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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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09/03/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Back to School Nights

CMIT South Enrichment


UPCOMING EVENTS

Student Service Learning Opportunities

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Volunteers Needed!!


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Internet Access for $9.95

2016-2017 Tae Kwon Do

Summer Assignment

CMIT-South Elective Courses (High&Middle School)

Tech Savvy Parent Platforms


PTO NEWS

Boxtops

Looking for Middle and High School Parent Rep


FAQs
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NEWS
Back to School Nights
Huge participation, lots of information, great people, and encouragement.... Huge crowd on each back to school night proved the parental involvement of South families. The teachers did fantastic job with sharing their course descriptions, expectations, and resources.

Another positive start... Welcome back to 2016-2017 school year.

Mr. AG
Principal

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CMIT South Enrichment
CMIT South offers morning and afterschool enrichment for our students. Morning enrichment is offered from 6:30 a.m -7:35 a.m. (Zero Period). Afterschool enrichment is available from 3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.(Stars Period) or 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Scholars Period).

Go to www.clfmd.org. (CLF Services tab). Space is limited.

Please feel free to contact Mr. K. Young @ kyoung@cmitsouth.org if you have any questions or concerns.


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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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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Volunteers Needed!!
A new school year is already underway and so is planning for our 2nd annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration!! Please check out the link to fill out the volunteer interest form. We look forward to working with our wonderful parents and PTO again for another successful celebration.


Volunteers sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/VUhRBYVbN6WomE333

Señorita Dickerson
jdickerson@cmitsouth.org

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
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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2016-2017 Tae Kwon Do
Students will have the opportunity to learn Tae Kwon Do from Master Mike Warren who has dedicated his life to the advancement of martial arts. Through this class, students will learn self-defense, improve their concentration, increase their strength, flexibility and coordination and enhance their self-confidence. Respect, discipline and a good attitude will also be enforced. The skills you learn in this class will not only help you become a martial artist but will also equip you with skills you will utilize throughout your life.

Each student is required to sign a waiver and complete a payment form before starting. Tuition Cost: $50 per month provides for 2 classes per week.

Classes will begin on Tuesday, October 4th and; will be taught on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Students may begin class at any time during the year.

Contact Mike or Barbra Warren at mikewarren1016@gmail.com or 301-383-0448 with questions or more information.

Mrs. Gearhart, Program Coordinator

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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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CMIT-South Elective Courses (High&Middle School)
We have finalized elective course placements for all grades in CMIT-South.

Middle School Electives: Students will have the same elective course throughout the year.

High School Electives: The 2nd semester elective placements will be announced within a few weeks.

Mr. Taner
Program Coordinator

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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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PTO NEWS
Boxtops
Hello Parents,

Thank you for your participation in collecting boxtops last year!! Now let's keep up the good work and do just as good, if not better this year!!
Put all boxtops in a sandwich bag, when you drop then off.

Thank you,

CMIT South PTO

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Looking for Middle and High School Parent Rep
Interested in playing a role to foster great communication throughout both the middle school and high school. The PTO is looking for a high school and middle school representative to communicate the needs, concerns, and positive feedback received from parents, students, and teachers. The role of the high school and middle school reps are to develop a process to select parent liaisons to represent each grade level and each university within their respective school. In addition, the middle and high school reps will oversee the parent liaisons and report information and concerns of the parents, students, and teachers to the PTO Board. If you are interested, please send an email to pto@cmitsouth.org and indicate whether you're interested in being a middle school or high school representative.

CMIT South PTO

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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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