March 6, 2016

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DROP-OFF BUDDY WEDNESDAY
Screen Shot 2016-03-06 at 6.12.10 PMOur first DROP-OFF BUDDY WEDNESDAY last week was a great success! These awesome student leaders have offered to arrive at school early and wait along the drop-off and take your K-2 child to class so that you do not need to park illegally at the front of the school. We will gradually add more days after Spring Break. In the meantime, look for our DROP-OFF BUDDIES again this Wednesday!IMG_5024
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GOOGLE EXPEDITIONS COMING TO CAMBRIDGE
Google Expeditions coming to Cambridge THIS FRIDAY for all students from Grades 2-7. Find out more…

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SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION SESSIONS THIS WEEK
Parents, YOU ARE INVITED to an evening information session, this Monday, March 7th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Cambridge. The session will deal with the following topics:

  • Reasons why we need to talk to children about sexual health at a young age
  • 5 stages of sexual development children progress through on their way to becoming sexually mature adults
  • What children should know at each stage, with specific examples of ways to explain body parts and processes
  • How to provide information to children in a way they will understand and remember (and minimize embarrassment for the parent!)
  • How to effectively answer the questions children ask
  • How to reduce risk of child sexual abuse
  • What will be covered in Body Science sessions for students

During these open and informational sessions, children and parents alike will come to terms with sexual health, and understand how it fits into their world at this stage of their lives.

The next day, students will participate in an age-appropriate workshop. Children learn how their bodies change, and what those changes mean.

Parents will discover how to easily overcome embarrassment when talking about sexual health, learn words and concepts that are easy to use, and leave well equipped to clearly answer the myriad of questions all children are sure to ask.

The workshops are light hearted, but deliver straight and current facts on how parents and children can work together to promote good decisions for a lifetime.

A notice regarding these sessions was sent home with your child on Friday. If you did not receive a copy, an electronic version is available here: Saleema
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PARENTING WORKSHOPS
Positive Parenting Workshop

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TALENT SHOW – A VIDEO LOOK_BACK
Our 2016 Talent Show was entertaining and a huge success! Thank you to all the students who shared their talents with us, and special thanks to Mrs. Jennings, Mrs. Padam, Ms. S. Sharda, Ms. P. Sharda, and our many student leaders for all your efforts into making the event a success!

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COLOSSAL CAMBRIDGE GARAGE SALE – MARCH 31

The Colossal Cambridge Garage sale takes place Thursday, March 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you plan to do some Spring cleaning over the break, please set aside those NEW or GENTLY USED items you no longer have use for and plan to get rid of. Our Grade 7 students will happily take those items off your hands and sell them at this event. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS OUR YEAR-END GRADE 7 EVENTS.

Other stuff you should know:

  • CASH and CHEQUES will be accepted. Please make cheques out to “Cambridge Elementary School”
  • Please only donate CLEAN, WORKING items
  • No clothing please
  • If possible, drop off items at the school the first two days AFTER Spring Break: Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30. Items can be dropped off at the basketball court at the south side of the school
  • The garage sale is open all day so please DO stop buy and do some shopping
  • Items not sold will be donated to charity. If you are able to assist with the transportation of these materials on the morning of April 1, please give the office a call to let us know (604)595-4036

Thank you in advance for your support!

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BADMINTON
Cambridge students have another great opportunity to learn a new sport, have fun, and stay active. Badminton is a quick-paced game that people of all ages can play. Many thanks to the teachers and parents who have offered to dedicate their time to sponsoring badminton. If your child is in grades 5-7, they should have brought home a permission form by now. If your child has not and is still interested in participating, please contact the office.

Grade 7 League

Practices: Mondays 2:45-3:30 p.m.,
Games: Thursdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. (finish time approximate)
March 10: Cambridge/Chimney Hill
March 31: Coyote Creek/Cambridge
April 7: Cambridge/TE Scott
April 14: Chimney Hill/Cambridge

Grade 5/6 League

Practices: Wednesdays 2:45-3:30 p.m.
Games: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. (finish time approximate)
March 8: Cambridge/TE Scott (home game)
March 29: Coyote Creek/Cambridge (@ Coyote Creek)
April 5: Cambridge/Chimney Hill (home game)
April 12: TE Scott/Cambridge (@ TE Scott)

Practice makes perfect. Grade 4 student Mirin practices with her dad

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A LOOK BACK AT THE PAST WEEK IN TWEETS.

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CLICK HERE FOR A FUN LOOK BACK AT THE PAST WEEK AT CAMBRIDGE…IN TWEETS!
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UPCOMING PAC EVENTS
Parents, here is a list of upcoming events at Cambridge Elementary. Your time and support is always needed and appreciated! Please let us know via the school blog (below) if you can help!
March 10 – BAKE SALE – Recess and Lunch
April 15 – STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH
April 22 – HOT LUNCH

May 14 – PUB NIGHT (Date change)

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!

March
8-Grade 5/6 Badminton at Cambridge – 2:45-4:00 pm
9-Division 3 to Riverwise Yoga – 10:30-11:45 a.m.
10-Grade 7 Badminton at Cambridge – 2:45-4:00 pm
10-PAC Bake Sale – Recess and Lunch
11-Spirit Day – WEAR YOUR FAVOURITE JERSEY!
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.
31-Colossal Cambridge Garage Sale – 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.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 3 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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