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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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09/22/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Parent Breakfast @ CMIT South

CMIT South Club Selection

Capitol University Representative Visit to CMIT-South's Sophomore Class

PARRC Scores

Thank You for Coming to Back to School Night!

Attention Parents: Please discuss with your child

College Leadership Program (CLP) Parent Session!

STUDENT SAFETY DURING PICKUP

Free and Reduced Priced Meals


UPCOMING EVENTS

Student Service Learning Opportunity

Parenting Through the Adolescent Years

GIRLS BREAKING DOWN STEM DOORS - PLEASE RSVP

Mes de la Herencia Hispana (Hispanic Heritage Month)

Tae Kwon Do

Book of the Month


ACADEMY NEWS

2018 Prudential Spirit of the Community Award

"BE FEARLESS BE KIND" Grants

Do you need help with Edmodo?

[AA-PTA] Scholarship Contest $250,000


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Health & Physical Education

TWO HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL - September 29

College Night and Career Readiness Night

Nurse @ CMIT South


PTO NEWS

JOIN THE CMIT SOUTH PTO TODAY!

UPCOMING CMIT SOUTH PTO GENERAL BODY MEETING

2017-2018 PTO Board position is still available.

WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED

Mid-Atlantic Fundraising


FAQs
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NEWS
Parent Breakfast @ CMIT South

As part of CMIT South partnership with our parents, CMIT South held a parent breakfast on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with parents of scholars in Duke, Delaware and Harvard. Thank you to all parents who were in attendance. Looking forward to seeing other parents in subsequent meetings.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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CMIT South Club Selection

Beginning Friday September 29, 2017 students are encouraged to participate in clubs of choice at CMIT South. Although this is voluntary, students are given another opportunity to embrace all that CMIT South has to offer. Attached is the list of clubs and their descriptions in order for the students to make a prudent choice regarding their interests. Once they have made their selection, please complete the following form by Monday September 25, 2017 so that the teachers can prepare for their clubs on Friday.

Club offerings this year will be on Fridays from 7:35am - 8:20am. Students will use their assigned regular school entrance to gain entry into the building. Doors will be opened until 7:40am for club arrivals. Students arriving late to clubs will not be able to gain entry into the building. If student will be arriving late, they need not come for clubs. They would need to arrive at regularly scheduled school hours.

Please see link below for selections.

https://goo.gl/forms/7Li6eL3I3ko0Iq9E2
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Patrice Harrell-Carter

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Capitol University Representative Visit to CMIT-South's Sophomore Class
Capitol Technology University Representative Mr. Jonathan Ngaya will be visiting CMIT-South's sophomores on Tuesday September 26th during the 7th period.

Mr. Jonathan Ngaya will be talking about programs that are offered in Capitol Technology University and key points of the admission process for general college admission.

More information about Capitol Technology University please visit:
http://www.capitol-college.edu

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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PARRC Scores

CMIT South students received students who took the PARRC assessment last school year received their scores through the English department. Along with the score, they received a letter from PGCPS and a guide to understanding how to interpret your child's score. Please make sure you ask your child for his /her scores.

Georgia Jones

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Thank You for Coming to Back to School Night!
Hello Parents!

Thank you to all that came to Back to School Night last week! Please see the attached letter that provides more insight to the world of counseling. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Back to School Night gets pretty busy, so I know I did not get to personally speak with all of the families. I would love to get to know all of you, so if you would like to schedule a time to meet with me, please send me an email so we can coordinate schedules.

Thank you for all that you do for the students at CMIT-South!

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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Attention Parents: Please discuss with your child

Dear Parents and/or Guardians:
I’m reaching out to you today to ask for your assistance in helping us address bullying concerns that often occur during the middle school years. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Attached is more information about bullying and some questions and answers that can be used as a guideline to discuss with your child. Thank you for your assistance in discussing this issue and in helping to create a positive school environment for everyone.

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Richelle Bates

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College Leadership Program (CLP) Parent Session!
Hello to all!

I hope everyone is having a great start to their school year! With that CLP is in the process of forming for this year and we are having our parent session on Tuesday, October 3 at 6pm. CLP is a fantastic program that has amazing benefits for you and your child as well as looking exceptional on a college resume when the time comes! CLP is a well structured leadership program for students who would like to take on leadership roles in life. If you or your child is interested come to the parent session and learn all about! If you have any questions you can email me at ebrown@cmitsouth.org

Miss Brown

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STUDENT SAFETY DURING PICKUP

During the pickup period in the afternoon, some students have been directed by their parents to walk off CMIT South property in order to meet parents on the streets. Please note that this not a safe practice and is strongly discouraged by CMIT South. CMIT South does not have enough personnel to supervise your students once off CMIT South property. This is a highly risky practice that endangers your child's safety.
Please instruct your children to remain on school property at all times.


CMIT South

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Free and Reduced Priced Meals

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is pleased to offer a time-saving, convenient online application process for Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FARMS). Previously, parents had to complete a paper application and return to it their child’s school. For their convenience, the new online application streamlines the process and can be completed from any computer with Internet access.

Free or reduced-price meals are available to students based on household size and income. To view income eligibility guidelines, click here. Benefits expire each year so families must reapply to ensure students continue to receive meal benefits. Students are automatically eligible for free meals if their family receives assistance under the Food Supplement Program (FSP) or Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) benefits.

Please use the link below to apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals. For details on the application process, visit the PGCPS Department of Food and Nutrition Services website, or call 301-952-6517.

https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/PickDistrict

CMIT South

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Student Service Learning Opportunity
The William S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center is hosting their annual campus clean up on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00am-2:00pm.

Adults and Prince George’s County students in middle and high school are invited to attend. Middle school students are required to attend with an adult.

This is a great opportunity to earn Student Service Learning hours!!

If you are interested in signing up, you may do so at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SVBGLQZ.

Check out the attached flyer for more information!

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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Parenting Through the Adolescent Years
Join other parents at this FREE workshop for a day of learning!

Topics include:
-Caring for the caregiver
-Knowing the people who know your child
-Bullying/suicide awareness
-Social media safety for caregivers

Check out the attached flyer for information on registering.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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GIRLS BREAKING DOWN STEM DOORS - PLEASE RSVP
WHEN: October 7, 2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

WHERE: CMIT South, Upper Marlboro MD

WHAT: Expose girls to women who kick down the STEM doors and encourage them to pursue STEM Careers.

Volunteers are needed, please RSVP so we can plan adequately. Use the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZL_JkCJXxJ4kVvdaKC0EOUAIkx86GMhc_NPgG7LFF3I/edit?usp=sharing

Felicia Johnson-Founder
Ready, Set, Help LLC

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Mes de la Herencia Hispana (Hispanic Heritage Month)
Saludos,
¡¡¡¡¡ Es hora de celebrar la Herencia Hispana !!!! ¡¡¡¡Sí!!!!
El Departamento de Español de CMIT-Sur tiene el placer de celebrar la herencia hispana y comenzamos a preparar una actividad impresionante. Buscamos talento estudiantil para participar en la actividad. Si está interesado en formar parte del talento de esta noche, comuníquese con el Sr. Arroyo, la Sra. Berroa, la Sra. Marchese y la Sra. Feliciano lo antes posible. Padres y maestros son bienvenidos para ayudar al Departamento de Español con la logística de la actividad, solo necesitas completar la Encuesta y el Departamento de Español te contactará pronto para más información.

Greetings,
It's time to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage!!!! Yes!!!!
The Spanish Department of CMIT-South has the pleasure of celebrating the Hispanic Heritage. We are planning an awesome event. The celebration will be announced shortly. We are looking for student talents to participate in the activities. If you are interested in being part of the talent for this night, contact Mr. Arroyo, Ms. Berroa, Ms. Marchese and Ms. Feliciano as soon as possible. Parents and teachers are welcome to help the Spanish Department with the logistic of the activity, so if you are interested just you need to complete the Survey and the Spanish Department will contact you soon for more information.

https://goo.gl/forms/La1tkWodd3xHuD8D3

Thank You for being part of CMIT-South family,
Spanish Department

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Tae Kwon Do
Students will have the opportunity to learn Tae Kwon Do from Master Mike Warren who has dedicated his life to the advancement of martial arts.

Through his Program, he offers a complete martial arts program for your child - beginner’s level classes to advanced level classes. Through the ranking system, students are motivated to set short and long-term goals-envisioning and achieving the goal of earning a Black Belt and beyond.

Students can also find other benefits from Tae Kwon Do training: Improved self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, respect, exercise and improved academic performance. They will not only learn how to defend themselves, but also with consistent training, they will experience noticeable improvements in health and physical fitness along with stress reduction.

It is his mission to make sure every student is successful, while developing at their own pace. His program is tailored to meet the individual needs of each student according to their personality, age and skill level. He works together with parents to achieve this goal, and has consistent, open communication with parents. He has an open-door policy, parents are welcome and encourage to drop by anytime to observe what he does and how It’s done.

Each student is required to sign a waiver and complete a payment form before starting. Tuition Cost: $50 per month provides for 2 classes per week.

Classes will begin on Tuesday, October 3rd and; will be taught on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Students may begin class at any time during the year.

Contact Mike or Barbra Warren at mikewarren1016@gmail.com or 301-383-0448 with questions or more information.


Master Mike Warren

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Book of the Month

Good afternoon 10th Grade RELA students and parents,

Please try to get access to your September book of the month. Reading Logs will begin on Friday. The name of the book is Dawn by Elie Wiesel. Unfortunately, there is no online PDF so it will have to be purchased. We will also be using this book for DEAR (Drop Everything And Read). Thank you very much!

Lori Payne, MAT
10th Grade RELA Teacher

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ACADEMY NEWS
2018 Prudential Spirit of the Community Award
Hello CMIT-South Families!

Below you will find information on the 2018 Prudential Spirit of the Community Award. It is a great recognition opportunity for middle school and high school youth doing great service.

***DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 7, 2017***

Apply for a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., in late April!

**ARE YOU A MIDDLE LEVEL OR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WHO’S MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH VOLUNTEERING?**

In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in late April. Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other state-level winners will receive Certificates of Excellence. All state-level honorees will be announced in February.

During the trip, 10 of the State Honorees will be named America’s top youth volunteers of the year. These National Honorees will receive $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for their schools or organizations, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofilt charitable organizations of their choice. Local Honorees who qualify can also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

For application and certification questions, or to request a paper application form, call 855.670.4787.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Since 1995, the program has honored more than 120,000 youth volunteers at the local, state and national level.

For more information on how to apply, please visit: https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2018

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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"BE FEARLESS BE KIND" Grants
Hello CMIT-South Families,

The world needs the empathy, compassion, and kindness of youth now more than ever. Please check out the attached flyer that provides all of our students with the opportunity to earn grants.
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Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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Do you need help with Edmodo?

Attached to this newsletter blurb is a zip folder for parents who need a little extra help with edmodo. It has step by step instructions for parents who do not know how to log on, how to get the app on your phone, as well as if a problem arises, etc. Explore!

Miss Brown

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[AA-PTA] Scholarship Contest $250,000


The Khan Academy's Breakthrough Junior Challenge is seeking out young innovators (ages 13-18) to submit videos for the chance to win a $250,000 scholarship. Deadline for submission October 1, 2017. Here is the link for more information.

https://breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org/?utm_email_kaid=kaid_1108769707224511932338024&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Breakthrough%20Junior%20Challenge%20Email%202%20to%20Parents%20-%20Time%20is%20Running%20Out&utm_term=All%20Parents


CMIT South

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Health & Physical Education
Dear Parent or Guardian,

CMIT South Physical Education will take place Semester 2. We will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to become a Physically Literate person. This will ensure the growth of the child holistically by providing them with the awareness and the appreciation for sustaining a healthy lifestyle through sound pedagogy.

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org

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TWO HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL - September 29

PGCPS Students will be released two-hours early on September 29, 2017. Please make arrangement to have students picked up. All students will be dismissed by 12:54pm. Please have students picked up by 1:10pm.

On two hour dismissal days, students enrolled in after school Enrichment will be dismissed two-hour early as well. Last pick up will be by 4:00pm. Please plan accordingly.

CMIT South

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College Night and Career Readiness Night
Please use the following link to register for upcoming College Night and Career Readiness Seminars sponsored by PGCPS Athletic Office.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScS2kBCIU6XzvGwFg4A2EZMUuRIVENhSMM9O7cAfD2jdaafsw/viewform?c=0&w=1


Kevin Young
Athletic Director

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Nurse @ CMIT South
CMIT South does not have a Nurse on site at this time. We anticipate being assigned a nurse in the nearest future. We will continue to provide the best care to all students and will contact you should any concerns arise. In the interim, please direct any and all inquiries related to medications to your child's grade level administrator.

CMIT South

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PTO NEWS
JOIN THE CMIT SOUTH PTO TODAY!
We need your support, please become a member of the CMIT South PTO today.
The cost is $15 per family, teacher or company.
Click Here to sign-up today ==> https://www.pt-avenue.com/login.asp Enter CMITSPTO.

Please see Instructions attached or view instructions under ‘New Membership’ or ’ Renew Membership’ when you sign into pt-avenue.com. If you have questions, please contact the Administrator, Lorna Campbell at lcampbellpto@gmail.com.

CMIT South PTO

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UPCOMING CMIT SOUTH PTO GENERAL BODY MEETING


CMIT South General PTO Meeting #1

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

6:00pm – 8:00pm

At CMIT South Cafeteria


Voting will be conducted for:

2017-2018 PTO Budget

Open position - Corresponding Secretary



We will be forming Committees for 2017-2018

(CMIT South PTO guidelines are outlined in the bylaws (http://cmitsouth.org/bylaw/)


The University/ High School Section with the most PTO members signed up by Friday, October 6th wins a Pizza Party for the month of October.

Hope to see you there!
CMIT South PTO Executive Board

CMIT South PTO

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2017-2018 PTO Board position is still available.


Nominees are being accepted for the Corresponding Secretary. Send nominations to pto@cmitsouth.org. Nominees will be accepted through Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by 5:00 pm.

The Open position description:
The Corresponding Secretary shall collect and disseminate all incoming and outgoing correspondence including but not limited to publications, notices and meeting agendas. The Corresponding Secretary shall be responsible for coordinating the maintenance of the website. He/she shall perform the duties of the Recording Secretary in the absence of that officer and shall perform other delegated duties as assigned.

CMIT South PTO Executive Board



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Kick-off Date is Thursday September 28th, 2017
End date is October 19th, 2017


Thank you,
CMIT South PTO Executive Board

CMIT South PTO

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WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED


Ways to stay connected to your student’s progress, class assignments, and schedule:
1. Download the new Bb District by Blackboard App: http://www.pgcps.org/bbapp/

2. Access SchoolMAX and SchoolMax support : http://www.pgcps.org/schoolmax-support/

3. Download Edmodo : https://www.edmodo.com/

CMIT South PTO

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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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