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06/02/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

OFF TO HIGH SCHOOL WE GO....

GOOGLE EXPEDITION WENT WELL!!!

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SY19

CAREER DAY IS COMING - PLEASE SIGN UP


UPCOMING EVENTS

WELCOMING NEW FAMILIES TO CMIT SOUTH

ANNUAL CMIT SOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Beach Bash

Spirit Week

Verizon Innovative STEM & Technology Program for Middle School Girls and Boys


ACADEMY NEWS

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

SUMMER ASSIGNMENT COMING SOON

Last Day of School for Students

New Uniform Vendor - All American Wear Inc.

Oreo Moon Phases

Spanish 1-Final Acting-Performance

DNA Candy Lab


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

Middle School Yearbook Pick Up

CMIT South Sports


PTO NEWS

Amazon Smile

First Friday's - Lunch on Me Campaign - June 1st

PLEASE SIGN-UP TODAY!


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NEWS
OFF TO HIGH SCHOOL WE GO....
CMIT South class of 2022 held their 8th grade formal on Friday, 06/01/2018. The students had a blast. This event was organized by the class of 2022 planning committee comprising of parents of students in this class. Many thanks to Ms. Hector, Ms. Michelle, Ms. Anderson and Ms. Robinson for all they have done to make the 8th Grade final activities memorable. Many thanks to all the volunteers and chaperones for helping with this event.

Lara Asafa, Principal
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GOOGLE EXPEDITION WENT WELL!!!
For everyone who did or did not know, CMIT South was chosen as a pilot school to beta test a new program called google expeditions (GE). GE brings the outside world into the classroom through augmented reality and virtual reality. This past Wednesday, GE came to our school and tested out their augmented reality with the students. Augmented reality is like looking at a 2D picture and then all of a sudden it turns into a 3D picture, in order to get a 360 view of the object, you must completely walk around the object which only exists on your phone. In the file attached are pictures of this process. Some of the lessons they went over was Ancient Rome, Dinosaurs, Solar System, Forces of Nature, and some of the body systems. I believe the students absolutely loved it and cannot wait to do it again!

Ms. Brown
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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SY19
Please mark your calendars for SY19 Back to School Nights: Tuesday, September 18, 2018: 7th Grade & 8th Grade Thursday, September 20, 2018: 6th Grade & High School Schedule is from 4:00pm - 7:00 pm each night.

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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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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ANNUAL CMIT SOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ATTENTION ALL CMIT STUDENTS! The CMIT South Annual Basketball Tournament will be held on June 19th from 1 pm - 6 pm. If you would like to register for the tournament please fill out the PDF attached and return it to the registration box in the main office or you may return it to Ms. Graves's room, starting May 25th but no later than June 8th. In addition to the registration form, each player of the team will need to have a waiver form completed by his/her parent or guardian. No team registration will be considered complete without both the registration form and all of the player waivers. This tournament is only open to CMIT South students. The tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. Extra contests are $5 each. In addition to the tournament we will have a 3-point shoot out, free throw competition, and half court shot contest . Tickets will go on sale starting June 7th, 2018. Team members playing in the tournament DO NOT have to pay admission, but they WILL have to pay if they would like to participate in the extra games. We will also sell concessions. All proceeds will benefit the Class of 2020. Parents, if you would like to volunteer or donate items, you may do so at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4aa9ad2babfd0-basketball If you have any questions you may forward them to: sgraves@cmitsouth.org

Ms. Graves
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Beach Bash
See flyer

Vernon Kwiatkowski
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Spirit Week
See flyer for events

Vernon Kwiatkowski
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Verizon Innovative STEM & Technology Program for Middle School Girls and Boys
The Verizon Innovative Learning Program will Introduce Augmented Reality, 3D Printing, Entrepreneurship and more to prepare Girls and Boys for the Tech Careers of the Future. Lunch will be provided over the summer. Program runs for three weeks in the summer and continues one Saturday per month through the year. Free Summer Program for Middle School Boys Where: Howard University When: 6/25/18 - 7/13/18 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm To register, please contact Dr. Kmt Shockley at VerizonHU@Howard.edu. To register, visit https://goo.gl/V9mJcp. Free Summer Program aimed at Middle School Girls Where: Prince Georges Community College, Center for Advance Technology When: 6/25/18 - 7/13/18 Session I; 7/16/18 - 8/3/16 Session II Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm For more information about this program please contact June Evans at CED@pgcc.edu. http://www.pgcc.edu/uploadedFiles/Pages/Programs_and_Courses/Noncredit/CED/VZ__GIRL_Flyer-2-final-4-18-18.pdf

Howard University and Prince Georges Community College
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ACADEMY NEWS
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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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.

CMIT South
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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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New Uniform Vendor - All American Wear Inc.
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! $10.00 off - Any order over $100.00* $25.00 off - Any order over $200.00* $40.00 off- Any order over $325.00* $55.00 off - Any order over $425.00* Offer Expires 7/31/18 - Coupon must be presented at the time of purchase 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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Oreo Moon Phases
We certainly had a lot of fun in the past few weeks with food! First my bio students and now my 6th graders. To represent phases of the moon, we did an experiment with Oreo's where the frosting represented the light side of the moon and the cookie represented the dark side of the moon. Once students completed each phase of the moon, they had no problem eating them afterwards. :)

Miss Brown
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Spanish 1-Final Acting-Performance
We finished this week Unit 7: Argentina, and also we practiced the final acting-performance for review what have learned this School Year. The situation for develop the script for the performance and the rubric are in Edmodo. Make sure you completed all lessons on Santillana USA Spanish 1 (Book Online), Unit 7: Argentina, Fans Online Activities Fotonovela, Vocabulario and Gramática. I will make the correction for the writing part on Unit 7 TEST next week. If you have doubts or question, you can reach me at farroyo@cmitsouth.org

Mr. Arroyo
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DNA Candy Lab
I thought I would share an awesome experiment we did in Biology to represent the structure and composition of the DNA double helix. My kids loved it as it was made out of gum drops, toothpicks, and twizzlers, and of course they loved it even more with the promise of eating the left over candy! :)

Miss Brown
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
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 (few seats remaining) Website: http://www.hersheypark.com/

CMIT South
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Middle School Yearbook Pick Up
STUDENTS: If you ordered a middle school yearbook, you can see Miss Sears in her room on Thursday or Friday morning before 8:40, or right after school on Thursday (until 3:10) to get your yearbook.

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CMIT South Sports
CMIT South is seeking to increase the opportunity for our students to participate in Prince George's County Public School middle and high school athletics for the 2018-19 school year and beyond. Currently, we have the following sanctioned sports for middle school (boy's and girl's basketball, boy's and girl's soccer,). In addition, we currently have the following sanctioned sports for high school (boy's and girl's basketball, soccer, and swimming). In order to increase the athletic opportunities for our students, we are actively recruiting student/athletes in the following sports: Baseball (high school only) Cheerleading (middle and high) Tennis (high school sport only) Track and Field (high school sport only) Girl's Volleyball (high school sport only) Wrestling (high school sport only) There will be interest sign in sheets in the cafeteria beginning Monday, June 4th during lunches. In accordance with PGCPS athletic rules, all student athletes must have a 2.0 grade point average and a current physical on file in order to participate in sports. Please feel free to contact Mr. K. Young (kyoung@cmitsouth.org) if you have any questions or concerns.

Kevin Young (Athletic Director)
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PTO NEWS
Amazon Smile
Please remember to use Amazon Smile for your next birthday and gift purchase. This is another way to support the PTO effort to raise money for student programs at CMIT South. We receive a percentage of the total sale. Feel free to spread the word!

CMIT South PTO
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First Friday's - Lunch on Me Campaign - June 1st
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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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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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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