Celebrating our December Students!

Announcing December Students of the Month!

Olivia Gordon.

Olivia Gordon is a fifth grader with a passion for learning. She enjoys reading about her culture. She would like to be a dancer when she grows up.

Ashlie Gallie

Ashlie Galley is a fifth grader who is always absorbed in a good novel. She enjoys school and would like to be a writer. We cannot wait to read her first book.


Winding Down


Please motivate our scholars to study each and every day
Have them practice on:-

  1. ReadyTheory-They know their username
    PP -educator2

    2. Readworks-information is on the previous post.

Code:- QKUB7K (all capitals)

  1. They are working on an essay for Black History Month-Living Wax Museum project-Due Date- January 30, 2017
  2. Black History Essay Competitionsponsored by CLF-This is due on February 15. (Handout was distributed)
  3. Play-Students are creating a play using the elements of drama as studied in class.

They will perform the play in February through March

  1. Character Education Lesson(Many students have already Presented)

    7. Selected students have iready accounts and should use this to practice at home as well.

    Thanks for all you do to make learning meaningful.
    Ms. Watkis


Welcome back to Good News!

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Pictures above show Dailyn presenting her lesson on Sacrifice and Imani presenting her science project. Other students look on.

Welcome back to all our parents and students.

This semester, students are researching and presenting on a variety of topics during our character education block each day. I have seen some very interesting presentations already. Our scholars are excellent students with great leadership skills.

Parents, you should be proud of your children. Please continue to mold and shape their lives. The future will be shaped with students who are prepared.

Our fifth graders also presented their STEM projects this week. They did an excellent job. Parents, we thank you for your support.

Celebration of Learning!

Copper, oxygen, and mercury have one thing in common. They are all elements.

Fifth graders celebrating learning and growing-the following pictures show students in hands-on learning experiences in science/discovering elements.

Parents, continue to help us reinforce the rewards that come with a good education. Fifth graders are getting ready for middle school and beyond. They need consistent motivation to give of their best at all times.

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Gobble Wobble!



Group-Caleb, Busoye, Imani, Kefira, Camille


Lessons Learned-

This past week fifth graders celebrated with Super Hero Day, Career Day, Character Day, (choosing favorite character), Pajama Day, and attending a basketball game at the University of Maryland. Victory for UMD.    These activities have undoubtedly impacted students’ understanding that success brings joy, excitement, and celebration. As we move towards the Thanksgiving Break, please take a moment to explain, and show our students that we can learn even while we are having fun. For example, show the connection of STEM/Literacy as you plan, shop and fulfill the requirements for you and your families’ celebration. Valuable lessons can be learned from making these ‘real life’ connections.

Our November Students of the Month: – Oluwabusoye Okunuga and Genesis Edwards

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday! Mrs. L. Watkis

Science Bowl Club Competes on Nov. 29th


We are greatly pleased to announce that CMIT-ES will compete in PGCPS’ 2016 Science Bowl Competition. The 5th graders in the picture, Jonathan P., Zaveon G., and Toluwani A (front row) will be competing. Stanislaus V. and Cory W. (back row) will serve as alternates. The live taping and competition date is Tuesday, November 29. It will air on local television on January 23-29, 2017.

Thank you, parents, for allowing your future Scientist to remain after school to participate in the Science Bowl Club and for studying at home! We wish our contestants great success, but above all, we want them to have FUN — Go… TIGERS!

Ms. Cooper & Ms. Ahmed

Science Bowl Club Team!



Dear Parents,

Thanks for signing up and attending Parent Teacher Conferences this past Friday, November 11. I apologize if you were unable to sign up due to limited time slots. If you have a compelling issue to discuss, please call the front office and schedule an appointment with Mrs. Virgil.

Thanks so much for all you do to support  teaching and learning.

Mrs Watkis.