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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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09/07/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Superintendent of AACPS, Dr.Arlotto, and Board of Education Members visit to CSP.

Chesapeake Science Point Students Begin Working on Associate’s Degrees

CSP GOLF TEAM 2016-17

CSP - CLOSED FOR ALL STUDENTS ON MAY 30, 2017


THANK-YOU

HS BACK2SCHOOL NIGHT LETTER

Middle School Back to School Night - Thank You Parents!

A thank you from the school counselor

First Three Weeks

Mullen Appreciates You


UPCOMING EVENTS

Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony

College Counseling Calendar

Applying to College/Financial Aid Night

College Info Sessions

Fall MAP testing

MATH TEAM TRYOUTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

Robotics Tryouts!

The Arundel College Conference

Distribution of Parent-Pupil Surveys

Picture Day is Approaching - Oxford shirt & tie is a must!

Homecoming


SCHOOL NEWS

Scholarships Made Easy

NSA Internships

Yearbook Sales!

CSP after school clubs

Hispanic Heritage Month

School absences, tardiness, and early dismissals...oh-my!


FIELD TRIPS

2016 Philadelphia Itinerary and Deposits

Join us in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

CSP Math Team

9th Grade Class Dues!

Second Bus Payment Due!

Over due books


DONATIONS NEEDED

Chesapeake Science Point Pantry


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

CSP's Fall Book Fair needs volunteers


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
Superintendent of AACPS, Dr.Arlotto, and Board of Education Members visit to CSP.
Superintendent of AACPS, Dr.Arlotto, and Board of Education Members visit to CSP on August 31, 2016. ​

Erkan Derin
Principal
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Chesapeake Science Point Students Begin Working on Associate’s Degrees
A cohort of 9th grade students from Chesapeake Science Point Charter School began taking college classes this week in pursuit of an associate’s degree. “We have worked with AACC on a sequence of courses so that this group of students can earn an associate’s degree in May of their senior year, and then a week or two later, they will graduate high school,” said Darryl Gonzalez, who created and oversees the Early College Program. “We are bringing AACC professors here, and offering the college classes during our regular school day, tuition-free,” said Gonzalez, referring to the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation covering tuition costs. Chesapeake Science Point Principal Erkan Derin said, “This is an incredible opportunity for some of our students to be able to enter college as juniors for very little cost.” Chesapeake Science Point is offering four AACC classes at the school this fall and will offer more each year as a new cohort starts the program. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with AACC and offering more classes. With our high school enrollment of about 240 students, to have 85 of them taking college classes this year is incredible,” Derin said.

CSP Admin Team
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CSP GOLF TEAM 2016-17
Our CSP Varsity Golf Team won yesterday’s AACPS Division “C” golf tournament at Crofton Country Club by a single stroke. Ryan Budahay, Theresia McQuaid, Matt Burg, and Thomas Copeland shot a combined score of 201 strokes to secure the victory. (AACPS combines the top 4 scores from each of the 5 schools assigned to the Division to determine the schools score.)

Our record through 4 matches this season is as follows:

23 Aug at Compass Point- tied for 1st with North County
25 Aug at Eisenhower- 2nd place
30 Aug at South River- 2nd place
8 Sep at Crofton CC- 1st place

Erkan Derin
Principal
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CSP - CLOSED FOR ALL STUDENTS ON MAY 30, 2017
CSP will be closed for ALL students on May 30, 2017 due to the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017.


Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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THANK-YOU
HS BACK2SCHOOL NIGHT LETTER
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

Thank you for a great Back to School Night! It was wonderful seeing so many parents and guardians in attendance. We truly enjoyed having you in the building and updating you on our vision for your student. We believe that every student has the potential to do great things. I believe you will agree with me that technology is a part of every student’s life and our goal is to prepare students to be College and Career Ready. They must be able to collaborate using technology tools, think critically, effectively communicate and develop creative solutions to problems. Please continue to partner with us by joining the PTSO.It is our goal that parents gain an understanding of expectations and the curriculum in students’ classes as we work together to support your children. Please do not hesitate to contact my administrative team or me should you have any concerns or suggestions throughout the year.

Thanks for all you do!

Sincerely,

Erkan Derin
Principal
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Middle School Back to School Night - Thank You Parents!
Greetings Parents and Guardians!

Thank you for attending our Middle School Back to School Night to meet the teachers and learn about their classes for the 2016-2017 school year. It was great to see all the new and existing parents come out to our first parent event. We would like to to see you see you again at our other parent nights that we will have throughout the school year. We hope you received enough resources and information to help your student to be successful. Our staff wants to continue to work with you to create the best learning experience possible for your child. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ashley L. Moore
Middle School Assistant Principal
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A thank you from the school counselor
Thank you to all the students for signing up with Ms. Brown to help with morning, afternoon announcements and the pledge of allegiance. We appreciate your help! Students who would like to sign-up can do so with Ms. Brown.

Ashlee Brown
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First Three Weeks
The first three weeks of school have been great thus far. Foundations of Technology of focused their attention on the Engineering Design Process. To introduce this topic, the classes created a self-propelled car and tested their design. Engineering Design has introduced the concept of drafting. Each student chose to focus on a Leonardo Da Vinci design and created a powerpoint presentation to share with the class. Finally, Intro to Microsoft has created an autobiography of themselves. The students organized their thoughts into a SpicyNodes presentation. Each class will continue to progress throughout the year. We still have a lot to cover.

Andrew Meyer
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Mullen Appreciates You
Mr. Mullen would like to thank his students for an excellent start to the new school year!

Gregory Mullen
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony
Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony

when: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

where: Meade Senior High School - Auditorium

Time: 6:00 pm

More details will follow as the date gets closer.
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Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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College Counseling Calendar

Sept 14, 8:30: McDaniel College visits CSP. Sign up on Family Connection.
September 16: Registration deadline for the October 22 ACT
Sept 28, 6:30 to 8:30: Applying to College for Parents of Juniors and Seniors & Financial Aid Night
October 1: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
October 4, 2:15: Juniata College visits CSP. Sign up on Family Connection.
October 7: Registration deadline for the November 5 SAT
October 17: Field trip to National College Fair for juniors and seniors
October 19: 8:30 to 12:00. All Juniors will take the PSAT
October 22: ACT. Register at act.org
October 26: York College visits CSP. Sign up on Family Connection.
November 3: Registration deadline for the December 3 SAT
November 4: Registration deadline for December 10 ACT
November 5: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
December 3: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
December 10: ACT. Register at act.org

Darryl Gonzalez
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Applying to College/Financial Aid Night
Attention Parents of Juniors and Seniors:
Come to CSP’s Applying to College and Financial Aid Night on September 28 at 6:30 to 8:30. In the first half of the program, Dr Gonzalez will talk about applying to college and will answer all your questions about the process. In the second half of the program, a financial aid officer from UMBC will be here to talk about the NEW financial aid process starting this year. This program is most important for seniors and their parents, but juniors and their parents should also attend. Please RSVP to Ms O’Brien if you plan on coming: aobrien@mycsp.org

Darryl Gonzalez
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College Info Sessions
Following College Info Sessions are available for our students. Please go to the sessions and learn more about college's academic program, research taking place on campus, experiential learning opportunities, student life, and the admissions and financial aid application processes.

Washington University in St. Louis Sunday, September 11, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Hunt Valley Inn Baltimore
245 Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, MD No registration required

Eight of the Best Colleges
Claremont McKenna, Colorado College, Connecticut College, Grinnell, Haverford, Kenyon, Macalester and Sarah Lawrence
Sunday, September 11, 3:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
1 Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814 register http://8ofthebestcolleges.org/

Boston University
Sunday, September 18
BWI Airport Marriott
1743 West Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090
Registration and refreshments: 6:30 p.m.
Presentation: 7:00 p.m. register http://www.bu.edu/admissions/visit-us/bu-in-your-area/

Carnegie Mellon University Thursday, September 22, 7:30 pm
Hunt Valley Inn Baltimore
245 Shawan Road Hunt Valley, MD; register http://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/information-sessions-in-a-city-near-you

MIT Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 pm
National Electronics Museum, Pioneer Hall
1745 W. Nursery Lane
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090; no registration required

Mr. Yagar
Program/Testing coordinator
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Fall MAP testing
Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level—precisely measuring student progress and growth for each individual.
By using carefully constructed measurement scales that span grades, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) interim assessments from Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) offer educators efficient and very accurate estimates of student achievement status within a subject. Before achievement test scores can be useful to educators, however, they need to be evaluated within a context.
Students will be ideally test in Fall, Winter, and Spring.
Fall schedule is,
Test Date Class Time
ELA 6th Monday, September 19, 2016 Yale 8:30-9:53
ELA 6th Monday, September 19, 2016 Hopkins 8:30-9:53
ELA 6th Monday, September 19, 2016 Baylor 8:30-9:53

ELA 7th Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Harvard 8:30-9:53
ELA 7th Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Duke 8:30-9:53
ELA 7th Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Auburn 8.30-9.53

ELA 8th Thursday, September 22, 2016 Cornell 8:30-9:53
ELA 8th Thursday, September 22, 2016 Clemson 8:30-9:53
ELA 8th Thursday, September 22, 2016 Purdue 8:30-9:53

Math 6th Monday, September 26, 2016 Yale/Hop. 9:56-11:19
Math 6th Monday, September 26, 2016 Hopkins/Yale 9:56-11:19
Math 6th Monday, September 26, 2016 Baylor 9:56-11:19

Math 7th Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Harvard 8:30-9:53
Math 7th Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Duke 9:56-11:19
Math 7th Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Auburn 8:30-9:53

Math 8th Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Cornell 8:30-9:53
Math 8th Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Clemson 9:56-11:19
Math 8th Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Purdue 8:30-9:53

- See more at: https://www.nwea.org/assessments/map/#sthash.5qVcU5b8.dpuf



Mr. Yagar
Program/Testing Coordinator
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MATH TEAM TRYOUTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
CSP Middle School Math team will be accepting new members for the school year 2016-2017. Tryouts will be held on September 14 and 23 , 3:05- 4:30 pm at Rm 210.

Qualification:

Good in math and willing to be challenged more
Available for practice every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at 7:00 am

If interested, just drop by at Rm 210 on the said dates.

Mrs. Valencia
Math Department Chair
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Robotics Tryouts!
>There will be 2 days for Robotics Tryouts. Students who want to join in the robotics club have to participate one of the following tryout sessions.

>Friday, 9/16/2016: Afterschool between 3:10pm and 4:00pm in room 206. Students will need to be picked up from school at 4:00pm on Friday.

>Saturday, 9/17/2016: Between 10:00am and 11:30am in room 206. Students will need to be picked up from school at 11:30am on Saturday.

Questions: sbilgen@mycsp.org

Sinan Bilgen
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The Arundel College Conference
Get ready for college NOW. The Arundel College Conference My Future My Plan My Way is on September 24 from 11am - 3pm. Come hear inside tips directly from college admission professionals on choosing the best college for you, FASFA, scholarships, college tours, advice for 1st generation college students, and much more. Registration is preferred.
Register online at www.arundel.cc


Mr. Yagar
Program/Testing coordinator
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Distribution of Parent-Pupil Surveys
Survey forms in self-addressed, stamped envelopes will be sent home with students on September 30th.

Parents / Guardians, please complete and return them by US mail to Anne Arundel County Public Schools on the next school day.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Picture Day is Approaching - Oxford shirt & tie is a must!
Picture day for students in grades 6th - 11th will be on Friday, October 7th. All students are required to be dressed in the white oxford shirt with school logo and matching tie.
If you have not yet purchased the oxford shirt and tie, please do so soon.

The uniform company is Flynn O'Hara and ordering information is attached.

Please feel free to contact me with additional questions.
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Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Homecoming
This year's homecoming has been decided!!! Homecoming will take place on Saturday, October 8th from 7:30 pm-10:00 pm. The theme this year is City of Lights. Hope to see everyone there!!! Be on the lookout for more information.

Kristopher Hood
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SCHOOL NEWS
Scholarships Made Easy
Scholarships Made Easy
Need scholarships for college? You’ve already earned them! Register at raise.me and collect the scholarship money for things that you’ve already done. Earned an A in a course? It’s worth up to $1,000. Played a sport? It’s worth up to $1,500. Of course it’s a bit more involved than this, and you can see all the details when you register but there is money available from certain schools for doing things that you’ve already done, or that you are going to do anyway, so register today and start collecting your scholarships!

Darryl Gonzalez
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NSA Internships
NSA Internships
There are three programs that NSA runs for students. If you are interested, please pick up more information in Mr Yagar’s office.
FOR SENIORS: Interested in an internship after graduation? NSA offers STEM-related internships for 10-12 weeks, starting in June of your senior year. Also, seniors can apply to the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program. The scholarship gives you a job at NSA, tuition up to $30,000 and a year-round salary while attending college. The deadline for both senior programs is October 31.
FOR JUNIORS: There is a job program where you can work for NSA as an office assistant or a computer aide. The job would be at Ft Meade during your senior year. Application deadline is October 17.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Yearbook Sales!
This year, we have switched yearbook companies and will now be working with TreeRing. To make it easier and encourage more sales, you are able to order your child’s yearbook online starting now! By ordering your child’s yearbook early, you will be able to save 15% off of the list price of $45! These yearbooks will be delivered to the school on June 9th! To order this year’s book, please visit https://www.treering.com/validate and enter in the password 1014667901281041.

If you ordered a yearbook for your child last year and have not received it, please have them come to the front desk before school to pick it up. We also have some extra yearbooks from last year that we will be selling for $40.

Jessica Cunning
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CSP after school clubs
* CSP clubs will begin on September 27th, 2016
* CSP clubs run between 3:05 pm and 4:00 pm.
* The students have to report to the club rooms at 3:05 pm.
* All students should report to the gym lobby for dismissal. The parents have to pick-up the club students by 04:05 pm.
* Due date of sign up is September 19th by 3:00 pm
* No clubs on 2-hour early dismissal dates.

For attending clubs please go to http://mycsp.org/after-school-clubs-2/

Mr. Yagar
Program/Testing coordinator
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Hispanic Heritage Month
During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community. (www.hispanicheritagemonth.org)

CSP would like to share in this tribute by inviting parents of Hispanic origin to a special breakfast. It will take place from 7:30 to 8:00 am. The date is to be determined after confirmation from a guess speaker. If you are interested and would like more information please email Mrs. Albayrak at malbayrak@mycsp.org

Muchas gracias.

Malvina Albayrak
World and Classical Languages
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School absences, tardiness, and early dismissals...oh-my!
If your child is in grades 6th - 8th, please email Ms. June (jcalvert@mycsp.org) directly or have your child give her their notes directly. Ms. June's office is located inside the media center. If she is not in her office, your child should place the note in the mailbox located on her door.

If your child is in grades 9th - 12th, please email me (aobrien@mycsp.org) or ask your child to bring their notes directly to my office, located near the front desk.

If you wish to have your child's absence from school excused, please be sure to provide the reason for their absence. Vacations are not an excused reason, but the following reasons are:

Illness
Family Death
Court
Violent Storm
Religious Holiday
Other Emergency
Lack of Transportation

If your child comes to school late or leaves early, and you wish to have it be excused, please write a note or email Ms. June or myself.

Please see additional information about CSP's attendance policy in the attached flier. This information is also posted on our website under both the parent and student tabs.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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FIELD TRIPS
2016 Philadelphia Itinerary and Deposits
Welcome Back! The 8th and 10th grade overnight trip to Philadelphia is almost here and I know that the students are getting excited. It is time to send in the Remaining Balance Form and balance of $150 plus any additional fees based on events selected. Please make sure to send in the check made out to CSP to Mrs. Cunning in room 209 by Friday, September 16th.

If you are interested in sending your 8th or 10th grader on this trip, please complete the attached form and send it in to Mrs. Cunning as soon as possible with the full balance of $200. I have very few spots remaining for this trip, so reserve your spot today!

We are also in need of 2 more parent chaperones. Please email me if you are interested in attending this trip!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Jessica Cunning- jcunning@mycsp.org
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Join us in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The 10th Grade Class at Chesapeake Science Point will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 24th at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. Many of those students will be showing up early to help with set up and registration, but we would love for you to come and support them and join our team in the walk. The opening ceremony begins at 10am with the 2.5 mile walk starting at 10:30. If you are interested in joining our team, the Chesapeake Science Point Tigers, please visit the link below to sign up. We look forward to seeing you there!

http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2016/MD-GreaterMaryland?team_id=363615&pg=team&fr_id=9048

Jessica Cunning
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
CSP Math Team
Dear Math team family,

We hope everyone had a good start of the school year!!!!

Math team practice will start on September 26, 2016 . Regular practice will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at 7:00 am.

Our coaches for this year are : Mrs. Merlina Bogador, Mr. Vincent Njong, Mrs. Diana Stinson, Mrs. Imelda Valencia and Mr. Bernie Kelm

Dates for competitions will be sent as soon as it is available.

Thank you and we are looking for your continued support

Mrs. Valencia
Math Department Chair
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9th Grade Class Dues!
Hello Parents/Guardians!

This is just a reminder that 9th grade class dues are due by September 15th! It is $15.00 for this year, though can you can pay up to $120.00 for all grades through high school.

Please have your student turn the money in to Mrs. Bogden directly. Her office is in the back of the middle school hallway.

Also, please keep in mind that class dues must be up-to-date in order to purchase tickets for any extra-curricular event.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Bogden at cbogden@mycsp.org.

Thank you!

Cassandra Bogden
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Second Bus Payment Due!
Hello Parents/Guardians,

This is a reminder that the second bus payment for the year is due on September 16th!

An email reminder will also go out two weeks beforehand.

If you have any questions pertaining to your balance or payments, please email Mrs. Bogden at cbogden@mycsp.org.

Thank you!

Cassandra Bogden
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Over due books
Thank you to all the students who have brought back their over due books. If you still have books out, please return them as soon as possible, or ask Ms. Gomaa to renew them for you. Happy reading!

Mona Gomaa
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DONATIONS NEEDED
Chesapeake Science Point Pantry
The Equity Team is requesting donations that include non-perishable foods, snack foods and toiletries for the Chesapeake Science Point Pantry. The Chesapeake Science Point Pantry helps families in need within the community. Please bring all of your supplies to the front hall. There will be a box labeled CSP food pantry. All items will be distributed by the members of the Equity Team. Thank you for your donation!

Ashlee Brown
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
CSP's Fall Book Fair needs volunteers
Hello Everyone! CSP's fall book fair needs adult volunteers during the school day. It will be held October 24th-28th. Set up will be on October 20th and 21st. If you are available to help even for a few hours, please send an email to mgomaa@mycsp.org

Thank you!



Mona Gomaa
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