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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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03/10/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

County Science Fair Results

Staff Emails

Our middle school Robotics team qualified for the CREATE US OPEN national robotics championship

Deadline: Senior Advertisements

Career Day Volunteers needed!

Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade

Attention 6th Grade Parents

National History Day Competition

Recommendations for Next Year

Early College Program


THANK-YOU

Book Donations and Over due books


UPCOMING EVENTS

Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade

Deadline Approaching: Buy a Yearbook

Navy Athletics- 2nd Annual Books for Bill Summer Reading Program!

Middle School Spring Dance

PI DAY= PIE DAY

Spring Scholastic Book Fair

8th Grade Parent Night

CultureFest

Help Wanted!


SCHOOL NEWS

March Madness Fundraising

Immunizations

Superintendent's Honor Roll, Principal's Honor Roll and Honor Roll for 2nd Marking Period

Star Students of the Month for March

Repeat Free School

AACC Dual Credit


COLLEGE CORNER

Testing Dates

College Acceptances

Scholarship Count


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Clearance Sale: $5 "We the Beast" T-Shirts! Only 7 left!

In need of Pictures for the Yearbook

Middle School MathLeague Result

Attendance Reminder

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for February!

STEAM in Social Studies Club

All Bus Contract Balances Are Due


DONATIONS NEEDED

CSP Pantry

April Maker Space Project: Tote Bags

Middle School Dance can you help?


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Spring Scholastic Book Fair


PTSO

CultureFEST


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
County Science Fair Results
Chesapeake Science Point senior David Kravets received the 2nd place award at the 50th annual Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair, in the process earning the right to represent Anne Arundel County Public Schools at the International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Los Angeles in May. CSP students also took home 34 special awards and 25 category placements.

Ashish Vadalia
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Staff Emails
On behalf of Mr. Derin

Dear Parents / Guardians,

CSP staff members are not permitted to use their personal email addresses to communicate with parents about school related issues. The only domains you should receive emails from is @mycsp.org or @aacps.org.

If you have received correspondence from any other domain such as @aol.com, @yahoo.com, @gmail.com, or hotmail.com, please contact me immediately.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Our middle school Robotics team qualified for the CREATE US OPEN national robotics championship
Hello CSP Parents,

I just wanted to give you some updates about CSP robotics teams. Working hard, staying late at nights, good team spirit brought the success to CSP Robotics Team. In the VEX Robotics Events, CSP Robotics team has competed against the many prestigious and experienced teams all over the state of Maryland. After breathtaking matches our teams has received the "Judge Award" and "Tournament Finalist" trophies and two teams got qualified for Maryland State Championship.


Here is the amazing news... Our middle school Robotics team qualified for the CREATE US OPEN national robotics championship which will take place in Iowa. They well deserved this accomplishment and their hard work paid off. They worked really hard during club hours and after school, sometimes they worked until midnight. Create Us Open gather all champions around the world. Approximately 200 champions will compete in this event and the competition will be 3 days long.

Congratulations Robotics Team, Congratulations CSP!

Engin Acar
Technology Teacher
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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. 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.
Attachment(s)

Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Adviser
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Career Day Volunteers needed!
Friday, May 12th Is CSP Career Day And We Need Your Help!

Where: CSP Gym and classrooms
When: 8:30am-11am

Are your parents/guardians interested in joining us for career day?

We are looking for professionals in a variety of fields to promote college readiness.

If you are interested in volunteering but do not wish to present on a career, we can still use your help!

You do not have to be a parent or guardian to volunteer.

Please go to http://mycsp.org/csp-career-day/ to fill out the form.

Thank you!

Ms. Brown
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Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade
Our Social Studies Assessments are scheduled for March 13-17. We have conducted review activities in class. Extra copies of the study guide can be found in Edmodo. Good Luck!

Janette Morandin
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Attention 6th Grade Parents
Hello Parents of 6th Graders,
We have a change in our foreign language sequence that we want to tell you about.
Next year, some current 6th grade students will take Spanish 1A, and in 8th grade, they will take Spanish 1B. At the end of 8th grade, they will receive 1.0 credit for Spanish 1. In 9th grade, they will take Spanish 2, and they will continue on to Spanish 3 and 4, if the master schedule allows it.
Next year, other current 6th grade students will take Turkish 1, and in 8th grade they will take Turkish 2. They will receive 1.0 credit for each year of Turkish. In 9th grade, they can continue on to Turkish 3, or they can decide to take Spanish 1. The benefit of this is that they will already have the foreign language graduation requirement completed with the two years of Turkish, and it will take only one year to earn credit in Spanish 1, if they choose to take it. Also, they still can take four years of Spanish in high school.
As the scheduling process unfolds, we will update you with which students will be taking which foreign language next year.
We have not offered Spanish 1 to high school students before, and we are excited to offer our students more choices in high school.
Thank you for your support.

Darryl Gonzalez
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National History Day Competition
Please congratulate this year's CSP National History Day competition winners, seniors Logan West, Matthew Boyer, Donovan Miller, and sophomore Bria Bates. Logan's paper, "Vladimir Lenin: the Propaganda Revolution", and Matthew's paper, "The Producers of the Meiji Restoration", received honorable mention in the senior paper category. Donovan and Bria received honorable mention for their website, "Picasso and Braque: Cubism". All of these students deserve recognition for their scholarly work and insights into "Taking a Stand in History".
Congratulations!

Mrs. Ingulia
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Recommendations for Next Year
Your student will be bringing home a list of classes that teachers have recommended for them for next year. There are important directions on this, so please make sure you read it carefully.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Early College Program
After careful consideration by school staff, invitations have been sent to current 8th graders for next year’s Early College Program. We considered not only academic ability, but work ethic, social maturity, behavior, attitude, responsibility, and other factors to choose who to invite. We will see who accepts the invitation, and we may invite some students on the wait list after that. We want our students to do well in this program, so please know that invitations were sent to students based on more than simply which classes they are currently taking. We know that some students will be disappointed by not receiving an invitation but we want to do what we feel is best for our students, and we feel that we have chosen the correct students to invite. Thank you for your support.

Darryl Gonzalez
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THANK-YOU
Book Donations and Over due books
A special thank you to all the students, parents and staff who have donated books this school year. We are still accepting book donations, especially for non-fiction in the science and technology fields.

Also, thank you to all students who have turned in their over due books. We will be sending home over due notices within the next few days.

If you have any questions, please contact Mona Gomaa, media specialist at mgomaa@mycsp.org


Mona Gomaa
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Social Studies, 6th and 7th grade
The Social Studies Quarterly Assessment is scheduled for the week of March 13.
A copy of the study guide is available on EDMODO. Good luck, you'll do great!

Janette Morandin
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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! All customized pages must be set to PRINT READY by April 21st.

As the ordering deadline approaches, don't miss out, we will only have a few additional yearbooks to sell once they are delivered by 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 $2, please see Mrs. Cunning in Room 209, Ms. Gomaa's Cart, or the front desk if you would like to purchase one!**

Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Adviser
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Navy Athletics- 2nd Annual Books for Bill Summer Reading Program!
Dear Parents and Teachers,

Navy Athletics would like to invite you and your students to kick off the 2nd Annual Books for Bill Summer Reading Program! We encourage all students to come out and watch your Navy Midshipmen take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Saturday March 25th at 11:30am at Navy- Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Before or during the game please come by marketing table to pick up your Books for Bill Summer Reading packet at the North end zone entrance or the Blue side concourse level. All participating students must place their order in advance. For any questions or additional information please contact Jordan Albright at 410-293-8791 or albright@usna.edu.

Erkan Derin
Principal
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Middle School Spring Dance
Luau Dance

CSP Middle School Spring Dance
March 24th, 2017 7-9pm
Tickets: $7.00 Includes refreshments $10.00 at door
Come for food, fun, and contests.


Diana Stinson
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PI DAY= PIE DAY

March 14 is International Pi Celebration Day. We would like to celebrate this event with our students on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. In order for our students to have fun-filled day, we need your help! We need pie donations.

Following the AACPS rules, students can only enjoy the store-bought pies. Please sign up to send one with your child on March 14th.

On behalf of our great students, we would like to thank you all in advance for your help! .

HAPPY PI DAY!!!

Math Department

Date: 03/14/2017 (Tue.)

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e45aaaf2fa57-piedonations

Yasemin Gunes
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Spring Scholastic Book Fair
Mark your calendars!!! The Spring Scholastic book fair is coming soon!!!!

May 12-19th (Book Fair Night will be Friday May 19th from 6pm-8pm)

For more info, please visit:

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/chesapeakesciencepoint

or contact Mona Gomaa at mgomaa@mycsp.org

Mona Gomaa

Mona Gomaa
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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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CultureFest
On Saturday, April 1st, CLF will be holding its annual CultureFEST from 12:00-4:00 at CMIT South in Upper Marlboro. This annual event is a fantastic celebration of culture, allowing students and families the opportunity to share their talents, food, and heritage.

Students are encouraged to participate in performances and cultural displays. They have received a flyer with information on how to sign-up. Please visit www.clfadvancedstudies.org/culturefest .

Parents, if you are interested in displaying your cultural artifacts or cooking a traditional dish, you can also use the site to sign up. For questions, please contact your PTSO President – Davette Phifer (Dee) dphifer@mycsp.org.

We hope to see you there!
Ms. Ingulia tingulia@mycsp.org
Ms. Albayrak malbayrak@mycsp.org

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Help Wanted!
Hello CSP Family,
Our school nurse, Ms. Stocker needs 2 volunteers to help on March 16, 2017, from 9 am-12 pm with Vision and Hearing testing. If you are available, please contact the PTSO at mycspptsoboard@googlegroups.com.

Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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SCHOOL NEWS
March Madness Fundraising
March Madness is upon us with the NCAA tournament beginning to 2 weeks. Many students have been asking about hosting a school basketball tournament. In late March, we will be hosting a 3 v. 3 basketball tournament open to all students. Students will form teams of 5 to play in this tournament. The cost is $10 per team and the tournament champion will face a team of teachers to determine the true CSP champion. Teams may only have 1 current varsity basketball player. Any student interested in the tournament should see me for more information. We are looking forward to raising funds for CSP through this tournament.

Andrew Meyer
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Immunizations
Just a reminder that students attaining the age of 11 should receive the
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and MCV4 (Meningococcal) immunizations.
Please bring a copy of their immunization record to me when they receive them.

June Calvert
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Superintendent's Honor Roll, Principal's Honor Roll and Honor Roll for 2nd Marking Period
Congratulations to our students who achieved Superintendent's Honor Roll, Principal's Honor Roll and Honor Roll for 2nd Marking Period. You should be very proud of your accomplishments! Way to go!

Students who were awarded with Principal’s Honor Roll and Superintendent’s Honor Roll, we hope that you enjoyed your luncheon and certificate ceremony!


Ms. Brown
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Star Students of the Month for March
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 March, staff members are looking to nominate students who are caring! We will hold a special luncheon to honor the students nominated. Each student will get an invitation. Parents and/or guardians are invited to join students at the luncheon. Keep up the great work, students!

Ms. Brown
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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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COLLEGE CORNER
Testing Dates

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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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 Count
So far this year, 18 seniors have earned 29 scholarships totalling $408,000. Way to go seniors!

Darryl Gonzalez
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Clearance Sale: $5 "We the Beast" T-Shirts! Only 7 left!
The sophomore class has 7 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, Ms. Gomaa's cart, or the front desk for only $5!

Jessica Cunning
Class of 2019 Adviser
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In need of Pictures for the Yearbook
The yearbook is in search of pictures from the both Middle and High School students. We are looking for pictures from school events, both here at CSP as well as outside the building. We are especially in need of the Middle School Spirit Week. If you have any pictures that you feel are yearbook worthy, 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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Middle School MathLeague Result
Congratulations to the following students for their exceptional achievement in Middle School Mathleague administered last February 21:

6th Grade:
1st Place : Shiyam Rupeshkumar
2nd Place: Jeffrey Huang
3rd Place: Emily Liu
4th Place : Melissa Mazuranic
5th Place : Maya Holloman

7th Grade:
1st Place : Joseph Zimmerman
2nd Place : Aaban Syed
3rd Place : Olabisi Omoniyi-Alake
4th Place : Joseph Smotherman
5th Place : Julian Woel- Popovich

8th Grade:
1st Place : Anagha Sandeep
Imaad Syed
2nd Place: Adeyinka Oyemade
3rd Place : Abigail Wilkes
4th Place: Abdul Ahmad
Zeshan Ahmad
Isa Liggans
Ololade Omoniyi-Alake




Mrs. Valencia
Math Department Chair
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Attendance Reminder
Being in school and on time is extremely important. Please help your child arrive on time so that they are in class by 8:30am. This will ensure that he or she is in the classroom and ready for school when it begins.

If your child has been absent or tardy from school, please be sure to provide a written explanation when they return to school.

Thank you!



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

Ms. Brown
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STEAM in Social Studies Club
STEAM in Social Studies is hard at work creating tesselations to mimic Islamic tile art. We will be starting an African mask project these coming weeks. Enjoy!

Janette Morandin
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All Bus Contract Balances Are Due
Dear Parents and Guardians,

All bus contract balances for this school year (16-17) are due as soon as possible. All balances must be cleared by the end of April or your student's next year bus contract will be voided.

Please contact Ms. Bogden at cbogden@mycsp.org if you have any questions about your balance or payments.

Thank you!

Cassandra Bogden,
Financial Secretary
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DONATIONS NEEDED
CSP Pantry
The Equity Team is seeking non-perishable food and toiletries for the Chesapeake Science Point Pantry. The Chesapeake Science Point Pantry helps families in need within the CSP community. Please bring all of your donations to the front hall to the container labeled CSP food pantry. All items will be distributed by the members of the Equity Team. Thank you for your donation! Please see Ms. Brown or Ms. Gomaa with questions.

Ms. Brown & Ms. Gomaa
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April Maker Space Project: Tote Bags
We are currently accepting donations for our April Maker Space project. Students will have the opportunity to design, sew, and decorate tote bags. Donations are needed to make this a success!!!

Students will have the option to come in during lunch time under the supervision of an adult to work on their tote bags.

If you would like to donate any of the following items (new or gently used), please drop off at the front desk or your child can drop off in the media center:

Fabric or fabric scraps
buttons
ribbons
decorations, etc
thread
sewing machines
fabric paint
no sew tape
fabric glue
scissors
glue guns
glue sticks
any other items that can be used for the project


THANK YOU!!!!

Mona Gomaa
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Middle School Dance can you help?
Please help Middle school with our Dance. PLease sign up at our sign up genius.
Thanks


www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0A4AA9A82BA3F94-middle

Diana Stinson
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Spring Scholastic Book Fair
Volunteers are needed for the Spring Scholastic Book Fair. It will be held this year from May 12-May 19th, and Book Fair night will be May 19th from 6pm-8pm. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mona Gomaa at mgomaa@mycsp.org

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

Mona Gomaa
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PTSO
CultureFEST
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

The PTSO will be on site to assist with setting up booths, running food sales and more!!
All families must register at www.clfadvancedstudies.org/culturefest

Sincerely,
Your PTSO Board
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