Parent Coffee on Zoom with Dr. Jeannine Jannot
On February 17, 2021, Dr. Jeannine Jannot gave insight into the topic of stress, motivation, and procrastination and how we can support our children through rough patches and help them achieve their academic potential.
Faculty Appreciation Luncheon
On Thursday, December 17, 2020, the PTSA organized a staff luncheon to honor the wonderful Cambridge faculty. The event was catered through "Never enough Thyme" which is located in downtown Alpharetta. "Never enough Thyme" graciously offered a well priced boxed lunch. The holiday cookies were provided by a woman-owned small business called "Susie Cakes" by Susan Bronner.
On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the PTSA treated all students to Goldfish.
Navigating the College Admissions Journey
Parent Coffee on Zoom with Best in Class
During the last Parent Coffee for the first semester, we continued to explore the topic of college admissions. On November 4, 2020, Best in Class provided a roadmap for a journey including:
- A timeline for college admissions activity
- Tips on picking a school and how schools make admission
- s decisions,
- An overview of paying for college
- An Introduction to the SAT and ACT admissions tests
- Responses to your questions
Parent Coffee on Zoom with Lindsey Fried
On October 21, Lindsey Fried from Simply Admissions spoke on the topic of college admissions and all the changes that have resulted from Covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has caused drastic changes everywhere, especially in higher ed. Lindsay discussed what has changed in college admissions and financial aid for the class of 2021 and beyond. She also provided an overview of best practices for students navigating this new landscape.
On Monday, October 19, 2020, the PTSA treated all students to a tasty snack: Goldfish! The snack was given out to students during the lunch break. Depicted are the boxes which were delivered to PTSA VP Special Events Krista Smith's front porch, full to the brim with prepackaged Goldfish!
Fall Sweet Treats! - Staff Appreciation
On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Cambridge High School staff was treated to a wonderful assortment of sweet treats! In past years, parents would supply baked goods. This year, due to the pandemic, they provided prepackaged treats, whole fruit, and granola bars.
College and Career Consulting
Parent Coffee on Zoom with Cindy Laubenstein
Cindy Laubenstein is the Owner/Director of Aspire College and Career Consulting which she started over ten years ago. As an Independent Educational Consultant, Cindy works with high school students from freshmen to seniors to help them prepare for success in and navigate the entire college admissions process. She helps students build their resumes, reach their academic potential, create a standardized testing plan, develop a college list, prepare essays, understand all application requirements, identify potential areas of study in college, and more. On October 7, 2020, she shared with parents how to help their students position themselves for success so that they can reach their aspirations in their journey to college and beyond.
Parent Coffee on Zoom with Jed Applerouth, Ph.D.
On September 30, 2020, Jed Applerouth, Ph.D., spoke about standardized testing in the 2020-2021 school year and how students can best prepare. The world of standardized testing has changed rapidly during the pandemic - spring SAT and ACT test dates were postponed, APs became at-home, open-book exams, and the ACT's move to computer-based testing will soon be here. Many colleges will be "test-optional" for the year, but does that mean students should be opting out of testing altogether? Students need a solid game plan to guide them in this new testing environment.
Guidance to Remote Learning
Parent Coffee on Zoom with Dr. Jeannine Jannot
Dr. Jeannine Jannot is a fellow Cambridge HS parent and the owner of The Balanced Student LLC, and author of The Disintegrating Student. On September 16, 2020, she addressed many of the concerns that we have as parents that have originated with our virtual return to school. She provided some much-needed guidance so we can be most supportive of our students at home.
Senior Saturday Celebration
Senior Class of 2021 enjoyed a drive-thru, grab-and-go breakfast at Cambridge on August 22, 2020! Students decorated their cars and were treated to a Chick-fil-A biscuit, water, and a gift from the PTSA. Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who helped make the day special.
Cambridge Bear Hunt
Freshman and new students to Cambridge High School were welcomed with a Bear Hunt drive-thru on August 14, 2020! The new students were challenged to find the Cambridge Bear inside them by making frequent stops throughout the school campus and being greeted by the entire faculty. The PTSA passed out waters and highly appropriate gummy bears to make the event extra sweet!
The PTSA had a super fun morning hosting the "Welcome Back Breakfast On the Go" to CHS employees on August 7, 2020! Welcome back signs and beautifully decorated tables greeted the teachers. Chick-fil-A biscuits, fruit, juice, and waters were served. The PTSA also continued its tradition of delivering gift cards to all the amazing new employees at Cambridge High School.