March 11th

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DIV. 4, 8, 9 & 12 SCIENCE FAIR

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On Thursday, students in Ms. McBride/Ms. Riggs, Ms. McLean, Ms. Hamed and Ms. Padam’s class displayed a culmination of their learning in an afternoon Science Fair. Student projects were set up throughout the school and classes were invited to observe and interact with Cambridge’s scientists and their projects.

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KINDNESS IS COOLER, MRS. RULER – Submitted by Ms. Sahota

IMG_7354Division 21 has been learning how to be kind to others for the month of February.  We read the story “Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler” and the students learned about a class that wasn’t being very kind to each other.  Their teacher, Mrs. Ruler, challenged them to acts of kindness at home, at school, and in the community, until they reached 100 acts of kindness.  IMG_7353I’ve challenged my class to doing as many acts of kindness as they can.  They’ve been showing kindness at home, writing it down on a heart, and adding it to our classroom kindness tree.  The next challenge will be showing each other kindness in the classroom,and recording it.  Finally, we’ll move on to the school and larger community, and fill it with acts of kindness.  Our tree is at the beginning stages right now, but we are excited and motivated to fill it up with our acts of kindness!

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FESTIVAL DU BOIS – MME. CUMISKEY

Cambridge students in grades five to seven have enjoyed learning about the Festival du Bois in French class this month! This festival is the largest celebration of francophone and French-Canadian culture in British Columbia. The 29th annual Festival du Bois will be celebrated in Coquitlam from March 23 to 25. At Cambridge, we are celebrating by listening to Québécois and world music, sharing delicious snacks (including poutine!), and learning to contredanse. We have learned many new French words and expressions and have explored some of the history of Maillardville, a Francophone community in Coquitlam. We are very grateful to all the families and staff who have contributed to the success of our celebrations! Merci beaucoup!

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DIGITAL RESOURCES TO ACCESS AT HOME

The Surrey School District has a number of excellent digital resources that are available to families to support learning at home. Below you can find a variety of prompts that will help support meaningful conversations with your child about their learning and two links to various resources available to all Surrey School District students.
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ILL? GOING ON VACATION? PARENT EXCUSED ABSENCE?

school attendancePlease ensure that you phone the school office at 604-595-4036 and either leave a message (outside of school hours) or talk to our wonderful office staff: Ms. Lacey, Ms. McLean, or Ms. Verrecchia if your child will be absent. This includes if your child is ill, going on vacation or will be absent for any other reason. Even if you have informed the classroom teacher, the office staff need to hear from you as our first priority every morning is to ensure that we know where every Cambridge student is.

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CAMBRIDGE COMETS LOGO UPDATE

We have lots of creative, colourful and “Comet” inspired submissions from our school community of ideas on what our updated school logo could look like. After Spring Break, a group of staff members will meet to help narrow down the choices and land on a final design for our new sports jerseys. Thank you to everyone who handed in a design idea.

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FRESHGRADE TERM 2 CHECK IN

app-store-icon_parentThroughout the second term, your child’s learning has been captured, shared, and assessed through their FreshGrade portfolio. From March 12-16, we encourage you spent some quality time with your child(ren) to interact with their portfolio and have meaningful conversations regarding their learning. During this window, classroom teachers may post your child’s learning on different days. 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 theirparent-participation-in-school-clipart-16 children, the children achieve more. The more parents are involved, the higher the student achievement levels.” (Ann Davies, 2001)

During the March 12-16 Communicating Student Learning window, we encourage you to provide feedback directly into your child’s FreshGrade portfolio to support your child’s ongoing learning, and to acknowledgement that you have viewed your child’s portfolio.  Thank you from all Cambridge students & staff.

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ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Our next sport at Cambridge has begun for grade 6 & 7 students and the practice and game schedule can be found below. Thank you to Ms. Minhas and Mr. Stemler for volunteering their time to coach our eager students. The first league game will take place on Tuesday at MB Sanford Elementary.

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SURREY SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS CHART

Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 11.31.20 AMThe Surrey School District Capital Project Office is proud to announce the launch of the new School Construction Progress Chart on surreyschools.ca. The chart, updated weekly, features status information on all approved projects in the district, including new schools, expansions and seismic upgrades. Parents can visit the chart to check on the current status of various projects and learn more about new schools in their area.

 The Project Details page, located in the sidebar, expands on the chart with detailed information on each project, including recent approvals and target dates for tender award and occupancy. Each project has its own page with maps, renderings, sketchplans, site plans, floor plans, videos and related documents.

 The Future Projects page lists projects that are pending funding approval from the Ministry of Education, ranked in order of priority.

  Any feedback on any of the projects can be directed through the online public consultation platform PlaceSpeak at placespeak.com/sd36capitalplan.

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IMAGES FROM THE WEEK

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  • Tonight is the deadline for ordering Pizza Hut for Friday March 16 Hot lunch.

  • Purdy Chocolate orders will be ready to pick up on Thursday March 15 from 8-9am and 2:30-4. If you are not able to pick up during those times then your order will be taken to your child’s classroom for them to take home on Friday. Please email the PAC Exec if you have any questions. Cambridge.pac6115@gmail.com

  • Thank you to the parents who attended the PAC meeting last Wednesday night. The next meeting will be Thursday April 12 at 6:30pm. 

  • Please consider joining the Cambridge Elementary Parents Facebook group. Parents post questions and the PAC Exec team posts reminders about events and hot lunches. 

    Thanks, Jaime, Allyson, Taryn and Miriam

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CALENDAR – IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017/18 (PDF)
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.
April 21-May 1 – Grade 5-7 Hip Hop Program
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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