March 14, 2018

  1. Hey Cambie, it’s Wellness Wednesday and today we are talking about Mindfulness. Mindfulness is noticing your thoughts, feelings and physical sensations in the present moment without judgement.  Mindfulness can help you develop a set of tools you can use in stressful situations,  improve concentration and creativity, learn emotional regulation techniques, and take time out for you without feeling selfish.  One way you can stay calm and focus in the present moment is by using slow deep breaths or practicing square breathing. If mindfulness sounds like something that might be helpful then this might be an opportunity for you: The MBSR-T (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Teens) program will help teens 13-18 years of age learn simple, yet effective mindfulness practices. In this FREE 8 week class you will use the techniques of mindfulness to intentionally focus awareness and observations of your own emotions and behaviours from moment to moment. If you are interested in learning more about mindfulness or this opportunity please see your counsellor for more details.
     

  2. Attention Girls entering Grade 12 in September: The "Young Women in Public Safety Student Employment Opportunity" is for you. This is a paid work-based opportunity, taking place from July 9th - 13th, 2018 ($14/hr).  There are only 25 spots for the Lower Mainland and applications are due April 6, 2018. Please contact your counsellor ASAP if interested.
     

  3. Hi Everyone! All the yearbooks have been sold except for two. If you would like to purchase one, please see Mr. Hofmann.
     

  4. Attention Grade 12 students. TODAY is the last day for submission of Valedictory comments. Those that were missing a comment were contacted by Mr. Partridge. If you were not spoken to your parents have submitted a comment for you.
     

  5. Are you a boy in grade 8-11 that likes basketball? The first annual Cambie Spring Camp series will be taking place after spring break. Sign up sheets are located outside of the PE Office. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Meier.
     

  6. Any students who have registered for Health Science 12 for this coming September, or other Gr. 11 students interested ... There’s a one-day symposium called StemCellTalks Vancouver 2018. This year’s symposium will take place on May 11 at the Pharmaceutical Sciences Building at the University of British Columbia (UBC).  There is limited space. This year's theme is ''Stem cells and Diabetes''. Students will learn from leading researchers and clinicians about stem cell basics, concepts of diabetes and promising new cell-based therapeutics. Students will also have the opportunity to delve into ethical implications surrounding stem cell research. Go to 'StemCellTalksVancouver2018' and register.  See Mrs. Curtis if you have any questions.  Register as soon as possible; seats fill quickly.
     

  7. All Track Athletes, there will be a very important sign up meeting at recess TODAY in Gym A.  Please be in Gym A as soon as possible to get information.  Our first meet is April 30th so start training over Spring Break.
     

  8. The Cambie Reading Riot continues to be strong, and is running until the end of April. It's never too late to join!  Just register with Mrs. Kos or Ms. Cho in the library.  Students who participate are eligible for weekly prizes which are drawn every Friday. Let's keep reading, Cambie!
     

  9. A reminder to grade 12 students: Ms. Millar will be in the downstairs A-wing computer lab today at lunch, if you need assistance with your Student Transcripts Service accounts to send marks or with your post-secondary applications or accounts. See Ms. Millar if you have any questions!