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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South Elementary

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02/22/2019

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Grade Level Greatness

1st Grade Updates!

Kindergarten Greatness

4th Grade Weekly

Happening's in Libebe's Fifth

2nd & 3rd Grade Art

3rd Grade Reading


Announcements & Reminders

Black History Month Program, Scheduled for Thursday, February 28

P.E. review - PARENTS vs. STAFF basketball game !!!


PTO News

A Thank You to Our PTO

Strategies For Success


The Counselor's Den

Events


FAQs
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Grade Level Greatness
1st Grade Updates!
Despite a short week, 1st Grade worked hard! In ELA, we worked on letter sounds, handwriting, and reading comprehension by learning about African-American historical figures! In math, we have continued to analyze data with picture and bar graphs, in science we are learning about plant and animal structure, and in social studies we have introduced technology from the past! We look forward to seeing our 1st graders showcase their talents at next week's Black History Month program, and we would like to congratulate Justin Bryant from Room 162 for being listed as a finalist for CLF's Black History Poster Contest! Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Brown, Ms. Fleet, Ms. Madison, and Ms. McDonagh
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Kindergarten Greatness
CLF Newsletter 2/21/19 There is a lot of sickness going around the school. Please remind your child to wash their hands. We are in need of Clorox Wipes and basic school supplies (pencils, glue, and crayons). Any donation would be appreciated. RELA We have started Unit 6 this week. We focused on the letter B and L. Ask you student what words they know that begin with those letters. Our new sight work is IS. We are also beginning a new research project. Next week we will discuss the different parts of a research project. Students will decide on a topic and have a finished product. We are very excited about this endeavor. Please continue to have your child read each night. Also, please help your child to know their sight words. Math In the time we spent at school this week we have been working on sorting by an attribute, size, shape, color. Everywhere you go find things to point out and sort with your child. Make it a game! Science It was a short week with the snow but we continued to “think spring” by monitoring our Lima beans and planting some seeds. We are looking forward to watching things continue to grow as we explore living things, how they they grow and what they need to grow. Along with this we have talked about the life cycle! Students have loved exploring how different animals grow and change such as frogs, and butterflies! Social Studies This week we discovered where we live. We all live in neighborhoods. We live in different neighborhoods such as Upper Marlboro, Temple Hills, or Bowie but we all live in Maryland.

Diana Lucas
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4th Grade Weekly
Happy Friday parents! Progress Reports will be completed by February 27th. Our Field Trip is March 4th, and chaperones have been contacted if they are on the chaperone approved list. Please continue to help with behaviors, as this helps regulate the classroom and effective learning. Student folders should be checked each week and emptied. If you have questions have your child turn in the work anyways. 4th and 5th grade will have a “March Madness” where we will compete with one another in our multiplication fluency. We will be collecting Read to Succeed forms this coming week. If available, be sure to attend CMIT Souths’ Black History Showcase on Thursday February 28, 2019. 4th Grade Team

~The 4th Grade Team~
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Happening's in Libebe's Fifth
Happy Friday! This week in Math students continued with their Directed Study program and most are continuing to understand the Order of Operations. Next week Friday, fifth grade students will be paired up with a fourth grade student to compete in a Multiplication tournament as we move into March Madness! Students should already know 0's 1's 2's 5's 10's and 11's everything else should be studied and rehearsed this weekend and over this next week. May the best win! In science we have continued to talk about Hydroponics and students started a group project today that will be finished with presentations on Monday. As always Parents can assist at home by continuing to have students complete Prodigy and Khan Academy at home to deepen understanding and increase math fluency. Thank you for all that you do!

-Ms. Libebe
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2nd & 3rd Grade Art
Hello Parents! The latest scoop on 2nd and 3rd grade art is here. For this unit, students were introduced to the artist, Laurel Burch. As a class, we watched an introductory video all about Busch's life and her style of artwork. Burch is well-known for her vibrant and detailed cat paintings. Students were inspired by her artwork and began drawing their own unique cats, filled with decorative patterns. This week, 2nd and 3rd grade started using markers to achieve a rich and saturated palette of colors to complete their designs! Fun Fact: Laurel Burch originally made jewelry and sold it on the streets of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district.

Brittney Frei
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3rd Grade Reading
This week we have started reading our novel for the year! Lowji Discovers America The students are very excited to be reading a chapter book! In the time in class we have read the first three chapters! Ask you student what they think about our novel and if they could relate at all to Lowji! We will continue next week with spelling words. It's hard to have spelling words when we have a three day weekend. Reminder, please make sure students have pencils, crayons, glue, and scissors. Being prepared for school is a social skills grade. If there is any concern please message me! Thank you to my parents that donated items to the classroom! We appreciate all of you! Ready for the Spring!

-Ms. Pavignano
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Announcements & Reminders
Black History Month Program, Scheduled for Thursday, February 28
Greetings Parents/Guardians, Please join us for our first annual Black History Month Program. The students will take you through a journey of black history.
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Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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P.E. review - PARENTS vs. STAFF basketball game !!!
Hello parents and guardians, This short week in P.E. the younger grades reviewed more about fitness knowledge and learned about "heart rate", while the older grades learned the definition and difference between muscular strength and muscular endurance. PARENTS vs. STAFF BASKETBALL GAME !!!!! I have had about 8 parents contact me so far about wanting to join the parents team. I'm still looking for maybe 8-10 more parents ( and more WOMEN please ). The game is scheduled for March 7, 2019 - Thursday with the gym being open starting with warm-ups from 3-4 pm and the game from 4-5 pm. The game is strictly for parents only and I am asking that ONLY immediate family such as students and other sons and daughters to attend the event due to lack of space in the gym. Only one quarter of the basketball floor will be available for spectating. Please do NOT bring any outside food with you into the gym, only sports drinks and water ( there are 2 water fountains to refill bottles inside the gym ). Parents, you should be wearing athletic shorts/pants, sneakers and shirts. An outside referee will be calling the game. Any excessive use of force or fouling will result in being ejected from the game. Hopefully we can put on a good show for your kids and they can see the staff in a different light than just the classroom or their typical daily functions. We look forward to having you join us ! Teams are still being made on a first come-first serve basis so please email Mr. Loomer at: gloomer@cmitsouthes.org

Garrett Loomer P.E. Teacher - Department Chair CMIT South Elementary gloomer@cmitsouthes.org
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PTO News
A Thank You to Our PTO
Greetings All, Thank you for your participation in welcoming our parents at the 2nd Quarter Honor Roll assembly. Providing the continental breakfast was an extension of the hospitality that you all continue to display to our entire school community. We are grateful and appreciative for your support.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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Strategies For Success
Parents/Guardians, It was such a pleasure to welcome you guys to our 2nd Honor Roll assembly. We take pride in providing support for our scholars and we know you do the same day in and day out. Thanks for partnering with our school -CMIT Elementary South. As promised, this is the 2nd skill that will support success now and in the years to come. Keeping students focused is one of the skills needed to accomplish any goal. Please be supportive and teach students how to stay focused on their work-whatever the task. Provide the quiet space for homework and be consistent in encouraging and supporting study time (this is different from homework:) LOOK AHEAD:-If your scholar is in 3rd -5th grade, we will be having a Parent Meeting to provide information about the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) and in particular, PARCC assessment (this is the last year for PARCC, to be replaced Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 6:00-7:30 PM Please put this on your calendar, and look out for future reminders via email and flyers. 2. Staying Focused Explain that this part is about doing it and sticking with the job. Tell kids this means doing what you're supposed to do, following what's on the list, and sticking with it. It also means focusing when there's something else your child would rather be doing — the hardest part of all! Help kids learn how to handle and resist these inevitable temptations. While working on the report, a competing idea might pop into your child's head: "I feel like shooting some hoops now." Teach kids to challenge that impulse by asking themselves "Is that what I'm supposed to be doing?" Explain that a tiny break to stretch a little and then get right back to the task at hand is OK. Then kids can make a plan to shoot hoops after the work is done. Let them know that staying focused is tough sometimes, but it gets easier with practice. From kidshealth.org/en/parents/child-organized Thanks for all you do.

L. Watkis (Assistant Principal)
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The Counselor's Den
Events
Hello Thee CMIT Family, Parents take a knee and know you are doing an awesome job with your scholars. This week we had the pleasure of recognizing scholars who achieved a 3.0 or higher G.P.A. Having a student-led program was truly an amazing experience for me. At this time I would like to take a moment to say thank you for trusting Thee CMIT Educators to be an important part of your village. I can recall hearing the comment "it takes a village to raise a child." As an Educator, I am truly learning the meaning of this comment. Although we had a stormy week with the weather, thank you for your support and flexibility. Great job parents! We are looking forward to your support in 2/28 2019 from 6-7: 30 pm of the first Black History Program. Come share in the time travel of our scholars. Have a great weekend!

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