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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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09/09/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

G.R.I.T.

CMIT South Enrichment


UPCOMING EVENTS

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Volunteers Needed!!


ACADEMY NEWS

Clubs

Math 7 Mrs. Caple-Price

Student Service Learning Opportunities

Ms. Fays Science Class

Student Service Learning How To

Student Service Learning Opportunity


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

2016-2017 Tae Kwon Do

RELA Homework

Technology Fee for G-Metrix

Miss Sears' Math Class


PTO NEWS

Looking for Middle and High School Parent Rep

Boxtops


FAQs
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NEWS
G.R.I.T.
G.R.I.T stands for Give it your all; Redo if necessary; Inspire others; Think positively (with a Growth mindset).

GRIT is perseverance to achieve a goal. You can encourage GRIT at home and at school by motivating your child to keep working even when a task might be challenging (riding a bike, reading a book, playing an instrument, trying a new sport, etc.).

If the idea of GRIT is new for you, the link below will take you to an article about raising kids with GRIT. Thanks for your support!

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/social-emotional-skills/power-defeat-how-to-raise-kid-grit
Attachment(s)

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
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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ACADEMY NEWS
Clubs
On Saturday, September 10, emails will be sent from do_not_reply@cmitsouth.org account to the parents whose children are placed to the clubs.

If you filled out the club request form but do not receive any email, it may be because

- your form was submitted after the deadline- 4 pm on Tuesday, September 6
- the club that your child is interested is full and you are in the waitlist
- the confirmation email is in your spam box

The club rosters will also be posted during lunch times in the cafeteria on Monday. Students will be able to verify their enrollment to the clubs by checking the list.

Clubs start on Monday.

FAQs:

Q- How was the club request form shared with the parents?
A- The form was emailed to all email addresses in the system on Sunday, September 4.

Q- If I missed the email or the deadline, what can I do?
A- You may still fill out the club request form and you will be in the waitlist. If any club has seats available in the near future, you may be contacted to register for the club.

Q- Which email address should I check for the enrollment confirmation on Saturday?
A- The email address that you entered to the club request form.

Q- If I do not receive the email confirmation, how can I make sure that the email did not get lost and my child is really not enrolled to the clubs?
A- Have your child check the club lists which will be posted during lunches in the cafeteria on Monday.

Q- Why does CMIT South not offer more clubs?
A- Clubs are offered by staff members, parents, and tutors. CMIT South is utilizing all its resources and encouraging teachers to offer clubs. Extracurricular activities are growing as a result of our community effort. We are asking our families to search for resources and bring up ideas, volunteers, or simply sponsor clubs to offer more choices to our students.

Mr. AG
Principal

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Math 7 Mrs. Caple-Price
Math 7 scholars will be taking the SLO Pre Test on Monday. Please ensure your child get a good nights rest and healthy breakfast so they can score HIGH!!!

We will also start Topic 2 Proportional Relationships next week.

Mrs. Caple-Price

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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


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


AARP Meal Pack Challenge Sept. 11th

http://aarp.cvent.com/events/meal-pack-challenge/event-summary-c8d1d421115e4cb7a5cb642098c55983.aspx?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=ads&utm_term=General&utm_campaign=CoS-Recruitment-2016

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Ms. Fays Science Class
Ms. Fay Teaches 7th grade Science to Dartmouth, UPENN, Morgan, NCA&T, and Columbia.

A Note about Changes to PGCPS Grading Policies for SY 2016-2017

- After I printed my syllabus this year the science department recieved notice that PGCPS changed their grading policy

- The weight for each category of the grade-book has changed for Science: Now Assessments are worth 50% of the total grade, Classwork is worth 35% of the total grade, and Homework is worth 15% of the total grade. In previous years for middle school science, Assessments were worth 45%, Classwork worth 40% and homework worth 15%.

A Note About STEM and Makers Fair

- Students have the opportunity to Choose between STEM and Makers Fair completion for the 2016-2017 school year. The STEM/ Makers Proposal was the summer work for science, as well as homework for my class this holiday weekend.

- ALL middle school students MUST complete either a STEM or Makers Fair project, as per CMIT South Policy.

- If students are interested in completing a STEM Fair project, they need to complete the mandatory STEM fair proposal form as per the STEM fair proposal form grading rubric posted on edmodo. STEM fair projects are a science experiment that follows the traditional scientific method.

- If students are interested in completing a MAKERS fair Project, they need to complete the mandatory MAKERS fair proposal form as per the MAKERS fair proposal form grading rubric posted on edmodo. Makers fair projects are all about creating something new, and original by the student, they can be artistic, inventive, robotic or engineering based, so long as the student is learning something new and creating something.

Proposals Are Due on Edmodo as a .PDF file in the appropriate assignment NO LATER than 11:59pm on Sunday Sept 18th 2016. Failure to submit a proposal will result in a 0/100 Assessment grade in schoolmax. Students grades will be based on their ORIGINAL submission. Resubmissions will be requested as needed for students to reach approval.

A failure to reach approval status will result in the student being unable to complete future STEM or Makers Fair assignments (Up to 400 Assessment points in total Quarters 1 & 2) and will NEGATIVELY affect students grade in science class.


Kelly Fay

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Student Service Learning How To
Students are required by Prince George’s County Public School system to obtain 24 hours of service learning for graduation. Students are expected to earn FOUR hours each school year in middle school. Below you will find the steps your student needs to follow for Student Service Learning.

Steps
1. Get a Student Service Learning Approval form. The form can be found on the Student Service Learning website for PGCPS and is attached to this post.
2.Turn in Student Service Learning Approval form completely filled out to Ms. Warehime. Forms with missing information will not be accepted. Forms will be approved returned to students.
3.Get a Student Service Learning Verification form. The form can be found on the Student Service Learning website and is attached to this post.
4.Complete service learning activity and fill out Service Learning Verification form. Forms must be signed by supervisor/ organization where service learning took place. Please be sure that the form is completely filled out, in it’s entirely, before turning it in.
5.Submit completely filled out Service Learning Verification form and turn in to Ms. Warehime Forms must be submitted by:

October 15 (for any independent hours obtained between July 1 and August 30)
January 31 (for any independent hours obtained between September 1 and January 31)
July 15 (for any independent hours obtained between February 1 and June 30)
** Activities must be at a non-profit, tax exempt community based agency or for profit nursing home, hospital or licensed day care.

** Website: http://www1.pgcps.org/ssl/

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Student Service Learning Opportunity
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

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
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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RELA Homework
64 GA TECH | 65 VA TECH | 66 BOWIE

Greetings Students & Parents:

This is just a friendly reminder that your reading log for the Book of the Month is posted every Monday and is due the following Monday. Please complete ONE log for all of the assigned chapters.

As always, if you have questions, please let me know. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your weekend.

Mrs. Hakisha Newman
RELA Department Chair
6th Grade RELA Teacher
Room 150

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Technology Fee for G-Metrix
Dear CMIT South Parents and Students

CMIT South requires $10 technology fee to purchase G-Metrix curriculum and practice materials licenses for students. G-Metrix is a software that is used to get students ready for the end of the school year certification exam. We will start using G-Metrix in the second quarter and the $10 payment has to be made on certain days during the first quarter. The upcoming newsletters will announce the days the payment can be made. The license for G-metrix normally costs $40 should parents decide not to purchase it from CMIT South.

Towards the end of the year, all 6th grade students will have an opportunity to sit for the actual Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam, which costs $50. More information and testing dates will be shared as we get close to the Spring.

Mr. Piskin
Technology Concepts

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Miss Sears' Math Class
On Monday, each of Miss Sears' Math classes will be taking the PGCPS SLO test during class. This is not something students can prepare or study for ahead of time. They simply need to show up and do their best.

Please make sure students have a book to read in case they finish the test early (Their RELA Book of the Month would be a great choice and a way for them to get ahead on their reading!).

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PTO NEWS
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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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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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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