Cedar Grove Friday Flash

June 14, 2019

Dear Cedar Grove Families,

We are pleased to announce our PTA Board members for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Jessica Carter - President
  • Sonal Purohit - Vice President
  • Jennifer Kim - Treasurer
  • Cathy Peterson - Secretary

We also want to express our appreciation to our outgoing board members for all the work that has been done for our school community.


Thank you to our students, parents, and staff for a wonderful year. No matter where you may travel this summer, Cedar Grove news is just a click away. Information will continue throughout the summer via our school website and Mr. Derby's Twitter feed. Please check them regularly to see the latest news and information. You will be receiving a connect ed message in early August, letting you know that the summer newsletter has been posted on our website.


We hope you enjoy your summer, and we look forward to seeing you in the new school year. To our students that are moving on to a new school, we will miss you and your family, and we wish you well on this next journey.


Have a wonderful summer break!


Mr. Derby and Mrs. German

Congratulations to our 5th grade students on their promotion to middle school!

For our students who are moving on....

It is the end of a wonderful school year, and we are going to miss our students who are transitioning to Wims. Please enjoy this video which commemorates all of our students and the joy they bring to each other and to us.


Karina-Maria Hirschhorn
Media Specialist

Congratulations to our May Bear Way winners!

Summer Book Club - One Time Meeting on July 14 for Current 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders

Are you currently in third, fourth, or fifth grade? Well, we have something special planned for you this summer! The media specialists at Wims ES, Clarksburg ES, Little Bennett, and of course, Mrs. Hirschhorn, are hosting a very special one-time book club meeting. We'll be discussing Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai. Read the book before our meeting on Sunday, July 14 from 3:00-4:00 PM at the Frederick location of Beyond Comics. If you need a copy of the book, you can order a paperback copy for $10.40. ALL ORDERS MUST BE IN BY JUNE 7 so that the book can be delivered to your child before the last day of school. You can RSVP and order a book from this RSVP link. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hirschhorn.

Math Olympiad

The Math Olympiad contest came to a close in March. Cedar Grove sponsored 3 teams this year and our students were among 160,000 participants spanning 35 countries. We would like to congratulate the following winners. In Ms. Ward's class, Rohit Marimuthusa was the winner. Sedric Su was the overall winner in Miss Troup's class. In Mr Oedemann's class, Grace Wang and Dylan Tran tied and both scored in the top 10% We congratulate all of our participants this year and look forward to next year's contest!

Media Morning Book Check-outs

Back by popular demand (and because she can't stay away from her students and books for too long) Mrs. Hirschhorn will again host the Media Mornings on specific Tuesdays in July and August. We hope your students can come in and check out summer reading books (we'll even check out books to incoming 6th graders!). Come in between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM on the following days:

July 2

July 9

July 16

July 23
August 6

August 13


These dates are also listed on our Web calendar for your convenience.

Summer Media Monthly

Summer is here, and that means we need to exercise our brains every day! And Cedar Grove is doing everything we can to give our students the opportunities to do that. We have spent this entire week in the media center exploring our summer reading and math goodies (yes, even those for Wims!), so ask your student to tell you all about them! Please check out the Summer Media Monthly for more information and links to all kinds of fabulous resources!

Summer is A Great Time to Read!

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) invites all students to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program, which will begin Saturday, June 15 and run until Saturday, August 31. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories,” encouraging children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own stories. Space is featured in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Children from newborns to 12 years old and teens, 13-17 years of age, are invited to sign up online or at any branch.


Participants who read and/or take part in fun learning activities can earn prizes (while supplies last); vouchers to a Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) bookstore; or raffle entries.


Summer Read and Learn also includes many different programs and events generously sponsored by FOLMC and local Friends of the Library chapters. Schedules of programs are on the Library’s calendar of events.

For more information about the program, visit

montgomerycountymd.gov/library/programs/summer-read-and-learn.html.

Report Cards Mailed Home to Parents

Monday, June 24th, 12am

24001 Ridge Road

Germantown, MD