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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS120

03/31/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Weekly Schoolmax Reports

The 5th Annual CLF Culture Fest

New Families' Orientation

Saturday Academy

United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer STEM Program

Road Closure, Seek Alternate Routes


UPCOMING EVENTS

Events for the 2016-17 SY

Prince George's County National College Fair

CMIT-S is Hitting it Out of the PARCC

Nifty Fifty Event- 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival

PARCC Week Snack Sign-Up

Student Service Learning Opportunity

8th Grade Service Project- Soles4Soul Shoe Drive


ACADEMY NEWS

What's Happening in 7th Grade Math

High School Science


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Scholars of the Week


PTO NEWS

The KidzCare Club Supports The Hospital for Sick Children

Teacher Appreciation

8th Grade Service Project- Soles4Soul Shoe Drive

Stem fair


FAQs
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NEWS
Weekly Schoolmax Reports
CLF IT office designed a system that enables CMIT South administration to email out weekly Schoolmax reports. In addition to the weekly SIS-PBIS reports and weekly school newsletters, we are glad to have this new initiative in place.

The Schoolmax reports are planned to go out every Tuesday and they will list grades in that quarter. Parents are encouraged to review the Schoolmax reports and also continue to access Schoolmax.

Mr. AG
Principal

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The 5th Annual CLF Culture Fest
Outstanding performances by CLF students from all 4 CLF schools and delicious food will be waiting for you tomorrow. Bring family and friends to enjoy your Saturday.

CMIT South

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New Families' Orientation

On Saturday May 20, 2017, all newly enrolled incoming 6th grade students and their families will be at CMIT South for new families orientation. CMIT South family is excited as the family continues to grow.

New students will be taking assessments while their parents will participate in a series of information sessions.

For this event to be a success, CMIT South is asking for student and parent volunteers to help.

Click on the link below if you are able to volunteer on May 20, 2017 for any of the activities listed. Students will receive community service hours while the parents can fulfill some of their family service hours.


www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0C4CABA82BA6FC1-newfamily

Lara Asafa

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Saturday Academy
We have continued to hold Saturday Academy each Saturday for students who need the assistance. As you review your student's grades, please note that CMIT South stands ready to help with any struggles in Reading and Mathematics.

Saturday Academy starts at 9:00am and ends at 1:00pm every Saturday.

Looking forward to seeing you.


Lara Asafa

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United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer STEM Program
Engineering is all about creating, building, and making things better! So what does it take to be an engineer? If you like math and science, you are off to a great start. If you enjoy discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work - even better! Creativity, persistence, and the desire to make the world a better place are also important qualities. Becoming an engineer requires hard work and a good education. United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer Stem Program will be a great start to your career in science and engineering.

(USNA) Summer Stem Program is six days long. Campers live in our dorm, eat in our dining hall, and engage in hands-on math and science activities with our faculty and midshipmen (what we call our students).

2017 SESSION DATES

Session 1: Rising 9th Graders
June 5 - 10

Session 2: Rising 10th Graders
June 12 - 17

Tuition: $550
For more information please visit:https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM/index.php
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Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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Road Closure, Seek Alternate Routes

As many may have noticed, there is road closure planned for Dowerhouse Road around North Pearl Harbor at Andrews Air Force Base. According to the sign, this road closure will occur from April 03 - April 07, 2017.

Please plan accordingly and allow additional at least 20 minutes to arrive on time.
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CMIT South

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Events for the 2016-17 SY

Mark your Calendars. CMIT South staff and parents continue to plan great learning and fun activities for our wonderful students. Please mark your calendars for the following events. Students are reminded to present positive behavior as SIS points are required for most of the activities listed below.

More information for each of these events are being shared on the school newsletter as the relevant information becomes available.

March 24 - High School Parent Night
April 3 - Casual Day
April 7 - SIS Event
April 10 - Spring Picture Day
April 10 -13 PARCC Rally Week
April 13 - Earth Day
May 4 - ITEC Capitol Tech Uni Visit
May 5 - SIS Event
May 8 - Casual Day
May 1-3 Basketball Tournament
May 19 - Tentative Spanish Trip
May 20 - New Families Orientation
May 25/26 - JA Financial Park Field Trip - 8th grade
May 25 - Nifty Fifty Guest Speaker for MS
May 26 - Career Day
June 2 - SIS event
June 5 - Casual Day
June 6 - Zoo Field Trip
June 8 - Busch Garden field trip day
June 9 - Tentative PTO Field Day

Lara Asafa

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Prince George's County National College Fair

Admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities will participate in 2017 Prince George’s County National College Fair which will be held on Thursday, April 6th and Friday, April 7th at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland.

National College Fair* program provides free resources and opportunities for students and parents who are navigating the college admission process. The event will share information on admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings and campus environment. 

Please register at: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/prince-georges-county-college-fair/

For more information, visit:
https://www.nacacfairs.org/globalassets/college-fair--homepage/ncf-documents/spring2017-newsletters/prince-george_ncf-spring-17_english.pdf

Event Name: Prince George's County National College Fair
Where: Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, MD
Date & Times: Thursday, April 6, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 2017 9:45 a.m. – noon

*This event is sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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CMIT-S is Hitting it Out of the PARCC
CMIT-S Students, Parents and Guardians,

We will be holding a PARCC Spirit Week April 24-28 to help kickoff PARCC testing. This years theme is "CMIT-S is Hitting it Out of the PARCC." Each day ALL students will have the opportunity to participate in the days theme. On Friday April 28th we will be having a pep rally where selected students will be able to silly string CMIT-S teachers and staff. Every day that a student participates by dressing up, will earn them a chance to silly string the teacher or staff member of their choice. We are excited for the weeks events.

Again, this is open to EVERY CMIT-S student (6th-9th grade)

Theme Days

Monday: Pajama Day
Tuesday: Hat/Crazy Sock Day
Wednesday: Class Color Day
6th-Green
7th-Purple
8th-Blue
9th-Red
Teachers- Black
Thursday: Neon Day
Friday: Sports Day

Remember: No hooded top/sweatshirts or pants with holes. Dress code must be followed.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Nifty Fifty Event- 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival
Nifty Fifty Event- 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival. 

 
The ‘Nifty Fifty, a program of Science Spark, are a group of 200 noted science and engineering professionals who fan out across the country to speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools. Featuring some of the most inspiring role models in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, this signature program of the USA Science and Engineering Festival presents our students with the latest in green technology, engineering, human health and medicine, astronomy and space exploration, nanotechnology, computer science, and more.

As a part of Nifty Fifty Event, Dr. Steve Rolston will be visiting CMIT-South on Tuesday April 11,2017 to give a presentation about his work experience as a scientist. Dr. Steve Rolston (physicist) in 1999 who led the research group that created the first ultracold plasmas (gasses of ionized atoms) that today are helping scientists better understand plasma found in white dwarf stars and interiors of planets. Discover the groundbreaking work in quantum physics he is now spearheading as co-director of the noted Joint Quantum Institute!

We are so excited to have Dr. Steve Rolston in our school on Tuesday, April 11,2017.

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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PARCC Week Snack Sign-Up
Attention CMIT-S Parents and Guardians,

I am happy to announce that this year we will be having our first ever PARCC Spirit Week! We are looking for your support to donate treats for the students to enjoy throughout testing. If you are able, please sign-up to donate! You can start to drop off donations ASAP. The deadline to drop off the snacks/drinks is Thursday April 13th.

Thank you for your help and support.


www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0848ADAE22A6FE3-parcc

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Student Service Learning Opportunity
2017 Litter Free Potomac
When: Saturday, April 8th 9:00 – 2:00 (rain or shine)
Where: Lot 39 Waterfront Park - 13920 Piscataway Drive, Ft. Washington

We’ll start picking up litter along the shore of Lot 39 Waterfront Park and work our way up and down Piscataway Creek between Ft. Washington Marina and the 210 Highway Piscataway Creek overpass.

For the adventurous, two boats will transport volunteers to and from Piscataway Creek Island and other inaccessible shoreline locations.

We’ll provide: Gloves and Plastic Bags
Hot Coffee, Water, Sodas, Doughnuts
BBQ Lunch @ 12:00 noon (weather permitting)

If picking up litter on a Saturday morning is not “your thing”, we also need help signing in volunteers, distributing gloves & plastic bags, counting targeted items such as balls, tires, etc., and assistance with our BBQ lunch.

If you plan to volunteer, please contact:
Deborah Kutzleb
301-292-2668 dkutzleb@phnx-international.com

Dave Lishin 240-375-6947 lishmich@aol.com

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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8th Grade Service Project- Soles4Soul Shoe Drive
As part of the 8th Grade Promotion, a team of 8th graders have worked on a charity project to collect shoes to donate shoes to an organization called Soles4Souls, https://soles4souls.org/. Our goal is to collect 1,000 pairs of shoes to donate to this organization. Starting Wednesday, April 5th, please donate your gently used shoes .Please place a rubber band around each pair or tie them together.

There will be a collection bin in the school lobby and in the cafeteria. Additionally, the project team members will help collect donations on Monday, April 10th and 24th after school during parent pick-up. Shoe Drive will end on April 26th.

If you have any questions, please contact PTO Parent Helper, Tamika Spencer, tamikaspencer[AT]hotmail[DOT]com

Tamika Spencer, PTO

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ACADEMY NEWS
What's Happening in 7th Grade Math
Students took learning outside of the classroom in preparation for the End of 3rd Quarter's Test.

Columbia, Dartmouth, and UPENN completed a Gallery Walk answering 35 problems posted randomly in the hallway. Students were engaged with finding the correct answer for each standard taught during third quarter. Scholars shared "that this is a fun way of studying for the upcoming test" and they liked the fact that they get to teach each other.

Mrs. Caple-Price

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High School Science
Hello all,
I just wanted to send another reminder that I offer tutoring to high school students on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:15. I do ask that students (or families) sign up so I know who is attending and who is not. Below is the link to do so.

This time is get extra help on tough topics, have extra time to complete work, or study before a test or quiz.

Feel free to reach out to me for any questions you may have at nwassam@cmitsouth.org.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4fa9ac2ea3f58-students

Nicholas Wassam

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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 March 13 with the highest SIS balances:

Scholars of the Week for middle: Briana (FAMU), Chad (Howard), Andria (Yale)

Scholars of the Week for high: Rachael (Georgetown), Brookelyn

(MIT), Sotonye (Stanford)

Congratulations and continue to model the exemplary behavior!!!



Mr. AG
Principal


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PTO NEWS
The KidzCare Club Supports The Hospital for Sick Children
The KidzCare Club at CMIT South will be collecting bottled water, snacks, and super hero related items to benefit the "Kids In Action SuperHero Run/Walk/Roll" sponsored by the Hospital for Sick Children.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:00am to 12 noon at Trinity University, in Washington, DC. Donations can be dropped off at CMIT South before school and during lunch.

Kids In Action is a an adaptive program for children with complex healthcare needs, and their siblings.

Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aafa82da4f49-1hope

CMIT South PTO

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Teacher Appreciation
Dear Parents,

Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner - May 1-5! We are collecting monetary donations to make this week a success. If you would like to contribute, please have your student bring the donation to the school in an envelope marked Teacher Appreciation Week and place it in the PTO’s mailbox located in the lobby. If sending a check, please make it payable to CMIT South PTO with “Teacher Appreciation” on the memo line. Also, if you would like to help with the planning or implementation of this special week, please contact us at pto@cmitsouth.org@gmail.com. Let’s show our teachers how much we appreciate all of their hard work!!


Thank you for your support!
CMIT South PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee

CMIT South PTO

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8th Grade Service Project- Soles4Soul Shoe Drive
As part of the 8th Grade Promotion, a team of 8th graders have worked on a charity project to
collect shoes to donate shoes to an organization called Soles4Souls, https://soles4souls.org/.
Our goal is to collect 1,000 pairs of shoes to donate to this organization. Starting Wednesday,
April 5th, please donate your gently used shoes .Please place a rubber band around each pair
or tie them together.
There will be a collection bin in the school lobby and in the cafeteria. Additionally, the project
team members will help collect donations on Monday, April 10th and 24th after school during
parent pick-up. Shoe Drive will end on April 26th.
If you have any questions, please contact PTO Parent Helper, Tamika Spencer,
tamikaspencer@hotmail.com

CMIT South PTO

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Stem fair
Please see attachment

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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