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11/11/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Breakfast with the Principal for the 6th Grade

Lottery Opens for PGCPS PCS for 2017-18

Prospective Students Information Session

First Quarter Honor Roll Assembly

College Awareness and Leadership Program (CLP) Kickoff Night


UPCOMING EVENTS

11/12 - No Saturday Academy

Student Interest Survey!

SGA's Middle School Fall Social!

Student Service Learning Opportunities

SGA Needs Parent Volunteers!

CMIT South SGA Presents- The Winter Basketball Tournament!

High School Homecoming Dance Saturday November 19th!!!


ACADEMY NEWS

STEM and Makers Faire Deadlines


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

KidzCare Club at CMIT-South

High School Snack Time

Scholars of the Week


PTO NEWS

Box Top Poster Contest A prize will be awarded!

PTO November Meeting is on November 30, 2016


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NEWS
Breakfast with the Principal for the 6th Grade
CLF's traditional "Breakfast with the Principal" program starts for the school year. November and December are the months of the 6th grade breakfasts. 

During the sessions, I will have the pleasure of meeting parents within each college while going over the curriculum being taught, discussing the CLF school model, brainstorming to offer new opportunities for our students, and answering questions. Parents may RSVP at least 2 business days before the breakfast date. 

Please sign up by using the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4caba82ba0f94-breakfast1

Mr. AG
Principal

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Lottery Opens for PGCPS PCS for 2017-18

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) public charter schools will be accepting online applications for the 2017-2018 school year starting November 01, 2016.

All Prince George’s County families can apply to a public charter school, as there are no attendance boundaries assigned to charter schools. Interested families must complete the online application for each child they wish to enroll.

Prospective public charter school families must ensure that the students has a PGCPS student ID to apply. If your student does not have a PGCPS ID, please visit your neighborhood school to get one. In addition, siblings must have the same residency information on Schoolmax to be considered siblings.

For more information on PGCPS Charter Lottery, click below.

http://www1.pgcps.org/charters/

For sibling and regular applications, click below.

http://lottery.pgcps.org

Lara Asafa, AP

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Prospective Students Information Session

CMIT South will be holding two open house sessions for parents of students who are interested in applying to the lottery for CMIT South. This sessions will hold as follows:

Friday November 18, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Saturday December 10, 2016 @ 9:00am

Sign up by clicking here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844a9aa29a6fd0-open

We encourage all prospective families to join us for this event. We will be discussing our instructional program and offerings.

Hope to see you there.

Lara Asafa

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First Quarter Honor Roll Assembly
CMIT-South will be holding the First Quarter Honor Roll Assembly on November 18.

Students that earned Honor Roll (3.0) and Principal's Honor Roll (4.0) will be recognized in the ceremony. We will also recognize September and November Students of the Month.

Invitations will go out via email to students and parents early next week.

The assembly schedule is below:

6/7th -8:00-9:00 Cafeteria
8th -9:15-10:00 Cafeteria
9th- 10:15-11:00 Auditorium

Mrs. Gearhart, Program Coordinator

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College Awareness and Leadership Program (CLP) Kickoff Night
On Thursday November 10th, CMIT- South held very successful College Awareness and Leadership Program (CLP) Kickoff Night for 2016-2017 academic year. Parents and students had chance to meet with their mentors to get detailed information about the CLP and CLP related activities during the Kickoff Night. We also hosted special guest from our management company, Chesapeake Light House Foundation (CLF), Mark Sutherland who serves as a Community Partnership Director of CLF. Mr. Sutherland welcomed our parents and students and talked about importance of being a part of CLP mentorship programs in terms of building strong resume in order to get accepted from colleges along with scholarships.

As a CMIT-South CLP Committee, we express our appreciation to all of our parents, students and staff members for their hard work to help us create such an effective leadership program. CLP benefits our students and prepares them for being one of the future community leaders.

CMIT-South CLP Committee
Mr.Taner & Mr.Davidson

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UPCOMING EVENTS
11/12 - No Saturday Academy
Please note that there will be no Saturday Academy this Saturday, 11/12/2016. We will resume Saturday Academy next Saturday 11/19/2016.

See you then.

Lara Asafa

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Student Interest Survey!

Calling all students!

SGA wants your opinion!

Please complete the following form using your CMIT south Gmail account to let us know your interest in any/ all of the following events.

If you want to see some other events hosted by SGA feel free to leave them as an 'other' comment.

https://goo.gl/forms/5fnrjXBsbiJ2HjGR2

Kelly Fay

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SGA's Middle School Fall Social!
In Lieu of a School Dance, SGA has decided to host a Fall Social Event on Friday November 18th 2016.

Admission will be $5 for the event. Tickets will be sold both in advance during school lunches on November 14th and 16th as well as at the door. Ticket price will increase to $7 at the door of the event.

Admission Cost will include
Ping Pong
Basketball
Karaoke
Face-painting
1 slice of pizza (while supplies last) and 1 scoop of ice cream (while supplies last)
Relay Games and other yard games such as the 3 legged race, ladder-ball, jump rope, and hula hoops
A movie (showing in the cafeteria)
Fortune Telling by Madame Hand
Soccer Dribbling.

Available for additional Purchase at the event
Candy/ Chips/ Snacks/ Soda
50/50 Raffle Tickets (Drawing at 6:30pm in the cafeteria)


Kelly Fay

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Student Service Learning Opportunities
Come volunteer with UMD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the Sheridan Street and Field of Greens Community Gardens! We are looking for 80 volunteers to join us at our 3rd Annual Winter Work Day. We invite families, students, faculty, and staff to come out and help us clear plots, weed, compost and plant bulbs for the Spring. Community Service hours will be granted to all students who attend and we will provide morning snacks and lunch.

Location: 6200 Sheridan Street, East Riverdale, MD 20737.
When: Nov. 19, 2016
Time:9:00- 1:00

Ready to Register? Visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba9ad29aaf49-3rdannual to sign up! Have a group of people, you can also RSVP with an approximate number directly to nelsonm@umd.edu

Attire? Come dressed in old sneakers, rain boots, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty, we'll provide the gloves, if you need 'em.

If you have questions, please contact:
Michelle Nelson, Urban Agriculture Coordinator at nelsonm@umd.edu or
301-776-2809 x706

Would you please share this with students/organizations looking for community service hours? Thank you. We appreciate your assistance very much!

Please join us for the Berwyn Heights Town-Wide Clean Up on Saturday, November 12th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration starts at 10 am at the Berwyn Heights Town Center --5700 Berwyn Road, Berwyn Heights, MD 20740.

Free pizza/drinks will be provided to all volunteers from 12:00 - 12:30 pm! Students can earn community service hours! Participants should wear pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes. We will provide instructions and distribute clean-up supplies, (safety vests, rubber gloves, trash bags, and pickers). Participants will be given a map of the community and assigned a certain area to clean-up. Participants can either form their own groups, join in with another group, or walk the assigned area by themselves. For more information, contact Theresa Beck at beck_theresa@yahoo.com or 301-237-2829.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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SGA Needs Parent Volunteers!
SGA needs volunteers for the Middle School Fall Social Event and Prior to the event Ticket Sales!

Volunteers are needed during middle school lunches on Monday November 14th and Wednesday November 16th, as well as during the event on Friday November 18th

Please Sign up to help us at the following link! http://signup.com/go/GfvfUL

If you would like to purchase your student's ticket for this event, it can be done at the following link! https://www.pt-avenue.com/shopGP.asp?sc=CMITSPTO

Kelly Fay

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CMIT South SGA Presents- The Winter Basketball Tournament!

Event Information:

Monday December 12th- Wednesday December 14th
After school from 3:15-4:15pm.

This activity is open to: All 6-8 grade students.
Both Spectators and Players will be picked up from the cafeteria DO NOT come directly to the gym after school, you will be denied entry.

Monday Dec 12th- 6th grade basketball tournament, 4 teams of 6th grade players will compete in a single elimination bracket for the title of 6th grade champions.

Tuesday Dec 13th - 7the grade basketball tournament, 4 teams of 7th grade players will compete in a single elimination bracket for the title of 7th grade champions.

Wednesday Dec 14th- 8th grade basketball tournament, 4 teams of 8th grade players will compete in a single elimination bracket for the title of 8th grade champions.

Student spectators will be charged $1 at the door for entry, and $0.50- $1 snack/ concession sales.

Grade level spectators will be provided with priority for the grade level tournaments, then any available seats remaining may be filled by other grade levels.

Players do not need to pay admission on the date they will be playing.

Prizes for Winning Teams (for each grade level)
$15 Chick fil-A or chipotle gift card for each player on the team
+10 SIS points for “Winning a Contest” for each player on the team
Recognition in the newsletter

Sign your team up today!
All team members must be available to play during the tournament for your grade level.

Players may only play for ONE Team. If a player is seen on two team's roster, both teams will be deleted.

Co'Ed (Male & Female players on the same team) are permitted.

Teams should arrive day of in appropriate matching uniforms of their choosing, ready to play. Attire will not be provided by SGA or CMIT south.

The first 4 teams to sign up for each grade level will be allowed to compete.

Register your team here!
https://goo.gl/forms/RAZxwIm4cEHWWfqI3




Kelly Fay

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High School Homecoming Dance Saturday November 19th!!!
Current CMIT 9th grade students and former CMIT students who are in 9th grade are invited to attend CMIT South's first Homecoming Dance on Saturday, November 19th from 7:00pm-10:30pm.

Tickets are $5/student and will be available for purchase during lunch.


Students may nominate Homecoming King and Queen here: http://goo.gl/forms/9Ff7JK070m81mnTf1

Attire: Semi-formal

This event is open to 9th grade only.

Questions? Email jdickerson@cmitsouth.org

Ms. Dickerson

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ACADEMY NEWS
STEM and Makers Faire Deadlines
Here is the outline of dates, and approval process for the remainder of the year as finalized by the Science Department.

Monday Oct 31st at 7:30am. Research Paper Rough Draft Due (100 Points Assessment) for all students (students who do not have approved projects by 10.25.16 will receive a zero). Data collection, or project completion are not required for the rough draft.

Wednesday December 21st at 7:30am- Research Paper Final Draft (100 Points Assessment) due for all students to reading and science teachers. (Students who do not have approved projects by 12.01.16 will receive a zero).

Friday January 6th 2017- IN CLASS- Students turn in a Project Tri- fold board. (100 Points Assessment). (Students who are not approved by 12.01 will receive a zero)

Friday January 13th 2017- Students compete in the in house STEM / Makers fair at CMIT South.

ALL STEM and Makers Fair project components will be graded on the original submission, resubmissions are not permitted for an increase in grade.

Kelly Fay

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
KidzCare Club at CMIT-South
The KidzCare Club at CMIT South will be collecting new and gently used jeans (no holes, or ripped jeans) for Teens & Jeans For The Homeless. The jean collection will take place through Friday, November 18, and all jeans that are collected will be donated to organizations and shelters throughout the Washington, DC area that serve homeless youth.

Jeans can be dropped off at the CMIT South front office during normal school hours.

Link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aafa82da4f49-teens

For more information, please contact Bridget Elliott at bcelliott507@gmail.com.

Bridget Elliott (Parent Sponsor for the KidzCare Club at CMIT South)

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High School Snack Time
I appreciate our parents’/students’ effort to follow the Snack Time rules to make the program as effective as possible for everyone. To maintain this effectiveness, I want to highlight some of the important rules of this privilege:
• Students who want to have snack time are allowed to bring up to 2 ziplock bags (max size 7 in* 7 in) which must be labeled with student’s name.
• The first ziplock is for sandwich, granola bar, or cup of yogurt.
• The second ziplock is for drink - (only water, milk, and juice are allowed).
• Students must place their ziplock bags in the snack bin during the homeroom time and ziplock bags CAN NOT be stored/placed/carried anywhere else.
• Students CAN NOT share, lend, borrow food and drinks with others.
• Leftover food has to be thrown away after the snack time. Students are not allowed to take left overs out of the room.
• Only 2 ziplock bags per student: one for food, one for drink.
• Chips, chocolate, popcorn, soda are NOT ALLOWED.
• Allowed items :
-Sandwiches
-Granola bars
-Yogurt/ fruit cups
-Fruit (fruit must fit in ziplock bag)
-Small water bottles (max 12 oz)
-Milk (max 12 oz)
-Juice (max 12 oz)
Students who are not following the snack time rules
• 1st Offense: Warning and SIS points
• 2nd Offense:Warning + SIS points and parent contact
• 3rd Offense: SIS points and losing the snack time privileges for the semester.

* Please see attached Snack Time Procedures diagram


Mr. Taner
Program Coordinator

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Scholars of the Week
CMIT South recognizes Scholars who completed each week with the highest SIS balance.

Student Support Specialists Dr. Green-Reed and Dr. Seton presented "pick your casual day" passes to the following students for the week of October 30:

- Scholars of the Week for middle school: Thalia Baker (NCAT), Elisabeth Walton(Princeton), Jonah Hampton(NCAT)

- Scholars of the Week for high school: T'Liyah Bigelow (Georgetown), Amira Njoya (Georgetown), Ethan Maddox (Brown)


Congratulations and continue to model the exemplary behavior.



Mr. AG
Principal

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PTO NEWS
Box Top Poster Contest A prize will be awarded!
PTO is seeking student designed poster boards that creatively advertise support for Box Top for Education, www.btfe.com. One prize will be awarded to the best artistic submission for each grade level.
Contest will run from Friday, November 11 to Tuesday, November 22th.

All poster board must be 22 x 28 inches. Posters should encourage your grade level universities to bring in Box Tops as they help generate money for the school. Turn in all submissions to the front office.

CMIT South PTO

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PTO November Meeting is on November 30, 2016
The monthly PTO meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm on November 30.

Please mark your calendars and join us.

CMIT South PTO

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FAQs
What is the Uniform Policy?
The uniform policy can be found on our website, under Students tab.

How do we order uniform items?
Uniform items can be ordered by completing the online order form: http://www.glenburnie.minutemanpress.com/cmit/welcome.html

Do I have to purchase uniforms from this vendor?
No, however, uniforms purchased from other vendors must have 100% identical color tone and the CMIT South logo. The current uniform vendor provides donation to the CMIT South PTO based on sales. Each uniform purchase from Minuteman Press is contribution to the school. 

What is CMIT's Daily Schedule?
7:35- 7:45am:
- Student arrival (drop off is at the side entrance)
- Doors close at 7:45am (after 7:45am parents need to sign late students in at the Front Office)

7:35 - 7:57am:
- Homeroom (Breakfast is available during this time until 7:50am)

8:00am - 2:49pm for 6th grade and 2:54 for 7th grade: 
- Academic instruction

2:49/2:54 - 3:05 pm
Student pick-up outside (Students who are not picked up by 3:10pm will be waiting outside for their ride. There is no adult supervision for these students during this time).

Clubs and enrichment activities will begin immediately following dismissal. All club/enrichment participants must report directly to the cafeteria. Students who continuously fail to report directly to their designated locations will lose the privilege to participate in any after school activities. 

How do I pay for my child's lunch?
Breakfast and lunch are served every day. You can add money to your child's account by visiting this link. You can also pay by cash or money order in the cafeteria. 

Can my child bring their own lunch to school?
Students can bring a lunch from home. Lunches can be stored in the student's locker. Microwaves are available in the cafeteria to warm food. Refrigerators are not available for students.

What do they serve for school lunch?
A monthly menu is provided by Food and Nutrition Services. Click here for lunch and breakfast menu.

What is the academic calendar?
CMIT follows the Prince George's County Public School calendar found here. To receive notifications of PGCPS school cancellations by providing information here.

Where can I find information about CMIT events and updates?
Every Friday CMIT South publishes its weekly newsletter. It is HIGHLY recommended that you subscribe to the newsletter. It is a vital means of communication between CMIT South and stakeholders. Please click here to subscribe to CMIT South Newsletter. Please visit www.cmitsouth.org for more information.

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