Click to go to the website        Click to see previous newsletters
 
Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS111

01/27/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Communication

Saturday Academy

Congratulations STEM Fair and Maker Faire Winners!

NWEA Map-Reading Testing

15TH Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Festival

Toastmaster's Youth Leadership Program

Uniform Orders


UPCOMING EVENTS

Soccer Tryouts

SIS Event: February 2 & 3

P-TECH at Frederick Douglass


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Black History Program

Scholars of the Week

Ripley's Believe it or Not! Baltimore, MD


PTO NEWS

A+ School Rewards

Valentine's Day Candy Gram Fundraiser

Volunteer Opportunities for February

Harris Teeter


FAQs
Top
NEWS
Communication
To improve home-school communication and expedite the process in responding parents, a contact list was generated at the beginning of the school year. Here is a copy for parents' access:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Mts9ztKA3GnfCvQacusaP6g5CxinBydnmsHtGzq5S3M

Staff email addresses are sent home with progress reports and report cards twice in a quarter. The email list is also available online; parents and students can log into CLF portal and use the "Contacts" tab to view email addresses.

Staff is expected to respond emails asap but no later than 3 business days. The emails that are not responded in a timely fashion should be forwarded to the same staff member as a reminder. After that, administration should be involved.

Thank you parents for your partnership.


Mr AG
Principal

Top

Saturday Academy
This is to announce that there would be Saturday Academy this Saturday 01/28/2017. Schedule is as follows:

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.

Lara Asafa

Top

Congratulations STEM Fair and Maker Faire Winners!
On Friday, January 13, CMIT South celebrated our third STEM Fair and first Maker Faire. We in the Science Department were very proud of all the hard work that our students put into their projects!

Our volunteer judges were VERY impressed with the high quality of student projects. Three overall winners and two honorable mentions were chosen in each category.

STEM Fair

Behavioral Science
Winners: Bailey Jones, Mekhi Corbin, Adrianna Morton
Honorable Mention: Muhammad Chaudhry, Cade Nelson

Botany and Environmental Science
Winners: Efrata Eshetu, Seth Barnes, Arianna Wright
Honorable Mention: Quentin Smith, Paul Baylor

Chemistry
Winners: Ashley Goode, Holland Hubert, Kamara Manzie
Honorable Mention: Dajuan Riggs, Aaron Scott

Math, IT, and Engineering
Winners: Jeremiah Smith, Omari Robinson, Darren Jahmani
Honorable Mention: Jaysen White, Nevaeh Baker

Medicine, Health, and Microbiology
Winners: Bart Tolentino, Clinton Wiggins, Morgan Bridges
Honorable Mention: Amari Cobb

Physics
Winners: Mya Lacey, Banke Yiadom, Noelle Stephens
Honorable Mention: Unity Dill, James Dawkins

Maker Faire

Most Innovative
Winners: Jade Green, David Kennedy-Dixon, Tatiana Elliott
Honorable Mention: Danielly Taylor, Tyson Stewart

Most Inspiring
Winners: James Goggins, Srishti Malhotra, Morgan Campbell
Honorable Mention: Joshua Smith, Jamaya Anderson

Most Original
Winners: Malcolm Doster, Zaniya Grey, Damien Ticer
Honorable Mention: Ian Gibbs, Cadewryn Fletcher

Most Useful
Winners: Eseme Eseme, David Troy, Marques Claiborne
Honorable Mention: Clover Garrick, Aaron Prempeh-Dickson

Most Ambitious
Winners: Justin Tyler, Kristian Fossett, Kevin Shepherd
Honorable Mention: Shaylyn Marshall, Elijah Pittman

Congratulations to all! We appreciate all of your hard work!

The Science Department, Staff, and Administration of CMIT South

Top

NWEA Map-Reading Testing
Over the next week, all students will be participating in NWEA MAP Reading testing. The MAP test is an adaptive computer based assessment that measure student's current achievement levels.

The MAP teasing will help to measure students progress throughout the year. Please make sure your students are in school and on-time each day.

If you have any questions, please reach out via email to your student's RELA teacher.

Mrs. Gearhart, Program Coordinator

Top

15TH Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Festival
T.C Williams High School is hosting 15th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00pm.

Over 70 colleges and universities will be represented and there will be seminars for students and parents/guardians, plus band auditions (must pre-register and bring your own instrument).

This event is free* and open to all students (9-12) and parents.

* Everyone must register:

http://www.alfredstreet.org/ministries/outreach-and-missions/hbcu-festival/hbcu-attendee-seminar-registration-2016/

Mr. Taner
Program Coordinator

Top

Toastmaster's Youth Leadership Program
This 8-week program will be held on Saturdays. Dates will be determined based on the level of interest. There is a $10 one time fee for materials and banquet.

Click here to view and fill out the interest form:
https://docs.google.com/a/cmitsouth.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfF63zJs6ryIcbddu5rqwZzGG13bgGIL2kl5V9-rQeQLnX1CA/viewform

What is Toastmaster's Youth Leadership Program?

The Youth Leadership Program is a workshop consisting of eight one- to two-hour sessions that enable participants to develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience. The program is presented during or after school, or on weekends. Participants learn to:

• Evaluate present speaking ability
• Organize and give speeches
• Give impromptu talks
• Control voice, vocabulary and gestures
• Give constructive feedback and more

Each Youth Leadership Program group is limited to 25 people. Participants are selected by the sponsoring Toastmasters club or by a cooperating organization (such as a school).

A local Toastmasters club serves as sponsor and provides a coordinator to present the program. The individual coordinator attends each meeting, where he or she will lead most of the presentations and counsel participants. The coordinator assigns an assistant who can fill in for the coordinator should he or she be unable to attend a meeting. Meetings generally follow a format similar to that of a Toastmasters club meeting, including an announced agenda, practice in parliamentary procedure, and the selection of presiding officers.

For more information on Toastmaster’s Youth Leadership Program go to:

https://www.toastmasters.org/Magazine/Articles/Teaching-Presentation-Skills-to-Kids

https://tmyouth.wordpress.com/programs/ylp/

For questions, please contact Ms. Campbell lorna463@gmail.com and Ms. Pearson ddpearson3@aol.com.

Ms. Campbell & Ms. Pearson
Parent Volunteers

Top

Uniform Orders
Uniform items can be ordered by completing the online order form: www.cmituniforms.com

CMIT South

Top

UPCOMING EVENTS
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

Top

SIS Event: February 2 & 3
Next Thursday or Friday, students will have the opportunity to participate in a movie party.

Students who earned a positive balance during the month of January will be invited to participate.

Students will receive a ticket and permission slip on February 1. Students must bring the ticket/permission slip with them during their designated time in order to participate.

If you would like to volunteer, we would greatly appreciate it. Please let me know via email at Jgearhart@cmitsouth.org.

Mrs. Gearhart, Program Coordinator

Top

P-TECH at Frederick Douglass
PGCPS is excited to announce an opportunity for rising 9th graders to earn a 2-year associates degree in either Health and Technology or Hospitality and Management. This program is only offered to rising 9th graders who live in the Frederick Douglass IB boundary. There will be an information night on February 15th from 6:30-8:00 at Frederick Douglass HS. Any student in the Frederick Douglass IB boundary is eligible to apply. If you have more information contact Ms. Warehime at kwarehime@cmitsouth.org

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

Top

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Black History Program
This is a reminder that the history department is working to put together a Black History Program on February 16 from 6:30-8:00 pm. We have created a signup genius and still have many items that have not been filled. If you can help us in any way it would be greatly appreciated.

Here is the link.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba8a72da3fe3-black

Thank you in advance.
History Department

Georgia Jones

Top

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 16:

- Scholars of the Week for middle school: Kalani (Columbia), Kamara (UMD), Francis (Hampton)

- Scholars of the Week for high school: Trinity (Georgetown), Khyleisha (MIT), Tarik (MIT)


Congratulations and continue to model the exemplary behavior.






Mr. AG
Principal

Top

Ripley's Believe it or Not! Baltimore, MD
There are still a few seats left for the Ripley's Believe it or Not! field trip. If you are interested, payments will be collected during the lunch periods on Monday, January 30, 2017.



Attachment(s)

Ms. Butler

Top

PTO NEWS
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

CMIT South PTO

Top

Valentine's Day Candy Gram Fundraiser
Valentines Day is Tuesday, February 14. Do not forget to give your best friend, mother, or favorite teacher a CandyGram. The deadline to place your orders is Monday, January 30, 2017. Order forms are in the lunch room and the school administrative office. The order forms and full payment can be placed in the CandyGram order box located by the front office. This is a fundraising event to support the costs for the 8th grade Promotion Week Events.

Thank you from the 8th grade committee.

Top

Volunteer Opportunities for February
SIS Movie Reward – February 2nd and 3rd from 1:15 to 2:49

5 volunteers needed - http://signup.com/go/vJK2Qq



SGA Winter Dance - February 9th

Ticket Sales

February 6th to 9th from 10:00 to 12:00

2 volunteers needed - http://signup.com/go/i9EAcD



Dance Night

February 9th from 6 – 9

8 – 10 volunteers needed - http://signup.com/go/i9EAcD



Talent Show

TRYOUTS

February 16th and 17th from 7 to 9

3 volunteers - http://signup.com/go/UjrY99



CALL BACK

February 23rd from 6 to 9

3 volunteers - http://signup.com/go/UjrY99



Show Night

March 17th from 6 to 9

8 volunteers http://signup.com/go/UjrY99



Black History Program – February 16 TBD

http://signup.com/go/B2ot2x

CMIT South PTO

Top

Harris Teeter
Dear Parents and School Supporters,
CMIT South proudly joined Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program to help raise funds for our school. It’s easy and it’s FREE.
Simply give the cashier our code, 4200, and your VIC card when you check out and your card will be linked for the entire school year. That’s it! Or, you can also add the school code online under your Harris Teeter account profile. You only have to link your VIC card once each school year. Once your card is linked, CMIT South will receive a percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, H.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Organics, HT Farmers Market and purchases in the HT Pharmacy) purchases credited back to our account.
This program does not interfere with your VIC savings or cost you any money!
Don’t forget to link your VIC card to our account code next time you are shopping at Harris Teeter.

Thank you.

CMIT South PTO

Top

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.

Top
 
  STAY CONNECTED / INTEREACT  
  CMIT South is on   Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation is on  
     
       
Unsubscribe Subscribe