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01/14/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

STEM Fair / Maker Faire

SIS Monthly Reward

01/14/2017 - No Saturday Academy

High School Parent Night

SGA's Middle School Winter Dance and Social!

SGA's Spring Talent Show! Save the Date!

Talent Show Auditions!

Valentine's Day Candy Gram Fundraiser


UPCOMING EVENTS

Camp In at the Franklin Institute Philadelphia!


ACADEMY NEWS

CMIT-S Girls Basketball Season Wrap-Up

Ms. Fay's Science Class.


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Scholars of the week

FAST #2 Testing for Science & Biology


PTO NEWS

PTO MEETING REMINDER!!

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS!!

CMIT SOUTH PARENT REPRESENTATIVES

The Muse Paintbar Fundraiser Has Been Cancelled


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NEWS
STEM Fair / Maker Faire
CMIT South experienced its 3rd annual STEM Fair/Make Faire today. Many impressive projects and ideas were presented to the judges.

Students spent enormous amount of time to prepare by researching, writing research papers, experimenting, analyzing data, and creating their boards. Science and Reading & Language Arts teachers allocated instruction time to train the students during the first quarter.

Judges and volunteers were impressed with the quality of many projects. Special thanks go to the volunteer judges, parents, and the amazing Science team: Mr. Davidson, Mrs. Fay, Ms. Brown, Mrs. Bates, and Mr. Wassam who dedicated their days and nights to prep for the event.

Once the judge scores are calculated, winners will be announced next week. 36 Amazon Echo dots will be presented as awards for the winners. Those students may have an opportunity to compete at the CLF STEM/Maker Faire on Saturday, January 28.

Congratulations to the students, staff, and parents.

Mr. AG
Principal

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SIS Monthly Reward
463 (84% of the student body) students finished December with positive PBIS SIS point balances. Those are the students whose positive points exceeded the negative points.

Middle school students played bingo and earned many prizes. High school students enjoyed an ice-cream party.

Congratulations and keep up the positive behavior.

Mr. AG
Principal

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01/14/2017 - No Saturday Academy

Due to inclement weather this weekend, all PGCPS is facilties are closed and activities cancelled. As a result, there will be no Saturday Academy on 01/14/2017. Please stay safe and have a restful weekend.

Lara Asafa

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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 $1,916,552 (was $1,447,068 last week) scholarships from the colleges to which they have applied.

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

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

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

Taner Budiyar
Program Coordinator

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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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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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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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Valentine's Day Candy Gram Fundraiser
The 8th Grade Class is sponsoring a Valentine's Day Candy Gram Fundraiser to help offset the cost of their promotion week events and ceremony. Teachers, Students and Families can place an order for a small or large candy gram for their someone special. Small candy grams include a Valentines Day MUG, Candy and Valentines Day Note Card for your personalized note. Large Candy Grams include, candy, a stuffed animal,mug, and hot chocolate. Order one for your mom, favorite teacher or friend. Balloons will also be available for pick up at the end of the day. All candy grams will be available for pick up at luncheon time. Please see the link below for additional details and your order form. The deadline for orders is Monday, January 30, 2017.
Attachment(s)

PTO

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Camp In at the Franklin Institute Philadelphia!
The Franklin Institute Field Trip has been postponed. Please see additional newsletters for information as it becomes available.

Kelly Fay

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ACADEMY NEWS
CMIT-S Girls Basketball Season Wrap-Up
Our very own CMIT-S Lady Tigers finished their season last week with a record of 7-2 and finished third in the division. Our defense was a terror for our opponents as our average margin of victory was at an awesome 34 points. Every member of the team contributed to the success of the season. I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication shown by these young ladies. Congrats!

Coach Warehime

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Ms. Fay's Science Class.
We have completed our unit on Chemistry!

Students will now complete two weeks of review, prior to the final exam for chemistry before beginning the physics unit of our course.

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 January 3:

- Scholars of the Week for middle school: Nyrique (NC & AT)), Kennedy (Morgan),Cierra (NC & AT)

- Scholars of the Week for high school: Amira (Georgetown), T'liyah Georgetown, India (Stanford)

Congratulations and continue to model the exemplary behavior.

Mr. AG
Principal

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FAST #2 Testing for Science & Biology
Over the next two weeks, students taking Science 8 and Biology will complete their FAST #2. Fast #2 will prepare students in Science 8 to take the MSA Science later in the year and students taking Biology will prep for Biology HSA.

Please direct any questions to your students science teachers.

Nwassam@cmitsouth- Mr. Wassam, Grade 9
Rbates@cmitsouth.org- Ms. Bates, Grade 8
EBrown@cmitsouth.org- Ms. Brown, Grade 8

Mrs. Gearhart, Program Coordinator

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PTO NEWS
PTO MEETING REMINDER!!
PTO MEETING THIS TUESDAY!


PTO Meetings in 2017 have been changed to Tuesdays. The next PTO meeting is this Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30pm at CMIT South (Cafeteria). Mark your calendars and see you there!

CMIT South PTO

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LOST AND FOUND ITEMS!!
ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS!

The amount of items in our designated Lost & Found areas is quite overwhelming. In an effort to manage and clear these areas, we are asking that parents and students check the Lost & Found bins to recover any missing items as soon as possible. Thursday (January 19th) is the final day to retrieve your belongings. After Thursday, all remaining items will be donated or discarded. We thank you in advance for your cooperation!

CMIT South PTO

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CMIT SOUTH PARENT REPRESENTATIVES
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. We will continue to post this list in the weekly newsletter as contact information is continuously being updated. Please ensure you re-check the name of your respective University Rep as their information may have been updated. There is now a vacancy for the following 6th grade university:
Bowie State
All interested candidates should send their interest to serve email to either or both the Middle School or High School Rep.

High School Rep: Debbie Pearson (highschrep@gmail.com)
Middle School Rep: Janee Scott-Wall (middleschrep@gmail.com)

**SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PARENT BODY: We are conducting a data call for all parents. Please do so by sending your name & email address to your respective university rep. You may need to do this more than once if you have students in different grades and/or different universities. Parents with students in Bowie State may send their contact information directly to the middle school rep. Your info will be consolidated and provided to the POC who fills this current vacancy. The data call information is required so that we can begin to execute better communication among the parent body.**
CURRENT CMIT South University Parent Representatives:
6th Grade: Virginia Tech – Tammeca Riley (tammeca.riley@gmail.com)
6th Grade: UCLA – Chance Harris (Chanceaharris@yahoo.com)
6th Grade: Vanderbilt – Karen Jeffers (kyriley926@gmail.com)
6th Grade: Texas A&M – Kristal Johnson (kstyles83@gmail.com)
6th Grade: Georgia Tech – Cathyann Andrews (marsean027@gmail.com)
7th Grade: Columbia - Jackey Jackson (pjwj8705@gmail.com)
7th Grade: FAMU - Rosalind Jimason (rozjimason@aol.com)
7th Grade: Morgan – Renea Fletcher (renea.fletcher89@gmail.com)
7th Grade: Dartmouth – Nekeshi Hector (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 (petals4lilly@gmail.com)
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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The Muse Paintbar Fundraiser Has Been Cancelled
CANCELLED
CMIT South PTO Fundraiser
Muse Paintbar National Harbor
January 12, 2017

Hello Parents and Teachers: The Muse Paintbar fundraiser has been cancelled due to low ticket purchases. We are encouraged to reschedule this fundraising event to benefit future PTO efforts. New communication will be forthcoming once a new date is selected (March/April 2017). For those who did purchase a ticket, be on the lookout for email communication directly from Muse Paintbar.
Thanks for your support.
Tamika Spencer
Muse Paintbar Event Coordinator
CMIT South PTO Parent Helper

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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