CGS Weekly Message


Good evening,

Happy Sunday!

LAST CHANCE! Please turn in your child's intent form if you haven't done so. DEADLINE is Tuesday, January 31st!

Spring Picture Day is Wednesday, 2/1/23!

Progress Reports for Quarter 3 will go out this Thursday, 2/2/23.


  • 1/2 Day Dismissal at NOON this Thursday, 2/2/23.
  • SCHOOL CLOSED this Friday, 2/3/23 for a CGS Mental Health and Wellness Day
  • 1/2 Day Dismissal at NOON on 2/17/23
  • ACADEMIC BREAK 2/20-2/24

Don't forget to check out our website at and our Facebook page at for updates!

LAST CHANCE! Get your Grizzly Gear and show your SCHOOL SPIRIT!! (Fundraiser closes on January 31st!!)

Don't miss your chance to get your own Grizzly Pride Gear AVAILABLE NOW!!

Please select a link below with an Order Form available for ordering customized Grizzly Gear through Custom Ink. The opportunity is only available this week!

The online sale will be open 1/23 through 1/31.

Your Grizzly Gear can only be ordered online and will be shipped directly to you! Order NOW!

Click on the links below to order Grizzly Gear:

Cub order form

Adult sizing


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National School of Choice Week is complete!

What an AMAZING week we had celebrating how AWESOME our school is! We are so glad that all of our students and our families CHOOSE Clover Garden School as your School of Choice!! We are PROUD to be Grizzlies!! #CGSisBETTERthanBEST!

Special shout out to Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Thompson, our CGS Student Council and CGS Yearbook clubs for hosting our 1st dance in three years!! We greatly appreciate all of the countless staff and parents who showed up on Friday night to celebrate and dance with us!! It was such a success and we couldn't have done it without your support! The kids had a blast and it was so much fun seeing our K-8 students in that social setting. We look forward to more extra-curricular events for our kids this school year!

Testing Updates

Individual Score Reports (ISR's) are available now in PowerSchool for Fall High School EOC's and 3rd thru 8th grade NC Check-In 2 results. Parents must access these through a computer. You will not be able to view these reports through the app.

mCLASS score reports will go home with K-3 students this week.

iReady benchmark assessments for K-12 ELA will begin this week.

Please see the testing calendar for the month of February below. Please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Robyn @ for any questions or concerns.

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Feedback Form FAQ 22-23

“Feedback Form” Submissions from week of 1/23:

For the dances, there are several questions on your Facebook posts. Can you answer them on the newsletter? Specifically, for the elementary dance, can students bring a change of clothes, or do they have to wear their dance clothes all day? For example, they want to wear a pretty dress, but have PE, etc.

  • I'm sorry for the delay! I'm sure the individual teachers already answered this but I'm sure bringing a change of clothes was ok! I saw many beautiful and handsome young ladies and gentlemen Friday night! They were dressed to impress!

Can we please re-evaluate the pick up process? It takes entirely too long to pick up in the afternoon unless you're the first person in the line & I don't have time to even try to be the first car in the line, then sitting in the line for 30+ minutes with a baby & toddler is painful. For example, here it is 3:20 pm and I'm still around the back of the school waiting for students to be let out of their parking spots. I need to get my kids and go.

  • We are happy to hear solutions, please send them our way. We are always looking for ways to help our car rider lines wait times improve. We have approx. 300+ cars daily coming through our AM and PM car rider lines and our priorities are always safety first and efficiency second. We will revisit ideas with our traffic team to see if there is a way to improve our current systems in place.

Can you update the directory on your website with the newer teacher names and email links? I needed to email my son’s teacher, but the teacher started mid-year and was not listed. Thanks

  • Thank you! We absolutely can!

If you missed something or just need clarity on an event, etc. please fill out the form found here: This form will be monitored weekly and answers to frequently asked questions will be provided in the weekly Sunday message.

AMAZING Grizzly Heroes!

Please help us celebrate and SHOUT OUT our Amazing Grizzly Heroes recognized at CGS this week! These students are doing an AMAZING job of modeling our mission, vision, and values at CGS. They go above and beyond at CGS and we are VERY proud of them! Keep up the GREAT work!!

(none recognized this week)

All "A" Honor Roll

Shout out to our All A Honor Roll students from Quarter 2. See the list below! Congratulations and THANK YOU for working so hard each and every day!!

All "A/B" Honor Roll

Shout out to all of our All A/B Honor Roll students from Quarter 2. See the list below! Great job and keep working hard!!

Staffing Updates:

Check out our active listings for next school year found on our website. Information is below!

If you know of someone that would be a fantastic fit for our CGS family, please send them to our website to apply at

Yearbook 2023

Don't forget to order your 2023 yearbook! Order now, as supplies are limited! Click over to Yearbook Forever for ordering details.

Band Updates

Color Guard Interest!

Hello! Do you enjoy performing in a competitive environment? Are you interested in the Marching Band but do not play an instrument? If so, Color Guard may be a great thing for you! Color Guard rehearses and performs with the Marching Band at several competitions and events throughout the year! If you are interested, please fill out the following form and we will add you to the list to receive information about auditions!


Please email me with any questions!

Ms. Lloyd

Valentine's Dance Hosted by our CGS Band

See the flyer below in regards to our upcoming K-5 Valentine's Dance hosted by our CGS Band!

Please pre-register by filling out this form which is DUE by FRIDAY, 2/4!

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SAVE THE DATE- CGS Curriculum Night! February 28th, 2023

SAVE THE DATE for this year's Curriculum Night which is specifically designed for our 5th-11th grade students. Students will have the opportunity to learn about course offerings for next school year, meet teachers who specialize in various content areas and look at options/preferences for his or her schedules for the 23-24 school year.

This is a VERY exciting night for our students, so please make plans to attend! More information COMING SOON!

Athletics Schedule

For ALL CGS Grizzly Fans - ANYONE wanting game information who is interested in getting the CGS schedules can use the CGS Dragon Fly website by using this web address to view each teams schedule, coaches, rosters, purchase tickets and watch games remotely if schools have the NFHS Network.

Game Day Info:

We are CASH ONLY $5, 5 and under are free

Monday, January 30:

6:15 JV Boys Basketball

AWAY at Phoenix Academy

6:00 Spring Sport Mandatory In-Person Meeting in the gym

Tuesday, January 31:

6:00 Varsity Girls

7:30 Varsity Boys

HOME vs. River Mill

4:30 MS Girls

5:30 MS Boys

AWAY at Discovery Charter

Wednesday, February 1:

4:30 JV Boys Basketball

6:00 Varsity Girls Basketball

7:30 Varsity Boys Basketball

AWAY at Woods Charter

Thursday, February 2:

4:30 MS Girls Basketball

5:45 MS Boys Basketball

AWAY at Kestrel Heights

January 30-February 15th is our Mrs. Pumpkin's Pies school fundraiser. Elementary students received packets Friday to go home. MS/HS will receive theirs in Homeroom Monday.

Please contact our Athletic Director, Coach Paschal for any questions at

Talent Show!! Open to all students K-12!

The Annual CGS TALENT SHOW has RETURNED!! After being cancelled the past few years due to Covid, our CGS talent show is making a return on March 23, 2023. If you are interested in participating in this year's talent show, please complete the form below and return it to Mrs. Lassiter in the front office or give it to Coach Dodson. We hope to see many of our students compete and have a chance to earn prizes/awards and best of all- BRAGGING RIGHTS as being 1st in the Talent Show competition. Please email Coach Dodson with any questions at
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Expansion Updates

Please see below progress:

  • Started framing for interior windows
  • Continue with framing exterior and interior walls
  • Continue with exterior sheathing
  • Continue with HVAC ductwork on both floors
  • Began plumbing for roof drains
  • Began foundation drains
  • Continue with fire sprinkler pipe
  • Began roof insulation and TPO
  • Install temp lighting on 2nd floor
  • Continue with electrical rough in on 1st floor
  • Duke Energy continues with work along Pagetown Road

Technology Questions?

Please email Mrs. Paylor at for questions regarding technology.

Canvas Questions?

Please use the email for questions regarding Canvas concerns.

Have a FANTASTIC week Grizzlies!!

As always, thanks for all that you do,

Mrs. Vereyken


Clover Garden School

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