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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South Elementary

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11/16/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Important News

Influenza Clinic

First Quarter Report Cards


Grade Level Greatness

Week of 11/16

Happenings in Libebe's Fifth!

P.E. - Week 11 roundup

1st Grade Updates

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Art


Announcements & Reminders

Inclement Weather & Simple Mathematics

Winter Celebrations Request/Permission

Fingerprinting and Safe Schools Training for Volunteers and Chaperones

Technology Class


PTO News

General Information

PTO Newsletter

Farewell to our President


The Counselor's Den

The Future


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Important News
Influenza Clinic
The Department of Student Services in partnership with the Maryland Partnership for Prevention (MPP) is pleased to inform you that school-based flu clinics are available for students and staff members. In order for a clinic to be offered at our school, a minimum of 30 students/staff members must consent to participate. (see attached parent letter for details)
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Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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First Quarter Report Cards
Reminder: Please be advised that your student will bring home the First Quarter Report Card (enclosed in envelope) on Tuesday, November 20. When you receive the envelope, please take a moment to read through the report card and celebrate your student`s hard work. In addition, please sign the envelope and return it (empty) to the school.

Juliana Derin - Principal Secretary
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Grade Level Greatness
Week of 11/16
Greetings Parents, Students have been working well with the assignments given on Google Classroom. Remember this is a hub to help students that can be accessed at home. Student have class accounts for Duolingo, Readworks and ck-12. Just a reminder for students, now that we have more access to technology, please have students bring or acquire their headphones for chrome book use. We are looking forward the break. Please remind students of school expectations and a reminder that all outerwear must be CMIT in the building or they cannot wear it. Thank you again for all you do and have a great weekend!

Victor Hawkins
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Happenings in Libebe's Fifth!
Happy Friday! We're so close to Thanksgiving break I can almost taste it! As the holidays approach I have been informed by several families that they plan on extending their break. During these breaks please make sure students are still doing something academic each day to make sure that they retain information. Listed are a few websites that families can use at home, my favorite is Khan Academy as it can be used anywhere, anytime, on phone, tablet, or desktop (khanacademy.com; www.ck12.org; ixl.com; math-aids.com). Today students were sent home with their second homework packet for the quarter, and the guidelines are the same. If families find themselves in need of another copy, simply send me an email and I shall provide you with an electronic copy. Regarding the STEM Fair, the committee has met and has decided that we would adhere to the timeline that was handed out initially with the STEM Fair Packet. Notifications will not be made available every week on Dojo. The next due date is Dec 6, on this date students will need to turn in their research paper. The final project will be due Dec. 14. Any questions you have about STEM Fair can be answered in the packet. The packet has been sent home via email. I will also remind families that while we all want students to succeed and to do well, I believe that as a fifth grade class students will need to develop a level of care for their grades, and their own presentation for this STEM project. Parents need only to support in ways of providing materials and answering questions. If these students are challenged and left to rise to the occasion, I believe, that they will soar. Have a wonderful weekend and a splendid Thanksgiving Break!

-Ms. Libebe
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P.E. - Week 11 roundup
Dear Parents and Guardians, The younger grades, K-2, had an awesome time learning how to jump rope for the first time or how to get better at jumping more than once. They also learned that it is a physical activity and cardio workout since it exercises our heart to continuously jump. The older grades, 3-5, finished up their fitness test and learned the importance of maintaining personal fitness levels. Next week we will review past material as there will only be 2 days of school. Lets have a great holiday !

Garrett Loomer P.E. Teacher - Department Chair CMIT South Elementary gloomer@cmitsouthes.org
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1st Grade Updates
Thank you to all of the parents who came to Parent-Teacher Conferences. We had a great turnout! If you were unable to attend the conferences, please email your student's teacher to schedule an in-person or phone conference! This week, the students have completed OLSAT and MAP-M testing. We have also continued our lessons on number lines, lightning, and culture. Report cards will be sent home on Tuesday as well. Enjoy your break!

Ms. Brown, Ms. Fleet, Ms. Madison, and Ms. McDonagh
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Kindergarten & 1st Grade Art
Hello! This week in Art, Kindergarten and First grade students learned about artist Vincent Van Gogh. They looked at and discussed some of his many sunflower paintings! Students talked about the different shapes, colors, lines and textures that Van Gogh used in his artwork. After looking at his artwork, students then played a Van Gogh matching game. From this, students were able to notice the subtle differences and variations between each one of his sunflower paintings. Later on in the unit, we will draw and paint our very own Van Gogh inspired sunflowers!

Brittney Frei
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Announcements & Reminders
Inclement Weather & Simple Mathematics
Greetings All, All direction on whether schools are operating on a delay, closed or if after-school activities are cancelled are determined by the school district. We have approximately 160 students enrolled in our aftercare/enrichment program. When we were notified that the after-school activities were cancelled, those parents who have children enrolled in enrichment were included in the carline; making the car line much longer than usual. This factor, coupled with the other variables, the inclement weather and having other schools in close proximity whose dismissal times are a close as 20 minutes a part, delays will and should be expected. As a charter school, we do not have the privilege of being provided with transportation (i.e., school buses) and that responsibility falls directly on the parents and guardians (up to 400 cars). Yesterday, I was out of the building for a systemic principal's meeting and we were short two staff members as well; however, I will like to take this moment to commend my faculty/staff who literally weathered the storm to ensure student safety.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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Winter Celebrations Request/Permission
Greetings, Many parents are asking about a winter celebration/class party and asking permission to bring food. Due to the high liability risk, I have noted in the parent handbook that this cannot happen. I am going to waiver for this one-time isolated event with the following guidelines: The teacher must approve of such an event and all arrangements must be made through him/her. Written permission from every students' parent. If a child has allergies, the parent can choose to bring in something for their child to eat. All food must be store bought and labeled with ingredients. Food must be individually wrapped--(i.e. candy, etc.) The teacher will have to monitor to make certain no one eats what they are not supposed to ingest. It must be held on the last day before winter break December 21 in the afternoon. As always, parking may be an issue, as you will not be permitted to park across the street in the neighboring businesses' lot. Be prepared to park and walk to the school after the lot is filled.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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Fingerprinting and Safe Schools Training for Volunteers and Chaperones
Thank you for your interest in Volunteering and Chaperoning at CMIT South ES! Engagement from our community is what makes CMIT South ES Great! PGCPS Office of Monitoring, Accountability & Compliance mandates that all volunteers and field trip chaperones must complete 3 safe schools training videos and an approved PGCPS Fingerprinting/CPS background clearance. FINGERPRINTING INFO Please see the attached flyer to find the most convenient fingerprint processing center. Once you have received your receipt, please submit a copy to Lwaters@cmitsouthes.org or bring original to the front office and we will make a copy . (please note that if you wish to submit to the front office between 8:00 am and 8:20 am, we may ask you to wait until after arrival to process your copy due to heavy student traffic at this time) Please see the attached example of an approved Fingerprinting receipt. If your receipt differs from the example, please contact Lwaters@cmitsouthes.org to confirm that it is compliant with PGCPS guidelines. SAFE SCHOOLS TRAINING INFO The Safe Schools Training videos may be found here: https://www.pgcps.org/required-training/ Please select the 'Volunteer/Partner Training' option. Log In and complete the following courses: 1.Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Prevention for Volunteers 2.Prince George's County Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting (There are two versions, 32 and 38 minutes, we will accept either and/or both) 3.Student Safety Procedural Changes Once you have completed the course/s, please save your certificate/s showing that you have completed the course. Please see the attached example of approved Safe Schools Training Certificate You may email the certificates to Lucinda Waters-Sutherland at Lwaters@cmitsouthes.org or bring paper copies to the front office of CMIT South ES . NEXT STEPS Once we have received all required documents we will send a confirmation email that you are ready to volunteer and/or chaperone. If you have already sent your fingerprint receipt and Safe Schools certificates but have not received a confirmation email, please email Lwaters@cmitsouthes.org. Thank you for your continued support and contributions to the CMIT South ES Community. If you have any questions, please contact lwaters@cmitsouthes.org. Have a great day!

Lucinda Waters-Sutherland Secretary 1 & Registrar CMIT South Elementary Lwaters@cmitsouthes.org 240-767-4820 http://cmitsouthelementary.org/
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Technology Class
Greetings Parents/ Guardians, Please help your child to complete missing assignments on www.learning.com Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you, Mrs. AK

Mrs. Ak
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PTO News
General Information
Parents/Guardians, General Reminders:- Dismissal ends at 2:45. Please make every effort to be here on time in the car/van lanes. CLUBS- Please arrive at the drive through to collect students from their teachers. All club students are dismissed from the cafeteria. Students who are late being picked up will be given warnings prior to termination from the club. Please support us this way. Verify dismissal time with your child's teacher. Enrichment is dismissed from the front office. Please ensure that you arrive on time. STARS 4PM ; SCHOLARS by 6 PM. We have noticed that many of our Kindergartners are very tired and hungry by 6 PM, so please send in a after school snack. We are under the PGCPS Public Charter School. Please watch their posted bulletin for school arrival and dismissal procedures. Enrichment Parents/Guardians-a 2 Hr Delay would mean you arrive at 8:30 AM. If the bulletin says All afternoon activities are cancelled, that will also mean no enrichment as well. Curriculum and Instruction:- STEM Fair. The packet was sent home along with the timeline. All projects are due by December 14, 2018. Please work with your children and remember to take pictures as they go through the process. You can always use the internet to search and get ideas. Have the student practice how to present once the project is done. PTO News. Thanks for your support for the various fundraisers this past quarter. Please attend PTO meetings and lend your support. We said "goodbye" to Ms. Holland at the last PTO meeting. She will be missed. Student Discipline:- Remind students daily to follow all school rules, and complete their classwork. It is is a healthy habit to practice as they prepare for college and career. We are in the second quarter, please encourage and support full participation during the teaching and learning time. Students should not take anything to school that would distract them from staying focused on learning. Have a great Thanksgiving Break!

L. Watkis (Assistant Principal)
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PTO Newsletter
We've got a lot going on within the CMIT PTO Please view our newsletter to stay informed! https://conta.cc/2QUQfSQ

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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Farewell to our President
We are sad to announce that "The" CMIT South First PTO President "Dolreen Holland" will be leaving the CMIT Family. She was the first to reach out to the school in establishing a relationship with faculty and parents. Dolreen has worked tirelessly (and is still working!) in establishing our PTO and she will truly be missed. On behalf of your CMIT South family, thank you for your vision, leadership, and guidance. But most of all, thank you for being the beautiful person you are. We wish you and your family nothing but the best and you'll always be an CMIT South "TIGER"! TIGERS ROAR PTO Board

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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The Counselor's Den
The Future
https://youtu.be/55476dCgSsw Hello Thee CMIT Family Thanks to the amazing parents who were able to volunteered for Parent Volunteer Day. Your patience, understanding and support is truly appreciated. Thanks you for keeping an open mind and allowing me to assign you to the next level. Now, that you have experienced the next level, parents are you ready for your babies to move forward? This week I have included one of my favorite songs. The words and meaning of the attached song helped me along my path of parenthood. Each and every day parents have to make numerous choices and decisions which will impact the future of his/her scholars. The question becomes are we doing all we can, are we being the individuals we would like for our scholars to become? So many decisions are made without any assistance, sometimes without any guidance or support. However, all are made in the best interest of the development and the future of each scholars. Parents this week I ask if you could take a moment and reflect on the challenges you are encountering with preparation process of your scholars future. As we prepare topics for tea and coffee, may you share the areas you are encountering challenges for our discussions? Today I pose the questions, what can be done in ensuring your scholars are prepare for the best future possible? The below articles reference the future of children: https://futureofchildren.princeton.edu/ http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/october_2018/americans_don_t_see_a_better_future_for_children

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