The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

May 15th

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

5.18.15 - Monday

  • BOE Meeting - 7:30pm (Honoring Mr. Touhey's Stock Market Club)

5.19.15 - Tuesday

  • EARLY RELEASE DAY - School Planning

5.20.15 - Wednesday

  • 3rd Grade - Coming To America Celebration

5.21.15 - Thursday

  • Variety Show - Daytime Performance
  • Variety Show - Evening Performance

5.22.15 - Friday

  • Kindergarten "Book-nic" Event



Hello Everyone! Let me start by welcoming the new Principal of Cambridge School, Ms. Christi Pemberton. Ms. Pemberton will join the South Brunswick Administrative Team on July 1st. We know that she will work hard this summer to prepare for a wonderful school year. She comes to us from Dunellen, having served for two years as an Elementary Principal. Prior to that, she worked as a Supervisor of Special Education in South River, and a building Principal in Trenton, NJ. Ms. Pemberton is excited to begin her work here at Cambridge. Please join me in welcoming her, as you will see her around the school building in the weeks to come. CLICK HERE TO READ A WELCOME LETTER FROM MS. PEMBERTON!!


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

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

SPIRIT DAY - Pretzel Day

On Friday, May 22nd, the Cougar Council will host the second "Pretzel Day". Order forms went home this week.

Variety Show: This Thursday, May 21st, is the annual Variety Show. Please be aware that busses may be late that day, as the program runs long. In addition, at night, you are expected to stay the entire time with your child. All of the performers, both the first and last, deserve our attentiveness as an audience. Thank you!!

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

Finally, a parent input form was sent home to gather parent thoughts regarding the classroom placement process. Please contact me directly, should you have any concerns.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Capes :)

TOUR DE SB - Sign up now!!

Have you seen our bicycle riding cows around Cambridge? There is only one week left for Cambridge to get "Mooooooooooo-ving" on registering for the Tour de South Brunswick! We currently have 121 riders and are in second place to Monmouth Junction. Bonus recess with Mrs. O'Brien will be given to all student participants! Information can be found on the QR code below. Sign up NOW 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.

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:


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


Club Information

Club Overview

Please remember clubs will not meet on Early Release Days!


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



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)


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


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

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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