January 24, 2016

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COLOSSAL CAMBRIDGE GARAGE SALE

This event is the “brainchild” of Elijah, one of our Grade 7 students. His idea was to have the Cambridge community donate new or gently used items to the school that our Grade 7 students will then tidy, organize, price, and sell at a garage sale held in the gym. Students, teachers, and community members will all have an opportunity to visit, browse, and purchase items. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS OUR GRADE 6/7 CAMP AT CAMP ELPHINSTONE.

So if you plan to do some Spring cleaning in the next few months, please set aside those items you no longer have use for and plan to get rid of. We will happily take those items off your hands.

Please stay tuned for further details and for the exact date for this event.

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PARENTING SESSION: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) AND YOUR CHILD’S MENTAL HEALTH


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SCHOOL-WIDE CHALLENGE DAY: STRUCTURE BUILDING
In October, Cambridge took on the Cardboard Challenge. This month, students will accept the challenge of creating a bridge out of newspaper and tape! The event takes place on Friday, January 29th. Here is the shape of the day as well as guidelines for the project:

Task: Create a span of between 50-100 cm that will hold a single math textbook. The textbook can be suspended from the span or the textbook can be placed on the span. The span CANNOT be taped to the working surface.

Materials: Newspaper and tape – Unlimited newspaper and a limit of 5 metres of tape per structure. If you have some newspaper in the recycle bin, please send some to school with your child this week. Thank you!

Shape of the Day:
8:45-9:30 am – Assembly
10:30-11:45 am – Building
11:45-12:00 pm – Bring projects to gym
12:00-12:15 pm – Lunch
12:15-12:40 pm – Outside time
12:45-2:30 pm – Gallery walk

Groupings: Teachers will form groups of 3-4 learners.

How strong a structure will you build???

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A LOOK BACK AT THE PAST WEEK IN TWEETS AND IMAGES
CLICK HERE to read the variety of tweets sent from and about our school, and enjoy a look back at the past week in images:


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PAC MEMOS FROM SURREY SCHOOLS

Dear Parents,
 
In the fall, we did a session with our District Parents’ Advisory Council (DPAC) where we talked about parent priorities for the year. At the top of the list, from my perspective, was communication with our parents and community. As a result of that DPAC session, we committed to this memo which arrives to you as the first of its kind. The intent of the memo is to simply inform parents of many things going on in Surrey schools. We hope it is helpful for you and we hope to receive your feedback on its value to you and your school community.
 
I want to explain how this memo is formed. Each week, we gather a large amount of information from around the district and we compile it into a “Monthly Memo” coming from my office. What we also do is determine what information is of use to parents. Given this is our first attempt, we hope that you find the attached information interesting and valuable.
 
Thank you very much for your support of Surrey Schools. We also want to thank DPAC for their help in reaffirming the importance of communication to all schools and we are happy to now have an email address for every PAC in every school.
Regards,
 
Jordan Tinney
Superintendent / CEO, Surrey Schools
 
Please CLICK HERE to read more about any of the memos below.
PAC Memo – January 2016

Memo #1
Topic: Kindergarten Registration and Choice Programs Lottery 2016

Memo #2
Topic: Pink Shirt Day

Memo #3
Topic: E-Cigarettes

Memo #4
Topic: Canadian Safe Schools Story Contest

Memo #5
Topic: Public Input into 2016/2017 Operating Budget

Memo #6
Topic: Mandarin classes

Memo #7
Topic: Energy Conservation Cup  

Memo #8
Topic: Information for students booking an ICBC road test

Please CLICK HERE to read more about any of these memos.

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
New K Registration flyer-2016-17
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CAMP ELPHINSTONE MEETING – GRADE 6/7 PARENTS
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Our Grade 6/7 students continue to work towards their Camp Elphinstone experience which is scheduled for May 9-11. Parents of participating students, you are invited to this important information sharing meeting. We hope to see you all there!
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BASKETBALL SEASON ROLLS ON

It’s been another great week of fun and action on the basketball court. We are looking forward to another busy week of practices and games!

GIRLS
January 14 vs Coyote Creek – W
January 21 at Chimney Hill – L
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 – W
January 19 at Bear Creek – W
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 – W
January 20 vs Goldstone – W
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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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
26-Divisions 21 and 22 – Swimming at YMCA – 10:30-11:00 a.m.
26-Division 3 to Riverwise Yoga – 10:30-11:45 a.m.
28-Camp meeting for parents of Grade 6/7 students – 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
28-PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – Childminding provided
29-Assembly – 8:45 a.m.
29-School-Wide Challenge – Structure Building Day! 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

February
4-Divisions 18-20 to Grouse Mountain – All day
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.
18-100 DAY for Grade 1 and 2 students
18-Student-Led Conferences – 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
19-Professional Development Day (held September 3) – Classes not in session
23-Division 3 to Riverwise Yoga – 10:30-11:45 a.m.
24-Pink Shirt Day
24-Science Fair
25-100 DAY for Kindergarten classes
26-Assembly – 10:40 a.m.

March
3-District Science Fair – Central City Mall – afterschool
4-Talent Show – 12:45 p.m.
9-Division 3 to Riverwise Yoga – 10:30-11:45 a.m.
14-25-Spring Break – Classes not in session
28-Easter Monday – Classes not in session
29-Classes resume

April
8-Divisons 16 and 17 to Science World
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
22-Earth Day
29-Assembly – 1:45 p.m.
27-Division 10 and 11 to Grouse Mountain

May
5-Ready Set Learn – Details to follow
6-Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
9-11-Grade 6/7 Camp – Camp Elphinstone
13-Grade 6 Immunizations
17-Division 8 to Coquitlam watershed
17-Division 23 and 26 to Stewart Farmhouse
18-Division 10 and 11 to Capilano Suspension Bridge-Cleveland Dam
18-Division 24 and 25 to Stewart Farmhouse
23-Victoria Day – Classes not in session
26-Parent Tea
30-Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
31-Assembly – 10:40 a.m.

June
1-Fine Arts Performance – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – 1:30-2:30 p.m.
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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4 thoughts on “January 24, 2016

    • Hi Nina,

      I would contact your child’s teacher directly to inquire about upcoming events. By the time the year ends, it usually works out that all classes have some sort of field experience. Thanks for the great question!

      Mr. Vendramin

  1. Chaitna Verma says:

    Hello,

    For class placement it says to write a letter to Mr. Vendramin. But where can I find his email address?

    Thank you
    Chaitna

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