November 4, 2018

Nov 9

Early dismissal on Thursday, November 8th @ 1:27pm for Student Learning Conferences. Classroom teachers will communicate with families regarding opportunities to book appointments.

IN THIS ISSUE: (click CONTINUE READING below to access links.)


Screen Shot 2018-11-03 at 8.37.23 PMOn Thursday, November 8th, Cambridge Elementary will hold its annual Remembrance Day assemblies. The first assembly will take place from 8:45am – 9:30am for all EVEN NUMBERED divisions and the second assembly will take place after recess from 10:45am – 11:30am for all ODD NUMBERED divisions. Parents & guardians are welcome to attend the assembly corresponding to their child’s classroom division.

Students in grade 6 will MC this important school event and a few classrooms will share presentations. We are inviting any students in uniform to play a special role again this year. If you have a child in Sparks, Guides, Brownies, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Cadets, please ask them if they would like to be part of a group that walks in our national and provincial flags for the start of the assemblies.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly, a Canadian country/folk music artist was in a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the store’s PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.

Terry was impressed with the store’s leadership role in adopting the Legion’s “two minutes of silence” initiative. He felt that the store’s contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.

When eleven o’clock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the “two minutes of silence” to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect.

Terry’s anger towards the father for trying to engage the store’s clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was later channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, “A Pittance of Time”.




girls VBThe grade 6/7 girls and boys Volleyball season has begun and practices and games occur each week both at home and at our neighbouring schools. Participation in school sports teams provides an opportunity to not only develop volleyball skills, but develop skills of cooperation, boys VBcommunication and collaboration. Students are also expected to be respectful, try their best, and demonstrate strong sportsmanship. Thank you to Ms. Wiebe for coaching the girls team and to Mr. Litt for coaching the boys team.


PAC News

Monday is Fresh Street Bagged Lunch. If you can volunteer for 30 min to deliver please meet us in the primary kitchen area at 9:30am.

Tonight (Sunday Nov 4) is the ordering deadline for Tuesday, November 12 McDonalds Hot lunch. If you can volunteer please click on this link

Samosa pick up is 12-4pm on Tuesday Nov 6. We are looking for volunteers to package the orders from 11-12pm on Tuesday as well as one volunteer to be available for 4-6pm pick up. If no one volunteers 4-6pm then pick up is only until 4pm. Your order will be sent home with your child if you indicated that option on your order. 

The PAC is very excited to partner with our new local BMO branch. When you open a free children’s bank account and deposit $25, BMO will deposit $25 (in Dec) into your child’s account. They will then give the playground addition fund $25. If 100 children’s accounts are opened they will double their donation of $2,500 to $5,000! The branch welcomes walk ins but to ensure they can help you right away you can call the branch and make an appointment. 778-303-9881. The number on the poster is the direct line (Mon- Fri) to Kim Gill, the Branch manager. You can leave her a message to also set up an appointment. All you need to bring is your ID as well as 2 pieces of ID for your child.

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The Entertainment book campaign has ended and second notices have gone home with students who have yet to return or purchase their book. We are closing out the campaign on Tuesday. Please return or pay for your book before this Tuesday so we are not charged for your outstanding book and profit less towards our playground addition fund. Grand prizes will be awarded this week.

Mark your calendar for the Monday, November 19 PAC meeting.


Allyson, Taryn, Jaime and Miriam



Screen Shot 2018-11-04 at 10.14.55 AMThank you to all of the families that supported and participated in our recent “Walk & Roll to School” initiative that was supported by the City of Surrey, ICBC and the RCMP. The result was that Cambridge students made over 1900 active trips to school during the week. We also just completed a City of Surrey funded bicycle safety program for all grade 4 students. All of these programs are geared towards reducing our traffic congestion issues at morning drop off and afternoon pick up by encouraging students to walk or cycle.

This year, Cambridge has been selected to participate in a program called, “Safe & Active Schools” which promotes a safe, friendly, and cooperative environment for children and youth to walk or cycle to and from Surrey’s schools.

An important part of supporting the program is to survey parents about how your child (ren) travel to and from school, and why. Your PARTICIPATION IN A SHORT ONLINE SURVEY to support Cambridge Elementary would be most helpful and you can see more information in the following PDF ( STP Family Survey – Cambridge.pdf).



Halloween 2018





Dates to Remember 2018_19 (PDF)

5-8-Interim reports
8-Remembrance Day Assemblies – 8:45 a.m.& 10:45am
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
1-Talent Show
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
1-School Re-Opens
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


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