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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS143

11/10/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

THANK YOU FOR COMING...

LOTTERY OPENS FOR PGCPS PCS FOR 2018-2019

8th Grade - High School Information Night

High School Parent Night

TWO HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL - November 13

American Red Cross Blood Drive at CMIT-South

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

CMIT SOUTH PTO GENERAL MEETING & PARENT UNIVERSITY 11/1/17

October SIS Event (Continental Breakfast)


UPCOMING EVENTS

Toastmasters' Youth Leadership Program

FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

Umoja Girls Sponsor An Event: PACK-A-PURSE

ACT-SO INFORMATION SESSION


ACADEMY NEWS

Welcome a New Member to the CMIT South Family

STEM & Maker Project Update

Build Your Resume

SAVE THE DATE!


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

3D Scholars Application

Physical & Health Education

Mid-Atlantic Fundraising

CMIT SOUTH PTO SERVICE PROJECT


PTO NEWS

Join the PTO

Let the Box Top Contest Begin!

Amazon Smile


FAQs
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NEWS
THANK YOU FOR COMING...

CMIT South opened its doors to over 300 families for parent teacher conference today. As CLF Board President, Spear Lancaster always says, you and your scholar are two of three essential legs of the figurative stool that is your scholar's academic success, without which the stool will wobble.

CMIT South looks forward to this ongoing partnership.

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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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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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
- Scholarship Information
- Credit Recovery Information

Please join us!!!

Taner Budiyar, Assistant Principal

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TWO HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL - November 13

Please be reminded that based on PGCPS school calendar, students will be dismissed two-hour early on Monday November 13, 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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American Red Cross Blood Drive at CMIT-South

Did you know? Every two seconds someone needs blood.
One donation may help save or sustain 3 lives.
A single car accident victim can require as much as 100 pints of blood.

Did you know? Local patients depend on the blood supply every day. There is no substitute for human blood and the only source of obtaining life-saving blood is through volunteer blood donations.

In partnership with the American Red Cross, CMIT-South would like to host a Red Cross Blood Drive on our campus.
We need to have at least 40-50 people who are willing to donate.
Will you show your support to save lives?

You are eligible to donate if:

-You are at least 17 years old, (16 with written parental consent).
-There is no upper age limit.
-You weigh at least 110 pounds.
-You are in good health.

If you have an eligibility question, please call 1-866- 236-3276.

Please click on the link below to show your support and donate the gift of life.

https://goo.gl/forms/4ZuEf35Y8BVXJVuL2

Mrs. T. Green

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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 17, 2017: Full payment or $30.00
January 10, 2018: $30.00
March 15, 2018: $30.00 (Final Payment)

This trip will hold only if enough commitment is gathered by November 17. If you would like to have this trip, please commit by making payments. Payments can be made on ptavenue (https://www.pt-avenue.com/login.asp =>CMITSPTO) or at the front desk. 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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CMIT SOUTH PTO GENERAL MEETING & PARENT UNIVERSITY 11/1/17
The CMIT-South PTO General Meeting and Parent University was filled with great information and strategies!

The PTO meeting was held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Attached below is the presentation that was shared.

The first Parent University session was conducted and it was well received. We offered 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 and associate of Dr. Kimberly Brooks.
The class discussed topics such as:
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

Parents left with strategies on how to reduce stress for themselves and their children. The Science Fair and Maker Fair information helped many new parents learn how to navigate through the rubric for the science and maker fair.

We will have more Parent University sessions in the near future.
Please stay tuned to the newsletter for future postings.

CMIT South PTO

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October SIS Event (Continental Breakfast)
The SIS event for the month of October will be a Continental Breakfast (pastries, muffins, and juice). All students who were eligible at the end of the month of October may attend the event. Eligible students will receive a pass to attend during homeroom the morning their grade level is scheduled to receive breakfast. The breakfast will be held the week of November 13th by grade level as follows:

6th grade - Tuesday, 11/14
7th grade - Wednesday, 11/15
8th grade - Thursday, 11/16
9th & 10th grade - Friday, 11/17

Keep up the good work CMIT-South Tigers!


Mrs. T. Green

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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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FIELD TRIP INFORMATION


Who: Open to all students

Where: Air and Space Museum, Dulles VA

When: November 21, 2017

Cost: $15:00

Monies have been collected for this field trip. There is still a few adult seats available for chaperones. Please contact the front desk if you will like to chaperone this trip.

Who: Open to all students

Where: Luray Cavern, VA

When: December 22, 2017

Cost: $45:00

Money collection information for this trip will be coming soon.

CMIT South

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Umoja Girls Sponsor An Event: PACK-A-PURSE
Join Us in Supporting Teens Girls in Foster Care 2017

Our 11th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive begans on November 13, 2017 and ends December 1, 2017. We are collecting purses (totes and other handbags) filled with personal hygiene items for teen girls in foster homes, group homes, and homeless shelters. All donations will be delivered before Christmas Day.

Only new and very gently used purses will be accepted.

The following new personal hygiene items will be accepted:

toothbrush
toothpaste
mouthwash
deodorant
soap
lotion
tampons
panty liners
sanitary pads

There will be two bins to collect the items. One will be located in the main lobby and the other will be outside room 309 (in the high school). Please see Ms. Monroe or Mrs. Dabney if you have any further questions.

Source of Image : https://www.jfedgmw.org/purse

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS

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ACT-SO INFORMATION SESSION

THE NAACP’S ACADEMIC, CULTURAL, TECHNOLOGICAL AND SCIENTIFIC OLYMPICS (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among minority high school students. ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in performing,
visual and culinary arts, business, humanities, and stem. Be among the
300,000 high school students who have participated in the program.

Who: High School Students attending any school in Prince George’s County

What: ACT-SO Prince George’s County, Maryland

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30pm

Where: Prince George’s Community College
Chesapeake Hall , Room 109
301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774

See attached flyer for more information.

PGCPS NAACP

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ACADEMY NEWS
Welcome a New Member to the CMIT South Family
Please help me welcome, Ms. Kasi Cage, the new middle school social studies teacher to the CMIT South community.

Kasi Cage is an educator with extensive experience in creating innovative community driven projects centered on education and culture. Kasi is a graduate of Howard University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Community Development. She is also a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters in Education, majoring in International Educational Development. Kasi has had numerous opportunities to live, study and work abroad, in places like South Africa, Brazil and Morocco.

Kasi’s passions include traveling, studying languages and creative writing and she is constantly finding ways to apply her creative talents to her work. Kasi has experience teaching and adapting curriculums for individual needs. She considers herself a lifelong learner and brings that mindset to every educational experience.

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS

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STEM & Maker Project Update

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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Build Your Resume

9th and 10th grade students,

Just a friendly reminder that I am offering a College 101 club on Friday mornings from 7:40-8:20. What is College 101...? During our time together on Friday mornings, we will have the opportunity to review self-marketing strategies, create and edit resumes, and review any other documents you may need as you prepare for life after high school. This is a great opportunity for you to get feedback from me, as well as your peers.

It is imperative that you have strong resume and strong self-marketing skills if you have intentions to apply for college. If you are interested in building and improving your resume, please contact me ASAP.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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SAVE THE DATE!
• Saturday, November 11, 2017
o 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!

• November 15th, 2017
o The 8th grade Parent Night will take place on November 15, 2017 from 6-7pm

• Thursday, November 17, 2017
o CMIT South PTO will be preparing care packages for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. DONATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! Donations will be accepted through November 17th. Drop-off boxes are near the front office or the Cafeteria.

• Wednesday, November 22 – 24
o CMIT South will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

• Monday, November 27th
o CMIT South Basketball Game will be held in the GYM from 5:30pm- 7:30pm (Massie vs CMIT South)

• Friday, December 1, 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 in pt-avenue.com (organization code -CMITSPTO) and look for online store or drop your donation in the First Friday Drop Box near the front desk. Thank you.

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

• Friday, December 22, 2017
o BoxTop Contest Ends. The University or Section with the most BoxTops will win a pizza party in January.



CMIT South PTO

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
3D Scholars Application

If you are in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade and are interested in earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, or Cyber Security.. keep reading.

Through a partnership with Prince George's Community College, PGCPS is offering a special dual enrollment program for students. Please check out the following documents for more information.

Thank you,

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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Physical & Health Education
Dear Parent or Guardian,

Our Physical and Health Education classroom rule of Dress includes:

-Wear CMIT South PE uniform on assigned Physical & Health Education days only

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org

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Mid-Atlantic Fundraising

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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CMIT SOUTH PTO SERVICE PROJECT
Help victims of Hurricane Maria

Drop Off Donations in Cafeteria or Lobby by Friday, November 17th

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 for items that may be collected.

CMIT South PTO

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PTO NEWS
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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Let the Box Top Contest Begin!
Hello parents,
To help support CMIT South PTO we ask for participation in collecting Box Tops. There is a box located at the front entrance of the school. Also, each University and Section will have their own bins, located in the English, Math, or Science classrooms. Please write your child's name and University or Section on a Ziploc bag with the Boxtops. We will have a contest for Students! Starting November 1, 2017, to December 22, 2017, the University or Section that collects the most Box Tops will receive a pizza lunch in January.

Please sign up for the Box Top app in your play store and add your loyalty cards. Our school is listed as "Chesapeake Math and Technology Academy." Thank you! We appreciate all that you do.

Box Top Committee,
CMIT South PTO

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Amazon Smile
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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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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