The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

October 10th

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

10.13.2014 - Monday

Columbus Day

  • 7pm - Board of Education Meeting @ XRD North (Calendar Art Recognition)


10.14.2014 - Tuesday


10.15.2014 - Wednesday


10.16.2014 - Thursday

  • 7pm - SBPA: Technology 24/7: Too Much of a Good Thing? ~ Parenting "Tech'd Out" Teens


10.17.2014 - Friday

~ IMPORTANT NOTES ~

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK

What a wonderful week!


Yesterday was particularly fantastic as we held our 23rd annual Convocation ceremony! During this lovely ceremony, we celebrated new students, new staff, and the start of the new school year. We also shared our school mission for this year, which is to "TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER!" To support this mission, the Cougar Council donated a bench called the "Buddy Bench". This bench will sit on our playground and children were taught that if they need a friend, they can sit on the bench. If they see someone sitting on the bench, they can reach out to be that person's buddy! Finally, we honored members of the South Brunswick Police Department for demonstrating the mission of taking care of each other. The South Brunswick Police Department has a wonderful partnership with our schools. The students were thrilled to thank the officers for everything they do to keep us safe! While we specifically honored the South Brunswick officers today, I would like to also thank those of you who work in law enforcement around our state. We are truly appreciative for your service and your efforts to take care of us! Overall, this year's Convocation was a huge success!


While today marks the end of the Week of Respect, we know that RESPECT is something that is not saved for just one week. Rather, it is critical to be kind and respectful the whole year round. Thank you for everything you do to model this for your children.


**SPECIAL NOTE: Please see the important letter regarding the enterovirus on this week's Friday Folder.***


Have a wonderful weekend!


Mrs. Capes :)

COUGAR COUNCIL - A Student Organization!

COAT DRIVE

The Cougar Council is coordinating a Fall Coat Drive! We will accept gently used coats from October 6th - October 31st. Please send in your old coats!!


SOCKTOBER

We are collecting *NEW* socks, as part of the SOCKTOBER event that will help homeless people across the united states. Please send in *new* socks to support this initiative! We will collect from October 6th - October 31st.


"Every night in the United States an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. This October, SoulPancake and Kid President want 2 million people to prove that even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless."

~ PTO NEWS ~

Club Information

TUESDAYS (October 7 – December 2)

3:30 – 4:30

  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade Super Science - (Pick up is at the middle modular unit on Leahy Road)

  • Stock Market Game Club - (Pick up is at the 4th and 5th Grade dismissal doors (A-22) facing Cambridge Road)


Wednesdays (October 8 - December 3)

3:30 – 4:30

  • 2nd and 3rd Grade Super Science - (Pick up is at the middle modular unit on Leahy Road)
  • Stock Market Game Club - (Pick up is at the 4th and 5th Grade dismissal doors (A-22) facing Cambridge Road)


Wednesdays (October 8 – December 3)

****3:30 – 5:30****

  • COUGAR STUDIOS - (Pick up is at the main entrance)


Thursdays (October 2 – December 4)

3:30 – 4:30

  • 4th and 5th Grade Super Science - (Pick up is the middle modular units on Leahy Road)


IMPORTANT: Please allow ample time to park and arrive safely on time. Any student left past the dismissal time (and is not enrolled in the Community Education After School Program) will be sent to the After School Program and a $25 non-negotiable fee will be assessed. Habitual offenders will be dis-enrolled from the Club Program and refunds will not be given. Please make every attempt to make alternate pick up arrangements if you cannot be on time.


*Unless your child is enrolled in the Community Education After School Program, please do not ring the buzzers to be let into the building.


Thank you for your cooperation!

Cambridge School Friday Folder - Additional Flyers

Click here to return to the Online Friday Folder

From the Health Office

Physicals

All kindergarten students and students new to the school district need a physical and need to submit a form. If you have any questions or need a form, please contact me.


Medication at School

All medications, prescription or over the counter, given at school must have a note from your physician on a school form or the doctor’s letterhead. The medication must be in its original container with your child’s name and be brought into school by an adult. If needed, you may ask your pharmacist for a separate container for school use. Please do not send in any medication with your child.

Home and School Health Connection

Parents are encouraged to contact me at any time if their child appears to be having a health related issue. Some examples include:


  • Vision or hearing difficulty
  • Allergies, illness or injury
  • Taking medication or a medication change
  • Eating disturbances or sleeping difficulties
  • Specific chronic complaints


In order to keep your child’s health records up to date, please advise me of any of the following occurrences:


  • All doctor’s visits (well child exam or health problem visit)
  • All visits to the emergency room
  • Any overnight hospital stays
  • Any immunizations received by your child
  • Physical restriction of your child’s activity
  • Any communicable diseases
  • Eye doctor appointments or corrective lens change


Finally, Please make sure I have your phone number or another responsible person in the event of an emergency. Thank you!


I’m looking forward to a healthy year for all the children!


Dawn Guidice, School Nurse

732-297-2941 x3553

Upcoming Events

  • October 16th - South Brunswick Parent Academy - Tech Down - 7pm
  • October 23rd - NO SCHOOL - Diwalli
  • October 21st - South Brunswick Parent Academy - PARCC - 7pm @ SBHS
  • October 24th - Walk-A-Thon Event
  • October 31st - Halloween (Parade & Party)
  • November 3rd - 5th - EARLY RELEASE - Conferences
  • November 6th - NO SCHOOL - NJEA Convention
  • November 7th - NO SCHOOL - NJEA Convention
  • November 10th - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
  • November 11th - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
  • November 12th - Early Release - Conferences
  • November 14th - PTO EVENT - Vendor Night/Holliday Shoppe
  • November 26th - EARLY RELEASE - Thanksgiving
  • November 27th - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving
  • November 28th - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving
  • December 5th - PTO EVENT - BINGO NIGHT - 7pm
  • December 23rd - EARLY RELEASE - Winter Break
  • December 24th - January 4th - Winter Break