CambridgeLearns November 29, 2014

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THOUGHTFULNESS VIDEO CONTEST
Our creative Cambridge STARS certainly impressed us their their film-making! Some videos were created by classes while others were individual efforts! We are still trying to figure out how to acknowledge this fine work. In the meantime, enjoy this mashup of all the videos presented at our Friday assembly:

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#MYSTERYNUMBERSKYPE
This past week, students in Ms. Warkentin and Ms. Vogtad’s classes participated in an engaging activity called Mystery Number Skype. In this activity, Skype is used as a videoconferencing tool, each class comes up with a mystery number, and classes go back and forth asking YES/NO questions to determine what the mystery number is. Not only are students excited to work with learners from other schools, they develop their number sense by understanding numbers in relation to other numbers. This week, we communicated with two classes from Fraser Wood Elementary in North Surrey. Hear what our students had to say:

  • “I felt excited because it was exciting trying to find out the number.”
  • “It was pretty fun to win this time, because we lost the last time… it was really close! It’s fun to just guess numbers that someone else has thought”
  • “It was good, because I liked answering the questions and seeing the other schools. It was good to figure out good questions, to narrow the search for their number.”
  • “I felt good, because… it was really fun.”
  • “It was really fun, because, the guessing/questions, were fun to think of or answer. It made a really big difference playing with someone from a different school!”

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30-HOUR FAMINE
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 10.27.55 AMOur 30-Hour Famine takes place this coming week, Thursday, December 4 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Now it’s time to find and collect pledges! If you get a chance, please support us.

You can pledge the group as a whole at the office. Donations of $20 or more will be issued a tax receipt. Thank you in advance for your support.

This year, our Grade 7 students have chosen the following charities to support: KIVA, B.C. Cancer Foundation, and Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC and Yukon. Find out more about these charities:



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2015 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION AND IMMUNIZATIONS
It’s that time again…time to invite our future Kindergarten learners. Registration opens on Monday, January 19, 2015. Kindergarten registration flyer 15-16

Are your Child’s Immunizations Up to date for Kindergarten?
Vaccines are a healthy choice for your child. They provide immunity and prevent disease. Two vaccines are provided free for Kindergarten-age children:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio (DTaP-IPV)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) *a second dose is new since January 2012

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 7.37.44 PMYou will be receiving a letter from your local Public Health Unit if your child has not received these vaccines or if the health unit does not have up to date information regarding the immunizations your child has received. Please complete and return these forms to your local Public Health Unit or school (attention School Nurse) as soon as possible. If your child is not up to date for immunizations please call your local Health Unit or Family Physician and arrange an appointment.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: OUR KIDS ARE PRECIOUS
Everyday in school, we are reminded that parents entrust schools and teachers with the most precious thing in their lives…their children! As I talk to more parents and hear stories of their children, the more I begin to appreciate that every child, and every person, is a miracle. I once heard Sir Ken Robinson say, “Simply existing is a miracle, yet people trudge through life like it’s going to go on forever.

We are all miracles so let’s treat each other as such! Try to hold back your tears as you watch this video.

-Mr. Vendramin

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP
December
2-Kindergarten Vision and Hearing Screening
4-5-Grade 7 30-Hour Famine
12-Spirit Day – Red and White Day
15-Student Learning Communications sent home 
15-18-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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