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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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12/11/2015

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Scholars of the Month

SIS Monthly Reward - Staff vs Students Basketball Show


UPCOMING EVENTS

Amped UP! Amphitheatre, Baltimore, MD Field Trip


ACADEMY NEWS

Hour of Code

CMIT South Math Winter Games

SUMMIT Scholar High School Program


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

CLP Winter Gear Drive

PARCC Home Reports

Upcoming SIS Rewards

Lockdown Drill

ID Checks

CLF Invites Parent Members to Serve on the CLF Board of Directors

Safety During Arrival and Dismissal

Invitation to be a Scout


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NEWS
Scholars of the Month
Scholars of the month were recognized and received their CMIT SCHOLAR hats as an award for being exemplary citizens of our community. Congratulations.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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SIS Monthly Reward - Staff vs Students Basketball Show
CMIT South recognizes the Scholars who completed the month of November with positive SIS balances. 132 6th grade students were invited to the staff vs students basketball show. 7th and 8th grade reward days will be next week.

CMIT South

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Amped UP! Amphitheatre, Baltimore, MD Field Trip
When: January 21, 2016

Cost: $25.00

Website: http://www.2ampedup.com/field_trips.html

Permission slips will be shared with the students.

Eligibility:

• Must not have lost more than 15 SIS points between November 22, 2015 and December 22, 2015.

• No level III or IV disciplinary violations during the period prior to the trip

• Must wear oxford shirt and tie for the trip (no refund will be issued if the students cannot go on the trip due to uniform violation)

• Must pay the above amount, in full, between January 4 – 6, 2016. (payment will be accepted on these days during homeroom and lunch periods)

Lara Asafa
Assistant Principal

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ACADEMY NEWS
Hour of Code
Dear Parents:

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.

That’s why our entire school, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13), is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code. All this week, 191,000 organizers are leading schools and events worldwide. More than 130 million students have already tried an Hour of Code.

Our Hour of Code is a statement that CMIT South is ready to teach these 21st century foundation skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we planned a poster competition - optional project and spending time this week exploring computer science through programs provided by Hour of Code.

This is a chance to change the future of education. See http://hourofcode.com/us for details.

MSonnier

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CMIT South Math Winter Games
The Math Department is excited to host another fun day of activities for students. The CMIT South Math Winter Games will be held on Tuesday, December 22nd. During their Math classes, students will be able to play different board games to show off their strategy and problem-solving skills. If you would be interested in supervising one of the games during the day, please click the link below to sign up for a time and game! You will be in charge of making sure students understand the rules, as well as making sure they behave. There are a limited number of spots available for each game, so sign up quick!! We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aa8af2da1fa7-cmit/

The Math Department

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SUMMIT Scholar High School Program
The SUMMIT Scholar Program is

· an intensive, comprehensive college preparatory program
· a small, supportive learning community within a large public school
· a rigorous and challenging Advanced Placement experience
· a place for motivated, achieving, thoughtful students
· a signature program available only to students residing in the Bowie High boundary

Although the official deadline is past, the SUMMIT program does accept late applications for consideration for the wait-list.

Historically, they accept several students every year from the wait-list; if a late applicant has a strong academic record and entrance exam score, the odds are in his or her favor.

Students may apply and register for the entrance exam here:

https://sites.google.com/a/pgcps.org/bowie-hs-summit-program/



CMIT South PTO

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
CLP Winter Gear Drive
Hello CMIT Family,

As we approach the cold weather season, the ladies of CLP recognize that many in our community cannot afford proper winter gear to keep them warm. To that end, we are asking for donations of gently used winter gear of all sizes, including infant and toddler. We are in need of gloves, mittens, earmuffs, scarves, hats, jackets and coats (please do not send boots or clothes). A bin to collect donations will be located in the Safety Hallway across from the gym. Donations will be given to Shepherd Cove, a family emergency shelter located in PG County. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

The Ladies of CLP
Avery Gray and Lauren Miles, Mentors

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PARCC Home Reports
Monday & Tuesday next week, PARCC score reports will be sent home with your student. Look out for the reports in your student's back pack. If you have questions contact Ms. Futrell via email jfutrell@cmitsouth.org

Ms. Futrell, Program Coordinator

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Upcoming SIS Rewards
Sixth grade students with positive balances for the month of November were rewarded with a student/staff basketball game.

1.December 14, will be the November SIS reward for 7th/8th grade students. This reward will be for students who earned a positive balance during the month of November. Parent volunteers are always welcome to help out with these events. If you are interested email jfutrell@cmitsouth.org

2.December 14, will be casual day for November. Students and parents will receive an email next week acknowledging their eligibility. If you have remaining questions, or mistakenly do not receive an email please consult SIS. Eligible students lost -11 or less points during the month of December.

3. Students who earned positive SIS points for two consecutive months will receive a "pick a casual day pass" during school next week. Student must carry this pass with them on their selected casual day.

Ms. Futrell, Program Coordinator

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Lockdown Drill
CMIT South will be having a Lockdown Drill on December 15, 2015 at about 11:30am. Parents who are present at school during the drill will be participating in this drill. Parents planning to come to school this day should plan around this event.

Lara Asafa

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ID Checks
Scholars and Parents,

For issues of safety, as well as identification, CMIT South requires all students to wear a student ID card on a lanyard daily as part of their uniform. Students who do not have a lanyard or ID holder may come to the SSS office and see Mr. Curtis or Ms. Miles for a temporary substitute until an appropriate one can be obtained at home. Lost IDs can be replaced at a cost of $5. The penalty for not wearing an ID is 3 SIS points. During random ID checks, students wearing their ID will receive 3 SIS points for that day so be sure to have it on at all times!


Ms. Miles and Mr. Curtis, Student Support Specialist

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CLF Invites Parent Members to Serve on the CLF Board of Directors
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation Board of Directors voted unanimously to increase its board membership from 7 to 9 effective 2016. The CLF Board will add two parent members from Prince George’s County to its Board of Directors. Interested parent candidates wishing to join are required to submit their resume along with a cover letter of intent to the board of directors by January 10th, at the latest. Cover letter items should include various ways the parent candidate believes they will best represent CLF’s public charter schools by contributing to the CLF board. Potential candidates are also asked to indicate how many children they have attending CMIT schools and how many years they have been involved with CMIT schools in their cover letter. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: secretary@clfmd.org with the subject line: “CLF Board Parent Candidate.”

Board Executive committee will review resume submissions and select five candidates prior to the board meeting. The board will vote to elect two out of these five parent candidates recommended by the executive committee at the January 21, 2016 CLF Board Meeting. The parent board members selected will then serve a one-year term and parent board members may serve for three consecutive terms if re-appointed by a majority board vote at the end of each annual term.

Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation

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Safety During Arrival and Dismissal
I would like to thank CMIT South families for following the drop off and pick up procedures. Lets make sure to stay in your own lane.
- we arrive by 7:25 am and park in the lot to wait until doors open
- no students are dismissed to the parking lot before 7:30 as CMIT South staff provides supervision after 7:25 am in the morning
- students are ready to get off the cars (quick kiss & ride) so that traffic is not backed up behind us
- students are picked up on time, by 3:10 pm in the afternoon
- we drive within 10 miles per hour speed limits posted

Wayne Distin

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Invitation to be a Scout
Troop 403 is Accepting Applications. Sign up for Adventure and Fun and be prepared for Life!

Charity Roane

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FAQs

What is the Uniform Policy?
The uniform policy can be found on our website by clicking here.

How do we order uniform items?
Uniform items can be ordered by completing the OWI order form.

What uniform items should we order?
At least
- 2 CMIT South Polo shirts (1 blue, 1 green)
- 1 CMIT South fleece or windbreaker
- 1 CMIT South White oxford shirt
- 1 blue tie (neck tie for boys, crisscross tie for girls)
- 1 CMIT South PE t-shirt

Items to be purchased at a department store:

Pants:
- Navy blue or khaki
Shoes:
- Solid black (no markings or insignias)
Belt:
- Solid black
Athletic pants:
- Solid blue or black (no markings or insignias)

What is CMIT's Daily Schedule?
7:35- 7:45am:
- Student arrival (drop off is at the side entrance)
- Doors close at 7:45am (after 7:45am parents need to sign late students in at the Front Office)

7:35 - 7:57am:
- Homeroom (Breakfast is available during this time until 7:50am)

8:00am - 2:49pm for 6th grade and 2:54 for 7th grade:
- Academic instruction

2:49/2:54 - 3:05 pm:
Student pick-up outside (Students who are not picked up by 3:05pm 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.

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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