Dear Cedar Mountain Families,

 As we approach the end of the year, I would like to thank all of you for your support of your children and our teachers as we navigated through a challenging school year. This blog will be dedicated to all of the great students at Cedar Mountain, like our Students of the Month who have been recognized for their efforts, achievement, kindness, and just all-around being great kids! Check out the pictures of classes releasing their butterflies, the students’ faces are so sweet as they let their “class pets” free. Finally, don’t forget about the Cedar Mountain Summer Enrichment Program. If you would like to enroll your child in this program, please click THIS LINK that will take you to letter to sign up.



June Students of the Month: Congratulations to our First Grade June Student of the Month. These students were selected by their teachers for demonstrating the following qualities:

Acts of kindness towards others

Helping others

Using good manners and being polite 

Cleaning up after ourselves

Greeting others and asking about their day

Perseverance on difficult tasks

Talking about our feelings

Using classroom and school materials appropriately

Including others in activities and play

























Memorial Day Parade: On June 6th, Cedar Mountain hosted a Memorial Day Parade performed by the Vernon Township High School Marching Band under the direction of Mr. Max Taylor. Active military and Veterans attended and stood next to their Cedar Mountain family member. In addition to the parade, the Vernon Township High School Marching Band played a medley of songs for each branch of the military. Cedar Mountain students proudly wore red-white-and-blue while holding American flags and patriotic drawings. Enjoy some pictures from the day…




Memories of Fun Day: Our school had two extraordinary Fun Days in late May, with the weather being just perfect to enjoy the day. Thank you to our SCA for volunteering on this day. A special thank you to Mr. Hernandez, our Physical Education teacher for making this event so much fun for our students.





Butterflies Abound: Our school has been studying the life cycle of the butterfly and all the changes it goes through from caterpillar to butterfly. Each class released their “class pets” and wished them well in their journey. Many classes used a “scientist journal” to record their daily observations. Once the caterpillars turned into butterflies, classes released the butterflies amid mixed emotions of sadness, awe, and joy. Afterwards, students wrote about their feelings in poems or sentences. Enjoy the pictures of some of our classes saying goodbye their butterflies.




Glen Meadow Students Visit Cedar Mountain: Thank you to Mrs. Studley and Mrs. Janine Brady for bringing their math and Language Arts students to our school to read and play board games with our students. Cedar Mountain students enjoyed their time with “the big kids”, listening to stories, and learning how to play some new games.


Artstanding: Artstanding 2022 is this Friday, June 10th, at Lounsberry Hollow School from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Every child of Cedar Mountain will have at least one piece of art showcased in the exhibit. This annual festival is an event that you and your family do not want to miss. The show features student artwork, student performances, interactive opportunities, a tie-dye station, a mural creation, a drum circle, and food trucks. Please park at Glen Meadow where shuttles are provided for one of our largest community activities. Food is for purchase, cash only, as well as other novelties. Student artwork is featured from pre-k through high school. Please come see the amazing creativity of our students and enjoy Artstanding!




Kalvin, the Therapy Dog: Kalvin visited Cedar Mountain during recess time to say hello. Kalvin was a hit at Cedar Mountain!




Kindergarten Patriotic Sing Along: Parents and Guardians of our kindergarten students are welcome to join us on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 10:00 am, for our Patriotic Sing Along. Please bring a lawn chair and enjoy our students singing various songs you can sing along with us. Our students will accompanied by the GMMS band.




Second-Grade Orientation: Save the date! Rolling Hills Primary School will be holding its 2nd Grade Orientation on Monday, June 6th and Monday, June 13th at 4:00 pm. CLICK HERE for the informational flyer to sign up for a session.



Cedar Mountain Summer Enrichment Program: Cedar Mountain Primary School is offering a Summer Enrichment Program for incoming kindergarten and rising first-grade students that will take place August 1st through August 12th, 2022, at Cedar Mountain from 9:00 to 11:30 am, Monday through Friday. The program will include hands-on math, Language Arts, physical and outdoor activities, art projects, and will focus on preparing your child for the 2022-2023 school year. We will also be including social and emotional components as well. Students will work in small class settings to enhance their foundational skills while working to build group skills and stamina in and out of the classroom. There is no district-provided transportation for this program; therefore, you will need to transport your child daily. Please ensure your child has a nutritious breakfast at home before attending, breakfast and lunch will not be provided. This program has a select number of spots per grade level and there will be a waiting list once the capacity is met. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON HOW TO SIGN UP.


Rolling Hills Summer Acceleration Program: For our rising 2nd graders, PLEASE CLICK HERE to read the informational flyer and to sign up for Rolling Hills program that will run from July 11-22, 2022, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.



2022-2023 SCA Board: At our June 6th SCA meeting, students will be making presentations to say thank you to our outgoing SCA Board and hello to our incoming Board. Thank you for your service to our school…

President: Ashley Hinton

Vice President: Megan Kapusta

Treasurer: Rachel Cawley

Recording Secretary: Christine Blackburn-Cosh

Cooresponding Secretary: Jill Phillips


…and Welcome to the 2022-2023 Board:

President: Megan Kapusta

VP: Rose Ahearn

Recording Secretary:  OPEN

Treasurer: Rachel Cawley

Corresponding Secretary: Viviana Quiros



Looking for Summer Reading?  Here are a few links that you might be interested in when looking for summer reading books for your children

From the American Library Association



From Imagination Soup




Sussex County Library Summer Reading Program: This summer’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities”. CLICK HERE to learn more how your child can participate in person at the Sussex County Public Library or online.




2022-2023 VTSD School Calendar: For planning purposes, Click HERE for the 2022-2023 school calendar. The Cedar Mountain Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 1, 2022. The first day of school is on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.



2022-2023 Kindergarten Orientation: We will be holding our 22-23 Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, June 21, at 2:00 pm (A-L) and 3:00 pm (M-Z). CLICK HERE FOR A LETTER ABOUT OUR ORIENTATION PROGRAM.



Sign Up Genius for Entering Kindergarten Families: CLICK HERE to sign up for a time to bring your entering kindergarten child in for a Meet and Greet this summer.




Supply Lists for 2022-2023: For planning purposes, here are our supply lists for next year, if you would like to gather these items through the summer months:

2022-2023 KINDERGARTEN Supply List

2022-2023 FIRST-GRADE Supply List




International Student Program: You may have seen THIS PODCAST about the Vernon Township High School International Student Program. Our district is proud to announce its International Exchange program for the Fall 2022, and we are currently looking for host families! Hosting an international student is an incredibly rewarding experience. Families who open their hearts and homes to international high school students develop lifelong bonds and gain a better understanding of the world around them. The opportunity to host also provides important cultural lessons for your family, neighbors, and our Vernon community. Check out our informational flyer and be sure to contact Lisa Curry, our program’s local coordinator with any questions you may have. Lisa Curry can be reached at: or (201) 741-3908. Click the image below to enlarge and read more about this program. 




  • VTSD Artstanding- Friday, June 10th, at 5:00 pm at Lounsberry Hollow School
  • Kindergarten Patriotic Sing Along- Tuesday, June 14th, at 10:00 am
  • Early Dismissal Days- Friday, June 17th through Thursday, June 23rd, at 1:25 pm
  • Last Day of School-Thursday, June 23rd- A  paper report card will be printed out for each student
  • 2022-2023 Kindergarten Orientation- Tuesday, June 21st-Letters A-L at 2:00 pm and M-Z at 3:00 pm



Save the Date

   Cedar Mountain Primary School 


  • Week of August 22nd – PowerSchool Parent Portal opens. Teacher name and bus information available 
  • Thursday, August 25th  – Open House 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and SCA Social in the cafeteria
  • Monday, August 29th  – Open House 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and SCA Social in the cafeteria
  • Thursday, September 1st – Back to School Night at 3:30 pm 
  • Tuesday, September 6th – First Day of School
  • Saturday, September 17th – Fall Harvest Open House 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Wishing all of you a wonderful and safe summer!

Rosemary Gebhardt