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Teacher Appreciation Week

MARCH Students of the Month

MARCH Staff of the Month

Nepal Eartquake Relief

Summer Enrichment Program

CLF Enrichment

SUMMER-2015 INTERNATIONAL TRIP

Follow CMIT Elementary on Twitter

PTO News

4th & 5th Grade Field Trip

4th Grade

3rd Grade News

2nd Grade News

Kindergarten

Soccer Club

CMIT-Elementary Presents

Superhero Math!

 
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  Teacher Appreciation Week  
 

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!
May 4, 2015 - May 8, 2015
We encourage you to thank our teachers for their diligence, dedication, and commitment to our students! The PTO has planned excellent surprises to appreciate our teachers!!! We certainly hope all families were able to contribute to this celebratory week.

Mrs. Respass

 
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  MARCH Students of the Month  
 

Congratulations to the following students for showing outstanding performance, in Respecting Others, Opting to be Scholarly, Acting Responsibly, and Reacting with Kindness for the Month of March!!! The students are recognized during the Friday morning announcements, receive a certificate and have lunch with the principal!!! Congratulations!!!

KINDERGARTEN
Cassidy Salisbury and Noah Rutherford

FIRST GRADE
Shaun Howard and Gabriel Fuentes

SECOND GRADE
Ryhanna Mbakop and Sperra Vittor

THIRD GRADE
Naima Sam-Bomah and Addisyn Houey

FOURTH GRADE
Trinity Brown and Alyssa Leate

FIFTH GRADE
Kayla Kingston and Harvis Macon

ART
Chelsea Mbakop

MUSIC
Kamraan Sahibzada

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Victoria Rush

TECHNOLOGY
Alex Akinmutimi

Mrs. Respass

 
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  MARCH Staff of the Month  
 

Congratulations to..... Mrs. BRECKENRIDGE and Mr. INCI!

for showing their dedication and committment to our students outside the classroom. You are appreciated for giving of your personal time and generosity to the students of CMIT-Elementary!

Mrs. Respass

 
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  Nepal Eartquake Relief  
 

As CLF, we are going to start a campaign for the Nepal earthquake victims via Embrace Relief. Donations will be made directly to Embrace Relief. Below is the link for the payment:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QNZPSVVNAXQLJ

For more information, please visit:

http://embracerelief.org/nepal-earthquake-2015/

CLF

 
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  SUMMER-2015 INTERNATIONAL TRIP  
 

Looking for somewhere new to visit? Something with a good mix of history and pop culture, a balance between bazaars and beaches or a wonderful cuisine? Try Turkey. Here’s why.

It's friendly, beautiful, culturally rich and good value for money. It's modern enough to be comfortable yet traditional enough to be interesting. Turkey is the 6th most popular travel destination in the world, welcoming more than 38 million visitors every year. Our tours are privately guided and ideal for people who want to see the main historic sites. Turkey, with its deep history, multicultural social structure, and charming geography creates a world travel opportunity that few places in the world can achieve. The price for this trip is $2300 and you are able to get up to $800 discount by teacher recommendations, early sign-up, All A’s and B’s in 2nd Q, and multicultural festival performance.

Click here for detailed information on pricing and the payment plan.
Click here to review the presentation and here for testimonials, and pictures.

You can take a look at the testimonials, and pictures from our previous trips. Also, review the presentation with full of information about the places we will be visiting.

If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity, submit your information here to to join us on 2015 Spring Break trip.

For more information: CLF Central Office, 6151 Chevy Chase Dr, Laurel, MD, 20707

Mr. KAYA
tripplannermd@gmail.com

 
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  Summer Enrichment Program  
 

Dear Parents,

Summer is quickly approaching. The time is now to get your student enrolled in a summer program and we can help. This is a great opportunity for students to be engaged and gain skills over the summer along with assist busy parents as we have done all the planning for you.

The Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation has a Wonderful Summer Enrichment Program where your child(ren) will have different subjects, teachers and change classes; just like a school day. They will participate in Robotics/Lego, Math, Interactive Science, Chess, Reading Hours and Computer Technology Classes, to keep them academically engaged throughout the summer.

Unlike a regular school day, they will also enjoy a multitude of fun sessions such as Sports, Movies, Field trips, Playtime, Board Games and Recess to ensure they still get to have a good time during their summer.

If you are still searching for a safe environment that consist of both educational and entertaining activities, then our program is perfect and begins at the conclusion of the school year during a 5 week period from June 29th thru July 31st. You can choose the number of weeks you would like to participate in or attend them all. We are offering spaces to current/incoming Elementary and Middle school students. There are also before and aftercare, lunch, and transportation options available to you, just like during the school year.

Registration for the Summer Enrichment Program has begun and space is limited to keep class sizes low!!!

Click Here for more information and to Register.

Thank you

 
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  CLF Enrichment  
 

Dear Parents,

Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation has started to accept Enrichment Contracts for 2015-2016 school year. You may find your contract on the schools’ web page and at www.clfmd.org. After entering the web page click on “Enrichment Corner” (gold circle at the top of the website). Follow the contract submission instructions.  CLF will only be accepting digital copies of the contract.  If you have previously sent in a contract to your child’s school, you must also submit a digital copy.  This is very important for record keeping purposes.  

Completed forms and $50 registration fee for 2015-16 are due on July 6, 2015. Students who are currently registered to the program do not need to pay a registration fee.  Limited space will be available - first come first served. CLF accepts credit or debit card payments only (Cash, check and, money order can no longer be accepted). Credit or debit card payment link can be found at the Enrichment Corner of the school’s web page as well.

Click here for more information and to Register.

Thank you

 

 
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  Follow CMIT Elementary on Twitter  
 

CMIT Elementary is on twitter. Administration is now sending tweets for updates, announcements, and upcoming events. Follow us on Twitter @CMIT_Elementary.

Mrs. Respass

 
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  PTO News  
 

• We are looking for volunteers for recess coverage and luncheon items for Teacher Appreciation Week. To volunteer please use the following links:

Recess Coverage* - All Week 5/4 to 5/8 - Time slots from 11:00 to 2:20: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054cafae2bab9-recess

Luncheon Donations for Tues. 5/5 and Fri. 5/8:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054cafae2bab9-teacher1

*Recess coverage volunteers must have fingerprints on file through PGCPS or have completed the annual background investigation through PGCPS within the past year.

• Anyone interested in helping with our school Fit & Fun Field Day on June 11th please email Delna Gray at gray.delna@yahoo.com

PTO Exec Board ~ cmitespto@gmail.com

 
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  4th & 5th Grade Field Trip  
 

Our fourth and fifth graders spent an entire day in Washington, DC on April 28, 2015 sponsored by Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation. The students visited the American History and Air & Space Museums during the day and also viewed the Journey into Space in 3d on the iMax screen. To conclude the trip, the students smiled, danced & clapped through the International Festival held at the Warner Theatre. The students enjoyed singing, dancing, and stepping from Albanian, South African, Turkish, American performers and more. It was a day and night to remember. Students had great things to say: "This is the BEST field trip ever!" - Sydney Clark

Thanks to all parents who joined us on the field trip!!! We truly appreciate your time and support!

Mrs. Respass

 
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  4th Grade  
 

4th Graders are starting to work on Ecosystems. They will be doing research and constructing their own ecosystem of choice. If your student has not brought in a shoe box please send one in with them. If you are unable to that is completely fine. :-)

 
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  3rd Grade News  
 

The third grade students have been continuing their study of energy during science class. We will focus on the different forms of energy and participate in a sound wave experiment. Our Language Arts unit has been largely focused on the Colonial Period. We have read about education, food, and religion during the Colonial Times and are currently writing a paper about the colony we would most like to call home.

Our math unit is coming to an end on polygons and quadrilaterals. To review this information you can find the online book pearsonsuccessnet.com (we are currently on are chapter 11).

 
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  2nd Grade News  
 

The second grade students have had a great week. In Language Arts we completed writing about the different ways we can protect planet Earth. The students had a fun time coloring and cutting out Earth and creating their own superhero to go with it.

In reading we are currently reading different stories about what it means to be creative. This week we are talking about how creative thinking can help us solve problems.

In math we just finished up our unit on measurement and will be beginning our unit on geometry this week. Students will be learning about quadrilaterals, triangles, pentagons, and hexagons. Students will also get to learn about how to partition these different shapes into equal amounts.

We have just entered our unit of Life Science. We are currently talking about genetics. Students will get the opportunity to view different types of life cycles of plants and animals, while comparing younger organisms to older ones.

Please keep an eye out for the scholastic order forms that were sent home from Mr. Trippe's class. The order deadline for any books you wish to purchase will be May, 26.

The second grade team: Mr. Trippe etrippe@cmitelementary.org, and Ms. Marsh mmarsh@cmitelementary.org

 
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  Kindergarten  
 

Kindergarten took a field trip to the KID Museum in Bethesda! What a fantastic day spent performing experiments and honing our STEM skills! Students had the opportunity to create flying machines and test on wind tunnels, work with circuits, build draw bots, develop animation, and build their own machines!

Thank you to the parents that came out to support, our chaperones, and the staff at KID for making such a memorable experience! Special thank you to Mrs. Wright for helping us with lunch! Thank you for going above and beyond!

Reading/Language Arts: We continue to practice reading and writing through our sight words, decodeable books, and journals. Be sure to practice reading sight words and blending daily!

Mathematics: We are jumping into first grade by strengthening our foundational skills in addition. We will spend the month of May working with manipulatives and using different strategies for subtracting.

Science: We are learning about objects! Learning about senses, we will sort, describe objects, and identify differences in subjects using our senses.

Social Studies: We will learn about geography and transportation.

Looking for extra practice at home? Check out these websites for learning games and activities.

www.abcya.com
www.cookie.com
www.funbrain.com
www.starfall.com

www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

Check out our grade level website for additional resources and information on the latest events! www.kindergarten.cmitelementary.org

- Kindergarten Team, jlsantiago@cmitelementary.org, kgraver@cmitelementary.org

 
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  Soccer Club  
 

Soccer club will be cancelled Monday, May 4th. We will meet again on May 11th and on the 18th for our last club!

 
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  CMIT-Elementary Presents  
 

HEAR ME ROAR
TALENT SHOW

Come out and support the 1st Annual Talent Show for CMIT-ES.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6 p.m.
The Cost is $3.

Students must bring a permission slip to school on April 29, 2015 through May 1, 2015 in order to audition during lunch. Please see Mr. Hodges, Ms. Santiago, or Ms. Smith for more information.

herman3.hodges@pgcps.org

 
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  Superhero Math!  
 

Multiply your student’s excitement for math in a fraction of the time with the addition of this exciting new math assembly! Joe Romano cuts his arm in 3 equal pieces to teach the concept of thirds. Students have to guess how many prizes are in the magic gumball machine, a great lesson in estimation. Other segments include Order of Operation, Measurement, Probability and more! "Superhero Math!" is the mightiest math show on the planet!

The students LOVED the Superhero Math Assembly on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Below is a snapshot of the students' experience:

 
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