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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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01/18/2019

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Saturday School - January 19 - Canceled

IMPORTANT - BUS INFORMATION 2019-2020

Black History Month Essay and Poster Contest 2019 Submission Deadline January 25!

CSP-PTSO Elections 2019


THANK-YOU

Woolbuddies Craft Donation to CSP “Maker Space”


UPCOMING EVENTS

SGA Hosts Ice Skating @ Glen Burnie Ice Skating Rink!

TRAC Bridge Builder Invitational Coming SOON!

Crochet Club is coming...

January / February - Saturday School / Detention

PSAT-10 test on March 2nd for 9th and 10th grade students


SCHOOL NEWS

African American History Essay Support

BoxTops for Education

Giant A+ School Rewards

Our Smile.Amazon

Spring Schedules

Repeat-Free School


COLLEGE CORNER

AACC Classes

College Testing Calendar

Scholarships for Scholars


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

STEAM CLUB


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Attendance - We Need Your Notes / Emails

Senior Class - Cap/Gown and Announcement Orders

Class of 2019 Graduation Information


ATHLETICS / PAC

Important Information - Please Read!


MEDIA CENTER NEWS

CSP Adds to Library Collection in Janurary


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BREAKING NEWS
Saturday School - January 19 - Canceled
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Saturday school scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled.

Angie O'Brien
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IMPORTANT - BUS INFORMATION 2019-2020
Dear parents, For the 2019-2020 school year I am happy to announce that Chesapeake Science Point will be transitioning to group bus stops. By transitioning from single stops to group stops, the average time that students spend on the bus will be reduced by 25-30 minutes. On Wednesday, January 23, the proposed group stops will be posted on the website. Please review the proposed stops so that you can provide feedback. In addition, we are asking parents to stop by and look at the map that will be posted in the front office. This will allow the opportunity to place a pin on the location to which you would like the group stop to be. Please understand, this is not a guarantee that this will be the location of the stop. We're seeking your input so as to better serve your child's transportation needs. The map will be posted in the front lobby until January 31. The final routes will be published on February 8. I have collaborated with other principals of schools who have group stops and am confident this change will have an positive impact on your child's bus riding experience.

Angie O'Brien
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Black History Month Essay and Poster Contest 2019 Submission Deadline January 25!
STUDENT SUBMISSION DEADLINE is JANUARY 25, 2019! Submit POSTERS and HARD COPY of ESSAYS to: Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation c/o CLF PR Office 6151 Chevy Chase Dr. Laurel, MD 20707 Polished student essay files can be emailed to CLFPR@CLFMD.org We encourage all students K-12 to work with their TEACHERS, especially polishing drafts with your English teachers, asking History questions, Artistic insight, and all STEM departments to develop the most polished essays and/or posters celebrating this "student's choice" theme for Black History Month! Please complete entry by close of Business Day on Jan. 25th! Files can be sent to CLFPR@CLFMD.ORG. FINALISTS and WINNERS....TBA. ALL CLF K-12 STUDENTS that submit by the deadline are eligible for competition, including prizes and finalists and their parents will be invited to BHM Month Award Reception scheduled in FEB 2019.

Community Partnerships
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CSP-PTSO Elections 2019
We want YOU to be on our CSP-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 for by March 7, 2019. You will receive a special invitation to attend our April 4, 2019 PTSO meeting for a meet and greet!!! Elections will take place on April 18, 2019. The positions do not start until June 2019. 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, CSP-PTSO
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THANK-YOU
Woolbuddies Craft Donation to CSP “Maker Space”
Ms. Jennifer Dixon, one of our new science teachers this year, donated a craft book on how to make “Woolbuddies” and the supplies needed to make a number of them. What a nice addition to our crafting space! Thank you Ms. Dixon!

Leslie Santacroce/Mona Gomaa
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UPCOMING EVENTS
SGA Hosts Ice Skating @ Glen Burnie Ice Skating Rink!
On Wednesday, January 30th from 3-9 pm, CSP goes ice skating! High school SGA will be hosting a fundraiser at Glen Burnie Ice Skating Rink located at 103 Crain Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. Purchase tickets at the rink and make sure you mention CSP - High School Student Government Association will make 50% of profits. Admission costs are... Children (under 12) 7.00 Adults (above 12) 8.00 Seniors (55 & up) 7.00 Skate Rentals 3.00 Each grade level SGA will also be selling concessions including hot chocolate, donuts, chips, and baked goods! Come out and enjoy the half day with all your friends! We'll see you at the rink!

Questions? Seek out Ms. Bradley (nbradley@mycsp.org) in room 107!
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TRAC Bridge Builder Invitational Coming SOON!
SAVE THE DATE Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Dennis Johnson
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Crochet Club is coming...
Hello Parents, I will be starting after school crocheting club (3-4pm)next semester beginning by Monday, February 11 in Room 211. If your child is interested in, please sign her/him up using the online form below. If you like to join us too, follow AACPS volunteer guidelines and contact Mrs.Gunes at ygunes@mycsp.org. https://goo.gl/forms/2XO3qemO1TSONJxw1

Yasemin Gunes
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January / February - Saturday School / Detention
Saturday School: January 26 February 2 February 9 February 23 Saturday Detention Dates: January 26 February 9 February 23 Tuesday Detention Dates: All after school detentions run from 3:00-4:00 pm February 5 February 19

Angie O'Brien
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PSAT-10 test on March 2nd for 9th and 10th grade students
Dear Parent or Guardian, CSP will administer the PSAT-10 on Saturday, March 2, 2019, to 9th and10th-grade students. The test is optional. PSAT 10 establishes a baseline for college and career readiness. The PSAT 10 will support all students with early feedback on the skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career success. The score reports will give students comprehensive, personalized feedback on test performance, allowing students to see which questions were answered incorrectly and which academic skills should work to improve on Majors and career exploration with College Board. The test will take two hours and 45 minutes long. There is no penalty for guessing or blank responses also known as “rights-only scoring”. The test will include the following: • Reading Test 47 passage based questions; 60 minutes • Writing and Language Test 44 Passage-Based Questions; 35 minutes • Math Test 48 Questions; 70 minutes The cost of the test is $16.00 payable by cash or check made out to CSP. Please have your child return payment and the 2019 PSAT10 order form to Mr. Yagar. The registration deadline is Friday, January 25th, 2019. If you have questions regarding the test, please contact me at tyagar@mycsp.org. You may visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/inside-the-test for more information. Thank you, Mr. Yagar Testing Coordinator

Tayfun Yagar
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SCHOOL NEWS
African American History Essay Support
Again this year, our Media Center is supporting our young peoples’ understanding of where we came from as a people, how we got here, and where we’re going. To this end, we have collected a number of books from our library that detail the black experience, and are set to help students’ online efforts as well. The idea being to encourage as many students as possible to learn about our rich history, and enable them to write about it, in order to enter, and perhaps win, this year’s CLF-sponsored African American History Essay Competition! Don’t dawdle, however, because this year’s entries are due by January 25 th !!

Leslie Santacroce
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BoxTops for Education
Box Tops are real money for America’s schools! This year CSP will be participating in the Box Tops for Education™ program. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. · When people throw away their unclipped Box Tops, it’s like they are throwing away money. · When families and schools work together to collect Box Tops and send them in, the money adds up fast! For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to www.BTFE.com. Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons, recipes, bonus offers and extra ways four our school to earn. Send your clipped Box Tops in with your student. Collections boxes are in the lobby and Media Center. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the PTSO. We’re here to help make our school’s fundraiser programs a huge success this year. Thanks for your help!

Sincerely, CSP-PTSO
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Giant A+ School Rewards
Hello CSP Families: Chesapeake Science Point (ID #: 05537) has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Giant! PLEASE NOTE: You DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same as last year. To participate: • Visit www.giantfood.com/aplus and scroll down to the center of the page to select REGISTER YOUR CARD from the red box on the right marked FOR CUSTOMERS; or, • Call the A+ School Rewards Hotline at 1-877-275-2758 for assistance; or, • Email the A+ Hotline. Please include the last name associated with your GIANT CARD, your 12-digit GIANT CARD number and our school name and school ID number* of our school (or the name, city and state in which the school is located) to: askaplus@cranecommunications.com. * If you are supporting more than one (1) school, please include the ID numbers for both schools (or the names, cities and states of your schools. To earn points: • Use your registered GIANT CARD each time you shop at Giant, and you will earn CASH for our school. You can track the number of points you are earning for our school by checking your grocery receipt. • At the end of each month, your points are calculated and converted to CASH rewards for our school. These CASH rewards are updated monthly on the Giant A+ website beginning in November. • After the last day of the 2017 program, which is March 17, these same conversions are performed and the final school account total is posted. • Our school will receive one CASH awards check at the end of the program and can use this cash for any of our educational needs. Also, please encourage your family members and friends to support our school. This could result in more CASH REWARDS! Thank you for supporting our school.

Sincerely, CSP-PTSO
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Our Smile.Amazon
CSP-PTSO Is Happy To Announce Our Smile.Amazon Account CSP Family, We are very excited to announce that there is another way to contribute to the PTSO via a channel that we all use daily which is Amazon. The way this works is very simple. Basically, go to www.smile.amazon.com and login with your normal login and select Chesapeake Science Point PTSO. Once this is done you should see the page above and every time a purchase is made Amazon will contribute a certain percentage of the total order. If there are any questions, please reach out to the PTSO board at mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com and we will gladly answer any questions you may have. Once again thank you for your support and we look forward to making this a great year.

Sincerely, CSP-PTSO
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Spring Schedules
Spring semester schedules will be handed out on Tuesday, January 29, and students will have a chance to review their schedule and make changes before second semester starts.

Darryl Gonzalez
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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 Classes
All students taking AACC classes in the spring have to have their books by the first day of class. This is the list of books that AACC has sent us.
Attachment(s)

Darryl Gonzalez
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College Testing Calendar
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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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
STEAM CLUB
How many textbooks can paper cylinders hold? We counted 25!!! Thanks to the engineering marvels of ancient Greek columns, our STEM challenge was a great success. Next week: constructing Roman aqueducts!

Janette Morandin
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
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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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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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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ATHLETICS / PAC
Important Information - Please Read!
PAC meeting on Tuesday 1/22/2019!!! We hope to see you there. Want to connect with parents of athletes at CSP? Do you have a student interested in sports? Inquiring about middles school sports at CSP and bolstering HS athletics? The Parent Athletics Committee (PAC) wants to meet you and hear your thoughts and ideas! Contact us via cspathletics@gmail.com. Come join us at our upcoming PAC meetings held in CSP Conference room from 6:00pm -7:00pm: · Tuesday, January 22, 2019 · Tuesday, February 26, 2019 · Tuesday, March 26, 2019 · Tuesday, April 23, 2019 · Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Fall Sports Banquet - Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm @ CSP Cafeteria Calling golf, soccer, and volleyball team athletes! Join us and RSVP using the invite/signup below. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A49A9AE2EA7F85-20182018 Basketball Game Concessions – we need your help! Parents needed to help man concessions for this basketball season. HELP FOR JV GAMES REALLY NEEDED!!! Interested volunteers please email cspathletics@gmail.com or signup using SUG link below: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A49A9AE2EA7F85-20182019 Unused uniforms at home? Too small or out grown? PAC has an ongoing used uniform collection drive. The collected uniforms are for our yearly used uniform sales in July and August, one of our biggest fundraising activities supporting CSP athletics and athletes. Please send in those CSP uniforms labeling bags/boxes with “For PAC – used uniforms”.

PAC
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MEDIA CENTER NEWS
CSP Adds to Library Collection in Janurary
We are delighted to report that we’ve added over SIX dozen books to our Media Center’s collection to start the new year off in the right direction! While the lion’s share of the new acquisitions are fictional and support our kid’s reading priorities for fantasy and adventure fiction genres, we’ve secure a number of non-fiction books in the sciences, as well quite a few Spanish literature books. Some of the authors featured are Michael Vey, Patricia McCormack, Gordon Korman, Jonathan Stroud, Brian Selznick, Randy Alcorn, Jennifer Donnelly, Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Fanny Billingsley. A couple of different, but fun additions, include Caroline Kennedy’s “Poems to Learn by Heart” and Alice Ozma’s “The Reading Promise”. Kennedy’s book presents poetry from a variety of authors (including Robert Louis Stevenson), that are fun and interesting reading – and offer a platform to practice memorization skills that are somewhat lost to many students today. “The Reading Promise”, on the other hand, tells the story of a 4th grade girl’s journey into reading – nurtured by her nightly reading with her dad from 4th grade up to her entering college. It’s humorous, poignant, and affectionately written.

Leslie Santacroce
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