The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

May 16th

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

5.19.2014

  • Philadelphia Zoo Assembly
  • 7pm - Board of Education Meeting


5.20.2014

  • EARLY RELEASE DAY!!!
  • No After School Clubs!


5.21.2014

  • 2pm - Kindergarten "5 Senses" Performance


5.22.2014

  • 7pm - Variety Show


5.23.2014

  • 2pm - 1st Grade "Author's Tea" Showcase

~ IMPORTANT NOTES ~

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK

Congratulations to all of our 3rd & 4th grade students who completed NJASK this week! We are so proud of all of the hard work our students did this week. They persevered through some long and challenging days. I hope they all take time to relax this weekend.


This coming week is filled with many events. Please note that Tuesday, May 20th is an Early Release Day. As a result, there are no after school clubs on Tuesday.


Our Field Day is coming up and we need volunteers. There is a form on the online Friday Folder --> FRIDAY FOLDER.


Finally, what are you doing on May 31st? Join us for a wonderful day of bike riding and support of education. This year, the Tour de South Brunswick has an added bonus. The school with the most registrations will win a $500 grant from the Education Foundation of South Brunswick. We know that CAMBRIDGE can win!!!


Join me for this fun-filled event!! Register NOW ---> JOIN THE TOUR DE SOUTH BRUNSWICK We already have 40 participants!!! Also, every student who is registered will receive extra recess with Mrs. O'Brien and a sweet treat from the PTO.


Thank you for your support and enjoy the weekend.


Mrs. Capes :)



Click here for the 2014-2015 school calendar. --> 2014 - 2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR

JOIN US FOR THE TOUR DE SOUTH BRUNSWICK - May 31st

Help Cambridge School win a $500.00 Grant for our PE Department!!! Register today to join us for the annual Tour de South Brunswick. Mrs. Capes will be there for an awesome day where all proceeds benefit South Brunswick Schools.


As an added incentive, all CA students who register will receive a bonus recess time with Mrs. O'Brien and a sweet treat from the PTO!!! REGISTER TODAY!!!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!!! ---> TOUR DE SOUTH BRUNSWICK

Summer Opportunities!

What are your children doing this summer? Consider enrolling them in one of our wonderful Community Education Summer Camps. Click below to find out more information.


COMMUNITY EDUCATION SUMMER PROGRAMS

~ PTO NEWS ~

VARIETY SHOW INFORMATION

The Variety Show is next Thursday, May 22. All permission slips are due to Miss Fischer now. Music and Props should be delivered to Mrs. O'Brien by Monday, May 19.


The Variety Show will be taped by Mr. Luca during the student body assembly Thursday afternoon. Every participant will receive a copy. All students should wear their costumes for the afternoon performance as it will be the one recorded. If you still wish to record your child's performance during the evening show, we are asking that you please stand to the side of the gym so you do not obstruct the view of your neighbors. Presentation of gifts should be done after the show has concluded.


All performers must report to Cambridge at 6:30 on Thursday. The show will start at 7 pm sharp.

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Any parents interested in volunteering to support Field Day must submit the form by May 23rd. Thank you!

Clubs

ALL WEDNESDAY CLUBS WILL BEGIN MAY 7th!


Tuesdays (April 29 – June 10)

3:30 – 4:30

Super Science K/1

Pick up is at the middle modular unit on Leahy Road


Intramural Sports and Games (Tuesday Group)

Pick up is at the gym door C-18, which is located at the top of the bus ramp on Leahy Rd.


Wednesdays (May 7* – June 11)

(*Please note the change in original start date!)

3:30 – 4:30

Super Science 2/3

Pick up is at the middle modular unit on Leahy Road


Sport Skills and Games

Pick up is at the gym door C-18, which is located at the top of the bus ramp on Leahy Rd.

Cougar Studios

***3:30 -5:30***

Pick up is at the main entrance to Cambridge School


Thursdays (May 1 – June 5)

3:30 – 4:30

Super Science 4/5

Pick up is at the middle modular unit on Leahy Road


Fridays (May 2 – June 6)

3:30 -4:30

Intramural Sports and Games (Friday Group)

Pick up is at the gym door C-18, which is located at the top of the bus ramp on Leahy Rd.


Any questions in programming should be directed to Mrs. O’Brien at Christina.OBrien@sbschools.org

SUPER 50/50

GET YOUR BOOKS and TICKETS NOW!!! Please contact Mrs. Angela Socio to get your tickets for this awesome super 50/50! We will call the BIG winner at the Family Picnic in June.

~ Upcoming PTO Events ~

PTO Mother's Day Plant Sale

Friday, May 9th, 9am-3pm

35 Cambridge Rd

NJ

BINGO NIGHT!!

Friday, May 30th, 7-9pm

35 Cambridge Rd

South Brunswick Township, NJ

Click HERE for ticket information!

End-of-Year Family Picnic

Friday, June 6th, 6pm

35 Cambridge Rd

South Brunswick Township, NJ

Click HERE for more information!

~ NURSE NOTES ~

From Mrs. Guidice's Health Office

Allergy season is upon us. Here are some helpful suggestions of things that can be done at home.

1. Check Pollen Counts. Before heading outside, check the local news or visit the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology’s National Allergy Bureau for up-to-date readings.

2. Shut the Windows. Good advice for at home and in the car to help keep pollen out. Cool with the air conditioner instead.

3. Move outdoor activities to the afternoon. Pollen counts are usually highest from 5 to 10 AM. If you plan to garden, mow the lawn or take on other allergen-stirring chores, wear a mask.

4. Head out on rainy days. Moisture helps clear pollen from the air. Dry, windy days are more likely to have a lot of pollen.

5. Shower. After being outside, it’s a good idea to toss your clothes in the hamper and rinse pollen from your skin and hair. Get undressed in the bathroom not in your bedroom. Change your pillow case daily to prevent sleeping with pollen.

6. Dry laundry indoors. As nice as the fresh-air smell may be, pollen can cling to your clothes, sheets and towels.

7. Try a Neti pot. Rinsing your sinuses is a quick, natural and effective way to flush out mucus and allergens so you can breathe easier. You can also use a saline spray.

8. Run over-the-counter drugs by the doctor. Some over-the-counter medications work best if taken before the pollen hits the air. (Think April 1st or April Fool’s Day). Some allergists recommend treatment about two weeks before symptoms typically appear.

9. Wear a hat when outdoors to keep pollen off of your hair.

10. Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly at the base of the nose to catch pollen while outdoors.

11. Wear sunglasses to provide a partial block of the eyes from pollen.

Cambridge School Friday Folder - Additional Flyers

Click here to return to the Online Friday Folder

Upcoming Events

  • May 9th - PTO Plant Sale
  • May 12th - 15th - NJASK 3 Testing
  • May 12th - 16th - NJASK 4 Testing
  • May 14th - PTO Meeting
  • May 20th - Early Release Day
  • May 21st - Kindergarten 5 Senses Event
  • May 26th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
  • May 28th - 3rd Grade Coming to America Celebration
  • May 30th - Kindergarten Orientation (For incoming K students)
  • May 30th - PTO Bingo Night
  • May 31st - Tour de South Brunswick - A South Brunswick Education Foundation Event
  • June 5th - Spring Concert (Chorus)
  • June 6th - 4th Grade Performance (Our Voices, Our Times, Our America)
  • June 6th - PTO Family Picnic
  • June 11th - Spring Concert (Band)
  • June 12th - Early Release Day - School Planning
  • June 13th - Field Day
  • June 18th - 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony
  • June 24th - Last Day of School for Students