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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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01/05/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

HAPPY NEW YEAR

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Class of 2020 (Current 8th Grade)

Princeton Review SAT/PSAT Prep. Spring Class Registration is OPEN NOW!

OFF WE GO TO PLAYOFF...SUPPORT YOUR TIGERS

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR UPCOMING 2018 VARSITY BASKETBALL GAMES

Saturday Academy


UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT SOUTH PTO NEW YEAR SKATE-N-WHIP EVENT - January 12th

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE JV BASKETBALL PLAYOFF GAMES


ACADEMY NEWS

STEM & Maker Project Update

UPCOMING ASSESSMENTS - SCHOOL WIDE

Assessment Testing-MAP


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

KIDZCARE CLUB

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP


PTO NEWS

SAVE THE DATE!

Amazon Smile

We have a winner!


FAQs
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NEWS
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Welcome back. I am thankful that we are able to gather back for the second half of the school year. We are almost halfway through. During the second half of this year, student will be working on completion of curricular demand for their courses. They will also be taking a series of formative assessments - HSA, SLO Post Assessments, MAP-R, MAP-M, PARCC, PSAT 10, Accuplacer and so on. I know this is a lot of acronyms but you will receive information about the assessments your scholar will be taking. Suffice to say that our work continues and we cannot be weary.

Looking forward to many, many successes for our scholars this year.


Lara Asafa, Principal



Picture credit: pinterest website

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Class of 2020 (Current 8th Grade)

Final Dance Update – vote for change was held on December 14, 2017
Location: DoubleTree Hilton Largo, Maryland
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cost: $50.00
Payments may be made on PT Avenue, OR cash, money order or check (to be placed in PTO box in the office). Please ensure student name is identified on/with payments.

**Full Payment or Balance due by Friday, April 20, 2018**

Class Fees *Must complete form for ordering and record keeping*
Level 1: $45 - T-shirt and Stole for Promotion Ceremony
Level 2: $80 – T-shirt, Stole for Promotion Ceremony, Yearbook, Drawstring Bag
Level 3: $120 - T-shirt, Stole for Promotion Ceremony, Yearbook, Drawstring Bag, Large Duffle Bag, Portable Charger

Payments may be made on PT Avenue, OR cash, money order or check (to be placed in PTO box in the office). Please ensure student name is identified on/with payments.
**Full Payment or Balance due by Friday, February 23, 2018**

Promotion Ceremony *Promotional Stoles will be distributed at the location*
Location: Dr. Henry Wise HS, Upper Marlboro MD
Date: Friday, June 8, 2018 Time: TBD
Cost: Ticket REQUIRED

Request Funds Transfer ~ Financial Options * Must complete form for record keeping*
Option 1: Request a full Refund of all monies
Option 2: Request Transfer of funds. Payment for either dance or 8th Grade fees
Option 3: Request Transfer of funds. Payment for either dance or 8th grade fees and a refund of balance.
**If a refund is requested, must complete the PTO refund form as well**


Stay Connected

8th Grade Parent Liaison: Ms. D Robinson robinsondeeb@gmail.com
If you are interested in receiving text alerts, text 81010 with message @CMITS2022
Sign up for email blast/distribution: http://tinyurl.com/cmits2022emaildist

PTAvenue link: https://www.pt-avenue.com/parents.asp?schcode=CMITSPTO

Image courtesy of: http://katella.auhsd.us/Katella/65170-Class-of-2020.html

Class of 2020 Committee

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Princeton Review SAT/PSAT Prep. Spring Class Registration is OPEN NOW!
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 building 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 Academy-South:
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 1
• Mon, Mar 26, 2018 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT
• Wed, Mar 28, 2018 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT
• Wed, Apr 4, 2018 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT
• Sat, Apr 7, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 2
• Mon, Apr 9, 2018 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT
• Wed, Apr 11, 2018 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT
• Sat, Apr 14, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 3
• Mon, Apr 16, 2018 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT
• Wed, Apr 18, 2018 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT
• Mon, Apr 23, 2018 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT
• Wed, Apr 25, 2018 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT
• Sat, Apr 28, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 4
• Wed, May 2, 2018 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT
*Classes will be held at CMIT Academy South located in 9822 Fallard Ct Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Registration:
https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/379315?exid=424d7651-e694-4cc5-8606-b9cc5ff3d07c

Use Promo Code CLF2017 for %20 OFF (There may be a better promotion being offered nationwide right now though that you can use instead)

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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OFF WE GO TO PLAYOFF...SUPPORT YOUR TIGERS

CMIT South Middle School boy's and girl's basketball team are off to the playoff. CMIT South Middle School boy's and girl's teams finished with an undefeated season at 9-0 (each) in the East Division of Prince George's County Public School Middle School Basketball. First game playoff game is at CMIT South on 01/08/2018 @6:30pm. Come and support the Tigers and Tigresses on their way to victory.

CMIT South High School JV teams are still playing in the season. Next game is a must watch against CMIT North on 01/09/2018 starting at 5:30pm (Boys play first). Please come and support the HS teams, game will be at CMIT South.

CMIT South

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WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR UPCOMING 2018 VARSITY BASKETBALL GAMES
Hello CMIT South Family,

Go Tigers! We have several home games still to go for the Varsity Basketball teams and we need your help at the door and the concession stand. We ask for an hour of your time at the home Basketball games.

Students can earn a "No homework" pass, if their parent signs up and volunteers at a basketball game for at least 2 hours.

Please sign-up today.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-basketball/29289248

CMIT South PTO

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Saturday Academy
Due to inclement weather, Saturday Academy will be canceled this week. It will not resume until Saturday, January 20th, because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday next weekend.

Stay warm and enjoy your weekend!

CMIT South Testing

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UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT SOUTH PTO NEW YEAR SKATE-N-WHIP EVENT - January 12th
Please join us a our 1st New Year Skate- N-Whip Event!

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 for all grades!
- Monday, January 8, 2018 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Cafeteria
- Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Cafeteria

Please celebrate the New Year with the CMIT South Family!
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CMIT South PTO

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WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE JV BASKETBALL PLAYOFF GAMES
The CMIT South JV Tigers have made it to the playoffs and we want to support them with some good old fashion team spirit. The Playoff game starts on Monday, January 8th at 6:30pm. We plan to have a concession stand and we need your help.

Please sign-up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948afae2ea3fa7-jvbasketball/29289248



CMIT South PTO

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ACADEMY NEWS
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. January 8 - Project Boards due (extended due to inclement weather closing)
Fri. January 12 - Science Fair (We need you to judge)

Students have been submitting 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 ASSESSMENTS - SCHOOL WIDE

Please help your child prepare for these assessments.

NWEA Measures of Academic Progress -Reading – Week of 01/8/2018

NWEA Measures of Academic Progress -Math - Week of 01/22/2018

2nd Quarter end – 10/26/2018

Testing Office


Courtesy: Nease Library

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Assessment Testing-MAP
Good afternoon students and parents,

Happy New Year! This is a reminder that MAP testing will begin the week of January 8, 2018. Please remember to get proper rest and eat a good breakfast. Also students, please remember to check updates concerning your work that is posted daily on Edmodo. Enjoy your day and be safe!


Mrs. Payne, MAT
10th Grade RELA Teacher

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
KIDZCARE CLUB

The KidzCare Club at CMIT South will meet on Friday, February 2 and again on Saturday, February 3 for those who are not able to attend on Friday. For more information, please contact Bridget Elliott, Club Sponsor, at bcelliott507@gmail.com. Thank you.

Bridget Elliott, Club Sponsor

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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 (to be collected 01/16 - 01/18)

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


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

Where: Howard University, Washington DC

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

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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PTO NEWS
SAVE THE DATE!
• Friday, January 05, 2018
o First Friday’s -Lunch on Me Campaign begins for the month of January. 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.


• 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.

o JV Basketball Play-offs begin at 6:30pm at CMIT South Gym.

• 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.

o Varsity Basketball game vs CMIT North will be played at home. The Game begin at 5:30pm at CMIT South Gym. Cost is $5.


• 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.

• TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
o CMIT SOUTH PTO meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in the CMIT South Cafeteria. Parent University will be offered.

CMIT South PTO

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Amazon Smile
Please remember to use Amazon Smile for your next birthday and gift 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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We have a winner!
Happy New Years CMIT-South Family,

We would like to Congratulate Texas A& M University with 268 box tops for winning the November/December contest.
Thank you, we appreciate the continuing support with the Box Tops. For the month of January we are hosting our second contest of the year. Any individual student who turns in the most box tops will win a prize.

Thank you,


CMIT South PTO
Box Top Committee

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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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