Citrus Grove Elementary Newsletter

Fall 2018

A Message from the Principal

Our Dollars, Our District: A half cent would make a big difference at CGE. Election Day is November 6th. Please visit the Our Dollars, Our District website for more information about this initiative.

Conference Night: The online conference scheduling app can be used to schedule parent/teacher conferences. The app can be found on the district website or by visiting Please use your FOCUS parent account and password to login.

TGIF/Favorite Man Day: What an amazing turnout we had during TGIF/Favorite Man Day! We had over 400 dads and family members come out to support our students. We are so grateful for the high level of support and involvement from our parents and extended families.

Counselor's Corner

October is Bullying Prevention Month

October is a month designated for many events such as: Breast Cancer Awareness

Month, Disability Awareness Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and many more! It also

hosts Red Ribbon Week for Drug and Alcohol Prevention which has been wonderfully

implemented through Mr. Rendell’s Fitness Week !

This month as a school, we would like to focus on Bullying Prevention Month. The theme will be the ongoing implementation of “Start with Hello ”. This is a Martin County School District Initiative under the umbrella of our Mental Health Plan of Prevention & Intervention.

Start with Hello

Start With Hello is a youth prevention program designed by the Sandy Hook Promise that promotes social inclusion and community connectedness in hopes to reduce bullying and gun violence. It is themed by 3 tasks:

- SEE someone alone

- REACH OUT and help


Unity Day

In the following weeks of October, team members will be promoting Start With

Hello through Enrichment Classroom Lessons, Skits, and Morning Announcements

collaborating with local high school students and iStand Club members led by Mrs. Moody .

Our school collective demonstration will be on Wednesday October 24th for Unity Day

where we will wear and share orange to show that we are together against bullying and

UNITED for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion!

Sunshine State Young Reader Award Program

Our students are loving this year's Sunshine State Young Reader (SSYRA) titles for grades K-2 and 3-5. Please be sure to sign your child's SSYRA Reading log after they read a SSYRA book. More information on the SSYRA program can be found on the Media Center page of the CGE website.

Class Storybook Pumpkin Contest

Our class Storybook Pumpkin contest is in full swing! Classes can participate in our contest to celebrate reading and have fun! Class pumpkins are due no later than Friday, October 26th and class winners will be announced on October 31st. We can't wait to see all the amazing pumpkins!

Mark Your Calendars!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be here the during the week of January 28th during Celebrate Literacy Week!

From the School Nurse

Please review the document below regarding Head Lice Checks.

Please welcome Ms. Nancy Danner as our new CGE PTO President.

We would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Veronica Espinosa and Mrs. Virginia Coleman for their continued support and dedication.

Citrus Grove PTO Facebook Page

Have you liked the Citrus Grove PTO Facebook Page?

Out of Field Teachers

CGE teachers not complying with the Florida Multicultural Education Training Advocacy (META Consent) timeline and Martin County School Board Policy 3120:

J. Hornstein

D. Jacobsen

R. Johnson

A. Carter

L. Munroe

K. Spohr

V. Wein

K. Kokinda

R. Szilagyi

However, all CGE teachers meet the federal definition of Highly Qualified to perform the duties of their position.

From the CGE Cafe

Did you know?

The breakfast and lunch menus are posted online each month.

You can also add money to your child’s lunch account online.

More information about the CGE Cafe can be found on the Food Service page of the CGE website.

School Safety

Ensuring safe learning environments for elementary and secondary school students, educators, administrators, and others is essential. Everyone – whether a member of the school community or even a resident of the local area – has a role in identifying potential threats to a school and sharing that information with those who can take action to assess and manage the risk posed. Please review this document from the United States Secret Service on Making Schools Safer.

Mark Your Calendar

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming dates:

October 22nd: Progress Reports Go Home

October 31st: Early Release

November 5th: PTO Meeting at 2:10 pm

November 16th: Ninja Warrior during RA Times

November 19th - 23rd: Thanksgiving Break

November 28th: SAC Meeting at 6:00 pm