CMIT North Middle School Newsletter
Week of November 27, 2022
Week of February 19, 2023
Black History Spirit Week - 2/19 through 2/24
2/20: President's Day - Schools and Offices Closed
2/21: 2-Hr Delayed Opening (10:00 am)
2/24: Black History Month Assemblies
3/2: American Heart Association Fundraiser Kick-Off
3/3: 3rd Quarter Progress Reports Released in Schoolmax
3/6: Professional Development - Schools Closed for Students
3/23: First Day of Ramadan
3/30: 3rd Quarter Ends
3/31: Asynchronous Learning Day - Students work from home.
4/1 - 4/10: Spring Break
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2-Hour Delayed Opening on Tuesday, 2/21
PGCPS schools have scheduled a 2-hour delayed opening on Tuesday, February 21st. CMIT North MS will open its doors to students at 10:00 am.
The delayed opening is to provide some time for educators to conduct team conferences with parents. These conferences are by invitation only.
Although this time is scheduled by the district, conferences can be held throughout the school year at the request of the teacher or the parent.
Introducing Ms. P!
We are excited to introduce the newest member of the CMIT team, Ms. Petit-Homme (Ms. P.). Ms. P began with CMIT North MS on Monday, February 13th as our new Front Office Receptionist. She will be the primary point of contact for all general questions and needs.
Welcome Ms. P!
Hello, my name is Monica Petit-Homme ( which means little man in French) but you can call me Ms. P. for short. Thrilled and delighted to join the CMIT family. I worked at National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School located in Washington, DC for 6 years as the Academic Counseling Assistant. I look forward to being a significant piece of the puzzle, guiding our students to be productive citizens. Thanks for making me feel at home during my first week.
Educationally- Ms. P.
Cell Phones and Personal Electronic Device Policy
Electronic devices, such as cell phones, have become a huge distraction to students' education. They divert their focus from learning, disrupt class, and pull the educator's focus away from instruction. In order to provide the best learning environment possible CMIT has the following Personal Electronic Device Policy in place.
During the regular school day, personal electronic devices (PEDs) must be turned off and placed in lockers. This includes bluetooth accessories, such as Air Pods.
Administrators, faculty, and staff may confiscate seen PEDs from students.
1st Offense - Cell Phone will be confiscated and given back at the end of the school day
2nd Offense - Cell Phone will be confiscated and need to be picked up by a parent/guardian
3rd offense - Student will receive Saturday detention and the cellphone will need to be picked up by a parent/guardian. An Administrative Referral for Insubordination will be placed in the student record.
If the need arises to contact your scholar during the school day, please call the Front Office at 301-350-6051. We will ensure that your scholar receives the message.
Notification of Absences
Please remember, when your student is absent, a parent/guardian must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The note should include the following information:
- Student's Name and Grade
- Reason for the Absence
- Date of the Absence
- Any other documentation related to the absence (doctor's note, etc.)
Please note that a doctor's note is required if your student is absent for more than 3 consecutive school days.
If you have any questions about the attendance policy or required documentation, contact Mrs. Torres at (301)350-6051.
Please note that early dismissal ends at 2:30 pm daily. After 2:30 pm, students will be required to wait until dismissal to be released.
Parent Space @ District Heights Family and Youth Services Bureau
If you are having concerns about your child. The staff at District Heights Family and Youth Services Bureau (DHYSB) would like to help by providing a space where you can discuss concerns and resources to help you. Please click on the file below for more information: Parent Space
Mr. Johnson, Professional School Counselor
2nd Quarter Honor Roll
In lieu of a formal ceremony, 2nd quarter honor students will be awarded with a Casual Day and a dance on Friday, February 24th during the school day.
Honor Roll notifications went home with students on Friday the 17th to inform them of earning the prestigious title of Honor Roll Student.
Honor Roll students will receive their certificates on Friday.
Math Tutoring Opportunities (Grades 3-12)
FREE Online Math Tutoring is available for all students in grades 3-12.
Prince George’s County Public Schools has teamed up with Carnegie Learning to provide students with virtual, 1-on-1, on-demand or drop-in tutoring. All at no cost to families! Highly-qualified math tutors are available to support students with coursework using MATHiaR, Carnegie Learning’s adaptive software, or other available resources. Tutors will identify and close skill gaps, accelerate learning, and build academic confidence!
Aid for the Ukrainian Landmine Victims
For a portion of this summer, I will be acting as a US volunteer for Mission Kharkiv, a Ukrainian organization in support of the civilian citizens of Ukraine who have been affected by the invasion of Russia. As you may have seen in the news, much of the infrastructure in Ukraine has been damaged or destroyed. As a result, many civilian citizens are suffering greatly from a lack of resources and services. A main source of the suffering is injured civilians who lack access to medical supplies and services. Many of those injured have been hurt by landmines and booby traps placed by Russian combatants. We, as an organization, are looking for any and all donations to supply supplies and services for those civilians injured.
Below is the list of items we are trying to gather for the 100 kits needed to support emergency medical personnel responding to landmine victims.
I will be there training newly recruited medical responders on how to use the kits to aid injured civilians. If you are able to donate any of these materials it would be life-changing to those who need aid in this terrible time. I will maintain a box in my office for donated items from the list below. Please give if you can. Thanks.
James Screven, Assistant Principal
Mission Kharkiv, US Volunteer
Tourniquet (needed 400 Pieces)
ASA-TECHMED-Combat-Tourniquet-Application Compression bandages (Needed 400 pieces)
Gauze Bandages 7x14 (Needed 800 pieces)
Scissors atraumatic (Needed 100 pieces)
Seal Kit occlusive dressing (Needed 200 sets)
Thermo blanket (Needed 300 thermo Blankets)
Swiss Safe Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets, Designed for NASA, Outdoors, Survival, First Aid, Silver Triangular Bandages (Needed 400 Bandages)
Nitrile gloves (Needed 400 Gloves)
Soccer season is approaching. For all interested student-athletes, we will be announcing tryouts soon.
March 12th is when we can begin participation and the season starts on April 12th.
For students that played baseball, softball, or basketball, your physicals are still valid for soccer, but for those that have not participated in a previous sport, please get your physicals done by March 12th. If you do not have a physical completed, you cannot participate in tryouts.
Student-Athlete Participation Form
Student-athletes must have a 2.0 GPA from the 2nd quarter to try out and play.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mark McCain, Athletic Director at email@example.com.
Double Good Fundraiser
Be on the lookout! The PTO will have another Double Good Fundraiser from Feb. 24 - Feb. 28.
PTO Uniform Drive
We are accepting any gently used uniforms that you would like to donate to the PTO Uniform Drive at the front desk starting on Tuesday 2/21/23.
PTO Volunteer Sign Up Sheet
Please use the following link to sign up if you want to be listed as a volunteer for any upcoming activities or events sponsored by the PTO. PTO Volunteer Sign-Up