Cedar Grove Friday Flash

April 29, 2022

Dear Cedar Grove Families,

The Cedar Grove Earth Day cleanup was a smashing success. Thank you to all the families who gave up part of their weekend to help beautify our school grounds. We appreciate each and everyone one of you and are thankful to have you as part of our Cedar Grove community!

Monday, May 2 is a professional day for teachers, and there is no school for students. Parents may wish to take advantage of having their child participate in one of many out-of-school time opportunities that focus on physical, mental and emotional well-being. Activities include fitness, yoga, dance, art and music. Virtual and in-person opportunities are available. For more information, visit this webpage.

Hallie Wells Middle School is having an Open House on Saturday, May 7 from 11:00-1:00. This is an amazing opportunity for students, families and community members to come see the school and take a tour. Hallie Wells. All are welcome! For more information, please click the link, Come to a Hallie Wells MS Welcome Tour,

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Derby and Mrs. German

Come See Our Students' Artwork at Westfield Montgomery Mall Countywide Art Show!

The countywide art show at the Westfield Montgomery Mall is happening this week at 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD. It will end and be taken down at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Please visit to view the beautiful artworks created by our very own students! You will find the artwork displayed in front of Nordstrom's on the first floor. Congratulations to the following students who were selected to represent Cedar Grove at this year’s countywide art show!

5th grade: Makhi Rutz, Aric Deng, Sophia Salebe, Olivia Kim, Saanvi Purohit, and Imani Bahati.

4th grade: Kayla Lederer, Ali Rashid, Carys Carter, Jason Zhang, Mila Poonai, Emma Nguyen, Shaurya Bhosale, Luciana Villegas Rojas, and Audriana Beckwith.

3rd grade: Hannah Mahoney and Alana Mescallado

2nd grade: Dante Abarca, Jeremey Shu, Ana Fernandez Ledesma, Advaita Gurram, and Jayden Brown.

1st grade: Jason Castillo, Joaquin Bravo, Sourya Chikkala, and Ada Escobar.

Kindergarten: Azrah Ahffan Kondeth and Chinmaya Malladi.

This will be a great opportunity to view wonderful artworks created by students all around the county. I hope you can schedule a visit to the mall this week. The art show will come down right at 4:00 p.m. this Sunday so make sure you get there on time!

Contact Tracing in Schools Ends May 2

MCPS is making changes to the COVID-19 contact tracing process in schools to align with the recommendations of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Maryland Department of Health, universal contact tracing is no longer necessary in schools and childcare programs.

While the virus continues to affect people in the community and across the nation, this change is possible because of the important work we have all undertaken to follow health guidelines, including vaccinations, that mitigate and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Effective Thursday, May 2:

  • MCPS will no longer identify or individually notify individuals who are in close contact with students or staff members who test positive for COVID-19.
  • Messages will be sent out at the classroom, grade or school level as appropriate to inform the community of positive cases at individual schools.
  • Daily cases by school will continue to be reported on the COVID-19 Dashboard.

MCPS will continue to work in collaboration with county health partners and, in the event of an identified COVID-19 outbreak, the district will conduct contact tracing and inform the school community of additional mitigation strategies, which may include mask-wearing and PCR or rapid testing on-site or at home. MCPS will monitor the number of cases and our strategy to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and communities.

Cedar Grove Elementary School Concert 🎶

Our Cedar Grove spring music concert will be on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. Please see detailed information below.

WHEN? Thursday, May 12, 2022

TIME? 6:30 p.m. (all students report at 6:00 p.m.)

WHERE? Cedar Grove ES blacktop (outdoor concert)

ATTIRE? jeans, sneakers, CGES Music T-Shirt

We will have parking available at Cedar Grove ES in the two parking lots in the front of the building; however, it is limited. Satellite parking is also available at Potomac Valley Assembly Church. A free shuttle will be available starting at 5:30 p.m from the church to take you to Cedar Grove. If you park at Potomac Valley Assembly Church (see location below), please drop your child off at Cedar Grove ES first, so that they can warm up with the chorus at 6:00 p.m. The free shuttle will also be available at the end of the concert to take you back to the Church.

Potomac Valley Assembly Church

22901 Ridge Road

Germantown, MD 20876

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:

BOOK FAIR - May 9th - May 13th, 2022 9:15 am - 3:30 pm

BOOK FAIR DONATIONS: Please donate money towards books for our teachers, students in need and media center! Donate through eWallet.

Now purchasing books is easier than ever by using eWallet. Create your own eWallet account for your children.

Please consider signing up to volunteer during the Book Fair.


Last day to order your 2021-2022 Yearbook Click here to order online or to print the order form!

2022-2022 PTA Nominations

Join the PTA Board! Nominate yourself or someone you know to help create wonderful experiences for your children!

2022-2023 Nomination Form

PTA General Meeting - All are welcome!

Topic: Cedar Grove ES PTA Meeting Time: May 3rd, 2022 Join Zoom Meeting https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/81130712195?pwd=akdkcXRLWFdjWHo2blNLZm5hRHhWQT09

Meeting ID: 811 3071 2195

Passcode: 998338


-New PTA Bylaws

-2022-2023 PTA Nominations

-Budget Updates

-Event 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!

Bear Day Information!

Bear Day, Friday, May 20, is almost upon us. We know that we will have quite a few parent volunteers as well as guests joining our picnic lunch. Please consider carpooling to and from school as parking is very limited, especially since this is a school day and staff will be using most of our parking spaces. We appreciate your consideration!

From Mrs. Hirschhorn, Media Specialist

We are in May in just a few days and it's incredible how far we've come this year in the media center! Here is your sneak peek into the May Media Monthly! Remember to bookmark the link, as I update it every Friday to reflect what we're doing in the media center, in book club, and what events we'll be hosting!

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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May 2 - No School

May 3 - PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.

May 9-13 - PTA Scholastic Book Fair

May 12 - Spring Chorus, Band, and Orchestra Concert

May 13 - Around the World Night 5:30-8:30 p.m.

May 18 - Early Release Day (dismissal at 1:20 p.m.(

May 20 - Bear Day