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THANK YOU, PARENTS!

CLF Enrichment

Nepal Eartquake Relief

Summer Enrichment Program

SUMMER-2015 INTERNATIONAL TRIP

PTO News

Follow CMIT Elementary on Twitter

PE News

Fifth grade

4th Grade

3rd Grade News

2nd Grade News

1st Grade

Kindergarten

Music News

SAVE THE DATES

Theatre & FLL/Robotics Cancelled

CMIT-Elementary Presents

CMIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER

 
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  THANK YOU, PARENTS!  
 

TO THE PTO BOARD/MEMBERS AND PARENTS:

WE WANT TO EXTEND OUR GRATITUDE FOR YOUR ENDLESS SUPPORT AND SIGNS OF APPRECIATION DURING TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! THE FLOWERS, BOOKS WITH STUDENT PICTURES/NOTES OF APPRECIATION, THE THANK YOU CARDS, GIFT CARDS, PENS, LUNCH, BREAKFAST, RECESS/LUNCH COVERAGE AND CUSTOMIZED CUPS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! WE HAVE CERTAINLY ENJOYED HAVING YOU IN THE BUILDING THIS WEEK!!!

1 Leeta Brown volunteer/recess
2 Fred Bryant recess coverage
3 Linda Caler PTO/Volunteer/baked beans & hamburger buns
4 Jeffrey Caler volunteer/recess
5 Jamise Dixon recess coverage
6 Christina Fergerson recess coverage
7 Harriet Forkuoh pizza & sodas
8 Celisa Glasper recess coverage
9 Delna Gray PTO/Volunteer
10 Erika Kelley PTO/Volunteer
11 Patricia Kingston cole slaw
12 Mary Kuyateh cupcakes
13 Shola Lawal fruit punch & iced tea
14 Petal Leate curry chicken / white rice
15 Lysonia Percival vegetarian baked beans
16 Rhonda Phillip recess coverage
17 LaPonda Salisbury PTO/volunteer (TAW committee)
18 Dorothy Simmons Baked Beans
19 Stephanie Simpson cole slaw
20 Tooki Sise cakes
21 Nichole Ward volunteer/recess/cookies
22 Janin Willis recess coverage 23 Damita Wray volunteer/recess


A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE PARENTS WHO SERVED ON THE SITE VISIT PANEL!!! WE ARE SO HAPPY THAT YOU REPRESENTED AND SPOKE ON BEHALF OF CMIT-ELEMENTARY! 1 Adekunle Adegorusi
2 Leeta Brown
3 Fredrick Bryant
4 Linda Caler
5 Delna Gray
6 Sherise Holden
7 Boris Johnson
8 Patricia Kingston
9 Erika Kelley
10 Greg Russell
11 Matthew Salisbury
12 Dorothy Simmons
13 Ecola Virgil
14 Nichole Ward
15 Damita Wray

FOREVER GRATEFUL,

MRS. RESPASS & THE CMIT-ES TEAM

 
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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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  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 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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  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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  PTO News  
 

• The PTO Exec Board would like to thank all the parent volunteers for your help and support during the ‘Teacher Appreciation Week’. We would also like to thank our corporate sponsors for donations - Giant Foods, Chick-Fil-a and Panera Bread.

• 5th Grade Graduation Money ($25) is due Monday, May 11. Make your check payable to “CMITES PTO”.

• Save the Date - June 11, 2015 for the CMIT Elementary Fit & Fun Field Day!!!

Plan to take a day off from work and join us for our Fit & Fun Field Day. We will have a Jog-a-thon fundraiser with prizes for the top fundraisers, a moon bounce, games, food and lots of fun.
Look for information coming home next week.

We really need your help to make this a fun successful event for the students!

PTO Exec Board ~ cmitespto@gmail.com

 
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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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  PE News  
 

BOKS will be cancelled on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. We will resume normal activities on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Please stop by my website for Physical Education updates. cmitpe.weebly.com

mhatcher@cmitelementary.org

 
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  Fifth grade  
 

We are very excited to announce that Mrs. Mccain's homeroom was selected as one of three finalist in PGCPS to go to National Review for SSEP Mission 8. Both classes are to be commended for their work and dedication in submitting their proposals. If selected as a finalist, our experiment will be performed by NASA astronauts while in space.
Mark your calendars because our fifth grade Camp Schmidt trip is June 4 and 5, 2015 and our promotion ceremony is June 15, 2015.
Mrs. Mccain and Mr. Mogilski would like to THANK THE PARENTS and PTO FOR MAKING TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK SPECIAL!
In math, students are working on converting customary measurements. Have a great week!


Bmccain@cmitelementary.org

 
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  4th Grade  
 

Students will continue to work on their ecosystems in science. They are also working really hard on their immigration unit for reading. Social Studies we will begin talking about Economics and Constitution of Maryland.
Parents and Students please review uniform policy this weekend. We need to ensure every child is in their required uniform.
A HUGE thank you to all for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation week!! We are truly grateful and appreciate everything.

dweaver@cmitelementary.org

 
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  3rd Grade News  
 

THANK YOU PARENTS FOR MAKING TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK SO WONDERFUL!

The third grade students worked on finishing our Colonial Times unit in Language Arts by writing a comparative essay. In math, we have started learning about capacity and measurement. You can find our new unit on pearsonsuccessnet.com and click on topic 15.

In science and social studies we are continuing our study of energy and a our growing nation. This week we largely focused on light energy and new ways to travel. The social studies book can be found online at myworldsocialstudies.com

Please return field trip forms!

kalyn.fisher@pgcps.org

 
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  2nd Grade News  
 

The Second Graders are hard at work learning lots of things as we finish out the year with a BANG! In Math, we are learning about geometry. In Reading we are sequencing events in a story and comparing and contrasting in addition to daily reading comprehension activities. In Science we are learning about various life cycles. In Social Studies we are using a variety of sources to form an understanding of our past. In writing we are learning how to write an opinion piece on a topic as well as how to write letters.

Special thanks to all the parents and students who helped to make Teacher Appreciation Week so special for Miss Marsh and Mr. Trippe!

Please remember to turn in your permission slips and money for our upcoming field trip to the Baltimore Aquarium on June 4th.

Please refer to the section on uniforms in the handbook as Administration will cracking down on uniform violations beginning next week. If you have any questions, please contact the front desk.

We are looking for volunteers who can assist with cutting some laminated card-stock shapes for our unit on geometry. We are making some additional manipulatives for classroom centers and small group work. If you would be willing to take home a page and are agile with your fingers, please send us a Class Dojo message and we will GLADLY send you home with a sheet of laminated shapes and a ziplock bag! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!!!

mmarsh@cmitelementary.org, etrippe@cmitelementary.org

 
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  1st Grade  
 

This week in first grade: In Language Arts, our essential question is How do things get built? Students will be talking and reading about different structures and how they are built. Our spelling words will focus on words spelled with oi and oy. Some of our other focuses will include abbreviations, prepositions and prepositional phrases, syllables, and adjectives that compare. In Math, we will be estimating, measuring and comparing lengths using standard and non-standard units of measuring. In Science, we are focusing on the essential question: How do living and non-living things interact with their environment? We will be exploring how the features of plants and animals help them survive in different environments.

Be sure to check Class Dojo!

Websites to practice essential skills:

www.starfall.com
www.ABCya.com

www.coolmath-games.com

First grade is looking for donations of tissues, pencils, and hand sanitizer for our classrooms!

Ms. Rhodes, Ms. Osawaru, and Ms. Smith

cortney.rhodes@pgcps.org

 
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  Kindergarten  
 

Mrs. Graver and Ms. Santiago would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU TO THE PARENTS FOR ALL THE LOVE DURING TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! We are so overwhelmed by it all. Special thank you to the PTO for doing such a fantastic job organizing, and for making us feel truly spoiled! You rock!

***We are still missing money for cap and gowns! If you have not done so, please send $20 to your teacher with the promotion form! If you have lost the form or are having financial difficulty, please contact your teacher ASAP.***

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 subtraction. We will spend this month 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. We are also learning about matter and mixtures! We will identify different forms of matter and learn how it can change and mix.

Social Studies: We are learning about goods and services.

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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  Music News  
 

3rd grade is starting to create their own recorder compositions where they will be learning to write a short song to be performed for the class.

Kindergarten and first grade (and soon second grade) will be studying the musical story "Peter and the Wolf" by Prokofiev.

4th and 5th are either in the midst or just finishing their recorder compositions. Ms. McCain and Ms. Weaver's class has already had l their performances and just finished copying their composition to staff paper like a real composer. Mr. Mogilski's class will be having their performance Friday May 8, 2015 and Ms. Watkis's class at a soon TBA date.

cgates@cmitelementary.org

 
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  SAVE THE DATES  
 

PLEASE PLACE THE FOLLOWING DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR WHEN APPLICABLE TO YOUR CHILD & GRADE LEVEL:

  • May 11, 2015 Assembly: Wacky Science

  • May 13, 2015 CLASS PICTURES at 8:30 AM ***3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders should wear the white oxford dress uniform top.*** May 14, 2015 3rd Quarter Awards Ceremony, Student of the Month Luncheon, & Lego Night

  • May 18, 2015 - May 29, 2015 EOY MAP Testing

  • May 25, 2015 MEMORIAL DAY - PGCPS SCHOOLS & BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED. May 27, 2015 Open House for Prospective students & parents at 6:30 P.M.

  • May 28, 2015 First Annual Talent Show at 6 P.M. ($3)

  • June 9, 2015 Assembly: Animal Adaptations

  • June 15, 2015 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

  • June 19, 2015 Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony


PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

Mrs. Respass

 
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  Theatre & FLL/Robotics Cancelled  
 

Theatre and FLL/Robotics will be cancelled on Thursday, May 14 due to staff meeting.

Last meeting for both clubs will be May 21.

-Ms. Santiago/Ms. Avsar

 
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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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  CMIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER  
 

"Dear Parents,

Our number one job at CMIT Elementary is to provide your child with the best positive learning experience in a safe environment. We work each day to encourage students to be successful at their job of learning. We ask that you do the same by supporting our standardized dress (school uniform) .We believe standard dress has a positive impact on students’ learning and behavior in and around the school, serves to unite students, increases school pride.

Sincerely,
Erkan DERIN
Program Coordinator

You may find the school uniform policy in our website under students tab.

1. Shoes must be closed-toed dress shoes or athletic shoes only and solid black in color. No patterns or special designs (markings, tassels, checkered, plaid, etc.) are permitted.

2. Pants and shorts must be worn with black belt (cargo style pants or shorts not allowed)
3. Pants or shorts must be either medium dark khaki or solid navy blue in color.

Skorts and Skirts: (No dresses)
Solid navy blue or khaki in color, no shorter than knee length
Knee high socks or tights are allowed, only plain solid blue, black, plain solid burgundy or plain solid white.

Top Options for Girls and Boys:

4. CMIT ELEMENTARY polo shirts must be a pique or jersey fabric in burgundy or royal blue. These polo shirts can be either short sleeve or long sleeve. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
5. Other non-CMIT jackets or windbreakers with a hood may not be worn in the school building – they need to be placed in the lockers.
The PE uniform may be and must be worn on assigned physical education days only. The entire gym uniform must be worn as stated below.
6. Gym Shirt: Solid blue in color with CMIT ELEMENTARY school logo on front.
7. Pants: Solid black in color (sweat pant or mesh material) with no stripes. No designs, logos, emblems, stripes, etc. of any kind except assigned CMIT ELEMENTARY 
logo.
8. Shorts: Solid black in color (sweat pant or mesh material),
a. No designs, logos, emblems, stripes, etc. of any kind except CMIT 
ELEMENTARY logo (No shorter than knee length)


9. Gym Shoes
Tennis shoes/sneakers (any color)
Fully laced through all eyelets and tied, if applicable
10. Socks 
Plain solid white in color
11. If parents choose not to purchase the uniform from the suggested vendor, they may do so as long as the uniform clothing purchased matches identically the same style, color, and color tone.

12. All uniform tops must have the CMIT logo embroidered on the left upper.

Should a student’s uniform not comply with the uniform dress code, they will be considered in violation. Students who violate the uniform code will be allowed to call home for an appropriate change of clothing after obtaining administrator approval.

1. Sample list of consequences for minor uniform violations:
A. First violation: Parent contact via, telephone, e-mail or text message.
Administrators may prefer to remove classroom privileges from the student.

B. Second violation: Parent contact via, telephone, e-mail or text message. Uniform violation log must be completed by the student.
Parent contact and/or conference, loss of privileges, detention, in school suspension, etc. may be part of the consequences.
C. Third violation: Detention and/or in school suspension
D. Fourth and subsequent violations: Administration will administer a disciplinary consequence in accordance with the PGCPS Code of Student Conduct. This disciplinary consequence may result in out of school suspension. The severity of the infraction and the student’s willingness to cooperate with school officials and adhere to the standards of the dress code will be factored into disciplinary consequence.

Certain uniform violations may cause student to wait for their parents to come with appropriate clothing.

Program Coordinator

 
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