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- PLANNING FOR 2018/2019
- “HOW CAN WE ACHIEVE BETTER TRAFFIC FLOW AT CAMBRIDGE?” – AN INQUIRY
- TRACK & FIELD – MAY 7TH UPDATED SCHEDULE
- CHALLENGE DAY #3 – “JUNKY TO FUNKY”
- IMAGES FROM THE WEEK
- PAC NEWS & THANK YOU
We are already beginning to plan for a successful 2018/19 school year. Staff assignments and class placements are generally not decided until enrolment has been confirmed during the first week of school in September. Placement of students in classes is a very time consuming process and much thought, time and effort goes into these decisions. Ultimately we work on placing students in the best learning environment to suit their specific needs and consider the following criteria:
- student intellectual, social and emotional development
- learning styles and strengths of students
- integration of students with special needs
- degree of independence in student work habits
- students who do/do not work well together
- maintaining appropriate class size and composition
If you feel your child requires special consideration when we make placements for classes please put your request in writing, outlining your child’s academic and social needs, and email it to Shaun Nelson at (email@example.com) by May 23, 2018. Please note that specific teacher requests or friend requests will not be considered. Friends can always see each other at recess, lunch or after school.
With the trust and support of home, we are confident that all children will be placed in classes that will allow them to have a productive and rewarding 2018/19 school year. Your patience and understanding regarding this matter is greatly appreciated.
During the month of May, the grade 6 students in Mrs. McBride’s class are looking at how they could help alleviate some of the traffic flow concerns at Cambridge through the lens of inquiry. Inquiry-based planning and problem solving is used in many different areas within a school and throughout the district, and focuses on the following process: 1. What do we know? 2. What evidence supports what we know? 3. How does what we know inform our inquiry question? 4. What is our learning focus related to our inquiry question? 5. How will we know that our inquiry focus is making a difference? 6. Based on the evidence of learning does our inquiry require adjustment?
Throughout the inquiry, the grade 6 students in Mrs. McBride’s class will be out each morning dressed up in high visibility vests and hard hats to provide “drop off buddy” service to families. Our drop off zone in front of the school is the perfect spot for parents of young children to stop briefly while a “drop off buddy” approaches your vehicle and offers to walk your child to their class entrance. We encourage all parents/guardians/grandparents to use this service so that you do not have to get out of your vehicle and the flow of traffic in the morning can run smoothly. Thank you for your cooperation!
This Friday, May 18th, is the 3rd Challenge at Cambridge and it is all about reusing items to create a unique piece of “Junky To Funky” Art. This challenge invites students to use recycled items such as old toys, household junk, wire, cans, etc. to create funky art. We are encouraging students to use glue, duct tape, wire, plastic ties, hot glue guns, string, etc. to create their funky art sculptures, and we would like to discourage students from using masking tape or cardboard (the primary material used for our Cardboard Challenge). More information will come out from classrooms teachers this week.
Bake Sale: This coming Tuesday May 15 we will have a bake sale for the students to come with their class and purchase a treat. Please bring a baked donation (no nuts) to sell and send your child with a few dollars to spend. Items will be $1-$2 each.
We need volunteers to help anytime between 8-12. Currently we only have 2 volunteers. Please email the PAC at Cambridge.firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Mark your calendars for the PAC AGM on Thursday May 31 at 6:30 in the library. Your input is wanted!! Come discuss and vote on next years budget and what you would like to see for the students of Cambridge next year. Nominations for positions on the PAC Executive are open. If you aren’t interested or available for a position, please let us know if you’d like to chair or be apart of a sub committee. Any contributions of skills or time is appreciated!
Thank you! Jaime, Allyson, Taryn and Miriam
… for providing Cambridge Elementary students with the opportunity to participate in an Aboriginal storytelling performance with Dallas Yellowfly. All students had an opportunity to be engaged in a, “light hearted, improv comedy version of “How Raven Stole the Sun” while teaching about the holistic values, traditions, and culture of Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast” by indigenous storyteller, Dallas Yellowfly. The performance, funded by the PAC, was an important component of our upcoming Aboriginal Cultural Program where all students at Cambridge will have opportunities to engage in activities and performances from May 21-June 1.
CALENDAR – IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017/18 (PDF)
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