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CMIT SOUTH NEWS

Issue 58

Friday, November 13, 2015

   
 
TIGERS' TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

THE EXCITIEMENT IS BUILDING

Safe and Secure Workshop

Honor Roll Ceremony

SCHOLARS OF THE WEEK

UPenn Wins Again....

New Sibling Preference Applications Process

LOTTERY OPENS FOR PGCPS PCS FOR 2016-2017


UPCOMING EVENTS

Mid-Atlantic fundraising reminder!

CAUTION: Keep Inclement Weather Make-Up Days in Mind When Planning Summer Vacation

CMIT Basketball schedule

Student Service Learning Opportunity

VOLUNTEER CORNER


ACADEMY NEWS

Community Feedback Wanted


ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

SATURDAY ACADEMY


FIELD TRIPS

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
THE EXCITIEMENT IS BUILDING
 
CMIT South has exciting news… Construction has already started for high school. Congratulations. In addition to the classrooms and labs, the new section will feature an auditorium and a turf.

Even though the contractor works during school hours, their staff will not be using the middle school area. Any noise that they may be making may be heard in gym or cafeteria areas but not in classrooms.

CLF has also completed the gymnasium and we are waiting for final inspection. The contractor is expecting our students to be in the gym after Thanksgiving break. Special thanks go to the CLF Board for providing a wonderful facility for our distinguished scholars and dedicated educators.

Mr. AG

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Safe and Secure Workshop
 
CMIT South 8th grade scholars and CLP members have been scheduled for a Safe and Secure Workshop for Cyber Safety. The program is sponsored and presented by Inspired Designs, LLC (http://inspireddesignsmd.com). The workshop will take place 1:30 - 2:30 on Friday, November 20.

The participating students are required to wear CMIT South white oxford shirts and tie. As always, parents are more than welcome to attend.

Mr AG

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Honor Roll Ceremony
CMIT South recognized Scholars of October, Scholars of November, and Honor Roll students. 227 certificates were given out and CMIT South scholars' hardwork was recognized. As always, parent participation was huge. Congratulations to CMIT South community.

CLF is providing honor roll bumper stickers and they will be issued to the students who made the honor roll.

Mr. AG

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SCHOLARS OF THE WEEK
Kudos to Ayodeji-Harvard, Sydney-MIT, and Khyleisha-MIT :the highest positive SIS points for the week of November 2, 2015. The scholars were recognized by Dr. Reed and received a “pick a casual day pass” for their exceptional behavior.

Mr AG

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UPenn Wins Again....
Lets give a shout out to UPenn for their hard work, dedication and consistent cooperation for winning the "Best Class" in the 6th grade computer technology. This is their second week winning. Keep up the good work!!! Great Job

Mr Piskin/Mrs Bates Computer Technology

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New Sibling Preference Applications Process
 
Prince George’s County Public Schools gives lottery preference to new students who already have a sibling in the school. Siblings must live in the same household, have the same responsible parent/guardian, and both siblings must be enrolled at CMIT SOUTH for the 2016-17 school year (GRADES 6-9). Families must submit a valid lottery application by the deadline to be eligible for sibling preference.

NEW THIS YEAR: All applications for sibling preference will be accepted during the public charter school open enrollment season from November 2, 2015 through January 29, 2016. This new process allows PGCPS to streamline data entry and accurately capture family information that links families and especially siblings.

To submit a CMIT SOUTH sibling preference application, please logon at http://lottery.pgcps.org to submit your application for sibling preference. Sibling preference is based on seat availability and never a guarantee. If there is more sibling preference requests than seats available, a sibling lottery will be held to determine placement.

Please do not contact the school regarding the charter school lottery process, you may contact the PGCPS Charter School Office with questions and/or concerns directly at (301)-808-8150 or visit their webpage for more information at http://www1.pgcps.org/charters.

Ms. Juliana Colón, Records Secretary

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LOTTERY OPENS FOR PGCPS PCS FOR 2016-2017
 
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) public charter schools will be accepting online applications for the 2016-2017 school year until January 29, 2016.

All Prince George’s County families can apply to a public charter school, as there are no attendance boundaries assigned to charter schools. Interested families must complete an online application at http://lottery.pgcps.org/ for each child they wish to enroll.

Prospective public charter school families can attend one of the open houses below to find out more about CMIT South instructional programs.

Chesapeake Math & Information Technology (CMIT) - South

November 20: 6:30pm – 8:00 pm

December 12: 9:00am – 10:30am

CMIT South

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Mid-Atlantic fundraising reminder!
 

Mid-Atlantic Fundraising Reminder! Due 11/13/2015

Parents,

It is almost time to submit your fundraiser order forms. Our goal is to have all students participate and sell at least 10 items. All students that sell 10 items will be invited to a MEGA PARTY!!!!!

Please label your SEALED envelopes with student name, college, and contact information. A drop off bin will be available for students to submit their forms and monies. PLEASE do not send money to the main office. This is a PTO event. Thank you for your participation.

Questions Please contact yolanda.benjamin@pgcps.org

PTO Executive Board

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CAUTION: Keep Inclement Weather Make-Up Days in Mind When Planning Summer Vacation
Greetings CMIT South Parents/Guardians,

As the holiday season and winter weather approaches, we here at 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.

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

Ms. Juliana Colón, Records Secretary

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CMIT Basketball schedule
 
CMIT Family,

Please click on the following link, http://pgcathletics.digitalsports.com/, to view CMIT's upcoming basketball schedule.

Kevin Young, Athletic Director

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Student Service Learning Opportunity
 
6th Annual Community Thanksgiving Banquet 2015 Coat and Toy Drive

Wednesday, November 25 from 4:00-8:00 pm

Location: 1401 Glacier Avenue, Capitol Heights MD

Bradbury Heights Elementary School

Contact Dena Yansaneh denyansaneh.vb@gmail.com or Ranishya Brown ranishyabrown.vb@gmail.com for more information and to volunteer

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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VOLUNTEER CORNER
 
VOLUNTEER CORNER

Interested in chairing one of the below CMIT South PTO committees? Email Veronica - vajcmitspto@gmail.


Black History CMIT South Merchandise Earth Day/Field Day

Family Fun Day Picnic Hispanic Heritage Holiday Parties

Multicultural Event PI Day Saturday Academy

School Dances Stem Fair Teacher Appreciation

Used Uniforms Volunteer Appreciation


Interested in joining any of the below committees? Email the respected chairperson.

Corporate Sponsor Monique Gallaway mgallaway06@yahoo.com

Uniform Task Force Tom Boaston vajcmitspto@gmail.com


Online Commercial Background ($7.26): https://www.myschoolbucks.com/links/storecatalog.jsp?clientID=MCS_2400510


Looking for a way to earn parent volunteer hours? Check CMIT South PTO online calendar https://www.pt-avenue.com/calendarR.asp?sc=CMITSPTO

Up-Coming Volunteer Opportunities direct link to signups

Picture Day Makeup November 20th https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CMITSPTO&v=88586

STEM Fair December 5th https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CMITSPTO&v=88429

Tentative Silent Auction December 18 https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CMITSPTO&v=88586

Tentative Grandparent Day January 16th https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CMITSPTO&v=88590

Black History Event February 26th https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CMITSPTO&v=88593

PI Day March 14th https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CMITSPTO&v=88506

Tentative Multicultural Event March 19th https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CMITSPTO&v=88490

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities email Veronica - vajcmitpto@gmail.com

Late Student/Visitor Help – One volunteer is needed daily to assist with late students and visitors from 7:30 – 8:00

Give A Day Volunteer - One volunteer is needed daily in the morning (8 to 11:30) and/or afternoon (11:30 – 2:45) to help with general office task.

Safety Patrol - Two volunteers are needed daily in the morning 7:15 - 7:50 and afternoon 2:30 - 3:00, to assure student safety and help with the smooth flow of traffic during carpools

Saturday Academy and CLP - Three volunteers are needed to monitor entrance and assist with distribution of snacks and/or general support

Saturday Academy and after school tutoring in Math, Science, RELA - unlimited volunteers interested in tutoring students Monday through Saturday. Must have background with fingerprints.

Veronica Jessamy

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ACADEMY NEWS
Community Feedback Wanted
 
Parents and students, we value your feedback and need your help in selecting themes for the upcoming months here at CMIT-S. These will be school wide themes and will be incorporated into Character Education classes as well as events throughout the month. Please click on the link below to access the form. Thank you.

http://goo.gl/forms/Fp9xY2eIXJ

CMIT-S Staff

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ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
SATURDAY ACADEMY
 
CLF's traditional Saturday Academy is in its 11th year. CMIT South offers free Saturday Academy for enrichment in Math and Reading and it will began in October, 2015. Saturday Academy was opened to invited students only. CMIT South is now opening Saturday Academy to all students who may need to additional support.

Saturday Academy schedule:

09:00 – 11:00 || 1st Study Session

11:00 – 01:00 || 2nd Study Session

01:00 || Dismissal

Students are free to attend the session that works for them. Students attending for both subjects will need to arrive at 9:00am and be dismissed at 1:00pm. We look forward to serving you there.

CMIT South

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FIELD TRIPS
UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS

Smithsonian Museum of National History, Washington, DC

When: November 24, 2015

Cost: $15.00

Eligibility:

• MUST NOT HAVE LOST MORE THAN 15 SIS POINTS BETWEEN OCTOBER 1, 2015 AND OCTOBER 31, 2015.

• NO LEVEL III OR IV DISCIPLINARY VIOLATIONS DURING THE PERIOD PRIOR TO THE TRIP

• MUST WEAR OXFORD SHIRT AND TIE FOR THE TRIP (no refund will be issued if the students cannot go on the trip due to uniform violation)

• MUST PAY THE ABOVE AMOUNT, IN FULL, BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2 – NOVEMBER 4, 2015.


Bowie State and University of Maryland College Visit

When: November 30th, 2015

Cost: $15

Who: First 50 8th grade students who pay the full amount and meet all requirements will be able to attend.

Eligibility:

• MUST NOT HAVE LOST MORE THAN 15 SIS POINTS BETWEEN OCTOBER 12, 2015 AND NOVEMBER 10, 2015.

• NO LEVEL III OR IV DISCIPLINARY VIOLATIONS DURING THE PERIOD PRIOR TO THE TRIP

• MUST WEAR OXFORD SHIRT AND TIE FOR THE TRIP (no refund will be issued if the students cannot go on the trip due to uniform violation)

• MUST PAY THE ABOVE AMOUNT, IN FULL, BETWEEN NOVEMBER 11 – NOVEMBER 13, 2015.

IFly Indoor Skydiving, Virginia Beach, VA

When: December 22, 2015

Cost: $75.00

Payment for the field trip will be in two installments - $40.00 due on November 6, 2015 and $35.00 due on December 1, 2015. Please note all payments are final. SIS point eligibility apply. May be cancelled if participation expectation is not reached. More information on the destination can be found on their website - https://virginiabeach.iflyworld.com/

Eligibility:

• MUST NOT HAVE LOST MORE THAN 15 SIS POINTS BETWEEN OCTOBER 1, 2015 AND OCTOBER 31, 2015.

• NO LEVEL III OR IV DISCIPLINARY VIOLATIONS DURING THE PERIOD PRIOR TO THE TRIP

• MUST WEAR OXFORD SHIRT AND TIE FOR THE TRIP (no refund will be issued if the students cannot go on the trip due to uniform violation)

• MUST PAY $40 on NOVEMBER 6 AND $35 BY DECEMBER 1, 2015.

CMIT South

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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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