We celebrated our 100th day of the year on Thursday, February 22nd. Thank you for your generous donations for the “Connect for Community” program. We have collected SEVERAL boxes of a variety of hygiene items that cost approximately $1.00. Our students have enjoyed participating in many activities surrounding the number 100. Enjoy some pictures of the activities taking place throughout the building. Look closely and you will see students dressed as if they were 100!

Congratulations to Liam! For Liam’s recent birthday, he told his friends and family that he did not want any gifts. From the monetary gifts he did receive for his birthday, Liam donated this money to the Vernon Animal Shelter! Below, Liam is receiving his certificate of appreciation from Officer White and James Epperly, the Vernon Animal Control Officer. Way to go, Liam! Your generosity and kindness serve as a model for your peers. 

February’s First-Grade Students of the Month…



Meet: Milena     Nickname: Milena Bug


Sport: Tennis               Food: Chicken       

Singer: Demi Lovato  Book:  Anatomy and Physiology

TV Show: “Gumballs”   Subject: Art with Mrs. Docherty

Milena’s teacher should know that she loves anything to do with Egyptian culture, hieroglyphics, and mummies!

When Milena is not in school, she likes to dance, go to Girl Scouts, read doctor books, and play with her friends.

Milena is really good at reading, doing crafts, and dancing.

When Milena grows up, she wants to be a surgeon and an archeologist.



Meet: Layla        Nickname: Layla Bug


Sport: Horseback Riding        Food: Mac & Cheese           

Singer: Sophia Carson       Book:  Ladybug Girl

TV Show: “Bunk’d”  School Subject: Music with Mr. Moschella

Name of Sister: Cecilia

Layla’s teacher should know that she is smart and likes to learn!

When Layla is not in school, she likes to play with her sister.

Layla is really good at riding a horse.

When Layla grows up, she wants to be a horse rider.


Meet: Leonie     Nickname: Lee Lee


Sport: Tennis               Food: Ice Cream        

Singer: Taylor Swift   Book:  Elephant and Piggie

TV Show: “Impractical Jokers” 

Leonie’s teacher should know that she loves to bake with her mother and do crafts and make bracelets!When

Leonie is not in school, she likes to color.

Leonie is really good at writing neatly.

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


Meet: Sofia        Nickname: Sof


Sport: Swimming        Food: Soup and Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza           

Singer: Justin Timberlake       Book:  Billy B Brown

TV Show: “Puppy Dog Pals”  School Subject: Art with Mrs. Docherty

Name of Sisters: Abigail and Charlotte

Sofia’s teacher should know that she dances ballet and tap!

When Sofia is not in school, she likes to play with her sisters and friends.

Sofia is really good at reading.

When Sofia grows up, she wants to take care of animals and be a teacher.


Meet: Renee        Nickname: Nay Nay


Sport: Soccer        Food: Macaroni           

Singer: Charlie Puth       Book:  Junie B. Jones

TV Show: “Puppy Dog Pals”  School Subject: Reading

Name of Brothers and Sisters: Joe, Annmarie, Kali

Renee’s teacher should know that she reads every day!

When Renee is not in school, she likes to play.

Renee is really good at reading.

When Renee grows up, she wants to be a piano teacher.


Meet: Melissa  


Sport: Soccer             Food: Mac and Cheese

Singer: Taylor Swift   Book:  Bob & Penguins Everywhere

TV Show: “PJ Masks”  School Subject: Writing

Name of Brother: Jayden

Melissa’s teacher should know that she reads very well!

When Melissa is not in school, she likes to play with her mom and dad.

Melissa is really good at jump roping.

When Melissa grows up, she wants to be in the military.


Meet: Sebastian Nickname: Sebby
Sport: Soccer Food: Pizza

Song: “What Does a Fox Say” Book: Go Dog Go

TV Show: “Sponge Bob” School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli

Name of Brother: Ozzie

Sebastian’s teacher should know that he like Lego remote control cars and rubber duckies!

When Sebastian is not in school, he likes to hike, play with friends, and go to the movies and arcade.

Sebastian is really good at playing the harmonica and whistling.

When Sebastian grows up, he wants to save animals and trees.


Meet: Mason     Nickname: Mase


Sport: Ice Hockey and Football         

Food: Fiesta Chicken

Singer: Bruno Mars    Book:  Dr. Seuss books

TV Show: “Bat Pat”  School Subject: Computers with Mrs. Garofalo and Gym with Miss Gonnelli

Name of Brother and Sister: Miles and Meadow

Mason’s teacher, Mrs. Start, should know that he is helpful and loves her class!

When Mason is not in school, he likes to play video games and hockey.

Mason is really good at math.

When Mason grows up, he wants to be a race car driver, a dad, and a rockstar!



Meet: Logan     Nickname: Logy


Sport: Basketball         Food: Pizza and Apples

Singer: Luke Bryan    Book:  Pete the Cat

TV Show: “Henry Danger”  School Subject: Math

Name of Brother: Kevin

Logan’s teacher should know that he likes Legos!

When Logan is not in school, he likes to play outside.

Logan is really good at dribbling a basketball.

When Logan grows up, he wants to be an Army man for our country!


Meet: Samantha            Nickname: Sam, Sammy


Sport: Basketball         Food: Ice Cream        

Singer: Jo Jo Siwa      Book:  Jo Jo Siwa

TV Show: “Jo Jo Siwa”  School Subject: Math and Gym

Name of Sister: Katelyn

Samantha’s teacher should know that she cares about her family and friends!

When Samantha is not in school, she likes to play with her dog, Bailey, bowl on Saturdays in a league, play with her sister, Katelyn, and use my iPad.

Samantha is really good at hip-hop and acro.

When Samantha grows up, she wants to be a police officer.


Meet: Michael               Nickname: Mikey


Sport: Soccer               Food: Chicken           

Book:  The Gruffalo

TV Show: “Max and Ruby”  School Subject: Reading

Name of Sister: Kaylei

Michael’s teacher should know that he really loves school!

When Michael is not in school, he likes to play with his toys.

Michael is really good at making people laugh.

When Michael grows up, he wants to work with his dad.



March 5th – March 9th is Love of Reading Week:  Our “Keep on Reading” song can be found at:



Here is our Love of Reading Week calendar:

Day of the Week     Dr. Seuss Book                       Dress Up Activity
Monday, March 5th  Oh the Places You’ll Go Wear a Shirt with Words on it from a Place you have Visited
Tuesday, March 6th   Green Eggs and Ham Wear a Funny Hat and/or Something Green
Wednesday, March 7th   Wacky Wednesday Wacky Hair and Silly Sock Day
Thursday, March 8th  Cat in the Hat Wear Stripes Today
Friday, March 9th  The Sleep Book Pajama Day

Click here for the Fill the Hat activity!

Click here for the Love of Reading Week flier!

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration: Our Kindergarten and Preschool Registration for the 2018-2019 is OPEN!  You can find the link on the Cedar Mountain and Walnut Ridge site as well as the main page of the VTSD website. You will need to register online and then come in person to complete the registration process. You will need to bring a proof of residency and your child’s medical history (vaccinations and recent physical). If you happen to have friends or neighbors with young children, please direct them to this link. Kindergarten and Preschool registration will take place at Cedar Mountain Primary School for both preschool and kindergarten on Monday, March 26, from 9:30-11:30 am; Tuesday, March 27, from 4:30-8:00 pm; Wednesday, March 28, from 4:30-8:00 pm; and Thursday, March 29 from 9:30-11:30 am, in the gym.

Academic Online Support: As a reminder, here is the link on the VTSD website that is a gateway to multiple online academic supports for your child. If you need help logging on to any platform, please contact your child’s teacher.

Fundations Home Support Pack: If you want to keep up with your child’s Fundations phonics instruction, please click this link, which will take you to the digital backpack. You only need to click on the unit your child currently is studying. There will be a plethora of activities you can do at home to support the learning process.

SCA Meeting: Monday, March 5, 2018, at 9:30. At March’s meeting, we will have Mrs. Nelson, Math Coach, who will be making a hands-on math presentation. You will be able to observe first-hand what a typical math lesson looks like in your child’s classroom.  Mrs. Nelson will also be reminding everyone about Math Night coming on Tuesday, March 20th.

Other upcoming events by our SCA:

  • Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Fund Raiser begins on March 1
  • Family Movie Night will be held on Friday, March 2, at 6:00 pm in the gym…come see “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
  • Family Craft Night will be held on Wednesday, March 7, at 6:00 pm

Trimester Two Report Cards: Our second trimester will be ending on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Report cards will be issued on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Your child’s third and final report card will be issued on the last day of school.

Spring Recess: This year, due to the number of snow days taken to date, our Spring Recess has been abbreviated. School will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, 2018. School resumes on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.


Rosemary Gebhardt