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CMITS178

09/21/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN - ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL

CMIT - SOUTH MS/HS CLUBS for SY19

Mes de la Herencia Hispana (Hispanic Heritage Month)

CMIT South PTO General Meeting on September 27th @6:00 pm

SEEKING INTERESTED MIDDLE SCHOOL SGA REPS

CULTUREFEST! Nov. 3rd from 10AM-4PM!

CLF Basketball Academy Fall classes start on Oct 4th REGISTER NOW!


UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS

PICTURE DAY IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH

PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER ~ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH

FREE BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS EVENTS

Fort Washington Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Accepting Applications Now for Middle and High School Students


ACADEMY NEWS

Mr. Arroyo's Spanish Syllabus

What's New with Testing...

CMIT South Music Program

Soccer Games Schedule (HIGH SCHOOL)

Ms. Amos' Back to School Night Letter

Overview of Graduation Requirements

CLF-BBA Basketball Training Program

October 6 Hackathon - for Girls Grades 6-12

Student Service Learning Opportunity


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

CLASS of 2023 Parent Meeting

MANDATORY VOLUNTEER TRAINING (SY 2018-2019), Fingerprinting, and Background Checks!

UMD NSBE Invites You to a College Readiness Workshop!

Indoor Soccer Club

Student Service Learning Opportunity

Student Service Learning Opportunity

Student Service Learning Opportunity

Student Service Learning Opportunity

Suicide Prevention Walk: September 29, 2018


PTO NEWS

2018 CMIT South Events for September/ October !

Support CMIT South PTO with AmazonSmile

ACTIVATE YOUR 2018-2019 CMIT SOUTH PTO MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

Remember, It's Box Top Collection Time!

CMIT South PTO First Friday's - Lunch on Me Campaign Starts October 5th!


FAQs
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NEWS
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN - ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
As promised, CMIT South MS/HS will be testing out three drop off and pick up lanes instead of two starting on Monday 09/24/2018. The goal is to hasten the drop off and pick processes while reducing the number of vehicles lined up on Fallard Court and Fallard Drive. With this new traffic patterns (attached), all lanes will be through in the morning during drop off. During pickup in the afternoon, two lanes will be through while the middle lane will be an express lane. There will be cones placed to help outline the lanes. Traffic on both outside lanes can via into the express lane once student is picked up. Students are able to enter their rides on both sides of the lot. In addition, Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation has secured an officer to help with dismissal. Please help make this process a success by observing the following: -- Do not arrive at the school way ahead of time, arrive at school close to dismissal time. This removes the accumulation of traffic for extended periods of time and the inconveniences to our business neighbors. -- While in line waiting to get into the lot pull as far over to the right as you can so the people who work or are making deliveries in this area can still get by. We are sharing the roads with them and attempting to get everyone where they need to go. -- Pull all the way up in lane as you wait for your child, this allows more vehicles off the street. -- Do not block the road in front of the school or businesses, both while trying to get into the parking lot or by parking in the fire lane out front. This makes it harder for everyone to drive respectfully. Leave room for vehicles to get by or into the various parking lots. -- The transport vans/buses are parking in the alley behind the school and they should be the only ones back there. If you child rides a transport bus have them proceed to the vans/buses as soon as they are able. Students should not be boarding Vans/buses on the street. -- Advise all scholars to remain on CMIT South MS/HS property, do not encourage students to walk off the property. CMIT South MS/HS has no jurisdiction beyond its property cannot monitor students beyond the property. -- Appreciate the efforts of those who are volunteering to help by being respectful and following the traffic pattern.
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Lara Asafa, Principal
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CMIT - SOUTH MS/HS CLUBS for SY19
Dear CMIT Parents; CMIT-South MS/HS continues providing broad range of extracurriculars. Please check out attached club booklet to find out introduction for each club including time, location and a brief description. Then, please take the club selection survey by clicking the link below. Club selection survey window will be open until September 25th at 3:00pm . Scholars will be able to choose up to two clubs, but can register in one club only. If there is more applications than available seats, the first to select get the available seats. You will receive an invitation email from club sponsors if your scholar got selected after the lottery. ***Completing club selection survey does not grant club registration. Thank you https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeb1ES91_-usCWHYcOe9U549UUwWCJy891RNKR2NbTaIW4FNg/viewform?usp=sf_link
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CMIT - South MS/HS
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Mes de la Herencia Hispana (Hispanic Heritage Month)
Saludos, Es hora de celebrar la Herencia Hispana !!!! El Departamento de Español de CMIT-Sur tiene el placer de celebrar la herencia hispana y comenzamos a preparar una actividad impresionante. La actividad será el 19 de octubre de 2018 y estamos buscamos talento estudiantil para participar en la actividad. Si estás interesado en formar parte del talento de esta noche, comuníquese con el Sr. Arroyo, la Sra. Berroa, la Sra. Marchese y la Sra. Feliciano lo antes posible. Padres y maestros son bienvenidos para ayudar al Departamento de Español con la logística y organización de la actividad. Para más información favor de comunicarse al siguiente correo electrónico: farroyo@cmitsouth.org. Greetings, It's time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage !!!! The Spanish Department of CMIT-South has the pleasure of celebrating the Hispanic heritage and we began to prepare an impressive activity. The activity will be on October 19, 2018 and we are looking for student talent to participate in the activity. If you are interested in being part of tonight's talent, contact Mr. Arroyo, Mrs. Berroa, Mrs. Marchese and Mrs. Feliciano as soon as possible. Parents and teachers are welcome to help the Spanish Department with the logistics and organization of the activity. For more information, please contact the following email address: farroyo@cmitsouth.org.

Thank You for being part of CMIT-South family, Spanish Department
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CMIT South PTO General Meeting on September 27th @6:00 pm
CMIT SOUTH PTO GENERAL MEETING will be held on Thursday, September 27th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We will hold Elections for the Treasurer position and Middle School Representative to complete the CMIT South Board for 2018 - 2019. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing many of you on Thursday at 6:00pm in the CMIT South Cafeteria.

CMIT South PTO
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SEEKING INTERESTED MIDDLE SCHOOL SGA REPS
The Student Government Association is an elected and appointed group of students with representative powers in the school and in the community. Some goals of the Student Government are to: -- represent the interests of the student body in school-related decisions -- keep the student body informed of relevant issues -- coordinate student activities that increase school spirit and create a positive atmosphere -- maintain a positive relationship between the students and the community We are looking for students who wish to represent the 18 colleges on the middle school side. Interested contestants for class rep should complete the interest form for their colleges. There will be an opportunity to present your platform to your classmate before they vote. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in representing your college. https://goo.gl/forms/jCf0Hp4DbgsQ7poa2

D'Juan Tucker - MS SGA Advisor
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CULTUREFEST! Nov. 3rd from 10AM-4PM!
Mark Sutherland here with Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation. I know when we last met, we discussed your company's excitement about our six public schools growing to serve 3,300 STEAM students & 5K parents across MD. We do need involvement from our business leaders, families, staff & students. Here at CLF, the spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy is being nurtured because of how it connects to all other areas of business and community. Directly, the biggest mistake we can make is for a false perception that our home office or public schools are elitists. I’m writing to you to let you know that we need volunteers & we need philanthropic support routinely. You’ve noticed our schools, our high standards, and how, even though our students come from random lottery assignments, they rise to meet and exceed expectations. This is not by some miracle or secret recipe. It’s by creating a culture within our school community designed to succeed. There is no guarantee. Have you noticed our innovative approaches are beyond classroom academics? Did you know the construction, operations, renewals, & replications of our public STEM/STEAM schools are accomplished here at CLF? To date, we’ve serviced over $70 million in debt as a non-profit to provide this community’s STEAM academies. Now, for MORE students to continue to maximize their individual potential, for CLF to be able to maintain quality, we know as a business leader and citizens in the same community’s we serve that you would understand and empathize with this reality: staying on top is harder than the climb. That’s why we’re doing things a little different for this year’s 6th Annual CLF CultureFEST. Please let me know if you are able to participate (as little as $150) to secure a vendor booth. Perhaps even just a THEME BASKET to donate for our silent auction (hobbies like golf, or a dinner & movie date night, perhaps a new baby gift basket, or your cool company brand/promos, tech gear, collectibles, rare items that help us draw a crowd, etc.)! Perhaps this is the year we put your company name next to ours for co-sponsor naming rights ($10K) to our harvest-style CLF CultureFEST? Please, help us reach our philanthropic goals for STEAM education programs. Our shared business benefits are already compounding. Come further with us; expand your company’s footprint with our education community! Let’s celebrate our cultures & show folks on Nov. 3 from 10am-4pm that you support MD's #1 public STEAM schools by supporting our annual festival! Remember we at CLF, like all our STEAM schools, are all 501c3 not-for-profits. Know when you give, its totally a tax-write off, too. Please, we really do need our community’s support to sustain success. $1, 1 hour to volunteer, 1 fwd to the right company. Our festival is the platform, but I’m really just asking you to have fun with us in the spirit of thankfulness for the same community’s we live, work, and serve. Find all details attached for quickest Q&A are my event team. Mr. Johnson (djohnson@clfmd.org) handles vendors, graphics, and philanthropy and Mr. Bicer (cbicer@clfmd.org) here is on live performances/music and coordinating with school staff/event volunteers. I’m happy to answer any Qs related to these areas or event info in general towards making sure our two companies work closer together in the future. If nothing else, come to our family-friendly festival. IMPORTANT DATES: Wednesday, Sept. 26: CultureFEST Crew Kick Off Party (Volunteers only) Monday, Oct. 1: 5K Philanthropic Goal Wednesday, Oct. 3: CultureFEST Crew Philanthropic Focus Meet up (Volunteers Only) Monday, Oct. 8: 7K Philanthropic Goal Wednesday, Oct. 10: CultureFEST Crew Meet-Up (Volunteers Only) Wednesday, Oct. 17: CultureFEST Crew Sign Making Workshop (Volunteers Only) Friday, Oct. 19: 10K Philanthropic Goal Wednesday, Oct. 24: Last CultureFEST Crew Meet-Up (Volunteers Only) Friday, Oct. 26: 15K Philanthropic Goal Saturday, Nov. 3: CULTUREFEST! from 10am to 4pm / 20K Philanthropic Goal Wednesday, Oct. 7: CultureFEST Crew Close-Out Party / MakerFEST Volunteer Sign Up (Volunteers Only)

The Office of Community Partnerships CLFPR@CLFMD.ORG
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CLF Basketball Academy Fall classes start on Oct 4th REGISTER NOW!
Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and the Bellucci Basketball Academy announces a partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students basketball skills. Bellucci Basketball Academy, or BBA, is the only basketball training in New York and Maryland that applies techniques used by professional athletes across the country. At BBA, we train basketball fundamentals like shooting, dribbling, and defense and then advance those concepts to include improving speed, agility, reading defenses, and reacting to the play on the court. BBA also specializes in character development BBA is committed to these 3 core values: BBA trained athletes recognize they cannot be successful on their own. BBA trained athletes take responsibility for their choices. BBA trained athletes never quit. At BBA we look forward to sharing our professional experience and secrets of the trade with the goal of developing athletes to their fullest potential. Our programs build confidence, self-esteem, and a wide-ranging skill set that transcend the court and will be beneficial throughout life. Grades 6 - 9 CMIT South Middle and High School 10 sessions at CMIT South Middle School Gym 3:00 - 4:15 pm $165 Thursday Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, Dec 13 To register the program go to www.clfadvancedstudies.org/basketball

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS
Who: Open to all students Where: Como Agua para Chocolate by Laura Esquivel at the Hispanic Gala Theatre in Washington, D.C. When: October 5, 2018 Cost: $30.00 Who: Open to all 6th - 8th Grade students Where: George Mason University (Tentative) When: October 31, 2018 Cost: $15:00

CMIT South
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PICTURE DAY IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
Picture Day is OCTOBER 8TH and quickly approaching! Lifetouch order forms will be sent home with your student by September 24th. Purchasing pictures is optional, however we would like ALL students to take a photo for the yearbook. There is no cost to take a picture. Both the CMIT South white oxford with logo and tie is REQUIRED to take school pictures. Students should come to school dressed for pictures. Any student that has P.E. on picture day can bring their shirt and tie to school. Students can put them on over their P.E. shirt when it is time to take their picture. Please note that there will be no loaner shirts provided on picture day. We will have ties on hand if needed to sit for their picture. Mrs. Renea Fletcher, Picture Day Coordinator Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Mrs. Holland-Wallace
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PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER ~ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH
Hello CMIT South Family! You are cordially invited to join the c/o 2020 parents for a Paint & Sip hosted by our very own art teacher, Mr. Quinn. As we start a new school year, with new parents, this is a great way of getting to know one another. This event is open to all CMIT South parents. Please bring family, friends, spouses, etc. for an afternoon of socializing, painting, and sipping. Date: October 6th Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM Location: CMIT South 9822 Fallard Court, Upper Marlboro, MD, 20774 Cost: $30 per person *Must be over the age of 21 - Please arrive on time* Thank you, Class of 2020 If you have any questions regarding this event, please email cmitsclassof2020@gmail.com ~Pictures courtesy of Google and 7-Themes~
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The Class of 2020 Parent/Graduation Committee
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FREE BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS EVENTS
FREE back-to-school immunizations are available from the Prince George's County Health Department. The Prince George's County Health Department provides free routine immunizations to children, ages 2 months to 18 years, who have limited or no health insurance. Call 301-583-3300 to schedule an appointment. Cheverly Health Center 3003 Hospital Drive, Suite 2083 Cheverly, MD 20785 HOURS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday • 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday • 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. BACK-TO-SCHOOL CLINICS! September 15 and 22 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. By appointment only

Mrs. Holland-Wallace
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Fort Washington Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Accepting Applications Now for Middle and High School Students
Hello CMIT South Family, Fort Washington Alumnae Chapter (FWAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is accepting applications for membership for The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy and Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) programs. The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is one of the sorority’s national initiatives to enrich and enhance education of young ladies ages 11-14 (middle school) residing in Southern Prince George’s and Charles Counties. The purpose of the Delta GEMS program is also one of the sorority’s national initiatives to form a road-map for college and career planning which incorporates five major components: Scholarship, Sisterhood, Show Me the Money, Service, and Infinitely Complete. Delta GEMS provides a positive network for teenage girls’ ages 14-18 (high school) to strengthen and develop their will to achieve residing in Southern Prince George’s and Charles Counties. Online applications must be submitted no later than Friday, October 5, 2018. Please see attachments for more information and the online application link.

CMIT-South- PTO
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ACADEMY NEWS
Mr. Arroyo's Spanish Syllabus
Hola a todos, Espero que se encuentren bien. Aquí comparto con ustedes el sílabo de las clases de español para el año escolar 2018-2019.

Mr. Arroyo
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What's New with Testing...
On September 21st, all students received their PARCC results. Included within that is a letter from Prince George's County and a guide to understand the scores. Any students that are newly transferred to CMIT South will not receive their scores because the scores were sent to their original school. We will work to get those scores but it will take time for the schools to send them back to the testing office and then to us. In other news, Accuplacer testing will take place Thursday, September 27th, for any 11th graders that have a 2.5 or higher. Students who are already enrolled in a Dual Enrollment course or are happy with the score that they receive in the Spring do not have to retest. I only need to test those student who are newly qualified or those who would like to improve their score. In the Spring, 10th graders will qualify and then be able to test. Lastly, PSAT testing for 10th and 11th graders will take place on October 10th.

Georgia Jones, Testing Coordinator
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CMIT South Music Program
Good afternoon parents! This is Mr. Washington, the new Music director here at CMIT South. It was an honor to meet a lot of parents at both back to school nights. Students have come to me with excitement wanting to do anything and everything with music. This adds to my goal of making sure the music program is progressing at a steady rate. However, they will have to be dedicated. Students must show discipline, dedication and commitment to be part of the program. If you have questions regarding the program, please feel free to contact me via emial (twashington1@cmitsouth.org). I look forward to working with everyone this year and hearing from you soon!

T. Washington-
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Soccer Games Schedule (HIGH SCHOOL)
Greetings, We are so excited for the upcoming High School Soccer Season and we want you be part of our journey. Here is the game schedule. Date Location 9/24 Crossland- Girls Play First 9/25 Surrastville- Girls Play First 9/27 Central- Boys Play First 10/1 Oxon Hill- Girls Play First 10/4 Potomac- Boys Play First 10/8 Friendly- Girls Play First 10/11 International Largo- Boys play First 10/15 Langely Park- Girls Play First 10/19 Largo- Girls Play First Standing Boys W-0 L-2 T-0 Girls W-1 L-1 T-0 First two games for girls was a scrimmage. Games start at 3:00 pm School bus will transport the students to the games and back to the school.

Mr. Arroyo
Soccer Coach
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Ms. Amos' Back to School Night Letter
Thank you to all the high school families that stopped by to say hello at Back to School Night! It was great to see both the familiar and the new faces of our CMIT-South family. Attached below is the letter that I shared at Back to School Night. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me via email. This is the quickest way for me to respond to you. My contact information is listed in the letter. I look forward to getting to know you and your children this school year :) Thank you for helping us make this year a great year,

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Overview of Graduation Requirements
Last week I presented an overview of high school graduation requirements to the students. At the conclusion of my presentation, student support discussed school policies and expectations with the students. Attached below is the presentation that was shared with the high school students. Please know that presentation includes just an overview of graduation requirements. PGCPS had different requirements for each grade level, so the courses required can vary depending on the graduating class your child is in. For your convenience, the following link outlines the specific requirements for each graduating class in PGCPS: https://www.pgcps.org/graduation-requirements/#Graduation Requirements - Graduating Class of 2018 through 2020 Please review the presentation as well as the requirements outlined on the PGCPS site. If you have any questions, please email me at kamos@cmitsouth.org

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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CLF-BBA Basketball Training Program
CLF-BBA Basketball training program at CMIT-South MS/HS. Please see attached flyer for details. Basketball after school program registrations will occur through CLF enrichment website: https://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/basketball. Parents will be able register and make the payments online. Grades 6 - 9 CMIT South Middle School 10 sessions at CMIT South Middle School Gym Thursdays Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, Dec 13 3:00 - 4:15 pm $165

CLF-BBA
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October 6 Hackathon - for Girls Grades 6-12
October 6 - a full day of coding and problem solving through technology at Bowie State University. Open to girls in grades 6-12 interested in Computer Science. Participants can register for one of six workshops which will be held on that day. Lunch is provided. To register contact vlatson@bowiestate.edu HTML/CSS introduction to web design (beginners) Do you know what is hiding behind almost every webpage on the Internet? HTML and CSS are the basic programming languages for web development and design. They can be used for creating websites, blogs or online documents. HTML helps the machine understand the meaning of the data and CSS assists humans in reading and understanding the data being displayed. If you want the power of understanding the real code of the Internet, this is the place to start. It is a doorway to understanding cybersecurity, web development and coding all in one. Javascript for web design (intermediate) Javascript adds interaction, personalization and motion to web pages. If you already understand the basic structure of HTML and CSS it’s time to take the next step and put some pizzazz into your pages with Javascript. It has become a such a mainstream web development skill that it is difficult to get a job as a web developer without JavaScript skills. Add a powerful tool to your toolkit. Thunakable app development (beginners) Thunkable enables anyone to create beautiful and powerful mobile apps. Build your own apps by dragging and dropping your favorite components and connecting them together with blocks to make a real app quickly and easily. Focus on design, color and style. Every app project you create works on both Android and iOS devices. It's pretty magical. Lego Mindstorm Robots (beginners and intermediate) People power is wonderful, but sometimes part of a problem can be solved by putting a machine to work for you. Discover the codes that control motion and actions in a popular robot and design missions for your automated accessory. Think about all of the ways that automation can be used to help with everyday problems like mail delivery, drone surveillance, emergency rescue operations, outer space exploration and even human companions. Every robot has a mission. What will yours be? Art with Python (intermediate) Python is a great programming language for beginners and experts alike. It’s a star in the world of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as ordinary games and programs. Using turtle graphics, you can easily experiment with this powerful programming language to create designs and patterns. BlocksCAD3d (beginners) The three-dimensional world is connected to computing in many exciting ways. This block-based tool allows you to create a forest of trees, where each one is unique, or a magical spiral staircase with just a few lines of code. Build complicated designs using basic components and watch your design grow to become a pair of earrings, a house, or an entire army of original robots designed to your specifications. Spend less time getting started, and more time designing. Bring your ideas to life in the world of computer aided design with code.

Bowie State University
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Student Service Learning Opportunity
Trendz & Tressez is a runway show that builds awareness on debilitating diseases. We use what everyone loves, Glitz & Glam to bring the needed attention to daily issues that plague our community. This event is a forum for local talent, designers, models, hair stylists and make-up artists to express themselves, gain exposure for their brands and companies, all while supporting each other and building awareness on cancer & breast cancer. Students and parents who are interested in participating should contact: Chaconda Burrell: (240) 470-4008 Email: trendztressez@gmail.com Website: www.trendztressez.com

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
CLASS of 2023 Parent Meeting
It is time to start planning for the 8th grade scholars' end of the year celebration and promotion ceremony. The next 8th grade promotion meeting will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm, immediately after the PTO meeting. If you are want to be on the planning committee or learn about what is planned for the Class of 2023. Parents and Students, please sign-up here ==> https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-cmit3 Please come out and support the PTO meeting and sign-up for the Class of 2023 planning committee. See you there!

CMIT South PTO
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MANDATORY VOLUNTEER TRAINING (SY 2018-2019), Fingerprinting, and Background Checks!
In an effort to keep all scholars safe, PGCPS has asked that all volunteers complete the SafeSchools online safety training program that is designed to train contractors and volunteers on school-related safety issues. Volunteers who regularly support the school as field trip chaperones, mentors, interns, tutors and others must complete the following on-line training modules: - Prince George’s County Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting - Prince George’s County Public Schools’ Student Safety Procedural Changes - Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Prevention Please click here to get started =====> https://www.pgcps.org/required-training/ Background Checks and Fingerprinting Fees - https://www.pgcps.org/fingerprinting/ - Fingerprinting and Child Protective Services(CPS) Clearance $61 For all PGCPS employees, volunteers assisting on campus more than once each school year with students and/or chaperoning on field trips, and independent contractors. - Commercial Background Check $15 (online only at www.myschoolbucks.com) – Only referees, athletic officials and independent contractors who do not have unsupervised access to students may utilize the Commercial Background Check Please complete your training, fingerprinting and background checks as soon as possible! We can use your support in upcoming CMIT South programs. We need all the volunteers to make this a great new school year! Thank you in advance for doing your part.

CMIT South PTO
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UMD NSBE Invites You to a College Readiness Workshop!
The University of Maryland's Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers has invited our 8th-12th Graders to their College Readiness & Application Workshop on Saturday, October 6th (10am-5pm). Event Details: 10am-1pm: College Readiness 2pm-5pm: College Application Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/X9xyXqyqgzflCG3D2

UMD NSBE
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Indoor Soccer Club
The soccer club is a organization whose purpose is to develop individual and team soccer excellence in order to compete at the highest level each individual and team is capable. Club's, organized with the right intentions, can provide your participant with more than you or they know about; soccer training, reputation, resources, preparation for high school/college soccer, coaching education, parent education and much more. CMIT-South soccer club serves a greater purpose over that of an individual team or even the individual player. We want to empower our participants with the knowledge about soccer skills, tactics, strategies and its rules. This year we have an Indoor Soccer Club for Middle School and High School. Middle School Indoor Soccer Club will be Wednesday 7:30-8:20. High School Indoor Soccer Club will be Thursday 7:30-8:20. For more information contact farroyo@cmitsouth.org

Coach Arroyo
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Student Service Learning Opportunity
Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Student Service Learning Opportunity
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 13, 2018 to assist with the Walk to End Alzheimer's event. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Student Service Learning Opportunity
This is a pre-approved PGCPS Student Service Learning opportunity. LAFI (www.thelafi.org) is a non-profitable 503c community-based organization which sponsor numerous community programs such as Summer Youth Enrichment Camp, Swimming Club, etc. For the past several years, LAFI has sponsored a 5K Race/Walk around the Lake Arbor community. It a family-fun event which caters toward both the hard-core athlete and “couch potato”. This is 6th Annual event; this year event will be held on Saturday, October 13th at 8:00AM. 10-15 student volunteers are needed. They need to arrive around 7:30AM on Saturday, Oct 13 at 1399 Golf Course Drive, Mitchellville, MD. Please see attached flyer for details.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Student Service Learning Opportunity
This opportunity is pre-approved for PGCPS student service learning hours. Contact information is included on the attached flyer.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Suicide Prevention Walk: September 29, 2018
The Suicide Prevention Walk sponsored by Prince George's County will take place on September 29th at the National Harbor. Student Services has been actively collaborating to plan this event. Oxon Hill's High School Band will kick-off the event and we will have student speakers. A multitude of county agencies will be present. If you are interested in attending, you can register through Eventbrite at: https://2ndannualhelphealhopewalkrun.eventbrite.com. We all acknowledge that suicide is a mental health crisis that intersects with us all - our students, their families and our community as a whole.

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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PTO NEWS
2018 CMIT South Events for September/ October !
- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 PTO GENERAL MEETING TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm LOCATION - CMIT South Cafeteria PTO Elections - Must be a member to vote Voter Registration and Lite Refreshments will be available MID-ATLANTIC FUNDRAISER KICK-OFF All students will be given fundraising packages and learn about the incentives for highest sellers. - 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). Payments can be made via: - A Drop Box in the drop-off line on 1st Friday Mornings; - Drop Box near the front office area; - On-line store through pt-avenue.com by entering organization code -CMITSPTO. Deadline for the FWAC Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc . - Applications must be submitted for G.E.M.S and Dr. Betty Shabazz Academy Programs - MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018 CMIT South Picture Day Scholars MUST wear White Oxford Shirt and tie A few volunteers are still needed - Please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4faca92fa4fd0-picture - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 Hispanic Heritage Day Celebration Location- CMIT South Tickets will be sold during lunch and at the door. More Details to come - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018 Clean up Green up Day at CMIT South - Each fall, Prince George’s County hosts a countywide community clean up program. CMIT South partners with the county and PGCPS to make our community cleaner and greener by coordinating beautification activities at the school. Students can earn service learning hours by participating. Volunteer Sign-up will begin shortly.

CMIT South PTO
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Support CMIT South PTO with AmazonSmile
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 books, clothes, school supplies and soon holiday gifts, please remember to use AmazonSmile 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 smile.amazon.com and look for CMIT South PTO. Here are some frequently asked question about AmazonSmile: How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. How much of my purchase does Amazon donate? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. Thank you for your support,

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ACTIVATE YOUR 2018-2019 CMIT SOUTH PTO MEMBERSHIP TODAY!
The CMIT South PTO Board is excited to work with the CMIT South Community to do great things 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. Teachers and businesses can join for $15 too! We will be accepting membership payments for 2018-2019 school year at PTO General Meeting on Thursday, September 27th, 2018. CASH, CHECKS, and CREDIT will be accepted. Please feel free to sign-up via www.pt-avenue.com , CMIT South PTO membership tool and pay with Paypal. Simply click on 'Login' icon and then enter the organization code 'CMITSPTO' and then click on the 'Register' icon. Once complete you will be asked to make your payment through the "Online Store'. Your membership dues is a contribution that will support activities and programs offered to our CMIT South Community. We look forward to you becoming a part of a great school community.

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Remember, It's Box Top Collection Time!
Hello CMIT South Parents and Scholars, Are you ready for a little friendly competition? The Boxtop committee is off and running again. Our Fall collection has officially kicked off, and we are collecting Box Tops until Monday, October 29, 2018. The University (middle school) or the class (high school) that turns in the most Box Tops will receive a pizza lunch. To qualify please put your box tops in a Ziploc bag with you scholar's name and university or class number. We have two ways for you to turn them in. We have a box by the front office, and bins in several classrooms. Let's get clipping. Thank you

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CMIT South PTO First Friday's - Lunch on Me Campaign Starts October 5th!
First Friday’s -Lunch on Me Campaign will start October 5th! Last year we started this campaign and we had some parents participate, but we need more. It is easy and simple. 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 total. Payments can be made via: - A Drop Box in the drop-off line on 1st Friday Mornings; - Drop Box near the front office area; - On-line store through pt-avenue.com by entering organization code -CMITSPTO. We are challenging each of you to help us reach the goal of having a minimum of 100 parents, friends, and family to contribute to this fundraising campaign. This would produce a profit of a minimum of $6,400 to go towards CMIT South PTO activities. We will provide an update on the fundraising success throughout the year. We need your help to make this a successful campaign. Thank you.

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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?

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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