First grade is in need of donations of hand sanitizer, tissues, and sandwich bags. If you can help out, please send them in with your scholar! Thank you!
Dear Parent/Guardian of First Grade Students:
First grade students in our school will be taking the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT 8) on January 24th – 26th, 2017. The OLSAT is a verbal and non-verbal measure of abstract thinking and reasoning ability.
This test is given each year to first grade students in order to assist schools in making placement decisions for the Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program. Results of this test are only one factor used to identify students for the TAG Program. Other factors include student achievement, teacher ratings in academics, creativity, task commitment, and other data relevant to individual students.
Please avoid appointments that may take your child out of school during this time period. Also, it will help your child perform best if he or she comes to school with a positive attitude, a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast.
Results will be available in March, 2017.
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation
Black History Month Essay & Poster Contest 2017
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) is very excited to announce that we are sponsoring a Black History Month Essay Contest. This contest will challenge the students and help teach them about significant contributions that African Americans from Maryland have made in shaping the United States today.
The divisions are as follows: High School (HS) Middle School (MS) Upper Elem. 4 – 5 (UE) Lower Elem. K – 3 (LE) (Poster Contest)
The theme of the contest is: A recognition of the role of African American Marylanders in shaping the United States today. The deadline for submission is February 16, 2017 to your student’s Language Arts Teacher. CLF will have 3 winners from each division who will receive a $50 gift card. Student winners and their parents will be invited to a reception hosted by CLF on February 28, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm. One honorary mention will be asked to read their essay or present their poster submission at the reception. Refreshments will be served and special guests, including students’ teachers, school principals, and board members, will be in attendance.
Poster (Grades K-3): A recognition of the role of African American Marylanders in shaping the United States today.
Scoring Rubric :
• Poster should be 18×14 inches
• Illustrates a significant African American from Maryland • Illustrates the contribution
• Colorful and creative
• Poster should have a caption of at least three sentences, but no more than 10 to include who, what, and how the person contributed to shaping history.
Transfer of Rights: Each applicant and his/her parent or guardian must agree to give all rights to the submitted artwork, including copyright, to the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation. This transfer of rights will allow CLF, at a minimum, to reproduce, distribute, and display your artwork. The winner’s submission may be duplicated in various mediums and used to promote Black History Month. This means that when you submit your artwork to participate in this contest, your artwork will become the property of CLF and will not be returned.
If you are interested in volunteering to judge please complete the form in the link below. Remember that our parents are one of the reasons why CMIT Elementary is a great place to learn and grown. We need your support to make this event successful.
On Friday, February 3, 2017, we will celebrate our 100th day of school! We would love to celebrate with a dress down day featuring a shirt complete with 100 items. Each child should make a shirt representing 100 days. Students can paint, draw, sew, glue, etc. Be creative! Some ideas include, but are not limited to:
-100 googly eyes
-100 pom poms
If students choose not to participate, then they shall wear their CMIT uniform!
We can’t wait to see how creative our scholars can be!
Happy New Year to all! Welcome to 2017! We hope that everyone enjoyed their winter break and are ready for our return to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Thank you to all parents who volunteered and contributed to our gingerbread house making.
Please remember that all STEM Fair projects are due on Tuesday, January 3. Late projects will not be accepted into the STEM Fair.
On Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., we will be making Gingerbread Houses. The purpose of this event is to focus on 3D shapes.
Students will be tasting and handling graham crackers, gummy bears, Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms, coconut flakes, pretzels, Smarties, Twizzlers, jelly beans, peppermint candy, York Peppermint Patties, paper plates, gum drops, popsicle sticks, plain M&Ms, Skittles, Hershey Kisses, and icing.
Sign up genius links will be sent to parents via email this week.
Each student will need to bring in an item from the sign up genius list and a container of icing by December 20, 2016.
Parents are invited to attend. Please speak with your child’s classroom teacher to sign up.
REMINDER: Please remember that you must have your fingerprints/background check submitted to the front office to participate in classroom events.
The link below is to the STEM Fair Packet. We are not sending home paper packets this year. STEM Fair Projects are due on January 3, 2017. Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions. Also, please do not forget to send the topic of the project to your child’s teacher for approval.
This is just a reminder that we are going on our field trip to Port Discovery on Friday, November 18, 2016. If you have not yet turned in your field trip money, please do so as soon as possible. Also, if you want to chaperone, please remember to turn in your background check/fingerprints to Ms. Powers in the front office. All chaperones will need to pay $25.00 to attend and may possibly have to drive themselves. We will know how many chaperone seats are available on the bus by Monday, November 14.