The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

February 27th

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

3.2.15 - Monday

  • 3rd Grade PARCC Assessment
  • K/1 Philly Zoo Assembly
  • Pre-School Little Zoo Assembly


3.3.15 - Tuesday

  • 3rd Grade PARCC Assessment


3.4.15 - Wednesday

  • 3rd Grade PARCC Assessment
  • PTO Meeting 7pm


3.5.15 - Thursday

  • 3rd Grade PARCC Assessment


3.6.15 - Friday

  • 3rd Grade PARCC Assessment
  • PTO - 5th Grade Festival

~ IMPORTANT NOTES ~

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK

This was certainly a busy week at Cambridge School. We are eagerly anticipating warmer weather so our children can get outside! Nonetheless, we have been busy learning.


Please note that our ANNUAL AUCTION is coming up very soon!!! We would like to thank the businesses who have already purchased advertisement space to support our school. Click HERE to see the flier with the businesses information. Also, consider utilizing these businesses as a thank you for their support of our school!


In addition, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Today is the LAST day for class basket donations. Please support your class basket for the 6th Annual Tricky Tray event. Class basket themes are listed on the link below:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1icyvyWJMcIZFu0jdVuzEbYHLGPOcwtT_coP-LGDBTqE/edit?usp=sharing


WE NEED MORE DONATIONS, PLEASE!!! Our auction is second to none and raises a tremendous amount for our school. Thank you in advance for your help!


We also have SKATE NIGHT coming up on Friday, March 13th. Please send your registration information into school by Monday, March 2nd.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Mrs. Capes :)

PARCC Resources

SHOW YOUR CAMBRIDGE PRIDE

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

~ PTO NEWS ~

5th Grade WINTER FESTIVAL

Friday, March 6th, 7-9:45pm

35 Cambridge Rd

South Brunswick Township, NJ

SIGN UP NOW!!!! 5th Grade Students will enjoy a night of fun. **All students must have a chaperone to attend.**

Skate Night

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

1000 Cornwall Road

NJ

Reminder all PTO SKATE NIGHT forms are due this upcoming Monday, March 2. The form can be found on the Friday Folder!

Annual Auction Information

Attention Cambridge Small Business owners......don't forget we are looking for Small Business Owners within our school community who would like to take AD Space out in our 6th Annual Tricky Tray Brochure. Advertise to over 400 Families within our school community. Each participant at the Tricky Tray will receive a copy of the event brochure.


**Information regarding Ad Space is posted on the Friday Folder documents.**

Club Information

11 Spring Clubs will begin this upcoming week. Please refer to the Club Overview for a reminder of the dates and the location to pick up. All Clubs end at 4:30. Please allow ample time to park and find the location of the door for your program. As a reminder the Chess, Intramural and Sport Skills, and Games Clubs will not begin until LATE SPRING!


Club Overview

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.


Tuesdays

March 3 - April 21

3:30 - 4:30

American Girl Club
Dismisses from Main Doors (A-1)
Cougar Casting Company
Dismisses from Gym Doors on Leahy Road
Mock Trial Club
Dismisses from 4/5 Wing (A-22)


Wednesdays

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)


Thursdays

March 5 - April 23

3:30 - 4:30

Lego-Little Kids

Dismisses from Main Doors (A-1)

Cheerleading

Dismisses from 4/5 Wing (A-22)

Cougar Casting

Dismisses from Gym Doors on Leahy Road

(Will not meet on April 23)


Fridays

March 6 - April 29

3:30 - 4:30

Lego- Big Kids

(Will not meet on April 17)


Please allow ample time to park and arrive safely on time. Any student left past the dismissal time (and is not enrolled in the Community Education After School Program) will be sent to the After School Program and a $25 non-negotiable fee will be assessed. Habitual offenders will be dis-enrolled from the Club Program and refunds will not be given. Please make every attempt to make alternate pick up arrangements if you cannot be on time.

*Unless your child is enrolled in the Community Education After School Program, please do not ring the buzzers to be let into the building.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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

NJ

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.

From the Health Office

Give Kids A Smile Day

Friday, February 6, 2015


Free dental care for your child age 12 or younger. Appointments fill quickly, so don't delay. For more information, see the Friday Folder, go to www.njda.org, or call Mrs Guidice, our school nurse for more information.


SPECIAL NOTE TO Fifth Grade Parents:

The New Jersey Department of Health requires two additional immunizations for all students. Upon turning 11 years old and entering sixth grade, students are now required to receive the DTap and Meningococcal vaccine. Please speak with your doctor regarding these vaccines. The South Brunswick Board of Education also strongly recommends a physical examination during this developmental stage. If you have any questions, please call our nurse, Mrs. Dawn Guidice at 732-297-2941 x 3553.


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 2nd - WEEK OF 3rd Grade PARCC Testing
  • March 2nd - Philly Zoo Assembly (Pre- School, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade)
  • March 4th - PTO Meeting
  • March 6th - PTO EVENT: 5th Grade Winter Fest
  • March 9th - WEEK of 4th Grade PARCC Testing
  • March 9th - Board of Education Meeting - 7:30pm
  • March 10th - Science Can Dance Workshops for 2nd Grade (Part I)
  • March 12th - Science Can Dance Workshops for 2nd Grade (Part II)
  • March 13th - PTO EVENT: Skate Night - 5:30 - 7:30pm @ ProSkate
  • March 16th - WEEK of 5th Grade PARCC Testing
  • March 19th - SB Parent Academy - Financial Literacy
  • 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