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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS112

02/04/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Pick Up and Dismissal Time

8th Grade PSAT Report

Communication

2nd Annual CMIT South Moment - Video Competition

Volunteer Opportunities for February

Black History Program


UPCOMING EVENTS

SGA's Middle School Winter Dance and Social!

SGA's Spring Talent Show! Save the Date!

Talent Show Auditions!

Math 6 SLO Testing: Miss Sears

P-TECH at Frederick Douglass

International Baccalaureate Programme Application for 8th graders


ACADEMY NEWS

Ms. Fay's Science Class.


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

The Class of 2020 Graduation Committee

Seeking 8th Graders and Parent Support

Lock-In at CMIT South

Student International Trip: Culture & Volunteer Service Trip in Nicaragua


PTO NEWS

PTO Valentine Candy Gram

Harris Teeter

A+ School Rewards

We Have a Winner!


FAQs
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NEWS
Pick Up and Dismissal Time
This is another friendly reminder for students to be picked up no later than 3:10 pm. Parents are asked to arrive no later than 2:45 everyday. Please do not instruct your child to walk to the front entrance area. There is a designated drop off / pick up location where staff provides supervision.

Most of the pick up/drop off issues will be resolved if we all arrive at 7:25 in the morning & 2:45 in the afternoon. We are happy to announce that a "parking planning committee" has been established to improve drop off/pick up procedures.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mr. AG
Principal

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8th Grade PSAT Report
All 8th grade students were provided with a copy of the PSAT 8/9 assessment to take home. The PSAT 8/9 is a test that will help students and their teachers figure out what they need to work on most so that they are ready for college when they graduate from high school. It tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10—in a way that makes sense for the grade level.

Please visit CollegeBoard website below to understand the scores. Student should also have their CollegeBoard account now to access other resources to help them improve their performance.

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/scores/understanding-scores

CMIT South

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Communication
CLASSROOM VISITS AND SHADOWING

Parents are required to schedule classroom visits at least 24-hour in advance via email to secretary@cmitsouth.org and also the relevant teachers. This slip is to be given to the hosting teacher upon arrival to the classroom.
Teachers may not allow parents without the slip. During the visits, parents are asked not to interact with any students or other teachers. During the visits, parents are asked to turn off their personal electronic
devices and keep phones out of sight. If you have any questions or inquiries regarding this information, please email us. We appreciate your cooperation.

Secretary

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2nd Annual CMIT South Moment - Video Competition
CMIT SOUTH invites you to participate in the 2017 Video Contest.

This contest is a perfect opportunity to show your creativity and stand out in the CMIT South community. Build your resume with your involvement will enhance your computer and writing along with project coordination skills.

TOPIC: Life at CMIT South ……
How does CMIT differ from what you had before and what makes the school special? How
does CMIT help you in achieving your potential and meeting your goals?

Based on the creativity and overall quality the panel of CMIT Staff will select the top (10-15) entries to be published on CMIT South’s YouTube channel.

All technology teachers have posted the directions and requirements on Edmodo. You must adhere to the requirements to be eligible for the competition and winning of prizes that include wireless headphones, Boogie Board Jot 8.5 and more. All submissions received extra-credit in Technology.

Technology Department

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Volunteer Opportunities for February

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

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Black History Program
Black History Month program will take place on Thursday evening. Teachers have been investing long hours of prep time with students. All parents and students are invited for this wonderful night.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, February, 14 and Wednesday, February 15th during all grade level lunches. The cost is $3 in advance. Tickets will also be sold at the door on Thursday, February 16 for $5.

Mr. AG
Principal

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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 - Can be purchased at lunch Feb 6-9th or at PTO Avenue until Feb 8th using the following link https://www.pt-avenue.com/shopGP.asp?sc=CMITSPTO

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 at school, or can be purchased in advance using the following link https://www.pt-avenue.com/shopGP.asp?sc=CMITSPTO

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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Math 6 SLO Testing: Miss Sears
Miss Sears' classes will be taking the PG County SLO Math Test on Monday, February 13th. Please ensure your child is at school on this day so they will not have to make it up.

Miss Sears

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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

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International Baccalaureate Programme Application for 8th graders
Attention CMIT-S Parents and Students,

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is pleased to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, an academically challenging and balanced course of study that prepares students for success at college and life beyond. Students who apply to this highly challenging program should be able to demonstrate the following:
● A strong ability, aptitude, and genuine interest in learning
● An intellectual curiosity and self-motivation
● The highest academic and personal integrity
● An aspiration to become a member of a community of lifelong learners

These qualities have proven to help students achieve academic success:
● Completion of Foundations of Algebra in Middle School
● Completion of World Language I in Middle School
● Minimum grade point average of 2.5 in current English, world language, social studies,
science, and mathematics classes
● Attendance in the 90th percentile

There are several IB High Schools in PGCPS:
Central, Crossland, Frederick Douglass, Laurel, Parkdale and Suitland High Schools
You can find your boundary using this tool or by contacting The Department of Pupil Accounting & School Boundaries
at (301) 952-6300 or http://gis.pgcps.org/schoolfinder/findschool2.asp

You can find the application attached to this post. I will also place applications in the main office. Completed applications must be postmarked or submitted to the IB District Office by March 1, 2017. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.
Faxed Applications Will Not Be Accepted.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ACADEMY NEWS
Ms. Fay's Science Class.
I am very pleased with how many of my students showed a gain of 30 points or more on the chemistry post test from the pre test!

If the student gained 30 or more points from pre to post test they have a PRS point for 'Being a Positive Leader' and a comment showing the value of gain from pre to post test!

Awesome Job Columbia, UPENN, Dartmouth, Morgan and North Carolina.

Here are the Average Gain's per class.

Columbia - 39 points
Dartmouth- 29 points
NCA&T - 40 Points
Morgan - 41 Points
UPENN- 28 Points

Kelly Fay

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
The Class of 2020 Graduation Committee
Dear Parents,

Graduation is an exciting time for students and parents. We want to ensure our students have a wonderful celebration and have the ability to participate in as many graduation activities as their hearts desire. In order to do this, we need your help! The Class of 2020 Graduation Committee is looking for high school parents who are interested in helping to plan and coordinate activities for the Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies and fundraise for these events. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4YAxQZpSwQydQ4qGneAcfRWO79tlyvkwMDSgCbGBgbjJq2g/viewform



Kim Johnson
Class of 2020 Graduation Committee Chair

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Seeking 8th Graders and Parent Support
In partnership with the KidzCare Club at CMIT SOUTH, the 8th Grade Promotion Committee is sponsoring a Sole4Soul service project, a not for profit organization which fights poverty by donation of clothing and shoes.

We need 8th Grade leaders and Parent support to help champion this cause.
Our 1st meeting will be Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9:00-10:00am in the CMIT CAFETERIA.

For more details, please see the attachment.
Parent Lead- Tamika Spencer- tamikaspencer@hotmail.com

KidzCare Club

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Lock-In at CMIT South
CMIT South boys looking for a fun event? Here is a great one....

Who’s It for?
7th, 8th and 9th Graders (Boys only) *
* Have a balance of -15 SIS points or better for January

When’s It?
From Fri. (2/24) 9:00pm to Sat. (2/25) 7:00am

What’s Taking Place?
Movies, Knockers ball, Wii, Basketball, Soccer, PlayStation, Xbox, Fun Contests and Much More...

What’s the Cost?
Tickets will be on SALE for $10 only on Feb 13 & 14 during the lunch time.

Parent Volunteer registration for this event (Male Only)
http://signup.com/go/PdmHgw

Coach Cihan

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Student International Trip: Culture & Volunteer Service Trip in Nicaragua
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.

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. This is not a PGCPS or CLF/CMIT South sponsored event.

iGracias!

Señorita Dickerson

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PTO NEWS
PTO Valentine Candy Gram
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.

Monique Gallaway
mgallaway06@gmail.com

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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

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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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We Have a Winner!
Thanks to all those who participated in our last BoxTops Collection Drive. CMIT South received over 1000 Box Tops for Education. The student who turned in the most BoxTops will be awarded with a $25 Gift Card.
Congratulations to Xavier (UCLA) for turning in over 200 BoxTops!
Keep clipping and stay tuned for our next collection drive coming real soon.

BoxTops Coordinator

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: www.cmituniforms.com

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&9th grades and 2:54 for 7th & 8th grades: 
- Academic instruction

2:49/2:54 - 3:10 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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