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CGE Weekly Newsletter 6/6/2021

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Welcome to our weekly Gator Bites newsletter! Every Friday 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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From the Principal's Desk

Dr. Larry Savage, Principal

We are at the time of year when we begin forming draft class lists for next school year. As such, we would like to give you an optional opportunity to give us input as we work towards finalizing lists in August. As such, please click the link below for further information regarding the class assignment process and to access a form to give us your input. If you choose to complete a form, please submit one copy for each child attending our school. I am also sharing the link with a letter describing the assignment process.

EOG Results

EOG score reports were sent home with in-person students today, Friday June 4th, in a sealed envelope. Score resorts for our virtual academy students will be mailed. If you have questions about your child’s results, please contact your child’s teacher.

EOY Celebrations:

We are writing to let you know that we will be holding a “Good Bye Drive Bye” on June 9th. Please see this schedule for exact times to meet your child’s teacher.

CGE Yearbooks

We have extended our Yearbook Ordering Deadline to June 10th. Please follow the directions below. Yearbooks will be delivered in July- we will notify you for pickup dates via email!
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School Updates

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Don’t want to cook? Looking for a reason to eat out?

Dine in or order take out at Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro

And support reFUEL CGE at the same time!

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WHEN: Tuesday June 15, 2021

WHERE: Carolina Brewery, 120 Lowes Dr #100, Pittsboro, NC

WHO: Everyone who eats is welcome!!

WHY: Carolina Brewery will donate a percentage of their total day’s sales to reFUEL CGE

WHAT: reFUEL CGE is a supplemental food program for qualifying students of

Chatham Grove Elementary

Help us help our students when they need it.

See you there!

Field Day

Our Gators from Kindergarten to third grade enjoyed their field day activities this past week. Monday will be our last day for fourth and fifth graders.

Please remember to have your child wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes suitable for an outdoor play. If the weather permits we will set up outside.

Thank you to all those who signed up to donate an item or two for this event. Your help is always appreciated!

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.

Parent Pro Tip

Check out these Summer learning tips from the national summer learning association to help your students continue with their learning in a healthy and fun way!

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From the Library

Students with books still out will get a daily reminder email beginning June 1. All students can check their checkouts on Destiny Discover by following these instructions:

Books not returned will need to be paid for. Thanks so much for your help in keeping our library collection complete.

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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.

Ignite Adventure at AIG Summer Enrichment Camp

We are excited to announce that Chatham County Schools is hosting two 4-day opportunities for 3rd-5th grade AIG students at Chatham Grove Elementary (June 21-24) or Virginia Cross Elementary school (June 28 - July 1). Transportation, breakfast, and lunch are available if needed.

This is a first-come, first-serve opportunity for identified AIG students. If your student works with Ms. Wilkie or Ms. Merilee as a Talent Development/Nurture student, they can still register, and if there is space, they can attend.

Click here to view a flier for the camp in English and her to view a flier in Spanish.

Please register at HTTP:// if your student(s) would like to participate.

Any questions regarding the program, please contact Michael Triplett at
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CGE Ongoing Information

reFuel CGE

reFUEL CGE needs your financial support – please donate now!!!

reFUEL CGE is our school’s new student food assistance program.

Your donation will help us make sure those students in need will get nutritious supplemental food over summer break, as well as help us continue to fund the program in the fall.

You can make a recurring monthly donation, write a check, or make a business sponsorship.

No donation is too small!!

*PayPal Link:

*Checks – please mail to:

reFUEL CGE, 538 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

reFUEL CGE website:

Interested in a business sponsorship? Please email us directly at or visit our website

Chatham County Summer Food Support

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The Emergency Broadband Benefit, or EBB, can help people hit economically by the coronavirus pandemic. It can pay $50 every month toward the cost of Internet service, and it is available to students who qualify for free and reduced lunches and all families who lost some income in the last year and earn less than $198,000. To learn more go to

Materials Pick Up

Student materials will be available for pick up again starting on Tuesday, June 1st from 9am-2pm. Please contact your student’s classroom teacher if you have a question about the materials/resources that need to be collected at our school.

From the Arts Department