Citrus Grove Elementary Newsletter

Fall 2019

A Message from the Principal

As part of a District initiative, CGE students are now wearing student ID badges. Please view the 3 minute MCSD video provided through the link below:

Your child must wear their badge on campus, when riding on the bus, on field trips, and when in Extended Day. We are currently experimenting with using them in the cafeteria and in the library.

If your child misplaces their badge, the school will be replacing it for a small fee. Please work with your child to help them understand that the badges and lanyards are not toys and that they are responsible to wear them each day for school.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sunshine State Young Reader Award (SSYRA) Program

Students are so excited about the 2019-2020 SSYRA program for grades K-2 and 3-5. We have sent home a SSYRA reading log with each student. When your child reads a SSYRA book, they should get their log signed and then come to the media center to get their brag tag(s). We have special SSYRA brag tags for each SSYRA book.

Check out the 2019-2020 list for K-2 and 3-5. Thank you for supporting this great program!

Contact: Mrs. Ciliberti, Media Specialist, with any questions.


Phone: 772-223-2513 x118

From the CGE Cafe

Did you know?

  • National School Lunch Week is Oct 14 -18th.
  • You can purchase snack bar passes as a way to celebrate your child's birthday. Each pass is $1.00. Let the cafeteria know the day for the birthday celebration and the class count. For payment, you can place the money in your child's lunch account online or by sending in cash or check in an envelop with your child's name on it.
  • We are now using Student ID badges in the lunch line on the cuisine side. At this time, we continue to use regular lunch cards on the Premium Side.

Contact Christy Cole, CGE Cafeteria Manager, with any questions.


Phone: 772-219-1892

Counselor's Corner

Social Emotional Learning

This year teachers at CGE are implementing more opportunities for Social Emotional Learning in the classroom. Two specific programs that address these areas are:

  • Restorative Practice (Circles)
  • Sanford Harmony

Each day, students receive the chance to join a group circle to build classroom culture or to work with a “buddy” to build positive peer relationships among classmates. For more information on Sanford Harmony, visit:

Dazzling Diamondback

Each week, a student from each class is selected to be our Dazzling Diamondback of the week and have their name announced on the morning announcements! The criteria for being selected is demonstrating the CGE Expectations: Control, Good Choices and Effort! Every student is a Dazzling Diamondback at Citrus Grove!

Contact: Ms. Bookall, School Counselor, with any questions.


Phone: 772-223-2513 x111

A Big T.G.I.F Day Thank You!

Thank you to all of our CGE Families for participating in T.G.I.F Day. We had a great turnout and we're thankful for your support.
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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:

A. Carter

J. Hornstein

D. Jacobsen

R. Johnson

K. Kokinda

V. Wein

J. Ventriglia

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

Mark Your Calendar

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming dates:

October 9th: Non-School Day (Students and Teachers Off)

October 9th: PTA Give Back Night at Ocean Republic Brewing from 3-10pm

October 11th: Dress Like a Vet/Patriotic Dress Day for $1.00

October 16th: SAC Meeting at 6pm in the Media Center

October 23rd: Unity Day - Wear Orange to School

October 25th: Crazy Sock Day

October 31st: Early Release

November 1st: Freaky Friday from 5-9pm

CGE School App

Please make sure you have downloaded the Martin County Schools app from your phone's app store. You can add CGE as one of your schools on the app. This way you can stay up-to-date with school information that gets pushed out on our app on a regular basis.
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Be sure to download our school app!