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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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03/25/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Happy Spring Break

CMIT-S Parent Information Night

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

Events for the 2015-16 SY

Share Your CMIT Moment

Volunteers Needed! SGA Events this spring!!!

Cherish Your Middle School Years...


UPCOMING EVENTS

Talent Show!

Student Service Learning Opportunities

EarthFest Is Coming and We need Volunteers!

Summer Opportunities in PG County

SGA Presents: Spring Basketball Tournament!


ACADEMY NEWS

Science Department Spring Break Extra Credit Assignment

Tech Spring Break Extra Credit

Computer Technology - Optional Spring Break Assignment


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Saturday Academy

Soccer Update

Social Media Apps

Miss Sears' Math Class

Best Investors of the Week


FAQs
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NEWS
Happy Spring Break
CMIT South wishes a safe and relaxing Spring break to all our students.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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CMIT-S Parent Information Night
Allison Brown, a family therapist from the Center for Healthy Families came to speak to CMIT-S parents on Monday evening to share techniques on improving communication with their children. The presentation was interactive, and allowed parents to role-play while trying out these techniques. She discussed the importance of empathy and validating feelings. Reminded parents that you do not always need to ask questions, instead try a "hmm, uh huh, and I see." Allison had parents reflect back to what it was like to be a teenager, the good and the not so good. It was a fun, informative night for everyone who attended. Thank you for coming out!

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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You're Invited to Join us at CLF's Culturefest!
CULTUREFEST IS COMING!!! TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 14th- See the wonderful ladies at the front desk to purchase your tickets. 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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Events for the 2015-16 SY
CMIT South staff and parents continue to plan great learning and fun activities for our wonderful students. Please mark your calendars for the following events. Students are reminded to present positive behavior as SIS points are required for most of the activities listed below.

More information for each of these events are being shared on the school newsletter as the relevant information becomes available.

Club picture day: 04/06/16
Spring picture day: 04/11/16
Basketball tournament: 04/12/16-04/14/16 (tentative)
Earthfest Day: 04/15/16
CLF Multi-Cultural Festival: 04/16/16
DC field trip (museum visit & cultural fest event): 04/19/16
8th Grade College Trip: 04/21/16
Talent Show: 04/29/16
Achievement Park field trip: 05/17/16
Career day: 06/03/16
8th Grade Promotion Banquet: 06/09/16 (tentative)
Family Fun Day: 06/04/16

Lara Asafa

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Share Your CMIT Moment
CMIT SOUTH is having its 1st annual video contest. See the attached for more details and contact your technology teacher when you return from Spring Break. Do not miss this great opportunity to represent your school and win awards.

Computer Technology Group

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Volunteers Needed! SGA Events this spring!!!
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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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 have begun 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.
*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 emailed to club sponsors.

Latrice Gonzalez
lgonzalez@cmitsouth.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Talent Show!
SGA Is pleased to announce our upcoming Talent Show! CMIT South really has some incredible talent and I cannot wait to share it with you!

Please Save the Date!

Friday April 29th 2016
7:00-9:00pm

Tickets will be available for purchase on the following dates during student lunches, and after-school in the cafeteria.
April 25th
April 27th
April 29th

All parents and students will need to purchase tickets for this event (excluding performers) Yes non student siblings, family, and friends are invited to purchase tickets as well.

Advance Ticket Sale Prices:
$5 per ticket
$2.50 children (Under 10)

Ticket Sale at door of event (until sold out)
$7 per ticket
$3.50 children (Under 10)

Want to volunteer for this event? http://vols.pt/Bp8D17

Kelly Morani

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Student Service Learning Opportunities
Whitemarsh Park, 100 White Marsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715

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.

Good Neighbor Day
April 2, 2016 9:30-1:30

College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Ave, College Park MD 20740
Join us on this community building event. Rain or Shine.

Sign up here
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eT92h6hAf8me8W3MIr5w7sOOFVFeUKLB86lIfucH8Ow/viewform?c=0&w=1

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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EarthFest Is Coming and We need Volunteers!
CMIT South's EarthFest will be held on Friday April 15th! In order for this event to work we need a LOT OF PARENT VOLUNTEERS!!!!!!

1) If you have a job that involves, energy, nature, conservation, waste management, biology, earth science, ect. and are comfortable speaking to a single class of kids (or more!) at a time. Please Sign up to be an EarthFest SPEAKER at this link http://goo.gl/forms/9ji7Tt0gNN

2) If you want to volunteer your time to help sell tickets, manage a booth, supervise kids playing basketball, or another one of our indoor or outdoor events, please sign up at the following link http://vols.pt/qbL6YC.

3) Cant volunteer your time? If you want to donate items needed for this event, sign up to donate here! http://vols.pt/qbL6YC. Items will be accepted until April 8th

Cant stay all day? It doesn't matter! Both links allow you to choose the times in which you spend at school that day! If you can spare all day, you are a super parent! Sign up for as many spots as you have time for!

Thank you so much for you volunteer efforts!

Kelly Morani

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Summer Opportunities in PG County
Parents and Students,

Below you will find two links that provide information on summer student service learning opportunities and summer camp information provided in PG County.

https://smartlink.pgparks.com/smartlink/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
^ Summer Programs and Camps

http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Volunteer_Opportunities.htm
^ Summer Student Service Learning Opportunities

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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SGA Presents: Spring Basketball Tournament!

SGA is very excited to announce our spring basketball tournament hosted April 12-14th (After-school) in our own gym! 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 is posted around the school, and registration will open TODAY! Friday March 18th. Students may register their team at the following link http://goo.gl/forms/ECQyDZMtGA

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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ACADEMY NEWS
Science Department Spring Break Extra Credit Assignment
Spring Break Extra Credit Assignment - Science

Students are to create a visual project that draws attention to one issue regarding the Chesapeake Bay. Special attention should be given to environmental, conservation, biological, or ecological issues.

Projects may take the form of any visual aid that is visible by an audience (poster, video, or animation).

Projects will be graded for content accuracy, originality, and visual impact.

Assignment is due April 5th to your Science Teacher

Rubric will be provided by your Science Teacher.

This assignment will impact student's 4th Quarter Grade

Kelly Morani

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Tech Spring Break Extra Credit
Attached you will find the extra credit assignment for Technology - Sonnier's Class. Due when you return from SB, Tuesday April 5th.

MSonnier

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Computer Technology - Optional Spring Break Assignment
Dear Hampton, Princeton, UMD, Cornell, Duke, and MIT Students,

This is an optional assignment worth extra credit as a “classwork assignment” grade.

(Due Monday, April 4, 2016)

Have a happy holiday!

Mrs. Gray & Mr. Bayram

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Saturday Academy
Please note that there will be no Saturday Academy during Spring Break. Saturday Academy will resume following Saturday, 04/09/2016.

Have a restful and fun filled break.

Lara Asafa

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Soccer Update
Parents and Guardians,

Boy's and Girl's Soccer practice will resume after Spring Break. Our next practice will be held on Wednesday, April 6th at CMIT South from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The following practice will be held at Meadow Hills Park located at 7575 Dower House Road, Upper Marlboro 20772 on Friday, April 8th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please note, CMIT South does not provide transportation to practices or games.

Kevin Young
Athletic Diretor

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Social Media Apps
Parents,

I wanted to share with you a handout created by the PGCPS Department of Counseling Services that addresses common apps students are using. It provides you with a brief description of the app and why is can be dangerous for students. I am working on having a presentation to address social media further, but for now, I thought this would be a helpful resource for parents. Also, you can check out commonsensemedia.org and safesmartsocial.com for more information and tips for keeping your students safe online.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Miss Sears' Math Class
Congratulations to the Topic 10 Test top performers!! These students had the best scores in all classes. Keep up the good work!

Eyare Abang
Fatima Bundu
James Ingram
Azure Rivera
Ja'mya Suggs
Laila Whitehead
Jovanni Vega

Spring Break Extra Credit assignments are posted in Digits for students to complete if they wish.

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Best Investors of the Week
Here are the best investors of the week:
1) BRITTNEY SMITH
2) AARON SLACK
3) ABDULRAHMAN NASER

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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