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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South Elementary

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08/16/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Important News

Fingerprinting/Background Check/SafeSchools Training

Ways to Contact Us

More Pics of the School Building

Building Pictures

In the Spirit of Humanity...

Prescription Medications

PIkMyKid Instructions

Food Allergies


Grade Level Greatness

Birthday Celebrations, Non-Food Items


Announcements & Reminders

Accessing the Family Portal Instructions

Prince George's County Public Schools

Mark Your Calendars: Back to School Night, September 26, 2018

Passport to Success Expo: September 22

Systemic Kindergarten Orientation, August 30, 2018 (TENTATIVE)


PTO News

Social Media

School Supply Lists

PTO Members Needed


Earning Our Stripes: Highlighting Achievements

The Purpose


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Important News
Fingerprinting/Background Check/SafeSchools Training
Fingerprinting Office Information: 1 4201 School Lane, Room 131, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Tel: 301-952-6775 In-school volunteers for a day are required to undergo the background check. For all other volunteering opportunities, including field trips, chaperones must complete a full fingerprint background check and CPS clearance. Costs of these services are: Fingerprinting - $61 is a one-time and life-long permission to volunteer. CPS Clearance: $9 included in the fingerprinting cost. Individuals interested in volunteering in PGCPS are also required to complete SafeSchools online training program. The assigned course(s) must be completed prior to volunteering in PGCPS. Additional information can be found at https://www.pgcps.org/required-training/

Patrice Harrell-Carter
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Ways to Contact Us
Greetings All, We are operating with a cell phone and are housed in our sister school. If you need to reach us and are unable to get through via the cell phone, you can call the landline at CMIT MS/HS at 240-573-7250. Also, we have created another email address, secretary@cmitsouthes.org. Please use this email if you do not know who to direct your message to and it will be directed to the appropriate party. Thank you for your patience while we transition into our new space. Best, Patrice

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More Pics of the School Building
Here are a few more pictures to share.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
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Building Pictures
Take a sneak peek into our beautiful school buidling.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
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In the Spirit of Humanity...
While I cannot stop you from using social media as a medium to air your concerns through an unapproved parent Facebook Page, I would like to caution you to find a more appropriate platform to express them. We have an open door policy and would prefer if your issues/concerns rise to a level where you feel the need to express them, that you do so by calling the appropriate school-based personnel, emailing, or requesting a face-to-face conference. The purpose of social media in the context of a school is to connect with others, highlight the accomplishments, foster community partnerships and to market all the great things we do and plan to do. This way, your loved ones can stay connected to ourscholars, despite where they live. In order to foster positivity, we must do so in our speech, the images we display, and the words we put to pen and paper. This is a parent choice school (charter). As defined by United States Department of Education, "This allow parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, and others the flexibility to innovate and provide students with increased educational options within the public school system." We want our parents to do just that---innovate and increase the educational options for the students who attend our school.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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Prescription Medications
Greetings Families, If your son/daughter will need to take medication during the school day, the attached form will need to be completed by your child's doctor. The medication, along with the completed form, will be housed in the nurse's suite. Prince George's County Public Schools is responsible for furnishing nurses to schools. It is based on priority. A priority school is a school that has a diabetic, a student with a feeding tube, or a severe medical issue. Those schools will be furnished first with a registered nurse. Once those priority schools have been covered, the other schools will be granted a nurse dependent upon available clincial personnel. Our staff will have to participate in a host of SafeSchools Training modules to ensure we are trained to follow policies and procedures outlined by Prince George's County Public Schools. I will keep you updated as new information becomes available.

Patrice Harrell-Carter Principal
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PIkMyKid Instructions
Please see attached parent registration and user guide in preparation for PikMyKid.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
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Food Allergies
Greetings All, We will have a designated food allergy table for each lunch period. This table will be devoted to students who have food allergies. Make certain that you have alerted the school with any medical issues specific to your child. Our students' safety is of utmost importance.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
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Grade Level Greatness
Birthday Celebrations, Non-Food Items
Greetings Parents & Guardians, It is with much contemplation that we have decided not to have parents bring in cupcakes for birthday celebrations. With the rise in food allergies and other health concerns, we would much rather these celebrations be held at home. We do not want to disrupt instructional time nor have the lunch monitors have to facilitate such celebrations. As an alternative, parents can bring in non-food items to help to celebrate their son/daughter's birthdays. Such items could be passed out at the end of the school day.

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Announcements & Reminders
Accessing the Family Portal Instructions
Prince George's County Public Schools provides a Family Access Portal that allows authorized caretakers to log into SchoolMAX from any computer with an Internet connection and view the child's student information, including current attendance records and assignment scores. Parents are encouraged to register and check their child's progress on a regular basis. Best, Patrice

Patrice Harrell-Carter
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Prince George's County Public Schools
Attached you will find the Prince George's County Public Schools approved calendar for the 2018-19 school year. Please post it on your refrigerator or add the dates to your electronic calendars.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
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Mark Your Calendars: Back to School Night, September 26, 2018
Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South-Elementary will host its Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 pm. You will have an opportunity to meet your child's teacher and learn about their studies this school year. More information will follow regarding the schedule of events. Please continue to read the newsletter for updates. Image Courtesy of: www.facebook.com/woschools/posts/back-to-school-night-dates/1808090432540826/

Patrice Harrell-Carter
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Passport to Success Expo: September 22
Passport to Success Expo: September 22 EVENT DETAILS DATE: Saturday, September 22, 2018 TIME: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. LOCATION: Oxon Hill High School 6701 Leyte Drive Oxon Hill, MD 20745 REGISTRATION Will be available online soon! QUESTIONS? Call 301-618-7356 ABOUT The Passport to Success Expo combines the annual Family Institute Conference and College and Career Readiness Summit in one big EXPO! The event is free and features more than 20 workshops for parents on topics such as helping your child succeed in school, navigating the school system, and securing funding for your child's college education. Representatives from more than 35 colleges and universities, local government and agencies, business and trade schools, and fire, police and EMT will be on site to share information about college and careers. The EXPO also includes free breakfast, resources, and childcare (for children ages 6-12), and you can sample new and exciting options for school lunch at the "Taste of PGCPS." Attached is the save the date card.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
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Systemic Kindergarten Orientation, August 30, 2018 (TENTATIVE)
The Systemic Kindergarten Orientation will take place on August 30, 2018 from 8:30-10:00 am. This is an informal meeting where the parents and children are expected to be in attendance. There will be a brief overview of parent expectations, a tour of the school building, and the students will be able to meet their teachers. The last minute finishing touches to the building may still be taking place which may affect occupancy. If this happens, we will have to postpone the event.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
Principal
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PTO News
Social Media
Greetings Parents, Please follow us on the following social media websites: Follow us on Twitter: @cmitsouth Follow us on Instagram: cmitsouth_es Follow us on Facebook: Cmitsouth ES As well, make sure you notify the school if you do not want your child's picture posted. The pictures that will be selected to post will be morally proper and include appropriate messaging that highlights the school in a positive way.

Patrice Harrell-Carter Principal
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School Supply Lists
Greetings Families, Please see the school supply lists. This information can also be found on our website. Look for the link that is scrolling across the screen.

Patrice Harrell-Carter
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PTO Members Needed
Interested in the PTO? Complete the google form by clicking the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdV2JTd_9GLRlmEWo6pLX0FhN7bmQ7Ibz2PWC8hMun-3O01UQ/viewform Image courtesy of: https://www.fcusd.org/domain/483

Patrice Harrell-Carter
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Earning Our Stripes: Highlighting Achievements
The Purpose
This category of the newsletter will highlight the achievements of our school community. "Earning Our Stripes" will be our theme as a way to showcase those who are exemplifying excellence. Image courtesy of: http://gradytigers.org/2016/7/grady-elementary-open-house-monday-aug-8-5-pm-to-7-15-pm

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