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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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10/26/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

CSP MATH TEAM DOES IT AGAIN!!!

2018 CultureFEST UPDATE

2019-2020 CSP Application

Principal Appreciation Month - October

Class of 2019 Graduation Information


UPCOMING EVENTS

CultureFEST 2018!

November & December Saturday School / Detention Dates & Times

Make-up Picture Day (6th - 11th) - Tuesday, November 27

Make-up Picture Day (Seniors Only) - Monday, November 5

Dress Down Day Fundraiser Dates


SCHOOL NEWS

National Honor Society Blood Drive

PBIS

National Bullying Prevention Month

Immunizations, Residency, Parent Connect

Attendance - We Need Your Notes / Emails

Staff Directory

Senior Class - Cap/Gown and Announcement Orders


COLLEGE CORNER

AACC Classes in Spring


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

Social Studies 6th and 7th grade


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

Lifetouch Information


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
CSP MATH TEAM DOES IT AGAIN!!!
CSP Math Team won first place in the AACC High School Math competition held last October 20, 2018. The team earned a perfect score and Oumarr Bah also earned a perfect score in the individual category. This is the second time our team won first place this season . Our team was represented by Darsana Alagarsamy, Oumarr Bah, Michelle Choi, Raine Ingulia, Isa Liggans, Om Mehta, Hana Motta, Ololade Omoniyi-Alake, Cecilia Ramirez, Shiyam Rupeshkumar, Anagha Sandeep, Hannah Sullivan, Isabella Woel-Popovich, Julian Woel-Popovich, Rygel Yance, Stanley Zhu and Emily Zhu Coaches: Mrs. Merlina Bogador, Mrs. Alexis Klien, David Kravets, Vincent Njong and Mrs. Imelda Valencia

Mrs. Valencia
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2018 CultureFEST UPDATE
Be it student/staff talent show & live performances, helping to decorate/setup, do please encourage others to be involved in any way they wish. Know that we are happy to reserve space for any of our PTO groups or student/parent led clubs/activities that showcase our community's STEAM culture! This is for all our schools & the families served to socialize without any competition component. We hope this fosters comradery among sister school students as much as the parent groups we rely on, too. Here's our newest update on Twitter (yesterday): ChesapeakeLighthouse‏ @CLF_CLF Oct 15 FALL DECORATIONS NEEDED PLEASE! Drop off to: Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (c/o CLF PR 6151 Chevy Chase Dr. Laurel, MD 20707) CLF is seeking decorations to help convert our STEAM campus into the FALL THEME decor needed for our (6) schoolwide upcoming CutlureFEST! ChesapeakeLighthouse‏ @CLF_CLF Oct 15 #SchoolOfRock CLF CultureFEST is pleased to host the School of Rock House Band, including LIVE PERFORMANCES & also rocking tunes for us throughout the day will be General Manager & our VIP Guest DJ, SOR's very own, Cody Carr!!!! ChesapeakeLighthouse‏ @CLF_CLF Oct 15 What's better than one #TheGameTruck? Two of course! HDTVs & TWO long couches to beckon you and your friends to come relax & start gaming. With 85+ age-appropriate video game titles; Certified GameCoaches, Latest Consoles incl.: XBox One, PlayStation 4, Wii-U, and Nintendo Switch The following local businesses, vendors, PTO/SGAs, entertainers & artisans will also join us at CultureFEST! CLF Student Performances Comfort Systems USA Maryland Department of Transportation Performances by Dance and Body Works Face Painting by Fairy Jennabelle Henna Tattoos by Handan Sultan Artist and Craftsman Specialty Art Supplies Kamora’s Spectacular Slimes The African Memory Game Arts and Crafts Jewelry from Paparazzi Accessories Illustration and comics workshops hosted by Art Way Alliance The Powder Mill Bath and Body Co. soaps and care products Comics and pop culture memorabilia from Third Eye Comics Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwiches served by CSP MS Student Council Waffle Station by CSP PTSO Chili & Brat Bar by CMIT- ES PTO Getting involved at CultureFEST is EASY! All you need to do is fill out the CultureFEST Registration form to share your talents with the community. https://goo.gl/forms/tti7vjWky2fpJCRx1 Volunteering is another fun way to create a philanthropic culture! Complete the Volunteer Registration form to help build your CultureFEST! https://goo.gl/forms/BLPTbCVtQ6KA4gk42 TEACHERS-PARENTS-STUDENTS & all that make our culture #STEAMazing: you're invited! We so greatly appreciate all our students & parent leaders & community supporters. We hope as many of our students and families from Chesapeake Science Point and all five Chesapeake Math & IT Academies come out to your annual CultureFEST on Saturday, Nov. 3rd to enjoy the day, no matter how you wish to be a part of this growing STEAMazing culture! However we can support your groups needs to be successful, please let us know. Cihan Bicer Mark Sutherland Dennis Johnson For more info visit https://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/culturefest

CultureFEST Team
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2019-2020 CSP Application
CSP Parents / Guardians, The 2019-2020 Chesapeake Science Point Application opened on Monday, October 15 and will close at NOON on Friday, November 30, 2018. If you have another child that you would like to have attend CSP, you must submit an online application and go through the lottery process. Siblings are given special preference and go through their own lottery, but you still must submit an online application within the time frame listed above. All late sibling applications will be placed at the bottom of the wait list. If you have neighbors or friends interested in applying, please share the above dates with them. Also, we will have one more open house event listed below and on our website. Monday, November 19 at 6:30pm If you have any questions regarding the application or the lottery, please email me at aobrien@mycsp.org. -- Thank you, Angie O'Brien Principal's Secretary Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School 443-757-5277 Ext. 307 aobrien@mycsp.org

Angie O'Brien
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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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Class of 2019 Graduation Information
The commencement ceremony for The Class of 2019 will take place on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Meade Senior High School. The ceremony will begin at 6:00pm. Chesapeake Science Point will be closed for all students on this day.

Angie O'Brien
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UPCOMING EVENTS
CultureFEST 2018!
Hello CSP Families, We are super excited about our annual CultureFest! This year it will be held on November 3, 2018. 10 am -4:00 pm 6151 Chevy Chase Drive Laurel, MD 20707 • Our CSP-PTSO will host a Waffle Station. We need volunteers to help from 9-12pm or 12 pm-4:00 pm. If you are available to help, please email with which shift you can volunteer. mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com or Dee at dphifer@mycsp.org

Sincerely, CSP-PTSO
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November & December Saturday School / Detention Dates & Times
Saturday School Dates: Saturday School runs from 9-11:00am November 3 November 10 November 17 December 1 December 8 December 15 Saturday Detention Dates: November 3 November 17 December 1 December 15 Tuesday Detention Dates: All after school detentions run from 3:00-4:00pm November 13 December 4 December 18

Angie O'Brien
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Make-up Picture Day (6th - 11th) - Tuesday, November 27
Make-up picture day for all students in grades 6-11 will take place on Tuesday, November 27. If you need an order form, please have your child visit the front desk one week before the event.

Angie O'Brien
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Make-up Picture Day (Seniors Only) - Monday, November 5
Senior Parents / Guardians, Make-up picture day for seniors will take place on Monday, November 5. Prestige will only be taking pictures for the yearbook at this time. If you wish to schedule a full photo shoot with them, you will need to contact them directly and schedule a time. The full photo shoots will take place at their location and not at the school. Make-up pictures for seniors have appt. times. If your child does not know their appt. time, please have them stop by my office or email me. aobrien@mycsp.org Prestige Contact Information: 410-525-1700

Angie O'Brien
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Dress Down Day Fundraiser Dates
Parents, The following is a list of dress down fundraisers for October, November and December. The cost of dress down is $2.00 and will be collected during the 1st block. October 31 - NHS November 2- MS SGA November 7 - S.T.E.A.M. In Social Studies November 8 - HS Science Olympiad November 9 - MDOT Bridge Builder November 16 - HS Math Enrichment November 19 - Girls Mentoring November 20 - MS Science Bowl November 30 - MS Science Olympiad December 7 - Archery December 14 - MS Robotics December 17 - SeaPerch December 18 - Athletics December 19 - Equity / Star Student December 20 - Media Center December 21 - AP Calc Tutoring

Angie O'Brien
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SCHOOL NEWS
National Honor Society Blood Drive
CSP's Sic Parvus Magna Chapter of the National Honor Society is hosting our first blood drive of the year! Donors can email Ms. Bulisco at lbulisco@mycsp.org to schedule an appointment during the school day. You must be 17 or older to donate without parental consent. 16 year olds may donate with the attached parental consent form. Parents and other family members are welcome to donate as well.

Luann Bulisco and NHS
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PBIS
In order to develop a positive environment that promotes strong interpersonal relationships between educators and students, CSP has implemented the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. Through teaching, modeling, and encouragement, all students develop and learn social, emotional, and behavioral competence, and thus, supporting their academic engagement. The PBIS framework includes a school-wide behavior matrix (attached) that clarifies appropriate student behaviors throughout the school building. The basis of the framework demonstrates that CSP Tigers show PRIDE throughout the day. Tigers are Prepared, are Respectful, have Integrity, celebrate Diversity, and show Excellence. Positive behavior is celebrated through the earning of Tiger PRIDE tickets and positive referrals, to include affirming interaction with students, teachers and administration. The framework includes a weekly Advisory class in which all students participate in a group to form caring relationships and lasting friendships. These connections are forged through relationship building activities and lessons. PBIS is not focused only on promoting positive behaviors. PBIS develops preventive supports (attached) to enhance and align with CSP's handbook and code of conduct. These supports include student/teacher reflection, parent communication, behavior intervention support through student meetings with support staff, and if needed, detention and administration intervention. I ask that you please review and discuss the PBIS framework with your child and encourage him/her to show CSP PRIDE in his/her interaction with others.

Mary Beth Shepherd -School Counselor
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National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Here at CSP, we are celebrating the opportunity to offer information and education about how everyone can prevent bullying. This week our school will participate in Unity Day, where students and staff will wear orange to show our united message for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. On Friday, students and teachers will unite in a school-wide "Unity Tree" activity where each person contributes his/her own unique experiences, creative ideas, and strategies by writing positive messages on leaves that are attached to the tree. As the number of leaves increases, it creates a visual reminder, demonstrating that when "we are united we can create social change." What can you as a parent/guardian do to help in this important effort? Attached, please find tips and information from Education.com concerning the topic of bullying prevention. You can use these strategies and supports to start a conversation with your child. Together, we can make a difference to prevent bullying.
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Mary Beth Shepherd -School Counselor
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Immunizations, Residency, Parent Connect
Dear Parents/Guardians, I'm starting my reminders early for 6th grade parents. All students entering the 7th grade must provide proof of receiving the tdap and MCV4 immunizations. You can fax (443-757-5280) or email me (jcalvert@mycsp.org) the updated records. Remember, your 7th grader must show proof before they can begin school next year. If you move to a new home, you must complete a new registration form and provide updated information. Please contact me for a list of the required documents that you will need. Only one Parent Connect account is permitted per household. Once you receive your username and password, please keep this information in a safe place. Thanks, June (Registrar)

June Calvert
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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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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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Senior Class - Cap/Gown and Announcement Orders
Parents of 12th grade students, Please remember all seniors wishing to participate in the graduation ceremony must wear a cap and gown. If you still need to place an order, please visit www.balfour.com

Angie O'Brien
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COLLEGE CORNER
AACC Classes in Spring
Hello Parents, There are a few spots left in the AACC classes that will be offered at CSP in the spring. If your student has an elective during these times, please encourage them to sign up for FREE COLLEGE CREDITS! A1 World Regional Geography A2 World Culture and Cuisine B2 Fundamentals of Oral Communication; Intro to Psychology A4 History of Pop Music These classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay; act now!

Darryl Gonzalez
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CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS
Social Studies 6th and 7th grade
We are writing quarterly assessments this week. Get a good night's sleep. NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK.

Janette Morandin
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser
The 10th grade SGA is kicking off their chocolate bar fundraiser again this year! Chocolate bars can be purchased at lunch or after school and are $1 each. Students who would like to take a box a chocolate bars home to sell can see Mrs. Ferrante for a permission slip, or print the attached form and bring it into school. Those students who sell outside of school can earn incentives such as dress down days or be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. Candy bars are great to hand out for trick or treating too!!
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Mandi Ferrante
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Lifetouch Information
If you have questions about ordering pictures that were taken on October 10, please see attached flier.
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Angie O'Brien
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