Message from Christen Sohn: June 11, 2024

Message from Christen Sohn: June 11, 2024
Posted on 06/11/2024

Good afternoon CSUS families and caregivers,

We hope you are having a great week. Our 8th graders began their Cobra Capstones yesterday, and it is wonderful to see scholars present with confidence and reflect upon their learning and growth while at CSUS. I am looking forward to 8th grade Capstones, 7th Grade Portfolio presentations, and our 6th grade scholar work breakfast in the coming week - see you there!  

Please see below for additional important updates, reminders, and dates.

Library Books are Due
Email notices for overdue or lost books will be sent to caregivers on Wednesday - please check Parent Square. We appreciate any help you can provide to help your scholars locate (and remember to bring to school) any of these books! 

Message from the PCO: Donate to the CSUS PCO's Year-End Challenge for a Chance at Extra Recess and a Special Treat for Your Scholar's Grade!
The CSUS Parent Caregiver Organization is raising money to pay for end-of-year field trips, and we need your help!

Here's how it works:

  • Click on the link for your scholar's grade: 6th grade, 7th grade, or 8th grade
  • Click on Donate
  • Give at least $5 and click Continue
  • Add a message or photo and click Continue
  • Complete your payment and click Finish

The grade that collects the most unique donations (each donor counts only once) will win 10 extra minutes of recess plus a special treat before the end of this school year. So share this link with friends, family, and co-workers, and help us raise the money our school depends on! 

In addition to field trips throughout the year for grades 6, 7, and 8, here's what the CSUS PCO supports all year long:

  • Art, Music, Theatre, and Sports programs
  • Grocery gift cards for CSUS families
  • Teacher appreciation events

Your support makes this possible! Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the PCO this year. We still need to raise $5,000 towards our $18,000 goal to cover all of our expenses for this school year. Please consider a stretch gift to ensure we meet this goal for all of our scholars, teachers, and families!


Join the Parent Caregiver Organization (CSUS PCO) meeting this Thursday, June 13th at 7PM
The next PCO meeting will be held virtually, on Thursday, June 13th from 7-8:30PM. This is our last meeting of the school year and will focus on transition planning. We could use another current 7th grade parent or two to help out with the PCO for next year.

If you are interested in helping with the PCO next year, but have questions or cannot attend this meeting, please email [email protected].

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

More Minutes for the Mind!Important! New school day start and end times beginning September 2024
Our School Hours Are Changing! Please note that beginning September 2024 Cambridge Street Upper School’s learning hours will be as follows

  • Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday | 8:45AM - 3:15PM
  • Wednesdays | 8:45AM - 2:45PM

To see the school day schedule beginning next school year, please visit the CPS website.

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.

Important Upcoming Dates
Please see our online calendar for a full list of current upcoming events - check back often as we will add updates as needed.

  • June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
  • June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month
  • June 10-13: 8th Grade Cobra Capstones
  • June 11: Orienteering Championships at 4PM at Danehy Park
  • June 11: Rising 6th Grade information night 6-7PM; this is for incoming 6th grade scholars and their families. Please encourage any families that you know who are joining CSUS next year to attend!
  • June 14: 6th Grade Trip to Canobie Lake
  • June 14: 8th Grade Trip to Boston
  • June 18: 6th Grade Caregiver Breakfast Celebration 9-10AM
  • June 18: 8th Grade Trip to Six Flags
  • June 18: 7th Grade Portfolio Night 6-7PM
  • June 19: Juneteenth - No School
  • June 20: CSUS 8th grade graduation 1PM at 840 Cambridge Street
  • June 21: 7th Grade Trip to Jay Gee’s

Thank you for entrusting us with your scholars’ education. Have a great week and Go Cobras!

Head of School
Cambridge Street Upper School

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