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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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09/28/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Parent-Pupil Survey - Very Important

CULTUREFEST! Nov. 3rd from 10AM-4PM!

CLF Basketball Academy Fall classes start on Sep 27th REGISTER NOW!


THANK-YOU

Thank you from the Media Center!


UPCOMING EVENTS

October Saturday School / Detention Dates & Times

Custodian Appreciation Day - October 2

Cap/Gown, Announcements, Class Rings Information Session - October 2

Financial Aid Night

PTSO Meeting - October 4

Interims Coming Home - Monday, October 8

Middle School MAP Math Testing-Monday, October 8

After School Clubs Begin - Monday, October 8

Middle School Language Arts MAP Testing - October 9

Picture Day - Grades 6-11th - Wednesday, October 10

PSAT - October 10


SCHOOL NEWS

Principal Appreciation Month - October

Staff Directory

Sewing tutoring during lunch

Attendance - We Need Your Notes / Emails


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Science Olympiad Club


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
Parent-Pupil Survey - Very Important
Parents, Today, all students will be coming home with the Parent-Pupil Surveys. This information is very important and we kindly ask that you please take a moment to fill it out. Once completed, please put the survey in t he self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Angie O'Brien
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CULTUREFEST! Nov. 3rd from 10AM-4PM!
Mark Sutherland here with Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation. I know when we last met, we discussed your company's excitement about our six public schools growing to serve 3,300 STEAM students & 5K parents across MD. We do need involvement from our business leaders, families, staff & students. Here at CLF, the spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy is being nurtured because of how it connects to all other areas of business and community. Directly, the biggest mistake we can make is for a false perception that our home office or public schools are elitists. I’m writing to you to let you know that we need volunteers & we need philanthropic support routinely. You’ve noticed our schools, our high standards, and how, even though our students come from random lottery assignments, they rise to meet and exceed expectations. This is not by some miracle or secret recipe. It’s by creating a culture within our school community designed to succeed. There is no guarantee. Have you noticed our innovative approaches are beyond classroom academics? Did you know the construction, operations, renewals, & replications of our public STEM/STEAM schools are accomplished here at CLF? To date, we’ve serviced over $70 million in debt as a non-profit to provide this community’s STEAM academies. Now, for MORE students to continue to maximize their individual potential, for CLF to be able to maintain quality, we know as a business leader and citizens in the same community’s we serve that you would understand and empathize with this reality: staying on top is harder than the climb. That’s why we’re doing things a little different for this year’s 6th Annual CLF CultureFEST. Please let me know if you are able to participate (as little as $150) to secure a vendor booth. Perhaps even just a THEME BASKET to donate for our silent auction (hobbies like golf, or a dinner & movie date night, perhaps a new baby gift basket, or your cool company brand/promos, tech gear, collectibles, rare items that help us draw a crowd, etc.)! Perhaps this is the year we put your company name next to ours for co-sponsor naming rights ($10K) to our harvest-style CLF CultureFEST? Please, help us reach our philanthropic goals for STEAM education programs. Our shared business benefits are already compounding. Come further with us; expand your company’s footprint with our education community! Let’s celebrate our cultures & show folks on Nov. 3 from 10am-4pm that you support MD's #1 public STEAM schools by supporting our annual festival! Remember we at CLF, like all our STEAM schools, are all 501c3 not-for-profits. Know when you give, its totally a tax-write off, too. Please, we really do need our community’s support to sustain success. $1, 1 hour to volunteer, 1 fwd to the right company. Our festival is the platform, but I’m really just asking you to have fun with us in the spirit of thankfulness for the same community’s we live, work, and serve. Find all details attached for quickest Q&A are my event team. Mr. Johnson (djohnson@clfmd.org) handles vendors, graphics, and philanthropy and Mr. Bicer (cbicer@clfmd.org) here is on live performances/music and coordinating with school staff/event volunteers. I’m happy to answer any Qs related to these areas or event info in general towards making sure our two companies work closer together in the future. If nothing else, come to our family-friendly festival. IMPORTANT DATES: Wednesday, Sept. 26: CultureFEST Crew Kick Off Party (Volunteers only) Monday, Oct. 1: 5K Philanthropic Goal Wednesday, Oct. 3: CultureFEST Crew Philanthropic Focus Meet up (Volunteers Only) Monday, Oct. 8: 7K Philanthropic Goal Wednesday, Oct. 10: CultureFEST Crew Meet-Up (Volunteers Only) Wednesday, Oct. 17: CultureFEST Crew Sign Making Workshop (Volunteers Only) Friday, Oct. 19: 10K Philanthropic Goal Wednesday, Oct. 24: Last CultureFEST Crew Meet-Up (Volunteers Only) Friday, Oct. 26: 15K Philanthropic Goal Saturday, Nov. 3: CULTUREFEST! from 10am to 4pm / 20K Philanthropic Goal Wednesday, Oct. 7: CultureFEST Crew Close-Out Party / MakerFEST Volunteer Sign Up (Volunteers Only)

The Office of Community Partnerships CLFPR@CLFMD.ORG
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CLF Basketball Academy Fall classes start on Sep 27th REGISTER NOW!
Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and the Bellucci 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 New York and 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. Grades 6 - 9 CSP Middle School 10 sessions at CSP Gym 3:00 - 4:15 pm $165 Thursday Sep 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 15, 29, Dec 13, 20 To register the program go to www.clfadvancedstudies.org/basketball

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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THANK-YOU
Thank you from the Media Center!
Thank you Mrs. Jeffries (Dominick Sizemore's mom) for your generous donations of materials for our media center's makerspace!!!! We really appreciate it.

Mona Gomaa
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UPCOMING EVENTS
October Saturday School / Detention Dates & Times
Saturday School Dates: Saturday School runs from 9-11:00am October 6 October 13 October 20 Saturday Detention Dates: October 6 October 20 Tuesday Detention Dates: All after school detentions run from 3:00-4:00pm October 2 October 16

Angie O'Brien
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Custodian Appreciation Day - October 2
We are so grateful for our custodian, Ms. Oscar and his fantastic job he does here at CSP. He is awesome at making sure CSP is a clean environment for all staff and students. It would be great if students could write him a little thank-you note letting him know he is appreciated.

Angie O'Brien
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Cap/Gown, Announcements, Class Rings Information Session - October 2
Parents of Junior and Seniors, Beginning at 6:30 pm, Mr. Mahoney, from Balfour, will be to meet with parents and discuss how to order class rings, graduation cap/gowns and announcements. Senior Parents, This is the only time Mr. Balfour will be here at the school to your answer questions in person about ordering cap/gowns and announcements. It is separate from the school, so if you do not order at this time, you will need to visit their website and order your child's gown from there. Please keep in mind all 12th grade students wishing to participate in the graduation ceremony must wear a cap and gown. The event will begin at 6:30pm Following this event at 7:00pm, Dr. Gonzalez will meet with parents to discuss financial aid for college. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Angie O'Brien
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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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PTSO Meeting - October 4
Parents, The PTSO meeting for October will take place on Thursday, October 4 from 4:30 - 5:30pm in the large conference room. Please consider joining the PTSO if you are not yet a member. For more information on how to join, please contact Ms. Phifer at dphifer@mycsp.org

Angie O'Brien
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Interims Coming Home - Monday, October 8
On Monday, October 8, all students will receive their interim report. Please look over this information with your children.

Angie O'Brien
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Middle School MAP Math Testing-Monday, October 8
Middle school students will take the Math MAP test during their math classes. For more information on MAP testing, please contact Mr. Yagar. (tyagar@mycsp.org)

Angie O'Brien
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After School Clubs Begin - Monday, October 8
Monday, October 8 will be the first day of after school clubs. Please keep in mind there will be no clubs on early dismissal days and the last day for clubs will be Thursday, May 23. If you questions about after school clubs, please contact Mr. Yagar (tyagar@mycsp.org)

Angie O'Brien
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Middle School Language Arts MAP Testing - October 9
All middle school students will take the middle school language arts MAP test during their language arts class. If you have questions about MAP testing, please contact Mr. Yagar (tyagar@mycsp.org)

Angie O'Brien
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Picture Day - Grades 6-11th - Wednesday, October 10
Parents / Guardians, CSP Picture Day for grades 6-11 will take place on Wednesday, October 10. Only those dressed in the Oxford shirt and tie will be photographed for the yearbook. If you haven't done so, please make sure to purchase these items as they are also needed for field trips. The make-up date for pictures will be November 27.

Angie O'Brien
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PSAT - October 10
All 11th grade students will take the PSAT on October 10 from 8:30 - 11:30am. If you questions about the PSAT, please contact Mr. Yagar (tyagar@mycsp.org)

Angie O'Brien
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SCHOOL NEWS
Principal Appreciation Month - October
Parents / Guardians, October is Principal Appreciation Month. If you are happy with Principal Jefferson's work here at CSP, now is the time to let him know:)

Angie O'Brien
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Staff Directory
Parents / Guardians, For your convenience, we have posted an entire staff directory that includes job title and email address on our website under the "About Us" tab. I have included the link below. http://mycsp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CSP-2018-19-Staff-Directory-website.pdf

Angie O'Brien
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Sewing tutoring during lunch
Interested in learning how to sew? Already know how to sew but want to learn more advanced techniques? Join our sewing scholar, Mrs. Jeffries during lunch on Thursdays and sew away! Interested? Sign up for a time slot here: https://bit.ly/2Oj4vXC Questions? See Ms. Gomaa or Mrs. Leslie in the media center, or email mgomaa@mycsp.org

Mona Gomaa
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Attendance - We Need Your Notes / Emails
Parents / Guardians, When a student misses time from school, a parent must provide a note to the appropriate person as to why the student missed school. If you prefer to send hand written notes please have your student give the note directly to Ms. June for middle school and Ms. O'Brien for high school. The student has the option to place the note directly in the mailbox if either one of us is away from our desk. You also have the option of emailing the note and I have provided the email addresses below. Please be sure to include the following information with every note. Student First and last name Grade level Date student was absent / late to school / left school early Reason for absence / tardy / early dismissal jcalvert@mycsp.org - middle school (office is located inside of the media center) aobrien@mycsp.org - high school (office is located near the front desk area) Please take a moment to look over our attendance policy in depth, so you are aware of what is considered lawful and unlawful absences. http://mycsp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/CSP-ATTENDANCE-POLICY-2017-18.pdf If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Angie O'Brien
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
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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