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11/03/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

So Many to Celebrate...

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up (Links Embedded)

OPEN HOUSE FOR CMIT SOUTH ACADEMY AND ELEMENTARY

High School Parent Night

8th Grade - High School Information Night

LOTTERY OPENS FOR PGCPS PCS FOR 2018-2019

PRS Mobile App

Successful Hispanic Heritage Celebration


UPCOMING EVENTS

Field Trip - Air and Space Museum, Dulles VA

College Fair


ACADEMY NEWS

END OF FIRST QUARTER

Science Tutoring

Students Take a Pledge to End Bullying

CMIT-South JV Soccer Team make first season ever in School History

The Umoja Girls Club


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

STEM Fair and Maker Faire Calendar

Health & Physical Education

Open gym postponed


PTO NEWS

Starting Soon -- KidzCare Club at CMIT South!

Join the PTO

SAVE THE DATE!

Extended for on-line sales ONLY through November 10th

Do you want CLF Advance Studies at CMIT South?

Toastmasters' Youth Leadership Program

Help victims of Hurricane Maria


FAQs
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NEWS
So Many to Celebrate...


Last week was event filled. CMIT South held our annual spirit week, culminating in homecoming dance for high school students. We also had our annual Hispanic Heritage month which was a resounding success. Lastly, we held an open house for prospective families for CMIT South Elementary and CMIT South Academy.

Many, many thanks to all our parent volunteers, who are continuously supporting and without whom we could not do anything. The efforts of our staff - Mr. Arroyo, Mr. Kwiatkowski, Ms. Berroa, Ms. Feliciano, Ms. Marchese, Ms. Graves, Ms. Garcia, Ms. Cameron, and Ms. Payne is much appreciated. Thank you all to our students and parents for your participation.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up (Links Embedded)
Dear CMIT South Parents,

Parent-Teacher conferences will take place on Friday, November 10. In the link provided below, please select a time slot in which you are available to meet with the designated teacher.

Teachers are available from 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch break from 12:00-12:30 p.m. Meetings are expected to last 15 minutes maximum. If more time is needed please set up an additional meeting with that teacher during the time of your conference.

If you are late for your time slot, your time slot will be given to another waiting parent. Please make sure to include the student's name in your sign up.

If you are unable to sign up because the schedule does not work for you or there is no more slots available, please schedule meetings with your teacher(s) for another date. Remember that this is the only dedicated parent/teacher meeting day; due to time limitation our teachers will not be able to meet all the parents on November 10. To schedule meetings on other days, please email the teachers directly.

Click the appropriate link and sign-up for a time to meet with a teacher.

Middle School: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4aaaad28abff2-parent

High School: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4aaaad28abff2-hsparent

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS

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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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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 - 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.

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.

For more information on PGCPS Charter Lottery, click below.

http://www1.pgcps.org/charters/

For sibling and regular applications, click below.

http://lottery.pgcps.org

CMIT South

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PRS Mobile App
Dear Parents/Students,
PRS Mobile App is available for Android and iOS.


Google Play (Android):
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ionicframework.prsapp967039&hl=en

Apple App Store (iOS):
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clf-point-reward-system/id1206214133?mt=8

You can see your points on your phone!

CLF

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Successful Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Saludos,
Espero que todos se encuentren bien. El Departamento de Lenguaje de CMIT-South se siente muy agradecido del apoyo que recibimos de nuestros estudiantes, padres, el personal de CMIT, los miembros del Departamento de Español y en especial al PTO quienes nos ayudaron en todo momento. Aquí les compartimos algunas fotos de la actividad.
Muchas Gracias.

Greeting,
I hope everyone is well. World Language Department of CMIT-South is very grateful for the support of our students, parent, CMIT Staff, the Spanish Department members, and specially to the PTO who help us in every moments. Everyone working hard to make these activities possible, so our department really appreciated it. Here we share some pictures about the activity.
Thank very you.

World Language Department

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Field Trip - Air and Space Museum, Dulles VA

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. Permission slips were given to students today and is attached.

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.

CMIT South

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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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ACADEMY NEWS
END OF FIRST QUARTER

The first quarter ends on November 9, 2017. How time flies! Please check Schoolmax for your student's grades and reach out to the teachers for any matters that may need addressing.

We look forward to knowledge filled second quarter. Many thanks for your continuous support.

CMIT South

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Science Tutoring
Hello families!

Just a reminder to all that I am offering Honors Tutoring on Thursday mornings from 7:40 - 8:20 for Honors students to work on extra assignments and have time to ask questions about the current topics.

I am also offering MISA preparation for High School Students on Friday mornings from 7:40 - 8:20. During these sessions we will practice MISA questions, test taking skills, and review topics on the upcoming assessment.

I have attached a link to the two schedules below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zxnCDlavm1COslnCo4tBx6H3rzkbNIYTUkmGmR9Z4GY/edit?usp=sharing - Honors

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uDOEDO3aRqGxIXZm_jto53nVW2xjpiF_tIbEvE91Sjw/edit?usp=sharing - MISA


Mr. Wassam

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Students Take a Pledge to End Bullying
Hello CMIT-Family,

To conclude Bullying Prevention Month, students were able to visit me in the cafeteria during their lunch time to take a pledge to end bullying at CMIT-South. Students in all grades, 6-10, were more than enthusiastic to participate!

Students were asked to write their name and one thing they could do to help end bullying at CMIT-South. We had an overwhelming amount of support from our students. The pledge was a HUGE success!

Check out the banner to see all of the wonderful things our students wrote!

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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CMIT-South JV Soccer Team make first season ever in School History
Greetings,
I have to say CONGRATULATIONSSSSS!!!!!!
Yes! We did it. This is our first year with Juniors Varsity Soccer team so we made history. Next year we'll continue building a strong Tigers Soccer Team so we'll continue work on it.
Also I have to thank Mr. Wassam and all who supported our team in games and practice as well.

Here is our Soccer Players for Junior Varsity who represented proudly CMIT-South in every single game.

1- Sterling H -Captain
2- Rennie P-2nd Captain
3- Khalil M
4- Dannyl P
5- Sam A
6- Noorah B
7- Tarik M
8- Sultan S
9- Taylor W
10- Dylon P
11- Tyree W
12- David K
13- Amaya S
14- Victorianna N

Gooooo!!!!!! TIGERS!!!!!!!

Mr. Arroyo
JV Soccer Coach

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The Umoja Girls Club
The Umoja Girls welcomed Mrs. Monique Robinson-Poole to our group on Friday, November 3, 2017. The topic was personal goal setting. She explained to the scholars the importance of setting long and short term goals. Each young lady was presented with a gift bag with a journal inside, along with other goodies. The journal was furnished for the girls to begin to write their goals; creating a roadmap of their life journey.

Ms. Dabney

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
STEM Fair and Maker Faire Calendar
Hello students and parents,

Here are the rest of the important dates for our STEM Fair and Maker Faire projects:

Mon. November 20- Rough Draft Research Paper needs to be graded with feedback and returned to students.
Wed. December 20- Final Draft Research Papers due.
Fri. January 5- Project Boards due.
Fri. January 12- Science Fair

Brian Davidson

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Health & Physical Education
Dear Parent or Guardian,

Our Health and Physical Education classroom rule of Sportsmanship includes:

-Treat classmates and referees with respect
-No teasing

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org

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Open gym postponed
Attention:Open gym participants

November 2,2017 will be the last day for open gym. Due to the winter sports team using the gym for practice. We postponing the open gym until winter sports are over we will resume gym play when the gym schedule is permitted.

Student Support Specialist
Mr.Fisher

Diron Fisher

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

For students (and parents) who are interested in participating in the Kidzcares 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 Kidzcares 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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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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SAVE THE DATE!
• 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 the 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 or the Cafeteria.

• Saturday, November 11, 2017
o The 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!

• Thursday, December 14, 2017
o Next PTO meeting is from 5:30pm- 8:00pm with a Holiday Social and Bazaar


CMIT South PTO

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Extended for on-line sales ONLY through November 10th

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

We have extended the survey until Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

CMIT South PTO

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Toastmasters' Youth Leadership Program

This 8-week program. Dates will be determined based on the level of interest. There is a $20 one-time fee for materials and banquet.

Click here to view and fill out the interest form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YNj057wom69B7CSKZr0Pqfsgg5dUzmxZHoU5B4b45N4/edit?ts=59fc8e86

What is Toastmaster's Youth Leadership Program?

The Youth Leadership Program is a workshop consisting of eight one- to two-hour sessions that enable participants to develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience. The program is presented during or after school, or on weekends. Participants learn to:

• Evaluate present speaking ability
• Organize and give speeches
• Give impromptu talks
• Control voice, vocabulary, and gestures
• Give constructive feedback and more

Each Youth Leadership Program group is limited to 25 people. Participants are selected by the sponsoring Toastmasters club or by a cooperating organization (such as a school).

A local Toastmasters club serves as sponsor and provides a coordinator to present the program. The individual coordinator attends each meeting, where he or she will lead most of the presentations and counsel participants. The coordinator assigns an assistant who can fill in for the coordinator should he or she be unable to attend a meeting. Meetings generally follow a format similar to that of a Toastmasters club meeting, including an announced agenda, practice in parliamentary procedure, and the selection of presiding officers.

For more information on Toastmaster’s Youth Leadership Program go to:

https://www.toastmasters.org/Magazine/Articles/Teaching-Presentation-Skills-to-Kids
https://tmyouth.wordpress.com/programs/ylp/

For questions, please contact Ms. Lorna Campbell lcampbellpto@gmail.com and Mrs. Debbie Pearson highschrep@gmail.com

Ms. Campbell & Mrs. Pearson
Parent Volunteers

CMIT South PTO

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Help victims of Hurricane Maria
CMIT SOUTH PTO SERVICE PROJECT

Drop Off Donations in Cafeteria or Lobby by November 9th!

We challenge you to help someone in real need of basic items. Reach out to your company to see if they can contribute as well. We want to show Puerto Rico CMIT SOUTH CARES. Thank you.

See the attached list below of items that may be collected.

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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