The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

February 28th

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar


  • READ ACROSS AMERICA SPECIAL DAY: Reading is All Around Us: Wear a shirt with appropriate words to school.


  • READ ACROSS AMERICA SPECIAL DAY: Hats Off to Reading: Wear a hat to school.


  • READ ACROSS AMERICA SPECIAL DAY: Who's Your Favorite Character? Dress like your favorite character from a book. (Please, NO costumes...just something from your closet!)
  • 5th Grade to Crossroad South's production of High School Musical!


  • READ ACROSS AMERICA SPECIAL DAY: Poem in Your Pocket: Carry a poem in your pocket and share when asked.


  • READ ACROSS AMERICA SPECIAL DAY: Snuggle Up With a Good Book! Wear flannel/fleece pants w/ a t-shirt OR bring a stuffed animal. (No nightgowns or tank tops AND students must wear appropriate shoes.)
  • School Assembly for Read Across America!



This was a full week filled with great learning! While the sun was nice this week, it looks as though there is another winter storm headed our way! I am hoping that something will change and the snow will be minimal. ;)

As you know, the school calendar has been amended to reflect the missed time. The Board of Education did vote to reinstate Friday, March 14th, a previously scheduled Professional Development Day, as a full day of school. Should we need another snow day, the Board will start to look at the very first days of Spring Break. This is not official, but an option they may explore.

Thank you to all of the Cambridge families who have done so much to support our school raffle and auction with advertisements or donations. We are thrilled to have such amazing support! Do not forget that you can get your tickets for this fun-filled event now!! Also, if you are a parent of a 5th grade students, please consider purchasing a booster to share a special message in honor of your child. Details are available on the Friday Folder.

Finally, this coming week we will celebrate READ ACROSS AMERICA week. During this week, the committee has scheduled special events for each day. Be sure to read to your children each night!

Thank you for your support and have a great weekend!

Mrs. Capes :)



All WINTER AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS HAVE OFFICIALLY ENDED! Thank you for your patience with the weather we were delivered!

SPRING ENRICHMENT CLUBS WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF MARCH 3rd (with the exception of Intramural Sports & Games and Sport Skills & Games). Mrs. O’Brien will send out a second reminder this weekend. Please look carefully at the doors in which you are to pick up your child. Unless your child is in the Community Education After School Program, please do not ring the buzzers to be let into the building. Any changes in dismissal need to be sent to the office in writing.

~ Upcoming PTO Events ~


Friday, March 21st, 5:45-7:45pm

1000 Cornwall Rd

Monmouth Jct, NJ

SKATE NIGHT is Friday, March 21 from 5:45 – 7:45. Please see Friday Folder for ticket forms. It will be a fun night….Don’t miss the fun!

The Annual Cambridge Raffle & Auction Spectacular

Friday, April 4th, 6:30-9:30pm

35 Cambridge Road



From Mrs. Guidice's Health Office

Five Ways to Beat a Cold

  1. Wash your hands often. Most colds are transmitted through indirect physical contact.
  2. Drink plenty of fluids. It helps flush germs from your body.
  3. Get a good night’s sleep. This keeps your immune cells powered up.
  4. Keep at least three feet away from coughers and sneezers. This helps avoid contact with airborne droplets, which may make you sick.
  5. Have chicken soup. Any warm fluids can help relieve cold symptoms and act as an expectorant.


School age children need 10-12 hours of a sleep a night. Lack of sleep can cause irritable or hyper types of behavior and may make it more difficult for kids to pay attention in school. It is important to have a consistent bedtime. No matter what your child’s age, establish a bedtime routine that encourages good sleep habits. These tips can help ease kids into a good night’s sleep:

  • Power down. Turn off electronics at least one hour before bedtime. If your child has a TV in their room, consider removing it. Research shows that children who have a TV in their room tend to sleep less.
  • Create a calming routine. Winding down each night with the same routine signals that it is time for sleep.
  • Stick to a bedtime. Alert your child a half hour and 10 minutes beforehand.

Cambridge School Friday Folder - Additional Flyers

Click here to return to the Online Friday Folder