CGE Family News

May 19, 2023

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Important Dates Ahead...

May 29 - No School

June 2 - Last day of School

Please be aware that there are lots of individual classroom and grade level events happening the month of May so make sure to check emails from your child's teachers.

Calendar and Schedule Updates

The latest calendar updates are available at

News from the Principal

Happy Friday!

Another busy week at CGE and many more to come as we close out this year. We have seen an increase in physical behaviors at school this week and we are all working hard to "keep it safe" here at CGE. If you could continually remind your children the importance of keeping it safe at school we would greatly appreciate your support. There are so many funs things planned these last two weeks I would hate for students to have to miss events due to behaviors. Thanks so much for your partnership.

Have a great weekend!

Candy Gram, Principal

Cottage Grove Elementary

Safety and Security

This month we have many special events happening throughout our building. Keeping safety at the forefront we will be asking parents to stay in the space of the activity that you are at school for and not go into classrooms or enter the pod areas. Teachers will explain this to you at the event and ask that you are respectful of our safety measures. If you are signing your child out and are picking up a sibling as well, you must go to the office to do that. Please do not go to the classrooms.

Thank you for your attention and understanding.

Long Range Facility Planning

Community Meetings

SoWashCo Schools is beginning to develop a new 5-year facility plan. Those in attendance will learn about the planning process and have an opportunity to share feedback and ideas that will guide our new plan.

Community meetings:

  • East Ridge High School
  • Tuesday, May 23 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Review the final 5-year facility plan and gather community feedback

News from Mrs. Galbus

End of the Year Wrap-up for books and devices

-book check out is over for the year-all books are due back by May 24th

-device collection-see this calendar for device collection by your child’s homeroom-charger, device, and collection sheet need to be turned in

-Please fill out the device collection sheet if your child is in grades 1, 2, 3, or 4. These were sent home today, Friday 5/19 and we would like them back by Tuesday, May 23rd. Grade 5 and K collection sheets will be filled out at school. This sheet is where necessary repairs can be noted so our tech dept. can address them.

-A charging cord needs to be included with every device turned in. If a charger is not turned in, students will not have one given them at the start of the year. If a 5th grader is missing a charger, they will be assessed a fee. If you need to order a new charger, here are links

Chromebooks Charger Reorder

iPad Charger Reorder

BOGO Book Fair

Lots of great books are available for summer reading at our Scholastic Book Fair.

Some things to know:

PTO is purchasing a book for every CGE student-there are a few classes yet to make their selections. Many thanks to PTO!

Students may bring money or use an eWallet (cashless transactions) Monday-Thursday mornings the week of 5/22.

Here is a link to our book fair homepage to set up eWallets or shop for things online.

PTO Corner

  • PTO Corner:
    • It’s not too early to start planning for next year’s Fall Fun Run fundraising event! More information to follow.

SoWashCo Community Education Youth Activities

South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) offers activities and classes for youth through SoWashCo Community Education. Activities and classes are conveniently offered at your child's school, partner locations within our community and online.

The latest activities and classes can be found on our website under Get Involved > Youth Activities.

Featured Class

Young Engineers Robotics and STEM Program

Young Engineers offers a problem and project-based learning program where students learn about new Robotics and STEM concepts in every class. Students apply those concepts by building up to eight operational machines and robots using patented building and programming kits.

Find More Classes and Activities

School Hours

7:30 am - School office opens

8:25 am - School opens to students

8:40 am - School day begins

3:10 pm - School day ends

3:30 pm - School office closes

NOTE: The earliest students can arrive at school in the morning is 8:25 am. All students must be picked up at 3:10 pm if not riding the bus home.

CGE Contact Information

Candy Gram, Principal: / 651.425.5803

Judy Nicklay, Office Coordinator: / 651.425.5801

School Website:

District Website:

CGES Office: 651-425-5800

CGES Attendance Line: 651-425-5806

CGES Health Office: 651-425-5802

CGES Fax Number: 651-425-5815

SoWashCo Student Information: 651-425-6218

SoWashCoTransportation: 651-425-5303