China Grove Elementary

Summer Parent Newsletter

Happy Summer!

Can you believe it? School will be starting in just 3 weeks. We are SO excited to have our Cardinals back in the nest!!

I have a few updates for you to get you ready for the school year. Please read through the below information.

Feel free to call the school (704)857-7708 or email Mrs. Sechler at if you have any questions or concerns.


If you have not registered your student already, please do so. You can find step by step instructions on the rss website. Use this LINK. All new and returning students need to register, please do so BEFORE open house. Search your email for the snap code. If you can't find it, feel free to call the school at 704-857-7708.

School Lunch

Parents, school lunches will not be free to all students this year due to the end of the federal waivers that supported this initiative during the pandemic. If a student needs free or reduced lunch, parents must fill out a Free and Reduced Lunch form on the new Titan Family Portal. Titan Family Portal is confidential and the quickest way to apply for Free and Reduced lunch benefits. Use this link to access the Titan Family Portal or download the Titan Family Connect app on your phone. All students will still receive a free breakfast every morning.

Open House

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Open House will be held on Sunday, August 7th, from 5-7pm. We are excited to welcome our students and their families on campus!

Please plan to attend so students can

  • meet their teacher
  • find their classroom
  • verify transportation for the first day of school
  • pay the $20 iPad fee in cash if not already done online.

CGE PTA will be onsite selling hotdog meals and our newest spirit wear. While you're here, join the PTA and get information on volunteer opportunities for the school year.

We are so excited to see our students and meet the new students who will be joining us this year.


This year CGES will be providing all supplies that students need for the start of the school year. This includes: pencils, paper, crayons, markers, scissors, notebook, agenda, paints, and glue.

Families, we're asking for you to provide the following:

  • Bookbag & lunchbox (if necessary)
  • water bottle
  • headphones
  • $5 class shirt

This year, all students will need a class shirt. The cost is $5 and it will be worn on field trips, for class events on campus, or any day they choose! More info to come from your child's teacher.

All PreK-2 parents are encouraged to include a fresh change of clothes in their student's backpack in a ziplock bag in the case of an accident.

Important Dates to Remember

August 7- OPEN HOUSE! 5-7pm

August 10- First day of school!

August 10-12- Kinder stagger days (info picked up at Open House)

Sept 5- Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

China Grove Elementary School

Our Mission: China Grove Elementary learners actively explore and pursue their passions through academics and interpersonal skills, while applying their unique learning styles.

Our Vision: To inspire passion, creativity, a love of learning, and engagement for ALL!