Charles H. Chipman Elementary
Building a Firm Foundation for Success
Next Board of Education Meeting: Tuesday, May 10
WCBOE GENERAL BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
West Salisbury Elementary School - 1321 West Road, Salisbury, MD
The next monthly Wicomico County Board of Education meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at West Salisbury Elementary School - 1321 West Road, Salisbury.
The Board will convene at 6:30 p.m. and immediately vote to go into closed session. The open portion of the meeting will begin at about 7:00 p.m. Masks are optional.
The public comment section of the agenda is an opportunity for the Superintendent and Board to listen to individuals’ own comments on topics concerning Wicomico County Public Schools. The Board chairman has the right to limit public comments in length or those concerning personnel or student matters which clearly identify an individual or individuals, appeals or legal matters that are before the Board, negotiations and topics that are more appropriately addressed in closed session or privately with a staff member.
Only verbal comments are permitted during public comment session of a Board meeting. Written, printed, audio, or video material may be submitted via email@example.com.
No signs or posters may be displayed by the public during board meetings.
Each speaker shall address all comments directly to the Board and speak only from the designated location for public comments.
This meeting will be livestreamed on the Wicomico Schools YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Ays1ePIFvDplvKGkqFLKg). Meetings are viewable after the meeting has been held, and may be accessed in a variety of places, including BoardDocs, PAC 14, and the website of Wicomico County Public Schools (www.wcboe.org). Meetings held at locations other than the Board of Education Auditorium on Long Avenue may be viewed both live and later on the YouTube channel of WicomicoSchools.
The agenda for this Wicomico County Board of Education meeting is available by clicking on Meetings at the following link: https://go.boarddocs.com/mabe/wcboe/Board.nsf/Public.
We want our school to be the best it can be! Please fill out this survey to tell us what you think are the school's strong points and how we can improve. Only one survey per household is needed. Thank you for your feedback and support.
¡Queremos que nuestra escuela sea lo mejor posible! Complete esta encuesta para decirnos cuáles cree que son los puntos fuertes de la escuela y cómo podemos mejorar. Solo se necesita una encuesta por hogar. Gracias por sus comentarios y su apoyo.
Nou vle lekòl nou an pi bon ke li kapab! Tanpri ranpli sondaj sa a pou di nou ki sa ou panse ki pwen solid lekòl la ak ki jan nou ka amelyore. Se yon sèl sondaj pou chak kay ki nesesè. Mèsi pou fidbak ou ak sipò.
Please complete by going to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5gZuQjGaT2OJA53g5PFPmuGvCZ1PMgtngf4fOpt5Jo9xqfA/viewform
We are looking forward to seeing all of our Chipman Families next week on Thursday, May 5th, 5-7pm at Chipman for our School Readiness Fair!!!
Come on out for help with Registration for the 22-23 school year, then take a picture with Charles Chipmunk, make some cool crafts, run our obstacle course, then cool down with some Kona Ice.
We are excited to share educational materials and strategies for families to implement with their scholars!
See you on Thursday!
The Homework Help Center at the Wicomico Public Library will be open May 2 - June 9 to provide support with homework assignments for students in grades K - 12 at the Paul S. Sarbanes branch of the library in downtown Salisbury, beginning on May 2 through June 9. The Homework Help Center will be open Monday - Thursday, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Students should bring their homework or project assignments with them. Parents with younger children should plan to stay in the library while they are getting homework help. If you need more information or have any questions, contact 410-749-3612 extension 125 or visit http://www.wicomicolibraries.org/homework-help.
El Centro de Ayuda con la Tarea de la Biblioteca Pública de Wicomico en la sucursal de Paul S. Sarbanes en el centro de Salisbury, estará abierto del 2 de Mayo al 9 de Junio para brindar apoyo con las tareas asignadas a los estudiantes en los grados K - 12. El Centro de ayuda con la tarea estará abierto de Lunes a Jueves de 3:00 p. m. a 7:00 p. m. y Domingos de 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Los estudiantes debe traer con ellos sus tareas o proyectos asignados. Los padres con niños más pequeños deben planear quedarse en la biblioteca mientras reciben ayuda con la tarea. Si necesita más información o tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese al 410-749-3612 extension 125 o visite http://www.wicomicolibraries.org/homework-help.
Sant Èd pou Devwa nan Bibliyotèk Piblik Wicomico a pral ouvri 2 me - 9 jen pou bay sipò ak devwa pou elèv ki nan klas matènèl - 12yèm ane nan filyal bibliyotèk Paul S. Sarbanes nan anba lavil Salisbury apati 2 me jiska 9 jen. Sant Èd pou Devwa yo ap ouvri Lendi - Jedi, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. ak dimanch, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Elèv yo ta dwe pote devwa yo oswa devwa pwojè yo avèk yo. Paran ki gen timoun piti yo ta dwe planifye pou yo rete nan bibliyotèk la pandan y ap jwenn èd pou fè devwa yo. Si w bezwen plis enfòmasyon oswa si w gen nenpòt kesyon, kontakte 410-749-3612 ekstansyon 125 oswa vizite http://www.wicomicolibraries.org/homework-help.
On Tuesday, April, 26th we will be having a Spring Pop Up! From 4pm to 5pm, teachers and families will join on the rear side of the Booth Street parking lot for some fun!We will be set up for registration for incoming PreK and Kindergarten scholars! There will be games and refreshments.Please contact Ms. Johnson at the school with any questions. Can't wait to see you all!
We are excited to share the date for our Spring School Pictures on Wednesday, April 6th!
Families can order individual scholar photos and group class photos during Spring Photos. The paper form will be coming home in your scholars' Tuesday folder this week. You can also order ahead online by going to https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/pictureDayId/EVT9BFC8X and entering our Picture Day ID: EVT9BFC8X.
Scholars do not have to wear Consistent Attire (CAP) clothes for pictures. Masks will be taken down briefly for the group photos; social distancing will be observed between scholars to the greatest extent possible.
Check out this exciting opportunity!
Scholars, families and school staff, you can help the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) create new school recipes! A separate entry can be completed by each family member. Let MSDE know the foods and flavors you want to see in school meals!
Take the survey by Monday, January 31st by going to https://tinyurl.com/MDschoolfoodsurvey
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Salisbury for partnering with us to provide warm winter coats for Chipman scholars!
District Title I PAC Meeting
You are invited to take part in the District Fall PAC (Parent Advisory Council) meeting by watching and responding to the video.
PAC provides an opportunity for you to give suggestions and thoughts on the district's plan for improvement, activities, resources and needed services. Your feedback is critical in helping our schools achieve the goal of providing each student the best education. It is also your right!
Click on one of the links below or scan the QR code. Once in the program you can make a language choice by clicking on the three lines in the upper left hand corner.
Take a moment an nominate an OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR for Teacher of the Year by clicking this link: tinyurl.com/WCBOETOY22-23The nomination period is open from October 4th through November 4th and a teacher can be nominated by a scholar, parent, family, colleague, or community member.This link and the printable forms have also been placed in your scholars' Google Classroom in the Classwork Tab under their Tuesday Folder topic.
Chipman Elementary participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) that provides meals at no cost to all students in the school. It is provided through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).However, our school system benefits from many grants and funding opportunities based on the schools’ Free and Reduced- priced Meals (FARMs) percentage. Therefore, we hope you will complete this form to help our school receive additional funding.You can click on the link or scan the QR Code on the graphics attached to complete the form.Please complete this form at your earliest opportunity, not later than October 29th.English - https://https://tinyurl.com/CEPEnglishSpanish - https://tinyurl.com/CEPEnglishandSpanishHaitian Creole - https://tinyurl.com/CEPEnglishandCreole
With the new school year underway, we wanted everyone to have the link to the School Notices & Forms page on our website where important documents can be found throughout the year. (Or, go to www.wcboe.org, go to Quick Links in the lefthand menu, and select “School Notices & Forms.)
Some of these forms and notices were sent home by our school prior to the start of the school year, while others are posted on the page for our families to review and access as needed.
Most forms and notices are posted in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. If you have any questions or need assistance getting copies of any of these notices or forms, please check with our school office or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the School Notices & Forms page you will find:
- Approved Calendar
- Enrollment/Registration links and documents, including the Student Personal Data and Enrollment Information form
- COVID-19 Parent/Guardian Notice
- Publicity Opt-Out Notice
- Opt-Out of Survey and Research Participation form
- Athletics forms
- Laptop and hotspot agreements
- Family Portal Instructions
- Student Accident Insurance flyers
- Various health forms and notices
- Facility Services notices on the Integrated Pest Management Program and Availability of Asbestos Management Plan
We are so excited to see you for our Virtual Back-to-School Night next Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 from 5:00-6:30pm. We will be utilizing Zoom for this event and the link will be coming out soon!
A new school year brings with it lots of great opportunities to partner with us. One such way is through volunteering. Complete this short survey to share the areas that you are interested in volunteering with us: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCIJVQnWZ4JZLqwHFnscJzCUDZaFbcfslqjj78dTs5qEb5jQ/viewform
In order to best serve our families and students, we would like input from you. Please fill out a short survey by going to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-yDBZqVMKJqrIck-f4suvbZb0UnUYgeOy69i29hfA3-APSw/viewform
Please complete these surveys by Friday, October 8, 2021. We look forward to your responses!
Wicomico County Public School's next Parent University workshop, “Positive Parenting” for parents and caregivers this year will be held on Thursday, September 30th from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. This workshop is for elementary and middle school parents looking for tried and true techniques that they can use at home to alleviate family stress. A special thanks to Dr. Holly Hatton for her support and the awesome presentation she will share with parents!
During this presentation, Dr. Hatton will help parents FRAME their child’s behaviors by helping them:
F= Find their triggers.
R= Reduce Verbalizations.
A= Always being Consistent.
M= Make routines at home a priority.
E= Establish their expectations for behavior.
We would like for you to join the meeting at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation from 6:45 -7:45 p.m. Please click on one of the links below to register for the workshop, once you register you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom meeting prior to the meeting date. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Beth Sheller, email@example.com or 410-677-4453. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 30th!
Please Click on one of the links below to register for Parent University, “Positive Parenting”
https://forms.gle/RxcDaxNS7t8bjMWc7 (Haitian Creole)
Upcoming Parent University Dates:
October 5th -7th: Virtual College Boot Camp
Tuesday, October 12th: Elementary Math Dreambox & Braining Camp)
Wednesday, October 13th: Finding Reports on Family Portal
Good afternoon, Chipman Families!Join us next Monday, September 13th from 5:30-7:00pm for our BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT! We are so excited to see all our scholars and families as we celebrate the start of the new school year!!Scholars and families will be able to meet their teachers, visit with community partners, and enjoy hotdogs and Kona Ice!
WCPS, Title I, Your Child and You
Parents' Rights and Responsibilities in a Title I School
Families, please watch the following video. It shares important information about your rights as a Title I parent. After you are finished reviewing the video, please complete the short evaluation form. Thank you.
https://youtu.be/LkqNk_Ijbgg - English
https://youtu.be/KYv4yQf6BoU - Spanish
https://youtu.be/8aqusMdqNTI - Haitian Creole
https://forms.gle/oDCPkJeYty5evNc39 - evaluation
ReadyRosie is an early education tool that helps families through the use of two-minute video modeled moments. These videos are based on the following topics: Language and Learning, Math and Reasoning, Social-Emotional Learning, Research and Answers, and Health and Well-Being. There are over a thousand videos that you can filter by topic, age and or location.
Email your child’s teacher today to gain access to this wonderful program which is free to you!
Ready Families, Ready Educators, Ready Children!
Mrs. White, our Media Specialist, has created a Virtual Chipman Media Center!
The Virtual Chipman Media Center contains links to books read and rapped aloud, educational sites for kids, free ebooks and articles, language sites, resources for our ELL scholars, resources to help navigate distance learning with CLEVER and Google Classrooms, and much, much more!
Welcome to Chipman Elementary
Welcome to Chipman Elementary, where we DREAM BIG and SHINE BRIGHT! We are so excited to have you as part of our family. The website is a platform in which we keep our families informed. We also encourage you to join our Facebook page as a platform to remain engaged.
Chipman Elementary School proudly serves approximately 230 scholars in grades PreK-3, PreK-4, Kindergarten, and 1st grade. We believe in Dreaming Big and Shining Bright with all that we do and accomplish. We hold high expectations combined with offering the support and encouragement all scholars deserve. In our school, we are one big family with five "houses," each serving as a support team for the scholars within the house. The houses represent lifelong positive qualities such as leadership and perseverance. We believe the school serves as a bridge between home and a student's career and work to ensure all school learning is offered in the context of future career opportunities. While a scholar at Chipman Elementary, our scholars are provided the materials, food, resource connections, counseling, care, and education to pursue whatever future they can envision!