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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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01/08/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

First Semester is Almost Over

Farewell

Parent Volunteers Needed

Scholars of the Month- November & December


UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday Academy

SGA Presents: Winter Basketball Tournament! (Volunteer's Needed!)

Black History Month Celebration


ACADEMY NEWS

PSAT Next Week

Upcoming Testing


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Traffic Pattern Drop and Go, Please!

CMIT South Winter Uniform Policy Reminders and Suggestions

Volunteer

Lost and Found Items

Winter Gear Drive

ID Cards

Morning Enrichment


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NEWS
First Semester is Almost Over
Dear Students and Parents,
We are only two weeks away from completing the first semester. It has been a great year with many activities and events as well as outstanding field trip opportunities.
I am asking all students to check their Schoolmax accounts and review the grades this weekend. On January 22nd, grades will be published and final grades for the first semester will be issued. Any questions or concerns about grades should be directed to the relevant teachers at this point.
Parents, please continue to check Schoolmax, SIS, and Edmodo to be informed about your child's progress.
STEM Fair will take place on Friday and we are in need of judges. Each family is asked to identify and sign up one judge for Friday. Here is the link for judges to sign up: https://docs.google.com/a/cmitsouth.org/forms/d/1j08UOFbjVERaVw01V1aHCu6OWfFke7bMM6Q2GFxW2S4/viewform. Attached is the invitation letter for any potential judges.
Thank you and have a great weekend.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Farewell
I like to thank very dedicated secretary Ms. Anice Ellis for her services to CMIT community. Ms. Ellis moved to CMIT South from CMIT North as we were getting ready to start our South campus in 2014. She spent her weekends and evenings to ensure the school opens on time with all the resources that students would need. Her hardwork is very much appreciated.

We congratulate Ms Ellis for her promotion and wish her the best in her new position.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Parent Volunteers Needed
We are holding a waffle breakfast for students as an SIS reward. We are in need of waffle irons as well as parent volunteers and other donations.

The dates are as follows:
1/13 7:00 am-8:00am 6th Grade Breakfast
1/14 7:00 am-8:00am 7th Grade Breakfast
1/15 7:00 am-8:00am 8th Grade Breakfast

If you are able to assist please indicate your involvement on the sign up genius provided.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D44AEAE2AAAFB6-c

All donations can be dropped off at the main office beginning 1/11.

Thank you for your continuous support of our school! Have a great day!

Ms. Futrell- jfutrell@cmitsouth.org

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Scholars of the Month- November & December
Congratulations Scholars! Scholars will be recognized at the 2nd quarter awards assembly.

November
Marcus Simpson Dartmouth
Kristian Fossett FAMU
Sydney Reid UPenn
Brandon Foxworth Columbia
Alexander Wilkins NC A&T
Comfort Emeaba Morgan
Francis Ortiz UMD
Khalil Manzie Hampton
Judah Fashe Princeton
Keren Larios Harvard
Chad Wangolo Howard
Cleanne Parker Yale
Viraj Patel Duke
Antoinio Myers MIT
Makhy Smith G Town
Mikayla Hutchinson Stanford
Tarik Manzie Cornell
Ahjae Batts Brown

December
Jamilla Williams Dartmouth
Muna Kamara FAMU
Zaniya Gray UPenn
Jaanai Miller Columbia
Jonah Micah NC A&T
Kennedi Clifton Morgan
Malaika Lee UMD
Damien Ticer Hampton
Karmara Manzie Princeton
Jenna Porter Harvard
Briana Richardson Howard
Damia Taylor Yale
Sarah Appiah Duke
Leondre Ingram MIT
Jalen Wallace G Town
Kendall Tyler Stanford
James Spence Cornell
Kyree Wilson Brown

Ms. Futrell

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday Academy
Happy New Year!!!

I hope we all had a wonderful and restful break. We look forward to an academically enriching new year for all our students.

Please note that Saturday Academy will resume unfailingly on Saturday 01/09/2016. Please choose a session for your student to attend if they are coming for one subject. Otherwise, they can resume at 9:00am and finish at 1:00pm for both Reading and Mathematics.

Sessions:

9:00am - 11:00am
11:00am - 1:00pm

It strongly recommended that your students attend if

-- They have earned a D or E IN Reading and/or Mathematics
-- They earned a score of 1 or 2 on the last PARCC exam
-- Students need additional support on a particular skill

There is no sign up or fee required to participate.


CMIT South

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SGA Presents: Winter Basketball Tournament! (Volunteer's Needed!)

SGA is very excited to announce our winter basketball tournament hosted January 26th - 28th (After-school) in our own gym! At this point the bleachers will be installed and all students are welcome to attend this event!

Grade level brackets will compete each day, followed by the finals on Thursday selecting a whole school winner. Teams must register on a first come first serve basis, four teams will be accepted per grade level. Teams may consist of any mix of boys and girls, and will consist of 5 players and one alternate in case of injury or day- of absence.

Team Registration information was posted around the school on Tuesday 1.5.16 and registration opened on that day.

We are in need of VOLUNTEERS for this event! If you are interested in contributing please sign up utilizing the following link http://vols.pt/Bp8D17

Kelly Morani (SGA Coordinator)

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Black History Month Celebration
Hello Parents,

We are having a Black History Month celebration on February 19th at 6-7:30 pm in the cafeteria. All students and their families are encouraged to attend. If your student would like to participate in this program please sign up with the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aa8af2da6ff2-black

We will be having concessions at the end of the program and students and parents are encouraged to sign up for this in the link also. Please indicate which food item you will bring in the comments.

We are also asking parents for suggestions for guest speakers during this event. If you have an idea please send it to Mrs. Laurence at jlaurence@cmitsouth.org

Jaslynn Laurence

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ACADEMY NEWS
PSAT Next Week
Good Afternoon,

This email is to inform you that CMIT-South 8th grade students will be participating in the PSAT 8/9 on January 13. The PSAT is a test that will help teachers figure out your students strengths and weaknesses and what they can do to help your student be college ready when they graduate from high school.

CMIT encourages parents to ensure their student is present in school and on-time on the testing date. Students can prepare on preview test-like questions at the following site: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

More information on the PSAT test can be found at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9

Please let Ms. Futrell know if you have any further questions regarding this testing administration.

Ms. Futrell

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Upcoming Testing
During the next two weeks students will be taking the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) during their reading classes. For more information on the SRI please contact your student's RELA teacher.

Ms. Jones- gjones@cmitsouth.org
Ms. Gonzalez- lgonzalez@cmitsouth.org
Mr. Roorda- Croorda@cmitsouth.org
Ms. Thomas- Hthomas@cmitsouth.org
Mr. Bevard- Cbevard@cmitsouth.org

During the week of January 19, 8th grade students will be taking the second quarter FAST test for Science 8 and Biology. For more information on the the FAST assessments contact your student's science teacher.

Mr. Cicek- Kcicek@cmitsouth.org
Mr. Powell- Npowell@cmitsouth.org

CMIT Administration

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Traffic Pattern Drop and Go, Please!
From Issue 46 Dated 08/21/2015
CMIT South pick up and drop off procedures with visual guidance.
All parents are asked to follow the traffic pattern and make plans to arrive by 7:25 every morning and by 2:40 every afternoon.
We have a lot of car are going the Wrong Way.
And to many parents sitting in line talking with there children.
Drop and Go, Please!

Wayne Distin

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CMIT South Winter Uniform Policy Reminders and Suggestions
Now that we are getting into the colder winter months, here are a few reminders regarding the CMIT South uniform policy:

- Due to the lack of space in lockers, you may want to consider dressing in layers instead of a wearing a bulky coat. Long sleeve shirts in colors such as black, gray or blue may be worn underneath the CMIT South uniform shirt or sweatshirt. With the CMIT South uniform jacket and a thick hoodie, you would be comfortable and take up less space in your locker.

- As of November 1, 2015, the winter policy for PE uniforms went into effect. Shorts are not allowed and the gym shirt must be worn with all black sweatpants. If a student does not wear his PE uniform on his assigned gym day, he or she must wear their regular CMIT South uniform in its entirety. Mixing uniform items is prohibited (for example, wearing a polo shirt with sweatpants).

-For further information, the complete CMIT South uniform policy is located at cmitsouth.org. Go to Parents and click on CMIT South Policies. Make sure to scroll all the way down to read the entire document. Please note that the uniform policy is under revision. Parents and students will be notified when it has been updated on the website.

Lauren Miles

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Volunteer

CMIT South PTO

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Lost and Found Items
Hello Scholars and Parents,

There are a number of items in the Student Support office that have been found throughout the school over the first two quarters. We have a slew of notebooks, binders, books, jackets, calculators and keys that have gone unclaimed. On Friday, January 15, we will be conducting a mid-year clean out of all items. Anything unclaimed by the end of school that day will either be donated to a local shelter or discarded in some other manner. If you are missing a pair of glasses, please check with the front office.

Lauren Miles and Antonio Curtis, Student Support Specialists

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Winter Gear Drive
The Ladies of CLP would like to thank everyone who donated to our Winter Gear Drive. We received a number of coats and other items which will be delivered to the shelter next week where we are sure they will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again for all of your support!

Lauren Miles and Averi Gray, CLP Mentors

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ID Cards
A CMIT South ID card must be worn on a lanyard around the neck at all times when in the school building, on field trips or any at any school-sponsored event unless otherwise instructed. It may not be clipped to a student's pocket or belt. At this time, all students have been issued an ID card. Holders are available in the Student Support office but you must provide your own lanyard. Replacement ID's may be obtained by contacting Mr. Curtis in the Student Support office.

Lauren Miles and Antonio Curtis, Student Support Specialists

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Morning Enrichment
As a reminder, students in Morning Enrichment MUST have something to do while at Morning Enrichment. If students do not have homework to complete, please ensure they are coming with a book to read, wordsearch, crossword, etc. to keep themselves busy. We currently have too many students arriving with nothing to do. Morning Enrichment is not intended to be a social hour for students, and when students arrive with nothing to do, it is disruptive to students that do have work to complete. We appreciate your help in this matter.

Morning Enrichment Staff

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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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