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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

CSP112

02/01/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

From Principal Jefferson

Upcoming Drills and other Safety Protocols

National Geographic Geography Bee Champion

Top Prize in the Science Fair


THANK-YOU

A Big Thank You for Attending the Town Hall


UPCOMING EVENTS

Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches Fundraiser (every Tuesday in February)

2 Hour Early Dismissal - Wednesday, February 7

Report Card Distribution - February 8

Valentine's Day Ice Skating Fundraiser: 3:00 - 9:00pm

Junior Class Ring Delivery - February 16

Book Fair Week - March 2 - March 8

Parent/Teacher Conferences-March 2 MUST MAKE APPOINTMENT

Schools Closed for Students - March 2

CSP Family Game Night March 8, 2018 6-8pm

CLF Basketball Program - Coming March 20

Media Center News

It won't be long until it's time for PROM!

Dress Down Days

Saturday Detention Dates

CSP Closed May 29 for Graduation


SCHOOL NEWS

STAR Students

Repeat-Free School

Evening School

2018-19 School Uniforms

Absent / Early Dismissal / Tardy Notes


COLLEGE CORNER

College Testing Calendar

Scholarships Made Easy

Scholarships for Scholars


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

2018 Earthfest

PROM PARENT PACK

Scholastic Book Fair


ATHLETICS / PAC

Upcoming PAC Meetings


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
From Principal Jefferson
Dear CSP Family,

Thank you all for a successful first half of the school year! I am very excited to announce that we will have at least one hundred students who will be on the Principal’s Honor Roll! Parents, this would not be possible were in not for your working closely with the teachers. If you are not currently doing so, please monitor ParentConnect on a weekly basis. If your student’s grades are not updated, or if your student is not receiving back graded work with feedback provided, please contact the teacher. If you are not satisfied with the response, please contact the grade level administrator. Dr. Gonzalez is the High School Assistant Principal, and Mrs. Motsco is the Middle School Assistant Principal. I strongly believe that by working together as partners, your student can and will be successful here at Chesapeake Science Point! In the coming weeks, your student will receive an invitation to our second marking period honor assembly if they are on the principal’s honor roll and the regular honor roll.

We are happy to announce that Ms. Nelsen has graciously chosen to spear head our Career Day committee! If you are interested in being a member of this committee or would like to be a speaker at our career day, please email me at djefferson@mycsp.org. I look forward to hearing from you.

Parents, I am pleased to announce that the number of students tardy to school decreased by fifty percent from the first marking period to the second marking period! It is imperative that students arrive on time so that they can maximize their learning! Thank you to those parents who made the adjustment! As a reminder, once your student has accumulated two unexcused tardies, we will notify you. Once they accumulated four unexcused tardies, your student will receive detention. I appreciate your cooperation with this matter.

Lastly, I wanted to assure parents that we have been closely monitoring the news and are fully aware the flu epidemic. As a precautionary measure, our cleaning staff is using the Ultra-Q128 cleaning detergent/disinfectant to clean our building. This disinfectant is an AACPS approved cleaning detergent and it effectively eliminates the virus that causes the flu. As an added precaution, our night cleaning crew did an extra cleaning last night. Parents, if your child is exhibiting any flu like symptoms, please make sure that they see their primary care physician and keep them home until the symptoms have subsided. Teachers will provide any and all work that your child misses during their absence. Please make sure that your child has an excuse note upon their return to school. Thank you for all that you do!!

Dwight L. Jefferson

Principal

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Upcoming Drills and other Safety Protocols
All students received a copy of the attached letter. Please take a moment to read it over and have a conversation with your children about the importance of practicing these drills. Our first priority is the safety of our students and staff, so practicing safety protocols and drills will help us be more prepared should the unthinkable occur.
Attachment(s)

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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National Geographic Geography Bee Champion
This week CSP middle schoolers battled it out to determine this year's National Geographic Geography Bee Champion. Using a challenging elimination test, the following geography geniuses earned a spot in CSP's Geography Bee Final Round Competition:

Hannah Sullivan
Rishi Erigineni
Joseph Smotherman
Rygle Yance
Brian Vieson
Noah Caddeo
Leyton Calzado
Madeline Parks
Emma Schurr
Alex Moutlon

On Tuesday morning, the finalists competed in an exciting showdown, showing-off their wealth of knowledge. Hannah Sullivan earned the third place spot, and, after many overtime questions, Joseph Smotherman earned the runner-up spot. For the second year in a row, Rishi Erigineni won the title of CSP National Geographic Geography Bee Champion. Rishi will take a qualifying test to enter the State Bee. Good luck to Rishi as he continues on his Geography Bee journey and congratulations to all our finalists. You are amazing!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Ingulia

Tuesdai Ingulia
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Top Prize in the Science Fair
Please click on the link to read all about Caroline and Matthew Berg's awesome science fair project. The siblings took first place for their work.

http://www.capitalgazette.com/neighborhoods/ac-cm-west-county-0118-story.html

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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THANK-YOU
A Big Thank You for Attending the Town Hall
CSP's first town hall was a huge success. Parents, your voices were heard and we will be getting back to soon with an action plan and next steps.

Thank you for your continued support.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches Fundraiser (every Tuesday in February)
Chick-Fil-A will be sold after school every Tuesday in February. Chicken sandwiches will be $5 each. If you pay in advance by the previous Monday before each fundraising date, you will receive a free bag of chips.

All profits will be used to improve our media center!

Mona Gomaa
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2 Hour Early Dismissal - Wednesday, February 7
All students will dismiss 2 hours early on Wednesday, February 7 for staff to participate in professional development.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Report Card Distribution - February 8
All students will receive their 2nd marking period report card on Thursday, February 8. Please have your children share this information with you.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Valentine's Day Ice Skating Fundraiser: 3:00 - 9:00pm
High School SGA is excited to announce a fundraiser being held on Valentine's Day (February 14) from 3:00 - 9:00pm at the Glen Burnie ice rink.
Please consider joining us for some CSP fun!

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Junior Class Ring Delivery - February 16
Parents,

If you placed an order for a class ring, delivery is set for Friday, February 16 from 8:30 - 8:50am. Mr. Mahoney from Balfour will be here to deliver rings to those that ordered AND paid for their rings. Please make sure your payments are complete by this date.

If you have any questions, please contact Balfour. The website is www.balfour.com

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Book Fair Week - March 2 - March 8
Book Fair week is quickly approaching. Please note the following dates:

March 2nd: Book Fair will be open for parents, staff and students during parent/teacher conferences.

March 8th: Book Fair night will be held during Family Board Game night from 6pm-8pm

March 5th-8th: Students and staff can shop during the school day (classes will be assigned times to attend the fair with their teachers).

Questions? Please see Ms. Gomaa or send an email to mgomaa@mycsp.org

Mona Gomaa
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Parent/Teacher Conferences-March 2 MUST MAKE APPOINTMENT
Parents, we have had several request to offer appointment times during parent/teacher conferences. We want to accommodate as many parents as possible, so we are now requiring parents to make appointments for conferences.
Please take a moment to sign up with the teachers you wish to speak to. If you don't have an appointment, you won't be able to meet during parent/teacher conferences.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

https://goo.gl/forms/BEIEzWmAofP9ecua2

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Schools Closed for Students - March 2
Schools are closed for students on Friday, March 2 for parent/teacher conferences.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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CSP Family Game Night March 8, 2018 6-8pm
The PTSO is excited to announce that on Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6-8pm we are hosting a Family Board Game night & Bookfair for all CSP students, their families, and staff. Come out and have a ton of fun!!!!! Meet new people!!! Snacks provided by PTSO!!!

Sincerely,
Your CSP-PTSO & Media Center Team

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CLF Basketball Program - Coming March 20

Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and the Belucci Basketball Academy announces a partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' basketball skills. Bellucci Basketball Academy, or BBA, is the only basketball training in Syracuse & Maryland that applies techniques used by professional athletes across the country. At BBA, we train basketball fundamentals like shooting, dribbling, and defense and then advance those concepts to include improving speed & agility, reading defenses, and reacting to the play on the court.
BBA also specializes in character development BBA is committed to these 3 core values:BBA trained athletes recognize they cannot be successful on their own.
BBA trained athletes take responsibility for their choices.
BBA trained athletes never quit. At BBA we look forward to sharing our professional experience and secrets of the trade with the goal of developing athletes to their fullest potential. Our programs build confidence, self-esteem, and a wide-ranging skill set that transcend the court and will be beneficial throughout life. We are looking to begin the program the week of March the 19th. The training sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:15 PM for eight weeks and will target the students in grades 6-10. The cost is $125 for the eight sessions. We hope that you all take advantage of this opportunity to help improve your student athlete’s skill set!

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Media Center News
1. Monday Media Mania: The media center is open every Monday from 3-4pm for students:
a. use the makerspace (including the sewing machines)
b. read and check out books
c. hang out with your friends and/or play a board game

2. Parents and staff have been asking what we need for our media center. Here is our wish list of books and materials. Thank you in advance for your support! https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/FX853TPDRWOU/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

3. Book Fair will be open from March 2nd (during parent/teacher conferences) until March 8th. Students will be given the opportunity to visit during the school day with their teachers from March 5th-8th. Book Fair night will be in the cafeteria along with PTSO's game night on Thursday March 8th from 6pm-8pm.

4. Chick-Fil-A will be sold after school every Tuesday in February. Chicken sandwiches will be $5 each. If you pay in advance by the previous Monday before each fundraising date, you will receive a free bag of chips.

5. Donations needed for our makerspace:
-Tin cans/containers
-fabric/fabric scraps
-arts and crafts decorations (glitter, pom poms, beads, etc)

Thank you!!!!!!

Mona Gomaa (mgomaa@mycsp.org)
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It won't be long until it's time for PROM!


Juniors and Seniors
Pick a dress and rent a tux,
You know a limo is always a must!
Order those flowers and ask your date,
Hurry up now or you'll be too late!
Everyone get your ticket to this year's prom,
Because this event will be talked about for years to come!


CSP Prom 2018 will take place from 6-10 pm on Friday May 18th at the Blue Heron Center at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis!

More details forthcoming!

Luann Bulisco and Tuesdai Ingulia
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Dress Down Days
Parents / Guardians,

We are starting our dress down day fundraisers to help after school clubs earn a little extra money for items they need to purchase. The cost of the dress down for seniors will be 5 Tiger Tickets plus $2.00. The cost of dress down for grades 6-11 will be 10 Tiger Tickets plus $2.00.
The dates of dress down days and clubs benefiting each are listed below.

Club Name Date
HS Science Olympiad 2/9/2018
MS Teen Craft 2/16/2018
MS Science Bowl/Olympiad 2/23/2018
MS Robotics 3/1/2018
MS Game Design 3/9/2018
Athletics CSP 3/16/2018
Hr Spanish 3/23/2018
Equity 3/28/2018

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Saturday Detention Dates
The following dates are when Saturday detention will be held:
February 24
March 10 and 24
April 7 and 21
May 19

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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CSP Closed May 29 for Graduation
Please note that CSP will be closed on May 29 for the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2018!!

Even though school is closed for all students, the juniors in National Honor Society are expected to be present at the graduation. This is one of their service projects.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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SCHOOL NEWS
STAR Students
On Friday, January 26, seventeen of our CSP students were honored for the STAR Quality of “Responsibility.” The students were nominated by their teachers with the criteria of doing what they are supposed to do and holding themselves accountable for their choices. These “Responsible” students are self-disciplined and think before they act, considering the consequences of their actions. Congratulations to the following STAR students, we are very proud of you!

Srikar Erigineni
Simisola Balogun
Georgina Owusu-Fordwouh
Chloe Lee
Nicholas Tathawee
Kinza Bhatti
Michelle Choi
Lia Joynes
Isabella Milani
Jessica Nguyen
Isa Liggans
Kaly Nguyen
Nicholas Baldwin
David Martin
Mariah Tetteh
Teni Faleti
Thomas Copeland

Mary Beth Shepherd -School Counselor
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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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Evening School

Any student who failed a high school class required for graduation needs to re-take that class in Summer School or Evening School. Information regarding Evening School is now available in Dr Gonzalez’s office. There is more information, policies and schedules available at:

https://www.aacps.org/Page/1320

Remember, CSP is a Repeat-Free School, so if a student needs to take recovery credit, they need to take those classes outside of CSP.

Darryl Gonzalez
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2018-19 School Uniforms
Great News! FLynn O'Hara has sent over the new fliers for next school year. I know it is a bit early, but for those of you who like to budget items in advance, you can look over the fliers and prepare for next year.

Keep in mind all orders must be placed by August 1 to guarantee delivery by the start of school next year.

If you have any questions, you can contact them directly.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Absent / Early Dismissal / Tardy Notes
If your child is absent from school, late to school, or leaving early, the note needs to be turned in within 3 school days.

Please be sure to include the following required information:
1. Student First and Last Name
2. Date of the note and dates of the absence / tardiness / early dismissal
3. Reason
4. Grade level

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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COLLEGE CORNER
College Testing Calendar

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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Scholarships for Scholars

There are several scholarships that CSP students can win. These are county-level scholarships, and our students have done well in the past winning them. Please go to

http://www.scholarshipsforscholars.org/

for more information!

Darryl Gonzalez
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CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS
Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade
Welcome to the new marking period. Please check Edmodo for weekly updates. To keep our classroom healthy, we are in need of tissues. Your help is appreciated. Thank you.

Janette Morandin
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
2018 Earthfest
Attention parents! The Earthfest committee is looking for volunteers for this year's Earthfest. Our hope is to get the planning started soon so that we can have the best Earthfest yet! If you are interested in donating, running a stand, or setting up, please contact Ms. Zambito at rzambito@mycsp.org.
Thank you for all your support in advance!

Ms. Regina Zambito
rzambito@mycsp.org
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PROM PARENT PACK
Mrs. Ingulia and Ms. Bulisco are in need of a volunteer group of parents to help decorate the day of prom, Friday May 18th. If you're interested in being part of our PROM PARENT PACK please email Ms. Bulisco at LBULISCO@MYCSP.ORG

Luann Bulisco and Tuesdai Ingulia
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Scholastic Book Fair
Hello,
Parent volunteers are needed to assist with the book fair during the following days:

Friday March 2nd (during Parent/Teacher conferences)
Monday March 5th-Thursday March 8th (during the school day)
Thursday March 8th (from 6-8)

If you can help for any length of time, please email Ms. Gomaa at mgomaa@mycsp.org

Thanks!

Mona Gomaa
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ATHLETICS / PAC
Upcoming PAC Meetings
Tuesday, February 27 - 6:30pm

Tuesday, March 27 - 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 24 - 6:30pm

Tuesday, May 22 - 6:00pm

Tuesday, June 12 - 6:30pm


Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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