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10/15/2017

   
 
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

This Week | Progress Reports & School's Out

REGISTER NOW! SAT/PSAT Prep Classes Will Start at CLF on October 21st

How to Keep Your Child Healthy and Successful Academically

CLF Advanced Studies REGISTRATION is Open Now!

NEW CLF Tigers Basketball Program


MS BREAKING NEWS

Interest Meeting for the CMIT Middle School Step Team


HS BREAKING NEWS

Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer

FAMU Medical Scholars Program - 12th Grade Students Please Read

JV and Varsity Girls Basketball Interest Meeting


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

CLP Interest Survey


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

1st Annual CMIT-North HS Mole Day (Avogadro's Number) Celebration

Bowie State University Student Leadership Conference

Career Options Conference for High School Students

Service Hours Opportunity

Service Hours Opportunity


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Great News for Advanced Placement Chemistry!!!!


PTO UPDATES

Giant's A+ School Rewards Program

Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser Continues

CLF Governing Board Meetings

Interested in some fun?

Join the PTO!


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
This Week | Progress Reports & School's Out
Hello, CMIT Families:

First quarter progress reports will be sent home this week. The scheduled release date is Tuesday, October 17th. This is a good opportunity to talk with your student about their progress in class this quarter. Please keep in mind that progress report grades were entered on Friday, October 6th. For the most updated information on your student's grades, check SchoolMax.

Also, there will be no school for students this Friday, October 20th. It is professional development day for teachers.

CMIT Administrative Team
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REGISTER NOW! SAT/PSAT Prep Classes Will Start at CLF on October 21st

Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation Home Office and the prestigious Princeton Review announces a strategic educational partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' test solving strategies, boost test-taking confidence & scores, and ultimately increase scholarship dollars and acceptances rate to college and universities of choice!

What we offer;

Instruction:
25 hours of live expert instruction at CLF Central Office/Advanced Studies plus 140+ additional lessons
3 hours of on-demand online help from an instructor

Practice Tests:
4 proctored practice tests with detailed online explanations
6 additional practice tests to help sharpen your skills

Additional Resources:
Maximize your score with a custom online lesson plan
240 drills, 2,000 online practice questions, and 140+ video lessons

Including:
The Princeton Review Guarantee
In-class review of all SAT content
Extensive guided practice of all test-taking strategies
Admissions and Financial Aid advice to help you research schools, organize your applications and maximize financial aid awards
Access to our new adaptive student portal. You can spend your time studying on your unique areas of focus to help you maximize your score
Chat with a Teacher: Just click a button and you’re immediately connected to an expert instructor – day or night.
Get up to three hours of additional instruction focused on your questions with a teacher in an online classroom.
Connect to a teacher up until test day.

Course Schedule for CMIT Academy-North:
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:15 PM EDT, Test 1
Mon, Oct 23, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Wed, Oct 25, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Sat, Nov 4, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:15 PM EDT, Test 2
Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:15 PM EST, Test 3
Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:15 PM EST, Test 4
Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
Wed, Nov 29, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
*Classes will be held at CLF Central Office located in 6151 Chevy Chase Dr. Laurel MD 20707

Registration:
https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/360769
Use Promo Code CLF2017 for %20 OFF

Follow us at www.clfadvancedstudies.org and on Twitter to see recent updates and more courses that we offer: twitter.com/CLFAdvanced

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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How to Keep Your Child Healthy and Successful Academically
Throughout the school day, I encounter several students with illnesses that could have been prevented with proper education of health and wellness. I have compiled a short list of interventions to try at home with your student to help them have a healthy, successful academic experience. Please discuss and reinforce them daily with your student.

1) ENCOURAGE THEM TO EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND DINNER

Registered Dietician Kathleen Zelman writes, “Eating breakfast is important for everyone, but is especially so for children and adolescents. According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination”.

Studies have shown that students who eat an adequate amount of fruit, vegetables, protein and fiber, with less caloric intake from fat, do better on tests.

2) STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF DRINKING PLENTY OF WATER

Eatright.org recommends the following water consumption for adequate hydration and health:
Children 9-13 yrs old = 7-8 cups of water daily (8 ounces per cup)

3) ENSURE THEY GET PLENTY OF SLEEP

The National Sleep Foundation recommends the following:
Children ages 6 - 13 = 9 - 11 hours of sleep
Children 14 - 17 = 8 - 10 hours of sleep.

4) ENFORCE GOOD HAND HYGEINE

The CDC recommends washing your hands:
• Before, during, and after preparing food
• Before eating food
• Before and after caring for someone who is sick
• Before and after treating a cut or wound
• After using the toilet
• After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
• After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
• After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
• After handling pet food or pet treats
• After touching garbage

CMIT Nurse
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CLF Advanced Studies REGISTRATION is Open Now!

The Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) will offer a variety of programs aimed at helping students further develop social skills while improving academic performance. The following exclusive courses made available ONLY to CLF schools’ students. Students will take an assessment test and upon completion, satisfied students will receive a certificate from CLF.

Fall semester classes will start on Saturday, October 28th. All courses 10 week-long and total cost per class is $250.

*Ozobot Programming, Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm, 10 weeks, $250 @CMIT-Elementary
*Interactive Coding with Phyton, Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CMIT-Elementary
*Archery, Saturday 10:00-11:30am, 10 weeks, $250 @CMIT-Elementary GYM
*Archery, Saturday 12:30-1:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @CMIT-Elementary GYM
*Developing Android App with MIT App Inventor, Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CMIT-Elementary
*Visual Lab, Monday, 4:00-6:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @CMIT Academy North MS
*Rubik's Cube, Saturday, 10:00-12:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CSP
*Journalism & Broadcasting, Wednesday, 4:00-6:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CLF
*Full Stack Software Development, Friday, 4:00-6:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CSP
*Interactive Programming & Web Development, Saturday, 10:00-1:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CLF

For course description, locations, eligible grade levels, and REGISTRATION visit our website, www.clfadvancedstudies.org/acsp
Follow us on https://twitter.com/CLFAdvanced to see recent updates!
Any question, feel free to reach me at clp@clfmd.org

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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NEW CLF Tigers Basketball Program

We are excited to announce that Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation has established a new partnership program with Bellucci Basketball Academy (BBA). Under this partnership, a new after-school basketball program will be offered to our elementary and middle school students. Players will be trained by professional basketball coaches, and then have a chance to implement these skills by playing in-house games with other CLF basketball teams.

BBA has a very unique trainings that applies techniques used by professional athletes across the country. Please visit the website for more information: bba315.com.

This after school program is going to be once a week between 3 pm and 4:15 pm in our brand new high school gym. By enrolling in this program, CLF students will have an opportunity to receive training that includes basketball fundamentals like shooting, dribbling, and defense and then advance those concepts by improving speed, reading defenses, and reacting to the play on the court.

We would like to hear from you if you would be interested in this basketball program. Please complete the following short survey to send your feedback or questions: https://goo.gl/forms/eji0xFkRcUFt30to2




CMIT Administration
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Interest Meeting for the CMIT Middle School Step Team
CMIT Steppers
Interest Meeting
CMIT Middle School Step Team
Monday, October 16, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria.

Application packets and information will be available for pickup during the meeting. Anyone who has questions, please email Ms. Mays at wmays@cmitacademy.org or come by room 154.

Get ready for an exciting year.

See You on Monday.
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Ms. Mays
CMIT Middle School Educator
wmays@cmitacademy.org
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer
The boys and girls varsity soccer teams will wrap up their regular season schedule this week. Please come out and support the tigers as they finish out their season. Home games are located at the WSSC soccer field on the corner of Frost Place and Sweitzer Lane.

Monday 10/16/17 Home vs. Crossland
Girls 3:00pm
Boys: 4:45pm

Tuesday 10/17/17 Away vs. International at Langley Park
Game is at Forestville High School
Girls: 3:00pm
Boys: 4:45pm

Thursday 10/19/17 Home vs. Largo
Girls: No Game
Boys: 4:45pm

SENIOR GAME
Come out to support our seniors who will be playing in their last regular season game for CMIT Academy.
Friday 10/20/17 Home vs. Surrattsville
Girls: 3:00pm
Boys: 4:45PM

Coach Chris McNair, Boys Varsity Soccer
Coach Bailey Lawrence, Girls Varsity Soccer
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FAMU Medical Scholars Program - 12th Grade Students Please Read
THE MEDICAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM IS NOW ACCEPTING PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

Eligibility:
-High School Seniors with an intended Pre-Med Major (Biology Pre-Med or Chemistry Pre-Med)
-3.5 or better high school GPA
-29 or better ACT or 1290 or better SAT
-Prospective student qualifies for a full or partial scholarship to Florida A&M University or Florida Atlantic University

Please carefully review the information below about this premedical program between Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). This premium premedical program is for high school seniors and those students who are incoming freshmen, have demonstrated an above average academic performance in high school, with a minimum recalculated grade point average of 3.5 or better, 29 or better minimum ACT score, or 1,290 or better minimum SAT score, and serious about becoming a physician. If after you complete reviewing the information, you find that your student meets the minimum requirements, please have them submit their unofficial high school transcript and test scores (SAT or ACT) to this office at the attention of the signature below.

To be clear, the student matriculates 4 undergraduate years at Florida A&M University (FAMU) as a Biology or Chemistry Premedical major, and upon successful completion of the MSP at FAMU, 4 more years at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Both Florida institutions are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

As a general point of advice, the applicant to the MSP MUST have their online application to Florida A&M University completed before November 30th, in order to be properly considered for one of the associated FAMU Presidential Scholarship Awards, which could mean a full scholarship for Florida residents. For those outside of Florida, you will likely receive at least tuition and fees. If your scores are high enough, it is possible you could get more. The application for the MSP is sent separately.

Students must create an account and start completing the application at this link: http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?admissions&ApplyOnline

MSP Website: http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?cst&AbouttheFAMU-FAUMedicalScholarsProgram

*Out-of-State Applicants – Full Scholarship

For those who are Non-Florida residents “Out-of-State” applicants and residents, must show proof of a 3.5 or better recalculated core GPA, 29 or better ACT score, or 1,290 or better score on the NEW SAT, and are designated National Merit Finalists to receive the full Presidential scholarship in the form of the Distinguished Scholar Award. Such a student will receive a four-year scholarship that pays for tuition and fees double occupancy room rate, and board.

*Out-of-State Applicants – Partial Scholarship

For those who are Non-Florida residents “Out-of-State” applicants and residents, must show proof of a 3.5 or better recalculated core GPA; 29 or better ACT score, or 1,290 or better score on the NEW SAT to receive the Presidential scholarship in the form of the Distinguished Scholar Award. Such a student will receive a four-year scholarship that pays for tuition andfees ONLY.

*Out-of-State value over 4 year period= $71,176

Please note; the MSP is a very limited access program. Only applicants meeting the minimum criteria above will be considered. The application process starts with providing the transcript and test scores from the prospective student’s high school directly to the MSP Administrative Office by email or fax. The current fax number to the office is (561) 297-4390. Emails may be forwarded directly to the Director at: atmichaelsmith@health.fau.edu.

Note: this means that students must submit a Transcript Request Form to Ms. Gaudette. Students will note on the transcript that it should be faxed to the MSP Administrative Office and list the fax number (561) 297-4390 on the form.

If there are any questions, please contact Dr. Smith at his office at (561) 297-3876 or the information in the signature below.
_____________________________________________

Michael J.L. Smith, DrPH, MPH
Director, FAMU-FAU Medical Scholars Program
Assistant Professor of Integrated Medical Sciences
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Tel: (561) 297-3876 | Fax: (561) 297-4988
Email: michaelsmith@health.fau.edu

Natalie Gaudette
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JV and Varsity Girls Basketball Interest Meeting
Calling all girl basketball stars!!!!!

This week we will hold an interest meeting for the JV and Varsity Girls Basketball Team.

This meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in room 131 at 3 pm.

Please spread the word to all high school students at CMIT! We look forward to seeing you all there!




Athletics
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
CLP Interest Survey
Dear Parents,

Please fill out this google forms if you or your child is interested in being a part of CLP. All of the information you need currently for this step of the process is in the Google Forms. Attached to this newsletter is also the CLP main page link as well as the Congressional Award PowerPoint explaining everything in more detail. If your child is 13.5 years old or older, you may fill out the registration form found in the CLP Homepage link under the blue book tab in the picture at the bottom of the webpage.

Survey Link;
https://goo.gl/forms/WrL6UhYha9tA6HYH3

CLP Website Link;
https://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/clp-program

Congressional Award Program (Part of CLP);
http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/24639b_7da2442e56604b6f8791bf8a83272417.pdf



Mr. Dokur
adokur@cmitacademy.org

Ahmet Dokur
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
1st Annual CMIT-North HS Mole Day (Avogadro's Number) Celebration
Whoa! Guaca-mole! Mole Day is coming to CMIT-North High School!!! Mole Day is held yearly on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. It celebrates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23)! This is a fundamental calculating unit in chemistry.

Mole Day was produced in an effort to promote curiosity about CHEMISTRY, and schools through the US, and states around the world, celebrate with assorted activities associated with chemistry and/or moles.

Planned are activities throughout CMIT-North High School shared with every class, presentations during lunch periods, hallway displays, etc. etc.
Of course, some tasty treats to be enjoyed at the level of a mole.

HOW DO WE EXPLAIN MOLE???
For any given molecule, one mole is really a mass (in grams) whose number is equivalent to the atomic mass from the molecule.

AN EXAMPLE or THREE...
- For instance, water molecule comes with an atomic mass of 18, therefore one mole water weighs in at 18 grams!
- An atom of neon comes with an atomic mass of 20, therefore one mole of neon weighs in at 20 grams.
- Generally, one mole associated with a substance, consists of Avogadro’s Quantity of molecules or atoms of this substance.

This relationship was initially discovered by Amadeo Avogadro (1776-1858).

Doris Cline
Chairperson of High School Science
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Human Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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Bowie State University Student Leadership Conference
November 11, 2017 9am-5pm at Bowie State University

My Brother's Keeper Prince George's County Network will collaborate with Bowie State University College of Education to empower students in the Washington DC Metro Area.

This full day Student Leadership Conference is designed to help teens and young adults become bright leaders and change makers.

Students may register for this free conference on the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bowie-state-university-student-leadership-conference-tickets-38596118028

Natalie Gaudette
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Career Options Conference for High School Students
Want to learn more about your options after high school?

Career Options Conference
Saturday November 4, 2017
Conference from: 9:00am-12:30pm
Youth Career Expo from: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, MD

Free admission and Chik-fil-A breakfast, guest speakers, a scholarship, 16 iPad giveaways, $100 gift card giveaways and more.

Special Guests:
Angela Alsobrooks, State's Attorney Prince George's County MD
Joshua and Jimmyy Jenkins, Independent Filmmakers
Gabrielle Jordan, 17 year old Author/Speaker/Entrepreneur
Congressman Anthony Brown, US Representative of 4th District of Maryland

Register online at eventbrite.com : search for "Career Options Conference" in Upper Marlboro, MD or call 240-200-5533.

Natalie Gaudette
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Service Hours Opportunity
Volunteer at the American Indian Festival on Saturday, October 21, 2017
Partnership with Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Questions may be directed to Jo-Ann Martinez at 301-446-3324

Sign Up Link: https://ec.samaritan.com/recruiter/index.php?class=OppDetails&recruiterID=1543&oppGuid=%7b8CA14062-8590-4B65-8C90-F983323B0C15%7d

Natalie Gaudette
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Service Hours Opportunity
Students aged 14 and older may volunteer in Bowie at Unbridled Rehabilitation Services. They are looking for volunteers to provide assistance with clients and equine team.

There will be a volunteer training as well to ensure a safe and successful partnership.

Students will learn how to properly maintain the overall health and happiness of equines (horses), a conscious concern for the environment, and an interest in all aspects of the horse industry. Other management areas covered will include recognition of health issues, grooming, stall maintenance, and proper feeding.

Students will be supervised by PATH certified riding instructors.

Contact Information:
410-970-2400
info@unbridledrehab.com

Natalie Gaudette
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Great News for Advanced Placement Chemistry!!!!
The Advanced Placement Chemistry educator at CMIT-North Public Charter School has attained a partnership with Prince George's Community College to use the college's labs and equipment, along with lab set-ups, to continue laboratory experimental requirements of the College Board for our excellent AP Chemistry students.

This will begin 2nd Semester!

This will prove to be a great achievement for our students!!! Of course, some labs will be conducted in our new high school laboratory facilities. Finalizing our additional labs on the college campus in a college laboratory is an enormous plus for our students.

AP classes are, after all, college classes, so having our students conduct experiments on PGCC's campus brings a higher level of real-world connection to the high school at CMIT-North.

We are so looking forward to our future experiences as we continue to partner with Prince George's Community College, its Science Department and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division.

Doris Cline
Chairperson of High School Science
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Human Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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PTO UPDATES
Giant's A+ School Rewards Program

Dear Supporters:

Please see the attached file for instructions on the new process for participation in the Giant's A+ School Rewards Program.

We appreciate your support!


CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee
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Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser Continues
Please Support CMIT North PTO

Please help us provide events and activities for all students at CMIT Academy by supporting this important fundraiser by ordering and selling from a variety of gift items and frozen foods.

SALE ENDS:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Please turn in all money and order forms by this date!

DELIVERY:
Mid November. We will give you a one-week notice of exact date.

Deliveries MUST be picked up on the date provided. We have no place to store perishable items and cannot be responsible for orders not picked up on the delivery date.

MONEY COLLECTION:
We accept cash, checks or money orders payable to CMIT North PTO. Please put student's name in the memo area on all checks. Please make sure money turned in matches amount due (count twice)! NOTE: There is a $15 returned check fee.

IMPORTANT - INFORMATION

-Please keep PINK copy of order form. You will not receive a copy back with your order

-Return the WHITE and YELLOW copy with your order

-Be sure SELLER Name (student) is on order form and order total matches money turned in

-Please, NO DOOR TO DOOR SALES, just to relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers

INCENTIVES:
-6 Students must qualify for the limo incentive, otherwise each student will receive $50

-Sell 7 items and enjoy a Mega Party!

Thank you in advance for your support!
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee

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CLF Governing Board Meetings
Please be advised that Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation’s (CLF) next Governing Board Meeting is scheduled for:

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: CLF Board Room - 6151 Chevy Chase Drive, Laurel, MD 20707

CMIT North PTO encourages parents to attend! This is a great opportunity to receive important updates from CLF.


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Interested in some fun?
Attention Parents and Staff -

The CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee is exploring the idea of Hosting a Turkey Bowl event in November. This is a parent and staff only event. Student spectators/fans are welcomed and encouraged.

What is a Turkey Bowl? A Turkey Bowl is a flag football game! The purpose of the CMIT North Turkey Bowl is to raise funds to support the approved PTO annual budget, enjoy friendly competition, build great friendships and have a ton of fun!

No experience necessary. The worse you play, the better!

If you might be interested in participating in this event please send an email to fundraising@cmitnorthpto.org. Your expressed interest will help determine how we proceed with this event.

Thank you,
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee
fundraising@cmitnorthpto.org

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Join the PTO!
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.

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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