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02/10/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Black History Program

Saturday Academy 02/11

CMIT South Middle School Tigers Roar in FLL

Health Screenings for 8th Graders

Soccer Tryouts


UPCOMING EVENTS

Student Service Learning Opportunities


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Lock-In at CMIT South

Scholars of the Week


PTO NEWS

February Volunteer Opportunities

Boxtops

PTO Reminder

Bonus Boxtops

University of Maryland: 2017 STEM Expo


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NEWS
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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Saturday Academy 02/11
There will be Saturday academy tomorrow 02/11/2017. Looking forward to seeing you.

Saturday Academy will not hold during President Day weekend 02/18/2017. Saturday academy will continue after that every Saturday until Spring Break.

Lara Asafa

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CMIT South Middle School Tigers Roar in FLL
We are proud of our middle school Robotics team. We ranked to first place at First Lego League competition in Core Values part in the PGCC on Saturday, February 4. Our team was awarded with Core Values Award among 25 teams. This is our first time in this competition and it is CMIT South’s first trophy in FLL. CMIT South family, volunteer and supportive parents and all the team members deserve a huge kudos. Keep up with excellent work guys!

Middle School Robotics Team

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Health Screenings for 8th Graders
CMIT South Parents/Guardians,

Health Services will be coming to CMIT South to conduct hearing and vision screenings for our 8th grade students. Screenings will take place from Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Nursing

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS
Student Service Learning Opportunities
Weed Warrior Work Days

March 25th, 2017, 9:00am – 12:00 p.m. (Major Lansdale Park)

May 6th, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Whitemarsh Park)

June 10th, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Whitemarsh Park)

www.cityofbowie.org/weedwarriors



The City of Bowie’s Green Team is in need of volunteers to help remove English ivy from Whitemarsh Park. As an invasive, non-native plant, English ivy spreads quickly and easily, and is very destructive to native ecosystems. This is an outdoor activity that requires cutting the ivy vines at eye-level and foot-level, then pulling them back about two feet from the base of the tree to bag them. To participate, please register by contacting Kristin Larson (klarson@cityofbowie.org, 301-809-3044). This is a great Student Service Learning opportunity. Children age 14 and younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian or Troop Leader at all times, and no volunteers under age 16 can use tools but may participate by pulling and bagging vines. Tiffany Wright (Watershed Manager for the City of Bowie) or Kristin Larson (Sustainability Planner for the City of Bowie) will sign off on service learning hours for students at the event.



Stream Cleanup

Various Locations Around Bowie

April 1st, 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The City will hold its annual Stream Cleanup on Saturday, April 1, 2016, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine (unless there is lightning). Stream teams walk along select streams across the City and pick up trash and litter that would otherwise wash down to the Patuxent River and head towards the Chesapeake Bay. Cleanup days are a great time for Bowie residents and their families to get out into the environment and experience nature while working to protect Bowie's water resources. We will provide all necessary supplies. You just need to have sturdy shoes or boots, long sleeves, water, and fun! Eligible students will earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours, and Scouts will receive a Green Bowie patch or year bar. To nominate a stream for cleaning or to register for the cleanup, contact Tiffany Wright at twright@cityofbowie.org or 301-809-3043


Community Seed Swap for Home, Community and School Gardeners.

Student volunteers can receive community service hours. If you are a student 16 years or older and would like to volunteer to help with the seed swap, please let us know. Bring your volunteer documentation form with you when you report.

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Watkins Nature Center @ Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Dr
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
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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Scholars of the Week
The following students will receive a ‘pick a casual day’ pass because of finishing the week of January 30 with the highest SIS balances.

- Scholars of the Week for middle school: Ibiso (NCAT), Kayla (NCAT), Kyla (NCAT)
- Scholars of the Week for high school: Traevon (Stanford), David (Duke), Pelle (Stanford)

Congratulations and continue to model the exemplary behavior.


Mr. AG
Principal

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PTO NEWS
February Volunteer Opportunities
(PLEASE SEE NEW VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS BELOW)

TALENT SHOW
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

Boys Lock In 7th, 8th and 9th Grade
Friday, February 24th 9:00 pm to Saturday, February 25th, 7:00 am
5 male only volunteers - http://signup.com/go/PdmHgw

Black History Program
Tuesday and Friday February 14th - 15th 10:30 – 1:00
2 -3 volunteers Lunch Ticket Sell http://signup.com/go/B2ot2x
Performance Night Thursday, February 16th starting at 4:00
15 volunteers needed for ticket sell, chaperones and food serving
http://signup.com/go/B2ot2x

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERING FOR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND EVEN
New requirements for volunteering for school activities and events
Effective August 18, 2016, parents/guardians and other individuals interested in volunteering for 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.

Exception: volunteers may complete a commercial background check instead of a fingerprint check if they are escorted and under the supervision of a PGCPS employee at all times while on campus for a one-time event, such as career day, book fairs, school dances, etc. Online commercial background checks cost $7.26 and may be accessed online: http://www1.pgcps.org/fingerprinting/.

Please update the front office with copies of your background check. Additional information can be found http://www1.pgcps.org/page.aspx?Pageid=234147&id=238292

Veronica Jessamy
CMIT South PTO Volunteer Coordinator

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Boxtops

It’s Box Tops submission time again! To date, our school has a lifetime earnings of $1380.30. Our last drive earned our school $213.70. Those small labels add up and these funds go directly to the PTO which support student activities.

Starting on Monday, February 13th, turn in your Box Tops by February 24th so they can be included in our school’s April check – it’s our last chance this school year to earn cash for our school. The university who collects the most Box Tops will win a pizza party. Student are requested to submit their Box tops on the template form provided or in a Ziploc bag which identifies full name and university. University Parents Representatives will account for the student submissions. No name and University equals no credit.

All Box Tops turned in after February 24th will go toward next fall’s check. Thanks for your help!


Tamika Spencer
Box Tops Coordinator
PTO Parent Helper

CMIT South PTO

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PTO Reminder
To ALL 2016-2017 PTO Members, the PTO Board will present the 2016-2017 PTO proposed budget at our February meeting. Only paid members are/will be allowed to vote on the proposed budget for the school year!! We invite all members to come out and participate in this process!

Also, CMIT South will use this time to present and award ALL 2016-2017 STEM will awards to students! We hope everyone will attend the February PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

CMIT South PTO

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Bonus Boxtops
Please visit www.boxtop4education.com to help our school win. Contest is open for one entry daily
until March 12th. Thanks

CMIT South PTO

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University of Maryland: 2017 STEM Expo
Dear K-12 Parents & Students,

The Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering invites families of 3rd - 12th grade students to attend this year's 2017 STEM Expo on April 8th, 2017 from 9:00am - 3:00pm (check-in begins at 8:00am). The STEM Expo is a free daylong event that exposes students and parents to careers and educational opportunities in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Please visit the 2017 STEM Expo webpage for additional information about this year's event. Register below!

2017 STEM Expo: Register Here. https://futureumdengr.wufoo.com/forms/2017-stem-expo-registration-ka470m31qve1si/

Thank you,
Ms. India Alexander

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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