CHP Holiday Concert Video
Check out this video featuring some excerpts from our
2018 Holiday Concert!
Fantastic event!
Preschool - Kindergarten News
Preschool Learns About Winter Animals

The Preschoolers learned that there are animals that sleep (or hibernate) all winter. They read books that explained what the animals do to prepare for hibernation, and they made our own "Bear's Den"as a class project.   Read More
Preschool Ice Experiment

Preschool experimented with water and ice during their study of Winter. Balloons were filled with water and food coloring. After placing their balloons in the freezer overnight, the children observed that the water had turned into ice.  Read More 
Night Sky in Pre-Kindergarten A

The Pre-Kindergarten A students studied the stars and learned that stars that form pictures in the sky called constellations.The photo shows the children with their creative constellations...truly out of this world!
Constellations in Pre-Kindergarten B
The Pre-Kindergarten B learned about constellations. The students poked holes in a trash bag, hung the bag over a light, and could then see stars shinning through! It was a lot of fun! Read More
Kindergarten Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
This month, Kindergarten celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by dedicating and singing a special song that gave thanks to him for all the freedoms he peacefully fought for. The students read inspiring books about Dr. King and had many discussions. They learned that who you are on the inside is what counts. We are all the same, and we all different... and both are wonderful! Read More
Elementary News
First Grade D.E.A.R. Program

First Graders, joined by several parents, "dropped everything and read” as part of CHP’s monthly D.E.A.R. celebration. As always, students enjoyed their favorite books during this relaxed extended reading time. Read More
First Grade Class Spelling Bee

First Grade competed in their first Scripps Spelling Bee on Friday, January 4th. While all students showed their best spelling skills, Mrs. Parab and Mrs. Parker were impressed by everyone’s sportsmanship. Shruti Chinthamenani took first place, followed closely by Vishnu Badhan in second place.  Read More
Second Grade Scripps Spelling Bee

Second Grade held their Scripps Class Spelling Bee on Friday, January 4th. All students participated and worked hard to spell many challenging words. After many rounds and tie-breakers, the first place winner was Aditi Prabhakaran, and our second place winner was Anya Patel.
Second Grade D.E.A.R. Program

Once a month, the students, parents, and teachers take time out to drop everything and read. The children look forward to this monthly program and are excited to read and share a good book with a friend or parent. This program has brought smiles to all of our readers. Looking forward to our next date, Friday, February 1st. Read More
Second Grade Indoor Recess

With the temperature hovering around the freezing point, Second Graders enjoyed indoor recess with their classmates. They are not only having fun but are also developing critical thinking and social skills as they play a variety of indoor games! 
Grade 3 Visit to Assisted Living Facility

Third Graders started off 2019 by visiting the Assisted Living Facility. They sang a few songs and also played the recorder under the guidance of the music teacher. They also read a few books to seniors at the facility and were praised for their fluency in reading and their level of confidence.   Read More
Grade 3 D.E.A.R. Program

Third Graders participated in their third round of D.E.A.R., Drop Everything And Read. They were joined by Michael’s dad and Sahana’s mom, who came in with lunches and read with the students!
Grade 3 First Mystery Reader of the Year

Third Graders welcomed their first Mystery Reader for the year 2019, Mrs. Anitha Balagangadharan, Aditi's mom. She read an interesting book called My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza. Read More
Grade 3 Mystery Reader Reads the Winning Story of the NUHA Young Writers Blogging Prize in 2017

Mr. Baruah, Nitara's dad read The Abyss , a story about a whale calf who fights the odds to find his lost mother caught in a ravine. Interestingly, the story was written by none other than Shaurya Baruah, Nitara's older brother who is currently a CHP 7th grader. Read More
Grades 3 Mystery Reader Reads Story on the Civil Rights Movement

Michael's mom came in and read us Rosa's Bus . Like all buses in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1950’s, Bus #2857 was segregated: white passengers sat in the front and black passengers in the back — until Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest sparked a major event in the Civil Rights movement, Read More
Principal Visits Grade 3 Morning Meeting

The Third Grade class was surprised when Mr. Seeley joined their morning meeting. Every morning, the class gathe rs on t he rug to greet each other. Greetings can be especially important because they set the tone for the whole day.  Read More
Grades 3 and 4 Count Up for UNICEF!

Grades 3 and 4 were treated to an ice cream party for their service to the CHP annual UNICEF Drive. After all the donations came in (by mid-December), the 3 rd and 4 th grade students counted all the money collected within their respective Houses.  Read More
Grades 3 and 4 House Lunch

Every Wednesday, third and fourth graders eat lunch with their House members. The students really look forward to this because they get a chance to exchange ideas and socialize with each other. On January 30th, Mrs. Gadaleta asked students in each House to solve a critical thinking puzzle that challenged them to think outside of the box. The first House to solve the puzzle was Shawnee and the second House was Lenape. Read More
Grade 4 Helps Grade 1 Learn Map Skills!
Grade 4 had an opportunity to share their understanding of maps when they visited Grade 1 on January 23 rd . Equipped with a booklet containing various activities, each Grade 4 student paired up with a First Grader to help them complete the activities within the packet. It was a wonderful opportunity for our fourth graders to reach out and assist their first grade friends.
Grade 4 D.E.A.R. Program

On January 4th, during their lunch period, Grade 4 enjoyed another opportunity to D rop E verything A nd R ead. Parents were invited to join Grade 4 for a relaxing period of lunch and a book. At the end of the period, the students expressed how relaxing and enjoyable this period was.
Grade 4 Visit to Martin and Edith Stein Assisted Living Residence
Accompanied by their Home Room and Music teachers, the students entertained the residents singing winter songs they have learned in their Music Class and playing various selections on their recorders. It was wonderful to listen as many residents sang along. After the performance, the students chatted individually with each resident, sharing some of the humorous books of poetry they had brought along.  Read More
Middle School News
Signing the Pledge at Morning Meeting

Students who are part of Mrs. Callahan's Sign Language Elective have been signing the Pledge of Allegiance at the morning assembly each day. The entire Middle School student body is learning to sign the Pledge, as well. 
Grades 5 Social Studies

Mrs. Callahan’s 5th grade Social Studies classes learned about different forms of government including democracy, autocracy, oligarchy, theocracies and others. They compared and contrasted these forms of government and looked at real-life examples in the world today.
Classmates Congratulate Geo Bee Winner

Neal Patel's classmates and friends were so excited when he won first place at our CHP National Geo Bee. They signed words of congratulations for him. What a wonderful display of community by the 5th graders!  Read More
Welcome to the Nile

Mrs. Callahan's 6th Grade Social Studies students have recently completed a unit of study on ancient Egypt as well as the impact the Nile River had on the ancient Egyptian economy. As part of the study, students stretched their artistic and creative muscles by working in groups to create a model of ancient Egypt along the Nile.
Grade 6 Interactive Lesson

For the interactive activity, students explored a variety of different websites and resources to learn about the geography of Ancient India. Students worked in pairs to complete five tasks related to the geographical features. Read More
Grade 7 D.E.A.R. Program

Seventh Grader Martin Accilien and his father, Mr. Accilien, reading during D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) on January 11, 2019.
Cedar Hill Prep Student wins Central Jersey Chess Tournament 
Congratulations to Priyansh Shrivastava, a Grade 8 Cedar Hill Prep Student, for winning the Central Jersey Chess Tournament with 4/4 on January 19, 2019.

CHP Spelling Bee
  On January 11th, twenty contestants competed in our annual CHP Spelling Bee. The entire competition was quite impressive and lasted 16 rounds! Two 8th graders, Matthew Clarke and Anush Polamraju, advanced to the Championship Round. Congratulations to Anush (1st place winner) and Matthew (2nd place winner) for their amazing performances! Anush will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee on March 16th with our best wishes!  Read More
CHP History Bee
Each January, interested Cedar Hill Prep students in Grades 4 – 8 have an opportunity to take the Online Regional Qualifying Exam for the National History Bee. Scores on this exam are used to determine which students have qualified for the Regional Finals. In past years, CHP students have qualified to compete at the Regional Finals and the National Finals! This year, CHP students demonstrated strong interest in this competition as 56 students sat for the ORQE for the National History Bee. The results will be forthcoming after mid-February.  Read More
CHP Nat Geo Bee
Congratulations to the participants in the CHP National GeoBee on Friday,
January 25th: Sanah Shah & Narayan Lekhi (Grade 4); Soham Belur & Neal Patel (Grade 5); Jenica Benneaser & Aakarsh Mamawala (Grade 6); Ishaan Mittal & Kristopher Archer Kennedy (Grade 7); Anush Polamraju & Abhiram Kakani (Grade 8). Congratulations Neal for winning the CHP National Geography Bee! Congratulations to Anush for placing second in this competition!
As the 1st place winner, Neal competed in the online NJ State National GeoBee Qualifying Competition on January 30th. We wish him well! Read More
Family Fun Night
Cedar Hill Prep School kicked off its 2018-2019 Family Fun Nights events by hosting “Game Night." There were games and sports for all ages including basketball, badminton, bowling, bean bag toss, jump ropes, ping pong, board games, and an awesome glow in the dark dance room. A great time was had by everyone! Thank you all for coming out! Join us for our next Family Fun Night on Friday, March 29th. Read More
CHP students participated in Dress Down for a Cause to support the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy raising $260.00.

On behalf of the Administration of the Cedar Hill Prep Education and Research Foundation, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Mr. Vijay Nambiar and Mrs. Apnpily Vijay for the generous donation made to CHPERF.
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PTO NEWS
Friday February 15, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at The Imperia
1714 Easton Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873
Girls Basketball Team

During the month of January, our CHP Girls' Basketball Team continued to demonstrate determination and great sportsmanship as they played hard and worked to improve their skills level. Playing quite competitively, their record stands at
5-5.
Boys Basketball Team

During the month of January, the CHP Boys' Basketball Team has had great success going undefeated in 8 games with an average margin of wins by 15 points. The team will go into the month of February with 4 games remaining and a school record of 12 wins vs. 1 loss. 
Town Hall Meeting
Thank you to all the CHP families for attending the Town Hall Meeting hosted by Nan Menon on Saturday January 26, 2019. It was most productive, and everyone could access it remotely via Zoom. We will be hosting monthly sessions regularly, so please look out for the schedule.
January Staff Birthdays
Cedar Hill Prep welcomed the New Year 2019 by celebrating January birthdays. Mrs. Sulitzer, Mrs. Cerasa, Ms. Tierney, Mrs. Yurman, Mr. Delauro, Ms. Wisniewski and Mrs. Sheridan celebrated their birthdays this month. Each month, the third graders enthusiastically sing 'Happy Birthday' to the teachers. Hope all the teachers had a fabulous day on their birthday!
Upcoming Events

February 8
Teacher In-Service Day
Parent /Teacher Conferences (Optional)
(1:00pm - 4:00pm)
School Closed

February 9
Debate at CHP (9:00am - 4:00pm)


February 15
Valentine's Day Dance
(6:30-9:30pm) Click Here to Register

February 18
President's Day (School Closed)

February 22
Living History Museum Presentations
Cedar Hill Preparatory School 
152 Cedar Grove Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: 732-356-5400
Fax: 732-356-5409