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1 Cambridge Elementary School Monday Mail 1001 Townsend Avenue, SA, TX, Week of March 5 th, This Monday Mail is available electronically via . To subscribe call Cambridge PTO events, past copies of Monday Mails, and more can be found online at School News After School Enrichment : There will be no After School Enrichment classes the week of March 5-9th. Classes will resume the week after Spring Break!! March 19th. 2018's Heroes for Health Day is March 8th! The Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills Fire, Police, Sheriff Departments, members of our military, and AHHS JROTC will greet our students as they arrive to school on Thursday, March 8th. These dedicated men and women who serve our communities will inspire our students to make healthy choices during the morning announcements. Heroes for Health is a GoPublic initiative that inspires the heroes in us all. Parents, we have recently had some questions about parents taking treats to the classroom for their child s birthday celebration at school. If you would like to send a birthday treat for your child, we ask that you leave the treats at the front desk instead of you walking it to the classroom. The teacher will hand out the goodies during a time the best fits the classroom schedule. Please read the blurb below regarding celebrating student birthdays. Birthdays and Celebrations: We cannot have birthday parties at school, but parents may send cupcakes, cookies or muffins on their child s birthday for the class to enjoy after your child s scheduled lunch time. Also, party invitations given out should be inclusive of the entire class or not be given out at school. A class count can be obtained from the teacher. We do not deliver flowers, gifts, or balloons to classrooms and students may not bring them to school. Children s Book Drive: Please help Junior Girl Scout Troop #89 with their Bronze Award Project by donating new or gently used Children s books -- all reading levels including chapter books to help create a reading space for homeless children at Strong Foundation. There will be a donation bin in the Cambridge lobby. CHEF teaches children and families common sense nutrition and practical cooking skills as key ingredients in the recipe for life-long health and wellness. This last week during Hour PE, we made Tostadas Deliciosas which included all 5 food groups...fruits (tomatoes, avocado and lime), vegetables (romaine lettuce), protein (refried fat free beans), dairy (queso fresco), and whole grains (corn baked chip). Check out the recipe and try it at home!!! Family Breakfast: Come bring the family and enjoy breakfast with your child, April 6 and May 4, 2018 at 7:15-8:10am. Bus Riders: For the safety of all the children and because of limited space on our buses, we are no longer allowing children to ride other buses home with friends. Message from the Front Office: Students without a note submitted the morning of, may NOT be signed out after 3:15pm. After 3:15pm students will be released by the regular scheduled bell. Transportation changes must be arranged before 2:30pm. After 2:30pm students will be released by the regular scheduled bell. Managing Your Child s Cafeteria Account: At register yourself (parent) and then add your children using their student ID# (obtained from school or from Child Nutrition) and the school they attend. Once you have completely registered, you can apply for Free or Reduced Meals, add funds to your student s lunch account, setup purchasing and snack restrictions, and setup low balance warnings or automatic payments. It s one way to make your life easier, so try it out! Visitors During Lunch Time: Please enjoy your lunch with only your child in either of our 2 designated guest areas: outside under the canopy or in the Cambridge Café. Parents and guests are discouraged from joining the class tables due to space and allergies. Lost and Found: Please remember to mark all personal items with your child s name including jackets, lunch boxes, backpacks and notebooks. This helps with the lost and found. March 5 th,

2 Field Trips: A student must ride the bus to and from the field trip, due to safety and liability reasons. If a parent goes on the field trip, the child must come back on the bus, providing opportunity for the parent to sign-out the student as student leaving early for the day. PTO News PTO Executive Board and Chair Positions: If you are interested in serving on the PTO Executive Committee or as the chair of a committee of event for the school year, please contact Ashley Person, The nominating committee will meet to review everyone interested this Spring, so that next year s slate can be presented at the May 9th PTO meeting. Help With Teacher Conference Week: Spring Conferences are taking place this week. Please consider making a donation for meals to feed our fabulous teachers and staff. Donations can be made directly through the SignUp Genius link below: Attention 4th Grade Parents! If your child is in MUSIC (as opposed to Strings), please see the Sign Up Genius below for information related to the 4th grade musical that our kids will be putting on. We need help in some various roles, and would appreciate you signing up where you can! Thank you so much! Cambridge Career Day is back!!! The 4th and 5th grade will be participating in Career Day on the morning of March 9th. We are looking for Volunteers to come provide a 20-minute presentation to the students on this day about your career! Please sign up for one presentation in your Career Field Here: Please also review the attached Speaker Outline to discuss these topics to the class during your presentation. Power Points and Keynotes can be shown at your presentation, just bring them in on a USB drive. We appreciate your help to educate our students about career options, realities, education requirements, and expectations as they pursue their interests. Here are the 6 areas of interest: - Industrial & Engineering Technology Building & Fixing (Science, Technology Engineering, Mathematics, Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation, Distribution or Logistics) - Human Services Helping Path (Counseling Services, Hospitality, Tourism, Government, Public Administration, Law, Public Safety, Corrections, Security, Education and Training) - Natural Resources Agriculture Nature Path (Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources) - Business, Management & Technology Business Path (Information Technology, Marketing, Sales, Service, Finance, Business, Management and Administration) - Arts & Communication Creative Path (Arts, A/V Technology and Communications) - Health Services Health Path (Health Science, Biotechnology research and Therapeutic Services) Attention HEB Shoppers! As you purchase your groceries each week, there s a simple step you can take to support our PTO. For every $100 HEB card you purchase through the PTO, HEB gives money back to the PTO, money that goes straight back to supporting our school. You can purchase the cards as you go, or you can set up a recurring order and predate checks for the remainder of the year. A PTO volunteer will deliver the cards to your home each month. Please contact Julie Bruton for more information. Balloonfest News! Dust off your FIESTA gear and get ready for a fun and exciting Balloonfest! VIVA CAMBRIDGE!!! Balloonfest is right around the corner on March 23rd from 3:45pm - 6:30pm! T-SHIRTS & MEDALS: Get your t-shirts and medals before we are sold out! You can also pre-order activity bands & tickets here! FLOCKING: Would you like the Balloonfest flock to come to your house? Sign up here: BALLOONFEST DONORS A huge thank you to our Balloonfest Donors! March 5 th,

3 Donor/Company Name Cubeta & Clark Britton Orthodontics PWC Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery Fernandez Honda Adoption Alliance Alamo Heights Pediatric Dentistry Cheesy Jane's Kona Ice Snow Cones Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr Laura and Lew Moorman Longhorn Recycling TCBY Paloma Blanca The Rose Family Alamo Heights Dental The Bruton Family The Emergency Clinic of Alamo Heights Speaker Joe Straus Frost Bank Jeremy and Annalese Smolik Kumon The Evans Family Worth & Associates Focal Point Vision HEB Andrea's Sta-Tex Roofing Jesus Matos, M.D. Chick-Fil-A Papa John's Kiddie Park Amy Spears The Baumgartner Family Starbucks Sponsorship Level March 5 th,

4 Central Market Clayton & Clayton Bexar Holdings Maverick Law Jefferson Bank Alamo Heights Pet Clinic The Barnes Family Amol's Party and Fiesta Store The Fry Family The Rose Family Julian Gold The Chapman Family The Wright Family The McLaughlin Family Carol and Steve Venturatos Gabrielle and Luke Newton The Delaney Family Brooke Meabon Kevin Collins, P.C. Kim and Warren Neely Karen and Kerry Krause Quincy and Anne Davidson The Vielock Family The Hall Family Daniele Fierro Jim and Becky Kelso The Doctors Van de Kieft The Sharples Family Bryce and Erin Seki Ann and Mitch Brownlee Clay and Ashley Person Jenny and Justin Cummings Keira Dooley Kirstin Silberschlag Paul and Renee Barker March 5 th,

5 The Turner family The Powell Family Cliff and Elaine Whittingstall The Hamilton Family Shalimar and Michael Wallis Craig and Elizabeth Goedecke Susan Smith The Schlicht Family Kim and Clyde Johnson Dr. Ann Cross Dottie and Doug Cooper Bart Nichols Brandon and Adrian Grant Bill and Sarah Jones Rico's Popcorn Dan and Lisa Moffett Muffin Moorman Taco Cabana The Williams Family Piñata Piñata Piñata Piñata District/Community News MARTHA SPOOR YOUNG WRITERS SUMMER WORKHSOP: Does your 6th or 7th grade child love to write? Have them apply to be a part of this wonderful opportunity to develop their writing skills this summer. Workshop Dates: June 4-8 (9:00 am-2:00 pm) Applications due to English teachers by: Thursday, March 22, Made possible by the Alamo Height School Foundation. instruction/martha_spoor_young_writers_workshop/ AH ACADEMIC SUPPORT GROUP: Is a group of parents, teachers and administrators who for over 20 years have supported and continue to promote the best interests of the AH Gifted, Advanced Placement, and Honors Programs and other academic programs, clubs and contests of AHISD. ALAMO HEIGHTS SCHOOL FOUNDATION: The Alamo Heights School Foundation is participating in the Big Give - San Antonio's day of giving back to the non-profit community! Support our schools, teachers and students by making a donation to the Alamo Heights School Foundation on March 22. Each campus has its own online page under AHSF on the Big Give website. Two campus grants will be given based on participation and donations. Click on the attached flyer for your campus link. Together we can Support Great Minds! AH HEART OF HEIGHTS BREAKING THE SILENCE GUN SAFETY AND KIDS: Join Danna Halff, from the Be SMART Campaign, as she leads a discussion about keeping our children safe, and the importance of having respectful dialogues surrounding firearms, guns and safety on March 5, 2018, 7-8 pm, Woodridge Elementary Auditorium. For more information a copy of the flyer can be found on our website at parents/student_flyers. ALAMO HEIGHTS/STRIKERS VOLLEYBALL TOTS LEAGUE: For all students in grades 4th - 6th. This six weeks of instruction begins on March 19th. March 5 th,

6 AHISD VOLLEYBALL CAMP: Save the date! Alamo Heights Volleyball Camps for Grade 3rd - 9th have been set for June. For more information a copy of the flyer can be found on our website at parents/student_flyers. AHFSH GAINS IN THE EDUCATION OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE (GEMS) CAMP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: The program is laboratory-based and provides every student with an opportunity to participate in scientific experiments. ALAMO HEIGHTS NIGHT: Friday, April 20, 2018, 5:30-11:30 PM at the University of the Incarnate Word. For more information a copy of the flyer can be found on our website at parents/student_flyers. 2ND ANNUAL AH09 5K A GREAT PLACE TO WALK/RUN: Saturday, April 21st, 8:30 am, at the Alamo Heights City Hall Parking Lot, 6116 Broadway. STANDARD OF ATHLETICS (SOA): Registration is now open for the Spring League. For more information a copy of the flyer can be found on our website at parents/student_flyers. NFL FLAG FOOTBALL: Registration is now open for the 2018 Spring Flag Football League. For more information a copy of the flyer can be found on our website at parents/student_flyers. AHFSH YOUTH SOCCER - FIRE SOCCER CLUB: Registration is now open. For more information visit or call or a copy of the flyer can be found on our website at parents/student_flyers. CAMP INVENTION - INVENT THE FUTURE TODAY: A summer enrichment program for students entering grades K-6 will be held at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church July 30 - August 3. Sign up by March 23 and save. For more information a copy of the flyer can be found on our website at parents/student_flyers. BUTTERFLY RELEASE: On May 1st at 4pm, Painted Lady Butterflies will soar in Alamo Heights as they are released at the Butterfly Garden on Viesca Street near the Hondondo Creek Trails and Heights Pool. In addition, there will be information about monarch butterflies, their habitat, and the good plants that can be grown in our gardens to nurture butterflies and help them thrive. Water and cookies will be served. This is an event presented by the Alamo Heights-Terrell Hills Garden Club and is free and open to the public. Please join us! Two Weeks at a Glance Mon 3/5 Tues 3/6 Wed 3/7 Thurs 3/8 Fri 3/9 5 th Gr. Reading TELPAS 3 th Gr. Reading TELPAS Parent conferences Dismissal at 12:20pm Parent conferences Dismissal at 12:20pm Student Early Release Dismissal at 12:20pm Career Day! Mon 3/12 Tues 3/13 Wed 3/14 Thurs 3/15 Fri 3/16 Spring Break! Spring Break! Spring Break! Spring Break! Spring Break! Heart of Heights Parent Information Sessions Digital Parenting Session # 5 April 3rd 10:00am HS Auditorium Foyer Literacy Coffee w/the Counselors Counselor Q&A: Open Forum April 18th 9:00am HS Auditorium Foyer Digital Parenting Session # 6 May 2nd 6:30pm JS Library Commerce March 5 th,

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