April 22, 2018

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CAMBRIDGE SPORTS JERSEY & LOGO UPDATE

Screen Shot 2018-04-19 at 2.28.18 PMCambridge Elementary is in the process of updating the sports jerseys and logo thanks to support from the PAC. Last week, a committee of staff members met to discuss the recent student logo submissions. During the process the conversation turned towards the idea of transitioning from Cambridge COMETS to Cambridge STARS (or ALL-STARS) which would better connect the sports programs with the school wide culture around how we treat ourselves and others when working towards becoming a STAR. The committee highlighted the following reasons to adopt Cambridge STARS or ALL-STARS:

  • it would better connect to the school focus of encouraging students to demonstrate STAR behaviour (Safe, Thoughtful, Accountable, Respectful) and the posters we have throughout the school,
  • it is an important daily reminder for students during our morning announcements which always end with, “and remember to be a Cambridge STAR” 
  • the importance of STAR behaviour is regularly reviewed at school assemblies and is supported by student skits and videos
  • we have a school wide, “Behaviour Expectations for Cambridge Elementary” grid based on the four attributes that make up the STAR acronym,
  • the meaning behind STAR acronym ties in closely with our school Social Emotional Learning work around the five competencies of SELSelf awareness, Self management, Social awareness, Relationship skills, Responsible decision-making

Last Friday,  classroom teachers were asked to have a brief discussion with their classScreen Shot 2018-04-19 at 3.42.21 PM around the information provided above by the end of Monday, and poll the students with the question, “What are your thoughts around updating our sports logo from Cambridge COMETS to Cambridge STARS or ALL-STARS?”. By the end of the day on Friday, results from eleven of the thirty two classrooms were in and there was an overwhelmingly strong desire to adopt either the STARS or ALL-STARS.

Our school would also like to hear from our community on their thoughts about updating the logo. If you are interested, please click on the following link to share your thoughts around updating our sports logo from Cambridge COMETS to Cambridge STARS or ALL-STARS. The link will be active until Thursday, April 26th.

Thank you, Cambridge Elementary Sports Jersey/Logo Update Committee

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TRACK & FIELD SCHEDULE – UPDATED SCHEDULE 

Track & Field season at Cambridge is beginning this week. Teachers will be holding practices according to the schedule below to expose students to the various Track & Field events. Under the TRACK category, students can participate in sprints, relays and long distance running. Within the FIELD category, students can join shot put, discus, long jump, triple jump, and high jump.

A big thank you in advance to all of the Cambridge staff members and parent volunteers that work together to develop skills and help organize students for the mini meet on May 22nd and the district Track meet on June 6th. A special thank you to Ms. Steeves for overseeing the practice schedule and supporting the different coaches.

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GRADE 5-7 HIP HOP PROGRAM

Last week, it was stated that the Hip Hop program is for grade 4-7 students but it should have stated that it is for gr.5-7 students (grades K-4 participated in the December Winter Concert). Sorry for the miscommunication.

hip-hop-and-rap-radioStarting on April 25th and running through until May 1st, all students in grades 5-7 will take part in a daily Hip Hop program for Physical Education. Cambridge Elementary is working with 1-Vibe Entertainment dance studio in White Rock to ensure that the learning experience is engaging and enjoyable for students. Parents/Guardians of gr. 5-7 students are invited to one of two shows. There will be an afternoon show  for adults on Tuesday, May 1st from 1:10pm to 2:20pm and an evening performance from 6:30pm to 7:45pm.  Only two tickets will be provided per child in grades 5-7 for either the afternoon or evening performance (ticket ordering information will be sent home by Tuesday).

Thank you to the PAC for supporting and funding this wonderful opportunity for our gr. 5-7 students.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

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Ordering for Monday April 30 McDonald’s hot lunch ends tonight. Get your orders in. We are in need of lots of volunteers for McDonalds as we are responsible to packing all of the happy meal boxes and this is the most popular hot lunch we have!! Please let us know if you can help!

The flower fundraiser for the playground addition is under way and we are accepting online and paper orders until this Thursday April 26 using the following link –> FLOWER ORDERFlowers will be ready for pick up on May 7/8 just in time to make a great gift for Morher’s Day. We need volunteers to help unload and sort the delivery on Monday May 7 from approximately 11am-1pm. Please email if you can assist.

The Spring Fling Family Dance is coming up on Thursday May 3 from 6-8pm. We currently have very few volunteers so please consider volunteering for an hour to help this event run successfully! 

Mark Thursday May 31 on your calendars for the PAC AGM where we will be discussing and voting on next years budget. Nomination forms for PAC Executive have also been sent home with the dance info.

Thanks, Jaime, Allyson, Taryn and Miriam 

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CALENDAR – IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017/18 (PDF)
APRIL
April 25-May 1 – Grade 5-7 Hip Hop Program
MAY
1-Gr. 5-7 afternoon and evening Hip Hop performances
3-PAC Spring Fling dance
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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