CGE Weekly Newsletter- November 21, 2021
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! 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! 🐊
From the Principal's Desk
I’m writing to share that our new reading specialist, Ms. Jessy Durizch, started with us last week and began pulling students this week. Ms. Durizch moved to North Carolina from Upstate NY 17 years ago, beginning her teaching adventure. She spent many years in the elementary classroom, taught special education, and now focuses on Reading Intervention. She has a passion and love for teaching reading and wants to share it with her students. In her free time, Jessy enjoys traveling, hiking, and is an avid beach goer, along with spending time with her friends and family. She is very excited to be part of the Chatham Grove Elementary Community. More to come, but we wanted to be sure you all were aware that she has begun serving our kids.
Next Week Reminder
CGE Restaurant Night- Tuesday 11/23
CGE RESTAURANT NIGHT @ GRATA CAFÉ – TUESDAY 11/23
Help Support a CGE Family-Owned Business & Our School!
Visit Grata Café in Carrboro THIS Tuesday 11/23 for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner, and owner Jay Radford will donate a percentage of all dine-in sales to CGE! (Outdoor seating available.)
Many of you may recognize Jay’s name and with good reason, he’s a CGE parent!
So mark your calendars and check out Grata this Tuesday! (It’s one less meal to prepare right before Thanksgiving.)
Bonus – They serve breakfast all day!!!
Grata Café is located at 200 N. Greensboro St., in the Carr Mill Mall.
HOSPITALITY NEEDS FOR CGE FACULTY & STAFF MEETING – TUESDAY 11/30
We are preparing the hospitality needs for the next CGE Staff meeting on Tuesday 11/30 and could use your help! The theme for this meeting is charcuterie and veggies.
If you are interested and able to donate items, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4FACAA2AAAF49-cgehospitality1
HOLIDAY DRIVE-THRU SAVE THE DATE – FRIDAY 12/10
We know December is a crazy month for families but don’t forget to put this event on your calendars --- FRIDAY 12/10 --- because you don’t want to miss it!
NEW THRIFT SHOP DATES – SIGN UP FOR WINTER WORKSHOPS
New Winter Dates have been added to volunteer at the PTA Thrift Shop! Join us in December, January, or February to earn money for our school by volunteering after-hours at the PTA Thrift Shop! Kids aged 10+ can join an adult and there is no experience necessary! This is one of the easiest ways to help support our students and teachers.
Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044DADA822A57-ptathrift
Cafeteria Help Still Needed!
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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4fa5aa2da5ff2-cafeteria
Lost and Found
Check out our Facebook page for photos of items!
CGE Food Drive
Chatham Elite Wrestling Club
I just wanted to let you all know that Chatham Elite Wrestling Club "CEWC" is open for enrollment now. Practices will be held in the Seaforth HS Wrestling Room.
DeWitt Driscol will be running the sessions.
A four-time letterman at Penn State, Driscoll was a three-time Big Ten place winner and NCAA qualifier for the Nittany Lions. Driscoll finished his career ranked ninth all-time on the Penn State career falls list, and led the team in falls as a senior. 2001 PIAA State Champion at 135 pounds. He went 140-20 with 97 pins, and capped his high school career by earning Outstanding Wrestler honors at the prestigious Dapper Dan Classic. Driscoll later served as head coach of local NC High School Carrboro High and helped out with local wrestling club Cardiac Kids. Prior to this Driscoll served as an assistant coach at UNC and Club Coach at NC State University.
If your student took a make up test for the NC Check-Ins, they will bring home their Student Score Reports next week.
Q2 Progress Reports
CGE Virtual Science Fair
Reminder: All google slides presentations for projects and quad boards must be submitted to Ms. Chesney via the Science Fair Presentation submission form by Friday November 19th. Our CGE Virtual Science Fair will be Tuesday November 23rd during the school day.
The CGE Virtual Science Fair is a wonderful opportunity for your child to explore science at home and answer their burning questions on how the world works. All kindergarten-5th grade students are invited to participate.
Click here for a quick video overview and introduction of the CGE Virtual Science Fair.
Nov 5th: CGE Science Fair Intention to Participate Survey is due
Nov 23rd: CGE Virtual Science Fair
Dec 7th: CCS Virtual Science Fair
Dec 9th: CCS Science Fair Virtual Awards Ceremony at 6:00pm
You and your child can find out more details about the CGE Virtual Science Fair on the CGE Science Fair Website as well as find resources, links to important forms and templates. This website will be updated as additional information about the fair becomes available. Email MChesney@chatham.k12.nc.us if you have questions about the science fair.
Virtual Academy Update
Enrollment for second semester for the CCS virtual academy for students in grades k-12 is open until November 12th. Follow this link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQUH_hJXJeJ-896P6AZf2Xszj4pFwpHppjVM3dv-Vz3ttmDw/viewformStudents will remain at their base school until the start of second semester, January 20 2022. If you have questions, you may reach out to Carla Neal for more information about k-8 VA (email@example.com) or Karla Eanes for more information about 9-12 VA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Chatham County Covid Testing
CCS is offering free, weekly COVID-19 testing for students who have parental permission to participate. Families have to opt in to be part of this program. The testing will take place at your child’s school. We will begin the testing Oct. 25 for our elementary students, Nov. 1 for grades sixth through eighth and Nov. 8 for our high school students.
Please visit our website, www.chatham.k12.nc.us, and click on the Coronavirus Info button at the top of the homepage for more details about this grant-funded program and to enroll your child up.
CCS is committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff and students. The testing program is one more strategy we can use to reduce the spread of the virus, prevent outbreaks and protect all members of our CCS family. Our goal is to keep our students in school, maintain athletics and continue school activities. This is an important tool in furthering our progress in doing so.