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APRIL Staff of the Month

APRIL Students of the Month

SUMMER-2015 INTERNATIONAL TRIP

CLF Enrichment

SAVE THE DATES

CMIT-Elementary Presents

Follow CMIT Elementary on Twitter

4th Grade

1st Grade

PE News

Kindergarten

Fifth grade

We Need Books!

3rd Grade News

Mr. Mogilski's Recorder Recital

2rd Grade News

 

 
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  APRIL Staff of the Month  
 

Congratulations to..... Mrs. VIRGIL and Mr. HODGES!

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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  APRIL 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 APRIL!!! The students are recognized during the Friday morning announcements, receive a certificate and have lunch with the principal!!! Congratulations!!!

KINDERGARTEN
Jacqueline Pannell and Angel Adesoji

FIRST GRADE
Amaris Tappin and Rosibel Ortiz

SECOND GRADE
Gbessi Beyan and Bryce Percival

THIRD GRADE
Mikayla Mensah and Adaeze Nwachukwu

FOURTH GRADE
Angela Fokam and Alyssa Leate

FIFTH GRADE
Ebrimah Sise and Alyssa Philip

ART
Chelsea Mbakop

MUSIC
Morgan Virgil

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Oluwabusoye Okunga and Jasmine Wilson

TECHNOLOGY
Chelsea Mbakop

Mrs. Respass & THE CMIT-ES TEAM

 
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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 Summer trip.

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

Mr. Kaya

 
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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.


 
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  SAVE THE DATES  
 

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

  • May 18, 2015 - May 29, 2015 EOY MAP Testing
  • May 25, 2015 MEMORIAL DAY - PGCPS SCHOOLS & BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED. May 27,
  • 2015Open 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 11, 2015 Field Day
  • June 15, 2015 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 19, 2015 Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony

    PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION."

Mrs. Respass & THE CMIT-ES TEAM

 
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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.

Mr. Hodges

 
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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 & THE CMIT-ES TEAM

 
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  4th Grade  
 

Please remind students to complete all homework for all reading and math in a timely manner. Also, review uniform policy with your student as well. The kids have been working really hard on their ecosystem project and very excited to see the final products next week. Thank you for all the support and let's make the last few weeks wonderful.

Ms. Weaver

 
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  1st Grade  
 

This week in first grade: In Language Arts, our essential question is How can we work together to make our lives better? Students will be talking and reading about ways people can work together to make things better. Our spelling words will focus on the /ü/ sound, spelled oo, u, u_e, ew, ue, ui, and ou. Some of our other focuses will include prepositions and prepositional phrases, pronouns, suffixes -ful and -less, and syllables. In Math, we will be starting Unit 11: Introduction to Geometry. We will be distinguishing between defining attributes (ex. triangles are closed and three-sided) vs non-defining attributes (ex. color, orientation, overall size) and building and drawing these shapes. In Science, we are focusing on the essential question: How do living and non-living things interact with their environment? We will be comparing similar features in some animals and plants and explain how each of these enables the organism to satisfy basic needs.

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

 
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  PE News  
 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 will be the last day for BOKS. We have had a great year. I hope that all participants will continue to stay active after BOKS ends.

This week in class, Grades K-3 will continue to participate in recreational activities. Students in grades 4 and 5 will begin the FitnessGram post-test. The test will measure muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. The students will compare their results with the pre-test from the beginning of the school year. Students will also create goals for physical activity based on their results.

Have a healthy and productive week!

Mr. Hatcher

 
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  Kindergarten  
 

***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 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. We will also be learning about home and places people live.

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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  FIRST ANNUAL LEGO NIGHT  
 


CMIT Elementary School is providing a new opportunity for students to show off their creativity and engineering abilities with a Lego Challenge. All submissions will be showcased (and voted on) at our first annual LEGO NIGHT, held on Thursday May 14, 2015 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. See the chart below to find your child’s grade level challenge requirement. Note: Projects must be constructed at home and may not be a prepackaged Lego kit. The key to this challenge is CREATIVITY.

Grade Level : Topic and Challenge : Max # of legos to be used

Kindergarten: Animal: Build your favorite animal : 50

1st Grade Car: Build a cool car : 50

2nd Grade Transport.: Build any type of vehicle : 100

3rd Grade Robot: Build a robot : 100

4th Grade Symbol of MD: Any structure for MD : 200

5th Grade Architecture: Design a Lego structure representing a particular style of 300 architecture.

You may want to research different cultures or time periods to aid in your design.


All entries must:
. Arrive at CMIT Elementary School no later than, May 7st, 2015- Extended to May 11th.
. Be delivered in a shoebox (The student’s name and grade should be clearly written on the box)
. Feature a base for the structure no larger than 6” by 12”

Please remember to follow the Lego piece requirement for each category. All projects will be on display at The LEGO NIGHT on May 14, 2015, however, attendance to the event is not required for entry. Participating students will receive extra credits for Lego and Technology classes.

Mrs. Avsar

 
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  Fifth grade  
 

Fifth graders have received the supplies to start our financial literacy unit. We will sell concession items at the talent show. We are also working on a school store proposal. Our fifth grade Camp Schmidt trip will be on June the 4, 2015 and June 5, 2015. Our Promotion Ceremony will be held on June the 15, 2015! Please make your cap and gown payment of $25 payable to the CMIT PTO. Thank you!

Ms. McCain

 
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  We Need Books!  
 

Please donate new or gently used books, ages 5-12 for the Chesapeake Math and IT Elementary Library.

Nonfiction, Fiction, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Other Reference materials
Please contact: cmitbookdrive@yahoo.com

Ms. Holden

 
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  3rd Grade News  
 

Congratulations to all the Third Quarter Award recipients!

This week we have been working with discovering conflict in nonfiction writing and creating an opinion based essay. We have learned about measurement in math. We are studying Chapter 15, which can be found on the online book at pearsonsuccessnet.com.
In social studies we are focusing on new ways to travel. Lastly, we did a light reflection experiment and have started to talk about electrical energy in science.

All field trip permission slips will be due by May 29, 2015.
Have a great week!

Ms. Fisher

 
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  Mr. Mogilski's Recorder Recital  
 

On Friday May 8, 2015 Mr. Mogilski's 5th grade class performed 3 recorder songs as a group. Then, each child performed his/her own original composition for the class. Each student had a creative title for their song and did well. They worked hard on their compositions over several class periods and will now copy their compositions to staff paper like a real composer. Hopefully, the songs will go home soon for parents to see. Thanks to those parents who were able to attend! Your support is appreciated!

Ms. Gates

 
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  2nd Grade News  
  The Second grade in anxiously awaiting our field trip to the Baltimore Aquarium on Thursday, June 4th. PLEASE remember to send in your money ($30) and signed permission slips as soon as possible. We will be accepting money until Friday, May 29th; but would like it sooner if possible! As a reminder, students may not be invited to attend this trip if they continually misbehave. Please remind your children and have a discussion about what integrity looks like in school.

In Math we are continuing to work on geometry and are exploring both 2 and 3 dimensional shapes. In Science we are learning about life cycles of plants and animals. In Ecology Lab we are learning about different forms of energy. We are wrapping up our Reading unit on creative thinking. In Writing we are working on developing good writers by providing topic sentences, supporting details that are connected to the topic sentence, and concluding sentences that wrap up our topic in our writing.
Upcoming events:
1. SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) Tests will be administered to all Second grade on Wednesday, June 3rd. Please remember to read at home and practice comprehension skills when reading. Please continue to fill out your Reading Logs. Parents, please see that your child is getting proper nutrition, exercise and a good night's sleep during these last weeks of 2nd grade.
2. The May PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 19th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.
3. FIT AND FUN FIELD DAY is scheduled for Thursday, June 11th. PTO is actively seeking volunteers to assist with this event.
 
     
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