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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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06/10/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

NEW PARENT ORIENTATION

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SY19

CAREER DAY IS COMING - PLEASE SIGN UP

Calling all Parents for the Class of 2023!


UPCOMING EVENTS

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

CMIT South PTO Events for the New School Year 2018-2019!

2018 College Preparation Bootcamp

Volunteer Counselor Opportunity


ACADEMY NEWS

Summer School: Middle School

Summer School: High School

SUMMER ASSIGNMENT COMING SOON

New Uniform Vendor - All American Wear Inc.

Cirkled Scholarship


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Medications Housed in the Nurse's Office

Last Day of School for Students


PTO NEWS

Support CMIT South PTO with Amazon Smile


FAQs
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NEWS
NEW PARENT ORIENTATION
CMIT South held its annual new parent orientation and student pre-assessment on June 9, 2018. About 150 new families were in attendance. Currently enrolled students and parents along with staff members presented various topics including Edmodo, SIS system, middle school transition, STEM Fair, etc. Over 40 students, staff, and PTO members supported the event. School administrators, CLF Executive Director Mr. Unlusoy and PTO President addressed the parents. Special thanks go to the staff, volunteering students and PTO for their efforts and support.

Lara Asafa, Principal
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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

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Calling all Parents for the Class of 2023!
It is never too early to start planning for your student's 8th grade year. The first parent meeting will be held on Friday, June 15th at 6:00pm at CMIT South cafeteria Please bring your ideas, energy, and your volunteer spirit to the meeting. We look forward to seeing you on June 15th! Thank you, Class of 2023

CMIT South PTO
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UPCOMING EVENTS
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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CMIT South PTO Events for the New School Year 2018-2019!
-SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018 Back to School Event at CMIT South - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018 First Friday’s PTO Fundraiser -"Lunch on Me" Campaign begins for the month of October. We ask parents to donate their lunch money the 1st Friday of each month ($8 each month for 8 months- $64 per family). 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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2018 College Preparation Bootcamp
The College Preparation Bootcamp is for rising Prince George's County High School seniors and juniors. The sessions will provide students with a robust opportunity to engage in college exploratory activities such as completing a college application, writing a personal statement, learning about the college entrance process through SAT and ACT preparation, and identifying multiple avenues to pay for college. Sessions I: Located Charles H. Flowers July 9th - July 12th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm ​Sessions II: Located at Oxon Hill High School July 23rd - July 26th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm PLEASE NOTE: Food and transportation will not be provided. Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/WeTzgnlh2r9UqJjD3

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Volunteer Counselor Opportunity
Please see the attached flyer for volunteer opportunities with the Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. (LAFI). They currently have openings for an eight-week tour in two week segments beginning June 25 and ending August 17 to serve as Counselors for the Camp Inspiration, summer enrichment camp. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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ACADEMY NEWS
Summer School: Middle School
Please read this message in its entirety as it contains very important information about summer school. Attached is a brochure that explains the details of summer school for 7th and 8th grade students. Reading and Mathematics are the only subjects offered. Please be advised that if your child does not pass Science or Social Studies, a summer packet(s) will have to be completed for the respective course subject. In order to be a part of the summer school program, you must register your child. Please pay close attention to the registration dates indicated in the brochure. In addition, tuition must be paid to attend. If your child receives free or reduced lunch at school, please let me know so we can look into obtaining a tuition waiver. Please visit PGCPS' summer school site to review more details: http://www1.pgcps.org/summerprograms/middle/ If you are registering your child for summer school, you must let me know ASAP. All paperwork must be completed prior to registration. To obtain the paperwork, please contact me at kamos@cmitsouth.org Thank you,

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Summer School: High School
Please read this message in its entirety as it contains very important information about summer school. Attached is a brochure that explains the details of summer school for high school students. Information specifically about Blended Learning can be found on the PGCPS' site at http://www.pgcps.org/page.aspx?Pageid=234147&id=262736. Credit recovery is incredibly important to ensure that all graduation requirements are met. Students are allowed to take no more than 2.0 credits over the summer. Please review the list of offered classes and pay attention to the details of both day school and evening school. In order to be a part of the summer school program, you must register your child. Please pay close attention to the registration dates indicated in the brochure. In addition, tuition must be paid to attend. If your child receives free or reduced lunch at school, please let me know so we can look into obtaining a tuition waiver. Please visit PGCPS' summer school site to review more details: http://www1.pgcps.org/summerprograms/high/ If you are registering your child for summer school, you must let me know ASAP. All paperwork must be completed prior to registration. To obtain the needed paperwork, you must contact me at kamos@cmitsouth.org.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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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.

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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 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 are now available for sale!

CMIT South PTO
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Cirkled Scholarship
This is a $2500 scholarship for 8-12th grade students. It’s an easy scholarship to apply for (there is no GPA requirement, no income requirement, and no lengthy essay). It’s FREE to apply and students can use it for any educational need. I’ve attached a flyer in both English and Spanish, and below is a bit more information about the scholarship. The website to apply is: www.cirkledin.com/scholarship. The deadline is July 31, 2018. About the Cirkled in Scholarship The Cirkled in scholarship (https://www.cirkledin.com/scholarships/) is a $2,500 scholarship you can apply to any educational need, such as tuition, books, transportation or even housing if necessary. It’s an easy scholarship to apply for, with no income brackets, no minimum GPA and no lengthy essay to write. The student can use it for educational needs now if they are undergoing hardship, or they can save it for college. To be eligible, students must be at least 13 years of age, currently enrolled in grades 8-12, and a US resident. Homeschooled students may also apply. Our goal is to help students increase their success rate across all their applications, from college to internships to beneficial educational programs to summer jobs. But we know education is expensive, so we want to do our part to help students pay for their education as well. We help students Showcase Themselves and increase their chances of getting into the schools of their choice. Cirkled (https://www.cirkledin.com/) in is the easiest way for students to track educational achievements, share their whole story and market their educational portfolio to increase their acceptance rate for any application process. And it’s Free! -------- What is Cirkled in? For a quick overview, see their video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev06affIejA

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Medications Housed in the Nurse's Office
Dear Parents, Please make arrangements to pick up any medications your child may have in the nurse’s office. All medications must be picked up before 2 PM on, or before, June 19, 2018. The medication must be picked up by a parent or a legal guardian. Medication will not be sent home, with students, under any circumstances. All medications not picked up by 2 PM on June 19, 2018 will be disposed of properly. If you have any questions please contact the Patrice Harrell-Carter directly at 240-573-7250 or via email, pcarter@cmitsouth.org. Thank you in advance for your continued support. I hope you have a wonderful summer! Image coutesy of: https://wes.rcstn.net/school_directory/nurse_s_office

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS
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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
Support CMIT South PTO with 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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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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