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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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02/17/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Black History Month Event

PRS Mobile App

Scholars of the Month

High School Parent Night

SGA's Spring Talent Show! Save the Date!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Earth Day Speakers!

Student Service Learning Opportunities

Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology Program at DuVal High School Open Houses


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Scholars of the Week

CMIT South Moment

9th Grade Students Personal Safety Classroom Lesson


PTO NEWS

Earn Your University a Pizza Party!

Bonus Boxtops

8th Grade Promotion Service Project

8th Grade Promotion Committee Meeting

PTO Reminder

Summer Academy of Mathematics and 2017 SAMS Program


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NEWS
Black History Month Event
CMIT South celebrated Black History Month with a fantastic event on Thursday. School band and their instructor Mr. Grant opened up the night. Middle and high school students presented number of dances, plays, and songs.

Over 350 guests enjoyed the night that ended with a feast. Special thanks go to Social Studies teachers, all participating staff members, and CMIT South PTO for sponsoring the event.

Mr. AG
Principal

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PRS Mobile App
Dear Parents/Students,
PRS Mobile App is now available for Android and iOS.


Google Play (Android):
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ionicframework.prsapp967039&hl=en

Apple App Store (iOS):
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clf-point-reward-system/id1206214133?mt=8

CLF IT Team

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Scholars of the Month
Below are the students who were nominated by their teachers to receive the award of Scholar of the Month for November and December.

These students will be honored at the 2nd quarter Honor Roll Assembly.

Bowie Efrata Eshetu
Bowie Josephine Dunlap
Virginia Tyler salmon
Virginia Grace Balepo
Georgia Kendall Washington
Georgia Layla Gallaway
Texas Janae' Wilson
Texas Saniya Hingsmith
UCLA Jalen Adams
UCLA Abriana Powell
Vanderbilt Anthony Gray
Vanderbilt Sabria Adams
FAMU Iris Daniels
FAMU Miguelangel Hagans
Columbia Eyare Abang
Columbia Kalani Winston
Dartmouth Laila Whitehead
Dartmouth Johnathen Batts
UPenn Marcus Simpson
UPenn Kennedi Williams
Morgan Amber Sellers
Morgan Sydney Virgil
NCAT Kayla Collins
NCAT Ibiso Wokoma
Hampton Khalil Manzie
Hampton Frances Ortiz
Harvard Ashley Wilson
Harvard Dominique Simmons
Howard Jade Green
Howard Mykah Johnson
Yale Jasmine Bonds
Yale Christian Simmons
UMD Kamara Manzie
UMD Olaoluwa Adewoye
Princeton Delia Benitez Garcia
Princeton Ryan McBride

Mrs. Gearhart, Program Coordinator

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High School Parent Night
Our very first High School Parent Night was fantastic. At our meeting we had the opportunity to discuss many different topics. We found that this meetings are so helpful for us to maintain and enhance our high school program.

We are pleased to announce that, there will be second “High School Parent Night” session on Friday, March 24 from 6:00pm- 7:00pm.

We are looking forward to see you!!!!


Event: High School Parent Night
Where: CMIT-South Cafeteria
When: Friday, March 24 from 6:00pm- 7:00pm


Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS
Earth Day Speakers!
The Science Team needs help!

We are looking to have an awesome Earth Day this year on April 13th 2017!

We need speakers from any of the following career fields, or similar fields.

Waste Management
Riverkeepers
Water Quality
EPA
Parks Department
Recycling
Bay Studies
Energy

If you are interested in volunteering to speak- please contact Brian Davidson at bdavidson@cmitsouth.org

Kelly Fay

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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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Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology Program at DuVal High School Open Houses
The Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology Program at DuVal High School is hosting School Day Open Houses to allow 8th grade students and a parent/guardian to see first-hand all of the GREATNESS that is happening there! Please see the attachment for more information.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Scholars of the Week
The following students will receive a ‘pick a casual day’ pass because of finishing the week of February 6 with the highest SIS balances.

- Scholars of the Week for middle: Muhammad (Princeton), Ariana (Princeton), Olaoluwa (UMD)
- Scholars of the Week for high: John (Duke), Traevon (Stanford), Sotonye (Stanford)

Congratulations and continue to model the exemplary behavior.

Mr. AG
Principal

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CMIT South Moment
Reminder that the deadline is the week of March 6th for your video submission. Great prizes will be awarded for top submissions.

This project is also your extra credit assignment in Technology for this quarter. Don't miss out.

Between 90 - 120 secs of you articulately speaking about your favorite thing(s) about CMIT South. See Edmodo post for all specifications.

Good Luck!

MSonnier
Tech Chair

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9th Grade Students Personal Safety Classroom Lesson
Dear CMIT-S 9th grade Parents/Guardians,

I distributed this letter to your student this week to inform you of the upcoming personal safety lesson plan which will take place on Feb. 23rd during their History class. Please see the letter below.

Dear Parents,

Prince George’s County Public Schools’ strategic plan promotes academic achievement for all students. In order for our students to learn, we recognize that safe and supportive environments must exist. While many strategies are implemented daily to ensure our students’ safety, we acknowledge the value of providing educational opportunities for our students to learn “personal safety”. Through classroom counseling lessons, your professional school counselor can assist your child in learning:
• Differences between appropriate and inappropriate physical contact
• Personal body safety rules and when to use them
• How to identify trusted adults to whom they can report when they feel unsafe

In accordance to the PGCPS Board of Education Policy #0126, all schools are required to present personal safety lessons to our students. Implementing an effective curriculum on personal safety for children can raise our students’ awareness of abuse, increase disclosure when abuse has occurred and serve as a preventative measure in the future.

This letter is to inform you that your child’s school counselor will begin implementing age-appropriate personal safety lessons with students during the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year, starting (February 23, 2017). Parents/Guardians are more than welcome to preview the lesson prior to its implementation on February 21st and February 22nd from 8-9:00 am or February 21st from 2:30 – 3:00 in Ms. Warehime’s office. In doing so, you can re-enforce these tools for personal safety with your child. We will lead the way to stop the cycle of child abuse in Prince George’s County.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s professional school counselor Ms. Warehime at 240-573-7250.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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PTO NEWS
Earn Your University a Pizza Party!
www.boxtop4education.com

It’s Box Tops submission time again! To date, our school has a lifetime earnings of $1380.30. This school year we have earned $360.90. 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/or 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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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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8th Grade Promotion Service Project
https://soles4souls.org/
In partnership with the Kids Care Club, 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 are seeking at least 3-5 8th graders to lead this effort and additional 8th graders to serve as team members. Parent support is also requested for this project. Service hours will be granted for those who participate on the project team.
Second Interest Meeting will be held Thursday, February 23rd, 6:00pm-6:30pm.
CMIT South Cafeteria
For Questions please reach out to Service Project Parent Contact: Tamika Spencer, Tamikaspencer@hotmail.com

CMIT South PTO

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8th Grade Promotion Committee Meeting
The next 8th grade promotion committee meeting will be held at CMITSouth on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. All 8th grade parents are welcome to join us.
A breakout session for 8th grade students participating in the Service Project Discussion will start at 6:00pm.
For more information , please contact parent lead, Monique Gallaway, mgallaway06@gmail.com
Hope to see there!

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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Summer Academy of Mathematics and 2017 SAMS Program
Good Afternoon Parents-

Please do share this information with all others who may be interested.

The Summer Academy of Mathematics and Science (SAMS) is a five-week intensive academic summer program hosted on Morgan State University's campus. This program is designed primarily for students preparing to enter the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades who have exceptional interests in attending university to pursue math- and science- based careers as well as entering MSU freshmen enrolled in any program of the School of Computer Mathematical and Natural Sciences who possess the drive to increase their Mathematics, English and Computer Science skills to stay one step ahead of their peers. Students selected receive innovative classroom instruction as well as hands-on experiences in Mathematics, English (reading and writing skills) and Computer Science as well as investigate various careers in the sciences.


http://www.morgan.edu/sams


http://www.morgan.edu/school_of_computer_mathematical_and_natural_sciences/high_school_outreach/sams_program/program_overview.html

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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