Cedar Grove Friday Flash

February 25, 2022

Dear Cedar Grove Families,

We are happy to share that our first Spirit Night will be Tuesday, March 1 at Manhattan Pizza, 23221 Stringtown Road, Clarksburg, MD. Cedar Grove will receive donations equal to 20% of your food and drink orders and applies to dining in, carry out, or delivery. Although the in store time is set from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., Manhattan Pizza will honor our fundraising efforts all day. We hope you will consider supporting our first Spirit Night and enjoy a lunch or dinner while helping to raise money for our school programs. Don't forget to mention the name of our school!


Parents of 5th graders, the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) science assessment, MISA, will take place the mornings of March 14 and 15 from 9:30-11:45 a.m. Please make sure your child attends school on these days, is well-rested, and arrives to school on time. Thank you.


The Damascus HS Drama Club proudly presents Disney’s Little Mermaid. Performances are at 7:00 p.m. on Friday March 4th, Saturday March 5th, Friday March 11th, and Saturday March 12th. We also have a matinee on Saturday March 12th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $7.00 for students and senior citizens, and $10.00 for adults. Ticket sales begin 45 minutes before each show in the auditorium lobby. Come out and support the performing arts at Damascus HS!


Have a wonderful weekend!


Mr. Derby and Mrs. German

PTA General Assembly Meeting - Tuesday, March 1

We hope you will join us for a virtual, general assembly PTA meeting on Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m. Please click here on the flyer with the Zoom information for you to access this meeting. The image below shows the topics that will be discussed. Although we are well into the second half of the school year, we would love to have you attend and possibly volunteer to help with one or more of the upcoming events. We are so excited to have plans in the works, and we welcome any and all volunteers!

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Read Across America - Spirit Week

Beginning this Monday, we will be celebrating Read Across America week! In addition to students participating in various reading opportunities, each day students can choose to wear colors or clothing for spirit week. Please see the schedule shown below.

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March Book Madness

Our annual March Book Madness event is ready for voting next week! Our students have been reading our bracket selections and we hope have found books that they'd like to vote for. The ballot for the first vote will be available March 1 from the News page on the homepage and also from the March Media Monthly.

🎶 Spring Chorus, Band, and Orchestra Concert 🎶

Please save the date of Thursday, May 12, 2022 for our Spring chorus, band, and orchestra concert to be held at Cedar Grove, time TBD soon!


Singing Masks & KN95 Update for Music Class & Chorus

Well-fitting KN95 masks may substitute for the singing masks. We encourage your child to wear either their MCPS issued KN95 or a KN95 from home on the day they have music class and Chorus. If students are not wearing a KN95 mask on their music and chorus days, they will change into their MCPS singing mask for music and chorus. We are sooo excited to start singing again!

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

It's back! Starting in mid-March with our next crew, we will have a joke column on the morning news show and we need your jokes! Please fill out this form and submit your jokes! We can't wait to make each other laugh first thing in the morning!

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

March will be upon us next week, so I thought we'd publish the March Media Monthly a bit early because there is so much going on in March! As always, you'll see information about media lessons, but also links to our March Book Madness ballots throughout the month and grade 5 book club updates. Please bookmark the media monthly as it will be updated every Friday.

Art, Music, and PE Newsletter

Here is the February 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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February 28-March 4 - Read Across America Spirit Week

March 1 - Spirit Night at Manhattan Pizza, All Day and In Store from 4:00-9:00 p.m.; Virtual PTA General Assembly Meeting 7:00 p.m.

March 7 - Interims Available for Viewing in ParentVue

March 11 & 24- Early Release Days (dismissal at 1:20 p.m.)