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Issue No. 16 



Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

Henry Ford


CSP Science Fair

Hello CSP Family Members,

The Science Fair is an exciting day for students to share their hard work with family, friends and the public. This year’s Science Fair will be held at Chesapeake Science Point on February 1, 2014. It will take place in the cafeteria and the awards ceremony will take place in the gymnasium. Judging sessions are closed to family members, but all projects will be on display during the Public Viewing session.

Students are supposed to show up 30 minutes prior to their judging session indicated in the below schedule. All students must use the cafeteria entrance and sign in.

There will be one full week dress down day for the students who participate in this event.

Below is the schedule for the day.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                  Judging for 6th grade students in the Cafeteria

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                Judging for 7th grade students in the Cafeteria

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.              Judging for 8th grade students in the Cafeteria

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.                Judging for high school students in the Cafeteria

1:15 p.m. – 2:15pm                     Public Viewing

2:30 p.m.                                  Awards Ceremony for ALL students in the Gymnasium

Please visit the below link for further information:


If you know anyone who would like to contribute to this event as a Judge, please have them sign up through the below link:


Siblings Attending CSP Next School Year (2014-2015)

If you have another child that plans to attend CSP next school year under the sibling policy, please send Ms. O'Brien an email aobrien@mycsp.org with the following information:

First and Last Name of Current Student Attending CSP

First and Last Name of Child You Wish to Attend CSP Next Year

Your First and Last Name

**Please note the sibling policy is for those CSP students that will continue to attend CSP throughout next school year.  An application must also be submitted online for any siblings wishing to attend next year.

Schedule for Next Week

Monday, January 27th                   Make-up Day for January 21st (2-hour early dismissal)

Tuesday, January 28th                   Make-up Day for January 22nd (2-hour early dismissal)

Wednesday, January 29th School is closed for students – Semester Break

Girls Basketball Game – CSP vs. Arundel @ 4:00 pm

8th Grade - Parent High School Information Night @ 6:00 pm

Thursday, January 30th School is closed for students – Semester Break

Friday, January 31st First day of 2nd semester / 3rd Quarter

Star Student Luncheon @ 11:30 am – December Theme: Responsibility

Boys Basketball Game – CSP vs. Southern @ 4:00 pm

Saturday, February 1st CSP 9th Annual Science Fair

There will be no after school clubs next week due to exams so please make the proper arrangements with your children for after school.

Candy Bar Fundraiser

SUPPORT CSP - Candy Bar Fundraiser Still Needs Attention:

At this point we have only sold enough candy bars to pay for the ones we ordered.

We still have many boxes left to sell.

If you are able to continue selling more candy bars, please contact the front desk.

College Students and Textbooks

Next week is the deadline to return all AACC textbooks.  Please encourage your child to turn in their book if they have not done so already.

We must prepare for next semester and need either the cost of the textbook reimbursed or the textbook returned to us.  You child should take their textbooks to Ms. O'Brien directly.

If you need to replace the textbook because your child has lost it, please contact Ms. O'Brien for the cost.

If we do not receive your child’s textbook by next Friday, you will receive a bill in the mail.


CSP's first spring play,

"The Seussification of R and J"

Will take place April 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

It's sure to be a giant hit!

Tickets will sell fast like lightning,

The play stars Romeo bumbalooning!

Save the date, for the play,

Come and watch a performance that day!

Save the date!

Art Contest to Support the School Play

This spring, CSP will be hosting a school play. Any and all interested student artists are invited to submit their art for use on the playbill or tee-shirt. Please see the attached flyer for rules and regulations. All entries are due February 7th.

CSP Athletics

To CSP Community,

CSP boys and girls basketball teams continue their success on and off the court.  I have been very proud of the way our teams have prepared themselves off the court and the determination and courage they have shown on the court.  Our students have shown their school pride by showing up to root on our teams.  This has been a very rewarding and positive experience for everyone.  I have had numerous conversations with parents from other schools that have come to the games.  They are all very impressed with our progress and have asked me, “How do I get my child into this school.” What a compliment!

The basketball season only has about a month left.  The girls have three games left and the boys have five games remaining.  Please come out and root on your CSP Tigers as they look to continue their first season ever.

Please see the CSP website for game information.


We will be moving forward with our second Track and Field season this spring.  All spring sports start on March 1st.  Anyone interested in joining the Track team, please see Mr. Stedman.  We will be having another team meeting after exams.  So far, we have over 50 students signed up!!  Should be a great season!

I wanted to send out a special THANK YOU to all of our athletic volunteers.  We have had so many help with basketball concessions and taking tickets.  Our volunteer and concession leader, Ruth Lurz, has done an amazing job of organizing this group.  Thank you!  I could not do this without you guys!


Attention All Seniors!!!

Cap & Gown Order Information will be available at the upcoming Senior Information Night being held on Tuesday, February 4th at 6:00 pm.

There will be important information pertaining to seniors available plus a representative from Balfour to take orders for cap and gowns.

Second Semester Elective Courses

Second Semester Elective Course Request Forms due 1/31/2014

On Friday, 1/24/2014, High School students were given Second Semester Elective Course Request Forms. You can have on online access to this form from the below link:


Please, read the directions and fill out the form and submit it as soon as possible.

The senior students who would need to be enrolled in a restricted period should submit the Restrictive Course Request form which can be reached from the below link:


Attendance Matters!

Dear Parents and guardians,

It has been noted that there are arising attendance concerns. As stated in the Parent Handbook, page 14, increased attendance problems may result in the denial of credit for the semester. "The Lawful Causes of Absence" are also listed on the same page.

Below are some highlights of AACPS Attendance Policy:

Whenever your child is absent, you must provide a note of explanation to the school with-in three days of your child's return to school. Absences due to illness in excess of five consecutive days require a physician's note.

A student who misses six or more days of school in a semester is considered "excessively absent". At the secondary level, excessive absences may result in the denial of credit for the semester.

Here is a link for the parent handbook: