Dear Cedar Mountain Families:

Our students enjoyed Love of Reading Week! We had many special Guest Readers through our building reading their favorite books to our students. Enjoy some pictures of our students participating in daily events.

Mrs. Battista’s class are very sleepy after reading The Sleep Book

Crazy Hair Day

We speak for the trees!

Mrs. Czergovits’ students reading to their stuff animals

Lots of Thing Ones!

Pals reading together

Spring Field Trip: We will be going to Vernon High School to see a preview of the musical “9 to 5” on Wednesday, March 20. There is no charge for your child to attend this program. Thank you for returning your signed permission slip to your child’s teacher.

How to ask your child about his or her day at school:   Here is a great article suggesting 50 questions you can ask your child about his or her day instead of saying, “How was school?”. There are some really great conversation starters after a long day of school. At dinner tonight, why don’t you ask your child one of them?

40 Developmental Assets: We are very fortunate to have the national program 40 Developmental Assets brought to us by Rebecca Dorney from The Center for Prevention and Counseling. This program, started in January will continue on Friday, March 15, at 9:45 am. 40 Developmental Assets is training for adults/parents that teach them about the 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets). The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets). 40 Developmental Assets is a research-based program that comes from Search Institute. Here is the flier for this program. A light breakfast will be served- all are welcome!

SCA Meeting: Monday, March 4, 2019, at 9:45. At March’s meeting, Ms. Laurie Nelson, Math Coach will be making a presentation on some activities you can do at home to bolster your child’s math skills. You will be able to observe first-hand what a typical math lesson looks like in your child’s classroom.  In addition, Ms. Nelson will be demonstrating how to access Think Central online to find helpful manipulatives that you can use with your child. For our first-grade parents, she will give a “peek” at what second-grade math looks like. Mrs. Nelson will also be reminding everyone about Math Night coming on Tuesday, March 26th.  Miss Winzer, our librarian, will also be presenting her website and all of the resources that are available to our students. We will also have a reveal of our One School One Book initiative! This is a meeting NOT to miss!

SCA Family Movie and Craft Night: As a reminder, we will be holding our Family Movie and Craft Night on Tuesday, March 5, at 5:30 pm, in the gym. There is a $2.00 charge for students who are making a craft.

Sodexo Nutrition Lessons: We will be having Mrs. Marissa Thorsen, Registered Dietician, who will be with us the week of March 18 to teach students about healthy eating through hands-on engaging lessons. We thank Mrs. Remner, Sodexo Manager, for bringing Mrs. Thorsen to our school.

The Magic of Reading: Our students will be entertained by Joe Romano as he dazzles students with real magic as he teaches students about the “Magic of Reading”. This assembly program is being brought to our school by our SCA. We thank the SCA for bringing great activities, like this, to our school!

Author Visit- Paul Czajak: On Tuesday, March 19, we will have Paul Czajak, author of the famous Monster & Me series and more. He will be teaching students about how he gets his inspiration for his books and illustrations. Here is the link to Paul Czajak’s website.


School Spirit Day will be on Thursday, March 21th…students are encouraged to wear green!

Gertrude Hawk SCA Fundraiser: Thank you for your generosity in supporting our spring fundraiser. Money raised goes directly back to supporting student programs in the building. Orders are due back on Monday, March 25th.


Family Math Night: You are invited to attending Cedar Mountain’s Math Night on Tuesday, March 26, at 6:30 pm. There will be a parent training session when you arrive, after the parent training, parents will join their child in a classroom who will be playing various take-home math games. Please click here for the letter sent home. Please click here for the letter sent home.

Trimester Two Report Cards: Our second trimester will end on Monday, March 11, 2019.  Report cards will be issued on Friday, March 22, 2019. Your child’s third and final report card will be issued on the last day of school.

Scholastic Book Fair: Miss Winzer will be holding a book fair in the library on the following dates and times listed below. We thank our parent volunteers who will be assisting at our book fair!

Monday, March 25, from 4:00-6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 26, from 4:00-6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 27, from 4:00-6:00 pm

Kindergarten Registration: Our Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 is open!  If you happen to have friends or neighbors with young children, please direct them to the main page of the VTSD website. Families will need to register online and then come in person to complete the registration process. When arriving at registration, you will need to bring proof of residency and your child’s medical history (vaccinations and recent physical). Kindergarten registration will take place at Cedar Mountain Primary School on Monday, April 1, from 4:30-8:00 pm; Tuesday, April 2, from 9:30-11:30 am; Wednesday, April 3, from 4:30-8:00 pm; and Thursday, March 29 from 9:30-11:30 am, in the gym. Welcome to the Class of 2032!

Upcoming Events:

  • One School One Book- kick off Monday, April 1st– there will be many activities you can do at home with your children with We’re All Wonders
  • SCA Father/Daughter Dance- Friday, April 5, at 6:00 pm
  • Mad Science Assembly- Tuesday, April 8
  • The magic of Reading Assembly- Monday, April 15…we thank the SCA for bringing this program to our school!
  • First-Grade Poetry Out Loud Program-Tuesday, April 16
  • Traveling Lantern Company to Perform “Dorothy and the Land of Oz”-Thursday, April 18…we thank the SCA for bringing this program to our school!!
  • School Closed: Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22…the Board of Education will make a decision on our spring recess at the March 15 meeting

Here’s another look at our February Students of the Month…



Meet: Baylee                            


Sport: Ice Skating                   Food: Chinese Food

Singer: Taylor Swift               Book:  Pete the Cat

Movie: “Sing”                         School Subject: Math

Names of Brothers and Sister: Nathaniel, James, and Liliana

Baylee’s teacher, Mrs. Hartman, should know that Baylee loves being a big sister and helping her mom at home.

When Baylee is not in school, she likes to color and play games with her family, like Uno.

Baylee is really good at doing arts and crafts and coloring.

When Baylee grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian.



Meet: Jeffmarie                       


Sport: Soccer              Food: Corn     

Singer: Alan Walter    Book:  Clifford

TV Show: “SpongeBob Square Pants and Loud House” 

School Subject: Math

Names of Sisters: Karelys and Jerelys

Jeffmarie’s teacher, Mrs. Wilson, should know that Jeffmarie likes dogs and is learning Chinese!

When Jeffmarie is not in school, she likes to play with her family.

Jeffmarie is really good at playing games.

When Jeffmarie grows up, she wants to travel the world.



Meet: Christina                                                


Sport: Soccer and Ice Skating             Food: Cheese Doodles           

Singer: Kidz Bop        Book:  Wheels on the Bus

TV Show: “My Little Pony”  School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli

Names of Brothers: Alfonso and Joseph

Christina’s teacher, Miss Chmielowiec, should know that Christina tries to make her teacher happy every day.

When Christina is not in school, she likes to read, play outside, and play games.

Christina is really good at being kind and sharing.

When Christina grows up, she wants to be a mommy.



Meet: Ryan                             Nickname: Ry Ry         


Sport: Baseball, Soccer, and Basketball                    

Food: Macaroni and Cheese  

Singer: Walk the Moon          Book:  Pete the Cat and The Hardy Boys

Movie: “Ice Age”                   School Subject: Fundations

Names of Brother and Sister: Justin and Kelsey

Ryan’s teacher, Mrs. Megnin, should know that Ryan loves when Mrs. Megnin gives our class extra recess and he loves centers before lunch.

When Ryan is not in school, he likes to read books and play with his brother and sister.

Ryan is really good at Minecraft.

When Ryan grows up, he wants to be a policeman and an artist.



Meet: Aiden                              


Sport: Soccer                          Food: Pizza    

Singer: Aiden’s Dad!              Book:  Slappy the Dummy-Goosebumps book

Movie: “Jurassic World”        School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli

Name of Brother: Tristan

Aiden’s teacher, Mrs. Vanadia, should know that Aiden respects her.

When Aiden is not in school, he likes to play with his little brother and cousin.

Aiden is really good at being a good friend.

When Aiden grows up, he wants to be a detective.



Meet: Michael                                    Nickname: Chippy        


Sport: Baseball                       Food: Pizza    

Singer: Michael Jackson         Book:  Pete the Cat books

TV Show: “Rug Rats”            School Subject: Math

Names of Sister: Madison

Michael’s teacher, Mrs. Battista, should know that Michael is a good boy.

When Michael is not in school, he likes to watch “Alf” and play with his friends.

Michael is really good at baseball.

When Michael grows up, he wants to be a famous baseball player.



Meet: Emyleen                                   Nickname: Emy            


Sport: Dance               Food: Nutella 

Singer: Kidz Bop        Book:  Hop on Pop

TV Show: “AGT…America’s Got Talent”       School Subject: Math

Emyleen’s teacher, Mrs. Barone, should know that Emyleen is a great artist.

When Emyleen is not in school, she likes to play with her dolls.

Emyleen is really good at dancing.

When Emyleen grows up, she wants to be a teacher.



Meet: Blake                          Nickname: Blakie  


Sport: Football                      Food: Mashed Potatoes

Singer: Hall and Oates               Book: Dr. Seuss’ ABC Book

TV Show:  “Ryan’s Toy Review Videos” on YouTube                     School Subject: Math

Names of Brother: Wyatt

Blake’s teacher, Mr. Dente, should know that Blake likes to go fishing and on hikes with his dad and brother Wyatt.

When Blake is not in school, he likes to play video games with his brother Wyatt.

Blake is really good at doing math.

When Blake grows up, he wants to be a teacher.



Meet: Makenzie                     Nickname: Kenzie        


Sport: Dance               Food: Strawberries    

Singer: Jo Jo Siwa      Book:  No David

TV Show: “Liv and Maddie”             School Subject: Math

Names of Sister: Scarlet

Makenzie’s teacher, Mrs. Start, should know that Makenzie is really nice but really shy.

When Makenzie is not in school, she likes to go to dance and play with dolls.

Makenzie is really good at dance, math, and school.

When Makenzie grows up, she says, “I really don’t know yet!”.  



Meet: Taylor                                        


Sport: Basketball                    Food: Tacos   

Singer: Mr. Moschella            Book:  All Pete the Cat books

Movie: “Frozen”         School Subject: Reading Workshop

Names of Sisters and Brothers: Sara, Amanda, Tucker, and Aidan

Taylor’s teacher, Mrs. Talerico and Mrs. Ollert, should know that Taylor reads at home.

When Taylor is not in school, she likes to play games like “Perfection” and “Memory”.

Taylor is really good at math.

When Taylor grows up, she wants to make pizza.



Meet: Amy                                   Nickname: Ames            


Sport: Soccer               Food: Vegan Pizza 

Singer: Jo Jo Siwa        Book:  Room on the Broom

Movie: “Hotel Transylvania 3”       School Subject: Reading

Name of Sister: Piper

Amy’s teacher, Miss Malloy, should know that Amy is taking acting classes.

When Amy is not in school, she likes to play with her LOL dolls.

Amy is really good at math.

When Amy grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian.


Meet: Anna                                   Nickname: Annie           


Sport: Soccer               Food: Calamari 

Singer: Jo Jo Siwa        Book:  Tales of Wonder

Movie: “Sing”               School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli

Name of Brother: Marcus

Anna’s teacher, Mrs. Rogers, should know that Anna is a good singer.

When Anna is not in school, she likes to play with her brother Marcus.

Anna is really good at ballet.

When Anna grows up, she wants to be a model.


Thank you for your support and continued dedication to the education of your child; you are your child’s first and best teacher. We appreciate your partnership with us at Cedar Mountain School developing a strong foundation for years to come!


Mrs. Gebhardt