Cambridge CARES Food Drive – December 11-15. Details on school web site.
IN THIS ISSUE: (click CONTINUE READING below to access links.)
- CAMBRIDGE WINTER CONCERTS
- YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FESTIVE MARKET
- FRESHGRADE PARENT/GUARDIAN “CHECK IN” – WEEK 2
- BUDDY THE ELF
- PAC NEWS
- QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Just a reminder that the Cambridge Winter Concert will feature Mrs. Lourenco’s music classes in grades K-4 for three performances. The grade 7 band, conducted by Mr. Tsang, will be performing at the December 20th evening performance. The two afternoon concerts begin at 1:00pm (doors open at 12:30pm), and the evening concert will begin at 6:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm). Due to our school size and gym capacity fire regulations, there are specific instructions regarding tickets that were sent home with all students last week. In the Spring of 2018, students in grades 5-7 will be involved in a community performance (details will be shared in the new year). The senior leadership students will be collecting non perishable donations for the Surrey Food Bank at each performance. If you have not already donated, you are encouraged to bring an item when you attend a performance.
Looking for some creative and thoughtful gifts for the festive season? The Young Entrepreneurs Market this week is the place to visit. Over the past month, intermediate students have been working hard to develop a business plan and a host of products that will be showcased and in the gym on Tuesday, December 12 from 6 to 8 pm, and during the school day on Wednesday, December 13.
Over the past several months, your child’s learning has been captured, shared, and assessed through their FreshGrade portfolio. If you haven’t had a chance to view your child’s progress last week, we encourage you spent some quality time with your child(ren) this week to interact with their portfolio and have meaningful conversations regarding their learning. Classroom teachers may continue to post your child’s learning on different days throughout the week ahead. Learning is ongoing, so the purpose of this communication is a “check-in” to celebrate successes and to plan for the learning ahead. It is very important for parents/guardians to have a clear understanding of:
- the progress your child is making,
- areas requiring further development,
- and ways you can support learning at home.
Research indicates that, “when parents are involved in talking about learning with their children, the children achieve more. The more parents are involved, the higher the student achievement levels.” (Ann Davies, 2001)
Please feel free to use the attached guide to show how parents can interact with their child’s portfolio in a meaningful way.
As always, please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns.
Buddy has been busy in his first week at school and students have loved the challenge of finding out where he is from day to day and where he might show up. This week, Buddy will be watching closely for students who show the virtues of wisdom (making good judgements), self-control (the ability to govern ourselves), a positive attitude, hard work, and gratitude.
Monday is Pizza Hut hot lunch. Please remember to send snacks for snacktime if you ordered pizza for lunch.
This week is the last week to bring new unwrapped toys or pajamas to donate to the Surrey Christmas Bureau. There are collection boxes in front of the office. Thank you!!
A free Pancake lunch is being offered on Friday Dec 22. Forms went home with every student and must be filled out and returned by this Friday Dec 15 in order for students to receive a Pancake lunch.
Thank you from the Cambridge PAC
11-15 FreshGrade Parent/Guardian Interaction
12&13-Young Entrepreneurs Festive Market
19&20-Winter Concerts (19th @ 1pm, 20th @ 1pm & 6:30pm)
22-Last day of school before Winter Break
25 to January 5-Winter Break
8-First day of school in 2018
26-Challenge Day #2
12-Family Day – Classes not in session
16-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
30-Good Friday – Schools Closed
2-Easter Monday – School Closed
3-School Re-Opens, Running Club & Track Begins
19-Early-Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.
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
5-Parent Appreciation Tea
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