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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS107

12/24/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

STEM/Maker's Fair Judge Sign up


UPCOMING EVENTS

Field Trip

So, you think you can sing or dance!

SGA's Middle School Winter Dance and Social!

Talent Show Auditions!

SGA's Spring Talent Show! Save the Date!


ACADEMY NEWS

Ms. Fay's Science Class.


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Scholars of the Week

8th Grade RELA Extra Credit and January Book of the Month...

2016 Math Winter Games


PTO NEWS

**CMIT South University Parent Representative**


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NEWS
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year
May the new year bring joy, peace, happiness to you & your entire family. Happy holidays.

Mr. AG
Principal

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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
Field Trip
The Technology Department will be sponsoring a field trip to Ripley's Believe it or not! in Baltimore, MD. The tentative date is Friday, February 17th. We need chaperones to help. Note: Chaperone's must be fingerprinted 14 days prior to the trip to be eligible. Please contact myself (msonnier@cmitsouth.org) or Ms. Gearheart about having fun with us.

We will have access to all three activities - odditorium, maze of mirrors and the 4D show. There are over 10 places to eat with your group. The goal is to be on the road by 8:30am and return by 4:00pm.

Be safe and Happy Holidays to you and the family.

Monica Sonnier
Tech Chair

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So, you think you can sing or dance!
History department is need of some talented CMIT South students for the Black History Program. Please sign up soon.

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

Ms. Jones

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SGA's Middle School Winter Dance and Social!
Thursday February 9th 2017
6:30- 9:00pm

This activity is open to: All 6-8 grade Students who maintained a PRS point balance above or equal to -15 SIS from January 3rd to February 3rd 2017.

Students will have the opportunity for social activity in the school cafeteria. Pizza will be provided free of charge, and Soda/ Candy/ Chips will be available for purchase for $0.50-$1.00. A DJ will be hired and the cafeteria decorated.

Tickets $5 in advance $7 at the door

Attire: Comfortable and Casual

Kelly Fay

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Talent Show Auditions!
Are you interested in performing in CMIT South's Middle School Talent Show?

SGA is hosting tryouts for the show in on Feb 16th and 17th. If you would like to try out, sign up here! http://tinyurl.com/CMIT-S-Talent-2017

Exceptional acts will be invited to callbacks on Feb 23rd, and then a panel will decide on the 12 lucky acts who will be invited to compete for prizes such as a google chromebook, gift cards and more at our talent show on Friday March 17th.

Any talent is acceptable! In the past we have had instrumental, vocal, acting, comedy, magicians, dance, martial arts, and more!

Kelly Fay

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SGA's Spring Talent Show! Save the Date!
Save the date for the Middle School Spring talent show at CMIT South!

Friday March 17th at 6:00pm!
CMIT Auditorium
$5 in advance $7 at the door
Tickets sold in March!

Door Prizes for Audience members!

Kelly Fay

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ACADEMY NEWS
Ms. Fay's Science Class.
- There is no required work for students over winter break

- There is an extra credit opportunity for students over break- it is an essay. The assignment and grading rubric are on edmodo, please turn this in as a .PDF on edmodo.

- Students Presentation Tri-Fold Boards are due on Friday January 6th. Incentive points for turning these in early, as well as turn in procedures and a grading rubric were e-mailed to all of you on Tuesday.

- I will be out of the office beginning at noon, Friday December 23rd. Prior to this I will post the PBA grades, but not all Research Paper grades. I will not be grading anything or responding to e-mails again until 1.3.16

Kelly Fay

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
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 December 5:

- Scholars of the Week for middle school: Morgan (VTech), Zion (UMD), Isaiah (Princeton)

- Scholars of the Week for high school: Demarko (Brown),

Brittney (Duke), James (Stanford)


Congratulations and continue to model the exemplary behavior.






Mr. AG
Principal

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8th Grade RELA Extra Credit and January Book of the Month...
Winter Break 2016/2017
Extra Credit Project
Due: January 4, 2017
Part 1: Family Tree
Research your family’s history. Create a family tree or chart that goes back as many
generations as possible on both your mother and father’s side.
Part 2: Interview
Interview a grandparent or someone from your family who is older than your parents.
Ask them questions about your family’s history, such as:
a. Where were they born?
b. Where have they lived? (towns/cities and states/countries)
c. What significant/important events occurred in their lives?
d. What significant/important objects does the family own?
e. Who were powerful influences in this person’s life?
f. What lessons would they like to impart to younger generations?
g. How would they like to be remembered?
h. Any other comments or anything else they want to share
Part 3: Poem
Write a poem that includes as many aspects of the answers to the interview as possible.
Think about including the Who, What, Where, Why, When, and How.
Your poem should be at least 20 lines long. (It does not have to rhyme.)

Your January Book of the Month is "1984" by George Orwell.

Enjoy your break!

Latrice Curtis

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2016 Math Winter Games
A huge THANK YOU to all of the parent volunteers that donated their time in helping with the Math Winter Games this past Wednesday. The Math Department greatly appreciates it! Have a wonderful holiday!

The Math Department

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PTO NEWS
**CMIT South University Parent Representative**
In order to foster improved communications within our school….we now have University Parent Representatives in addition to both Middle School and High School Reps that you can address your questions or concerns directly. Over the next few weeks more names will be posted to the listing. We do have vacancies for the following universities:
UCLA – 6th Grade
Brown & Georgetown – 9th Grade
Interested candidates should contact either the middle or high school reps.
High School Rep: Debbie Pearson (highschrep@gmail.com)
Middle School Rep: Janee Scott-Wall (middleschrep@gmail.com)
CURRENT University Parent Representatives:
6th Grade: Virginia Tech – Tammeca Riley (tammecah@outlook.com)
7th Grade: Columbia - Jackey Jackson (pjwj8705@gmail.com)
7th Grade: FAMU - Rosalind Jamison (rozjimason@aol.com)
7th Grade: Morgan – Renea Fletcher (renea.fletcher89@gmail.com)
7TH Grade: NC A&T – Deshonta Robinson (robinsondeeb@gmail.com)
7th Grade: UPENN – Carlita Rodgers (crodgerspto@gmail.com)
8th Grade: Harvard – Tamika Spencer (tamikaspencer@hotmail.com)
8th Grade: Princeton – Stephanie Buxton (stephaniebuxton68@yahoo.com)
8th Grade: Yale - Bridget Elliott (bcelliott507@gmail.com)
8th Grade: Howard - Audré Codrington-Bailey (drec325@gmail.com)
9th Grade: Duke -Chris Baukman (chris.baukman@pgcps.org)
9th Grade: Stanford – Kim Johnson (kjohnson012@verizon.net)
9th Grade: MIT – Lesa Elliott-Caesar (lesa.caesar@pgcps.org)

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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