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10/08/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

STEM WORKSHOPS on OCTOBER 22

October Casual Day

CMIT Basketball

Lady Tigers Softball

Student Accident Insurance Policy

School's Out


MS BREAKING NEWS

October Challenge is on!


HS BREAKING NEWS

PSAT Prep News

Uniform Reminders


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Grade 8 Field Trip: From Dr. Clarke & Ms. Chestang


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates

Mrs. Justsen's English 8: Analyzing Anthem

Technological Design: Designing a Boat in 6th Grade Science Class


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

FAFSA Night for CMIT North Seniors and Parents

COLLEGE FAIR

PSAT Practice Test


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

HSA Biology Current Events

Upcoming Astronomy and Physics News


PTO UPDATES

The CMIT North PTO

Harris Teeter Together In Education

Reach for 25! Sweepstakes

October First Friday Program

High School & Middle School Parent Bi-Weekly Conference Call


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
STEM WORKSHOPS on OCTOBER 22
Come and participate in hands-on, fun STEM activities and demonstrations from robotics to magnetic superconductors. Also, be inspired by engineering professionals and colleges to become active in the STEM field! This is event is being provided by FIRE NSBE Jr, sponsored by the Air Force AF-1 Education Division, and hosted by CMIT Academy North. The event is free and will occur ON Saturday October 22 from 9am to 2pm.

Register through eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-fire-stem-and-college-workshop-sponsored-by-air-force-tickets-28329677829



Check out our flyer and website

http://www.firensbejr.org/fire-stem-workshop-2016.html



Everyone is invited from grades 3 through 12!

Ferhat Avsar
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October Casual Day
Both high school and middle school students will have a casual day Friday, October 14th. Casual clothing MUST adhere to the PGCPS dress code as described in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.

Students in the middle school must receive a certificate from administration in order to participate in casual day.

CMIT Administration
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CMIT Basketball
CMIT is currently accepting applications for coaching the following teams:

Middle School Girls Basketball
Middle School Boys Basketball
High School Girls Basketball
High School Boys Basketball

Please use the following google form to apply for the above positions: https://docs.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMAbJiv95hbX80EH2UNJbZsELaoq9inqQkqx9nnAoFnnjXcA/viewform
You will be contacted within 48 hours of completing this form.

Tryouts for the middle school teams (both boys and girls) will begin on Tuesday, October 25th and finish on Friday October 28th. Time is to be determined. Location is Get Good Fieldhouse located at 8751 Freestate Dr #100 Laurel, MD 20723. Students will need their own transportation. Students should plan to attend all days of tryouts. Any student who wishes to tryout MUST turn in a PGCPS Student-Athlete Parent Packet to MS. LAWRENCE. These packets can be found at http://www1.pgcps.org/athletics/athletics-participation-forms.htm

Students should see Ms. Lawrence if they are interested in trying out. In the mean time, there will be open gym held each Friday (October 7th, 14th, and 21st) from 4-6pm at Get Good Fieldhouse. Open gym is not mandatory, however it is suggested that students attend.

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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Lady Tigers Softball
The Lady Tigers Softball Team are off to a great start this season with the record of 4-0. In just 4 games, Zanai has struck out 17 players. In addition, they had two innings of all 9 batters batting against Beltsville Academy. In the 2nd inning of that game with the bases loaded, Hannah hit a triple, which allowed the Lady Tigers to score 3 runs. In addition, during that game Hannah also hit a double. In their win against Eisenhower Middle School, Hannah and Simone hit a double. In the close game against Benjamin Tasker on Thursday, October 6, Kimaya threw a player out at home plate to end the inning and prevent a run. Jaela caught a pop up to close out the inning and prevented a run as well. Grace, India, Alessa and Miya have been great in the infield throughout this season. Dominique, Atoryia, Ashley, Pamela, Destinee and Jasmine have been great additions to the team. Roshni and Layne are great second year players as well. All of these young ladies are instrumental in this undefeated season. The coaching staff couldn't do it without all of the Lady Tigers. In closing, the coaching staff would like for the CMIT staff, students and parents to congratulate your 4-0 Lady Tigers!!

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Student Accident Insurance Policy
Attention Parents and Guardians!

The District has arranged for a Student Accident Insurance Policy that parents/guardians can purchase. Parents/Guardians can purchase a low cost student accident insurance plan for the 2016-2017 school year. The purchase of this insurance coverage is directly between the parent/guardian and the insurance company.

Please see attached document for more details. If you may have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Risk Management at: 301-780-2186.

Thank you.
Ms. Adams
Secretary
Attachment(s)

CMIT Secretary
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School's Out
Schools and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, October 12th for Yom Kippur. Please make arrangements accordingly.

CMIT Administration
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MS BREAKING NEWS
October Challenge is on!
Our OCTOBER CHALLENGE has begun!

Students all over middle school are compiling orange clues from around our building and figuring out what their teachers' favorite October activities are!

Don't wait until the last minute -- only the top 3/first three students to submit correct guesses will earn the prize!

Last month's prize was Chick Fil A... October's prize is even SWEETER!

Submit your guesses at www.tinyurl.com/OctoberChallenge2016

Middle School Staff
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HS BREAKING NEWS
PSAT Prep News
9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and parents;

Please make sure your student login to their Naviance accounts and do the practice material everyday for 30 minutes(connection.naviance.com/cmit). I am glad to announce that most of our students are doing it everyday on a regular basis. So far our high school students practiced for about 650 hours. Our goal is to reach to 1000 hours! by October 19. Let's do it! We are planning to celebrate it a pizza party if we reach to our goal.


Ferhat Avsar
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Uniform Reminders
As the weather begins to change, it seems like a good time to send a reminder about the uniform policy. We are noticing that students are becoming more relaxed in their dress over time, so you may find us reaching out to you with concerns about your student's uniform.

We could use your support to make sure students are fully prepared to learn each day. Please review the uniform policy (attached) and make changes accordingly. It is worth clarifying the following two uniform requirements:

- Gym shirts and pants MUST be the CMIT PE T-shirt with school logo on front with CMIT PE pants or shorts with the CMIT Logo.
- Shorts may be worn ONLY during summer dates from the first day of school through October 31st and from April 1st through the last day of school.
- Outerwear warn inside a classroom or in the building must display the CMIT logo.

We prefer not to disrupt parents during the day or have students miss class to address uniform violations. Please review this policy with students to reduce the likelihood of this being a need.

Respectfully,

Ms. Colandrea
High School Program Coordinator
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
Grade 8 Field Trip: From Dr. Clarke & Ms. Chestang

An exciting and educational opportunity to consider for 2017 this spring is the Science in Motion Trip that may lead a group of interested Grade 8 students to Orlando, Florida. The program is an incredible learning opportunity for your child—it is both educational and fun! The Science in Motion program will give our students a deeper understanding of and appreciation for science and an opportunity to learn in the field.

Before plans can be finalized for this trip, we are looking at all possible grants and fund-raising activities. We need to know how many parents are interested in this program for their child and are willing to assist us in identifying funding sources. Grade 8 parents and guardians are invited to attend this orientation on

When: October 11, 2016
Time: 6PM
Where: CMIT Schools Cafeteria

I hope we can embrace this educational opportunity and allow our children to see, touch, and experience science in a way that is impossible to replicate in the classroom.

Sincerely Yours,


Dr. Gemma Bognot–Clarke
Ms. Lauren Chestang
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
7th Grade

We are wrapping up our unit on Southwest Asia and North Africa. Unit tests will be on the following dates:

Morehouse: Thursday October 13th
Morgan State: Friday October 14th

Study guides will be available on Google Classroom.

8th Grade

Exploration and Colonization tests are on the following dates

Xavier, William & Mary, Northwestern: Monday October 10th
Duke, Harvard: Tuesday October 11th
Vanderbilt: Thursday October 13th

Study guides will be available on Google classroom. We will then begin a unit on the Road to the Revolutionary War


Please feel free to contact Ms. Cracovaner with any questions, comments, or concerns at acracovaner@cmitacademy.org

Ms. Cracovaner
Middle School Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair
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Mrs. Justsen's English 8: Analyzing Anthem
Students have finished reading Ayn Rand's novella Anthem and are spending some time "digging deeper" into the themes and author's message.

This week started with an in-depth Shared Inquiry discussion focused on the main character's primary motivations throughout the book and explored the "what if" possibilities of our world through their discussion... What if everyone was motivated in the same way Equality is in the novel? What would our world be like? (This is something we didn't get to discuss completely but something the students found very intriguing -- encourage them to explain the main character's motivations and explore the "what if" with you!)

In the middle of the week students dissected the Bill of Rights in order to determine which rights are ultimately most important in today's world and which were respected or denied to the characters in Anthem. In this way students are realizing the importance of not only having rights but knowing them and standing up for them!

Thursday was spent continuing Anthem projects (DUE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13). Students learned how to develop websites using Google Sites, how to plan for/write scripts for podcasts, how to storyboard to prepare for creating videos, and how to use web tools to create completely original interactive maps.

The week came to a personal closing as students worked on their second blog entries focused on the meanings and significance of their own names. As the main character in Anthem (and all characters in his society) are denied names and are instead assigned group labels and numbers, the significance of having one's own name was a topic of discussion. Earlier in the week students were asked to speak with family members to find out how their names were chosen and to do a little research online to find origins and meanings of their names; they used this information to compose personal pieces about the feelings they attach to their own names. Please make sure to visit your scholar's blog and post a comment!

Next week we will finish our study of Anthem and students will present their projects. We will also begin our first literary analysis essay that expands upon our class discussion. We'll experience the entire writing process, including outlining/planning, drafting, reviewing, revising, and editing before submitting a final draft. Students who choose to will have the opportunity to submit their final drafts to the Anthem Essay Contest posted here: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests

It's been another wonderful, productive week!

Danica Justsen, NBCT
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Technological Design: Designing a Boat in 6th Grade Science Class
Students in 6th grade science class were challenged to design and create a boat from the materials given by the teacher. The boat should carry at least 10 pennies without sinking, and the students who worked on the boat that could carry the most number of pennies win the competition. In addition, best boat design will also be judged. Students started designing and creating their boat last October 6, testing on October 7, and will be continued on October 10, 2016.


Pictures link:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-qdFgWCyQmONmdZbVByS3ZfRm8

Natalie Crespo-Montano
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
FAFSA Night for CMIT North Seniors and Parents
Get assistance completing your online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form after the Opening Presentation!

The event will be held in school cafeteria on Wednesday October 19, 2016
between 6:00pm and 7:30p.m.

To complete the FAFSA, please bring the following documents:

- 2015 completed federal taxes
- 2015 Statements from federal assistance programs
- Social Security Numbers for both student and parent

RSVP by Emailing Ms. Gaudette at ngaudette@cmitacademy.org


Ms. Gaudette
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COLLEGE FAIR
Baltimore National College Fair will be held on Monday October 17, 2016. CMIT 11th and 12th grade students can now sign up for this field trip. We invite you come and meet with admission officers from over 200 colleges and universities. This is going to be a perfect time to gather information about various schools that you might already have in mind. Those juniors and seniors who are intending to attend to the trip, need to fill out the permission slip attached.

The trip costs $20 and is payable on the website www.myschoolbucks.com. Look for the Baltimore Convention Center option as you are making your payment on the website. Payments are accepted until Wednesday October 12.

Important notes in regards to this field trip;

1)We will be leaving from school at 8:00am on Monday October 17th
2)Buses will be back at around dismissal time.
3)Students need to bring their own lunch bag or money for purchasing their food.
4)Students must wear their White Oxford Shirt and Tie
5)Students need to register through the website so that colleges that are attending are getting their information(Select the fall registration then hit register now). https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=Maryland

Ferhat Avsar
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PSAT Practice Test
Good Afternoon Parents,

CMIT North will be partnering up with Princeton Review to present a PSAT practice test on Saturday October 15th. This event will take place from 9am to 1pm in the schools cafeteria. Following the test, we will review a few of the problems using the Princeton Review Method. Pizza will be available to the students to eat. Princeton Review will also have a booth set up so that you may talk to them about there SAT classes which we will soon start having at CMIT North. We look forward to seeing you and your child(ren) on October 15th.

Nichole Bivins
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
HSA Biology Current Events
Students who have me on Tuesday and Thursday need to turn in their biome project by the end of today. For those students who have me on Monday and Wednesday, their biome projects are due this upcoming Monday. Please have your student submit their final draft of their presentation onto google classroom. The assignment is posted on my google classroom. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Have a Great Weekend,

Daniel Fleming
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Upcoming Astronomy and Physics News
Astronomy students will present their research in the format of their choice the week of October 24. Students will be the 'resident experts' in their field/topic of choice for 20 minutes and will take questions from their peers.

Physics students will take their unit test on Thursday or next Monday depending on their class schedules. Newton's Laws and motion will be on the test. Students may use their Physics Notecards and calculators for the test. We have begun review of the major concepts in the unit.

Physics Tutoring is available on Tuesdays from 3 to 4 pm. The sign-up sheet is on the wall in 165-B for students to use to generate a roster.


Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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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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Harris Teeter Together In Education


Dear Parents and School Supporters,

CMIT Academy proudly joins Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program to help raise funds for our school. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 3104, and your VIC card when you check out and your card will be linked for the entire school year. That’s it! You only have to link your VIC card once each school year. Once your card is linked, CMIT Academy will receive a percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, H.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Organics, HT Farmers Market and purchases in the HT Pharmacy) purchases credited back to our account.

CMIT North PTO
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Reach for 25! Sweepstakes

Can Harris Teeter reach the $25 million mark in donations by November 1?

Can your school reach 250 links by November 1?

Help Harris Teeter "Reach for 25" (million) by linking over 250 households to your Together in Education account by November 1, 2016.

For each school with over 250 links on November 1, you will be entered to win (1) of (25) available prizes. 25 winning schools will be rewarded with $250 in Harris Teeter gift cards. That is over $6,000 in prizes!

CMIT North PTO
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October First Friday Program
Dear Parent & Staff

Please mark your calendar, October 14th, as this is the first Friday for the month of October. We are asking parents/guardians/staff to "brown bag it" on the first Friday of each month and donate the money (what they would have used to purchase their lunch) to our school.

You may send in your donation ($10) in the form of cash/check on the first Friday of each month during the school year or you may pay in advance for the entire school year ($90). Donation envelopes, clearly marked with your child's name and university, may be turned in at the front desk during homeroom.

We appreciate any donations!

CMIT North PTO
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High School & Middle School Parent Bi-Weekly Conference Call


Want to be connected with other parents within the school and have an opportunity to give back. High School and Middle School Committees has bi-weekly calls that you can join to learn more about the school and ways you can help.



High School Conference calls held bi-weekly on Monday’s @ 8PM. Call-in details provide by emailing highschoolreps@cmitnorthpto.org.


Middle School Conference calls are held bi-weekly on Tuesday's @ 7PM. Call-in details provide by emailing middleschoolreps@cmitnorthpto.org.





CMIT North PTO
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