From Manuel J. Fernandez

Dear parents and caregivers,

We hope this letter finds you embracing the slow but steady emergence of the spring season.

On behalf of TEAM CSUS, I want to thank everyone that donated food to the annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 16th. The food was plentiful and delicious. We truly appreciate your time and generosity. A special shout-out to Monica Velgos! Her time, hard work and extraordinary efforts made the luncheon another successful PCO event. Again, thank you all very much!

We have had a strong MCAS testing period and we look forward to our last set of exams when the 8th grade completes the Science, Technology, and Engineering test later this week. Our scholars have worked very hard this year and we are confident that the results will be one measure of their achievement.

Congratulations to the CSUS winners of the Cambridge Tree Project 20th Annual Poetry Awards sponsored by the Cambridge Public Library! This year the library received nearly 1,400 entries, making for a very tough competition! CSUS is very proud of our scholars: Leilani Rivers-Rivera, (Gr. 6) Third Place, Nairobi Cepeda Fajardo, (Gr. 6) Honorable Mention, and Emmie Knippen, (Gr. 8) Third Place. CSUS spells Success!

Last week’s grade 7 NetPals Expo was a successful exhibition of the stellar work that our scholars submitted for their science projects. Our collaboration with the Cambridge School Volunteers NetPals program continues to solidify our partnership with the tech community and broaden our scholars’ understanding of the variety of career opportunities in the STEM field. Many thanks to Ms. Gass, 7th Science teacher for her leadership on this event and the 7th grade team’s steady support.

We hope you will join us at the annual Memorial Day parade on Monday morning. The CSUS marching band and color guard will be participating again as the only upper school marching band. Their superb performance is always as good as any of the professional bands on display.

Thank you for your continued support. We understand that you have choices and we appreciate you choosing CSUS!


Manuel J. Fernandez
Head of School