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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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05/18/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

DUAL ENROLLMENT @ CMIT SOUTH

CAREER DAY IS COMING - PLEASE SIGN UP

New CMIT South PTO Board Officers have been elected for 2018-2019

I'm Back!

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

13 Reasons Why on Netflix


UPCOMING EVENTS

WELCOMING NEW FAMILIES TO CMIT SOUTH

Hershey Park Collection Dates (Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th)

Cool School Paint Party

Class of 2020 Parent & Student Meeting

Summer Camps in our Community


ACADEMY NEWS

SUMMER ASSIGNMENT COMING SOON

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

Verizon Innovation Learning : Tuition-Free Stem Program for grades 6 through 8

From the Desk of Mrs. Holder... May 16, 2018


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK PREORDER

High School Yearbook Orders

CMIT South PTO Traffic Flow Committee

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

Physical Education


PTO NEWS

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - PLEASE SIGN-UP TODAY

Preparing for the Gently Used Uniform and Book Sale


FAQs
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NEWS
DUAL ENROLLMENT @ CMIT SOUTH
Advisors from Prince Georges Community College visited CMIT South on May 17, 2018 to advise students and help them with college class selections. Eighty-five 10th grade students at CMIT South sat for the Accuplacer exam in April in anticipation of summer and fall semesters at Prince Georges Community College and Bowie State University. Thirty-one percent met eligibility to be deemed College and Career Ready with a combine score in Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills of 79 and 90 respectively. These students will be taking classes starting this summer fall. We are proud of their achievements and wish them the very best.

Lara Asafa, Principal
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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

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New CMIT South PTO Board Officers have been elected for 2018-2019
The CMIT SOUTH PTO GENERAL MEETING was held on Wednesday, May 16th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thank you to all of the current CMIT South PTO officers (2017-2018) for a successful year. The CMIT South community teamed up to accomplish so much this school year for our students. ( see attachment) . We are so excited about the new school year. Congratulations to all of the new and continuing officers for 2018-2019 school year. The CMIT South PTO Board Officers for 2018-2019: President - Monique Gallaway Vice President - Julia DaSilva Beharry Treasurer - Lacy Holland-Wallace Volunteer Coordinator - Cathyann Andrews Recording Secretary - Aisha Clark Corresponding Secretary - Angela Martin Middle School Rep.(2) - Tammeca Riley High School Rep. (2) - Deb Pearson, Lorna Campbell Directors (School Staff) - Veronica Monroe, Tiffawny Green Principal - Lara Asafa Thank you

CMIT South PTO
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I'm Back!
Greetings CMIT South Family, I cannot thank you all enough for all the get well wishes while I was away. I appreciate the calls, emails and general concern about my well being. I am happy to be back and see the smiling faces of the scholars and was grateful for the warm welcome back from them as well. I thank Mr. Akpinar for taking my place during my recovery process. Therefore, any questions, concerns, or spreading of mere cheer can be directed to me for the remainder of the school year. Image courtesy of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gfydha2zFg

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS
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Princeton Review SAT/PSAT Prep. SUMMER Class Registration is OPEN NOW!
Dear Parents and Students, 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 CLF 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: • Mon, Jun 25, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 1 • Tue, Jun 26, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Wed, Jun 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Thu, Jun 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Mon, Jul 2, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 2 • Tue, Jul 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Thu, Jul 5, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Mon, Jul 9, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 3 • Tue, Jul 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Wed, Jul 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Thu, Jul 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Mon, Jul 16, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 4 • Tue, Jul 17, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Wed, Jul 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT *Classes will be held at CLF Central Office located in 6151 Chevy Chase Dr. Laurel MD 20707 Registration: https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/406132 Use Promo Code CLF2017 for %20 OFF (There may be a better promotion being offered from 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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13 Reasons Why on Netflix
Netflix has released its second season of 13 Reasons Why, a series that emphasizes some of the social and emotional struggles teenagers experience. This series is very graphic and follows the life of a teenager that ends with suicide. This Netflix series is based on a book titled 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. This book has been around for awhile.. it was actually a required reading for me in high school. The first season of the series was released in March of 2017 and now the second series is out. I strongly encourage all parents to watch both seasons prior to allowing your children to watch it. It is incredibly important to have a conversation with your child about what they should do if they ever have thoughts or feelings related to depression, self-injurious behaviors, or suicide. There are many resources available, both at school and outside of school that can provide supports if your child ever experiences these types of thoughts. Please read the attached document that explains what staff members, parents, and students need to know about the 13 Reasons Why series. Please contact me with any concerns you may have. If it is an emergency concern, please dial 911 immediately.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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UPCOMING EVENTS
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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Hershey Park Collection Dates (Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th)
Attention CMIT South Family! Hershey Park permission slips will go home with students on Friday, May 25th. The permission slip will also be attached to the May 25th newsletter. Collection will take place during each lunch period only. Permission slips and money must be turned in at the same time. The cost for students and chaperones is $75. This can be paid via cash, check, or money order. Checks or Money Orders should be made out to CMIT South. Please bring exact change.

Ms. Fowlkes
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Cool School Paint Party
Hello CMIT South parents, teachers and staff! Mr. Quinn is hosting a "Cool School Paint Party" on Friday 5/25/18 from 6:30-8:30 pm and you are cordially invited. Please join us for a well deserved evening of ADULT ONLY relaxation and creativity. Everything you need to create a unique 16x20 painting will be provided for you including: canvas, paint, easel, brushes, apron, music, food & refreshments. A portion of the proceed will go towards the CMIT South athletic program. So please clear your calendar and join us for a fun night of Art Therapy at the "Cool School Paint Party". If you are interested please follow the registration link below. Hope to see you there! Registration link- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cool-school-paint-party-tickets-46242775386

Mr. Quinn
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Class of 2020 Parent & Student Meeting
​Parents, Students, and Teachers, The Class of 2020 will hold the next Parent/Student Meeting on May 23, 2018, in the school auditorium from 6:15-7: 15 pm. We will update you on plans for senior year, most importantly, we will review costs for senior year activities. Our goal is to be inclusive and create an awesome senior year for our students. We can only do that with your participation. We hope that at least one parent/guardian of each student can make it to the meeting. Please come and get updates on the class plans, ask questions and share recommendations. For questions, please email cmitsclassof2020@gmail.com.

Class of 2020 Graduation Committee
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Summer Camps in our Community
Girl Fit Camp for Summer 2018

CMIT South PTO
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ACADEMY NEWS
SUMMER ASSIGNMENT COMING SOON
A tradition at CMIT South is for all students to complete summer assignments in RELA, Math, Science and Technology. Students are expected to begin their summer assignments by July 1, 2018. Some assignments have due dates during the months of July and August. Others are due in September. Teachers of these subjects will provide necessary directions for summer assignments during the last few weeks in class. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions about their assigned summer assignment once assigned. Teacher will not be available during the summer break. Questions related to summer assignment during the summer break should be directed to testing@cmitsouth.org. Summer assignments constitute part of the assessment grades for first quarter of the new school year.

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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 June 2018.

CMIT South PTO
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Verizon Innovation Learning : Tuition-Free Stem Program for grades 6 through 8
Summer Sessions available at Prince Georges Community College.

CMIT South PTO
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From the Desk of Mrs. Holder... May 16, 2018
From the Classroom of Mrs. Holder… Chesapeake Math & Information Technology Academy – SOUTH dwellsholder@cmithsouth.org 240-573-7250 May 16, 2018 Dear Parents: This week wraps up another set of Progress Report grades for the year and PARCC testing. First, I would like to congratulate all of the students for finishing strong! They have worked hard all year in order to successfully complete the various standardized tests with high scores. I am confident they have done well and commend them for their effort and continued success. The End-of-Year projects are now posted on Edmodo. Students should already be actively working on their projects. They are able to select from a few choices in completing this assignment. The choices are a movie, narrative, or a graphic novel. Students may be working alone or in groups. The rubric for these items is also available on Edmodo to ensure they touch on each of the items they have learned throughout the year in the project. Students are aware the submission should be appropriate and the submissions are due at the beginning of June. During class, the students have been given time to work on the projects and we have gone over several technology options for them to use in creating their work of art. Examples of these are Storybird.com, Autodesk Sketchbook, Pixton, PowToons, ZooBurst, WeVideo, Fire Alpaca, i-Movie, Anime Studio, Clip Studio Paint, and so many others. Your child should have a preference by now and has tried several of these during assignments we have completed in class. BE SURE TO ASK THEM ABOUT THEIR PROJECT AND THE DETAILS! We are currently in Quarter 4 of the school year and the end of the year is rapidly approaching. For the current Book of the Month, the students are reading The Devil’s Arithmetic. It is about the Holocaust and because of the sensitive nature of the book, please discuss this with your child. As extra credit, the students have a sheet that they can fill out about the movie that was created about the book that was posted on Edmodo. The movie is PG-rated but please view this movie with your child because of the nature of the subject as well. Some students may be more sensitive to this topic than others. 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. My contact information is listed at the top of this correspondence, the syllabus, and Edmodo. Warm regards,

Mrs. Dee Wells-Holder
Middle School RELA Department
Grade 7
dwellsholder@cmitsouth.org
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK PREORDER
If you did'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.

Miss Sears
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High School Yearbook Orders
High School Yearbook orders can be placed by submitting payment in the blue box by the PTO office. The price is $20. Please ensure that your child's name and grade are on the envelope.

Patricia Cameron

pcameron@cmitsouth.org
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CMIT South PTO Traffic Flow Committee
Hello CMIT South Family, It is time to review the existing traffic flow for the morning and afternoon dismissal to identify opportunities to improve for the new school year. If you are interested in designing and supporting a traffic pattern to ensure safety first and a prompt departure, please sign up today! Click ===> www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-cmit1 Thank you

CMIT South PTO
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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 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 28) Website: http://www.hersheypark.com/

CMIT South
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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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PTO NEWS
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - PLEASE SIGN-UP TODAY
We have several events planned for our new and existing families in the upcoming weeks. We need your support to make them a success. Please sign-up today! Parent Orientation (Saturday, June 9, 2018) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FACA92FA4FD0-parent1 Career Day (Tuesday, June 12, 2018) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FACA92FA4FD0-career Field Day (Wednesday, June 20, 2018) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FACA92FA4FD0-field Thank you,

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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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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