President’s Welcome

Dear Cedar Grove Families,

Welcome to the start of another great school year at Cedar Grove!!

I hope that you had a wonderful summer! I am excited to be back for a second year as PTA President. Together, the PTA executive board and I are looking forward to once again providing enriching and enjoyable programs and activities for the students. Whether you are new to our school or a returning family, our primary focus is the same – the children!

As your PTA President, I am looking forward to continuing the working partnership we have established with the Administration, our amazing teachers, and esteemed staff to provide an excellent learning experience for our children.

We will be supporting “old favorites” like Around the World Night, the Holiday Shop, Read Aloud Night, the End of Year Picnic, as well as some exciting new additions this year. In order to make all of these things happen, we are asking for your support and assistance, especially when it comes to volunteering. I encourage each and every one of you to join our team.

Last year, our Feed the Bears campaign collected more than $11,000 and helped to provide our students with new books, computers for their classrooms, exciting field trips, and more. It’s because of the efforts of the PTA that opportunities like this are possible for our children.
Volunteering and becoming involved won’t just benefit your child, it will also benefit you. As a member of the PTA, you are a voice for our students. A strong PTA represents parent involvement and parent involvement represents student success.

There are many opportunities to help and we appreciate your time and effort spent making our organization successful. You may choose to be a committee chair, committee member, or volunteer. Whatever you choose, your time and involvement will be greatly appreciated. Please consider volunteering; it really does make a difference in the lives of our children.
We look forward to getting to know your family. We hope you will join us at our PTA meetings the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the Media Center. We provide free babysitting! Our first meeting is October 3. We hope to see more of you at these meetings!

Finally, I hope to see all of you at our Back to School Picnic/Color Fun Run on Friday September 8th from 5:30-7:30p.m. The picnic is a great way to introduce yourself to the staff, meet new families in your children’s classes, and find out more about the PTA. We will have a PTA table for you to come by and ask any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!

Please contact me any time ( about PTA events and activities. I am here to assist you in any way that I can. I look forward to meeting and working with each of you.

Thank you and have a great year!

Nicole Shulman
PTA President