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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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05/13/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

South is Ready for 2016-2017

Family Fun Field Day Tickets on sale NOW!

PTO Elections and Meeting Reminder

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

PARCC Testing

Student Service Learning Opportunities

Book/Uniform Sale and Transportation Expo

Summer Camp Opportunity


ACADEMY NEWS

AP US History Application


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

The 9th Grade Uniforms

Scholars of the Week

Ready to Skate with Your CMIT South Friends?

Best Investors of the Week

Volunteers Needed! SGA Events this Spring!!!


FIELD TRIPS

End of the Year Trip: Kings Dominion


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NEWS
South is Ready for 2016-2017
CMIT South has completed enrollment for 2017 academic year. We will be serving 560 students, 6th through 9th grade. The high school section is ready to use; last touch-ups continue in the auditorium and the indoor field. Click here for 2017 school calendar: http://ektron.pgcps.org/communications/index.aspx?id=202195

South is holding a new parent orientation on Saturday, May 21. We have secured number of parents and students who are willing to present to the new parents and provide support for the day.

The current parents who like to volunteer partially or the whole day are asked to email me: agurbuz[AT]cmitsouth[DOT]org

Thank you for your time and efforts.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Family Fun Field Day Tickets on sale NOW!
Come join us for food and fun in celebration of the end of another successful school year!
Location: Oak Creek West Community Park
13204 Whiteholm Dr Upper Marlboro MD 20776
Date: June 5, 2016
Time: 12:00-5:00pm
Ticket Price: $10 per parent, $5 for siblings and CMIT South students (both current and incoming) are FREE

The park has a soccer and football fields and we will have activities such as relay races, kickball tournament, etc. There are no bleachers and very limited seated under the pavilion so, feel free to bring chairs and tents.

The Family Fun Field Day is open to all students, parents, siblings and school staff. Tickets must be purchased by May 27, 2016. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE EVENT! Tickets are available NOW online at https://www.pt-avenue.com/shopGP.asp?sc=CMITSPTO.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the PTO meeting on May 18th and the New Parent Orientation on May 21st.

For questions or additional information, please contact Kim Johnson at kjohnson012@verizon.net.

CMIT South PTO

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PTO Elections and Meeting Reminder
The next PTO meeting is Wednesday May 18th at 6:30 pm, so please mark your calendars for this very important meeting.

As we discussed at our last PTO meeting, we will be holding elections for the PTO board at the May PTO meeting.
Descriptions of positions:

President - President shall preside at all meetings of the PTO and the Executive Committee and shall coordinate the work of the officers and the committees in order to promote the objectives of the PTO.

Vice President - The Vice President shall act as an aide to the president and shall perform the duties of the President in the absence or inability of that officer to act.

Treasurer - The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds of the PTO, shall keep a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures in accordance with the budget adapted by the PTO, and shall make disbursements as authorized by the President, the Executive Committee or PTO.

Assistant Treasurer- The assistant treasurer will assist the treasurer and shall perform duties of treasurer in the absence or inability of that officer to act.

Recording Secretary - The Recording Secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the PTO and of the Executive Committee and shall perform such other duties that may be delegated to her/him.

Corresponding Secretary - The Corresponding Secretary shall develop and distribute all marketing and information materials approved by the President and/or the Executive Committee for distribution to the membership and shall perform such other duties that may be delegated to her/him.

Volunteer Coordinator - Coordinates with parents to assist with participating in the many school/PTO activities throughout the year and shall perform such other duties that may be delegated to him/her.

Fundraising Coordinator - Assists with the development and planning of fundraising activities throughout the school year and shall perform such other duties that may be delegated to him/her.

*Some members of the current board are eligible to serve again however, one cannot serve the same position more than 2 years in a row so we will need to elect new members into most of the positions. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


CMIT South PTO

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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!

Presenters should prepare for 15-20 minutes discussing their job, qualifications, daily schedule, and what they enjoy or do not enjoy about their job. Students will then be permitted 10-15 minutes for questions.

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

Kelly Morani

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UPCOMING EVENTS
PARCC Testing
Below is the schedule for PARCC testing. Please make sure your student is in school in their testing dates, on time, prepared with headphones & a pencil, and ready to test.

6th Grade Testing:
Monday 5/23- RELA
Tuesday 5/24- RELA
Wednesday 5/25- RELA

7th Grade Testing:
Monday 5/16 RELA
Tuesday 5/17 RELA
Wednesday 5/18 RELA

Mrs. Jacqueline Futrell Gearhart
Program Coordinator

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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.

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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Book/Uniform Sale and Transportation Expo
Donate your gently used books and uniforms to the Book/Uniform Sell and Transportation Expo

May 21st 9:00 am—1:00 pm during the New Parent Orientation

Drop off boxes are in the front office.


CMIT South PTO

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Summer Camp Opportunity
Please see attached flyer for summer camp opportunity.
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ACADEMY NEWS
AP US History Application
CMIT-S Parents and Students,

This week students learned about an exciting AP opportunity for CMIT-S Freshmen next year. We will be offering AP US History + Seminar next year! This is a great opportunity for students to earn college credit. To qualify to take this class, students must currently have a strong performance in their 8th grade US History class ( A or B). Students will need to receive two teacher recommendations ( SS and math or reading), submit their most recent copy of their progress report or report card and complete the AP agreement. This information must be turned into Ms. Warehime by 5/24/16. This is a rigorous, fast paced course which requires 1-2 hours of homework daily and a summer assignment. The application and agreement can be found below.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
The 9th Grade Uniforms
CMIT South community completed a survey and decided on two colors for high school uniforms: gold and purple.

Our new uniform vendor will accept online orders starting from end of May. More information on ordering will be shared in the upcoming newsletters.

All 8th grade students rising to the 9th grade are required to purchase at least 2 polo shirts, 1 jacket (fleece or windbreaker), and a high school tie (different color) for the oxford shirts. Because Physical Ed related courses will only be elective, not all students will need PE shirt for the 9th grade. Parents will be able to order additional items that may be available through the vendor. White oxford shirts may still be used in high school as the color for them remain the same.

8th grade parents are asked to make preparations for ordering uniforms in June.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Scholars of the Week
CMIT South Scholars of the week were recognized by Dr. Reed. Congratulations to Tyree, Ayodeji, and Kayla who completed the week of May 2nd.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Ready to Skate with Your CMIT South Friends?
CMIT South Students, Teachers and Parents,

Join the CMIT South community for a fun day of roller skating at Skate Zone in Crofton, Maryland on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to this fun event! Admission bands are available for sale online at PT Avenue and select days at school beginning Monday, May 16th, before and after school.

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016
Place: Skate Zone, 1082 Route 3 south, Gambrills, MD 21054
Time: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $8, does not include skate rental. (Skate rental is $4.25)
Admission Bands sold:PT Avenue and before and after school on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Before school (7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.) and after school on Monday (May 16th), Wednesday (May 18th), and Friday (May 20th)

Admission bands purchased on PT Avenue will be delivered to the student on either Thursday, May 19th or Friday, May 20th so be sure to include the student’s name and university. Admission bands must be purchased in advance and cannot be sold at the Skate Zone.

Proceeds will benefit the 8th grade promotion celebration.

We hope you can join us!! Questions? Email Bettye74@yahoo.com

Jamila Woods-Jones
8th Grade Promotion & Banquet Task Force

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

http://clfportal.org/fig/

Future Investors Game

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Volunteers Needed! SGA Events this Spring!!!
It is 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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FIELD TRIPS
End of the Year Trip: Kings Dominion
Greetings CMIT South Families,

Eligible students are able to participate in the end of the year field trip to Kings Dominion!

This is a friendly reminder that permission slips went out to ALL students this week for the upcoming end of the year field trip to Kings Dominion on June 10th.

Payment collection for this trip will be very strict, per the permission slip attached, we will only be collecting funds for this trip MONDAY MAY 16TH and FRIDAY MAY 20TH during HOMEROOM and LUNCHES ONLY on a first come-first serve basis.

Homeroom: 7:45 am - 7:57 am
6th Grade Lunch: 10:24 am - 10:49 am
7th Grade Lunch: 11:12 am - 11:37 am
8th Grade Lunch: 12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

Please refer to permission slip for eligibility requirements, any questions or concerns should be directed to Administration.

CHAPERONES: Please ensure that we have your PGCPS Fingerprint receipt on file before the trip. Information regarding the PGCPS Fingerprint Office can be found below.

* Please write separate checks or pay cash for chaperones in the event that all seats for parents become full. *

< COMMERCIAL BACKGROUND - FINGERPRINTING BACKGROUND >

PGCPS Fingerprint Office, Room 128:
14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Services rendered between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Payment of $59.32 in the form of cash, money order, debit/Visa/MasterCard is accepted. For questions, contact the Fingerprint Office at 301.952.6775.

FYI: Fingerprinting receipt never expires as long as you volunteer at least once a year.
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Juliana Colon

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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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