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Fall Festival and Spooky Science Night Fall Festival and Spooky Science Night
Welcome Grandparents! Grandparents Day Celebrations

GP day

Clothes Closet clothes closet
Summer Reading Rewards Water Day 2017

Congratulations to all students who participated in summer reading! On Friday, these students will be treated to ice cream, pizza, and a fun afternoon of water activities. Be sure to return your permission slip. Don't forget your towel and a change of clothes!

Polk County Fair Fair

Polk County Fair Information


August 30:      Thursday 5 pm-10 pm

August 31:      Friday      5 pm-11 pm

September 1:  Saturday 5 pm-11 pm


Adults     $5

Children  $3

5 yrs old and younger are Free


***Armbands and tickets for rides, etc. are additional and can be purchased at the ticket booths inside the Fairgrounds.***





Vote Now!!!! Graduate Polk Logo

graduate polk


We have just been informed that our Graduate Polk: Student Success Centers at both Cedartown and Rockmart High Schools have been selected as top finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program. If we win, we will receive up to $25,000 for our high schools. Please assist us by voting every day, starting today through August 24. You can vote ten times a day! Help us to continue to support this very worthwhile program! #personal #intentional #purposeful 

You can vote at the following link:


Welcome back!

Welcome back!

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

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!

Congratulations, Mrs. Bentley! Congratulations, Mrs. Bentley!


Congratulations to Mrs. Nicole Bentley, Youngs Grove's 2018-19 Teacher of the Year! Having taught kindergarten and 5th grade at YGES, Mrs. Bentley now leads the special education department. She continues to serves as chairman of our Renaissance committee, which raises money throughout the year and continuously recognizes and rewards our students. Mrs. Bentley is married to Coach Matt Bentley, who also teaches at YGES. They have four children, Steven, a freshman at Shorter University, Ella, who attends CMS, and Maddie and Eli, both students at YGES. Congratulations, Mrs. Bentley, and thank you for all that you do!

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! 
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!

Enchanted Forest Book Fair - Shop Online Now Enchanted Forest Book Fair

Online shopping continues through October 5 at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/youngsgroveelementaryschool1 If you were unable to visit the book fair with your child or if the book your child wanted was out of stock, you can still shop online. You can also find books for older students and adults. All orders will ship free to Youngs Grove. 

Book Fair events

Scholastic's "Enchanted Forest Book Fair--Let Your Imagination Grow!" will be at Youngs Grove September 24-28.
Daily themes will keep the excitement of reading going. We'll have so many books to choose from! There will be something for everyone! Visit the Media Center for all the fun!


***Please note - Grandparents Day times have changed. We have added additional events. Grandparents of PreK and 5th grade students are now invited to come at 9 am on Tuesday, September 25 and Kindergarten at 1 pm. Grandparents of students in grades 2 and 3 are now invited to come at 9 am on Thursday, September 27 and grades 1 and 4 at 1 pm.

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!

Thank you, Mr. D! Thank you, Mr. D!


Mr. Dickie Gazaway goes above and beyond to keep YGES in tip top shape. For all of his hard work and dedication, Mrs. Redden presented Mr. D. with Youngs Grove's MERIT Award. Thank you, Mr. D!

Chick-fil-A Calendar Fundraiser

Calendar fundraiser

Miss Polk County! - Fundraiser for PCCCA Dental Science Program
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!

Club's Choice Fundraiser Club's Choice Fundraising


Our Club's Choice Fundraiser is underway! Parents, share your child's brochure with your co-workers, friends and family. Out-of-town relatives can order online at http://Shop.ClubsChoiceFundraising.com . Be sure to give them our ordering code: YOUN42. Credit card orders may also be placed online. All orders with payment are due on Thursday, September 20. Help us raise money for the many activites at Youngs Grove!

Homecoming 2018 Homecoming



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.

First Day of School Welcome Back, Youngs Grove!
Back to School Dance Back to School Dance


Students enjoy the Back to School Dance, sponsored by YGES Renaissance. Dances are held in the gym during each grade's activity time. Proceeds provide rewards for our students throughout the year.

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.


Summer Reading 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! 

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.

Kindergarten Meet & Greet Play, Learn, Grow



We would like to invite you to our Youngs Grove Kindergarten Parent Meeting. Our wonderful Kindergarten teachers will give you information that you need to get your child off to a great start! They will be glad to answer any questions that you may have.

We hope you can join us!!

Youngs Grove Elementary School Cafeteria

August 28, 2018

6:00 p.m.