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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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10/27/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Be Rewarded For Joining PTO

CMIT Has a Few Spaces Left in the Martial Arts Club

College Applications Have Never Been This Easy!

MS Science Olympiad News

Service Hour Opportunity

Service Hour Opportunity


MS BREAKING NEWS

Congratulations, Trick-or-treaters!


HS BREAKING NEWS

Q2 Reminders


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

6th Grade on Earth's Structure

Ms. Fagan's World of Technology

Mrs. Justsen's English 8

Mr. McSparron RELA Update


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

NHS Canned Food Drive


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Foundations of Technology

Physical Education Classes

Senior Letters of Recommendation


PTO UPDATES

The CMIT North PTO

Reach for 25! Sweepstakes


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Be Rewarded For Joining PTO
Dear Parents and Staff,

It’s not too late to join the PTO! In order to sponsor programs and events for our students, we will need your support - both physically and financially. This year, dues are just $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. If you would prefer to pay by cash, check or money order, please place your $10 in an envelope (with your contact information included) and drop it in the PTO mailbox in the front office. All checks and money orders should be made payable to CMIT North PTO.

As a thank you for joining, on Thursday morning, November 3rd the membership committee will have two drawings for all current (dues paying) PTO members. The first drawing will be for staff PTO members. The lucky winner will receive 2 tickets to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday, November 5th. The second drawing will be for our parents who are PTO members. The lucky family will receive 4 tickets to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sunday, November 6th.

Don’t forget to submit your online membership form and payment by close of business on Wednesday, November 2nd to be eligible to win!

Thank you for your support!
PTO Membership Committee

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CMIT Has a Few Spaces Left in the Martial Arts Club
Kuk Sool Won™, a system of Traditional Korean Martial Arts that incorporates all styles of martial arts historically taught in Korea into one systematic method of learning. Kuk Sool Won™’s foundation is built on proper etiquette and discipline.

Students will learn how to effectively avoid conflict and only as a last resort how to properly defend themselves. We practice every Tuesdays from 3p to 5p, working to develop a complete Martial Artist. Members will be taken through the World Kuk Sool Won™ curriculum and attention will also be placed on academic achievement.

To sign up for the remaining slots in the club, complete and return the club sign up brochure [Note: there is a monthly fee which pays for instruction, uniform, and sparring gear].

Please contact the instructor Pu Sa Ba Nim Darren Fulmore at laurel_ksw@comcast.net or 301-509-2030 should you have any questions

PSBN Darren Fulmore
Ferhat Avsar
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College Applications Have Never Been This Easy!


All in Five Steps

1) Add colleges to your Naviance account under “Colleges I am applying to.” (We recommend to have at least 6 colleges in that list. The list should include a “safety,” “match,” and a “reach” school.)

2) In your Naviance account, colleges will have one of these three icons (symbols). If the college has... (Follow the instructions in the table above.)

3) Request letters of recommendation from your teacher(s) through Naviance. We suggest to talk to the teacher(s) and get a verbal confirmation before submitting the request. This process may take a while as far as for teachers to type your recommendation letter and to upload it. So, if you have not talked to your teacher yet, you should do this ASAP.

4) Submit your SAT and/or ACT scores to all colleges that are in your application list by login to your college board or act accounts.

5) We also recommend to apply to federal financial aid program (FAFSA).



Ferhat Avsar
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MS Science Olympiad News
Science Olympiad:
Over the course of a couple of months, our Science Olympiad Enrichment class and team is making preparations for competition against other schools. Competitions are starting in the month of February and we are already on a roll with our students preparing notes about their topics, practicing their topics, and for building competitions, sketching their ideas and thoughts. Some of the competitions that students are competing in include Write It Do It, Fast Facts, Mission Possible, Hovercraft,Towers, Bottle Rocket.

Write It Do It, Fast Facts:
For the past couple of weeks, students who will be competing in Write It Do it have been practicing their writing skill; writing detailed instructions for given objects. Their descriptions must have a sufficient amount details, enough that their teammates are able to recreate that object closest to the original using their instructions. Doers are the ones reconstructing those objects closest to the original. Students who are competing in Fast Facts have been doing practice competitions.

Mission Possible, Hovercraft, Towers, Bottle Rocket:
Mission Possible, Hovercraft, Towers, and Bottle Rocket are all building events. Those who are competing in those events are creating sketches of their design, researching things that can enhance their knowledge about the topic, and gathering supplies needed. Research includes watching videos, looking on websites, etc.

For more information about science olympiad please visit:
www.soinc.org
www.marylandscienceolympiad.org

Our team needs parent and student (11th and 12th grade only) coaches.
If you are interested ,please contact me at nbayram@cmitacademy.org

Please see attachment for the events and the rules.

Nuri Bayram
MS Science Teacher
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Service Hour Opportunity

Come volunteer with UMD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the Sheridan Street and Field of Greens Community Gardens! We are looking for 80 volunteers to join us at our 3rd Annual Winter Work Day. We invite families, students, faculty, and staff to come out and help us clear plots, weed, compost and plant bulbs for the Spring. Community Service hours will be granted to all students who attend and we will provide morning snacks and lunch.

Location: 6200 Sheridan Street, East Riverdale, MD 20737.

Ready to Register? Visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba9ad29aaf49-3rdannual to sign up! Have a group of people, you can also RSVP with an approximate number directly to nelsonm@umd.edu

Attire? Come dressed in old sneakers, rain boots, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty, we'll provide the gloves, if you need 'em.

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Service Hour Opportunity

Please see the attachment for a great service hours opportunity!

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MS BREAKING NEWS
Congratulations, Trick-or-treaters!
Congratulations to our OCTOBER CHALLENGE winners! Roshni Pawar, Samantha Hong, and Jennifer Ononaku got to trick-or-treat and collect awesome goodies from 20 different staff members on Friday!

We hope you enjoyed the experience! Make sure to participate in the NOVEMBER CHALLENGE which will begin on Tuesday! You have to play to win!

Middle School Staff
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Q2 Reminders

It is the start of the second quarter, and we would like to continue supporting student success in the classrooms by limiting the amount of time staff spends addressing non-academic issues. Please share these reminders with your student:

- All uniform shirts/jackets must be purple or gold (or white for the oxford) and bear the CMIT logo.
- Gym pants must also bear the CMIT logo.
- Slides, slippers and hats/head coverings (other than for religious purposes) are not allowed.
- Purses and backpacks must remain in lockers.
- Cell phones and other electronic devices must remain in lockers.

We are also working to help students organize themselves to be on time to class. Having a conversation with your student about the importance of being in the classroom ready to work by the time the late bell rings would be a great support to this effort.

Ms. Colandrea & Student Support Staff
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
6th Grade on Earth's Structure
Sixth grade science class already finished the first book "Science and Technology," and now they are given the second book entitled "Earth's Structure." Students took a diagnostic test this week, and finished the lesson on "earth's system." They learned about the main components of the earth's system, constructive and destructive forces, and its effects. Students will learn about Earth's Interior and Convection and the Mantle next week.

In addition to their lesson, students are currently busy working on their stem fair project. Based on CMIT's STEM Fair Timeline, a STEM Project Research rough draft is due on October 30, 2016 and must be uploaded in their STEM Fair google classroom.

Natalie Crespo-Montano
MS Science
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Ms. Fagan's World of Technology
In my absence, learning is not lost. Students have been diligently working and communicating with me via email and Google classroom, and I have been providing feedback. As we are an IT school, we are consistently using technology in Algebra and Geometry.

Ms. Fagan
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Mrs. Justsen's English 8
This week brings us to the end of first quarter. Students have finished their first drafts for the Anthem essay (submitted to Google Classroom to receive feedback on all 5 paragraphs) and have finished sharing their Anthem projects.

On Tuesday students in Duke got the opportunity to speak directly with a principal from Denmark. They got to share their experiences and opinions of middle school in America and ask questions about what education is like for Danish students. Thank you, Duke, for sharing your insights with our international guest! When he returns home he'll be speaking with his students to see how we can set up e-pals and Skype between the two countries!

On Wednesday and Thursday we also encountered our new vocabulary set for this quarter this past week. Students should have completed their vocabulary notecards and should be reviewing the words this weekend. Their first quiz will be on Monday, November 7th.

Next up is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury! We will engage in some anticipation activities early next week and begin reading the book on Thursday or Friday. Please make sure you've *procured* your copy of the novel by Thursday, so our scholars don't get behind on reading. A reading calendar with due dates for chapters, class discussions, quizzes, etc. will be shared next week before we begin the book. Several copies of this novel is available at most used book stores; if you haven't found acquired the novel yet, please check your local bookstore or used bookstore!

Danica Justsen, NBCT
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Mr. McSparron RELA Update
Greetings! The 1st quarter is coming to a close, and it's time to look back and reflect on what students accomplished and to look forward to what's next. In the first quarter students learned how to analyze main idea and author's purpose, learned new strategies for writing, expanded their vocabulary, completed a research simulation, and produced a Bio Profile using Google Sites! We also read two novels, "Hoot" and "Where the Red Fern Grows" for Book Club.

The second quarter will focus on argument and persuasion. Students will also be reading "The Giver," by Lois Lowry, in class this quarter, so please make sure that they have access to a version of the novel. We do have chromebooks, so eBooks or PDFs are fine.

In addition, our next Book Club book is Number the Stars, also by Lois Lowry. Please make sure they have a copy of that novel that they can read at home, so that they are prepared to participate in our bi-weekly Book Club discussions.

As always, please check SchoolMax for the most up to date information about grades and please feel free to email me if you have any questions. I look forward to a very successful 2nd quarter.

Mr. McSparron
RELA, Grade 6
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
NHS Canned Food Drive
The National Honor Society is conducting a canned food drive for the holiday season. The canned food drive is running from October 26th through November 18th. Canned food is being donated in the students' Monday/Wednesday/Friday first period classes. Please encourage your student to donate!
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Ben Krystal
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Foundations of Technology
This course prepares students to understand and apply technological concepts and processes that are the cornerstone of the high school technology education program. Students study the nature and technological issues of the “designed world”. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, design, fabricating, and engineering practical solutions. Parents please remind your students to join their class. Please review the rules for class with each child so that we can have an even smoother operation in class as we complete our learning activities each week.

Parents thank you for your encouragement, support and time that you give your child in pursuit of their educational goals.

Gregory Hynes
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Physical Education Classes
This past week in Lifetime Sports our classes played bocce. The students seem to really enjoy it and now can teach their friends and family in a friendly backyard game of bocce.

High School physical education classes will be switching over to health education for the 2nd quarter. Please remember that students are not to wear their PE uniform during health and will be required to wear normal school uniform during this time.

Mark Snyder
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Senior Letters of Recommendation
Hi Students and Parents,

Many students have already spoken with Ms. Gaudette and Mr. Avsar about letters of recommendation. Those students know they MAY need to submit a hard copy of their letters of recommendation in a packet to the colleges they wish to attend.

Those students who requested a letter of recommendation FROM ME, who also need a PHYSICAL COPY of the letter I WROTE in a sealed envelope should do the following IF you have not picked up your hard copy letter before Friday's Pep Rally:

1. Bring an envelope for each copy you need.

2. Come to my room 165B on Tuesday, November 1 (yep! this Tuesday) between 12:35 and no later than 2:30 pm during my planning period.

I have tutoring after school, so please do not come to interrupt after 2:30 pm.

I will provide a hard copy in your envelope, seal it, and sign it over the seal.

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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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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