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04/30/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Honor Roll Ceremony

CMIT South Got Talent

PTO Corner


UPCOMING EVENTS

The 8th Grade Promotion

Events for the 2015-16 SY

PARCC Skate Party

Spring Pictures - Take Two

Naval STEM Expo

MOS Exams

Student Service Learning Opportunities


ACADEMY NEWS

Final Exam Schedule


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Best Investors of the Week

Are you interested in Football or Cheerleading for the Upcoming School Year?

Cherish Your Middle School Years...Deadline extended to May 1st.


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NEWS
Honor Roll Ceremony
CMIT South held its 3rd Quarter honor roll ceremony. The students who are in High Honor Roll and Principal's list were recognized during the event. Scholars of February and March were rewarded with CMIT Scholar hats.

Noorah-Duke, Sydney-MIT, Mikhail-MIT, Malcolm-UMD, and Cierra-NC&AT shared the strategies that they use for their achievement.

Congratulation to all students.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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CMIT South Got Talent
The 2nd Annual Talent Show took place in our new auditorium. Amazing presentations were from our talented Scholars. The CMIT South Orchestra started the event with National Anthem. Dances, songs, and special talents were presented.

Special thanks go to all participating students, SGA, SGA Coordinator Ms. Morani, parent volunteers, and the PTO board members.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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PTO Corner
Attention CMIT South Parents!!

Here are some ways to support the school in its fundraising efforts towards programs for our CMIT South Scholars!
• Amazon Smile Program - http://smile.amazon.com/ Once on the site, search for "CMIT South PTO" and begin shopping!!! The school will earn a percentage of ALL items purchased!!!

• Book Exchange and Uniform Recycling Program: Please send your gently-used books and/or uniforms to school. We would appreciate donations of books that are from the school’s book list. Drop-off boxes are located in the lunchroom and front office.

• As always CMIT South Magnets, Lanyards and Rita’s discount cards can be purchased on the PTO’s online store:
https://www.pt-avenue.com/parents.asp?schcode=CMITSPTO

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES can be found on the PTO’s online calendar: https://www.pt-avenue.com/calendarR.asp?sc=CMITSPTO or by following the direct links below:

Spring Clean Up Green Up April 30th: CANCELED mulching has been completed by the lawn care company. SEE YOU IN THE FAll!!!

Talent Show April 29th: http://vols.pt/Bp8D17

Teacher Appreciation Week May 2nd – May 6th: https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CMITSPTO&v=88500

New Parent Orientation and Book Exchange May 21st: https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CMITSPTO&v=88493


Thank you in advance for your participation!!!


CMIT South PTO

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UPCOMING EVENTS
The 8th Grade Promotion
The 8th Grade Promotion Committee has been working very hard to organize a great event for our dedicated students.

Please see the attached flier and support the event. Contact me for questions or suggestions: revtrej[AT]aol[DOT]com

Jamila Woods-Jones

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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.



Talent Show: 04/29/16
3rd Quarter Honor Roll Assembly: 04/29/2016
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
PARCC Skate Party: 06/15 and 06/16


Lara Asafa

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PARCC Skate Party
CMIT South will round up the PARCC assessment by providing an opportunity for students to relax and unwind with a Skate Party on June 15 and 16.
In order to participate, students must be present and on time all days of PARCC; come prepared with their earbud; and follow all testing guidelines.

Permission slip will be sent with all eligible students for parent consent. Please note that this event is free to all eligible students. More details to come later.

CMIT South

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Spring Pictures - Take Two
The CMIT South PTO would like to announce that an alternate date has been chosen for students at CMIT South to take spring pictures. Students will receive forms to be completed next week. Please ensure that your student has completed forms and has monies on May 12, 2016 should they choose to take pictures.

Students taking Spring pictures with their completed form and monies may dress out of uniform on this day.

CMIT South PTO

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Naval STEM Expo
The Navy League STEM Institute is proud to host the second Naval STEM Expo on Sunday, May 15, 2016 1:00pm – 5:00pm at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland.

The Naval STEM Exposition provides a fun and educational way to connect students with our nation's top military and civilian organizations who can inspire students to pursue a STEM-related career. By fostering more transparency between industry representatives and students before college, the STEM Exposition offers early insight for students about the value of a STEM skill-set in today's world. This will help ensure companies and the military have a pipeline of potential employees with the right skills for our nation's security.

Attendance is FREE. To register, click on the link below.


http://navyleague.org/stem/expo.html

Lara Asafa

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MOS Exams
The Microsoft Office Specialist Exam is a world wide recognized certification. This certification shows others that you know how to use the software and are an asset to a school or company. If you did well on the practice Exams (700 of higher) please take advantage of this opportunity that is being offered.

What to do:
1. Register your student using the attached form - Testing dates fall between May 17 - 21st.
2. Make the payment to Ms. Colon in the front office only during homeroom or lunch time.
May 9th - 12th. (Each test is $50)
3. After receipt of payment, I will send you an email confirmation on the testing date.
a. We have a limited number of seats for each test session because of testing regulations.
b. As I receive payment notifications, I will fill seats based on first choice then second etc.
4. Use G-Metrix to practice for the exam (This is being used in classroom daily.)
5. Show up on time for the test and do your very best. You will receive immediate results when finished.

Parents please pick your child up on time.

Bayram, Piskin and I will be emailing you information also. Smile - 39 school days left!

Monica Sonnier

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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.


The Prince George’s County Department of the Environment will be hosting Clean Sweep Spring 2016 with several communities. Student Service learning hours are available to students that register with Tiaa Rutherford, Litter Reduction Program Manager, 301-883-6226 or trutherford@co.pg.md.us.

Radiant Valley Clean Sweep Spring 2016 on Saturday, May 7th, 2016, 9am-12pm, meet at Cooper Lane Elementary School, 3817 Cooper Lane, Hyattsville, MD 20784.

Palmer Park Clean Sweep Spring 2016 on Saturday, May 14th, 2016, 9am-1pm, meet at dead end of Allendale Circle, Landover, MD.

Chillum Ray Clean Sweep Spring 2016 on Saturday, May 21st, 2016, 8am-2pm, meet at Ridge Crest Elementary School, 6120 Riggs Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20783.

Summer Opportunity in DC

Teens of all abilities will work directly with the DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for
Community Service (MCCCS) to help change lives. Community service opportunities
include food distribution, working with seniors, community clean-up, and more.
Counselors and special education professionals work closely with campers to make
this inclusive Service Camp accessible and to ensure everyone enjoys the full
diversity of our community. Campers earn up to 30 SSL hours of volunteer hours per
week. This camp is designed for teens grades 7 – 12. Deadline to register is May 20, 2016

For more information or to sign up visit dcjcc.org/Camp

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ACADEMY NEWS
Final Exam Schedule
The final exam schedule for the 2015-16 school year has now been released. Please ensure that students are present all days of final exams. All final exam date will operate on a two-hour delay schedule although school is opened on time. During the first two hours of each day, students will take their assessments in their first period classes.

Final exam window - June 13 - June 15, 2016

RELA - June 13, 2016
Mathematics - June 14, 2016
Science - June 15, 2016

Final Project for Technology and Social Studies

Social Studies project due - June 7, 2016
Technology project due - June 10, 2016

Please look out for more information on the projects via Edmodo.

CMIT South

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Best Investors of the Week
Here are the best investors of the week:
1) Christopher Curtis
2) ZORAH NEAL
3) Christopher Curtis

http://clfportal.org/fig/

Future Investors Game

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Are you interested in Football or Cheerleading for the Upcoming School Year?
CMIT South will offer Football and Cheerleading for the 2016-2017 School year. Please complete the survey via the link below to show your interest.

https://docs.google.com/a/cmitsouth.org/forms/d/1R_AkQBD_MQ7p4Uf4yk7T5YZdIkox-YvcjiOs0PbxsTI/prefill

Charity Roane

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Cherish Your Middle School Years...Deadline extended to May 1st.
The deadline to purchase the 2015/2016 CMIT South yearbook has been extended to Sunday, May 1st. Yearbook purchases can only be made online. Yearbooks will not be available for purchase after May 1st. Students will not be able to purchase yearbooks in the building, so all orders need to be placed online by Sunday, May 1st.

You can order the yearbook two ways:
1) Visit cmitsouth.org and click on the banner that says "Yearbook" (recommended way) or
2) Visit YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM The yearbook code for CMIT South is: 12452416

Thank you!




Latrice Gonzalez
lgonzalez@cmitsouth.org

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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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