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05/18/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

Field Day Colors

Summer Play for a Few More Days:

Summer @Your Library Reading and Learning Program

UPDATE!!! PG County Public Schools - Last Day of School


FYI

Finalist for Student of the year

Mid-Atlanctic Fundraiser Party time! 🎉

STEM fair winners!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Important Dates to Remember


Kindergarten

Kindergarten


2nd Grade

2nd Grade News


3rd Grade

And the beat goes on.....


4th Grade

Fourth quarter has been stemstastic!


5th Grade

Camp Schmidt's Packing List


Special Education

Start young!


PTO Announcements

Muffins, Moms and A Mission - MISSION COMPLETED!

A YEAR IN REVIEW

PTO Board Members Elections


FAQs
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Administrative Announcements
Field Day Colors
Field Day will be June 6, 2017. We would like the students to show school spirit by wearing the same color as everyone on their grade level. The colors are:

Kindergarten-Red
1st-Blue
2nd-Yellow
3rd-Orange
4th-Green
5th-White

If you are interested in helping out on that day, please click the link below:

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


Thank you for your support!

Mr. Hatcher
Physical Education
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Summer Play for a Few More Days:

Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation Extends Summer Day Camps!

The later start to the 2017-2018 school year gives youth more time to spend at Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation summer day camps.

Extended summer day camp options include traditional Explorers Camps, specialty camps, and affordable “Drop-in Playground” and Teen Centers. Explore summer day camp offerings today!

Visit https://smartlink.pgparks.com/smartlink/Start/Start.asp
Select “Register for a Course”
Click “Advanced Search”
Enter the start date: August 11, 2017 and enter the end date: September 1, 2017
Select the subcategory “Day Camps” or “Summer Playgrounds & Teen Centers” depending on your preference
Click “Search”
Browse your options and register!




Unos días más para jugar en el verano: ¡El Departamento de Parques y Recreación del Condado de Prince George ha extendido los campamentos de verano durante el día!

Debido a que el año escolar 2017-2018 empezará más tarde, los estudiantes tendrán más tiempo para disfrutar los campamentos de verano durante el día, los cuales son gestionados por el Departamento de Parques y Recreación del Condado de Prince George.

Las opciones ampliadas de campamentos de verano durante el día incluyen los de «exploradores tradicionales» y especializados, así como centros más económicos para pasar el día y para jóvenes. ¡Averigüe hoy las opciones de campamentos!

Visite la siguiente página de web: https://smartlink.pgparks.com/smartlink/Start/Start.asp y seleccione “Español”
Seleccione “Register for a Course”
Haga clic en “Búsqueda Avanzada”
Ingrese la fecha de inicio (“Start date”): 11 de agosto 2017 y después la fecha de finalización: 1 de septiembre 2017
Debajo del título “Búsqueda de Cursos” y la sección “Categoria/Sub-categoria”, seleccione “Campos de Juego Veranales” o "Summer Playgrounds and Teen Centers" (dependiendo de su preferencia)
Haga clic en “Search”
Busque sus opciones e ¡inscríbase para la opción preferida!

Natiqua Riley,
Acting Principal
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Summer @Your Library Reading and Learning Program
Dear CMIT Elementary School Staff,

Hi! I am Andrea from the local Laurel Branch Library of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. I wanted to ask if library staff could come visit your school and talk to your students about our Summer @Your Library reading and learning program. This year the theme is ‘Build a Better World.’

To participate, students will register or sign in online at www.pgcmls.info (pgcmls.beanstack.org) and complete a variety of activities for badges and prizes. All PGCPS students K-5 have been preregistered. There are also app recommendations and book lists based on your student’s age and interests. Upon completing the online game, your students will get a free book, and can enter to win electronics, gift certificates and event tickets. Adults can also play online. Create your own account today and play along with your students!

When we visit, our staff hope to excite students about summer learning and show them how to play the game. Students will use their LINK number to sign in.

As you know, preventing summer learning loss is very important between school years. Reading and exploring over the summer is the best way for your students to do this. Visit PGCMLS’s calendar of events to see all of the exciting happenings around the county.

I also attaching a bilingual (English/Spanish) flyer introducing the program. Please feel free to share with all of your students and their families.
We are looking forward to working wit you again this spring and summer!

Thanks very much,
Andrea Erickson

Natiqua Riley,
Acting Principal
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UPDATE!!! PG County Public Schools - Last Day of School
This message is to update you on the last day of school for the 2016-17 academic year in Prince George's County Public Schools.

First, we apologize for the late notice. There were two emergency closings in March — one for students and one for students and staff. Since then, PGCPS officials had been seeking a state waiver from the mandatory 180-day school calendar. The waiver for one to two days of student attendance would have allowed the school year to end as originally planned, June 9 for students and June 12 for teachers. The school system recently learned those efforts were unsuccessful.

As a result, we must add two extra days to the calendar for students and one extra day for teachers. The school year will now end June 13 for students and teachers. Schools will dismiss two hours early on June 9, June 12 and June 13 to allow teachers time to complete year-end tasks. These dates are subject to change pending any emergency closures.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience to your family. For more information about the school calendar, please visit the PGCPS website (www.pgcps.org/calendar).



Este mensaje es para ponerlo al día sobre el último día de escuela para el año académico 2016-17 de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince George.

Ante todo, queremos disculparnos por este aviso de última hora. Este año tuvimos dos cierres de emergencia: el 8 de marzo debido a una insuficiencia de personal, y el 13 de marzo por el mal tiempo. Desde marzo, hemos estado trabajando con el estado para obtener una exención de uno o dos días de asistencia para los estudiantes en el calendario obligatorio de 180 días de escuela. La exención habría permitido culminar el año escolar –según lo planeado– el 9 de junio para los estudiantes y el 12 de junio para los maestros. Recientemente, nos enteramos de que los esfuerzos fueron infructuosos.

Como resultado de esta decisión, debemos agregar dos días al calendario para los estudiantes y un día adicional para los maestros. La nueva fecha de culminación del año escolar será el 13 de junio para los estudiantes y los maestros. Las escuelas enviarán a los estudiantes a casa temprano los días: 9, 12 y 13 de junio para permitirles a los maestros terminar con sus deberes de clausura del año. Estas fechas están sujetas a cambios, dependiendo de cualquier cierre por emergencia.

Una vez más, les pedimos disculpas por cualquier inconveniente causado a su familia. Para más información acerca del calendario escolar, por favor visite la página de internet de PGCPS (www.pgcps.org/calendar).

Natiqua Riley,
Acting Principal
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FYI
Finalist for Student of the year
We here at CMIT Elementary would like to congratulate Madison Doster for being a finalist for the Student of Excellence in the 2017 Prince George's County Board of Education Board Awards.

We are very proud of all your accomplishments.

Ms. Riley
Acting Principal
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Mid-Atlanctic Fundraiser Party time! 🎉
Our top seller rewards party will be May 26th during school. All students who sold at least ten items will participate. Please contact Ms. Mccain at bmccain@cmitelementary.org if you have any question, or would like to volunteer. Thank you!

Benora McCain
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STEM fair winners!
Our students participated in the county KFS STEM fair. Zachary Ward took home first place in Microbiology. He also received a Special recognition in Microbiology and won an electron Microscope. Omari Pearson took home first place in Chemistry. Kenneth Hall took home second place in Chemistry.
Moriah Oshinnaiye took home an Honorable mention in Chemical and Physical energy. Ashton Reynolds took home second place in Environmental science.
Brandon Milline took home second place in Engineering and Materials science. We are proud of all the students who participated in the KFS STEM fair. You all did an amazing job.

Benora McCain
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Important Dates to Remember

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 22nd: 3rd grade Air and Space Museum Field Trip
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: UPDATE - FULL DAY/NORMAL Dismissal for students
June 9th: UPDATE - 2 Hour Early Dismissal for students
June 12th: UPDATE - 2 Hour Early Dismissal for students
June 13th: UPDATE - Last day for students and teachers (2 Hour Early Dismissal for students)

Ms. Riley,
Acting Principal
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Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Homework
The words for this week as as follows: of, are, that, do, one, two, three, four, five, here. 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 "Building with Dad." It is about a boy who joins his dad at a construction site! This is a realistic fiction text that will be looking at character and main idea.

Mathematics
We are learning about time!
What you can do at home: Have students try to figure out what time it is, give them a time that you need to leave and have them be "time keeper," or practice counting by 5 to 60 to show the minutes on a clock.

Science
Our butterflies will soon be released! Additionally, we will continue observing the changes of both the egg and the baby chicks over the 2 weeks. Just one more week until our eggs hatch!

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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2nd Grade
2nd Grade News
Second graders have the Spring MAP NWEA testing next week for the subject of Reading and Math. These tests will be taken online using computers, and will be the last of the standardized testing for MAP. The test results will not be a part of your child's report card, however, this data will be used to inform teachers about growth made throughout the year.

Please send your child well rested, well fed, mentally prepared and on time on the following days:

Monday, May 22: Reading MAP testing
Tuesday, May 23: Math MAP testing

Wednesday and Thursday: make-up testing

-The 2nd Grade Team
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3rd Grade
And the beat goes on.....
Teachers and students had a great time at Six Flags, despite the cold and rain.

Important Announcements
*Field trip to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on Monday, May 22nd
*MAP Testing will be done on Wednesday, May 24th.
*Field day will be on Tuesday, June 6th.
*The last day of school for students will now be on Tuesday, June 13th.

Students will continue to review the skills that they have learned this year. Please remind your scholars that they are still expected to ROAR during these last few weeks of school. They are also still expected to come to school prepared to learn with the necessary materials .

Thank you all for your continued support.

Third Grade Team
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4th Grade
Fourth quarter has been stemstastic!
Our business plans are due Monday May 22, 2017! Inventions should have already been turned in. Our end of the year project for Math and science is a student taught lesson. Students should create a lesson to teach to the class. We are getting close to the end of the school year. Please ensure your child is on their best behavior. Behavior issues are on the rise. Thank you for your support!

Benora McCain
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5th Grade
Camp Schmidt's Packing List

Parents, 5th-Grade is preparing for our May 30-31, 2017 overnight, field trip, to Camp Schmidt! Please be mindful of the recommended items that students can bring as well as items that are NOT allowed. The permission slip, medical form, and a T-shirt order form will be coming home shortly. This information is also available on ClassDojo and our grade level website http://grade5.cmitelementary.org

Thank you,

Ms. Cooper
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Special Education
Start young!
Mothers and their babies were recruited from the newborn nursery of an urban public hospital, with more than 250 pairs monitored between ages of 6 months and 4 and a half years (54 months) for how well they could understand words, and for early literacy and reading skills. The study was funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

The findings were compared with the quantity of shared book-reading, such as the number of books in the home and days per week spent reading together. Quality of shared book-reading was gauged by asking whether parents had conversations with their child about the book while reading, whether they talked about or labeled the pictures and the emotions of the characters in the book and whether the stories were age-appropriate.

Adjusting for socioeconomic differences, the researchers found that reading quality and quantity of shared book-reading in early infancy and toddlerhood predicted child vocabulary up to four years later, prior to school entry. Book-reading quality during early infancy, in particular, predicted early reading skills while book-reading quantity and quality during toddler years appeared strongly tied to later emergent literacy skills, such as name-writing at age 4.

The results highlight the importance of parenting programs used in pediatric primary care that promote shared book-reading soon after birth, Dr. Cates said, such as Read Out and Read and the Video Interaction Project.

Shannon McVeigh
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PTO Announcements
Muffins, Moms and A Mission - MISSION COMPLETED!

A big heartfelt thank you to all of the Moms, Grandmothers, Aunts, Sisters and other female role models who came out to eat breakfast and share their careers with our scholars!

CMIT ES PTO
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A YEAR IN REVIEW

CMIT ES PTO
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PTO Board Members Elections
June 6th PTO Elections Are you considering becoming a more active part of CMIT Elementary's 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

CMIT ES 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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