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09/24/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

PARCC Scores Have Arrived!!

General Athletics Information

Join the PTO & Save the Date


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!

College and Career Readiness Seminar


MS BREAKING NEWS

CMIT Twitter Handle

After School Clubs

Hearts With Houston


HS BREAKING NEWS

Mary Lehman & Curtis Valentine Visit CMIT

9th Grade Parents!!

PSAT Testing

High School Clubs

Uniform Reminder | Fall is Here


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

From Mrs. Cabrera-Avila's Desk

Mrs. Omur's Tech Class

Mrs. Omur's Tech 7

Ms. Fagan's Math 7

Health with Ms. Lawrence

Mrs. Justsen's English 8


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Girls & Boys Basketball Interest Meeting

First Home Game of the Year


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Greetings From the High School RELA Department

Chem & Bio Unit 1 Tests and Course Information


PTO UPDATES

Congratulations, CMIT North PTO!

1st General PTO Meeting

Join the PTO or Complete Your Membership Registration


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
PARCC Scores Have Arrived!!
Students received their PARCC scores in either their math or english class this week. Please review these scores with your scholar. I have attached a document that is a parent guide to understanding the scores.


Casandra Andrew
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General Athletics Information

In order to participate in any of our athletics at both CMIT middle school and high school, each athlete must meet the following requirements. Please review the following list with your parents:

*I am officially enrolled in Middle School/High School.
*I received a 2.0 or above during the previous quarter (includes 4th quarter for fall sports).
*I have turned in either a PDF version or hard copy of my most recent physical to my athletic director (see attached or visit the CMIT website and click on the tab for Athletics).
*I have registered on FormReLeaf (http://cmitacademy.org/student-athlete-registration/)

Available Middle School Sports for 2017-2018
Fall - Boys Baseball and Girls Softball
Winter - Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball and Cheerleading
Spring - Boys Soccer and Girls Soccer

Available High School Sports for 2017-2018
Fall - Boys Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer, Cheerleading
Winter - Boys Varsity and JV Basketball, Girls Varsity and JV Basketball, Cheerleading, Indoor Track
Spring - Boys Varsity Baseball, Girls Varsity Softball, Track & Field

If you are interesting in assisting the athletic department in any capacity (selling concessions, ticket sales, game workers) please contact Ms. Lawrence or the CMIT PTO Athletic Boosters.

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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Join the PTO & Save the Date
We are excited to have so many parents become members of the PTO during our 2 Back-to-School Nights!

Our membership campaign continues and we encourage all parents to join the PTO to support the important work the PTO does for our children, parents, and schools.

Use this direct link to join online: http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/join-online.html


Save the Date for our 1st General PTO Meeting for the 2017-2018 School Year

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: CMIT Middle School, 6100 Frost Place, Laurel, MD 20707

During this meeting our goal is to to adopt a budget for the year, vote on minor Bylaw changes from last school year, finalize our elections for vacant positions, and provide other important updates.

The Slate of Candidates and Proposed Bylaw changes can be found on the homepage of our website. www.cmitnorthpto.org

For questions please contact the following:
General - information@cmitnorthpto.org
Membership - membership@cmitnorthpto.org
Fundraising - fundraising@cmitnorthpto.org
Class of 2018 (Graduation Packages) - Classof2018@cmitnorthpto.org

Thank you,
CMIT North PTO
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!
Parents, Guardians, and Students -

Please mark your calendars! Thursday, September 28th from 3-9 pm we will have our first Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Laurel at the Contee Road/Rt.1 location. You can either walk-in or drive thru, but be sure to mention “CMIT” so the PTO can receive 20% of your purchase.

CMIT Staff,

If you choose to have lunch at this location on this date, please tell your cashier that you are a CMIT Staff member so your lunch purchase can support the PTO as well!

We hope to see you there! Thank you for your support!
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee

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College and Career Readiness Seminar
Prince Georges County Public Schools is offering three college and career readiness seminars for all students from grades 7-12. Topics include NCAA eligibility information, how to pay for college with athletic and/or other scholarships, and NAIA eligibility information. If you are interested in attending, please contact Ms. Lawrence to register. See the attached flyer for dates, times and locations.

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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MS BREAKING NEWS
CMIT Twitter Handle
The middle school has started their own twitter account to keep students and parents informed on important information, event reminders, school successes and more. Give us a follow @CMIT_Middle to keep yourself informed!

Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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After School Clubs
After school club sign-ups will start this week. Keep on the lookout for an email with directions on how to sign up by Tuesday morning. Have a great week!

CMIT Administration
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Hearts With Houston

We raised $634.06 for our Hearts with Houston Campaign. Thank you to all of our students and their families for their generosity! The grade level winners are below. Keep on the lookout for an announcement for when you will have your pizza party.

6th Grade: Villanova University
7th Grade: Clemson University
8th Grade: University of Pennsylvania


CMIT Administration
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Mary Lehman & Curtis Valentine Visit CMIT

On Friday, September 22nd, CMIT received a special visit and breakfast from County Council Member, Mary Lehman, who was accompanied by PGCPS Board Member Curtis Valentine. Council Member Lehman has been a supporter of CMIT Academy and the building of the new high school while Board Member Valentine has been an active supporter and role model to our students.

Their visit began with a breakfast for faculty and staff and concluded with a tour of the new facility.

We are grateful for their investment in all that we do!

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
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9th Grade Parents!!
You should have received an email on Thursday, September 21st informing you of our PSAT 8/9 and Speciality Program Application. Please complete the form if you would like your child to apply to the Science and Tech program in PGCPS.

Please complete this form by September 29th.

Thank you!!

Casandra Andrew
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PSAT Testing
On Wednesday, October 11th, all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT.

Our 9th graders will take PSAT 8/9, 10th and 11th graders will take PSAT/NMSQT. 11th graders are eligible to qualify for scholarships based on their PSAT score.

Please make sure that your child is present, on time, and ready to test. The test will last 4 periods. There will not be a make up date.

For practice with PSAT, please go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice

Thank you!

Casandra Andrew
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High School Clubs

Hello, High School Students and Parents,

We are happy to announce that after school club activities will start in the first week of October. This year we are offering a variety of extra-curricular club activities. Many of these programs wouldn’t be available without our club sponsors such as Capitol Technology University, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)- Future Innovative Rising Engineers (FIRE), teachers and parents. There is a $10 club participation fee for all high school clubs. This is a one-time fee and it is not per club. (Please read description of clubs carefully as some clubs may have extra fees.)

Club selections will be done online through CLF Portal. The due date for club selections is on Friday September 29, 2017. Please note that 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 

High school students can only choose clubs that have “HS” abbreviation.

Please click on the links to download:

- CMIT Clubs Terms and Conditions
- Club Sign-up Instructions

Ferhat Avsar
HS Assistant Principal
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Uniform Reminder | Fall is Here
Can you believe it? Friday marked the first day of fall. This means over the next several weeks, the temperature will be dropping.

Does your student have the necessary outerwear to stay warm?

According to the Uniform Policy, students are only permitted to wear CMIT windbreakers, fleeces, and sweatshirts inside the building. If you believe your student may need one of these items, consider making arrangements to purchase them in advance. Our vendor is All American Wear (www.allamericanwear.com). The uniform policy can be found on CMIT's website (www.cmitacademy.org/uniform-policy). There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
From Mrs. Cabrera-Avila's Desk
Joint us to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept 15th to October 15th by attending an activity in your neighborhood, Washington DC or Maryland. Many libraries and/or the Department of Park and Recreations have activities for the community.

Students should be practicing what was learned in class 10-15 minutes everyday. Review, review, review.

Gracias,
Barbara Cabrera-Avila
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Mrs. Omur's Tech Class
Hello from Mrs.Omur,

First of all, I want to say thank you to all parents for Back To School Night. It was very nice to see you all.

Secondly, I want to keep you updated about our Technology class and what we have done so far.

AUBURN, SOUTH CAROLINA and UMD had a good start for the school year. They had an idea about what computer science is, why they need this class in their daily lives and for their future careers.

After that, they finished their "Computer Components" projects to understand what devices, tools, and gadgets they need in order to run their computers. Then they presented their presentations in class to show their understanding for this project. And wow! They did a great job.

On the other side, they started to explore functions a little bit in Microsoft Excel and did their first assignment about functions where they found max, min, average values for some of the states' population and land area.

Also, they got their "Key Terms" for Microsoft Excel, and prepared their "Excel Key Terms Catalogue." For this catalogue, they used Snipping Tool in order to find the terms in Excel and to get the pictures of them. After getting the pictures, they combined them with the definitions and finished their catalogues with Microsoft Word. It was very nice to see all different types of colors, borders, styles that they used for their catalogues which also reminded them Microsoft Word tools.

**Next Week**
On Monday, Sep 25th, they will take a quiz about "Computer Components."

Elif Omur
Technology Room156
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Mrs. Omur's Tech 7

Hello from Mrs.Omur,

First of all, I want to say thank you to all parents for Back To School Night. It was very nice to see you all.

Secondly, I want to keep you updated about our Technology class and what we have done so far.

CLEMSON, FISK and AMERICAN had a good start for the school year. They had an idea about what computer science is, why they need this class in their daily lives and for their future careers.

After that, they finished their "Computer Components" projects to understand what devices, tools, and gadgets they need in order to run their computers. Then they presented their presentations in class to show their understanding for this project. And wow! They did a great job.

Also, they got their "Key Terms" for Microsoft PowerPoint, and prepared their "PowerPoint Key Terms Catalogue." For this catalogue, they used Snipping Tool in order to find the terms in PowerPoint and to get the pictures of them. After getting the pictures, they combined them with the definitions and finished their catalogues with Microsoft Word. In this assignment, they had a chance to remember "Microsoft Word Tools." All different styles, colors and borders were good to see in their catalogues. Yes, they are on our bulletin boards now!

Let's keep this success going.

**Next Week**
On Monday, Sep 25th, they will take a quiz about "Computer Components."

Elif Omur
Technology Room 156
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Ms. Fagan's Math 7
Dear Parents and Students,

Please check SchoolMax weekly for updates on students grades. Daily check Google Classrooms for assignments. Invitations have been sent for you to receive weekly updates from google classrooms. Some pre-requisite skills that will help students be successful in this course are:

• Fluently multiply.
• Divide whole numbers, fi nding quotients with and without remainders.
• Create and solve problems with whole number operations.
• Fluently divide.
• Identify and represent integers.
• Order and compare integers.
• Identify and describe absolute values of integers.

Thanks for all that you do in helping your student be successful this school year.

Ms. Fagan
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Health with Ms. Lawrence

We are quickly approaching the completion of the first month of school! All students in the 7th and 8th grade have completed SLO pre-testing and have started covering human body systems. All students have been using course textbooks to label different parts of the body and stating the functions of each body system.

Students are required to have a health section/tab in a three ring binder (may share with other subjects) where they can chronologically store their classwork. They should always bring lined loose leaf paper and a pen/pencil to class.

Student have NOT yet been given a Google Classroom code, however, the plan is for them to have one by the end of the week.

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail me!

Ms. Bailey Lawrence
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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Mrs. Justsen's English 8
Another wonderful, productive week has flown by! In just a week, students have significantly improved both their their annotating skills and expository writing with our Article of the Week! Last week we discussed "Inside America's Lottery Addiction," and students offered some creative solutions to curb some of the problems that the lottery causes. We came to understand how the lottery affects those who play -- and that even the winners aren't guaranteed happiness!

In the upcoming week we will discuss how sitting for too long each day can shorten your life (this wasn't a huge surprise for some of our students, as it's been on the news lately and some of them -- to my chagrin -- watch the news)! Please see the attached article and make some time to chat about it with your child.

Students also received their first set of SAT vocabulary! Cards are due on Monday. We will also have our first vocabulary quiz on Monday! We played several review games in the past week, but students will need to review the words (meanings and spellings) more at home.

In the upcoming week we will be reading a few more stories by Edgar Allan Poe. The students' first experiences with Poe last week garnered positive responses, and I think they're excited to find out what more he has to offer in the way of gothic literature.

Have a great week!

Danica Justsen, NBCT
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Girls & Boys Basketball Interest Meeting

There will be an interest meeting for any high school students trying out for the girls or boys basketball team this Wednesday 9/27/17 at 3:00pm in room 135 (Mr. Snyder's Health Room). Please make necessary arrangements for being picked up at 3:45pm.

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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First Home Game of the Year

The CMIT boys and girls varsity soccer teams will be playing in their first home games of the season this Monday, September 25th. Fairmont will be traveling to the WSSC soccer field to play the girls at 3:00pm and boys at 4:45pm. Come out and support your tigers! Concessions will be available for purchase.

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Greetings From the High School RELA Department
The high school English department is excited about supplementing this year’s curriculum with grammatical components to improve our students’ formal writing. All grades have finished taking the SLO diagnostic assessment and MAP testing is currently underway. We are transitioning into curricular activities and, as flu season fast approaches, we are happily accepting donations of tissues and hand sanitizer.

~ Ms. Mitchell, Ms. Underwood, Mr. Hommel, and Mr. Bevard
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Chem & Bio Unit 1 Tests and Course Information
Hello,

Students in my chemistry and biology class will have their unit 1 test towards the end of next week. A study outline and review will precede the test.

For my biology students, the link to the digital copy to the textbook is http://ocas.pearsonschool.com/ph/cd/0-13-115540-7/?token=53616c7465645f5fbfd66b0103e1512861e41792984a1072fe1aa8798d4cd31b0909a95ddc095b670a608a1ab4c39f1a0ecc57c6ef8abfde

I am still in the process of attending to parent names to Google Classroom.

Have a great weekend,

Daniel Fleming
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PTO UPDATES
Congratulations, CMIT North PTO!
September 28, 2017 commemorates National School Parent Group Day and this year the CMIT North PTO was selected for honorable mention in the 2017 Parent Group of the Year search by PTO Today.

For 17 years, PTO Today has chosen to acknowledge the important role of parent groups like ours -- a group working hard to make our school community better.

Join us to celebrate this accomplishment and special recognition of the CMIT North PTO!
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CMIT North PTO
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1st General PTO Meeting
Please join us for our 1st CMIT North PTO Meeting for the year.

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: CMIT Middle School, 6100 Frost Place, Laurel, MD 20707
Call in Option Below:

1. Dial In to the Conference (United States): (515) 739-1454
Access Code: 531867
International Dial-in Numbers: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/cmitnorthpto#international

2. Join Online Meeting:
Online Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/cmitnorthpto
Online Meeting ID: cmitnorthpto

Online Instructions:
At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial in to the conference line. When prompted, enter the access code followed by hash (#). To join the online meeting, click the online meeting link and follow the prompts.

As a reminder, during this meeting our goal is to to adopt a budget for the year, vote on minor Bylaw changes from last school year, finalize our elections for vacant positions, and provide other important updates.

The Slate of Candidates and Proposed Bylaw changes can be found on the homepage of our website. www.cmitnorthpto.org

For questions please contact the following:
General - information@cmitnorthpto.org
Membership - membership@cmitnorthpto.org
Fundraising - fundraising@cmitnorthpto.org
Class of 2018 (Graduation Packages) - Classof2018@cmitnorthpto.org

Thank you,
CMIT North PTO
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Join the PTO or Complete Your Membership Registration
Our membership campaign continues and we encourage all parents to join the PTO to support the important work the PTO does for our children, parents, and schools. The 2 step process can be found by visiting the link below.

Attention New Members: We have 46 families that started the membership process by submitting their payment but haven't had an opportunity to complete the registration process. In order to finalize your membership you must complete both steps of the process; please visit the link below and complete the registration form to finalize your membership.

Use this direct link to join online or complete the registration process: http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/join-online.html


Thank you,
CMIT North PTO Membership Committee
membership@cmitnorthpto.org
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FAQs
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