October 29, 2017

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY AND EXPECTATIONS

Halloween is a fun and exciting time for students and the weather looks great for the evening of October 31st. Here are some quick reminders about Halloween in the Cambridge community:

  • Expectations for student behaviour (SAFE, THOUGHTFUL, ACCOUNTABLE, RESPECTFUL) apply each and every day, at school and on the way to and from school.
  • October 31 is a school day and is therefore a day of learning.
  • Weapons or weapon replicas are not permitted at school at any time.
  • Please avoid costumes or masks that may be offensive or frightening to our youngest friends.  If you are uncertain whether a costume is appropriate or not, please ask your child’s teacher.
  • A costume parade will take place for students in Kindergarten to Grade 3, on Tuesday, October 31 at 12:45 p.m in the gym. Parents are welcome!

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NOVEMBER 3RD – CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION DAY

Friday, November 3rd is a Curriculum Planning and Implementation Day. This upcoming non-instructional day has been organized by the Ministry of Education to support teachers in the understanding and implementation of our New Curriculum.

Screen Shot 2017-10-29 at 8.12.41 PM“British Columbia’s curriculum has been modernized to respond to the demands of our changing world. What and how we teach our students has been redesigned to provide greater flexibility for teachers, while allowing space and time for students to develop their skills and explore their passions and interests. The deep understanding and application of knowledge is at the centre of the new model, as opposed to the memory and recall of facts that previously shaped education around the globe for many decades.”

“Our new curriculum maintains a focus on sound foundations of literacy and math skills. Every student will continue to be connected to the basics of reading, writing and math. These critical skills are the foundation of B.C.’s education system, and are a key component of developing an educated citizen.” (source: BCs Ministry of Education)

Our new curriculum also has identified three Core Competencies as essential for all learners: Communication, Creative and Critical Thinking, and Personal and Social Responsibility.

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If you are interested in reading and learning more about our New Curriculum  please click here.

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KARL ANDERSON

IMG_2304Thank you to the many families who have contacted the PAC to donate money, gift cards and offer condolences to Karl Anderson’s family following his passing. Karl was a long standing member of the Cambridge community as a crossing guard who took the time to greet students and parents/guardians with a smile. The school community is looking into having a tree, “Karl’s Tree”, planted on school grounds in his memory. The PAC is continuing to accept donations or gift cards that will be passed along to Marion, Karl’s wife.

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IMAGES FROM THE WEEK

HALLOWEEN ART: If you haven’t strolled down our halls recently, come and have a look at the different Halloween art outside of classrooms.

CROSS COUNTRY: Congratulations to our hard working and determined Cross Country athletes who participated in the final event of the season, the “Mud Run”  Three cheers to a great group of runners and a huge thank you to our teacher coaches: Mrs. Pomonis, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Beale, Ms. Gray, and Ms. Ineson!

READING UNDER THE STARS: Thank you to our wonderful librarians, Ms. Turner and Ms. Cheema for organizing a fun filled opportunity for student to read under the stars in the gym with their buddies.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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CALENDAR – IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017/18 (PDF)
OCTOBER
31-Primary costume parade @ 12:45pm in the gym; Intermediate haunted house hosted by the grade 7’s
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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