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04/05/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

The Last Quarter at CMIT South

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

Lockdown Drill

March Scholars of the Month

Arrival and Departure Change

Military Parents and Children Appreciation Breakfast

Technology Advancement at CMIT South SSS Office!

Cherish Your Middle School Years...


UPCOMING EVENTS

Events for the 2015-16 SY

PTO Meeting Reminder

EarthFest Is Coming and We need Volunteers!

CMIT South Soccer

SGA Presents: Spring Basketball Tournament!

Talent Show!

Career Day! Friday June 3rd 2016... We need Speakers!

Student Service Learning Opportunity

Summer Volunteer Opportunities


ACADEMY NEWS

See You on Saturday

Drama Club


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Help Us Get More Smiles in the Yearbook...

Volunteers Needed! SGA Events this Spring!!!

Best Investors of the Week


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NEWS
The Last Quarter at CMIT South
As we are approaching the end of the year, we will be experiencing a busy quarter with PARCC testing along with many student activities.

Parents are asked to ensure students arrive school on time, with 100% attendance while we are reviewing for PARCC. The testing will start at the end of April. PARCC scores impact student placement and elective course selection at the beginning of each year.

CMIT South is proud of offering fun educational activities including Earthfest day and field trips to reward our wonderful students who continue to present positive behavior. Be ready to get busy!

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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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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Lockdown Drill

On April 12, 2016, CMIT South will be conducting the fourth systemic lockdown drill this year. The drill will occur sometime between arrival at 7:35am and end of first period approximately 8:45am. If you are planning to come to the school this day, please plan accordingly. The students who are late may find the entrance door locked if that is the time for lockdown drill. All persons present will be participating in the drill.

Lara Asafa

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March Scholars of the Month
Congratulations to the March Scholars of the Month. These scholars will be recognized at the 3rd quarter honor roll assembly!

Jonathon Batts Dartmouth
Favour Wogu FAMU
Caleon Jones UPENN
Gekia Wright COLUMBIA
Alana Scott NC A&T
Madison Miller MORGAN
Israel Balbalec UMD
Stephanie Roseman HAMPTON
Joenard Perez PRINCETON
Jacquis Frye HARVARD
Beth Nwoji HOWARD
Andria Moore YALE
David Hay Duke
Christian Ogu MIT
Jasmine Buddoo GTOWN
DeMarko Fulcher Stanford
Lamont Whitaker CORNELL
Cole Harriston BROWN

Ms. Futrell, Program Coordinator

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Arrival and Departure Change
YES! Starting from Monday, April 11th, 2016 - CMIT South's traffic pattern is back to the breezeway doors.

I would like to remind everyone to follow the traffic pattern, obey the speed limit, and arrive early. The arrival doors open at 7:35 am and the doors will close promptly at 7:45 am. After that your student needs to enter the school through the FRONT doors, sign in, and get a tardy slip.

Student departure time from school is at 2:49 pm.

At 3:10 pm all students remaining on CMIT premises will go to the cafeteria and must be picked up and signed out by the parent for late pick up.

Wayne Distin

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Military Parents and Children Appreciation Breakfast
April is the Month of Military Child. April 15th is “Purple Up! For Military Kids” day. Across the nation, people are being encouraged to show support for our military and veteran children and to thank them for their strength and sacrifices. We here at CMIT-S would like to take this opportunity to support and thank both our military children and parents who are current and retired service members by providing you with an appreciation breakfast on Friday April 15th at 8:00 am.

Also, on Friday, April 15th all CMIT-S students will be allowed to wear purple "any" appropriate purple tops while being in compliance with the rest of the uniform policy to show their support for their military peers.

We cannot thank our military families enough for the sacrifices they make each day for our country. We are hopeful that you will be able to join us on Friday, April 15th as we honor your families.

Sign up here

http://goo.gl/forms/JRLLmjxHFx

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Technology Advancement at CMIT South SSS Office!
Good afternoon Parents of CMIT SOUTH,

We are continuing our advancement of technology!!!! We are implementing hall pass system which will monitor student use of the hallway pass weekly.

We will monitor the use and if your child uses the system more than the allowable criteria stipulates you will receive an email generated by the system.

This is for all students except those students who have medical documentation on file in the nurse's office.

The number of allowable passes is (3) per week.

Should you have questions or clarification, please feel free to contact me.


Dr. Geraldine Green-Reed



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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.



Latrice Gonzalez
lgonzalez@cmitsouth.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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.


Spring picture day: 04/11/16
Basketball tournament: 04/12/16-04/14/16
Earthfest Day: 04/15/16
CLF Multi-Cultural Festival: 04/16/16
DC field trip (museum visit & cultural fest event): 04/28/16
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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PTO Meeting Reminder
Hello!
The PTO would like to welcome everyone back from Spring Break. Hopefully everyone had a wonderful and restful break and we look forward to seeing you all at the next PTO meeting on April 20th at 6:30pm. We have important things to discuss, see you then!

CMIT South PTO

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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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CMIT South Soccer
CMIT South girl's and boy's soccer teams have been selected for the 2015-16 school year. Please feel free to come and show your support for our student/athletes. The schedule is listed below:

4/13 @ William Hall MS
4/18 @ Samuel Massie MS
4/20 @ Ernest Just MS
4/25 @ Walker Mill MS
4/27 @ Benjamin Foulis MS
5/2 @ Kettering MS
5/4 @ Andrew Jackson MS
5/9 @ Drew Freeman MS
5/11 @ Benjamin Stoddert MS

Games will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Kevin Young

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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! Tickets will be sold at the door for $2/person

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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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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Career Day! Friday June 3rd 2016... We need Speakers!
Career Day is such an exciting event for our students! Please sign up to share your career with our students and help them stay motivated in their studies! Can only spare a half day? No problem!

Register yourself here (or send to a friend) http://goo.gl/forms/yjqTqn5WZV

Kelly Morani

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Student Service Learning Opportunity
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.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities with Summer Playgrounds and Summer Day Camps are one of our most popular volunteer opportunities.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING:

Volunteer applications are accepted online from March 1-May 1.
Youth volunteers must be at least 14 years old on or before May 31 in order to volunteer at a summer playground
Youth volunteers must be at least 15 years old on or before May 31 to volunteer with a summer day camp.
Volunteers must attend pre-service training in May and must complete a criminal background check (if 15 years or over), BEFORE being placed at a summer playground or summer day camp.
Volunteers will be scheduled to volunteer 12-15 hours/week; transportation to and from sites is not provided.
Students can earn student service learning hours for volunteering at a summer playground or at a summer day camp.


https://ec.volunteernow.com/recruiter/index.php?class=VolunteerNavigation&recruiterID=1059&act=CONTROL:OPP_SEARCH_LINK

^ Link to search opportunities

You must create a profile and password to register online. Once you select the position, be sure that the opportunity is recognized by the Prince George’s School System to receive the hours. This will be listed in the narrative of the position.

Check your email daily as information is sent via email, and training is scheduled before you can work. Fingerprinting is also required. For more information, check the following FAQ link. http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Volunteer_Opportunities/FAQs_for_Volunteers.html

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ACADEMY NEWS
See You on Saturday

Welcome back all. I look forward to see our students back to Saturday Academy beginning this Saturday 04/09/2016.

Be reminded that CLF provides for free tutoring for our student in reading and mathematics free of charge. Please bring all students who may be struggling and need additional so that they may get this support. Looking forward to seeing you.

Lara Asafa

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Drama Club
Drama Club will continue to meet every Thursday from 3-4 p.m.

Be sure to report directly to the cafeteria on time!

Ms. Futrell, Program Coordinator

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Help Us Get More Smiles in the Yearbook...
If you would like to contribute photographs to the 2015/2016 yearbook, then please read the attached flyer. The deadline for photographs is Friday, April 22nd. Thank you for your contributions!
Attachment(s)

Latrice Gonzalez and Yearbook Club
lgonzalez@cmitsouth.org

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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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Best Investors of the Week
Here are the best investors of the week:
1) DEANTE BAXTER
2) MAYAH JIMASON
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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