelling – hard and soft g as goat and giant
Sight words – found, study, still , learn, world
Grammar Skills – homophones

Math
First grade will be on chapter 6 this week. Chapter 13 is working on graphs.

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
The End Is Near!
The Third Grade team would like to thank the parents and PTO once again for the gifts during Teacher Appreciation Team. We truly appreciated the kindness!
The third graders did a great job during PARCC testing and we are so proud of them. Third graders will have a dress down day on Monday, March 15, this is also Muffins with Mom.
In Language Arts, students will be reviewing reading and writing skills, they will also be presenting their economy projects.
In Math, students will be introduced to 4th grade math with Pearson's Step Up to 4th Grade. The students will research the ecosystem of Maryland.
Thank you for all of your support!

Third Grade Team
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4th Grade
Fourth quarter has been stemstastic!
We Finished our Parcc testing. We had a great time at Six flags. Please ensure your child has turned in their invention. Business plans will be due May 19th. We are excited to have Muffins with mom on Monday. Our end of the year project for Math and science is a student taught lesson. These lesson plans are due and will be taught the last two weeks of school. A very special thank you to the sibling of Musa and the parents of Marques, Ashton, Laila, Moriah, and Brian for joining us on our trips this week! Happy mothers day to all our class Mothers!

Benora McCain
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Creative Arts
CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
We are ecstatic to announce that on May 16 at 6:00 p.m. CMIT TIGERETTES, CHORUS, and CMIT STEPPERS will showcase what they have learned this year during club. Parents, please be on time as we will have a lot to show and you may be able to win a special prize during the show. See you there!

Tenika Fryson
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Field Day
Parents,

We are in the process of planning Field Day, which will be held on June 6, 2017. It's going to be an exciting day! If you are interested in helping out on that day, please click the link below:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054cafae2bab9-field2

You will receive more information in the upcoming weeks.

Thank you!

Mr. Hatcher
Physical Education
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PTO Announcements
June 6th PTO Elections
Are you considering becoming a more active part of CMIT Elementary PTO? Elections for board members will be held on June 6th. The position for Corresponding Secretary will be open to all who wish to run. If you are interested, please email cmitespto@gmail.com


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May 15th – 8:00AM – Muffins with Mom in Celebration of Mother’s Day –
RSVP Required. We are looking for volunteer and donations for this event. If you are interested in volunteering or donating, please email cmitespto@gmail.com. Sign-Ups will be available after we return from break.

Ms. Riley would also like to invite Moms who wish to stay to enjoy lunch with their children that same day.

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?
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ELEMENTARY (Kindergarten - 5)

 

Daily

Weekly

Monthly

Reduced Price Breakfast

$0.30

$1.50

$6.00

Full Price Breakfast

$1.60

$8.00

$32.00

Reduced Price Lunch

$0.40

$2.00

$8.00

Full Price Lunch

$2.75

$13.75

$55.00

Q: How do I pay for the breakfast/lunch?
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METHODS OF PAYMENT
Cash

Send Cash payment to the school cafeteria so your child’s account can be updated.

Online Payments using a debit or credit card

Visit www.MySchoolBucks.com to set up, review, and add money to your child’s account.

The account balance follows the student as long as they are enrolled in a Prince George’s County Public School.

Q: Where can I find the menu for the breakfast/lunch?
A: Please click on the link for the School Menu.

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