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03/23/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

CMIT SOUTH'S GOT TALENT

UPDATE ON PGCPS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND MAKE-UP DAYS

PGCC Dual Enrollment Application Process

Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research

VIRTUAL REALITY @ CMIT SOUTH - USED SMARTPHONE DONATION NEEDED

SPRING PICTURES - APRIL 9, 2018


UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT South PTO Parent University This Wednesday at 6:00pm

CMIT South PTO General Meeting

Practice and Last Soccer Tryout for Boys Middle School (ONLY BOYS)

SSL OPPORTUNITY - WATKINS NATURE PARK

Youth Apprenticeship Program

Public Safety Education Tour


ACADEMY NEWS

Physical Education

Various Upcoming Opportunities

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

First Friday's - Lunch on Me Campaign - April 6th

AM CLUB REMINDER

SAVE THE DATE!


PTO NEWS

Gently Used Uniform Sale at the next PTO Meeting


FAQs
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NEWS
CMIT SOUTH'S GOT TALENT


On Friday March 16, 2018, CMIT South scholars displayed their talents through various performances such as songs, dances, playing instruments to name a few. We are so very proud of our scholars and their talents. Many, many thanks to the SGA for organizing this event. Specifically the SGA President - Mikayla and other officers, Mr. Kwiatkowski and other teachers who supported them throughout the process. We look forward to more talents next year.

Lara Asafa, Principal
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UPDATE ON PGCPS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND MAKE-UP DAYS

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will be in session Wednesday, April 4 through Friday, April 6 to make up for weather-related closures.

Schools were originally scheduled to be closed Tuesday, April 3 through Friday, April 6 for Spring Break, as noted in the 2017-18 calendar. The Prince George’s County Board of Education will consider designating April 4 as a makeup day at its March 29 meeting.

Schools have been closed six days this school year for inclement weather (Jan. 4-5 and 17, and March 2, 21-22). The 2017-18 school calendar planned for five inclement weather makeup days. ​

Due to a statewide mandate by Gov. Hogan, the school calendar must start after Labor Day and end June 15.

School delays or closures greatly impact students, families and staff. The decision to delay or close schools is based on safety and a variety of other factors, including National Weather Service reports, recommendations from PGCPS transportation supervisors and building maintenance directors, who survey conditions throughout the county as early as 3 a.m.

Facility staff report on power outages, HVAC/heat issues and any plumbing issues that could impact schools and offices. PGCPS executive staff members communicate with County government agencies. The school system’s top consideration is safety for buses, motorists and students who walk to school.

PGCPS
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PGCC Dual Enrollment Application Process

Current 10th Grade Students:

If you are interested in Dual Enrollment at PGCC, please follow the steps outlined in the attached document.

***APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO ME NO LATER THAN 3PM ON APRIL 11, 2018***

You can find the transcript request form on the CMIT-South site under the 'students' tab.

All other application materials can be found at https://www.pgcc.edu/Admissions_and_Registration/Applying_to_PGCC/High_School_Students.aspx
Attachment(s)

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research

The Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research Program is designed to increase awareness of and provide an opportunity for middle school students to explore nontraditional career fields with women engineers, mathematicians and scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The objectives of the program include introducing middle school students to a technical working environment; acquainting students with Goddard missions; providing an awareness of educational programs and internships available during high school, undergraduate and graduate study; providing observations and experiences with real hands-on projects researched and developed by women at Goddard.

Please contact Marian Carson for more information or visit the SISTER website - https://www.nasa.gov/content/summer-institute-in-science-technology-engineering-and-research


Courtesy NASA
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VIRTUAL REALITY @ CMIT SOUTH - USED SMARTPHONE DONATION NEEDED

CMIT South is excited to bring Virtual Reality into the classroom at CMIT South. Virtual Reality (VR) describes three-dimensional computer-generated environments that replace the normal reality in which our everyday lives play out. With this technology, students can take excursions while in the classroom and fully immersed in the environment they are viewing.

CMIT South has invested in some VR equipments and would love to begin using them with Google Expedition. We are in need of your old smartphones/IPod - Android and Apple to use with the VR equipments. Please email ebrown@cmitsouth.org if you would like us to take that old phone off your hands. Looking forward to hearing from you.

For more information on Virtual Reality and Google Expedition, please visit https://shakeuplearning.com/blog/use-virtual-reality-google-expeditions-classroom/

CMIT South
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SPRING PICTURES - APRIL 9, 2018

SPRING PICTURES - APRIL 9th
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Spring Pictures will be taken on April 9th. This will be a dress down day for the month of March. Ineligible students will be allowed to change for pictures and change back into their uniforms. Flyers will be sent home with students 2 weeks prior to picture day.


Lacy Holland-Wallace
Picture Day Coordinator
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UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT South PTO Parent University This Wednesday at 6:00pm
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.

Sign-up if you plan to be there:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-areyou

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

CMIT South PTO
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CMIT South PTO General Meeting

CMIT SOUTH PTO GENERAL MEETING will be held on Wednesday, March 28th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Parent University session will be offered at this meeting. The session will begin promptly at 6:00pm and the PTO business meeting will follow immediately after.

We look forward to seeing many of you on March 28th!

CMIT South PTO
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Practice and Last Soccer Tryout for Boys Middle School (ONLY BOYS)
Greetings,
Our Soccer Boys Team is almost done. Practice and last tryout for Middle School will be next Monday March 26, 2018 in the soccer indoor field from 3:00 to 4:30. Players will report to the soccer field after school schedule. Mr. Arroyo, Mr. Young and Mr. Lawrence will be there waiting for players. Be sure complete and bring your PGCPS Sport Physical Form before participate in the practice and tryout. Players should wear the appropriate soccer uniform and indoor soccer shoes.
No cleats for tryout.

See you on Monday CMIT-South Players.

Mr. Arroyo
Soccer Coach
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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.


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Youth Apprenticeship Program
Teen Apprenticeship Program:
Saturdays, April 14 - June 16, 10 am - 2 pm

Application Deadline: April 2, 2018

The Young Architects Workshop is a 10-week youth apprenticeship program designed to give teens ages 14-18 hands-on experience creating digital 3D models for real-world clients. Young apprentices will learn technical and design skills using Google Sketchup, and also learn workplace and business skills through the process of meeting with clients and finishing digital products to meet clients' needs.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Public Safety Education Tour
Coalition for Public Safety Training in Schools, inc. is have a "Free" Public Safety Education Tour of the Prince George's County 9-1-1 Center (see the attached flyer) & website: http://cpsts.org/cpsts-news/
on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

**This tour is not sponsored by PGCPS**

-Bus to depart from Oxon Hill High School
-Parents can participate
-This organization has received a grant from the MGM regarding the permission slip due date: they can make exceptions but they must have the permission slip before boarding the bus.
-Permission slips can be emailed to info@cpsts.org

Contact: Mr. William Taylor at 240-508-4208 (info is also on the permission slip)

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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ACADEMY NEWS
Physical Education
Dear Parent or Guardian,

Our classroom rule of being Safe includes:

-No food, drink, nor gum
-No jewelry
-No touching
-No fighting

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org
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Various Upcoming Opportunities

Many exciting things are happening around the county in the coming weeks! Please check out the attached flyers for more information.


Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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UPCOMING FIELD TRIP


Who: Open to all students

Where: Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia PA

When: March 29, 2018

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) few slots still open

Website: http://northbayadventure.org/



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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
First Friday's - Lunch on Me Campaign - April 6th
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.

Donations are taken through out the month. Think about us for April 6, 2018
We need your help to make this a successful campaign.

Thank you.

CMIT South PTO
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AM CLUB REMINDER


CMIT South is proud to continue to offer our scholars multiple extra curricular opportunities before and after school. Please note that if your child is enrolled in the AM clubs on Fridays, they must arrive for their club by 7:35am and enter through the regular student entrance.

Doors remain open on Fridays until 7:45am giving students a 10min grace period. Doors are closed after this time and no student is allowed entry into the building again until 8:20am. If you would like your scholars to participate in the clubs, please be prepare to commit to bring them on time.
Please do not encourage your scholar to use the cafeteria or front entrance for clubs. They will not be allowed entry through these doors.

CMIT South
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SAVE THE DATE!
• WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018
o PTO General Meeting and Parent University. Starts promptly at 6:00pm

• THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018
o 2 Hour early dismissal for schoo
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• FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 through Tuesday, APRIL 3, 2018
o Spring Break - No School


• FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018
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.


CMIT South PTO
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PTO NEWS
Gently Used Uniform Sale at the next PTO Meeting
We will be selling gently used uniforms starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28th.

Jackets - $10
Polo Shirts - $5
Pants - $5
Oxford Shirts - $8
Ties - $3
P.E. Shirts - $5
Sweat shirts - $5

Thank you in advance for your support.

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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