The Meerkat Memo

May 11th - May 15th

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What's Happening This Week

Monday, May 11th - Food Distribution - 11-12pm

Tuesday, May 12th - Learning Material Distribution - 9-12pm

Wednesday, May 13th - Food Distribution - 11-12pm

Thursday, May 14th - Learning Material Distribution - 9-12pm

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A Message from the Principal

CMES Families,


It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Gov. Hogan has announced the school closure has been extended through the rest of the school year. Although it is the safe thing to do, it still saddens me to think that we will not see you again until the fall. The best part of our day was always the mornings when students entered the building with the biggest smiles on their faces anticipating what the day would bring. The high fives and hugs exchanged always brought joy to my heart.

We know times are tough right now, but this is just temporary. I have always believed that through adverse times, the true character of a person emerges. We will be stronger because of this.

Mr. Stephen


Stay Safe,

Mr. Stephen


CCPS updates will be posted online at www.ccps.org and CCPS social media (https://www.facebook.com/CCPSMD/ and https://twitter.com/CCPSMD )

To learn more about our continuity of learning or distance learning plan in response to the COVID-19 emergency, please click on the banner below.

Distribution of Learning Materials

New lessons have been updated on the "At Home Connection" site for the next two weeks. They will also be posted in your child's Google Classroom.


The distribution of learning materials is still happening. If you have not already received paper copies or in need of a Chromebook Distribution Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9-12 pm. YOU DO NOT NEED AN APPOINTMENT!

How to Submit Your Work Using Your Cell Phone

Click on the link below to learn how to submit your child(ren)'s work using a cell phone.


English Version - Click Here

Versión en español - Haga clic aquí

SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE

Calming Your Child's 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.


Please know that we are here to help. If you or someone you know is need of support, please contact our counselors Mrs. Brown & Mrs. Malesh by emailing them at mmalesh@ccps.org or nmbrown@ccps.org.


Calm Your Child's Coronavirus Fears


Mrs. Malesh has shared here website which has resources for students and parents.

https://sites.google.com/ccps.org/mrsmaleshatcmes/home

Let her know if there's anything she can do to support you!

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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.

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Coronavirus Questions

CCPS has established a designated email address specifically for questions related to the mandated school closure. Please send these questions to CORONAVIRUSQUESTIONS@CCPS.ORG and we will get back to you!

At Home Connection

The video below will help show you how to access student work online. This resource is to help students keep their learning up to date over this extended school closure. Students will not be graded/held accountable for this work; we simply want students to remain engaged in the educational process. Click here to get to the website.


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.

https://edu.google.com/intl/en/products/classroom/?modal_active=none


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.

At Home Connection Instructions
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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!

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CCPS Support Request Form

If you are in need of support and/or community resources, please submit this form to request school personnel to contact you. Be sure to include a phone number or email address so that we may reach you. This site is being monitored by district and school personnel on a regular basis. Requests for support will be addressed in a timely manner.


Click here for the Request Form.

Medications at School

Since we will not be returning to school this year, it is important to remember that if your child requires medication to be administered at school in the fall, the appropriate paperwork must be filled out by a physician. The order form must also be signed by the physician and the parent/guardian. Also, please remember that students may not bring medication to and from school. All medicine must be brought in and/or picked up by a parent/guardian for safety reasons. Thank you for your understanding. You can find medication order forms on the CCPS website under the parents' directory tab, or click here.


If you have any questions/concerns for the school nurse, you can reach Nurse Erin via email at eabranscome@ccps.org or leave a message via phone at 410-996-5090.


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Cecil Manor is dedicated to building and sustaining meaningful relationships to maximize student growth and potential.
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