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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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12/09/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Application for 2017-18 SY Deadline is soon! - Siblings must apply!!

Scholarship Counter

Scheduling Season is Here!


THANK-YOU

COLD STONE FUNDRAISING

CSP FALL SPORTS BANQUET

Harvest for the Hungry

Principal's Honor Roll Breakfast

Five Guys Fundraising

STEAM in Social Studies Club


UPCOMING EVENTS

We the Beast T-Shirt Day 12/20!

Class Ring Breakfast - December 22nd at 8:30 am

Star Students of the Month for December


SCHOOL NEWS

Yearbook Ads for Seniors and 8th Graders Due Soon!

Advertise with the CSP Yearbook and Newsletter

Senior Cap / Gown Orders

Media Corner

E-Free School


COLLEGE CORNER

Test Deadlines

Great opportunity for college readiness

Scholarships Made Easy

Notes for Parents of Seniors

Notes for Parents of Juniors


FIELD TRIPS

International Spy Museum and Hard Rock Cafe!


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade

Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade Quarterly Assessments

Practica Español

A typical math class at CSP...


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Order a 2016-2017 Yearbook Today!

Transfers/Withdrawals


DONATIONS NEEDED

The Sharing Foundation- Ends December 16


PTSO

Giant's A+ School Rewards Program

Box Tops for CSP

Upcoming PTSO Fundraiser


ATHLETICS / PAC

Welcome our new PAC Officers!


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
Application for 2017-18 SY Deadline is soon! - Siblings must apply!!
The CSP application for 2017-18 opened on October 10th and will remain open until next Friday, December 16th at noon. If you have another child at home that you want to enroll, you must submit an online application before the deadline.

If a sibling application is submitted late, it is placed at the bottom of the waitlist.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Scholarship Counter
So far this year, 12 of our seniors have been accepted at 17 colleges, and they have been awarded $67,000 in scholarships. Way to go Seniors!

Darryl Gonzalez
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Scheduling Season is Here!

Hello Parents,
Your student has received his schedule for the spring semester this week. If she would like to request a change, have her pick up a Schedule Change Request Form from Dr Gonzalez's office. All schedule requests are due by Christmas Break. All schedule changes should be made by the first day of the second semester.

Darryl Gonzalez
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THANK-YOU
COLD STONE FUNDRAISING
Thank to our parents, students and staff who show their support for our school and community.


Erkan Derin
Principal
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CSP FALL SPORTS BANQUET
Our 2016 Fall Sports Banquet was held on Sat, Dec 3, from 6pm-8pm in CSP cafeteria.

Thank to Parents, Coaches and Staff to organize this wonderful night.

Erkan Derin
Principal
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Harvest for the Hungry
Thank you to everyone who donated towards Harvest for the Hungry! CSP exceeded our goal of 26,000 pounds. We will have our Block Party on December 22 to celebrate the end of 2016! Parent volunteers are welcomed to help the day run as smoothly as possible. Please contact Ms. Zambito if you would like to volunteer.

Ms. Regina Zambito
rzambito@mycsp.org
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Principal's Honor Roll Breakfast
Thank you to all of the parents who came out to support you student(s) at the Principal's Honor Roll Breakfast! It was a great event and we hope you enjoyed the celebration.

Ms. Brown
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Five Guys Fundraising
Thank you everyone who came out to the 9th grade SGA fundraising event at Five Guys a few weeks ago. We had students from all grades come in to support the 9th grade, there was even a huge amount of parents who came in without a student after they had printed the flyer out from the email sent out. Thank you to all. This will help our students pay for Prom and Homecoming in the future years, among many other events hosted by the 9th grade class. We look forward to many more successful fundraising events in the coming months.

PS: Congratulations to the students who organized and also stayed at the event. They did a great job and have much to be proud of.

Andrew Meyer
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STEAM in Social Studies Club
A thank you to those parents who donated towards the STEAM club. Our past projects include: Creating Greek mosaics, building steles with cuneiform writing, assembling Da Vinci's dream machine, testing medieval catapults, constructing Roman aqueducts. This week: Making edible Roman roads!!

Janette Morandin
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UPCOMING EVENTS
We the Beast T-Shirt Day 12/20!
On Tuesday, December 20th, students who purchased a "We the Beast" T-shirt earlier this year will be allowed to wear that shirt with uniform pants to school as a free t-shirt day! This will be a great way to show school and class pride right before we leave for the winter break!

If you would like to show your spirit but have yet to buy a "We the Beast" t-shirt, you're in luck! We have a limited number of adult size mediums in both safety orange and charcoal grey available for $10 each. Please see Mrs. Cunning in room 209 or the front desk to purchase one today!
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Jessica Cunning
Class of 2019 Adviser
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Class Ring Breakfast - December 22nd at 8:30 am
Junior class...

If you purchased a class ring, Mr. Mahoney from Balfour will be here Wednesday, December 22nd at 8:30 am. He is going to provide a light breakfast while hands out the rings.

All balances must be paid in full before or at the time of receiving class rings.

The breakfast will run from 8:30 am - 9:00 am.


Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Star Students of the Month for December
Each month staff members nominate students who uphold some of the important character traits that we talk about in our character education program.

This month, in December, staff members are looking to nominate students who are trustworthy! We will hold a special luncheon to honor the students nominated. Keep up the great work, students!







Ashlee Brown

Ms. Brown
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SCHOOL NEWS
Yearbook Ads for Seniors and 8th Graders Due Soon!
This year, we are offering up ad space at the end of the Senior section and 8th grade section of the yearbook for parent of the graduating students to create a personalized message. These ads will be created for you and serve as a one-of-a-kind memory for years to come. Ads will be in full color unless you note otherwise.

Space is limited, and all reservations need to be made by Friday, December 16th. Once we receive your check, an email will be sent to you with more directions on how to submit your message and/or photographs at the end of October. If you would like this ad to be kept a surprise, please let us know when filling out the form attached.

Ad Size:
1/8 page- $25
¼ page- $45
½ page- $75

*Spaces for HS ______________ *Spaces for MS
1/8- 4 -------------------------------------- 1/8- 3 (can make 1 1/4 and 1/8)
1/4- 1 -------------------------------------- 1/4- 0
1/2- 0 -------------------------------------- 1/2- 1 (can divide into 2 1/4)

If you have already paid for an ad, you should have received an email from us with more details about how to turn in photographs and messages. If you have any questions, please email us at yearbook@mycsp.org
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Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Adviser
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Advertise with the CSP Yearbook and Newsletter
For the first time, the students have decided to open up ad space in the yearbook and newsletters to help advertise local businesses in our community. If you know or have a business that may be interested in purchasing an ad to help support the Journalism class, let us know by emailing yearbook@mycsp.org.

Yearbook Only: $35
1 Newsletter: $20
2 Newsletters: $35
3 Newsletters: $50

Combination Deals:
Yearbook and 1 Newsletter: $50
Yearbook and 2 Newsletters: $65
Yearbook and 3 Newsletters: $80

*Please be advised that there are only 16 spaces for advertising in the yearbook. If you include a coupon or promotion code in your ad, we will discount your total by 10%.
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Jessica Cunning
Yearbook and Newspaper Adviser
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Senior Cap / Gown Orders
Parents of 12th graders...

If you plan to have your child graduate on stage, you must purchase the cap and gown from Balfour. Students that do not purchase these items will not be permitted to graduate on stage.

You can visit Balfour http://www.balfour.com/ to place your orders.


Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Media Corner
Hello Everyone,

Need to work on a research paper but can't get a ride to the library? No worries!!!! MACKINVIA has dozens of free and reliable databases to help you with your research.

How to log on and other great resources are located on our Media Center page on the CSP website: http://mycsp.org/media/

Still have questions? Contact Ms. Gomaa, Media Specialist at mgomaa@mycsp.org





Mona Gomaa
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E-Free School

CSP is an E-Free school! If a high school student receives an E as a final grade in any class, the class will have to be repeated outside of CSP. Anne Arundel County Public Schools offers summer school, evening school and twilight school for students to make up credits in courses that were not successful the first time. We need to do this because having students repeat classes here disrupts our scheduling process, our staffing, our budgets and our overall academic program.

Darryl Gonzalez
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COLLEGE CORNER
Test Deadlines
December 21: Deadline for January 21 SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
January 21: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
February 10: Deadline for March 11 SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
March 11: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
April 7: Deadline for May 6 SAT. Register online at collegeboard.org
May 6: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
May 9: Deadline for June 3 SAT. Register online at collegeboard.org
June 3: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org

Darryl Gonzalez
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Great opportunity for college readiness
Dear Parent or Guardian,

CSP will administer the PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 to 9th and 10th grade students, respectively. The test is optional. PSAT establishes a baseline for college and career readiness.

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 8:30 am (Students should arrive by 8:15 am)
Cost: $15.00
Payment: Cash or check payable to CSP
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Please have your child return payment and the registration form to Mr. Yagar.


Tayfun Yagar
Testing coordinator
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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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Notes for Parents of Seniors

Many college application deadlines are around the corner. Please support your seniors as they complete applications, and encourage them to present the best applications possible and to meet all deadlines. You should submit the FAFSA now to be eligible for the first round of scholarships. You should also submit the College Board CSS Profile if it is required by any of your child's schools.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Notes for Parents of Juniors

Juniors are responsible for registering for standardized tests. There are several opportunities to take the SAT and ACT in the second semester. See the list of registration deadlines, and email Dr Gonzalez with any questions.

Darryl Gonzalez
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FIELD TRIPS
International Spy Museum and Hard Rock Cafe!
On Wednesday, December 21st, the entire high school has been approved to attend a field trip to Washington D.C. to visit the International Spy Museum and have lunch at Hard Rock Cafe. The cost of the trip is $40 per person, and includes transportation, admission fees, and a choice of 5 meals from the Hard Rock. Monday, Dec. 12th is the last day to send in permission slip and money unless you have already spoke to Mrs. Cunning.

We are in need of parent volunteers, if you are interested, please feel free to email jcunning@mycsp.org so that we can verify that you are on the approved chaperone list with the county! Your cost will be $20 to cover the meal.

*Permission slips are attached.
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Jessica Cunning
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CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS
Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade
Hello,

This is to remind parents that my Help Day is every Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.
Students may use this time to redo tests, complete projects, or make up/redo assignments. Students are responsible for coming to this class with a clear goal in mind, example ("I would like to redo Quiz A").


Janette Morandin
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Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade Quarterly Assessments
We will be reviewing for our Quarterly Assessment next week.
The first part of the test is scheduled for December 19 / 20. Students will receive a study guide, and complete in classroom review activities. Be sure to complete and review. You will do great!

Janette Morandin
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Practica Español
Dear parents this is what your students are learning in Spanish class!
Students in Spanish 1 are practicing to describe clothing “la ropa” they wear for different occasions and seasons. Spanish 2 is learning to make healthy choices (elecciones saludables) including physical activity and eating a balanced diet. Spanish 3 is comparing family traditions (tradiciones familiars) in different cultures. Because communication is the purpose of language it is important for your student to practice newly acquired skills. Please take advantage of daily activities such as going to the mall, eating at a restaurant, or watching tv, to ask your student to share vocabulary they learn at Spanish class.
You may add a few words to your vocabulary as well!

Mrs. Albayrak
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A typical math class at CSP...
How did you do that?
Can we solve it in another way?
What will happen if...?
Where can we apply that concept?
Did you get the same result using different methods?
How will we justify our answer is correct?

These are just some questions that an observer can hear in a typical CSP math classroom.

Here are some problem - solving strategies that can be applied:

Looking for patterns
Use a model
Picture/diagram
logical discussion
Guess and test
make a table
organized list
work backwards
solve a simpler problem then move to complex
write an equation

The most important is to have the mindset that YOU can solve it.

Parents, if your child is failing, please monitor the work completed online and reach out to his/her math teacher. In the event that you need to email your child's math teacher, please copy me on the email so that I may also assist with your concerns. My email address is ivalencia@mycsp.org

Thank you for your continued support!







Mrs. Valencia
Math Department Chair
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Order a 2016-2017 Yearbook Today!
Order your child's yearbook for $45 before it's too late! Not only is this yearbook guaranteed to be a hit but your child can create his or her own personal page to be printed in the yearbook for free. The yearbooks have a guaranteed delivery date of no later than June 9th!

To order this year’s book, please visit
https://www.treering.com/validate
and enter in the password 1014667901281041.


**We also have limited amounts of 2015-2016 yearbook remaining that are on sale for $5. Please see Mrs. Cunning in Room 209 or the front desk if you would like to purchase one!**
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Jessica Cunning
jcunning@mycsp.org
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Transfers/Withdrawals
Dear Parents/Guardians:

If you're planning to transfer your child, please contact me before making the appointment with the other school. I need time to prepare the transfer packet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,
June

June Calvert
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DONATIONS NEEDED
The Sharing Foundation- Ends December 16
The Sharing Foundation is accepting donations for children in the Anne Arundel County Area for the holidays.

Donations of toys and books (no food items please) for children under 14 are being collected in the bin in the front hall. Ms. Brown and Ms. Zambito are partnering to support this collection effort so please see us with questions/concerns.

The last day to bring toys in will be on Friday, December 16 and continue the following week until all are picked up.

If you know a family in need, please contact Ms. Brown. Family applications are due November 17 so there is still time to submit them.


Ms. Brown
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PTSO
Giant's A+ School Rewards Program

Chesapeake Science Point – ID #: 05537

Dear Parents:

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.

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,
Your PTSO Board
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Box Tops for CSP
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.

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!
PTSO Board

Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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Upcoming PTSO Fundraiser
KidStuff Fundraiser



Next month, January 2017, the PTSO will be sending home with your students KidStuff Coupon Books.

We will be
selling these valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books filled with hundreds of national, regional and local coupons for all ages, for $25!


The KidStuff Book is conveniently organized, offers incredible savings and is sold exclusively through schools! Our school earns 50% or more profit for every book we sell! Families earn 1 FREE book for every 5 books they sell!

Save at 100s of locations like:
• Shopping: Macy's, Dick’s, Sears, Michaels,
Claire's, Burlington,
Payless + more!
• Activities: Movie theaters, bowling alleys, miniature golf, museums, amusement parks, laser tag, skating +more
• Food: Pizza Hut, Rita's, Jerry's, Applebee's, Subways +more
Books are available for many cities and states, see 26 editions at http://www.kidstuffcb.com/kidstuff-coupon-book-editions.



Our GOAL is for each student to sell 2 BOOKS. That is just one for your family and one for a neighbor, friend, coworker, family member, gift…. Each book is $25 and more than pays for itself just by using a few of the coupons!

Look out for more information in the coming weeks.

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Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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ATHLETICS / PAC
Welcome our new PAC Officers!
Welcome our new PAC Officers!!

Joe Parks, President
Jessica Navarette, VP
Kasey Elerghabawi, Treasurer
Gigi Parker, Secretary


PAC is looking for a few parents to be Board of Director members with voting rights!
If your interested email cspathletics@gmail.com .


Be on the lookout for meeting dates and news about CSP Athletics!

CSP Athletics
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FAQs
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