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Calvert Elementary - Preparing responsible, caring and exceptional students for the future.

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Morning with Dad - Thursday, April 10: Doors open at 7:30am and it starts at 7:45am. We hope to see you there!



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Principal's Comments

Dear Calvert Families,

Welcome to the month of April! I am proud to report that our third, fourth, and fifth graders did an excellent job on MSA testing! I am so proud of them for working hard and trying their best each day. They took testing seriously and tried their best to answer every question carefully and completely. I want to thank you for making sure your children came to school ready for testing each day. Some exciting news is during the first week in April, the third graders in Ms. Asbury’s class will take the field test for the new PARCC reading assessment all 3rd-5th grade students will take next year. Also, our fifth graders are still in the process of taking MSA science testing.

We had a record turnout for our Morning with Mom on March 13. I want to thank all of you moms for coming out that morning to spend some of your morning here with your children. We’re looking forward to hosting the dads on Donuts for Dads on Thursday, April 10. I hope to see you there, dads!

Kindergarten registration begins on Monday, April 7. If you, a neighbor, a friend, a relative, or other people you know have children who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2014, those children need to be registered for kindergarten. To register, simply bring the following items here to Calvert…

• a copy of the birth certificate
• proof of residence in the Calvert enrollment area (such as a utility bill)
• a copy of the child’s social security card
• updated immunization records
Again, we will start taking kindergarten registrations beginning Monday, April 7. It’s important for us to register our future kindergarten students now. Early registration helps us to more easily create class lists for next year and ensures that we have adequate staffing for all of our students.

Pre-kindergarten registration begins on Tuesday, April 22. Pre-kindergarten is not a mandatory program, but is an excellent opportunity for children to begin their educational journeys and acclimate themselves to the school day. This program is for children who will be age 4 on or before September 1, 2014. To register, simply bring the following items here to Calvert…

• a copy of the birth certificate
• proof of residence in the Calvert enrollment area (such as a utility bill)
• proof of income eligibility, if applicable (such as a family member enrolled in CCPS who receives free or reduced meals, temporary cash assistance case number, food stamp number, child in foster care, child does not have a regular fixed address to spend the night (homeless), or proof of qualifying household income)
Pre-kindergarten is a priority-based program and students will be accepted based on need. Again, we will start taking pre-kindergarten applications beginning Tuesday, April 22.

Recently, a group of our families received a letter from Dr. Devine saying that Calvert is restricting out-of-district placements for next year. Cecil County Public Schools Polices and Regulations JECC and JECC-RA were the basis for this decision, which was recommended to and approved by the CCPS Board of Education. Both the policy and regulation state the circumstances in which such decisions must be made.  This kind of restriction has been implemented in other CCPS schools.  In our case, we are currently functioning at more than 90 students over our state-rated enrollment capacity. We are using rooms for classroom instruction that weren’t meant for this purpose. For schools to be able to accept out-of-district placements there must be enrollment space available. We do not have that space.

If you have any questions about kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration, or the moratorium on out-of-district placements for next year, please call the school office at 410.658.5335 or 410.398.5621.

Enjoy yourselves and have a fantastic April!
Tony Petinga
Principal

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