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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

CSP104

09/28/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

A Message From Principal Jefferson...

Federal Impact Aid Survey Forms

We need you!

Kids Helping Kids Food & Funds Drive - We need your help!


THANK-YOU

A BIG SHOUT OUT!!!!!!


UPCOMING EVENTS

SGA Announcement

SGA Chick Fil-A Night

Class Dues for High Schoolers

First Bus Payment

Subway your way to Teen (and Pre-Teen) Read Week!

Picture Day - October 11

Movie Night at CSP


SCHOOL NEWS

Parent Connect

Science Fair

CSP after school clubs

Repeat-Free School

National Merit Scholarship Program

AACC Dual Credit

Parent / Guardian Class Observations

Application for 201-19 SY is Coming Soon!

Science Olympiad


COLLEGE CORNER

College Testing Calendar

Scholarships Made Easy

Financial Aid Night

CLF and The Princeton Review start SAT prep programs at CSP.


FIELD TRIPS

Bailamos


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

The Vocabulary Bowl is Here!

Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Exceptional Transportation Requests

CSP School Counselor


DONATIONS NEEDED

Yarn


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Grant application..not too much work.


PTSO

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!!!


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
A Message From Principal Jefferson...
Students are expected to arrive to school on time. All students should be in the building prior to 8:20am. Students that arrive after 8:20am will need to sign in at the front desk area.
Since the time from last year to this year changed slightly, I wanted to give parents and students a little extra time to adjust to the changes.
Beginning on Monday, students that arrive late to school more than four times will receive Saturday detention.
I do not want my students to arrive late to school disrupting their own learning experience along with that of other students.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this matter.
If you have questions regarding this please feel free to contact my secretary, Ms. O'Brien.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Federal Impact Aid Survey Forms
Today, September 29, 2017, your child will bring home a Federal Impact Aid Survey form. Please assist us by filling out the information requested on the form. Please return it to Anne Arundel Public Schools in the self-addressed, stamped envelope provided.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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We need you!
Hello CSP Family,

We need your help 2-3 times a week for 2-3 hours a day to assist at the front desk. If you can only commit to one day that is great. Our hope is to get 2 or 3 people that can commit to one day a week. If you are available please contact Ms. Dee Phifer our PTSO president at mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com to receive more information and complete a background check.

Warm
Regards,
Dee Phifer
CSP-PTSO

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Kids Helping Kids Food & Funds Drive - We need your help!
The kick-off to our Kids Helping Kids Food and Funds Drive is next week. We will begin collecting non perishables and monetary donations on Monday. Students should give their donations to their first period teachers. All checks need to be made out to: Anne Arundel County Food Bank.


Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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THANK-YOU
A BIG SHOUT OUT!!!!!!
A Big Shout OUT!!! We have our first three CSP-PTSO Staff members!!!!!!!!!!!

I am super excited to welcome Mrs. Bulisco, Mrs. Gunes and Ms. Gomaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A heartfelt thank you from our CSP-PTSO team!!!! Who is next?

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UPCOMING EVENTS
SGA Announcement
SGA elections happened this morning first order of business will be homecoming. Stay tuned next week for the big announcement.

Mr. Hood
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SGA Chick Fil-A Night
Hey everyone,
Our first Chick Fil-A night is approaching. It is October 17 4 pm-8 pm. Show the cashier the flyer and the SGA gets a portion back. Drive-thru, Dine-in, and Carryout, it doesn't matter. Flyers will be handed out to the students the week of as well.
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Mr. Hood
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Class Dues for High Schoolers
Hello Parents,

This blurb is about upcoming due dates for high school class dues.

All due dates for class dues are included in the attachment. Please have your student bring me their dues directly; otherwise, you are welcome to bring them yourself to the Front Desk. My new office is behind the front desk where the small conference room used to be.

The upcoming class dues for 9th grade are due on September 25th. They are $15.00.

I would also like to note that seniors will not be able to participate in class activities such as prom if their class dues are not paid timely.

Class dues are utilized to pay for class-wide events such as dances, prom, field trips, and any other activities that are class specific.

If you have any questions at all regarding class dues, please do not hesitate to email me at cbogden@mycsp.org or call my extension. My new extension for this year is 300.

Thank you very much!

Cassandra Bogden,
Financial Secretary
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First Bus Payment
Hello Parents,

This is just a reminder that the first bus payment of the year will be due on September 29th. You can make the payment the following ways: payment online using Paypal (located on the mycsp.org website), check given to myself or the front desk directly, or exact cash given the same way. Please note that if you are paying cash, I cannot provide change. Be sure to ask for a receipt if you ask your child to submit the payment for you.

If you have one child not on free or reduced lunch the amount to pay is $120. If you have one student on reduced lunch it is $100. If you have a student on free lunch, or multiple students, it is $80 per student.

All students on free or reduced lunch will be verified. Any changes in status change that cannot be verified will result in a change in your payment plan.

Please note that if your payment is not made within 5 days of the due date, you will be subject to a $15 late fee per the contract that was signed in February.

Please let me know if you have any questions! My email is cbogden@mycsp.org and my phone number is 443-757-5277 ext 300.

Thank you!

Cassandra Bogden,
Financial Secretary
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Subway your way to Teen (and Pre-Teen) Read Week!
Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.

The 2017 event will be held Oct. 8 - 14th, featuring the theme 'Unleash Your Story."

Students (grades 6-12) who check out a book from our CSP media center from Oct. 1-15 will have the opportunity to enter a raffle drawing for a $15 gift certificate to Subway. Students will be allowed to enter once for each book borrowed.

Mona Gomaa
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Picture Day - October 11
Picture day is Wednesday, October 11

Students are required to wear the white oxford and tie for picture day. If you still need to purchase these items, please reach out to the uniform company.

I have included the link for ordering below.

http://mycsp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FlynnOhara-2017-18.pdf

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Movie Night at CSP
The PTSO is excited to announce that in November we will be hosting a Family Movie night for all CSP students, their parents/siblings, and staff as we host this special family oriented event to bring together the CSP community. There is one catch – to hold this great event we need several parent volunteers (meaning- we need you!) who can assist at the event and we need to know now, so there is ample time to complete and submit the background check info to Anne Arundel County. If you can help us pull off what promises to be a fun event, please email us at mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com and complete the CHAPERONE/VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ONLINE.
You can access this form on the AACPS website under the tab labeled Families.

Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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SCHOOL NEWS
Parent Connect
If you are new to Parent Connect, please visit www.aacps.org and follow the directions under parent connect. If you have an existing account, please send me an email to get your username and password. Please note that your information will be sent to the email address we have on file. If your information has changed, please send me an email so I can make the changes in your child's file and on Parent Connect.
Please keep you username and password in a safe place so the requests to reissue is kept low.

June Calvert
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Science Fair
Students in Science will be required to complete an independent science project during the first semester. The project will count for a significant portion of the student’s grade, as laid out below. The project involves following the scientific processes and teaches students how scientists approach problems. The project will include a research paper and a project display that will be presented to other students, faculty, and community members.
Our Science Fair follows the rules designed by the Intel National Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Students may choose a topic from any of the eighteen categories recognized by ISEF. Students will have the opportunity to enter their project in the county and regional science fairs if they score well at the school level. There are prizes, awards, and scholarships available to students who do well at the school, county, and regional fairs. All county science fair information and forms can be found at: http://www.aacps.org/science/secondscifair.asp
Please refer to the next page for the rubrics and how the grades will be entered into the grade book. Please see the attached timeline. For more information please contact your students teacher.

Ashish Vadalia- Science Department Chair
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CSP after school clubs
Students have been signing up all week through the website. If your child still wants to sign up, please click on the link. http://mycsp.org/after-school-clubs/

CSP clubs will begin on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2017

CSP clubs run between 2:55 pm and 4:00 pm.

The students have to report to the club rooms at 2:55 pm.

All students should report to the gym lobby for dismissal. The parents have to pick-up the club students by 04:05 pm.

Please visit http://mycsp.org/after-school-clubs/ for sign up.

* No clubs on 2-hour early dismissal dates.

* The last day for clubs will be May 24, 2018.

Tayfun Yagar
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Repeat-Free School

CSP continues to provide a rigorous and quality education to all students. It has always been our goal to improve upon past practices, find new ways to engage students and make learning something students enjoy. We also believe that high school students need to put forth that same effort in order to be become successful adults; therefore, CSP is Repeat Free. If a student receives an E in a required high school course, the class will have to be repeated in an alternate program such as summer school, evening school and twilight school. These programs are available for students to make up credits in courses that they were not successful in the first time; classes at CSP are for students taking them for original credit. If a student does not make up the failed class in one of these alternative programs, there is a chance that we will not be able to schedule the student for the classes required for graduation.

Darryl Gonzalez
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National Merit Scholarship Program
CSP would like to announce that Glenn B. has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Only about 34,000 Commended Students in the country are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Glenn scored among the top 50,000 students out of 1.6 million who entered the competition this year. Congratulations!

Darryl Gonzalez
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AACC Dual Credit

Any student who wishes to receive high school credit for any dual credit AACC class they have taken must present an official transcript from AACC to Dr Gonzalez. The Registrar’s Office at AACC can assist you with that.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Parent / Guardian Class Observations
Parents / Guardians,

We operate on an open door policy meaning that you are more than welcome to stop by and observe a class that your child is in. You just need to bring proper identification and sign in at the front desk area.
Please keep in mind this is only for you to observe the class. You will not be able to speak to the teacher at this time.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Application for 201-19 SY is Coming Soon!
The CSP application for 2018-19 will open on October 16 and will remain open until November 30 at noon. If you have another child at home that you want to enroll, you must submit an online application before the deadline.

Siblings that submit an application on time are entered into their own lottery and accepted providing there is a space available. If there is not a space available, the sibling will be placed at the top of the wait list. This gives siblings preference over non-siblings.

If a sibling application is submitted late, it is placed at the bottom of the waitlist.


Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Science Olympiad
Have you ever wondered what the Science Olympiad is all about? Do you want to engage with science in a way you have never before? Then join CSP's Middle School or High School Olympiad team. We are currently looking for more student and parent volunteers for the 2017-2018 School Year. We meet after school on Tuesday's and Thursday's in Rooms 113(MS) and 201(HS).

What is the Science Olympiad?
In grades 6-12, Science Olympiad functions much like a football or soccer team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year.Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.

Who To Contact
Middle School Coach: Ms. Beazer (ybeazer@mycsp.org)
High School Coach: Mr. Vadalia (avadalia@mycsp.org)

Ashish Vadalia
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COLLEGE CORNER
College Testing Calendar

October 7: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
October 5: Deadline for November 4 SAT. Register online at collegeboard.org
October 11, 7:00 Financial Aid Night for parents of seniors. RSVP to tyagar@mycsp.org
October 28: ACT. Register online at act.org
November 1: Priority Application Deadline at University of Maryland, College Park
November 2: Deadline for December 2 SAT. Register online at collegeboard.org
November 3: Deadline for December 9 ACT. Register online at act.org
November 4: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
December 2: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
December 9: ACT. Register online at act.org
January 12: Deadline for February 10 ACT. Register online at act.org

Darryl Gonzalez
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Scholarships Made Easy

Did you know you could earn a scholarship for getting good grades in high school? You can also earn money for playing sports, volunteering in the community, participating in school clubs, being a leader and more! On Raise.me, you can earn these micro-scholarships to over 200 colleges for everything you’ve done throughout high school; you can even put in your grades and activities from 9th grade! Go to Raise.me to create an account. It’s free for you and you can earn money for doing everything you’re already doing!

Darryl Gonzalez
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Financial Aid Night

On October 11 at 7:00, parents of seniors are invited to our Financial Aid Night where financial aid officers from UMBC will on hand to explain the process and answer any questions you have. After the presentation, they will be on hand to help you through the FAFSA, the form you have to fill out to receive financial aid and to be considered for many scholarships from colleges. This is an important evening for seniors, so please RSVP your intentions to tyagar@mycsp.org so that we know how many parents are coming and so that we can plan the presentation.

Darryl Gonzalez
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CLF and The Princeton Review start SAT prep programs at CSP.
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) and the prestigious Princeton Review announces a strategic educational partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' test solving strategies, boost test-taking confidence & scores, and ultimately increase scholarship dollars and acceptances rate to college and universities of choice!
CLF and the Princeton Review will start SAT prep programs at CSP.

SAT prep program offers;
25 hours of live expert instruction plus 140+ additional lessons
3 hours of on-demand online help from an instructor
4 proctored practice tests with detailed online explanations
6 additional practice tests to help sharpen your skills
Maximize your score with a custom online lesson plan
240 drills, 2,000 online practice questions, and 140+ video lessons

Registration:
www.princetonreview.com
1-Click Test Prep, Select SAT, Find Course by ZIP
2- For CSP, 20772
3- Scroll down, find our CSP location
3- Click Enroll, add promo code, and Checkout
Regular Price: $1,099 USD
CSP students will have %20 OFF, the code is: CLF2017 (Price :$899 USD)

Course Schedule for CSP:
Oct 21, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017, Every Tue, Thu and Sat
Sat, 10:00 AM–2:15 PM
Tue, Thu, 4:00 PM–6:30 PM
Location: CSP, 7321 Parkway Dr. South Hanover, MD 21076
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Tayfun Yagar
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FIELD TRIPS
Bailamos
Dear parents,
High school students have been given permission to attend a Spanish and Latin-American dance performance at Notre Dame University on November 8th. This is a great opportunity to expose our students to expressions of the Hispanic culture beyond the language. A field trip permission letter has been distributed to students. If your child is interested, please do not delay signing up and submitting the $28 payment. Registration is on a first come, first serve bases. For questions please contact Mrs. Albayrak at malbayrak@mycsp.org.

Let's Tango

Malvina Albayrak
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CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS
The Vocabulary Bowl is Here!
The Vocabulary Bowl officially begins on Sunday, October 1st! Students of all grade levels can register at vocabulary.com to support our school's effort. Watch this space for updates on our progress!

Gregory Mullen
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Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade
Students were sent home with a class grade report, for parents to sign and return. Make up and missing work should be completed and returned promptly. Please sign up for my Monday Help Day, if your student would like support. Thank you.

Janette Morandin
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Exceptional Transportation Requests
Hello Parents,

If you are going to make an exceptional transportation request, such as your student riding a different bus for an extended period, etc., you absolutely must fill out the Exceptional Transportation Request Form. I have attached it to this blurb.

It is imperative that we get this form at least two weeks before the change needs to happen, and it must be approved by administration. This means that the number of students on the buses in question will be considered before making a decision.

This is also a reminder that students are not allowed to ride a different bus than their assigned one for the following reasons: staying at a friend's house for the weekend or after school; lessons or classes outside of CSP; Dr. appointments after school; religious training; athletic practices or games.

Please note that these guidelines are in your bus contract as well.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Cassandra Bogden,
Financial Secretary
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CSP School Counselor
The CSP School Counseling program is designed to ensure that all students have the opportunity for support in personal, social, and academic pursuits.

Along with Dr. Gonzalez’s rigorous college/career preparation program, CSP has a counselor, Mrs. Shepherd, who works with students, parents, teachers, and other school staff to maximize each student’s potential.

FOR STUDENTS:
Students may see Mrs. Shepherd for individual and small group counseling to assist with a variety of concerns, such as friendship, academics, problem solving or just a place to talk.

FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS:
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Shepherd with any questions or concerns about the well-being of your child.

THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR HELPS STUDENTS TO:

• Transition to middle school/high school
• Understand dynamics of interpersonal relationships
• Utilize problem solving, conflict resolution, and decision-making skills
• Become increasingly independent and responsible for their own behavior
and learning
• Establish effective study & time management skills

THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR WORKS WITH PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO:

• Promote positive home/school relationships
• Understand their students’ progress in school
• Collaborate and consult with teachers/administration
• Plan for referrals to community agencies or outside professional help

Students can see Mrs. Shepherd in any of the following ways:
• Self-referral
• Request of the counselor
• Parent/Guardian referral
• Administrative referral
• Teacher referral
• Referral by friend(s)

Mrs. Shepherd interacts with all students in various ways throughout the year, including:
• Individual counseling
• Small group counseling
• Classroom Guidance sessions
• Town Hall Assemblies

Mrs. Shepherd is pleased to join the dynamic CSP counseling department.


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DONATIONS NEEDED
Yarn
We have used up most of the yarn. Before I order any, I would like to see if families have extra laying around the house that you would like to donate.

THANK YOU!!!

Rachel Pratt
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Grant application..not too much work.
I'm looking for a parent who can help filling out a couple forms for art grants. These two grants are for an in house assembly that will be for all students at CSP and a artist residency.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!

Rachel Pratt
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PTSO
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!!!
We need your help, and so do our children. A special thanks to all of our volunteers from last year for all their hard work and dedication.

Here at CSP, we strive for excellence and what better way than to become involved today. We are in need of growth and are seeking volunteers to continue build our organization. We have planned some exciting events this year in hopes to get more parents involved in their children’s educational experience. The PTSO is a team effort in which we cannot succeed on our own. Please come and join us by signing up online at https://goo.gl/forms/2WmKaQ49TvCYr5vT2

Sincerely,
Your CSP PTSO family
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