November 5, 2017

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REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLIES

Remembrance-2015-300x211On Thursday, November 9th, Cambridge Elementary will hold its annual Remembrance Day assembly. This year, due to our size, we will hold two assemblies. The first assembly will take place from 8:45am – 9:30am for all EVEN NUMBERED divisions and the second assembly will take place after recess from 10:30am – 11:15am for all ODD NUMBERED divisions. Parents & guardians are welcome to attend the assembly corresponding to their child’s classroom division.

For 2017, students in grade 6 will MC this important school event and a few classrooms will share presentations. A unique part of our assemblies this year is asking any students in uniform to play a special role. If you have a child in Sparks, Guides, Brownies, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Cadets, please ask them if they would like to be part of a group that walks in our national and provincial flags for the start of the assemblies. There will be a brief meeting at lunch on Wednesday for these students.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly, a Canadian country/folk music artist was in a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the store’s PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.

Terry was impressed with the store’s leadership role in adopting the Legion’s “two minutes of silence” initiative. He felt that the store’s contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.

When eleven o’clock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the “two minutes of silence” to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect.

Terry’s anger towards the father for trying to engage the store’s clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was later channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, “A Pittance of Time”.

Source: http://myreadingbooks.blogspot.ca/2007/11/its-just-pittance-of-time.html

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VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE HAS BEGUN

girls VBThe grade 6/7 girls and boys Volleyball season has begun and practices and games occur each week both at home and at our neighbouring schools. Participation in school sports teams provides an opportunity to not only develop volleyball skills, but develop skills of cooperation, boys VBcommunication and collaboration. Students are also expected to be respectful, try their best, and demonstrate strong sportsmanship.

The girls team is coached by Ms. Wiebe and their schedule is as follows: girls schedule

The boys team is coached by Mr. Litt and their schedule is as follows: Boys schedule

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PAC NEWS

imagesThank you to the families who donated money for Marion Anderson, our crossing guard on 150th who lost her husband Karl, who was our beloved crossing guard for many years. Karl’s smile and friendly wave will not be forgotten. Marion was given the money and a card from our Cambridge Community. The decision was made that cash would be more helpful at this time than gift cards.If you missed donating but still would like to please send any $ to the school office label Karl donation. Thank you!

The Entertainment book campaign was a huge success and as a school we sold over 700 books!! Well done!! The following is a summary of prizes awarded:

  • Each student who either sold a book or returned their unsold book has or will be receiving a purple card for 1/2 hr of free jumping at Extreme Air Park.
  • The primary class who sold the most books and had all unsold books handed in by the deadline was Div 18 Ms. S Sharda and Ms Manders Grade 2 class. They win a field trip to Sky Zone.Sky-Zone
  • The intermediate class who sold the most books and had all unsold books handed in by the deadline was Div 12 Ms. Padam’s Grade 4 class. They win a field trip to Sky Zone
  • Leah S. wins lunch with Mr Nelson. Congrats!
  • Aiya H of Div 32 Ms Manuel class wins the whole prize pack of keychain,stuffy, 2 fidget spinners, Emoji Pillow, virtual reality googles and wireless headphones. Enjoy!

Monday November 6 is the deadline for ordering Chopped Leaf for Tuesday November 14 Hot lunch.

If you are able to volunteer to assist with Hot lunch on Tuesday Nov 14 from 11-12 please email the PAC at cambridge.pac6115@gmail.com

Thank you from the Cambridge PAC

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IMAGES FROM THE WEEK

Halloween 2017

A few pics from the Grade 7 Leadership Camp at Timberline Ridge, Maple Ridge

 

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Flanders

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CALENDAR – IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017/18 (PDF)
NOVEMBER
7-Early-Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.
9-Remembrance Day Assemblies – 8:45am & 10:30am
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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