An opportunity for our Grade 6 & 7 students. Please discuss it within your family and pick up a notice of permission from the office on Monday that will require a parent/guardian signature. Once received back, a full package will be sent home.
IN THIS ISSUE: (click CONTINUE READING below to access links.)
- SCHOOL WIDE CHALLENGE – MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
- WALK/ROLL TO SCHOOL WEEK
- SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING PARENT PRESENTATION
- CROSS COUNTRY ALL STARS
- PAC NEWS
On Friday, October 12th, Cambridge Elementary held its first Challenge of the year and the process was amazing. Students brought in all sorts of recycled and reused items and then set about to work in groups or individually to develop a musical instrument. The school was alive with creative chatter and problem solving in the morning, and then students got a chance to participate in a gallery walk around the school to see what other creative instruments different grade classes and grade levels created. Thank you to all of the parents/guardians who supported this important learning activity.
Walk/Roll to School Week (October 15-18, 2017) is a City of Surrey initiative and many elementary schools across the district are to participating. All Cambridge Elementary students are encouraged to walk, cycle, or scooter to school with friends & families all week since the weather is going to be magnificent. We are having a friendly competition all week with Goldstone Elementary (a neighbouring school with about the same number of students) to see who can reach the end of the week with the highest number of students actively making their way to school each morning and proudly claim the “Golden Shoes Trophy“. Each classroom will keep a tally and each day we will share our results.
Walking and cycling to school builds regular physical activity into the daily routine, helps to decrease traffic congestion around Cambridge Elementary, increases concentration and learning outcomes at school, builds community and provides a strong foundation for lifelong walking, cycling and transit transportation lifestyles. (City of Surrey)
Cambridge Elementary Walking School Bus
When: October 17th, 2018 8:00AM
Where: Louie Tong YMCA Parking Lot
As part of the City of Surrey’s Walk and Roll to School Week, Cambridge Elementary will be taking part in a Walking School Bus. What is a Walking School Bus? A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. If that sounds simple, it is, and that’s part of the beauty of the walking school bus. It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school to as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of trained volunteers.
Cambridge Elementary, City of Surrey, RCMP, and ICBC will be leading a Walking School Bus on October 17th and we invite all Cambridge Elementary Students and Parents to participate. We will be departing from the Tong Louie YMCA at 8:00 AM and will take a 15 minute walk to school. Please feel free to join the walking school bus anywhere along the route. Once at Cambridge, there will be members of the RCMP, ICBC, and City of Surrey Staff present to answer all of your school travel questions. This will be a rain or shine event, so please dress for the weather!
At the October 10th PAC meeting. Ms. McBride shared a presentation titled, Social Emotional Learning – Educating the Heart. It focused on providing parents with an understanding of what Social and Emotional learning is, why it is important, what the connections to Cambridge Elementary are, and how it can be supported at home. The following slides are from her presentation.
One of the programs used at Cambridge to support Social and Emotional learning in the classroom is the Zones of Regulation. It teaches students coping and self regulation skills so they can help themselves when they are anxious, upset, stressed, sad, etc.
Thursday October 18 6-8pm is the Creatures of Cambridge Halloween Dance. A flyer with all the details has been sent out. Please sign up for a volunteer shift www.volunteersignup.org/9LBWA and make this event a great success!
- Monday October 22 is Hot Dog Hot lunch.Please order online at Cambridgepac.hotlunches.net by Tuesday October 16. Please volunteer to help with cooking and delivery at www.volunteersignup.org/BJ3D3
Campaign ends Monday October 15th. All unsold books and book orders should go to the classroom and from there they will be brought to the office to be recorded/processed. Thank you to everyone who participated in support of the playground addition.
Please return all books on Monday October 15th. Thank you to everyone who participated in support of the playground addition.
Allyson, Taryn, Jaime and Miriam
Dates to Remember 2018_19 (PDF)
18-PAC Halloween Dance (6-8pm)
19-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
8-Remembrance Day Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
8-Early Dismissal @ 1:27pm (Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences)
9-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
12-Remembrance Day – Classes not in session
14-Student Photo Retakes
19-PAC Mtg @ 6:30pm
3-4-Parent FreshGrade Interaction Time
3-7-Scholastic Book Fair
14-PAC X-Mas Waffle Cone Decorating
19-Winter Sing-A-Long Assemblies
21-PAC Pancake Breakfast
21-Last Day of School before Winter Break
24 to January 4-Winter Break
7-First Day of School 2018
16-PAC Mtg @ 6:30pm
25-Challenge Day #2
18-Family Day – Classes not in session
22-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
27-PAC Mtg @ 6pm
11-15-FreshGrade Check In Week
12-Running Club Begins
14-Early Dismissal @ 1:27pm (Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences)
18-29-Spring Break – Classes not in session
8-Ministry of Education Curriculum Day – Classes not in session
15-PAC Mtg @ 6:30pm
19-Good Friday – Classes not in session
22-Easter Monday – Classes not in session
3-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
17-Challenge Day #3
20-Victoria Day – Classes not in session
27-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
28-30-Welcome to Kindergarten Orientation
29-PAC AGM Mtg @ 6:30pm
7- Sports Day
11-Parent Appreciation Tea
21-Grade7 Farewell Assembly
26-Year End Assemblies
27-Last Day of School
28-Administration Day – Classes not in session for students