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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

CSP105

10/12/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

No After School Activities / Clubs on Monday, October 16

A Message From Principal Jefferson...

Parents Notifying Students of Transportation and After School Changes

Application for 2018-19 SY Opens Monday!

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


THANK-YOU

Front Desk Volunteers

A big thank you from PTSO!!

Homecoming and PTSO


UPCOMING EVENTS

Class Dues for High Schoolers

SGA Chick Fil-A Night

Open House - Wednesday, October 18

Parent / Teacher Conferences - October 19, 2017

Spirit Week

Literary Pumpkin Night

Homecoming

Saturday Detention Dates

Movie Night


SCHOOL NEWS

Harvest for the Hungry

Important Information

Ms. Beazer's Help Day


COLLEGE CORNER

College Testing Calendar

Scholarships Made Easy

Repeat-Free School

Standardized Tests

AACC Dual Credit


FIELD TRIPS

Baltimore National College Fair on October 30

Bailamos


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tee Shirt Design Contest

Attention CSP Family: We want your photos!


DONATIONS NEEDED

Homecoming 2017 Donations


ATHLETICS / PAC

CSP ATHLETICS!!!


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
No After School Activities / Clubs on Monday, October 16
Parents,

There will be no after school clubs or activities taking place on the coming Monday, October 16. We are using this time to plan for our annual audit that is taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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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 October 2, 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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Parents Notifying Students of Transportation and After School Changes
Dear CSP Parents and Guardians,

It is imperative to note that if your student is a regular bus rider, but they need not ride the bus, you must let them know ahead of time, preferably in the morning. Calling the school 30 minutes or less before dismissal requires interrupting their class and additional stress during dismissal.

The same thing applies to change of plans regarding clubs or any other dismissal arrangements. Students are not permitted to use the Front Desk phone to call parents about after school arrangements.

Please know that these requirements are in effect in order to keep the environment of CSP safe and orderly.

Thank you very much for your understanding,

Cassandra Bogden,
Financial Secretary
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Application for 2018-19 SY Opens Monday!
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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Kids Helping Kids Food & Funds Drive - We need your help!
The Kids Helping Kids Food and Funds Drive is off to a good start. We are continuing to collect non perishables and monetary donations. 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
Front Desk Volunteers
Dear CSP Parents and Guardians,

We would like to thank the parents that have volunteered their time to cover the front desk each week. This is a tremendous help to the school and we appreciate it more than words can describe! Thank you so much!


Thank you!

Cassandra Bogden,
Financial Secretary
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A big thank you from PTSO!!
A special thanks to Ms. Ball and Ms. Shaker for supporting picture day!!! You guys ROCK!

Here at CSP, we strive for excellence and what better way than to become involved today. We want to grow. We need volunteers to sign up for committees. We have plans to support many exciting events this year but we need you. 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


Please find attached our October meeting minutes:



Sincerely,
CSP- PTSO Board
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Homecoming and PTSO
High School SGA and I would like to thank the PTSO for the help with homecoming and assisting in attaining some delicious surprises for the students.

Mr. Hood
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UPCOMING EVENTS
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.

The upcoming class dues for 10th grade are due on October 16th. They are $25.00.

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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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.
Attachment(s)

Mr. Hood
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Open House - Wednesday, October 18
If you know anyone interested in learning more about CSP. Please let them know our 1st open house for the year will take place on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00pm.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Parent / Teacher Conferences - October 19, 2017
Parents / Guardians,

Please see the schedule for parent / teacher conferences taking place Thursday, October 19, 2017. All conferences will be held in the gymnasium.

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Teachers will be split into 2 separate lunch breaks:

11:00 - 11:30 am - Teachers with last names beginning with A-L

11:30 - 12:00 pm - Teachers with last names beginning with M-Z

No one will be permitted to enter conference area after 2:45 pm.

Please click on link if you wish to see the staff directory. http://mycsp.org/school-staff/


Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Spirit Week
Spirit Week is approaching us. This year's High School Spirit Week is October 23-27.
Monday- Pajama Day- Come to school in what you rolled out of bed in (AACPS dress code applies).
Tuesday- Ms. Amy Day- Come Celebrate Ms. Amy with us. Wear your best tie dye.
Wednesday- Fandom- Celebrate what you are a fan of. Favorite football team (Ravens of course), favorite band, favorite movie, etc.
Thursday- Meme/Celebrity- Come dress as your favorite meme character or celebrity.
Friday- Class colors/Senior Togas- Wear your class color.

Have fun with your outfits, but remember ALL AACPS DRESS CODE RULES APPLY.

Mr. Hood
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Literary Pumpkin Night
Literary Pumpkin Night
Come join your CSP family on Thursday, October 26th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a “Spooktacular” evening of Fall activities showcasing our students’ Literary and artistic genius!
For the past 5 years, families have enjoyed over 400 Literary Pumpkins arranged in the gym according to our teen readers’ favorite genres.
This year, we look forward to perusing the middle school Literary Pumpkin patch adorned with the new and exciting high school project options. Enjoy the evening sipping warm apple cider while you take part in our Fall Literacy stations run by CSP’s National Honor Society students, build a family scare-crow, be a taste-tester for our pumpkin pie contest, get creative at our various narrative writing workshops, examine the power of your own conscience while listening to Poe’s, “Tell-Tale Heart”, color Fall pictures you’re your younger siblings, and cast your vote for your favorite Literary Project in each grade.
ALL STUDENTS RECEIVED A DIRECTIONS PAGE FOR THE WRITTEN AND PRODUCT COMPONENTS OF THE LITERARY PROJECT. – please contact your child’s English/Language Arts teacher if you have questions.
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Donna McCallister
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Homecoming
High School Students and Parents, we have big news. The date for this year's homecoming is Saturday October 28th, starting at 7 pm and ending at 10 pm. Be ready to celebrate with the paparazzi and the celebrities as this year's theme is Hollywood.

Mr. Hood
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Saturday Detention Dates
The following dates are when Saturday detention will be held:
November 4 and 18
December 2
January 6 and 20
February 3 and 24
March 10 and 24
April 7 and 21
May 19

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Movie Night
The PTSO is excited to announce that in January we plan to host a Family Movie night for all CSP students, their parents/siblings, and staff. 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 CSP-PTSO

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SCHOOL NEWS
Harvest for the Hungry
Please continue to bring in donations for Harvest for the Hungry! Each grade will bring their donations to the following teachers:
6th- Ms. Zambito
7th- Mr. Vadalia
8th- Ms. August
9th- Mr. Hood
10th- Mr. Meighan
11th- Mr. Cowan
12th- Ms. McCallister
Also, you can sign up to play in the staff/student volleyball tournament. It's $2 to play. Please see Ms. Zambito or Ms. Angie with any questions!

Ms. Regina Zambito
rzambito@mycsp.org
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Important Information
Just a reminder that students attaining the age of 11 should receive the
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and MCV4 (Meningococcal) immunizations.
Please bring a copy of their immunization record to me when they receive them. Students that do not have up to date immunizations will not be permitted to attend school until proof is brought in. Things get a little hectic over the summer with vacations, etc. and then getting ready for the new school year, so getting these to me early will help ease some of the stress.

Parent Connect:
Please note that I check for requests every morning. If you need an account, please log into www.aacps.org and then follow the instructions under the Parent Connect Tab. If you already have an account and can't remember your username and/or password, please send me an email. Once you receive your information, please keep it in a safe place where you can access it as needed.

Thanks,

June Calvert
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Ms. Beazer's Help Day
I am available on Fridays to help students in 7th grade science and biology

Yasmin Beazer-Barclay
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COLLEGE CORNER
College Testing Calendar

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
February 9: Deadline for March 10 SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
February 10: ACT. Register online at act.org
March 9: Deadline for April 14 ACT. Register online at act.org
March 10: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
April 14: ACT. Register online at act.org
April 6: Deadline for May 5 SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
May 3: Deadline for June 2 SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
May 4: Deadline for June 4 ACT. Register online at act.org
May 5: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
June 2: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
June 4: ACT. Register online at act.org
June 15: Deadline for July 14 ACT. Register online at act.org
July 14: ACT. May 4: Deadline for June 4 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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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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Standardized Tests
Seniors are responsible for sending their official test scores to colleges from the College Board (SAT) or ACT websites. Most schools, including the University of Maryland, College Park will not review priority applications if test scores have not arrived by November 1. All seniors with deadlines of November 1 should have sent their scores by now.

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. (NOTE: The computer class that 9th graders took this fall is not a dual credit class, so no transcript is needed.)

Darryl Gonzalez
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FIELD TRIPS
Baltimore National College Fair on October 30
Representatives from more than 300 two- and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the Baltimore National College Fair to be held on Monday, October 30th.
CSP Juniors and Seniors will attend this event on October 30.
Location: Baltimore Convention Center 1 W Pratt St Baltimore, MD 21201
Date: October 30, 2017, Monday
Departure time: 8:30 am from CSP
Return time: 1:30 pm
Maximum number of students: 40
Contact person: Mr. Yagar
Required documents: Field trip permission letter due date 10/24/2017
Cost: $ 10 for transportation due date 10/24/2017
Lunch: Bring your lunch or money.
Uniform: CSP School uniform

Tayfun Yagar
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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. 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
Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade
Quarterly Assessments will be administered the week of October 23. Students are practicing supporting a claim and analyzing documents, in preparation for our first Document Based Assessments.

Janette Morandin
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Tee Shirt Design Contest
The class of 2018 is hosting a tee shirt design contest!

All students are welcome to participate.

Please see Ms. Bulisco for a detailed list of design categories and rules.
Attachment(s)

Senior Class Advisor,
Luann Bulisco
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Attention CSP Family: We want your photos!
The Yearbook Team would greatly appreciate if students, teachers, and families would share any photos they think would look great in the 2017-2018 yearbook. We are in particular need of photos from fall sports (soccer, volleyball, and golf).

Please email photos to yearbook@mycsp.org and put the name of the activity/event and the date (if possible) in the subject line.

Thank you!

Matthew Cowan
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DONATIONS NEEDED
Homecoming 2017 Donations
This year's homecoming has been decided!!! Homecoming will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. The theme this year is Hollywood!!!

We are looking for donations for this year's homecoming. We are looking for food/drink donations, tableware, and decorations. There are about 240 high school students.

Food and drink donations please wait until the day before to bring in. Tableware and decorations please bring in when you can. Please put a last name on everything.

For more information please contact Mr. Hood at khood@mycsp.org

Please use the link to sign up for donations: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F49A9A829A7F94-homecoming1

Mr. Hood
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ATHLETICS / PAC
CSP ATHLETICS!!!
Our CSP Fall Sports Teams are well underway and they are all enjoying strong seasons!!!...


Congratulations to Rachael Rizzutto as she finished 2nd place out of 21 entrants in the AACPS Women's Varsity Golf Tournament!!!...


Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer teams are gearing up for postseason play! Both teams will play at Glen Burnie H.S. on Monday, 10/23, for their Senior Night activities...Game start times are TBA.


Girls Varsity Volleyball Team, in their 1st ever season of Varsity competition, has performed exceptionally well! The expect to make a strong run in the Maryland State 1A Playoffs in November!...


Fall Team Pictures will be on Tuesday, 10/17 @ 3:45PM in the school gymnasium...

Our 2017 Fall Sports Banquet will be after Thanksgiving break, the first week of December. The exact date and time are TBA...


Winter Sports season will officially begin on November 15th with Boys Varsity Basketball tryouts.

There will be a Boys Varsity Basketball interest meeting on Monday, 10/16, 3:15PM in the school gymnasium...

If you are interested in trying out please see Coach Johnson to obtain the required County paperwork and medical clearance forms.

Erik Johnson
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