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06/08/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

UNIFORMS - ALL AMERICAN WEAR

Before/After School Enrichment Update

Student Uniform Collection Drive

Work Permits

An Affordable Computer for $75

CMIT Cricket Champions!

The Labels for Education program is coming to an end...

Tigers on the Run complete 200 miles!

Technology requirements for school


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Wrapping up the school year.

The Creative Initiative Summer Program

Summer Program Opportunity in Technology


MS BREAKING NEWS

Learning about Culture and Students Observing Ramadan.

Happy Anniversary to the Lancaster's.

Best Investors of the Week

Citizenship & Social Skills Awards

Middle School Art Students Take A Break From Finals By Painting

First Ever All Girls Cricket Match!


HS BREAKING NEWS

Locker Clean Out


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

8th Grade promotion

8th Grade Promotion

Uniform Reminders

Student Service Learning oppurtunity

Locker Clean Out

Summer Assignments are coming soon

Hershey Park Field Trip

Boys MS Baseball Meeting


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

We're finally done with testing!

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates

CONGRATULATIONS

Newsela Data Conferences

FITNESSGRAM Testing


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

High School Science Texts

HS Physical Education


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
UNIFORMS - ALL AMERICAN WEAR
We are pleased to announce All American Wear, Inc. as our new uniform provider. All American Wear has been in business since 1978, and understand parents’ concerns of having a dependable source of everyday uniforms in a range of sizes and colors are "a dream come true"!

Parents will have to go into the store to purchase and order items to be shipped to their home. CMIT Academy will no longer have items shipped to their building.

This can be your one stop shop. They will have uniform shirts, jackets, pants, skirts, shoes, belts. And the all new mandatory PE Uniforms for both Middle and High School. Administration will be enforcing mandatory full PE Uniforms 2016-2017 school year.



They are located 5001-B Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD 20706 and their number is 301-459-5000.



To see the price list please click link below:

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To see coupons please click link below:


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We recommend that you start shopping early. As we all know, that later you wait the more likely that items will sell out. You can go in as early as Monday to order and as Early as July 1 to purchase in store off the rack.

CMIT North PTO
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Before/After School Enrichment Update
The enrichment calendar has been updated to reflect the adjustments made to the PGCPS school calendar.

Please note the following changes:

JUNE ,17 -- 2 HR EARLY DISMISSAL (Pick-up time from enrichment is 4:00pm)

JUNE, 20 -- LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS, 2 HR EARLY DISMISSAL (Pick-up time from enrichment
is 4:00pm)

If you have any questions please contact Annessa Wilson at 301-776-2300.

Andrew Brauer
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Student Uniform Collection Drive
CMIT North PTO needs gently worn school uniform items!

If you have gently used uniforms that you would like to donate please contact, information@cmitnorthpto.org. We will arrange drop off or pick up of the items.

This will be a win-win for parents, schools and the community alike.

CMIT North PTO
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Work Permits
Parents and CMIT-Academy Students,

Here is information on how to apply for work permits in Maryland. The school no longer provides work permits to students.

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/ChildWorkPermit/web/content/Home.aspx

http://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/wages/empm.shtml

Y Johnson
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An Affordable Computer for $75
Here is a very affordable personal computer for everyone who has a keyboard, a mouse, and a TV screen that has HDMI port.

This device works like a PC; it comes with an open source Office suite as well as software for 9 programming languages (including Scratch) loaded. The user can load more applications or software.

It is a great computer alternative for CMIT students who work on such simple computer tasks as assignment completion on a web browser or intro to programming. Raspberry Pi3 also allows students to program in Scratch, Python, and Java. However, the Raspberry Pi 3's office suite will "not" be a good fit for Microsoft Office Certification Program which is taught at CMIT Academy.

General info about Raspberry Pi3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN5VuU9UjFo

25 Fun things to do with a Raspberry Pi:
http://www.cnet.com/how-to/25-fun-things-to-do-with-a-raspberry-pi/

A comprehensive/ready to go kit for new starters:
https://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry-Complete-Starter-Kit/dp/B01C6Q2GSY/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1465577015&sr=1-1&keywords=canakit

$35 Raspberry Pi3 for computer gigs who can configure it by themselves :
https://www.element14.com/community/community/raspberry-pi

Thank you for sharing Principal Ali Gurbuz

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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CMIT Cricket Champions!
CMIT North Wins Silver Division Title By Defeating Benjamin Tasker

Benjamin Tasker: 52 runs for 9 wickets (outs) in 15 overs. Phillip Alvarenga 7 runs, Lisa Ramjit 6 runs, Rowan Wilson 5 runs. Alivia Rahl 2 wickets, Rowan Wilson 2 wickets, Robert Nedoluha 1 wicket.

CMIT North: 58 runs for 6 wickets in 13 overs. Chase van der Have 22 runs, Chase Washington 12 runs. Dion Meeks 5 wickets, Chase van der Have 1 wicket.

The key play of the game was when CMIT North's Dion Meeks bowled Robert Nedoluha for a duck (0 runs). Robert is one of the best batsmen in the league. Dion also got Alyssa Logan for a duck. Dion really bowled well to get 5 wickets, which is amazing. Chase Washington's 3 consecutive fours and Chase van der Have 1 four and 3 sixes gave CMIT North an easy victory.

Congrats to the first ever CMIT Cricket team!

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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The Labels for Education program is coming to an end...
Hello Parents,

We have some sad news. After 42 years, Campbell's has come to the difficult decision to discontinue the Labels for Education Program at the end of this school year. Please continue to clip and submit your UPCs and Caps until June 20th. You can give your labels to Ms. Lawrence or Mr. Snyder or leave them in the collection box in the front office. All proceeds will benefit our athletics department.

Thank you for your continued support,
CMIT North PTO Fundraising
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Tigers on the Run complete 200 miles!
Two members of Running Club ran over 200 miles during this school year! They've run in the snow, sleet, rain (heavy rain!), and brutal heat and humidity -- nothing has prevented them from finishing 3 miles twice a week!

Congratulations to two determined, consistent runners:

8th grade: Luchas Wright
7th grade: Oluwayimika Adeyemi


Danica Justsen
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Technology requirements for school
***Attention Middle School Parents***

The technology department highly recommends that your child have a PC or windows laptop for school purposes.

There are a few recommendations for laptops to make it easier for you.

Computer
- In order for students to do Technology homework, the student needs a PC or windows Laptop.
- G-Metrix will not work on Chrome nor a Mac.
- MS Office does not work on a Chrome.

Printer
- sometimes a teacher requires something to be printed


RECOMMENDED COMPUTER SYSTEMS:
Notes:
At least 4GB Memory (RAM)
You are not looking for a high tech gaming or graphic design computer – Simple computer processing is all you need.

Best Buy
-HP - 15.6" Laptop - AMD A6-Series - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black
$280

-Asus - 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 4GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Silver
$246.98

Walmart
-HP Flyer Red 15.6" 15-f272wm Laptop PC with Intel Pentium N3540 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive and Windows 10 Home $299

-Acer Diamond Black 15.6" Aspire ES1-512-C1PW Laptop PC with Intel Celeron N2840 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive and Windows 10 $229

Staples ON SALE NOW
-Dell Inspiron
I3552-5240BLK 15.6" Laptop, Notebook, Intel Pentium, 500GB, 4GB,Windows, Black On sale right now for $249.99 as of 6/7/16 (reg. $449.99)

-Lenovo Ideapad 300 15.6", 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5-6200U, 500 GB Hard Drive, Windows 10 Pro Notebook On sale right now for $399.99 as of 6/7/16 (reg. $579)

-Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268, 15.6", 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive with Windows 10 Notebook On sale $299 as of 6/7/16 (reg. $449)

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Wrapping up the school year.
After successful year, we have left only 6 school days; Friday, June 17 and Monday, June 20 will be 2-hour early dismissal. Attendance is crucial, please ensure that we are still attending school and all classes. We are asking parents to ensure timely arrival and perfect attendance for the remaining 6 days.

Students are expected to comply with the uniform policy and school rules. We look forward to finishing the school year with great memories as this week brings a few fun activities for our Scholars.

CMIT Academy families are strongly recommended to catch a great opportunity that is coming to Washington DC on June 18-19; the National Maker Faire. It is still not too late to obtain free tickets for this eye opening hands on experience: http://makerfaire.com/national/

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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The Creative Initiative Summer Program
Center for Technology Access & Training (CETAT) is accepting applications for its 2016 summer creative workshops which will take place from July 11 - July 22. Learn about digital photography, web design, coding, videography, music, and professional skills. Students must be Prince George’s County residents between the ages of 13 and 18. To apply, go to www.cetat.org

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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Summer Program Opportunity in Technology
The PGCC IET Department in conjunction with CETAT will be providing our Annual Technology Camp for youth. Last year, several students from CMIT North participated in the program.


In short, during this program students will learn about web design, coding, video production, music production and photography. This program is free for county residents who adhere to all of the registration deadlines.

To apply www.cetat.org

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Learning about Culture and Students Observing Ramadan.
As we are learning about culture throughout the school year. Some of our students and staff are now in the mist of observing Ramadan.

Within the Islamic faith they have 12 months in their calendar and Ramadan is one of those months. In Ramadan all Muslims fast from dusk (approximately an hour before sunrise) to sunset. This year it is June 5 - July 5.

Fasting in Islam is not only restricted to the fast of the stomach, e.g. Not to eat or drink all day but also fasting of the hands from harming other people, fasting of the tongue as not to utter any ill or vain talk. Fasting of the eyes as not to see anything forbidden etc.

Muslims see this as a month of gaining control over them self.

As a school community we are supporting our staff and students by teachers opening up their classrooms to students during lunch for a quite space and to be with other students observing Ramadan.

We are also asking you to remind your scholars that as a school students are not to eat and drink in class ever.

There will also be no in class parties and or treats. (This is also a county rule).

Thank you.

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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Happy Anniversary to the Lancaster's.
Our students were happy to share with you how happy they are.
A special thank you Kennedy Jones, Skylasha Tate, Miya Virgal, Angie Lemas, and Hannanh Lancaster.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_ZP7u722WvfamxwS1NJRElDZk0/view?usp=sharing

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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Best Investors of the Week
Here are the best investors of the week:
1) Jeffrey Greer
2) Mark Snyder
3) tyler hamlett
http://clfportal.org/fig/

Future Investors Game
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Citizenship & Social Skills Awards

Harvis Jay Macon has received Citizenship and Social Skills Awards for his outstanding behavior in the Character Ed. Class.
Congratulations to him.

Dr. BB

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Middle School Art Students Take A Break From Finals By Painting
This week as students are taking their finals they are able to relax a bit in the art room. All of the middle schoolers were able participate in a self expression painting exercise during their art class. Playing with paint and other mediums was a fun challenge. They were encouraged to create something that was a represented of themselves; their likes, dislikes, feelings and or interests.

Next week the students will be collecting their artwork created throughout the year and participating in the studio clean up activity as we wrap up this school year. It has been a wonderful time exploring concepts of creativity, different mediums and all kinds of art together!

Ms. Talcott
Middle School Art Teacher
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First Ever All Girls Cricket Match!
Following our team’s history making season, we can add another first: Dominique and Morgan represented CMIT in the first ever all-girls elementary and middle school cricket match on US soil! Their team lost 83-75, but both young ladies played well. Congratulations!

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Locker Clean Out
Students in the high school will clean out their lockers Wednesday this week. After Wednesday, there will be no locker access. Students should begin bringing home any items they wish to keep but are no longer using to get through the day beginning Monday.

Respectfully,

Ms. Colandrea
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
8th Grade promotion
CMIT Academy will host its 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, June 16, 2016, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The ceremony will occur in the Colony Ballroom located on the University of Maryland College Park campus in the Stamp Student Union. Details to help you make your planning for the event a success are provided in the attached documents. Students will have rehearsal at school on the 16th and will receive their 5 tickets at that time. Only persons with a ticket will be permitted into the ceremony. Students must be present at school this day to participate in the evening ceremony.

Thank you for your continued support.

Y Johnson
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8th Grade Promotion
Dear 8th Grade Parents,
We are almost at the finish line! In less than two weeks, we will celebrate our 8th grade students and their achievements, as they prepare to transition to the next phase of their lives!

The Planning Committee also wishes to thank all of the parents, family members, and friends, who have supported our efforts to celebrate our youth through this Promotion Ceremony! Your efforts, through venue visits, as well as decorations and program designing, have demonstrated tremendous support of our endeavors.

As we approach the Promotion ceremony date, we have a few reminders, and important information, that we would like to share, in order to make our program a huge success.
Please see below:

Date: June 16, 2016
Time: 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Location: University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union. Colony Ballroom.
Attire: Students should dress in Black and White, in their Sunday’s best.

1. Please ensure that you have read the email sent out regarding arrival time and parking.

2. On June 16, 2016, All 8th grade students who are participating in the Ceremony, are asked to arrive at the UMD by 5:45 p.m., to enter the room and line up prior to parents entering the event.

3. Students will begin the Processional at 6:15 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

4. Following the Promotion Ceremony, there will be time allotted for students to take pictures . We will be expected to exit the building no later than 8:30 p.m.



Should you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Johnson yjohnson@cmitacademy.org.

Thank you again, for making CMIT Academy Great by Choice!!



The 2016 CMIT Academy 8th Grade Promotion Celebration
Planning Committee
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Uniform Reminders
This is a reminder that as we approach the end of the school year CMIT is still a uniformed school. Middle School students must be in proper uniform. PRS points will be taken if a student is out of uniform. Points will be a requirement to attend any end of year field trips. Positive points will be awarded to students consistently in proper uniform.

Daily Uniform:
Orange or Blue CMIT Polo
Navy Blue or Khaki pants/shorts/skirt
Black Belt
Black Shoes
CMIT Fleece or Windbreaker if necessary (no other jackets are authorized)

Physical Education Uniform:
Blue CMIT t-shirt
Blue or Black Shorts or Athletic pants (No brand labels)
White socks
Athletic shoes

Andrew Brauer
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Student Service Learning oppurtunity
Student Volunteers needed for PGCPS Back to school Fair.

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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Locker Clean Out
Middle School students clean their lockers out on June 14th. Between now and the 14th students should begin taking items home that have been stored in their locker such as, organizers, mirrors, etc.

After locker clean out students will not be permitted back into their lockers. Students will only need writing utensils and a notebook for the last few days of school.

Thank you for your continued support.

Andrew Brauer
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Summer Assignments are coming soon
A tradition at CMIT Academy is for all students to complete summer assignments to prepare for the upcoming school year. Students are expected to begin their summer assignments by July 1, 2016. Teachers of these subjects are providing necessary directions for summer assignments during this last few weeks.

Please look forward to more information regarding summer assignments in subsequent newsletter editions. Summer assignments constitute part of the assessment grades for first quarter of the new school year.

CMIT Staff
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Hershey Park Field Trip
FINAL DAY FOR PAYMENT IS MONDAY JUNE 13TH!! FINAL DAY FOR PAYMENT IS MONDAY JUNE 13TH!!
FINAL DAY FOR PAYMENT IS MONDAY JUNE 13TH!! FINAL DAY FOR PAYMENT IS MONDAY JUNE 13TH!!


CMIT is proud to announce this years end of year trip to Hershey Park on June 15, 2016.

Students must not have a balance of less than -15 PRS points between the dates of 4/27 to 5/27 and must not have received an Administrative Referral for a Level 3 offense or higher. Please check your scholar's PRS points prior to making any payment.

Permission slips were distributed to eligible students on Wednesday 6/1.

Cash and Checks made out to CMIT Academy can be brought with a signed permission slip to Mr. Brauer during the student's lunch period.

The cost for the trip is $75 to cover transportation, admission, and lunch.

All other details are in the permission slip.

Please contact Mr. Brauer at Abrauer@cmitacademy.org with any questions.

Andrew Brauer
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Boys MS Baseball Meeting
This Tuesday, there will be an informational meeting for the boys MS baseball at 3pm. If your student plans on playing baseball in the fall please make sure they attend.

Mark Snyder
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
We're finally done with testing!
Our year is quickly coming to a close. We've finished Final Exams and endured the SRI one last time...congratulations on finishing strong! Students have a few small assignments left as we prepare for entering ninth grade. Keep up the hard work -- we're almost there!

Students in Dartmouth and USNA -- please bring a self-addressed, stamped envelope on Monday if you'd like to participate in an activity. Details will be emailed home -- your address will NOT be shared with anyone -- your envelope will come back to YOU!

Danica Justsen
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Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
All students' final exam scores (with the exception of students taking makeup exams) have been posted in SchoolMax. Grades will be finalized by Friday June 17th.

Thanks so much for a great year! Have a wonderful, relaxing, and safe summer!


Ms. Cracovaner
Middle School Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair
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CONGRATULATIONS
What a remarkable accomplishment.

Eric Watson, Christian Hayes, Samantha Hong, Kevin Le, Kavyasri Gouda, Vanessa Lopez, Jennifer Greer, Shainah Laguna, Michael Revell, Sarah Suleman, Adeyemi Oluwayimika, Justin Pulley, Donald Tyler, Niriti Pahadi and Haris Chaudhry have successfully completed Microsoft Office Specialist on Excel 2010 and received Certification

Congratulations to Them

Mr. Bekiyev
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Newsela Data Conferences
As we are approaching the end of the year, we will be conducting our individual conferences. This is a reminder for Mrs. Taylor's Yale, Brown and Harvard scholars to have at least 14 Newsela grade leveled articles completed. We will be looking at the individual scores for the common core-aligned quizzes and analyzing data.

~Conferences will begin on Monday!

Crystal Taylor
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FITNESSGRAM Testing
The middle school students at CMIT have been working to complete their spring FITNESSGRAM testing during their physical education classes. The students are required to complete the PACER (aerobic capacity test), Curl-Ups, 90 degree Push-Ups, and the Back Saver Sit and Reach (flexibility). Feel free to ask your scholar how they scored on each of these tests! Hopefully they are within their healthy fitness zones. Thank you to Ms. Riley and some of the staff for challenging our students to reach their full potential!

Ms. Bailey Lawrence
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
High School Science Texts
Hi Parents and Students,

Please check at home and in lockers for science texts. We need to have returned all Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Environmental Science text books.

Thanks very much,


Ms. Smith and Ms. Coholic
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HS Physical Education
This past week in my class played one bounce volleyball. This is a modified game of volleyball and with the help of some of the students we have made it into a really fun game for all students.

Mark Snyder
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FAQs
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