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02/18/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

School's Out | Monday, February 20th

Service Hours Opportunity - Spring Break

CLF Basketball Academy Spring Class Starts on April 10th | REGISTER NOW


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT Girls Basketball Project | Your Support Is Needed!!!


MS BREAKING NEWS

CMIT Cheer Takes 4th Place at County Championship

ITEC Application Deadline Extended to Wednesday, February 21st

New ITEC Cost Structure

January Teacher of the Month

6th Grade Student Shout Outs!

7th Grade Student Shout Outs!

8th Grade Student Shout Outs!


HS BREAKING NEWS

Excused Absence Notification

Prince George's County Attendance Handbook

Request for Approved Absence Application


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

6th Grade Science Center Field Trip


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Physical Education Uniforms


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Celebrating Black Lives & Black History

Class and Club Photo Day: March 2

Catholic University's Summer Business Institute

Varsity Girls Softball Meeting


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yearbook Staff Applications

Weekly Update


PTO UPDATES

CMIT Spirit Sale

Next PTO Executive Board Meeting


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
School's Out | Monday, February 20th
Schools are closed Monday, February 20th in observation of President's Day. Enjoy the long weekend! We will see you Tuesday.

CMIT Administration
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Service Hours Opportunity - Spring Break
Volunteers Needed April 5-8, 2018 in Washington DC at the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

Join as a volunteer at the 5th USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Lee Convention Center. Help inspire students, teachers, families, and STEM enthusiasts from all over the country. Make a difference as it is showcased where STEM Can Take You at this unforgettable event welcoming 350,000 attendees.

Fulfill service hours and receive volunteer credit
Volunteer groups are welcome
Volunteers needed all 4 days (4/5-4/8)
Ages 13-17 welcome with a parent/guardian

For more information or to register to volunteer, visit:
bit.ly/usavolunteer

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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CLF Basketball Academy Spring Class Starts on April 10th | REGISTER NOW

Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and the Belucci Basketball Academy announces 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.

6th-8th grader, for CMIT North, April 10th-May 29, Tuesday 3:00-4:15 pm, @CMIT North HS GYM, $130

To register the program go to www.clfadvancedstudies.org/basketball

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT Girls Basketball Project | Your Support Is Needed!!!
CMIT Girls Basketball players are creating hygiene kits for women in local shelters to celebrate International Women's Day (3/8/2018). Please consider donating any of the following items* for the kits:

- Shampoo
- Body wash
- Soap
- Wash cloth
- Deodorant
- Lotion
- Lip balm
- Comb/Brush
- Toothbrush
- Toothpaste
- Mouthwash
- Floss
- Shaving gel
- Nail clippers
- Band-Aids
- Facial tissue
- Hand sanitizer
- Ziploc Bags (gallon, quart)
- $$$ to purchase items

*Travel-size items preferred, all sizes accepted


High School drop-off location: Ms. Gaudette's office
Middle School drop-off location: Front Office

Last day to drop off: 3/8/2018

Checks can be made out to CMIT PTO. Please put "Girls Basketball/Women's Day" in the memo section

We appreciate everyone in the CMIT community helping make this a success!

Administration
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MS BREAKING NEWS
CMIT Cheer Takes 4th Place at County Championship

I am pleased to announce that our middle school cheer team placed 4th at the PG County Championship Competition this past Saturday. The girls have worked very hard over the past couple of months, and it all paid off.

I would like to personally thank all of the parents who have contributed to this success and allowed the girls to participate this season. As the Coach, I am looking forward to next year's competition, where we plan to claim the trophy as champions.

Please help me in congratulating the girls for a job well done!!!!

Coach Adams
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ITEC Application Deadline Extended to Wednesday, February 21st
Hello, 8th Grade Parents & Students:

We have extended the application deadline for the ITEC program to this Wednesday, February 21st at 3pm. A few hard copies of the application remain in the middle school front office. A PDF copy of this application is attached. Applications MUST be returned to the middle school front office in hard copy in order to be considered.

Respectfully,
Attachment(s)

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
ITEC Liaison
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New ITEC Cost Structure
Attention, ITEC Applicants:

There is a new cost structure for ITEC students currently applying for the ITEC program. Please take a moment to read the memo we received from the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation regarding this change. As you work to estimate the cost of participating in the program, keep in mind that students must earn 60 college credits in order to obtain their two-year degree. Clarifications about minimum GPAs and program benchmarks are forthcoming.

Respectfully,

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
ITEC Liaison
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January Teacher of the Month

January's Teacher of the Month is Mrs. Omur!

Mrs. Omur earns the respect and admiration of her colleagues by serving as a role model in uplifting their spirits. She regularly collaborates and talks with other teachers and school staff.

Mrs. Omur also supports other teachers at school like helping teachers photocopy, setting and buying items for baby showers, and volunteering to judge at STEAM Fair in spite of her busy schedule.

Even as a new teacher, she continues to explore different pedagogy to help and keep up the best interests of her students. As observed, she treats students fairly, setting high expectations and being consistent with students.

Please take join CMIT in congratulating and thanking Mrs. Omur for her hard work and dedication to our students.

CMIT Administration
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6th Grade Student Shout Outs!

Damien Thomas (pictured above), TSU

Damien has greatly improved in all of his classes. He consistently participates, stays on task, and puts his best effort towards all of his assignments. Keep up the good work Damien!

Betiel Kidane (Not Pictured), ASU

Betiel is a very hardworking, respectful, and caring student. She works well with her classmates, consistently stays on task, and puts a 100% into everything she does!


Andrew Brauer
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7th Grade Student Shout Outs!

Sarrinah Farin, (Left) Clemson

Sarrinah is always respectful to everyone in class. She is mature enough to solve problems on her own, and help her classmates when needed. She adds her creativity to technology class which makes a real difference for assignments. She is a role model for both academics and behavioral achievements in class.

Shawn Kelly, (Right) UMES

Shawn is frequently prompt to class and diligent in completing his classwork assignments. He seeks help when he does not understand from multiple resources and is willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Andrew Brauer
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8th Grade Student Shout Outs!

Jasmin Wilson, (Left) Auburn

Jasmine is a very accountable, inspired and confident student. She attends school with an excitement for learning and a dedication for going above and beyond at school. She pays close attention to details and makes sure that her daily work is not only precise, but also meticulously neat and of the greatest excellence.Jasmine is also a model student who sets a positive example for all grade 8. Her work ethic and effort on doing well is an inspiration to her classmates.

Caleb Donelson, (right) South Carolina

Caleb's academic skills are "off the charts" for an eighth grader. He exceeds expectations on everything he does. Caleb loves to learn and is a real "thinker". He constantly takes in information, evaluates and synthesizes it and shares it with others.

Andrew Brauer
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Excused Absence Notification
Effective Date: February 19, 2018

Students will be allotted 2 days - the day they return from an absence and the day after - to submit a note in order for the absence to be excused.

Please, forward all high school notifications regarding student attendance to Ms. Curry at mcurry@cmitacademy.org

Regards,
CMIT Administration
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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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Request for Approved Absence Application
Dear Parents,

Please use below application to request an excused absence for those not listed in the State of Maryland Law of absences.

Forward all completed applications to Ms. Curry in the front office or to mcurry@cmitacademy.org for approval.

Best,
Front Office

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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
6th Grade Science Center Field Trip
6th grade students were given permission slips for the Science Center Field Trip on Friday. This trip will take place on March 22nd and costs $21. Full payment is due via MySchoolBucks on March 2nd.

All signed permission slips can be given to Mrs. Linnenkamp

Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Physical Education Uniforms
As we are into the 3rd quarter, I am still seeing many 7th and 8th grade students with uniform violations. Please be aware that this is a portion of your students' grades in physical education class. 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
Celebrating Black Lives & Black History
HS Families:

This Tuesday, staff and students are invited to participate in a Black Out in recognition of Black Lives Matter.

We had an eventful Friday as staff and students grappled to make sense of the student-organized Black Out that occurred on that day. In the process of trying to make sense of those events, numerous rumors were generated, and we would like to take this opportunity to clarify some points.

CMIT Administration was unaware of the students' plans for the Black Out as there had not been dialog about the event beforehand. The pushback students received from administration was for being out of uniform and not because of a lack of support for Black Lives Matter or Black History Month.

During the day, administration and student leaders met to make plans to move forward. Again, this Tuesday, staff and students are invited to participate in a Black Out which will include some opportunities to share their thoughts on the movement.

Respectfully,
CMIT Administration
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Class and Club Photo Day: March 2

On Friday, March 2nd, Lifetouch will be here to take pictures of each grade level, ITEC students, Class Officers, and clubs. These photos begin right at 8:30 am and last until the end of the day. Due to the tight timeframe, we will not be able to hold the pictures if someone is missing, nor are we able to reschedule a group.

A schedule for the class and club photos will be announced the week prior to March 2nd. Please email Mrs. Cunning at jcunning@cmitacademy.org if you have any questions.

Jessica Cunning
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Catholic University's Summer Business Institute
The Busch School Summer Business Institute is an exciting week-long educational experience in business innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and ethics through the lens of Catholic Social Doctrine. Rising juniors and seniors in high school will have the opportunity to dive hands-on into business principles, competitions, and applications, while experiencing a taste of college life in Washington, DC. The cost of the program is ONLY $300- all meals, housing, and excursions included (there is also a $50 application fee).

The week will feature presentations and workshops put on by the top men and women in their fields, allowing students to engage with real-world business practitioners and entrepreneurs. Throughout the week, students will create their own business idea and present to CUA “Shark Tank” judges.

Applications for the program are NOW LIVE and can be found on our website, CatholicSBI.org.

Click the link below to view the video for the program. Interested students can go to the program website (above) and email cua-summerinstitute@cua.edu if they would like more information.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbuLRV7tEQk

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Varsity Girls Softball Meeting
Join us on Tuesday Feb. 20th at 3pm for the varsity girls softball interest meeting. This will be a chance for the girls and parents to meet the coach. All girls interested in playing should attend.


When: Tuesday Feb. 20th
Where: Room 135

Coach Chico
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Yearbook Staff Applications
Want to be part of the 2018-19 Yearbook Staff? Stop by Mrs. Cunning's room 218 to pick up an application or download it here. Completed applications are due on Friday, March 2nd. No late applications will be accepted. Make sure to talk to your teachers THIS WEEK to request letters of recommendation if you are interested. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Cunning for more information.

Jessica Cunning
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Weekly Update
Hello,

Biology students will most likely have a test next week on chapter 3.3 and 10.1-10.3. Students will continue to learn about the cell cycle and we will begin a project on cancer. Cancer can be a sensitive topic for some, so please let me know if your student has any issue with this topic.

My chemistry students will start a unit on nuclear fusion, nuclear fission, and radioactive decay. We will finish a documentary on collapsing stars on Tuesday and continue with an introduction of fusion, fission, and radioactive decay.

Regards,


Daniel Fleming
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PTO UPDATES
CMIT Spirit Sale
Dear Parents,
Our goal as CMIT’s Athletic Booster Club is to build a solid athletic program with huge benefits for your student, to help build recognition for what we do in all our sporting events, and most importantly, to provide the best possible structure for your student athlete to grow and develop.

This spring, we are partnering with Fan Cloth to raise the funds necessary to run our program. Fan Cloth provides us with the perfect strategy to fund our needs, at the same time providing exceptional merchandise that can be worn with pride to show your support and school spirit.

We are meeting with the administration team about giving the kids the opportunity to wear the spirit wear to school on designated days throughout the school year which includes hoodies

By now, your student should have brought home the materials for this year’s Fan Cloth fundraising sale. I urge you to read over all the materials.
Here are a few quick tips that will help you and your student:

• Make sure you and your student use the Fan Cloth sharing tool by texting your FC Catalog Number to 559-900-3222. This will allow you to get your family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers the opportunity to participate in our fundraiser. By sharing your FC Catalog (FC355550) number with as many people possible, it will give everyone a chance to order.

• Spread the word through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites.
To make this fundraiser a success we ask that each student purchase at least one item. The profit made from this fundraiser is determined by the number of items we sell. So please take a few minutes and review the catalog with your students and support CMIT’s Athletic Booster Club and athletics department.

NOTE: Use this link: to place your orders on-line. https://shop.fancloth.com/20707/355550

Sale End on February 28, 2018 at 10pm

Thank you for your support.
With your support and teamwork, we can reach our goal!

Athletic Booster Club
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Next PTO Executive Board Meeting
Please join us for our next PTO Executive Board Meeting!

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
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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