Student Vote

Classes from Mrs. London, Mrs. Barr, Mrs. Louie, Mrs. Lavoie and Mrs. Lee’s class participated in the municipal election on Thursday. Ambrose cast 718 votes for City Councillors and 269 votes for the School trustees.
The student results for Councillors were:
Trevor Bolin
Becky Grimsrud
Tony Zabinsky
Larry Evans
Lilia Hansen
Chuck Fowler
For Trustee’s the results were:
Bill Snow
Erin Evans
Helen Gilbert
Mrs. Lee’s class performed the tasks of Voting Clerks, Voting Officers and Voting Scrutineers and ran the election and counted ballots. A valuable learning experience about the election process was had by all.



Terry Fox Run Fundraising Event

Bert Ambrose Elementary hosted a school community Terry Fox Run event on September 28th.  We set our fundraising goal at $2000.  The students were given the incentives of  “Duct taping” Mrs. Watchel to the wall if we raised $1500, and giving Mrs. Fraser a “pie in the face” if we raised $2000.  Our school succeeded in meeting both goals, raising a grand total of $2352.  On October 15th we celebrated meeting our goal.  Mrs. Watchel was taped to the wall with an excited student population looking on.  Two students who have personal connections with cancer, Karsten Mayinger and Brooklyn Long, gave Mrs. Fraser a “pie in the face”.  Thank you to everyone for supporting our Terry Fox event and congratulations on reaching our fundraising goal!  We are already excited about next year’s event!




Fire Prevention Assembly

Thank you to the Fort St. John Fire Department for joining us this morning for Fire Prevention and Burn Prevention Week. Lt. Stobbe, Firefighter Winn, and Firefighter Ockenden talked to the students about this year’s theme which is “Look-Listen-Learn”. Students were reminded of the importance of having a family escape plan – with two routes out of each room and we had a demonstration of “Stop, Drop, and Roll”. Mrs. Eldridge also donned the firefighting gear to help remind us that firefighters are everyday people who are here to help us if there is a fire. Our Grade 3 students spent extra time with our guests from the fire department and had the opportunity to practice fire safety drills.


This Week Oct 1-5

The Week Ahead:  October 1-5, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Orange Shirt Day – please encourage your child to wear orange in recognition of the effects of  Residential Schools on our indigenous people.

– Volleyball sign up for students in Grades 4-6

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

– School Photos – all students will have individual school pictures taken but only those who have returned forms will receive a package.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

– First Hot Lunch of the school year.  Subway.  Thank you to our Hot Lunch Ladies!

–  Cross-Country Race in Taylor changed to 3:00 pm.

– Staff Meeting at 3:00 pm.

 Thursday, October 4, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

– Hot Dog Day – thank you to Mrs. Lee’s and Mrs. Lavoie’s classes for organizing.

Monday, October 8, 2018

– Thanksgiving Day –  School is closed.

*Next week is Fire Prevention and Burn Prevention Week!

 *Please continue to check the Calendar at for classroom and school activities.

*Please remind your children to take responsibility for their belongings. We already have a large number of items in the LOST AND FOUND!