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CGE Weekly Newsletter-March 28, 2022

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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!

Stay safe, stay informed and stay Gator Strong! 🐊

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From the Principal's Desk

Given our student growth, we have been assigned an additional teaching position for the 2022/23 school year. Please help us to spread the word. We also continue to need instructional assistants.

As a reminder, Chatham County Schools’ are offering signing bonuses for staff willing to commit for 2 years. The bonuses are $3,500 for teachers (certified positions), and $1,500 for instructional assistants (classified positions).

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Attendance/Appointment Reminders

Students arriving late or leaving early for an appointment will need to turn in a doctor’s note for the absence or tardy to be excused.

Early check out during school hours ends at 2:30pm.

End of Quarter 3

The end of the third quarter is Friday, March 25th. Students will receive Quarter 3 report cards on Tuesday, April 5th.

Kindergarten Registration

Online kindergarten registration opens April 1st.

From the PTA

The 2nd Annual CGE Gator Chase is happening onSunday, May 1, at Chatham Grove Elementary!Registration begins at 8:00 AM and the race starts at 8:30 AM.

We are happy to announce that this year’s event will feature both 2.5K and 5K options.

A sign-up link and more details are coming soon. All monies raised will be used to supplement recycling and composting programs at the school.

A full range of sponsorship opportunities are available (see below) so if you have a small business you would like to promote, or work with/for a larger business that likes supporting local and/or green initiatives, please contact Thank you!

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From the Library

This is week 3 of National Reading Month! Let’s celebrate this year with the ABC’s of reading!

Click here for the calendars with active links.

1000 Minute Reading Challenge

There is still time for YOU to Join the 1000 Minute Reading Challenge. Read all about it here and while you are there, take a peek at our CGE Leader Board. You can add items you are currently reading AND you can add items that you have already read from your classroom reading/book log!
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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 March 21st. Great job, gators!
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From PreK

Pre-K Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open! Please contact Jennifer Ruff for applications and additional info-

CGE Club Days

We had our 1st club day for 1st grade-5th grade on Friday! Students had a great time exploring new interests and activities. We want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to the CGE Community for all of the donations sent to school. They were instrumental in the success of our Club Day!


The cafeteria staff is a small but mighty team that could use parent volunteers to help with breakfast and lunch service.

Please sign up if you can assist, they are super appreciative of the support:

Camp Invention

Camp Invention is full for campers this summer!! Camp will take place here at Chatham Grove June 13-17 from 8am-4pm. We still need 3 more middle school students to help as Leaders in Training and 4 more high school or college students to work as Leadership Interns (high school and college age). Leadership Interns will be paid a flat rate of $150 (new) or $175 (returning) and can get recommendation letters for college and/or future jobs. We are also looking for more parent volunteers to help with lunch and managing the supply room. Please note that all parent volunteers will need to fill out Chatham County's volunteer form. Parent Volunteers will receive a discount code to receive $130 off up to 2 campers or $30 off up to 2 Leaders in Training which can be refunded if you have already registered your child. Let me know if you are interested!

Check out this year's Camp Explore here! From taking apart robots to building prototypes of their biggest and best ideas, each activity is designed to give your fledgling innovator an unforgettable summer experience. Please let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at