The Meerkat Memo
April 13th - April 17th
What's Happening This Week
Sunday, April 12th - Easter Sunday
Monday, April 13th - No School - No Teacher Office Hours - No Food Distribution
Tuesday, April 14th - Chromebook Distribution between 9-12 pm for Grades PreK, K, 1st & 2nd.
Wednesday, April 15th - Food Distribution - 11-12 pm
A Message from the Principal
On Tuesday, we will begin the distribution of Chromebooks for students in grades Pre-K through 2nd. Please make sure to fill out the survey below to sign-up for a Chromebook. If you have done so already you don no have to do it again.
Click here for the Chromebook Distribution Survey
Parade of Teachers
Teacher Office Hours
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone
Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.
Xfinity is also offering free educational resources that can be accessed with your remote control. Just say "educational" into your remote.
Calm Your Child's Coronavirus Fears
In times like these, it may be hard to explain to your children what is actually happening right now. If you are not talking to them about it, they will hear about it from those who are misinformed. If you need ideas on how to talk to your child and clam their fears about Coronavirus use this brochure for some guidance.
CMES students can now get on Mackin and use it! Mackin caters to thousands of PK-12 schools, libraries, educators and students worldwide with a growing catalog of nearly 3 million print titles from 18,000+ publishers, and a burgeoning list of more than 2 million age-appropriate eBooks, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases, videos and more.
Directions for access are below (and most have a "read to me" function")
Step 2: click Login button
Step 3: Sign in with Google (you will need your CCPS Google sign in and password)
Step 4: GET READING! We have over 5K books now!!!!
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Boyko at email@example.com.
At Home Connection
Our Media Specialist has put up Google Classroom "fun extra" assignments for grades 2-5 in her Media Google Classroom. Here is how to access those assignments: On district-issued Chromebooks - the students log in and the Google Classroom icon should be at the top of the toolbar.
For students using parent devices, go to the link below.
Select “Go to Classroom.” Students will need to log in with their CCPS log in credentials. All the classrooms that the student is a part of will show up.
Library Media: I’ve posted several “fun” assignments for students to do over this furlow! With these “assignments,” students may comment to me privately, and I can help them with whatever issues they may encounter with tech or assignments.
Bounce Pages App for Elementary Math Activities
We now have unlimited access to BrainPop while our school remains closed. We can log in to any of the BrainPOP sites: BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP ELL, BrainPOP Français + Español. Our login is cmesstudents and our password is meerkats2020. Click on the logo or click here to get to BrainPop. Enjoy!