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On Wednesday, February 28th Cambridge students wore PINK to show their support to eliminate bullying. This year, the theme was “Nice Needs No Filters“, and schools throughout the province are working to support students and raise awareness to help, “combat cyberbullying by thinking twice before posting something negative, and instead using the internet to spread kindness.” We encourage all parents to continue this conversation at home.
Grade 6 students were given the task to think about what PINK shirt day means to them and then develop a message of support using an online collaboration tool called Padlet. The empathy, awareness and numerous pledges of action are quite remarkable.
On Thursday, March 1st, 2018, the grade 5, 6 and 7 students attended a presentation on the importance of volunteering in our communities. Following this event, 30 leadership students attended a workshop led by two amazing Me to We motivational facilitators, Shelby Dorfman and Frankie Garnons. In the workshop, the students participated in several engaging activities. They discovered how volunteering can be a vital tool for creating change in their community, and they learned to identify volunteer opportunities that they can take action through. They also learned how to connect a personal passion to a local or global issue to create change in their community or in the world. At the end of the workshop, students were beginning to create an action plan.
As a leadership sponsor teacher, Ms. Burwash feels very grateful for being a part of the We Schools Program. Their initiatives and events are amazing opportunities for our students.
As important as staff find these opportunities to inspire students in their thinking about the future, the true litmus test is the impact it has on students. The following is a reflection by Isabella L.
“What do I think about the we volunteer now me to we workshop… well where do I begin. Honestly, it felt like we Day all over again, but more one on one. We had so many great opportunities at this workshop and I’m extremely happy I attended it! Personally, my favourite part was when we had to choose between two worldwide problems, because this is what happens in real life; we had the choice of health or education, and this was one of the hardest decisions I have made. Without health you can’t have education, and vice versa.
To all Cambridge students, teachers, and guardians… let me just say we have something very exciting coming your way! Thanks to the help of Frankie & Shelby, I enjoyed this so much, as well as many of the other kids did!
I hope you consider joining the We team in the future, because it is such an amazing experience!”
Tonight is the deadline for online orders for Purdy Chocolates! Get your orders in and support this PAC fundraiser.
This Wednesday is our PAC meeting. Please come at 6:30 for Mr. Nelson’s Principal report, playground update, vote on PAC spending and any other discussion/questions parents have. We will have childminding.
Pizza Hut hot lunch is on Friday March 16. Please place your orders on cambridgepac.hotlunches.net by Sunday March 11. If you can volunteer to deliver pizzas from 11-12 on Friday March 16 please email the PAC Executive team
Any questions please email the PAC Executive at Cambridge.firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, Jaime, Allyson, Taryn and Miriam
CALENDAR – IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017/18 (PDF)
8-Cambridge Science Fair
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.
April 21-May 1 – Grade 5-7 Hip Hop Program
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