PAC Meeting

Just a reminder that we are having a PAC meeting in the Library tonight at 6:30. Please be cautious of the parking lot as it may be slippery and please do not park beyond the fence into the entrance and exits. Thank you!

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The Week Ahead- Nov 4-Nov 8

Welcome to November!

Thank you to Mrs. Barclay, Mrs. Barr, Miss Brekkas and our wonderful Gator for organizing and hosting the annual Halloween costume parade. What an amazing assortment of costumes this year … and so wonderful to have so many parents and little ones join us for the parade. Just a reminder that students should NOT be bringing an abundance of sugary treats to school this week. We recognize they will still have Halloween candy, but I would encourage you to save the treats for after school. Thank you!

On Friday, we will be holding our Remembrance Day Assembly in the gym at 11:00 am. If you plan to join us, please arrive between 10:45 – 10:55 am. The gym doors will be closed when the assembly begins and we would ask that you not interrupt the program; but rather wait for a break between performances and then enter at the back of the gym. Thank you.

– Also, poppies are available at the school. Students are asked to bring their donation to the office and Mrs. Selin will give them a poppy.

Mrs. Lee will be coordinating Operation Christmas Child for our school. Shoeboxes will be available at the office and can be returned to the school this year. Please refer to the email sent out last week for more information about this community project. 

RETAKES for school photos will occur on Tuesday, November 12th. If your child missed having their photo taken, this is your last opportunity to have school pictures done through Mountain West photography. Please contact Mrs. Selin in the office for an order envelope as photos must be prepaid. 


On Thursday evening (7:00 pm), there will be a Public Meeting with Mr. Jarrod Bell, Director of Instruction with School District #60. The purpose of this meeting is to begin the consultation process for changes to catchment areas as we prepare for the opening of the Anne Roberts Young Elementary School next year. If you have questions about how the changes to catchment areas might affect you, I would strongly encourage you to join us on Thursday evening. If you are not able to attend this session, please check the District website to find out the dates/times of the other meetings. 


Ms. Wright

Rik Leaf Week

Rik Leaf joined the Bert Ambrose school community from October 7-11 for a week-long residency. Younger students participated in singing activities and older students wrote and performed Slam Poetry. Our week culminated with a morning Poetry Cafe and an afternoon assembly. We love having Rik at our school and would like to thank PAC for sponsoring him again this year.

Terry Fox

On Friday, October 18, Bert Ambrose students and staff celebrated reaching their goal of raising at least $3000 for the Terry Fox Run Foundation. Mrs. Kursteiner took a pie to the face and Ms. MacPherson stepped up and honoured her commitment to having her head shaved. A special thank you to Ricki from the Hair Bin for donating her time to come in and professionally provide Ms. MacPherson with her new look! Thank you to Mrs. Fraser for her organization of this year’s Terry Fox Run and activities. 

Gator Gear Oct 18-Oct 27

Bert Ambrose Elementary SchoolBert Ambrose A.P.P.L.E Group E-NewsOrdering will be open for Ambrose Gator Gear from October 18-27. Mark your calendars as the ordering window is very short and no late orders will be accepted due to deadlines for production. There will be samples available in the office to try on as well.