June 12, 2016

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COMING UP THIS WEEK

June
13-Education Assistants, Mr. Reed, and students to Vancouver Zoo
13-Grade 4/5 Floor Hockey Final – Team 1v5
14-Kindergarten classes to the Aquarium – 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
14-Divisions 13 and 15 to Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC
14-Grade 6/7 Floor Hockey Final – Team 1v3
15-Divisions 12 and 14 to Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC
16-Intermediate classes to Skyzone Trampoline Park – various times throughout the day
17-Grade 7 Celebration @ 9:00 a.m.
17-Division 8 and 9 – YMCA swimming – 12:30-2:30 p.m.

17-Kindergarten classes to Goldstone Park – 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS BLOG POST FOR A FULL LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS.

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SUMMER TUTORING

Summer Tutoring
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DROP-OFF ZONE

Schools are busy, especially at pick-up and drop-off times. We appreciate how the majority of our parents demonstrate patience and follow traffic rules and the direction of school staff. OUR ONE COMMON GOAL IS STUDENT SAFETY! The experiment with cones this week has been successful in discouraging parking in the drop-off zone.

REMEMBER THAT THE WHOLE DRIVEWAY AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL IS A FIRE LANE AND YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE YOUR CAR UNATTENDED.

When dropping off, follow the model in the video below. Pull at far forward in the drop-off zone, pull up to the cones as if they were the curb, encourage your child to exit the vehicle out the side closest to the curb, shoulder check, then drive away.

Here are a few more suggestions to promote safety at Cambridge. Thank you!

  • Walk to school.
  • Drive slowly and cautiously in school zones.
  • Respect designated drop-off and pick-up areas.
  • Drop the kids off on the side of the street where the school is located.
  • Have the kids exit the vehicle on the side of the car closest to the sidewalk.
  • Don’t double park even for just a minute as it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles.
  • Expect the unexpected and don’t drive distracted. Leave your coffee in the holder, your phone in your bag, and the radio station where it’s at.
  • Never overtake other vehicles within a school zone or within a half block of any crosswalk.
  • If traffic is too heavy to safely drop your child at school, find a legal spot to park on a street away from the school, then walk to the school with your child.
  • Carpool, if possible, with other parents to reduce congestion.

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YOU ARE INVITED…PICNIC IN THE PARK

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PHOTO ORDERS

Just a gentle reminder, if you have not yet returned your photo orders or packages, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!
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TRACK AND FIELD

Contributed by Tracey Steeves

Another Track and Field season has come to an end. We began our Track practices in mid April and continued until the beginning of June. Many of our athletes attended practices regularly and made remarkable improvements over the course of the season. We went to two mini-meets as well as the final district meet on June 8th. During the mini track meets, students were competing against 8 other students. During the district meet, students could be in competition with up to 32 other athletes! Placing in an event during the district meet is really quite an accomplishment. We want to congratulate all of our athletes who came out to practices, tried their best, and represented Cambridge Elementary in a positive light during meets.

The number of students that came out for Track at our school was large and this meant we needed many coaches. We would like to thank:

  • Mr. Morrison and Mr. Holland for coaching shot put
  • Mr. Reid, Mr. Fleming and Mrs. Douglas for coaching discus
  • Ms. Ineson and Mrs. Gray for coaching triple jump
  • Ms. Burwash and Mrs. Mclean coaching long jump
  • Mrs. Vogstad for coaching high jump
  • Mrs. Steeves, Mrs. Tinant, and Mr.Stemler for coaching sprints, relays and long distance running
  • Mr. Neumeyer, Mr. Vendramin, Ms. Ineson, Ms.Tinant and Mr.Fleming, for working at and taking our athletes to track meets.

Lastly, I’d like to add that coaching track and field has been a really positive experience. I think I can speak for all the coaches involved when I say that we enjoyed watching the students learn and grow as athletes. We enjoyed taking students to mini-meets so they could get a feel for what track is all about. We enjoyed spending the day with all of our athletes at the district meet. But by far, our favourite part of every moment that we spent with your children, was at the end of every practice and every meet when they would pack up to leave and say thank you. Gratitude goes a long way and their words meant so much to all of us involved. Cheers until next season!


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SPORTS DAY

The weather cooperated and our Sports Day was a great success! Thank you parents and friends for attending, to our teachers and students for organizing the event, and to our PAC for the hot lunch and concession stand. Enjoy a look back at at Sports Day 2016 in the images below:



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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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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

June
13-Education Assistants, Mr. Reed, and students to Vancouver Zoo
13-Grade 4/5 Floor Hockey Final – Team 4v6
14-Kindergarten classes to the Aquarium – 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
14-Divisions 13 and 15 to Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC
14-Grade 6/7 Floor Hockey Final – Team 1v3
15-Divisions 12 and 14 to Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC
16-Intermediate classes to Skyzone Trampoline Park – various times throughout the day
17-Grade 7 Celebration @ 9:00 a.m.
17-Division 8 and 9 – YMCA swimming – 12:30-2:30 p.m.
17-Kindergarten classes to Goldstone Park – 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
20-Grade 7 students to Cultus Lake Waterpark
20-Grade 2/3 Floor Hockey Final – Team 3v8
21-National Aboriginal Day
21-Grade 7 classes to Centennial Beach
21-Divisions 6, 8 and 9 to Crescent Beach – 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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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