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02/26/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Black History Month Celebration a Success!!!

Second Quarter Honor Roll Assembly

Way2GoMaryland Presentation

Countywide Student Art Exhibit

CMIT South High School Colors

Scholar of the Week

CMIT South Girl's Basketball Team attends Georgetown University


UPCOMING EVENTS

Tryouts for the Talent Show!

SGA Dance Rescheduled- Friday March 4th!

Student Service Learning Opportunities


ACADEMY NEWS

Miss Sears' Math Class

Math Online Textbooks


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Public Charter Schools Lottery Results are Ready!!!

Parent Shadowing

CMIT Soccer

PTO Volunteer Corner

Volunteers Needed! SGA Events in March and April!

Attendance Check

CAUTION: Keep Inclement Weather Make-Up Days in Mind When Planning Summer Vacation


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NEWS
Black History Month Celebration a Success!!!
A HUGE thank you to the staff members, parents, and students that contributed to the successful execution of this celebration! We heard poems and songs that shared the trials and triumphs of African Americans in the United States. We tuned in to the contributions of blacks in our society and witnessed beautiful student artwork of black leaders ornamented the walls. And the evening was perfected with a sweet and savory ending of traditional black American soul food and select African dishes. Many thanks to everyone that came out and supported!

Mrs. Laurence, Ms. Gray, and Ms. Dickerson

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Second Quarter Honor Roll Assembly
CMIT South held its second quarter honor roll assembly last Friday 02/19/2016. During this events, fourteen honorees from the CLF Stem fair were also presented with their awards. Students of the month for November, December and January were also recognized for their exemplary scholarly conduct. CMIT South is proud of all these students. Mr. Orak, CLF Chief Academic Officer presented in the award. Keep up the great work.

CMIT South

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Way2GoMaryland Presentation
On Friday February 19, Geo a college representative from the University of Maryland came and spoke to CMIT-S 8th graders about preparing for college. He stressed the importance of grades. Geo shared that most students who receive a 3.0 or higher will find a spot in college. He referenced the website fastweb.com as a great tool for students to use to research scholarships. He was also able to discuss many of the fun and exciting opportunities the University of Maryland has to offer its students. This was another great opportunity for CMIT-S students to hear about the college process.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Countywide Student Art Exhibit
Greetings parents,

Many of our 6th,7th, and 8th grade students have artwork on display at the PGCPS Countywide Art Exhibit at The Mall At Prince Georges. The exhibit will be on display through March 7, 2016. The students and I would appreciate your support so if you are in the Hyattsville area please feel free to stop by and view some amazing artwork by all of the elementary, middle, and high schools in the county. The CMIT South display is directly in front of the Target entrance. I hope you enjoy the exhibit.

Reynaldo Quinn

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CMIT South High School Colors
CMIT South would like to set different color combinations for middle and high school student uniforms. We are asking for your input on colors of high school student uniforms. The uniform policy for the high school students will be the same as middle school, except the colors of top uniform pieces.

Deadline to fill out the survey is March 4.

http://goo.gl/forms/e2s72iFu1j

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Scholar of the Week
Based on SIS Point Reward System reports, the following students were recognized as the Scholar of the week. Congratulations and keep up the exceptional behavior.

- T'liyah B-Georgetown,
- Nana Akuba B-Hampton,
- Leann B-MIT

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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CMIT South Girl's Basketball Team attends Georgetown University
CMIT South Girl's Basketball Team was invited to attend the Georgetown University against Butler University Women's Basketball game on Friday, February 26th. Everyone had a great time and the students were able to meet the coaches and players after the Georgetown victory.

Kevin Young

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Tryouts for the Talent Show!
Don't Forget to register your act to tryout for the Talent Show!

CMIT South's Talent Show will take place on Friday April 15th 2016 in the evening. This will be an event to remember with door prizes for the audience, food sales and great acts!

We are actively seeking exceptional talent from our CMIT South Scholars, whether it be a dance team, singing act, acting, musicians performance, magic, comedy or more! Come showcase your hidden talent!

Preliminary auditions will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday March 8th and 9th. Acts that we have the most interest in will be invited back for callbacks on March 22nd! We will then narrow the talent down to 10-12 of the best acts to showcase on April 15th.

Remember! We are seeking diversity in the performances, so if you have a unique talent such as juggling, or acrobatics we are especially interested in you! Be creative!

In order to sign up for auditions please register your solo or group act at the following link http://tinyurl.com/CMITsouthTalentShow. We will contact you with further information at that point!

I cannot wait to see what this years auditions brings!

Kelly Morani

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SGA Dance Rescheduled- Friday March 4th!
It was an unfortunate circumstance to cancel our last dance due to weather.

However the SGA Dance has been rescheduled to Friday March 4th 2016

The dance will take place from 5:30- 8:00pm in the cafeteria.

Food and Drink will be available for purchase at this event

Tickets will be sold during 6th, 7th, and 8th grade lunches for $5 on Thursday March 3rd 2016. Otherwise tickets may be purchased at the door on Friday for $7. All ticket sales from our February dance will be honored, provided the students SIS points are sill acceptable for attendance.

In the event that a student is unable to attend due to negative SIS points a refund will be provided for previous ticket sale; this will be the only reason for refunds on previous dance ticket sales. Parents will be contacted via e-mail in the event that a refund needs to be issued.

This event is available to ALL students with a greater than -15 SIS point balance from January 14th - February 14th 2016.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Kelly Morani

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Student Service Learning Opportunities

Whitemarsh Park, 100 White Marsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715

March 20th, 2016, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

May 21st, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

www.cityofbowie.org/weedwarriors

The City of Bowies Green Team is in need of volunteers to help remove English ivy from Whitemarsh Park. As an invasive, non-native plant, English ivy spreads quickly and easily, and is very destructive to native ecosystems. This is an outdoor activity that requires cutting the ivy vines at eye-level and foot-level, then pulling them back about two feet from the base of the tree to bag them. To participate, please register by contacting Kristin Larson (klarson@cityofbowie.org, 301-809-3044). This is a great Student Service Learning opportunity. Children age 14 and younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian or Troop Leader at all times, and no volunteers under age 16 can use tools but may participate by pulling and bagging vines. Tiffany Wright (Watershed Manager for the City of Bowie) or Kristin Larson (Sustainability Planner for the City of Bowie) will sign off on service learning hours for students at the event.


Clinton Demonstration Gardens

March 19, 2016 1-4:00 pm

Contact Mrs. Mitchell for more details and to sign up! Email is the best option to reach her
(301) 868-8781
estherm@umd.edu

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ACADEMY NEWS
Miss Sears' Math Class
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Congratulations to Jaylen Mercer and Geremie Anderson on earning the highest grades on the Topic 8 Math Test! Good work boys...keep it up!

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Math Online Textbooks
At the beginning of the school year, the following information was shared with the parents. As we receive more questions about availability of a Math textbook, our team has decided to republish this blurb. Students have been utilizing the interactive tools - IXL and Digits. The online textbook is another Math resource:

Please visit http://glencoe.com/ose/

Enter your access code:


6th Grade:

MATH - Glencoe Math Connects - Course 1

Access Code: DE95674DF8


7th Grade:

MATH - Glencoe Math Connects - Course 2

Access Code: FA168D0E1C


8th Grade:

MATH - Glencoe Math Connects - Course 3

Access Code: F6EC861C63

CMIT South

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Public Charter Schools Lottery Results are Ready!!!
The lottery for 2016-2017 seats in PGCPS Public Charter Schools has been held and the order of placements has been determined for all valid applications.

To find the results of your lottery entry, enter your application identification number in the box below and click the "Search" button. The application identification number was provided in the confirmation email you received when submitting your on-line application for the Public Charter Schools Lottery.

Please follow this link

http://gis.pgcps.org/Charter_Results/

Lara Asafa

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Parent Shadowing
Dear Parents/Guardians:

CMIT-South requests you provide us 24-hour notice if you would like to shadow your child for a day. The request should be sent to:

----secretary[AT]cmitsouth[DOT]org-----

...and received within our operating office hours of 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM, if you would like to shadow the following day.

Included in the subject line of your email should be Parent Shadow, name of your child (University). The body of your email should be your name and the date(s) you wish to shadow. Also please include specific classes you would like to shadow if not all.

Your email request will be processed accordingly when received in a timely manner. You will receive a return email ONLY if this request cannot be accommodated for reasons such as testing, for example.

As always, your partnership is much appreciated!

Ms. Juliana Colon, Records Secretary

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CMIT Soccer
CMIT South Soccer Update

Soccer tryouts are scheduled to be held on or about March 17th. All tryouts participants MUST have a physical on file. Physical forms dated over 1 calendar year will not be accepted. Physical forms can be obtained through the PGCPS website or from Mr. K. Young. Please be reminded that:

Students must possess and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in order to participate in PGCPS Interscholastic Athletics. Also, remember all students are required to have a signed parent permission slip and signed medical physical evaluation form to be completed by a Licensed Physician before they may participate in any school sponsored interscholastic athletic activity.

Please forward any questions or concerns to Mr. K. Young @ kyoung@cmitsouth.org.

I have forwarded a link for the physical forms

http://www1.pgcps.org/athletics/athletics-participation-forms.htm

Kevin Young
Athletic Director

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PTO Volunteer Corner

Volunteer Corner
URGENT NEED: Front Office assistant is needed for the week of February 29th.
Assist with registration packages
Box Tops Submission
Window Film installation

Signup using PT-Avenue calendar https://www.pt-avenue.com/calendarR.asp?sc=CMITSPTO

Mid Atlantic Fundraiser Party – Student that have sold more than 8 items will be treated to a fun filled party. Friday March 4th 8:00 am – 11:00 am.
Volunteer sign-up https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CMITSPTO&v=117579


Winter Dance - Friday March 4th 5:00 pm – 11 pm
Volunteer sign-up https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CMITSPTO&v=119174


Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day date format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π
Sign- up https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CMITSPTO&v=88506

PTO Calendar https://www.pt-avenue.com/calendarR.asp?sc=CMITSPTO
PTO Members Area & Online Store - https://www.pt-avenue.com/parents.asp?schcode=CMITSPTO

CMIT South PTO

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Volunteers Needed! SGA Events in March and April!
It is nearly impossible to hold fun and enriching events for our students without the generous help from our parent volunteers! There are several upcoming and exciting events for which I need help! Positions available both during the school day and after-school!

Thank you in advance for giving back, and signing up at the link below!

http://vols.pt/Bp8D17

Kelly Morani

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Attendance Check
Parents/Guardians:

The following is applicable for absence, tardiness and early dismissal:

When sending attendance letters, handwritten or via email, ensure you include name of your child, university/college, the date(s) and reason they were not in school, your printed name and signature.

Depending on the circumstance (absent, tardy, early dismissal), a note must be provided upon return of your child to school to avoid being marked as unexcused. If a note is being sent via email, you may send it to:
-----secretary[AT]cmitsouth[DOT]org-----

If you or your child(ren) will hand deliver a note, you must submit it to the front desk to be photocopied. The copy will be given to your child to show each teacher while the original will be filed for attendance recording purposes.

Also remember to review the PGCPS list of excused and unexcused absences found in the Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.

Juliana Colon, Records Secretary

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CAUTION: Keep Inclement Weather Make-Up Days in Mind When Planning Summer Vacation
Greetings CMIT South Parents/Guardians,

As winter weather has already caused school closings, we here at CMIT South would like to remind you that CMIT follows the PGCPS school year calendar. Parents are encouraged to register text or email alerts for school closings and emergencies by filling out the online form on PGCPS website: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/PGCPS/subscriber/new

Students and parents are asked not to schedule any vacations or trips to coincide with school days for the 2015-16 school year. Maryland state law requires that all students between the ages of 5-16 attend school regularly. Absences from and tardies to school is disruptive to the learning process. Studies have shown that students who attend school on a regular basis earn better grades and learn more than those who are frequently absent. Students will also earn incentives for Perfect Attendance.

Please note that June 15-17 & 20, 2016 are assigned as inclement weather make-up days and students may be required to attend school on those days, depending on the weather conditions throughout the Winter. Please do not plan any family vacations until after June 21, 2016.

Parents and students are asked to visit PGCPS website for calendar updates: http://www1.pgcps.org/calendar

The state of Maryland recognizes the following as lawful (excused) absences from school:

-Death in the immediate family
-Illness of the student
-Quarantine
-Court summons
-Principal-approved activity
-Mental or physical incapacity
-Violent storms
-Observance of a religious holiday
-State of emergency
Attachment(s)

Ms. Juliana Colon, Records Secretary

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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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