Vancity’s Youth Credit Union (YCU) program sets up mini-financial institutions in local schools to help young people learn about money management, and improve their math skills.
Cameron’s Youth Credit Union operates every Tuesday starting at 12:05 pm in the Intermediate Hallway.
How it Works!
Once a week, over the lunch hour, elementary school hallways are transformed into your credit unions. Students set up teller wickets and students line up to deposit their allowances. The program is run by Grade 6 & 7 students under the guidance of their Sponsor Teacher & a Vancity Representative.
- Students Learn:
- how to save, and the importance of saving.
- how to earn interest.
- the concept of responsible spending.
- the use of credit and how important good credit is.
- charitable giving.
- Students develop important life skills by learning professional behaviours and attitudes while practicing their math skills and gaining confidence and self-esteem.
- Any student who opens a new account at Cameron School will receive $10.00 as an incentive to start their savings in addition the school receives a grant to help with purchasing much needed equipment in the school.
Today we are pleased to welcome the Aquarium Aquabus to Cameron Elementary. Students were treated to an interactive assembly first thing in the morning. Class groups have been taking turns going through the gym all day for more personalized activities. What a great opportunity to learn more about Canada’s coastlines.
On Friday, October 27, 2017, the whole school will be taking part in a Halloween Pumpkin Carving/Decorating activity. Classes will be paired up with their buddy class. Each student will receive a pumpkin – a notice was sent home last week. Most classes will be carving their pumpkins and some primary classes will be decorating their pumpkins with foam stickers. We will provide all the necessary supplies and tools.
Below is a schedule of when your child will be taking part in this activity. We welcome parent volunteers to join us.
|9:30am – 10:30am
||Miletich & O’Connell
Mckie & Venos
Cameron & D’Agnolo
|10:50am – 11:50am
||Southern & Wong
Gallagher & Wyatt
|12:45pm – 1:45pm
||Wakeling & Renz
Adams & Sikic
|1:45pm – 2:45pm
|Hernandez & Damji
Lowery & Lee-Webster
An alternate activity will be provided for students if you wish for them not to participate in this activity. Please inform the classroom teacher.
What an amazing school community we have here at Cameron Elementary. It was so great to see all the students and staff come together to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday last Thursday!! Having cake in the park in the afternoon with over 300 students was the perfect way to cap it off.