The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

January 24th, 2014

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar


  • Board of Education Meeting (XRD North @ 7:30pm)



  • SB Parent Academy: "Letting Go" (XRD North @ 7:00pm)


  • Cotsen in the Classroom - 4th Grade


  • EARLY RELEASE DAY - Professional Development
  • 5th Grade Snow Ball Dance



On Saturday, January 18th, two teams from Cambridge School showcased their critical thinking at the District's Annual OM Showcase. Working together to solve a problem, teams presented their solution in front of judges who provided feedback. Congratulations to all of our teams and thank you to the parent coaches! In addition, a very special thank you to Mrs. O'Brien who coordinated all of the Cambridge teams and to Mrs. Ruina, Mrs. Vildostegui-Cerra, Mrs. Ivanicki, Miss Arminio, and Mrs. Stanek who served as volunteer judges.


The weather has certainly been frigid lately, causing many more cars and delays for the morning arrival routine. Please note that in such extreme temperatures, students brought early will be allowed to enter the building prior to the bell. You are welcome to come early to ensure your child is on time for school. In addition, I thank you for your patience as we safely unload students.

NASSAU ROAD: I have been asked to share that the Crossing Guards on duty are not allowed to direct traffic for cars making the left from Nassau to Cambridge during morning arrival. The duty of the Crossing Guard is to ensure that all students and pedestrians are able to safely cross the road. Please consider lining up on Cambridge, rather than using Nassau. Thank you!


If you haven't signed up for the 5th grade SNOW BALL DANCE, you must do so by today, Friday, January 24th!!!


Clubs - Cycle 2

Please contact Mrs. O'Brien by email if you have any questions.

Allow ample travel time to pick up your child safely and on time. Clubs do not meet on Early Release Days and any session canceled due to inclement weather will be made up.

Super Science

* All Super Science Clubs will dismiss from the modular units at 4:30pm!

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

  • Tuesdays (January 7 - February 11)

2nd and 3rd Grade

  • Wednesdays (January 8 - February 12)

4th and 5th Grade

  • Thursdays (January 9 - February 13)


*Will dismiss from the 4th/5th Grade Wing facing the modular unit M1 at 4:30pm!

Tuesday Group

  • January 7 – February 11

Wednesday Group

  • January 8 – February 12


*Will dismiss promptly from the Main Entrance at 5:30pm!


  • January 8 – February 12

    *Please send in a peanut free snack each Wednesday.


Sign-up forms have been sent home for SPRING ENRICHMENT OPTIONS and the VARIETY SHOW. They are also attached this week's Friday Folder. Click below to return to the Online Friday Folder.

~ Upcoming PTO Events ~

5th Grade Snow Ball Dance

Friday, Jan. 31st 2014 at 7-9pm

35 Cambridge Road


This event is for 5th Grade Students ONLY and a special adult of their choosing. Ticket information has been sent home. Please contact Mrs. Angela Socio for more information.


Friday, Feb. 21st 2014 at 7pm

35 Cambridge Road


The Annual Cambridge Raffle & Auction Spectacular

Friday, April 4th 2014 at 6:30-9:30pm

35 Cambridge Road



From Mrs. Guidice's Health Office

Five Ways to Beat a Cold

  1. Wash your hands often. Most colds are transmitted through indirect physical contact.
  2. Drink plenty of fluids. It helps flush germs from your body.
  3. Get a good night’s sleep. This keeps your immune cells powered up.
  4. Keep at least three feet away from coughers and sneezers. This helps avoid contact with airborne droplets, which may make you sick.
  5. Have chicken soup. Any warm fluids can help relieve cold symptoms and act as an expectorant.


School age children need 10-12 hours of a sleep a night. Lack of sleep can cause irritable or hyper types of behavior and may make it more difficult for kids to pay attention in school. It is important to have a consistent bedtime. No matter what your child’s age, establish a bedtime routine that encourages good sleep habits. These tips can help ease kids into a good night’s sleep:

  • Power down. Turn off electronics at least one hour before bedtime. If your child has a TV in their room, consider removing it. Research shows that children who have a TV in their room tend to sleep less.
  • Create a calming routine. Winding down each night with the same routine signals that it is time for sleep.
  • Stick to a bedtime. Alert your child a half hour and 10 minutes beforehand.


On Friday, February 7, 2014, dental offices in the area will offer free dental services for children ages 12 and younger. These services, part of the New Jersey program, Give Kids a Smile! include examinations, cleaning, and corrective procedures such as extractions and fillings, at no cost to you! PLEASE SEE THE FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Cambridge School Friday Folder - Additional Flyers

Click here to return to the Online Friday Folder