The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

January 17, 2014

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

1.18.2014

  • Odyssey of the Mind Showcase - Crossroads North


1.20.2014

  • NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day


1.21.2014


1.22.2014

  • PTO Meeting - 7pm


1.23.2014

  • Cotsen in the Classroom - 4th Grade


1.24.2014

~ IMPORTANT NOTES ~

ENRICHMENT CLUB UPDATE

For the "Under the Sea" Enrichment Club there is no fee listed, as it was inadvertently left off. Please be advised that this club costs $40.00.

Winter Concert

Congratulations to all of the students who performed in this past week's Winter Concerts. We are all impressed by the dedication and hard work of each Cambridge School musician. Thank you to the music teachers, Mr. Brungard, Mrs. Garwood, and Mrs. Stanek for their mentoring and coordination of TWO wonderful evenings!

5th Grade SNOW BALL DANCE

The 5th Grade Snow Ball Dance is Friday, 1/31 at 7pm. Please have all ticket orders in by Friday, 1/24. There will be a music, dancing, dinner and FUN!

We hope to see you at this special event to celebrate our 5th Grade Students!!

1st INVENTION CONVENTION - A Success!

On Saturday, January 11th, 4th grade students from across the district gathered to share their inventions. This was an amazing day full of innovation. I am very proud of the participants from Cambridge School.


  • The Steam Shooter - Logan C. and Shreshth R.
  • Gravity Coin Sorter - Ishan S.
  • Easy Pull - Shivani R. and Sanya B.
  • Around The Globe - Pranav S. and Jinay S.


For more information about STEM in South Brunswick click here: SB STEM PROGRAM

~ PTO NEWS ~

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)


STOCK MARKET CLUB

*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


COUGAR STUDIOS

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


Wednesdays

  • January 8 – February 12

    *Please send in a peanut free snack each Wednesday.

~ Upcoming PTO Events ~

PTO Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 7pm

35 Cambridge Road

NJ

The Class Basket Organizer Meeting will begin at 6:30pm.


5th Grade SnowBall Dance

Friday, Jan. 31st, 7-9pm

35 Cambridge Road

NJ

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.


BINGO NIGHT!

Friday, Feb. 21st, 7pm

35 Cambridge Road

NJ

The Annual Cambridge Raffle & Auction Spectacular

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

35 Cambridge Road

NJ

~ NURSE NOTES ~

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.


Sleep

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.

FREE DENTAL CHECK-UP


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