The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

March 13th

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

3.16.15 - Monday

  • 5th Grade PARCC Assessment (LAL - Day 1)
  • 4th Grade PARCC Assessment (Math - Day 5)

3.17.15 - Tuesday - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  • 5th Grade PARCC Assessment (LAL - Day 2)

3.18.15 - Wednesday

  • 5th Grade PARCC Assessment (LAL - Day 3)

3.19.15 - Thursday

  • 5th Grade PARCC Assessment (Math - Day 4)
  • 2nd Grade Celebration of AMERICA - 2:15pm

3.20.15 - Friday

  • 5th Grade PARCC Assessment (Math - Day 5)
  • PTO EVENT: 5th Grade Winter Festival 7pm - 10pm



Skate Night is tonight, Friday, March 13!

The night is from 5:30pm - 7:30pm and ProSkate is located at 1000 Cornwall Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. There will be a ticket table set up in the front lobby as you enter ProSkate. Tickets will be available for pick up from 5:15 - 6:00. It is Mrs. O’Brien’s recommendation that for the safety of our students that bike helmets and gloves are worn at all times on the ice.

**Students MUST have a chaperone in the facility. This is not a drop off event.**

All tickets must have been PRE-ORDERED!!! Also, any tickets that were ordered for future use will be sent home next week


The 2014 - 2015 School Calendar/Closing Information document has been updated to reflect make-up days due to recent emergency school closings.


Once again, it's TIME TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS FOR THE 6th Annual Tricky Tray on Friday, April 17th. Ticket requests will go home today, but please share the attached PDF with your friends. Tables can be reserved for a minimum of 6 paid admissions. Tables can comfortably fit 8. It's a great night for a great cause!

We will be ready to begin wrapping for the Tricky Tray, next week beginning on March 16th. Due to testing, wrapping will happen after 12 PM during school time hours (No Night Session). If you didn't sign up to be part of the Wrapping Team, but have some availability, please feel free to sign up on the Google Doc below:…/18XMa2F8N-IdAl1p_JNQr7xvmq9…/edit

Finally, by now, most of you have heard the news regarding my appointment as the Principal of Crossroads South for the 2015-2016 school year. If you did not receive my letter via email, please call the school and we will send home a hard copy. In addition, Dr. Jellig posted a letter on the Friday Folder regrading the next steps in the process of finding a new Principal for Cambridge. Please know that I am fully dedicated to Cambridge School and I know that we will have an amazing remainder of this school year!

Have a wonderful (and hopefully sunny) weekend!

Mrs. Capes :)


It's that time of year again!!! It is time for Cambridge to SHINE!!! It is time to sign up to represent Cambridge School in the Tour de South Brunswick on Saturday, May 30th. Help us win a $500 Grant for our Physical Education Department.

Registration is now open:


PARCC Resources


The PTO is selling the *NEW* Car Magnets!!! Please visit the online Friday Folder for the order form!


Skate Night

Friday, March 13th, 5:30-7:30pm

1000 Cornwall Road


Reminder all PTO SKATE NIGHT forms are due this upcoming Monday, March 2. The form can be found on the Friday Folder!


Annual Auction Information

Attention Cambridge Small Business owners......don't forget we are looking for Small Business Owners within our school community who would like to take AD Space out in our 6th Annual Tricky Tray Brochure. Advertise to over 400 Families within our school community. Each participant at the Tricky Tray will receive a copy of the event brochure.

**Information regarding Ad Space is posted on the Friday Folder documents.**

Club Information

We have 11 Clubs running this cycle, three begin in late spring and are not listed below. Please check the location that your child is to be picked up. Please allow ample time to park and arrive at your designated door on time. (Updated 3/10)


March 10 - April 28

3:30 - 4:30

(Reflects missed session on 3/3)

American Girl Club

Dismisses from Main Doors (A-1)

Mock Trial Club

Dismisses from 4/5 Wing (A-22)

***Cougar Casting Company***

Dismisses from Gym Doors on Leahy Road

(Students will meet April 14 and 16 until 5:30 to make up for the two sessions missed on 3/3 and 3/5)


March 4 - April 29

3:30 - 4:30

Board Games

Dismisses from Main Doors (A-1)

Hour of Code

Dismisses from 4/5 Wing (A-22)

League of Ravenous Readers

Dismisses from 4/5 Wing (A-22)

Spur of the Moment

Dismisses from 4/5 Wing (A-22)

Wii Sports

Dismisses from Main Door (A-1)


March 12 - April 30

3:30 - 4:30

(Reflects Missed Session on 3/5)

Lego-Little Kids

Dismisses from Main Doors (A-1)


Dismisses from 4/5 Wing (A-22)

***Cougar Casting Company***

Dismisses from Gym Doors on Leahy Road

(Students will meet April 14 and 16 until 5:30 to make up for the two sessions missed on 3/3 and 3/5)


March 13- April 24

3:30 - 4:30

(Reflects Missed Session on 3/6)

Lego- Big Kids

Dismisses from Main Doors (A-1)

(Students will meet on April 10th and 24th until 5:00 to make up for the class that was missed on 3/6. April 17th has now been reinstated which was originally off the calendar

Cambridge School Friday Folder - Additional Flyers

Click here to return to the Online Friday Folder

Skate Night

Friday, March 13th, 5:30-7:30pm

1000 Cornwall Road


Don't forget to purchase your Skate Night Tickets! Skate Night will be on Friday, March 13th from 5:30 - 7:30 at ProSkate. You can purchase your tickets until Monday, March 2nd. The Flier is on Friday Folder.

5th Grade WINTER FESTIVAL - Rescheduled

Friday, March 20th, 7-9pm

35 Cambridge Rd

South Brunswick Township, NJ

From the Health Office

Infectious Diseases

People are exposed to infectious agents (bacteria, viruses, parasites) through the air, water, food, blood and other body fluids. Many infectious diseases can be prevented by following these guidelines:

  • Keep immunizations up to date for children and adults. Speak to your doctor about the flu shot if you haven’t already received it.
  • Use antibiotics exactly as prescribed and only when needed.
  • Report to your doctor any worsening infection that does not get better after you take a prescribed antibiotic.
  • When sick, allow time to heal and recover.
  • Wash your hands frequently-before eating, before preparing food, after using the bathroom, after blowing your nose or coughing and sneezing into your hands and after touching an animal.
  • Do not touch your face to avoid the transfer of germs into your body via your mouth, nose or eyes.

Guidelines for Sending Children to School

Parents are often concerned about their child missing school and may send a child back too soon after an illness. This not only exposes other children to disease but also puts the returning child at risk of relapse or contracting another illness that may be going around at school. Keep a child home from school if he/she:

  • Has had a fever (a temperature of over 100 degrees) in the last 24 hours
  • Has nausea and vomiting or has had diarrhea
  • Has vomited during the night
  • Has been exposed to a contagious disease and is exhibiting symptoms of that disease
  • A child should be fever free, without the use of fever reducing medications (Tylenol, Advil), for 24 hours before returning to school. A fever refers to a temperature of 100 degrees or more.
  • A child diagnosed with strep throat should be on antibiotics for 24 hours and be feeling well before returning to school.
  • Children who have been home because of illness should not be brought to school for parties and/or special events on that day.

Dawn Guidice, RN, School Nurse

732-297-2941 x3553

Upcoming Events

  • March 13th - PTO EVENT: Skate Night - 5:30 - 7:30pm @ ProSkate
  • March 16th - WEEK of 5th Grade PARCC Testing
  • March 19th - SB Parent Academy - Quiet: The Power of Introverts
  • March 20th - PTO EVENT: 5th Grade Winter Festival 7pm - 10pm
  • March 23rd - Make-up Testing (if needed)
  • March 23rd - Board of Education Meeting - 7:30pm
  • March 24th - EARLY RELEASE DAY - Spring Conferences
  • March 25th - EARLY RELEASE DAY - Spring Conferences
  • March 25th - Lenape Museum for 3rd Grade
  • March 26th - EARLY RELEASE DAY - Spring Conferences
  • March 27th - EARLY RELEASE DAY - Spring Conferences
  • March 30th - April 3rd - NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK