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Sunday, 21 September 2014Issue No. 25 


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“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
? Martin Luther King Jr.

Contents


From the College Counseling Office

All parents should have received an access code and directions to sign into Naviance, the website we use to communicate with parents about college selection and all that goes with it.  If you did not receive a code, email Dr. Gonzalez at dgonzalez@aacps.org.  There is lots of important information on Family Connection like college visits, college fairs, standardized test information, scholarships, regional events, etc.  It is important for parents to sign in regularly to keep current of what we are offering students!

Click here to the view the new College Counseling Office page of our website.


From the School Psychologist

Click here to view the new School Psychologist section of the site along with documents


Class Dues Reminder

High school students are required to pay their class dues each year.  You may pay them early if you want but they must be paid by the deadline.  Students should give the class dues directly to Ms. O’Brien.

9th Grade: $15.00 due by September 30th

10th Grade: $25.00 due by November 17th

11th Grade: $35.00 due by February 2nd

12th Grade: $45.00 due by April 27th


Early Dismissals

We ask that students leaving early from school be picked up prior to 2:15 pm.


Morning Arrival

Beginning on Monday, September 22, 2014 students may not enter the building before 8:10 am.  Please do not drop students off before this time because there is no supervision for them.


After School Clubs

All after school clubs are now up and running.  If a student wishes to join a club, please click here for the club change form. Students must be picked up promptly when clubs are over. Parents who are excessively late picking up their children may result in student removal from the club.


Microsoft IT Academy

Chesapeake Science Point is proud to announce that American Council on Education (ACE) has reviewed and recommended the Microsoft Office Specialist Exams for college credit!

Chesapeake Science Point is offering Microsoft Office Course for 7C (MS WORD) and 8th grade (MS WORD/EXCEL) students during the first semester of the school year. The program is based upon the same curriculum as the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam to build the skills students need to succeed at work and the preparation they need to validate those skills and get the jobs they seek. Our goal is to certify all students to become Microsoft Office Excel/Word Specialist. To achieve this goal students and their families are highly encouraged to take the exams which will be offered here at Chesapeake Science Point

Click here to read more about the Microsoft IT Academy.


Science Olympiad

Both the high school and middles Science Olympiad club had a great turn out on Thursday.  Thank you for your interest.  Ms. Beazer and Mr. Hamrum will go through the event request list and build the teams.  If your son or daughter is still interested  in joining the science Olympiad team please ask them to speak to Mr. Hamrum for the Middle School and Ms. Beazer for the High School.  The club will meet three days a week but depending on the event your child signs up will only need to commit 1 day.


Attendance

  • Whenever your child is absent, you must provide a note within 3 days of your child’s return to school. 
  • Pre-Approved Notification of Absence Form – If your child will miss 4 or more days, you have this form filled out and approved at least one week prior to the planned absence.  These are handled on a case-by-case basis and need time for approval.  It is not a guarantee that this will be approved.  The form is located at the front desk.


CSP Star Students

Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School is proud to announce that we are starting up our CSP Star Student Program again!  Every month represents a character trait.  The trait is introduced in the classroom with an explanation of what it means and what it looks like in relationships. At a specific time, each teacher will then email the name of one deserving student who represented the month’s character trait to Mrs. Smith.  These students are recognized publicly to the entire student body. Students will be honored by participating in the Star Student lunch, where they receive a lot of exciting gifts.  Parents/Guardians of these special students are invited to the Star Student Lunch to join in the celebration of good character.

The character trait for September is RESPECT.  The CSP Star Student lunch is scheduled for 9-30-14 at 11:30 a.m. If your child is selected, you will receive an letter inviting you to participate in the great honor!


CSP Media Center Information

The Library Media Center is pleased to announce the additions of several Britannica online databases:

BRITANNICA ACADEMIC EDITION - Specifically designed for the research, Britannica Academic has unique content and tools that make research easier and more productive.

BRITANNICA GLOBAL REFERENCE CENTER - An extensive collection of Encyclopedia Britannica’s foreign language content, offering trustworthy information in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, and French.

BRITANNICA SCHOOL - Contains encyclopedias and related materials for students of all levels. Users can also take advantage of a collection of educational exercises, activities, and study guides.

BRITANNICA SPANISH REFERENCE CENTER -  This site offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school ages and up and Britannica Escolar Online.

Please contact Mr. Stockett, our school's Library Media Specialist, for the required user ID and password for each database.


Saturday Tutoring

At CSP, students are not only challenged but also provided many opportunities to improve themselves academically.   A great example for this is CSP Saturday School which has been a tradition since 2005.

CSP Saturday School is offered for students who look for more challenge, more practice, or a catch up time for whatever is being taught during school days.

In order to successfully continue providing this opportunity, students are expected to follow regular school rules as mentioned in AACPS Student Handbook. Students who are not behaving properly and / or disrupting others may be asked to leave early. Such students may not be eligible for Saturday School in the future as well.

Please make sure  your child has appropriate clothes on (as mentioned in AACPS Student Handbook) and brings necessary school materials on Saturdays.

Saturday class will be from 10:00 am to 12:20 pm.  Students need to be dropped of not earlier than  9:45 am and to be picked up not later than 12:30 pm. Also, Students need to sign up on or before Friday of the scheduled date  so we can determine how many teachers will be needed.

If your child makes the excellent decision of attending Saturday School, please make sure to sign up for the dates.


Here is the link for Saturday School sign up:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA722A6F94-cspsaturday1


Science Fair Help Session

CSP will hold a Science Fair help session tomorrow, September 20th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.  If you need additional help please join us tomorrow morning.


Spanish I

Hola and welcome to our 2014-2015 school year.  Students in Spanish are acclimating themselves with the sounds and rhythms of Spanish.  Our first project involves the study and reproduction of the flag from a country where Spanish is currently or was in the past the official language.  Students have also gained a grasp of some basic commands in Spanish.  We are looking forward to a wonderful and productive school year.


Support Athletics and SAVE Money!!!

CSP Athletics is selling Discount Cards!


It offers savings to 20+ locations including:

  • FREE 2 piece dinner at Popeyes
  • FREE Whopper at Burger King
  • FREE 5 wings at Cluck U Chicken
  • FREE Small cone at Dairy Queen
  • FREE Burger at Hardees
  • FREE Roast Beef at Arbys


and so much more! These savings can be used AGAIN & AGAIN for 1 year!


The card cost only $15 and almost 70% goes back to CSP Athletics!


Cards will be for sale every day next after school in the pick up line!!

Click here to view the front of the card

Click here to view the back of the card

PTSO

Click here to view the PTSO welcome letter.

We have some exciting events lined up for the Month of October and we could use your help!  With the High School Homecoming just two weeks away, please consider donations of food and decorations. The theme of the dance will be masquerade ball. We could also use a few extra hands that evening as well. Please email our CSP-PTSO Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Cathe Taylor: catherine.taylor6881@outlook.com


Our Book Fair is scheduled for October? 20th -Oct. 24th with Family Night on Oct. 22nd from 5:30p.m. -8:30 p.m. If you can volunteer a shift during the day or that evening, please send an email to Cathe asap.


Lastly, the Middle School Harvest Dance is scheduled for Oct. 24th. More information will be coming soon.


Thank you for all that you do. We hope to make this an exciting year for our students. Please remember to join the CSP-PTSO. Every dollar collected goes right back into supporting our students!

Click here if you are interested in volunteering your time to assist the robotics club or just to learn a bit more about the club.

Upcoming Events

  • 9/20/2014 – Science Fair Information Session
  • 9/23/2014 – HS Girls Soccer Game -  3:30 pm – Southern HS
  • 9/23/2014 – HS Boys Soccer Game – 4:00 pm – Pikesville
  • 9/25/2014 – All Schools and offices closed for Rosh Hashanah
  • 9/26/2014 – Interims go home
  • 9/27/2014 – Saturday School begins
  • 9/29 – 10/3 – High School Spirit Week
  • 9/30/2014 – Federal Parent-Pupil surveys go home
  • 9/30/2014 – deadline for 9th grade class dues
  • 10/4/2014 – High School Homecoming Dance 7-10pm