CGE Weekly Newsletter-February 14, 2022
Welcome to our weekly Gator Bites newsletter! Every Sunday evening our team at CGE will send out any important updates for the following week. Our goal is to be prepared, transparent and informative!
Stay safe, stay informed and stay Gator Strong! 🐊
From the Principal's Desk
We are working hard to help carpool run as efficiently as possible to ensure students arrive on campus at the start of school (7:55). Please help us by continuing to work with your kids to ensure that they are ready to safely exit the car when you arrive in the disembarking area each morning. For sure, things are going to happen when sleepy elementary students need to get out of the car--we understand! Let’s all continue to do our best, however, to support the carpool process.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Bus Requests Update
MOY Test Results
On Thursday, February 17th, results from middle of year testing will go home with students. This will include:
Reading data from mClass for grades K through 3
Reading data from STAR for grades 4 and 5
Math data from STAR for grades 1 through 5
Check-In results for grades 3 through 5
Science Fair Winners!
Big congratulations go out to Stephanie Frankowski and Elias Koshy for their 1st place wins in the CCS District Science Fair competition. Both students will be representing CGE and CCS at the Regional Science Fair competition in the coming weeks.
From the ESL Department
WIDA ACCESS testing for ESL students will begin January 24th- February 4th
The testing is planned to go as follows:
January 24th: Grades 1-3 students listening, reading, and some speaking tests
January 25th: Grades 4-5 students listening, reading, and some speaking tests
January 26th: Grade 1 writing test & some Grades 1-3 speaking tests
January 27th: Grades 2-3 writing tests & Grades 1-3 remaining speaking tests
January 28th: Grades 4-5 writing tests & Grades 4-5 remaining speaking tests
January 31st- February 4th: K 1-1 ACCESS Test
*The testing window closes on March 11th so there will be time for test make-ups if students are absent.
It is important that ESL students come to school on their designated testing days, well rested and ready for testing. They will be taking 4 tests throughout the week: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Each test will last 30 minutes to 1 hour. Please encourage your children who are being tested to do their best. Thank you for your support in this very important ESL testing. If you have any questions about testing, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Guibert at email@example.com.
Chatham Grove ESL Department
Del Departamento de ESL:
Las pruebas WIDA ACCESS para estudiantes de ESL comenzarán del 24 de enero al 4 de febrero
La prueba está planeada para ir de la siguiente manera:
24 de enero: Estudiantes de grados 1-3 pruebas de comprensión auditiva, lectura y algunas pruebas de expresión oral
25 de enero: Estudiantes de grados 4-5 pruebas de comprensión auditiva, lectura y algunas pruebas de expresión oral
26 de enero: prueba de escritura de grado 1 y algunas pruebas de expresión oral de grados 1-3
27 de enero: Pruebas de escritura de los grados 2-3 y pruebas de habla restantes de los grados 1-3
28 de enero: pruebas de escritura de los grados 4-5 y pruebas de expresión oral restantes de los grados 4-5
31 de enero - 4 de febrero: Prueba ACCESS K 1-1
*La prueba cierra el 11 de marzo, por lo que habrá tiempo para recuperar la prueba si los estudiantes están ausentes.
Es importante que los estudiantes de ESL vengan a la escuela en los días designados para el examen, bien descansados y listos para el examen. Tomarán 4 pruebas a lo largo de la semana: escuchar, leer, hablar y escribir. Cada prueba tendrá una duración de 30 minutos a 1 hora. Anime a sus hijos que están siendo evaluados a hacer lo mejor que puedan. Gracias por su apoyo en esta prueba de ESL muy importante. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre las pruebas, no dude en comunicarse con la Sra. Guibert en firstname.lastname@example.org.
Departamento de ESL de Chatham Grove
From the CGE Student Council:
Thank you to those of you who could join us for our Inauguration on Monday! Our newly-inaugurated council members really shone as they gave their speeches and showed their passion for and commitment to making CGE a better school.
If you were not able to join us for the inauguration, please feel free to watch the recorded version here:
From the AIG Department:
Testing for students referred for AIG Evaluation will begin Monday Feb 7th and will continue through March 4th.
Testing for this week will be as follows:
Monday Feb 14th: 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students referred
Tuesday Feb 15th: 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students referred
Weds Feb 16th: 3rd, 4th grade students referred
Thurs Feb 17th: 3rd grade students referred
Kindergarten and 1st grade students referred for testing will be pulled individually throughout the 4 week testing window. Make up testing for 3rd-5th graders who miss a testing session will be completed throughout the 4 week testing window.
From the School Counselors
CGE Club Days Donations:
Think First & Stay Safe Program
From the EC Dept
From the Visual Arts Dept
Water bottles (washed out please, no lids)
Yarn (full or partial skeins, any color or texture)
Colored sharpies (colors, not metallic)
CAFETERIA VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!
The cafeteria staff is a small but mighty team that could use parent volunteers to help with breakfast and lunch service.
Please sign up if you can assist, they are super appreciative of the support: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4fa5aa2da5ff2-cafeteria
Camp Invention is filling up fast!! Camp will take place here at Chatham Grove June 13-17 from 8am-4pm. We have 40 slots left for campers rising Kindergarten-rising 6th grade students. We need 6 more middle school students to help as Leaders in Training and 9 more high school or college students to work as Leadership Interns (high school and college age). Leadership Interns will be paid and can get recommendation letters for college and/or future jobs. We are also looking for a few parent volunteers to help with lunch and managing the supply room. Please note that all parent volunteers will need to fill out Chatham County's volunteer form. Parent Volunteers will receive a discount code to receive $130 off up to 2 campers or $30 off up to 2 Leaders in Training. Let me know if you are interested!
Register your child before February 16th using the discount code: SUM35 for $35 off the registration fee. Our next discount code is: EXPLORE25 for $25 off the registration fee February 17th until March 31st. You don't want to miss these discounts! Camp Registration Link
Check out this year's Camp Explore here!
From taking apart robots to building prototypes of their biggest and best ideas, each activity is designed to give your fledgling innovator an unforgettable summer experience. Please let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at email@example.com.
Northwood HS Summer Soccer Camp
Ever wanted your child to have a safe, fun space to develop their soccer skills or learn some soccer skills while getting coached up by some of Chatham County's best young players and experienced coaches? The Northwood HS Soccer camp is the place to be.
If your child will be a 1st-8th grader in the Fall of 2022 please sign them up for Northwood HS Summer Soccer Camp Monday July 18 and Tuesday July 19th from 8a.m-3p.m at Northwood.
The camp will feature Northwood HS Soccer Players, Coaches, and indoor and outdoor soccer skill sessions and games. For more details and a form to sign up click the link below. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt, and prizes will be awarded throughout the camp.
Cost is $70 per camper, cash or check (payable to NHSBFAA Men's Soccer) to be paid on the first morning of camp. Space will be limited, so sign up soon to reserve your child's spot.
Here is the link to sign up https://forms.gle/kbg9HDy1py8ddUA77
All the best,
Northwood Varsity Men's Soccer Coach
Sing & Play
Hey Gator musicians! Are you ready to take the stage in a new musical competition? Audition for Sing & Play at Jordan-Matthews! The elementary division is open to students in grades 1-5, as individuals or in groups of four or fewer. Make sure to sign up by Feb. 1! For more information, and the link to sign up, go to: