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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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12/09/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

You Do Not Need a Tutor, You Need Khan Academy

Want to Chaperone? Make Sure You Can...

Lottery Opens for PGCPS PCS for 2017-2018

Naviance Family Connection Parent Accounts are Ready to Go!!!

STEM/Maker's Fair Judge Sign up


UPCOMING EVENTS

2nd Annual Math Winter Games: Parent Volunteers Needed

Saturday Academy

Final Call for Basketball Tournament Sign Up's!

Pending Approval! Camp In at the Franklin Institute Philadelphia!

STEM and Makers Faire Deadlines

CMIT South SGA Presents- The Winter Basketball Tournament!

Black History Program


ACADEMY NEWS

Students create a CMIT South web site


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Volunteer Seamstress Needed

Farewell from Mrs. Roane

Scholars of the Week


PTO NEWS

December BoxTops Contest!

University Class Pictures and Picture Make-Up Day!


FAQs
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NEWS
You Do Not Need a Tutor, You Need Khan Academy
CMIT South Scholars are provided with licenses for Pearson SuccessNet Plus, Pearson Interactive Science, Math XL, Math IXL, GMetrix by Microsoft, Brainpop, and a few other online and interactive resources.

Many parents ask for additional learning opportunities. Khan Academy is a great suggestion because of its features:

- Personalized learning where students learn on their own pace
- Lots of common core and standards-aligned exercises
- Availability of interactive tools where students can receive feedback on their performance and also learn from professionally prepared videos
- Free Khan Academy apps for smart phones and tablets
- Monitoring tools and real-time data for parents: Parents may track the child's progress by opening an account and enrolling their child(ren) under that account
- A free resource

Khan Academy also offers SAT prep materials after partnering with College Board in 2015.

Having students practice on Khan Academy for 15-30 minutes a day will make a remarkable difference in their academic progress.

Mr AG
Principal

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Want to Chaperone? Make Sure You Can...

The new PGCPS Administrative Procedure requires that ALL chaperones have had the FULL FINGERPRINT BACKGROUND CHECK and CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT CLEARANCE from CPS for any future field trips. Parents wishing to participate in any future field trips must have evidence of these evidence on file at the front desk.

This is the $56.57 background check, not just the $7.26 online or $7.00 fee in person at Sasscer as what was accepted previously. There is no fee for the CPS Clearance. Both can be completed the same day with the fingerprint completed first. There is no requirement to renew annually as long as the parent volunteers at least once a year.

Please visit the Background Unit office in Sasscer Building. The Fingerprint Office accepts payment in the form of cash, money order, debit/Visa/MasterCard. Contact information below:

Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Sasscer Administration Building
14201 School Lane, Room 128
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
Telephone: 301.952.7831
hr.backgroundunit@pgcps.org

CPS Clearance
Sasscer Administration Building
Employee Service Center, Room 124
Hours - M-F, 8:00am -5:00pm, ph: 3017802191

Lara Asafa

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Lottery Opens for PGCPS PCS for 2017-2018
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

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Naviance Family Connection Parent Accounts are Ready to Go!!!
Dear 9th Grade Parents,

I am pleased to introduce Family Connection – a comprehensive website that you and your student can use to make plans about colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with Naviance, a service that we use in CMIT South to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that’s specific to our school.

Family Connection allows your student to:

Get involved in the planning and advising process

– Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past

Research careers

– Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare your student for future college and career goals.

Family Connection also lets us share information with you and your student about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information.

To visit our school’s Family Connection site, use an Internet browser to connect to:

http://connection.naviance.com/chesapeakesouth

When you visit the site for the first time, enter your personal registration code in the New User box and follow the on-screen instructions to create your own account.You will receive your activation code today via email. If you do not receive your registration code or having problem to activate your account, please contact to Mr.Taner for assistance.

We hope that you will find this resource helpful.

Taner Budiyar
Program Coordinator

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STEM/Maker's Fair Judge Sign up
The link to the judge sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/t9jCVsU6U6UR84MI2

For each judge a students gets to sign up, they will receive 15+ SIS.

Miss Brown

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UPCOMING EVENTS
2nd Annual Math Winter Games: Parent Volunteers Needed
On Wednesday, December 21st, the Math Department is having the 2nd annual Math Winter Games. On this day, students will get to sign up to play different games, card games, board games, etc. (Please note, this is the same day as the Newseum field trip.) We are looking for volunteers that would be willing to supervise and run one of the games during the day. If you are interested in helping supervise one of the games in the morning, afternoon, or even all day, please use the SignUp Genius link below. As always, volunteers have to be fingerprinted by the county before being allowed to volunteer in school. Thank you for your help!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054AA8AF2DA1FA7-2016

Miss Sears

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Saturday Academy
CMIT South offers free Saturday Academy for enrichment in Math and Reading and it began October 8, 2016. Students in need of additional support in their classwork or homework may attend. Some students are also being recommended to attend. Please refer to the schedule and plan to be punctual and consistent in your attendance to fully benefit from the session you choose.

Saturday Academy schedule:

09:00 – 11:00 || 1st Study Session

11:00 – 01:00 || 2nd Study Session

01:00 || Dismissal

Students are free to attend the session that works for them. Students attending for both subjects will need to arrive at 9:00am and be dismissed at 1:00pm. We look forward to serving you there.

Lara Asafa

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Final Call for Basketball Tournament Sign Up's!
This is the LAST CHANCE to sign up your team!

We do not have too many players for the SGA tournament yet! (See attached flyer for more details).

Sign up will end on Saturday 12.10 at 3pm! If you want to play make sure that you register your team by then using the link below!

https://goo.gl/forms/RAZxwIm4cEHWWfqI3

Attachment(s)

Kelly Fay

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Pending Approval! Camp In at the Franklin Institute Philadelphia!
The science department is proud to announce an upcoming overnight field trip to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA from January 19th- January 20th 2017! This is a CAMP IN and you will get the rare opportunity of sleeping inside the museum!

Cost $100 per student & chaperone. Tickets will be available soon; make your preps for cash/check payments. This field trip requires certain number of parent chaperones. Funds will be collected and tickets will be available for sale late December or early January.

Chaperone Requirements:
Effective August 18, 2016, parents/guardians and other individuals interested in volunteering for PGCPS school system activities and events are required to complete: (1) a fingerprint background check and (2) child abuse/neglect clearance from CPS at least 14 days in advance of the activity/event. Both the fingerprint background check and the CPS clearance may be completed in the following offices at the
PGCPS Sasscer Administration Building, 14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772:

Fingerprint background check - Background Unit, Room 128
Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Ph.: 301.952.6775

CPS clearance – Employee Services Center, Room 124
Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ph.: 301.780.2191

Cost includes
Entry into Institute, dinner on the 19th, breakfast on the 20th, transportation, IMAX Showing, Planetarium Showing, LIVE Science Fireworks Show, and 1 year access to the institute!

SIS point eligibility of no more than -10 SIS will be a qualifying factor for participation.

Money will be collected from December 19-22nd 2016.

Kelly Fay

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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.


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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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

If you have suggestions for SGA- Let us know!
https://goo.gl/forms/8NWZVyJRKo4Gsvhg1



Kelly Fay

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Black History Program
History department is in the process of planning this year's Black History program and are in need of some supplies and assistance. If you have any of these items or have the time to help we'd greatly appreciate it.

Please sign up for items that you are willing to share, give, or activities you are able to support.






www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F084BA8A72DA3FE3-black

Georgia Jones

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ACADEMY NEWS
Students create a CMIT South web site
Hello everyone,

I am glad to inform everyone that CMIT South 9th graders create a CMIT South Website in Web Design Class. I am proud of my students that they grasp the necessary html codes and turn them into products successfully. Plus, it is nice to see that they also enjoy with coding to create a website.

Keep up with productive work tigers.....

Mr. Piskin

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Volunteer Seamstress Needed

CMIT South Black History Month Committee is in need of assistance with making the costumes for students to wear during the event. If you are able to sow skirts, please email Ms. Jones at gjones@cmitsouth.org. This event will be in February. We would like to begin preparing now.

CMIT South

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Farewell from Mrs. Roane
It is with mixed emotions that I announce that next Friday, December 16, 2016 will be my last day at CMIT South. I have accepted a position closer to home with Charles County Public Schools.

I have enjoyed working with you all at CMIT-South and appreciate having had this wonderful opportunity. I wish you all the best.


Farewell and Best Wishes!

Mrs. Roane

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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 November 28:

- Scholars of the Week for middle school: Thalia (NCAT), Muhammad (Princeton), Ryan (Princeton)

- Scholars of the Week for high school: Rennie (Duke), Brittney (Duke), Noorah (Duke)


Congratulations and continue to model the exemplary behavior.




Mr. AG
Principal

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PTO NEWS
December BoxTops Contest!
It’s BoxTops submission time again. This contest runs from Dec. 5th to Dec. 22nd and rewards the student who submits the most BoxTops. Collection bins are located in classrooms. BoxTops can also be deposited into larger collection bins located at the school lobby and in the cafeteria during enrichment pickup. Remember to make sure they are not expired and label your collection baggies or sheets with student’s name.
CASH PRIZES will be awarded to THE STUDENTS who collect and submit the most BoxTops. Good Luck!

CMIT South BoxTops Coordinators

CMIT South PTO

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University Class Pictures and Picture Make-Up Day!
Date: Thursday, December 15th

Dress Code: White Oxford with CMIT-South Logo and Tie

Hello Parents and Students!

Flyers to purchase University Class pictures and Individual pictures will be sent home with students by Friday, December 9th. These pictures are taken for the yearbook and the entire student body is required to dress uniformly on this day. Purchasing the university class picture or individual pictures is optional and not required.

About a third of our students did not take pictures on November 10th as scheduled, so we anticipate a busy day and are in need of volunteers. Please visit PTAvenue.com to sign up.

We look forward to seeing many smiling faces on December 15th!

Lacy Holland-Wallace
Picture Day Coordinator, 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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