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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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07/26/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

ARE YOU READY FOR SCHOOL?

Family Fun Day - Back to School Event - August 25th !

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We have the Winners!!!


UPCOMING EVENTS

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SY19

Dap Day: Positive Male Role Models Needed!

FREE IMMUNIZATION CLINIC


ACADEMY NEWS

MIDDLE SCHOOL SY19 READING/ENGLISH BOOKS

HIGH SCHOOL SY19 ENGLISH BOOKS

School Supply List

SUMMER ASSIGNMENT REMINDER


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

SUMMER HOURS REMINDER

IMMUNIZATION COMPLIANCE


PTO NEWS

Sign-up to activate your 2018 - 2019 CMIT South PTO Membership

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

Support CMIT South PTO with Amazon Smile

Volunteer Opportunities in August!


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NEWS
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR
Dear CMIT South Families: It is amazing that the month of July is already flew by and we are a month away from first day of school. CMIT South Admin have been working hard to ensure that we are not only fully staffed but that we hire talents who will bring passion in their content and a heart for working with children . I am happy to say that as of today, we have filled all our positions. In a few weeks, all CMIT South will report back to work and we will complete our preparation to receive your scholars on September 4, 2018. CMIT South continues to grow every year, for the upcoming year we will be 785 scholars strong with a exactly 70 instructional and support staff. Specifically, support staff includes 1 principal, 3 Assistant Principals, 2 School Counselors, 5 Student Support Specialist, 5 SPED Resource staff, 3 secretaries, 1 Nurses, 1 Operations Specialist, 1 IT Technician and 54 Classroom Teachers. I look forward to another year filled with accomplishments in and outside the classroom. I also look forward to the ever present partnership we enjoy with our parents - it takes our village to educate our scholars. Together we - students, parents and staff, are the three critical legs of the stool holding up our scholars and ensuring that they are successful.

Lara Asafa, Principal
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ARE YOU READY FOR SCHOOL?
As the new school year approaches, Please go through the checklist to ensure that your scholar is ready for the first day of school. Please confirm that you have: -- Acquired uniform tops (at least two polos) -- Acquired uniform pants (Khaki or Navy Blue) -- Acquired uniform shoes (all black, no colored insignia or sole) -- Acquired PE top and bottom (all black bottoms, no colored insignia) middle school only -- Acquired school supplies (please refer to supply list and book list) -- Visited the doctor and updated your shots September 04 will be here before you know it. Do not delay, get ready for school.

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Family Fun Day - Back to School Event - August 25th !
Let's start the new school year off with a CMIT South Family Event Your are invited to attend the Family Fun Day- Back to School Event August 25, 2018 Time- 11:00am - 3:00pm Cost - FREE to CMIT South Students and Parents We hope you will join us.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
DEAR CMIT SOUTH FAMILIES: CMIT South MS/HS is in need of volunteers to help complete our summer activities in preparation for school opening. We are opened from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Thursday from now until August 17, 2018. After August 17, CMIT South will be opened during our regular hours of 7:30am to 3:00pm. Please come out as your time permits to help us get ready. Here are some activities we need your assistance with: -- Locker Reset -- Classroom arrangement -- Furniture moving and assembly Other tasks as they arise. Students who are volunteering are able to earn service learning hours. Thank you.

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We have the Winners!!!
Thank you to all 6th grade parents who participated in the College Name Survey and helped us choose new college names for the 6th grade class. The winning colleges are: Georgetown University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Morgan State University Stanford University Temple University Yale University

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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.

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Dap Day: Positive Male Role Models Needed!
Hello CMIT South Positive Male Role Models, The start of the 2018-19 school year is almost upon us and we need men (Fathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, Male Teachers and Friends) in the community to participate in Dap Day, September 4, 2018. We really need to have our schools covered in District 25 by men to greet the children . The goal is to have 15-20 men at the CMIT South schools. TIME - 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. LOCATION - CMIT South Conference Room Sign-up today to volunteer your time! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-dapday/70151420

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FREE IMMUNIZATION CLINIC
CMIT South Families needing assistance are encouraged to take advantage of free immunization clinic hosted by Kaiser Permanente to get your child immunized and ready for the upcoming year. Date: August 6 - 10, 2018 Time: 8:30AM - 3:30PM Where: PRINCE GEORGE'S MEDICAL CENTER 6525 Belcrest Rd, Hyattsville MD 20782 Please bring the exclusion letter from your chid's school.

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ACADEMY NEWS
MIDDLE SCHOOL SY19 READING/ENGLISH BOOKS
Below are reading books to used with the curriculum in the Reading classes next year. Please ensure your student have the books for the first quarter first day of school. Students in Honors Reading may need to acquire additional novels for the curriculum. The reading teachers will advise if any additional books are needed. Sixth Grade Quarter 1 - Hoot by Carl Hiaasen Quarter 2 - The Young Landlords by Walter Dean Myers Quarter 3 - Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin Quarter 4 - Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit Seventh Grade Quarter 1 - Taking Sides by Gary Soto Quarter 2 - Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred Taylor Quarter 3 - Tangerine by Edward Bloor Quarter 4 - Crater by Homer Hickam Eighth Grade Quarter 1 - A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass Quarter 2 - Ghost by Jason Reynolds Quarter 3 - Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac Quarter 4 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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HIGH SCHOOL SY19 ENGLISH BOOKS
Below are reading books to used with the curriculum in the English classes next school year. Please ensure your student have the books for the first quarter first day of school. Students in Honors English may need to acquire additional novels for the curriculum. The English teachers will advise if any additional books are needed. Ninth Grade To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros All American Boys by Jason Reynolds/Brendan Kiely Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Tenth Grade Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Lord of the Flies by William Golding Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Eleventh Grade Sula by Toni Morrison The Awakening by Kate Chopin Native Son by Richard Wright

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School Supply List
School supply list for the 2018-19 school year is attached. Please note that teachers may require additional items as needed throughout the school year.
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SUMMER ASSIGNMENT REMINDER
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. All assignments are due on or before September 14, 2018. Teachers of these subjects are providing necessary directions for summer assignments during this last few weeks in class. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions. 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. Links to summer assignments are below. Please click on your next grade level and navigate to your current college if applicable. All writing assignments must be typed and not handwritten. Handwritten assignments will not be accepted. Students will receive submission guidelines upon return from summer break. Incoming 6th Grade https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UQ0-TdmSvOzuljTdykVwBlJmmmvokB5n?usp=sharing 7th Grade https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11Z5htPMFTUUUIhxKRzPvaDEwUnu14WP3?usp=sharing 8th Grade https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tTXcbVzK8OJwGt5OjDFqxtxcAVkqTxNk?usp=sharing 9th Grade https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CdsTA4vzk8NG4MkXiMalyNHpXKxF_wO9?usp=sharing 10th Grade https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ofN6EOWzVgn9anftj3MNYLiw-6TDZpNy?usp=sharing 11th Grade https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1DcMICxN4Jb5OTKYsAZKFU0iygUX9zCBR?usp=sharing

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
SUMMER HOURS REMINDER
All PGCPS schools are operating on summer hours until August 17, 2018. This means that CMIT SouthMS/HS will be opened as follows: Now to August 17, 2018 7:00am - 5:30pm - Monday through Thursday (we are closed Fridays) After August 17, 2018 7:30am - 3:00pm - Monday - Friday Thank you.

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IMMUNIZATION COMPLIANCE
According to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Health Services Regulations, schools may not knowingly admit students without proper documentation of age appropriate immunity against vaccine preventable diseases (COMAR 10.06.04). New state immunization requirements mandate that all students entering Grades 7 must have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine) and one dose of meningococcal vaccine.
Please contact your health care provider to ensure that your child's immunization is up to date this summer to prevent their exclusion from school upon resumption come September 4, 2018. You can go to your primary care provider now to get your child immunized for the 2018/2019 school year. Other options include going to the local health department clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores and urgent care centers. Parents of students without insurance should contact the Prince George’s County Health Department at 301-583-3000. Please send all immunization records to nurse@cmitsouth.org. Continue to enjoy your summer!!!

CMIT South Nurse
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PTO NEWS
Sign-up to activate your 2018 - 2019 CMIT South PTO Membership
The CMIT South PTO Board is excited to work with the CMIT South Community to do great thing in this new school year. We will need your support to make the activities and programs successful. Please join us and sign-up to be a CMIT South PTO member today. It is $15 per family. We will be accepting membership payments for 2018-2019 school year at the Family Fun Day - Back to school Event on Saturday, August 25, 2018. CASH or CHECKS accepted. Please feel free to sign-up via pt-avenue.com (organization code -CMITSPTO) and click on 'Register' icon. The CMIT South PTO Board Officers for 2018-2019: President - Monique Gallaway Vice President - Julia DaSilva Beharry Treasurer - Lacy Holland-Wallace Asst. Treasurer - OPEN Volunteer Coordinator - Cathyann Andrews Recording Secretary - Aisha Clark Corresponding Secretary - Angela Martin Middle School Rep.(2) - Tammeca Riley, OPEN High School Rep. (2) - Debbie Pearson, Lorna Campbell Directors (School Staff) - Veronica Monroe, Tiffawny Green Principal - Lara Asafa Please send ideas and questions to the Corresponding Secretary at PTO@cmitsouth.org Thank you

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CMIT South PTO Events for the New School Year 2018-2019!
-SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018 Family Fun Day -Back to School Event at CMIT South Time- 11:00am - 3:00pm Cost - FREE to CMIT South Students and Parents Food Vendors ($) , Parent and Student Information sessions, Meet and Greet session, Fun activities and lots more ! - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 Dap Day: Positive Male Role Models Greeting Children Back to School TIME - 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. LOCATION - CMIT South Conference Room Sign-up today to volunteer your time! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-dapday/70151420 - 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.

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Support CMIT South PTO with Amazon Smile
Hello CMIT South Family, As the new school year is about to start for 2018-2019, please think about supporting CMIT South PTO. When you are shopping for uniform items, books and school supplies , please remember to use Amazon Smile for your next 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! Go to Amazon Smile and look for CMIT South PTO. Thank you for your support,

CMIT South PTO
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Volunteer Opportunities in August!
The new school year is upon us and we have several opportunities for you to volunteer. -Decorate/ Clean-up for New school year/ Teacher Breakfast - (8/23-24 @ 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) - Family Fun Day -Back to School Event volunteers (8/25 @ 9:00 a.m- 2:00 p.m) Please sign-up today and make a difference at CMIT South! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-cmit2/70151420 Thank you in advance for your support.

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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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