The Meerkat Memo

May 4th - May 8th

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What's Happening This Week

Monday, May 4th - "May the fourth be with you" Food Distribution - 11-12pm

Tuesday, May 5th - Learning Material Distribution - 9-12pm

Wednesday, May 6th - Food Distribution - 11-12pm

Thursday, May 7th - Learning Material Distribution - 9-12pm

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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

A Message from the Principal

CMES Families,


Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! It goes without saying that during these troubling times our teachers have been incredible. They continue to instruct, mentor, and counsel our students in ways unlike what they are used to. But because they know "The Show Much Go On" they continue to do what they love which is to interact with your children. I am truly blessed to work with a remarkable group of educators that will go the extra mile to do what is needed for each child.


In order to show them your appreciation, please go to our Facebook page here and participate in our Teacher Appreciation activities.


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 )

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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Feed a Meerkat Family

Cecil Manor has partnered with Crave Eatery in Elkton on a program called "Feed a Meerkat Family." Thanks to generous donations from our Cecil Manor staff and Crave customers we would like to provide meals to our Meerkat families. If your family is in need of a meal(s) for dinner click here. If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Brown nmbrown@ccps.org or Mrs. Fatkin clfatkin@ccps.org. Please submit the form by Wednesday, May 6th.

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.

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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

Bounce Pages App for Elementary Math Activities

Using a cutting-edge technology called augmented reality, Pearson’s BouncePages app launches engaging, interactive video animations that bring textbook pages to life. Use your mobile device to snap a picture of the pre-tagged Pearson page, and an animation illustrating the page’s concept launches immediately. No slow websites or hard-to-remember logins required. And, in addition to these dynamic animations, many of the pages also include hands-on practice opportunities for students to directly apply what they just learned. The app is available for all Smartphones.
Pearson Bounce Pages Demo
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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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Preventing the Spread of Germs

Please remind your children to wash their hands before/after using the bathroom, before eating lunch, after blowing their nose, and after coughing/sneezing into their hands. The nurse has been getting a lot of kids with fevers this week, and we are trying to prevent the spread of germs. Remind them to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds (sing happy birthday), and have them wet hands first, then use soap, then rinse. Thank you!

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Cecil Manor Elementary School Vision

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