SPCA Fundraiser

Two students from the ELC are fundraising for the SPCA as part of their community project! They are accepting money donations in a jar at the office. All donations will go directly to the North Peace SPCA. They thank you in advance for helping make the community a better place!  Donations will be accepted until May 30.

Track Meet Volunteers for May 16

Hello Bert Ambrose Community. We are still in dire need of some volunteers for tomorrow’s Track Meet, especially Grade 4/5 Girls. If you are able to volunteer any time at all it would be greatly appreciated. Please call the office at 250-785-2321. Thank you!

Track Meet Parent Volunteers Needed

We are in need of some more parent volunteer’s to help lead groups for our school Track Meet on May 16.  If you are able to help out please contact the school at 250-785-2321 or send back the orange volunteer sheet with your child indicating which time and group you can volunteer with.

We appreciate your support in helping us make this event a success!

The Week Ahead May 13-17

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing mothers and grandmothers in our school community. I hope each family has had a wonderful day of celebrating. Special hugs to those of you who also have sadness associated with this day … while it is a time to celebrate, it is also a difficult time for many of us who are missing children, our own mom’s, and grandmothers.

We are now at 7 weeks and counting down to summer holidays … and from the looks of my school calendar, they will be very busy weeks. Please remember to also check the calendar on the school website for an up-to-date account of what is happening at the school.

I would also like to inform you that I will be away from work from May 23 – June 10 due to shoulder surgery. While this is not an ideal time to be away, I know the school will be in great hands under the direction of Miss Brekkas. Mrs. Sandberg will be joining us to cover Miss Brekkas’ teaching duties. I will still be available via email but hopefully will not be replying to any messages until the full effects of anesthetic have worn off.  🙂

Tuesday, May 14th is our next PAC meeting. Please join us at 6:30 pm for an evening of laughter and a shared commitment to working together to provide the best possible learning environment for our students. If you have not yet attended a PAC meeting, I encourage you to come out and experience one. Note: this is also the AGM and elections will be held for the 2019-2020 PAC Executive. Please note … PAC is not only for Moms … we have a couple brave Dads and I am sure they would love to have a few others join them!

Thursday, May 16th is the Bert Ambrose Track Meet for students in Grades 3-6. Parent volunteer forms have been slow to trickle in and we could really use some additional helpers to ensure the day runs smoothly. Teachers will be running the event stations and we need parents to help supervise groups of students and make sure they get to their scheduled events. Please return your form or contact the office if you are able to volunteer. PAC will be running a canteen … see information below:

PAC will be selling food in the canteen on sports day for all the athletes and volunteers.  There will be pizza available starting at 11:00 for $3.00 a slice. As well, we will have water, juice, milk, chocolate bars, chips and popcorn for $1.00. We do have some leftover yogurt tubes available to purchase for .25 each.

If your child is gluten free and you would like to special order them their own pizza, please email bertambrosepac@gmail.com to place your order. Individual size Hawaiian, cheese and peperoni are available for $10.00 each. Please  note there will NOT be gluten free available unless you order it before Tuesday at midnight.

Gardening Club update from Ms. Yorke:  The Gardening Club was very busy last week. All garden beds were dug to loosen the soil.  Two beds were planted with an assortment of lettuce, spinach, radish, and herb seeds. Two more beds will be prepped and planted with seedlings early this week. Donations or loans of hand tools for Monday and Tuesday would be appreciated. Please label your tools. Please contact Anita Yorke (ayorke@prn.bc.ca) if you have any questions.

At this time of the year, planning and preparation for the next school year is well under way. Please let the office know if you will be moving from our school catchment area over the summer. Also, if you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten and have not yet registered (or know of a neighbourhood child who might be coming to school); please come in and complete the registration process as soon as possible. Our WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN event will be held on Tuesday, June 4th and we don’t want any little ones to miss out on this exciting experience.

Lastly, just my on-going please to check Lost and Found on a regular basis. It has only been one week since we removed all of the old items from our tables and ALREADY the table is full. We know that these items came to school with your children and we would really like them to go back home at the end of each day.

Looking forward to an awesome week and then the May long weekend is upon us!

Ms. Wright


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Welcome to Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten invitations will be in the mail this week. The event will be held on June 4 in two sessions. Session 1 will be from 9:00 – 10:15 and Session 2 will be from 11:00-12:15. Please phone to register your child for the event at 250-785-2321. This event is for those children attending Kindergarten in September of 2019 at Bert Ambrose Elementary only.

If you have not registered your child for Kindergarten, please do so as soon as possible to assist us in planning for next year. Registration forms are available at the office. You will also require proof of residency (a document with your physical address on it), birth certificate and immunization records. Thank you!

The Week Ahead- May 6-may 10

Hello and welcome back to a brief winter interlude!  Hopefully this white stuff disappears quickly as the weather forecast for the upcoming week looks more like the spring conditions one associates with the month of May!

This week is another short one as we have the last Non-Instructional Day of this school year on Friday. Our teaching staff will be working with Mrs. Wanda Forster, District Literacy Coach, to address writing skills (one of our focus areas for next year).

Garden Club is starting up at Bert Ambrose.  There is a lot of initial interest from the students- approximately 70 students came out to the first meeting.  Most of the meetings or work sessions will be during recess and lunch.  Any parents who would like to help out are welcome.  This upcoming week will be especially busy.
*We are looking for a few supplies, especially for this upcoming week.  On Monday and Tuesday, we will need garden forks and spades, as well as hand tools.  Our goal is to prepare the soil for planting.  If you have any extra bags of soil, compost, or peat, we would like to add it to the soil.  If you have any questions, please contact Anita Yorke at ayorke@prn.bc.ca
Thank you for your support.

Friday, May 10th is the last day to order the beautiful YEARBOOKS that are compiled by our talented, Mrs. Hart. A special thank you to Mrs. Hart for capturing so many special memories for our school community. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated photographer take on this project. Cost of the yearbook is $35.00. Check previous emails for ordering information or contact the office.

Friday, May 17th is the last day to submit orders for the Growing Smiles Fundraiser that PAC has organized. Last year the plants and flowers were amazing and we anticipate the same high quality again this year. Ordering information was sent home with students last Wednesday so please check agendas and backpacks if you have not seen this information.

The Bert Ambrose Track and Field Day for students from Grades 3-6 will be held on Thursday, May 16. We have placed an order for good weather but Mother Nature does not always grant our requests. We require a number of parent helpers to make sure the day runs smoothly and is a safe, fun day. Please return the volunteer form that was sent home with your child last week if you are able to assist us that day. We appreciate the support of our parents (and grandparents).  THANK YOU!!

Lastly, I was asked to forward this information to parents about an upcoming workshop: Wednesday May 22 – Dancing in the Early Years Educator’s Workshop

Wednesday, May 22 @ 6PM
North Peace Cultural Centre

$20 per person (16 & older)
Perfect for educators, artists, dance/music/theatre teachers, parents, program coordinators
Participants are invited to dress with comfortable clothes for moving, a water bottle and a note book.This workshop is for educators, parents or artists of various disciplines working with the very young to explore benefits and strategies for more dance in their curriculum. The workshop starts with a conversation and exchange on the topic of dance in the early years to assess the needs of the group and create a community of peers. We will explore Foolish Operations’ strategies for relationship-based dance exercises that respond to children’s attachment needs and respects the physical developmental stages of children in the early years. The workshop will close with self-care relaxing movement exercises. Julie Lebel graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance and is a choreographer specializing in community engaged arts and dance in the early years.

Looking forward to another great week at Bert Ambrose!!

Ms. Wright

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