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New Employee Orientation


PSD Open House 2018

open house

Summer Reading


Record your summer reading minutes and get rewarded when you return to school in the fall! Receive an ice cream party when you read for 500 minutes. Add a pizza party when you read for 750 minutes. Go for the Gold and receive ice cream, pizza, AND a fabulous day of water fun when you read for 1000 minutes!! Visit the Cedartown Public Library and earn rewards all summer long! Have fun with a great book! 

Clothes Closet

clothes closet

Title I Spring Parent Meeting

Youngs Grove Elementary School will be having our Spring Title I Parent Meeting on Monday, May 14.  For your convenience, we will be having two meetings.  The first will be held at 9:00 a.m., and the second meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. We will have the results of the spring parent survey and will be open to any suggestions or ideas you may have. Please come and support our school!

Thank You, Jeff Truitt, State Farm!


State Farm Insurance Agent Jeff Truitt sponsored an attendance incentive for Youngs Grove students taking the Georgia Milestones. The names of all students who were on time every day for testing were entered in a drawing for a new bicycle. Congratulations to our winners, Vivienne Thomas and Maddox Minge! Mr. Truitt visited Youngs Grove to draw the names and present the bikes. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Truitt!

Making Memories in May

Youngs Grove has so many activities in May to enhance learning and celebrate achievement! Check your student's book bag for permission slips. Students must have a signed parent permission form to participate in any activities away from school. 

May 1 - 1st Grade Farm Day
May 2 - 2nd Grade Trip to Hightower Falls
May 3 - 5th Grade visits Cedartown Middle School
May 4 - PreK to West Cinema, 1st Grade to Noccalula Falls
May 7 - Rome Braves Game for All As, Grades 3-5
May 8 - Granny Awards, Grades 3-5 Musicalpaw
May 11 - Kangaroo Jake's for All As, Grades K-2
May 14 - Peek's Park for All As and Bs, Grades 3-5
May 15 - Peek's Park for All As and Bs, Grades K-2
May 15 - Dance and 5th Grade Walk, 5:30 - 7:00
May 16 - PreK-2nd Grade Field Day
May 17 - Grades 3-5 Field Day
May 18 - 5th Grade Trip to Skydiving
May 21 - End of Year Dance during activity time
May 21 - 4th Grade Grovers Give Back - Peek's Park, Public Safety offices
May 22 - Renaissance Fun Day
May 23 - Renaissance Recognition, Grades 1-4, during activity time
May 23 - 5th Grade Cookout
May 23 - PreK to Yaarab Shrine Circus
May 24 - PreK Graduation
May 25 - 5th Grade Finale, 10:00    

Cedartowns Registration THIS WEEK


Scholastic Book Fair




The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Youngs Grove from March 19-23. All students will preview the fair on Monday and create a wishlist to take home. Online shopping is available until March 30 at  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/youngsgroveelementaryschool  Join us for Family Reading Night on Tuesday, March 20, from 5:00-6:30. For a list of events and contests, click here.

Read Across America


TB Letter




Valentine's Dance


Youngs Grove will be having a Valentine's Dance during activity times on February 14. Admission is $2. Candy and snacks will be sold for 50 cents to $1. Plan to join your friends for a fun Valentine's Day and support YGES Renaissance!

Weather Update - School Closed for Students Friday, January 19th

1/19 no school

Countdown to Christmas



Christmas Break December 25, 2017 - January 5, 2018.

christmas break

Student Make Up Day - January 8, 2018

snow day

*Click here for PDF

The 2017 Annual Canned Food Drive is HERE!!! We will be collecting through November 15th.

Canned Food drive


Red Ribbon Week


Too Close to Ignore: The Crisis of Alcohol and Opioid Addiction

Willowbrooke at Floyd is offering a free educational event in Floyd and Polk counties in November to help members of the public learn more about the alcohol and opiod addiction crisis. This event will include a question-answer session with therapists and counselors on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of addiction and where to get help.

Willowbrooke at Floyd

CHS Cheer Princess Party

Cheer Princess Party

Tribute to Det. Kristen Hearne

Det. Hearne



Road Closings Due to Law Enforcement Activity 9/29/17

The Polk County Police Department has indicated that the following roads are closed for an indefinite amount of time this afternoon:

Short Road
John Redding Road
Seab Green Road
Friendship Road
Highway 100
Cave Springs Road
Santa Claus Mountain Road

The following bus numbers are not allowed to deliver to these roads:

If your residence is located on these roads, your child will remain at their school. Please feel free to pick your child up at this time. Personnel will remain at school until we are given clearance to run these routes. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the safety of our students is our top priority.

Scholastic Book Fair This Week!

Book Fair Info

Fall Pictures

Picture Day

Fall Pictures will be Friday, September 22. 

Smile BIG and say cheese!

Adopt-a-Classroom for Hurricane Harvey Relief


At Youngs Grove it is our mission to help children grow into successful citizens. Becoming a successful citizen includes helping others. We have decided to help other students and teachers who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Our school has adopted close to 15 classrooms in the hurricane affected areas, and we will be collecting school supplies from now until September 15 to send their way.

True to a teacher’s heart, most teachers are asking for things for their students, such as hygienic supplies and backpacks. Basic school supplies are also in demand! We would appreciate your participation and contribution to help these disaster areas begin to move forward.

You can donate supplies to our front office to include in our supply drive through September 15. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of YOUR child's life and for helping us change the life for a child in need!

EARLY RELEASE - Cedartown Schools




August 21st Eclipse


Click on image for a full-size view of the letter.

New Employee Orientation

               New Teacher   

Funeral for Detective Kristen Hearne


Join us at our PTO Meeting!


Countdown to Christmas!


Youngs Grove loves the holidays! We have planned many exciting events as we countdown to Christmas break:

  • Hat Day - Tuesday, December 5 - Pay $1 to wear a hat to support our new Student Council
  • Christmas Sock Day - Thursday, December 7 - Wear your crazy Christmas socks!
  • Snowman Day - Thursday, December 14 - Dress like Frosty or wear him on your shirt
  • Polar Express Day - Friday, December 15 - Roll out of bed and come on to school in your favorite school appropriate PJs. Please wear real shoes. smiley
  • Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Day - Monday, December 18 - Dress like Grandma, Reindeer, St. Nick, or another character from the song!

Technology Night - New Date


Youngs Grove Elementary School has rescheduled our Technology Night, for Thursday, February 15, from 5:30 until 7:00. Parents and students  can enjoy Sphero robots and experience the Star Lab. Everyone will need a ticket to enter the Star Lab, and tickets are free! Be sure to arrive in time to join one of the small groups for this indoor simulation of our universe. Parents can also use computers to access links for homework help. Come join the fun!

Children's Artwork displayed @ Cedar Valley Arts Festival


Young Georgia Author - RESA Winner!


Congratulations to our Young Georgia Author RESA Winner! Brookelynn Pearson, 5th grade student of Mrs. Nicole Bentley, was named the winner for all of Northwest Georgia in the Young Georgia Authors contest. Brookelynn will now compete in the state competition. Congratulations Brookelynn! Way to go!

Countdown to Christmas (continued!)
  • Tacky Christmas Sweater Competition - Tuesday, December 19 - Prizes for the top three tackiest Christmas sweaters!
  • Grinch Day - Wednesday, December 20 - Cindyloo and Grinches, too--everyone is welcome in Whooville!
  • Winter Wonderland Christmas Lunch - Thursday, December 21 - Thank you to our cafeteria ladies for preparing a special meal for our students!
  • Get Ready for Christmas - Friday, December 22 - Early release
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 25 - Enjoy the holiday with your family
  • New Year's Day - Monday, January 1 - Celebrate the start of 2018!
  • Back to School - Monday, January 8 - All students and staff return for learning in the new year! 

Online Book Fair

wild west

Did you miss out on your favorite author or book series at the Scholastic Wild West Book Fair? You can still shop online until October 6. All online orders ship FREE to the school after the Online Fair has ended. Click here to access our Online Fair or find us at scholastic.com/fair. You'll find an expanded selection for ALL ages--preschoolers to adult, and you can search for books by category, grade, reading level, and price. Best of all, every purchase benefits our school. 

Don't get caught without a book!

Fall Carnival & Spooky Science Night

Fall CarnivalSpooky Science

Come and join us at our annual Fall Carnival & Spooky Science Night on Thursday, October 5 from 5:00-7:00. This is a huge event with lots of festivities and activities for our students and families.

We hope to see you there!

State of Georgia Reading Campaign

 Get Georgia Reading
                                               CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE                                               

Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019



Speech Contest


Congratulations to Youngs Grove's winners in the Modern Woodmen of America Speech Contest! This year's topic was inventions that have improved the quality of life. Kaylee Matsko, left, placed second in the school competition with her speech about the polio vaccine. Maddox Minge, right, was our first place winner and was also the second place winner for Polk School District! Maddox spoke on the importance of airplanes. Mr. John Kelley, center, coordinates the school contest. Congratulations Maddox and Kaylee!

Young Georgia Authors



Congratulations to Youngs Grove's Young Georgia Authors! Several of our students were named Polk School District Winners and will now represent our district in the regional contest. Pictured with Dr. Thompson are Marely Ramirez, 3rd grade; Sarah Pettit, 2nd grade; Daniela Angel Perez, 1st grade; Marianne Truitt, kindergarten; and Brookelynn Pearson, 5th grade. Congratulations and good luck in the next round of competition!

Miss Polk County! - Fundraiser for PCCCA Dental Science Program

miss polk coiunty

*click for PDF


Chick-fil-A Calendar Fundraiser

Calendar fundraiser



SPLOST VI - Continuation of the One Cent Sales Tax




Author Contest

Jan Brett

Jan Brett is one of Youngs Grove's favorite authors and illustrators. She is holding an online contest and will visit the school with the most entries. Click the picture or the link below to enter. You will need to enter our school name and address - Youngs Grove Elementary School, 601 Wooten Road, Cedartown, GA 30125. Only one entry per email address. Help us get to meet this wonderful author/illustrator--or, at least, win more of her books! 

Spring Parent Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete our Spring Title I Parent Survey. 


Click here to take the survey in English.

Click here to take the survey in Spanish.

Youngs Grove Book Club


Our Youngs Grove Book Club recently represented YGES and Polk School District at the West Regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. The team read the 19 books from the 2017-18 Georgia Book Award Nominees and competed by answering questions from the books. Shown below with the trophy they brought home are Vivienne Thomas, Emireth Morillon, Lillie Howard, Mikaylin Bevins, Ester Sanchez, Jordan Ray and Christine Tatum.


YGES Spelling Bee


Congratulations to Maddox Minge, center, our Youngs Grove 2018 Spelling Bee Champion. Maddox was named the winner after correctly spelling the word testament. Kason Zuker, left, was the runner up. 


Congratulations to all of our Classroom Spelling Bee Winners who competed in our schoolwide bee: Tristan Henderson, Maury Garcia, Justice Wheeler, Rylee Stroup, Larry Roblero, Titus Cox, Devon Brazier, Carson Branch, Jake Odom, Brock Milligan, Elisabet Gonzalez-Perez, Bryant Arevalo, Austin Gibson, Kasey Sparks, Maddox Minge, Douglas Walters, Kason Zuker, Lillie Howard, Brookelynn Pearson, Logan Boling, Brehonna Wright, Caitlin Staib and Alyjah Hernandez. Not pictured: Peyton Ledbetter and Hannah Pruitt.

Youngs Grove Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

PTO Logo

Are you interested in joining our PTO here at The Grove? We would love your participation! It is our hope to grow our PTO into a larger and more active part of our school culture so that we can celebrate the hard work and success of our students and teachers. 

Email Kiley Thompson (Principal) at kiley.thompson@polk.k12.ga.us if you are interested.

You can also call Mrs. Thompson at 678-901-4294.

Teacher of the Year


Congratulations to Mrs. Sharon Carter, Youngs Grove Elementary's Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Carter teaches second grade and is a highly respected teacher in our school and community. She always maintains a positive attitude and she has a passion for teaching students. She works diligently to meet students' needs and we are lucky to have her as part of our family. Congratulations!

Morning Tutoring Available

Morning tutoring available at 7;30

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Youngs Grove Elementary School 601 Wooten Rd.
Cedartown, GA 30125
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Phone: 678-901-4294
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