CambridgeLearns December 20, 2014

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PRINCIPAL”S MESSAGE

My other job...Dad!

My other job…Dad!

Thank you Cambridge families for your generosity, kindness, and well wishes. I greatly appreciate the cards, kind words, and gifts!!!

As I sit here on Saturday morning as I typically do publishing the CambridgeLearns blog, I reflect back on what has truly been a wonderful beginning to my time at Cambridge. It’s hard to believe that classes have only been in session three months, but in many ways it seems that so much has taken place:

  • Cardboard Challenge
  • Meet and Greet and Buy a Treat
  • Halloween Dance
  • Walk to School Week
  • Monthly Assemblies and Hot Lunch Days
  • Remembrance Day Assembly
  • Reading under the stars
  • Volleyball season
  • Student Vote 2015
  • 30-Hour Famine
  • Christmas Sing-a-long
  • Book Fair

The list goes on and on…

On a daily basis, I feel supported and encouraged by you. I know that our staff feel the same way.  I can in turn support, encourage, and serve our staff who do the critical work of helping your children develop into the the best possible students and people they can be.

I am honoured to work and learn in the Cambridge community and look forward to an exciting 2015!

I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday.

Kind Regards,

Antonio Vendramin
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VISIONING
During Term 1, our staff has been participating in visioning sessions as we continue to develop our school mission statement. A mission statement is important as a declarative expression of our school’s purpose and also directs us in the decision-making process. During visioning, we reflect on important questions such as:

  • What is exemplary learning?
  • What is exemplary teaching?
  • What are our areas of strength and need as a learning community?
  • What do we value as a learning community and how do we foster these values?

Teachers were asked, “What does exemplary learning and teaching look like?” Here’s how they responded:

Exemplary Learning

Exemplary Learning

Exemplary Teaching

Exemplary Teaching

In the new year, our goal is to request feedback from parents and students. You can start now by offering your feedback around the questions below:

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THIS WEEK IN IMAGES


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CAMBRIDGE CATCHMENT CONCERNS
Construction continues in and around our school and some concerns have been raised regarding what this construction means to our enrolment numbers. As you know, our numbers crept up to close to 1000 students last year before the opening of Goldstone Park Elementary. Our current enrolment is just over 600 students.

At this time, Cambridge continues to be a “closed catchment” school, meaning that only families living within our official catchment are permitted to register here. Additionally, two construction areas, one at the corner of 60th and 152nd, and a second closer to #10 Highway and 152nd are both OUTSIDE our catchment. Families who purchase homes in these two development areas will be in a neighbouring catchment. You can see the full Surrey Schools catchment map here: Catchment map

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If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at the school.
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COMMUNICATING STUDENT LEARNING
Thank you parents for visiting us this week during our early dismissals to support your child’s learning. Thank you as well if you have already shared your views regarding changes to how schools communicate student learning. We’ve decided to leave the survey below for one more week. If you have yet to complete the survey, please take a moment to share your views.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: PAYING IF FORWARD
It feels great when people do something special for us. It feels even better when we do something special for others. As we enter this festive season, let us appreciate all that we have and share our good fortune with others. You never know when you’ll need a break yourself. Please watch and discuss this video with your child:

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP
January
5-School Begins
19-Kindergarten Registration begins
19-PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
23-Professional Day
29-Discover Skills BC sessions for Grade 6 students

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-Term 2 Student Learning Communications
9-20-Spring Break

April
1-Running Club Starts
2-Fine Arts Performance: Fizzical Fizzicks – 9:00 a.m.
3-Good Friday Holiday
6-Easter Monday Holiday
20-PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
21-Class, Team, and Panorama photos – All Day
30-Running Club Ends

May
1-Professional Day
7-Parent Thank You Tea
14-Fine Arts Performance: Magician Sheldon Casavant – 9:00 a.m.
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.

25-Term 3 Student Learning Communications
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