Cambridge Intermediate School
428 2nd Ave NW, Cambridge, MN 55008 * (763) 691-6600
Peterson’s Points Things to be thankful for at CIS
Cambridge Family Dental’s 5th Annual Candy Buy-Back program… Benefits YOU, our TROOPS, and our local TEACHERS!
As we enter our third month of school and have settled in our routines, I have had a chance to acknowledge the many things I am thankful for at Cambridge Intermediate School:
Here’s how it works: Bring your leftover Halloween candy to Cambridge Family Dental (located behind Culvers and Caribou Coffee) between November 1-11 and you will receive $2 per pound (up to 5 lbs).
Technology—devices that enhance learning!
Their goal is to collect candy for the troops and donate money to the local schools!
Healthy Snacks and lunches—fueling us for a day of learning!
Amazing support staff and teachers! New experiences and opportunities every day! Kids who are eager to learn!
Picture Retake Day is on Wednesday, November 2nd from 8:15-9:45 am. Do you want a second chance at a picture perfect image? Simply return your original package on Retake Day.
Unique approaches to learning!
Was your child absent on picture day? Pick up an order form from the office or order online at: mylifetouch.com/mylifetouch/ Enter the Picture Day ID MI266009Y1 (you can find a link to this page from the CIS webpage).
Learning and growing together!
Fundraiser Pickup Day
Families of our students supporting our efforts!
I am very hopeful that you are able to enjoy a happy, thankful Thanksgiving! Scott Peterson, Principal (763) 691-6605 [email protected]
is Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:00-6:30 pm in the CIS Cafeteria. Payment is due at time of pickup. Make checks payable to CIPS PTO. Checks won’t be deposited until after November 19th.
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November Calendar November 2 Picture Retake Day; 8:15-9:45 am
November 2 Fundraiser Pickup; 4:00-6:30 pm in the CIS Cafeteria
November 11 Family Movie Night; 6:00-8:30 pm in the CIS Auditorium (see page 3 for details)
November 24 & 25 No School — Thanksgiving Break
3rd Grade News A Love of Reading Third grade students love to be read to by their parents! During read aloud time in class, it is always rewarding to see the students that are so absorbed in the story that nothing could break their focus! They are deep in thought imagining the pictures that the words create in their minds. Reading to your child develops listening skills, plot development, comprehension, and a love for books. Remember that even if your child is an independent reader, the time spent reading stories to your child will be a time you will treasure for years to come. A Change in the Weather Changes in the weather will be happening. Our cold Minnesota winter is just around the corner. We continue to go outside for recess in the winter, unless the temperature dips below 0. Recess is much more enjoyable when children are dressed properly. When appropriate, please send a warm coat, snow pants, boots hats and mittens with your child. A big thank you! Thank you to all who attended conferences in October. It was beneficial for both parents and teachers! Students are learning to be responsible with their planners! Third graders are well into learning their routines of the new school year. Please check the planners each night for information about your child’s day.
—Last day of Trimester 1 —Grade 4 field trip to Orchestra Hall and History Center —Grade 5 Concert; 6:30 pm in the CIS Auditorium
December 2 No School — Teacher In-service Day
LOST & FOUND: The Lost and Found is growing! Remind your child to check the cafeteria for any items that belong to them! It’s always helpful to label your child’s clothing so we can return it to its proper owner!
4th Grade News October was a busy month for fourth graders! They finished their first Micro business, earning Micro money for work completed in the areas of social studies, science and health. Please ask them about their first business and how much money they earned. They were given the opportunity to earn $700 so far. The last day of their second business is November 14, so please check with them to make sure they have all work completed before that date! The first Micro reward party will take place shortly after that, where students can use their Micro money to watch a movie, make crafts, or play some games if they have enough Micro money to do so. They've been very excited!
Just a couple of reminders: healthy snacks, warm clothes for recess, and MASTER those multiplication facts! Math becomes REALLY difficult (and time consuming) for students who have not memorized those basic facts! It was great seeing so many involved parents at conferences! Your support of what we do here makes a difference! Thank you!
5th Grade News The last week of October was our Red Ribbon Week where fifth graders participated in various activities to promote good decision making strategies and healthy living choices. There was great discussion and a lot of fun! Other news is that the Genre Genius Challenge has begun! Students have been given a tic-tac-toe grid and have been asked to read different book genres. Various genres include fiction, historical fiction, biography, fables/myths, mystery, realistic fiction, science fiction, sports, and non-fiction. After completing a book, students will take (and pass) an AR test for that book. Once a tic-tactoe is completed (across, down or diagonally) students will hand the grid in to their reading teacher. Their name is placed on the wall in the fifth grade hallway and a dog tag will be presented at the end of the trimester Blue Jacket Pride Recognition ceremony. GOOD LUCK FIFTH GRADERS!
Join us at our Family Movie Night! Featuring:
Home Friday, November 11 in the CIS Auditorium Doors open at 6:00 Movie starts at 6:30 ADMISSION IS FREE! Popcorn, candy and water will be available for purchase.
Scholastic Book Fair What a great Book Fair!! Thank you to everyone who took time to visit and a BIG thank you to our wonderful volunteers! This fundraiser not only adds books to the collections of the CPS and CIS libraries, but also provides prizes that are used for I Love to READ and Million Word Club events. We are planning to have two book fairs again this year. The next one is scheduled for this spring and will be at the Cambridge Primary School Library. Watch for specific dates and times announced later. Your support is greatly appreciated. Betsy Miller, CIS Media Specialist
Music Notes Performance Assignments: Please check my webpage for the performance assignments for grades 3 and 4. Information has been sent home to all grade 3 and 4 students. Sticker Act Performances: Grades 3, 4 and 5 West: November 16-21 Grade 5 East: November 18-28 5th Grade Concert: Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 1st at 6:30 pm for a great evening of entertainment by our 5th graders! Students line up in the CIS cafeteria at 6:20 pm. All 5th grade students are required to attend. If you have questions, please contact me. Mrs. Gloria Wressell, Music Teacher 763-691-6633
Winter Wear Clothing Drive Every year we have students at CIS without the proper gear needed to stay warm during our cold Minnesota winters. Many students find themselves not being able to stay warm during recess and before and after school. As you go through your closets this fall, please consider donating any gently used winter items that are no longer needed in your household. Winter Jackets Snow Pants Mittens or Gloves Warm boots Winter Hats Sizes needed range from child small to adult large. Items donated will be given to students that are in need. Thank you for your help! Holly Sutherland, CIS School Counselor (763) 691-6607
Order Your Yearbook! Pre-Order your
2016-2017 Yearbook before December 2 and SAVE $3.00! This year’s full color yearbook contains many priceless memories, including individual portraits, fun candid shots, and special events. Simply write your child’s name and “Yearbook Order” on an envelope, enclose cash or check payable to CIS for $15 and have your child return it to his or her teacher. After December 2, the price increases to $18. You may also order online from the link on the CIS webpage or at the following link: www.balfour.com/minnesota/cambridge/cambridgeintermediate-school/