Cedar Grove Friday Flash

June 3, 2022

Dear Cedar Grove Families,

Earlier this afternoon, we welcomed back to Cedar Grove some of our former students who graduated this year from Clarksburg High School and Damascus High School. As the graduates moved through the hallways in caps and gowns, staff and students clapped and cheered them on. Congratulations to all graduating seniors, and we wish them well with their future plans as they embark on their next journey.


Speaking of next journeys, we bid farewell to the following staff members who will not be returning to Cedar Grove next year. We thank these committed and caring individuals for their time and service to our students and their families. We will miss you!


  • Jean Berringer, Paraeducator
  • Jessica Hunt, Long-term Substitute
  • Carolyn Johnson, Reading Initiative
  • Rosa Mandich, Administrative Secretary
  • Samuel Quiroz Rincon, Classroom Monitor
  • Susan Richards, Lunch/Recess Aide


This Monday, we will be practicing our evacuation and reverse evacuation drills. These are required by MCPS each year and they are very similar to fire drills. For these drills, students and staff leave the building and move 300 feet away from the school to two designated areas. Once all students and staff are accounted for, everyone returns to the school.


Mr. Jansson has several hockey sticks (see picture below) that he no longer needs for P.E. instruction and is giving them away to anyone who would like to have one for their child. If anyone is interested in having a gently used hockey stick, please email Mr. Jansson directly at Karl_C_Jansson@mcpsmd.org.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Mr. Derby and Mrs. German

Special Education Summit to Be Held June 4

MCPS parents, staff and community members are invited to the 8th annual Special Education Summit, Leading the Way Today, Partnering for a Better Tomorrow. The summit will be held virtually from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. on Saturday, June 4.


The summit is free and will include breakout sessions on a variety of parenting topics. Topics include: supporting math skills at home; dyslexia explained; advancing the skills of prekindergarten children at home; understanding your child’s IEP; supporting students with autism, and cooperation strategies for parents of children aged 1-12.


The keynote speaker is Patricia Crain de Galarce, Ed.D., director of the Center for Inclusive and Special Education, and associate dean in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University. Register to attend: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfrO5jYaT3qR3-zPEuIy8HjpKLQGclyODYTRkCFeJa1LfXaUg/viewform

Kindergarten Registration is Open!

Kindergarten registration open last Friday, March 28. If you have a student who will be five years of age by September 1, 2022, please visit the MCPS kindergarten registration webpage for directions on how to enroll your child. We are also including the Kindergarten Handbook link, which contains quite a bit of information about the kindergarten program, vaccine requirements, and more. There will be a Virtual Meet and Greet for incoming Cedar Grove kindergarten families on May 16, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Zoom information will be shared with families soon. All of this information is included on our school website, Kindergarten Registration Materials | Cedar Grove ES - Montgomery County Public Schools. Please share this information with any neighbors or families that may also need to register their child for kindergarten.

From the PTA:

Last CGES PTA General Assembly Meeting of the Year! June 7th, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Join Zoom Meeting

https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/81130712195?pwd=akdkcXRLWFdjWHo2blNLZm5hRHhWQT09


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Meeting ID: 811 3071 2195

Passcode: 998338


Meeting Agenda:

  • 2022-2023 Chairs Vacancy/Renewals
  • 2022-2023 PTA Board Elections
  • 501C Updates

Submit Your Child's Jokes for the Morning News Show!

We now have a joke column on the morning news show and we need your jokes! Thanks to those student who have already done so. Please fill out this form and submit your jokes! We enjoy making each other laugh first thing in the morning!

From Mrs. Hirschhorn, Media Specialist

June Media Monthly

We are coming into a wonderful month - June holds so much promise - and that includes very exciting things happening in the media center to prepare our students for their well-earned summer break. Please bookmark the June, July, August Media Monthly, as it will be updated every Friday and often during the summer!


Media Summer Message #1!

Although this is rather incredible, it is time for Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Hirschhorn to prepare the media center for the summer. The first step is to get all of our student library books back into the library. Our end of the year due date this year for media materials checked out to students is June 3. We will be sending home media notices this coming week, so please look for that and help your child find and return their books. Thank you for your support in this endeavor!

Art, Music, and PE Newsletter

Here is the link to the May/June Specialists' Newsletter, which gives you a glimpse into what your students are doing in Art, General Music, Instrumental Music, and Physical Education classes.

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June 17 - Last Day of School/Early Release (dismissal at 1:20)