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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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02/24/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

CSP Math Team Wins !!!

PRS Mobile App

Parent / Teacher Conferences - March 3, 2017

Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade

Repeat Free School

CSP - CLOSED FOR ALL STUDENTS ON MAY 30, 2017

CSP - CLOSED FOR ALL STUDENTS ON MARCH 3, 2017

MDS3 Surveys - Went home on January 30th


THANK-YOU

CSP shoots up the rankings for vocab.com!

Special thank you from the PTSO


UPCOMING EVENTS

Media Corner

Deadline Approaching: Buy a Yearbook

8th Grade Parent Night

National Science Bowl

You are Invited!

Culture Fest


SCHOOL NEWS

Media Corner

New AP+PLTW Engineering and Computer Science Pathways for High School

CLP SOCIAL ACTIVITY

3rd Marking Period Interims - Went home Friday, February 24th

AACC Dual Credit

Deadline: Senior Advertisements


COLLEGE CORNER

College Testing Calendar

Notes for Parents of Seniors

Notes for Parents of Juniors

College Acceptances

Scholarship Update


FIELD TRIPS

Newseum Fielf Trip-3/17


CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

STEAM in Social Studies Club


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Deadline: Business Advertisements

Free Summer Camp at UMD!


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
CSP Math Team Wins !!!
Chesapeake Science Point Math Team has Success in Two Competitions Simultaneously held this past Saturday, February 25, 2017: High School Math Team Wins AACC High School Math Competition’s Season for the Sixth Year in a Row and Middle School Math Team Wins Mathcounts Annapolis Chapter Regional Competition for the 9th Year in a Row.

Please read the full article. (attached)

Mrs. Valencia
Math Department Chair
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PRS Mobile App
Dear Parents/Students,
PRS Mobile App is now available for Android and iOS.


Google Play (Android):
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ionicframework.prsapp967039&hl=en

Apple App Store (iOS):
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clf-point-reward-system/id1206214133?mt=8

CLF IT Team
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Parent / Teacher Conferences - March 3, 2017
We are doing things a little differently this time. We would like to know if you plan to attend Parent / Teacher conferences. Please click on the following link for the schedule and signup genius.

http://mycsp.org/parent-teacher-conference-2/

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade
Hello. We are just receiving interim reports, but the 3rd Quarterly Assessment is almost 'round the corner. Social Studies testing week is March 13-17. Expect a study guide soon.

Edmodo: Please email me if your child cannot access my Edmodo site. We have started to include this in our learning activities.

Janette Morandin
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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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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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CSP - CLOSED FOR ALL STUDENTS ON MARCH 3, 2017
CSP will be closed for ALL students on March 3, 2017 due to Parent / Teacher conferences.


Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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MDS3 Surveys - Went home on January 30th
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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THANK-YOU
CSP shoots up the rankings for vocab.com!
A huge THANK YOU to all of our students registered on vocabulary.com. CSP is now ranked the #2 high school in Maryland, and the #5 school in Maryland overall. This is a huge accomplishment, as the #1 high school in Maryland has just under 2,000 students, and the #1 middle school has 4,000 students (roughly nine times the number of CSP students). Of all the schools in the U.S. and Canada, we're in the top 200 high schools and top 300 schools overall.

If you haven't signed up, it's not too late. We currently have about 200 students participating, and it's great practice for the SAT, PARCC, etc. There's still plenty of time left to push CSP into first place!

Gregory Mullen
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Special thank you from the PTSO
PTSO would like to give a SHOUT OUT to the following staff members for helping to make our Kidstuff fundraiser a success! These ladies went above and beyond to support our mission!!!
• Ms. O’Brien
• Ms. Sydney
• Ms. Jensen
• Ms. Cantrell
• Ms. Cunning
These ladies will receive a free Kidstuff coupon book!!

Thanks Again!!

Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Media Corner
Hello Everyone,

Here are some exciting events that will be held at Anne Anne Arundel County Public Libraries that I’d like to share.

March 6th – March 11th is Teen Tech Week. AACPL will be hosting 4 video game design workshops in partnership with Cyberninjaz, as well as some other events throughout their branches.

March is also Women’s History Month and AACPL will be celebrating with a number of programs, including a series at the Annapolis Library called “Celebrating Outstanding Hispanic Women in Anne Arundel County”
You can find out about the other programs for Women’s History Month here: http://www.aacpl.net/womens-history-month

Finally, AACPL will be hosting 3 "Not My Child" programs at the Edgewater, Glen Burnie, and Mountain Road Libraries in March. This panel was created, supported, and facilitated by the County Executive’s Office of Constituent Services and provides facts, knowledge, and an open, honest conversation about drug addiction.

If you have any questions, please contact your local AACPL branch or Ms. Gomaa, Media Specialist at mgomaa@aacps.org

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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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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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National Science Bowl
For the first time, ten of CSP's middle school students will be competing in the National Science Bowl. It will be held on Saturday, March 4th at the Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland.
Please join Ms. Valencia and Ms. Beazer in wishing the students 'good luck'.

Yasmin Beazer-Barclay
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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 12, Career Day

Please RSVP at mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com


Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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Culture Fest
CSP is privileged to have a very diverse student body that is the heart of our school culture. We would like to celebrate that gift with a very special event "CultureFest". Students and their families can participate sharing their culture by preparing a traditional dish, presenting an informational booth, or performing a group dance or song. More information will be available soon. Please save the date "April 1st".

For questions please contact Ms. Ingulia at tingulia@mycsp.org or Ms. Albayrak at malbayrak@mycsp.org

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SCHOOL NEWS
Media Corner
February is Black History Month! Check out our bulletin board in the media center (great job Ms. Santacroce, our amazing media assistant!) and check out some great books!

Also, Anne Arundel County Public Libraries have several events this month to celebrate Black Histroy Month including: An Afternoon with Carole Boston Weatherford and Jeffery Weatherford Saturday, February 25 at 1pm at Eastport-Annapolis Neck.

Meet New York Times bestselling author Carole Boston Weatherford and children’s book illustrator Jeffery Weatherford during this special author event.

Happy reading!!!!

Mona Gomaa, Media Specialist
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New AP+PLTW Engineering and Computer Science Pathways for High School
CSP is adding two new AP+PLTW pathways (Engineering and Computer Science) to the high school program next year. The program leverages the success of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) and Project Lead The Way’s applied learning programs.

The program has three elements:
 College and career pathways that connect AP and PLTW courses
 Recognition for students who participate in the pathways, and recognition for schools
 A portfolio of career-focused opportunities for students

Student Recognition:
Students who complete the requirements of their chosen pathway earn the AP + PLTW student recognition, a qualification that demonstrates to colleges and employers that the student is ready for advanced course work and interested in careers in this discipline.
To earn the recognition, the student must satisfactorily complete three courses in the pathway – one AP course; one PLTW course; and a third course, either AP or PLTW – and earn a qualifying score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam(s) and a score of Proficient or higher on the PLTW End of Course (EoC) assessment(s).

You can get more information from the following link: https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/ap-pltw

Engin Acar
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CLP SOCIAL ACTIVITY
Girls in the leadership program spent time this past weekend at a clay studio in Annapolis.They used their creativity and created masterpieces, while building relationships. What a great time!

The leadership program selects students that exhibit academic excellence, are involved in extracurricular activities and actively volunteer in their communities.These students are offered mentorship, college preparation, leadership opportunities, and participation in the Congressional Award Program.

Mrs. Albayrak
Mrs. Gunes
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3rd Marking Period Interims - Went home Friday, February 24th
Interim reports went home with all students on Friday, February 24th. Please be sure to look over this information with your children.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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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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Deadline: Senior Advertisements
Due to popular demand, we have purchased additional space for the senior advertisements. We currently have an opening for one1/4 page ad for $45. This are on a first come, first serve basis and is a great way to show your graduating senior how proud you are of them! 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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COLLEGE CORNER
College Testing Calendar

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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Notes for Parents of Seniors
The College Counseling Office submitted 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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Notes for Parents of Juniors
The SAT and ACT are offered several times between now and the end of the school year. Juniors should take these tests. Register for the tests online.

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
University of Arizona
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
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
McDaniel College
Mt St Mary’s University
Penn State University
Robert Morris University
Rutgers 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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Scholarship Update
So far, 16 seniors have been awarded 27 scholarships totalling just under $400,000. Way to go seniors!

Darryl Gonzalez
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FIELD TRIPS
Newseum Fielf Trip-3/17
On Friday, March 17th, the 9th an 10th graders and Mrs. Cunning's Journalism class have been approve to attend a field trip to Washington D.C. to visit the Newseum. The cost of the trip is $15 per person, and includes transportation, admission fees, and a classroom lesson. Students will need to bring lunch money. Please send in all payments to Mrs. Cunning or Mrs. Jensen by Friday, March 3rd.

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! There is no cost for you to attend, but please bring money to purchase lunch at the museum.

*Permission slips are attached.

Jessica Cunning
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CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS
STEAM in Social Studies Club
This week, we are continuing with our Islamic art tesselations project. Our activities continue every Thursday, 3:00-4:00

Janette Morandin
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
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!

Jessica Cunning
Class of 2019 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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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.

The deadline is March 1st!

David Hamrum
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