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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS148

12/22/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Season's Greetings and Happy New Year

A Holiday and New Year Reflection

10th Grade Accuplacer Test Date (First Step for Dual Enrollment Program)

THANK YOU...

RENEWING APPEAL - DISMISSAL PROCEDURE

Apply For The Prince George's County Summer Youth Enrichment Program!!

CMIT South Math Winter Games


UPCOMING EVENTS

OPEN HOUSE FOR CMIT SOUTH ACADEMY AND ELEMENTARY

STEM & Maker Project Update

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

CMIT-SOUTH PTO PRESENTS… A NEW YEAR SKATE-N-WHIP

SAVE THE DATE!


ACADEMY NEWS

National Junior Honor Society

Interested in CMIT South Elementary?

Universal Theme Presentation Cafe (Texas A & M)

Maryland Crab Bowl All Stars


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program Open House

Physical & Health Education

Biology/ Physics Reminders


PTO NEWS

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

On behalf of the PTO


FAQs
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NEWS
Season's Greetings and Happy New Year

As we say goodbye to 2017 and usher in 2018, I would like to wish you and yours a reinvigorating holiday filled with love and happiness. Thank you for your dedication to the pursuit of excellence in our scholars at CMIT South. I am proud of everything that we achieved together this year. I am honored to be part of this great community.

Best wishes for the Holidays, and may the peace, joy, health and happiness of the holidays be with you today and throughout the New Year.

Lara Asafa, Principal


Picture credit: askideas
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A Holiday and New Year Reflection
Greetings All,

I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to wish the entire CMIT-South family a safe, happy, and prosperous new year. At this juncture, we must carve some time to observe and take note of all the things we are grateful and appreciative of as we reflect on our experiences in 2017. As well, we must embrace the light and learning that will take place as we embark on 2018. It is my wish that you grab pieces of happiness along the way and identify what is important.

The beauty about anything new is that it is fresh, crisp, and open to possibliities. I look forward to all that 2018 has to offer. I can smell the cleanliness and purity. I taste the fruit that were once seeds of thought. I can hear the knock on the doors that open to the oasis of freedom--creating a sacred circle for learning, healing, growing and having the ability to touch countless lives. My eyes are open to see what our families, teachers, and students intend to become in the new year and I sense nothing but greatness.

Image Courtesy of: http://dullesarea.com/best-wishes-for-a-happy-holidays-season-and-a-prosperous-new-year-to-you-and-yours/

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS
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10th Grade Accuplacer Test Date (First Step for Dual Enrollment Program)

In keeping with our goals to insure that every child is college and career ready, all CMIT-South high school sophomores will have an opportunity to take the Accuplacer test, on Tuesday, February 27th, free of charge. Students who want to enroll dual enrollment program must take and meet the Accuplacer requirement as one of the PGCPS Dual Enrollment eligibility criteria.


Please visit https://tinyurl.com/y9xxeh6p to practice Accuplacer Test.

Please see attached documents for more details and eligibility criteria about PGCPS Dual Enrollment Program.

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal
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THANK YOU...
CMIT South staff members would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all families and community partners for the treats throughout the week. We value the partnership and appreciate your support as always. Have a wonderful holiday.

CMIT South Staff

Image courtesy Cormachogan blog
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RENEWING APPEAL - DISMISSAL PROCEDURE
CMIT South will like to remind our families to pick students up on school property during dismissal. Our neighbors continue to express displeasure with the students' unruly behavior as they walk off CMIT South to meet their parents. Even more important, student safety is being jeopardized everyday the students walk off school property.

CMIT South is asking parents not to lead our scholars to do wrong such as encourage them to trespass on our neighbors' properties and as they do so, vandalize their property. Please help CMIT South so that the school does not become a nuisance to its neighbors.

CMIT South

Image courtesy: USA traffic signs website
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Apply For The Prince George's County Summer Youth Enrichment Program!!
Young people between the ages of 15 and 19 years old across the County will have an opportunity to participate in career development, life-skills training and job training sponsored by Prince George's Community College.

Youth are eligible to participate in SYEP twice, or up to the age of 19. Second year students will have the opportunity to gain competencies through the newly implemented career pathways program. Registration for the 2018 program opened on December 1, 2017. Registration remains open until the day before classes begin, or until all seats are filled. Most courses begin in January 2018.

The college will close on Thursday, December 21 for winter break, and reopen on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. During these dates, staff are unavailable to assist you through email and phone. Staff will respond to inquiries from youth within 72 hours of our return. Youth may leave one message on 301-546-1580 or one email message at youth-work@pgcc.edu.

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal
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CMIT South Math Winter Games
Thank you to all the volunteers that came to help with the game day and to those that donated snacks for the students. We had a great day in Math on Wednesday using our strategic brains and finding our competitive spirits. Thanks also to Mr. Saunders for capturing a few moments throughout the day!

The Math Department
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UPCOMING EVENTS
OPEN HOUSE FOR CMIT SOUTH ACADEMY AND ELEMENTARY

CMIT South will hold our final open house for the current lottery season on Saturday January 6, 2018. 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 January 6, 2018 @ 11:00am

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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STEM & Maker Project Update

Hello students and parents,

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

Fri. January 5 - Project Boards due.
Fri. January 12- Science Fair

Students are encouraged to bring in their boards starting January 02, 2018. They are to turn the board in during homeroom to their Science Teachers. Students will receive a receipt that they must keep until the STEM/Maker Fair on January 12, 2018. We are still in need of judges for the fair, please sign up to judge the fair by clicking on the link below:


https://goo.gl/forms/ipMLwmyNglGzxes03

Brian Davidson
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UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

Who: Open to all students

Where: Amped Up! Middle River, MD

When: January 24, 2018

Cost: $25:00

Website: http://www.2ampedup.com/field_trips.html


Who: Open to all 8th - 10th Grade students

Where: Howard University, Washington DC (tentative)

When: February 2, 2018

Cost: $12:00


Who: Open to all 8th Grade students

Where: Junior Achievement Park, Landover MD

When: February 22 & 23, 2018

Cost: $0:00

Website: http://www.myja.org/financepark/


Who: Open to all students

Where: Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia PA

When: March 29, 2018

Cost: $50:00

Website: https://www.fi.edu/explore-the-museum


Who: Open to all 8th - 10th Grade students

Where: George Mason University (tentative)

When: February 2, 2018

Cost: $15:00


Who: Open to all students

Where: NorthBay Adventure Camp, Northeast MD (tentative)

When: June 11 - 15, 2018

Cost: $300:00 (to be paid in 3 installments)

Website: http://northbayadventure.org/


CMIT South
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CMIT-SOUTH PTO PRESENTS… A NEW YEAR SKATE-N-WHIP
WHERE: LANHAM SKATE CENTER- 9901 LANHAM SEVERN ROAD, LANHAM, MD 20706
WHEN: FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 TIME: 7:30PM – 11:00PM
COST: $10 PER PERSON– Includes entry and skate rental

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED!

Buy Tickets For Your Family and Friends!
PURCHASE TICKETS DURING LUNCH TIME from Thursday, January 4th – Tuesday, January 9th
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CMIT South PTO
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SAVE THE DATE!
• WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
o Basketball Game (JV) will be held at 6:00pm. Tickets are $3. Volunteers needed to work the concessions.

• THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
o Advance Ticket sales for “CMIT South PTO New Year Skate-n-Whip” at Lanham Skate Center begins. The Cost is $10 per person and the event is open to friends and family. Payments can be made during lunch time.

• FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
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 online store or drop your donation in the First Friday Drop Box near the front desk. Thank you.

o Advance Ticket sales for “CMIT South PTO New Year Skate-n-Whip” at Lanham Skate Center begins. The Cost is $10 per person and the event is open to friends and family. Payments can be made during lunch time.


• MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
o Advance Ticket sales for “CMIT South PTO New Year Skate-n-Whip” at Lanham Skate Center begins. The Cost is $10 per person and the event is open to friends and family. Payments can be made during lunch time.


• TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
o Advance Ticket sales for “CMIT South PTO New Year Skate-n-Whip” at Lanham Skate Center begins. The Cost is $10 per person and the event is open to friends and family. Payments can be made during lunch time.


• FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
o New Year Skate-n-Whip Event at Lanham Skate Center, January 12, 2018, from 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Cost is $10 per person.

CMIT South PTO
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ACADEMY NEWS
National Junior Honor Society
The Alpha Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society at CMIT-South will begin it's selection process in February 2018. Candidate packets will be available at that time. Encourage your scholars to continue to do their best every grading period. More information to come soon. Have a happy holiday season!

Mrs. T. Green
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Interested in CMIT South Elementary?
Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS
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Universal Theme Presentation Cafe (Texas A & M)
Each group will create a presentation to share with the class that presents their universal theme and author’s message for the text "A Retrieved Reformation."

Cheers,


Graciane Dominguez
RELA Teacher, Grade 6-7

gdominguez@cmitsouth.org
Graciane.dominguez@cmitsouth.org

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Maryland Crab Bowl All Stars
Congratulations to CMIT Honor Roll, multi-sport student-athletes Oliver Bridges and Justin Hill who represented Team Southern Maryland All Stars (Prince George's County, Charles County, Anne Arundel County & Surrounding Areas) in the 2017 Crab Bowl Championship game. Justin led his team to a league title in MMYFL (Mid-Maryland Youth Football League) and a state championship and Oliver represented FBU Team Metro Maryland All Stars on a National Championship quest and led his team to a GMYFL (Greater Metropolitan Youth Football League) championship.

CMIT South
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
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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Physical & Health Education
Dear Parent or Guardian,

All assignments are due by the end of the week, Friday at 7:30am. Students may resubmit an assignment in an attempt to earn a higher grade.

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org
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Biology/ Physics Reminders
Hi all,
Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and relaxing break. Please check Edmodo for extra credit for Biology and Physics.

Happy holidays and Happy New Year!

Mr. Wassam
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PTO NEWS
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
We need your support! Please join the CMITSouth PTO today. The cost is $15 per family, teacher or company.

Sign-up today at 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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On behalf of the PTO
We wish you and your family a Happy Holiday!

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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