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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS139

10/13/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

OPEN HOUSE FOR CMIT SOUTH ACADEMY AND ELEMENTARY

High School Parent Night

Still have some interest in joining a Friday morning club?

CLF Advanced Studies REGISTRATION is open now!

REGISTER NOW! SAT/PSAT Prep classes will start at CMIT-South on October 21st

Saturday Academy

CMIT SOUTH GIRLS BROKE STEM DOORS....

Third Hispanic Heritage Commemoration


UPCOMING EVENTS

Class of 2020 Parent Meeting

Student Service Learning Hours Opportunity

College Fair

STUDENT AND ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


ACADEMY NEWS

Basketball tryouts

Mark Your Calendars

Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program Open House


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Technology Fee

Health & Physical Education

National Bullying Prevention Month


PTO NEWS

Thank you! Men Make a Difference Day was a Success!

Have you been shopping lately?

Dates to Remember:

Volunteer Background Checks

Join the PTO

CMIT South Picture Day


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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Still have some interest in joining a Friday morning club?
It is not too late to join a Friday morning club. Please contact the sponsor of the club directly to ensure there is still space for your child to participate. We encourage you to embrace and immerse yourself in the entire school culture.

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS

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CLF Advanced Studies REGISTRATION is open now!
The Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) will offer a variety of programs aimed at helping students further develop social skills while improving academic performance. The following exclusive courses made available ONLY to CLF schools’ students. Students will take an assessment test and upon completion, satisfied students will receive a certificate from CLF.

Fall semester classes will start on Saturday, October 28th. All courses 10 week-long and total cost per class is $250.

*Ozobot Programming, Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm, 10 weeks, $250 @CMIT-Elementary
*Interactive Coding with Phyton, Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CMIT-Elementary
*Archery, Saturday 10:00-11:30am, 10 weeks, $250 @CMIT-Elementary GYM
*Archery, Saturday 12:30-1:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @CMIT-Elementary GYM
*Developing Android App with MIT App Inventor, Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CMIT-Elementary
*Visual Lab, Monday, 4:00-6:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @CMIT Academy North MS
*Rubik's Cube, Saturday, 10:00-12:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CSP
*Journalism & Broadcasting, Wednesday, 4:00-6:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CLF
*Full Stack Software Development, Friday, 4:00-6:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CSP
*Interactive Programming & Web Development, Saturday, 10:00-1:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CLF

For course description, locations, eligible grade levels, and REGISTRATION visit our website, www.clfadvancedstudies.org/acsp
Follow us on https://twitter.com/CLFAdvanced to see recent updates!
Any question, feel free to reach me at clp@clfmd.org

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director

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REGISTER NOW! SAT/PSAT Prep classes will start at CMIT-South on October 21st
Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation Home Office and the prestigious Princeton Review announces a strategic educational partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' test solving strategies, boost test-taking confidence & scores, and ultimately increase scholarship dollars and acceptances rate to college and universities of choice!

What we offer;

Instruction:
25 hours of live expert instruction at CMIT Academy South plus 140+ additional lessons
3 hours of on-demand online help from an instructor

Practice Tests:
4 proctored practice tests with detailed online explanations
6 additional practice tests to help sharpen your skills

Additional Resources:
Maximize your score with a custom online lesson plan
240 drills, 2,000 online practice questions, and 140+ video lessons

Including:
The Princeton Review Guarantee
In-class review of all SAT content
Extensive guided practice of all test-taking strategies
Admissions and Financial Aid advice to help you research schools, organize your applications and maximize financial aid awards
Access to our new adaptive student portal. You can spend your time studying on your unique areas of focus to help you maximize your score
Chat with a Teacher: Just click a button and you’re immediately connected to an expert instructor – day or night.
Get up to three hours of additional instruction focused on your questions with a teacher in an online classroom.
Connect to a teacher up until test day.

Course Schedule for CMIT-South:
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:15 PM EDT, Test 1
Mon, Oct 23, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Wed, Oct 25, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Sat, Nov 4, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:15 PM EDT, Test 2
Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:15 PM EST, Test 3
Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:15 PM EST, Test 4
Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
Wed, Nov 29, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST

Registration:
https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/360769
Use Promo Code CLF2017 for %20 OFF

Follow us at www.clfadvancedstudies.org and on Twitter to see recent updates and more courses that we offer: twitter.com/CLFAdvanced

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director

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Saturday Academy
CMIT South offers free Saturday Academy for enrichment in Math and Reading and it will began on October 21, 2017. Students in need of additional support in their classwork or homework may attend. Some students are also being recommended to attend. Please refer to the schedule and plan to be punctual and consistent in your attendance to fully benefit from the session you choose.

Saturday Academy schedule:

09:00 – 11:00 || 1st Study Session

11:00 – 01:00 || 2nd Study Session

01:00 || Dismissal

Students are free to attend the session that works for them. Students attending both sessions will need to arrive at 9:00 am and will be dismissed at 1:00 pm. If you plan to have your child attend both sessions please provided them with a snack. We look forward to seeing you on Saturdays.

Georgia Jones

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CMIT SOUTH GIRLS BROKE STEM DOORS....


On Saturday October 7, 2017, young lady of CMIT South had an opportunity to participate in various sessions related to Science, Engineering, Technology and Math. Sessions include open remarks from NASA Engineer, Environmental Health, Accounting for Expenses, Getting to know your Microbes, Public Health and Neuroscience, and Robotics Engineering. There were also remarks from a female Army Dentist. The young ladies had a wonderful time expanding their horizon in the different STEM Fields.

Many thanks to Ms. Felicia Johnson of Ready Set Help for helping to organize this events. CMIT South students are also grateful to all presenter and volunteers for making this event a massive success.

CMIT South

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Third Hispanic Heritage Commemoration

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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UPCOMING EVENTS
Class of 2020 Parent Meeting
The Class of 2020 Graduation Committee would like to invite you to attend the first parent/student meeting. We will provide an update on senior activities including prom, class trip, fundraising, etc. Please join us for this important information and to provide your input, ask questions and give suggestions.


When: November 2, 2017

Time: 6:30-7:30

Where: CMIT-S Cafeteria

Thanks,


Class of 2020 Graduation Committee

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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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College Fair

The 2017 12th Annual "Go to High School, Go to College" Fair on November 11, 2017 from 10 AM - 12:30 PM at the Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7700 Bock Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744.

This fair will host many college admissions offices from across the country, financial aid workshops and more!

Participants will also have a chance to win an iPad and a $1,000 scholarship! I encourage all junior and senior high school families in my district to take advantage of this great opportunity. Please see the flyer attached for more details.





Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal

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STUDENT AND ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Student and adult volunteers are needed for Lake Arbor's 5th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk. Please see the attached document for more information.

Thank you!

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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ACADEMY NEWS
Basketball tryouts
Middle School Boy's - November 6th
Middle School Girl's - November 7th

High School Girl's - November 15th
High School Boy's - November 16th

Tryouts will be held from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Students wishing to participate must have a completed physical on file BEFORE tryouts. Participants must also have a 2.0 grade point average.

Players should report to the gym immediately after school and come prepared to play (shorts and gym shoes).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Kevin Young at kyoung@cmitsouth.org.


Kevin Young
Athletic Director

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Mark Your Calendars
October 20, 2017 is a professional development day for teachers. Please make arrangements for child(ren), as this will be a day off for them. Enjoy the long weekend.

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS

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Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program Open House

Prince George’s Community College, in partnership with the Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program (Youth@Work/SYEP), will host several Open Houses at the Largo campus of Prince George's Community College, Room 1418, Center for Health Studies. The Open Houses are to inform youth about professional development/training opportunities in preparation for the upcoming 2018 Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program.

For more information, click on the link below:
http://www.pgcc.edu/Programs_and_Courses/Noncredit/Continuing_Education_Program_Detail.aspx?id=6442469036

PGCC

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Technology Fee

CMIT South is collecting Technology fee now. Technology fee is used to provide some of the technology resources utilized in Technology class.
CMIT South front desk will begin collecting the technology fee Friday (October 13th) through Tuesday (October 17th). You may send it with the students. Fees will be collected at the front desk during homeroom time or lunch time in the cafeteria. Cash, check or money order is being accepted.

Irfan Piskin
Technology Concepts Teacher

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Health & Physical Education
Dear Parent or Guardian,

Our classroom rule of following directions includes:

-Whistle means stop
-'Go' means begin
-Be cooperative
-Stay on task
-Electronics in lockers

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org

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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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PTO NEWS
Thank you! Men Make a Difference Day was a Success!
The Lions Club of CMIT South had a successful and impactful ‘Men make a difference day’ on Monday, October 9th, 2017. They worked closely with the CMIT Staff to focus on the issues of bullying, talked with students, and they used their magic touch to help keep the hallways looking nice. We thank you for your support and your presence definitely made a difference.


CMIT South PTO

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Have you been shopping lately?
Please use Amazon Smile for your next purchase. This is another way to support the PTO effort to raise money for student programs at CMIT South. We receive a percentage of the total sale. Feel free to spread the word!


CMIT South PTO

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Dates to Remember:
• Monday, October 16th, 2017
o Ticket Sales will be available during lunch time for the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration starting Monday, October 16th – Thursday, October 19th. Ticket cost is $5.
o You can purchase tickets via Pt-Avenue.com starting Monday.

• 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.
o The next CLF BOARD MEETING is at 7:00pm. The meeting location is 6151 Chevy Chase Drive, Laurel, MD 20707. All Parents are welcomed.

• Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
o Picture Day order forms will be sent home

• Friday, October 27th, 2017
o Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

• Saturday, October 28th, 2017
o CMIT South Clean up Green up Day. 8:45am – 1:00pm. Help support CMIT- South initiative to make our school cleaner and greener by planting trees, shrubs, flowers and coordinating beautification activities at our school. This is an opportunity for students to earn service hours. To sign-up on PTAvenue, go to www.ptavenue.com and enter organization code ‘cmitspto’. Click the calendar on the top bar on the site; go to the calendar date and click to sign-up to volunteer. If you have any questions, please send an email to pto@cmitsouth.org (Subject Line: Volunteer- CleanUP GreenUP)

• Tuesday, October 31, 2017
o PICTURE DAY IS TUESDAY OCTOBER 31st!

• Wednesday, November 1, 2017
o CMIT South PTO General Body Meeting – 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the school cafeteria

• Friday, November 3, 2017
o First Friday’s -Lunch on Me Campaign started on 10/6. We ask parents to donate their lunch money the 1st Friday of each month ($8 each month for 8 months). Participate on pt-avenue.com (organization code -CMITSPTO) and look for on-line store or drop your donation in the First Friday Drop Box near the front desk. Thank you.


CMIT South PTO

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Volunteer Background Checks
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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Join the PTO
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: https://www.pt-avenue.com/login.asp - Enter CMITSPTO. You can view instructions under ‘New Membership’ or ’Renew Membership’ section. If you have questions, please contact the Administrator, Lorna Campbell at lcampbellpto@gmail.com

CMIT South PTO

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CMIT South Picture Day
Picture Day order forms will be sent home by October 24th. Purchasing pictures is optional. The pictures taken in the oxford shirts will be used for the yearbook and we want to capture all students. Both the CMIT South white oxford and tie is 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. Please note that there will be no loaner shirts provided on picture day. Thank you.

Lacey Holland- Wallace, Picture Day Coordinator
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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