The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

December 19th

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

12.22.14 - Monday

12.23.14 - Tuesday - EARLY RELEASE

  • Cougar Council's PAJAMA DAY
  • Class Parties
  • Principal Reads a "Bedtime" Story to the School

~~~~~12.24.14 - 1.4.15 - WINTER BREAK~~~~~



FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK - The last message of 2014

It is hard to believe that this time of year has arrived! The children are doing a wonderful job continuing their work, while enjoying the excitement of the season. Next week is short! Tuesday is a big day! It is Pajama Day, sponsored by our Cougar Council, Class Party Day, and an Early Release Day. I will also be reading a special "bedtime" story to the school. It will be a wonderful day!

Thank you to all of the families who donated clothes to the clothing drive. Our trailer is PACKED with bags that will be picked up later today. Thank you to the PTO for organizing this wonderful initiative.

I would also like to share that Ms. Jaime Goldkrantz, 4th grade teacher, will return in January 2015, as Mrs. Jaime Levinson. Ms. Goldkrantz and her finance, Adam, are getting married over the break. We wish them a wonderful wedding filled with much love and happiness!!

To those of you who are already celebrating a holiday, I wish you a very Happy Chanukah! For those families who will be celebrating Christmas over the break, have a wonderful and Merry Christmas! Also, Happy New Year to all! I wish you, your friends, and your families a safe and healthy winter break.

Thank you for your kindness, support, and generosity in 2014. I will see you in 2015!

Mrs. Capes :)

Happy Holidays from Dr. Jerry Jellig

Dr. Jellig has written a "Holiday Update" to all South Brunswick families. Please click here for the direct link to his letter: HOLIDAY UPDATE FROM DR. JELLIG!


SB BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL: The South Brunswick Athletic Association donated small stress balls to every child to help kick off registration for the upcoming spring season of baseball and softball. Congratulations to those students who have signed up for SBAA Softball and Baseball! As a reminder, the school who has the most participants in SBAA will receive a $500 grant for their PE Program. Cambridge only has 6 students registered at the moment. Click HERE to register NOW!!


Club Information

Club Confirmations have been sent out electronically for:

  • Cougar Studios

There was an important e-mail sent out by Mrs. O'Brien regarding The Stock Market Game Club. Please respond to the email if you are able to honor the request. Club confirmations for that club will be sent out by Tuesday, December 23.

Thank you!

Cambridge School Friday Folder - Additional Flyers

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From the Health Office

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

  • December 5th - School Store
  • December 5th - PTO EVENT - BINGO NIGHT - 7pm
  • December 12th - Cougar Council's Pretzel Day
  • December 13th - Odyssey of the Mind Showcase
  • December 19th - Pre-School Sing-a-Long
  • December 23rd - EARLY RELEASE - Winter Break
  • December 23rd - Cougar Council's PAJAMA DAY & Principal's Bedtime Story
  • December 24th - January 4th - Winter Break
  • January 5th - School is in Session
  • January 5th - Board of Education Meeting
  • January 7th - PTO Meeting
  • January 8th - SB Parent Academy: GRIT w/ George Scott
  • January 9th - WINTER CONCERT (Chorus & Strings)
  • January 13th - WINTER CONCERT (Band)
  • January 15th - EARLY RELEASE DAY
  • January 19th - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 22nd - SB Parent Academy: Self-Regulation
  • January 26th - 29th - Book Fair