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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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05/28/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

New Parent Orientation

Last Opportunity to Become a Microsoft Specialist!!!!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Volunteers Needed! SGA Events this Spring!!!

Final Call for Family Fun Field Day Tickets!

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


ACADEMY NEWS

Student Service Learning Opportunity

2016-17 Books of the Month

7th Grade Physics Final (Its Coming!)


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

High School Uniform Ordering

Scholars of the Week

REMINDER: Change of Address and Shared Housing

Hoops for Heart - American Heart Society

Parent Shadowing

Attendance Check

REMINDER: Last Day of School is June 20th

Contact Information Updates

Best Investors of the Week


FIELD TRIPS

Junior Achievement Finance Park


FAQs
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NEWS
New Parent Orientation
CMIT South community held another amazing 6th Grade New Parent Orientation on Saturday, May 21. More than 95% of the new parents attended the orientation while the students were given a pre-assessment.

During the event, the school administration, parent and student volunteers, PTO Board, CLF Board Chairman Mr. Lancaster, CLF Chief of Academics Mr. Orak, PGCPS Charter School Liaison Mrs. White Khaalid, CMIT South band, and the uniform vendor Minuteman Press presented.

Special thanks go to more than 30 parent and student volunteers as well as all the staff members who spent their Saturday at our wonderful school. We are excited to have new Scholars at CMIT South.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Last Opportunity to Become a Microsoft Specialist!!!!
CMIT South Technology Team announces the SY16's last Microsoft Office Specialist exam date.

The test Will be given on Thursday, June 2, 2016 (right after school at 3.00 p.m.) is the last opportunity for students to become Microsoft certified specialists.

$50 exam fee will be accepted ONLY on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 during the lunch hours at cafeteria.

Please be reminded that there won't be a make up test or refund, if you miss the exam.

Sincerely,
Mr. Piskin
Technology Concepts

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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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Final Call for Family Fun Field Day Tickets!

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 29, 2016. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE EVENT! Tickets are available NOW online at https://www.pt-avenue.com/shopGP.asp?sc=CMITSPTO.

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

Family Fun Day Committee

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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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ACADEMY NEWS
Student Service Learning Opportunity
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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2016-17 Books of the Month

Please find the books of the month for the upcoming year in pictures.

CMIT South

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7th Grade Physics Final (Its Coming!)
Summer is coming! But first the seventh graders need to pass Physical Science! Finals season is around the corner, and if you have been struggling in science class this year, the time to begin studying is now!

The science Final (For All Classes and Grade Levels) is Wednesday June 15th 2016 from 8:00am- 10:00am. (For the rest of the day classes will operate on a 2 hour delay schedule)

Your PRIMARY source for review for the Final exam is to review classwork, notes, and prior assessments.

Your SECONDARY source for review for the Final exam is your PEARSON TEXT (Available both in Print and Online)

The following chapters contain content for the final exam.
Chapter 7 (Motion)
Chapters 8.1- 8.3 (Forces)
Chapters 9.1-9.3 (Work and Machines)
Chapter 10 (Energy)
Chapters 11.1-11.2 (Heat)
Chapter 12 (Waves)
Chapters 16.1-16.3 (Electricity)
Chapters 17.1 - 17.3 (Magnetism and Electromagnets)

A study guide for the final exam will be provided during our physics unit review (Estimated June 9th - 14th)

It has truly been a PLEASURE instructing your students this year!

Kelly Morani & Brian Davidson

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
High School Uniform Ordering
8th Grade parents will be asked to place their high school uniform orders in June. The orders may be placed online without a need of sizing since parents already know the current size of the uniforms. All the orders placed by June 30 will be delivered to the school during the first two weeks of August.

As shared earlier, the CMIT South community chose purple and gold colors after a survey that was sent out in Fall. The uniform company's weblink will be shared in the next newsletter. The parents will be required to purchase at least

- 2 CMIT South polo shirts
- 1 CMIT South fleece or windbreaker
- 1 CMIT South tie (high school ties are purple)

The minimum order will cost about $75-80 even though parents are recommended to purchase more items; the orders placed after June 30 will not be delivered until September.

PE shirts will not be mandatory for the 9th grade where PE course is not offered - except elective courses. White oxford shirts remain the same but parents need to order a new one if the current oxford shirt does not fit anymore.

Continue to check school newsletters for further information and contact Mrs. Roane for questions: croane[AT]cmitsouth[DOT]org.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Scholars of the Week
Cole-Brown, Eyare-Dartmouth, and Kayla-UMD completed the week of May 16-20 with the highest positive SIS points balance. The scholars were recognized by Dr. Reed who presented a "casual day pass" for the exemplary behavior.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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REMINDER: Change of Address and Shared Housing
Greetings CMIT South Parents/Guardians,

If you have moved, are planning to move over the summer, or are registered under shared housing...the following is a reminder of the PGCPS policy regarding updating proof of residence:

Proof of residence shall be a prerequisite of admission to the public schools. Such proof must have the parent’s or court-appointed guardian’s name and address listed. It must also be provided to school personnel with any change in residence.

Each time a student moves from one address to another, even within the same school, a Student Registration Form (PA-14) is also completed. If you no longer reside at the address given during registration, you must schedule a time to come in and complete a new form accompanied by your updated proof of residence and two pieces of mail. Your address will not be updated in SchoolMAX until this process has been completed.

* SHARED HOUSING * must be updated * YEARLY * accompanied by a Notarized Prince George’s County Shared Housing Form (attached). If you have not updated your shared housing this year or have moved since, please do so to avoid any interruption to your student's enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year.

Detailed information from PGCPS regarding acceptable residence verification documents are below:

1. Proof of Prince George’s County Residence may be established by submitting any of the following:

a. Settlement Papers – MUST be signed and dated by ALL parties.
b. Complete Lease/Rental Agreement – MUST be signed and dated by ALL parties.
Effective 2016-2017 Registrations: Commercial electronic leases MUST be accompanied by a letter from property manager on official letterhead. Third party leases MUST be NOTARIZED.
c. Deed of Property
d. Current Mortgage Statement
e. Letter from Apartment Complexes on Official Letterhead – MUST be signed and dated by management and include the registering parent’s name and address.
f. Current Property Tax Assessment Bill

(ALL documents MUST be ORIGINALS. The registering parent’s name MUST be on the proof of residence. Copies of on-line documents are NOT acceptable.)

* If a family is living with a relative or friend, a Notarized Prince George’s County Shared Housing Form (signed by both parties) may be used as proof of residence. The relative or friend, with whom the parent/guardian resides, MUST provide their proof of residence. TWO pieces of RECENT substantial US Postal Mail are also REQUIRED of the parent/guardian.

2. TWO pieces of RECENT substantial US Postal Mail are REQUIRED and may include the following:

non-cell phone bill, utility bill, bank statement, mail from government agencies for official correspondence, hospital bill, W2 forms, or auto, home, or health insurance policies.

ALL documents MUST be ORIGINALS. Copies of on-line documents are NOT acceptable.

CMIT South Front Office

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Hoops for Heart - American Heart Society

CMIT South is partnering with the American Heart Association to fund life saving cardiovascular and stroke research and fight childhood obesity, please help. When the on-line fundraising activities outlined below are completed, it will help our school earn FREE gift certificates to purchase Physical Education equipment. Students have received all information needed to participate on Friday 05/13/2016. Please support your child(ren) in this endeavor.

It is EASY:
Go to www.heart.org/hoops and find the name of OUR school
Register, then send 10 emails using the AHA provided templates or your own message

CMIT South

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Parent Shadowing
Dear Parents/Guardians:

CMIT-South requests you provide us 24-hour notice if you would like to shadow your child for a day. The request should be sent to:

----> secretary@cmitsouth.org <-----

...and received within our operating office hours of 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM, if you would like to shadow the following day.

Included in the subject line of your email should be Parent Shadow, name of your child (University). The body of your email should be your name and the date(s) you wish to shadow. Also please include specific classes you would like to shadow if not all.

Your email request will be processed accordingly when received in a timely manner. You will receive a return email ONLY if this request cannot be accommodated for reasons such as testing, for example.

As always, your partnership is much appreciated!

CMIT South Front Office

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Attendance Check
Parents/Guardians:

The following is applicable for EXCUSED absence, tardiness, and early dismissal:

When sending attendance letters, handwritten or via email, ensure you include name of your child, university/college, the date(s) and reason they were not in school, your printed name and signature.

Depending on the circumstance (absent, tardy, early dismissal), a note must be provided upon return of your child to school to avoid being marked as unexcused. If a note is being sent via email, you may send it to:

-----> secretary@cmitsouth.org <-----

If you or your child(ren) will hand deliver a note, you must submit it to the front desk to be photocopied. The copy will be given to your child to show each teacher while the original will be filed for attendance recording purposes.

Also remember to review the PGCPS list of excused and unexcused absences found in the Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.

The state of Maryland recognizes the following as lawful (EXCUSED) absences from school:

-Death in the immediate family
-Illness of the student
-Quarantine
-Court summons
-Principal-approved activity
-Mental or physical incapacity
-Violent storms
-Observance of a religious holiday
-State of emergency

FYI: This email address serves as a DROPBOX for attendance recording purposes ONLY, you will not receive a response and must contact your student's teachers directly regarding missed assignments.

CMIT South Front Office

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REMINDER: Last Day of School is June 20th
Greetings CMIT South Parents/Guardians,

CMIT South would like to remind you that CMIT follows the PGCPS school year calendar. Parents are encouraged to register text or email alerts for school closings and emergencies by filling out the online form on PGCPS website: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/PGCPS/subscriber/new

Students and parents are asked not to schedule any vacations or trips to coincide with school days for the 2015-16 school year. Maryland state law requires that all students between the ages of 5-16 attend school regularly. Absences from and tardies to school is disruptive to the learning process. Studies have shown that students who attend school on a regular basis earn better grades and learn more than those who are frequently absent. Students will also earn incentives for Perfect Attendance.

Please note that June 15-17 & 20, 2016 are assigned as inclement weather make-up days and students may be required to attend school on those days, depending on the weather conditions throughout the Winter. Please do not plan any family vacations until after June 21, 2016.

FYI:
Friday, June 17: 2 Hr. Early Dismissal for Students
Monday, June 20: Last Day for Students - 2 Hr. Early Dismissal

Parents and students are asked to visit PGCPS website for calendar updates: http://www1.pgcps.org/calendar

The state of Maryland recognizes the following as lawful (excused) absences from school:

-Death in the immediate family
-Illness of the student
-Quarantine
-Court summons
-Principal-approved activity
-Mental or physical incapacity
-Violent storms
-Observance of a religious holiday
-State of emergency

CMIT South Front Office

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Contact Information Updates
Dear CMIT South Parents/Guardians:

This is just a friendly reminder to ensure that CMIT South has your most current contact information. Any phone number or email address changes may be sent to (secretary@cmitsouth.org). If your family has moved since Registration, you MUST provide necessary Proof of Residence documentation and fill out new forms. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

CMIT South Front Office

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Best Investors of the Week
Here are the best investors of the week:
1) ABDUL-MALIK ANIMASHAUN
2) Christopher Curtis
3) DEANTE BAXTER

http://clfportal.org/fig/

Future Investors Game

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FIELD TRIPS
Junior Achievement Finance Park
Last week, CMIT-S 8th grade students were given a small taste of what the future has in store for them at the JA Finance Park. Each student was given a career/job at random. These ranged from cashier to doctor. Students then had to use their monthly net income to shop, pay bills, and hope they had money left over for entertainment. The staff that attended the field trip over heard student asking, "how do parents do this?” One student was so upset when he had to settle for a landline and could not have a mobile phone! This was a great experience for students to learn about budgeting and running a household. Students were also able to research careers in the Washington Redskins College and Career Center. It was a great and educational time by everyone who attended. A special thank you to our parent volunteers who attended which made the trip possible.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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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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