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Introducing Our March Students of the Month …


Meet: Abigail                 Nickname: Abbie


Sport: Gymnastics       Food: Ice cream sundaes       

Singer: Kira Willey     Book:  Dr. Seuss books

TV Show: “Spirit” (on Netflix)  School Subject: Reading

Name of Brother: Gaius, Abigail’s twin

Abigail’s teacher should know that she loves eating and wishes there were two snacks a day at school!

When Abigail is not in school, she likes to play ball, do arts and crafts, hike and do yoga.

Abigail is really good at skiing.

When Abigail grows up, she wants to be a farmer and grow her own food.


Meet: Joshua                 Nickname: Josh


Sport: Soccer               Food: Apples

Singer: Luke Brian     Book:  Pokémon

TV Show: “Pokémon”  School Subject: Math

Name of Sister: Olivia

Joshua’s teacher should know that he likes dogs!

When Joshua is not in school, he likes to play with his dog.

Joshua is really good at basketball.

When Joshua grows up, he wants to be just like his daddy!


Meet: Serena     Nickname: “See See”


Sport: Football            Food: Tacos   

Singer: Carrie Underwood     Book:  My Cute Kitten

TV Show: “Blaze and Monster Machine”  School Subject: Art with Mrs. Docherty

Name of Sister: Trevor, her twin

Serena’s teacher should know that she loves to draw, paint, and color cats!

When Serena is not in school, she likes to read, swim, and create art.

Serena is really good at swimming.

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


Meet: Christian                  Nickname: Chris


Sport: Baseball     Food: Pepperoni Pizza         

Singer: Justin Timberlake          Book:  Cat in the Hat

TV Show: “Teen Titans Go          School Subject: Math

Name of Sister: Annabella

Christian’s teacher should know that he loves to build with Legos. 

When Christian is not in school, he likes to watch TV.

Christian is really good at building Legos.

When Christian grows up, he wants to be a be a policeman.


Meet: James                  Nickname: Jim, Jimmy, “Busta”


Sport: Soccer and Baseball     Food: Mac & cheese and clams         

Singer: George Michael          Book:  All Pete the Cat books

TV Show: “PJ Masks” and “Paw Patrol” School Subject: Math

Name of Sister: Adriana

James’ teacher should know that he can do a back tuck on his trampoline and James has a dirt bike, too!

When James is not in school, he likes to play with his PlayStation, ride his bike, and play with my Uncle Bam.

James is really good at all sports.

When James grows up, he wants to be a New York City fireman.


Meet: Kahlan                Nickname: “KK”


Sport: Basketball                     Food: Pizza    

Singer: Dave Cameron           Book:  The Pigeon Wants a Puppy

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

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

When Kahlan is not in school, she likes to ride her scooter.

Kahlan is really good at art and she is really good in penmanship, too!

When Kahlan grows up, she wants to be a teacher, like her teacher, Mrs. Sweeney!


Meet: Cameron             Nickname: Cammy


Sport: Baseball                        Food: Mac & Cheese

Singer: Cameron’s sister         Book:  Pete the Cat

TV Show: “Flash”                  School Subject: Math

Name of Brother and Sister: Nicholas and Alexis

Cameron’s teacher should know that he likes to listen and learn.

When Cameron is not in school, he likes to play with his friends and his toys Luigi and Mario.

Cameron is really good at math and drawing.

When Cameron grows up, he wants to be a software “Imagineer”.


Meet: Ian           Nickname: “E”


Sport: Baseball            Food: Ice Cream        

Singer: Taylor Swift   Book:  It’s Hard Waiting

TV Show: “Myth Busters”  School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli

Name of Sister and Brother: Isabel and Adam

Ian’s teacher should know that he is athletic and likes cookies!

When Ian is not in school, he likes to play video games and play with his friends.

Ian is really good at doing “flip fronts”.

When Ian grows up, he wants to be a soldier.


Meet: Ava          Nickname: Avie


Sport: Soccer                           Food: Pizza    

Singer: Rachel Platten            Book:  Hop on Pop

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

Name of Doggy Brother: Jack

Ava’s teacher should know that she likes Writing Workshop!

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

Ava is really good at doing cartwheels.

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


Meet: Grant                 


Sport: Baseball               Food: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Singer: All types of singers, because I love all kinds of music!     Book:  Books about the Navy

TV Show: “Scooby Doo”      School Subject: Math

Name of Brother: Jake

Grant’s teacher should know that he is so excited to be Student of the Month!

When Grant is not in school, he likes to play with his Nerf guns, play outside, go to the lake, create with Legos, and ride his bike.

Grant is really good at baseball.

When Grant grows up, he wants to be an electrician.


Meet: Adam           


Sport: Basketball               Food: Pizza

Singer: Adam Lavine     Book:  Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

TV Show: “Puppy Dogs”    School Subject: Writing

Name of Sister: Anna

Adam’s teacher should know that he likes Pig the Pug!

When Adam is not in school, he likes to play with his mom and dad.

Adam is really good at video games.

When Adams grows up, he wants to be a basketball player!

Keep on Reading! Mr. Joseph taught all Cedar Mountain students the “Keep on Reading” song as part of our Love of Reading Week activities. Here is Mrs. Bross’ class singing together. 

Door Decorating: While our Week of Reading was very abbreviated due to the snow days we’ve had, students enjoyed participating in different dress-up days and teachers turned their doors into covers of Dr. Seuss books. We also thank our special reading guests that read to students in our school.

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?

PGA Golf coming to your child’s gym class! During the week of March 12 and March 19, we will have a golf pro provide the basics of playing golf to our students. Students will learn the fundamentals of this recreational sport during their gym classes under the direction of Miss Gonnelli. Who knows, Cedar Mountain may have a golf prodigy discovered! 

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.

Family Math Night: You are invited to attend Cedar Mountain’s Math Night on Tuesday, March 20, 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 sign up by clicking this link.

The magic of Math: We thank the SCA for bringing in Joe Romano- “The Magic of Math” assembly program to Cedar Mountain. Students will be entertained by Joe Romano as he weaves magic and comedy into math while teaching problem-solving.  Our assembly will take place on March 20th.

Zufall Dental Van: will be at Cedar Mountain on Monday, March 12th, this is a rescheduled date from a previous snow day. Only students who have been enrolled will be going to the van for a dental cleaning.

School Spirit Day will be on Thursday, March 15th…students are encouraged to wear green!

Trimester Two Report Cards: Due to recent school closings due to weather, our second trimester has been extended to Friday, March 16, 2018. Report cards will be issued on Friday, March 23, 2018. Your child’s third and final report card will be issued on the last day of school.

Scholastic Book Fair: Mr. Joseph will be holding a book fair in the library on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, March 21, from 4:00-6:00 pm

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

Wednesday, March 28, from 4:00-6:00 pm

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.

Author Visits: We will be having two very special author visits in April! We look forward to having Melissa LaCour, Vernon High School graduate, on Friday, April 6, who will be talking about the book that she wrote and illustrated entitled The Black Belt ABCs. Melissa LaCour earned her Black Belt in karate and will be talking to students about what it takes to become a Black Belt. On Friday, April 13, Mr. Joseph has arranged for author Sarah Williamson who has written several children’s books (Where are you?; Let’s Go; Fun with our Five Senses) to speak with our students. Students can purchase the book Where are you? Please click this link for the flier.

First-Grade Poetry: As part of our poetry unit, students will be learning how to read and recite poetry. In late April, we will be holding a first-grade poetry reading. Your child will be coming home with a poem to practice reading. Your child is not required to memorize the poem, only learn how to read the poem. Thank you for supporting this academic activity.

Rutgers Summer 2018 Reading Program will take place in Sparta, NJ. This program is for entering kindergarten, first, and second-grade students. This annual program helps maintain and strengthen children’s reading skills. Here is the flyer for your review. 

SCA Meeting: This month’s meeting has been canceled due to snow days taken this month. Our next SCA meeting will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 9:30. At April’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.  

Other upcoming events by our SCA:

  • Family Craft Night will be held on Wednesday, March 14, at 6:00 pm (postponed from March 7 due to a snow day)
  • Gertrude Hawk fundraiser will be ending on Friday, March 16 (pick up on March 26-27 from 5:00-7:00 pm)
  • Egg Hunt will be held on Thursday, March 29, at 5:00 pm- please click this link for the flier
  • Friendly’s fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 5, from 5:00-7:00 pm, take your family to the Sussex Friendly’s for dinner and part of your bill will be donated back to our SCA
  • A Sock Hop will be held on Friday, April 13, at 6:00 pm- please click this link for the flier
  • SCA Touch a Truck will be on Friday, April 27, at 5:00 pm

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