Hey Cambie! This month is Black History Month, and POCA is excited to honour and celebrate the legacy of Black Canadians and Americans. In each hallway, you will see one of two displays. The first display is called "Black Canadians and Americans you should definitely know about", which honours and celebrates their outstanding achievements and contributions in the fields of Science, Politics, the Arts, Sports, Entertainment and more. The second display is called "Say Their Name", which acknowledges and honours the many precious lives we have lost due to police brutality, and to remind us that Black Lives Matter. We hope that you can partake in Black History Month by taking the time to read through these posters along each hallway.
This Wednesday, February 24th is ACT Day/Pink Shirt Day at Cambie. Why Pink Shirts? Simply, in 2007, when two classmates in Nova Scotia saw a fellow student being bullied for wearing a “pink shirt,” they decided to take a stand against the bully. They wore pink shirts to school the next day and started a movement that has spread worldwide. Let's do our part in being supportive, positive people who stand up against wrong doing of any sort towards any person by wearing pink, and supporting a more positive, accepting, tolerant community and world moving forward.
Hey Cambie, here is the weekly "Act of Kindness" message from the Interact Club. "Don’t wait your turn. Bet on yourself and have the confidence to stand up and say, ‘my time is now.'” said by, Robert F. Smith. We hope you take this message into consideration throughout the week. Make sure to keep doing your acts and fill out the google forms sheet for yourself or on behalf of someone else to receive a gift, the QR code are on the posters around the school!
Black History Month fact! Did you know that Phillis Wheatley was only 12 years old when she became the first female African American author published? Thanks for listening, Cambie!
Last call for all Grads: if you have not received your grad hoodie OR there is an error on your hoodie, please see Mme Masaki by the end of the day today.
The Cambie Library is pleased to once again participate in the Richmond Reading Riot. The contest runs until April 30. It's easy to join! Read as many of the 9 titles as you can. After you finish each book, fill out a ballot in the library. Every Friday, a ballet is drawn and one participant wins a prize, so come and join in on the fun!