25 - March 07, 2021
A year ago everything changed. For teachers, for parents, for students, and for the world. We were forced to separate and to face the unknowns of quarantine, fear, bad news, good news, hope, and an endless repetition of it all. Weeks turned into months, months turned into a year, and here we are today. No matter what happened in the last year, no matter how many times we had to gather all of our forces to stand up and keep going, we have overcome it! In light of this, the CNG Social and Emotional Committee would like to invite you to come together as a community to acknowledge the challenges of yesterday, find strength for today, and highlight our hope for tomorrow.
In the days ahead, and to help us unite as a community, all families and staff will receive a small candle to be lit during this event. Please join us in solidarity with our community, to shine the light ahead. 

On behalf of the Social and Emotional Committee, we look forward to seeing you on March 16th.
Kind regards,
Catalina Artunduaga, Paula Pérez, Janice Ellerby, Billy Thomas, Jesse Wagner, Juliana Tamayo, Ana María Rodríguez, and María Isabela Gómez
Taking the Next Step at CNG: Save the Dates - Information, Celebration, Commemoration, and Our Return from Easter Break!

  1. Monday, March 8: Deadline for Opt-in/Opt-out of Module #6 (Pilot Project)
  2. Tuesday, March 9: Parent Information Session #1 at 5:30 p.m.
  3. Wednesday, March 10: Parent Information Session #2 at 7:00 a.m.
  4. Monday, March 15: Pilot Project Begins for Combined Group A & B Students All On-Campus from March 15-26
  5. Tuesday, March 16: A Community Commemoration Event - "CNG Solidarity and the Light Ahead" at 6:30 p.m.
  6. Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8: Groups A & B Student PCR Testing for Module #7

For more detailed information in Dr. Habegger's latest Communique, please click HERE.

Warm Regards,
Colegio Nueva Granada's Parent Teacher Association (Asopadres CNG), will be holding an Extraordinary General Assembly on Wednesday March 24, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. For more information click HERE.

Look through the Meeting Minutes for the Parent Council's last meeting (Feb 18, 2021) HERE.

The Executive Board of the Fundación Hogar Nueva Granada and the Directors of the Colegio Fundación Nueva Granada, invite you to the ordinary meeting of the Assembly of Founders and Volunteers. For more information click HERE
Make sure to bookmark the Parents As Partners HUB on your phone and laptop for easy access. All important information for CNG parents is linked in the different sections, including Hybrid Modules, Athletics and Condor activities!

Password: CNGCH

Dear CNG Community, 

Our CNG Community is a beautifully woven blanket of national and international families. While some of our national families have had their children at CNG since K4 (maybe even alumni themselves), some of our Colombian families and expatriate families have experienced the stressor of moving jobs, homes, and schools. But even our families who don’t move have children who experience the sadness that comes when a friend has to move away.  

This is the time of year where some parents know they might need to relocate for a job. This means it is the perfect time to talk about Honesty. Many parents feel they don’t want to say anything about the possible move because a) Well, it might not happen, b) I really don’t want to upset them when there are still 3 months of school left, and c) I really don’t want to upset them.

However, two valuable resources Raising Global Nomads by Robin Pascoe and Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds by D. Pollock, Van Reken, and M. Pollock will tell you that you need to talk about it now. Even if the upcoming move isn’t definite, people (including children) need to mentally prepare. Transitioning and moving are stressful and there is a grief process that requires time. Being honest with your children also invites them to be honest with you, even when the news might be difficult to hear (especially when they are teenagers). Also, remember that your child’s friends need time to process that their friend might not be at school in August.  

Here’s a link to help you build your R.A.F.T for your upcoming move. Please speak with your division School Counselor if this is your case and you would like support with this difficult conversation.Please speak with your division School Counselor if this is your case and you would like support with this difficult conversation.

(In our CNG MS/HS Library, the EVL, you can check out Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds as well as Expat Teens Talk by Pittman and Smit.)

Athletics & Condor Activities

“Adjust and improve daily” has been the Condor Activities and Athletics department’s mindset during the pandemic. Our successful first Saturday with on-campus athletics was a great feeling of progressing towards an improved program for CNG students. It truly has been a determined effort from students, coaches/instructors, and parents to make on-campus activities a reality! As we move into Group B, March 13 Saturday practices sessions, we will continually adjust for future weeks. For the first pilot, only students who enrolled in athletics at the beginning of the year will have the opportunity to attend Saturday sessions. Just as a reminder, Saturday practice sessions are also in addition to the regular weekly virtual practice schedule. Our amazing Andean team will be on campus during practice sessions taking photos of our athletes in action. Athletes in action will be a great feature to our already impressive Andean for the 2020-21 school year. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Athletics: cng_athletics@cng.edu    
Condor Activities: cng.condor.activities@cng.edu