The Timberwolf Times
CGE News Worth Howling About
2016-17 Edition II
A Note From the Principal’s Office…
Can you believe we are headed into the final stretch of the school year?! It will be an action-packed final quarter!
As you may be aware, TNReady testing will begin on April 17th. All 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will take small sections of this test every day for eight days beginning April 17th and going through April 28th. Additionally, 2nd graders will take TNReady for the first time this year. This will be May 1st through May 5th. All of these assessments will be given in paper-pencil format.
Our students and teachers have been working hard every day and are excited to demonstrate their learning on the state assessments. Here are some suggestions that will help your child do his/her best during testing:
We are excited about all that your students have learned and continue to learn.
As always, thank you for your support of CGE and our children!
Mrs. Paige Jorge and Dr. Larissa Westerfield
Cedar Grove Elementary School
"The triumph can't be had without the struggle." ~Wilma Rudolph
Cedar Grove Creed:
We the people of Cedar Grove School pledge to be caring, responsible, and respectful as we learn and achieve together.
The Physical Education Department
It can't be the final 9 weeks of school. We are so excited about finishing up the year on a healthy and safe note.
A few important dates from the PE department:
April 20-May 1 will be the mile run for our 3-5 grade students. Our goal is to have all students finish in less than 15 minutes. If you have a chance, before we start testing see where your child stands with this challenge. Springtime is the perfect time to walk the neighborhood, or go to one of the parks and run their courses.
Fifth grade will be visiting the Ford Ice Center on May 3 ,2017, as a reward from The Nashville Predators, this is totally free to our students who have meet a certain criteria- Please support The Nashville Predators as we make a march toward the Stanley Cup Finals!
May 18 is scheduled on the books for Field Day, everyone's favorite day!
The PE department is amazed by our Jump Rope for Heart participation this year! We have a few orders that have come to us late, but at this time we have $4,250.00! This has been one of our better years. Thank you again for your support
As the weather warms up we seem to forget to wear proper shoes to school. We love to see all the cute sandals of the season, however your child will not be able to participate in class with the wrong shoes. If they must wear sandals to school, please think about sending sneakers to keep in their lockers or classrooms.
Coach Sherry Peters
Coach Jeremy Bjornstad
Parent Academy: Technology Tools & Tips
Friday, April 28th 7:30-9:00
CGE Computer lab with our School Technology Specialist, Holly Harwood
Transition Breakfast for Upcoming Kindergarten parents
Friday, May 12th at 7:45
in the CGE library
Our budding artists have partnered with Square 1 Art and are excited to provide our families the opportunity to have their masterpieces printed on keepsakes to treasure forever. Order forms will arrive in your artist's backpack shortly. Square 1 Art would love to place a keepsake in the hands of all our families and offers a variety of keepsakes at several price points to fit your family's budget. Also included with each order form is a sticker sheet of your child's artwork that is yours to keep for free! Please make sure to read your order form carefully. You can order online or return your order form to Mrs. Prior at CGE by April 21st with cash
or checks made out to Square 1 Art.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUPPORTING OUR ART STUDIO AND CELEBRATING YOUR BUDDING ARTISTS!
*If your child didn't complete their artwork by our Square 1 Art deadline and didn't receive an order form, they can complete their artwork and you can order directly from Square 1 Art separate from the school fundraiser.
Music Notes From Mr. Hoppe & Mr. Sanchez
Band and Choir Parents:
We will be performing one more time this year. We will have our Spring Concert on Thursday May 11th.
We will perform together as we did at the Holiday concert. The concert will begin at 5:30 and there will be a reception in the cafeteria afterwards. Please bring family and friends to see our final concert.
Our talent show is will also be in May. We are ready to show our talents on May 24th. This will be at 8:00 on the stage in the gym.
Your child will receive a Talent Show Permission slip if they are interested in auditioning for the talent show. The forms must be turned in by Thursday April 13th. The forms will come from your child’s music class and can must be returned to one of the music teachers, Mr. Sanchez or Mr. Hoppe. The last day we can accept parent signed Permission forms will be Thursday April 13th.
All the auditions will be performed and filmed during your child’s music classes in April. In May we will tell your child the results of the auditions. For the students that make it into the “Live –on Stage” portion of the talent show there will be two rehearsals, during school. These rehearsals will be announced to the teachers and students in May.
Please be on the lookout for the permission forms if your child is interested in auditioning for the talent show.
Check Out What’s Going on With the Library!
Please remember to bring your library books back on their due dates. Thank you for continuing to show your good manners and following directions while Mrs. Rafacz is out on maternity leave.
A Note From Your PTO
It's hard to believe our year is almost over! We’ve had an amazing amount of involvement and event attendance. It’s truly been a record-breaking year. Let’s continue this momentum through the final quarter of the year!
Teacher Appreciation Week will be here before you know it. At CGE we will be celebrating our teachers & staff the week of May 8-12. Each day, the PTO will be surprising the staff with treats, everything from a coffee & tea bar to a fully catered lunch. Each teacher and EA will also receive a special gift at the end of the week from PTO on behalf of all of the families at Cedar Grove. This year, we will also be asking students to handwrite a note or create a drawing for their teacher that lets the teacher know what they’ve helped each student with the most this year. This is a week that everyone looks forward to! It is a huge undertaking, though, so if you can volunteer during the week or help with donations, it is deeply appreciated! Check the PTO website (www.cgepto.weebly.com) for a list of needed donations.
We are asking EVERYONE to please make sure you have registered your Kroger Plus card on the Kroger website. Once you’re registered, you can click on the “community” link and choose Cedar Grove Elementary PTO as your charity of choice and link us to your card. Once that’s done, Kroger will donate 5% of every purchase you make back to CGE. In the last 6 months, with only 60 families participating, we have received over $1000! Our goal is to have at least 600 families participating, and to utilize those donations to replace the need for a Spring fundraiser next year. We know that is a goal we can ALL support!
Please make sure you're connected to the resources we have created to make sure CGE parents are staying informed! Join the Cedar Grove Elementary- PTO Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/94271179767. You can also check out the PTO website at cgepto.weebly.com for upcoming important dates, current happenings, and EASY ways to support the BEST school in the state of Tennessee! You can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to find an opportunity to help at your child's school.
Easy Everyday Ways to Support the BEST School in the State of Tennessee!
Are you a Kroger Plus member? Go online to www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow and login to your account to connect your card to Cedar Grove Elementary! You’ll make a donation to CGE every time you shop, while still earning your discounts & fuel points!!
Shop on Amazon using smile.amazon.com/ch/62-1756737 and your purchases will generate a donation to Cedar Grove Elementary each month! You’ll still be able to use your Prime benefits if you have them.
Mark your Calendar
Mark your Calendar….
April 13 CGE Spirit Night @ Panera Bread, 4-8pm
April 13 Monthly PTO Parent Meeting @ Panera Bread, 6:00pm
April 14 No School
May 8-12 Early Kindergarten Registration
May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 18 Field Day
May 23 Kindergarten Graduation
May 24 Talent Show
May 24 Last full day of school
May 26 Abbreviated day/ Report Card pickup
What are your plans for Summer Break? Remember to seek out opportunities to learn new things and to grow your talents!!