The Temi Times

Dear Tiger Family,

We hope this message finds you well as we settle into the new school year at Chesapeake Science Point Elementary School. As we navigate these unique times together, open communication between our school and our parents is paramount. Your input and cooperation are invaluable in ensuring a safe, nurturing, and productive learning environment for all our students. Here are some key points we'd like to address in this edition of the CSPES Parent Newsletter:

Your Concerns Matter: We want to emphasize that your concerns and feedback are highly valued. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns about your child's education or the school environment, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to listen, collaborate, and address any issues that may arise. Together, we can make CSPES the best place for our children to thrive.

Uniform Policy: We kindly remind all parents to ensure that your children adhere to the school's uniform policy. A consistent dress code helps create a focused and respectful atmosphere for learning. Please review the uniform guidelines provided at the link below to ensure your child is dressed appropriately.

Health and Wellness: As the weather begins to change, it's important to be vigilant about the health of our students. If your child is running a fever or exhibiting any symptoms of illness, please keep them home and notify the school. Your cooperation in this matter helps us maintain a safe and healthy school environment for everyone.

Back to School Night: We are excited to invite all parents to our upcoming Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 13th, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teachers, learn about classroom routines, and gain valuable insights into the curriculum for the upcoming year. We encourage all parents to attend and actively participate in this informative event.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership in your child's education journey at CSPES. We look forward to a successful school year filled with growth and achievement. Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our school office.

With much excitement,

Tabatha Camacho

Principal, Chesapeake Science Point Elementary School

Have you completed the following?

  1. Completed your meals application ( )
  2. Registered for Class Dojo
  3. Registered for PickMyKid
  4. Labeled their students book bag and any sweaters or jackets that will be coming to school
  5. All students will receive or have received a copy of the AACPS student handbook. Please review the Student Handbook. Upon review please sign the form on the Parent Portal at (click the “Forms” link in the left side panel). For families who are unable to access PowerSchool, please complete the signature page included in the handbook and return it .

If you need support with any of theses, feel free to email Ms. Camacho at

Student Birthdays

Unfortunately we are not allowed to accept cupcakes, doughnuts, or any other edible treat for student birthday celebrations. We will however be celebrating each student at school on the day of their birthday. Thank you for your understanding.

CSPES MAP Growth Testing Update

Greetings Parents,

Chesapeake Science Point Elementary School will administer Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth Assessments to students in grades K-5 during the 2023-2024 school year. The MAP Growth assessments are given three times during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. We will start the Fall testing process during the week of September 11. MAP testing helps us understand your child's strengths and areas where they may need additional support, ensuring a personalized learning experience.

MAP Growth tests are unique and adapt to your child’s responses to measure your child’s knowledge. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of where your child is on their learning journey— regardless of whether they are on, above, or below their grade level.

It is important to note that MAP testing is not about passing or failing; instead, it provides valuable insights to help us tailor instruction and support for your child's individual needs. For more information on MAP testing and to access additional resources for parents, please visit the NWEA Family Toolkit at We appreciate your support in this endeavor and look forward to working together to empower your child's educational journey.


Juliana Derin

Spirit Days

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As a reminder, we are a uniform school. All uniform tops must be purchased at Flynn O Hara. You can find our complete uniform policy HERE. We are aware that there is a back up in orders. If you currently have a pending order with Flynn O Hara, your student is permitted to wear any color polo until you receive your order. We will be communicating with Flynn O Hara on a daily basis to get order updates.

As a reminder...

  • shoes must be predominately black
  • Students may only wear their PE uniform on the days they have PE. PE shorts may not be worn with uniform pants on other days of the week
  • If students are wearing a jacket or sweater in school, it must be CSPES

Please visit the following links for important notifications

Important Reminder

All kindergarten and 1st grade students need to bring an extra change of clothes in case of an accident. These can be any plain colored pants and shirt.
Our bell schedules and cultural arts schedule can be found HERE

Want to support the school?

Click HERE to visit our AMAZON wishlist!

Want to support our Art room? Click HERE!

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Supply donations can be dropped off at the school Monday-Friday from 8:00-2:00

PTO Updates

Hello CSPES families,

The CSPES PTO has been hard at work to get ready for the school year and we're excited to share the below updates with you -

  • Join our CSPES PTO! Help us reach our goal of 100% family and teacher participation by signing up today to support our CSPES students and school! Volunteering is not required, though of course we appreciate all offers to help.

2023-2024 Yearly Membership - Cheddar Up

We want YOUR input on the PTO budget and mission statement! Please complete a short survey to provide feedback. Survey closes Sept. 15 -

CSPES PTO Budget and Mission Survey

Please review the CSPES PTO Board of Directors-recommended budget here.Following review, please answer the following questions. We hope to see you at our first PTO meeting on September 27th at 6:00 p.m. at CSPES! PTO members will vote to adopt the budget during this meeting. Only dues-paying members may vote on the budget. Join now!

  • Our First PTO Meeting will be Wednesday, September 27, at 6 PM
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PTO Cold Stone Spirit Night

Wednesday, Sep. 13th, 2:30-8pm

7645 Arundel Mills Boulevard

Hanover, MD

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Back to School Night

Wednesday, Sep. 13th, 5:30-7:30pm

1503 Signature Drive

Hanover, MD

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PTO Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 27th, 6pm

1503 Signature Drive

Hanover, MD

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