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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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03/29/2019

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Class of 2019 Graduation Information

REGISTRATION FOR MAKERFEST IS OPEN!

CMIT North Elementary Craft Fair! *OPEN TO ALL CLF SCHOOLS*


UPCOMING EVENTS

Soccer Interest Meeting - April 3

Carpool Meeting! - Saturday, April 6

April - Saturday School / Detention


SCHOOL NEWS

We Need Pictures of Seniors!!!!!!

Late to School and Class

PARCC Test Taking Strategies

Class of 2019 Information

Senior Class - Cap/Gown and Announcement Orders

Repeat-Free School


COLLEGE CORNER

AACC Dual Credit

College Acceptances

Trail Blaze!

College Testing Calendar


FIELD TRIPS

Scholarships Made Easy


ATHLETICS / PAC

Information from PAC - Please Read


MEDIA CENTER NEWS

NEW BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
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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REGISTRATION FOR MAKERFEST IS OPEN!
Held on the first Saturday in May, this will be the 3rd Annual MakerFEST, CLF's yearly STEAM Festival celebrating our community's inner genius! CLF schools are now eight programs and six institutions across the State of Maryland serving over 3,200 students K-12! MakerFEST invites these students to participate with staff, parents and our wider CLF STEM community partners to feel encouraged to exhibit and enjoy all the day's inventions, artwork, personal projects, experiments, robots, wild creations, noble attempts, fine solutions to typical problems, and makers making so much more! CLF will also have volunteer opportunities available for anyone who wants to help build the best MakerFEST ever! To register for an exhibition space visit https://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/makerfest For volunteer opportunities visit https://goo.gl/forms/y1qs5zfo8OPOuRo92 This year, the first Saturday in May happens to coincide with May 4th, often celebrated by fans of the widely popular Star Wars franchise. We fundamentally feel obligated since astronomy, space exploration fit all too well into the MakerFEST concept, so Community Partnerships is also encouraging all exhibitors to share their project progress with @CLF_CLF on twitter or @ChesapeakeLighthouseFoundation on Facebook with the hashtag #MayTheFourthBuildWithYou. Until next update, May The Fourth Be With You!

Community Partnerships
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CMIT North Elementary Craft Fair! *OPEN TO ALL CLF SCHOOLS*
Are you a Crafter/Artist? Do you love sharing your creations with the public? Have you always wanted to take on a creative hobby but never had the time? On March 29th, CMIT Elementary will host a Craft Fair for ALL CLF Families! The event will have a non-alcoholic paint and sip session along with local art vendors! Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your creativity! When: March 29th, 2019 Time: 5-8pm Where: CMIT North Elementary 6151 Chevy Chase Drive, Laurel, MD 20707

CMIT North Elementary PTO
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Soccer Interest Meeting - April 3
Girls in grades 8-11 that are interested in playing soccer next year should plan on staying after school for an interest meeting on April 3. The meeting will take place immediately following school in the large conference room.

Angie O'Brien
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Carpool Meeting! - Saturday, April 6
Hello Parents and Guardians, CSP will be hosting a Carpool Meeting in which parents/guardians can connect with each other about transportation and possible carpools. The meeting will be in the CSP Cafeteria on April 6th from 2:00-2:30pm. Please note that a carpool registry will be created based on the information that parents share at this meeting. By signing your contact information up on the registry, you consent to have the information shared by those who request the registry. You may still attend the meeting if you choose not to sign your information up for the registry. The meeting will be organized by tables in the cafeteria. Each table will have a location note on it. Parents/Guardians will be able to sit at their table and make connections. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bogden at cbogden@mycsp.org. Thank you!

Cassandra Bogden, Financial Secretary
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April - Saturday School / Detention
Saturday School: April 6 April 13 April 27 Saturday Detention Dates: April 13 April 27 Tuesday Detention Dates: All after school detentions run from 3:00-4:00 pm April 2 April 16

Angie O'Brien
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SCHOOL NEWS
We Need Pictures of Seniors!!!!!!
Attention parents and friends of the class of 2019: One of the traditions of CSP is that a slide show is made consisting of photos of the senior class through their years at CSP. These can be first day of school pictures, dance and event pictures, formal school pictures, pictures of groups of students hanging out or anything that showcases the growth of the class of 2019. Please email any photos to anguyen@mycsp.org for them to be included in the slide show! We want to be sure to continue this tradition for years to come! Th..ank you in advance!

Andy Nguyen and Ms. Bulisco
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Late to School and Class
We have begun using a new system to track students who are late to school and late to class. We will review the list periodically throughout each month, and on the first of each month, we will review the list from the previous month, and we will assign the following consequences. Late to class: for the first instance, we will give a verbal warning to the student. For the second instance, we will email the parent. For the third, we will assign the next Tuesday detention. If a student has five or more, we will assign the student a second Tuesday detention. Late to school: for the first instance, we will give a verbal warning to the student. For the second instance, we will email the parent. For the third, we will assign the next Saturday detention. If a student has five or more, we will assign the student the second Saturday detention in the next month. A couple notes about detention: Detention takes precedence over all other activities, and students must serve the detention on the date assigned to them. Students are allowed to re-schedule Detention one time for extenuating circumstances pre-approved by an administrator. If a student does not secure permission to re-schedule at least 24 hours before the start of their assigned time, the student needs to serve Detention at the time assigned to them. Failure to serve the Detention assigned will result in a one-day suspension from school for insubordination. Lawful reasons to be late to school are the same as the reasons to miss school, simply because that is what being late to school is. Those reason include death in the family, student illness, court appearance, hazardous weather, school-approved work, religious holiday, lack of authorized transportation and extenuating circumstances as determined by the Superintendent or his designee. Any absence, including absence for any portion of the day, for any reason other than those cited as lawful, shall be considered unlawful and may constitute truancy. If a student arrives to school late with a reason other than those mentioned, the student will receive an unexcused tardy. Thank you for your support in reinforcing the importance of being on time to school and to class.

Darryl Gonzalez
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PARCC Test Taking Strategies
PARCC testing is coming, PARCC testing is coming! Does your child, or you, feel stressed during testing time? Standardized tests can cause anxiety for some students. Ease your child’s pre-test jitters with these tips and strategies from EBL Coaching. Strategies for multiple choice questions Many students feel “stuck” when answering multiple choice questions. Some become overwhelmed by the number of choices and others just can’t decide which is the correct answer. Try relaying the strategies below to help your child better answer multiple choice questions: -For starters, cross of any answers you immediately know are incorrect. -Read the question more than once (at least twice) to make sure you fully understand what is being asked. -Cover the answers. Always read the stem, or body of the question first, before looking at the answers. Try to answer the question in your mind just by reading the question, then see if you can find your answer in one of the choices. -Look for clue words. Answer choices that have “hard” words like never, always, or definitely‎ are generally less likely to be correct than “softer” words such as usually, sometimes, or probably. Underline these clue words to help you decide on the correct answer. -If “all of the above” is an option and you are confident that two or more answers are correct, select the “all of the above” choice. Strategies for short essays Having to write a structured, well-thought-out written response in a timed setting can seem daunting. Help your child effectively answer short answer questions using the TAG strategy, as follows: This strategy helps break down short essay response writing into these steps T-Turn around the question to form your answer. A-Answer the question. G-Give details to describe and support your answer. For example, say the prompt is: You just read two articles in support of and against school uniforms. Based on your reading, do you feel school uniforms should be required at all schools? Support your essay with information from the articles you read. You can answer using the TAG strategy, as follows: T-Yes, school ‎uniforms should be required. A-School uniforms should be required because classrooms will be more orderly, kids will feel more equal, and students will focus more on their learning rather than on their clothing. G-Here your child would provide more details, elaborating on the three reasons ‎why she feels school uniforms should be required. SAFER strategy acronym If your child still feels anxious on test day and you’re looking for some final tips, try sharing the SAFER acronym: S-Save the hard questions for last; complete the problems you know how to do confidently first. A-Add details and examples to your writing to elaborate on your ideas. F-Fix your answers (if needed) when you go back to self-check your work. E-Ease your mind. If your nerves kick in, take a few deep breaths, visualize the ocean or a peaceful garden, and try to relax. R-Read (and re-read if necessary) passages to find the information you need to best answer the questions.

Mary Beth Shepherd -School Counselor
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Class of 2019 Information
Parents, Please see the attached letter that went home with all seniors. Please keep in mind graduation tickets will go on sale April 23. Each student will receive 5 free tickets with the ability to purchase up to 7 additional tickets.
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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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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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College Acceptances
CSP Seniors have been working hard to gain admission to college in the fall. Here are the colleges that seniors have been accepted to so far. Seniors, please let me know where you have gotten in and bring in your letters! Arizona State University Central State University DePauw University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Frostburg State University Georgia Tech Hofstra University Indiana University of Pennsylvania Johns Hopkins University University of Lynchburg Lynn University McDaniel College University of Maryland, Baltimore County University of Maryland, College Park University of Maryland, Eastern Shore University of Miami Mount St Mary's University University of Nebraska, Lincoln University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Pace University Purdue University Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Salisbury State University University of South Carolina Southern Illinois University Stevenson University Temple University Towson University University of Virginia

Darryl Gonzalez
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Trail Blaze!
This is from trailblaze.org, an organization that provides college prep services in cooperation with JHU’s Applied Physics Lab. The College Prep Program at APL has opened its 2019 application cycle and is looking for students who have the desire and academic potential to excel in college, but who lack the mentoring and resources necessary to succeed! ALL current high school sophomores and juniors (members of 2020 and 2021 graduating class) are eligible and invited to submit an application to be part of the College Prep Program. We especially encourage applications from trailblazing students who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college, students from low-income backgrounds, students who are underrepresented in STEM fields, students interested in STEM careers, and/or students in need of mentoring or advice about the college application process. We are often asked for tips on how to be a successful applicant. Although our review process is holistic, we look primarily at the following areas: evidence of academic achievement and potential (not necessarily straight-As!), dedication and passion for future dreams, a willingness to work hard and make the most of this opportunity, and demonstrated need. We’re especially looking for students who need help taking their next steps in applying for and succeeding in a top 4-year college. But there are no fixed requirements, and students are invited to define “need” as it applies to their situation. The program requires significant work outside of class to fully prepare for college. Students are expected to prioritize College Prep if accepted and are strongly discouraged from participating in other activities with significant requirements (such as a full-time job or summer school) to allow enough time to succeed in this program. Students should expect to spend an average of 4-6 hours per night during the week during the program, with less during the school year and more in the summer. To access the 2019 application and more information about the application process and summer experience, please visit our website: trailblaze.org.

Darryl Gonzalez
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College Testing Calendar
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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FIELD TRIPS
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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ATHLETICS / PAC
Information from PAC - Please Read
Parents, Please take a moment to read over the attached newsletter blurb from the Parent athletic Committee.

Angie O'Brien
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MEDIA CENTER NEWS
NEW BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!
Suggestion Box Books Received To Date We are delighted to announce the arrival of several books recently requested by our students. The books that arrived this month include: - Four hardbacks from author Brandon Mull’s Five Kingdom series; - Six books from Nancy Drew’s Girl Detective series; - Three hardbacks from Gordon Korman’s Swindle series and; - Three “how to” career business books directed at helping our rising entrepreneurial students understand how to start and run a successful business, and the importance of developing a business plan to do so. They likewise will learn the importance of investing in opportunities as they present themselves (and how to do so), learn the significance of brand development, and how to overcome setbacks. Other New Arrivals We’ve also added a dozen headsets to the media collection, and the below mentioned self-help, academic-enhancement works to our collection. - “The Writing Strategies” book by Jennifer Serravillo; - “Igniting a Passion for Reading” by Steven L. Layne; and - “The Reading Zone” by Nancy Atwell.

Mrs. Leslie
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