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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS110

01/20/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Cyber Safety

Technology Field Trip Ripley's Believe it or Not!

High School Parent Night


UPCOMING EVENTS

Talent Show Auditions!

SGA's Spring Talent Show! Save the Date!

SGA's Middle School Winter Dance and Social!

Camp In at the Franklin Institute Philadelphia!


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Parking Planning Committee

CMIT South Enrichment

Soccer Tryouts

PE Uniform


PTO NEWS

**CMIT South University Parent Representative**

PTO Valentine's Day Candy Gram Sale

Valentine Candy Gram

A+ School Rewards

International Opportunity: Nicaragua Trip

Toastermakers International


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NEWS
Cyber Safety
CMIT South students have access to Chromebooks and PCs at almost any moment that they are in our building. From Reading & Language Arts to Science, in all subject areas, students are provided with number of online interactive resources.

Teachers continuously make reminders about appropriate technology use. Character Education course has cyber safety and cyber bullying in their curriculum. In addition, CMIT South holds a cyber safety assembly each year. This year's session is being planned for Spring.

We are asking our parents to monitor students' cmitsouth.org email accounts. Some parents obtain the account password from their student and review the email traffic on a regular basis. That is an effective way of cyber supervision.

Our staff researches new monitoring tools even though the school system's network and Google's privacy restrictions bring limitations. With the collaboration of staff and parents, we can ensure our students continue to use technology properly.

Parents are strongly recommended to review parent cyber safety resources in the following link: https://kids.usa.gov/parents/online-safety/index.shtml

Mr. AG
Principal

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Technology Field Trip Ripley's Believe it or Not!
On February 17, students will have the opportunity to head to Ripley's Believe it or Not! in Baltimore to explore different uses of technology in the world.

CMIT-South will be taking 150 students in grades 6-9.

The cost of the trip is $35.00 paid cash or check to the main office on 1/26 and 1/27. The trip is first come first serve. Students must pay and turn in a permission slip to reserve their spot.

The trip is limited to students who earned a SIS balance of -10 or more from December 19-January 23.

Students will receive permission slips on Thursday, January 19.

We are also very appreciative of our parent volunteers, if you are interested in attending please submit payment to the office and identify your interest at the bottom of the permission slip.

If you have specific questions regarding the trip, please reach out to Ms. Sonnier (msonnier@cmitsouth.org).
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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 $1,952,552 (was $1,916,552 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
Ithaca 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

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

Taner Budiyar
Program Coordinator

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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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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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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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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Parking Planning Committee
A committee will be established to work on improving drop off and pick up procedures by receiving feedback from parents and staff. If interested, please fill out the following form:

https://docs.google.com/a/cmitsouth.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKnLV_AqcCi8oGTDmYxqr5Ea8tT3GuwFbyTzy0raene9GzFg/viewform

Mr. AG
Principal

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CMIT South Enrichment
CMIT South Afterschool Enrichment can be reached for emergencies at 240 636-3506.

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Soccer Tryouts
CMIT South Soccer Update

Girl's and Boy's soccer tryouts are scheduled to be held on or about March 13th. All participants MUST have a physical on file. Physical forms dated over 1 calendar year will not be accepted.

Please be reminded that:

Students must possess and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in order to participate in PGCPS Interscholastic Athletics. Also, all student/athletes are required to have a signed parent permission slip and signed medical physical evaluation form to be completed by a Licensed Physician before they may participate in any school sponsored interscholastic athletic activity.

http://www1.pgcps.org/athletics/athletics-participation-forms.htm

Please forward any questions or concerns to Mr. K. Young @ kyoung@cmitsouth.org.

Kevin Young
Athletic Director

Kevin Young

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PE Uniform
Hello,

All students are to dress in solid black pants according to the CMIT South PE Uniform policy.

Sincerely,

Mr. Chipriano

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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. 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.

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

**SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PARENT BODY** The Parent University Representatives are conducting a voluntary 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. The data call information is required so that we can begin to execute better communication among the parent body.
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CURRENT CMIT South University Parent Representatives:
6th Grade: Virginia Tech – Tammeca Riley (tammeca.riley@gmail.com)
6th Grade: Bowie State – Edrica Taylor (taylors2@comcast.net)
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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PTO Valentine's Day Candy Gram Sale
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.
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PTO

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Valentine Candy Gram
VALENTINE CANDY GRAM

CMIT South PTO

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A+ School Rewards

Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

Dear Parents:

Welcome back to the start of a new year of A+ School Rewards!

Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South – (ID#: 40548 ) has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Giant!

***Attention: Make sure you visit “giantfood” (MD) link listed below and not “giantfoodstores” (PA).


To participate:
Visit www.giantfood.com/aplus and scroll down to the center of the page to select REGISTER YOUR CARD from the red box on the right marked FOR CUSTOMERS; or,

Call the A+ School Rewards Hotline at 1-877-275-2758 for assistance; or,

Email the A+ Hotline. Please include the last name associated with your Giant Card, your 12-digit Giant Card number and our school name and school ID number* of our school (or the name, city and state in which the school is located) to: askaplus@cranecommunications.com.
* If you are supporting more than one (1) school, please include the ID numbers for both schools (or the names, cities and states of your schools.

To earn points:
Use your registered Giant Card each time you shop at Giant, and you will earn CASH for our school. You can track the number of points you are earning for our school by checking your grocery receipt.
At the end of each month, your points are calculated and converted to CASH rewards for our school. These CASH rewards are updated monthly on the Giant A+ website beginning in November.
After the last day of the 2017 program, which is March 17, these same conversions are performed and the final school account total is posted.
Our school will receive one CASH awards check at the end of the program and can use this cash for any of our educational needs.

Also, please encourage your family members and friends to support our school. This could result in more CASH REWARDS!

Thank you for supporting our school.

Sincerely,


CMIT South PTO

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International Opportunity: Nicaragua Trip
There are still a few slots available for the Nicaragua Student trip at the end of June! This is an incredible chance for you and your student to learn more about and experience another culture, and to provide a meaningful service to an international community. This trip is open to CMIT students and the CMIT community.

To learn about the Nicaragua Trip, please follow these directions:

1. Go to EFTours.com
2. Enter 1823005JH in 'Find Your Tour' to learn more.

All questions should be directed towards Señorita Dickerson at jdickerson@cmitsouth.org

iGracias!

Señorita Dickerson

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Toastermakers International
TOASTMASTERS

As our students are learning and growing as leaders, presentations are becoming more a part of their day-to-day. CMIT South is teaming with Toastmasters to help students gain confidence in leadership and public speaking.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. This is an 8-week program, culminating in a banquet where the students show off their speaking skills to their parents and peers.

In order to determine the level of interest for CMIT South parents and students, we will be sending a survey out soon. Be on the lookout!

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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