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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS138

10/06/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

SEPTEMBER SIS POINTS RESULTS

OPEN HOUSE FOR CMIT SOUTH ACADEMY AND ELEMENTARY

High School Parent Night

8th Grade Parent Night

Calling ALL LIONS of CMIT South - October 9


UPCOMING EVENTS

Third Hispanic Heritage Celebration coming soon

National Bullying Prevention Month

8TH GRADE PARENT MEETING

SAVE THE DATES

CMIT South JV Soccer


ACADEMY NEWS

CLP Interest Survey

LEARNING MATH BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

SIS: Point Reward System Log In Information

Student Service Learning Hours Opportunity


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Health & Physical Education Classroom Rules

Staff Participates in College Fridays

STUDENT SAFETY DURING PICKUP


PTO NEWS

SIGN UP NOW

THANK YOU....

Want to Volunteer?


FAQs
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NEWS
SEPTEMBER SIS POINTS RESULTS


CMIT South uses the Point Reward System (PRS) to help promote a positive and conducive learning environment. Students have an opportunity to earn points for positive behaviors and lose points when their actions are deemed in need of improvement.

During the month of September, majority of students were eligible for dress down day as a reward for good scholarly conduct. In the coming days, students will also have an opportunity to participate in September monthly reward activity.

CMIT South is proud of all our scholars, keep up the good work.


Lara Asafa, Principal

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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 LIONS 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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UPCOMING EVENTS
Third Hispanic Heritage Celebration coming soon
Save the day
October 27, 2017
6:30 pm
Auditorium
Ticket $ 5:00
Ticket sales in the Cafeteria at lunch time.
This year we have Dance, Music, Performance, Hispanic Culture Exposition, Students Presentations and Videos about Hispanic Heritage in America, Food and more amazing things. Don't miss the opportunity to have fun and learn about the Hispanic Heritage Culture.
For more information email us at:
farroyo@cmitsouth.org
nberroa@cmitsouth.org
vmarchese@cmitsouth.org
vfeliciano@cmitsouth.org

World Language Department

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National Bullying Prevention Month
CMIT-South is celebrating National Bullying Prevention Month!

Each week in October will represent different ways that WE (students, staff, and families) can get involved to officially stomp out bullying.

I say WE because in order for CMIT-South to be bully-free, all members of the community need to be involved. Please encourage your children to be part of the solution.. not the problem.

The attached document includes descriptions of the themes for each week in October.

Thank you!

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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8TH GRADE PARENT MEETING



WHAT: Class of 2022 Parent Meeting

WHEN: Thursday October 19, 2017

WHERE: CMIT Cafeteria

Goal:

Increase Parental Involvement
Propose 8th grade activities - Promotion and Service
Propose 8th grade fee - packages
8th Grade fundraisers

Text 81010 Message @CMITS2022

DeShonta Robinson
robinsondeeb@gmail.com

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SAVE THE DATES


Friday, October 6th, 2017 –

o First Friday’s -Lunch on Me Campaign starts. We ask parents to donate their lunch money the 1st Friday of each month ($8 for 8 months). Based on the PTO’s calculations 600 CMIT South families x $8 x 8 months = $38,400 collected! Participate on pt-avenue.com (CMITSPTO) and look for on-line store or drop your donation in the First Friday Drop Box near the front desk.

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

o Girls breaking down S.T.E.M. Door. Begins at 8:30am in the CMIT Cafeteria. We can still use some volunteers and a few donations for water.

Monday, October 9, 2017

o ALL uniforms orders have been full filled, last pickup is Monday

o Men Make a Difference Day – 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.

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

o Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser Deadline. If you do not want to purchase items in the booklet, Donations are welcomed.

o Class of 2022 Parent Meeting- 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the CMIT South Cafeteria. For all 8th grade parents.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

o CMIT South Clean up Green up Day. An opportunity for students to earn service hours. Sign-up to volunteer on www.ptavenue.com or send an email to pto@cmitsouth.org (Subject Line: Volunteer- CleanUP GreenUP)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

o Picture Day for all students. Both the CMIT South white oxford and tie are REQUIRED to take school pictures. Students should come to school dressed for pictures. Any student that has P.E. on picture day can bring their shirt and tie to school and wear them over their P.E. shirt when it is time to take their picture.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

o CMIT South PTO General Body Meeting – 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the school cafeteria

CMIT SOUTH PTO

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CMIT South JV Soccer
Please come out and support CMIT South JV Soccer team as we close out our inaugural high school soccer season.

October 9th @ Central HS - 3:30 p.m

October 12th @ Northwestern HS - 5:00 p.m.

October 16 @ Parkdale HS - 5:00 p.m.

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ACADEMY NEWS
CLP Interest Survey
Please fill out this google forms if you or your child is interested in being a part of CLP. All of the information you need currently for this step of the process is in the google forms. Attached to this newsletter is also the CLP main page link as well as the Congressional Award powerpoint explaining everything in more detail. If your child is 13.5 years old or older, you may fill out the registration form found in the CLP Homepage link under the blue book tab in the picture at the bottom of the webpage.

Survey link
https://goo.gl/forms/M2ZEnHhtPYZDVkXY2

CLP Homepage
https://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/clp-program

Congressional Award Program (Part of CLP)
http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/24639b_7da2442e56604b6f8791bf8a83272417.pdf


Miss Brown
ebrown@cmitsouth.org

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LEARNING MATH BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Fun learning is boundless and limitless at CMIT South. The Delaware group in our Accelerated Math 2 class had a great time classifying numbers using the giant Real Number System chart set up in the hallway. This is one way we emphasize upon our students that learning takes place everywhere, and how Math becomes a life skill in various circumstances.

Mr. Valle

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

Our Health and Physical Education classroom rules include:

-Follow Directions
-Be Safe
-Be Respectful
-Sportsmanship
-Dress

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org

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Staff Participates in College Fridays
CMIT-South is proud to announce that every Friday is College Friday!

What is a College Friday?

College Fridays are days in which staff members wear college and university apparel to represent and support post-secondary education. Staff members are encouraged to engage in discussion about their college experience with their students.

Please encourage your students to take notice of the different colleges and universities the staff members are representing. We have staff members from all over the world, so this is the perfect opportunity for the students to see what options are out there. The possibilities for our students are endless!

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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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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PTO NEWS
SIGN UP NOW

We need your support, please join the CMITSouth PTO today. The cost is $15 per family, teacher or company.
Click Here to sign-up today ==è https://www.pt-avenue.com/login.asp Enter CMITSPTO. View instructions under ‘New Membership’ or ’ Renew Membership’ . If you have questions, please contact the Administrator, Lorna Campbell at lcampbellpto@gmail.com.

CMIT SOUTH PTO

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THANK YOU....

We had our 1st CMIT South PTO meeting for 2017-2018 on September 27, 2017 and PTO had an opportunity to share a lot of information.
Attached is the presentation shared that evening. The meeting minutes will be posted on pt-avenue.com. We hope to see you at the next meeting on November 1, 2017 at 6:00pm.


The PTO Executive Board

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Want to Volunteer?

Background Check Information – Please check in at the CMIT South Front Desk if you already have a background on file.
Due to a recent change in policy (Administrative Procedure 4215), commercial background checks can no longer be utilized for field trips.
Cost of Fingerprint Background Check $56.57
Cost of Commercial Background Check $7.00 (not applicable for field trips)
The Fingerprint Office accepts payment in the form of cash, money order, debit/Visa/MasterCard.
For questions, contact the Background Unit at 301.952.7831; email hr.backgroundunit@pgcps.org or go to http://www.pgcps.org/fingerprinting/

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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