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What's Happening at CMES!

March 10th - BMX Assembly - 9:00am & 10:00am

March 11th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 - 7:30pm

March 13th - PTO Bingo Night - 6:30 - 8:30pm

March 20th - iMOM Breakfast - 8:15am

March 24th - Maryland Zoo visits PreK - 11:30am

March 27th - Professional Day - School Closed for Students (Inclement Weather Make-Up Day)

Mrs. Deb Heintzen, Gifted & Talented Teacher is our TEACHER of the YEAR Nominee!!

Each year the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) surveys parents of children receiving special education services in the State. The purpose of the survey – The Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey – is to hear from parents about how well they think their child’s school is partnering with them and promoting parent involvement in their child’s education.

This Survey will help MSDE and each local jurisdiction understand how they can support you and support parents in educating Maryland’s children with disabilities. Help Spread the Word!

Bingo Night - March 13th

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Cecil Manor’s annual PTO Bingo Night gives families a chance to spend quality time together in a fun environment while raising funds to supplement the school’s educational programs. Join us for bingo and prizes, raffle baskets, and food! Bingo cards, daubers, and raffle tickets can be purchased at the door. Raffle tickets will also be sent home for families to purchase prior to the event. If inclement weather prevents us from hosting our event on March 13, the make-up date is March 20.
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In order to be proactive with planning, for some potential actions that may be necessary regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to ensure that students can access teaching resources at home. The following is a survey to determine the level of access to resources on the network that we could use if necessary. Please answer all questions to the best of your ability by Thursday, March 12, 2020. One survey is needed per family group.

Please click on the. pdf below to read more about what CCPS is doing and what you can do at home to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.


Retake opportunities for scored assignments may occur. These should reflect an accurate, authentic performance of student understanding and learning.

  • Only assignments in content areas receiving letter grades are eligible for retake.
  • Assignments can only be retaken once.
  • Students will retake the assignment within ten school days after the initial assignment has been graded, entered into PowerSchool Gradebook, and returned to the student.
  • Students will retake the assignment at a mutually agreeable time during the school day.
  • The higher of the two grades will be recorded in the gradebook. The original score will be added in the Score Inspector section of the gradebook.

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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