Gator Bites

CGE Weekly Newsletter-March 21, 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

We are excited to announce that we will be holding our “Gator Chase” 5K this year on Sunday, May 1st at 8:00 a.m. (the actual race will start at 8:30). We will be conducting the race entirely on our CGE campus. More details to come, but please consider holding the date and supporting our PTA and school.

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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

Your time is valuable and gifting it makes a world of difference to the Chatham Grove community. Volunteering at the Thrift Shop is currently the PTA’s largest fundraiser for CGE. This is an opportunity for EVERYONE to get involved (students aged 10+, parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends!) to generate funds to distribute school wide on a yearly basis in the form of classroom allowances, teacher grants, and student/teacher/staff support and appreciation.


Use this link to view the dates and sign up today:

Please contact Emily Patterson with any Thrift Shop questions at

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 14th. 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

Donations 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:

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