The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

March 28th

Bonnie H. Capes, Principal & Michael Scheese, Assistant Principal

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

3.31.2014

  • Public Meeting to Announce the New Superintendent 7pm @ Crossroads North


4.1.2014


4.2.2014

  • Go BLUE for Autism Day! Wear BLUE to support Autism Awareness!
  • 3rd Grade Lenape Museum Visit to Cambridge


4.3.2014

  • 7pm - South Brunswick Parent Academy - Positive Parenting Workshop @ Crossroads North


4.4.2014

  • 3rd Grade Trip
  • PTO AUCTION & RAFFLE EXTRAVAGANZA!!! (You must be over 18 and have a ticket to participate! - See below for more information.)

~ IMPORTANT NOTES ~

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK

This was a wonderful week at Cambridge School. The 2nd Grade students will present this afternoon (Friday, March 28th) at the "Celebrate America" Event, which showcases all of their great learning! Thank you to the wonderful 2nd grade team, Mrs. Mallon, and Mrs. Stanek for organizing this event!


The Board of Education recently announced the school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. Click here for the new calendar. --> 2014 - 2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR


Thank you to all of the Cambridge families who have done so much to support our school raffle and auction with advertisements or donations. This event is almost here!! Join us NEXT Friday, April 4th for this wonderful night. Remember: Nobody under the age of 18 is permitted to attend. There is babysitting for Cambridge families only. Please be sure to get your tickets ASAP!! CLICK HERE FOR THE TENTATIVE CYBER BROCHURE!


OTHER NOTES:

GO Blue for Autism: As part of Autism Awareness Month, Cambridge School will GO BLUE by wearing blue on Tuesday, April 2nd. Many of us know or have a love one who has been diagnosed with Autism. This is a time to celebrate these amazing people and honor their ABILITIES!


New Superintendent of Schools: The Board of Education has announced that on Monday, March 31st, they are holding a public hearing to announce the new Superintendent of Schools who will replace Dr. McCartney on July 1st. This meeting will take place at Crossroads North at 7pm.


Thank you for your support and have a great weekend!


Mrs. Capes :)

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

It is very important that all contact information for your child is up to date. In the case of an emergency, such as your child being sick, it is critical that we have a way to contact the appropriate person.


If at any point during the school year something changes, such as your cell phone number, work number, emergency contacts, etc.., please email our school registrar, Mrs. Gallagher. (Monica.Gallagher@sbschools.org) In addition, if you will be on a trip and your children are staying with someone else, please provide the name, contact information, and length of trip to the main office. This must be in writing.

~ PTO NEWS ~

Clubs

SPRING ENRICHMENT CLUBS have started!!!

Any changes in dismissal for your child on their designated club day need to be put into writing utilizing the "pink" form the main office sends home in the beginning of the year.


Examples of changes in dismissal for clubs are: not attending the club due to an appointment, child not attending and should ride the bus home, child being picked up early or child going home with another family.


Please avoid e-mail communication as we may not get the opportunity to check the system before the clubs meet. All teachers receive changes in dismissal in their mailboxes and check it to their club rosters.


Thank you for your cooperation!

APPARAL SALE

Here's the link to the Cambridge School PTO Apparel Sale:

http://bit.ly/CambridgeApparelSale


The sale will run from Friday, 3/14-Friday, 4/11. All orders must be placed online through the Active Imprints website (which is accessed through the link above.)


When you click on the link from 3/14- 4/11, you will be brought to a screen where you can select a Cougar icon to shop the Cambridge School PTO Apparel Sale.

~ Upcoming PTO Events ~

The Annual Cambridge Raffle & Auction Spectacular

Friday, April 4th, 6:30-9:30pm

35 Cambridge Road

NJ

~ NURSE NOTES ~

From Mrs. Guidice's Health Office

March is National Nutrition Month

As parents, you can do a lot to help your children learn healthy eating habits. Involving them in meal preparation and cooking can motivate them to try new foods and is a good way to spend time together as a family.

  • A healthy eating plan
  • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat free milk products
  • Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts
  • Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium/salt and added sugars. Dedicate yourself to a healthy March (and beyond) with these tips.


Eat Breakfast. There is no better way to start your day than with a healthy breakfast. Try oatmeal, sliced almonds and berries with yogurt, or a toaster waffle topped with fruit.


Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables. Fruits and veggies add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber to your plate. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal. Don’t let winter stop you from enjoying produce. It may be harder to find fresh options, but frozen and canned are great alternatives.


Enact Family Meal Time. Research show that family meals promote healthier eating. Plan to eat as a family at least a few times a week. Set a regular mealtime. Turn off the TV, phones and other electronic devices to encourage mealtime talk. Get kids involved in meal planning and cooking and use this time to teach them about good nutrition.

Dawn Guidice

732-297-2941

dawn.guidice@sbschools.org

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