Dear Cedar Mountain Families:

Lorax Team: First-grade students Charlie, Madelyn, Khloe, Amie, Mia, Elliot, Eric, and Kellyie beautified our “Kindness Rocks Garden” in the front of Cedar Mountain by planting spring flowers.

May SCA meeting will take place on Monday, May 6th, at 9:45 am. At this meeting, we will be electing our new officers. Our recent Pounds of Pennies Campaign was very successful! Our school raised $1,882.00 that will go toward future school activities! That’s a “lotta” pennies!! Thank you to all students that contributed to this class competition. The winning kindergarten class (Ms. Thomas) and the winning first-grade class (Mrs. Battista) selected the t-shirt design for this year’s Fun Day. 


Trout in the Classroom: In October, Mrs. Docherty, our art teacher, received rainbow trout eggs from the Pequest Hatchery as part of the “Trout in the Classroom” program co-sponsored by NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife and Trout Unlimited.  In art class, students have enjoyed watching the fish develop from the egg stage into fingerling trout ready to be released into the wild.  Cedar Mountain students and their families are invited to join Mrs. Docherty as we release the trout that we raised in the art room into Wawayanda Creek right here in our beautiful valley on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 9:00 am (rain or shine).  Park near the bridge on Prices Switch Road approximately .4 mile in from Route 94 and walk into the dirt road on the left (marked with balloons and the wooden fish from the art room) to the Public Access Point to the creek. 

First-Grade Art Project:  

Enjoy the beautiful art work of our first-graders. Each student painted a feather that was put together to make a bird. If you are in the building, please stop by to see this awesome display!


Golf in PE Class: All students are learning the art of golfing in gym class. Golf Pro Mary Beth Kohberger, from Black Bear, is teaching our students the basics of this sport. 

Free Literacy Night: On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm, Project Self-Sufficiency will be sponsoring a FREE Family Literacy Night. Come for a campfire dinner, read with your child during story time, and have fun crafting. Here is the link to the flyer. 

First-Grade Poetry Readers: On Thursday, May 16, at 7:00 pm, each homeroom will have a first-grade representative who will be reciting or reading a poem to our Board of Education. Here are our burgeoning poets. Please come join us!

Spring by Nicole Lennert, Marc- Mrs. Vanadia’s Class

We Love Our Earth by author unknown Kyle- Miss Chmielowiec’s Class

Color Surprise by Pamela Chanko- Caleb-Mrs. Rogers’ Class

Kindness Promise by author unknown, Colby Remington-Mrs. Megnin’s Class

Crayons by Helen H. Moore, Lucy- Mrs. Start’s Class

Caterpillar Garden by Helen H. Moore, Allison, Mrs. Talerico’s and Mrs. Ollert’s Class

Open a Book by author unknown, Adrianna-Mrs. Hartman’s Class

The Little Plant by K.L. Brown, Liam- Miss Malloy’s Class

Springtime by author unknown, Sabrina and Colt- Mrs. Wilson and Mr. Dente’s Class

The Crayon Box That Talked by Alisha Peare, Kailey Terrill- Mrs. Battista’s Class

Butterfly by author unknown, Emyleen Oorthus- Mrs. Barone’s Class

School Spirit Day: Thursday, May 16: Our School is Groovy, wear tie-dye OR school colors!

40 Developmental Assets: Our final of three 40 Developmental Assets parent trainings will take place on Friday, May 17, 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. All participants will receive a free gift!! Here is the link to the flyer.

Fun Day: First-Grade: Monday, May 20 (rain date May 22) and Kindergarten: Tuesday, May 21 (rain date May 22).

We are looking for parent volunteers; please call the main office at 973-764-2890, if you are available to assist- we love our parent volunteers. If volunteering, you will assist with the opposite grade of your child so you can come to see your child participate.

Sunscreen at School: As a reminder to all families, sunscreen cannot be brought to school by students. You must have a doctor’s note for your child to bring sunscreen to school and apply it while at school. It is highly recommended that you apply a high number sun screen to your child prior to coming to school.

School Closed: Friday, May 24 and Monday, May 27, 2019

Let’s take another look at our April Students of the Month


Meet: Chloe                              


Sport: Soccer                                       Food: Pancakes          

Singer: Taylor Swift                           Book:  Dr. Seuss Books

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

Names of Sisters and Brother: Hannah, Madigan, and Chandler

Chloe’s teacher, Mrs. Start, should know that Chloe will always remember how great Mrs. Start made first-grade for her.

When Chloe is not in school, she likes to play with her dollhouse.

Chloe is really good at math.

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



Meet: Brynn                           Nickname: Brynny-Boo            


Sport: Dance                                       Food: Chocolate Chip Pancakes        

Singer: Kidz Bop                                Book:  Knuffle Bunny

School Subject: Math

Brynn’s teacher, Miss Chmielowiec, should know that Brynn works hard.

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

Brynn is really good at dancing.

When Brynn grows up, she wants to be a movie star.



Meet: Emmett                                 


Sport: Karate                                       Food: Student of the Month Cookies 

Singer: Emmett’s Dad                         Book:  Where the Sidewalk Ends

TV Show: “Pixels”                             School Subject: Math

Name of Sister: Emmett’s sister will be born later this year, his family has not named his sister yet.

Emmett’s teacher, Mrs.Battista, should know that Emmett is a hard worker.

When Emmett is not in school, he likes to chill and jump on his trampoline.

Emmett is really good at swimming.

When Emmett grows up, he wants to be an inventor.


Meet: Kaylee                          Nickname: K-K, Sissy              


Sport: Gymnastics                               Food: Hot Dogs         

Singer: Parry Gripp                             Book:  Pig the Pug

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

Name of Brother: Evan

Kaylee’s teacher, Mrs. Rogers, should know that Kaylee likes math.

When Kaylee is not in school, she likes to act crazy with her brother.

Kaylee is really good at coloring.

When Kaylee grows up, she wants to work with animals.


Meet: Blake                              


Sport: Football                                    Food: Banana Splits   

Singer: Migos                                      Book:  Berenstain Bears

TV Show: “Henry Danger”                School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli and math

Name of Sister: Kylie

Blake’s teacher, Mrs. Wilson, should know that Blake loves being a running back on his football team; he’s really good at it!

When Blake is not in school, he likes to practice baseball with his friends.

Blake is really good at swimming.

When Blake grows up, he wants to be a football referee.


Meet: Owen                                          


Sport: Soccer                                       Food: French Toast    

Singer: Marshmello                             Book:  The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

TV Show: “Avengers”                        School Subject: Math

Name of Brother: Jack

Owen’s teacher, Mrs. Megnin, should know that Owen likes winter.

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

Owen is really good at math.

When Owen grows up, he wants to be a soccer player.


Meet: Louis                            Nickname: Louie          


Sport: Baseball, Lacrosse, Basketball

Food: Pizza    

Singer: Queen and Kidz Bop              Book:  Curious George

Movie: “Power Rangers” and “Star Wars”   

School Subject: Math

Louis’s teachers Mrs. Talerico and Mrs. Ollert should know that Louis tries very hard in class and has a lot of fun in their class, too.

When Louis is not in school, he likes to play Nerf gun battles and play on his iPad and have friends over at his house.

Louis is really good at playing sports.

When Louis grows up, he wants to go to Disney and he also wants to protect people, too.


Meet: Gavin                           Nickname: Gav             


Sport: Lacrosse                                   Food: Plums   

Singer: Mandy Moore                         Book:  We’re All Wonders

TV Show: “Bill Nye, the Science Guy”        

School Subject: Art with Mrs. Docherty

Names of Brothers: Aiden (his twin) and Kenny, his little brother

Gavin’s teacher, Mrs. Barone, should know that Gavin loves learning new things!

When Gavin is not in school, he likes to read about space, science, and creatures.

Gavin is really good at writing stories.

When Gavin grows up, he wants to be an astronaut.


Meet: Michael                        Nickname: Mikey         


Sport: Basketball                                 Food: French Fries     

Singer: Justin Timberlake-Michael loves the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling”

Book:  Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches and Other Stories

TV Show: “Tom and Jerry”                School Subject: Science

Names of Sisters and Brother: Natalia, Claudia, and Gabriel (his twin)

Michael’s teacher, Mrs. Hartman, should know that Michael is very respectful to everyone.

When Michael is not in school, he likes to go outside and play or jump on the trampoline.

Michael is really good at doing a front flip.

When Michael grows up, he wants to be a scientist.


Meet: Aiden                            Nickname: Man-Man    


Sport: Soccer                                       Food: Baked Ziti        

Singer: Beatles                                    Book:  Dinosaurs

Movie: “Spiderman”                          School Subject: Math

Names of Sisters and Brothers: Nora, Lily, Violet, Misty, Josh, and Brandon

Aiden’s teacher, Mr. Dente, should know that Aiden thinks that Mr. Dente is the greatest teacher!

When Aiden is not in school, he likes to cook with Mema, build Legos, draw, have water fights, and play tag with my family.

Aiden is really good at art, building, cooking, and taking care of his animals.

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


Meet: Mackenzie                    Nickname: Kensie         


Sport: Softball and Gymnastics          Food: Watermelon and Pineapple      

Singer: Taylor Swift                           Book:  We’re All Wonders

Movie: “Moana”                                 School Science

Names of Sister and Brother: Cassandra (her twin) and Kyler

Mackenzie’s teacher, Miss Malloy, should know that Mackenzie is very kind, caring, and loves to help her family and friends, and loves animals!

When Mackenzie is not in school, she likes to draw, play outside, play games, play with her play-doh, play softball, and help her mommy cook and bake.

Mackenzie is really good at drawing, softball, gymnastics, and cooking.

When Mackenzie grows up, she wants to be a veterinarian, a singer, and a firefighter, like her mommy!

Upcoming Events:

  • Daniel Kirk: Author Visit- Friday, May 17
  • 1st Grade Fun Day- Monday, May 20 (rain date May 22)
  • Kindergarten Fun Day-Tuesday, May 21 (rain date May 23)
  • School Closed- Friday, May 24 (this day has been added by our Board of Education) and Monday, May 27
  • 2nd Grade Orientation at RH– Monday and Tuesday, June 3-4, at 3:50 pm
  • 5th Annual Artstanding: Friday, June 7, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Lounsberry Hollow School- come see a “Journey Through  the Arts” There will be music, visual art, theatrical productions, dancing, robotics, technology, culinary creations, virtual reality, and fun for the whole family! Admission to the show is free; however, there will be a silent auction and several raffles with proceeds going to the Vernon Education Foundation. This is a MUST SEE!
  • SCA End-of-Year Party– Monday, June 10
  • Kindergarten Patriotic Sing-Along: Friday, June 14, at 10:00 am, in the gym
  • Early Dismissal Days: Wednesday, June 12; Thursday, June 13; Friday, June 14; Monday, June 17; and Friday, June 18- Lunches will not be served on these days. Here is the “Grab and Go” lunch form that will be sent home with your child.
  • Last Day of School: Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Rosemary Gebhardt