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Originally delivered on 12/1/2022 8:15 am

SUBJECT: CGES PTA Monthly Newsletter - December 2022

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Holiday Shop

The Cedar Grove PTA Holiday Shop is BACK for a 6th year.  Our kids will have the opportunity to shop for their friends and family.  Prices range from $1-$20. 

This is a wonderful event, but we need your help. Please consider volunteering for a slot at the Shop from December 9th - December 16th.

Thank you in advance!

The PTA is partnering with MoCoats to host a coat drive running through Monday, December 19th.  Donated coats go directly to MCPS students and families who could use the support this winter.  The coats should ideally be lightly used or new. Sizes 2T - adult sizes are accepted. The donation box is at the entrance of Cedar Grove ES. Thank you for your support!  


...chicken dinner?  Wait, no no, PIZZA LUNCH!  Congratulations to MRS. ANDERSON'S class for winning our Membership Drive! Thank you to all of the teachers for supporting our efforts to grow the PTA.   

Coming Soon...

Winter Wonderland!

Cedar Grove Elementary School will be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland on December 3rd.  Ask your students what fun decorations are decking the halls of the school!  Stay tuned for photos on Facebook and Instagram.

Pop Up Bulletin Board Contest

Many of our teachers and students are showing their holiday spirit by participating in a Bulletin Board Decorating Contest.  We can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!  These boards will be featured during our Winter Wonderland. Be on the lookout for pictures!  

Family Night at the Holiday Shop

When: Tuesday, December 13th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm

What:  Crafts, Cocoa, Cider, & Donuts! Enjoy some family time while your kiddos get a chance to browse our Holiday Shop for some last minute gift ideas! 

Where: Cedar Grove ES Cafeteria 

Spirit DAY! Let's raise some dough...!

When: December 20th from 11am - 10pm

Where: Manhattan Pizza, Clarksburg

Don't forget to mention that you're from Cedar Grove ES! Manhattan is donating 20% of your total purchase back to the school!   

Natasha Dotrang

For leading our PTA Membership Drive!  Due to Natasha's efforts, we now have over 100 active members!

Binnish Mustafa

For organizing our Graduation Year Fundraiser!

Janet Remsnyder, Jennifer Wong, & Kathy Ellis

For the lovely lunches and desserts for our Teachers during a hectic conference week!

Mrs. Annie Kim

For her artistic support with planning Winter Wonderland!

Create your CGES PTA Website Account Today!

The Cedar Grove PTA website is your go to source for all things PTA! Get information about membership, events, programs, meetings and much, much more.  It is your one-stop shop to be In-The-Know.

Creating an account on the CGES PTA Website allows you to access the entire site including the Cedar Grove Family Directory (members only), volunteer opportunities, PTA listserv and information on how to get involved.

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PTA membership is not required to create an account.

JOIN the PTA today!

We are a stronger community when all families join and actively participate in the PTA.  

The PTA provides programs on strengthening family-school partnerships, and free resources for members on issues and areas such as STEM and health & safety.

Be a part of a powerful association that can advocate on behalf of children and educators at the local, state and national levels.

Get Involved!

When adults volunteer, all students benefit! There are many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved!  Your help is needed!  Log in to your account and see the many opportunities to volunteer!

Next PTA Meeting
Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 7:00 PM on ZOOM

Join us for PTA General Meeting of the year.  Please see links for meeting agenda below. We hope to see you there!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 812 1389 9154          Passcode: 030869

Upcoming Events to Remember
Tuesday, December 6
7:00p PTA General Meeting
Wednesday, December 7
Early release day for students
Monday, December 12
9:30a Holiday Shop
Tuesday, December 13
12:00a Holiday Shop
6:30p Family Event at the Holiday Shop
Wednesday, December 14
12:00a Holiday Shop
Thursday, December 15
12:00a Holiday Shop
Friday, December 16
12:00a Holiday Shop
Tuesday, December 20
11:00a Spirit Night: Manhattan Pizza
Friday, December 23
Winter Break--No school for students and teachers
Monday, December 26
December 26Holiday--Schools and offices closed
Tuesday, December 27
Winter Break--No school for students and teachers
Wednesday, December 28
Winter Break--No school for students and teachers
Thursday, December 29
Winter Break--No school for students and teachers
Friday, December 30
Winter Break--No school for students and teachers

We NEED Your Photos!! Do you have photos from a class party, recent class field trip, or any other school event? Please click the yearbook icon for instructions on how to send them in for the yearbook!

Any questions can be directed to Ivy Doss, CGES Yearbook Chair, at

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