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09/01/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

First Day of School for 9th & 10th Grade Students

First Day of School for 7th & 8th Grade Students

First Week of School for 6th Grade Students

Calling ALL MEN of CMIT South to Join us September 6th!

Uniform Pick-Up

GET INVOLVED! JOIN A COMMITTEE!

FOOD SERVICES


UPCOMING EVENTS

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Join Team Aurora in the Race for Every Child for 2017 for SSL hours

GIRLS BREAKING DOWN STEM DOORS


ACADEMY NEWS

JV Soccer Team Tryout

2017-2018 Bell Schedule

SCHEDULES FOR SY18

CMIT South 2017-18 Academic Calendar


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

SUMMER ASSIGNMENT

Traffic Pattern for 2017-18SY

ARE YOU READY FOR SCHOOL?

SEAP Applications are not open to this year's 10th grade class!!


PTO NEWS

Join the CMIT South PTO Today

Mid-Atlantic Fundraising


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NEWS
First Day of School for 9th & 10th Grade Students
September 6th is the first day for all 9th & 10th grade students.

When 9th & 10th grade students enter the school on Wednesday, they will report directly to the classrooms listed. Colleges listed below are those students were assigned last school year. Students will receive their schedule during the first period on Wednesday. Teachers will be in the halls to direct students to the correct rooms. Make sure to use high school entrance door. Any new students will also use the high school entrance and will be redirected upon arrival.

Stanford: Mr. Olubo RM 315
Brown: Mr. Quinn RM 330
Georgetown: Ms. Marchese RM 317
Duke/MIT: Mr. Arroyo RM 321
UMD: Ms. Cameron RM 323
Hampton: Ms. Payne RM 325
Princeton: Ms. Garcia RM 327
Yale: Ms. Graves RM 329
Howard: Ms. McAllister RM 332
Havard: Mr. Wassam RM 334

Students are asked to bring a notebook, pencils, pens, an eraser, and a sharpener. No backbags until lockers are distributed. Expected donations include but not limited to hand sanitizer bottles, tissue boxes, paper towels, etc.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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First Day of School for 7th & 8th Grade Students
September 6th is the first day for all 7th & 8th grade students.

When 7th & 8th grade students enter the school on Wednesday, they will report directly to the classrooms listed. Colleges listed below are those students were assigned last school year. Students will receive their schedule and new college assignments during the first period on Wednesday. Teachers will be in the halls to direct students to the correct rooms. Make sure to use middle school entrance door. Any new students will also use the middle school entrance and will be redirected upon arrival.

Texas A&M: Ms. Holder RM 153
UCLA: Mr. Dominguez RM 157
Vanderbilt: Ms. Caple RM 129
Georgia Tech: Mr. Valle RM 132
Virginia Tech: Ms. Moin RM 139
Bowie: Ms. Sonnier RM 125
UPENN: Ms. Melchoir RM 159
Dartmouth: Mr. Zachary RM 143
Columbia: Ms. Bayram RM 130
FAMU: Ms. Allen RM 123
NC A&T: Ms. Brown RM 140
Morgan: Ms. Berroa RM 138

Students are asked to bring a notebook, pencils, pens, an eraser, and a sharpener. No backbags until lockers are distributed. Expected donations include but not limited to hand sanitizer bottles, tissue boxes, paper towels, etc.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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First Week of School for 6th Grade Students
September 6, 2017 is the first day for all 6th grade students.

Students will have received their schedules on the September 5, 2017 during orientation. Students are expected to report to the multi-purpose room/cafeteria upon arrival. Staff members will be in the hallways to direct the students. After the breakfast, students will be picked up by their homeroom teachers and they will report to class.

After the new students complete their pre-assessment during the first week of the school year, CMIT South administration will analyze students’ data and place the new students in appropriate curricula. On September 11, 2017, all 6th grade students will be placed in their student groups and new schedules will be provided to them.

The following criteria will be utilized to determine your child's curriculum:
-- MSA/PARCC or other standardized test scores from previous years,
-- Report card from the previous grade,
-- Course history in elementary school (e.g. any advanced or Honors courses),
-- TAG (gifted & talented program at PGCPS) status,
-- Data results from the pre-assessment taken during the first week of the school year/May-August 2017

The procedure for placements during the first week of the new school year prior to pre-assessment, September 6 - 8 is as follows:

-- All 6th grade students coming to CMIT South will be temporarily assigned to student groups based on alphabetical order.
-- Students will go through orientations and take pre-assessments.
-- CMIT administration will review the pre-assessment data along with data from all the other items listed above to schedule students based on their assigned curriculum
-- After September 8, students will receive their actual schedule.

The analysis of all pre-assessment data along with the criteria mentioned will ensure your child receives their customized curricula based on their assessed areas of strengths and growth.

Students are asked to bring a notebook, pencils, pens, an eraser, and a sharpener. No backbags until lockers are distributed. Expected donations include but not limited to hand sanitizer bottles, tissue boxes, paper towels, etc.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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Calling ALL MEN of CMIT South to Join us September 6th!
Calling all men (Fathers, Uncles, and Grandfathers) to actively participate as a motivating figure for the first day of school for our young scholars.
A Male empowerment group has been created named the "LIONS of CMIT South" and your participation is greatly encouraged.

Currently the first action is to gather in the conference room on the morning of the 6th of September dressed in suits and ties to welcome the new students.
We will meet at 8:00am in the conference room followed by gathering in the hallways as the students arrive. Afterward around 8:30am the program will meet and get suggestions for activities for the upcoming years.

If interested please contact Tyrome Smith, PTO Vice President at tyromesmith@gmail.com

CMIT South PTO

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Uniform Pick-Up
The first batch of orders received before July 7th are expected to be delivered to CMIT-South by August 25th. If you did not place your uniform order on or before July 7, your uniforms may be delivered after September 1st. You must print and present your order confirmation at CMIT South starting August 28 to be able to pick up your student's uniform. Uniforms can be picked up on school days between 7:30am and 3:00pm.

*Please note that all orders will be delivered to CMIT-South. None of the orders will be shipped to homes.

Mr.Taner, Assistant Principal

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GET INVOLVED! JOIN A COMMITTEE!
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) is working to get our family of schools at work here in Maryland. There is a need for more engagement within the family. By the community leveraging the Local Motive through the submission of articles, accomplishments, photos, etc, we can generate more excitement this year. Families, students and staff are encouraged to get published. CLF would love to broadcast your accomplishments to a wider audience.

Parents are also encouraged to join CLF's new committees that will branch and support all CLF schools with group-based, PTO involved projects. Please see publication picture. We'll all have more to celebrate simultaneously and likely tackle bigger obstacles too. Let’s make CLF a central hub of involvement.

As a reminder, these three committees are ADULTS ONLY.  Any CLF schools' Admin, Staff, Parents, Teachers, or Alumni can participate.

Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation

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FOOD SERVICES
Starting from September 6, CMIT South students are provided breakfast and lunch services directly by PGCPS. Parents can open an account or add more funds in their existing food services account by visiting https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain;jsessionid=gSzaLBqslo9rkzfxhRpxwYjw.aln01

General information about meal services, menu, and meal prices, please visit http://www1.pgcps.org/foodandnutrition/. Questions and concerns about the food services should be directed to PGCPS Food and Nutrition Services: http://www1.pgcps.org/foodandnutrition/index.aspx?id=13282

CMIT South provided the cafeteria with three microwaves for our wonderful Scholars. Food should be brought from home in disposable & recyclable containers. All other plastic empty food containers may be kept in the dedicated cafeteria bins for dismissal time pick up. If scholars do now wish to leave lunch bags in bins, they may be left in the lockers and only food taken to the cafeteria during assigned locker times. Scholars may not return to lockers after lunch.

CMIT South

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UPCOMING EVENTS
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT


Please mark your calendars for SY18 Back to School Nights:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017: 7th Grade & 8th Grade
Thursday, September 14, 2017: 6th Grade & High School

Schedule is from 4:00pm - 7:00 pm each night.

Lara Asafa

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Join Team Aurora in the Race for Every Child for 2017 for SSL hours
CMIT-S Students and Parents,

Chad Wangolo, CMIT-S rising 9th grader, is organizing a team to support Children's Hospital Race for Every Child. The 5K run/walk event will be held on Oct. 21st starting at 8:30 am at the Freedom Plaza in DC. Students who participate can also earn Student Service Learning hours! If you are interested in participating please join Team Aurora (select link) OR contact Karen Wangolo at Karen_Wangolo@hotmail.com or 301-325-2897 for more information.

What a great way to support our own CMIT-S student Chad and Children's Hospital!


https://childrensnational.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=7234

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GIRLS BREAKING DOWN STEM DOORS
My name is Felicia Johnson, Founder of the community outreach organization "Ready, Set, Help". Our mission is to initiate and support projects in local communities that help combat homelessness, empower the youth, and rebuild neighborhoods. We have completed several projects over the year, and now we're planning a STEM event for 6-10th grade girls on October 7, 2017 at Chesapeake Math and IT Academy in Upper Marlboro, MD. The Girls Kicking Down the STEM Door event will be a day of fun and challenging hands-on exercises in each STEM discipline that will be led by STEM women. The girls will rotate through two sessions in the morning, have lunch with a dynamic guest speaker, and two additional sessions in the afternoon. It's going to be a great day and opportunity for them to so see how amazing and diverse STEM women are.

We would love to have you come lead or co-lead a session. The sessions will be 30-45 minutes long and geared toward either middle or high school age students. During the session, you will lead them through an exercise (we can brainstorm ideas), and talk with them about your career path and education. We want to shower these girls with positive women who work in an amazing and underrepresented career field.

I’ve attached an overview of “Ready, Set, Help” and a volunteer flyer for more information. I believe this event will encourage and empower girls to pursue a STEM career, and I hope you all can make it! Thank you in advance for your support and I look forward to working with you!

Felicia Johnson-Founder
Ready, Set, Help LLC

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ACADEMY NEWS
JV Soccer Team Tryout
Greetings,
Welcome to the School Year 2017-2018. Our Junior Varsity Soccer Team tryout will be next Friday September 8, 2017. Tryout will be in the soccer indoor field from 3:15 to 4:15. Players will report to the cafeteria after school day. Mr. Arroyo will pick up the players in the cafeteria between 3:00 to 3:10. Be sure complete and bring your PGCPS Sport Physical Form before participate in the tryout. Players should wear the appropriate soccer uniform and indoor soccer shoes, no cleats for tryouts please.

Last Season was awesome. This season will be terrific. See you on Friday CMIT-South Players.

Mr. Arroyo
JV Soccer Coach

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2017-2018 Bell Schedule
The bell schedule for the 2017-2018 school year is attached.

-Students will be entering the building starting at 8:20 a.m.

-Doors close at 8:35 a.m., after 8:35 a.m. parents need to sign late students in at the Front Office.

-Students who enter the building after 8:35 a.m. will be marked tardy.

The CMIT-South school day ends at 2:49. All students should be picked up no later than 3:10 p.m.


Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal

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SCHEDULES FOR SY18

CMIT South staff have been working diligently all summer to ensure that schedules are ready for returning students. Our goal is to have all schedules ready to pass out to students on September 6, 2017.
Some consideration for scheduling includes a reorganization of the college compositions across similar curriculums. This means your scholar's college may not be same as the previous school year. Schedules will be distributed to returning students on September 6, 2017. Please look for scholars to bring their schedules home.

CMIT South

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CMIT South 2017-18 Academic Calendar

CMIT South follows PGCPS calendar. Parents are encouraged to register for text or email alerts for school closings and emergencies by filling out the online form on PGCPS website: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/PGCPS/subscriber/new?qsp=PGCPS_9

Students and parents are asked not to schedule any vacations or trips to coincide with school days for the 2017-18 school year. Maryland state law requires that all students between the ages of 5-16 attend school regularly. Absences from and tardies to school is disruptive to the learning process. Studies have shown that students who attend school on a regular basis earn better grades and learn more than those who are frequently absent. Students will earn incentives for Perfect Attendance.

Please note that June 14, 2018 and June 15, 2018 are assigned as inclement weather make-up days and students may be required to attend school on those days, depending on the weather conditions throughout the Winter. Please do not any family vacations until after June 16, 2018.

Parents and students are asked to visit PGCPS website for 2017-18 calendar updates: http://go.activecalendar.com/pgcps/

The state of Maryland recognizes the following as lawful (excused) absences from school:

-Death in the immediate family
-Illness of the student
-Quarantine
-Court summons
-Principal-approved activity
-Mental or physical incapacity
-Violent storms
-Observance of a religious holiday
-State of emergency

Patrice Harrell-Carter

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
SUMMER ASSIGNMENT

Please be advise that all summer assignment related inquiries should be directed to content area teachers from here on. Students are not required to bring their summer assignment with them first day of school for submission. Summer assignment submission information will be given in classes by content area teachers.

CMIT South

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Traffic Pattern for 2017-18SY


CMIT South in collaboration with a committee comprised of parents, came up with a new traffic pattern to ease the congestions experienced during the drop off and pick up hour. This new pattern was tested during the last few weeks of the SY17. Feedback from parents was positive in regards to this pattern. CMIT South will continue with this pattern this year.

Our efforts are to make drop off and pick up easier for all. To this end, we ask for the community's full cooperation with staff and volunteers who are outside helping. Please do not instruct students to leave the designated pick up location in the afternoon. All students must remain in front of the exit doors where the canopy is located. Please note that the school will not accept any responsibility if students do not follow the expected procedures and parents are not redirecting their students to stay where the students are expected to be.

Before and after school enrichment entrance will remain the same – Cafeteria entrance. This traffic pattern applies only from 7:15 am to 3:10 pm. 

CMIT South

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ARE YOU READY FOR SCHOOL?

As the new school year approaches,

Please go through the checklist to ensure that your scholar is ready for the first day of school. Please confirm that you have:

-- Acquired uniform tops (at least two polos)
-- Acquired uniform pants (Khaki or Navy Blue)
-- Acquired uniform shoes (all black, no colored insignia or sole)
-- Acquired PE top and bottom (all black bottoms, no colored insignia) middle school only
-- Acquired school supplies (please refer to supply list)

September 06 will be here before you know it. Do not delay, get ready for school.

CMIT South

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SEAP Applications are not open to this year's 10th grade class!!
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

SEAP provided competitive research internships to over 294 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 25 DoN laboratories.

This is a PAID internship program!

Online Applications close on October 31, 2017.

For more information see: https://seap.asee.org/

There is also a college program located at: http://nreip.asee.org/

Ms. Graves

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PTO NEWS
Join the CMIT South PTO Today

Join the CMIT South PTO Today and stay informed! $15 per family
@PTAvenue.com / Organization Code- CMITSPTO
( https://www.pt-avenue.com/selfaddR.asp )

We are seeking parents and teachers with experience and skills in all areas to join the CMIT South PTO team. It will take the entire CMIT South Community (parents, teachers, students, family, businesses and friends) to lead our students through a successful school year. We are counting on your support.

CMIT South PTO Executive Board

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Mid-Atlantic Fundraising

Kick-off Date is September 28th, 2017
End date is October 19th, 2017
Lookout for more information to come!

CMIT South PTO Executive Board

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FAQs

What is the Uniform Policy?
The uniform policy can be found on our website, under Students tab. http://cmitsouth.org/uniform-policy/

How do we order uniform items?
Uniform items can be ordered by completing the online order form: https://anderon-mmp.myshopify.com/ or 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 South's Daily Schedule?
8:20am - 8:35am:
- Student arrival (drop off is at the side entrance)
- Doors close at 8:35am (after 8:35am parents need to sign late students in at the Front Office)

8:20am - 8:45am:
- Homeroom (Breakfast is available during this time until 8:45am)

8:45am - 2:49pm for 6th & High School grades and 8:45am - 2:54pm for 7th & 8th grades: 
- Academic instruction

2:49/2:54pm - 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. Lunch taken to lunch room should be consumed in lunch room. Student cannot return to locker after lunch. All lunch bags should be left in lockers if student do not wish to place in bins after lunch. Lunch bags are not allowed in class.

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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