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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South Elementary

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11/08/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Important News

Parent Volunteer Day

MidAtlantic Fundraiser Distribution

Understanding NWEA MAP Data

Understanding Your Child's DRA Scores


Grade Level Greatness

The Happening's in Libebe's Fifth

Week 10 roundup, arrival and dismissal reminders.

2nd & 3rd Grade Art

STEM Lego & Robotics


PTO News

Spirit Wear

PTO Meeting


The Counselor's Den

The Effects of Tardiness


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Important News
Parent Volunteer Day
Let us close out American Education Week 11/12 – 11/16 with Parent Volunteer Day on Friday 11/16. Parents are invited to school to support a teacher or participate in a classroom activity throughout the school day. Come in and see what our students are achieving. Sign up for a 30-minute volunteer spot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4BADAF2AA0FD0-parent

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MidAtlantic Fundraiser Distribution
Items ordered during the MidAtlantic Fundraiser will be delivered on Wednesday 11/14. Distribution will begin at 1:30. Please collect your items between 1:30 and 6pm. We do not have the ability to store items overnight so please ensure you collect your items on Wednesday afternoon. We are in need of volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing orders, please click here to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4BADAF2AA0FD0-midatlantic1 Thank you for your support of this fundraiser!

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Understanding NWEA MAP Data
Please see attached parent guide and the FAQ to understanding your child's NWEA MAP reading and math scores.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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Understanding Your Child's DRA Scores
Greetings All, Please see attached guides to understanding your child's Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) score for students in grades kindergarten to second grade.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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Grade Level Greatness
The Happening's in Libebe's Fifth
Happy Friday! Our "bucket fillers" have been working out so well and I believe that they are really making a difference in our classroom. Please remind students that this activity is tied to their social skills grade and it is mandatory to participate. In math we started discussing equivalent fractions and we will continue this discussion and how to add fractions next week. Thank you again for your continued support.

-Ms. Libebe
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Week 10 roundup, arrival and dismissal reminders.
Dear Parents and Guardians, We had another great week in P.E. class. The younger grades, K-2, learned the properties of what makes something roll and then practiced transferring weight as they rolled their body using a narrow base of support ( something we learned last week while balancing ). The older grades, 3-5, finished up their fitness test with the sit-and-reach flexibility test. Next week students will get their scores back from the test and track their goals by the end of the year. Arrivals and dismissals: Parents, please remain in your car during arrivals and dismissals. It is against our safety protocol to allow parents to walk through traffic to bring their children up to the waiting area. Only CMIT staff members are permitted to navigate through traffic and retrieve students from cars. This is a safety precaution we have taken since day 1 of school. Staff members will only be outside to bring students to cars until 2:45pm every day at dismissal. The back doors close promptly at 2:55pm and you must come through the FRONT of the school to pick up your child. Any older siblings or students under the age of 18 will NOT be permitted in the building to come get children. Thanks and have a great weekend !

Garrett Loomer P.E. Teacher - Department Chair CMIT South Elementary gloomer@cmitsouthes.org
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2nd & 3rd Grade Art
Hello parents! It is a new quarter and with that, new art projects are here! This week in second and third grade art, students have started learning about silhouettes. Students will be able to understand what causes a silhouette to occur and be able to plan for their very own sunset silhouette masterpieces. First, the students will sketch a design for the imagery they wish to silhouette and then, they will choose colors for their sunset backgrounds. In the upcoming weeks, we will be using oil pastels to blend colors together to make a beautiful sunset.

Brittney Frei
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STEM Lego & Robotics
Dear parents/ guardians, K-2 grades completed building​ a raft using building instruction paper. 3-5 graders built and tested simple machine A6 which is Merry-Go-Round using building instruction booklet. They also compared A6 & A7 and took some notes what caused the difference. ... There are two different Lego & Robotics Events, I hope the students will like them and you can attend with your family. Registrations are free! "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
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PTO News
Spirit Wear
We'll soon start the sale of our first spirit wear t-shirt! Please make sure you're signed up for our Newsletter as more information will come out soon on how to purchase. We'll be doing online purchases and next year will sale spirit wear at our PTO Meetings. We hope you like it! Join the PTO Newsletter mailing list here: https://goo.gl/CAx1eX

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PTO Meeting
We'll have our final PTO Meeting of the year on Wednesday November 14, 2018 6-7PM. We'll be doing on site registration for those wanting to join. We look forward to seeing you there.

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The Counselor's Den
The Effects of Tardiness
Hello Thee CMIT Family Hope everyone is having an awesome week. Thank you to the parents who were able to complete the survey for tea or coffee. As we step into another quarter, I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to thank you for your time and support. Character Education was a success only because of you and your scholars. Your scholars were extraordinary for orange and pink day. Continuing with American Education Month, let's look at the importance of students being on time for class. Previously, I encountered a student who informed me she hated staying with her dad-not because she did not love her dad-however, because she did not like making it to school late. The student shared, she felt as though once she made it to school, everyone-teachers and other students-were looking at her as though she was a disruption to the class. There were times when she felt as though other students treated her differently, because she interrupted his/her learning. During this discussion, I felt the most important thing she shared with the group was, how she began to internalize several different feelings which led her to developing several forms of negative behaviors. This conversation allowed me to understand things from a student's perspective. Just like myself, I am sure there are some parents who have never associated low self esteem, suicides, behavioral problems, or any other form of mental challenges deriving from effects of tardiness. THE IMPACT OF TARDINESS ON SCHOOL SUCCESS By Stacy Zeiger, eHow Contributor Arriving to school on time is important. Schools stress the need for students to get to school and class on time and with good reason. Studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education on truancy, which is connected with tardiness, show that school attendance is a major factor when it comes to school success and student behavior. Problems with Tardiness The most crucial learning hours of a school day are the morning hours, because they are when students are most attentive. Students who are tardy miss the beginning of their morning classes, and they also cause a distraction when they arrive late to class. Academics and Achievement Students who are frequently tardy have lower GPAs, lower scores on standardized assessments, and lower graduation rates. Chronic tardiness in elementary and middle school is also linked to failure in high school. Behavior Problems In the National Center for Education Statistics 2007 Indicators of School Crime and Safety, teachers surveyed reported that students who are frequently tardy have higher rates of suspension and other disciplinary measures. Tardiness causes students to feel disconnected with school, leading to behavior problems and dropouts. Job Performance Students who are frequently tardy to school are also more apt to be fired from a job for showing up late. Effect on Others When students are tardy, they negatively impact their teachers and other students. Teachers are often required to allow tardy students to make up work, which often requires them to restructure their lessons or re-teach missed material. Tardiness also takes other students' attention away from a teacher's lesson, leading to more behavior problems and missed instructions (https://www.blaineschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=12&ModuleInstanceID=2271&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=5189&PageID=17). Parents understanding life can throw curve balls and there are times when the unexpected takes over. However, I ask you to keep in mind the future of your little scholars and the long term life developmental changes tardiness can make in his/her life as you create his/her foundation. Additional Articles: https://performwell.org/index.php/identify-outcomes/education/10-indicators/117-tardiness https://education.seattlepi.com/advantages-being-time-vs-being-late-school-3477.html https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09243453.2012.728135?src=recsys&journalCode=nses20

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