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08/26/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Back to School Nights

Lions of CMIT South


UPCOMING EVENTS

Student Service Learning Opportunities

Student Service Learning Opportunities


ACADEMY NEWS

Hello, From Ms. Warehime

Academic Integrity lesson


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Tech Savvy Parent Platforms

Clubs

Summer Assignment

Internet Access for $9.95


FAQs
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NEWS
Back to School Nights
Please mark your calendars for Back to School Nights:

Tuesday, August 30, 2016: 9th Grade & 8th Grade
Wednesday, August 31, 2016: 7th Grade
Thursday, September 1, 2016: 6th Grade

Schedule is from 6 - 8:30 pm each night.


Mr. AG
Principal

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Lions of CMIT South
Lions of CMIT South, a male empowerment group, welcomed the students to South on their first day back to school.

The Lions plan on offering mentoring programs and support to our youngsters.

CMIT South

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Student Service Learning Opportunities
The Ports Town

Join one of the county's biggest events, Port Towns Day! We need your help in setting up tables, tents and picking up trash during the day shift. During the afternoon to evening shift, you will be breaking down tables and chairs, picking up trash and helping to put things away. During the afternoon and evening shift, you will also get a coupon for food from one of our vendors.

Port Towns Day
Bladensburg Waterfront, 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD 20710
Saturday, Sept. 17
Two shifts: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Kim at 240-601-2802 or placematterspgc@gmail.com

Walk for Concussion Awareness, Education,Safety and Prevention for Young Athletes Parents and Coaches in the DMV is looking for student volunteers to earn SSL. Students must be 13-19 years of age

Contact Coach Carter safeoinc@gmail.com provide full name, contact information and school

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Student Service Learning Opportunities
WHAT:
Community Service with PGFD The Stair Climb and 5k Walk are not races, but an opportunity to honor and remember the 343 FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001. Through firefighter and community participation, we can ensure that the world knows that we will never forget. This is a unique opportunity for County students in need of community service hours to help the County’s Fire & EMS Department host the 9/11 Stair Climb, 5K Walk
and the preceding fund raiser(Boot Drive). Students can contribute their time and enthusiasm toward registering, directing and assisting participants throughout the day.
For more information about the event, go to:
http://events.firehero.org/site/TR?fr_id=1591&pg=entry

WHERE:
Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center
National Harbor, Maryland

WHEN:Sat., Aug. 27, 2016 at 12pm-2pm(Boot Drive)
Sat., Sept.1, 2016 at 6am-12pm(Stair Climb & 5K Walk)

HOW:
To sign up, contact Lt. Johnson at 240-832-7511
or via email-amjohnson@co.pg.md.us

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ACADEMY NEWS
Hello, From Ms. Warehime
Hello CMIT South Parents/Guardians,

For all our new parents and students, my name is Ms. Warehime and I am the school counselor at CMIT South. I hope everyone had a fun, relaxing summer, it is hard to believe it is over. I am excited to see what great things this year holds for CMIT-S.

As your school counselor I will be focusing on the academic, career and personal/social needs of the students at CMIT South.

Some highlights from last year were; visiting UMD and Bowie State, Lunch Bunches, College Speakers and going into the classroom to work on organization! I am hopeful we will have the chance to visit more colleges this year, to expose our students to the college environment. I will also be starting up lunch bunches again in the fall.

I am available to meet with students individually, in small groups, and in the classroom. I am also available to meet with you throughout the school day to address any issues concerning academic, career and personal/social needs.

I will be attending Back to School Nights, where I will have more information for you. I hope to see you there.

If you have any questions you can contact me at kwarehime@cmitsouth.org

Looking forward to another great school year at CMIT South!



Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Academic Integrity lesson


As part of college and career readiness, CMIT South is starting the new school year by ensuring that our students understand what Academic Integrity means as it relates to the tasks assigned to them in all classes. Lessons to be delivered in the Social Studies class will include modules on plagiarism, citations, types of sources, source reliability, summarizing and paraphrasing and ultimately presenting ones own original ideas.

Please note that this is not only a CMIT South requirement but college and workforce requirement. CMIT South teachers will not give any credit to student work lacking in academic integrity. Please help to stress the importance of this as student begin their scholarly work this school year.

Social Studies Department

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Tech Savvy Parent Platforms


As we begin the new school year, CMIT South is providing returning and current parents with a one stop shop for the platforms you would find useful throughout the school year.

Lunch Payment - www.myschoolbuck.com.
You will need to set up an account. You will need your child's student's ID number for this. Once done, you can view all of your children who attend PGCPS under one login, make payments, view balances, payment history and finally view meal purchases.

SIS - http://clfportal.org/prs/Login2.aspx
This is a platform exclusive to CMIT South families. You will need to create an account to utilize this platform. Once done you can view your child's SIS points in real time. You will also be able to see when your child leaves the classroom and returns. With this information, you can continuously monitor your child's progress. SIS points are used throughout the year to determine eligibility for various activities and events.

Schoolmax - www.pgcps.org - Parents - Schoolmax Family Portal
This is a PGCPS platform utilized to keep parents abreast of their student's attendance and grades. Parents would need to create an account to access this platform. Once done, parents can view student's attendance, grades, student information, schedule, grades since student started in PGCPS, and Service Learning Hours.

Edmodo - www.edmodo.com
This is CMIT South's e-learning platform. All teachers at CMIT South use this platform to communicate daily assignments, give quizzes, provide updates and alerts, etc. Parents will need to create an account to have access to their child's Edmodo groups or classes. To create an account, you will need the parent code on the bottom left of your child's Edmodo home screen. Once created, you will be able to see all your child's activities in various classes, upcoming due dates, assignments, graded work, completed work and teacher comment. CMIT South does not allow discussions among students however students may drop comments/questions for teacher.

Enrichment - www.cmitsouth.org - clf enrichment
This is the platform made available by Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundations for the purpose enrolling and paying for before or after school enrichment.


Pearson Online Learning and Resource - www.pearsonsuccessnet.com
This is a CMIT South platform for online textbooks and resources for some of the classes your child will be taking. Students will be given access by their teachers and have to remember their login information.

Mrs. Asafa
Assistant Principal

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Clubs
Club enrollment request forms will be emailed to the parents by the end of the week of August 29. The clubs will then start on September 12.

Parents are asked to check their emails on a regular basis not to miss important information regarding the school and learning opportunities.

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Summer Assignment

All summer assignments for students who were enrolled by June 30, 2016 should be complete and ready for grading. Grades for summer assignment will be reflected on Schoolmax for the first quarter. Questions regarding summer assignments should be directed to the content area teacher for your child.

Summer assignment for newly enrolled students has a different due date which has been communicated to new families.

Mrs. Asafa
Assistant Principal

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Internet Access for $9.95

Comcast offers internet access to eligible families at low cost. Visit this website to apply and see if you qualify.

-- Have at least one child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program.
-- Do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old. Families with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.
-- Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days.

https://internetessentials.com/apply

CMIT South

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FAQs
What is the Uniform Policy?
The uniform policy can be found on our website, under Students tab.

How do we order uniform items?
Uniform items can be ordered by completing the online order form: http://www.glenburnie.minutemanpress.com/cmit/welcome.html

Do I have to purchase uniforms from this vendor?
No, however, uniforms purchased from other vendors must have 100% identical color tone and the CMIT South logo. The current uniform vendor provides donation to the CMIT South PTO based on sales. Each uniform purchase from Minuteman Press is contribution to the school. 

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 3:10pm 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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