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PASTRIES WITH THE PRINCIPAL

CMIT ELEMENTARY AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS 15-16

CMIT ELEMENTARY OCTOBER TESTING CALENDAR 15-16

Picture Day Attire

SAVE THE DATES

3rd Grade Social Changes: What To Expect

4th Grade Social Changes: What To Expect

5th Grade Social Changes: What To Expect

Help Your Gifted Child Succeed in School

Tips for Succeeding on the Testing Day

Fifth grade

PE NEWS

News from your PTO

FAQs

 
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  PASTRIES WITH THE PRINCIPAL  
 

Pastries with the Principal is an opportunity for parents to converse with the principal. Parents and the principal will brainstorm new ideas and voice concerns about CMIT-Elementary while enjoying breakfast refreshments.

The following dates/classes have been scheduled:

October 27, 2015 - 5th Grade
October 28, 2015 - Santiago & Snyder
October 29, 2015 - Cooper & Leslie
November 3, 2015 - 4th Grade
November 4, 2015 - Hutchins & Marsh
November 5, 2015 - Rhodes & Starks
November 16, 2015 - 3rd Grade
November 17, 2015 - Hartman & Nick
November 18, 2015 - Olatunji & Trippe

Breakfast treats will be available at 8 a.m. All conversations will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m. and the location will be sent via email or Class Dojo depending on the amount of RSVPs or announced upon arrival. All parents should RSVP via emailed invite.

Mrs. Respass

 
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  CMIT ELEMENTARY AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS 15-16  
 

Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Please read carefully before to enroll your students to CMIT ELEMENTARY after-school clubs.

After- school club information
**** The after school clubs sign-up due date is on October 19, 2015.
The sign-up link will be post in our website on October 2, 2015 and send via e-mail. You may also contact your home-room teacher for the link. ****

******The after school clubs begin on October 26, 2015.******

We are requesting you not to sign-up more than one club. If there is a free spot available by October 26.You may contact club supervisors to request for the second club enrollment. Sign-up more than one club can be the reason of your student’s dis-enrollment from all clubs.

The clubs supervisor will be in charge for club enrollment, dis-enrollment, club location, date, time etc.… Please contact your club supervisor for any questions related to the clubs after enrollment.

After-school club guidelines

1. Attendance at all meetings is mandatory (except for sickness). Each student will be allowed to miss two club meetings each semester (consecutively). The third absence will result in the student’s removal from the club.

2. Students must be picked up from each meeting on time at the drop-off location (Cafeteria). TWO LATE PICKUPS WILL END THE STUDENT’S MEMBERSHIP.

3. All clubs are dismissed at 04:00 pm.

4. Students are expected to follow all club rules and behavior expectations. Failure to follow will result in dismissal from that club. One written warning will be sent home for parent signature. Club sponsor will be informed of inappropriate behavior in the classroom and the student will be dismissed from the club.

5. Failure to meet academic expectations in the classroom will result in dismissal from a club.


Club Volunteers

If you would like to offer a club as a volunteer, please send an e-mail to programcoordinator@cmitelementary.org until October 1,2015.


CLF Sponsored Club Payment

• CLF sponsored Lego, Basketball and Soccer Clubs are paid by semester. There will be a new enrollment for the Semester II.


*The parents/ guardians must pay the club fee after the enrollment if the club is sponsored by Chesapeake Light House Foundation.( Due date – October 26,2015)

Please write your checks to Chesapeake Light House Foundation and return the front desk ( Ms.Virgil- evirgil@cmitelementary.org )

Program Coordinator

 
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  CMIT ELEMENTARY OCTOBER TESTING CALENDAR 15-16  
 

CMIT Testing Schedule for the SY2015-2016

OCTOBER TESTING DATES

*Schedule is tentative, because dates are subject to change.


SMI (SCHOLASTIC MATH INVENTORY)- 2ND GRADE OCTOBER 5TH
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OLSAT – 1ST GRADE TAG IDENTIFICATION PRACTICE
OCTOBER 5TH
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SMI (SCHOLASTIC MATH INVENTORY)- 2ND GRADE
OCTOBER 6TH
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OLSAT – 1ST GRADE TAG IDENTIFICATION
OCTOBER 6TH
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OLSAT – 1ST GRADE TAG IDENTIFICATION
SMI (SCHOLASTIC MATH INVENTORY)- 4TH GRADE
OCTOBER 7TH
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SMI (SCHOLASTIC MATH INVENTORY)- 3RD GRADE
OCTOBER 8TH
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MAPP TESTING MATH- KINDERGARTEN CLASSES
OCTOBER 9TH
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SMI (SCHOLASTIC MATH INVENTORY)- 5TH GRADE
OCTOBER 12TH
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MAPP TESTING MATH- 1st Grade (Marsh & Hutchins)
OCTOBER 13TH
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MAPP TESTING MATH -1st Grade (Starks & Rhodes)
OCTOBER 14TH
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MAPP TESTING ELA- 1st Grade (Marsh & Hutchins)
OCTOBER 19TH
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MAPP TESTING ELA -1st Grade (Starks & Rhodes)
OCTOBER 20TH

MAPP TESTING ELA -2nd Grade (Hartman & Nick)
OCTOBER 21TH
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MAPP TESTING ELA -2nd Grade (Olatunji & Trippe)
OCTOBER 22TH
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MAPP TESTING ELA- KINDERGARTEN CLASSES
OCTOBER 23RD

TESTING DEPARTMENT

 
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  Picture Day Attire  
 

The picture day is scheduled for October 29, 2015. All students in Grades K-2 should wear the burgundy or royal blue CMIT-ES polo. All students in Grades 3-5 should wear the white Oxford CMIT-Elementary shirt the with the tie or the burgundy polo. Students will receive price lists soon. If the students in Grades 3-5 are scheduled for PE on October 29, 2015, then students should bring the PE uniform to change.

Mrs. Respass

 
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  SAVE THE DATES  
 

October 2, 2015 School is Closed for Students
Week of October 5, 2015* SMI Testing (Gr 3-5) Online
October 6, 2015 PGCPS Academic Fairs at 6 p.m. Eleanor Roosevelt HS. Click here for more info.
October 8, 2015 PTO Meeting at 6 p.m.
October 12, 2015 Doughnuts for Dads 8 a.m. (PTO sponsored)
October 14, 2015 PGCPS Academic Fairs at 6 p.m. Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. HS. Click here for more info.
October 16, 2015 School is closed for students & teachers.
October 29, 2015 School Picture Day
October 30, 2015 Storybook Character Day & 2 Hour Early Dismissal (Begins at 12:30 p.m.)

Mrs. Respass

 
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  3rd Grade Social Changes: What To Expect  
 

At this age, friendships and interests outside the family start becoming more important. For further details, please click here:

http://www.schoolfamily.com/school-family-articles/article/872-third-grade-social-changes-what-to-expect

Program Coordinator

 
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  4th Grade Social Changes: What To Expect  
 

Socializing with friends and getting involved in activities outside of school are a big part of being a 4th grader. For further details, please click here:

http://www.schoolfamily.com/school-family-articles/article/870-fourth-grade-social-changes-what-to-expect

Program Coordinator

 
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  5th Grade Social Changes: What To Expect  
 

Kids of this age are seeking more privacy and independence, but they still need their parents to be involved and to set boundaries. For more details, please click here:

http://www.schoolfamily.com/school-family-articles/article/10623-fifth-grade-social-changes-what-to-expect

Program Coordinator

 
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  Help Your Gifted Child Succeed in School  
 

Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Do you wonder whether your child is gifted? Are you in search of ways to make school more meaningful for her/him? For more details, please click here:

http://www.schoolfamily.com/school-family-articles/article/10686-help-your-gifted-child-succeed-in-school

Program Coordinator

 
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  Tips for Succeeding on the Testing Day  
 

Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Please share the tips with your children.

Tip #1
Wake up early so that you do not need to rush through getting ready and having breakfast.

Tip #2
Have a balanced breakfast.

Tip #3
Read all the questions carefully before answering.

Tip #4
Use every minute of the test

Tip #5
Stay calm, you have done your homework and have nothing to fear!

TESTING DEPARTMENT

 
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  Fifth grade  
 

Fifth grade has been very busy this year. They have worked on creating balloon powered cars and have made robotic arms. Fifth graders are off to a great start. Students should complete ten-marks assignments weekly. Students receive homework sheets for math and science every Monday, and the work is due Friday (unless noted differently). Fifth graders have pledged to be drug free! Yay! We will work on hygiene in Health for the first two weeks of October 2015. Please visit our fifth grade website (http://grade5.cmitelementary.org) for photos of scholars who are doing great things. Students will start dividing decimals on September 28, 2015 to give them time to fully understand multiplying decimals. Please make sure your child is completing all assignments. It is already time for progress report grades to go into schoolmax.

Please see the links below to help students master math concepts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaDWOlQw9FQ

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/decimals-pre-alg/multiplying-decimals-pre-alg/v/multiplying-decimals

https://www.mathsisfun.com/multiplying-decimals.html

https://www.mathsisfun.com/dividing-decimals.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/decimals/dividing_decimals/v/dividing-decimals

Mrs. McCain

 
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  PE NEWS  
 

Parents,

It is a very busy time in Physical Education. Students in grades K-2 are currently focusing on locomotor skills and spatial awareness. Students in 3rd grade are currently focusing on leaping and kicking skills. Students in grades 4-5 are focusing on the Fitness Gram assessment.

Class Dojo codes have been sent home with all students. Please connect with me so you can stay up to date with your child's progress in my class. Thank you.

Mr. Hatcher

 
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  News from your PTO  
 

Kid Stuff Sale is OVER!! Please return unpurchased KidStuff Books to the school or payments. There is a white envelope to send payments in. 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 have any questions, please contact erikakelley@gmail.com.
Next PTO Meeting: October 8, 2015 from 6-8pm School Cafeteria. Elections will be held for both the Vice President position and the Correspondence Secretary (Linda Caler is acting right now but will not be running for election).

Pennies for PTO: This starts October 5, 2015. Each classroom will be collecting loose change to donate to the PTO. The class which collects the most will win a special treat from the PTO! Last year it was an ice cream treat. We are in need of plastic one gallon jugs (from milk) for the classrooms. Please send them in clean. Thank you!
Donuts for Dads: October 12, 2015 at 8:00 am in the cafeteria. This is a chance to let our Dads know how much we appreciate them as we serve them Donuts and coffee. Dads will have a chance to stop by their child(ren)'s classrooms after donuts and coffee. Please be looking for an orange flier coming home with your child.

Spirit Night: October 20th, 2015 Spirit Night will be at the Chick-Fil-A located at the Centre at Laurel (Contee and Rt 1), 13600 Baltimore Ave St 600, Laurel, MD 20724

Hospitality Committee: Again this year, the CMIT parents are stocking the Staff Lounges with items from teacher wishlists. Please view the lists online here and indicate if you would like provide an item. Check the list regularly as it will be updated throughout the year. The teachers and staff thank you for your contributions.

Link to Teacher Wislists: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054cafae2bab9-teacher

Box Tops: We are will be collecting the box tops through out the year. Please remember to collect them and send them in with your student.
Giant A+ numbers: This is an easy way to get money for the PTO. If you shop at Giant, every time you shop, Giant will donate to us. Contact us to find out how to do this!

Volunteer Opportunities: There are many options to volunteer with the PTO. We are still looking for Classroom Liaison Parents for some classes. 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 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.
Text Updates via Reminder.com: Text @cmite to 81010

CMIT Elementary PTO

 
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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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