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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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12/10/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Cold and Flu Season


MS BREAKING NEWS

Craft Club Website by Rochelle Rochester (AUBURN)

Drama Club

CyberPatriots Round Two


HS BREAKING NEWS

Class of 2018 Payment Reminder

Buy a Yearbook!

Senior Advertisements | More Spots Made Available!

URGENT: Senior Advertisement Materials Required

Prince George's County Attendance Handbook

National Honor Society Applications


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

8th Grade High School Information Night


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Alcohol: Myths and Realities

Character Education/Life-Skills Drug Prevention Poster

Smoking Information - Answers to last week's quiz


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Environmental Science Test


PTO UPDATES

Next PTO Executive Board Meeting

Support Your PTO


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Cold and Flu Season
As the temperature changes and we move into winter, please be mindful of the policy PGCPS has on sick children. It is important for students to be in school and learning, but students need to be healthy to participate in the learning process. We know it can be difficult to determine if your child is well enough to attend school or not, so PGCPS has compiled a list of when to keep your child home from school. Please refer to the picture above when you feel that your child is showing signs of illness AND consult with your Primary Care Physician to determine if your child is too ill to attend school.

CMIT Nurse
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Craft Club Website by Rochelle Rochester (AUBURN)

Eighth grade student, Rochelle Rochester, from Auburn started to create a website for our Craft Club which is taking place at CMIT Middle School on Thursdays. She is using her HTML & CSS knowledge, which she started to learn last year during our technology class. Every week, she is updating our website according to craft projects that we have been doing. I would like to thank her for the hard work and dedication that she is showing for this website. Also, I am hoping to see the same success this year with Python programming language as well. Pictures are from the website that she started to create.

Elif Omur
7th & 8th Grade
Technology
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Drama Club
The Drama Club shall meet in room 120 (after school) from 3:05-4:30pm
on Fridays.

All Drama Club scholars are to be picked up at the end of each session from the rear door of room 120.

Looking forward to see you then.


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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CyberPatriots Round Two

CyberPatriots completed their ROUND 2 competition last Saturday. All four teams enjoyed competition as a team. They had more experience during this round and are looking forward to compete for STATE ROUND.

Elif Omur
7th & 8th Grade
Technology
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Class of 2018 Payment Reminder

Class of 2018 Parents -

Individual invoice email reminders have been sent for all students that selected the payment plan option for their Graduation Package. This is another friendly reminder that the 2nd graduation package payment is due on December 15, 2017.

Important Note: There are 7 outstanding payments from the first payment deadline. Those items that haven't already been ordered for those students will be cancelled if a payment isn't received by December 15, 2017.

If for some reason you cannot locate your invoice to make your payment, please contact Classof2018@cmitnorthpto.org.

Thank you,
Class of 2018
CMIT North PTO
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Buy a Yearbook!

Don't wait until it is too late. Order your child's yearbook today for $90! All orders must be placed by January 31st!

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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Senior Advertisements | More Spots Made Available!
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 Monday, December 18, 2017 or until the spaces run out. We have already sold out of space once and decided opened up an additional page due to request, so please make sure to get your reservations in soon to guarantee your spot!

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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URGENT: Senior Advertisement Materials Required
Dear Parent or Guardian,

Thank you for submitting a Senior Ad reservation. While we are in the process of sending invoices and collecting payments, we would appreciate it if you would submit any photographs that you would like to use along with a short message for your graduating senior. If you have not already submitted your materials, please send these in no later than Friday, December 15th. This will allow our team of four to download and create your personalized advertisement and send you a proof the week of January 8th. Any items not received by that date, may not be able to be created and have a proof sent out prior to our deadline.

Please see below for advertisement suggestions:

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.

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.

All materials can be sent to yearbook@cmitacademy.org

Jessica Cunning
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Prince George's County Attendance Handbook
Please, forward all high school 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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National Honor Society Applications
Attention, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applications for NHS are now available with Mr. Krystal in room 222. In addition to academics, students must demonstrate strong leadership, service, and character. Applications are due to Mr. Krystal by December 21st.

Ben Krystal
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
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
Alcohol: Myths and Realities
During the month of December, your scholar(s) shall be empower with information about alcohol to counter common myths and misconceptions.

Alcohol is a drug and, like other drugs which fall into the category of depressants, it slows the functioning of the brain and nervous system.

Although about 70% of all adults drink, most do so only occasionally and in moderation.

One-third of adults do not drink at all.

Only a small minority of adults are problem drinkers.

Alcohol cannot make a person stronger, smart, cute, sexy, powerful, tough, rich, etc.

Drinking alcohol is not an effective way of coping with one's problems:in fact, it just adds to them.

Being able to "hold one's liquor" has nothing to do with being tough or cool.

Drinking alcohol does not help a person to sleep better.

Getting drunk or being a heavy drinker isn't cool or grown-up.

It is illegal for junior and senior high school students. (Bring into play and/or summarizing state and local laws).

Most schools have some kind of alcohol and drug education grogram.


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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Character Education/Life-Skills Drug Prevention Poster
The entire 6th grade classes of Character Education/Life-Skills, have been assigned the task of putting together a DRUG PREVENTION POSTER, using the lessons taught on Smoking: Myths and Realities, and Smoking Biofeedback. This assignment is to be an individual task.

The 'rough draft' is due the week of December 11, 2017, whichever day during that week, your scholar(s) have Character Education/Life-Skills class.

The final project is due the week of December 18, 2017, whichever day your scholar(s) have Character Education/Life-Skills class.

The necessary particulars have been posted into Google classroom. Handout pamphlets, rubric, and what to incorporate on the final project has been issued to scholars during class.

Project paper will be given to all students, once their 'rough draft' has been checked.

The completed project shall be displayed in the hallways throughout the school.


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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Smoking Information - Answers to last week's quiz

1. The 3 letter answer is tar
2. The 8 letter answer is Marlboro
3. The 9 letter answer is unhealthy
4. The 5 letter answer is heart
5. The 4 letter answer is life
6. The 5 letter answer is cough
7. The 6 letter answer is poison
8. The 6 letter answer is stain
9. The 4 letter answer is lung
10. The 6 letter answer is faster
11. The 14 letter answer is carbon monoxide
12. The 5 letter answer is habit
13. The 7 letter answer is nervous
14. The 10 letter answer is acceptable
15. The 5 letter answer is smoke
16. The 4 letter answer is most and
17. The 3 letter answer is red

Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life-Skills Instructor/Character Education Educator
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Environmental Science Test
Environmental Science students will take a test on Evolution, Natural Selection, Populations, Biomass, Invasive Species, Food Webs, Symbiosis,and Primary/Secondary Succession on Monday and Tuesday.

Study your vocabulary and realize most of the material on this test was covered more deeply back in Biology. Therefore, much of this test is on review material, which students should already feel some familiarity.

Students at the Chess Championship in Orlando will be permitted to make the test up upon their return.

Anatomy & Physiology students will have a test on the eye this week. We will then begin the ear.

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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PTO UPDATES
Next PTO Executive Board Meeting
Please join us for our next PTO Executive Board Meeting!

Date: Thursday, December 14, 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

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.


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
Join the PTO: http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/join-online.html
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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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