Last Friday was our second annual Challenge and the focus was MARBLE MAZES. Students were given the challenge to, “build a functional marble maze out of any recycled items brought from home or from supplies that exist within the classroom that can be reused. The marble should travel through the maze on its own or by moving the maze.”
School wide Challenge days are an opportunity for students to explore the Core Competencies of the Curriculum that come into play when they are engaged in “doing” any area of learning. It was amazing what students came up with. Throughout the school in all grades, Cambridge students built, tested, tweaked, retested, engineered, tested and celebrated their creativity and ingenuity.
We would like to send out a hug “thank you” to all parents/guardians for sending your children to school with all sorts of recycled items and we hope you had a chance over the weekend to see and interact with their mazes.
Last Thursday we had our monthly assemblies where we reviewed what it means to be a Cambridge STAR and talked about the importance of creating a KIND & CARING school atmosphere. Each classroom regularly reviews and supports students to understand and show Safe, Thoughtful, Accountable and Respectful behaviour. Our assemblies always end with a slideshow showcasing all of the great learning that takes place in Cambridge classrooms.
Tuesday is Domino’s hot lunch. If you are able to help deliver to the classroom, please meet at the PAC kitchen at 11:20.
Saturday, February 3rd is the last day for ordering Boston Pizza hot lunch.
Next PAC meeting is February 8th at 6:30 pm.
Thanks, Jaime, Allyson, Taryn and Miriam
On Saturday, January 27th, 66 students and 9 staff members dragged themselves out of bed and met at the school at 6am for a great day of skiing and snowboarding at Whistler. Cambridge Elementary connected with DC Tours and students had a day of learning with some outstanding coaches exploring the magic of Whistler mountain.
We would like to, collectively, extend a huge THANK YOU to parents/guardians who supported our out of school experience by giving your child an opportunity to participate.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
CALENDAR – IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017/18 (PDF)
8-PAC meeting @ 6:30pm
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