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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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01/06/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Sibling Preference Application and Re-enrollment for 2017-18

Saturday Academy Starts on January 14, 2017

SIS Events in January

High School Parent Night

CMIT South Basketball

STEM/Maker's Fair Judge Sign up


UPCOMING EVENTS

SGA's Spring Talent Show! Save the Date!

SGA's Middle School Winter Dance and Social!

Talent Show Auditions!

Pending Approval! Camp In at the Franklin Institute Philadelphia!


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Scholars of the Week

Congratulations!


PTO NEWS

2016 – 2017 PTO Meeting Dates

Muse Paintbar National Harbor

**CMIT South University Parent Representative**


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NEWS
Sibling Preference Application and Re-enrollment for 2017-18
On Wednesday, January 11, CMIT South parents will receive an online re-enrollment form for the next academic year. The form will help the school plan staffing and scheduling as well as determining the need for student supplies and learning materials. The parents who do not receive the email by the 12th should contact secretary@cmitsouth.org for a copy of the online form.

CMIT South parents who have siblings will need to apply through PGCPS website. The following link has information about admission lottery application, sibling preference application, deadlines, and definition of "sibling": http://www.pgcps.org/charters/Lottery-Timeline-and-Public-Charter-Open-Houses/

We are also asking current parents to suggest our school for those students who may be good fit for our program. Another info session for prospective parents will take place at 9 am on Saturday, January 21. Click here to sign up for the open house: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844a9aa29a6fd0-open1

Mr. AG
Principal

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Saturday Academy Starts on January 14, 2017
Happy New Year!!!

This is to inform all that Saturday Academy will resume next Saturday - 01/14/2017 from 9:00am - 1:00pm. The school is closed on 01/07/17 due to impending inclement weather. Please know CMIT South is here to help your child achieve success. There are no signups necessary for Saturday Academy. CMIT South offers free Saturday Academy for enrichment in Math and Reading. Students in need of additional support in their classwork or homework may 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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SIS Events in January
During the month of January we will be celebrating those scholars that earned Casual Day and a ticket to the month SIS event. The points for these events will be from December 1 to December 31. Please find further specific information below.

Casual Day
Monday January 9, student who have a balance of less than -11 points are eligible to participate.
Students/Parents will receive an email notifying them of their eligibility.
Students may dress down in casual attire as long as it meets the CMIT-South casual day requirements found on the website. If students do not follow the policy (wear a hoddie etc) they will lose their privilege to dress down in the future.

SIS Event-Bingo
Thursday, January 13, students who had a positive balance during the month
Students will receive a ticket to the Bingo games, students must present the ticket at the door, students will only receive 1 ticket.

"Pick a Casual Day"
Students who earned a positive balance for two consecutive months during first will receive a pick a casual pass during this month.
Attachment(s)

Mrs. Gearhart, Program Coordinator

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High School Parent Night
Your opinions and advices so important for us to maintain positive and productive learning environment here at CMIT- South. We want to get your feedback about high school courses, social life of students, after school clubs and activities.

We are inviting high school parents to our first "High School Parent Night" on Friday, January 27th at 6:00 pm.

We are looking forward to see you!!!

I also want to share our sister school, CMIT-North's College Application Data which we will be sharing similar exciting news within three years.

-100% of Class of 2017 students submitted their college application through Naviance.
-Class of 2017, is getting $1,447,068 scholarships from the colleges to which they have applied.

-So far, CMIT- North students got acceptance letters from these colleges and universities:

Norfolk State University
Johnson & Wales University
Anne Arundel Community College
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Marymount Manhattan College
Frostburg University
Saint Vincent College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Howard Community College
Marymount University
Delaware State University
Wingate University
Morgan State University
Robert Morris University
Prince George’s Community College
Towson University
University of Pittsburg
Stevenson University
Hampton University
West Virginia University
Bowie State University
Albright College
Virginia Union University
North Carolina Central University
Saint Leo University
King's College
Xavier University, OH
North Carolina A&T University
Coppin State University
North Carolina Central University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Lincoln University
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Salisbury University
Adelphi University
Capitol Technology University
Temple University
George Mason University
Drexel University
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Bridgewater University
Full Sail University
Loyola University of Maryland
Penn State
Arcadia University
Duquense University
Virginia State University
Valdosta University

*These data is based on CMIT- North's last News Letter which is before the winter break. Amount of scholarship and list of colleges are changing everyday.


Mr. Taner
Program Coordinator

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CMIT South Basketball
Congratulations to our CMIT South boy's and girl's basketball players. Our student athletes represented themselves well in the classroom and on the basketball court. Over 80 percent of our players achieved honor roll status for the 1st quarter.

Our final 2 games for the Middle School boy's and girl's team were against Ernest Just MS and Benjamin Foulois MS, respectively. Our boy's were defeated 40-32 by Ernest Just MS. Our girl's team suffered a heartbreaking defeat 34-33. Both teams closed out the season by soundly defeating Benjamin Foulois MS.

CMIT South Boy's Junior Varsity opened their inaugural season by defeating College Park Academy and Largo International HS to begin the season 2-0. We have upcoming games against Oxon Hil HS (1/6/17), Potomac HS (1/11/17..schedule change) and Gwynn Park HS (1/13/17).

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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
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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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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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 in January 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.


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 23:

- Scholars of the Week for middle school: Zorah (Harvard), Tatiana (Yale), David (UMD)

- Scholars of the Week for high school: Crescentia (Brown), Jabril (Brown), India (Stanford)


Congratulations and continue to model the exemplary behavior.





Mr. AG
Principal

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Congratulations!
Hello,

Congratulations to the JV Basketball team for your victory @ Home on Jan. 4th!

Go Tigers,

Mr. Chipriano

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PTO NEWS
2016 – 2017 PTO Meeting Dates
ALL PTO MEETINGS WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 6:30PM
MEETING DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH NOTICE TO THE PTO BODY VIA THE CMIT SOUTH NEWSLETTER
MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE MULTIPURPOSE ROOM AT CMIT SOUTH


TUESDAY – JANUARY 16, 2017
TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 21, 2017
TUESDAY – MARCH 21, 2017
TUESDAY – APRIL 25, 2017
TUESDAY – MAY 16, 2017

THANK YOU
ANGELIA SCOTT
PRESIDENT

CMIT South PTO

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Muse Paintbar National Harbor
CMIT South PTO Fundraiser
Muse Paintbar National Harbor
January 12, 2017
Arrival at 6:30pm
Painting: 7:00 -9:30pm
Ticket Cost $45
Link to purchase ticket: https://events.musepaintbar.com/index.php/welcome/edit/25306

Parents and Teachers are encouraged to participate in this fundraising event. There are 25 spots available. Food and Drinks will be available to purchase. If you would like to bring in a dish, please email me, tamikaspencer@hotmail.com.
Tamika Spencer
Muse Paintbar Event Coordinator
CMIT South PTO Parent Helper

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**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 a vacancy for the following university:

UCLA – 6th 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)
6th Grade: Vanderbilt – Karen Jeffers (kriley926@gmail.com)
6th Grade: Texas A&M – Kristal Johnson (kstyles83@gmail.com)
6th Grade: Georgia Tech – Cathyann Andrews (
6th Grade: Bowie State – Robert Gaines (email address pending)
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: Dartmouth – Nekeshi Heeter (ncheron2@gmail.com)
7TH Grade: NC A&T – Deshonta Robinson (robinsondeeb@gmail.com)
7th Grade: UPENN – Carlita Rodgers (crodgerspto@gmail.com)
8th Grade: Hampton – Sonia Brown (sbrown92568@aol.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: UMD – Kimberly Simmons (kimvon73@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)
9th Grade: Brown – Leticia Holland (leticiaholland1@gmail.com)
9th Grade: Georgetown - Aminah Muhammad (aminah.mu@gmail.com)

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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