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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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01/27/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Senior Night - February 10th - We need your support!!

Congratulations to Our Geography Bee Finalists

Report Card Distribution - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2017-18 Re-enrollment Forms, Re-enrollment Contract, & Bus Contract

Bus Contracts Will Be Released Tuesday With Report Cards!


UPCOMING EVENTS

CLF Stem Fair/ MakerFest

Robotics Competition

Science Olympiad for Middle school

8th Grade Parent Night

Scheduling 2017-2018


SCHOOL NEWS

MDS3 Surveys - Coming Home Monday

2017-18 School Uniforms - Orders due by August 1, 2017

School Store

New Titles Added to Media Collection

Transfers/Withdrawals and Change of Residency

Intro to Robotics Engineering Class - SUMO-BOT CHALLENGE

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for January!


COLLEGE CORNER

Scholarships

Scholarships for Scholars

Notes for Parents of Seniors

Notes for Parents of Juniors

College Acceptances

College Night


FIELD TRIPS

Holocaust Museum trip


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy ROBOTC for Lego Programming Student Certification

Mr. Hood's 8th grade Language Arts Class

What are our students learning in Spanish!


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Repeat Free

Class Dues

Clearance Sale: $8 "We the Beast" T-Shirts! Only 10 left!

Free Summer Camp at UMD!

In need of Middle School Pictures

Deadline Approaching: Buy a Yearbook


PTSO

KidStuff Fundraiser was a GREAT Success!!!

CSP-PTSO is happy to announce our Smile.Amazon account!!!

Thank You!!!


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BREAKING NEWS
Senior Night - February 10th - We need your support!!
Senior Night for HS Basketball is taking place Friday, February 10th at 5:00 pm at CSP during the CSP vs. Seed game.

Please come out support our seniors!! Please see attached flier
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Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Congratulations to Our Geography Bee Finalists
Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am pleased to announce our finalists in this year’s CSP school-wide National Geographic Geography Bee! This year, the Bee’s preliminary round consisted of all middle school students completing a written test in social studies class. The competition was fierce. The following students should be very proud that they were was among the top ten scorers in the school:

Jack Everson
Ellie Fahey
Rafee Mirza
Dhruva Kothari
Divya Vydhianathan
Dominic Alfinito
Joseph Smotherman
Rishi Erigineni
Hannah Sullivan
Akash Prasad

Students will compete in the Finals Round this Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm in the Media Center. At this time, students will compete in order to determine who will be the CSP Geography Bee School Champion. The Champion will take a qualifying test in hopes of moving on to the Maryland Statewide National Geographic Geography Bee.

I wish good luck to all competitors and look forward to an exciting match!


Sincerely,
Mrs.Ingulia
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Report Card Distribution - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
All students will receive report cards for the 2nd marking period on January 31, 2017.
In addition to report cards, students will also be bringing home the 2017-18 Re-enrollment Form, the 2017-18 Re-enrollment Agreement letter, and 2017-18 Transportation Contract.
Please ask your children to share this information with you.




Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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2017-18 Re-enrollment Forms, Re-enrollment Contract, & Bus Contract
The following 3 items will be coming home with all students in grades 6-11 on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

1. 2017-18 Re-enrollment Form - Due back by February 24, 2017
2. 2017-18 Re-enrollment Agreement Letter
3. 2017-18 Bus Contract - Due back by February 27, 2017

If your child misplaces these items before they make it to you, you can find them on the website.

ALL STUDENTS MUST TURN IN THE RE-ENROLLMENT FORM DIRECTLY TO MRS. JUNE. HER OFFICE IS LOCATED IN MEDIA CENTER. TO CONFIRM MRS. JUNE HAS RECEIVED YOUR CHILD'S RE-ENROLLMENT FORM, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO CONFIRM2017@MYCSP.ORG. PLEASE INCLUDE THE CHILD'S FIRST AND LAST NAME IN YOUR EMAIL.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Bus Contracts Will Be Released Tuesday With Report Cards!
Dear Parents/Guardians,

New Bus Contracts for the 2017-18 year will be released on Tuesday, January 31st, with Report Cards. This contract MUST be turned in, in full, if you would like your student to have a spot on the bus next year.

The first day that Bus Contract will be accepted is February 1st. They must be turned in by Monday, February 27th to guarantee a spot on the bus. Any contracts that are submitted after the 27th are not guaranteed to have a spot.

If you have any questions about the contract, please contact Mrs. Bogden at cbogden@mycsp.org.

Thank you!

Cassandra Bogden
Financial Secretary
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UPCOMING EVENTS
CLF Stem Fair/ MakerFest
A Message from the Foundation regarding the Upcoming events at CLF

CLF is expecting each school to send 1st, 2nd and 3rd place middle school winners from each category, total 27 students. All competitor and exhibitor students need to report to CLF by 9:45 am on Saturday, January 28th. Please inform them accordingly. Judging will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. After middle school final, we will announce the winners, but will not hand out the awards. Parents can pick the students up at 12:15 pm from CLF.

Since we don't offer any competition for high schools this year, we extended the number of middle school winner attendees at the awards ceremony at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, and want to invite 1st, 2nd and 3rd place middle school finalist from each category. An invitation card will be ready to present at middle school final. Middle school award ceremony will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Laurel, MD on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017, @6:30 pm.

We are also highlighting those who choose not to compete but would like to show off their talents! The Maker'sFEST is a non-competitive showcase so everyone is invited to enter. All they have to do is fill out the MakersFEST Fundamental Form and come! Robotics Teams such as VEX, FLL are welcome to attend and show their talents, robots. All exhibitors will receive $15 Amazon Gift Cards. Parents, staff everyone is welcome to see exhibits at 10:00 am-12:00 pm. If you post a blurb at school newsletters, that would be awesome!

Ashish Vadalia
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Robotics Competition
Our FTC team had its first competition last Saturday at the Naval Academy. Of 26 teams, we finished 13th and spent most of the day in 4th place until the very end. The team is making adjustments to the robot in hopes of qualifying in our next competition, this Sunday January 29th at Oakland Mills High School. If you've never seen a competition, we welcome you to come enjoy the experience and support the team in hopes of successfully qualifying for the state tournament.

Andrew Meyer
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Science Olympiad for Middle school
The middle school students are preparing for the upcoming Science Olympiad regional competition. The date is February 11th at UM College Park. Wish them good luck.

Yasmin Beazer-Barclay
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8th Grade Parent Night

Dr Gonzalez will host an informational session for parents of current 8th graders to give a brief overview of the CSP high school program, and to answer any questions you may have regarding what high school is like at CSP. Please RSVP to dgonzalez@mycsp.org if you plan to attend so that we know how to set up the meeting. This informational session will be on March 28 at 7:00PM.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Scheduling 2017-2018
While Anne Arundel County Public Schools require either two years of foreign language OR two years of advanced technology to graduate with a college completer pathway, CSP students will be scheduled for four foreign language credits AND two years of advanced technology (beyond Foundations of Technology) whenever possible. Requests to the change a student’s schedule to the contrary will be denied. These courses will provide the CSP students an opportunity to be more competitive in college admissions.

Darryl Gonzalez
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SCHOOL NEWS
MDS3 Surveys - Coming Home Monday
On Monday, January 30, 2017 students will be bringing home a letter from AACPS about The Maryland Safe and Supportive Schools (MDS3) survey. The goal is to have all parents, students, and staff fill out the survey. The survey will be open from February 1, 2017 - March 10, 2017.
Students (grades 6-11) and staff will be taking their survey during school hours.

Parents, please take a few minutes to provide your feedback as well.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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2017-18 School Uniforms - Orders due by August 1, 2017
You can begin placing your uniform orders for next year as of now! All orders must be placed by August 1, 2017 in order to receive them by the start of school.

Please see the attached flier for more information.
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Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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School Store
CSP is proud to announce the opening of it's school store. Currently we have pens, pencils, sharpeners, binders, and erasers with more items will to be added soon. At this time, the store will be open from 8:10-8:28am in the media center.


If you have any questions or suggestions of items that you would like to see sold in the store, please contact Mona Gomaa at mgomaa@mycsp.org

Mona Gomaa
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New Titles Added to Media Collection
Dozens of new titles have been added to our media collection! Thank you to our amazing parents and students who donated great books and arts & crafts items for our maker space. Thank you Ms. Leslie for working so hard to process our new books!

Students make sure to visit and check out all the new items we have available for you.

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Leslie, media assistant or Ms. Gomaa, media specialist.

Mona Gomaa
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Transfers/Withdrawals and Change of Residency
When requesting a transfer or withdrawal, you must notify me directly letting me know the last day your child with attend CSP, and the name of the school where they will be transferring to. I will need time to prepare the transfer packet so please let me know as soon as possible. Delaying getting the information to me could result in you not getting the information you need.

Whenever a change of residency occurs, you need to notify me directly with your new address. I will send you a new registration form to be completed and list list of new residency documents that you will need to return to me. Every student must have proof of residency as required by AACPS for the address in which they reside. Failure to comply could result in your child being transferred back to their home school.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me at jcalvert@mycsp.org

June Calvert
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Intro to Robotics Engineering Class - SUMO-BOT CHALLENGE
At the end of Intro to Robotics Engineering Class students have competed in sumo-bot challenge.

Here are the winners for this challenge:

Team MegaBot: Matthew L, Nathan S, Katelyn A

Team John Kent: Olivia B, Ydalis F

Congratulations to our winners!

About Sumo-Bot Challange: Students apply their knowledge of constructing and programming LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots to create sumobots—strong robots capable of pushing other robots out of a ring. To meet the challenge, groups follow the steps of the engineering design process and consider robot structure, weight and gear ratios in their designs to make their robots push as hard as possible to force robot opponents out of the ring. A class competition serves as the final test to determine the best designed robot, illustrating the interrelationships between designing, building and programming. This activity gives students the opportunity to be creative as well as have fun applying and combining what they have learned through the previous activities and lessons in this and prior units in the series.

Sinan Bilgen
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Congratulations to the Students of the Month for January!
Congratulations to the star students of the month for January! Star students in January were chosen because staff nominated them based on the character education trait respectfulness. You should be very proud of your accomplishments! Great job!

Ms. Brown
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COLLEGE CORNER
Scholarships
While we are still early in Scholarship Season, so far, 12 CSP students have earned 21 scholarships totaling just shy of $300,000. Congratulations seniors!

Darryl Gonzalez
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Scholarships for Scholars
There are several scholarships that CSP students can win. These are county-level scholarships, and our students have done well in the past winning them. Please go to

http://www.scholarshipsforscholars.org/scholarships/

for more information!

Darryl Gonzalez
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Notes for Parents of Seniors
The College Counseling Office will submit first semester grades for all applicants the first week of February. Remember, seniors are responsible for contacting each of their colleges to be sure their files are complete

Darryl Gonzalez
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Notes for Parents of Juniors
The SAT and ACT are offered several times between now and the end of the school year. Juniors should register for the tests online.

Darryl Gonzalez
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College Acceptances
College Acceptances
CSP seniors have done a great job! They have received acceptance offers from many colleges. Remember, many colleges have “Rolling Admissions,” which allows seniors to submit their applications any time within a certain timeframe, and decisions are made as students apply, rather than waiting for the deadline. Seniors should complete the application process ASAP.
So far, CSP students have received acceptance letters from:

Albright College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida Institute of Technology
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Hofstra University
Hood College
Ithaca College
Johnson & Wales University
Juniata College
Keiser University
Keystone College
McDaniel College
Mt St Mary’s University
Penn State University
Robert Morris University
Salisbury University
St John’s College
Stevenson University
Towson University
University of New Haven
Washington College
West Virginia University


Darryl Gonzalez
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College Night

Dr Gonzalez will host a college night for parents of current 10th and 11th grade students. He will give a brief overview of the college application process for any parents who have questions. Please RSVP to dgonzalez@mycsp.org if you plan to attend so that we know how to set up the meeting. This informational session will be on February 16 at 7:00PM.

Darryl Gonzalez
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FIELD TRIPS
Holocaust Museum trip
On February 9th, 2017, the Freshman class will be going to the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. Chaperones from the class are welcome but spaces are limited. Please email WJensen@mycsp.org for more information.

Wendy Jensen
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CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS
Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade
Hello, and Welcome to the 3rd Quarter. 7th grade will be exploring the Middle East, and 6th grade will be exploring Africa. Please make sure to access EDMODO. We will start online activities this quarter. Thank you,

Janette Morandin
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Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy ROBOTC for Lego Programming Student Certification
I’d like to share with you some great news we have. 12 of Intro to Robotics Engineering Class students successfully completed the ROBOTC for Lego Programming training course held by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy and passed accompanying written Student Proficiency Examination.

I’d like to recognize their accomplishments and congratulate them. Here are the names of the students who have successfully passed the certification exam.

Katelyn A, Collin H, Jenna K, Matthew L, Connor P, Daniel P, Rachael R, Nathan S, Trevor T, James T, Dominic T, Eymen Y.

Sinan Bilgen
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Mr. Hood's 8th grade Language Arts Class
On Tuesday January 24th, Mr. Hood's 8th grade Language Arts classes analyzed and annotated an article on elements of good writing. Afterwards, students worked together to make a list of ideas based on the section of their reading. The following day, the students taught their section to the rest of the class. The students now have a better understanding on what good writing looks like.

8th Grade Parents: If you would like read the article feel free to read it on Google Classroom.

Kristopher Hood
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What are our students learning in Spanish!
Students in Spanish 1 are learning to make healthy food choices. We are discussing the components of a balanced diet and the effects that they have in our everyday performance as well as our future health. Parents, you can assist your student practicing their new vocabulary by discussing their choices at the dinner table.

In Spanish 4 we will be analyzing current events to identify the most urgent social issues in Spanish speaking countries. We will also establish trends by looking at statistical data. Students can benefit from watching CNN en Español.

Students in Spanish 3 are learning to describe skills necessary for different professions. They are also beginning to analyze their personality and strengths to initiate a search for their ideal career path.

Request: If you are a native Spanish speaker and are willing to visit the school to describe what you do at work and what skills are necessary for your profession, we would truly appreciate your visit. You can let me know by emailing me at malbayrak@mycsp.org.

Muchas gracias

Malvina Albayrak
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Repeat Free
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 high school student receives an E in a required 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.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Class Dues
Hello Parents and Guardians,

This is a reminder that class dues were due before Winter Break. There are still several students that have not paid their dues.

Please note that any Seniors that have not paid their class dues will not be able to purchase prom tickets to/or Prom.

If you aren't sure whether you still owe any dues, please contact Mrs. Bogden at cbogden@mycsp.org!

Thank you!

Cassandra Bogden
Financial Secretary
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Clearance Sale: $8 "We the Beast" T-Shirts! Only 10 left!
The sophomore class has 10 remaining "We the Beast" shirts in adult size medium that we would love to sell. Please help support the Class of 2019 and purchase an orange or grey shirt from room 209 or the front desk for only $8!
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Jessica Cunning
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Free Summer Camp at UMD!
Hello everyone, the USDA is offering free summer camps in agriculture and the environment in Maryland for students ages 15-17. Even better, the camp at College Park offers three college credits. The UMD camp runs from July 9-28 and includes room, board, activities and tuition. Participants must complete the entire course - if there is a scheduling conflict there is a similar camp on the Eastern Shore from July 9-22. Further details can be found at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery or by contacting me at dhamrum@mycsp.org.

David Hamrum
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In need of Middle School Pictures
The yearbook is in need of pictures from the Middle School Spirit Week and their SkyGlow dance. If you have any pictures from those events or other events at the school, please email them to yearbook@mycsp.org

*Please note that pictures will only appear in the yearbook if the parents provided permission for their child's photos to be used at the beginning of the year.*

Thank you in advance!

Jessica Cunning- jcunning@mycsp.org
Yearbook Sponsor
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Deadline Approaching: Buy a Yearbook
Don't wait until it is too late, order your child's yearbook today for $45! This yearbook is guaranteed to be a hit with the students this year and your child can create his or her own personal page to be printed in the yearbook for free. This custom page will allow them to select the memories and photos that are personalized to them to make their yearbook one of a kind! As the ordering deadline approaches, don't miss out, we will only have a few additional yearbooks to sell once they are delivered the week of June 9th.

To order this year’s book, please visit:
https://www.treering.com/createAccount?PassCode=1014667901281041

**We also have limited amounts of last year's yearbook on sale for $5, please see Mrs. Cunning in Room 209 or the front desk if you would like to purchase one!**

Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Adviser
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PTSO
KidStuff Fundraiser was a GREAT Success!!!
We are super excited about the number of families that participated in our KidStuff fundraiser; unfortunately, we still have a few families that have not return their books. These families will receive a personal note reminding them on Monday. Please return the books or money so that we can finalize our fundraiser. Top sellers will be announced next week!!!

Thanks for your continued support!!!
Sincerely,
CSP-PTSO
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CSP-PTSO is happy to announce our Smile.Amazon account!!!
CSP Family,

We are very excited to announce that there is another way to contribute to the PTSO via a channel that we all use daily which is Amazon. The way this works is very simple. Basically, go to www.smile.amazon.com and login with your normal login and select Chesapeake Science Point PTSO. Once this is done you should see the page above and every time a purchase is made Amazon will contribute a certain percentage of the total order. If there are any questions, please reach out to the PTSO board at mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com and we will gladly answer any questions you may have. Once again thank you for your support and we look forward to making this a great year.


Sincerely,
Your CSP-PTSO

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Thank You!!!




To Santha Cortes, Chalissa Taylor, Kayla Taylor, Rupesh Kumar, Destinee Phifer and Jasmin Azan for coming out to prepare the bags for the PTSO Fundraiser. We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you contributing some of your time and effort.


Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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