May 14th


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

Last Thursday and Friday, all students had an opportunity to work with and learn from Milton Randall through a hands on drumming workshop.  It was a truly amazing experience for students to learn how the drums are a form of language as they explored African, Brazilian and other forms of popular rhythms. The whole school workshop culminated with an exciting and interactive performance for parents & guardians where students showed off their new found skills.




 Screen Shot 2017-05-14 at 8.30.55 PMTeachers at our school and around the Surrey School District and beyond have been learning about new ways of communicating student learning with parents. Our goal continues to be improving how we communicate with you while promoting student ownership. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey below, sharing your perspectives regarding how student learning is communicated to parents in Surrey. The information gathered will help us better understand what you find most important to know about your child’s learning and ways we can continue to improve our communication with you.

 Parent Survey:

Cambridge Challenge Day #3 – Friday, May 19th      Theme: Up-Cycled Junk Art

This Friday is our 3rd school-wide Challenge Day and all classes have been invited to participate in an Up-cycled Junk Art Challenge. Similar to our last two challenges, staff believe that when students are given an opportunity to re-visit a challenge, they can re-play, re-do, and use previous learning and experiences to improve upon and goScreen Shot 2017-05-14 at 8.40.58 PM deeper in their problem solving, thinking, and creating. This challenge invites students to use recycled items such as old toys, household junk, wire, cans, create “up-cycled junk art”. During the the morning of the 19th, students will be making and creating their unique and creative art projects. In the afternoon, completed junk art will be displayed in individual classrooms on desks and tables, and classes can participate in a school wide “gallery walk”. It is sure to be a exciting day.

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 urlclasses 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 ( 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

IMG_20170421_152732with 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 childkindergarten_registration 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 moving-with-childrenyour 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.




Subway is the PAC Lunch on Tuesday May 23. Please order your Subway by Wed May 17 on cambridgepac.hotlunches.netPlease email the PAC at if you can volunteer to distribute the orders to the classrooms 11:15-12:15

• The Playground Fundraising bake sale will take place on Tuesday May 23. Please bring your baked good donations to the school at the drop off bell. Send your child with a few dollars to spend. Please email the PAC at if you can volunteer at the sale anytime between 8:30-12:30

PAC Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday June 6 at 6:30 in the Learning Lab. Please come out and hear a recap of this past year and plans for next year. 

Teacher/Staff appreciation lunch is being hosted during the Pro D Day on Monday May 29. If you can volunteer for an hour or 2 please email the PAC at

Your PAC Executive Team (Jaime, Allyson and Taryn)



Track & Field practices are entering the third week and will run through until the first week of June according to the following schedule:

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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 17th – Mini Meet @ South Surrey Track (starting at 2:30pm)



Grade 4 & 5 Bicycle Safety Program (City of Surrey & LifeCycle sponsored)

Student VOTE “Official Count”



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
13-Parent Tea
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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