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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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01/15/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

STEM Fair

SIS Reward- Waffle Breakfast

Scholars of the Week

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

8th Grade High School Information Night

Free, hands-on science fun for the entire family!


ACADEMY NEWS

Ms. Morani's Science Class

Mrs. Laurence 8th grade class


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Helping Your Student Cope with Stress


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NEWS
STEM Fair
CMIT South school-wide STEM Fair took place today. Judges from area institutions including DoD, UMD, NSA, Northrop Grumman, and US Air Force have attended to judge the projects. More than 15 parent volunteers were present to help.

Special thanks go to the Science teachers who have invested many personal hours to make this event a success. As always, the support from our wonderful parents made things very easy. All staff members at South were involved and supported our Science team as well as the students for this great experience.

Students and parents shared their appreciation for the STEM Fair polo shirts provided by Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation.

The top 3 projects in each category will be announced next week and forwarded to the CLF STEM Fair which will take place at CLF central office in Laurel, on January 30th.

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Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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SIS Reward- Waffle Breakfast
This week we celebrated sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students who earn a positive balance during the month of December. Each day students were welcomed to school with the aroma of fresh waffles. Sixth grade students enjoyed their waffle day on Wednesday, seventh grade on Thursday, and eighth grade on Friday.

The CMIT Administrative team thanks all of the parents for their support and donations. We could not make these events such a success with out all of your support.

Keep up the good work scholars!

CMIT-Admin Team

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Scholars of the Week
Abdulrahman from UPenn, Leann from MIT, and John from MIT were Scholars of the Week. Congratulations for having the highest positive SIS points by demonstrating exemplary behavior.

The scholars received "pick your casual day" passes.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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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! All Students are welcome to attend this event- more information on attached flyer!

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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UPCOMING EVENTS
8th Grade High School Information Night
Dear CMIT-S Parents/Guardians,

We are inviting you to a 8th grade parent information night on January 27th, at 6:30 pm. On this night, we will be discussing the high school curriculum, courses, AP/College course options, and programs that CMIT-S will be offering. We are excited to share that there will be a panel of student representatives from Capitol Technology University. These college representatives will be discussing various topics from how to prepare for college and what to expect when you are in college. There will also be admissions or financial aid representatives from Capitol Technology University for parents to learn more about these aspects of college planning.

This is a great opportunity for all 8th grade families to come and learn about the college process as well as preparing for next year! We hope to see you there.

We look forward to seeing you.

RSVP by copying and pasting this link into your URL:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d44aeae2aaafb6-8thgrade

CMIT-South Administration

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Free, hands-on science fun for the entire family!
Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists! Family Science Days is FREE at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on February 13-14, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of the AAAS Annual Meeting. This free community science showcase features hands-on demos, shows, and other activities appropriate for K-12 children and their families. The event features a broad range of educators and scientists engaging the public in current science topics. For more information and to pre-register for free, visit bit.ly/1mIRu7Q. Contact public_engagement@aaas.org with questions.

Ms. Futrell

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ACADEMY NEWS
Ms. Morani's Science Class


7th grade classes are finishing their unit on Chemistry! Now that STEM Fair is over it is time to begin preparing for the Chemistry Final, the unit on Acid/Base Chemistry will end in a review of all units covered since August.

Students will take the Chemistry Unit Final in the First Week of February. Make sure that your student is adequately preparing utilizing the study resources provided in the review period!



Kelly Morani

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Mrs. Laurence 8th grade class
This week we will be covering the events leading up to the American Revolution. You will have another take home test on Friday.

Please use the following videos and websites to study and review the concepts covered in class.


Website to use in class

http://www.havefunwithhistory.com/activities/...


Videos

https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushist...

http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolu...

http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolu...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-9pDZMRCpQ

Jaslynn Laurence

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Helping Your Student Cope with Stress
It is important for everyone to develop healthy ways to cope with stress. The ability to effectively cope with stress impacts every aspect of life. Today's students are under stress at school, home, with their peers and other areas of their life. Learning coping skills allows for students to be able to handle stress in a way that is beneficial for their overall well-being. It is important that student's learn ways to cope because this will impact how they tackle problems they face in their life. Even parents can often use a refresher on effective and healthy ways to cope with whatever life throws at you. Parents make sure to have an open discussion with your student about how they cope with stress. Be sure to check in often with your student to assess how they are feeling and if they are experiencing higher volumes of stress. One way to discover new coping skills is to simply ask the question, "What makes you happy when you are feeling down?” This question will allows for the identification of coping skills already present and possibly discover new ones.

Here are some examples of positive coping skills:
-Exercise
-Stress balls
-Paint a picture
-Go to a movie
-Talk to a friend, parent, counselor
-Listen to music
-Write in a journal
-Bake/Cook
-Sing/Dance
-Doodle
-Yoga/Mediate
-Do a puzzle

There are hundreds of coping skills, we all must find the ones that work for us!

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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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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