The Principal's Message
Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter
~ The Upcoming Week ~
11.24.14 - Monday
- 7:30pm - Board of Education Meeting @ Crossroads North
11.25.14 - Tuesday
- SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY: Mismatch Day!
11.26.14 - Wednesday
EARLY RELEASE DAY - THANKSGIVING
11.27.14 - Thursday
NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING
11.28.14 - Friday
NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING
~ IMPORTANT NOTES ~
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
This was a chilly, but wonderful week at Cambridge School.
First, I would like to thank the PTO for a successful Vendor Night. Thank you, also, to the parents, friends, and family who support this event. The PTO is looking forward to our upcoming BINGO night. Click here to order tickets or to help out!
Next, our Cougar Council is also hosting a School Spirit Day: Mismatch Day on Tuesday, November 25th. Wear your mismatched items for FUN!
Finally, the South Brunswick Athletic Association donated small stress balls to every child to help kick off registration for the upcoming spring season of baseball and softball. Congratulations to those students who have signed up for SBAA Softball and Baseball! As a reminder, the school who has the most participants in SBAA will receive a $500 grant for their PE Program. Cambridge only has 4 students registered at the moment. Click HERE to register NOW!!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Mrs. Capes :)
~ PTO NEWS ~
WINTER FOOD DRIVE!
We will be collecting cake mixes, brownie mixes, muffin mixes, icing/frosting, pie crusts, fruit filling and food certificates from November 14, 2014 to December 12, 2014.
4th and 5th Grade has officially ended! Thank you for your participation
K/1 Super Science will end this upcoming Tuesday, November 25th. Please remember to bring your EMPTY and CLEAN spaghetti sauce jar with it's lid on Tuesday for the take home project! Thank you to those who have helped out the program with extra jars!
REMINDER: Stock Market Game Club- Tuesday Group WILL NOT MEET on Tuesday, November 25th.
Thank you for your participation. A new round of club forms for the next cycle of clubs (except Cougar Studios) will come home today! Please return by Wednesday, December 17th if your child wishes to participate!
The PTO has organized a CLOTHING DRIVE. We are collecting clothes until December 12th.
We are collecting:
- Gently used clothes of all sizes, shoes, sandals, sneakers, boots, belts, ties, sweaters, vests, blouses, dresses, robes, curtains, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, towels, linens, tablecloths, handbags, purses, wallets, backpacks, uniforms, cleats.
- Please pack items in tightly tied bags.
- NO toys/stuffed animals, books or home goods/furnishings.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact:
Danielle Barrows, 908-296-5539, firstname.lastname@example.org
The collection will be weighed and Cambridge will receive funds based on the total price per pound. All donations will help “Give Back” and be sent to low income families and thrift shops around the country.
From the Health Office
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
- 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