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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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06/11/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

The Last 6 School Days

Career Day a Success!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Math Fun Day

PARCC Skate Party

Family Fun Field Day Rescheduled!

Summer Program Opportunity in Technology


ACADEMY NEWS

Summer Assignments

2016-17 Books of the Month

Final Exam Schedule


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

An Affordable Computer for $75

9th Grade Uniform Ordering Information

Uniform Ordering Information for the Rising 7th and 8th Grade Students

Technology Requirements

Best Investors of the Week


FAQs
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NEWS
The Last 6 School Days
After a wonderful and successful start in our new facility, we have left only 6 school days; Friday, June 17 and Monday, June 20 will be 2-hour early dismissal. Because final tests take place this week, attendance is crucial. We are asking parents to ensure timely arrival and perfect attendance for the remaining 6 days.

Students are expected to comply with the uniform policy and school rules. We look forward to finishing the school year with great memories as this week brings a few fun activities for our Scholars.

CMIT South families are strongly recommended to catch a great opportunity that is coming to Washington DC on June 18-19; the National Maker Faire. It is still not too late to obtain free tickets for this eye opening hands on experience: http://makerfaire.com/national/

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Career Day a Success!
Thank you to all parent volunteers, staff members, and guest speakers for a great career day!

Students enjoyed hearing about the 25 different careers that were presented during their classes on Friday June 3rd. I know many of them look forward to planning for their future!

Kelly Morani

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Math Fun Day

On Friday, June 17th, the Math Department will be having an End of Year celebration. We will be bringing a Mobile Video Game Truck and Laser Tag event to school for the day. Students who do not have beyond -15 SIS points will be eligible to participate in one or both of these events. Eligibility date is between May 10, 2016 - June 10, 2016. Students will have to pay $7.00 for each activity they wish to participate in on that day. Payment will not be accepted until June 17, 2016. Please fill out the short survey to indicate your child’s preference, 1st and 2nd choice for the two activities. Attempts will be made to ensure that the students participate in their 1st choice activity but this is not guaranteed. Permission slip is attached to this announcement.


REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND
MUST NOT ACCUMULATE BEYOND 15 NEGATIVE PLANS DURING THE SIS PERIOD
MUST SUBMIT PERMISSION SLIP BY MONDAY JUNE 13, 2016
MUST BE READY TO PAY FOR ACTIVITY IN CASH JUNE 17

MATH DEPT

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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 is attached and will be sent with all eligible students for parent consent. Please note that this event is free to all eligible students. The schedule is below.

June 15; 6th and 7th grade
6th - 12:30pm -1:30pm
7th- 1:45pm - 2:45pm

June 16: 8th grade
8th - 12:45pm - 2:45pm

CMIT South

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Family Fun Field Day Rescheduled!
Family Fun Day has been rescheduled for this Sunday, June 12th. For those who have purchased Family Fun Day tickets, below is important information regarding the event.

Location: Oak Creek West Community Park
Date: June 12, 2016
Time: 12:00-5:00pm
Directions to CMIT South FAMILY FUN DAY - Oak Creek West Community Park (13204 Whiteholm Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774)
From 495: Take 214 E (Central Ave.), Right on Rt.193 S (Watkins Park Dr.), Left on Keverton Dr. (across from Watkins Park main entrance), Left on Whiteholm Dr., Right into Park Entrance
From Rt.301: Take 214 W (Central Ave.), Pass Six Flags & Cameron Grove Community, make Left on Staton Dr., Left on Cambleton Dr., Right on Whiteholm Dr., Left into Park Entrance
There is very limited seated under the pavilion so, feel free to bring chairs and tents.

If you purchased tickets online, you will need to check in at the event to receive your wristbands. For those who purchased in person, you MUST wear your wristbands given to you at the time of purchase.

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE EVENT!

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

Family Fun Day Committee

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Summer Program Opportunity in Technology
The PGCC IET Department in conjunction with CETAT will be providing our Annual Technology Camp for youth. Last year, several students from CMIT North participated in the program, and we hope that some CMIT-SOUTH will join us this year.


In short, during this program students will learn about web design, coding, video production, music production and photography. This program is free for county residents who adhere to all of the registration deadlines. If you have any questions, or require any additional information, please let me know.


Here is a link with some pictures from our program last year - http://cetat.org/index.php/apply-for-summer-workshop

Mrs. Futrell, Program Coordinator

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ACADEMY NEWS
Summer Assignments
A tradition at CMIT South is for all students to complete summer assignments in RELA, Math, Science and Technology. Students are expected to begin their summer assignments by July 1, 2016. Some assignments have due dates during the months of July and August. Others are due in September. Teachers of these subjects are providing necessary directions for summer assignments during this last few weeks in class. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions. Teacher will not be available during the summer break. Questions related to summer assignment during the summer break should be directed to testing@cmitsouth.org.

Summer assignments constitute part of the assessment grades for first quarter of the new school year. Links to summer assignments are below. Please click on your next grade level and navigate to your current college. All written assignments must be typed and not handwritten. Handwritten assignments will not be accepted.

Incoming 6th Grade

https://drive.google.com/a/cmitsouth.org/folderview?id=0B8P7zuZwjBcEUFI2ejBqVS1Ob3M&usp=sharing

7th Grade

https://drive.google.com/a/cmitsouth.org/folderview?id=0B8P7zuZwjBcEenluZjV6VERRZzg&usp=sharing

8th Grade

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8P7zuZwjBcETDZ3ZFEzenU3cFk&usp=sharing

9th Grade

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8P7zuZwjBcERHhHMHloQkNKdWc&usp=sharing

CMIT South

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2016-17 Books of the Month

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

Sixth Grade
September Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
October Taking Sides by Gary Soto
November The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
December Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
January Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
February Roll of Thunder Hear by Cry by Mildred Taylor
March Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Curtis
April Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Justen
May The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Seventh Grade
September The Giver by Lois Lowry
October The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
November The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
December The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
January Sounder by William Armstrong
February Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred Taylor
March The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
April A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
May Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Eighth Grade
September Animal Farm by George Orwell
October The Pearl by John Steinbeck
November Eight Tales of Terror by Edgar Allen Poe
December Harlem by Walter Dean Myers
January 1984 by George Orwell
February Mississippi Bridge by Milred Taylor
March The Narrative of Frederick Douglas
April Whitefang by Jack London
May Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Ninth Grade
September - Night by Elie Wiesel
October - Lord of the Flies by William Golding
November - The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
December - Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
January - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
February - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
March - Don't You Turn Back: Poetry Collection by Langston Hughes
April - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
May - Our Town by Thorton Wilder

CMIT South

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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
An Affordable Computer for $75
Here is a very affordable personal computer for everyone who has a keyboard, a mouse, and a TV screen that has HDMI port.

This device works like a PC; it comes with an open source Office suite as well as software for 9 programming languages (including Scratch) loaded. The user can load more applications or software.

It is a great computer alternative for CMIT South students who work on such simple computer tasks as assignment completion on a web browser or intro to programming. Raspberry Pi3 also allows students to program in Scratch, Python, and Java. However, the Raspberry Pi 3's office suite will "not" be a good fit for Microsoft Office Certification Program which is taught at CMIT South.

General info about Raspberry Pi3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN5VuU9UjFo

25 Fun things to do with a Raspberry Pi:
http://www.cnet.com/how-to/25-fun-things-to-do-with-a-raspberry-pi/

A comprehensive/ready to go kit for new starters:
https://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry-Complete-Starter-Kit/dp/B01C6Q2GSY/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1465577015&sr=1-1&keywords=canakit

$35 Raspberry Pi3 for computer gigs who can configure it by themselves :
https://www.element14.com/community/community/raspberry-pi

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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9th Grade Uniform Ordering Information
CMIT South’s official uniform vendor is Anderson Minuteman Press. Current CMIT South students are not required to come in for uniform sizing as they already know what size to order from the current uniforms. However, we will have Uniform Sizing Sessions on Monday June, 20 and Thursday, June 23. Please click on the link below if you would like to sign up:


www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F044BA8AE2EA0F49-cmit6


All rising 9th grade students are required to order at least:

2 CMIT South polo shirts, choice of gold or purple: 2 polo shirts for $38 to $47 depending on sizes
1 CMIT South purple tie: $7.50 for boys $8.75 for girls
1 CMIT South Fleece or Windbreaker: $30
1 CMIT South White Oxford Shirt: $23.50 (middle school oxford shirt may still be used as long as it fits)
1 CMIT South PE shirt: $11(optional because 9th grade is not offered PE class and PE shirt cannot be worn on regular school days)

The total cost for the minimum package will be $103.5 to $120.25 depending on sizes. Parents are encouraged to order additional apparel as these uniforms will be required for everyday. The orders placed on or before June 23 will be delivered to the school during the first week of August. Parents will then be able to pick up their packets from front desk. The orders that are received after June 23 will not be delivered until September.

*There will be a $10.00 per item charge for all uniform exchanges*


Anderson Minuteman Press Contact and Uniform Ordering Website
Orddering Website: www.cmituniforms.com
Email: cmit@minutemanpress.com
Phone Number: 443-354-4606

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Uniform Ordering Information for the Rising 7th and 8th Grade Students
CMIT South’s official uniform vendor is Anderson Minuteman Press. Current CMIT South students are not required to come in for uniform sizing as they already know what size to order from the current uniforms. However, we will have Uniform Sizing Sessions on Monday June, 20 and Thursday, June 23. Please click on the link below if you would like to sign up:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F044BA8AE2EA0F49-cmit6

All rising 7th & 8th grade students are required to place their orders by June 23.

Parents are encouraged to order additional apparel as these uniforms will be required for everyday. The orders placed on or before June 23 will be delivered to the school during the first week of August. Parents will then be able to pick up their packets from the front desk. The orders that are received after June 23 will not be delivered until September.

*There will be a $10.00 per item charge for all uniform exchanges*

Anderson Minuteman Press Contact and Uniform Ordering Website
Orddering Website: www.cmituniforms.com
Email: cmit@minutemanpress.com
Phone Number: 443-354-4606

School contact: Mrs. Roane croane@cmitsouth.org

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Technology Requirements
***Attention Parents of incoming 6th graders***

Please read the attached file. The technology department highly recommends that your child have a PC or windows laptop for school purposes.

I have also recommended a few laptops to make it easier for you.

Questions: msonnier@cmitsouth.org

Monica Sonnier
Technology Dept Chairman

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Best Investors of the Week
Here are the best investors of the week:
1) ABDUL-MALIK ANIMASHAUN
2) IAN GIBBS
3) MAYAH JIMASON

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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