The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

May 2nd

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

5.5.2014

  • 5th Grade NJASK Testing
  • BOE Meeting (Honoring our Teacher & Support Person of the Year!) 7pm @ XRDNorth


5.6.2014

  • 5th Grade NJASK Testing


5.7.2014

  • 5th Grade NJASK Testing


5.8.2014

  • 5th Grade NJASK Testing
  • 1st Grade Field Trip


5.9.2014

  • 1st Grade Field Trip
  • PTO Mother's Day Plant Sale

~ IMPORTANT NOTES ~

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK

This week began with the most *AMAZING* and wonderful lunch provided by the incredible families from Cambridge School. In honor of the upcoming "Teacher Appreciation Week", Mrs. Barglow and Mrs. Bodnar organized numerous families to prepare a beautiful lunch to celebrate the wonderful staff at Cambridge School. Thank you to the PTO and the coordinators, as well as all of the families who donated delicious treats for this event.


The next two weeks marks our annual NJASK testing period for students in Grades 3 - 5. This coming week, our 5th grade students will take this assessment. Next week, the 3rd and 4th grade students will test. Please remember to have your child get plenty of rest. In addition, our students have been preparing for this assessment since September. They should relax, take a deep breathe, and use this as an opportunity to show all of their incredible knowledge! I know they will do well!


Finally, what are you doing on May 31st? Join us for a wonderful day of bike riding and support of education. This year, the Tour de South Brunswick has an added bonus. The school with the most registrations will win a $500 grant from the Education Foundation of South Brunswick. We know that CAMBRIDGE can win!!! Join me for this fun-filled event!! Register NOW ---> JOIN THE TOUR DE SOUTH BRUNSWICK


Thank you for your support and enjoy the weekend.


Mrs. Capes :)



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JOIN US FOR THE TOUR DE SOUTH BRUNSWICK - May 31st

Help Cambridge School win a $500.00 Grant!!! Register today to join us for the annual Tour de South Brunswick. Mrs. Capes will be there for an awesome day where all proceeds benefit South Brunswick Schools.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!!! ---> TOUR DE SOUTH BRUNSWICK

Summer Opportunities!

What are your children doing this summer? Consider enrolling them in one of our wonderful Community Education Summer Camps. Click below to find out more information.


COMMUNITY EDUCATION SUMMER PROGRAMS

~ PTO NEWS ~

VARIETY SHOW INFORMATION

The Variety Show permission slips will go home Friday, May 2. Please return the permission slip and $10 Participation Fee to Miss Fischer. Music and Props go to Mrs. O'Brien. Please check over the permission slip for errors in the name of the Act. Send all corrections in with your paperwork so the appropriate adjustments can be made prior to printing the brochure.

Clubs

ALL WEDNESDAY CLUBS WILL BEGIN MAY 7th!


Tuesdays (April 29 – June 10)

3:30 – 4:30

Super Science K/1

Pick up is at the middle modular unit on Leahy Road


Intramural Sports and Games (Tuesday Group)

Pick up is at the gym door C-18, which is located at the top of the bus ramp on Leahy Rd.


Wednesdays (May 7* – June 11)

(*Please note the change in original start date!)

3:30 – 4:30

Super Science 2/3

Pick up is at the middle modular unit on Leahy Road


Sport Skills and Games

Pick up is at the gym door C-18, which is located at the top of the bus ramp on Leahy Rd.

Cougar Studios

***3:30 -5:30***

Pick up is at the main entrance to Cambridge School


Thursdays (May 1 – June 5)

3:30 – 4:30

Super Science 4/5

Pick up is at the middle modular unit on Leahy Road


Fridays (May 2 – June 6)

3:30 -4:30

Intramural Sports and Games (Friday Group)

Pick up is at the gym door C-18, which is located at the top of the bus ramp on Leahy Rd.


Any questions in programming should be directed to Mrs. O’Brien at Christina.OBrien@sbschools.org

SUPER 50/50

GET YOUR BOOKS and TICKETS NOW!!! Please contact Mrs. Angela Socio to get your tickets for this awesome super 50/50! We will call the BIG winner at the Family Picnic in June.

~ Upcoming PTO Events ~

PTO Mother's Day Plant Sale

Friday, May 9th, 9am-3pm

35 Cambridge Rd

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~ NURSE NOTES ~

From Mrs. Guidice's Health Office

Allergy season is upon us. Here are some helpful suggestions of things that can be done at home.

1. Check Pollen Counts. Before heading outside, check the local news or visit the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology’s National Allergy Bureau for up-to-date readings.

2. Shut the Windows. Good advice for at home and in the car to help keep pollen out. Cool with the air conditioner instead.

3. Move outdoor activities to the afternoon. Pollen counts are usually highest from 5 to 10 AM. If you plan to garden, mow the lawn or take on other allergen-stirring chores, wear a mask.

4. Head out on rainy days. Moisture helps clear pollen from the air. Dry, windy days are more likely to have a lot of pollen.

5. Shower. After being outside, it’s a good idea to toss your clothes in the hamper and rinse pollen from your skin and hair. Get undressed in the bathroom not in your bedroom. Change your pillow case daily to prevent sleeping with pollen.

6. Dry laundry indoors. As nice as the fresh-air smell may be, pollen can cling to your clothes, sheets and towels.

7. Try a Neti pot. Rinsing your sinuses is a quick, natural and effective way to flush out mucus and allergens so you can breathe easier. You can also use a saline spray.

8. Run over-the-counter drugs by the doctor. Some over-the-counter medications work best if taken before the pollen hits the air. (Think April 1st or April Fool’s Day). Some allergists recommend treatment about two weeks before symptoms typically appear.

9. Wear a hat when outdoors to keep pollen off of your hair.

10. Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly at the base of the nose to catch pollen while outdoors.

11. Wear sunglasses to provide a partial block of the eyes from pollen.

Cambridge School Friday Folder - Additional Flyers

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Upcoming Events

  • May 5th - May 8th - NJASK 5 Testing
  • May 9th - PTO Plant Sale
  • May 12th - 15th - NJASK 3 Testing
  • May 12th - 16th - NJASK 4 Testing
  • May 14th - PTO Meeting
  • May 20th - Early Release Day
  • May 21st - Kindergarten 5 Senses Event
  • May 26th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
  • May 28th - 3rd Grade Coming to America Celebration
  • May 30th - Kindergarten Orientation (For incoming K students)
  • May 30th - PTO Bingo Night
  • May 31st - Tour de South Brunswick - A South Brunswick Education Foundation Event
  • June 5th - Spring Concert (Chorus)
  • June 6th - 4th Grade Performance (Our Voices, Our Times, Our America)
  • June 6th - PTO Family Picnic
  • June 11th - Spring Concert (Band)
  • June 12th - Early Release Day - School Planning
  • June 13th - Field Day
  • June 18th - 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony
  • June 24th - Last Day of School for Students