Meet our October First-Grade Students of the Month

First Grade Students of the Month


Meet: Kaylin               Nickname: KK


Sport:  Soccer             Food:   Mac & Cheese

Band: Green Day        Book:  Oh the Places You’ll Go

TV Show: “Coco”       School Subject: Art with Mrs. Docherty

Name of Sister: Paige

Kaylin’s teacher should know that she is a good helper.

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

Kaylin is really good at swimming.

When Kaylin grows up, she wants to be a swim teacher.



Meet: Timothy            Nickname: Timmy


Sport:  Soccer             Food:   Hot Dogs        

Singer: Imagine Dragons        Book:  Happy Birthday to You by Dr. Seuss

TV Show: “Paw Patrol”          School Subject: Math

Name of Sister: Sarah

Timmy’s teacher, Mrs. Battista, should know that Timmy loves her.

When Timmy is not in school, he likes to play with her sister Sarah and dog Ceiba. Timmy also likes to play with his Legos and also play outside.

Timmy is really good at painting and building things.

When Timmy grows up, he wants to be a construction worker.



Meet: Arianna             Nickname: Ari


Sport:  Soccer             Food:   Pancakes

Singer: Taylor Swift   Book:  The Kissing Hand

TV Show: “Fuller House”      School Subject: Math

Name of Brother: Nick

Arianna’s teacher, Mrs. Novak, should know that Arianna likes to go home and pretend that she is Mrs. Novak and play school.

When Arianna is not in school, she likes to play outside.

Arianna is really good at doing flips on her trampoline.

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



Meet: Kaydence                      Nickname: Kaydee


Sport:  Gymnastics                 Food:   Pizza   

Singer: Taylor Swift               Book:  Disney Princess Stories

TV Show: “Sponge Bob Square Pants”         School Subject: Math

Name of Brothers: Mikey and Logan

Kaydee’s teacher should know that she will always be respectful.

When Kaydee is not in school, she likes to play video games.

Kaydee is really good at dancing.

When Kaydee grows up, she wants to be a chef and a ballerina.


Meet:  Logan              


Sport:  Lacrosse          Food:   Pizza

Singer: Imagine Dragons        Book:  The Monster Next Store

TV Show: “Pokémon”            School Subject: Math

Name of Sister and Brothers: Harper (his twin), Bryce, and Ryan

Logan’s teacher should know that he loves school.

When Logan is not in school, he likes to play sports and ride his quad.

Logan is really good at math and running.

When Logan grows up, he wants to be a Lacrosse coach.



Meet: Avery                Nickname: Boppers


Sport:  Ice Hockey                  Food:   Chinese Food 

Singer: Justin Bieber               Book:  Pete the Cat, I love my White Shoes

Movie: “Nightmare Before Christmas”          School Subject: Reading

Name of Brother: Luca

Avery’s teacher should know that she likes to draw.

When Avery is not in school, she likes to draw.

Avery is really good at ice skating.

When Avery grows up, she wants to be a mom and a teacher.



Meet: Georgia                         Nickname: GiGi


Sport:  Soccer             Food:   Pizza

Singer: Janis Joplin     Book:  Thelma the Unicorn

Movie: “Home Alone”           School Subject: Art with Mrs. Docherty

Name of Brothers and Sisters: Sawyer, Harrison, Phoebe, and Jasper

Georgia’s teacher, Mrs. Start, should know that Georgia likes to make her proud.

When Georgia is not in school, she likes to color, make crafts, and paint.

Georgia is really good at reading.

When Georgia grows up, she wants to be a reading teacher.



Meet:   Jacen               Nickname: Jace


Sport:  Ice Hockey      Food:   Ice Cream       

Singer: Weird Al         Book:  Spiderman

Movie: “Ironman”       School Subject: Computers with Mrs. Chletsos

Name of Sister: Jordyn

Jacen’s teacher should know that he really enjoys making art.

When Jacen is not in school, he likes to play at home.

Jacen is really good at riding his bike.

When Jacen grows up, he wants to be a hockey player.


Meet: Laila            


Sport:  Basketball            Food:   Pasta with Pesto Sauce        

Singer: Kira Willey        Book:  Mr. Sunny is Funny

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

Name of Brother: Mario

Laila’s teacher, Mrs. Talerico and Mrs. Ollert, should know that Laila speaks Spanish at home.

When Laila is not in school, she likes to go to her cousin’s house and with them. 

Laila is really good at Tae Kown Do.

When Laila grows up, she wants to be a firefighter.




Meet: Ryan            Nickname: RyRy


Sport:  Soccer             Food:   Chicken Nuggets        

Music: Country Music       Book:  Magic School Bus

TV Show: “American Ninja Warrior”          School Subject: Math

Name of Sister: Kaylee

Ryan’s teacher, Miss Waleck, should know that Ryan loves school and playing with Legos.

When Ryan is not in school, he likes to play with his Nerf guns.

Ryan is really good at climbing and creating with Legos.

When Ryan grows up, he wants to be a firefighter.




Meet:  Caleb              


Sport:  Swimming and Baseball          Food:   Mac and Cheese

Book:  Anything related to Star Wars!

Movie: “Star Wars”            School Subject: Music with Mr. Moschella

Name of Sister: Emmalyn (his twin)

Caleb’s teacher should know that he loves all things Star Wars!

When Caleb is not in school, he likes to play with his Legos, play Star Wars, watch Star Wars movies, and do karate, aero, and dance.

Caleb is really good at working hard and aero.

When Caleb grows up, he wants to be a Jedi, an “Army guy”, and a firefighter.

We thank the Vernon Fire Department for coming to our school to teach our students about fire safety. Students learned about having a “fire drill” at home and knowing where to go to meet family members in the event of an emergency or a fire. Sparky toured the building and waved hello to everyone!

Cedar Mountain students enjoyed seeing Kira Willey in concert last week, we thank the SCA for funding this special program for all of our students. 

Enjoy our fall poetry

Haiku Poems: At our recent Project Self-Sufficiency Family Reading Night, families wrote haiku poems together and shared them with participants. Here is a sampling of the creativity of our families:

The leaves are falling

The pumpkins are glowing bright

Fall magic is here

      By Timmy’s family


Wearing a costume

I like to say “Trick or Treat”

Happy Halloween

      By Liam’s family


Fall leaves on the ground

Makes daddy very grumpy

Raking all day long

     By Brayden’s family


The leaves are falling

This golden view I adore

Soon they’ll be gone


Picture Re-Takes: Are scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, 2018, if you need to have your child’s picture retaken or taken for the first time if they were absent or not yet enrolled at Cedar Mountain during our first picture day.

Parent Conference Days and our Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, October 25- 3:45-8:00 pm

Thursday, October 26- 3:45-8:00 pm

Friday, October 26- 2:15-4:00 pm

Each classroom teacher has a Sign-Up Genius link to select a time to meet with your child’s teacher. All special area teachers will be in their classrooms and are open for walk-ins. As a reminder, lunches will not be served on conference days. Here is the order form that was sent home with your child.

Sign Up Genius Links for classroom teachers:


Mrs. Bross

Miss Chmielowiec

Ms. Cummins

Mrs. Czergovits

Mrs. Gagliardi

Mrs. Horn

Ms. Kusma

Mrs. Schwarz

Ms. Stefkovich

Mrs. Sweeney/Mrs. Denninger

Ms. Thomas

Mrs. Zinni/Ms. LaBar



Mrs. Barone

Mrs. Battista

Mr. Dente

Mrs. Giangrande

Mrs. Hartman

Mrs. Megnin

Mrs. Novak

Mrs. Rogers

Mrs. Start

Mrs. Talerico/Mrs. Ollert

Mrs. Vanadia

Miss Waleck

Special Areas

Art Teacher: Mrs. Docherty

English Language Learner Teacher: Ms. Risalvato

Music Teacher: Mr. Moschella

School Counselor:  Mr. Maurice, School Counselor

First-Grade Family Dance Nights Mr. Moschella has invited all first-grade classes to bring their families Cedar to experience all of the dances they have learned in kindergarten and are learning this year. Each Dance Night begins at 6:00 pm. Your child will bring home an informational memo stating the night his or her class is invited to attend. The schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, October 12th for the classes of Mrs. Battista, Mrs. Barone, and Mrs. Rogers
  • Friday, October 19th for the classes of Mr. Dente, Mrs. Novak, Mrs. Start, Mrs. Talerico/Mrs. Ollert, Mrs. Vanadia, and Miss Waleck

SCA Monster Mile: The Cedar Mountain SCA has organized a Monster Mile Fun Run that is open to all preschool through 5th-grade students of our district that will take place on Saturday, October 27th, at 10:00 am (registration begins at 9:00 am). You can pre-register for the race or register the day of the race. Place access the entry form here. In preparation of the Monster Mile, every Monday and Thursday, students practice for the Fun Run. As students run the quarter-mile course, they get a “dot” on their hand to represent their laps. Students are so proud to earn more dots per week.

Our next SCA meeting will take place on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 9:45 am This month, Project Self-Sufficiency will be making a presentation on the services they offer. The SCA Coffee and Cookie Sale has begun. Please see the flier that will be sent home during the week of October 15th. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser. Your fundraising dollars bring special activities and programming to our school. This fundraiser ends on October 29th.

Our SCA has the following positions that are unfilled due to resignations. If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, please email our president, Mrs. Denise Clarke

Recording Secretary – Record minutes of general meetings; participate in SCA functions and attend general meetings. Attend Executive SCA meetings.

Corresponding Secretary – Share and maintain records of correspondence; participate in SCA functions and attend general meetings. Attend Executive SCA meetings.

Cedar Mountain will be having a Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 31st, at 10:45 am in the field between Cedar Mountain and Glen Meadow Middle School. Please see this memo that was sent home for details. We thank the SCA for supplying each student with a small pumpkin that they will be decorating in school this week!

Don’t forget about our Veteran’s Day Parade that will be taking place at Cedar Mountain on Monday, November 12, 2018, at 10:00 am. All Veterans who are related to children at Cedar Mountain are invited to attend. We have received many stars with Veteran’s names and pictures on them. You will see a display of them in the foyer of Cedar Mountain. We are very excited to have the Vernon Township High School Marching Band, under the direction of Mr. Max Taylor, lead the procession of our Vets on this special day. Our Veteran’s Day Parade will be followed by a special presentation by our first-grade classes.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at conferences this month!

Rosemary Gebhardt