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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South Elementary

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04/05/2019

   
 
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Important News

MCAP Testing for Grades 3-5

Last Call for Yearbook Purchasing!!!!

REGISTRATION FOR MAKERFEST IS OPEN!


Grade Level Greatness

Happening's in Libebe's Fifth

Kindergarten Greatness

Kindergarten Happenings

2nd & 3rd Grade Art


Announcements & Reminders

P.E. review and ARRIVAL PROCEDURES !!


PTO News

Newsletter 4/5/19

Spirit Wear 2019

Assistant Principal Week

Spring Football

Honey Baked Ham Sale!


The Counselor's Den

Cyberbullying


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Important News
MCAP Testing for Grades 3-5
Dear Parents/Guardians: This spring all students in the state of Maryland enrolled in grades three through eight as well as students taking English 10, English 11, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry will participate in Maryland’s Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) English Language Arts and Mathematics tests. Federal guidelines require Maryland to test in both English/Language Arts and Mathematics each year in grades 3-8 and by selected high school content courses. The Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) test will help measure students’ mastery of English Language Arts, literacy, and Mathematics. During this testing your student will participate in both ELA and Math testing, using a computer device to access the test. Different grade levels will participate in the tests over the course of the testing window, according to our school’s testing schedule. Your child is scheduled to participate in testing on April 9, 10, 24, 25, 26, 30, and May 1. It is extremely important that your child is in school every day and on time when their grade or class is scheduled to test. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT DOES HIS OR HER BEST JOB. PLEASE…MAKE SURE… Your child arrives at school on time. . Your child eats a substantial breakfast in the morning that will give him/her the necessary energy and alertness for participation in the testing. Your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before each testing day. Your child is in school every testing day. Children absent on a testing day will participate in make-up testing. Please encourage your child to do his/her best! Thank you for your help. We know our students will do their best! Should you have any questions, please call the school.

Jessica Baynham
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Last Call for Yearbook Purchasing!!!!
Dear Parents, Don't forget to reserve your student's copy of the yearbook! Buy now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/LookupJob?jobnumber=13826219. Yearbooks are on sale until April 14th for $30. These are the days your student will want to remember forever. Buy their yearbook now to make it unforgettable.

Jessica Baynham
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REGISTRATION FOR MAKERFEST IS OPEN!
Held on the first Saturday in May, this will be the 3rd Annual MakerFEST, CLF's yearly STEAM Festival celebrating our community's inner genius! CLF schools are now eight programs and six institutions across the State of Maryland serving over 3,200 students K-12! MakerFEST invites these students to participate with staff, parents and our wider CLF STEM community partners to feel encouraged to exhibit and enjoy all the day's inventions, artwork, personal projects, experiments, robots, wild creations, noble attempts, fine solutions to typical problems, and makers making so much more! CLF will also have volunteer opportunities available for anyone who wants to help build the best MakerFEST ever! To register for an exhibition space visit https://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/makerfest For volunteer opportunities visit https://goo.gl/forms/y1qs5zfo8OPOuRo92 This year, the first Saturday in May happens to coincide with May 4th, often celebrated by fans of the widely popular Star Wars franchise. We fundamentally feel obligated since astronomy, space exploration fit all too well into the MakerFEST concept, so Community Partnerships is also encouraging all exhibitors to share their project progress with @CLF_CLF on twitter or @ChesapeakeLighthouseFoundation on Facebook with the hashtag #MayTheFourthBuildWithYou. Until next update, May The Fourth Be With You!

CLF Community Partnerships
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Grade Level Greatness
Happening's in Libebe's Fifth
Happy Friday! Congratulations to the winner of the Multiplication Tournament this week, Derrick! This week in Math we continued to review some key concepts in effort to prepare for the state testing (standards: 05.MD.C.05 and 05.NF.A.02). The quarter ends next Thursday, there is still time for students to do extra credit, they only have to ask for it :) 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. In Science we discussed the differences between Engineer and Scientists, students also took a quiz differentiating the different types of engineer. A letter about PARCC testing went home today as well as information about yearbook please ask your scholar about both! Thank you once again for all of your support!

-Ms. Libebe
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Kindergarten Greatness
This week in Kindergarten: Math This quarter we are starting off with comparing by attributes! We are analyzing objects and items determining which is taller, longer, or heavier. We will continue this skill for another week or two, until students have a good grip on the standard. Try to practice at home with everyday objects! ELA We are now in the 4th marking period. The students have worked hard all year. We will continue to move forward and work hard. In ELA we will continue to push hard on sight words reading and writing. This week students continued to focus on the sight words, for, they, of and have. They are becoming experts with writing sentences focusing on capitalization, end punctuation and finger spacing. Our unit this past week has been talking about the similarities and differences in animals. Students have discussed and written about these. Science This week in science we began learning about all the ways we can keep our environment clean! We talked about recycling, garbage and compost! We learned what types of items can be recycled and what items are garbage. It’s been a great week learning how and why we should keep our earth clean! Social Studies This week we started a new unit called “Everyone Works.” Over the next few weeks we will work toward answering the question “How do we get what what we need?” We started by considering the work we do in our homes. Some children are responsible for cleaning their rooms while others help to take care of pets. We are looking forward to learning more about the work people do! The Art Club and SPARKS Clubs last meeting will be Tuesday, May 7th. Have a great weekend, Mrs. Derfler aderfler@cmitsouthes.org Ms. Cunningham ccunningham@cmitsouthes.org Ms. Curtis ccurtis@cmitsouthes.org Ms. Lucas dlucas@cmitsouthes.org

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Kindergarten Happenings
Math This quarter we are starting off with comparing by attributes! We are analyzing objects and items determining which is taller, longer, or heavier. We will continue this skill for another week or two, until students have a good grip on the standard. Try to practice at home with everyday objects! ELA We are now in the 4th marking period. The students have worked hard all year. We will continue to move forward and work hard. In ELA we will continue to push hard on sight words reading and writing. This week students continued to focus on the sight words, for, they, of and have. They are becoming experts with writing sentences focusing on capitalization, end punctuation and finger spacing. Our unit this past week has been talking about the similarities and differences in animals. Students have discussed and written about these. Science This week in science we began learning about all the ways we can keep our environment clean! We talked about recycling, garbage and compost! We learned what types of items can be recycled and what items are garbage. It’s been a great week learning how and why we should keep our earth clean! Social Studies This week we started a new unit called “Everyone Works.” Over the next few weeks we will work toward answering the question “How do we get what what we need?” We started by considering the work we do in our homes. Some children are responsible for cleaning their rooms while others help to take care of pets. We are looking forward to learning more about the work people do! The Art Club and SPARKS Clubs last meeting will be Tuesday, May 7th. Have a great weekend, Mrs. Derfler aderfler@cmitsouthes.org Ms. Cunningham ccunningham@cmitsouthes.org Ms. Curtis ccurtis@cmitsouthes.org Ms. Lucas dlucas@cmitsouthes.org

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2nd & 3rd Grade Art
Hello Parents! Thank you everyone who donated bubble wrap and paper towel/toilet paper tubes. I really appreciate all the support. Currently, we have received plenty of bubble wrap but could use more tubes! I am planning to collect tubes until the end of next week. Here is the scoop on 2nd and 3rd grade art! This week, students began a new unit all about Bees. We watched a short video all about bees and their importance to our environment. Later, students used bubble wrap and paint to stamp a honeycomb design onto their paper. Next week, we will learn the parts of a bee and draw one! Email: bfrei@cmitsouthes.org Phone: 240-767-4820

Brittney Frei
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Announcements & Reminders
P.E. review and ARRIVAL PROCEDURES !!
Dear Parents and Guardians, This week in P.E. all grades practiced passing and trapping (stopping) the ball with the inside part of their foot. The focus word of the last few weeks has been "control." Most games and every sport with an item includes the ability to control said item. The younger kids practiced passing with a partner while the older grades played a game called "circle keepaway." ARRIVAL PROCEDURE NOTICE: If you are a parent/guardian and you arrive AFTER 8:00am when the back driveway is closed, please make sure to PARK your car in the parking lot instead of stopping in the middle of the lot and forcing students and parents to walk around and through moving cars. Stopping randomly in the parking lot causes back-ups and traffic jams and is, as I just stated, NOT safe for anyone to be walking through. Please follow this guideline as we are all trying to keep the safety of everyone at heart. Thank you !

Garrett Loomer P.E. Teacher - Department Chair CMIT South Elementary gloomer@cmitsouthes.org
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PTO News
Newsletter 4/5/19
Read our newsletter! https://conta.cc/2K7BsFt

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Spirit Wear 2019
Spirit Wear 2019 We will be delivering the Spirit Wear on Wednesday 4/10/19. **PARENTS WITH ORDERS BEFORE MARCH 9, 2019** If you have not received your orders, please email pto@cmitsouthes.org with the following: Your Name Your Childs Name

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Assistant Principal Week
Assistant Principal Week is April 8 - 12! Lets all show Mrs. Watkis how much we appreciate her!

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Spring Football
Spring Football

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Honey Baked Ham Sale!
HOSTED BY THE CMIT SOUTH ELEMENTARY PTO. THE HONEYBAKED HAM COMPANY WILL DONATE 20% OF YOUR PURCHASE TO THE CMIT SOUTH ELEMENTARY PTO. CONTACT: TASYA,BRACEY@ 301.455.1656 OR PARENTS@CHANNINGSLAND.COM

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The Counselor's Den
Cyberbullying
Hello Thee CMIT Family This week was a full week! I was able to discuss with your scholars' safe touch, good and bad touches. Several of the students were very knowledgeable and eager to share. As a part of educating your scholars on safety, I will also be conducting lessons on the safety of the internet. Parents, please take a moment and share with your scholars the importance of staying on safe websites. With the growing challenges with cyberbullying, it is even more important for all scholars to feel comfortable reporting if he/she is being spoken to in an inappropriate manner. Your scholars should also be aware of not communicating with strangers. Articles: https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it/index.html https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Cyberbullying.aspx

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