Assemblies

Cultural Arts Assemblies

  • 2018
    • The Cedar Grove PTA is proud to sponsor and welcome back one of our favorite Authors to Cedar Grove!! On November 8th we look forward to welcoming
      Award-Winning Author – Adam T. Newman!!
      Adam T. Newman is an award-winning Children’s Book Author who wrote “How to Catch a Cold” and “How to Fight a Cold”. Adam has performed for thousands of children all across the country at schools and book events, and we are very excited to welcome him back to Cedar Grove! His latest Book and Assembly is called:
      The Girl Who Lost Her Voice
      “This energetic, humorous, and interactive performance focuses on inspiring students to be creative and to help them understand the writing process. Adam talks about himself, his characters, and the steps he takes when writing his books. He concludes the show by reading his latest book, “The Girl Who Lost Her Voice” – a story about a young girl who wakes up without her voice, and the journey she and her brother go on to get it back.”
      Please see the attached order form so that your child can bring home Adam Newman’s latest book! Thank you – we hope your children enjoy and learn from this assembly!

      Parent Flyer for Author Adam T. Newman

      Lori Andrus – Cultural Arts Chair – CGES PTA

    • The Cedar Grove PTA is proud to sponsor our first Cultural Arts Assembly of the year, which will be held on Wednesday, October 11th.

      Dr. Recess!!

      “Created by award-winning teacher and author, Dr. Curt Hinson, Ph.D., the Dr. Recess program is a school assembly program that promotes the importance of being active and living a healthy life, while teaching children developmentally appropriate games to teach social/emotional skills, thinking skills, and motor skills. The games not only keep kids active, but they help diminish common problems that arise during recess. Some of the significant benefits of this program are: improved student morale & motivation, reduction in bullying on the playground, participation in safer playground games resulting in fewer playground injuries, improved fitness & skill levels, increased awareness of leading a healthy/active lifestyle, and improved self-esteem. Schools in all 50 states use the games from the Dr. Recess program to help make their playgrounds safe, fun and free from conflict.”

      If you would like to learn more about the Dr. Recess program or about Dr. Curt Hinson, please feel free to visit their website at: http://www.playfiteducation.com/

      Thank you,
      Lori Andrus
      Cultural Arts Chair – CGES PTA

  • 2017
    • Mother Earth & Me!

      This theatrical performance is being brought to us by the Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater troupe, which is the same theatrical group that brought us “How Old is a Hero” earlier this year. “The magic of earth science takes center stage in this fun, interactive Discovery Theater original as we explore the origins of our planet, the water cycle, and our important role in the ecosystem, as well as folklore about the “big blue marble” we call home. Kick off Earth Week by pledging to become an Earth Warrior”.

      If you would like to learn more about this show, or more about The Smithsonian Associates Discovery
      Theater troupe, please feel free to visit their website at: http://www.goartivate.org/product/discoverytheater-on-tour.
      We hope your children enjoy and learn from this assembly!
      Thank you,
      Lori Andrus
      Cultural Arts Chair – CGES PTA

    • Award-Winning Author – Nick Bruel!!

      Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of the phenomenally successful Bad Kitty series including the 2012 and 2013 CBC Children’s Choice Book Award winners Bad Kitty Meets the Baby and Bad Kitty for President. Nick has also written and illustrated popular picture books including Who Is Melvin Bubble? and Bob and Otto.

      Congratulations to the top readers from the Read-a-Thon who won a special Meet and Greet party with Nick Bruel, along with the second place winners who will receive an autographed copy of Nick Bruel’s latest book, “Bad Kitty Takes the Test”. And big congratulations to ALL of the Cedar Grove readers for surpassing the school reading goal and winning the “Dress as your Favorite Character Day” – maybe we’ll get to see a few “Bad Kitties”??!!

      Thank you and we hope your children enjoy and learn from this assembly!

      Lori Andrus
      Cultural Arts Chair – CGES PTA

    • How Old is a Hero?

      This theatrical performance is being brought to us by the Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater troupe, in honor of Black History month.
      “This original touring production introduces us to young heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, who aided in changing the world. We’ll meet Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine, who was the first student to graduate from an integrated high school; Claudette Colvin, the 15 year old who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus (nine months before Rosa Parks); and Ruby Bridges, who won equal rights before she could even read. Beautifully acted and written, this production will take our children through the journey of these three young activists, whose stories of struggle and hope to overcome adversity, will definitely inspire”.

      If you would like to learn more about this show, or more about The Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater troupe, please feel free to visit their website at: http://www.goartivate.org/product/discovery-theater-on-tour.

      Please be sure to ask your children about this assembly – this is a show not to be missed!

      Thank you,
      Lori Andrus
      Cultural Arts Chair – CGES PTA

  •  2016
    • Bowen McCauley Dance!!

      “For more than 20 years Bowen McCauley Dance has energized broadly diverse audiences with inventive and vibrant choreography – a fusion of contemporary and classical techniques set to a sweeping range of musical styles. Each interactive performance features several dance pieces which will energize the audience with rock music and sing-along electricity. The choreography brings classic rock songs to life through the amazing physicality and partnering skills of the dancers. As they dance through the decades, these dancers will teach the development of a variety of dance forms throughout American history and will feature popular hit songs. Students relate dance to their own lives through familiar music and movements, and are given an understanding of how dance crosses generations and connects to the music of the time.”

      If you would like to learn more about Bowen McCauley Dance, please feel free to visit the website at:

      http://www.goartivate.org/product/bowen-mccauley-dance/

      Thank you,
      Lori Andrus
      Cultural Arts Chair – CGES PTA

       

    • Attention Cedar Gove families – Cedar Grove Elementary and the Cedar Grove PTA hosted our first assembly of the year on Thursday, November 3rd, entitled The NED Show.  The NED Show is an educational program that centers around important life long messages – Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best!  During the assembly students learned more about these 3 NED messages, while also enjoying storytelling, magic, humor, and yo-yo tricks.  This performance came to us FREE of charge because of the NED Programs “Pay-it-Forward” sales program.  As you will see on the attached flyer, we will be selling NED yo-yo’s over the course of the next week or so.  By purchasing a NED yo-yo or product, you are helping to “Pay-it-Forward” so that another school, like ours, can enjoy The NED Show.  The yo-yo’s will be available for purchase in Mrs. Spoales office on Friday November 4th, Wednesday November 9th, Thursday November 10th, Friday November 11th, and Monday November 14th.  You can also fill out the attached form and send it in with your payment in your child’s take home folder.  We thank you in advance for your support of this educational and motivational assembly – we hope your children enjoyed the show!
  • 2015

  1. March 23, 2015 – Step Afrika, please feel free to visit the website at: http://www.classactsarts.org/artist/step-afrika – sent the message of TEAMWORK, COMMITMENT & DISCIPLINE.
  2. May 20, 2015 – Tigers, Dragons and Other Wise Tales This theatrical performance is being brought to us by the Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater troupe, in honor of Asian American Pacific Heritage month. This delightful Discovery Theater original re-imagines folk tales from Asia, with a modern touch and plenty of fresh fun. Audiences learn a little about each story’s culture, try out Asian languages, and enjoy Asian tales both ancient and new. If you would like to learn more about this show, or more about The Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater troupe, please feel free to visit their website at: http://www.classactsarts.org/artist/smithsonian-associates-discovery-theater-tour.
  • 2014

  1. 1. November 24, 2014 -Classical Hip-Hop, by Christylez Bacon!!  “Remixing the classics, this program merges the contrasting worlds of Classical and Hip-Hop music in a collaborative musical program featuring GRAMMY nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist Christylez Bacon (pronounced: Chris-styles) and six-string electric cellist, Wytold (William Wytold Lebing). Traditional elements of hip-hop such as human beatbox, rhyming and storytelling are blended with classical compositions of composers like Bach, Vivaldi, and Pachelbel.”  Website  http://www.classactsarts.org/artist/christylez-bacon.