January 10, 2016

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A VIDEO LOOK BACK AT TERM 1

In case you missed the initial airing of this video in December, enjoy this look back at the first term of 2015!

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THIS WEEK IN IMAGES AND TWEETS
Enjoy a look back at the past week at Cambridge Elementary in TWEETS and IMAGES:


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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Registration flyer
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FRESHGRADE PORTFOLIOS

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Self-reflection using FreshGrade

As the school year continues, teachers are continuing to use FreshGrade to capture, share, and assess learning through digital portfolios. It is important for parents to check student portfolio’s regularly in order to have a good, ongoing understanding of the progress their child is making, areas requiring further development, and ways you can support learning at home.  This process is made all the more meaningful when parents post comments and questions in their child’s portfolio from time to time that promote thinking and extend learning.

As the school principal, I am invited into every teacher’s FreshGrade account, so that I can see what teachers, students, and parents are posting. In combination with weekly visits to classrooms, this “window” into classrooms has given me an increased sense of the learning taking place. I greatly appreciate the hard work of our teachers, seeing that students are given a “voice” and ownership through their portfolios, and the increased on-going parent participation. I see parents actively involved in their child’s learning and the best thing is, your child knows it!

If you have not yet accessed your child’s FreshGrade portfolio recently or at all, you are strongly encouraged to do so. It doesn’t take long to have a look and post a few thoughtful comments, but it makes a huge difference for children when they see their parents actively engaged in learning with them.

If you are unable to connect to your child’s portfolio, please do not hesitate to contact me at (604) 595-4036.  I am more than happy to assist you!

Thank you for your continued support!

Regards, Mr. Vendramin

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BASKETBALL SEASON IS HERE

Heated action for playday last season.

                                                             Heated action for playday last season.

A successful volleyball season has given way to many bouncing basketballs! We’ve had a large turnout of student athletes interested in becoming better basketball players. With three early morning 7:00 a.m. practices this past week, our season of competition begins next week already (please see our full schedule below). We wish our students a successful season!

GIRLS
January 14 vs Coyote Creek
January 21 at Chimney Hill
January 28 vs MB Sanford
February 4 vs Sullivan
February 11 at Bear Creek
February 18 vs TE Scott
PLAYDAY time and date TBD

BOYS – TEAM 1
January 13 at Janice Churchill
January 19 at Bear Creek
January 26 vs William Watson
February 2 vs Bear Creek
February 9 at William Watson
PLAYDAY time and date TBD

BOYS – TEAM 2
January 13 vs Coyote Creek
January 20 vs Goldstone
January 27 at Hyland
February 3 vs Chimney Hill
February 10 at Woodward Hill
February 17 at Brookside
PLAYDAY time and date TBD

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TALENT SHOW
Do you have a talent to share? The deadline for Talent Show applications is fast approaching this coming Friday, January 15th. Students, be sure to hand your application to your teacher.

Talent Show Information1

Download the complete Talent Show Package here: Talent Show Information

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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PAC NEWS
You are invited to our next PAC meeting on January 28, at 6:30 p.m. Childminding will be provided! Please stay in touch with our Cambridge PAC in order to find out about the exciting events coming up as well as how you can contribute your time and talents. Visit the PAC BLOG!
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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

January
12-Divisions 21 and 22 – Swimming at YMCA – 10:30-11:00 a.m.
13-Division 1 to Watermania – 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
19-Divisions 21 and 22 – Swimming at YMCA – 10:30-11:00 a.m.
21-Divisions 18-20 to Grouse Mountain – All day
22-Spirit Day – Storybook Character Day
26-Divisions 21 and 22 – Swimming at YMCA – 10:30-11:00 a.m.

28-PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – Childminding provided

February
8-Family Day – Classes not in session
9-Divisions 21 and 22 – Swimming at YMCA – 10:30-11:00 a.m.
12-Fine Arts Performance – Dufflebag Theatre – 10:45-11:45 a.m.
18-Science Fair
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/FreshGrade check-in reminders sent home
13-Early Dismissal at 1:30 p.m. for Parent/Student/Teacher Learning Conferences
18-Non-Instructional Day. Classes not in session for students.
19-Individual/Class/Team/Panorama Photo Day

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 Learning Conferences
24-Administration Day – Classes not in session

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