October 18, 2015

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OCTOBER 19 IS FEDERAL ELECTION DAY

Canada’s Federal Election takes place this Monday, October 19. Students have been learning about the major political parties of Canada and will be casting their own votes as part of the Student Vote 2015 program. In my travels, I have been particularly impressed with the interest students have shown regarding the upcoming election. Teachers have been encouraging students to compare and contrast political parties based on important issues such as economy, pipelines, environment, taxation, and security. Some of the conversations and debates have been fantastic!

Cambridge will be an official polling station so we will really need everyone’s cooperation and patience, particularly during drop-off and pick-up times. Some key points:

  • Staff members have offered to park on the back gravel field for the day. This should help alleviate the congestion at the front of the school.
  • We have arranged for extra supervision on Monday, particularly where voters will be entering the gym and perhaps using our exterior washrooms.
  • Running club is CANCELLED for Monday.

Thank you for your support and don’t forget to cast your vote on October 19!
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NOVEMBER 12 NON-INSTRUCTIONAL DAY
Nov 12 NID Parent Letter
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SAFETY NOTES
Parents, a few notes regarding safety:

  • Our crossing guards do a fantastic job of keeping us all safe. We have heard reports of some drivers proceeding through the crosswalk while the crossing guard and families are still walking across the street. We all lead busy lives, but the extra couple of seconds are not worth the risk of serious injury. Please take your time and encourage others to do the same. Thank you!
  • Please DO NOT use your mobile device while you are driving. It’s the law.
  • Please DO NOT leave your car unattended in the drop-off zone. This too is the law.
  • Children have been climbing on the emergency bin by the dumpsters after school. Falling from this height could cause injury. Even if it’s not your child, please encourage anyone on the emergency bin to get down safely. Thank you!
  • Remind your child to cross streets at designated crosswalks.
  • Children should be wearing helmets if travelling to school on skateboards, scooters, or bikes.
  • All vehicle passengers should be wearing seatbelts in moving vehicles…even in our drop-off zone.
  • Some students have been cutting through the Skylands Complex at 14959 – 58 Avenue on skateboards, scooters, and bikes (some with no helmets) at a high speed. An accident has already occurred where an adult ended up falling down. There is a concern that in the morning the students may end up getting injured by vehicles leaving their garages.

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THIS WEEK IN TWEETS AND IMAGES

CLICK HERE FOR A LOOK BACK AT THE PAST WEEK…IN TWEETS!


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PAC NEWS – HALLOWEEN DANCE THIS WEEK
The PAC sponsored Halloween Dance at Cambridge Elementary is always a hit! This year’s dance takes place this coming Thursday, October 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This week, your child should have brought home an RSVP form/pizza order. These forms will be accepted until the end of the day tomorrow, Monday, October 19th.

We look forward to a great turnout. Thank you for your support and special thanks to our PAC for all their hard work in organizing this event.

Cambridge PAC - 2015/16

Reagan Brown, Jaime Glavin, Tracy Reid, Taryn German

At our most recent PAC meeting, several changes to the Cambridge PAC executive were announced:

Reagan Brown – Vice-President
Jaime Glavin – Treasurer
Tracy Reid – President
Taryn German – Secretary

We greatly appreciate these parents for stepping into formal PAC positions. Remember as parents, you are all part of the Cambridge PAC and your involvement is always wanted and needed. Information regarding how you can assist will be forwarded shortly.

A very special THANK YOU to outgoing President, Eileen Oyhenart, for the tremendous amount of time and work she gave to support the Cambridge community.
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PHOTO ORDERS AND RETAKES

PHOTO ORDERS ARE DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 19.

Retake Picture Day is Coming!

Mark your Calendar for our School Picture Day on
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Get a second chance to capture the perfect image.

Didn’t love your picture? Simply return your Proof Portrait Sheet and Order Form to the Photographer on retake day.

For Tips on preparing for photo day visit www.lifetouch.ca
Questions call Lifetouch at 1-866-457-8212 or email: guestservices@lifetouch.ca

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – SIMPLE IDEA…HUGE DIFFERENCE

Source: https://youtu.be/ZPUFpEbkOoc

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

October
19-Federal Election – 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. – RUNNING CLUB CANCELLED
19-Student Vote 2015 – 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
20-Cross Country Final Meet – Crescent Park – 2:30-4:30 p.m.
21-Photo Re-takes
21-Leadership students to WE DAY – Rogers Arena
21-Kindergarten classes to Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch – 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
22-PAC Halloween Dance – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
23-Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
29-Last day of Running Club

November
4-Grade 6 Immunizations
10-Remembrance Day Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
11-Remembrance Day – Classes not in session
12-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session
13-Professional Development Day (held September 2) – Classes not in session

19-PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
20-Spirit Day – Storybook Character Day
26-27-Grade 7 30-Hour Famine
30-Assembly – 1:45 p.m.

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

16-Winter Concert – 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. shows – details to follow
18-Final day of classes before Winter Break
18-Spirit Day-Pajama/Santa Hat Day

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
4-Talent Show – 12:45 p.m.
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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