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CMITS118

03/17/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

CMIT North High School Update

High School Parent Night

MISA!

CultureFest!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Earth Day Speakers!

CMIT South Girls and Boys Rugby!

We need Speakers for Career Day! May 26, 2017

Required athletics participation forms SY 16-17

Student Service Learning Opportunity March 18th

Spring Picture Day

College and Career Fair for Students with IEP's and 504 Plans


ACADEMY NEWS

7th Grade Science Final Exam

Academy of Health and Biosciences at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School.


PTO NEWS

FAMILY FUN FITNESS FUNDRAISER!

March PTO Meeting Cancelled

Service Learning Hours for KidzCare Club Volunteers

CMIT South PTO Fundraiser - 8th grade Promotion Paint Party


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NEWS
CMIT North High School Update
The following update gives us an idea of what our CMIT South scholars will be accomplishing in a few years:

CMIT North is getting ready for their first graduation this year. We are also excited to see impressive numbers:

- 100% of CMIT-North seniors (67 students in total) has already received college acceptance.
- 97% of these acceptances are from 4-year degree institutions.
- The merit based scholarship total amount reached to $3,619,820
- The first IVY league acceptance is for Cornell University!

Some CMIT North seniors are also preparing to attend PGCC graduation ceremony as they are completing their 2-year Associates degree through the ITEC program.


Mr. AG
Principal

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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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MISA!
Hello to all!

MISA is quickly approaching and the 8th graders have been studying really hard for it all week. Attached is a letter to all parents of 8th grade students.
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Miss Brown

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CultureFest!
Culturefest is at CMIT South This year!

Saturday April 1st 2017
12:00-4:00pm

You can now purchase your tickets in the front office at CMIT South for $2 advanced sale (Cash Only). Tickets will go up to $3 the day of the event.

Festivities will include,
- Cultural Song, Dance, Food, and Music
- Face Painting, Henna, Moonbounce & other free activities.

This is a great opportunity for families to educate, celebrate, and share their culture with the CLF Community!

If you would like to set up a booth, perform in the show (students), or share food with visitors to this event. Please register your interest here http://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/culturefest Presenters gain free admission.

For Further Questions, please contact Ms. Fay at kfay@cmitsouth.org

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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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CMIT South Girls and Boys Rugby!

Practices start March 29th! If you are unsure if you want to play or not, come to our event on March 17th (flyer attached)

I am very excited to announce that CMIT south will be joining Washington DC's Youth Rugby league through Play Rugby USA this Spring!

Both girls and boys in grades 6-8 are eligible to play, no prior experience needed. This program will establish students within the sport in a safe, non contact flag rules environment.

Below is a link to a recent Washington Post article about our program.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/for-inner-city-youth-theres-a-new-game-in-town-rugby/2016/07/28/606083dc-538a-11e6-b7de-dfe509430c39_story.html

Students who commit to the team will be able to compete against other teams at a major tournament in May 2017.

If students are interested in continuing play in high school, Ms. Fay can help facilitate placement on a full contact rugby team in the area for grades 9-12 (for both men and women!)

Students must possess and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in order to participate in Interscholastic Athletics. Also, remember all students 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.

If you are interested, have any further questions, or need more information, please contact Ms. Fay directly (kfay@cmitsouth.org), or drop your e-mail address into the link below, and I will contact you!

https://goo.gl/forms/qxPh91CJeZP0dSJm2
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Kelly Fay

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We need Speakers for Career Day! May 26, 2017
Parents! Friends! Family Members!

If you have a job- ANY JOB! Please sign up to present during career day on May 26, 2017!

This is a REALLY important event for our students in terms of motivation, commitment to school, and commitment to their future!

Each Speaker can sign up for a partial, or whole day- and presentations will last about 30 minutes each (I'll put you in as many classes as possible during the time you are available)

Prepare for 15-20 minutes of talking about your job, how you got it, and what you like or dislike about it, and 10-15 minutes of student questions.

If you are interested in presenting at this function, please sign up at the following link. https://goo.gl/forms/TCfMFWq7JmEP8pru1 We will provide you with breakfast and lunch and be in touch!

Kelly Fay

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Required athletics participation forms SY 16-17
Soccer Girls Tryouts
Tuesday March 21, 2017
Hour: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
The students need to wait for Mr. Arroyo in the cafeteria after school.
Students will not be able to use outdoor soccer cleats on the indoor soccer field.
Players should come dressed and prepared to participate.

Felix Arroyo

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Student Service Learning Opportunity March 18th
Here is an opportunity for 6th-12th graders in PGCPS to earn service hours. This event takes place three times a year at Berwyn Heights Elementary School. We have school gardens that are either full of flowers or vegetables. We look for volunteers during the year to help prep the gardens for the coming season.

Volunteers needed to “spruce up” the school gardens!

March 18, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Berwyn Heights Elementary School
Rain Date: March 25, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Please bring your favorite tool if you want!



Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Spring Picture Day
Greeting parents and students! Spring pictures will be taken on April 10th! Order forms will be available in the school lobby and cafeteria.

Students taking spring pictures will be allowed to dress down for the day. We look forward to seeing many smiling faces!

Lacy Holland-Wallace
PTO Picture Day Coordinator

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College and Career Fair for Students with IEP's and 504 Plans
Attention all CMIT-S Parents/Guardians of Students with IEP's and 504 Plans, on Wednesday March 22nd from 5-8 pm at Largo High School there will a college and career fair to address the needs of students with IEP's and 504 Plan as they transition out of high school. This program is open to ALL students with IEP's and 504 Plans. See flyer below for more information

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ACADEMY NEWS
7th Grade Science Final Exam

The Seventh Graders will take a Final Exam the Week of May 30th 2017. Two hours will be provided, and the exam will be a cumulative final of the Physics Unit. Students should prepare for about 35 Multiple Choice Questions and 3 BCR Questions.

Topics will include
- Motion (Ch 7)
- Forces (Ch 8*)
- Energy (Ch 10*)
- Thermodynamics (Ch 11*)
- Waves (Ch 12*)
- Light (Ch 15*)
- Electricity and Magnetism (Ch 17*)

* Chapters Marked - Entire chapter not covered in class or on test - students will need to refer to notes / slides, and sources from class to evaluate what material is important to study and review.

Kelly Fay

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Academy of Health and Biosciences at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School.
Attention CMIT-S 8th Grade Students and Parents,

Below you will find the link for the Academy of Health and Biosciences at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School. This program is only offered to students in the WISE boundary high school. Please also see the attached flyer for more details or contact Dr. Barnes at portia.barnes@pgcps.org.


If the link to the application does not work, email me kwarehime@cmitsouth.org and I will email it to you directly

https://docs.google.com/a/cmitsouth.org/forms/d/1i1snxFF-7DEFu4ef0QxrjctFiPHauiz_GfXOAshSFa8/viewform?edit_requested=true

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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PTO NEWS
FAMILY FUN FITNESS FUNDRAISER!
Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at CMIT South
Only $5 for students. $8 for adults.
Students bring your parents! Parents bring your child for an evening of fun-filled family fitness featuring Zumba and MixxedFit. Learn easy-to-follow routines to music that makes you want to party like dancehall, International rhythms like reggaeton and hip hop. This is a dance fitness class. Be sure to wear your athletic wear and proper footwear. Advance Ticket Sales begin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. There will be a drop box near the front office.

This event is sponsored by the CMIT South PTO 8th grade committee. For more information, please contact parent lead Kim Simmons (kimvon73@gmail.com) or Monique Gallaway (mgallaway06@gmail.com)


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Please join the CMIT PTO 8th grade Promotion Committee Thursday, March 30th at 6:00PM - 6:30PM in the CMIT Cafeteria to learn more about the activities scheduled for the 8th grade students, including promotion ceremony, service projects and student activity week. See you there! For more information, please contact Committee Chair, Monique Gallaway (mgallaway06@gmail.com)

CMIT South PTO

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March PTO Meeting Cancelled
March PTO Meeting has been cancelled!
We hope to see everyone at the General meeting on April 28, 2017.

Remember, the PTO Board has openings that will need to be filled in order to keep our PTO moving forward! Please consider serving in a position!!

Thank you,

PTO

CMIT South PTO

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Service Learning Hours for KidzCare Club Volunteers
For students who volunteered for the KidzCare Club project to Feed the Homeless on Saturday, March 4th,
please make sure you submit the Service Learning Verification Form in order to receive credit for your hours.
The form can be found using this link: http://www.pgcps.org/ssl/.


CMIT South PTO

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CMIT South PTO Fundraiser - 8th grade Promotion Paint Party

We are encouraging Adults to participate on April 8, 2017 from 11:30am - 2:30pm to paint for a purpose at the Muse Paintbar at National Harbor. The cost is $45 with 40% of each ticket cost will go back to support the CMITSouth Class of 2021. We need at least 26 people to meet our targeted goal. Please view the attached flyer for more details. If you have any questions, please reachout to Parent Lead - Tamika Spencer - tamikaspencer@hotmail.com . We hope you can support!

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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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