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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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02/08/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Tiger Paws Strike Again (HS VEX Robotics Team Won Tournament Championship)

Tiger Paws Strike Again Part 2 (MS VEX Team Advanced to State Level)

National Geographic Geography Bee Successes


UPCOMING EVENTS

Events for Week of February 7th - February 13th

9th Grade Class Meeting

SY16-17 Middle School Program Information Session #2 and #3

National Honor Society

"Race" Field Trip

Chesapeake Science Point Career Day 2016


SCHOOL NEWS

CLF STEM 2015-2016

Re-Enrollment for 2016-2017 - Deadline is February 26th

Report Cards - Distributed Friday, February 5th with Re-enrollment Information

Parent / Teacher Conferences - Monday, February 22nd

Science Olympiad Club

Supervision at CSP


ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

AP Tests Fees

Weather + Climate Contest

HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH CLUB STARTING


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seniors - Cap/Gown Orders & Senior Pictures

Honor Roll Bumper Stickers Available

A message from PTSO


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BREAKING NEWS
Tiger Paws Strike Again (HS VEX Robotics Team Won Tournament Championship)
CSP Tigers HS VEX Team (9342) won the Tournament Championship which was held in Harrisburg, PA on February 6, 2016. Tigers will continue their successful journey at U.S. National VEX Robotics Competition in Omaha, Nebraska on March 15, 2016. CSP Tigers swept all opposing teams with their outstanding performance. CSP Tigers made a historical comeback after the preliminary elimination rounds with their unstoppable shooting streak that left other teams in tears at the final rounds. We really appreciate the dedication and hard work of our robotics team students and support of our beloved parents.

Zafer Calis
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Tiger Paws Strike Again Part 2 (MS VEX Team Advanced to State Level)
History repeats itself. MS VEX Team (8898) advanced to the State Level at VEX Robotics Championship by becoming a semi-finalist in Harrisburg, PA on February 6, 2016. We wish them good luck at the next stage. MS VEX Robotics Team (8898) lost against HS VEX Robotics Team (9342) so it is proven that again a tiger can be stopped by only another tiger. We congratulate their great achievement. Team coaches had a difficult time having two tiger teams compete against each other at the semi-finals. We congratulate team members: Imaad Syed, Ethan Sears, Max Nelsen, Aaban Syed, Sterling Goodwin, Oumar Bah, Dhruva Kothari, Nahuel Albayrak and thank you to our parents for their great support.

Zafer Calis
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National Geographic Geography Bee Successes
On Tuesday, February 2, Chesapeake Science Point Middle School students demonstrated their stellar geography skills at the CSP School-Wide 2016 National Geographic Geography Bee. Students Akash Prasad, Divya Vydhianathan, Om Metha, Dhruva Kothari, Agagha Sandeep, Christopher Stinson, Rishi Erigineni, Joseph Smotherman, Hannah Sullivan, and Adam Baji competed in an exciting Final Round, repeatedly showing their vast knowledge of US and World Geography. 6th grader, Joseph Smotherman, ultimately gained the 3rd Place position, and 6th grader, Hannah Sullivan, successfully earned the title of Bee Runner-Up. 7th Grader, Dhruva Kothari, was this year’s Champion and has completed a qualifying test to enter the State Bee. Congratulations to all the students, especially to Dhruva. We wish him good luck as he continues on his Geography Bee journey!

Tuesdai Ingulia
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Events for Week of February 7th - February 13th
Wednesday, February 10th
~2-Hour Early Dismissal
~12:00 - 12:30 pm - SY16-17 Middle School Information Session
~6:30 - 8:00 pm - CLF STEM Fair Awards Ceremony

Friday, February 12th
~Middle School Dress Down
~6:00 pm - High School Movie Night

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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9th Grade Class Meeting
Calling all 9th graders! There will be a meeting for all of the freshmen on Tuesday, February 9th from 12:55 PM to 1:20 PM. We will discuss ideas for fun trips, events, and fundraisers that will happen over the course of our four years in high school. All ideas are welcome! Hope to see you there!

Jessica Cunning
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SY16-17 Middle School Program Information Session #2 and #3
A big thanks to all of the parents who attended Thursday's information session.

We are offering two more opportunities for parents to come out and ask questions or learn about the changes that will take place in the middle school program next year.

The two additional dates are:

Wednesday, February 10th from 12:00 - 12:30 pm
(This is a 2-hour early dismissal day so parents can come to the meeting and take their children after)

Monday, February 22nd from 10:00 - 10:30 am
(This is during parent/teacher conferences to make it more convenient for parents to attend)


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Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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National Honor Society
Finally! The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 p.m. All students who will be inducted will recieve a formal acceptance letter on Monday, February 8th.

The current National Honor Society students will renew their vows and new inductees will recite their vows for the first time. We will have a guest speaker as well as some presentations from current members.

Attire: Business Casual

We are looking forward to finally inducting our well-deserving students into this prestigious group.

Donna McCallister
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"Race" Field Trip
The 9th and 10th grade students will be going to see the movie, Race, on Tuesday, February 23 at Arundel Mills. We will be leaving the school at 9:45am and returning around 1:45pm. The cost of the field trip is $20 which includes the cost of transportation, the ticket, and a movie snack pack. Students are asked to bring additional money or a bagged lunch to eat after the movie is over. Please see Mrs. Cunning for a permission slip.

Jessica Cunning
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Chesapeake Science Point Career Day 2016
On Friday, April 29, 2016, Chesapeake Science Point will be hosting Career Day. Parents and members of the community are invited to share information about careers and higher education. The event will be held from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. If you’re interested in joining us in this endeavor, please complete the Career Day Request Form. The link is provided below. If you have problems viewing or submitting the form, please contact me at ksmith@mycsp.org. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Here are some tips for your presentation:

Explanation of Your Job
Describe your job, emphasize work hours, job duties, special training or education needed, length of employment, employer, etc.

Set Up and Preparation
The event will be held in gym-expo style. Two grade levels at a time will have an hour to rotate between various presenters. If possible, please bring samples of visual aids or tools you use. You can also bring out giveaways for students if you choose.

Link:
Career Day Request Form: https://goo.gl/2brBlB

K. Smith - CSP Middle School Counselor
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SCHOOL NEWS
CLF STEM 2015-2016
CSP was well represented by the 30 plus students who attended last Saturday’s science fair. Thank you to both parents and students for coming out on Saturday. Congratulations to all the winners of the CLF STEM 2015-2016.

1st place Chemistry, Ben R
1st place Environmental, Aaron E
3rd place Botany, Noelle C
2nd place Computer Science, Noah C
1st place Behavioral Science, Dhruva K
2nd place, Dominic A

Overall Winners
3rd place, Anagha S
2nd place, Ellie
1st place, Akash P

Yasmin Beazer-Barclay
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Re-Enrollment for 2016-2017 - Deadline is February 26th
An email was sent out to all parents on January 20th about re-enrollment for 2016-2017. Everything you need to know about this process is included here. Be sure to go over the cover letter prior to making your decision.

If your child needs bus transportation for the 2016-17 school year, you must turn in the bus contract AND deposit with the re-enrollment form.

Re-enrollment forms and bus contracts are due no later than February 26th. If the re-enrollment form is not turned in OR turned in after the deadline, it will result in your child losing their seat for next year.

To confirm that your child's re-enrollment form has been received, you can send an email to confirmCSP@mycsp.org. This email will be checked weekly by Ms. June and you will receive a reply.

Every student received a hard copy of this information with his/her report cards well.


Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Report Cards - Distributed Friday, February 5th with Re-enrollment Information
All students received their report cards on Friday, February 5th in a big yellow envelope with their name on it. If you have not returned the 2016-17 re-enrollment form/bus contract and deposit, please use this envelope to do so. It is very much appreciated as it will help keep them organized. Students can drop off their envelopes in the box at the front desk.

Don't forget that it is the parent's responsibility to make sure we have received your child's forms. To help you with that, we have set up an email address where you can easily to do. If you would like to confirm that Ms. June has received your child's re-enrollment form, please send an email to confirmCSP@mycsp.org. Be sure to include the child's first/last name and current grade.

The following items were included inside:

1-Report Card
2-Re-enrollment Form
3-Bus Contract
4-Parent / Teacher Conference Schedule for Monday, February 22nd
5- Flyer from the PTSO

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. O'Brien
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Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Parent / Teacher Conferences - Monday, February 22nd
Parent / Teacher conferences will take place on Monday, February 22 for all students.

Parents may visit from 7:00 - 1:30 pm.

From 10:00 - 10:30 am middle school parents may stop by for the last middle school information session being offered. Dr. Gonzalez will share the changes that will take place next year and allow parents to ask any questions they may have.

If you have any questions about these conferences, please contact Ms. O'Brien.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Science Olympiad Club
Science Olympiad News
The t-shirts are coming, the t-shirts are coming.
Please listen out for the announcement about the t-shirts. Also we are only two weeks away. I plan to be here next Saturday, February 13th , for those who would like to work with the team and complete the builds for the competition the following Saturday.

Yasmin Beazer-Barclay
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Supervision at CSP
Dear Parents / Guardians,

Recently, one of CSP's parents contacted AACPS legal department over the policy that addresses supervision of students while on school grounds. We have attached the policy here for you to read. You can also reach other county policies at this link:

http://aacpsschools.org/boardpolicies/

Morning Drop-off and Supervision:

Please note that on a regular school day, supervision has been provided on school grounds beginning at 7:40 am and students can enter the building beginning at 8:10 am. This practice follows the attached policy.

Please also note, in the event that there is a 2-hour delay, supervision will be provided on school grounds beginning at 9:40 am and students can enter the building beginning at 10:10 am.

What is new?

Since a concern was brought to our attention and CSP wants to continue to ensure the safety of all students by providing proper supervision, we would like to announce that parents are not permitted to drop off students earlier then 7:40 am on a regular school day and 9:40 am on a 2-hour delay.

Afternoon Pick-up and Supervision:

CSP staff has been supervising the students until they are picked up, regardless of how late their ride arrives at the school.

What is new?

At the end of the school day, parents need to pick up their children by 3:30 pm. If a student is enrolled in an after school club, parents need to pick them up by 4:30 pm. If a parent fails to adhere to these requests, we will contact you with an email to remind you of the pick-up procedures. In the case of other occurrences, the school shall seek further action to ensure the safety of our students.
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Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
AP Tests Fees
Information for this year's AP tests has been sent home with students. Test dates, policies and related information is included in the packet. Payment for taking an AP test is due March 11. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gonzalez.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Weather + Climate Contest
The National Aquarium and Climate Central invite Middle and High School students (Grades 5-8 and 9-12) from across Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC to participate in a contest that examines some of the impacts of climate change.
Please submit an entry that identifies the audience for your presentation and answers one or more of the specific questions below:

• How is climate change affecting weather, the environment, and biodiversity — both locally and globally?
• How is climate change impacting the oceans, including: ocean life, ocean currents, rising sea levels, and coastal habitats?
• Explain the role of science in understanding our changing climate.
• How are rising atmospheric greenhouse gases changing our weather, oceans, animal and plant life, water resources, and more?
• How will science help us solve climate change?
• How do you see climate change impacting the people in your community and their jobs?
• Are any of the following playing a part: agricultural practices (adding to or reversing climate change); warming and acidifying Bay waters (changing habitat); more extreme weather events, etc.?
• Do you see opportunities to build a greener or more resilient economy?
• What’s going on in your community to fight climate change?
• Is there an individual person you’d like to tell us about, or an action that’s making a difference?
The contest deadline is March 1, 2016.

For more information, see the Weather + Climate Day Flyer below.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH CLUB STARTING
Ms. Cantrell is hoping to start a High School Spanish Enrichment Club. This club would meet on Thursdays after school until 4:30. The Club will focus on enrichment of topics taught in class but will also have fun Latin-American games, music, entertainment, and sometimes food!

Please contact Ms. Cantrell to sign up!

Christina Cantrell
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Seniors - Cap/Gown Orders & Senior Pictures
Cap / Gown Orders - If you still need to order a cap/gown for graduation, please take care of this as soon as possible.
To place an order:
Visit www.balfour.com
Type Chesapeake Science and click search; scroll to bottom and click on "seniors" and then click on cap and gown

Students who plan to graduate on stage must have a cap/gown purchased from Balfour.

Senior Pictures:
If your child still needs to have senior pictures taken, please call Prestige directly at 410-525-1700 to make an appointment with them.
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Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Honor Roll Bumper Stickers Available
CSP is proud that so many students earned Principal / Honor Roll for the 1st marking period. We know you, the parents/guardians, are just as proud so we have a special treat for you.

We have bumper stickers available for pick-up from Ms. O'Brien's office. Just ask your child to stop by and Ms. O'Brien will gladly congratulate them on their achievement and give them a bumper sticker to bring home:)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. O'Brien at aobrien@mycsp.org
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Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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A message from PTSO
We are seeking nominations for the 2016-2017 PTSO Board for President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.. You must be a current PTSO member to submit your nomination for either President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Those interested should send an email to melwatersmd@gmail.com by Feb.15th. Elections to take place in May 2016. Only current CSP PTSO members can be nominated and or serve on the CSP PTSO Board. Below are brief descriptions of each open position.
President: Supervise all activities, execute all instruments on the PTSO’s behalf and lead monthly meetings.
Vice President: Act for the President in their absence and perform such duties as directed by the President.
Secretary: Keep records and take minutes of all meetings. Acts as historian for group.
Treasurer: Custody and maintaining of CSP PTSO Funds.
BE IN THE KNOW: Want to how you can help out at the next dance? Really enjoy the Book Fair, but not sure what volunteer slots are open??? Love to shop and not sure where to drop off the cupcakes for the teacher appreciation???? Sign up to be part of our e-mail distribution list and get all of these questions answered, plus more!!. Fill out the form that was sent home in your child's report card envelope and drop off at the front desk or email melwatersmd@gmail.com to start receiving information now!

SPRING VENDOR AND CRAFT FAIR
Please join us on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:45 to 7:45 pm for our semi-annual Craft/Vendor Fair at Chesapeake Science Point.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084da5ac22a20-chesapeake

Festivities will include:
Crafters
Vendors
Door Prizes
Light Concessions
Many vendors and crafters from the community will be present. Admission is free and everyone is invited – so please join us!
All proceeds benefit the CSP PTSO general fund.

Please join the CSP PTSO today by visiting us under the Parent tab on the
school's website.
Follow us on Twitter: @cspptso
Friend us on Facebook: CSP Ptso)

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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