May 29, 2016

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COMING UP THIS WEEK

May
30-Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
31-Assembly – 10:40 a.m.
31-Floor Hockey – Grades 4/5 – Team 4v6

June
1-Fine Arts Performance – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – 1:30-2:30 p.m.
1-PAC – AGM – 6:30 p.m.
2-Floor Hockey – Grades 6/7 – Team 1v5
3-Kindergarten Orientation – Details to be emailed directly to K parents
3-Division 9 Five-Hour Famine for KIVA
3-Floor Hockey – Grades 2/3 – Team 2v4

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2016-17 SCHOOL CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER
6-First day of school – 10:00-11:00 a.m.
7-First FULL day of school
9-Assembly at 9:00 a.m.
26-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
28-Individual and Class photos. This will be the ONLY photo day this year.
29-Assembly/Terry Fox Run – 12:45 p.m.

OCTOBER
10-Thanksgiving – Classes not in session
21-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students

NOVEMBER
2-Photo re-take day
4-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
9-Remembrance Day Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
10-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
11-Remembrance Day – Classes not in session

DECEMBER
19-30-Winter Break

JANUARY
3-First day of school in 2017

FEBRUARY
13-Family Day – Classes not in session
17-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students

MARCH
13-24-Spring Break

APRIL
14-Good Friday – Classes not in session
17-Easter Monday – Classes not in session

MAY
5-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
22-Victoria Day – Classes not in session
29-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students

JUNE
29-Last day of classes
29-Student Learning Communications sent home
30-Administration Day – Classes not in session for students

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2016-17 SCHOOL FEES

Each school year, parents support their child(ren)’s formal learning experiences in a wide variety of ways. We so appreciate all that you do to ensure a successful year!

In addition to providing the school supplies itemized on a grade list, parents are periodically asked for monies to cover specific items and/or special events. The intent of these requests is to enrich your child’s learning experience. However, no student will be denied the opportunity to participate in any school activity due to the inability to pay. Should finances be an issue, please contact the Mr. Vendramin or Ms. Vogstad and trust that this information is shared in confidence.

As we plan for the 2016/17 school year, we anticipate the following costs:

Student Planner: We encourage all students in Grades 1-7 to purchase a School Planner at a cost of $5.00. Included in the planner is our school code of conduct, school calendar and school district information. Planners are an excellent tool for facilitating home/school communication, as well as for developing a students’ organizational skills. Using our school planner is optional and parents are free to purchase their own version of planner.

Field Studies and Field Trips: Classes often enjoy educational visits to community facilities which extend and enhance the curriculum. While we use school monies or fundraise to cover the costs of such activities wherever possible, there are times when parents are asked to contribute towards the cost of the trip. If you choose to have your child not participate in a field study, a suitable program will be provided at the school.

Musical Instruments: Grade 3 and 4 students learn to play the recorder. Students will have the option of purchasing one through our music teacher for $8.00 or receiving one on loan from the school. Also, our Grade 7 students who make the decision to take band either purchase or rent an instrument. Costs vary depending on the instrument.

School Supplies: Parents have the option of purchasing their child’s school supplies on their own utilizing the grade supply list (below) or for your convenience you may wish to purchase supplies as a package through CREATIVE CHILDREN Payment is made directly to CREATIVE CHILDREN. Costs for supplies vary based on grade. Bulk orders are done for Kindergarten supplies. The anticipated cost per student is $40.00, but this cost is tentative. Parents have the option of contributing their own supplies to the class. Payment for Kindergarten supplies will be coordinated in September through our Kindergarten teachers.

Please do not hesitate to call us at the school if you have any questions: 604-595-4036.

Grade1-7 Supply Lists

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THE CHANGING EDUCATION LANDSCAPE

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Screen Shot 2016-05-29 at 6.13.56 PMConnecting students with the skills they need to succeed in our changing world is the priority for British Columbia’s new curriculum. Education Minister Mike Bernier announced today changes are coming to B.C.’s education system to boost that connection.

Designed by teachers, B.C.’s new curriculum will teach students the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic in a way that connects them to collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills they will need to succeed after high school. New curriculum will be fully implemented in the K-to-9 years this fall, and will be available in draft for teachers to use for grades 10 to 12 at the same time.

With redesigned curriculum being implemented, we need to ensure how we measure student success keeps pace. That’s why changes are starting this coming school year to our assessment practices, reporting and graduation program. Key changes include:

  • Provincial exams: Previous five exams replaced with assessments of the core math and literacy skills that are the foundation for all subjects. During their graduation program years, students will write provincial exams of both math skills and literacy.
  • Classroom assessment: Student progress in subjects like science, social studies, and language arts will be assessed in the classroom.
  • Report cards: From late June to October, parents will be consulted on what they want to know about their child’s progress and how they want to get that information.
  • Career Education: Starting in the 2017-18 school year, students will take this course to graduate. What they learn will show them the link between the classroom and their opportunities in life.

As well, post-secondary institutions in B.C. and outside the province have been consulted about the new curriculum – and the changes will improve the seamless path for students headed to university, college and trades training.

As British Columbia enters Year Two of the three-year transition to new curriculum, B.C. is building on some of the best student outcomes in the world to make them better. The new curriculum fits in with the key goals of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint to re-engineer education to ensure young people have the skills they need for in-demand careers.

Parents, grandparents and guardians can check out the entire new curriculum – by grade, by subject, as well as assessment and graduation – online: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/

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Quotes:

Mike Bernier, Minister of Education –

“We owe it to parents and to the next generation to make sure we are setting up a clear path for kids to follow their dreams and succeed. Whether they want to design computer programs, build skyscrapers, or start a business, our new curriculum and our incredible teachers will help students build the foundation they need to make that happen.”

Teresa Rezansoff, president, BC School Trustees Association –

“Today’s announcement from the Ministry of Education is another positive step toward ensuring B.C.’s education system is reframed to meet the needs of students over the next 40 years, not the last 40 years. We are encouraged that parents, educators and school trustees will continue to have a major role in shaping the final product. Continued consultation is required to ensure there is confidence in what is recognized as one of the world’s best K-12 education systems.”

Sherry Elwood, president, British Columbia School Superintendents Association

“The redesigned curriculum will support our learners today as we help them become ready for a future which will demand different skills and contributions. We will focus on providing our students with every opportunity to find their strengths, to be creative and to master their challenges. Working together with our partners, we can provide world class future ready education for all of the students in our province!”

Doug Lauson, president, Federation Independent School Associations –

“Students in school today have the challenge of developing their skills to face the rapidly changing world of tomorrow. The new curriculum is designed to provide students with choice over the way they learn, developing and expanding their skill sets without abandoning the fundamental pillars of the 3Rs. The personalized learning model uses technologies as tools to build and supplement the foundational content with creativity and innovation. Both teachers and students will be able to pursue new ways of teaching and learning.”

Learn More:

B.C.’s new curriculum: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/

New Curriculum Announced: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2015EDUC0057-001418

Training support for new curriculum: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2015EDUC0063-001605

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SURREY RCMP PARENT HELPLINE
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THE PAST WEEK IN TWEETS AND IMAGES

CLICK HERE for a fun look back at the past week at CAMBRIDGEIN TWEETS!

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TRACK AND FIELD SCHEDULE

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PAC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – JUNE 1

Parents, our very important PAC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING takes place THIS WEEK on June 1 at 6:30 p.m. Your presence is requested and greatly appreciated. Child-minding will also be provided. Thanks for all you do to support Cambridge Elementary!

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

The competition is heating up! Just a few weeks left until the final games. It’s been a fun time. Check back weekly for updates.

Grade 2/3 Standings W-L-T
Team 1 – 1-1-1
Team 2 – 1-1-0
Team 3 – 2-0-1
Team 4 – 0-2-0
Team 5 – 1-1-0
Team 6 – 1-2-0
Team 7 – 0-2-0
Team 8 – 3-0-0

Games:
Team 1 vs Team 2 – 4-5
Team 5 vs Team 6 – 5-1
Team 2 vs Team 3 – 0-6
Team 6 vs Team 7 – 5-2
Team 3 vs Team 4 – 2-1
Team 7 vs Team 8 – 3-7
Team 5 vs Team 8 – 3-7
Team 1 vs Team 3 – 1-1
Team 6 vs Team 8 – 0-6
Team 1 vs Team 4 – 2-0
Team 2 vs Team 4 – June 3
Team 5 vs Team 7 – June 6
FINAL – June 9

Grade 4/5 Standings W-L-T
Team 1 – 3-0-0
Team 2 – 1-2-0
Team 3 – 1-2-0
Team 4 – 0-2-0
Team 5 – 3-0-0
Team 6 – 1-1-0

Games:
Team 1 vs Team 2 – 6-4
Team 4 vs Team 5 – 1-12
Team 2 vs Team 3 – 5-2
Team 5 vs Team 6 – 7-1
Team 2 vs Team 5 – 5-6
Team 3 vs Team 6 – 6-5
Team 1 vs Team 4 – 10-1
Team 1 vs Team 3 – 9-3
Team 4 vs Team 6 – May 31
FINAL GAME – June 13

Grade 6/7 Standings W-L-T
Team 1 – 1-1-0
Team 2 – 2-2-0
Team 3 – 3-0-0
Team 4 – 0-4-0
Team 5 – 2-1-0

Games:
Team 1 vs Team 2 – 4-5
Team 3 vs Team 4 – 6-2
Team 3 vs Team 5 – 7-2
Team 2 vs Team 3 – 6-9
Team 2 vs Team 5 – 4-7
Team 1 vs Team 4 – 4-1
Team 4 vs Team 5 – 5-6
Team 2 vs Team 4 – 4-3
Team 1 vs Team 5 – June 2
Team 1 vs Team 3 – June 7
FINAL GAME – June 14

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

May
30-Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
31-Assembly – 10:40 a.m.
31-Floor Hockey – Grades 4/5 – Team 4v6

June
1-Fine Arts Performance – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – 1:30-2:30 p.m.
1-PAC – AGM – 6:30 p.m.
2-Floor Hockey – Grades 6/7 – Team 1v5
3-Kindergarten Orientation – Details to be emailed directly to K parents
3-Division 9 Five-Hour Famine for KIVA
3-Floor Hockey – Grades 2/3 – Team 2v4
6-Year-end Grade 7 Band Concert – 12:45 p.m.
8-District Track Meet at Bear Creek Park – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
8-Kindergarten-Grade 2 classes and Div. 7 to Centennial Beach – Rain-out day June 14
10-Sports Day
13-Education Assistants, Mr. Reed, and students to Vancouver Zoo
14-Divisions 13 and 15 to Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC
15-Divisions 12 and 14 to Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC
17-Grade 7 Celebration
20-Grade 4 classes to Centennial Beach
21-Grade 7 classes to Cultus Lake Waterslides
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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