Cedar Grove Friday Flash

May 6, 2022

Dear Cedar Grove Families,

We are so thankful and humbled by the outpouring of kindness that was shared with the entire Cedar Grove staff this week. Everyone truly loved all the notes and cards from parents and students, enjoyed the delicious food, snacks, and ice cream provided, and were so appreciative of the "My Favorite Things" gifts and gift card donations. Thank you so much for all that you have done to make Teacher Appreciation Week so amazing! Special thanks to our PTA for organizing all the surprises and treats and to all who contributed in so many ways.

We are so excited to share that $820.00 was raised from Mcteacher Night at McDonalds. This was such a fun evening, and we were so happy to see so many of our families come out and enjoy time with one another. Many thanks to Debi Voiner and Anna Bieniek for their fundraising efforts and for chairing these enjoyable Spirit Nights!

We wish all mothers a wonderful Mother's Day, and we hope everyone has a great weekend!

Mr. Derby and Mrs. German

Teacher Appreciation Week 2022

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Share Your Thoughts On How MCPS Can Support Its Students

Join Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa B. McKnight for a community conversation at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at Paint Branch High School, 14121 Old Columbia Pike. RSVP: https://mcpsweb.wufoo.com/forms/all-together-now-putting-our-students-first/

A free health fair will also be held at the school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and COVID-19 vaccines will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cedar Grove Elementary School Concert 🎶

Our Cedar Grove spring music concert will be on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. Please see detailed information below.

WHEN? Thursday, May 12, 2022

TIME? 6:30 p.m. (all students report at 6:00 p.m.)

WHERE? Cedar Grove ES blacktop (outdoor concert)

ATTIRE? jeans, sneakers, CGES Music T-Shirt

We will have parking available at Cedar Grove ES in the two parking lots in the front of the building; however, it is limited. Satellite parking is also available at Potomac Valley Assembly Church. A free shuttle will be available starting at 5:30 p.m from the church to take you to Cedar Grove. If you park at Potomac Valley Assembly Church (see location below), please drop your child off at Cedar Grove ES first, so that they can warm up with the chorus at 6:00 p.m. The free shuttle will also be available at the end of the concert to take you back to the Church.

Potomac Valley Assembly Church

22901 Ridge Road

Germantown, MD 20876

Participate in Hands-On Learning Activities During Remake Learning Days

Remake Learning Days Across America is an innovative learning festival for families and youth that will be held May 14-22. Families and educators can participate in free and low-cost opportunities to engage in hands-on learning. See a list of events: https://remakelearningdays.org/dmv/

Celebrate Reading at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 21

The 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival is coming May 21. Join this annual celebration of books, authors and literary excellence at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendance and parking are free. Click the link below for more information. https://www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org/

Kindergarten Registration is Open!

Kindergarten registration open last Friday, March 28. If you have a student who will be five years of age by September 1, 2022, please visit the MCPS kindergarten registration webpage for directions on how to enroll your child. We are also including the Kindergarten Handbook link, which contains quite a bit of information about the kindergarten program, vaccine requirements, and more. There will be a Virtual Meet and Greet for incoming Cedar Grove kindergarten families on May 16, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Zoom information will be shared with families soon. All of this information is included on our school website, Kindergarten Registration Materials | Cedar Grove ES - Montgomery County Public Schools. Please share this information with any neighbors or families that may also need to register their child for kindergarten.

From the PTA:

BOOK FAIR is next week!

-BOOK FAIR DONATIONS: Please donate money towards books for our teachers, students in need and the media center! Donate through eWallet.

-eWallet: Create your own eWallet for your children. Create eWallet Account

2022-2022 PTA Nominations

Join the PTA Board! Nominate yourself or someone you know to help create wonderful experiences for your children!

2022-2023 Nomination Form

Around the World Night - May 13th

We are excited to host Around the World Night! Come enjoy a talent show, delicious cuisines, henna, face painting, music and more! Overflow parking will be at the Potomac Valley Church with shuttle bus transportation to and from school.

Submit Your Child's Jokes for the Morning News Show!

We now have a joke column on the morning news show and we need your jokes! Thanks to those student who have already done so. Please fill out this form and submit your jokes! We enjoy making each other laugh first thing in the morning!

Bear Day Information!

Bear Day, Friday, May 20, is just two weeks away. If you would like to volunteer, but haven't signed up yet, please sign up here.

In addition, we know that we will have quite a few parent volunteers as well as guests joining our picnic lunch. Please consider carpooling to and from school as parking is very limited, especially since this is a school day and staff will be using most of our parking spaces. We appreciate your consideration!

From Mrs. Hirschhorn, Media Specialist

We are in May in just a few days and it's incredible how far we've come this year in the media center! Here is your sneak peek into the May Media Monthly! Remember to bookmark the link, as I update it every Friday to reflect what we're doing in the media center, in book club, and what events we'll be hosting!

Art, Music, and PE Newsletter

Here is the link to the May/June Specialists' Newsletter, which gives you a glimpse into what your students are doing in Art, General Music, Instrumental Music, and Physical Education classes.

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May 9-13 - PTA Scholastic Book Fair

May 12 - Spring Chorus, Band, and Orchestra Concert

May 13 - Around the World Night 5:30-8:30 p.m.

May 18 - Early Release Day (dismissal at 1:20 p.m.(

May 20 - Bear Day

May 30 - No School