Gator Bites

CGE Weekly Newsletter - Summer Edition #2

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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! We appreciate your time and urge you to read through carefully each week- especially during these unconventional virtual learning weeks.

Stay safe, stay informed and stay Gator Strong! 🐊

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2021/2022 School Year Updates

School Tours

We are excited to be able to schedule tours in August! Please click below to sign up! Know of a new family or student in the area? Feel free to pass it along!

CGE Yearbook Pickup

Yearbooks are in!

If you pre-purchased your yearbook, please plan to pick up July 26th-28th 9am-2pm.

We have a limited surplus for sale on site- $15 each, cash or check only.

Stop by the office during pickup dates to purchase!

Registrations and Class Assignments

  • The schedule for the release of class assignments and our date for Open House will be shared as soon as we are able. Please stay tuned.
  • All new student registrations (including Kindergarten) must be completed online. Paperwork can be turned in to the building office Monday thru Thursday, 8am-4pm. If you know of a family new to our area, please share this information with them.
  • Click on the link below to register online now!

School Supplies

Grade level school supply lists are available now! Click on the link below for more information:

Substitutes Needed!

We need outgoing, fun loving substitute teachers to join our Gator team! Click the link below to apply today! Contact our Secretary/Treasurer Laura Dean with any questions:

School Updates

From the Art Department

It’s the End of the Year art show time! We have a capsule collection of CGE art featured here for you to view (please note this is a work in progress, & I am still adding to this exhibition!)
Feel free to explore all the other tabs on my website to find free digital art resources, art libraries & lessons to keep you busy all summer!

Here is the capsule collection of the Chatham County District Arts Exhibitions I designed & created, which is also a work in progress:

Comments or ideas are welcome! Email Victoria Sylvestre, your art teacher.

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From the Media Center

Summer reading challenge!

Click below for information!

Foreign Languages through Duolingo

Want to learn a foreign language this summer? Join Mrs. Griffin and dozens of other CGE students working on their language skills through Duolingo! We are currently offering:

  • Spanish

  • German

  • French

  • Japanese

  • Greek

If you are interested in another language, send Mrs. Griffin an email, and she’ll be happy to open up the course for you.

From Mrs. Galloway:

I am excited to share a choral opportunity for rising 4th-5th grade students this upcoming fall semester -- The North Carolina Elementary Honors Chorus. The honors chorus is composed of the best fourth, fifth, and sixth grade singers from across the state of North Carolina who are selected through a rigorous audition process by adjudicators. The NC Elementary Honors Chorus will take place during the North Carolina Music Association Conference on Sunday, November 7th in Winston Salem, NC.

Because of COVID-19, we will still need to take precautions in preparing for this event, and we should plan to be flexible as things may change in the coming months. For more information regarding honors chorus, please view the information below! I am also also happy to answer any questions at

NC Elementary Honors Chorus - Parent Note from Mrs. Galloway

NC Elementary Honors Chorus Page on the CGE Music Website
(You will need this site to access the practice recordings)

NC Elementary Honors Chorus Page

CGE Summer STEM Challenge

We are excited to share an enrichment opportunity to ignite learning for all CGE students this summer. This STEM challenge will build background knowledge in math and science while challenging students with the task of creating a high-flying paper rocket.

Click here to access and make a copy of the challenge. There will be a limited number of packets available for pick up in the front office if you can not access the electronic copies.

While working on the project, your child can collect work samples, pictures, and videos. Send any electronic work to for display in the school when we return in August.
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Summer/Fall Opportunities

Margaret Pollard Middle School:

Dear Rising Mustangs,

We are looking forward to next year and having you be a part of our school. During normal times, we would have a day where our 5th graders come to MBP and tour our halls, meet our teachers, and learn all about our school. We also would have a parent night where we share important information about MBP.

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold open houses this spring. We do, however, want to make the student and family transition into middle school as smooth as possible. Coming soon, we will be sending home a presentation that includes a tour of our school, important information such as classes and electives, different clubs and activities, etc.

We look forward to meeting you soon!


Tristen Perlberg


Margaret Pollard Middle School

NHS Jr Cheer Camp

When: July 26, 27 & 28, 2021

Time: 6-8pm

Location: TBA

Cost: $65 cash or check (payable to NHSBFAA)

**Register by July 24th to ensure you get t-shirt size**

K-8th graders come out and learn from our NHS Cheerleaders, basic skills, cheers, and HAVE FUN!!!

Please complete the registration link below:

Mustang Band

Dear rising 6th grade families,

6th grade band registration at Margaret B. Pollard is officially open. Visit our website to sign up and learn more!

Band is an elective class that occurs DURING the school day. No prior musical experience required. We are the largest, most visible organization at Pollard and we want you to join us! Interested students must start in 6th grade and ALL rising 6th graders attending Pollard are welcome to join! Our instrument rental meeting will occur on June 8th at 6:30pm, so sign up quickly! Additional questions can be directed to Ms. Clemens at


Ms. Clemens

Why join band?

Meet the instruments:

Junior Hawks Kids Club 2021-2022


Would you like your child to become the very first Junior Hawk member? See this Registration Link to learn more.