The Meerkat Memo

March 30th - April 3rd

What's Happening at CMES!

All Maryland Public Schools will close through April 24th.

This is a very fluid situation with many details that will need to be worked through in the coming days in regards to providing continued services for students and also what this means for employees. We will be communicating this information to you as it becomes available. CCPS updates will be posted online at and CCPS social media ( and )

Superintendent's Update

Superintendent's Update 3/27/20

Teacher Office Hours

Paper Copies for Learning Materials

If you are in need of paper copies of learning materials fill out this survey. You will not receive a paper version if you do not request one. If you have responded to this already, thank you you will not have to do this again!


If your child is in grades 3, 4 or 5 only and in need of a Chromebook please fill out this survey. You will not receive a Chromebook if you do not request one. If you have responded to this already, thank you you will not have to do this again!

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!
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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.

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!

Additional Resources - Special Thanks to Northeast, Elk Neck & Kenmore for providing these additional resources.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford

Soon, the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford will post learning activities and/or link to an activity that will provide a FUN educational experience for families and students. Their hope to bring education, fun and a sense of community in this isolating time.

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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