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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS137

09/29/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

OPEN HOUSE FOR CMIT SOUTH ACADEMY AND ELEMENTARY

High School Parent Night

8th Grade Parent Night

Calling ALL MEN of CMIT South - October 9

First Quarter Progress


UPCOMING EVENTS

Tae Kwon Do

CMIT South Band

Open Gym for students

Student Service Learning Hours Opportunity

GIRLS BREAKING DOWN STEM DOORS - PLEASE RSVP


ACADEMY NEWS

ACTIVATING STUDENTS' VARIOUS LEARNING STYLES

Aquarium Science Donations

SAT Words Week of September 25, 2017

STUDENT SAFETY DURING PICKUP


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

SIS: Point Reward System Log In Information

Health & Physical Education

High School STEM/Maker's Fair

LUNCH MONEY - ATTENTION NEEDED


PTO NEWS

PTO Upcoming Events


FAQs
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NEWS
OPEN HOUSE FOR CMIT SOUTH ACADEMY AND ELEMENTARY


CMIT South is excited to hold two open house sessions for parents of prospective students who are interested in applying to the lottery for CMIT South and CMIT South Elementary. If you have students of elementary school age or secondary school age, please plan to attend one of this sessions. Sessions will hold as follows:

Thursday October 26, 2017 @ 6:00pm

Saturday November 04, 2017 @ 12:00pm

We encourage all prospective families to join us for this event. We will be discussing our instructional program and offerings.

Hope to see you there.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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High School Parent Night


CMIT-South is inviting all high school parents & students to our Informational Parent Night, on Tuesday, November 21. The event will take place in CMIT-South auditorium between 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Following topics will be covered during the presentation:

-High School Graduation Requirements
*Credit Requirements
*PGCPS' Promotion Policy
*Student Service Learning hours (SSL)
-Clubs and After school Programs

Please join us!!!

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal

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8th Grade Parent Night
The 8th grade Parent Night will take place on November 15, 2017 from 6-7pm. This will be an information session on making the transition to high school, learning about the requirements for speciality programs, and the assessments used to determine if your child will qualify for such programs. We encourage all 8th grade parent to attend to ensure that you have the necessary information to make decisions on your child's academic trajectory.

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS

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Calling ALL MEN of CMIT South - October 9

The month of October has been designated as National Bullying Prevention Month.

On October 9, 2017, CMIT South PTO will be sponsoring Men Make a Difference Day. All fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other male presence in our students' life are invited on October 9, 2017 to Men Make a Difference event. All attendees are encouraged to wear Orange colored apparel to commemorate National Bullying Prevention month. During this event, participants will help raise awareness on bullying prevention. Please arrive at 8:30am.

See you then.

CMIT South PTO

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First Quarter Progress


As we come closer to the end of the first quarter, parents are asked to review their child's Schoolmax grades. Please email your child's teacher with any questions or concerns.

Home-school communication continues through

- Edmodo page
- Weekly school newsletters
- Schoolmax
- SIS (through CLF Portal)
- Emails and phone calls

Thank you parents for your involvement and continuous support.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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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CMIT South Band


Do you play a musical instrument? Own a musical instrument? Are you passionate about or interested in music? If any of these categories applies to you, welcome to you opportunity to explore this beautiful universe.

In the CMIT South Band Club, performers will learn various components of performance, theory, and composition in symphonic and popular music settings. There will be a section for advanced musicians who demonstrate higher levels of aptitude and/or proficiency and a beginner section for young musicians to establish fundamental theory and technique. The course will be open to all brass, woodwind, percussion, and string musicians. The Beginner Band section will meet on Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm and the Advanced Band section will meet on Thursdays from 3-4:30pm. There will be a music quiz and audition on Tuesday October 3rd. A second audition will be held Thursday October 5th for prospective members who cannot meet on 10/03. All auditions will occur in the dance room. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday October 10th.

Please contact band director, Andre Grant for more information - agrant@cmitsouth.org.

Andre Grant - Band Director

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Open Gym for students

Open gym activities will start on October 2, 2017 with schedule as follow:
HS - Open gym will be Monday & Wednesday 3:15-4:30
Middle School Open Gym Tuesday & Thursday 3:15-4:30

All students must have proper gym attire which include:
Tennis shoes
Gym shorts
Tee shirt white/dark color

All students must have signed permission slip prior to attending open gym. Students will report to the cafeteria following dismissal where they will be picked up. Students must be pick up at 4:30pm, picking student up late more than 2 session would lead to revoked opportunity to participate in open gym. Student must be in the gym during open Gym time 3:15-4:30, any student found to be in any part of the school other than the gym without permission will have their privileges revoke.
Please email Coach Fisher - dfisher@cmitsouth.org if you would like a permission slip or have any other questions.

Diron Fisher

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Student Service Learning Hours Opportunity
Hello CMIT-South Family!

Chad Wangolo, a current CMIT-South 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 (click the link below) OR contact Karen Wangolo at Karen_Wangolo@hotmail.com or 301-325-2897 for more information.

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

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

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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GIRLS BREAKING DOWN STEM DOORS - PLEASE RSVP

WHEN: October 7, 2017 - 8:30am

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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ACADEMY NEWS
ACTIVATING STUDENTS' VARIOUS LEARNING STYLES
Just in time for a brand new school year, Mr. Valle’s classes are off to a great start as they exhibit excellence in learning with exemplary behavior. At CMIT South, teachers and students alike are always working hard to rise beyond expectations!

Mr. Valle

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Aquarium Science Donations
Hello CMIT South family!

My Aquarium Science class is looking for donations to ensure the success of each student group. If you have any unused aquariums or equipment laying around please consider donating it to our classroom!

Specific needs:
10 gallon aquariums
Filters
Vinyl/silicone tubing
Surge protectors
Outlet timers
Unwanted fish, plants, or decorations.

Please contact me at bdavidson@cmitsouth.org to set up a drop-off.

Thank you in advance!

Brian Davidson

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SAT Words Week of September 25, 2017
In the RELA Dept. for 7th grade, we are learning the most common SAT words and definitions. Below are the ones we are featuring this week. How many of them do you know the definition of?

bereft
blandishment
bilk
bombastic
cajole
callous
candor
carp
caucus
cavort
contusion
contentious
defunct
derivative
despot
didactic
digression
dirge
dispel
dour

Mrs. Dee Wells-Holder
Middle School RELA Department
Grade 7
dwellsholder@cmitsouth.org

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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 will not be liable for any issues resulting from this dangerous practice.

CMIT South

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
SIS: Point Reward System Log In Information


Below you will find instructions regarding how to log in and use the Parent Portal/PRS.

1. Use clfportal.org to reach the log in screen.
2. Click on "Retrieve Password"
3. Enter the email address used when registering your child at CMIT.
4. Your temporary password will be sent to that email account.
5. Return to the log in screen and log in with the temporary password.
6. The Hall Pass/Reward Points Screen will appear showing the passes and points assigned to your child.


CMIT South

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Health & Physical Education
Dear Parent or Guardian,

Grading for Health and Physical Education is organized as follows:

Assessment (50%)
Class Work (30%)
Homework (20%)

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org

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High School STEM/Maker's Fair
Hello Families!
Just a reminder that STEM/Maker's fair is OPTIONAL for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY. If a High School Student choses to submit a proposal they should have done so by now. It will be extra credit for those who chose to complete a project.

If any High School parents have any questions feel free to shoot me an email at nwassam@cmitsouth.org. Have a great weekend!

Mr. Wassam

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LUNCH MONEY - ATTENTION NEEDED

It has come to CMIT South administration's attention that some students are visiting the cafeteria daily without money to pay for lunch. Some of the students also do not bring any lunch to eat.

Please note that a hungry student cannot pay attention in class and this impacts the student's ability to be successful. Please to ensure that your child is able to learn in class by making sure they are fed. Please check lunch account balance frequently.

CMIT South

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PTO NEWS
PTO Upcoming Events


Girls Breaking Down the S.T.E.M. Door, Please RSVP by Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 8:30am - 3:00pm in the cafeteria.

Clean Up Green Up is Saturday, October 28, 2017- we need volunteers, please sign-up on ptavenue.com (enter CMITSPTO)

First Friday Fundraiser, Lunch on me - Friday, October 6, 2017 - Pay $8 on PTAvenue.com or drop it in the First Friday Drop Box, located near the front office.

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. 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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