March 20th

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DID YOU KNOW IT’S WORLD HAPPINESS DAY?

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Smile! Today not only marks International Day of Happiness, but the first day of Spring.

The United Nations established International Day of Happiness to “recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.” Celebrations have been held on March 20th each year since 2012.

So where does Canada stand in the World Happiness Report?  Norway is first, Denmark second , followed by Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, and in seventh place is Canada, down from last year’s sixth place according to the latest World Happiness Report, released Monday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations.  Something to learn about; something to think about?

We hope you and your family are enjoying a happy Spring break!  We look forward to welcoming students and teachers back on Monday, March 27th!

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PAC NEWS: A message from your executive . . . 

Why support PAC initiatives like the monthly PAC hot lunches and bake sales?

Because it helps us purchase new sets of sporting equipment for each division for students to use outside and play with at recess and lunch!  Thank you for your continued support!

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Upcoming PAC Events:

Barry MacDonald, Boy Smarts, Presentation

 Thursday, April 6th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Cambridge Gym.

Ticket costs: $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door.

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On the last day of school before Spring break, some of you may have received a notice for our upcoming PAC fundraiser to raise money for the playground upgrade.  On Thursday, April 6th, Barry MacDonald, internationally acclaimed educator and registered clinical counsellor will be coming to Cambridge to present, Boys Smarts. 

Barry MacDonald is a champion for strong families, strong schools, and an advocate for boys.  A sought after speaker and authority on boys and learning, he has worked with parents, educators, and youth for over 30 years. Barry MacDonald’s presentation will cover how to best meet boys’ needs, how to help them navigate cultural realities online and elsewhere, and how to mentor boys to manage stress and become confident and productive individuals.

If you are interested in tickets please contact us by email, Cambridge.pac6115@gmail.com  If you are interested in attending this event, but would require childcare, please let us know also by contacting us by email.

Bonus: If you are one of the first 100 ticket purchasers, you will be entered into a draw to win one of the 20 copies of Barry MacDonald’s book, Boy Smarts, Mentoring Boys for Success at School.  For more information visit Barry MacDonald’s website, Mentoring Boys

Spring Fling Dance

 Thursday, April 13th,  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Cambridge Gym.

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Mark your calendars for another fun-filled Cambridge Family Dance. On April 13th, the PAC will host a Spring Fling dance with photo booth, pizza, goodies, and great music. Notices will be sent home after Spring Break.  We hope to see you there!

Thank you for your support, your PAC executive.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: A HAPPY LIFE

Some of you may be familiar with TEDx talk videos.  In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx talks inspire, inform, and entertain.  In this uplifting TEDx talk, Sam Berns, a seventeen year old high school student, who at the age of 2 was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, shares his philosophy for a happy life.

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QUOTES OF THE WEEK: HAPPINESS

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CALENDAR
IMPORTANTDATES FOR 2016/17

MARCH
13-24-Spring Break
27-Running Club Begins!
APRIL
6 – PAC’s Guest Speaker: Barry MacDonald 6 – 8:30 p.m.
7-Student Learning Communications sent home
12-Early dismissal – 1:30 p.m.
13 – PAC Spring Fling Dance, 6-8:00 p.m.
14-Good Friday – Classes not in session
17-Easter Monday – Classes not in session
18-PAC Meeting- 6:30 p.m.
28-Last day of Running Club
MAY
5-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
11-12-Fine Arts Workshop and Presentation – Milton Randall – 9 a.m.
19-Challenge Day #3
22-Victoria Day – Classes not in session
23-PAC Meeting – time TBA
25-Parent Tea – 8:45 a.m.
29-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
29-Staff Appreciation Lunch hosted by PAC
JUNE
16-Sports Day
23-Grade7 Celebration – 9:00 a.m.
29-Last day of classes
29-Student Learning Communications sent home
29-Early dismissal @ 1:30 p.m.
30-Administration Day – Classes not in session for students