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CMITS157

03/02/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

HIGH SCHOOL TOWN HALL

SAT Night

Student internet Safety & Anti-Bullying Tips

CMIT South Young Men's Workshop Planning Committee is seeking Male Volunteers


UPCOMING EVENTS

Middle School Spring Dance

CMIT South PTO Parent University (3/28) - Are you Money Trapped?

Class of 2020 News

SSL OPPORTUNITY - WATKINS NATURE PARK


ACADEMY NEWS

PROGRESS REPORT GRADES

Sincere Thank You


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

FREE CONFERENCE: No More Hurt Youth Summit 2018

OFFICE FURNITURE DONATIONS NEEDED...


PTO NEWS

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Events for March

Preparing for the Gently Used Uniform Sale at the next PTO Meeting

First Friday's - Lunch on Me Campaign

8th Grade Parent Meeting

​Save the Date


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NEWS
HIGH SCHOOL TOWN HALL

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 11:00am

Where: CMIT South Auditorium

Who: Current 8th, 9th and 10th grade parents and students

Come with all your questions to the high school town hall. Topics to be discussed includes - College and Career Readiness; Student owned computers, Dual Enrollment, scheduling etc. High school teachers will be present to answer your questions. Hope to see you there.

Lara Asafa, Principal
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SAT Night


As you and your child get ready for college, our school invites all high school parents and students to join the SAT Night on Wednesday, March 7 at 6:00 pm.

The SAT gives your child a chance to show how ready they are with questions that look a lot like what they’re learning in class. The SAT:
• Focuses on vocabulary and math they're already learning in class and that they'll need to succeed in college.
• Doesn’t penalize for guessing—your child is free to try every question.
• Offers an optional essay.

The SAT is the only test that offers free practice on Khan Academy®. Your child can work at their own pace on the areas they need to improve. It’s a completely personalized way to get ready. And it’s completely free.

We welcome students and their families to attend our SAT Night on Wednesday, March 7th at 6:00 pm to learn more about the SAT and college.

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal
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Student internet Safety & Anti-Bullying Tips
A valued CMIT South middle school parent, Ms. Scott-Wall, shared this information with us and we thought it would be useful to our entire community.

In this student-friendly episode Josh Ochs talks to 600 students in a middle school teaching them how to shine online. He shares some anti bullying tips, Instagram safety, Google footprint tactics and more. Please have your children listen to the episode.

Here is the link to the podcast and bulleted summary of the content:

https://smartsocial.com/josh-ochs-digital-safety-speech/?utm_source=Smart+Social+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=7293635366-S2_eblast_teen_safety_eblast&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_40b34a3ccb-7293635366-195605613


Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS
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CMIT South Young Men's Workshop Planning Committee is seeking Male Volunteers

SAVE THE DATE......
Saturday, April 28, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) at CMIT South

The planning committee is seeking male volunteers for the First Annual CMIT-South Young Men’s Workshop. Parents, teachers, and or family members, we need your SUPPORT to strengthen, mold, and shape our future leaders in the following areas:
- Growing into adulthood
- Overcoming adversity
- Life skills
- Bullying and peer pressure

A male presence is requested, however, if you are not interested in being a guest speaker, we encourage you to attend and enjoy the sessions.

Use the link to sign up/volunteer/donate, registration closes April 14, 2018.
Parent Volunteers
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0D4FACA92FA4FD0-cmitsouth

Student Volunteers
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0D4FACA92FA4FD0-cmitsouth1

Thank you,
Planning Committee
C/O "2020"

CMIT South PTO
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Middle School Spring Dance
Please hold the date:

Friday, March 23, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost - $8 in advance and $10 at the door

CMIT South PTO
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CMIT South PTO Parent University (3/28) - Are you Money Trapped?
Join us for our next CMIT South PTO Parent University on Wednesday, March 28th at 6:00pm. Our guest presenter, Sheila Johnson, EA, Author. She will help you find 10 Ways to Color Yourself Free, identify 20 Kid-Friendly Businesses to Start with a Cell Phone, and talk about one of the Best Ways to Pay for Education and much more.

The PTO Meeting will follow immediately after the Parent University.
We look forward to seeing you there.

CMIT South PTO
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Class of 2020 News


The Class of 2020 will hold it’s second Parent/Student Meeting on March 8, 2018 in the school cafeteria from 6:15-7:15pm. Please come and get updates on the class plans and ask questions and share recommendations.

World’s Finest Chocolate FUNDRAISER!!

Please help support our students. The Class of 2020 is currently selling World’s Finest Chocolate as a fundraiser. The chocolate comes in a box of 60 bars sold for $1 each. We are asking parents to purchase a box for $60. Your students can sell each bar to reimburse you for your purchase. It is a great fundraiser that can generate funds for senior year activities for your students. Remember, all funds raised go toward prom, senior picnic and other activities to help reduce the costs for our students. If you are interesting in purchasing a box, please email the class email box at cmitsclassof2020@gmail.com.

For our students, the 10th Grade SGA will be selling chocolate most days after school. Please stop by to purchase a bar or two and support the Class of 2020!

Class of 2020 Committee

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SSL OPPORTUNITY - WATKINS NATURE PARK


Where: Watkins Nature Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD

When: April 4, 2018 @ 10:00am

Get your hands into some green project. Teen volunteers will be studying animal and plant cycles; Exploring Heat Island effect; Designing Green Buildings and building Scale Models; Creating a PSA Poster for Community Awareness.

Register online, go to www.pgparks.com. See attached flyer for registration information. Lunch will be served.






CMIT South
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ACADEMY NEWS
PROGRESS REPORT GRADES

Progress report grades were entered this week for the third quarter. The third quarter will end March 29, 2018. Please continue to monitor your child's progress through Schoolmax and Edmodo. Please contact your scholar's teacher should you have any questions.

Lara Asafa, Principal


Photo credit: Springfield, MO
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Sincere Thank You
SHOUT OUT and Thank you to all the Middle School participates who performed in The Black History Month Program! You did AWESOME!
A Great Big Thank you to all staff, students, volunteers, and CMIT South community with supporting!

Ms. McIntyre
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
UPCOMING FIELD TRIP


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: May 1, 2018

Cost: $15:00


Who: Open to all students

Where: NorthBay Adventure Camp, Northeast MD

When: June 11 - 15, 2018

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

Website: http://northbayadventure.org/



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FREE CONFERENCE: No More Hurt Youth Summit 2018
FREE YOUTH SUMMIT: No More Hurt (Series IX)
"Empowering our Youth for Tomorrow: A Call to Action"

This is a FREE all-day event for middle and high school youth (grades 7 - 12) featuring Guest Speakers and Workshops all centered around developing character, confidence, and social awareness for our youth.

Workshop Topics Include:
** Healthy Relationships
** "Grownish" with College Expectations
** Self Esteem: Boys to Bowties
** Be a Change Agent
** Entering the Workforce
** Financial Aid
** Voter Registration
** Building Relationships with Community Police

NOTE: Due to policy and procedures, only the youth will be allowed into Summit workshops. Parents or Youth Organizers are welcome to come in the afternoon for a parent session.

(Please be mindful that March 10, 2018 is a SAT test day.)

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/p0E1mscrsmz6BjGt2
(for more information, contact youthsummit@dstfwac.org)

CMIT South PTO
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OFFICE FURNITURE DONATIONS NEEDED...
Dear CMIT South Families:

CMIT South is seeking furniture donations as we expand our high school. If your offices will be closing or upgrading furnitures, please consider donating to support the your school.

We are in need of filing cabinets, storage cabinets, tables, chairs and bookshelves, lamps and whiteboards. Please email operations@cmitsouth.org if you would love to donate. Thank you for continuous support.

CMIT South
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PTO NEWS
Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Events for March
Talent Show
- Friday, March 16, 2018
- 6:30pm - 10pm
- Sponsored by SGA High School
- Cost - $5.00

*** Volunteers are needed for ticket sales and run concessions ***
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4faca92fa4fd0-talent

CMIT South PTO
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Preparing for the Gently Used Uniform Sale at the next PTO Meeting
We are cleaning up and getting ready for our Gently Used Uniform Sale!
If you have donations, please drop them off in the Parent Room anytime throughout the month of March.

Please be sure they are cleaned and placed in a bag.

Thank you in advance for your support.

CMIT South PTO
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First Friday's - Lunch on Me Campaign
First Friday’s -Lunch on Me Campaign is still on-going! We are asking parents to donate their lunch money the 1st Friday of each month ($8 each month for 8 months). You can pay $8 a month or $64 per family. 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.

We need your help to make this a successful campaign.

Thank you.

CMIT South PTO
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8th Grade Parent Meeting
The 8th Grade Class will be having a Parent Meeting on THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

Save the dates:

Friday, March 23, 2018 –Middle School Dance Sponsored by the Class of 2022 (8th grade)

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8th Grade Dance Payment due

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 8th Grade Dance

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony



Stay Connected….
For more information, contact the 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

For more information, contact the 8th Grade Parent Liason, Ms. D. Robinson robinsondeeb@gmail.com

CMIT South PTO
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​Save the Date

Friday, March 23, 2018 –Middle School Dance Sponsored by the Class of 2022 (8th grade)

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8th Grade Dance Payment due

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 8th Grade Dance

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

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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