May 30, 2015

May 30, 2015

CLICK HERE for a quick look at the past week at Cambridge Elementary…IN TWEETS.

IN THIS ISSUE:

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: TALENT SHOW 2015
What a great event we had on Friday. Here are a few snippets from Talent Show 2015!

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PARENT APPRECIATION TEA – JUNE 1, 2015
We can’t say it enough…but we can try. Parents, we appreciate all your do to not only support your child’s learning, but to support the Cambridge learning community as a whole. We truly could not make amazing things happen without you.

You hope you will be able to attend our Parent Appreciation Tea, this coming Monday, June 1 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mrs. Turner and a hard-worker team of staff members have transformed the gym into a magical space so we hope you can join us. Please give the office a call to RSVP – 604-595-4036.

Thank you for all you do!


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LEARNING STORY – GRIT AND RESILIENCE
Shared by Mr. Vendramin

The learning story this week is all about grit and resilience. We know that life is a journey full of ups and downs. To find joy in life, it’s important to celebrate successes, learn from mistakes, and push through times when things are challenging or don’t go our way.

Yesterday was an excellent example of how our learning community demonstrates grit and resilience. Yesterday morning, we were in the middle of final preparations for our Talent Show. Staff, students, and parents had worked tirelessly to prepare for this event. Right before recess, I received news that there was a disturbance outside. This caused our school to go into “lockout” mode. Our staff and students handled the incident extremely well. Despite this, you can’t argue that events such as these put a strain on a learning community. Everyone waited…and waited…until the “all clear” was given. After a de-brief, everyone re-focused on the Talent Show. Within an hour, the gym and stage were packed and we all began to celebrate the talents of our wonderful students.

Two things caught my attention. One was when our youngest participant, a boy in kindergarten, stumbled as he was getting on the stage. It was clear that when he fell, he hurt his knee. But, what did he do? He got up, brushed himself off, walked to centre stage, and began to sing. Halfway through the song, amid the cheers of the audience, our performer got lost in his lines. Again, rather than panic, he waited for an appropriate time, and jumped back into the song. Talk about grit and resilience!

The second great example of grit and resilience comes from the act just mentioned. As our singer belted out his tune, two intermediate students provided the background by slowly waving snowflakes in the air. What most people don’t know is that one of the intermediate students began to have a nose bleed. But, just the like the singer, this student continued on as if all was well. She knew what the performance meant to the younger student and how important it was for the show to go on!

Yesterday, I was truly inspired by the focus and determination demonstrated by not only these learners, but the Cambridge community as a whole!
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KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION
2015 K invitation
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SOCIAL SKILLS STUDY
Social Skills Study Flyer Girls
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2015-16 BELL SCHEDULE AND TENTATIVE CALENDAR
Our bell schedule for next year reflects an additional 6 minutes of instructional time due to a compressed 2015-16 school year (which begins September 8, 2015 and ends June 23, 2016).

8:27 a.m. Welcome bell
8:32 a.m. Classes begin
10:12 a.m Recess
10:27 a.m. Classes resume
11:45 a.m. Students eat lunch
12:00 p.m. Student activity time outside
12:30 p.m. Classes resume
2:30 p.m. Dismissal

September
2-Summer Professional Development Day (in lieu of November 13)
3-Summer Professional Development Day (in lieu of February 19)
8-First day of school – 10:00-11:00 a.m.
9-First FULL day of school – 8:32 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
16-Kindergarten students begin FULL DAYS
24-Meet the Teacher-Community BBQ – Time TBD
28-Professional Development Day – Classes not in session

October
1-Running Club Begins
12-Thanksgiving – Classes not in session
16-Interim Student Learning Communications sent home
23-Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
29-Last day of Running Club

November
10-Remembrance Day Assembly
11-Remembrance Day – Classes not in session
13-Professional Development Day (held September 2) – Classes not in session

December
4-Term 1 Student Learning Communications sent home
9-Early Dismissal at 1:30 p.m. for Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
10-Early Dismissal at 1:30 p.m. for Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
18-Final day of classes before Winter Break

January
4-Classes resume

February
8-Family Day – Classes not in session
18-Student-Led Conferences
19-Professional Development Day (held September 3) – Classes not in session

March
14-25-Spring Break – Classes not in session
28-Easter Monday – Classes not in session

April
11-Term 2 Student Learning Communications sent home
13-Early Dismissal at 1:30 p.m. for Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

May
6-Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
23-Victoria Day – Classes not in session
30-Professional Development Day – Classes not in session

June
1-Parent Tea
3-Kindergarten Orientation
10-Sports Day
17-Grade 7 Celebration
22-Year-End Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
23-Term 2 Student Learning Communications sent home
23-Early Dismissal at 1:30 p.m. for Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
24-Administration Day – Classes not in session

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2015-16 SCHOOL FEES
Each school year, parents support their child(ren)’s formal learning experiences in a wide variety of ways. We so appreciate all that you do to ensure a successful year!

In addition to providing the school supplies itemized on a grade list, parents are periodically asked for monies to cover specific items and/or special events. No student will be denied the opportunity to participate in any school activity due to the inability to pay. Please contact the Principal should you require any financial assistance.

As we plan for the 2015/16 school year, we anticipate the following costs:

Student Planner: We encourage all students in Grades 1-6 to purchase a School Planner at a cost of $5.00. Included in the planner is our school code of conduct, school calendar and school district information. We find this to be an excellent tool for facilitating home/school communication, as well as for developing our students’ organizational skills. However, using our school planner is optional as a parent may purchase their own version. Grade 7 teachers have decided to use alternative methods of home/school communication which will be shared with parents early in September, 2015.

Field Studies and Field Trips: Classes often enjoy educational visits to community facilities which extend and enhance the curriculum. While we use school monies or fundraise to cover the costs of such activities wherever possible, there are times when parents are asked to contribute towards the cost of the trip. If you choose to have your child not participate in a field study, a suitable program will be provided at the school.

Musical Instruments: Grade 4 students learn to play the recorder. Students will have the option of purchasing one through our music teacher for $8.00 or receiving one on loan from the school. Also, our Grade 7 students who make the decision to take band either purchase or rent an instrument. Costs vary depending on the instrument.

School Supplies: Parents have the option of purchasing their child’s school supplies on their own utilizing the grade supply list or for your convenience you may wish to purchase supplies as a package through EDU-PAC Payment is made directly to EDU-PAC. Costs for supplies vary based on grade. Bulk orders are done for Kindergarten supplies. The anticipated cost per student is $55.00, but this cost is tentative. Parents have the option of contributing their own supplies to the class. Supply lists will be made available shortly in order for you to order, or purchase your own supplies.

Please do not hesitate to call us at the school if you have any questions: 604-595-4036.

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FLOOR HOCKEY
The competition is heating up! Check back weekly for updates.

Grade 2/3 Standings W-L-T
Team 1 – 1-2-0
Team 2 – 2-1-0
Team 3 – 2-1-0
Team 4 – 1-2-0

Games:
Team 1 vs Team 2 – 1-4
Team 2 vs Team 3 – 4-6
Team 3 vs Team 4 – 1-0
Team 1 vs Team 4 – 0-2
Team 1 vs Team 3 – 1-0
Team 2 vs Team 4 – 3-1
FINAL GAME: June 5 – Team 2 vs Team 4

Grade 4/5 Standings W-L-T
Team 1 – 1-1-1
Team 2 – 0-2-0
Team 3 – 1-0-1
Team 4 – 2-1-0

Games:
Team 1 vs Team 2 – 4-1
Team 3 vs Team 4 – 9-5
Team 1 vs Team 3 – 0-0
Team 2 vs Team 4 – 4-12
Team 1 vs Team 4 – 3-4
Team 2 vs Team 3 – 2-7
SEMIFINAL 1: Team 2 vs Team 3 – 0-4
SEMIFINAL 2: Team 1 vs Team 4 – 1-2
FINAL GAME: Team 3 vs Team 4

Grade 6/7 Standings W-L-T
Team 1 – 0-0-3
Team 2 – 1-0-1
Team 3 – 0-1-1
Team 4 – 1-1-1

Games:
Team 1 vs Team 2 – 7-7
Team 3 vs Team 4 – 2-3
Team 1 vs Team 3 – 2-2
Team 2 vs Team 4 – 4-2
Team 1 vs Team 4 – 3-3
Team 2 vs Team 3 – 5-0
SEMIFINAL 1: Team 2 vs Team 1 – 5-1
SEMIFINAL 2: Team 3 vs Team 4 – 7-2
FINAL GAME: June 4 – Team 2 vs Team 3

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

June
1-Parent “Thank You” Tea – 1:30-2:30 p.m.
1-PAC Meeting (AGM) – 7:00 p.m.
2-Sullivan Heights Carnival – 3:30-6:00 p.m.
3-District Track Meet – Bear Creek Park
4-Kindergarten Orientation 12:45-1:45 p.m.
5-PAC Bake Sale from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
8-Grade 7 Band Concert and Assembly – 12:40 p.m.
10-Grade 7 classes to Cultus Lake
12-Sports Day
15-Mr. Reed/some Education Assistants and students going to Vancouver Zoo
17-Panorama Youth Company dance performance – 1:30 p.m.
18-Kindergarten classes to Centennial Beach
19-Grade 7 Assembly
24-Grade 7 classes to Centennial Beach
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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