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- CAMBRIDGE STUDENTS ARE CASTING THEIR VOTES – MAY 8TH
- IMPORTANT INFO. & UPCOMING EVENTS
- PAC NEWS
- TRACK & FIELD PRACTICES – WEEK #2
- ASSEMBLY SLIDE SHOW & IMAGES FROM THE WEEK
On Monday, May 8th, all Cambridge students will cast a vote for who they think would best represent the Surrey-Panorama region. The STUDENT VOTE – BRITISH COLUMBIA 2017 program is sponsored by Elections BC and provides students with an opportunity to engage in the election process and vote first hand. Various students will help out on May 8th to set up and run an authentic voting experience for students by taking on the roles of election officials, scrutineers and ballot counters. The votes from Cambridge will be counted at the end of the day on May 8th and our results will join those of about 150 schools around the district and province. Please take an opportunity tonight to discuss the candidates with your child and highlight the ballot they will be voting on tomorrow.
At our assembly last Thursday, students from division 12 introduced the four parties and brief videos from the three main parties were shown (see below). They can be watched with your family and additional candidate videos can be accessed on the STUDENT VOTE – THE LEADERS site.
Planning for September 2017. We are already beginning to plan for a successful 2017/18 school year. Staff assignments and class placements, during some years, are not decided until enrolment has been confirmed during the first week of school in September. Placement of students in classes is a very time consuming process and much thought, time and effort goes into these decisions. Ultimately we work on placing students in the best learning environment to suit their specific needs and consider the following criteria:
- student intellectual, social and emotional development
- learning styles and strengths of students
- integration of students with special needs
- degree of independence in student work habits
- students who do/do not work well together
- maintaining appropriate class size and composition
If you feel your child requires special consideration when we make placements for classes please put your request in writing, outlining the program you feel would best meet your child’s academic and social needs, and email it to Shaun Nelson at (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 24, 2017. Please note that specific teacher requests will not be considered. As well, please do not request for your child to be placed with specific friends. Friends can always see each other at recess, lunch or after school.
With the trust and support of home, we are confident that all children will be placed in classes that will allow them to have a productive and rewarding 2017/18 school year. Your patience and understanding regarding this matter is greatly appreciated.
Missing some clothing? Our LOST & FOUND clothing bin continues to overflow
with beautiful jackets, gloves, toques, hats, pants and shorts. If you have noticed, during laundry time, that a piece (or two) of your child’s favourite clothing is missing, come on in to our
primary open area where all items will be organized along the hallways for your viewing.
Kindergarten registration is well underway! If you have not registered your child for September, please visit our office staff as soon as you can. Feel free to share this information with your friends that may have Kindergarten aged children starting school in September.
Moving homes or schools? If so, please let our office staff know so that we can update your contact information. If you are planning to enrol your child in a different school for September, please let the office know as soon as possible. We have a process that needs to be followed to ensure that your child has a smooth transition into their new school.
Monday May 8th: Spring flower fundraiser pickup. Come and pick up your items in the Primary Kitchen Area from 12-3:30. Please email the PAC at email@example.com if you need to make special arrangements for pick up.
• Tuesday May 23rd: The Monthly PAC lunch will be Subway. Notices will be coming home with students this week AND PAC bake sale!!! Please support this playground equipment fundraiser by bringing baked goods to school at drop off on Tuesday May 23. Send your children with a few $’s to buy a treat or 2.
• Monday May 29rd: Teacher/Staff appreciation lunch is being hosted during this Pro D
Day. If you can volunteer for an hour or 2 please email the PAC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your PAC Executive Team (Jaime, Allyson and Taryn)
Track & Field practices are entering the second week and will run through until the first week of June according to the following schedule:
You can find all of the important details regarding Track & Field in the notice that was sent home with students or here –> Track and Field 2017
May 11th – Mini Meet #1
May 17th – Mini Meet #2
IMAGES FROM LAST WEEK
11-12 – Fine Arts Workshop and Presentation – Milton Randall (Drumming) – 9 a.m.
19 – Challenge Day #3
22 – Victoria Day – Classes not in session
23 – PAC Meeting – 6:30pm in the Learning Lab
29 – Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
29 – Staff Appreciation Lunch hosted by PAC
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