Monday, January 10, 2011

No School Tuesday January 11, 2010

Just got the call from Mark Cox....No school tomorrow. Looks like another day in winter wonderland. Have a great day off tomorrow! Feel free to share your snow day photos with us on our Facebook page! Who doesn't love sledding, making a snowman and perhaps even a little snowball fun! Why not enjoy a delicious cup of hot cocoa to warm up after a bit in the snow! Check out our Facebook page where I'll share a recipe for Fluffy Hot Cocoa!

Happy Snow Day

I hope everyone is having a happy snow day!! It's cartoons and video games over here (well.... books too) as we're waiting for the snow to get deeper. We are itching to get out and do some sledding and snow boarding!! What are you all doing on this beautiful snow day??

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Quick Note

As we try to get this blog situated in the next few weeks, please forgive it's unsightly messiness. It is a work in progress and we hope to have it beautified soon!

Upcoming Events

Happy New Year Cambridge Families! I hope you all had a very Merry Holiday Season and a wonderful winter break! Unfortunately (for me at least) we didn't see enough of that beautiful white powder that falls from the sky! I was really hoping for at least one day of a good snow so we could break in the snow boards and sleds. There is still hope that it's on it's way right? If everyone in your home is suffering from cabin fever there is good news.... School is back in session Wednesday January 5th! I don't know about you but I'm ready for routine again....(except we'll miss sleeping in) Anyway, I just wanted to say Happy New Year and share a few upcoming events. (the following are credited to Mrs. Bradley as I copied them from her class newsletter)

Wed., Jan. 5 Return to School

Thurs., Jan. 6 Papa John’s Night

Fri., Jan. 7 Spirit Day – popcorn from PTA

Sat. Jan. 8 New Year’s Fitness Fun at Cambridge 10:00-11:00

Tues., Jan. 11 Donuts with Dad before school

Fri., Jan. 14 2nd Quarter Report Cards go home

PTA Movie Night

Mon., Jan. 17 NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Day

Wed., Jan. 26 100th Day of School – tentative

Thurs.,Feb. 3 Early Release

Fri., Feb. 4 Spirit Day – popcorn from PTA

Fri., Feb. 11 Valentine’s Day

Fri., Feb. 18 Bingo for Books

Welcome back to school kiddos!! I hope your 2011 has many blessings!

Holiday Family Fun Night

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Holiday Family Fun Night. We hope you enjoyed a Spaghetti dinner with your family and a few fun games and crafts in the gym! We also hope that your children were able to visit with Santa while at the event. Our Reindeer Lane Holiday Shoppe was open that evening for children and their families to do a little holiday shopping. What a wonderful way for children to be involved in gift giving during the holiday season. I personally worked a few days at the holiday shoppe and I can tell you the joy the children got from coming into the shoppe and mulling over items until they found just the right things for their loved ones. They had such pride and excitement. It was very evident that they had the spirit of giving this season. I hope that any of you who received one of the handpicked gifts have found some joy in your child's thoughtfulness.

Holiday Family Fun Night was ... well FUN... I watched as the kids played musical chairs, got tattoos, made guesses on how much candy was in the candy jars, made crafts, climbed the rock wall and of course got that visit in with Santa. I listened in on a few of their Christmas wishes. Kids are so innocent aren't they! Ok, I have to confess that a few of us adults visited with Santa too. (Well maybe more than a few) but we won't point fingers!! haha.

I want to extend a special thank you to all of the A+ students who helped make this night a success. Without their continued support we would not be able to make events like this happen. They are a tremendous help to our PTA. Additionally I want to thank Tricia Nugen, our PTA Secretary and woman of many many other hats for taking all of the wonderful Santa pictures, Carmen Gereke for planning this event and to all the other wonderful volunteers from or PTA family. I'll wrap up this post with a short peek at Holiday Family Fun Night!

Wildlife Encounters

On December 10, 2010 Cambridge PTA hosted an Assembly for the students to enjoy. Wildlife Encounters focuses on teaching the students about wild animals and with great enthusiasm encourages kids to take a vested interest in nature, wildlife and their pets! The speaker shared with students animals found in the Australian Outback. A few students and teachers were asked to be volunteers and hold some of the animals. From bearded dragons to a tarantula spider, the fascinating animals just kept coming. First grade teacher Miss Bush braved the tarantula on her shoulder. I admit, I'm not sure I could have done that. Mrs. Sullentrup, our Art Teacher bravely tapped the nose of a little crocodile. Who knew they can't see directly in front of them. I really believe the students came away from this assembly with a lot of information about the wild animals they were introduced too in addition for a new sense of respect for all animals. What a great assembly! Below is a short slide show to give you a peek at what the kiddos experienced!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Family Fun Night

THURSDAY, DEC. 16th 5:30-7:00

Join us for a night of family fun on December 16th! PTA is putting on a spaghetti dinner and will have games and crafts. Additionally your child can have their photo taken with Santa Clause. Reindeer Lane Holiday Shoppe will also be open for the kids to shop for their families!

Please bring one non-perishable food item per child in orter to participate in the games and crafts.

Spaghetti dinner, dessert and drink is $3.50 per person
Pictures with Santa $1.50 each.

We hope to see you at the Holiday Family Fun Night!