CambridgeLearns November 8, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FRESHGRADE – Parent Feedback Requested
Dear Parents,

By this time, many of you should now be receiving ongoing updates regarding your child’s learning via a new tool called “FreshGrade” being used by teachers. Updates take the form of notes, images, video, and audio, and are sent to parents via email. Some teachers are using FreshGrade regularly while others are still receiving training, learning, and becoming more comfortable with the tool.

We want YOUR FEEDBACK regarding the difference receiving ongoing information about your child’s learning is making. Please use the link above to leave your comment. Thank you!
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Did you also know that there is an APP that allows you to access your child’s learning portfolio and reports online?

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You can access the ANDROID version HERE.
You can access the iPHONE/iPAD version HERE.

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REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY

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READY, SET, ACTION. “THOUGHTFULNESS” VIDEO CONTEST
IMG_7100At Cambridge, we use the “STAR” acronym to remind us about expected behaviour at school: SAFE, THOUGHTFUL, ACCOUNTABLE, RESPECTFUL.

This year, we plan to reinforce the concept of STAR behaviour through ongoing classroom conversations as well as presentations during assemblies. During our recent October 30 assembly, the following video was shown to illustrate the many ways students and teachers can be safe at school:

As with all media we include in CambridgeLearns, we avoid identifying students by name and do our best to check for parent consent regarding the publication of images. If your child is included in ANY way in CambridgeLearns that you have not consented, please let us know immediately and the content will be removed.

NOW FOR THE CHALLENGE TO STUDENTS!

Students are invited to produce their very own 60-second video. Our next theme will be THOUGHTFULNESS. Students can work on their own, in pairs, or with a small group. Videos will be assessed based on creativity and how well they convey the idea of THOUGHTFULNESS. The most effective videos will be shown at the next assembly and published on CambridgeLearns. ALL participants will have their name entered into a draw for some very cool prizes. HAVE FUN!

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ATHLETICS
Volleyball continues again this week. Our games this week are at home so come and cheer on our Cambridge student-athletes!

BOYS SCHEDULE:
November 12      at M.B. Sanford
November 19      home vs. Chimney Hill and William Watson
November 26      PLAYDAY – at Woodward Hill

GIRLS SCHEDULE:
November 13      at M.B. Sanford
November 20      home vs. Chimney Hill and William Watson
November 27      PLAYDAY – at Woodward Hill
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ADDING YOUR VOICE…COMMENTING ON CAMBRIDGELEARNS
Parents, the weekly CambridgeLearns blog is meant to provide you with timely and descriptive information regarding the events and learning at your school. We hope you are finding it useful!

Don’t forget that effective communication is two-way and that you are invited to share your feedback. Have you noticed the “LEAVE A COMMENT” box above? Please feel free to use this feature when you have something to share. Thank you!
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The time you have (In Jellybeans)
Every day is precious.

What if you just had one more day?

What are you going to do today?

Please watch and discuss with your child.

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP
November
10-Professional Day
11-Remembrance Day Holiday
12-PAC Poinsettia orders sent home
13-Photo Re-takes
14-Pajama Buddy Reading – Gym
14-Student Vote Day – MPR
14-Orange Games at Panorama Ridge Secondary. EAs and students to attend.
24-PAC Meeting – 9:00 a.m.
26-Boys Volleyball Playday at Woodward Hill – 12-4 pm
27-Girls Volleyball Playday at Woodward Hill – 12-4 pm
27-PAC Poinsettia orders arrive
28-PAC Hot Lunch Day – details coming soon
28-Assembly-1:45 p.m.

December
2-Kindergarten Vision and Hearing Screening
15-Student Learning Communications sent home 
15-17-Book Fair-Multipurpose Room
16-Parent Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal – 1:30 p.m. 
17-Parent Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal – 1:30 p.m. 
19-Last Day Before Christmas Break
19-Pajama Day
19-PAC Pancake Day
19-Christmas Movie afternoon – “ELF”

January
5-School Begins
19-PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
23-Professional Day

February
9-Family Day
16-PAC Meeting – 9:00 a.m.
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
20-PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
30-Running Club Ends

May
1-Professional Day
7-Parent Thank You Tea
18-Victoria Day Holiday
22-Spring Family Fun Fair – 5:00-8:00 p.m.
25-Professional Day

June
1-PAC Meeting (AGM) – 7:00 p.m.
3-Kindergarten Introduction Parent Meeting
4-New Kindergarten Student Visits
12-Sports Day
19-Grade 7 Assembly

25-Last Day Before Summer Holiday
25-Final Assembly
25-Early Dismissal 1:30 p.m.
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2 thoughts on “CambridgeLearns November 8, 2014

    • Teachers are rolling out on an individual basis when they are ready. I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have. We are also planning a parent evening soon. Stay tuned!

      Mr. Vendramin

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