The Meerkat Memo
May 18th - May 22th
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What's Happening This Week
Tuesday, May 19th - Learning Material Distribution - 9-12pm
Wednesday, May 20th - Food Distribution - 11-12pm
Thursday, May 21th - Learning Material Distribution - 9-12pm
Friday, May 22nd - Instructional Day for Students. Teachers will be available during office hours.
June 2nd is the primary election - This will be considered an instructional day for students. Teachers will be available during office hours.
The last day for students is JUNE 15th!
Starting this week, CMES will begin to send third marking period report cards, special education progress reports, and English language learner progress reports. These will be emailed to the first contact listed in Power School. Report cards and progress reports will be mailed home for anyone without an email address attached to the first contact.
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!
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.
Mrs. Malesh has shared here website which has resources for students and parents.
Let her know if there's anything she can do to support you!
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.
CCPS Support Request Form
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message via phone at 410-996-5090.
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.
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!