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CGE Weekly Newsletter - Summer Edition

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Welcome to our weekly Gator Bites newsletter! Every Friday evening our team at CGE will send out any important updates for the following week. Our goal is to be prepared, transparent and informative! We appreciate your time and urge you to read through carefully each week- especially during these unconventional virtual learning weeks.

Stay safe, stay informed and stay Gator Strong! 🐊

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2021/2022 School Year Updates

School Tours

We are excited to be able to schedule tours in August! Dates and times will be sent out after the last day of summer school. Parents and students who would like to see our building will be welcome to sign up!

Registrations and Class Assignments

  • The schedule for the release of class assignments and our date for Open House will be shared as soon as we are able. Please stay tuned.
  • All new student registrations (including Kindergarten) must be completed online. Paperwork can be turned in to the building office beginning the week of Aug 2, 2021. If you know of a family new to our area, please share this information with them.
  • Click on the link below to register online now!

School Supplies

Grade level school supply lists are available now! Click on the link below for more information:

School Updates


Yearbook production is underway! You will be notified when they arrive at the school with pickup dates and times.

Missed the pre-order? We will have a limited number of extra copies for sale once our yearbooks arrive. Stay tuned for purchase information in the coming weeks!

From the Media Center

Summer reading challenge!

Click below for information!

Foreign Languages through Duolingo

Want to learn a foreign language this summer? Join Mrs. Griffin and dozens of other CGE students working on their language skills through Duolingo! We are currently offering:

  • Spanish

  • German

  • French

  • Japanese

  • Greek

If you are interested in another language, send Mrs. Griffin an email, and she’ll be happy to open up the course for you.

From Mrs. Galloway:

I am excited to share a choral opportunity for rising 4th-5th grade students this upcoming fall semester -- The North Carolina Elementary Honors Chorus. The honors chorus is composed of the best fourth, fifth, and sixth grade singers from across the state of North Carolina who are selected through a rigorous audition process by adjudicators. The NC Elementary Honors Chorus will take place during the North Carolina Music Association Conference on Sunday, November 7th in Winston Salem, NC.

Because of COVID-19, we will still need to take precautions in preparing for this event, and we should plan to be flexible as things may change in the coming months. For more information regarding honors chorus, please view the information below! I am also also happy to answer any questions at

NC Elementary Honors Chorus - Parent Note from Mrs. Galloway

NC Elementary Honors Chorus Page on the CGE Music Website
(You will need this site to access the practice recordings)

NC Elementary Honors Chorus Page

CGE Summer STEM Challenge

We are excited to share an enrichment opportunity to ignite learning for all CGE students this summer. This STEM challenge will build background knowledge in math and science while challenging students with the task of creating a high-flying paper rocket.

Click here to access and make a copy of the challenge. There will be a limited number of packets available for pick up in the front office if you can not access the electronic copies.

While working on the project, your child can collect work samples, pictures, and videos. Send any electronic work to for display in the school when we return in August.
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Summer/Fall Opportunities

Margaret Pollard Middle School:

Dear Rising Mustangs,

We are looking forward to next year and having you be a part of our school. During normal times, we would have a day where our 5th graders come to MBP and tour our halls, meet our teachers, and learn all about our school. We also would have a parent night where we share important information about MBP.

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold open houses this spring. We do, however, want to make the student and family transition into middle school as smooth as possible. Coming soon, we will be sending home a presentation that includes a tour of our school, important information such as classes and electives, different clubs and activities, etc.

We look forward to meeting you soon!


Tristen Perlberg


Margaret Pollard Middle School

NHS Jr Cheer Camp

When: July 26, 27 & 28, 2021

Time: 6-8pm

Location: TBA

Cost: $65 cash or check (payable to NHSBFAA)

**Register by July 24th to ensure you get t-shirt size**

K-8th graders come out and learn from our NHS Cheerleaders, basic skills, cheers, and HAVE FUN!!!

Please complete the registration link below:

Mustang Band

Dear rising 6th grade families,

6th grade band registration at Margaret B. Pollard is officially open. Visit our website to sign up and learn more!

Band is an elective class that occurs DURING the school day. No prior musical experience required. We are the largest, most visible organization at Pollard and we want you to join us! Interested students must start in 6th grade and ALL rising 6th graders attending Pollard are welcome to join! Our instrument rental meeting will occur on June 8th at 6:30pm, so sign up quickly! Additional questions can be directed to Ms. Clemens at


Ms. Clemens

Why join band?

Meet the instruments:

Junior Hawks Kids Club 2021-2022


Would you like your child to become the very first Junior Hawk member? See this Registration Link to learn more.

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CGE Ongoing Information

reFuel CGE

reFUEL CGE needs your financial support – please donate now!!!

reFUEL CGE is our school’s new student food assistance program.

Your donation will help us make sure those students in need will get nutritious supplemental food over summer break, as well as help us continue to fund the program in the fall.

You can make a recurring monthly donation, write a check, or make a business sponsorship.

No donation is too small!!

*PayPal Link:

*Checks – please mail to:

reFUEL CGE, 538 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

reFUEL CGE website:

Interested in a business sponsorship? Please email us directly at or visit our website

Chatham County Summer Food Support

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The Emergency Broadband Benefit, or EBB, can help people hit economically by the coronavirus pandemic. It can pay $50 every month toward the cost of Internet service, and it is available to students who qualify for free and reduced lunches and all families who lost some income in the last year and earn less than $198,000. To learn more go to

From the Arts Department