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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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02/10/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Senior Night - February 13th - We need your support!!

Evening School

CSP's Geography Bee Champion!

Uniforms and Cell Phone Use

CSP - CLOSED FOR ALL STUDENTS ON MAY 30, 2017

MDS3 Surveys - Coming Home Monday

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

8th Grade Parent Night

You Are Invited

Schools Closed - Monday, February 20, 2017


SCHOOL NEWS

From FTC to Seaperch

Naviance Family Connection Accounts

Deadline: Senior Advertisements

Deadline: Business Advertisements

Deadline Approaching: Buy a Yearbook

In need of Middle School Pictures

Repeat Free School

AACC Dual Credit

Performing Arts in the school!


COLLEGE CORNER

Testing Calendar

Scholarships Made Easy

Scholarships for Scholars

Notes for Parents of Seniors

College Night

College Acceptances

Scholarship Count


FIELD TRIPS

8th Grade Boston Trip


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

Vocabulary Bowl Standings!

6th graders building fluency


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

CLASS DUES

Bus Contracts!

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

MEASURE OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL


DONATIONS NEEDED

CSP Pantry


PTSO

You Are Invited!!!

KidStuff Fundraiser!!!! Go TIGERS!!!

Return Unsold KidStuff Books

Box Tops for Education


ATHLETICS / PAC

PAC Meeting - March 6th at 7:00 pm


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
Senior Night - February 13th - We need your support!!
Senior Night for HS Basketball has been changed to Monday, February 13th.

Please come out support our seniors!!
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Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Evening School
If your high school student received an E in any class, they need to take Evening School. Registration for Evening School continues through February 23. Contact Dr. Gonzalez for more information.

Darryl Gonzalez
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CSP's Geography Bee Champion!

This week CSP middle schoolers duked it out to determine this year's National Geographic Geography Bee Champion. Using a challenging elimination test, the following geographically-gifted students earned a spot in CSP's Geography Bee Final Round:

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

On Wednesday afternoon, the finalists competed in an exciting showdown, showing off their wealth of knowledge. Dhruva Kothari earned the third place spot, and, after many overtime questions, Divya Vydhianathan earned the runner-up spot, while Rishi Erigineni won the title of CSP National Geographic Geography Bee Champion. Rishi will take a qualifying test to enter the State Bee. Good luck to Rishi as he continues on his Geography Bee journey and congratulations to all our finalists. You are amazing!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Ingulia
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Uniforms and Cell Phone Use
Parents,

We are seeking your support with enforcing the cell phone and uniform policies. In an effort to streamline the communication between the staff and parents about these infractions, we will be using tiger points. Tigers points is a digital "demerit system" that helps you monitor the "points" your students accumulate at school. Teachers and administrators will use the system to input the points that your student may receive. The system sends a weekly email on Fridays, but you can also log into the system to view points that your student may receive. We at CSP appreciate your continued support.
Directions on how to access your account are below:
1. Go to https://prs.clfportal.org/
2. Select "Parent Retrieve Password"
3. Enter your email address
4. A password will be emailed to you and you will be able to log into the system.

Ashley L. Moore
Assistant 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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MDS3 Surveys - Coming Home Monday
On Monday, January 30, 2017 students received 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 Re-enrollment Forms, Re-enrollment Contract, & Agreement; Bus Contract
The following 3 items went 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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UPCOMING EVENTS
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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You Are Invited
Thursday, March 2, 2017 is our next PTSO General Members Meeting
CSP Conference Room 7-8 pm


EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!!!!

Parents, teachers, and students come out to get an update on all the things the PTSO has done, to hear about upcoming events and most importantly, to let the PTSO know how we can help you meet your goals for the school year and for you to share your ideas and suggestions.

March 3, 2017 Staff Breakfast
May 1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 14, Career Day

Please RSVP at mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com

Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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Schools Closed - Monday, February 20, 2017
All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 for Presidents Day.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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SCHOOL NEWS
From FTC to Seaperch
Our robotics team had a great showing in their final competition. They were one place away from qualifying for state. In the last match of the day, they were bumped down slightly from 5th place and unfortunately did not qualify for state. The team learned a lot and will certainly be ready for next year. With FTC concluding, we now move on to seaperch. This year's competition is very difficult, but the team has many ideas they will be testing to succeed. The goal is to make it to nationals in Georgia this year and this goal is very attainable. Here is a link to the seaperch competition http://www.seaperch.org/index.

Andrew Meyer
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Naviance Family Connection Accounts
We have introduced Naviance Family Connection to middle school students and parents/guardians!

Naviance Family Connection is comprehensive website that students can use to plan for college and a career.

All guardians/parents should now have an account! If you did not receive an e-mail from me or you do not know to your parent/guardian account and your student is in middle school, please e-mail me at abrown@mycsp.org.

Ms. Brown
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Deadline: Senior Advertisements
Due to popular demand, we have purchased additional space for the senior advertisements. We currently have an opening for two 1/4 page ads for $45 each and one 1/2 page ad for $75. These are on a first come, first serve basis. Please email jcunning@mycsp.org to reserve your space and then complete the attached form and send it in with the payment as soon as possible.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Adviser
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Deadline: Business Advertisements
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

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

*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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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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In need of Middle School Pictures
The yearbook is in search 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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Repeat Free School

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 student receives an E in a required high school 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. If a student does not make up the failed class in one of these alternative programs, there is a chance that we will not be able to schedule the student for the classes required for graduation.

Darryl Gonzalez
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AACC Dual Credit

Any student who wishes to receive high school credit for any dual credit AACC class they have taken must present an official transcript from AACC to Dr Gonzalez. The Registrar’s Office at AACC can assist you with that. (NOTE: The computer class that 9th graders took this fall is not a dual credit class, so no transcript is needed.)

Darryl Gonzalez
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Performing Arts in the school!
Arianna Ross shares the stories of immigrants who have traveled to America. These accounts include tales from the past and present of those who came here by choice and by force.



Thank you to Anne Arundel County Arts Council for providing a grant.
Thank you to PTSO for your donation to support the arts

Rachel Pratt
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COLLEGE CORNER
Testing Calendar
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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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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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.
• Seniors are responsible for contacting each of their colleges to be sure their files are complete.

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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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
Hampden-Sydney College
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Hofstra University
Hood College
Ithaca College
Johnson & Wales University
Juniata College
Keiser University
Keystone College
Liberty University
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 Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of New Haven
Washington College
West Virginia University

Darryl Gonzalez
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Scholarship Count
So far this year, 13 seniors have been awarded 23 scholarships totaling $317,000. Way to go seniors!

Darryl Gonzalez
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FIELD TRIPS
8th Grade Boston Trip
Hello Parents,

The 8th grade students have received interest forms for the 8th Grade Boston trip. We are in need of a few parent chaperones to attend the trip. A permission form will be distributed at the end of the month with the final cost and payment schedule. Should you have any inquiries about the trip, please contact Ms. Moore at amoore@mycsp.org

Ashley L. Moore
Assistant Principal
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CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS
Vocabulary Bowl Standings!
CSP is currently participating in the Vocabulary Bowl, a contest sponsored by vocabulary.com. All students are eligible to participate in this online contest, and currently, over 100 6th and 11th graders have worked together to propel CSP through the rankings.

As you read this, CSP sits at 5th place for MD high schools and 12th for MD schools overall; this is significant because CSP only entered the contest one week ago (the contest began in October and runs through April).

All current CSP students are encouraged to participate and master vocabulary words, which may help them in class or better prepare them for tests such as the SAT.

Please contact Mr. Mullen at gmullen@mycsp.org for additional information, and please be sure to congratulate participating students on a job well done!

Gregory Mullen
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6th graders building fluency
Mrs. Stinson's 6th grade class has been working on building fluency using a new program that helps build speed and accuracy. Students are excited about this and love the new program. Many students are racing to room 108 to be on the computer before school (the picture above was taken at 8:10am)... Many others are going during lunch and recess.
It is a joy to work with students who are so excited about their math!


Diana Stinson
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
CLASS DUES
Dear Parents and Guardians,

There are still several seniors and juniors that have not paid their class dues. Please note that if your senior or junior has not paid their class dues, they will not be able to purchase tickets to Prom.

If you have any questions or would like to check on your dues, please contact Ms. Bogden at cbogden@mycsp.org.

Thank you!

Cassandra Bogden,
Financial Secretary
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Bus Contracts!
Hello Parents and Guardians,

It's Bus Contract time! Bus Contracts for 2017-18 school year were sent home with students in a packet that also contained their report cards. All Bus Contracts must be turned in by February 27th if you want your student to have a seat on the bus next year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ms. Bogden. Her email is cbogden@mycsp.org.

Thank you very much!

Cassandra Bogden,
Financial 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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MEASURE OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Dear parents/Guardians;

Winter MAP test was completed for middle school and results will be given to your students on the week of February 13. Please find time to review the result with your child. If your child did not met the target growth, he/she is always welcome to attend our after school and Saturday school . Hereunder are the dates for Saturday school this February subject to cancellation due to weather condition:

February 11 and 18 ( time is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am)

Thank you.

Mrs. Valencia
Math Department Chair
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DONATIONS NEEDED
CSP Pantry
The equity team will be accepting donations for their food drive next week. Please see Ms. Gomaa or Ms. Brown with non-perishable food donations. Items that are accepted may include: canned goods, boxed non-perishable goods and toiletries. The food and supplies donated will go to CSP families. Thank you for your contribution.



Ms. Brown
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PTSO
You Are Invited!!!
Thursday, March 2, 2017 is our next PTSO General Members Meeting
CSP Conference Room 7-8 pm

EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!!!!

Parents, teachers, and students come out to get an update on all the things the PTSO has done, to hear about upcoming events and most importantly, to let the PTSO know how we can help you meet your goals for the school year and for you to share your ideas and suggestions.

March 3, 2017 Staff Breakfast
May 1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 14, Career Day

Please RSVP at mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com
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Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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KidStuff Fundraiser!!!! Go TIGERS!!!
Hello CSP family,

We are excited about the results of our KidStuff Fundraiser!!!! Go TIGERS!!!
6th grade sold 54 books
7th grade sold 36 books
8th grade sold 39 books
9th grade sold 21 books
10th grade sold 26 books
11th grade sold 16 books
12th grade sold 20 books

Our top sellers will be announced during the morning announcements on Monday!!

Thank you to all the parents, teachers and students that volunteered, participated, and sold books because of your efforts this fundraiser was a huge success and we came very close to our goal.



Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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Return Unsold KidStuff Books
Thank you to all the families that either sold or returned their KidStuff books that were provided as sales tools!!!

There are approximately 50 students that have not returned the 2 KidStuff books that were to be used as sales tools or have not turned in payments.

We’ve sent reminders home with these students, however please check with your student and/or contact the PTSO to find out if your student is one of the remaining students, mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com.

Please return these books or payment by Monday, February 13. We would like to close out the fundraisers.

Thank you again for all of your assistance and contributions.


Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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Box Tops for Education
Please continue to submit your box tops for Education.

It is simple. Buy the products; clip the Box Tops; send the Box Tops to the school.

Every little bit counts. Collection boxes are located at the Front Desk and in the Media Center or download the Box Tops app to Buy, Scan, Earn.

More details at: http://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp

Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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ATHLETICS / PAC
PAC Meeting - March 6th at 7:00 pm
PAC will be holding their next meeting on Monday, March 6th at 7:00 pm.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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