Cedar Grove Friday Flash

May 20, 2022

Dear Cedar Grove Families,

On Tuesday evening, Mrs. Del Balzo (Reading Specialist) along with third grade students Ava Rutz and Pierce Daniels attended the Lion's Club Youth Recognition Night at the Damascus Community Center. During the event, Ava and Pierce presented plans to create our very own Cedar Grove Story Walk to be created next year to promote literacy and wellness for students at CGES. Pierce and Ava have both improved their reading skills this year through hard work and gave a great presentation with their proud parents looking on. The Lion's Club made a generous donation for Cedar Grove to create the Story Walk for all to enjoy next year. Mrs. Del Balzo looks forward to creating the walk over the summer. Way to go Pierce and Ava!

A few years ago, a wonderful idea was formed to compliment our school grounds, and earlier this week, the Bird Station idea became a reality. The project was completed with the help from some of our 5th grade students under the direction and supervision of Mrs. Sonal Purohit. Thank you to everyone who took part in creating this awesome addition to our school grounds!

Bear Day took place today for all students, and the children had a great time visiting the many stations. Students enjoyed the rotation of activities including art, music, PE, learning about the visiting pony and rabbit, participating in nature yoga and an outdoor picnic, and listening to a special music presentation from the Damascus High School Band! Thank you to the many parent volunteers who helped with the stations, to Mr. Jansson, Mrs. Hirschhorn, Mrs. Kim, and Mrs. Arellano for organizing this event and making it happen, and to the many staff members who helped supervise students throughout the day. Also, many thanks to KidsCo for providing the moon bounce. It is because of all of you that Bear Day was a huge success! Enjoy the pictures below!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Derby and Mrs. German

Composting Update:

Our students continue to do an excellent job composting, and we are happy to report that the students were able to divert 586 pounds of food from landfills and incinerators in April. Great job!

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Great job!

New - June Celebration!

We are celebrating love, respect and tolerance with a video compilation of our students holding a large poster of the flag in groups and saying the words: "Love, Respect, Freedom, Tolerance, Equality, and Pride." Mrs. Hirschhorn has been recording these video segments during recess at school. We already have 6 videos and they are wonderful. The video compilation will be uploaded to our school Youtube channel; however, no names will be attached to the video. If you give permission for your child to participate in this project, please fill out this form Feel free to email Mrs. Hirschhorn with any questions. We're very excited about this project! Thank you.

Mental Health Forum Set for May 31

MCPS is hosting a mental health forum for families and students from 6:15–8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 at Seneca Valley High School, located at 19401 Crystal Rock Drive in Germantown.

The event, which is being held in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, will include a chance for parents to share information with MCPS staff, and to learn about mental health resources and services the school district has available to students.

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:

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!

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 30 - No School