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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

CSP120

09/13/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

MS Student Council (StuCo; Formerly called MS SGA)

Financial Aid Night


SCHOOL NEWS

WELCOME BACK FROM THE MEDIA CENTER!

HS SGA

NEEDED FORMS

PARCC Scores

CSP Counselor

Repeat-Free School


COLLEGE CORNER

AACC Dual Credit

Scholarships Made Easy

SAT Fee Waivers

College Testing Calendar


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

CSP PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPT

7th grade Social Studies

6th grade Social Studies

8th Grade ELA Off to an Awesome Start!

A GLIMPSE IN OUR MATH CLASS

Teacher Introduction


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Beazer's help days

Science Olympiad Club

National Science Bowl

Student Leaders get Involved in CRASC!

Upcoming Class Dues


DONATIONS NEEDED

Scholastic Book/ Reading Club


PTSO

Welcome from our PTSO team!


ATHLETICS / PAC

CSP ATHLETICS


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UPCOMING EVENTS
MS Student Council (StuCo; Formerly called MS SGA)
Are you interested in making an impact at CSP? Do you want to help plan some awesome events? Then get involved in middle school student council (StuCo; formerly MS SGA). There will be an after-school informational session on Friday, September 28th. The meeting should be brief and be done by about 3:30 pm. Students in grades 6-8 will have the chance to run as a class representative within their Friday advisory classes, and select 8th-grade students will have the chance to run for the position of middle school officer... -President -Vice President -Secretary -Treasurer. StuCo will tentatively be meeting on Tuesdays after school starting October 9th and 8th-grade officers will tentatively have additional meetings after school on Thursdays. Questions, please contact Ms. Bradley in room 107 or by email.

Miss Nicole E. Bradley Chesapeake Science Point 8th Grade English Middle School SGA/ Student Council Sponsor nbradley@mycsp.org 443-757-5277 "Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." ~Benjamin Franklin
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Financial Aid Night
On October 2 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. 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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SCHOOL NEWS
WELCOME BACK FROM THE MEDIA CENTER!
Welcome back students and staff! (Thank you Ms. Leslie for the amazing bulletin board) The media center staff, Ms. Leslie and Ms. Gomaa are very happy to see everyone! Please take the opportunity to stop by and pick up some fun reading, or use the Makerspace before school or during lunch time. Outside the media center, we will post the lunch periods that the media will be open on a daily basis. Please stop by before the 8:20 bell to get your lunch pass. Remember, students are not allowed to eat or drink in the media center (except those that have a water bottle pass). If you need to eat lunch, please eat in the cafeteria first, then show the lunch monitor your pass and come down to the media center. Ms. Leslie has been hard at work to make space on our shelves for new and exciting books! All books that are no longer part of the media center collection are free to a good home. They are located in the media center on a bookshelf next to the double doors. Help yourself to as many as you want! NEEDED: 1. Parent volunteers! If you enjoy sewing and would like to teach students how to sew during lunch time, please let us know. We have two sewing machines and some basic sewing materials (thread, fabric, etc.) 2. Books. If you would like to purchase books for the media center, please let us know. We are in the process of compiling a list of much needed and wanted books for our media center. We need your financial support! 3. Arts and crafts material. If you have any arts and crafts material that is in good condition that you would like to donate, please drop off at the front desk, or ask your child to deliver to the media center. We are looking to expand our Makerspace, so anything would be great! We are especially looking for (but not limited to): fabric, thread, buttons, glue guns, glue sticks, beads, iron, ironing board, yarn, ribbons, lace, gently used bed sheets and pillow covers for fabric, etc. Questions? Please see Ms. Leslie or Ms. Gomaa in the media center or email us at mgomaa@mycsp.org THANKS!

Mona Gomaa, Media Specialist/Leslie Santacroce, Media Assistant
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HS SGA
Hello everybody! I'm excited to announce that after being asked by Mr. Jefferson and agreeing that I will be the sponsor/ advisor for HS Student Government Association (HS SGA). With that being said, I'm going to hit the ground running and get elections started up as soon as possible. There will be an informational session for students in high school interested in running for HS SGA on Friday, September 21st in room 107. All students planning to run for HS SGA should plan to attend that meeting, but if you for some reason cannot attend, please see me or email me (nbradley@mycsp.org). Meetings for HS SGA will be on Fridays this year.

Miss Nicole E. Bradley Chesapeake Science Point 8th Grade English Middle School SGA/ Student Council Sponsor nbradley@mycsp.org 443-757-5277 "Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." ~Benjamin Franklin
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NEEDED FORMS
Dear Parents/Guardians, I'm still missing emergency cards and handbook forms. Please remind you children to bring them to me in the morning. Also, please make sure the emergency card is signed and the handbook form is signed by both a parent and the student. These are time sensitive items that need to be returned asap. Thanks for your help, June

June Calvert
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PARCC Scores
Students that took PARCC exams were given their scores on Thursday, September 13. Please ask your children to share this information with you.

Tayfun Yagar
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CSP 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: • Build a relationship with a trusted adult • 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 skills and 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 Mrs. Shepherd is pleased to be a part of the CSP Team.

Mary Beth Shepherd
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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 and the student will have to take classes at CSP for more than four years.

Darryl Gonzalez
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COLLEGE CORNER
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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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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SAT Fee Waivers
If your junior or senior student receives free meals at school, they are eligible for an SAT fee waiver. Have them stop by Dr González’s office for more information.

Darryl Gonzalez
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College Testing Calendar
September 28 Registration Deadline for October 27 ACT October 5 Registration Deadline for November 3 SAT October 6, 2018 SAT Test October 27 ACT Test November 2 Registration Deadline for December 8 ACT November 2 Registration Deadline for December 1 SAT November 3 SAT Test December 1 SAT Test December 8 ACT Test January 11 Registration Deadline for February 9 ACT February 8 Registration Deadline for March 9 SAT February 9 ACT Test March 8 Registration Deadline for April 13 ACT March 9 SAT Test April 5 Registration Deadline for May 4 SAT April 13 ACT Test May 3 Registration Deadline for June 8 ACT May 3 Registration Deadline for June 1 SAT May 4 SAT Test June 8 June 1 SAT Test June 14 Registration Deadline for July 13 ACT July 13 ACT Test

Darryl Gonzalez
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CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS
CSP PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPT
All Middle School and High School students taking Physical Education classes this year will need to be dressed in the approved CSP PE uniform which can be ordered from our school uniform distributor.

Erik Johnson
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7th grade Social Studies
An important message to parents: You have homework!! - Please help your child sign up for my Google Classroom site. Find the code on the class syllabus. We will be starting online homework assignments next week. Please purchase the supplies found in my class syllabus (spiral notebook, folder, colored pencils/markers, glue sticks). These required materials will enhance your child's positive learning experiences in the classroom. Thanking you in advance.

Janette Morandin
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6th grade Social Studies
An important message to parents: You have homework!! - Please help you child sign up for my Google Classroom site. Find the code on the class syllabus. We will be starting online homework assignments next week. Please purchase the supplies required in my class syllabus (spiral notebook, folder, colored pencils/markers, glue sticks). These required materials will enhance your child's positive learning experiences in the classroom. Thanking you in advance.

Janette Morandin
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8th Grade ELA Off to an Awesome Start!
Transitioning into 8th grade can be a bit of a "challenge" - it's the last year of middle school, new teachers, new expectations, and much more! But thankfully, students seem to be off to a great start! As we continue to go more full swing into the school year, it's critical to remember to keep your head up, remember your "SMART Goals" and keep up the "Tiger PRIDE!" Any questions or help with 8th grade English, feel free to reach out to Ms. Bradley!

Miss Nicole E. Bradley Chesapeake Science Point 8th Grade English Middle School SGA/ Student Council Sponsor nbradley@mycsp.org 443-757-5277 "Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." ~Benjamin Franklin
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A GLIMPSE IN OUR MATH CLASS
Welcome to the new school year!!! Our 7th graders showed they missed school and hopefully the fire of learning will keep burning. In our class we encourage students to collaborate with each other and put their best effort to be lifelong learners.

Mrs. Valencia
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Teacher Introduction
Hello Parents, My name is Robert Woerner and I am the new Life Science teacher here at CSP. I am very excited to be teaching your students this year and the coming years. This year I will be teacher Botany, Honor's Biology, and AP Biology. About me, I earned my degree at Purdue University and started teaching in Arizona. Before joining the CSP community, I taught for 6 years at Meade High School. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help your students succeed.

Robert Woerner Science Chesapeake Science Point
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Beazer's help days
This year my help day for students is Monday. Thank you

Yasmin Beazer
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Science Olympiad Club
Looking for students who are interested in learning about various science topics. The club is for middle and high school students. You will study different topics and build things. In February you compete against other schools for ribbons. There will be a $25.00 fee per student to cover cost of their t-shirt and events. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Beazer at ybeazer@mycsp.org or Mr. Valadia at avaladia@mycsp.org. Looking forward to joining our club.

Yasmin Beazer
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National Science Bowl
Looking for middle school math team members to join the National Science Bowl club. We will meet on Fridays. The National Science Bowl is a Jeopardy type STEM based contest. They ask questions in math and different science topics. We will prepare you for the contest by reviewing science vocabulary and math problems. We have a buzzer system for you to practice on. We would like to have two teams to take to the National Science Bowl. If you have any questions please email Ms. Beazer at ybeazer@mycsp.org or Ms. Valencia at ivalencia@mycsp.org.

Yasmin Beazer
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Student Leaders get Involved in CRASC!
Are you a student leader? Do you have an interest in making an impact for all of Anne Arundel County Public Schools? Then get involved in Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC). CRASC meets at the board of education building off of Riva Road in Annapolis on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. CRASC is open to students in grades 6-12, and you do not need to be involved in SGA to join. Questions see Ms. Bradley in room 107 or you can email Ms. Stacy Pellegrin (spellegrin@aacps.org). You can also check out CRASC on twitter @CRASC_Online.

Miss Nicole E. Bradley Chesapeake Science Point 8th Grade English Middle School SGA/ Student Council Sponsor nbradley@mycsp.org 443-757-5277 "Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." ~Benjamin Franklin
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Upcoming Class Dues
Hello CSP Parents and Guardians, Class dues are due soon! Please see the attached form for due dates and amounts required per grade. Remember, class dues are important because they make up the bulk of funds for individual classes and their activities, such as prom. If you have any questions regarding a balance, if you paid a previous year, etc. please let me know. If class dues are not up to date senior year, your student will be unable to participate in certain senior events. My email is cbogden@mycsp.org. Thank you!

Cassandra Bogden,
Financial Secretary
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DONATIONS NEEDED
Scholastic Book/ Reading Club
Do you like reading? Do you like the sensation of opening up a brand new book? Do you like helping your favorite, local 8th grade English teacher build up the classroom library for all 8th-grade students? Well, then you're just in luck! You can purchase books through Scholastic Book Clubs online! Books end up being cheaper than they are in the local bookstores and your purchase helps benefit the 8th grade ELA classroom library to grow! You can shop for books at scholastic.com/bookclubs using the class code of RFN99. Book orders for the month of September are due online by September 28th. Any questions, contact Ms. Bradley.

Miss Nicole E. Bradley Chesapeake Science Point 8th Grade English Middle School SGA/ Student Council Sponsor nbradley@mycsp.org 443-757-5277 "Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." ~Benjamin Franklin
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PTSO
Welcome from our PTSO team!
Dear CSP Families, On behalf of the CSP-PTSO, we would like to welcome everyone back to school. You ask what is PTSO? PTSO stands for Parent-Teacher-Student Organization, consisting of parents, teachers and students working together to support and enhance all student's education experience. We assist and support most school events. We also participate in fundraising activities. What is the PTSO and who can be a Member? The PTSO is made up of several officers: Dee Phifer - President, Bee Azan and Dave Blackburn - Vice Presidents, and Stephanie Parks - Secretary, and Jigar Mehta - Treasurer not to mention our wonderful school staff, students, and volunteers. So, who can be a member? If you’re a father, mother, protector, guardian, and/or a person who teaches or instructs at CSP. If you answered YES, then we would like you to become a member. Here’s the link for 2018-2019 CSP PTSO Membership form https://goo.gl/forms/iAr4SRtpZoQ3NNZh1 PTSO Programs & Fundraising Our primary objective as a PTSO is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child and to benefit the school. To meet this important objective, we fundraise. Here are a few programs that we sponsor and/or support: HS Homecoming, School annual Fall & Spring Book Fairs, MS Dances, Harvest for the Hungry, Teacher & Staff Appreciation, Star Student Lunch, Earth Day, and various other events throughout the year. Become a Volunteer…. Why YOU should get involved? As you can see, we are a small and busy group. This is where you can come in! 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 re-establishing the organization. We have planned some exciting events this year in hopes to get more parents involved in their children’s education. The PTSO is a team effort in which we cannot succeed on our own. Please come and join us by signing up. Email: mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com Website: www.mycsp.org

Sincerely, CSP-PTSO
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ATHLETICS / PAC
CSP ATHLETICS
CSP Fall Sports are well underway!!! Please check our school website under "ATHLETICS" for our Fall Sports schedules: Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer, Girls Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball, and Varsity Golf!

Erik Johnson
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