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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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04/07/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

CMIT Students Continue to Excel

Events for the 2016-17 SY

Last Day Saturday Academy

National Workforce Diversity Pipeline Junior URM Mentoring Program Application

New Families' Orientation

Spring Picture Day is Monday, April 1Oth

Family Fun Fitness Friday Fundraiser!

Road Closure, Seek Alternate Routes


UPCOMING EVENTS

Exploring Careers in the Health Field - Free Event

2017 US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Open Data Science, Technology, Engineering, agriculture and Math (STEAM) Summer Camp

The National Math Festival


ACADEMY NEWS

RELA April Book of the Month

Mrs. Curtis's 8th Grade RELA Class...

Mrs. Curtis's 8th Grade RELA Class...Novel Projects and Extra Credit


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

FDA alerts voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr


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NEWS
CMIT Students Continue to Excel
CMIT South's school-wide PBIS system SIS (PRS) captures students' behavior throughout the day from the entire staff. The system allows parents, students, and staff to utilize the data which reflects behavioral performance of our Scholars.

From school year 2015 to this school year 2017, positive SIS points per student increased from 212 points to 405 points while negative SIS points diminished from 193 points to 163 per student. These numbers are impressive; the progress reveals how CMIT South students get acclimated and build positive attitude as they spend more time in our school.


* The "per student balances" chart depicts average positive and negative points per student based on the number of registered students of those years. Because the school enrollment increased each school year, this particular chart was generated not to illustrate misleading data.

Mr. AG
Principal

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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.

April 10 - Spring Picture Day & Casual Day (eligible students only)
April 24 - 28 PARCC Rally Week
April 13 - Earth Day
May 4 - ITEC Capitol Tech Uni Visit
May 5 - SIS Event
May 1-3 Basketball Tournament
May 19 - Spanish Field 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 6 - Zoo Field Trip
June 8 - Busch Garden field trip day
June 9 - Tentative PTO Field Day

Lara Asafa

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Last Day Saturday Academy

CMIT South will be holding our last Saturday Academy on 04/08/2017. Along with the academics sessions, we will celebrate at the end of the sessions on 04/08/2017. Thank you all for your commitment towards academic excellence this school year.

Lara Asafa

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National Workforce Diversity Pipeline Junior URM Mentoring Program Application
The National Workforce Diversity Pipeline (NWDP) Program, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, is established to address health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities in the areas of health care and behavioral health and increase the availability of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

The Junior URM Mentoring Program (JUMP) is one of the many support programs offered through the NWDP to serve as a diversity pipeline in healthcare and STEM careers. The JUMP program is a one-week summer enrichment program for rising 9th and 10th grade high school students. Thirty (30) High School students who demonstrate an interest in the areas of science, engineering, technology, math or health professions will be selected. The NWDP selection process is competitive. In addition to STEM and Health care interest, student must have demonstrated leadership skills. Preference will be given to students who reside in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The NWDP program includes workshops and interactive activities that are designed to expose students to the expectations in healthcare/STEM careers.


From Monday through Friday starting at 9:00 am to 5:30pm, students will be involved in various workshops, research projects, peer–mentoring tasks, and STEM focus excursions. Materials and items covered by the program: Course materials (textbooks, pens, pencils, calculators, etc.), activities, clinical/STEM shadowing, transportation to clinical sites, and mandatory science focused excursions.

Please visit this link for more information http://healthsciences.howard.edu/education/colleges/pharmacy/center-excellence/components/summer-enrichment/high-school-JUMP

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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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 excited to have student and parent volunteers to helping.

Thank you to all that volunteer. Looking forward to a successful day.

Lara Asafa

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Spring Picture Day is Monday, April 1Oth
Spring pictures will be taken on April 10th! Order forms were distributed to students last Friday. Extra forms are also available in the school lobby and the cafeteria.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

1. Pictures must be prepaid online or payment must be presented to the photographer at the time your picture is taken.

2. Please bring the Lifetouch envelope from the form with the pre-payment code or with the appropriate form of payment.

We look forward to seeing many smiling faces!

Lacy Holland-Wallace
Picture Day Coordinator

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Family Fun Fitness Friday Fundraiser!
We had so much fun we are doing it again....
FAMILY FUN FITNESS FRIDAY FUNDRAISER!
Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at CMIT South Cafeteria
Only $5 for students. $8 for adults.
Students bring your parents! Parents bring your child, children ask your teachers to participate in an evening of fun-filled family fitness featuring Zumba and MixxedFit. Learn easy-to-follow routines to music that makes you want to party. There are International rhythms like hip hop, reggae and the latest sounds. This is a dance fitness class. Be sure to wear your athletic wear and proper footwear. Advance Ticket Sales begin on Monday, April 10, 2017 and end Thursday, April 13th at 3:00pm. There will be a drop box near the front office.
If you have questions, please reach out to Kimberly Simmons (kimvon73@gmail.com) or Monique Gallaway (mgallaway06@gmail.com).
This event is sponsored by the CMIT South PTO 8th grade Promotion Committee

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Please hold the Date-The 8th grade Promotion Ceremony will take place at Dr. Henry Wise High School on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:30pm. More details will be coming shortly.
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Thank You.

Monique Gallaway
Parent Volunteer

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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.
Joint Base Andrews newsletter states Pearl Harbor Gate, will be temporarily closed from April 3, 2017 to April 21, 2017.

Please plan accordingly and allow additional at least 20 minutes to arrive on time.
Attachment(s)
Map.pdf

http://www.jba.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1132664/dower-house-road-scheduled-closure/

CMIT South

Wayne Distin

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Exploring Careers in the Health Field - Free Event
Immanuel's Church Health Ministry is offering a FREE one-day seminar for middle school, high school and college students, parents, and young adults. Attendees will participate in educational lectures and workshops presented by medical experts; plus a special session on the role parents play in nurturing their students' careers. Health professionals will speak on various health careers, and be available to answer questions. Learn about the diverse occupations available within the health industry.

Registration is recommended: http://www.immanuels.org/index.php/events/event-list/icalrepeat.detail/2017/04/08/68/-/exploring-careers-in-the-health-field

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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2017 US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Open Data Science, Technology, Engineering, agriculture and Math (STEAM) Summer Camp
The objective of the camp is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the Mission of USDA and to accomplish various projects by using USDA open data and crowdsourcing to assist in the decision making process on critical projects and programs.

The themes for this year’s camp are Food Nutrition, Food Safety, Urban Agriculture and Women in Agriculture.

The Camp will be held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Headquarters located at 1400 Independence Avenue, SW. Washington, DC, 20250. Tuition and lunches are free.

To submit an application go to the Gov Lab website: http://www.thegovlab.org/usdasummercamp.html
Applications are due by May 1, 2017 
Notification of selections will be May 15, 2017 

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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The National Math Festival
The National Math Festival brings together some of the most influential mathematicians of our time to inspire and challenge participants to see math in new and exciting ways. Through a day of lectures, hands-on demonstrations, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, children’s book readings, and more, they bring out unexpected sides of mathematics for everyone, from toddlers to adults of all ages.

The National Math Festival is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C.

Please visit : http://mathfest.org/2017-festival/ for more information.

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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ACADEMY NEWS
RELA April Book of the Month
Hello Parents & Students of 64 GA TECH | 65 VA TECH | 66 Bowie:

This is just a friendly reminder to make sure you bring the April Book of the Month, "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster to RELA class with you every day. Thank you.

Mrs. Hakisha Newman, M.Ed., M.A.
Middle School RELA Department Chair
6th Grade RELA Teacher
CMIT South Room 150

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Mrs. Curtis's 8th Grade RELA Class...
Upcoming Important RELA Dates (Please Read and Mark Your Calendars)
Persuasive Essay:
Monday, April 10th- Outline and Hand-Written Rough Draft is due Monday, *April 10th (no exceptions). Refer to Edmodo for Persuasive Essay Instructions and refer to your Persuasive Essay Packet. You will have Thursday, Friday, and the weekend to complete this assignment. This is worth 20 points.
*Tuesday, April 11th- Peer Edit of Persuasive Essays. This assignment will be completed in class. This is worth 20 points.
*Wednesday, April 12th- Works Cited Page Assignment. This will be completed in class.
*Thursday, April 13th- Peer Edit and Final Draft due!
*Tuesday, April 25th- Visual Aide for Persuasive Essay due. This visual aide can be a commercial, testimonial, flyer, poster, caricature, interesting PowerPoint. Visual aides need to be completed on poster board or paper. Visual aides that are hand-drawn (on lined paper, black and white, and rushed) will receive a 65 as the highest grade. You have a 3 weeks to create a visual aide, so I expect maximum effort. Late Visual Aides will not be accepted. You must present your visual aide upon return from Spring Break.


Latrice Curtis

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Mrs. Curtis's 8th Grade RELA Class...Novel Projects and Extra Credit
Book of the Month Final Project(s) and Extra Credit Opportunity:
*For "Mississippi Bridge" and/or "The Narrative of Frederick Douglass", you will need to select one (1) of the fifty novel projects and complete one( 1) for the novel of your choice.
*If you would like earn Extra Credit, then complete a novel project for both "Mississippi Bridge" and "The Narrative of Frederick Douglass."
*Whether you complete one or two projects, it must be a different project idea than the one used for "1984."
*Novel Projects are due Friday, April 28th.

PARCC Practice:
If you would like to help prepare for the PARCC, I suggest visiting newsela.com over Spring Break and completing a few articles/quizzes.
Attachment(s)

Latrice Curtis

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
FDA alerts voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr


CMIT South families with children using these medications are encouraged to review the full text of the FDA recall in order to ensure your unit lot is not included in the recall and act accordingly. If you have Epipen for your student with the nurse at CMIT South, please email nurse@cmitsouth.org to ensure your unit is not included in the recall.
The full text is linked below.

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm550170.htm

CMIT South

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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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