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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South Elementary

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11/02/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Important News

Important Dates

Uniform Enforcement

Carline Support

Picture Day is Friday November 9th (SCHOOL UNIFORMS ONLY)


Grade Level Greatness

Art Club!

Reflection and Foresight

Happenings in Libebe's Fifth

Performance Preparation/Music Homework

First Grade Happenings

STEM Lego& Robotics

Week 9, conferences and Culturefest info !

Art News


Announcements & Reminders

Doorway WINNERS!!!

Ozobot Evo Club

CultureFest, Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10am-4pm

The Charter School Lottery Opens November 1, 2018

November News

End of the First Marking Period!

SPARKS are on FIRE


PTO News

Honey Baked Ham Co.

PTO Newsletter

Mark Your Calendar!

Join the "Carnival Night" planning team


The Counselor's Den

Education


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Important News
Important Dates
November 5 is a 2-hour early dismissal day. There will no clubs on this day. Please pick up your child by 12:15 pm. Those students enrolled in enrichment will follow the policies and procedures outlined. November 6 is election day and schools are closed. Please go out and vote. November 12 is parent-teacher conferences. Please look for sign-ups from the teachers in the next coming weeks. November 21-23 Thanksgiving Break (School Closed)

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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Uniform Enforcement
Greetings, We now have two Student Support Specialists, Ms. Robinson and Mr. Holloway. They will be conducting random uniform checks during the first class period. Parents will be contacted for those students who are not in compliance via email. As a reminder, students are to wear all black shoes only, a uniform shirt, and khaki/blue bottoms. If your child does not have the appropriate clothing on, you will be called to and asked to bring the clothing items reflective of the policy. On physical education days, students who want to wear the athletic bottoms must have on the required uniformed t-shirt. If you child does not have a uniformed t-shirt for physical education, he/she should wear their regular school uniform (i.e., polo shirt & khakis). We appreciate your support.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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Carline Support
Do you have 10 minutes extra time in the mornings? Are you available in the mornings to help our team with car line? If so, please sign up for an available time slot to help get the children out of the car and into the building quickly. Any support you can offer is greatly appreciated! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4BADAF2AA0FD0-cmit

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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Picture Day is Friday November 9th (SCHOOL UNIFORMS ONLY)
Picture order forms will be sent home next week. You can also order pictures online at mylifetouch.com Picture Day ID: MJ218093Q0 We are in need of volunteers to assist with picture day. If you're available please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4BADAF2AA0FD0-picture

Thank You!
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Grade Level Greatness
Art Club!
Hi K Art Club families! This week we got the chance to make a tree by stamping fall leaves with apples! After our craft, we got the chance to go outside and find other fall leaves. What a fun day! Ms. Lucas and Ms. Curtis

Diana Lucas
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Reflection and Foresight
Be on the lookout for Quarter 1 grades Monday. Culturefest is this Saturday! Come join us this weekend. Picture day is coming up - forms will be sent home on Monday. In Math Unit 2 has been pushed back to next Friday to allow students more time for comprehension. Unit 2 will include the following standards: 4.OA.A.1, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3, 4.NBT.B.5, and 4.MD.A.3. This week we have been working on multiplying 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers and up to 4 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. In Reading, we began reading close reading Letters Home from Yosemite to synthesize with the National Park’s video to explain the importance of park preservation. In the week to come, we will continue to identify important details from the text and transition to gather detail from the video to outline their written response. The homework will reflect progress in class and the need to reach our goal of completion by the end of the week. In Science we are continuing to learn about was the Earth’s surface changes, and will have our Unit exam next week. Please keep your eyes out for Science homework this coming week about Deposition Rate and The Last Ice Age. Homework may need additional resources to be completed accurately. In Social Studies we took an indepth look at the American Revolution. We discussed the significant events leading up to and during the war and we created our own timelines of significant events in our lives. We will progress to life during and after World War II. In Health students will begin learning about the digestive system for the month of November.

4th Grade Team
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Happenings in Libebe's Fifth
Happy Friday! This week was a great one! Students were introduced to a new positive activity in our classroom called "Bucket Fillers" students are required to right two positive notes to their peers everyday. This will also be tied to their Social Skills grade. Regarding grades, they have been published however please know that things are subject to change until Monday as not all assignments have been entered. Next week in Math we will start our Fractions Unit and new timelines will be handed out for the STEM Fair as a few things have changed. Thank you all for being flexible as things are shifting and congratulate the students on completing their first quarter of fifth grade!!

-Ms. Libebe
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Performance Preparation/Music Homework
With Culture Fest right around the corner, each class practiced in class this week by doing a mock performance. They learned that when performing, etiquette is half the battle, including silence when taking the stage and keeping the proper formations. We will continue to practice performing regularly in preparation for future performances. We look forward to performing for all in attendance tomorrow! Students who have yet to turn in their music homework have until Monday to turn it in for a grade. They can bring in a drawing, a page from a magazine, written lyrics, or something printed from online that has to deal with music. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via Class Dojo.

Jared Bailey Music Teacher CMIT South Elementary
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First Grade Happenings
We have completed another great week here in First grade and have ended our first quarter! This week we have started talking about what culture is and what it looks like. We completed Unit 2 in math which covered more addition and subtraction plus 2D and 3D shapes. In reading we've started talking about people in our community and how they help others. In science we're still talking about the difference between light and dark. Announcements for 11/5-11/9: Monday, November 5th is a 2-hr early dismissal. Dismissal will start at 12:00 pm so please be on time to pick up your students Tuesday, November 6th school is closed due to Election Day We will take our Unit 3 Pre-test for Math. This will not count towards their grade, it will just give us a better idea what to focus on the most when going through the unit. If you have not already signed up for a Parent-Teacher Conference please do so. If there isn't a good time for you left on the sign up sheet, please email your child's teacher to set up a better date and time. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Storybook Character Parade, everyone looked AMAZING. Have a good weekend and see you on Monday :)

First Grade Team
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STEM Lego& Robotics
Dear parents/ guardians, K-2 grades helped our two characters, captains Sam and Sara to build a raft using building instruction paper. The students will complete the assignment next week. I would like to allow students to sail their rafts on water. So, I need little pool such as washtub or bathtub. If you have one, may I borrow it? Thank you in advance. 3-5 graders had a pop quiz about A3, A4, and A5 for reminding previous lessons. Then, they built simple machine A6 which is Merry-Go-Round using building instruction booklet. The students also received extra assignments to make up the grades. ... The students of Lego Club created little ducks with using Lego pieces. The students of Math Club studied Basic Knowledge of Math and solved many questions. The FLL Club started last Saturday. The students worked as a team and started to build up 'Into Orbit" project which has 1944 pieces. I'm also so happy to announce two different Lego& Robotics Events. "Robots Rock Rockville For ages 6 to 96 Free Experience the wonder of robotics as teams showcase their robots November 10th, 2018 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Rockville Memorial Library, Meeting Room 2  Learn about robotics activities in your local area  Meet award-winning robotics teams from Maryland  Build! Program! Play! The hardest fun you will ever have!" "FLL Fridays at KID Museum: KID Museum will host FLL Fridays again this year, a program to support local FLL teams. Fridays in November, teams can come to KID for open practice sessions facilitated by members of local FRC and FTC teams, including the 2018 World Champion FTC team Wizards.exe. These mentors can provide help with the Robot Game and robot design, and give feedback on projects. The sessions will take place on the following Fridays from 4:30-6:30 pm: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30. Registration is free (suggested donation), but space is limited! Visit our calendar page at https://kid-museum.org/events/2018-11/ to find and register for individual sessions. Questions? Contact Amanda Puerto Thorne at amanda@kid-museum.org." Have a wonderful weekend! Sincerely, Esra Keskin Lego & Robotics Teacher

Sincerely, Esra Keskin Lego & Robotics Teacher
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Week 9, conferences and Culturefest info !
Greetings Parents and Guardians, Another great week in P.E. class is in the books. This week we focused on non-locomotor movements and learning the 4 bases of support for maintaining balance. The younger grades, K-2, learned what balancing is and were able to apply the 4 bases of support while spelling out letters of the alphabet that I presented them on the board with their bodies. Some were pretty tough, but I was amazed at the different ideas that each partnership displayed. The older grades are finishing up with their fitness testing and will soon learn their statistics and be able to set a goal to reach by the end of the year. This week we mostly finished curl ups and push ups with a few classes breaking into the flexibility testing ( sit and reach test ). It is all very similar to the presidential fitness test that most adults had to take when we were kids. New safety standards have changed the way in which students take the tests, but the results are the same. This Saturday, November 3 is Culturefest ! Fliers were given out to all car riders at dismissal a few days ago. Myself and Mr. Bailey ( music teacher ) hope to have some students show up and help us sing "Can't Stop the Feeling" made famous by Justin Timberlake and the Trolls movie. If you can find the time between 10am and 4pm Saturday, please help us sing or just show your support ! This being our first year, we would like to have a large number of supporters and be able to rival our already established North school. The festival will be held at CMIT North. The web address below is a way to sign up for a 10 minute slot on November 12 to meet with me for parent conferences. Only one person has signed up so far so there are plenty of spaces available. I will be in the gymnasium awaiting each scheduled meeting. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f48a9ae2fa3f58-parent I look forward to seeing people at Culturefest and conferences !

Garrett Loomer P.E. Teacher - Department Chair CMIT South Elementary gloomer@cmitsouthes.org
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Art News
Hello parents! At this point, students have yet to bring any of their classwork home. Starting next week, students will receive all of their past projects and classwork completed during the first quarter to bring home. You should expect to see a variety of items such as worksheets, preliminary drawings, warm ups and final art pieces. I know your children will be excited to show you all that them have done so far this year! Please feel free to email/message me on class dojo if you have any questions concerning their work. Thank you.

Brittney Frei
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Announcements & Reminders
Doorway WINNERS!!!
There was a lot of creativity exhibited in our first ever door competition! The theme was Enchanted Forest. 1st place: Ms. Brown 2nd place: Ms. Fleet 3rd place: Ms. Curtis

Tyra Robinson
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Ozobot Evo Club
Greetings Parents/ Guardians, 2-HR Early Release is next week Monday, November 5. Ozobot Evo Club is canceled on 2-hour early dismissal days. Thank you, Mrs. AK

Mrs. Ak
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CultureFest, Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10am-4pm
Come out and enjoy the fun--activities, games, vendors, and food.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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The Charter School Lottery Opens November 1, 2018
Please see the attached information regarding the charter school lottery process from the Interim CEO of Prince George's County Public Schools, Dr. Monica E. Goldson.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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November News
Parents/Guardians, Just a few basic reminders as we work towards a successful school year. 1. Please keep the lines of communication open between your scholar and his/her teacher. Be fair and consistent in how we handle misunderstandings so that at all times, there is respect. 2. Follow up on all school work, even over the weekend:) Provide and support students to do independent research. They already love the internet, so this will be a natural for them. 3. Remind students of the rules for school. Encourage them always to do their very best at school. Scholastic Book Fair:- To our wonderful parents-you know who you are. We thank you for organizing and implementing all activities for the Fair. You all are awesome sauce. I am glad that you are here. Enrichment:- We will start dismissal for enrichment from the front office starting Wednesday, November 7th. Please use the Pikmykid app to ensure a faster and smoother process. Monday, November 5 is a 2-Hr Early Release Day for students. This is a Professional Development Day for teachers. Dismissal from the STARS program ends at 2 PM Sharp Dismissal from the SCHOLARS program ends at 6 PM sharp. Clubs:-No clubs this Monday, due to 2-Hr Early Release Day. Please pick up all scholars by 2:15 if they are NOT in the enrichment program. Thanks for partnering with CMIT Elementary School. Mrs. Watkis. Assistant Principal

L. Watkis (Assistant Principal)
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End of the First Marking Period!
It feels like just yesterday that we were starting our first day, and yet here we are, nine weeks later, finishing up the first marking period! Our third graders have accomplished a ton in the last two months! Please make sure you get signed up for Parent Teacher conferences. The link is on the class story on Dojo. The time slots are first come, first serve, so be sure to check it out as soon as possible! Have an awesome week!

Mr. Rowland
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SPARKS are on FIRE
The SPARKS Community Service Club has already been helping our school community. At our first meeting our students talked about who they wanted to help out. They made creative cards to let staff members know how much the students appreciated them. This week, students took care of our playground. They were armed with gloves and plastic bags. They collected trash that was right in our playground. The students discussed how how people should not throw trash on the ground but put in in the trash can. Our students are excited about making a difference, in our school, our families and our community.

Amy Derfler
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PTO News
Honey Baked Ham Co.
The CMIT South PTO has partnered the Honey Baked Ham Co to bring you a great deal for the Thanksgiving holiday. Best of all, the Honey Baked Ham company will donate 20% of all sales to the CMIT PTO! What a great deal! Find out more about this special offer here: https://goo.gl/YvMQ45

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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PTO Newsletter
Please view our Newsletter here! https://conta.cc/2Diynyh

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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Mark Your Calendar!
Saturday November 3rd – CLF CultureFEST Friday November 9th – Picture Day Wednesday November 14th – PTO Meeting 6-7:30 Wednesday November 28th – Chipotle Fundraiser (Donnell Drive)

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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Join the "Carnival Night" planning team
Let’s get our creative juices flowing and plan a grand carnival themed event to wrap up the first half of the school year. Sign up for the committee to help plan our carnival night for December 14th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4z1_NfmPUU4X8SEHWcSCOLiZlbjEr965UB2xoV9du5hF6oQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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The Counselor's Den
Education
Hello Thee CMIT Family, First let me say an extra thank you to those who take the time and read the newsletter, the newsletter is not a mean of burden or meant to overwhelm. However, as a TECH Savvy school, it is the best way of communicating and keeping all members of Thee CMIT family informed and knowledgeable. This week is the beginning of November, as you know we started this month by celebrating Character Education. For the month of November, we will be focusing on the importance of education. What is the importance of Elementary Education? It shapes the lives of people even into adulthood by promoting wise decision making. Children who obtain this education develop many skills such as sharing, turn taking, communication, as well as math skills. They also rapidly develop socially and emotionally as compared to those who never got this basic education. Elementary education is very beneficial not only to children, but also the nation at large. It is the foundation of advanced learning. It shapes the lives of people even into adulthood by promoting wise decision making. Children who obtain this education develop many skills such as sharing, turn taking, communication, as well as math skills. They also rapidly develop socially and emotionally as compared to those who never got this basic education. In addition, when a population is educated, the nation does not suffer many losses due to innovativeness of its people who are able to bring about economic development both at the grass root levels and nationally. Elementary education forms the basis through which the material that children learn paves way for high school and college material. Usually, the skills, attitudes and knowledge that children gain in elementary schools provide a foundation for success in the future. The majority of student remain unexposed to higher learning , as well careers because they grow in environments where majority of people lack professional careers or college degree. Therefore, the adults who handle children in elementary schools serve as the first exposures of people who have attended college and have a career, hence, offer children with advice in education and career options. Furthermore, some of the elementary schools have counselor who serve as managers in handling cases. They are trained to assist children in three major domains: academic excellence, social/personal development and career selection (Cohen & Malin, 2010). Elementary education is useful in ensuring that people are not illiterate, the quality of primary education they get determines the level of their intellectual capacity even when they are adults. The role and value of elementary education varies from one culture to another .nonetheless, it is essential since it is regarded as a venture that pays well. Having access to this basic knowledge helps people in making wise decisions regarding issues that they face later in life. For instance, a mother has to have information on ways of maintaining hygiene so as to prevent spread of diseases among her family members. In addition, people are also able to select effective officials to present in their governments (Cohen & Malin, 2010) (https://www.ukessays.com/essays/education/the-importance-of-elementary-education-education-essay.php). Based on the above information Elementary Education is imperative to the future. Parents encourage your students to enjoy learning and developing a passion for education as it is through education he/she will make a difference. Calendar Recommendations: November 2018: Adoption Awareness Month Military Family Appreciation Month National Career Development Month National Family Caregivers Month National Homeless Youth Awareness Month National Runaway Prevention Month National Scholarship Month Dates and Observations in November: 10-18 National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 12-16 American Education Week 12-18 National Apprenticeship Week 13 World Kindness Day 14-20 Transgender Awareness Week 15 Great American Smokeout 15 National Parental Involvement Day- (Thee CMIT will conduct this on 16 November, more information will be provided by the PTO). 16 International Day of Tolerance 17 National Adoption Day 17 Survivor Day- International Survivors of Suicide Loss 23 Native American Heritage Day 23 Random Acts of Kindness Friday (Thee CMIT will conduct this on 20 November, more information will be provided by the PTO). 29 & 30 Honor Roll Assembly 29 2nd & 3rd 30 4th & 5th Additional Links: https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-10-06/early-elementary-education-years-are-important-for-public-policy https://online.mc.edu/articles/education/math-science-elementary-students.aspx https://education.fsu.edu/importance-stem-education-elementary-school

DM Davis, Professional School Counselor, CMIT South ES, ddavis@cmitsouthes.org
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