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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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10/27/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

OPEN HOUSE FOR CMIT SOUTH ACADEMY AND ELEMENTARY

8th Grade - High School Information Night

LOTTERY OPENS FOR PGCPS PCS FOR 2018-2019

TWO HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL - October 30 and November 3

ATTENTION 8TH AND 9TH GRADE

9th Grade Students Taking PSAT

Saturday Academy

Upcoming Field Trips


UPCOMING EVENTS

Basketball tryouts

September SIS Event (Ice Cream Social)

College Night and Career Readiness Night


ACADEMY NEWS

Patriots Hackathon Workshop "Hack The Day"

The End of the First Quarter is Fast Approaching

Sailing the Waves as we say Goodbye to 8th Grade!

Bullying Lessons in Middle School

Security Officer


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Health & Physical Education Classroom Rules

National Bullying Prevention Month

Best Behave Class

Yearbook Club


PTO NEWS

For all of those interested in supporting Puerto Rico

Starting Soon -- KidzCare Club at CMIT South!

SAVE THE DATE!

CMIT South PTO General Meeting - November 1, 2017

Preparing for the Holidays?

Volunteer Background Checks

Extended for on-line sales ONLY through November 10th

Do you want CLF Advance Studies at CMIT South?

Join the PTO


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NEWS
OPEN HOUSE FOR CMIT SOUTH ACADEMY AND ELEMENTARY

CMIT South held our first open house for the upcoming lottery season on Thursday October 26, 2017. Prospective families were present to ask questions to help inform their decision to join CMIT South family. There will be another open house soon. Parents of prospective students who are interested in applying to the lottery for CMIT South and CMIT South Elementary are invited. If you have students of elementary school age or secondary school age, please plan to attend one of this session. Session will hold as follows:

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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8th Grade - High School Information Night

The 8th grade high school information 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.

In addition to high school information, some time will be devoted to discussions related to 8th grade end of the year activities. Please plan to attend.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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LOTTERY OPENS FOR PGCPS PCS FOR 2018-2019

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) public charter schools will be accepting online applications for the 2018-2019 school year starting November 01, 2017.

This year, lottery applications will be available for CMIT South Elementary School.

All Prince George’s County families can apply to a public charter school, as there are no attendance boundaries assigned to charter schools. Interested families must complete the online application for each child they wish to enroll.

Prospective public charter school families must ensure that the students has a PGCPS student ID to apply. If your student does not have a PGCPS ID, please visit your neighborhood school to get one.

CMIT South

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TWO HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL - October 30 and November 3


Please be reminded that based on PGCPS school calendar, students will be dismissed two-hour early on Monday October 30, 2017 and Friday November 3, 2017. Please arrive to pick students up no later than 1:00pm.

Students participating in after school enrichment will be picked up by 4:00pm.

CMIT South

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ATTENTION 8TH AND 9TH GRADE
8TH GRADE STUDENTS:

If you are interested in applying to Specialty High School Programs, please read below:

-8th grade students are automatically evaluated for the Science and Technology, and Aerospace and Engineering Programs. No application is required.

-8th grade students interested in applying for the Academy of Health Sciences at PGCC or Teacher Preparation Program at PGCC are REQUIRED to fill out the attached application to be considered.

**APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO MS. AMOS BY NOVEMBER 3, 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**

-8th grade students will be taking the PSAT during the week of December 4, 2017.




9TH GRADE STUDENTS:

If you are interested in applying to the Science and Technology Program, please read below:

-Current 9th grade students that are interested in applying to the Science and Technology program MUST complete the attached application.

**APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO MS. AMOS BY NOVEMBER 3, 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**

-9th grade students will take the PSAT on Charles H. Flowers High School on Saturday, December 2, 2017.


Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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9th Grade Students Taking PSAT
Just a friendly reminder that if you are in 9th grade and you plan on taking the PSAT on December 2, 2017, you are required to pay the $10.32 fee.

The PSAT 8/9 will serve as a part of the entrance criteria for the Science and Technology Programs, the Academy of Health Sciences @ Prince George's Community College, as well as the Aerospace and Engineering Program @ DuVal High School.

You can view more details and pay the fee at the following link:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?requestAction=&clientKey=ZZHVZTLU9O052WP&productGroupKey=ZZIRGNHKOF0TQGA&productKey=ZZIRGNJIVD0T7F9


Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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Saturday Academy
October 21, was the kick off for Saturday Academy, and it was a raving success! The turn out was sensational and the students themselves seemed to enjoy being at school. In fact, when one parent came to pick up her child from the first session. The child informed his mother that he still had some more math problems to practice and asked to stay longer.

If you're child received an invitation to come or if you just feel your child would benefit from additional help. Join us on Saturdays!

Georgia Jones

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Upcoming Field Trips

Who: Open to all students

Where: Air and Space Museum, Dulles VA

When: November 21, 2017

Cost: $15:00

Monies will be collected November 6th, 8th and 9th in the morning and during lunch time for the Air and Space Museum.

Who: Open to all students (Tentative)

Where: Luray Cavern, VA

When: December 22, 2017

Cost: $45:00

Eligibility criteria for all field trips will be on the permission slip.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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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September SIS Event (Ice Cream Social)


The SIS event for the month of September will be an Ice Cream Social. All students who were eligible in the month of September may attend the event which will be held Tuesday, October 31st following grade level lunches. Eligible students will receive a pass for the event during the homeroom period Tuesday morning.

Great job CMIT-South Lions!

Ms. Green

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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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ACADEMY NEWS
Patriots Hackathon Workshop "Hack The Day"

Patriots will offer an intensive hands-on training program for several months, led by software engineering mentors. These workshops will lead up to the Hackathon competition. Mentors will teach students basic and intermediate programming constructs and concepts. This will allow students to develop applications through a series of hands-on and interactive training sessions. By obtaining this foundational knowledge, students will be able to build upon these concepts and learn new programming languages. Python is just the start.

April 28, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
The Prince George’s Community College
The Chesapeake Building, Room 309
301 Largo Road, Largo MD 20774

Hackathon workshops:

Session 1: Expressions, Data Types and Variables
Session 2: Flow control and Flow Charting
Session 3: Procedures and Functions
Session 4: Classes and Sub classes
Session 5: Design Techniques using Lumzy
Session 6: Developing windows programs using Tkinter
Session 7: Developing windows programs using Tkinter continued
Session 8: Mock Hackathon using Tkinter

Workshops will begin Oct. 28th 2017 through April 2018, on the 2nd and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am to 12 noon.

Prizes:

First Prizes $100 Per Student
Second Prize $50 Per Student
Third Prize $25 Per Student

For more information, check out our website www.patriots-ttc.org
To register send an email to hackathon@patriots-ttc.org

Patriot Technology Center

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The End of the First Quarter is Fast Approaching
Greetings All,

The end of the first quarter is less than two weeks away. Please encourage your child(ren) to stay the course, remain focused on what is important and finish strong. We are all rooting, cheering, and applauding for them to cross the finish line with grades that are a true reflection of their achievements. We cannot wait to see how they finish.

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS

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Sailing the Waves as we say Goodbye to 8th Grade!

Join us for one last dance aboard the Spirit of Washington Cruise Lines!!!
Who: 8th Grade students
Date: June 1, 2018
Time: 7-10PM (Boarding time starts at 6:15pm)
Price: $90.00 Per Person
(Includes Boat Admission, Buffet, DJ, and Photo)
November 1, 2017: Full payment or $30.00
January 10, 2018: $30.00
March 15, 2018: $30.00 (Final Payment)

Please refer to attached document for full information. Other 8th grade activities being planned to be announced shortly.
Attachment(s)

8th Grade Planning Committee

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Bullying Lessons in Middle School

Hello all,

This week I began teaching the first lesson on bullying to middle school students. I will be visiting your child's class over the next few weeks to talk about bullying and the implications it may have.

Our staff has noticed that bullying is a prevailing issue at CMIT-South. The staff at CMIT-South is committed to making our school bully-free. It is a team effort between the students, staff, and community to make this an achievable goal.

Students are exposed to sensitive topics, such as suicide, during these bullying lessons. We discuss how severe bullying can be, and how serious we must take it here at CMIT-South. I encourage you to speak with your student about these lessons and communicate with them the importance of character, responsibility, and accountability.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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Security Officer
Greetings Parents,

We now have a security officer, Officer Poston, assigned to us by Prince George's County Public Schools. He will be responsible for assisting us in maintaining a safe, professional and orderly environment. If you see him, please take a moment to welcome him to our school community.


Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS

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

Our Health and Physical Education classroom rule to Be Respectful includes:

-Treat teachers, adults, equipment, and facility with respect
-No cursing

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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Best Behave Class
Lets give a shout out to Howard for their hard work, dedication and consistent cooperation for winning the "Best Class" in the 6th grade computer technology. This is their second week winning.
Keep up the good work!!! Great Job

Mr Piskin
Technology

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Yearbook Club
High School Students - Please join us on Thursdays from 3:00 to 3:45 for Yearbook Club. We will plan the layout, choose photos, and create fun and interesting pages to include in our Yearbook. Report to the cafeteria on Thursdays after school and I will pick you up there at 3:00 pm.


Patricia Cameron

pcameron@cmitsouth.org

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PTO NEWS
For all of those interested in supporting Puerto Rico
For all of those interested in supporting Puerto Rico
CMIT South PTO will be preparing care packages for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Currently, most have a secure roof or housing, which it’s a blessing, but no power, some of them without water and almost no cellphone connectivity. They are lacking the access of basic needs because they are scarce or the few available are very expensive for them. Sometimes the access to cash itself is difficult and because the lack of power, most places are only taking cash.
Attached is a list of possible items that can be donated to send these packages. A package is around $45 in supplies and food items on a large USPS Flat Rate box that ships for $18.95.

If it is in your heart to reach out to those in need, we will be collecting donations at the Parent Meeting room which is located at the front of the school. Donations will be collected from Monday, October 23rd- Thursday, November 9th. There will be a box set-up for supplies. Also you can contribute with gift cards for Walmart (there is no pick up at store service in PR), Amazon and grocery stores like Aldi and we can get the items needed. Additionally, cash to supporting shipping can be dropped in the PTO mail box in a marked envelope.

If you have any question, please email PTO Parent Helper, Tamika Spencer, Tamikaspencer@hotmail.com.

Click the link below to download the donation list.

https://newsletter.clfportal.org/_UploadedFiles/246372_n8Q1j20102017.docx

CMIT South PTO

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Starting Soon -- KidzCare Club at CMIT South!
The KidzCare Club at CMIT South will be starting its service projects and activities soon.

For students (and parents) who are interested in participating in the KidzCare Club at CMIT, please contact Bridget Elliott, Club Sponsor at bcelliott507@gmail.com, or Monique Gallaway, CMIT South PTO President at mgallaway.cmitspto@gmail.com.

The purpose of the KidzCare Club is to provide students with opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others through humanitarian efforts, community service/service projects, and random acts of kindness.

Please continue to check the newsletter for details on the club's upcoming service activities!

CMIT South PTO

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SAVE THE DATE!
• 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. If you have not signed up, please send an email to pto@cmitsouth.org (Subject Line: Volunteer- CleanUP GreenUP)

o CMIT South High School Dance – 7:00pm -10:00pm, Sign-up to volunteer by clicking this link => www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0D4FACA92FA4FD0-homecoming


• Tuesday, October 31, 2017
o PICTURE DAY IS TUESDAY OCTOBER 31st!
Picture Day order forms were sent home by October 24th. 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 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. Please note that there will be no loaner shirts provided on picture day.
Thank you, Lacy Holland- Wallace, Picture Day Coordinator

• Wednesday, November 1, 2017
o CMIT South PTO General Body Meeting – 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the school cafeteria. Parent University will be offered. Sign-up Today =>
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4faca92fa4fd0-parent.
Arrive promptly at 6:00pm

• Friday, November 3, 2017
o First Friday’s -Lunch on Me Campaign is collecting your donation. 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.

• Thursday, November 9, 2017
o CMIT South PTO will be preparing care packages for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Donations will be accepted through November 9th. Drop-off boxes are near the front office.

CMIT South PTO

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CMIT South PTO General Meeting - November 1, 2017

The PTO meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm, located in the cafeteria.

The PTO is proud to announce the first Parent University session at this meeting. The sessions will begin promptly at 6:00pm and the PTO business meeting will follow immediately after. We are offering 2 classes:

1. STEM Fair and Maker Fair Help for Parents- by our own Mr. Brian Davidson. The class will discuss topics on: What is needed for the Stem Fair? How to prepare for the Maker Fair?

2. The Art of Wellbeing - Stress Management and Relaxation- Techniques for students, parents and educators. – by Mr. Ryan L. Brown, School Psychologist, The SEED School. The class will discuss topics on: 1) The Art of Well-being Defined; 2) Understanding Stress; 3) How to Reduce Stress in Yourself; and 4) Learning and Practicing Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques

Sign-up http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4faca92fa4fd0-parent

We look forward to seeing many of you on November 1, 2017.

CMIT South PTO

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Preparing for the Holidays?

Please use Amazon Smile for your holiday purchases. 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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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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Extended for on-line sales ONLY through November 10th

Go to http://www.midatlanticfundraising.com use GroupID – CMITMS; then register to get your seller ID and send emails to friends and family. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser.

CMIT South PTO

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Do you want CLF Advance Studies at CMIT South?
Please complete this brief survey for the CLF Advance Classes. We want to understand the level of interest for registering for the CLF Advance Studies classes. We need at least 10-12 students to sign-up for a class for it to be considered. Your input is important.

Click this link => https://goo.gl/forms/Qr6BgFuHPv2FKgcn1

Thank you for responding by Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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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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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