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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South Elementary

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03/07/2019

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Important News

March 11 is a 2-Hour Early Dismissal

Spring Scholastic Bookfair

CLF MakerFest


Grade Level Greatness

4th Grade

Kindergarten Greatness!

Happening's in Libebe's Fifth

4th and 5th Grade Art

P.E. - Review

2-5th in Music


Announcements & Reminders

Ozobot Club

Technology Class


PTO News

Engage PGCPS: Girls Who Code

PTO MEETING Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 6PM

PTO NEWSLETTER 3/8/19

PTO NEWSLETTER 3/8/19

Spirit Wear Sale

Chuck E. Cheese Social Outing


The Counselor's Den

Testing


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Important News
March 11 is a 2-Hour Early Dismissal
The Board of Education voted last month to dismiss schools two hours early on Monday, March 11 to allow students and educators to attend the March for Our Schools rally in Annapolis. Please pick up your children at 12:15 pm.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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Spring Scholastic Bookfair
Mark your calendar for our second school book fair! Spring Book Fair: May 27-31, 2019! Parents, we will be soliciting your assistance as volunteers! Stay tuned for more information!

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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CLF MakerFest
CLF MakerFEST: Annual exhibition of students' STEAM experience attending our tuition-free, college prep., K-12 public schools! 2019 LOCATION: May 4, 2019 Chesapeake Science Point (Hanover, MD) 7321 Parkway Drive South, Hanover, MD 21076 (Exhibition/participants set-up as early as 8:00 AM!!!) Event Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Dear Makers, if you are an inventor/maker wishing to register, visit: www.clfadvancedstudies.org/makerfest For general inquiry, contact us here or email CLF: info@clfmd.org Business Leaders/Event Sponsors: msutherland@clfmd.org Various Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math (STEM/STEAM) efforts, projects, and ideas on exhibition! Good MakerFEST! oops, we meant Good Day! CLF's Annual MakerFEST is that much on our minds! :) A successful MakerFEST is when each school has student/club projects sign up so they showcase their STEM/STEAM and school in the best possible way! Please spread the word, SEEK OUT student projects that you witnessed at recent STEM Fairs & that you just know need to exhibit at CLF MakerFEST! REMEMBER: you CAN win cool prizes but this is an EXHIBITION and not a competition among your peers. Also, since this is NOT a competition, MAKERS OF ALL AGES CAN PARTICIPATE!!! Invite innovation, inspiration, and excitement by taking an active role in this year's event! Do you or do you know someone else that has a cool experiment, invention, idea, project, or design you want real feedback on? Exhibit it at MakerFEST and let the audience of CLF schools inform YOU on your research! We always need sponsors so please, make your tax-deductible donation to the 501c3 not-for-profit CHESAPEAKE LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION. We will also need adult/staff/parent volunteers. Local business partners, feel free to bring STEM projects to display, too! Contact CLF, today, to reserve your spot!!!! Thank you for supporting this unique event and we look forward to seeing YOU at CLF 3rd Annual MakerFEST at Chesapeake Science Point on SATURDAY. May 4, 2019 from 10am-2pm!!!! This is absolutely one of the coolest events we do all year...don't miss out on making MakerFEST the best-FEST-yet!!! #MayTheFourthBuildWithYou #CLFMakerFEST #ITakesavillage

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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Grade Level Greatness
4th Grade
In Reading, we have read chapter 1-2 of our novel Shiloh. We have began discussing Points of View. As we continue to read we will continue to make inferences, compare and contrast points of views,and begin out routine writing. Look out for upcoming testing dates on our novel. In Social Studies, we are preparing for our assessment on Tuesday March 12, 2019. All students have received a study guide and were instructed to take their textbooks home to study Chapter 4 Lessons 1-2. Next week, we will be working to identify and classify incentives in our economy and understand scarcity and its impact on consumers and producers. In Math, we will continue to work on fractions. The following standards will be the main target 4.NF.3c - add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction. 4.NF.3d - solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. 4.NF.4c - solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. In Science, we will be wrapping up renewable and non-renewable resources, and discussing natural disasters and how humans are impacted. In Health, we will be identifying assets and sources of pressure that may lead to drug use, refusal skills, different types of drugs, health helpers and resources, and setting goals to make healthy decisions.

~The 4th Grade Team~
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Kindergarten Greatness!
Important Reminders: Extra clothes reminder: Please send your child to school with a CHANGE OF CLOTHES. Accidents happen and it’s no big deal! Ensure your child can return back to their normal day of instruction quickly and easily by packing a spare pair of clothes. Field trip reminder: Please have all your volunteer paperwork for PGCPS if you are planning on chaperoning for the field trip. ELA We worked on new sight words: she, little and was. Students learned about various forms of weather and how it affects us. We learned new vocabulary including, cracked, water hole and soil. Students are progressing with their sight words and getting stronger each day. We are writing each day and gaining endurance. Science: This week in science we continued exploring various habitats. We talked about many different types of habitats and the many different plants and animals that live there. We worked with sorting animals into the correct habitats, identifying habitats by the correct name, and have even begun making our own habitats! It’s certainly been fun and exciting to learning about all these different places. Math This week we have been rediscovering those math and subtraction skills. We can solve these problems using dice, dominos, fingers, and pictures. We are pushing word problems so try to make things you do and see into a math problem!

Kindergarten Team
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Happening's in Libebe's Fifth
Happy Friday! Congratulations to the winners for the first round of the Multiplication Tournament! (Saniya, Karina, Emery, Camryn, Brooke, Olumide, Elizabeth, Andre, Gesenia, Masiah, Michaela, Tyler, Christian, Amadu, Aveon, and Daniel) Your hard work paid off, everyone was excellent, continue to keep up the good work! This week in Math we have started to review some key concepts in effort to prepare for the state testing. Please please please encourage your scholars to practice at home. Students only receive a few hours a day on each subject. If we consider how many hours they will need to master the concepts that will be covered on the state testing, then it will be essential, for students to practice at home as well. Thank you once again for all of your support!

-Ms. Libebe
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4th and 5th Grade Art
Hello Parents! This week in art, students have been learning three-dimensional techniques in order to assemble a cardboard cube! We have been learning about the tricks that lines, shapes and color can play on the eye to appear as a 3D image. Students will construct their cubes to later adhere their op art drawings to the exterior sides.

Brittney Frei
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P.E. - Review
Dear Parents and Guardians, This week in P.E. we reviewed and added upon our knowledge of spatial awareness. Students learned how we use general space and its purpose. PARENTS vs. STAFF BASKETBALL GAME !!! Thank you to all the parents and helpers that were present last night at our first annual parents vs. staff basketball game !! The parents took the win easily over the teachers by a score of around 36-16. The important thing is that parents had fun playing and exercising with the CMIT staff for the first time. The next event will be a Student vs Staff basketball game where we will asking 4th and 5th graders to participate ( based on good behavior and completed classwork/homework for a given time ). Families will be permitted to come and watch if their child is participating.

Garrett Loomer P.E. Teacher - Department Chair CMIT South Elementary gloomer@cmitsouthes.org
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2-5th in Music
Hello everyone, This month's Artist of the Month in music class is Bob Marley. In conjunction with learning about Marley, we are also studying the Reggae genre in grades 2-5. Feel free to ask your children what they've learned about Bob Marley and Reggae so far. It is my goal to have each class able to sing "One Love" in time and in harmony in order to add the song to our current repertoire.

Jared Bailey Music Teacher CMIT South Elementary
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Announcements & Reminders
Ozobot Club
Greetings Parents/ Guardians, 2-HR Early Release is next week Monday, March 11. Ozobot Evo Club is canceled on 2-hour early dismissal days. Thank you, Mrs. AK

Mrs. Ak
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Technology Class
Greetings Parents/ Guardians, This week students’ assignments are from 3/11 – 3/15 Assignment for K-3 graders: Visual Mapping: Attributes and Linking Students will be able to: • Learn to change the background color of the workspace. • Learn to change text color. • Learn to bold, italicize, and underline text. • Learn to change arrow attributes. • Gain additional experience using the link tool. • Gain additional experience using text to label clipart objects. Assignment for 4-5 graders: Word Processing: Revising and Formatting Students will be able to • Learn to format font style, color, and size. • Learn to format paragraph alignment and spacing. • Learn to insert page breaks. • Learn to insert symbols. • Learn to move text around and revise a document. • Learn to rearrange pictures and specify text wrap. www.learning.com Thank you, Mrs. AK Technology Teacher

Mrs. Ak
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PTO News
Engage PGCPS: Girls Who Code
Women are often underrepresented in STEM fields like computer science—but not in the AP Computer Science class at Gwynn Park High School where girls make up nearly half of the class! For International Women's Day, Amazon Vice President of Workforce Development for the new HQ2, visited Gwynn Park Information Technology Academy computer science students who are taking classes funded by the Amazon Future Engineer program. Read More ==========>https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/PGCPS/bulletins/234a79a

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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PTO MEETING Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 6PM
Our next PTO Meeting is Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 6PM. Parents that are in attendance (physically present) at the PTO meeting will receive a "Dress Down Pass" for their child to use at a designated time! A Perfect opportunity to wear our new Spirit Wear!

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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PTO NEWSLETTER 3/8/19
Please check out our weekly news letter! https://conta.cc/2EEjjsU Sign up For Our Newsletter! Thank you for all that have signed up to receive our newsletter! Our intent is to be able to correspond with you outside of the schools weekly newsletter for important matter of the PTO. If you have not done so, please sign up below. https://goo.gl/CAx1eX

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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PTO NEWSLETTER 3/8/19
Please check out our weekly news letter! https://conta.cc/2EEjjsU

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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Spirit Wear Sale
Once again we've opened up our Spirit Wear sale with two new designs! We'll be implementing Spirit Wear Days in the spring of this year. Get yours today! Any orders completed by midnight Friday (3/8) will be ready at our PTO meeting on Wednesday March 13, 2019 6:00 - 7:00 PM. https://cmit-academy.itemorder.com/sale

"The" CMIT PTO Board
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Chuck E. Cheese Social Outing
Mark your calendars to join us for an evening of Fun at Chuck E. Cheese, Friday, March 22, 2019! 3:00 - 9:00 PM!

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The Counselor's Den
Testing
Happy Day All, Hope everyone is doing well! Happy March-Women's History Month! This is the final month preparing your scholars for PARCC! Maybe even planning for Spring Break! As a part of the preparation, for PARCC, there will be an upcoming celebration. Parents with PARCC comes time for Spring Break and even closer to your scholars growing and evolving onto the next grade level. Hopefully, you are excited as I know I am excited to see the results of how much your scholars have grown in such a short time. This week was rather another interesting week, I continue to learn from the magnificent scholars you have shared with the CMIT Educators. Several parents have shared concerns as to how to best prepare students for PARCC Testing? I am unsure if any of the below recommendations work, however, this is what I found: Articles: PARCC: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/top-5-ways-prepare-students-standardized-tests/ https://www.eduplace.com/state/pdf/author/larson1_hmm05.pdf https://study.com/academy/lesson/preparing-students-for-standardized-tests.html https://theowlteacher.com/preparing-students-testing/ https://www.teachthought.com/archived/3-tips-help-prepare-student-test/ http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/Test-Prep-Review-Strategies-Grades-K-5.html Women's History Month! https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/2019-theme-and-nomination/ http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/womens-history-month/

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