Gator Bites

CGE Weekly Newsletter- April 11, 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

Ms. Brooke Harris, our school’s new assistant principal, has been on the job a week and has really enjoyed getting to know our staff and our Gators. As a reminder, her email address is: She has taken over buses at this point. If you have transportation related questions, please reach out to her.

Please remember that spring break starts this Thursday with an early release. School will dismiss at 11:30. School will resume on Monday, April 25th.

Please consider signing up for our 2nd annual (and 1st annual in person) Gator Chase. The race will be held on Sunday, May 1st. Registration will begin at 8:00 with the actual race to start at 8:30. Attached is a flier with additional details.

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End of Quarter 3

The end of the third quarter was Friday, March 25th. Students received a Quarter 3 report card this Tuesday, April 5th. Please let your student’s teacher know if you did not receive a report card.

School Picture Day

Wednesday, April 13th is our scheduled Spring Picture Day! We will take our first ever Class Pictures along with individual portraits. Ordering information will go home with students next week!

Kindergarten Registration

It is time for Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year! If you have a child, or know of a child, who will be 5 on or before August 31 please register! This year kindergarten registration is online. You will be able to register at home or we will have computers available in the main office if you need support in registering your child. Families will also need to bring in a copy of their child's birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency to complete the registration process.

You can visit our schools website and click on the desk icon on the top right to access the new student registration site. This will direct you to the Powerschool student registration webpage. At the bottom of this page you will select the blue link for the 2022-2023 School Year Powerschool Online Registration Form to begin registration.

Kindergarten Orientation

The Kindergarten team will have an orientation meeting on Wednesday, May 18th starting at 4:30pm. This meeting is for upcoming Kindergarten families. The teachers will talk about August screening dates, information included on the screener, and general Kindergarten information. More information to come.

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.

From the PTA



Registration Opens @ 8:00 am

Race Starts @ 8:30 am


Students, staff, families, and friends can register for the Gator Chase 2.5K or 5K race by clicking HERE. Don’t wait to register, it’s going to be a FUN day for our CGE community!

*** 100% of race registration fees will help fund CGE recycling and composting programs! ***


The Gator Chase 2022 is just around the corner, and to make this run a great success, we need volunteers. Are you able to lend a hand? If so, please click the following link, and we will contact you to place you in a time slot that works best for you! Please Click Here to volunteer!


Support from the CGE business community has been AMAZING! Please help us give a **HUGE** GATOR SHOUT OUT to the confirmed sponsors listed below (a few sponsors are still pending so this list will grow over the next few days)!!!

~ Platinum Sponsors ~

Ray Posada, Real Estate Broker

Emerge Pediatric Therapies

Avance Care & 501 Pharmacy

~ Gold Sponsors ~

Chatham Pediatric Dentistry


Brown’s Automotive

Five Feathers Photography

~ Silver Sponsors ~

Sanford Pediatrics, Dr. Lloyd

Thoughtful Turtle

~ Bronze Sponsors ~

Amy Strunk Designs

1870 Farm

House of Hops


Kids Gym

Morgenstern Orthodontics

Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill

Carolina Brewery

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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 April 4th. Great job, gators!

From the Counselors

As we approach the end of the school year, we are very proud of the hard work of our students and staff! Please consider checking out the 4th Quarter Counseling Connection Newsletter.

Introducing your 2022 CGE Student Council

Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing our Student Council members to our school community through Gator Bites.
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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 3 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