The Principal's Message

Cambridge School's Weekly Parent Newsletter

March 14th

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

~ The Upcoming Week ~

Weekly Calendar

3.17.2014 - Happy St. Patrick's Day

  • Cougar Council Spirit Day: Rainbow Day
  • BOE Meeting - Annual Budget Review and Proposal



  • SBPA: PARCC Training



  • PTO EVENT: Skate Night



This week had moments of beautiful weather and it was accompanied by several days of outside recess. Please keep in mind that we will send our children outside as much as possible so they should have appropriate attire.

As a reminder, the school calendar has been amended to reflect the missed time from prior snow days. The Board of Education has reinstated this Friday, March 14th, a previously scheduled Professional Development Day, as a full day of school.

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 student, please consider purchasing a booster to share a special message in honor of your child. Details are available on the Friday Folder.


  • SAFETY: Finally, I want to remind you about the importance of safety during arrival and dismissal. Our children's safety is extremely important. A hard copy letter will go home today, Friday, March 14th regarding the procedures and expectations for your role in keeping our children safe!
  • SKATE NIGHT: Family Skate Night is Friday, March 21 (5:45- 7:45) An e-mail confirmation will be sent home this weekend. For the Safety of All participants, you are encouraged to wear BIKE HELMETS and GLOVES while skating.

Thank you for your support and have a great weekend!

Mrs. Capes :)


Please check the Lost & Found buckets! There is a large amount of clothing and accessories that has accumulated over the past few weeks. We will donate all remaining items by the end of March. Thank you!


On March 17th, the Cougar Council has has created "Rainbow Day". Below are the assigned colors for each grade level. Children do not have to purchase clothing for this day! Please encourage them to look around their closet or be creative with their assigned color.

  • Preschool and Kindergarten: Red
  • 1st: Orange
  • 2nd: Yellow
  • 3rd: Green
  • 4th: Blue
  • 5th: Purple

We cannot wait to see the colors of the rainbow!




Any changes in dismissal for your child on their designated club day need to be put into writing utilizing the "pink" form the main office sends home in the beginning of the year.

Examples of changes in dismissal for clubs are: not attending the club due to an appointment, child not attending and should ride the bus home, child being picked up early or child going home with another family.

Please avoid e-mail communication as we may not get the opportunity to check the system before the clubs meet. All teachers receive changes in dismissal in their mailboxes and check it to their club rosters.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Here's the link to the Cambridge School PTO Apparel Sale:

The sale will run from Friday, 3/14-Friday, 4/11. All orders must be placed online through the Active Imprints website (which is accessed through the link above.)

When you click on the link from 3/14- 4/11, you will be brought to a screen where you can select a Cougar icon to shop the Cambridge School PTO Apparel Sale.

~ 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. Ticket orders are DUE Wednesday, March 14th!

The Annual Cambridge Raffle & Auction Spectacular

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

35 Cambridge Road



From Mrs. Guidice's Health Office

March is National Nutrition Month

As parents, you can do a lot to help your children learn healthy eating habits. Involving them in meal preparation and cooking can motivate them to try new foods and is a good way to spend time together as a family.

  • A healthy eating plan
  • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat free milk products
  • Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts
  • Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium/salt and added sugars. Dedicate yourself to a healthy March (and beyond) with these tips.

Eat Breakfast. There is no better way to start your day than with a healthy breakfast. Try oatmeal, sliced almonds and berries with yogurt, or a toaster waffle topped with fruit.

Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables. Fruits and veggies add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber to your plate. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal. Don’t let winter stop you from enjoying produce. It may be harder to find fresh options, but frozen and canned are great alternatives.

Enact Family Meal Time. Research show that family meals promote healthier eating. Plan to eat as a family at least a few times a week. Set a regular mealtime. Turn off the TV, phones and other electronic devices to encourage mealtime talk. Get kids involved in meal planning and cooking and use this time to teach them about good nutrition.

Dawn Guidice


Cambridge School Friday Folder - Additional Flyers

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