Cedar Grove Friday Flash

December 10, 2021

Dear Cedar Grove Families,

Thank you to all our families who donated to our SGA's Toys for Tots drive. There will be many children who will be smiling when they receive something special from you for the upcoming holidays. Thank you for giving to others in need and for making a happy and brighter day for the children who will be receiving your gifts!

We are so pleased to share that our students are continuing to do a wonderful job with our composting efforts. As you can see in the report below, as of November 30, students were able to collect 991 pounds of edible items. We are so proud of our students' efforts to divert waste from landfills and incinerators, which in turn helps the environment. By doing our part, we can work to reduce both food waste and global hunger at the same time!

Please read the following from Mrs. Arellano, our wonderful music teacher:

We are very excited for our 3rd Annual Winter Sing-Along! Students and staff will be participating in our annual Winter Sing-Along on Tuesday, December 21 @ 3:00 p.m. This event will be held outside on the blacktop. Students should come to school that day dressed for the weather - warm winter coats, hats, gloves/mittens, and scarves so that they will stay warm and cozy outside. Students are also welcome to bring a small towel or blanket to sit on. We're going to have so much fun!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Derby and Mrs. German

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Safety, Security, and Well-Being of Students - Invitation to a Live Conversation

Montgomery County Public Schools is committed to ensuring the safety of all students. Please join us for a virtual Community Conversation for caregivers and students on Monday, December 13, 2021, from 7-8:30 p.m. The event will include updates and information about MCPS's commitment to health-related safety, psychological safety, and physical safety. Caregivers and students will have opportunities to learn about resources, hear from a panel of experts and community partners, ask questions, and provide feedback.

The event will be live online at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org , the MCPS YouTube channel, and on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36, and RCN 89).

Winter Concert ANNOUNCEMENT:

Our 4th/5th grade Chorus and Instrumental Music students have been working very hard so far this year! They are excited to be able to "perform" for you!

In lieu of a "live" concert that was scheduled for Monday, December 13, and out of an abundance of caution in large-group gatherings, we will not be having our "live concert" on December 13. Instead, Mr. Kieft and I will be videotaping the students "perform" during their regularly scheduled chorus and instrumental music rehearsals over several weeks in December and January. We are excited to put these videos together and share with you by the end of January!

Thank you so much for your continued support in your child's music education!


Mrs. Arellano

Mr. Kieft

Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting-December 20

The Montgomery County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will host its next virtual monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 20 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity to connect with other parents/guardians of students with special needs, have a dialogue with special education administrators and learn more about topics of interest.

The Zoom meeting information is included below:


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+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 872 4338 9346 Passcode: 122021

If you would like to be added to the listserve, provide your email information to Rosa M. Aleman at Rosa_Aleman@mcpsmd.org.

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

Can you believe that we're in December? This year is just flying by! Please bookmark the December Media Monthly which is loaded with information, including some Winter break activities for our students!

Art, Music, and PE Newsletter

Parents, each month our Arts team will share a newsletter that will provide you with what grade level students are doing in their classes.

Here is the December Specialists' Newsletter.

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December 23-December 31 - No School