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12/03/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Two-hour Early Dismissal

Giant’s A+ School Rewards Program


MS BREAKING NEWS

Teacher of the Month


HS BREAKING NEWS

Safety During Morning Drop-off

Prince George's County Attendance Handbook

Toys for Tots

Senior Advertisements | Less than 5 spots remain!

Buy Your Yearbook!

Ms. Coholic Morning Enrichment

Toys for Tots


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

PSAT 8/9 - Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Middle School Casual Day

Upcoming Boys and Girls Basketball Games

8th Grade High School Information Night


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Smoking and Biofeedback


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming High School Basketball Games

High School Cheer Spirit Sale

WSSC Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2018


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Fleming's Announcements


PTO UPDATES

Support Your PTO


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Two-hour Early Dismissal
Friday, December 8th, is a two-hour early dismissal. Schools will close for professional development.

Please plan accordingly.

CMIT Administration
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Giant’s A+ School Rewards Program
Attention All New CMIT Parents,

Have you registered your Giant Bonus cards to support CMIT? If not, your cards are probably still linked to your previous schools. Please see the attached file for instructions on changing your designated school. 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 support this fundraiser so we can do the same for all future graduating classes.

Thank you for your support,
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee

Attachment(s)
New instructions for Giant - Please Register Your Card.pdf

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MS BREAKING NEWS
Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Walde (left) and Ms. Wake (right) as CMIT Middle School North's Teacher of the Month for September and October. Each month our faculty recognizes teachers that have gone above and beyond to make CMIT great and provide the best for our students. If you see Ms. Walde or Ms. Wake, congratulate them on a job well done!

September Teacher of the Month | Ms. Walde

Ms. Walde is an awesome teacher who approaches every skill/concept with every student's learning style in mind. She has a multi-sensory approach which helps to ensure all students are able to access and benefit from instruction.

October Teacher of the Month | Ms. Wake

Ms. Wake is the Middle School Math Department Chair and has been pivotal in making our math program strong. She collaborates with her team providing invaluable resources. Ms. Wake has also been instrumental in getting Saturday Academy started and tutoring session. She has also scheduled conferences with parents and identified students who need additional help, assistance, and parent intervention.

Andrew Brauer
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Safety During Morning Drop-off
High School Families:

Please be sure to enter the high school parking lot and circle the building when dropping students off in the morning. We are observing disruptions to the traffic pattern caused by families stopping on Sweitzer Lane to drop students off. This, and cars making u-turns in front of the building or otherwise driving erratically, is making the morning drop off more dangerous than necessary.

We know time is of the essence, but so is safety. Please take your time and drive responsibly.

CMIT HS Administration
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Prince George's County Attendance Handbook
Please, forward all notifications regarding student attendance to Ms. Curry at mcurry@cmitacademy.org

What Are Considered Lawful Absences/Tardies for the State of Maryland?

A. Death in the immediate family. Immediate family means a parent or guardian, brother, sister, grandparent, or anyone who has lived regularly in the household of the student.
B. Illness of the student. The principal shall require a physician’s certificate from the parent or guardian of a student reported continuously absent for illness.
C. Court Summons.
D. Hazardous weather conditions. Hazardous weather conditions shall be interpreted to mean weather conditions that would endanger the health or safety of the student when in transit to and from school.
E. Work approved or sponsored by the school, the local school system, or the State Department of Education, accepted by the local superintendent of schools or the school principal, or their designees as reason for excusing the
students.
F. Observance of a religious holiday.
G. State emergency.
H. Suspension.
I. Lack of authorized transportation(does not include Charter Schools). This shall not include students denied authorized transportation for disciplinary reasons.
J. Other emergency or set of circumstances which, in the judgment of the superintendent or designee, constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence from school.

Lawful or legitimate absences require a written explanation from the parent, guardian, or custodian of the student and should be submitted to the designated school authority upon return to school. This written note should
include the date of the absence as well as the reason.

What Are Considered Unlawful Absences/Tardies for the State of Maryland?

Unlawful absence or truancy is defined as the act of a student being absent from school for a day or any portion of a day or from an individual class or portion of a class for any reason other than those defined as a lawful absence from school.

Regards,
Mercedes Curry
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Toys for Tots
Dear Parents and Students,

For the holidays, the Class of 2018 is hosting a Toys for Tots drive. CMIT is now an official drop location for the Laurel community. Donations of NEW, UNWRAPPED toys are welcome and can be placed in the drop boxes in the front lobby or in Ms. Bivins’ room until December 8th. Let's show our CMIT school-wide spirit this holiday season.

Thank You for your support!
The Class of 2018
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Senior Advertisements | Less than 5 spots remain!
Dear Parents of Seniors,

Congratulations on your child beginning his or her senior year at Chesapeake Math and IT Academy North High School! Before you know it, they will have graduated from here and will be on their way to college. What better way to congratulate them on this major accomplishment than by purchasing a Senior Advertisement?

Each senior ad is in full color and is designed to be a one-of-a-kind memory. We will combine cherished, and possibly embarrassing photographs with your message of congratulations, love, and support to create a completely personalized ad design. Some parents choose to keep their ad a surprise until yearbooks are handed out. Just indicate that the ad is secret and only those on the yearbook staff will know!

This year, time is of the essence and we will only be able to accept ad reservations until Wednesday, December 6, 2017 or until spaces run out. The sizes and prices are as follows:

$70 for a ½ page ad. For this size, we highly recommend a maximum of 5 photographs and up to 75 words. If you submit less photos, you can include a longer message, up to 125 words.

$40 for a ¼ page ad. For this size, we highly recommend a maximum of 2 photographs and up to 50 words. If you submit less photos, you can include a longer message, up to 75 words.

In order to reserve a spot, please complete this form:
https://goo.gl/forms/jfhSGJGoHOMdFJQ02


We would like to thank you in advance for buying an ad for your child, and supporting the yearbook. Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at yearbook@cmitacademy.org.

Kind regards,

Brea-Bry’na Thomas- Yearbook Editor
Grant McDonald- Yearbook Staff
David Hernandez- Yearbook Staff
Tamia Gaskins- Yearbook Staff
Mrs. Cunning- Yearbook Sponsor

Mrs. Cunning
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Buy Your Yearbook!

Don't wait until it is too late. Order your child's yearbook today for $90! All orders must be placed by February 5th!

To order this year’s book, please visit:
https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectStudent?isAdvertisementOnly=False&jobnumber=12278718

Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Sponsor
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Ms. Coholic Morning Enrichment
Hello Parents and Students,

As some know, I have the morning enrichment in the cafeteria from 6:30 to 7:45 am. As the weather has begun to grow cooler in the mornings, I have had numerous students coming to the doors asking if they can enter the school before 7:50 am wishing either to use the restroom, their lockers, or to sit inside. If a student is not a morning enrichment student, I cannot allow entry.

When speaking to Mr. Avsar, I was advised that only those students who are part of morning enrichment are to be permitted entry through the cafeteria doors prior to school opening at 7:50 am. It is not in my purview to allow other students to enter the school prior to 7:50 am.

If you do require entry prior to 7:50 am, please contact the administration concerning the matter.


Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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Toys for Tots
Dear Parents and Students,

For the holidays, the Class of 2018 is hosting a Toys for Tots drive. CMIT is now an official drop location for the Laurel community. Donations of NEW, UNWRAPPED toys are welcome and can be placed in the drop boxes in the front lobby or in Ms. Bivins’ room until December 8th. Let's show our CMIT school-wide spirit this holiday season.

Thank You for your support!

The Class of 2018
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
PSAT 8/9 - Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 Periods 1 through 5, all 8th grade students will taking the PSAT.

There are no make up days! Please be present and on time!

Bring your own calculator! Calculators will not be provided.

Testing rooms are posted on the walls in the hallway. Please put all of your belongings in your locker and report to your testing room when you enter school on Wednesday.

Best of luck!!

Casandra Andrew

Be up to date with testing, follow me on Twitter @CMITNorthTest
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Middle School Casual Day
There will be a casual day for middle schoolers on Friday 12/8 based off of PRS points. Look out for an email early next week to see if you are eligible to dress down!

Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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Upcoming Boys and Girls Basketball Games
There will be no home games for the Middle School Basketball Teams this week.

Please support our teams as they take on College Park Academy this Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at College Park Academy, starting at 6 PM.

Be sure to check our website for upcoming boys and girls basketball games.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!


Athletics
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8th Grade High School Information Night

Hello, Families of Current 8th Grade Students!

The high school team would like to invite you to attend our 8th Grade High School Information Night. During this event, we will share information about our academic and extracurricular programs, our successes over the years, and our plans for the future. We will also provide an opportunity for you to ask lingering questions so that you can make the best choice for your student's academic future.

This event will take place on Thursday, December 14th at 6pm in the high school cafeteria.

We hope to see you there!

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Smoking and Biofeedback
This week the 6th grade scholars are being empowered with knowledge concerning the immediate effects of cigarette smoking, along with smoking can affect the human body immediately. The heart rate of a smoker as to
the heart rate of a non-smoker.

The heart rate of a smoker is the number of times that your heart beats each minute. Most people have a heart rate between 60 and 90 beats per minute.
Most smokers have faster heart rates than non-smokers.

What many people don't realize is that smoking does have an effect on your body, and that effect is immediate. It occurs within seconds, and can be measured in several different ways. Some of the things that happen after you smoke a cigarette are as follows: your heart beats faster, your hand steadiness decreases, the amount of carbon monoxide in your lungs increases, the temperature of your skin goes down, and the pattern of your brain waves changes.

Interesting Facts:
People who don't smoke and who exercise regularly (for example, marathon runners) may sometimes have a normal resting heart rate as low as 30-40 beats per minute.

Cigarette smoking decreases the delivery of oxygen to the muscles during vigorous exercise, making the effort of the activity more difficult than usual.

Nicotine increases levels of blood lactate. When exercising, elevated levels of blood lactate can make people feel fatigued or feel like quitting.

In some people,cigarette smoke can trigger asthma symptoms, making it nearly impossible to exercise until the symptoms subside.

Things to Remember:
The speed at which your heart beats changes throughout the day. Several things can affect how fast or slow your heart beats. They include physical exercise, emotions, relaxation, and cigarette smoking.

Smokers have higher heart rates due to the carbon monoxide and nicotine in cigarette smoke.

People who smoke have a greater risk of heart disease and heart attacks.

Smoking decreases hand-steadiness.

The nicotine in cigarette smoke acts as a stimulant.

Rather than "calming you down," smoking makes you more nervous

Here's a little quiz for you parents:

1. If you smoke for a long period of time, _________builds up in your lungs and makes them look black. (3 letters)

2. Everybody knows that cigarette smoking is ______________. (9 letters)

3. Smoking cigarettes increases your chances of having a ______________
attack. (5 letters)

4. Cigarette smoking shortens your _______________. (4 letters)

5. You may develop a hacking ________________________ if you smoke. (5 letters)

6. The nicotine in cigarettes is a known _____________________. (6 letters)

7. One reason not to smoke is that you will develop yellow ______________
on your teeth and fingers. (6 letters)

8. Cigarette smoking is a major cause of _______________cancer.
(4 letters)

9. Smoking cigarettes makes your heart beat ____________________.
(6 letters)

10. The colorless and oderless gas in cigarette smoke is called ___________________________________________________________.
(14 letters)

11. People who smoke cigarettes every day find that smoking is a difficult __________________________________ to break. (5 letters)

12. Smoking cigarettes has become less socially ______________________
as more and more adults are giving up smoking. (10 letters)

13. Scientists have discovered that sidestream ________________ is potentially dangerous to the non-smoker. (5 letters)

14. __________________ teenagers are non-smokers. (4 letters)

15. Carbon monoxide forces out the oxygen from the body's ____________
blood cells. (3 letters)

How well did you do on this quiz?


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming High School Basketball Games
This week will be a busy one for our home teams.

Our Girls and Boys Varsity Teams will kick off their winter season. Please see below for upcoming basketball games this week:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
versus CMIT South
Varsity Boys at 5:30 pm
Varsity Girls at 7:15 pm

Thursday, December 7, 2017
versus Croom High School
Varsity Boys at 6 pm

Friday, December 8, 2017
versus Laurel High School
JV Boys at 5:30 pm
Varsity Boys at 7:15 pm

The Varsity Girls Basketball team will play at Laurel on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:15 pm.

Concessions will be sold and the cheerleaders will have spirit items for sale for only $4.

Let's continue to support our home team.


Athletics
LET'S GO GOLDEN TIGERS!
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High School Cheer Spirit Sale

HEY! HEY! HEY!

The High School Cheer Team has been diligently preparing for CMIT's first basketball game in our new gym, also known as The Den.

In celebration, the cheer team will have school spirit items for sale, in support of our home basketball teams. Items will be sold in the foyer area of the gym on game days.

These items will also be for sale during our Pep Rally, for only $4.

All proceeds will go towards purchasing safety equipment for the cheer team to help prepare for County Championships in January 2018.

We are excited and hope to see everyone on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

Coach Adams
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WSSC Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2018

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, WSSC is hosting “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” day. This event is perfect for any girl who is interested in learning more about the world of water and engineering.

The program is geared for girls in 7th-9th grade and no prior engineering experience is needed, just a desire to learn and meet other girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

During this fun-filled day, girls will participate in hands-on activities to better understand the work that engineers do at a water and wastewater utility. They will also hear from female engineers who are an integral part of helping WSSC achieve its mission of providing our customers with safe and reliable drinking water and return clean water to our environment.

Space is limited and chaperones are required to stay with the girls for the duration of the day. For best consideration please register before February 1st. A confirmation email will be sent with final program details.

Event Details and Registration Form: https://goo.gl/kNZbxe

If you have questions about this program feel free to contact us at communityoutreach@wsscwater.com.

Ferhat Avsar
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. Fleming's Announcements
Hello,

My chemistry class will have their unit 4 assessment next week on Thursday. There will be a review next class on unit 4 which features content from 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3. A study outline will be posted next week.

My biology class will continue to learn about cell membranes and finish chapter 7.4.

Please let me know if you have any more questions and have a great weekend.

Regards,

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

AmazonSmile: 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.

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

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 at Information@cmitnorthpto.org

Thank you,
CMIT North PTO
www.cmitnorthpto.org
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FAQs
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