CambridgeLearns September 21, 2014

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PRINCIPAL and VICE-PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
Hello Cambridge Community,

Well, it’s 20 days late, but we are finally going back to school.  We are THRILLED to begin the new school year and embark on a wonderful learning journey this year!

Mostly, we look forward to getting to know you and your children. We have heard such positive things about the Cambridge community and hope to continue the work of making learning safe, meaningful, and fun for our students.

We will spend the week organizing classes and establishing routines. This opening week will be unlike any other and we appreciate your patience and support. We hope to have students in their permanent classes by this coming Friday.

Tomorrow, all students are welcome to school from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Maps similar to the one below will be posted around the school and indicate where different grade levels will be meeting.

While students are in class, parents please join us for PAC-sponsored coffee in the gym and an informal welcome.

Thank you for your kind welcome to the Cambridge community. We appreciate it!

Kind Regards,

Mr. Vendramin & Ms. Vogstad
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STUDENT SAFETY TIPS
As we launch into our new school year and are informed or reminded about school and classroom routines, it is also appropriate to be reminded about student safety outside of school. To that end, you may want to discuss these “Stranger Danger” safety tips with your child:

  • Avoid short cuts. Use main routes; avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.
  • Walk with friends.
  • Don’t assist or trust strangers
  • Don’t walk while texting or phoning, or wearing earbuds/headphones when not in busy public areas; be alert to your surroundings.
  • Trust your instincts and your feelings.
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.
  • Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home.
  • Phone home if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change.

If you need any other information or support, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the school.
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CAMBRIDGE CARDBOARD CHALLENGE
A few years ago, a young boy from East Los Angeles, named Caine, inspired the world by building a complete arcade using imagination and cardboard. An organization called the Imagination Foundation “was founded to find, foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world to raise a new generation of innovators and problem solvers who have the tools they need to build the world they imagine.” The result? The Cambridge Cardboard Challenge. Our event will take place on October 6th and will be open to all students. Students need to complete the Cardboard Challenge Application to indicate their interest in participating.

Please watch and discuss the following videos and then decide, “How will YOU show your creativity?”

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WHERE DO I GO ON THE FIRST DAY?

MAP Cambridge First Day

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WELCOME STUDENT TEACHERS
It’s an exciting time of the year for students, but it’s also an exciting time for student teachers. This year, we will have 3 student teachers joining us from Simon Fraser University. Student teachers work under the direct supervision of classroom teachers and are observed regularly by the school principal and vice principal. Welcome to Cambridge!

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My name is Laura Baird. I am currently a Student Teacher attending SFU’s Professional Development Program. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and have worked as an ABA Support Worker within the Surrey School District for the past three years. I love taking on creative projects and spending time outdoors. As a teacher I hope to integrate the arts and the outdoors into my teaching, as I believe both have the power to enhance the learning process for all students. Social emotional learning and the development of a kind, compassionate community both in and out of the classroom are also great passions of mine. I am so excited to join the Cambridge community while I complete my teaching practicum in Mrs. MacMillan’s kindergarten classroom!

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My name is Katelyn Braun. It’s been a pleasure to meet the staff at Cambridge Elementary. I am excited to work at Cambridge this fall with Ms. Burwash in grade 6. I have always enjoyed volunteering with intermediate students.

I completed my undergrad at Trinity Western University, I worked in Vancouver as an adult ESL teacher last year, and I love tea.

 

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My name is Alicia Faubert and I am a student teacher from SFU. I’m very excited to be doing my final practicum in Kindergarten at Cambridge with Ms. Weber. My first Bachelor’s Degree was in World Literature, so books and reading are my passion. I am interested in Social Emotional Learning, building a strong community and integrating new technologies into the classroom. I can’t wait to start the school year!

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TENTATIVE 2014/15 SCHOOL CALENDAR

September events that were missed due to Teacher Job Action will be discussed this week and re-scheduled. Please stay tuned!

October
6-Cambridge Cardboard Challenge – see details above
13-Thanksgiving Holiday
18-Interim Reports
24-Professional Day

November
10-Professional Day
11-Remembrance Day Holiday

December
5-Reports Cards
10-Parent Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal – 1:30 p.m.
11-Parent Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal – 1:30 p.m.
19-Last Day Before Christmas Break

January
5-School Begins

February
9-Family Day
19-Student Led Conferences – Early Dismissal – 1:30 p.m.
20-Professional Day

March
6-Report Cards
9-20-Spring Break

April
1-Running Club Starts
3-Good Friday Holiday
6-Easter Monday Holiday
30-Running Club Ends

May
1-Professional Day
7-Parent Thank You Tea
18-Victoria Day Holiday
25-Professional Day

June
3-Kindergarten Introduction Parent Meeting
4-New Kindergarten Student Visits
12-Sports Day
19-Grade 7 Assembly
25-Last Day Before Summer Holiday
Final Assembly
Early Dismissal 1:30 p.m.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Kids are FULL of questions…and that’s a GOOD thing!

What great questions have your children asked you?

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