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01/21/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

2018-2019 Public Charter School Lottery

CLF MakerFEST

CLF Basketball Academy starts on Jan 22. REGISTER NOW!


MS BREAKING NEWS

Drama Club

ITEC Applications Released Soon


HS BREAKING NEWS

Prince George's County Attendance Handbook

HS Uniform Clarification

HS Parking Update

February 3rd Deadline: Purchase Your CMIT HS Yearbook


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Middle School Spring Sports


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Black History Month Essay Contest

7th and 8th Grade Transition to Physical Education


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT High School's Cheer Team Competition

High School Spring Sports


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Coholic | Anatomy & Physiology Final

Mr. Fleming

Ms. Coholic | Environmental Science


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
2018-2019 Public Charter School Lottery
The PGCPS Charter School Lottery Timeline for the 2018-2019 school year is open from Nov. 01, 2017 - Jan. 26, 2018. The deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 school year is fast approaching. All Prince George's County families can apply to a public charter school as there are no attendance boundaries. Interested families must complete an online lottery application by the deadline for each child they wish to enroll.

PGCPS gives lottery preference to new students who already have a sibling in the school. Siblings must live in the same household, have the same responsible parent/guardian, and both siblings must be enrolled at the charter school for the 2018-2019 school year. Families must submit a valid online application by the deadline to be eligible for sibling preference. Sibling preference is based on seat availability and is never a guarantee.

To submit a PGCPS Charter School Lottery Application click: http://lottery.pgcps.org/.

For more information on the PGCPS Charter School Lottery click: http://www1.pgcps.org/charters/.


CMIT Registrar
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CLF MakerFEST

It's BACK, it's BIGGER, it's a STEAMFEST to melt the winter cold!!! Come join us on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10AM-2PM at the brand new CMIT Academy North High School in Laurel, MD as CLF will host its 2nd Annual MakerFEST💥 MakersFEST is a non-competitive showcase & everyone is invited to enter. That's YOU!

PARENTS-TEACHERS-STUDENTS-STAFF: This is your moment to showcase your inner genius or your outer innovator! All you have to do is fill out the *MakerFEST Fundamental Form! (*students, please have your mentor/teacher help fill this out!)

ALL PARTICIPANTS QUALIFY FOR PRIZE DRAWINGS! As a reward for entry, ALL our MakerFEST participants (not only students) will be entered into a raffle to win 1x Ozobot Evo, 1x Ozobot Bit, 1x Amazon Echo, &/or 1x Drone! 🆒 Also, 100% of our MakerFEST students will receive their custom designed, limited edition 2018 MakerFEST T-shirt & $15 gift card!😀

Robotics, Science Olympiad Teams, Engineering, Art club students and all are welcome to attend and show their talents. Come out and see the creativity of our future inventors on January 27th!

This year CLF will also provide financial support on a first come first serve basis to those who may need it. If you find yourself short on supplies just contact cbicer@clfmd.org with a quote for the materials you need. Please forward this email to your colleagues and interested mentors. If you are unable to view the link for the form the address is listed below:

https://goo.gl/forms/YRRG8VQYQl73mvDi1

Last but not least, SEND PROGRESS PICTURES OF YOUR INNOVATIONS & CREATIONS to cbicer@clfmd.org for possible FULL -COLOR event displays & printing!

Together, let's make this year's 2nd Annual CLF MakerFEST the BEST STEAMFEST YET!

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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CLF Basketball Academy starts on Jan 22. REGISTER NOW!

Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and the Belucci Basketball Academy announce a partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' basketball skills. Bellucci Basketball Academy, or BBA, is the only basketball training in Syracuse & Maryland that applies techniques used by professional athletes across the country.

At BBA, we train basketball fundamentals like shooting, dribbling, and defense and then advance those concepts to include improving speed & agility, reading defenses, and reacting to the play on the court.
BBA also specializes in character development BBA is committed to these 3 core values:
BBA trained athletes recognize they cannot be successful on their own.
BBA trained athletes take responsibility for their choices.
BBA trained athletes never quit.

At BBA we look forward to sharing our professional experience and secrets of the trade with the goal of developing athletes to their fullest potential. Our programs build confidence, self-esteem, and a wide-ranging skill set that transcend the court and will be beneficial throughout life.

Option-1:
K-5 for CMIT-Elementary, Monday 3:00-4:15 pm, @CMIT High School GYM, $125
Option-2:
K-5 for CMIT Elementary, Wednesday, 3:00-4: 15 pm, @CMIT High School GYM, $125
Option-3:
K-5 for CMIT Elementary, Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-4: 15 pm, @CMIT High School GYM, $199
PS: A staff member will pick up the students and drop off at the high school gym.
To register the program go to www.clfadvancedstudies.org/basketball

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Drama Club
Attention Drama Club. Since we are not meeting on Friday, January 26, 2018, we shall meet on Thursday, January 25, 2018, in room #120, directly after dismissal.

Thanking you in advance for your anticipated cooperation and support.

Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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ITEC Applications Released Soon
Dear 8th Grade Families:

Are you interested in ITEC? It is time to apply!

ITEC stands for Information Technology Early College program. The program operates in partnership with Prince George's Community College and offers 8th grade CMIT students who are self-driven, have a strong work ethic and have a profound interest in information technology an opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology by the time they graduate high school.

On January 29th, Ms. Gaudette and I will be visiting the middle school to talk about academic opportunities available to 8th grade students when they enter the 9th grade at CMIT. During this presentation, students will learn more about the ITEC program and have a chance to pick up an application to Prince George's Community College. The completion of this application is the first step in applying for entry into the ITEC program. (Other steps may include writing samples, teacher recommendations, and interviews.)

Applications will be due February 9th. Students should return their application to Ms. Spence in the middle school front office.

Feel free to contact me with questions at tcolandrea@cmitacademy.org

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
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HS BREAKING NEWS
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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HS Uniform Clarification
Hi, CMIT Families:

We continue to have difficulties with students coming to class out of uniform. With your help, we can reduce the amount of time students are missing instruction while these issues are addressed. The most common infractions are below. Please take a moment to review them with your student.

- CMIT polos in purple or gold and khaki or navy blue bottoms are required daily with the exceptions listed below. IMPORTANT NOTE: Tops with hoods are NEVER permitted.
-- Spirit wear may be worn on Mondays and Fridays only. Spirit wear must be issued by CMIT and bear a CMIT logo. Examples include Class of XX shirts and items purchased through the PTO FanCloth Sale. Spirit wear items must conform to the PGCPS/CMIT Dress Down policy.
-- Seniors may wear their Class of 2018 tops daily.
-- Athletes may wear game day jerseys/track suits on game day as instructed by their coaches.
-- PE uniforms (including tops) may only be worn on gym days. (There are no gym classes until second semester.)

- No tops with hoods. This is true whether the garment is a CMIT garment or not. This is true whether it is a dress down day or not.

- Outerwear (other than CMIT windbreakers, fleeces and sweatshirts) may not be worn in the building at any time.

- No Crocs, slides, flip flops, slippers at any time.

This list is not all-inclusive but highlights some of the most common infractions. Please visit the CMIT website for the full uniform policy and reach out to administration if you have questions.

Respectfully,

HS Administration
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HS Parking Update
We are still in the process of addressing student parking. Until students have been issued parking permits, we are requesting that they continue to park in the middle school parking lot. We are learning of more and more students parking in the high school parking lot, which is posing an issue for teachers who arrive later in the day and guests who are invited for special meetings and events. Students who are found to be parking in the high school parking lot may be towed.

As soon as spaces are painted and numbered at the elementary school, we will begin to issue parking permits so students can park there.

We appreciate your patience and prompt response to this request.

Respectfully,
CMIT Administration
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February 3rd Deadline: Purchase Your CMIT HS Yearbook

Don't wait until it is too late. Order your child's yearbook today for $90! All orders must be placed by February 3rd!

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

*Please note, the attached yearbook pages are still being edited and may be changed prior to printing.*
Attachment(s)

Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Sponsor
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
Middle School Spring Sports
It's almost that time for middle school spring sports. This year, CMIT will offer the following spring sports:

Boys Soccer
Coach Chris
cmcnair@cmitacademy.org

Girls Soccer
Coach Larson
mlarson@cmitacademy.org

All athletes must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and an updated physical on file.

There will be an interest meeting for spring sports coming soon. Continue to look out for more information.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to the above listed coaches, or Ms. Adams at secretary@cmitacademy.org.

Thank you.

Athletics
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Black History Month Essay Contest
In celebration of Black History Month, there will be an essay contest sponsored by CLF. Students can turn in their essays to their English teachers by February 9th and receive extra credit in Social Studies and English. They will also have the chance to win a prize! Please see the attached poster for details.

Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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7th and 8th Grade Transition to Physical Education

The 7th and 8th Grade students will be transitioning from Health into Physical Education for the third and fourth quarters. Students may begin wearing their PE uniforms to school on their respective PE days starting Friday, January 26th. The entire gym uniform must be worn as stated below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail me.

GYM SHIRT: Solid blue in color with CMIT school logo on front.
PANTS: Solid with CMIT logo.
SHORTS: Solid with CMIT logo. Shorts may be worn ONLY during summer dates: from the first day of school through Oct. 31st and from April 1st through last day of school.
GYM SHOES: Tennis shoes/sneakers (any color)Fully laced through all eyelets and tied, if applicable
SOCKS: Plain solid in color

Uniforms may be purchased from:
All American Wear
http://www.allamericanwear.com/
5001 Forbes Blvd
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 459-5000

Ms. Bailey Lawrence
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT High School's Cheer Team Competition
The cheerleaders are excited to inform you of their upcoming cheer competition!!!

We would like to officially invite everyone to attend and support our high school cheerleaders.

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Where: Wise High School
Time: 1 pm

This is the second year the cheer team will take on other teams in the county. This year they will claim VICTORY!!!!!

If you have not done so already, please purchase your spirit gear for only $3. To place your order, email secretary@cmitacademy.org. It will be so nice to see the purple and gold fill the stands.

We hope to see everyone there, supporting our team.

LET'S GO TIGERS!!!

Coach Adams
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High School Spring Sports
It's almost that time for high school spring sports. This year CMIT will offer the following spring sports:

Varsity Baseball
Coach Snyder
msnyder@cmitacademy.org

Varsity Softball
Coach Donelson
cdonelson@cmitacademy.org

Outdoor Track
Coach Harte
mharte@cmitacademy.org

All athletes must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and an updated physical on file.

There will be an interest meeting for spring sports coming soon. Continue to look out for more information.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to the above listed coaches or Ms. Adams at secretary@cmitacademy.org.

Thank you.

Athletics
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Coholic | Anatomy & Physiology Final
Hi Students and Parents,

Just a reminder that the 2nd quarter (and 1st semester) is quickly coming to a close. This week, Jan. 22 thru Jan.25, A & P students will present their final projects in class. They are to be no longer than 10 minutes in duration. Please refer to your rubric for how to score 4 points in each of 8 categories for a final total of 32 points.

The following week, we will begin Medical Science.

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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Mr. Fleming
My Biology classes will have a quiz next week on chapters 9.1 and 9.2 cellular respiration. They will also continue to work on Biology children’s book project which will be due Friday.

Have a great weekend,

Daniel Fleming
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Ms. Coholic | Environmental Science
Hi Students and Parents,

Environmental Science classes will cover the remainder of the Aquatic Biomes this coming week and take a quiz. Depending on snow days and weather-related delays, we may be able to get this quiz grade on the 2nd quarter report period. If not, the grade will be the first assessment grade for 3rd quarter.

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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