The Principal's Message
Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter
~ The Upcoming Week ~
- 2nd Grade Celebrate America Event (afternoon)
~ IMPORTANT NOTES ~
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Tonight is SKATE NIGHT, organized by the PTO. The event is for families who ordered tickets. It will start at 5:45pm and end at 7:45pm For the safety of our students, children are encouraged to wear bike helmets and gloves on the ice.
The Board of Education recently announced the school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. Click here for the new calendar. --> 2014 - 2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR
This week, the Cougar Council created a NEWS Video to bring awareness to keeping our bathrooms clean. This video was shared in all classes during the Morning Meeting times this week. I am very proud of our students for taking the lead on such a great initiative: Taking Care of Our Environment! Click on the link below to watch the video.
Thank you to all of the Cambridge families who have done so much to support our school raffle and auction with advertisements or donations. We are thrilled to have such amazing support! Do not forget that you can get your tickets for this fun-filled event now!! Also, if you are a parent of a 5th grade student, please consider purchasing a booster to share a special message in honor of your child. Details are available on the Friday Folder.
Thank you for your support and have a great weekend!
Mrs. Capes :)
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
It is very important that all contact information for your child is up to date. In the case of an emergency, such as your child being sick, it is critical that we have a way to contact the appropriate person.
If at any point during the school year something changes, such as your cell phone number, work number, emergency contacts, etc.., please email our school registrar, Mrs. Gallagher. (Monica.Gallagher@sbschools.org) In addition, if you will be on a trip and your children are staying with someone else, please provide the name, contact information, and length of trip to the main office. This must be in writing.
~ PTO NEWS ~
SPRING ENRICHMENT CLUBS have started!!!
Any changes in dismissal for your child on their designated club day need to be put into writing utilizing the "pink" form the main office sends home in the beginning of the year.
Examples of changes in dismissal for clubs are: not attending the club due to an appointment, child not attending and should ride the bus home, child being picked up early or child going home with another family.
Please avoid e-mail communication as we may not get the opportunity to check the system before the clubs meet. All teachers receive changes in dismissal in their mailboxes and check it to their club rosters.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Here's the link to the Cambridge School PTO Apparel Sale:
The sale will run from Friday, 3/14-Friday, 4/11. All orders must be placed online through the Active Imprints website (which is accessed through the link above.)
When you click on the link from 3/14- 4/11, you will be brought to a screen where you can select a Cougar icon to shop the Cambridge School PTO Apparel Sale.
~ Upcoming PTO Events ~
The Annual Cambridge Raffle & Auction Spectacular
Friday, April 4th 2014 at 6:30-9:30pm
35 Cambridge Road
~ NURSE NOTES ~
From Mrs. Guidice's Health Office
March is National Nutrition Month
As parents, you can do a lot to help your children learn healthy eating habits. Involving them in meal preparation and cooking can motivate them to try new foods and is a good way to spend time together as a family.
- A healthy eating plan
- Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat free milk products
- Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts
- Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium/salt and added sugars. Dedicate yourself to a healthy March (and beyond) with these tips.
Eat Breakfast. There is no better way to start your day than with a healthy breakfast. Try oatmeal, sliced almonds and berries with yogurt, or a toaster waffle topped with fruit.
Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables. Fruits and veggies add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber to your plate. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal. Don’t let winter stop you from enjoying produce. It may be harder to find fresh options, but frozen and canned are great alternatives.
Enact Family Meal Time. Research show that family meals promote healthier eating. Plan to eat as a family at least a few times a week. Set a regular mealtime. Turn off the TV, phones and other electronic devices to encourage mealtime talk. Get kids involved in meal planning and cooking and use this time to teach them about good nutrition.