The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

October 17th

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

Violence & Vandalism Awareness Week

10.20.2014 - Monday

  • 6:30pm - Taste for Education - DoubleTree Hotel (Education Foundation Fundraiser)

10.21.2014 - Tuesday

  • 7pm - SBPA: PARCC Part 2 @ SBHS

10.22.2014 - Wednesday

10.23.2014 - Thursday

  • NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day & Diwali

10.24.2014 - Friday

  • Cougar Pride Walk-a-Thon



Cambridge School had another great week. Students were busy taking care of each other on our Buddy Bench! They also enjoyed wonderful opportunities to learn and grow.

This coming week we will have a day off of school on Thursday, October 23rd. For those of you celebrating Diwali, we wish you all the best. On this day, faculty and staff will be expanding their learning about new technologies, effective teaching strategies, interventions, and much more. It is always an exciting day which allows our staff to stay current.

Finally, Friday is our annual Cougar Pride Walk-a-Thon! Thank you to those families who have already donated. The PTO has planned a wonderful treat and each child will receive an apple and a bottle of water to promote healthy living. We are looking forward to this great event! Remember: Wear your Cambridge Cougar apparel.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Capes :)


The VFW sponsors a Teacher of the Year award program. The deadline for nominations is submission by November 1 to the local VFW (ours is Post 9711/VFW Post 9111 and Representative Donald S. Bollinger would assist.)

VFW Teacher of the Year categories: K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Please consider nominating a teacher from Cambridge! While the deadline is very soon, it would be a great honor for a teacher.

Eligibility: All current classroom teachers in grades K-12 are eligible. Previous state and national VFW winners are ineligible. Nominations can be submitted by fellow teachers, supervisors or other interested individuals (not relatives).

COUGAR COUNCIL - A Student Organization!


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!!


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."



Super science is in need of empty and clean spaghetti, mayo, or jelly jars with their lids. Please send clean jars to school with special attention to Mrs. O'Brien!

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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

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From the Health Office


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 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