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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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04/03/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

CSP Math Team - April 2nd

Archery State Tournament!

PARCC is on it's way!!!!!


UPCOMING EVENTS

10th Grade Fundraising

Chesapeake Science Point Career Day 2016

Mark your calendar----HSA Biology and Government


SCHOOL NEWS

CSP FRC Robotics Team Success

David Goes to Houston

CSP Celebrates Pi day

Dhruva Kothari Represents CSP at Maryland Geography Bee


ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Scholarship Winner Announced!

ACCUPLACER Orientation and Testing


FIELD TRIPS

Upcoming 8th and 10th Grade Students

CSP Annual Spring DC Trip- Chaperons Needed


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Saturday Detention

Saturday school and PARCC Family Night


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
CSP Math Team - April 2nd
The CSP high school math team won the 4th instance of the Anne Arundel Community College High School Math Competition by a good margin. With this being the fourth out of five contests, CSP is striving for a strong victory at the next contest on April 16th to win the competition season. At this contest, students compete on 6 challenging questions in an individual round as well as a team round with 5 students working together to solve six even harder questions. The top three individual scores are averaged and combined with the top team score to compute the school's score for each competition. At today's competition, CSP's top scoring individuals were 11th grader Anthony Krieger, with 5 out of 6 correct, 11th grader Benjamin Kelm with 4 out of 6 correct, and 11th graders Ryan Budahazy, Matthew Boyer and 8th grader Oummar Bah each with 3 out of 6 correct. On the team round, the team of Anthony, Ben, Ryan and David Kravets and Kenneth Glenn Boyette scored a perfect 6 correct, making them the only team to score all six questions correct in the team portion. This win increased CSP's season total lead from 3.00 points to 5.33 points with one competition left.

CSP was represented at today's competition by:
8th grade: Oummar Bah
9th grade: Mark Kelm, Ayomikun Oyemade, Connor Parker, Cory Powers, and Stanley Zhu
10th grade: Kenneth Glenn Boyette and Kaitlin White
11th grade: Matthew Boyer, Ryan Budahazy, Benjamin Kelm, David Kravets, Anthony Krieger and Nina Smilek
12th grade: Chynna Jones and Kyle Yamaguchi
Coaches: Mr. David Hamrum and Mr. Bernie Kelm


Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Archery State Tournament!
Eleven CSP archers competed in the Maryland State Tournament March 19th. We had strong showings in both the 3D and Target events. Emily Zhu led CSP students in both events, ranking as the 10th and 14th girl in the state, respectively. Moksha Kande, Nathaniel Navales, Ben Kelm, and Mark Kelm rounded out the top five CSP finishers. Everyone did a great job!

David Hamrum
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PARCC is on it's way!!!!!
Hello Parents,

PARCC season is about to start and we need your help! Please make sure that your child arrives to school everyday prepared and on time. CSP's PARCC schedule is as follows:

April 19th-April 21st: 8th grade Language Arts, middle school Algebra I (6C and 7B)

May 3rd-May 5th: 6th and 7th grade Language Arts

May 10th-May 12th: All middle school math including Geometry (7C and 8B) and Algebra II (8C). Middle school Algebra I students will not test this week.

May 16th-20th: English 10 and high school Algebra I

High school students taking Geometry and Algebra II will not be participating in PARCC this year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mona Gomaa at mgomaa@mycsp.org Thanks!!!
***photo credit goes to the University of Toledo.

Mona Gomaa
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UPCOMING EVENTS
10th Grade Fundraising
"Money can't buy happiness but it can buy ice cream which is pretty much the same thing" (Anonymous). The 10th grade class will be selling Cold Stone Pies from 4/4 until 4/15! Help out with eating some delicious ice cream! Pies are $16 dollars. Hurry up and order yours today! Don't forget to order for all the friends and relatives. All orders will receive a voucher and can be picked up from the Hanover and Gambrills locations from 4/20 until 4/30. See a 10th grader for details.

Wendy Jensen
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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 & 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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Mark your calendar----HSA Biology and Government
Dear Parents,

Please mark your calendars for HSA Biology and Government. Students will be taking the assessments on the following days:

May 24th/May 25th: Biology (students will be notified which day they will be testing)

May 26th: Government (all students will test on this day)

It is important to note that according to the information that we have as of now, students will be required to pass the HSA Biology and Government in order to graduate. Please feel free to contact Mona Gomaa (mgomaa@mycsp.org) if you have any questions. Thanks!

***image is courtesy of Western University

Mona Gomaa
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SCHOOL NEWS
CSP FRC Robotics Team Success
During Spring break CSP’s Robotics Team was hard at work spending over 40 hours over 2 weekends in The FIRST Robotics Competition. Their dedications was recognized with the “Rookie Inspiration Award” which celebrates a rookie team’s outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school, as well as in their community. This is the first year that CSP participated in this challenging competition.

What is FRC you may ask? It is the ultimate sport for the mind. Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. We want to thank the Chesapeake Light House Foundation for their sponsorship and our mentors Mr. Bilgen, Mr. Calis, and Mr. Acar for their time and dedication to our team. Go Tigerbots !!

Sinan Bilgen
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David Goes to Houston
Congratulations to David Kravets for receiving an invitation to compete in this year’s I-SWEEEP competition. I-SWEEEP (International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, and Environment) Project) Academic competition categories are outlined to reflect the 3E concept. I-SWEEEP upholds the 3E (Energy, Engineering, and Environment) concept in all of its events. Sustainable development while protecting the environment is only possible through clean energy technologies and like-minded engineering to support it.
David will be competing with high school students from around the world. His project “Engineering a Novel Material for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” looks at stabilizing natural forms of dye for solar cells. The trip is from April 26th to May 1st with two days of judging by judges from the leading industries in sustainable energy. Wish David good luck when you see him.

Yasmin Beazer-Barclay
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CSP Celebrates Pi day
3/14 : Chesapeake Science Point started the day with Math team celebration of the irrational number π. Mr. Bernie Kelm, our parent volunteer coach , inspired the members by giving a presentation on how Math applies to his field of work as a rocket scientist. After the presentation, students solved challenging problems then pies were served to them.

Celebration extended to all math classes during the day. Some students wore t-shirts that depict the number. Students and teachers both enjoyed eating pies throughout the day. It was another successful Pi Day for the students here at CSP. Thank you parents, for your pies donations.

Math Department
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Dhruva Kothari Represents CSP at Maryland Geography Bee
On Friday, April 1st, 2016, 7th grader Dhruva Kothari competed in Maryland's uber-competitive National Geographic Geography Bee. After winning CSP's geography bee and completing a qualifying test, Dhruva made his second appearance at the Bee. Congratulations to Dhruva for all his successes. We are very proud of his fantastic performance!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Ingulia
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ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Scholarship Winner Announced!
CSP senior Nayiri Shahnazarian has been awarded the prestigious Anne Arundel County Public School Superintendent’s Award to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. This award is offered to only eight students in the county, and it recognizes Nayiri’s outstanding academic distinction. Superintendent George Arlotto, along with Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at UMBC, Jane Hickey, presented Nayiri with her scholarship letter earlier this semester. Nayiri is not sure where she is attending college yet, but we will await word which campus will be lucky enough to have her!

Darryl Gonzalez
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ACCUPLACER Orientation and Testing
Attention Seniors,
Any senior who knows that they will be attending AACC next year should plan on attending an ACCUPLACER orientation session on Monday, April 4, at 8:30 in the cafeteria. This session will familiarize you with the placement test that you will have to take in order to enroll at AACC. ACCUPLACER testing will be held on Tuesday, April 12, at 8:30. If you have already taken ACCUPLACER, you do not need to attend this session. Sign up outside Dr. Gonzalez's office.

Darryl Gonzalez
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FIELD TRIPS
Upcoming 8th and 10th Grade Students
The upcoming 8th and 10th Grade classes of Chesapeake Science Point Public Chart School are planning an extracurricular trip to Philadelphia, PA for October 10-11, 2016 and we would like to get an idea of how many students and parents are interested in attending.

The projected cost for the trip is between $175 and $200, depending on the number of registered students and chaperons. That will include round-trip transportation, hotel room for one night based on 4 students per room/2 chaperons per room, breakfast for Tuesday morning, and admittance fees for the National Constitution Center, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Constitutional Walking tour, a Spirits of ‘76 Ghost Tour, and a Scavenger Hunt throughout Historic Philadelphia.

A form was passed out to most students this week, but another copy is attached if needed. Please complete the provided form and turn it in to Mrs. Cunning in room 209 by Thursday, April 7th.
Attachment(s)

Jessica Cunning
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CSP Annual Spring DC Trip- Chaperons Needed
Dear Students and Parents,

Our annual Spring DC trip is around the corner-- April 28th to exact. If you are able, we are still in need of a few volunteer chaperons and would greatly appreciate your time. Please contact Mrs. Ingulia at tingulia@mycsp.org if you are interested. Please note, you will need to complete a background check by April 6th at
http://www.aacps.org/chaperone/screeningcriteria.asp to be eligible.

Also, if your child is attending the 8th Grade Boston Trip and has already paid for the DC Trip, we will gladly credit your account $5.

Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.

Thank you,
Mrs. Ingulia
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Saturday Detention
Beginning April 9th, we will be conducting Saturday Detention. Saturday Detention is not affiliated with our Saturday School Enrichment Program. Students are assigned to Saturday Detention by Administration. Saturday Detention gives a student the opportunity to reflect upon and improve their behavior.

Below are the procedures and guidelines for the Saturday Detention:
Procedures/Guidelines for Parents:
Students must be dropped off between 9:50 - 10:00 am and be picked up on time in the front office. If they are dropped off late, the student will need to make up that time at a future Saturday Detention.
Students are not permitted to interact with Saturday School enrichment program students.
Lunch is not provided for Saturday Detention.
Failure to report to an assigned Saturday Detention will result in an Out of School Suspension
Student MUST wear their complete uniform for Saturday Detention
Rules for Students
Student must sign in upon arrival and wait to be escorted to the assigned classroom.
Student must sit silently and complete tasks as assigned.
Student must raise their hand to be acknowledged by the teacher.
Student is not permitted to eat in the detention classroom.
Student is not permitted to use electronics. Otherwise it will be confiscated for the remainder of the session.
All school rules apply during Saturday Detention. Failure to follow school rules during Saturday Detention will result in an additional Saturday Detention, and possibly an out of school suspension.

Ashley Moore
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Saturday school and PARCC Family Night
Dear parents,

Please encourage your child to attend Saturday school for enrichment and to prepare for the upcoming PARCC. Make sure to sign up by using the link:

https://docs.google.com/a/mycsp.org/forms/d/18OYdBTDpU5GcMlsjdtyiYQ7i2bJkVtrs7ZIOqpuJII8/viewform

For more information about PARCC , please plan to attend the upcoming PARCC family night on April 7 at 6:30- 8:30 pm to be held at the gym.

Thank you.

Mrs. Valencia
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