Cedar Grove Friday Flash

January 27, 2023

Dear Cedar Grove Families,

Pajama Read Aloud Night was a great success! We hope the children, as well as the adults, enjoyed the many wonderful stories that were shared by our readers. Many thanks to our families for attending, to our PTA for a wonderful staff dinner, and to our amazing staff and parent readers. Special thanks to Mrs. Hirschhorn for planning and organizing this special event.

As we now settle into the middle of the winter weather season, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is improving its process for informing the community when weather requires an operational status change and when a closure might justify a shift to virtual instruction. When it is determined that conditions are unsafe for students and staff, we have six operational status options, which will now be reported by easy-to-understand, color-coded messages. Please click on the link below for more information.


In the event, MCPS decides on a virtual learning day, we will send out the necessary information the day before in a master document for students’ to access their zoom classroom including your child’s classroom schedule as well as post on our website. In alignment with MCPS expectations, our school day during virtual instruction will occur from 11:25 AM-3:45 PM with lunch occurring from 1:30-2:00 PM for our entire school. Additionally, we will review this information at our next PTA meeting on February 7, 2023.

Over the last few years, students have been encouraged to write and share acts of kindness that they see during their school day. While at first students were sharing their own acts of kindness, it has evolved to the students sharing the kindnesses they see in others. We are so proud of your children for taking time to recognize and share the many positive and caring acts of kindness they are seeing at school. Kindness truly is contagious, and we are happy to see it spread around!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Wynne and Mrs. German

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Pajama Read Aloud Night

Grade Level Newsletters

Parents, this year we will be sending all grade level newsletters each week in the Friday Flash, rather than having individual teachers send them. Please click on the link to your child's grade level below. Any questions regarding the content of the newsletters should be directed to your child's teacher. Thank you.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Accessing Report Cards via ParentVUE Mobile App

Parents are able to access their child's report card using the ParentVUE Mobile App. The following link provides a short, video tutorial on how to do this, as well as a link that provides instructions on how to set up a ParentVUE account if you have not done so already.

Accessing Report Cards with the ParentVUE Mobile App

Help Rising High School Juniors and Seniors Learn About Your Workplace and Career Field

MCPS is seeking hosts for the Summer RISE 2023 program in all career fields, particularly those in arts and entertainment, architecture, bioscience, business management, cybersecurity, engineering, healthcare, information technology, law and veterinary services. Summer RISE is an MCPS initiative to help students learn about career opportunities. If you are interested in offering an in-person, virtual or hybrid experience between June 26 and July 28, sign up today. Registration will close Friday, April 14. For more information, visit www.MCPS-SummerRISE.org.

From Our PTA:

You Too Can Sew!

Join the Sewing Club after school in February! Space is Limited.

Click to register your child!

Family Paint Night - Tickets selling fast, buy yours now! More than half the tickets have already been sold!

When: Friday, February 24th at 6:30 pm

What: Calling all families....the PTA is hosting a Family Paint Night! Join us for a fun night of instructional painting by CGES's own, Mrs. Annie Kim. This event is for kids and adults of all artistic levels. No experience needed. A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the CGES Art Program.

Where: CGES Cafeteria

CGES PTA January Monthly Newsletter

Next PTA General Meeting is on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 7pm - 8pm

Please visit https://cedargrovepta.org for more information!!

From Mrs. Hirschhorn, Media Specialist

It's almost February, so here's a sneak peek into the February Media Monthly! It's full of media lesson information, newly processed books, Grade 5 book club information and more. Bookmark it because, as always, I'll update the slide show every Friday.

Art, Music, and PE Newsletter

Please click the link below for the January overview of what your students will be doing in Art, General Music, Instrumental Music, and Physical Education. We hope you will take a few moments to read what is happening during these instructional spaces.

January 2023 Specialists' Newsletter

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February 6 - Report Cards Distributed

February 7 - General PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

February 14 - Valentine's Day Parties (time determined by grade level teachers)

February 20 - No School - Presidents' Day

February 22 - PTA Spirit Night at Chipotle, Germantown

February 24 - PTA Family Paint Night, 6:30 p.m.