February 21, 2016

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VIDEO THROWBACK…A LOOK BACK AT TERM 1 (LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR)


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PINK SHIRT DAY – FEBRUARY 24
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SCIENCE FAIR – FEBRUARY 24

This coming Wednesday, February 24, we celebrate learning and we celebrate the world of SCIENCE. Based on specific criteria, several projects from each intermediate class have selected to be viewed by external judges. The top five projects will be selected to represent Cambridge at the District Science Fair next Thursday, March 3 and Central City Mall. The gym will be open after school on Wednesday until 5:30 p.m. to give parents an opportunity to view projects. We hope to see you there!

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A FOCUS ON COMPETENCIES: PERSONAL AWARENESS AND RESPONSIBILITY
If you read this blog often, then you will have heard much about B.C.’s new curriculum and the focus on developing core competencies. One such competency, Personal Awareness and Responsibility, was on display this past week at Cambridge. According to the Ministry of Education,
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Student-led conferences gave students the opportunity to develop this competency by encouraging them to reflect on their learning, celebrate successes, set goals for the future, and carry out plans to meet these goals. Students also have ongoing opportunities to become increasingly reflective and personally aware. In one class, students were encouraged to think about what their ONE WORD would be for 2016. In other words, students not only looked at themselves closely and shared what they would like to personally focus on in the coming year, but they also shared why the word was relevant to them.

Students wrote:

“My word for the New Year is CARE. I want to always be a caring person. I care for people who get hurt. I care for my family…When I am a caring person I feel good and am proud of me.”

CHALLENGE is my special one word…I can work harder, take more risks, try new things…when you challenge yourself there is never an end.”

HELPFUL is a good word for me. First I will be helpful to myself by being happy and not worry so much.”

KINDNESS is my word for the New Year…When I am kind good things come back to me. So my word is a gift to me.”

Such thoughtful and mature words from young learners! So…what would your ONE WORD be for 2016? Why?

Moving forward, as teachers communicate student learning to parents, you will continue to hear more about this competency, as well as other core competencies including communication, creative and critical thinking, positive personal and cultural identity, and social responsibility. And the best thing about this new competency-driven curriculum is that it is developmental in nature and aligns with a growth mindset.  “When students and educators have a growth mindset, they understand that intelligence can be developed. Students focus on improvement instead of worrying about how smart they are.” 

We can all learn and with effort, we can all further develop these competencies within ourselves.

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SCHOOL LOGO: GET YOUR DESIGN ON!!!

The Cambridge Community has voted to keep the nickname “COMETS” and to re-design our exisiting logo. Students you are invited to provide inspiration for this new school logo. Logo ideas will be accepted up to Friday, March 4th. Ideas will be shared with the whole community, then “cleaned up” by a graphic designer.

Start designing!!!

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A LOOK BACK AT THE PAST WEEK IN TWEETS AND IMAGES.
Enjoy this look back at last week in TWEETS and images:


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BASKETBALL SEASON ROLLS ON

The regular season for basketball came to a close this past week with another set of strong games. Our student-athletes continue to improve each week. We now look forward to season-end playdays which will take place this coming week. We know the events will be extremely fun and rewarding. Good luck, Comets!

BOYS – TEAM 1
February 23 – PLAYDAY at Bear Creek Elementary – 12-5 pm

BOYS – TEAM 2
February 24 – PLAYDAY at Goldstone Elementary – 12-5 pm

GIRLS
Febuary 25 – PLAYDAY at Cambridge Elementary – 12-5 pm

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UPCOMING PAC EVENTS
Parents, here is a list of upcoming events at Cambridge Elementary. Of course, your time and support is always needed and appreciated!!!

February 26 – HOT LUNCH – SUBWAY
March 10 – BAKE SALE – Recess and Lunch
April 15 – STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH
April 16 – PUB NIGHT
April 22 – HOT LUNCH
June 1 – PAC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

As always, check the Cambridge PAC website often for updates!

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

Dear Parents,

This list of events changes weekly so please check back often. Some parents have expressed concern over the fact they don’t see any field trips listed for their child. Please don’t worry. Teachers plan field trips throughout the year and dates are published here once details are finalized.  In the end, most classes end up going on roughly the same number of outings. Thanks for your patience!

February
23-Division 3 to Riverwise Yoga – 10:30-11:45 a.m.
23-Boys Basketball Playday (Team 1) at Bear Creek Elementary – 12:00-5:00 p.m.
24-Pink Shirt Day
24-Science Fair – Gym – 8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
24-Boys Basketball Playday (Team 2) at Goldstone Elementary – 12:00-5:00 p.m.
24-Family Night at Sullivan Heights Secondary – 7:00 p.m. (tours at 6:00 p.m.)
25-100 DAY for Kindergarten classes
25-Girls Basketball Playday at Cambridge Elementary – 12:00-5:00 p.m.
26-Assembly – 10:40 a.m.
26-Subway Hot Lunch

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.
10-PAC Bake Sale – Recess and Lunch
14-25-Spring Break – Classes not in session
28-Easter Monday – Classes not in session
29-Classes resume
30-Mobile Dairy Farm – 8:45 – 11:45 a.m.

April
6-Division 23 and 26 to Campbell Valley Regional Park
7-Division 24 and 25 to Campbell Valley Regional Park
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
27-Divisions 12-15 to Children’s Festival – 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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
21-Divisions 12-15 to Fort Langley 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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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