CGS Weekly Message

11/28 - 12/2

Good afternoon,

Happy Sunday!

We hope that each and every one of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends! At CGS, we are THANKFUL for all of you and the continuous support you show our school community. Although, we lost our reigning "Readers Choice for BEST charter school in Alamance County" award provided by The Burlington Times-News and voted on by our CGS community (CGS previously held the title for 7 years in a row), we know that our CGS families, students, and staff are BETTER than BEST and we are grateful for the blessings CGS has provided our school community for the past 21 years. We are thankful for our past, our present, and what the future holds for our school population.

There are 3 short weeks left until Semester 1 ends and we are halfway complete with our 22-23 school year! December is a month full of fun and excitement but also full of midterms and finals for our students so please continue to stay focused.

Thank you to all of you that came out to support our Homecoming Event on Friday, 11/18! Congrats to all of our princes, princesses, and Homecoming King and Queen on their wins! It was also a fantastic night of seeing all of our CGS families and former CGS students (Alumni). Great job and shout out to our Athletics Department and Coach Paschal for a successful night! Shout out to our staff and parents who also helped organize and run the event! We couldn't have done it without you! Congrats again to all of our winners! Check out our school's Facebook Page for photos!

Don't forget to check out our website at and our Facebook page at for updates!

Testing Calendar- December

Please see the testing calendar below for a copy of this month's testing schedule for our students.
Big picture

Feedback Form FAQ 22-23

“Feedback Form” Submissions from week of 11/14:

(No submissions this week)

If you missed something or just need clarity on an event, etc. please fill out the form found here: This form will be monitored weekly and answers to frequently asked questions will be provided in the weekly Sunday message.

AMAZING Grizzly Heroes!

Please help us celebrate and SHOUT OUT our Amazing Grizzly Heroes recognized at CGS this week! These students are doing an AMAZING job of modeling our mission, vision, and values at CGS. They go above and beyond at CGS and we are VERY proud of them! Keep up the GREAT work!!

(None recognized this week)

Staffing Updates:

Parents, thank you for your patience while we work hard to fill our current teaching vacancies at CGS. We are actively interviewing applicants and working hard to fill our openings as quickly as possible with the most qualified applicants. Thank you for patience while we work to fill our openings. If you know of someone that would be a fantastic fit for our CGS family, please send them to our website to apply at

Band & Dance Updates

Please come check out our Performing Grizzlies at this year's area Christmas parades! They will be performing this week at Mebane's Parade on Friday night @ 7 PM and at Graham's Parade on Saturday @ 10 AM!

See the video below for a snapshot of the band and dance ensemble performances at Burlington's Parade prior to the Thanksgiving holiday break!


Dance Winter Concert: Wednesday, December 7th @ 6 PM in the CGS gym

Band Winter Concert: Wednesday, December 14th @ 7 PM in the CGS gym

Athletics Schedule

For ALL CGS Grizzly Fans - ANYONE wanting game information who is interested in getting the CGS schedules can use the CGS Dragon Fly website by using this web address to view each teams schedule, coaches, rosters, purchase tickets and watch games remotely if schools have the NFHS Network.

Please contact our Athletic Director, Coach Paschal for any questions at

Weekly Schedule:

Monday, November 28th:

4:30 JV Boys Basketball

6:00 Varsity Girls Basketball

7:30 Varsity Boys Basketball

Away at North Carolina Leadership Academy

CASH or online at GoFan at . $7.00 Seniors, $2.00 Students, kids age 7 and under are free

Game can be viewed:

Wednesday, November 30th:

4:30 JV Boys Basketball

6:00 Varsity Girls Basketball

7:30 Varsity Boys Basketball

HOME vs. Roxboro Community

Thursday, December 1st:

4:00 MS Girls Basketball

5:15 MS Boys Basketball

HOME vs. Burlington Christian Academy

Friday, December 2nd:

4:30 JV Boys Basketball

6:00 Varsity Girls Basketball

7:30 Varsity Boys Basketball

HOME vs. Eno River Academy

Parents Teachers Together (PTT)

Please see the note below from our CGS PTT!
Big picture

Dance Fundraiser- Texas Roadhouse Giftcards!

The CGS Dance Department is sponsoring the Texas Roadhouse gift card fundraiser again this year! Your student should have brought home a packet last Friday and packets will be due back to Mrs. Ballard on Monday, November 28th. This means you will have time to sell to family and friends over the Thanksgiving break. These gift cards make great Christmas gifts!!

Texas Roadhouse offers prizes and incentives for the various ages of student sellers, which you can read about on your packet, but the CGS Dance Department is also offering our own set of prizes and incentives, so please read about them below.

  • Top 3 Selling Elementary Classes will earn a party with the Clover Garden Dancers!

1st place - Movie, Games & Ice Cream Party with the CGS Dance Ensemble

2nd place - Games & Snacks with the CGS Dancers

3rd place - Games with the CGS Dancers

  • Middle School & High School students that sell $500 worth or more of TR gift cards will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card!

Please email me at with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your support of the CGS Dance Department!

-Mrs. Ballard

K-12 Dance Instructor, Clover Garden School

Big picture

Expansion Updates

  • During the Thanksgiving break we had beautiful weather and were able to pour concrete on the entire 2nd floor on 11/22 (Tuesday) and 11/23 (Wednesday) just in time to enjoy the turkey and pumpkin pie! The contractor started pouring concrete around 6am on both mornings.

Please see the photos below.

Technology Questions?

Please email Mrs. Paylor at for questions regarding technology.

Canvas Questions?

Please use the email for questions regarding Canvas concerns.

Have a FANTASTIC week Grizzlies!!

See you TOMORROW!!

As always, thanks for all that you do,

Mrs. Vereyken


Clover Garden School

*If you need this weekly newsletter translated into a different language, please let our Title 1 Coordinator, Mrs. Simmons know at