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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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03/02/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

CSP Middle School Math Team : First Place Team for 10 Years in a Row!!!

High School Science Olympiad

Black History Month Essay Winners

READ ACROSS AMERICA 2018

Princeton Review SAT/PSAT Prep. Spring Class Registration is OPEN NOW!

CLF Basketball Academy Spring class starts on April 9th REGISTER NOW!

Nomination deadline for Student Member of the Board extended to March 8

THE BOOK FAIR IS HERE!!!!


THANK-YOU

Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches Fundraiser was a success!

Thank you for Returning Over Due Books


UPCOMING EVENTS

Scholastic Book Fair

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

Friday, March 9 - Interims Go Home

Dress Down Days

Spring Break - March 28 - April 2

6th Annual CLF CultureFest - April 21

CSP Closed May 29 for Graduation

Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony - Tuesday, May 29


SCHOOL NEWS

Superintendent's and Principal's Honor Roll Assemblies

Class of 2018 - You Need to Order Cap and Gowns

Robotics Funding for the Virtual Worlds Simulation

Absent / Early Dismissal / Tardy Notes

Re-enrollment Information

Saturday Detention Dates


FIELD TRIPS

8th Grade Boston Trip April 18th-20th we need you!


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

2018-19 School Uniforms

Junior Class - Senior Picture Date - July 31, 2018


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

CSP Parents Able to Help with Transportation for Bocce Team - HELP!


PTSO

Upcoming Elections! We want YOU to be on our PTSO team!!


ATHLETICS / PAC

CSP ATHLETICS!!!

Upcoming PAC Meetings


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
CSP Middle School Math Team : First Place Team for 10 Years in a Row!!!
February 24, 2018. CSP Middle School math team won first place at Mathcounts Annapolis Chapter held at AACC, Arnold Campus. This is the 10th year in a row that the team has won first place. The team was represented by :

Official Team: 7th grade Jeffrey Huang and 8th graders Katrina Manalang, Aaban Syed and Joseph Zimmerman

Official Individuals: 6th graders: Aloya Babiker, Menna Bahkit, Emmanuel Marshall, Kevin Nguyen, Oluwagbotemi Ogungbile , Oluwatise Olaniyam, and 7th grader Maya Holloman.

Aside from being the first place team, Aaban Syed won the 4th place individual, Jeffrey Huang won the 5th place and Joseph Zimmerman won 9th.

Coaches: Mrs. Merlina Bogador, Mrs. Yasemin Gunes, Mr. Vincent Njong ; and Mrs. Imelda Valencia

Mrs. Valencia
Math Department Chair
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High School Science Olympiad
See Below

Ashish Vadalia
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Black History Month Essay Winners
Congratulations to our 2018 Black History Month participants!

On behalf of CLF and the Office of Community Partnerships, I would like to thank our schools’ staff and hard-working student artists for their contributions towards the success of this year’s BHM Essay & Poster Contest. By far, this is the best year yet when it comes to quality and quantity of submissions! -Mark Sutherland (CLF)

All of the finalists listed below are hereby invited to celebrate their achievements at the Black History Month Reception & Awards Banquet on Tuesday, March 6th in our CMIT ELEMENTARY LIBRARY.

The top winners among the finalists will be announced at the reception on 03/06/2018.

Dinner begins at 6:00PM. All finalists & their guests will enjoy a buffet style dinner.

PLEASE R.S.V.P. by FRIDAY, MARCH 2 to: MSUTHERLAND@CLFMD.ORG.

Now, the moment we’ve been waiting for…the 2018 Black History Month Contest Finalists!!!

HIGH SCHOOL FINALISTS (no particular order):
• Lyric Jones (HS) – SOUTH student on “Frances Ellen Watkins Harper”
• Kerra Kingston (HS) – NORTH student on “Samantha Stewart”
• Idrema Brown (HS) – NORTH student on “Taraji P. Henson”
• Ayomikun Oyemade (HS) – CSP student on “Dr. Kelly Miller”
• Mark Kelm (HS) – CSP student on “Phillis Wheatly”
• Timothy Bittinger (HS) – CSP student on “Kanye West”
MIDDLE SCHOOL FINALISTS (no particular order):
• Myles McKell (MS) – NORTH student on “Sidney Poitier”
• Rygel Yance (MS) – CSP student on “Mae Carol Jeminson”
• Assata Hanif (MS) – CSP student on “Maya Angelou”
• Aloya Babiker (MS) – CSP student on “Samuel Cooke”
• Malik Capers (MS) – NORTH student on “Earl Lloyd”

Donna McCallister
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READ ACROSS AMERICA 2018
CSP's English/Language Arts department had a fantastic time celebrating NEA's 20th anniversary of READ ACROSS AMERICA with our middle and high school students this year! Each ELA teacher added their favorite literary quote that was read on the morning and afternoon announcements throughout the week, students donated THOUSANDS of books for our Book Swap, we held our Book Swap during lunches on Wednesday and Thursday and students went home with "new to them" books, students bought raffle tickets to win the complete sets or near complete sets of popular novels, teachers and students dressed up as their favorite book character or author on Thursday- earning a FREE dress-down pass for Monday, March 5th and a raffle ticket for a surprise prize that we will pick Monday afternoon, AND perhaps the most impressive event... each ELA class created a STATE COLLAGE- researching popular authors and literary works from the state. Some of our 12th grade student aides worked tirelessly to assemble the almost 10 foot by 10 foot map of the United States which is displayed outside of the Gym.

A big THANKS to our AMAZING English/Language arts department and everyone else who participated in the events to make this year's celebration AWESOME!

Donna McCallister
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Princeton Review SAT/PSAT Prep. Spring Class Registration is OPEN NOW!
Dear Parents and Students,

Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation Home Office 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!

What we offer;

Instruction:
25 hours of live expert instruction at CSP plus 140+ additional lessons
3 hours of on-demand online help from an instructor

Practice Tests:
4 proctored practice tests with detailed online explanations
6 additional practice tests to help sharpen your skills

Additional Resources:
Maximize your score with a custom online lesson plan
240 drills, 2,000 online practice questions, and 140+ video lessons

Including:
The Princeton Review Guarantee
In-class review of all SAT content
Extensive guided practice of all test-taking strategies
Admissions and Financial Aid advice to help you research schools, organize your applications and maximize financial aid awards
Access to our new adaptive student portal. You can spend your time studying on your unique areas of focus to help you maximize your score
Chat with a Teacher: Just click a button and you’re immediately connected to an expert instructor – day or night.
Get up to three hours of additional instruction focused on your questions with a teacher in an online classroom.
Connect to a teacher up until test day.

Course Schedule for CSP:
Sat, Mar 17, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 1
Tue, Mar 20, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Thu, Mar 22, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 2
Tue, Mar 27, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Tue, Apr 3, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Thu, Apr 5, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Tue, Apr 10, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Sat, Apr 14, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 3
Thu, Apr 19, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Tue, Apr 24, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Thu, Apr 26, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 4
Thu, May 3, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
*Classes will be held at CSP located in 7321 Parkway Drive South Hanover, MD 21076

Registration:
https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/379316?exid=424d7651-e694-4cc5-8606-b9cc5ff3d07c

Use Promo Code CLF2017 for %20 OFF (There may be a better promotion being offered from nationwide right now though that you can use instead)

Follow us at www.clfadvancedstudies.org and on Twitter to see recent updates and more courses that we offer: twitter.com/CLFAdvanced

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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CLF Basketball Academy Spring class starts on April 9th REGISTER NOW!
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.


6th-9th grader, for CSP, April 10-May 29, Tuesday 3:00-4:15 pm, @CSP GYM, $130


To register the program go to www.clfadvancedstudies.org/basketball

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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Nomination deadline for Student Member of the Board extended to March 8
The nomination deadline for students seeking to become the 2018-2019 Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) has been extended until 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.

Anne Arundel County’s student member of the Board of Education is the only one in the nation on a local board who has full voting rights.

The following are other key dates in the process:

March 12: Application packets due to the Office of Student Leadership by 4 p.m.
March 21: Applicant interviews; selection of three finalists
March 28: Finalists debate, 6:30 p.m.
April 19: Election of Student Member of the Board
The candidate elected by the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils will have his or her name forwarded to Governor Larry Hogan, who must make the appointment.

The candidate elected by the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils will have his or her name forwarded to Governor Larry Hogan, who must make the appointment.

For SMOB application materials, click on the following link.
https://www.aacps.org/smob

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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THE BOOK FAIR IS HERE!!!!
Hear ye, hear ye all Readers …
Our Book Fair
Starts This Friday
March 2nd


CSP’s Spring Book Fair began today, March 2nd (during the Parent/Teacher conferences) and will run until next Thursday evening, March 8th. As staffing permits, we will be open from 8:05 AM until 2:30 pm each day the following week for students and staff to peruse the many books available, and to make reading selections.

On the final day, March 8th, we will also hosting a “Book Fair Night” from 6-8 PM in the school’s cafeteria along side PTSO's Family Game Night.

Come one … come all! Today’s readers become tomorrow’s leaders!

Mona Gomaa
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THANK-YOU
Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches Fundraiser was a success!
A BIG THANK YOU to all the students and staff that participated in our after school Chick-fil-A fundraisers during the month of February! It was a huge success and we sold out during the last 2 fundraisers. All profits will benefit the media center.

Please stay tuned for the dates of our next fundraisers and events.


Mona Gomaa
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Thank you for Returning Over Due Books
Parents and students,
Thank you to all the students who have brought back their over due books. If you still have books out, please return them as soon as possible. If you need to renew or replace the item, please see Ms. Gomaa. Happy reading!

Mona Gomaa
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Scholastic Book Fair
Hello,
Parent volunteers are needed to assist with the book fair during the following days:

Monday March 5th-Thursday March 8th (during the school day)
Thursday March 8th (from 6pm-8pm)

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

Thanks!

Mona Gomaa
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CSP-PTSO 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 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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Friday, March 9 - Interims Go Home
Interims for the 3rd marking period will go home with all students on Friday, March 9.

Please ask your children to share this information with you.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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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
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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Spring Break - March 28 - April 2
All schools and offices will be closed for Spring Break from:
Thursday, March 28 - Monday, April 2

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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6th Annual CLF CultureFest - April 21
On Saturday April 21st, CLF will be holding its annual CultureFEST from 12:00 to 4:00 at CMIT North , our sister school. The event is a fantastic celebration of culture, allowing students and families the opportunity to share their talents, foods, and heritage.

If you are a student interested in participating in a performance, please contact the Fest coordinators as soon as possible: Ms. Pratt (rpratt@mycsp.org), Ms. Cantrell (ccantrell@mycsp.org, and Mrs. Albayrak (malbayrak@mycsp.org).

Instructions on how to register to participate or volunteer will be coming shortly.

Please save the date!

Malvina Albayrak
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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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Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony - Tuesday, May 29
The Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2018 will take place on Tuesday, May 29 at Meade High School.

The event will start at 6:00 pm

More details to follow

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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SCHOOL NEWS
Superintendent's and Principal's Honor Roll Assemblies
CSP celebrated this week with the High School and Middle School students who earned Superintendent's and Principal's honor roll. The Superintendent's honor is for high school students who earned straight A's for both the first and second quarters. The Principal's honor is for high school students who earned straight A's for the second quarter and for all middle school students who earned straight A's.

CSP commended these top ranking students with an assembly and donut breakfast, where certificates were given for their accomplishments.

You can find the names of the honorees in the attachment below. Congratulations to these students!
Attachment(s)

Mary Beth Shepherd
School Counselor
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Class of 2018 - You Need to Order Cap and Gowns
Senior Parents,

If you have not done so, please order your child's cap and gown. If it is not ordered in time, it could prevent your child from participating in the graduation ceremony.

To place your order, please visit www.balfour.com

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Robotics Funding for the Virtual Worlds Simulation
All students taking Introduction to Robotics (A2, A3, B2) with Mr. Rivera must pay $10 by March 5 so we can pay for a license ($299) to start programming In the Zone Robotics simulations by March 7.
Thank you,
Mr. Rivera

William Rivera
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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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Re-enrollment Information
Hello,
If you have not returned your child's re-enrollment form or if you have decided to transfer from CSP, please let me know what school they will be attending.

Also, don't forget that immunizations must be up to date and on file at the school. Students who will be entering the 7th grade or above must have the MCV4 and tdap immunizations. Please send me a copy of the record when they receive them.

June Calvert
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Saturday Detention Dates
The following dates are when Saturday detention will be held:
March 10 and 24
April 7 and 21
May 19

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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FIELD TRIPS
8th Grade Boston Trip April 18th-20th we need you!
The 8th grade field trip to Boston, MA will be on April 18th-20th. Please remember the final payment is due. Also if you are interested in chaperoning the trip please email Ms. Motsco at smotsco@mycsp.org. This is an overnight trip which requires fingerprinting for adults to chaperone.

Thank you!

Shannon Motsco
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CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS
Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade
Changes are happening: 6th grade has started a unit on Africa, and 7th grade has started a unit on India. Please remind your child to complete the Edmodo homework assignment, due every Friday!!

Janette Morandin
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
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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Junior Class - Senior Picture Date - July 31, 2018
Junior class - The date for your senior pictures has just been announced. Pictures will be taken on July 31, 2018. As the date gets closer, you will receive a flier in the mail with your appointment time.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
CSP Parents Able to Help with Transportation for Bocce Team - HELP!
While the county Bocce Team schedule has not been finalized, based on a tentative schedule circulating, our first two games will be against Severna Park High School (at SPHS) on March 23rd and March 27th respectively. The games begin at 3:30 pm, and the team generally departs from CSP around 2 pm. Transportation is generally only needed to the games – as the students are picked up by their parents at the game’s conclusion.
Any parents interested and able to help with our transportation needs for these first two games would be gratefully appreciated. If you are able to help, please email either Coach Griffin at bjeval@hotmail.com or lsantacroce@mycsp.org. Once the county Bocce Team schedule is finalized, we will generate a sign-up Genius document and circulate it to our parents for additional help.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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PTSO
Upcoming Elections! We want YOU to be on our PTSO team!!
We want YOU to be on our PTSO team!!!!

Our fearless team’s term ends this school year. We’re looking for creative problem solvers, decision makers, a record keeper, a number cruncher.

That’s right, if you fit any of these descriptions for president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer, send us a brief biography and let us know for which position you would like to be considered by March 26, 2018.

You will receive a special invitation to attend our April 5, 2018, PTSO meeting @ 4:30 pm for a meet and greet!!!

Elections will take place on April 12, 2018. The positions do not start until June 2018. Our goal is to make this a smooth transition.

Together we achieve more!!!

Please submit to mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com, if you have any questions please contact Dee Phifer at dphifer@mycsp.org.

Sincerely,
Your CSP-PTSO Team
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ATHLETICS / PAC
CSP ATHLETICS!!!
The CSP Boys Varsity Basketball Team concluded their season with a tough playoff loss to #1 Seed CMIT North. CSP was ahead by two points with under five minutes to play but were unable to sustain the lead. Despite being a very young team, our boys played admirably throughout the season and we look forward to seeing them achieve greatness in the years to come!...

CSP Spring Sports, Bocce and Track, will officially begin on March 1st! Our Bocce Team were State Champions last season and we expect them to make another run at the States again this season!!!...

Our Track team also did exceptionally well last season, with several participates qualifying for the MD State 1A Championships! We expect them to be highly successful again this season!!!...

Our Winter/Spring Sports Banquet will take place on Sat, June 2nd @ 6PM in our school cafeteria...We hope to see you there!


Erik Johnson
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Upcoming PAC Meetings
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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