CGE May Newsletter

5/3/22

Hello All,

This newsletter is filled with LOTS of information. Please take a moment to read. Thank you!

Just a few reminders as we head into the last four weeks of school:


Spring Programs

It's May! Sunshine, warmer weather and, finally, programs at CGE! There are a few grade level/classroom programs scheduled for parents to attend in the coming weeks. In order to allow parents to enjoy the program and to ensure that students are not pulled from instructional time, we ask that the procedure below be followed:


Students should not be pulled from a class for the purpose of attending a program in another classroom that involves a sibling. Students in other classrooms are invited to attend a dress rehearsal for the programs and therefore, are able to see the program at another time. Programs are planned for parents/guardians to attend. Also, seating is often limited.


Thank you for understanding and following this procedure.


Theresa

In April we focused on the character trait of being GENEROUS.

The following students were selected for demonstrating generosity consistently. Congratulations!


Kindergarten

Connor Benson

Rylan Murphy

Elias Arora


First Grade

Chloe Lehman

Veda Lehman

Zennon Placek

Audrey Venaglia


Second grade

Kaley Symmank

Amartii Kinini

Magnus Cloutier


Grade Three

Ari Gamache

Colin Bigham

Harper Forrest


Grade Four

Emerson Velure

Ava Young

Alyssa Carey


Grade Five

Kenneth Olson

Alec Neu

Colton Slaikeu

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End of Year News from the Media Center

Book Checkout-The last day for students to check out books is Friday, May 13th. All books will be due back to the CGE Media Center on May 20th.


Student Devices-Chromebooks and iPads will be collected at the end of the year.

-Students will be bringing and leaving their devices and charging cords at school starting May 23rd. These devices will then be collected during media class starting May 25th.

-Please note, there will be a sheet that families need to fill out to indicate the condition of the device so that any issues or repairs can be addressed over the summer. These sheets will be sent home prior to May 23rd and need to be returned with the device.


BOGO Book Fair-CGE is having a Buy One Get One Free Book Fair. To kick off Summer reading our PTO is purchasing every CGE student a free book. Students will shop for their free book during the week of May 16th. The free companion books will be given to the teachers to help build the classroom libraries.

There will also be other shopping opportunities for students and families at designated times or during special events-we tried to catch as many of the end of the year events as possible, but they needed to fall on dates when we had the book fair. These are listed below:

-May 24th 2nd Grade Picnic-following picnic

-May 18th Owens 3rd Grade Planet Play-following play

-May 19th Rice 3rd Grade Planet Play-following play

-May 26th Kindergarten Spring Fling-following program

-Student shopping-Mornings of 5/23, 5/24, 5/25 & 5/26- dependent on classroom schedule & teacher approval

-Student shopping-5/23 2:15-3:00 on 5/23 & 5/25-dependent on classroom schedule & teacher approval

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Summer Book Checkout at CGE

Mark your calendars. Keep those Kids reading all Summer long!

There will be four opportunities for all CGE students to come to the CGE Media Center and checkout books for Summer Reading. There will be four additional opportunities for kindergarten students to check out books at their reading level with Book in a Bag. Please note that the non-highlighted dates are open for all and include both the library collection and kindergarten Book in a Bag. The dates in bold are specific to kindergarten Book in a Bag. The times for all the dates are from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. We hope you can join us!


June 15th-first checkout-both for library books and kindergarten specific books

June 29th-Kindergarten Book in a Bag checkout only

July 13th-checkout-both for library books and kindergarten specific books-

July 20th- Kindergarten Book in a Bag checkout only

July 27th-checkout-both for library books and kindergarten specific books

August 3rd- Kindergarten Book in a Bag checkout only

August 10th checkout-both for library books and kindergarten books-

August 17th Kindergarten teachers will be at school to collect kindergarten specific books from families. Library books can be returned at this time, but also ok to wait until open house or first week of school

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CGE Field days

Monday, May 16 9:15-11:15 3rd & 4th gr students. 12:15-2:15 1st & 2nd grade students. The rain make up will be Wednesday, May 18.


Tuesday, May 17 9:15-11:15 5th gr & AM Pre K students. 12:15-2:15 Kindergarten students and PM pre K. The rain make up will be Thursday, May 19.


Here is the link for parents to volunteer and run a station.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A48AEAB23AB9-2019



Wednesday, May 25 is the district 5th grade Track and field meet at the district stadium at Park HS

We need 4-5 parent volunteers to run a stopwatch, record scores, crowd control Please contact Mrs. Tester if you can help gtester@sowashco.org. The track meet is 9:30-1:30. There is no rain make up

Yearbooks are printed and on the way, we do have some to sell!

If you didn’t get a chance you can still go onto the link and order one. They will sell out so order it today!

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2977973/Cottage-Grove-Elementary-School/

Message from our Lunchroom Staff

Parents, please check in with your child about whether they still have their lunch lanyards. If they have lost them, we are no longer able to replace them and they will need to learn and use their lunch PIN numbers. Lunch PIN numbers can be found in Parent Portal. To find your child’s PIN number, select the correct child on the upper right portion of the screen. Then from the menu on the left side of the screen, select “more”, then “student credentials”. Please work with your student to memorize their number. Thank you!

Our word of the month for May is POLITE.

Being POLITE means having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people.
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Below is a link to an article from Family Education. It’s an age-by-age guide to teaching manners.


https://www.familyeducation.com/life/manners/how-rude-age-age-guide-teaching-kids-manners

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SOAR - SoWashCo Online Academic Resource

This self-paced, nine-week online course begins June 13 for grades 1-8


Help stop summer learning loss! This online summer course will help your child maintain math and/or reading skills this summer. South Washington County Schools teachers have developed an online summer course to help students going into grades 1-8 to preview grade level curriculum for the next school year.


· Lessons take between 30-45 minutes each week

· New lessons open on Mondays at 8 a.m.


https://sowashco.ce.eleyo.com/search?q=Summer+SOAR&redirected_yet=true

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, May 10th - Culver's Night 5-7pm
  • Monday, May 16th - CGE Field Day for 1,2,3 and 4th Grades
  • Tuesday, May 17th - CGE Field Day for K, 5, and Pre-K
  • Monday, May 30th - NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day