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Originally delivered on 2/2/2023 8:58 am

SUBJECT: CGES PTA Monthly Newsletter - February 2023

Introducing the CGES PTA WhatsApp!

Do you want to be able to connect with other parents/caregivers in your child's grade? Communicate about class events?  Share news...?  

The PTA has been working hard to find a way to help make this happen..., and NOW YOU CAN! We are excited to introduce the CGESPTA WhatsApp! In just a few easy steps, you'll be able to chat with other parents.

Step 1: Download WhatsApp on your mobile device

Step 2: Click HERE

Step 3: Join the CGESPTA WhatsApp "Community"

Step 4: Request to join your Grade "Group" (ie Kindergarten, 1st Grade, etc...)

Step 5: Start chatting!

News & Upcoming Events

Family Paint Night!

When: Friday, February 24th at 6:30 pm

What: Calling all families....the PTA is hosting a Family Paint Night! Join us for a fun night of instructional painting by CGES's own, Mrs. Annie Kim. This event is for kids and adults of all artistic levels. No experience needed. A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the CGES Art Program.  

Where: CGES Cafeteria 

Pre order your tickets today...ONLY A FEW SEATS LEFT!

The tickets are $15/person. We anticipate that this event will sell out quickly. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. 

**In order to put on the best event possible, WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Please consider volunteering. You can sign up HERE!**

Sales have started for the 2022-2023 Yearbook!!  You can order HERE

Luciana Villegas is our WINNER

DID YOU KNOW that we held a contest to determine the cover of this year's Yearbook? Our CGES 5th Grade students submitted artwork to be considered for the cover. Thank you to all the students who participated. We were so impressed with everyone's creativity. Congratulations, Luciana! 

Do you have photos for the yearbook? Click HERE to upload!

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

Sewing Club 

When: February 8th, 15th, 22nd, & March 1st - 3:45pm-4:45pm

What:  You Too Can Sew is an after school club that is available for NEW and INTERMEDIATE sewers.  

$100/student, all materials INCLUDED!

email to pay for class at

Where: CGES Art Room

Spirit NIGHT! 

When: February 22nd from 5pm - 9pm

Where: Chipotle - 20940 Frederick Road, Germantown

Come and join us for our February SPIRIT NIGHT! Chipotle is generously donating 33% of proceeds back to the school. Don't forget to enter the code XXFVQ3A for online orders. Bring this flyer to the restaurant to ensure your order goes towards the Cedar Grove fundraiser.

Classroom Valentine's Day Parties!

When: Tuesday, February 14th, time TBD by teachers

What: CGES students will be celebrating Valentine's Day with individual classroom parties planned by either their teachers or room parents. If you are a lead room parent, please reach out to your classroom teacher to find out a specific time for the party. 

Where: Cedar Grove ES classrooms

Souper Bowl Food Drive

When: NOW - Monday, February 13th

What: Who will win the Super Bowl??! CGES will be collecting non-perishable food items over the next week and a half. Have you student place the food items in the box under the helmet of the team they think will win this year's Super Bowl. We will see who the favorite is at CGES!

Where: CGES Lobby

Thank you for helping our Community!

Other Important Information

Debi Voiner

For organizing our amazing after school clubs!

Anna Bieniek

For setting up dinner at Mrs. Hirschhorn's Read Aloud Event!

Ivy Doss

For her continued efforts with designing and constructing our CGES yearbook!

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.

Sign up for an account today!

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-schoolpartnerships, 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.

March Book Madness

In March, we will have a bracket starting with 16 books and vote for the best book until we end up with a champion, much like the Basketball March Madness!  Books are recorded by a mystery reader and linked to a slide in the February Media Monthly, so students can begin "reading" them. The first ballot to eliminate titles will be available the first week in March. So, start reading now! 

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, February 7th, 2023 7:00 PM on ZOOM

Join us for our February PTA General Meeting!  Please see links for meeting agenda below. We hope to see you there!


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 812 1389 9154          Passcode: 030869

Next Month's PTA General Meeting will be on March 7th, 2023.

Mark Your Calendars
Tuesday, February 7
7:00p PTA General Meeting
Monday, February 20
Wednesday, February 22
5:00p Spirit Night: Chipotle
Friday, March 3
Early release day for students
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