There's always a silver lining...find yours...
On behalf of our Cambridge Staff I would like to officially welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. The first day of school is September 8th. We are starting in a way we have never experienced before, with remote instruction. As a school community we have taken time to reflect, plan, learn and adjust to make this the best school year it can be. Although this school year will look much different than any other in the past, returning Cambridge families have experienced firsthand that Cambridge Elementary School is a place where your child can experience success and develop a love for learning. For those families who are new to Cambridge, you are joining a school community that compares to none!
We recognize there will be challenges throughout the school year, sometimes the work and the remote instruction environment will be hard. The silver lining is that your staff are some of the most caring, compassionate and experienced educators you will ever come across. Together through support and fueled by grit and determination we will help students reach the excitement of success. We expect obstacles and difficulties throughout the learning process. These obstacles will build self confidence, intrinsic motivation, and deepen knowledge for all of us. Our students will be expected to work hard independently, but they will always know when and where our support will come. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you ever have questions and concerns.
This year’s theme, There's always a silver lining...find yours... is a representation of our quest to find the positive in this uncertain world we are living in and to inspire each child that comes through Cambridge Elementary School to do so, as well. Here at Cambridge we believe that together teachers, students, and parents/guardians make our school “A Special Place for Children.” It is that belief that drives us as staff to foster positive relationships and maintain strong lines of communication with our students and parent community. Mrs. Fehte and I appreciate all that you do to support the work of our esteemed and dedicated educators. Let us all commit to a positive, fun-filled, and successful school year.
Ms. Christi Pemberton, Principal
Mrs. Sandra Burghgraef-Fehte, Assistant Principal
STUDENT PLACEMENT FOR 2020-2021
- Ms. Denise Callaway - we wish her all the best in her retirement!
- Mrs. Driessen - will be working in other schools within the district.
- Ms. Nicole Heyer - we wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors!
- Mrs. Sharon Hyde - we wish her all the best in her retirement!
- Mrs. Linda Riccio - we wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors!
- Mrs. Jessica Updegraff - we wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors!
New Staff - Welcome!
Ms. Nicole Hillen is joining the first grade team. Ms. Hillen is coming to us from Monmouth Junction where she taught first grade. Welcome to Cambridge!
Grade Level Teams and Specialists
K - Mrs. Isaacs, Mr. Luca, Ms. Pron
1st - Mrs. Blackwell, Ms. Brady, Ms. Hillen, Mrs. Schaller
2nd - Ms. Antunes, Mrs. DeSandre, Ms. Makos
3rd - Mrs. Canonicao, Mrs. McDonough, Mrs. Levinson, Mrs. Walker
4th - Mrs. Greco, Mrs. Klimowicz, Mrs. Matakonis, Mrs. Rosario
5th - Mrs. Chulamanis, Mrs. Frink, Mrs. Plebani, Mrs. Weed
Art - Mrs. Mallon
Library - Mrs. Ravichandran
Music - Mrs. Garwood, Mr. Piszko, Mrs. Stanek
P.E. - Mrs. Berk, Mrs. O'Brien
World Language - Mrs. Falanga
Instructional Support - Mrs. Gourdine and Mrs. Shadell
Resource Center - Mrs. Hershberger, Mrs. Hopkins, Ms. Hunt and Mrs. Reinknecht
Nurse - Mrs. Kerwin
Child Study Team - Ms. Hoehe, Mrs. Messana, Mrs. Munn
School Counselor - Mrs. Doles
Speech - Mrs. Jorgensen
Staying connected to Cambridge
*DO NOW - Please check the device your child is planning to use. Make sure you can connect to the internet and the camera and audio is all working. If these are not working, please contact Eileen Cicero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- District web page: www.sbschools.org and school web page: www.sbschools.org/ca (this will have a link to our school supplies, school hours, phone information, calendar and more!)
- You are reading Principal's Newsletter via S'more. This contains valuable information to help you prepare your child for this school year and plan for upcoming important events. This newsletter is sent every two weeks or so via School Messenger.
- Follow us at facebook.com/sbsdca.
- Follow us on Twitter @sbsdca.
If you need assistance with getting supplies, please let your child's teacher know. We have received plenty of school supply donations and would be happy to share them with you.
- Update your contact information.
- Sign AUP form.
- Update any Health Forms.
New Student and Family Orientation - September 3rd, 7-8 PM
9/1 - 9/4 - Staff Only
9/7 - No School - Labor Day
9/8 - First Day of School for students
9/24 - Board of Education Meeting 7pm