The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

May 8th

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

5.11.15 - Monday

  • 4th Grade PARCC Testing
  • BOE Meeting: Honoring the Teacher of the Year & Ed. Support Person of the Year


5.12.15 - Tuesday

  • 5th Grade PARCC Testing


5.13.15 - Wednesday

  • 5th Grade PARCC Testing
  • 4th Grade Field Trip
  • 3rd Grade Field Trip


5.14.15 - Thursday

  • 5th Grade PARCC Testing


5.15.15 - Friday

  • COUGAR COUNCIL SPIRIT DAY! "Dance the Day Away!"

~ IMPORTANT NOTES ~

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK

WOW!!! Thank you to our AMAZING PTO and President, Angela Socio, for coordinating a spectacular "Staff Appreciation" week! The special treats for the staff each morning were simply awesome!!


TOUR DE SB - Sign up now!!

GO COUGARS!!!! It is time for Cambridge to SHINE!!! It is time to sign up to represent Cambridge School in the Tour de South Brunswick on Saturday, May 30th. Help us win a $500 Grant for our Physical Education Department. Each student participant will receive a cougar paw print tattoo and a bonus recess time with Mrs. O'Brien!!


Please be aware that there is a two mile turn-off option within the 4 Mile ride for our younger riders


*All participants (including adults) must wear bike helmets.


More information can be found at:

http://www.edfoundationsb.org/TdSBReg/ride_reg_info.asp


We currently have 106 registrations...MJ has 82!


SCHOOL SONG - BUILDING BRIDGES

The school song that was written and performed by our 4th grade students will be posted very shortly on Mr. Steve Seskin's webpage: http://kidswritesongs.org/kidssongs/

Please check back to hear this amazing song!! Thank you to the 4th grade students for your creativity.


SPIRIT DAY - Dance the Day Away

On Friday, we will host our first ever, "Dance the Day Away"! Throughout the day, music will be played via the loud speaker. All are encouraged to get up and dance for approximately 30 seconds. It proves to be a fun Spirit Day!


Variety Show: Permission slips are due back next week. All music should go to Mrs. O'Brien.



Field Day: This amazing day is coming up! We could use some more volunteers. You can find the volunteer form on the Friday Folder.


Have a wonderful week!


Mrs. Capes :)

SHOW YOUR CAMBRIDGE PRIDE

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

~ PTO NEWS ~

Club Information

Intramural Sports and Games will begin today: 3:30 -4:30


The Chess Club, 2/3 Super Science, Cougar Studios, Sport Skills and Games and 4/5 Super Science will begin next week. See Club recap below:


Club Overview

Please remember clubs will not meet on Early Release Days!


Tuesdays

K/1 Super Science

April 27 - June 6

3:30 - 4:30

Pick up will be at the middle modular unit (M-4) on Leahy Road


Chess Club

May - June 16

3:30 -4:30

Pick up will be at 4th

and 5th Grade Wing doors

(A-22)


Wednesdays


2nd and 3rd Grade Super Science

May 6 - June 10

3:30 - 4:30

Pick up will be at the middle modular unit (M-4) on Leahy Road



Cougar Studios

May 6 - June 10

3:30 - 5:30

*Please bring a light nut-free snack

Pick up will be at the main entrance (A-1)



Thursdays


4th and 5th Grade Super Science

May 7 - June 18

3:30 - 4:30

Pick up will be at the middle modular unit (M-4) on Leahy Road



Sport Skills and Games

May 7 - June 18

3:30 - 4:30

*Please bring a light nut-free snack

Pick up will be at the gym doors

(C-18) on Leahy Road


Fridays

Intramural Sports and Games

May 1 - June 4

3:30 - 4:30

*Please bring a light nut-free snack

Pick up will be at the gym doors

(C-18) on Leahy Road

Cambridge School Friday Folder - Additional Flyers

Click here to return to the Online Friday Folder

5th Grade WINTER FESTIVAL - Rescheduled...AGAIN

Friday, May 8th, 7-9pm

35 Cambridge Rd

South Brunswick Township, NJ

From the 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.


Dawn Guidice, RN, School Nurse

732-297-2941 x3553

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