The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

March 20th

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

SPECIAL NOTE: In the case of inclement weather, please check your email!

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar



*No clubs this week**

3.23.15 - Monday

  • Read Across America - Reading is All Around Us - Wear Your Words
  • Cougar Studios Assembly
  • PARCC Make-up Testing
  • BOE Meeting - 7:30pm at Crossroads North

3.24.15 - Tuesday - EARLY RELEASE

  • Read Across America - Hats off to Reading - Wear a Hat
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

3.25.15 - Wednesday - EARLY RELEASE

  • Read Across America -Tie Yourself to a Good Book - Students will decorate a tie
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • 3rd Grade Lenape Presentation
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade Theatre Trip

3.26.15 - Thursday - EARLY RELEASE

  • Read Across America - Poem in Your Pocket - Carry a Poem to Share
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - Late Night

3.27.15 - Friday - EARLY RELEASE

  • Read Across America - Snuggle Up with a Good Book - Wear PJ's (no slippers)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences



Many of you have already heard the message that there could be a possible early dismissal today, Friday, March 20th. If this is the case, all after school activities will be cancelled. The Lego club will meet on Monday, March 23rd. If your child is not able to attend on Monday, you must let Mrs. O'Brien know as soon as possible.


The 2014 - 2015 School Calendar/Closing Information document has been updated to reflect make-up days due to recent emergency school closings.


We are less than one month away until the Annual Cambridge Tricky Tray. Please get your ticket requests in. Also, there have been SO many advertisements coming from our Cambridge friends and families. Please take a look at our most recent additions and share our flier with your friends and family! CLICK HERE for the full flier!!!

Thank you to those volunteers who came in this week to wrap prizes! WE STILL HAVE MORE TO WRAP! If you are available this upcoming week, please consider signing up to help wrap the baskets. Any amount of time would be appreciated! There will be a NIGHT SESSION on Monday, March 23 from 6:00 – 8:30

You can sign up using the below link:


The Supervisor of World Languages is asking for feedback on the current program. Please click here for information and to complete this survey: WL SURVEY.

Finally, please remember that clubs will not meet this upcoming week due to the Early Release Days. We will resume after Spring Break, with the exception of the Wednesday Groups due to an Early Release Day on Wednesday, April 7th.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Capes :)


It's that time of year again!!! It is time for Cambridge to SHINE!!! It is time to sign up to represent Cambridge School in the Tour de South Brunswick on Saturday, May 30th. Help us win a $500 Grant for our Physical Education Department.

Registration is now open:



The PTO is selling the *NEW* Car Magnets!!! Please visit the online Friday Folder for the order form!


Club Information

We have 11 Clubs running this cycle, three begin in late spring and are not listed below. Please check the location that your child is to be picked up. Please allow ample time to park and arrive at your designated door on time. (Updated 3/10)


March 10 - April 28

3:30 - 4:30

(Reflects missed session on 3/3)

American Girl Club

Dismisses from Main Doors (A-1)

Mock Trial Club

Dismisses from 4/5 Wing (A-22)

***Cougar Casting Company***

Dismisses from Gym Doors on Leahy Road

(Students will meet April 14 and 16 until 5:30 to make up for the two sessions missed on 3/3 and 3/5)


March 4 - April 29

3:30 - 4:30

Board Games

Dismisses from Main Doors (A-1)

Hour of Code

Dismisses from 4/5 Wing (A-22)

League of Ravenous Readers

Dismisses from 4/5 Wing (A-22)

Spur of the Moment

Dismisses from 4/5 Wing (A-22)

Wii Sports

Dismisses from Main Door (A-1)


March 12 - April 30

3:30 - 4:30

(Reflects Missed Session on 3/5)

Lego-Little Kids

Dismisses from Main Doors (A-1)


Dismisses from 4/5 Wing (A-22)

***Cougar Casting Company***

Dismisses from Gym Doors on Leahy Road

(Students will meet April 14 and 16 until 5:30 to make up for the two sessions missed on 3/3 and 3/5)


March 13- April 24

3:30 - 4:30

(Reflects Missed Session on 3/6)

Lego- Big Kids

Dismisses from Main Doors (A-1)

(Students will meet on April 10th and 24th until 5:00 to make up for the class that was missed on 3/6. April 17th has now been reinstated which was originally off the calendar

Cambridge School Friday Folder - Additional Flyers

Click here to return to the Online Friday Folder

Skate Night

Friday, March 13th, 5:30-7:30pm

1000 Cornwall Road


Don't forget to purchase your Skate Night Tickets! Skate Night will be on Friday, March 13th from 5:30 - 7:30 at ProSkate. You can purchase your tickets until Monday, March 2nd. The Flier is on Friday Folder.

5th Grade WINTER FESTIVAL - Rescheduled

Friday, March 20th, 7-9pm

35 Cambridge Rd

South Brunswick Township, NJ

From the Health Office

Infectious Diseases

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

732-297-2941 x3553

Upcoming Events

  • March 13th - PTO EVENT: Skate Night - 5:30 - 7:30pm @ ProSkate
  • March 16th - WEEK of 5th Grade PARCC Testing
  • March 19th - SB Parent Academy - Quiet: The Power of Introverts
  • March 20th - PTO EVENT: 5th Grade Winter Festival 7pm - 10pm
  • March 23rd - Make-up Testing (if needed)
  • March 23rd - Board of Education Meeting - 7:30pm
  • March 24th - EARLY RELEASE DAY - Spring Conferences
  • March 25th - EARLY RELEASE DAY - Spring Conferences
  • March 25th - Lenape Museum for 3rd Grade
  • March 26th - EARLY RELEASE DAY - Spring Conferences
  • March 27th - EARLY RELEASE DAY - Spring Conferences
  • March 30th - April 3rd - NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK