January 30th

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS IN FEBRUARY:
1 – Play First Lunch Schedule Begins
6 – Crazy Hair and Wild Sock Spirit Day
8 – Multiples Spirit Day
10 – Retro Spirit Day

IN THIS ISSUE:(click CONTINUE READING below to access links.)

THIS WEEK IN IMAGES

Nacho the hedge hog visits Cambridge. Kinders head out for some fun and fresh air at recess. Learning through games.  Author’s Circle, earthquake drill, and keeping warm in a ‘beary’ cute hat!

Students communicating their learning  through digital portfolios, classroom visits, and three-way conferences. 

Penguin studies inspired artwork.
Paddy and Karsten bake an apple pie and share a slice with Ms. Vogstad, our vice principal, and Mr. Nelson, our principal.

COLD AND FLU SEASON

The cold and flu season is upon us and many of our students and staff have been absent from school. This is a good time to remind your child how important it is to wash their hands regularly and  not to touch their faces with their hands. We remind parents not to send students to school if they have flu symptoms (fever, vomiting, cough, aches, chills, sweats) and to keep them home until they are fully recovered.

A sick child is not able to perform well at school and runs the risk of infecting other students and staff some of whom may be more vulnerable to serious effects of the flu and require a much longer time to recuperate.  Please ensure you contact the school at (604) 595-4036 to report your child’s illness.  Thank you for supporting  this important matter.

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Remember, the best defense is to wash your hands, eat well and get plenty of sleep. For further information about hand washing and NLV (Norwalk-like-viruses) see the following link:  HealthLink BC 

CHINESE NEW YEAR: LEARNING ABOUT OTHER CULTURES

Around the world many families celebrated Chinese New Year this Saturday, January 28th, welcoming the year of the Rooster.

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Here at Cambridge many students and teachers are learning about the Lunar New Year, a traditional festival which has been celebrated for more than four thousand years. Chinese New Year originated with ancient celebrations that marked the end of the long winter season and the beginning of spring. It celebrates the earth coming back to life and the start of the growing cycle.

Here in Canada we are lucky to live in diverse communities where children have opportunities to both share their own traditions and explore those of others. Our BC Curriculum integrates a number of big ideas around culture and communities. Culture isn’t just a list of holidays or shared recipes, religious traditions, or language; it is a lived experience unique to each individual.

Awareness of other cultures helps us discover our own culture and build our own identity. Our curriculum recognizes that people from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life. When student learn about the many diverse characteristics of communities and cultures in both Canada and around the world, we help them build understanding, respect, and appreciation for others.

2017 is the year of the Rooster. The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese believe that the animal ruling one’s birth year has a profound influence on personality, and destiny. The saying is: “This animal hides in your heart.”

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If you and your child are interested in finding out the lunar year in which you were born and to read about your Chinese zodiac sign’s personality traits, and more, click here.

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WELCOME MARION!

Join us in welcoming our new crossing guard, Marion. Marion will be taking over her husband, Karl’s duties, safely shepherding our families across 150th street.  Anthony  will continue to man the intersection at 150th and 60th, and our beloved Karl has taken over Marion’s busy street on 152nd and 60th.  Thank you Marion, Anthony, and Karl for helping keep our families safe and happy!

A Message from Marion:
            We are looking for school crossing guards for the Surrey area for two hours a day, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.  We give a expense donation of $26.50 a day. This position is great for stay-home moms and pensioners on a fixed income.  If interested please phone Len at 604-597-4787.  Thank you!


COMMUNICATING STUDENT LEARNING: PARENT SURVEY

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One of our goals is to continue to improve our communication of student learning here at Cambridge. We continue to ask for parent feedback. Please share this invitation to those parents who may not be accessing our school blog and do not know about this survey.   Thank you!

Here is the link:

Please Click Here to Complete Survey!

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: FLU FIGHTERS

The Flu Fighters animated video teaches elementary school students how to protect themselves against the  flu. Through a catchy music video three simple steps are reinforced: cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze, wash your hands frequently, and stay home when you are sick.

“Kick the flu before it kicks you. Stopping the flu is up to you!”

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QUOTES OF THE WEEK: WASH YOUR HANDS

CALENDAR
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2016/17

FEBRUARY
1-Play First Lunch Schedule Begins
6-Crazy Hair and Wild Sock Spirit Day
8-Multiples Spirit Day
10-Retro Spirit Day
13-Family Day – Classes not in session
17-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
21-PAC Meeting – time TBA

24-Happy 100 Days
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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