Cedar Grove Friday Flash

April 1, 2022

Dear Cedar Grove Families,

As mentioned last week in the Flash, Cedar Grove and Wilson Wims ES will be partnering once again to host summer school this summer. The program will take place July 6-29 and will be tailored for students with the greatest need of mitigating learning disruption. The curriculum is designed to support students who need additional or repeated instruction in the major work of the previous grade level and/or are currently below-grade level in reading or math. Parents of students recommended for summer school will be contacted via email to receive registration information.

Other summer opportunities for elementary school students include the following:

Final summer program offerings will be dependent on enrollment, budget, and staffing.

This Monday and Tuesday mornings, students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will take the MCAP math assessments. Please make sure your child is well rested, has a healthy breakfast, and arrives to school on time. Thank you.

We know this is a rather lengthy newsletter, but we wanted to be sure you had all current and upcoming information, as the next Friday Flash will be not be sent again until April 22nd due to spring break.

Until then, we wish you and your family well and hope that you enjoy the break!

Mr. Derby and Mrs. German

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.

Cedar Grove Earth Day Spring Cleanup

There will be a Cedar Grove Earth Day Spring cleanup on April 23 from 9:00-1:00. Please come with your family and friends and help weed, plant flowers and mulch. Please bring your own gardening tools and together we can make our school look beautiful! Please click Cedar Grove Earth Day Spring Cleanup to view the flyer.

From the PTA:



Anyone can register!

Please register for an account to stay up to date on all PTA Sponsored events, volunteer opportunities and news!

Cedar Grove Elementary PTA - Home Page (membershiptoolkit.com)


Please consider signing up for Volunteer Opportunities 2022. Help us host the best events for the CGES community! (Note: You must create an account on the PTA Website in order to sign up for a volunteer opportunity).

BOOK FAIR - May 9th - May 13th, 2022 9:45 am - 3:30 pm

IT'S BACK! The CGES PTA is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair!

To make this a success we need VOLUNTEERS! Please use the Volunteer Opportunities 2022 form to sign up!

AROUND THE WORLD NIGHT - May 13th, 2022 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come experience Cedar Grove's Diversity!

if you are interested in hosting table to showcase your culture's artifacts please contact Binnish Mustafa (cgesptapresident1@gmail.com)


Order your 2021-2022 Yearbook before May 1! Click here to order online or to print the order form!


Please join us for McTeacher Night on April 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at McDonalds (Henderson Corner). Come and see which Cedar Grove staff will be serving dinner! That's right, why do you think it's called McTeacher night?!

CGES PTA General Assembly Meeting - April 5th, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

PTA General Assembly Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month. Join us on April 5th at 7:00 PM.

CGES PTA General Assembly Meeting

Date: April 5th, 2022 7:00 PM

Location: VIRTUAL (Zoom)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 811 3071 2195

Passcode: 998338

Meeting Agenda:

  1. Chair/Event Updates.

  2. Budget Updates.

  3. Vote on Special Projects.

  4. Vote on nominating committee: Be a part of the nominating committee to help build next year's PTA Board

March Book Madness Update

We have a winner! Check out this slide show. It's been an extraordinary reading experience and Mrs. Hirschhorn is so grateful for the readers and the voters!

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!

April is Autism Acceptance Month. Let's show our support by participating in an Autism Acceptance Spirit Week starting Monday, April 4th!

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Poems by You Update - April Poetry Project!

Do you Haiku? Do you Rap? Do you Sonnet?

Do you have a poem, buzzing in your bonnet?

This is the month, this is the day!

Write your poems and send them our way!

They can be short, or they can be long.

They can rhyme, or they can sound wrong.

We want to celebrate you, your lines, your poetry.

So, versify! And we’ll post it on our Poet Tree.

Poems sent to Mrs. Hirschhorn will be posted on our bulletin board and given the option to be read on the morning news.

Earth Day Project Update

All projects are due Friday, April 8. Please email Mrs. Hirschhorn and attach your videos or photographs. If you'd like to see the wonderful project we completed last year, watch our 2021 Earth Day Celebration! We cannot wait to see all the promises Cedar Grove is making!

Bear Day Information!

May seems like a long way away, and yet...we know it will be upon us in no time! We are going to have our traditional Bear Day celebration on May 20. Save that date! But we cannot do this without parent volunteers. Please take a moment to read this letter, which explains everything in more detail!

Tech Tips and Reminders

Please see our updated, weekly Friday Flash Tech Tips 2020 slide deck for more technology tips to help with online learning a little easier. you solve or prevent some issues that we encounter throughout the school day. You may want to bookmark this so that you always have it handy!

From Mrs. Hirschhorn, Media Specialist

Just as we were busy in March, that continues in April! In spite of spring break, we will be holding our media lessons, hosting our weekly book club meetings, and contributing to our Earth Day and Poetry projects! Please bookmark the April Media Monthly which is updated every Friday!

Art, Music, and PE Newsletter

Here is the link to the April 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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April 4 & 5 - MCAP Testing Grades 3, 4, 5 (a.m.)

April 4-8 - Autism Acceptance Spirit Week

April 6 - McDonald's Spirit Night Fundraiser, 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Henderson Corner location)

April 11 - Report Cards Posted in ParentVue

April 11-18 - No School, Spring Break

April 23 - Cedar Grove Earth Day Spring Cleanup

Save these dates!

May 9-13 - PTA Scholastic Book Fair

May 12 - Spring Chorus, Band, and Orchestra Concert