Cedar Forest Chronicle

August 2019

Welcome Back!

Dear Families,

We are so excited to see all of our students back in school. Our teachers have worked hard over these past few weeks to create learning environments optimum for student success! We are looking forward to our continued partnership with all of our Cedar Forest families this year.

Our back to the pack picnic and back to school night will be held on Thursday August 22nd from 5pm-7:15pm. We really hope that you and your family will be able to join us! We will start at 5pm with a picnic and activities in the recess area with hot dogs, chips and drinks provided! At 6pm we will transition inside to hear about Title 1 and have 2 sessions available for you to visit your childs classroom. This is a great opportunity for families to again meet with teachers and staff, and explore all of the great experiences your students are having at Cedar Forest.

We welcome a new administrator to our team this year Mr. Sean Bellis. Mr. Bellis will be our administrative intern, supporting Cedar Forest and Berkley ES. Mr. Bellis has been a teacher in Spotsylvania County at both Spotswood and Brock Road ES. We are so pleased to be welcoming him to our team!

Please know that if at anytime you have any questions or concerns our doors are always open. We look forward to meeting everyone at back to school night!


Allison Langridge

Back to the Pack Picnic & Back to School Night

Thursday, Aug. 22nd, 5-7:15pm

3412 Massaponax Church Road

Fredericksburg, VA

Our back to the pack picnic and back to school night will be held on Thursday August 22nd at 5:00p.m. All families are welcome and encouraged to attend! We will begin with our back to the pack picnic at 5:00 with music, games, and hot dogs! We will transition inside at 6p.m. to hear about Title 1 and have 2 sessions in your students classroom that will showcase student work, and allow you an opportunity to hear from your child's teacher. We hope you will join us!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Parent drop-off and pick-up reminders

A reminder that parent drop off and pick up is located in the back of the building. Parent drop off will begin at 8:25 and close at 8:45. If you arrive after 8:45 you will need to sign your student in at the main office so they may receive a tardy pass and head to class! Parent pick-up begins at 3:25.

While you are waiting for parent drop off or pick up to begin please be mindful to not block the fire lanes. For safety reasons we ask that all children exit on the school side of the vehicle. We have staff members available to open doors and assist students!

If you need a parent pick up numbers, please let your child's teacher know and they can send home a form for you to complete and return to school.

Lunch Accounts

Now is the time to add money to lunch accounts! You can send money in with your student, or add money online through my school bucks. You can also access the free and reduced lunch application online - a reminder that an application needs to be completed every year for your students.

A note from Mr. Little

Keep your eye out for Chorus Permission forms - they will be coming home soon! 4th and 5th grade chorus starts 8/29. Rehearsals will be every Thursday before school from 8:00-8:45.

Upcoming Events

August 22nd - Back to the pack picnic and back to school night (5pm-7:15p.m.)

August 26th - Attractions fundraiser begins

August 29th - PTO Spirit Night at Chickfila (4pm-8pm)

September 2nd - No school

September 7th - PTO Clean-up day

September 9th - Attractions fundraiser ends

September 10th - PTO Spirit Night at Sonic (5pm-8pm)

September 12th - Interims go home (K-2)

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