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03/30/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK

PGCPS BOE Restores Spring Break

FRANKLIN INSTITUTE VISIT

Yearbook Club Pictures

WE WANT YOUR PICTURES FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Second Installment for the North Bay Field Trip (June 2018)

George Mason Field Trip (May 1st)

VIRTUAL REALITY @ CMIT SOUTH - USED SMARTPHONE DONATION NEEDED

THIRD DATA DETECTIVE SUMMER CAMP

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP


ACADEMY NEWS

GUESS WHAT THE HOLDER CLASS IS DOING THIS WEEK?

DC Courts Community Service Learning Program

SATURDAY ACADEMY ENDS


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Student Sign-up for CMIT South Young Men's Workshop

SPRING PICTURES - APRIL 9, 2018

Physical Education


PTO NEWS

A FEW GOOD MEN ARE NEEDED For Upcoming Young Men's Workshop

CMIT South PTO Meeting- Update

First Friday's - Lunch on Me Campaign - April 13th

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

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


FAQs
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NEWS
ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK

On behalf of the CMIT South family, we wish all our scholars and their families a wonderful and rest filled Spring Break.
We hope to see all back re-energized and re-focused to finish the year strong.

Lara Asafa, Principal
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PGCPS BOE Restores Spring Break

The Prince George’s County Board of Education unanimously approved Thursday fully restoring Spring Break and closing schools next week. Students will return to school April 9.

“Our students, employees and their families appreciate the Board’s action and the state’s willingness to add flexibility to the school calendar,” said Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer.

Five inclement weather makeup days were built into the approved 2017-2018 School Calendar, including two at the end of fourth quarter (June 14 and 15); one on the February 9 professional development day; and two during Spring Break (April 5 and 6). Dr. Maxwell withdrew his proposal to add an additional inclement weather makeup day on April 4, to make up the lost day of instruction due to inclement weather on March 22.

PGCPS plans to extend the school year to June 20, contingent on the governor signing the legislation into law, rather than open schools next week. All Maryland school districts are required to start school after Labor Day with June 15 as the last day of instruction due to an Executive Order by Gov. Larry Hogan. This week’s state bill does not change the post-Labor Day start for schools.

PGCPS
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FRANKLIN INSTITUTE VISIT

CMIT South students visited the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia PA on 03/29/2018. Students were able to participate in many exhibits. Here are some pictures.

Lara Asafa, Principal
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Yearbook Club Pictures
The Yearbook Staff will be taking High School Club pictures on Friday, April 6th and April 13th starting at 7:30 a.m.

Thank you,

The Yearbook Staff

Patricia Cameron

pcameron@cmitsouth.org
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WE WANT YOUR PICTURES FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK!

Get your pictures in this year's middle school yearbook!

We would like to invite all parents, guardians, and students to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of middle school events or of you and your friends just having fun, we'd like to see them! Our photographers can't be everywhere, so help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have. The more pictures we have, the better chance of seeing yourself and your friends in the yearbook and being reminded of all the fun you had this year!

Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
• If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 410303691
• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click "Save Details".

It's that easy..submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is April 27th, but don't wait...do it today!!



**(We will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.)

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Second Installment for the North Bay Field Trip (June 2018)
The second installment for the North Bay Field Trip will take place Tuesday, April 10th and Thursday April 12th. You may pay the $100 using cash, check, or money order. Payments should be made out to CMIT South.

Enjoy your break!

Ebony Fowlkes
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George Mason Field Trip (May 1st)
The George Mason College Field Trip is open to all 8th, 9th, and 10th graders who attend CMIT South. Permission slips will go out next week. Student must not have more than -15 SIS points from March 13th to April 13th in order to attend the field trip. I will collect permission slips and payments during the 8th grade and HS lunch on Tuesday, April 17th and Thursday, April 19th.

Have a great Spring Break!

Ebony Fowlkes
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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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THIRD DATA DETECTIVE SUMMER CAMP

Application Process
Up to 30 rising 6th and 7th graders will be selected to take part in the one-week summer camp. Those who have participated previously should not apply this year.

We will be accepting applications starting March 26 , 2018. The application deadline (including receipt of the recommendation form) is April 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Decisions will be emailed by May 14, 2018.

A complete application package includes the online application form and the teacher recommendation form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please visit the website for more information and forms - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-detectives-camp/index.htm

National Center for Health Statistics
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UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

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/



CMIT South
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ACADEMY NEWS
GUESS WHAT THE HOLDER CLASS IS DOING THIS WEEK?

March 28, 2018

Dear Parents and Students:

This week heads toward the end of the 3rd Quarter and Spring Break rapidly approaches. I am sure the students are looking forward to this time of rest, fun, and relaxation. They deserve it!!! They have been working extremely hard and they should be proud!

In class, we have been studying Economic Injustice and Inequality. It is the ARC theme for the quarter. To further explore this topic, we have discussed several types of injustice, such as Economic Inequality, Gender Inequality, Racial Inequality and the like. Part of this portion of the curriculum is teaching about the creation of intellectual arguments and persuasion. This week in particular, the students have been learning about Persuasive Text/Media and the elements of Pathos, Logos, and Ethos. I have inserted a YouTube video here that the kids watched as an example of these three items.

https://youtu.be/0aUPsQMLzjw

Ask your child about this exercise and some of the class activities, discussions, and presentations dealing with these subjects.

For the current Book of the Month, the students are reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In preparation for the upcoming PARCC test, the students are being asked to give more thought and clarification to the characters, vocabulary, central ideas, author’s point of view, plot structure, and writing style of the text and author in the form of the weekly Reading Log. This leads to higher thinking question skills and activities that will help them in other areas as well, such as standardized testing.

As always, thank you for allowing me the privilege to engage with your child through literature this year at CMIT-South. I am always available for suggestions and collaboration from the parents in this process.

Have a wonderful, safe Spring Break and see you next week.

Warm Regards,

Mrs. Dee Wells-Holder
Middle School RELA Department
Grade 7
dwellsholder@cmitsouth.org
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DC Courts Community Service Learning Program

The start date for the CSL Program is TBA. It is a 6-week program for 10th, 11th and 12th graders, Students will perform their assigned duties for 4 hours (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) each day and are able to earn up to 116 hours in the program. Please note that students will only earn community service hours for time attended.

All students that are accepted into the program must attend the mandatory orientation on date TBA or they will not be permitted to participate in the program. During the orientation, students will receive identification badges, program t-shirts, work schedules, assignments, and take a tour of the Court campus.

Students will earn their community service hours by working in the Information Center providing essential information to the public and in the Civil Division performing duties such as organizing files, preparing documents, assisting the public with case information, and escorting the public to the Judge-in-Chambers. They will also attend informational sessions within several Court Divisions which are designed to teach the students about the various functions within the Courts.

Attached is an application to be filled out by students and the person providing a recommendation from their current school. All applications are due to princess.duffy@dcsc.gov by COB Monday, June 1, 2018. Accepted students will be contacted via email no later than Friday, June 08, 2018.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at (202)879-0476 / princess.duffy@dcsc.gov .

DC Courts Community Service Learning Program
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SATURDAY ACADEMY ENDS

Thank you to all who took advantage of the additional academic support provided by our parent organization, CLF. March 24, 2018 was the last Saturday for this academy.

There will be different activities at CMIT South on Saturdays, however, students can only attended if invited or registered. We wish all our scholars many, many academic successes as the year draws to a close.

CMIT South
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Student Sign-up for CMIT South Young Men's Workshop
If you are interested in participating in the Young Men's Workshop, Saturday, April 28, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) at CMIT South, please sign-up by April 14th to participate.

Workshop topics include:
- Growing into adulthood
- Overcoming adversity
- Life skills
- Bullying and peer pressure

Please use this link below to sign up today!
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-student

Thank you,
Planning Committee
C/O "2020"

CMIT South PTO
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SPRING PICTURES - APRIL 9, 2018


🌼📷🌼 SPRING PICTURES - APRIL 9th 🌼📷🌼


Spring Pictures will be taken on April 9th. Forms went home with your students this week. If you didn't receive a picture day form from your student, please use the PICTURE DAY ID: MJ027184Q0 to order online.

This will also be the dress down day for the month of March. Ineligible students will be allowed to change for pictures and change back into their uniforms.


Lacy Holland-Wallace
Picture Day Coordinator
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Physical Education
Dear Parent or Guardian,

Our classroom rule of Being Respectful includes:

-Treat teachers, adults, equipment, and facility with respect
-No cursing

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org
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PTO NEWS
A FEW GOOD MEN ARE NEEDED For Upcoming Young Men's Workshop
As the committee prepares for the Young Men's Workshop for April 28th , 9:00am to 2:00pm, They need Male Volunteers leaders to sign-up to contribute their time for one of these workshops:

- 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 to volunteer for the workshop:

Parent Volunteers
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-cmit


Thank you,
Planning Committee
C/O "2020"

CMIT South PTO
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CMIT South PTO Meeting- Update

Thank you for participating in the CMIT SOUTH PTO GENERAL MEETING held on Wednesday, March 28th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Parent University session was well attended and will be offered as a Saturday workshop to allow for more time in the near future.

The Community discussions were great! We are excited about the new taskforce established to help shape and make recommendations to CLF and PGCPS. They will focus on how we create programs and activities that can promote more trust within our school and community. For example: Lunch bunches, peer mediation groups, community speakers, adding more school counselors, etc.

As promised, attached is the presentation shared at our meeting.

Our next meeting will be held May 16, 2018 from 6:00pm -8:00pm

Have a wonderful Easter and Spring Break!

CMIT South PTO
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First Friday's - Lunch on Me Campaign - April 13th
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. We need your help to make this a successful campaign.

Thank you.

CMIT South PTO
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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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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 to volunteer and donate for the workshop:

Parent Volunteers
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0D4FACA92FA4FD0-cmitsouth

Registration for the workshop will start the Friday, March 30th. Watch out for it in the newsletter.

Thank you,
Planning Committee
C/O "2020"

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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