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Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade News

CLF Enrichment

Nepal Earthquake Relief

SUMMER-2015 INTERNATIONAL TRIP

3rd Grade News

4th Grade

Fifth grade

SAVE THE DATES

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

2nd Grade News

PTO News

PE News

PTO News

Follow CMIT Elementary on Twitter

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

CMIT-Elementary Presents

 
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  Kindergarten  
 

Reminder for those students in club - there will no longer be clubs for the remainder of the year. Hope you had fun!

Reading/Language Arts: Our story this week is Alistair and Kip's Great Adventure. 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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  1st Grade  
 

This week in first grade: In Language Arts, our essential question is Who helps you? Students will be talking and reading about the people in their lives who help them. Our spelling words will focus on the /ô/ sound, spelled a, aw, au, augh, and al. Some of our other focuses will include pronouns and possessive pronouns. In Math, we will continue our unit in Geometry. We will be building with 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

cortney.rhodes@pgcps.org

 
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  2nd Grade News  
 

The Second Grade has been busy at school this week. MAP testing began during our scheduled Technology class and will continue into next week during that same time slot. Parents can help their children perform to the best of their abilities by seeing that all children get a proper night sleep, exercise after school, and enjoy a healthy dinner and proper breakfast each day.

Thank you to all who have brought in the field trip permission slips and payment for our trip to the Baltimore Aquarium set for Thursday, June 4th. If you have not yet sent that in, please do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. All payments and permission slips MUST be received no later than Friday, May 29th.
In Reading we are continuing to study tall tales and fables focusing on sequencing events in a story and studying how characters react to different challenges.

In Math we are continuing our unit on Geometry. Please look up the website: www.mathisfun.com and click on the Geometry unit. Scroll below the tabs called plane shapes, solid geometry, point, line, etc... you will come to a tab called plane geometry. Locate the "interactive activity" with triangles and quadrilaterals and let your child explore! There is also a fun part called "shapes freeplay" where you and your child can build all sorts of polygons and decide if they are quadrilaterals. Please initiate a family discussion as to why or why not the shapes you create are quadrilaterals and provide evidence to support your answers.

Special thanks to all the parents who took the time out of their schedules to attend the recorder recital on Wednesday, May 20th sponsored by our music teacher, Mrs. Gates. It was a delight to see the students beam with pride as they played their individual song on their recorder!

Please remember to keep reading every night, completing our weekly homework packets, and studying for our weekly spelling tests, in addition to getting your child to school on time each day as we work our way through our 4th and final quarter of 2nd grade.

mmarsh@cmitelementary.org, etrippe@cmitelementary.org

 
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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-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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  3rd Grade News  
 

The students have been really excited about our upcoming Invention Convention! Please bring in all materials that your student will need to create their invention, as well as make a poster advertisement.

The students have begun reading and responding to the folk tale, "Fly Eagle Fly." We have discussed sound energy and electric energy in Science. Besides our social studies project, the students concluded their social studies unit "A Growing Nation," by taking an assessment. In math, we have begun a small unit on graphing and plotting. We will finish the year with reviewing past units of time elapsing and work on quickening our multiplication and division facts.

ALL FIELD TRIP FORMS ARE DUE May 29, 2015!

kalyn.fisher@pgcps.org

 
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  4th Grade  
 

Congratulations to Sydney Wynn and Leah Meija for doing an outstanding at the PGCPS Kids for STEM Fair! Please continue to have students take responsibility for completing their homework in a timely manner. Have a wonderful 3-day break!

dweaver@cmitelementary.org

 
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  Fifth grade  
 

Fifth grade is very excited about our trip to Camp Schmidt. Please check with your child's teacher for departure/return details. Students will be able to purchase a shirt from Camp Schmidt for $10. Our promotion ceremony will be on June 15, 2015. Parents may arrive at 8:45 a.m., and our ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Our fifth graders will start our financial literacy unit. They will be selling concession items at the talent show. Please support our fifth graders.
Thank you!

Bmccain@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 18, 2015 - May 29, 2015 EOY MAP Testing
  • May 25, 2015 MEMORIAL DAY - PGCPS SCHOOLS & BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED. May 26, 2016 4th Quarter Progress Reports Released 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 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

 
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  CONGRATULATIONS!!!  
 

Congratulations to fifth grader ALYSSA PHILLIP as one of four nominees for the Prince George's County Board of Education STUDENT ARTIST AWARD! Alyssa was recognized at Awards Night on May 21, 2015 at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The Student Artist Award honors a student who not only excels in academics but also in a performing arts field (i.e. drama, music, dance, etc.). The student demonstrates a high level of passion and commitment to his/her artistry.

Mrs. Respass

 
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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.

mmarsh@cmitelementary.org, etrippe@cmitelementary.org

 
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  PTO News  
 

• The May PTO meeting is 5/19 at 6:30pm in the cafeteria or call (641) 715-3580 Meeting ID: 777-757-831.

• Nomination/Election for the Vice President position will be held at the next meeting, if you are interested send an email to the PTO.

• Fit & Fun Field Day will be on June 11, 2015. Please contact the PTO if you would like to volunteer! More information to come.

PTO Exec Board ~ cmitespto@gmail.com

 
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  PE News  
 

We are in the process of planning Field Day. Stay tuned.....

This week, Grades K-3 will continue to focus on recreational activities. The purpose of the unit is to motivate students to participate in physical activity outside of school. Students in Grades 4-5 will continue to focus on the FitnessGram assessment. The fitness components for this week are muscular strength/endurance and flexibility.

Have a healthy and productive week!

mhatcher@cmitelementary.org

 
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  PTO News  
 

The June PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. There’s also a call in option – (641) 715-3580, Meeting ID: 777-757-831.

Elections for the Vice President position will be held next school year in October 2015. If you’re interested, please send an email to the PTO at cmitesPTO@gmail.com and visit the website for information about the position.

CMIT Elementary first Fit & Fun Field Day will be held on June 11, 2015. It is an all-day event and volunteers are needed. Sign up here if you’re interested: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4aafac28a2fe3-fitfun.

Visit cmitespto.weebly.com for more information.

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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  CONGRATULATIONS!!!  
 

We salute...

ZION BARNETT-GAY
ALSTON GEORGES
PAMELA IKEGWU
LEAH MEJIA
JASMINE WILSON
SYDNEY WYNN

....for representing CMIT-ES in the PGCPS Kids for STEM Fair. The following awards were granted: Alston - 1st place in 5th grade Physics and Astronomy and Special Awards Jasmine - Honorable Mention
Leah - 2nd place in Environmental Science Sydney - 1st place in the 4th Grade Category, the Top Chemistry Award and the GRAND PRIZE Award!!!
Zion - 2nd place in Animal Science

Mrs. Respass

 
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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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