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CGE Weekly Newsletter- November 28, 2021

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Welcome

Welcome to our weekly Gator Bites newsletter! Every Sunday evening our team at CGE will send out any important updates for the following week. Our goal is to be prepared, transparent and informative! We appreciate your time and urge you to read through carefully each week- especially during these unconventional virtual learning weeks.


Stay safe, stay informed and stay Gator Strong! 🐊

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From the Principal's Desk

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and had the opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. We look forward to seeing everyone in the morning.

Important Staffing Update

Please join me in congratulating Ms. Jennifer Glosson who will be joining our front office team as our data manager. Ms. Glosson was born and raised in Chatham County and started work in an accounts receivable/receptionist position prior to shifting to a job in education. She has worked in education for the last 24 years and recently started working towards her education degree at Peace College. She plans on being a teacher one day. I have no doubts she'll both reach her dreams and serve as an outstanding data manager for our kids and school over the coming years. Our current data manager, Ms. Ocelot, will be transferring to her new role in the coming weeks. More information to come on the exact transition date. Congratulations again to Ms. Ocelot for her promotion to central services.
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HOSPITALITY NEEDS FOR CGE FACULTY & STAFF MEETING – TUESDAY 11/30

We are preparing the hospitality needs for the next CGE Staff meeting on Tuesday 11/30 and could use your help! The theme for this meeting is charcuterie and veggies.

If you are interested and able to donate items, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4FACAA2AAAF49-cgehospitality1

NEW THRIFT SHOP DATES – SIGN UP FOR WINTER WORKSHOPS

New Winter Dates have been added to volunteer at the PTA Thrift Shop! Join us in December, January, or February to earn money for our school by volunteering after-hours at the PTA Thrift Shop! Kids aged 10+ can join an adult and there is no experience necessary! This is one of the easiest ways to help support our students and teachers.

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044DADA822A57-ptathrift
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From the Library

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Join the 1000 Minute Reading Challenge!

From the Visual Arts Department

Don’t miss the newest CGE ART REVIEW newsletter here: https://www.victoria-sylvestre.com/stuff/newsletter
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CGE Virtual Science Fair

The CGE 2021 Virtual Science Fair on Tuesday November 23rd was a wonderful success!! We had 67 student participants who shared their amazing projects with judges. Thank you to our volunteers who helped make this event run smoothly, and thank you to parents who supported their student scientists in projects at home.

STAY TUNED: Winners will be announced on Monday, November 29th!!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Dec 7th: CCS Virtual Science Fair

Dec 9th: CCS Science Fair Virtual Awards Ceremony at 6:00pm

Q2 Progress Reports

Friday, December 3rd, Q2 Progress Reports will be shared. Grades K-2 will bring home their progress reports in their orange folders. For grades 3-5, progress reports will be shared via email from Powerschool.
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Each week, we will be highlighting some of our K-5 students for receiving a shout-out from someone in the school community. We are so proud of these students for exemplifying CHOMPS expectations throughout the school! Below are the shout-outs for the week of November 15th. Great job, gators!
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A huge THANK YOU from ReFuel CGE

As we look forward to the year to come, ReFUEL CGE is anticipating a similar need for our services in the 21/22 school year. It’s a BIG goal, let’s start raising money today so we can hit the ground running in September, no waitlist needed!!

Your donation provides one student:

$15 - Food for one weekend

$60 - Food for one month

$180 - Food for summer break

$360 - Food for half the year

$720 - Food for the entire year

Set up a monthly recurring payment, even $5 a month makes an impact in the life of a hungry child!

Click here to donate or to set up a monthly contribution - https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=CEXHCPAQPJ7CJ
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Chatham Elite Wrestling Club

I just wanted to let you all know that Chatham Elite Wrestling Club "CEWC" is open for enrollment now. Practices will be held in the Seaforth HS Wrestling Room.


https://hawksnation.org/sponsor-%26-donate-1/ols/products/cewc


DeWitt Driscol will be running the sessions.


A four-time letterman at Penn State, Driscoll was a three-time Big Ten place winner and NCAA qualifier for the Nittany Lions. Driscoll finished his career ranked ninth all-time on the Penn State career falls list, and led the team in falls as a senior. 2001 PIAA State Champion at 135 pounds. He went 140-20 with 97 pins, and capped his high school career by earning Outstanding Wrestler honors at the prestigious Dapper Dan Classic. Driscoll later served as head coach of local NC High School Carrboro High and helped out with local wrestling club Cardiac Kids. Prior to this Driscoll served as an assistant coach at UNC and Club Coach at NC State University.


Thank you,

Pete Rogers

919-368-9224

Chatham County Covid Testing

CCS is offering free, weekly COVID-19 testing for students who have parental permission to participate. Families have to opt in to be part of this program. The testing will take place at your child’s school. We will begin the testing Oct. 25 for our elementary students, Nov. 1 for grades sixth through eighth and Nov. 8 for our high school students.


Please visit our website, www.chatham.k12.nc.us, and click on the Coronavirus Info button at the top of the homepage for more details about this grant-funded program and to enroll your child up.


CCS is committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff and students. The testing program is one more strategy we can use to reduce the spread of the virus, prevent outbreaks and protect all members of our CCS family. Our goal is to keep our students in school, maintain athletics and continue school activities. This is an important tool in furthering our progress in doing so.