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03/11/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

VEX Robotics Team Rocks

Re-enroll Your Child for 2016-2017

Free Tennis Clinic

Cherish Your Middle School Years...

CMIT South - Black History Winners

District 9 Event

CMIT Soccer


UPCOMING EVENTS

You're Invited to Join us at CLF's Culturefest!

Pi Day is Coming

CMIT-S Parent Program Night

Student Service Learning Opportunities

Summer Camp Opportunity


ACADEMY NEWS

This Week's Positive Point Winner


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

SIS Rewards

Volunteers Needed! SGA Events in March and April!

Immunization Requirement Alert Letter

Best Investors of the Week


FAQs
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NEWS
VEX Robotics Team Rocks
CMIT South Robotics Team has participated in VEX Robotics Competition in Wexford, PA. There were 29 high school and middle school teams in the competition. The challenge was to collect and shoot the balls to the net. CMIT South VEX Robotics Team played very challenging games, and was able to go up to the semi-finals. With this result, CMIT VEX Team brought one finalist trophy and a recognition of being a semi-finalist to our school from the two competitions they participated in their first year at the VEX Robotics competitions.

Special thanks go to the students, parents, and Coach Mr. Cicek,

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Re-enroll Your Child for 2016-2017
Parents,
Please fill out the re-enrollment form by clicking on the link below. It will only take about 5-7 minutes if you have your child's PGCPS student ID number.

https://docs.google.com/a/cmitsouth.org/forms/d/1coWX41GdzaYQE9HIH33axRatLbE5TD2ixiZqtpBhgcI/viewform

Deadline is 9 am on Monday, March 14.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Free Tennis Clinic
Parents and Guardians,

Please see the attached flyer regarding a free tennis clinic for children of all ages.


Kevin Young

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Cherish Your Middle School Years...
The Yearbook Club is excited to announce the upcoming sales for the 2015-2016 CMIT South Yearbook. Pre-sales of the yearbook will begin Friday, March 18th and will continue through Sunday, April 24th. Starting at the low price of $25*, you can cherish your middle school memories for a lifetime. Orders will only be available online. A link will be provided on the CMIT South webpage by Friday, March 18th.
*Customized packages will be available for purchase.

Save the Date:
Candid Shots and Club/Organization Picture Day will Wednesday, April 6th.
*A schedule will be provided at a later date.

Latrice Gonzalez
lgonzalez@cmitsouth.org

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CMIT South - Black History Winners
CMIT South wins big. CLF sponsored a Black History contest during the month of February and South rose to the level of competition with exceeding gladness. Four out of the nine middle school winners came from CMIT South. To hear 1st place 8th grade winner, Alwyn Manalil's paper on Thurgood Marshall being read during the Black History reception brought a sense of proud that makes teaching well worth the sacrifice. His paper was selected, because of how eloquently he expressed Thurgood Marshall's fight for education not only for Blacks, but all races and how that impacts his personal life. Lyric Jones, 2nd place 8th grade winner, delighted the judges with the impact that Hattie McDaniel had on the entertainment field and how she paved the way for her to strive for her own goals in life. Lacey Fowler, 1st place 7th winner, wrote about the Dancing Doctor, Misty Copeland,how her love of dancing inspires her to pursue dance. Imani Davis, 3rd place 6th grade winner, wrote about Gabby Douglas the gymnast who inspires her to never give up on your dreams.

On behalf of the RELA department, we are so proud of our winners and all of those who participated.


Georgia Jones

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District 9 Event
The District 9 High School Showcase will give parents the ability to

1. hear about the successes and achievements made in each of the District 9 High,

2. interact with our mature, articulate and intelligent high school students,

3. hear about what each school has to offer to help their child become college/career ready,

4. meet the principals and other school administrators,

5. get to know their neighborhood high schools.

PGCPS looks forward to seeing the parents on March 19th at Stephen Decatur Middle School.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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CMIT Soccer
CMIT South Soccer Update

Soccer tryouts are scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 19th (date has been changed). 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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UPCOMING EVENTS
You're Invited to Join us at CLF's Culturefest!
CULTUREFEST IS COMING!!! TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 14th
(sale ends April 8th with limited availability!!!)

Advanced Ticket Price: $2.00 (children 12 and under 50% off).
DOOR PRICE $3.00 (if not sold out)

Join Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and all CLF school participants for our 4th Annual Culture Festival: CULTUREFEST! This talented exciting event will take place at Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel on Saturday, April 16th at 2pm and includes live performances and a special guest performance for the finale!

This exciting event is open to all CLF schools and families to come together and celebrate diversity, talent, and our cultural heritages. Great fun infused with a cultural extravaganza and everyone is sure to benefit from the cultural foods and performances.

All students wishing to perform in this exciting event can contact Ms. Morani at kmorani@cmitsouth.org

Doors open at 1:00 pm for food and the CULTUREFEST performances will start at 2:00 pm!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 4th Annual CULTUREFEST!!!!!


Kelly Morani

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Pi Day is Coming
CMIT South is preparing for our annual Pi day event. Pi day is on 03/14/2016. Pi (Greek letter “”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. Your student will participate in Pi day activities on this day in their math classes. We are in need of Pie donations for this event. Pie can be donated beginning March 9, 2016 during arrival and dismissal times. During arrival times, please bring all Pie donation to the front desk. Pie donations during dismissal and enrichment times should be dropped off in the cafeteria.
Due to department of health regulations, we will not be accepting home made pies.

Lara Asafa

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CMIT-S Parent Program Night
On Monday March 21st at 6:30 there will be a Parent Night for all CMIT-S parents and guardians. Counselors from The University of Maryland's Center for Healthy Families will be here to present on common issues and concerns for parents/guardians of middle school students. The presentation will cover effective communication styles, parenting tips to address behavior concerns, social media use and developmental appropriate behaviors for pre-teens and teenagers. The presentation will be interactive and parents will be able to walk away with skills they will be able to use with their students. I hope you will be able to join us for this informative night.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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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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Summer Camp Opportunity
Parents and Students,

There is an exciting free summer camp opportunity in our area for middle and high school students. The USDA Open Data Summer camp is designed to help middle and high school students become more aware of - and more excited about - the growing importance of data mastery in many areas of professional activity, including food and agriculture. There will be an open house on March 22, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM at the USDA Whitten Building (1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250). Check out the website below for more information.

https://www.patriots-ttc.org/usda-summer-camp.html


Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ACADEMY NEWS
This Week's Positive Point Winner
Congratulations
Last week’s winner for “Best Behaved Class in Technology was Columbia. Congratulations Columbia on a great week. Keep up the good work. The Final results are in Dartmouth was the overall point winner for the month of February. They accumulated the most positive points and celebrated with a pizza party for their outstanding accomplishment. All month it was very close and it came down to the last week. A great job was done by all classes and Good Luck Next Month!!!!


Mrs Bates/Mr Piskin

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
SIS Rewards
This week students who earned two consecutive months of positive points, earned a "pick a casual day pass". The green passes were distributed during school. The pass indicates how many casual days the student earned.

Students must carry the pass with them on the day they choose to dress casual. The casual pass has to be signed by Ms. Futrell and approved each time it is used. If Ms. Futrell is absent, student may see Ms. Roane at the front. All passes expire April 30.

Casual passes cannot be used on assembly days or testing days. Students also need to comply with casual day policies. Students who do not comply will be ineligible for future casual privileges. This includes wearing hoodies in the building.

Ms. Futrell

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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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Immunization Requirement Alert Letter
Hello Everyone,

This is the school nurse CMIT South, calling on all SIX GRADERS PARENTS' attention to this alert letter: From Prince Georges County Public Schools

Dear Parent/Guardian:

According to Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Health Services Regulations for the 2016 - 2017 school year the following immunizations are required:

7th graders must have TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis vaccine) and Meningococcal (MCV4)

Your child currently in sixth grade will be excluded from school as of August 22, 2016, if proof of the above identified immunizations has not been received by the school. It is strongly recommended that you provide proof of these immunizations as soon as your child has received their vaccines but not later than PRIOR TO THE END OF THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR 2015 - 2016

For families with insurance, please make the necessary arrangements with your primary care provider. In addition, local pharmacies and urgent care centers provide immunizations. If you do not have insurance, please contact the local Health Department at 301 583 3300

Please take advantage of these resources now and during the spring break. Appointments are filling up quickly.

Provide the required documentation of immunizations to the School Nurse or Registrar ON/BEFORE the above given date.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact the school nurse: nurse[AT]cmitsouth[DOT]org

Sincerely,

Iwuji T
School Nurse
CMIT south



Note:
Please note that this letter was sent to all the parents through the students, I'm hoping you received yours. I also sent the letter to everyone's email. Now in the NEWSLETTER. All these is to stress and emphasis the importance and need to comply with the dates as specified, that is before the end of this school Year.

Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.


CMIT South Nurse

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Best Investors of the Week
Here are the best investors of the week:
1) Musa Zaid
2) OLIVER BRIDGES
3) HAILEY FRANCIS

http://clfportal.org/fig/

Future Investors Game

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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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