October 1, 2017

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Just a reminder that on Friday, October 6th, all students at Cambridge will be dismissed at 1:25pm for teacher planning and assessment. As always, please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns about their progress.

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

CODING AND ROBOTICS – OUR STAFF WAS ENGAGED

Last Monday, staff at Cambridge explored a new part of the ADST (Applied Design, Skills & Technologies) curriculum for their professional development day with a specific focus on IMG_20170925_093902Coding & Robotics. The timing was perfect as the Surrey School District recently provided all schools with a variety of new Coding & Robotics resources including, Ozobots, Bloxels, Osmo, mBots, & Spheros. The day was awash with rich learning, problem solving, and mounds of collaboration between grade groups about how to incorporate these exciting and highly engaging resources into the different classroom programs.

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SOLVING OUR TRAFFIC CONCERNS – EVERYONE HAS A ROLE

As we move into Fall weather and then ultimately whatever Winter will bring us this year, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the traffic flow through our school grounds at peak times in the morning and after school. Our DROP-OFF BUDDY PROGRAM began last week and will continue to offer a service to K-2 parents so they do not have to leave their vehicles unattended in our drop off zones..  IMG_20170922_120657From 8:15-8:30 (Monday through Friday), grade 4, 5 and 6 students will be wearing their orange helmets and safety vests in the morning to greet parents that are dropping off their child(ren) in grades K-2. These awesome student leaders will approach a vehicle as it pulls up to the DROP OFF ZONE and volunteer to walk your child safety to his/her classroom meeting area. Please utilize this wonderful service and blow a kiss to your child as they are happily escorted from your vehicle to join their classmates.

Just a reminder that everyone needs to do their part and if you absolutely need to park and leave your vehicle unattended, please do so OFF Cambridge parking mapScreen Shot 2017-09-24 at 5.43.42 PMSCHOOL GROUNDS according to the following map and use the cross walk to accompany your child to the main school building. Visitor parking is extremely limited on Cambridge grounds and the staff parking lot & the handicapped parking areas are only for authorized use. Finally, please be considerate of our neighbours and do not park illegally at the Nature’s Walk townhouse complex across the street from Cambridge on 150th (or any other complex). It has been reported to our office staff that some parents park on the street in the middle of the road way (dangerous as it’s a narrow road), and sometimes they park in a visitor’s spot which is equally inappropriate since they are not visitors. Thank you for your cooperation.

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IMAGES FROM THE WEEK – ORANGE DAY

Every-Child-MattersOn September 28th, Cambridge staff and students dressed in a sea of Orange to honour and recognize the experience of survivors of Indian residential schools, and to show a collective commitment to ensure that every child matters. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools, and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. 

TERRY FOX RUN

Rec - Terry Fox Run - Page ThumbnailOn Friday afternoon, the clouds finished emptying themselves and Cambridge staff, students and some parents participated in the annual Terry Fox Run. Thank you to all of our parent/grand parent volunteers for putting on a safety vest and cheering on our students along the route. There is still time to bring in a “TOONIE FOR TERRY” and all proceeds will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Terry Fox Ribbons of Hope – Division 9

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PAC NEWS

Hello Cambridge Families!

IMG_20170927_175652Thank you for joining us at the Welcome Back BBQ. It was a wonderful event despite the vendor issue which resulted in long wait times. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

The Entertainment book sales campaign has come to an end. Thank you to everyone who sold a book or 2 or 19!IMG_20170927_171838

If you haven’t turned in your unsold book or have an outstanding order please send it back to school (to your classroom teacher) asap!

We will announce our total book sales and the winners of the top sales primary and intermediate class by the end of next week!

The emoji keychain prize for selling one book are on back order and are expected by the end of next week. Once we have them they will be sent right to your classroom. Thank you for your patience. The rest of the orders are being processed and you will receive your extra sold books and other prizes next week. They will be delivered to your classroom.

October PAC calendar:

  • Tuesday October 10th – Booster Juice lunch (Please order by Monday October 2nd)
  • Thursday October 12th – PAC meeting 6:30pm (Learning Lab/Music room)
  • Thursday October 19th – HALLOWEEN DANCE!! 6-8pm (Order your Dominoes Pizza dinner to enjoy at the dance by Friday October 13th)
  • Monday October 23rd – Hot Dog lunch (Please order by Friday October 20th)

Thank you 

Your PAC Exec: Jaime, Allyson, Taryn and Miriam

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CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

Thank you to Ms. Pomonis, Mr. Fleming and Ms. McBride for supporting our Cross Country team this year. They had their first meet at Crescent Park last Thursday and it was an afternoon filled with smiles and sunshine.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

How wonderful is it that nobody need a single moment before star

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CALENDAR – IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017/18 (PDF)
OCTOBER
6-Early-Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.
9-Thanksgiving Day – School Closed
13-4th Annual Cardboard Challenge
20-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
NOVEMBER
3-Ministry Designated Curriculum Day – Classes not in session for students
7-Early-Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.
9-Remembrance Day Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
10-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
13-Remembrance Day – Classes not in session
DECEMBER
19&20-Winter Concerts
22-Last day of school before Winter Break
25 to January 5-Winter Break
JANUARY
8-First day of school in 2017
26-Challenge Day #2
FEBRUARY
12-Family Day – Classes not in session
16-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
MARCH
19-29-Spring Break
30-Good Friday – Schools Closed
APRIL
2-Easter Monday – School Closed
3-School Re-Opens, Running Club & Track Begins
19-Early-Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.
MAY
4-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
18-Challenge Day #3
21-Victoria Day – Classes not in session
28-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
JUNE
5-Parent Appreciation Tea
15-Sports Day
22-Grade7 Farewell Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
27-Year End Assembly
28-Last day of school, Early dismissal @ 1:25 p.m.
29-Administration Day – Classes not in session for students

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