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09/11/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT Clubs

CMIT Bowling League

SATURDAY ACADEMY IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Service Learning Hour Opportunities

Empowerment Conference

SSL Opportunities in Bowie - Fall 2016 Weed Warrior Work Days/Wetland Cleanup


MS BREAKING NEWS

SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE HAS STARTED!


HS BREAKING NEWS

Student Service Learning Hours

College Test Prep Day


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Fall Cricket in Bowie


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Microscopic Journey

Mrs. Justsen's English 8


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Science Department News

Art I Happenings


PTO UPDATES

The CMIT North PTO

Giant's A+ School Rewards Program

The CMIT North PTO Needs You!

Official Homecoming T-Shirts (High School Only)


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT Clubs
CMIT-North offers a wide variety of clubs and activities for the students to participate in throughout the school year. Club selections will be done through CLF Portal. The due date for club selections is on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at 8 a.m. Please note that our after school club activities have eligibility requirements. Students must adhere to these requirements to take part in these activities. Therefore make sure to read all the descriptions and requirements before you make any selection. Should you have any questions in regards to a specific club please contact the teacher or club sponsor. For general questions about our club programs contact Mr. Avsar at favsar@cmitacademy.org

Please click on the links to download

CMIT Clubs Terms and Conditions

Club Sign up Instructions

Club sign up link: clfportal.org/prs

Ferhat Avsar
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CMIT Bowling League
The CMIT Spring Bowling league is getting ready to start. We will begin bowling on September 16th at 7:00pm at the AMF Laurel Lanes. We will bowl on the following Fridays: Sep. 16, 23; Oct. 7, 14; Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2, 9. We will have open bowl and our awards ceremony on Dec 16. There is space for 36 bowlers (6 teams of 6). Bowling will be $10 for two games of bowling, shoes included. Practice will start at 7:15 and bowling by 7:30. If you are interested, please contact Jeanne Igoe, jkigy@comcast.net. Provide the name(s) of any bowlers and an email address you can be reached at. These sessions are a great chance for students, staff, and parents to meet and socialize. Hope you can join us.


CMIT North PTO
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SATURDAY ACADEMY IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!
Attention All Students And Parents,
Saturday Academy will resume on October 1st for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration will open on Monday September 12th and close on Friday September 23 @ 9 pm. This is a FREE program and is open to all Middle School students and High School students who are taking Algebra 1 and Geometry only. Students are admitted on a first come first serve basis. Only students who are registered can attend.

Jennifer Jackson
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Service Learning Hour Opportunities
Please see below for two upcoming Service Opportunities in our county that students can take advantage of to earn Service Learning Hours!

1. Weed Warrior Work Days
Whitemarsh Park, 100 White Marsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715
Sept 24th, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Oct 29th, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
www.cityofbowie.org/weedwarriors
The City of Bowie’s Green Team is in need of volunteers to help remove English ivy from Whitemarsh Park. As an invasive, non-native plant, English ivy spreads quickly and easily, and is very destructive to native ecosystems. This is an outdoor activity that requires cutting the ivy vines at eye-level and foot-level, then pulling them back about two feet from the base of the tree to bag them. To participate, please register by contacting Kristin Larson (klarson@cityofbowie.org, 301-809-3044). This is a great Student Service Learning opportunity. Children age 14 and younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian or Troop Leader at all times, and no volunteers under age 16 can use tools but may participate by pulling and bagging vines. Tiffany Wright (Watershed Manager for the City of Bowie) or Kristin Larson (Sustainability Planner for the City of Bowie) will sign off on service learning hours for students at the event.

2. Wetland Cleanup
EZ Storage on Gallant Fox Lane (near 197/450)
October 8, 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The City of Bowie is looking for volunteers to help remove litter from a local wetland. Supplies are provided. For more information on this event and to register, contact Tiffany Wright at 301-809-3043 or twright@cityofbowie.org.

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Empowerment Conference
If you would like more information please contact Mr. Johnson, Professional School Counselor, at CMIT North Charter School.

Yurhance Johnson
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SSL Opportunities in Bowie - Fall 2016 Weed Warrior Work Days/Wetland Cleanup
Weed Warrior Work Days
Whitemarsh Park, 100 White Marsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715
Sept 24th, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Oct 29th, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

www.cityofbowie.org/weedwarriors

The City of Bowie’s Green Team is in need of volunteers to help remove English ivy from Whitemarsh Park. As an invasive, non-native plant, English ivy spreads quickly and easily, and is very destructive to native ecosystems. This is an outdoor activity that requires cutting the ivy vines at eye-level and foot-level, then pulling them back about two feet from the base of the tree to bag them. To participate, please register by contacting Kristin Larson (klarson@cityofbowie.org, 301-809-3044). This is a great Student Service Learning opportunity. Children age 14 and younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian or Troop Leader at all times, and no volunteers under age 16 can use tools but may participate by pulling and bagging vines. Tiffany Wright (Watershed Manager for the City of Bowie) or Kristin Larson (Sustainability Planner for the City of Bowie) will sign off on service learning hours for students at the event.

Wetland Cleanup

EZ Storage on Gallant Fox Lane (near 197/450)

October 8, 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The City of Bowie is looking for volunteers to help remove litter from a local wetland. Supplies are provided. For more information on this event and to register, contact Tiffany Wright at 301-809-3043 or twright@cityofbowie.org.

Kristin Larson
Sustainability Planner
City of Bowie
15901 Excalibur Road, Bowie, MD 20716
Tel: (301)-809-3044


This is a student service learning hour opportunity available to all CMIT North Charter School students. Remember all PGCPS students are required to complete 24 SSL hours prior to graduating from any PGCPS high school/program.

CMIT Guidance Department
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MS BREAKING NEWS
SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE HAS STARTED!
Attention all middle school students:

SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE has started! Have you been tracking your teachers' clues (posted on orange slips of paper)?

On the bulletin board near Ms. Jackson's exit to the portables, there are titles of books and teachers who are participating (as well as Mr. Brauer and Ms. Westerfield). Your job is to figure out which teacher had which favorite childhood book.

Submit your answers at
http://tinyurl.com/septemberchallenge2016
BEFORE SEPTEMBER 29TH!

Every teacher and staff member should have a CLUE posted near his/her door...if you don't see one, ASK! When you've got enough clues to narrow things down, click on the link above and enter your answers!

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 29TH and PRIZE WILL BE GIVEN FOLLOWING MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd!

GOOD LUCK!!!

Danica Justsen
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Student Service Learning Hours
Student Service Learning Hours forms from the summer time are due to Ms. Gaudette by Friday, September 30th. Please note that forms are due by the end of the semester during which service hours were completed. Forms for hours completed in the fall semester will be due in January.

Natalie Gaudette
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College Test Prep Day
The kick off event for our school-wide College Test Prep day started on Friday September 9, 2016 during the first period. We will continue the program every Friday until the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) date October 19, 2016. All high school students will be solving PSAT/SAT/ACT style questions for one period during the day. Students are also expected to work everyday for 30 minutes at home until the test date. The PSAT test date for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students is October 19, 2016 and 12th grade students will be taking their SAT/ACT tests in October and November.

We need to work as a team to make sure that students not only work at school but also practice their skills at home for 30 minutes everyday until the test date. We use Naviance Test Prep to monitor the growth and each student's progress. We plan to reward students based on their progress each week. Please make sure your student has access to connection.naviance.com/cmit
You may contact me at favsar@cmitacademy.org if you do not have access to the system.

Ferhat Avsar
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
Fall Cricket in Bowie
In Bowie, we are planning to do cricket this fall to provide the opportunity for kids to continue playing if they want to or for anyone who wants to learn the game. There will be no matches, just practice sessions one day per week. During the first hour, we will work on the basics and in the second hour, we will have a scrimmage.

We are planning to have only two groups: one group with the taped tennis ball and the other group with the regular hard cricket ball.

Bowie Fall Cricket Program
Dates: 17 September to 13 November 2016.
Practices: Every Sunday from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Rockledge Elementary School, 7701 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie, MD 20715

Maximum Number of Players Accepted
16 for the taped tennis ball group
16 for the regular hard ball group

Cost: $30 per player

Registration Details
1. Go to www.bbgc.com
2. Either login to your account or register for a new account
3. Under Cricket, select "Bowie Fall Cricket"
4. Go to your cart and pay the $30
5. Once you have done so, please send me a quick email.
-Coach Sham kchotoo@usersystems.com

Bailey Lawrence
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Microscopic Journey

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. _ Benjamin Franklin

Historically, the study of biology or life science could not have happened without the invention of microscopes because cells were not known to exist before the time of Robert Hooke and Anton van Leeuwenhoek who saw them in their primitive microscopes. Today, much cell biology research still requires careful microscopic examination of cells and their internal structures. It is a week statement to say that microscopy is the single most important tool for the cell biologist. However, who could be interested in learning cells without seeing them?

The Grade 8 science students of CMIT North academy had the chance to see how awesome cells look like through the microscopes. At first, they learned the uses of microscope and how to properly operate it. Then they were able to see animal cells by using swabs from their cheeks and identifying interior parts of their cell using indicators that changes the color of the parts. Then, they compared the animal cells with the plant cells using onion skin.
It was indeed a nice experience seeing students so involved and asked pertinent questions like; “why the cells are moving in the onion skin”. “Oh, the animal cells are circles' in appearance while the plant cells are squares”.

The students will continue their fascinating journey through the microscopic world as they complete upcoming activities.

Gemma Y. Bognot-Clarke, Ph.D.
MS Science Teacher
Science Department Chair
CMIT North Academy
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Mrs. Justsen's English 8
This week we continued our investigation of non-fiction texts. We analyzed and annotated both articles and editorials surrounding current events, and we discussed the important differences between the two. Students noted more differences than simply the content-specific differences; they also brought up the intentions, backgrounds, professions, and purposes of the authors behind each type of writing.

Even though it was a short week, we were able to begin our first written composition (which students will soon be publishing to their own blogs). Make sure to ask your 8th graders which part of their "identities" they're going to express through their first editorials! How did they choose to "hook" their readers, and what are they trying to persuade readers to do, feel, believe, or consider?

Over the weekend students should incorporate Logos (facts/statistics) they find to support the central ideas in their editorials. Students should maintain a log of their sources so we can adequately cite sources in our blogs. They should also study their vocabulary cards, as the first vocabulary quiz is on MONDAY, September 12. Our vocabulary words are all incorporated into the song "Hot" by Keith Middleton -- this song is available on iTunes and (as was pointed out to me by students) YouTube. Attached is the list of words and "blank" lyrics we've used to acquire our first set of vocabulary.

Below are links two games students can play to review the vocabulary. I challenge you to find out... "Are you smarter than an 8th grader?" by competing in one of these games against your student! (***Please leave the signing-in to students, so their high scores are the only ones on our scoreboard.***)

http://www.cram.com/flashcards/games/stellar-speller/hot-vocabulary-cards-7595700

http://www.cram.com/flashcards/games/jewel/hot-vocabulary-cards-7595700


Next week we will begin our study of the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand. I have enough copies for each student, so there's no need to purchase this book -- sticky notes, however, will come in handy for annotating.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Danica Justsen, NBCT
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Science Department News
Students have completed the PGCPS Pre-test for the core courses of instruction. These will be graded by the school district and the results compared to the results of the Post-test around the middle of school year. This process will provide information about student learning in the core science courses.

If you have questions, please email your teachers, who will be pleased to answer questions.

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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Art I Happenings
In Art I we are currently learning about observational drawing. This week we covered contour line drawing and shading. I have suggested to students that it might be best to bring a regular wooden pencil to class. The pictures above are our class on dramatic lighting.

Ms. Stewart
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PTO UPDATES
The CMIT North PTO

Ways to Communicate with the PTO

Website: www.cmitnorthpto.org
Online Membership Form: http://tinyurl.com/cmitnpto-membershipform
Online Store: https://squareup.com/store/cmit-north-pto
Email: information@cmitnorthpto.org
Sign Up for text Alerts via Remind: Text @cmitn to 81010 or download Remind App

Ways to Help Your PTO

Become a PTO Member – Sign up to become a member of PTO for $10 per family member. The dues are used to support many activities and events sponsored by the PTO. It also entitles you to voting rights during meetings.

Amazon Smile – Shop at smile.amazon.com and select CMIT North PTO and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to PTO.

Harris Teeter Together in Education – Link your VIC card to CMIT North (#3104). When customers purchase select Harris Teeter Brand products using their VIC card, Harris Teeter contributes a percentage of those purchase dollars to PTO.

First Friday – On the 1st Friday of each month, donate the cost of your lunch ($10 or more) to help towards CMIT North PTO fundraising efforts. If you would like, you can pay the entire year ($90).

Giant Bonus Card - Register you Giant Bonus Card for CMIT North (#17899) and A+ spending rewards will be converted into cash for our school!

CMIT Spirit Nights will be held quarterly! Have dinner at the Contee Road/Route 1 location between 3PM to 9PM and be sure to mention “CMIT” when ordering. Our school will earn 20% of the proceeds during this time!

Box Tops for Education – Each Box Top collected = .10₵ for CMIT! Help may be needed to count/compile box tops.


For more information, please contact the CMIT NORTH PTO BOARD Information@cmitnorthpto.org

CMIT North PTO
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I’m using Remind to send important updates, events, and information for CMIT North PTO. Please click on the link below to join our class. (For reference, our class code is @cmitn.)

https://www.remind.com/join/cmitn

Thanks for joining!

CMIT North PTO

P.S. Remind is a free, safe, and easy way for me to reach you with important information. You can choose to receive notifications by text, email, or the app.

CMIT North PTO
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Giant's A+ School Rewards Program
Dear CMIT Parents,

Starting, Monday, September 12th you can register your Giant bonus card to support CMIT! Visit www.giantfood.com/aplus and select "register your card", which is located in the red box on the right for customers. Enter the first 3 letters of your last name and your 12-digit GIANT CARD number. Next enter CMIT’s ID# (17899) and you’re finished! If you do not know your Giant Card number, please call the Giant hotline at 1-877-366-2668 for assistance. The success of this fundraiser has allowed the PTO to purchase the caps, gowns, tassels and stoles for EVERY STUDENT of our first graduating class – The Class of 2017!! Please continue to support this fundraiser so we can do the same for all future graduating classes.

Thank you for your support,
CMIT North PTO Fundraising
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The CMIT North PTO Needs You!
The CMIT North Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is excited about this school year! Soon, we will be breaking ground for our new high school building and most importantly, we will be celebrating, honoring and saying goodbye to our 1st graduating class - The Class of 2017!!

In order to sponsor programs and events for our students, we will need your support - both physically and financially. This year, dues are $10 per person. You can join the PTO by filling out our online membership form here: http://tinyurl.com/cmitnpto-membershipform and paying your dues through our online store here: https://squareup.com/store/cmit-north-pto

We look forward to working with you and for you this school year!

Your CMIT North PTO Board,

President – Boris Johnson
Vice President – Wanda Finch
Treasurer – Maria Robles
Recording Secretary – Caroline Jones
Corresponding Secretary – Vacant
Middle School Parent Representatives: Tarnishe Samuel, Sharon Lewis, Jennifer McDonald
High School Parent Representatives: Mary Baucum-Milline, Sherry Rather, Candace Salley
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Official Homecoming T-Shirts (High School Only)
Get your official Homecoming t-shirt before it's too late!
Sales ends 09/16/2016

Options & Prices
• Youth XL – Adult XL $18
• Adult 2 XL & Larger  $20

Online Sale: https://squareup.com/store/cmit-north-pto

When purchasing online, please be sure to include student name in comments

You also can purchase by completing an order form and attaching payment (cash or check) and placing in the PTO box in the front office.

Thank you for supporting the PTO!

CMIT North PTO
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