The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

February 7th

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

2.10.2014

  • Battle of Monmouth - 4th Grade Program
  • ENRICHMENT CLUB & VARIETY SHOW FORMS DUE!!!
  • BOE Meeting 7:30pm


2.11.2014

  • 3rd Grade Dictionary Program (PTO/Rotary Club)
  • Battle of Monmouth - 4th Grade Program


2.12.2014

  • PTO Meeting - 7pm (CLASS BASKET/AUCTION INFORMATION)


2.13.2014

  • Meet the Musicians Assembly Program


2.14.2014 - Happy Valentine's Day!

  • Cougar Council Spirit Day - "RED CARPET DAY"

~ IMPORTANT NOTES ~

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK

I hope that you have stayed warm and safe during these past two snow/ice days. While the prediction is that more snow is on the way, I am hopeful that the recent weather model is correct in saying that we should only see a dusting. :)


We have several wonderful events coming up soon. Please review the upcoming events for both the Cougar Council and the PTO. Also, do not forget to read this week's Cougar News. (See link below)


Finally, it is that time of year again to nominate an AMAZING educator!! Information from the district has been shared on the website and on Friday Folders. This is a great time to think about that special teacher/educator who goes above and beyond to take great care of your children. Parents or students can write a letter in support of this person! All letters will be shared with staff, regardless if they are selected as this year's finalist. Every word means so much! PLEASE take a moment to let our teachers know how much you care!


Thank you for your support and have a great weekend!


Mrs. Capes :)

COUGAR NEWS - VOLUME 10

Click here to read Volume 10 of the Cougar News!

COUGAR COUNCIL - UPDATES

SERVICE PROJECT UPDATE!!!


  • The Cougar Council is running a special service project to support Leukemia. This program, called "Pennies for Pasta", is sponsored by Olive Garden. The class who raises the most money for this great cause will win a catered lunch from Olive Garden. Thank you to all of those who have already donated! We have already raised $1,436.08 and with a week to go, I know that we will surpass our goal of $2000.00. The stories of children sharing their purpose for donating have been amazing. Thank you, Caring Cougars!!!


COUGAR SPIRIT DAY - FUNDRAISER


  • "Red Carpet Day" is Friday, February 14th! This Cougar Spirit Day is for students to dress up and have a day of feeling like a superstar! We are asking all students who participate to donate $1 towards the Cougar Council. This money will be used to purchase a gift at the end of the year for the school.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

This year's Kindergarten Registration will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Click here for more information! (Please share with any friends and family who may have a Kindergarten eligible student.)

~ PTO NEWS ~

FORMS DUE - EXTENDED DATE!!!

Please note:


All Variety Show Audition Forms are due back on, Monday, February 10th

All Spring Club Forms are due back on Monday, February 10th

Clubs - Cycle 2

Due to the inclement weather the end dates for the following clubs have been altered. Please check below for the new end dates for Tuesday and Wednesday clubs that were cancelled.


Super Science

*Will dismiss from the modular units at 4:30


Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Tuesdays

January 7 - February 18

(1 make up day)

3:30- 4:30


2nd and 3rd Grade

Wednesdays

January 8 - February 26

(2 make up days)

3:30 - 4:30


4th and 5th Grade

Thursdays

January 9 - February 13

3:30 - 4:30


Stock Market Game Club

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


Tuesday Group

January 7 – February 18

(1 make up day)

3:30 -4:30


Wednesday Group

January 8 – February 26

(2 make up days)

3:30 -4:30


Cougar Studios

*Will dismiss from the Main Entrance


Wednesdays

January 8 – February 26

(2 + 1 make up days)

PLUS - There will be an extra make-up day on Friday, February 21st - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

This club will end promptly at 5:30.

**Please send in a peanut free snack each Wednesday

*Students with a starring role should bring his/her costumes to the next session.

~ Upcoming PTO Events ~

PTO MEETING - CLASS PARENT/AUCTION BASKET MEETING

Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 7pm

35 Cambridge Rd

South Brunswick Township, NJ

BINGO NIGHT!

Friday, Feb. 21st, 7pm

35 Cambridge Road

NJ

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING NOW!!! Tickets are distributed on a first come - first serve basis. Our last Bingo Night was sold out. Get your tickets ASAP!!

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.

Cambridge School Friday Folder - Additional Flyers

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