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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South Elementary

CMITES18

11/30/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Important News

5th grade Movin' on Up! Lottery info

The Tardies are INCREASING

Our School Pride

Early Dismissal - 12/07/2018


Grade Level Greatness

Keeping up with Kindergarten!

Happening's in Libebe's Fifth

4th & 5th Grade Art

Second Grade News!!!!!!!

1st Grade Updates!


Announcements & Reminders

Final Warning: Late Pick Ups 

Technology Class

Kindergarten Art club!

Sparks Club


PTO News

PTO Newsletter

Honey Baked Ham Company


The Counselor's Den

Acceptance


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Important News
5th grade Movin' on Up! Lottery info
Rising 5th graders: congratulations! All of your hard work is paying off and you will soon be elevated to 6th grade! We have confirmed with PGCPS that 5th graders who wish to continue at CMIT South for 6th grade do NOT have to enter the lottery again. As the Elementary, Middle and High School are all under the same charter, students can transfer from 5th to 6th grade without entering the lottery. This only applies to students who currently attend CMIT South. Any students who wish to transfer to CMIT South from another school, must still complete a lottery application for school year 19/20. Thank you for your time and consideration Keep up the grrrreat work Tigers!

Lucy Waters-Sutherland Registrar/Secretary CMIT South Elementary Lwaters@cmitsouthes.org 240-767-4820 http://cmitsouthelementary.org/
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The Tardies are INCREASING
Parents, Getting your child here to school on time is vitally important. There were 180 students tardy this week. Here is the breakdown: 11/26: 28 11/27: 47 11/28: 23 11/29: 43 11/30: 39 Arriving late to school can also mean that students miss out on activities designed to build connections with their peers, potentially impacting their social interactions and creating a greater sense of alienation from their classmates. Source: https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/the-effect-of-student-tardiness-on-learning

Front Office Staff
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Our School Pride
Our first Honor Roll Assembly was a great success. Thank you to our beautiful students, excellent teachers and dedicated parents for making this happen. Parents and Guardians, you are an integral part of the equation that makes student achievement possible. Thank You. General reminders 1. STEM fair projects are due December 14th. Do not delay. Presentation will happen in class the following week. Students will be judged by at least two teachers. 2. Van drivers are coming late; please let your driver know that they must be at school on time. The students are tired and need to get home. 3. Please DO NOT break the one way. Careless people are driving in through the exit...this is dangerous and must stop. The safety of our scholars is our concern. 4. Please pick up students from school on time. If you arrive late, please head towards the front entrance and pay the drop in fee of $30.00 -Refer to the handbook for all pertinent hours that relate to school. 5. CLUB students must be picked up at the cafeteria exit by 4 PM. 6. Friday, December 7 is a 2;Hour Early Release Day. Please pick up students at the specified times for enrichment and general population. PTO You guys are phenomenal. The amount of time that you spend planning and supporting us is noticed. We appreciate you guys to the max.

L. Watkis (Assistant Principal)
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Early Dismissal - 12/07/2018
All Prince George`s County Public Schools will close 2 hours early on Friday, December 7th for Professional Development. CMIT South Elementary School will dismiss at 12:15 pm.

Juliana Derin - Principal`s Secretary
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Grade Level Greatness
Keeping up with Kindergarten!
CLF Newsletter November 29, 2019 Field Trip All the field trip money and permission slips need to be in by December 5, 2018. RELA Students are focusing on blending sounds together. They are reading consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words. Our letter of the week is I. Please ask your child if they know words that start with the letter I or have the sound /i/ in them (pig, fish mix). Our sight word is to. Please continue to practice sight words with your child. Students are continuing to work with the number of syllables in a word. They are also writing short sentences. It is exciting to see them begin to become readers and writers. Please encourage reading and writing at home. Math: We have been working on addition and subtraction! We have learned new vocabulary duh as addition, subtraction, sum, difference, more, and less. Students are able to show addition and subtraction in multiple ways! They can use fingers, tallies, 10 frames, pictures, and numerals to show different problems. Have them practice with you at home! Make it fun. Science: Students have expanded on their knowledge and understand of forces and motion by now learning about speed, zig zag, straight, round and round. We have experimented these movements on scooters, with everyday items in the classroom, and practiced with vocabulary matching! Students will be continuing with forces in motion next week as they work together through a project to build and design their own ramp! Social Studies: This week, students learned about American folk heroes. We discussed that a folk hero is a real or make-believe person that people tell about in amazing stories. We discovered Betsey Ross, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry and Paul Bunyan. Ask your scholar to retell you the story of their folk hero.

Diana Lucas
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Happening's in Libebe's Fifth
Happy Friday! Its about that time of year when a classroom runs out of all of their pencils and erasers! If you wouldn't replenshing our supply the fifth grade class would really appreciate it! In the meantime this week in math we have been covering the basics of fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators. This concept seems to be a little difficult for students to grasp so we will be spending some more time one it. In science we will be wrapping up our Ecosystems unit and will take an open notes quiz next week. As a reminder STEM Fair Research Papers are due next Thursday 12.6 and the final project due 12.14 Thank you for all of your help and support.

-Ms. Libebe
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4th & 5th Grade Art
Lately in Art class, 4th and 5th grade students have been learning about the artist, Pablo Picasso. Our focus has been on the art movement, Cubism, developed by Picasso himself. Students discussed the characteristics of Cubist artworks from reviewing some of Picasso's portraiture paintings. As a class, students were able to identify the ways in which Picasso captures multiple perspectives of a persons' face by including both the profile and front view. After learning about Picasso and Cubism, students have started to sketch and plan a design for their own Picasso inspired self-portraits. In addition to this, students will learn about color symbolism and ways to incorporate personal meaning into their portraits by using oil pastels!

Brittney Frei
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Second Grade News!!!!!!!
Greeting Tigers, Hello from the Second Grade team. As we transition into the winter season we need students to some to school each day with a winter coat so that they can be warm at recess. Native American project presentations will be posted on class dojo next week, while grades will go home on the same day. Please ensure that your child has pencils and check their red folder for any letters or homework that may sent home. Second grade will have a winter party on December 21st. We will need parent volunteers and donations. Be sure to check class dojo for any information that regarding this event. Science fair projects need to be turned in by December 19th. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Phillips or Mrs. Baynham via class dojo.

Ms. Michelle Phillips and Mrs. Baynham
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1st Grade Updates!
Welcome back! 1st Grade has been working hard this week. We completed our Benchmark Assessments, learned about place value, continued to work on retelling stories, worked on spelling, and learned about sound and measuring time. Here are just a few reminders: - Our field trip to the National Aquarium is scheduled for Monday, December 17th. If you are interested in having your student attend, please turn in a permission slip and a payment of $12 by Wednesday, December 5th! - As the weather is quickly change, please ensure that your student has a heavy jacket to wear each day. - Please be on the lookout for permission slips related to the holiday party being held on the afternoon of December 21st.

Ms. Brown, Ms. Fleet, Ms. Madison, and Ms. McDonagh
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Announcements & Reminders
Final Warning: Late Pick Ups 
Greetings Parents, Our official dismissal time is 2:15 pm. Our staff members have children of their own that must be picked up by a designated time. Please make arrangements to have your student picked up at 2:15 pm. Due to the nature of our dismissal procedure, we allow approximately 30 minutes for all the cars get through the carline. Your child is considered a late pick up by 2:45 pm. There are additional spaces available in our enrichment after-school care program. To learn more about this program and the cost associated with it, please contact Ms. Whiting via email at swhiting@clfmd.org or visit http://clfmd.org/enrichment-2/. I encourage you to enroll your child in this affordable program. Beginning Monday, December 3, we will contact Child Protective Services if you are not here to pick up your child during dismissal time. Thank you for your time and consideration. Best,

Patrice Harrell-Carter Principal
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Technology Class
Dear Parents, Next week is hour of code week. Students can log in this link at home. https://hourofcode.com/us/learn We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how the technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how the technology works. Only 35% of all high schools teach computer science. That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Our Hour of Code is making a statement that [CMIT SOUTH ES] is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community. See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word. Thank you.

Mrs. Ak
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Kindergarten Art club!
Hi there K art club families! We have been given the honor of making decorations for the PTOs winter carnival!! We will continue to do so for the next few weeks so do not worry that a project doesn’t come home. They will be on display for all to see and returned after the carnival is over! This week we made snow hats!

Diana Lucas
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Sparks Club
Our SPARKS club has been busy this week. They have decided to make holiday gifts for the Administration. Stay tuned to see the finished products. Our next week club meeting will be a fun game day. We have so much fun together each week.

Amy Derfler
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PTO News
PTO Newsletter
Please check out our PTO Newsletter here! https://conta.cc/2DRckye

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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Honey Baked Ham Company
We had such great success with our Honey Baked Ham Partnership that we're bringing it back for the winter! Please check out the flyer and order form! https://goo.gl/pivpDk

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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The Counselor's Den
Acceptance
Hello Thee CMIT Congratulations to all the amazing students who obtained 3.0 or higher for the 1 quarter. Parents job well done! It was truly my honor to have the opportunity to celebrate your scholars' success. This was a great way to end National Education Month. Moving forward it is imperative to remember we are a collaborative team and together we can continue to motivate and encourage all scholars to being the best him or her can be. Making the honor roll demonstrate the students' level of striving towards excellence. However, for those students who did not make the honor roll, he or she may be also at his/her level of excellence and should also be celebrated. As a parent, I recall expecting all my children to remain on the honor roll forever-however, as difficult as it was I had to accept the fact their best at time was obtaining a "C". Over the years I learned once I removed my false expectation of my children and truly allowed them to excel at their natural talent, my life became easier and they became happier. Once I accepted my son would not become an Architectural Engineer, but would passionately enjoy working with computers in ways I only dream of doing-to understanding sports medicine on the level I do not even try to understand. Wishing my oldest daughter would become a Medical Doctor, however, she became a Social Worker. Of Course I knew all my hard work and dreams would be displayed in my youngest and she would become a Veterinarian, however, she chose to be the best Elementary Educator she can be. Parents I share with you the joy of life in encouraging your student to be his/her best, not the false expectation of what we as parents have come to believe our scholars should be. https://www.verywellfamily.com/cons-of-pressuring-kids-to-get-good-grades-4117600 http://teaching.monster.com/benefits/articles/5119-what-is-student-achievement

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