Message from Christen Sohn: December 12, 2023

Message from Christen Sohn: December 12, 2023
Posted on 12/12/2023

Good afternoon CSUS families and caregivers,

I hope everyone is staying warm this week. For those celebrating Hanukkah, I hope you are enjoying the holiday! Please see below for important upcoming dates and events at Cambridge Street. 

See below for an update regarding our concert, Parent Caregiver Organization, and winter break COVID testing.

School Site Council and Equity Team
CSUS’ School Site Council and Equity Team will meet virtually this Thursday, December 14 from 6-7PM. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the group, understand the election process, and collaborate/problem-solve around building our CSUS community. If you are interested in joining the CSUS School Site Council or Equity Team, or in learning more about these opportunities please email me at [email protected].

Thursday December 14th at 7PM: Join the Parent Caregiver Organization (CSUS PCO) meeting
All parents and caregivers are warmly invited to the CSUS PCO virtual meeting from 7-8:30PM on Thursday, December 14th.

This meeting will focus on our upcoming events and fundraisers – we are actively seeking the involvement of caregivers of 7th graders (we need 7th grade families involved this year so they are ready to help out next year with the 8th grade trip).

For more information about the PCO or to donate or sign up as a volunteer, check out our website here.

CSUS PCO Gift Card Drive
The CSUS Parent Caregiver Organization holds an annual Gift Card Drive each year to support families in our community over the December, February, and April breaks.

How You Can Help

  • Donate funds to our Gift Card Drive and the PCO will purchase grocery gift cards to give to the CSUS Family Liaison to distribute to families directly
  • Donate a $25 or $50 gift card to Market Basket, Target, Star, or other grocery store and drop it off at the CSUS main office labeled “PCO Gift Card Drive”

Support Our Teachers Too!
Purchase supplies that teachers have added to the PCO's Amazon Wish List!

Thank You For Your Generosity!
With your help, we’ll provide food security to more families over school vacations throughout the year.

CSUS Homework Expectations and Weekly HW Calendars
In an effort to keep scholars, caregivers, and out of school time providers informed regarding weekly assignments, our teaching teams are sharing weekly homework calendars. These will be posted on our website for reference and easy access.

CPS Family Survey Open Monday, November 27 through Friday, December 22
How are we doing? We value your feedback and would like to hear from you!
Scan the QR code to take the survey by midnight on Friday, December 22. **Responses are anonymous. Your feedback will inform decisions as we strive to continue to provide high quality learning experiences that meet the needs of all of our scholars and build welcoming schools.

Family Survey

COVID Tests Distributed Today
We encourage every student and staff member to take a rapid test before returning to school after the break.
  • If negative and do not have symptoms, we will see you at school.
  • If positive or negative but have symptoms, please stay home and notify the school as you would for any other excused absence.

In addition to our current COVID-19 policies and procedures we ask that all students, families, and staff continue to monitor for symptoms, use COVID tests as necessary, and stay home when you are not feeling well. Masking and hand washing are also great ways to protect yourself and others against illnesses.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • December 7-15: Hanukkah (observed - school is in session)
  • December 20: CSUS Band and Orchestra Winter Showcase 5PM
  • December 22: Early Release; Scholars dismiss at 12:55
  • December 25-January 2: Winter Break - No School
  • January 17: Rising 9th grade Information Night at CRLS

As always, thank you for entrusting us with your scholars’ education. I hope all families can find time to rest, recharge, and enjoy time with loved ones over the upcoming break. 

Go Cobras!

Head of School
Cambridge Street Upper School

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