Cedar Grove Friday Flash

January 12, 2018

Dear Cedar Grove Families,

It's been a busy week with several special events. Last Tuesday, our school chorus joined the chorus groups from Hallie Wells and Wilson Wims for an evening of beautiful music at Clarksburg High School. We appreciate all the hard work and efforts made by the children and Ms. Jackson, our music teacher. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening!

Last night was our Science Expo and STEM Night! The children did a fantastic job with their science projects, and it was very evident that a great deal of time and care was put into their experiments and displays. We are thankful to have had our visiting scientists as an important part of the evening as they spoke with individual students about their projects and results. The STEM portion of the evening was equally exciting for our families, and it was great to see both students and adults joining in the fun activities provided. Many thanks to the planning committees, staff members, and to our families for making this an amazing evening!

Parents, please note that class and club pictures were rescheduled to Tuesday, January 16 due to the weather and school delays. As a reminder, there is no School on Monday, January 15.

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Derby and Mrs. German

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Looking to showcase your Cedar Grove School Spirit? Look no further! A special preview was available last night at STEM night, and will also be on display and available to order and purchase at next month's Bingo night.

Look for an order form next week that will be sent home with your child and you can choose your favorite shirt, fleece, pajama pants, sweatshirt, etc. for yourself or any family member.

Payments may be submitted either by cash,check or credit card, and should be sent in an envelope marked Spirit Wear with your child and given to their homeroom teachers. Orders will take 3 weeks and will be sent home with your child.

Order forms are due next Friday January 19th!

Congratulations to our December Bear Way Winners!

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Ms. French's Class

Please check out our Lost and Found (next to the school gym) if your child is missing a jacket, scarf, or gloves.

The Twenty-first Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education

The Board of Education is seeking nominees for the Twenty-first Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education in Montgomery County. Awards will be given in the following categories: Community Individual, Community Group, Business, Montgomery County Public Schools Staff, School Service Volunteer, and Individual Pioneer. This is a great opportunity to recognize and show appreciation to those who make a difference in the lives and education of children. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2018. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/boe/community/awards/.

After School P.O.M. Squad Needs More Girls!

P.O.M. Squad needs 4 more girls to run this session. P.O.M. is a fun class where girls learn a combination of skills in pom, jazz, and hip-hop. This Winter, the girls have the opportunity to display their skills and confidence during a Halftime Performance at a Washington Wizards game.


Family Science Night - Reptile Wonders!

Brian Kristal of Reptile Wonders is coming to the Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Center at 5110 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD on Friday, January 19, 2018. Families can bring a dessert to share beginning at 6:30 p.m. The showtime for Reptile Wonders will begin at 7:00 p.m. Donations of $2.00 per person are recommended and children age three and under are free. The suggested audience is for children in Pre K to Grade 4. Please RSPV (an RSVP is mandatory to attend) at https://goo.gl/forms/XQ7ZV76DgQFrZ6QB3. This event is limited to 140 participants. All event updates will be posted on the Smith Center's website below. http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/outdoored/

5th Grade Book Club Coming Soon!

Fifth grade students are invited to join the annual fifth grade book club! Our first meeting date will be Wednesday, January 31. All meetings will be after school until 5 PM on scheduled Wednesdays. Interested students have received an application/permission form from their homeroom teachers. Please help your student complete the form and return it to Mrs. Hirschhorn on or before January 12. We are very excited about our book selections!

Weather and School Closures, Delays, and Early Dismissals

Staying in Touch with MCPS

Winter weather is coming soon. MCPS offers numerous ways for parents to learn about school closures, delayed openings, and early dismissals due to inclement weather. Sign up for AlertMCPS and receive text messages or e-mails from MCPS during weather-related emergencies and other major events that impact school system operations. Parents can also sign up to receive alerts specific to their child’s school by visiting www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/emergency/alertmcps.aspx.

You can also follow MCPS on Twitter and on Facebook:




More emergency information is available here.

No School

Monday, Jan. 15th, 12am


Reptile Wonders

Friday, Jan. 19th, 6:30pm

5110 Meadowside Lane

Rockville, MD

5th Grade Information Night at Hallie Wells MS

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 6-8pm

11701 Little Seneca Parkway

Germantown, MD

Elementary and Middle School Cluster Band Concert

Wednesday, Jan. 24th, 7pm

22500 Wims Road

Clarksburg, MD

Early Release Day/End of Marking Period 2

Thursday, Jan. 25th, 12am

24001 Ridge Road

Germantown, MD

Dismissal is at 1:20 p.m.

No School for Students - Teacher Professional Day

Friday, Jan. 26th, 12am


Elementary and Middle School Cluster Strings Concert

Wednesday, Jan. 31st, 7pm

22500 Wims Road

Clarksburg, MD