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05/04/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

PGCEA RECOGNIZE CMIT SOUTH EDUCATORS

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

WELCOMING NEW FAMILIES TO CMIT SOUTH

CAREER DAY IS COMING - PLEASE SIGN UP

MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK PREORDER

8th Grade Parents: A Special Request

Nominations are Open for CMIT South PTO Board

CMIT South PTO Next General Meeting on May 16th at 6:00pm


UPCOMING EVENTS

Casual Day - Monday, May 7th

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

Upcoming in Ms. McAllister's Chemistry Class


ACADEMY NEWS

Howard University - High School Summer Enrichment Programs

United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer STEM Program

USDA STEAM Summer Camp

USDA AgDiscovery 2018

College Bound Athletes


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

CLASS of 2022 Update

Next Parent Meeting

Study Hall is available for the Soccer Team

PARCC 2018 SCHEDULE

Last Day of School for Students


PTO NEWS

Next Week is Teacher Appreciation Week

Preparing for the Gently Used Uniform and Book Sale

We have a New Uniform Vendor on-board for next year!


FAQs
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NEWS
PGCEA RECOGNIZE CMIT SOUTH EDUCATORS

On Wednesday 05/02/2018, nine educators from CMIT South were recognized for the consistent dedication to teaching and learning at CMIT South. We are tremendously proud of these educators and others who put in their best daily to ensure that all our students are successful. Thank you all.

Lara Asafa, Principal
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Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

CMIT South PTO honored volunteers for their selfless contributions and recognize the irreplaceable impact of their time and energy all year round. CLF representative, CMIT South administration and staff showed our sincere appreciation for being our backbone throughout the year.

You are all much appreciated.

CMIT South
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WELCOMING NEW FAMILIES TO CMIT SOUTH

On Saturday June 9, 2018, all newly enrolled incoming 6th grade students and their families will be at CMIT South for new families orientation. CMIT South family is excited as the family continues to grow.

New students will be taking assessments while their parents will participate in a series of information sessions.

For this event to be a success, CMIT South is excited to have students and parent volunteers helping. CMIT South will be looking for volunteers to present and help our guest on this day. Please use this link to signup.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4caba82ba6fc1-newfamily

Looking forward to a successful day.

CMIT South
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CAREER DAY IS COMING - PLEASE SIGN UP

Parents! Friends! Family Members!

If you have a job- ANY JOB! Please sign up to present during career day on June 12, 2018!

This is a REALLY important event for our students in terms of motivation, commitment to school, and commitment to their future!

Each Speaker can sign up for a partial, or whole day- and presentations will last about 30 minutes each.

Prepare for 15-20 minutes of talking about your job, how you got it, and what you like or dislike about it, and 10-15 minutes of student questions.

If you are interested in presenting at during our Career Day, please sign up using the following link below. Lunch will be provided.

https://goo.gl/forms/UjFuofB7076vI3eC3

CMIT South
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MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK PREORDER
If you didn't get a chance to preorder your yearbook online, GOOD NEWS...there is still time to preorder your yearbook!!

You can place your $20 in an envelope with your first and last name and your university on it. Place it in the blue PTO box outside the PTO office (located in the main office). PTO will write a receipt for your purchase, bring it to you, and you will guarantee yourself a yearbook for this year!

We will also have a couple of days of preorders during the lunch hours later in May so keep your eyes and ears open for announcements at school.

Don't miss out on your chance to get a yearbook!
Questions...students feel free to come talk to Miss Sears at school to get all your answers.

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8th Grade Parents: A Special Request
To help prepare for our 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, the Committee is asking for you to submit the following:

1 – picture of your student age 7 or younger

1 – current picture of your student (Selfies are okay)

**All pictures must include the student ONLY.

Submit your pictures:

Subject: Your Student’s name (first & last) and University

Attach both pictures in an email as a jpeg or pdf

Send to Mrs. Zenitta Anderson, zenittaanderson@gmail.com

Due Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

All pictures will be included in a presentation prior to the start of the Promotion Ceremony.

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS
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Nominations are Open for CMIT South PTO Board
As the school year comes to a close, the PTO Board and Elections also need to be in the forefront. On behalf of the Nominating Committee appointed by Monique Gallaway our PTO President, we welcome current officers and new parents to seek election for one position on the CMIT South PTO Board.

If you are interested in seeking any position on the CMIT South PTO Board, please forward your bio along with the position you are seeking. You will be added to the ballot. Please submit your information to lcampbellpto@gmail.com, vmonroe@cmitsouth.org or lhollandwallace@gmail.com no later than Monday, May 7th, 2018.

Please see the link for PTO Position descriptions: http://cmitsouth.org/bylaw/

Current Elected Positions for 2018-2019 SY:
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Recording Secretary
Secretary
Volunteer Coordinator
High School Rep (3)
Middle School Rep (3)

Appointed Positions

Assistant Treasurer
CMIT South Staff Director/Representative (3)

CMIT South PTO
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CMIT South PTO Next General Meeting on May 16th at 6:00pm
CMIT SOUTH PTO GENERAL MEETING will be held on Wednesday, May 16th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

We will hold Elections for the next CMIT South Board for 2018 - 2019.


Light refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing many of you on May 16th!

CMIT South PTO
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Casual Day - Monday, May 7th
Greetings CMIT-South Family!

Monday, May 7th is Casual Day for all students who qualified in the month of April. Students who qualify are permitted to dress in casual attire, however it must comply with the CMIT South casual dress code. This includes but is not limited to, no hoodies, no ripped pants, or cargo shorts. Please refer to the full policy on the CMIT-South website. Please look out for emails advising of student's eligibility prior to sending them to school out of uniform. Enjoy your weekend!

CMIT-South
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UPCOMING FIELD TRIP


Who: Open to all students

Where: NorthBay Adventure Camp, Northeast MD

When: June 11 - 15, 2018

Cost: $300:00 (Next Installment is due)

Website: http://northbayadventure.org/


Who: Open to all students

Where: Hershey Park, Hershey PA

When: June 14, 2018

Cost: $75:00 (to be collected week of May 21)

Website: http://www.hersheypark.com/

CMIT South
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Upcoming in Ms. McAllister's Chemistry Class
Please see the attached newsletter regarding what is coming up end of this school year in Chemistry. The rubric for class presentations is also attached.

Anna McAllister
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ACADEMY NEWS
Howard University - High School Summer Enrichment Programs

George S. Willie Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)
July 15-20, Residential

The Accounting Career Awareness Program was established in 1980 by the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) to increase the understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups.



Computer Information Systems career Awareness Program (CISCAP)
July 15-20, Residential

CISCAP is an intensive one-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors who have an interest in computers, business, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline. This enriching week provides exposure to the possible range of careers in Information Systems, as well as an opportunity to attend college preparatory classes. The goal of CISCAP is to encourage and assist high school students from under-represented minority ethnic groups to attend college and consider selecting Computer Information Systems as a possible major.



Summer Actuarial Program (SAP)
July 15-20, Residential

The Summer Actuarial Program is an educational enrichment experience in mathematics, statistics, computers, business, and actuarial careers for exceptional mathematics high school juniors. The program is funded by the Joint CAS/SOA Committee on Minority Recruiting, insurance companies, actuarial consulting firms, and Howard's Center for Insurance Education. It is devoted to helping strong mathematics students improve their skills and providing information about business and actuarial careers.

http://www.bschool.howard.edu/go/student_affairs/summer_camps.html

Howard University
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United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer STEM Program


Engineering is all about creating, building, and making things better! So what does it take to be an engineer? If you like math and science, you are off to a great start. If you enjoy discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work - even better! Creativity, persistence, and the desire to make the world a better place are also important qualities. Becoming an engineer requires hard work and a good education. United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer Stem Program will be a great start to your career in science and engineering.

(USNA) Summer Stem Program is six days long. Campers live in our dorm, eat in our dining hall, and engage in hands-on math and science activities with our faculty and midshipmen (what we call our students).

2018 SESSION DATES

Session 1: Rising 9th Graders
June 4 - 9

Session 2: Rising 10th Graders
June 11 - 16

Session 3: Rising 11th Graders
June 18 - 22

For more information, please visit:
https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM.php#fndtn-panel1-Attending

Courtesy USNA
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USDA STEAM Summer Camp

USDA Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Data Science Program at George Washington University are teaming up to design and deliver a tuition-free “summer camp” in 2018 for high-school students (ages 15-17) in the Washington Metro Area that focuses on using Open Data related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math (STEAM).

This two-week long (July 23-August 3, 2018)project-based Summer Camp will introduce participants to the use of data for making important decisions, in the context of the USDA’s work with food nutrition, forestry, and urban agriculture. There will be a special focus on effective and compelling ways to visualize data. Students will explore, analyze, and reconfigure quantitative and qualitative data, using fundamental graphical principles to present their project-related findings.

Please use this link to apply: https://dataprograms.gwu.edu/usda-open-data-summer-camp/

USDA/GW
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USDA AgDiscovery 2018

AgDiscovery is a summer outreach program to help teenagers explore careers in plant and animal science, wildlife management, agribusiness, and much more! The program allows students to live on a college campus and learn about agriculture from university professors, scientists, and administrative professionals who work for the U.S. Government in a variety of fields. They study the life cycles and habits of insects (entomologists); research micro-organisms, such as bacteria and viruses (biotechnologists); examine cells and tissues under a microscope to identify diseases (plant pathologists); work to conserve and manage wild animals and their habitats (wildlife biologists); carry out animal health programs (veterinarians); provide education on the humane care and treatment of animals (veterinarians and animal care inspectors); and manage the business aspects of protecting plants and animals (agribusiness).

This 2- to 4-week summer outreach program for 2018 targets middle and high
school students who are interested in learning more about plants, animals, and agribusiness. Students chosen to participate in AgDiscovery will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, and field trips. Students will also participate in character- and team-building activities and a variety of other events.

For more information and application, please visit:

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/aphis_general/bro-agdiscovery.pdf

Courtesy USDA
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College Bound Athletes
College Park Academy has partnered with CMIT South to offer a seminar for prospective college athletes in grades 8 through 12. The seminar will be held on Thursday, May 10th at College Park Academy at 7:30 p.m. The seminar will cover recruitment, academic eligibility and college recruiting visits. Attendance is free.

College Park Academy is located at

5751 Rivertech Ct
Riverdale Park, Md 20737

Please feel free to contact Mr. K. Young @ kyoung@cmitsouth.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Kevin Young
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
CLASS of 2022 Update

To help prepare for our 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, the Committee is asking for you to submit the following:

1 – picture of your student age 7 or younger

1 – current picture of your student (Selfies are okay)

**All pictures must include the student ONLY.


Submit your pictures:

Subject: Your Student’s name (first & last) and University

Attach both pictures in an email as a jpeg or pdf


Send to Mrs. Zenitta Anderson, zenittaanderson@gmail.com

Due Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

All pictures will be included in a presentation prior to the start of the Promotion Ceremony.

Many thanks,
Dee Robinson

CMIT South PTO
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Next Parent Meeting
Class of 2022 Parent Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 2018
@6:30 pm
Located in the CMIT South Cafeteria


See you there!


CMIT South PTO
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Study Hall is available for the Soccer Team
Hello Soccer Parent's,

Ms. Asafa has approved study hall prior to soccer games in the computer room as long as we have a parent that has been fingerprinted monitoring the scholars. We have one committed parent at this time. Please let Mr. Young know if you are able to volunteer time as well. CMIT South is committed to having Scholarly Athletes. See you at the next game on Monday !

CMIT South PTO
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PARCC 2018 SCHEDULE


CMIT South began administering the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) starting the week of April 23, 2018 for four weeks. Please ensure that scholars are present at school to participate in these critical assessment. Some PARCC assessments constitute part of Maryland's requirement for graduation and signals readiness for College and Career. Please find below the schedule for the 2018 PARCC.

Students will need to bring with them a pair of earbud for this assessment. Students taking high school mathematics courses may need their Scientific calculators.


6TH Math – 05/07; 05/14
7TH Math – 05/08; 05/15
8TH/Alg1/Alg2 Math – 05/09; 05/16
Geometry – 05/10; 05/17

CMIT South Testing
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Last Day of School for Students

The Prince George’s County Board of Education voted on 04/24/2018 to extend the school year by three days to make up instructional time lost to inclement weather. All students are expected to report daily to school until the last day of school - June 20.

Maryland elected officials recently passed emergency legislation that enables school districts to add up to five days beyond the state-mandated last day for students (June 15) to make up for days lost due to inclement weather.

The last day of school for students will now be Wednesday, June 20. There will be a two-hour early dismissal on June 19 and June 20. For more information, visit www.pgcps.org/school-calendar-process.

PGCPS
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PTO NEWS
Next Week is Teacher Appreciation Week
Next week we will be celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th - May 11th). Our teachers are with our students at least seven (7) hours a day. A simple gesture can go a long way. Use this time to send a special note to let your teacher know they are appreciated.



CMIT South PTO
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Preparing for the Gently Used Uniform and Book Sale
We are cleaning up and getting ready for our Gently Used Uniform and Book Sale for our new Parent Orientation!

If you have donations, please drop them off in the Parent Room anytime throughout the month of May.

Please be sure the uniforms are cleaned and placed in a bag.

Thank you in advance for your support.

CMIT South PTO
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We have a New Uniform Vendor on-board for next year!
We have a new uniform vendor with a store front enabling more choices for the CMIT South parents.

All American Wear, Inc.
5001-B Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD 20706

5000 square foot warehouse

Seasonal Retail Store Business Hours
July-Sept M-F 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm August Only
Oct-June M-F 12pm-7pm; Sat 12pm-6pm, Sunday we are closed

Offering Coupons to the CMIT South Community!

Products Offered Year-Round Include: Shorts|Slacks|Skorts|Skirts|Jumpers|Polos|Socks|Belts|Shoes| Oxfords|Blazers|Tights|Accessories|Outerwear and Tee Shirts

CMIT SOUTH Products will be ready and stocked starting in late May, 2018


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
Families wishing to purchase uniform in store may visit:

All American Wear, Inc.

5001-B Forbes Boulevard

Lanham, MD 20706

301-459-5000

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 - 8:40am:
- Student arrival (drop off is at the side entrance)
- Doors close at 8:40am (after 8:40am 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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