December 19

SEE YOU IN THE NEW YEAR – TUESDAY, JANUARY 3RD IS BACK TO SCHOOL

Please see more important dates below!
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A HOLIDAY MESSAGE

Dear Cambridge Community,

On behalf of all the teachers and staff, we want to wish our Cambridge families a safe and happy Winter break.  We hope you take some time for family and friends, to come together to connect and focus on the people you love and care for most.  This to me is what the season is all about – a generous and humbling show of humanity –a sincere commitment to the people closest to us, to showing our love, giving, sharing and partaking together with those who mean so much to us.  We invite you to slow down, put aside your devices, turn off your electronics, and take some time to connect, play, and enjoy the company of family and friends.

We want to also sincerely thank each of you for the contribution you make to the success of our school and to the success of our learners. Together we are making a difference in the learning experiences and opportunities for each of our students.  We are honoured to work and learn along side you, and we look forward to a great 2017!

Kind Regards,

Kelli Vogstad and Shaun Nelson

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BUDDY, CAMBRIDGE’S ELF ON THE SHELF

Look where Buddy showed up this week.

And on the weekend, Buddy keeps busy at Cambridge!

We wonder if he will stay around for one more week till December 24th when he heads back to the North Pole?  Check in next week to see.

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THIS WEEK IN IMAGES

The holiday season brings out the fun-loving, tis-the-season, ho-ho-ho fashionistas at Cambridge. Look at all the amazing holiday fashions that were worn this week by teachers and staff.

Ms. Lacey’s festive hat collection, one for every day of the week:

Our fashion-forward grade three teachers, Ms. Steeves, Ms. Ineson, and Ms. Gray, continue their much anticipated tradition on the last week of school before the holidays –   the wearing of Christmas Tree Skirts.

Look at all the Christmas tree skirt that were worn this week by our teachers.

On Friday, our last day before the holiday break, it was Pyjamas Day and our PAC hosted their annual pancake lunch.  Thank you!  What a big success!

At the end of the day, our generous and caring PAC delivered six trays of pancakes to the Surrey Urban Mission Society in the heart of Walley.

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More images of Cambridge happenings this week.

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GRADE 7 SANTA WORKSHOPS

This year our three grade 7 classes, planned, organized, and hosted Santa Workshop activity stations for over 350 students, Div. 12 to 28.  Our very capable and creative grade sevens engaged their visitors in loads of holiday fun, hands-on crafts, games, and more!  There were plenty of smiles, laughter, and a spirit of generosity shared by all.

As I visited each portable classroom, I was not surprised to see our BC Ministry Core Competencies in action. Students were definitely communicating. They had inquired into a topic that interested them and were then given the opportunity to interpret and present their ideas to a captivated audience. The students obviously had worked collaboratively in small groups to plan and design their workshop stations. Students were connecting and engaging with others to share and develop their ideas. Under the Social Responsibility Competencies, students were definitely contributing to the community, caring for the environement and for others, demonstrating respect and positive interactions, and creating a sense of belonging and purpose for their visitors.  Bravo, Divisions 1, 2, and 3!

Have a peek at our three grade seven Santa Workshops.

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WINTER BAND CONCERT AND SING-A-LONG

Our gym was filled with pyjamas-clad, Santa-hat-wearing Cambridge stars. Thank you to Mr. Crosara and Mrs. Lourenco, our band members, and choral group for helping make this concert fun and successful.  And a big thank you to all our staff, students, and parents who joined in and sang.

Here is a short video of the band playing and all of us singing as we came together on our last school day before the Winter Break.  Enjoy!

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: A UNIQUE JINGLE BELL CONCERT

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CALENDAR
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2016/17

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DECEMBER
19-30-Winter Break
JANUARY
3-First day of school in 2017
17-PAC Meeting – time TBA
20-Challenge Day #2
FEBRUARY
13-Family Day – Classes not in session
17-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
21-PAC Meeting – time TBA
MARCH
3-Talent Show – 12:45 p.m.
10-PAC Bake Sale
13-24-Spring Break
27-Running Club Begins!
APRIL
7-Student Learning Communications sent home
12-Early dismissal @ 1:30 p.m.
14-Good Friday – Classes not in session
17-Easter Monday – Classes not in session
18-PAC Meeting- time TBA
28-Last day of Running Club
MAY
5-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
11-12Fine Arts Workshop and Presentation – Milton Randall – 9 a.m.
19-Challenge Day #3
22-Victoria Day – Classes not in session
23-PAC Meeting – time TBA
25-Parent Tea – 8:45 a.m.
29-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
29-Staff Appreciation Lunch hosted by PAC
JUNE
16-Sports Day
23-Grade7 Celebration – 9:00 a.m.
29-Last day of classes
29-Student Learning Communications sent home
29-Early dismissal @ 1:30 p.m.
30-Administration Day – Classes not in session for students

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