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Immunization Records

Hello from your PTO!

Congratulations to Mrs. Santiago's Kindergarten Class

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS

Counselors Corner!

SAVE THE DATES

Student Drop-Off & Dismissal Tips

SRI TESTING (3rd through 5th Grades)

September 14, 2015 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

FAQs

 
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  Immunization Records  
 

ATTENTION: All Kindergarten and STUDENTS NEW to PGCPS (Prince George's County Public Schools)

Please SUBMIT updated Immunization Records for your student. All paperwork is due NOW!!! If there are questions, please call 240.573.7240 and ask for Nurse Hartzell.

Nurse Hartzell

 
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  Hello from your PTO!  
 

Last week marks the start of our Kid Stuff Sale!! KidStuff Books went home on Tuesday September 1, 2015. This is an awesome fundraiser as 50% of the price of the book funds the PTO! We have approximately 400 students. If each student's family purchased one book, that would about $5000.00 for our PTO! We know that not every family will purchase one and there are several families with more than one student attending CMIT ES. We just wanted everyone to know what an amazing fundraiser this is!!

Payment can be made via cash or check by using the included white envelope. They can also pay via PayPal to cmitespto@gmail.com. PayPal payments should be sent using the friends and family option with the student's name noted. Each book is $25. If you purchase 5 books you get a 6th at no additional cost. If you are not going to keep the book, please return it back to school.

September 22nd ~ Spirit Night - Sweet Frog:
Location:
3341 Corridor Marketplace
Laurel, MD 20724
3pm to 9pm
Stop by for a sweet treat after school or dinner. Be sure to let them know you are with CMIT!!

Next PTO Meeting: October 8, 2015 from 6pm - 8pm School Cafeteria** Please note this is a change in date.

Volunteer Opportunities: There are many options to volunteer with the PTO. We are looking for Classroom Liaison Parents for Mrs. Fryson's class and both 5th grades. If you have a skill or talent you'd like to help out, please let us know.

Background Checks/Finger prints: please remember if you are a Classroom Parent Liaison or want to work around the kids, you'll need to have this done. Please turn in the receipt to Ms Virgil.

Contact us:
cmitespto@gmail.com
www.cmitelementarypto.com

Like our FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/CMITElementaryParentTeacherOrganization/timeline - hover over "liked" once you've clicked and you'll get a drop down box - click on "get notifications" so you'll receive updates.

 
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  Congratulations to Mrs. Santiago's Kindergarten Class  
 

Congratulations to Mrs. Santiago's Class for being the first class to buy 100% of their Agenda Books. The class received an Ice Cream Party provided by Mrs. Respass.

Agenda Books are still on sale for $7. Get yours TODAY!

Mrs. Respass

 
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  BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS  
 

Our Back to School Nights on September 9, 2015 and September 10, 2015 were well attended and a huge success. Thanks to our parents for your participation.

The occasion of the evening was a moment for parents to tour the classroom and learn the classroom rituals and routines.

A petition for parent support was presented for the 2016-2017 school year. If interested in showing your support for our teachers and students, please ask about the petition at our front desk. We look forward to seeing you at Pastries with the Principal!

Mrs. Respass

 
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  Counselors Corner!  
 

Hello Tigers!

Please take 2 minutes to fill out this brief survey!

Your answers are 100% anonymous, and 100% invaluable in the information they will provide for me, shaping my energies and efforts in creating the best programs for our CMIT Family!

I promise you will be finished before your coffee is :)

Here is the survey: http://goo.gl/forms/VIbyMkS1I5

Most Appreciated!

Ms. Whitney Ritchie (writchie@cmitelementary.org)

 
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  SAVE THE DATES  
 

September 14, 2015 Rosh Hashanah (No School)
September 15 - October 15, 2015 Spanish American History Month
September 15, 2015 SRI Testing (Gr 3-5)
September 18, 2015 Claire’s Gourmet Fundraiser
September 22, 2015 Spirit Night @ Sweet Frog
Week of September 29, 2015* SMI Testing (Gr 3-5) Online
October 8, 2015 PTO Meeting at 6 p.m.
October 2, 2015 School is Closed for Students

CMIT ES Administration

 
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  Student Drop-Off & Dismissal Tips  
 

CMIT Tigers are considerate of others and cooperate with the process.

DROP-OFF PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS

BEFORE ARRIVING TO SCHOOL:

  • Consider the time and length of the lines.
  • Ensure that your child is able to buckle/unbuckle the seat belt.
  • Place back packs inside the car.

 

DROP-OFF TIPS:

  1. Please drive to the second drive way & follow the line around the building to the cafeteria door.
  2. Consider seating the students in the BACK SEAT on the DRIVER'S SIDE.
  3. Prepare students to have BACK PACKS AND LUNCH BAGS READY to exit the vehicle EFFICIENTLY. (Preparation begins once you see the Stop Signs near the dumpsters.)
  4. Drive down to the closest staff member. NOTE: 4 or 5 cars should drop-off at the same time. 
  5. Keep the vehicle engine running. 
  6. Remain inside the car.
  7. PLEASE, once your child exits, move forward.

 

PICK-UP TIPS:

  • Please drive to the second driveway and follow the LEFT OR RIGHT line around the building to the cafeteria door. 
  • Consider receiving the students in the BACK SEAT on the DRIVER'S SIDE.
  • Keep the vehicle engine running. 
  • Remain inside the car.

 

DRIVE SAFELY & HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

A special THANK YOU all our parents for your tips and suggestions!

 
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  SRI TESTING (3rd through 5th Grades)  
 

Students enrolled in third, fourth, and fifth grades will complete the SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) Test on September 15, 2015. The SRI will provide information about the student's reading comprehension ability. Teachers will use the results to plan, teach, and assess students. Students will retest in January 2016 and May 2016 in order to monitor and demonstrate student progress. We encourage reading daily. So, please take time to listen to your child read and explain their understanding.

Encourage and support your student to read all questions and to Opt to be Scholarly. Also, please ensure that students have a restful evening and a healthy breakfast. We need all third, fourth, and fifth grade students to attend school and promptly report on September 15, 2015.

Signature Lline Mrs. Respass

 
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  September 14, 2015 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS  
 

September 14, 2015 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
All schools and offices are closed. Prince George's County Public Schools celebrates Rosh Hashanah.

 
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  Frequently Asked Questions  
 

Transportation: Student Drop Off /Pick Up and Early Departure
Note: The parents/guardians are responsible for the daily transportation of their child(ren). CMIT-Elementary does not provide transportation during student arrival or student dismissal. Please update the authorized person(s),including the bus company or the childcare business, that will pick up your child(ren)by submitting an email or written notice to the School Registrar, Crystal.Dubon@pgcps.org and the Principal’s Secretary, Stefanie.Powers@pgcps.org.

Q: What is the earliest that I may drop off my child?
A: 7:30 a.m.

Q: Where should we drop off students in the morning?
A: All car riders should be driven to the rear of the building and dropped off at the cafeteria entrance. Parents must remain in the car in order to keep the process constant and mobile. Carpoolers that include 3 or more students may be dropped off at the main office entrance along with the bus riders.

Q: What is the earliest time that I may pick up my student?
A: Student dismissal begins around 2:30 p.m.

Q: What is the latest time that I may pick up my student?
A: Student dismissal ends at 2:55 p.m. Otherwise, students will be sent to Enrichment and charged Enrichment late fees.

Q: Where should we pick up students in the afternoon?
A: All car riders should be picked up in the rear of the building at the cafeteria entrance. Parents must remain in the car in order to keep the process mobile. Please notice the flow of traffic and refrain from stopping in the middle of the pathway. If you need to buckle in your students we ask that you do not block the flow of pick up so that we can dismiss all students in a timely manner.

Q: What is the latest time that I may pick up my student for early departure?
A: Students should be picked up from the Main Office no later than 2:10 p.m. To expedite the process, please send an email to the classroom teacher, the receptionist, Mrs. Virgil, EVirgil@cmitelementary.org the School Registrar, Crystal.Dubon@pgcps.org and the Principal’s Secretary Stefanie.Powers@pgcps.org or submit a handwritten note in order to expedite the process. No advanced notice is needed.

Q: What is the process for walkers?
A: CMIT-Elementary does not recognize walkers since there are no residences within walking distance. Please call the Main Office at 240.573.7240 if you have unique circumstances relevant to the pick up of your child. Please consider that CMIT-Elementary does have a student body of 450 and we are unable to accommodate 450 different unique circumstances.

Uniform Policy
Q: How do I order uniforms?
A: All uniform shirts and tops are handled by the Abstractees. Please call 410.360.1527. All khaki or navy uniform bottoms may be purchased at any retail store that sells uniform pants, shorts (except cargo pants), skorts, etc. Full dresses are not allowed for females. The CMIT-ES logo must show during the school day. The website for Abstractees is http://cmit.abstracttees.com.

Q: When will the uniform policy be enforced?
A: The uniform policy will begin during the first week of school. Please ensure that students are wearing a burgundy or royal blue polo until official uniform tops are received prior to September 21, 2015.

Q: When does the student wear the Physical Education uniform?
A: Please confirm the day of the week that the students enrolled in  Grades 3 – 5 will have the Physical Education class. Then, students report to school and wear the gym uniform all day. Parents may wish to send the students with wipes for sanitary purposes.

Q: Must the uniform shoe have all black?
A: Yes, the shoe worn with the uniform must be black. Students must also wear uninterrupted black during the Physical Education class. No white, no red or any color besides black should appear in the shoes.

Visitations and Volunteers
Q: How does a parent make an appointment to visit a class?
A: Please email EVirgil@cmitelementary.org to request an appointment. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response to the email. All classroom observations will be limited to 15 minutes.

Q: How does a parent volunteer for classroom assistance, chaperone of field trips, etc?
A: Please email the classroom teacher to express an interest in volunteering. The classroom teacher will contact the parent to establish a date, time, and the nature of the task(s). however, we ask that parents participate in a brief orientation sponsored by the PTO prior to volunteering. Please contact the PTO at cmitespto@gmail.com for assistance.

Parent’s Corner

Parent Teacher Conferences
Q: How is a Parent Teacher Conference scheduled?
A: Please email the classroom teacher to request a conference date. The parent will have no more than 30 minutes to meet with the teacher. The conference date scheduled by PGCPS is November 11, 2015. Any other conference requests must be scheduled with the teacher.

Parent Teacher Organization
Q: When will the Parent Teacher Organization Meet?
A: The PTO is scheduled to meet the first Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. except when a holiday, school closing and/or early dismissal has been scheduled. The following dates have been designated for PTO meetings: September 3, 2015; October 8, 2015; November 5, 2015; December 3, 2015; January 7, 2016; February 4, 2016; March 3, 2016; April 7, 2016; May 5, 2016; and June 2, 2016.
Student Academic Performance

Q: How do I know if my student is missing assignments and/or homework? How do I follow up on my student’s progress in the class?
A: Please check the School Max website first. If there are further questions, call 240.573.7240 to leave the teacher a voicemail message and/or email the teacher for information on your child’s academic progress.

Q: To whom do I express my concerns about academics?
A: Please contact the teacher first. If the teacher fails to respond, then contact the Program Coordinator, ProgramCoordinator@cmitelementary.org. The next line of communication is the Trespass@cmitelementary.org.

Home Visits
Q: When will the home visits begin?
A: Parents should submit a request to the teacher. A teacher and/or staff member will contact the parent to schedule a date and time that is convenient for the parent and the CMIT Staff. Note: The home visits are scheduled during afterschool hours if you did not experience a home visit during the summer.

Student Breakfast/Lunch

Breakfast/Lunch
Q: What time does breakfast begin?
A: Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. in the cafeteria. Students arriving at 7:50 a.m. or later should have breakfast prior to being dropped off.

Q: How much are the breakfast/lunch?
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ELEMENTARY (Kindergarten -  5)

 

Daily

Weekly

Monthly

Reduced Price Breakfast

$0.30

$1.50

$6.00

Full Price Breakfast

$1.60

$8.00

$32.00

Reduced Price Lunch

$0.40

$2.00

$8.00

Full Price Lunch

$2.75

$13.75

$55.00

Q: How do I pay for the breakfast/lunch?
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METHODS OF PAYMENT

Cash

Send Cash payment to the school cafeteria so your child’s account can be updated.

Online Payments using a debit or credit card

Visit www.MySchoolBucks.com to set up, review, and add money to your child’s account.

The account balance follows the student as long as they are enrolled in a Prince George’s County Public School.

 

Q: Where can I find the menu for the breakfast/lunch?
A: Please click on the link for the School Menu.

 
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