Lost and Found Pick Up

Please come by the school tomorrow to pick up items left in the lost and found. We will have some tables set up outside for you to look through. Any items left behind will be donated. Thank you!

Summer Reading Options

  Full ImageJune 15, 2020Full ImageBC Summer Reading Club Goes OnlineFor nearly 30 years, the BC Summer Reading Club (BC SRC) has motivated kids to continue reading and learning during the summer months. Kids ages 5-14 register for this free program with their local public library. They record their reading progress, building self-confidence and developing their reading skills, while participating in fun activities.
This year, thanks in part to funding from the Ministry of Education, the BC SRC has added the option for readers to participate online, so that families have access even if they aren‘t able to visit their local public library in-person. Some of the exciting new, online features that have been added this year include:

* Kids can earn digital badges for reaching their reading goals as well as a certificate of completion (and in some communities, a medal) for finishing the program.

* A dashboard for parents/guardians to track their kids‘ reading progress and the digital badges they‘ve earned.

* Weekly stay-at-home activity packages.

* Live events and video demonstrations including hands-on crafts and experiments.

This year‘s theme is “Explore Our Universe” featuring illustrations by B.C. artist Bambi Edlund. All reading counts – kids can read whatever they want, in whatever language they feel most comfortable. They can also listen to someone else read or tell stories.
Help keep your students reading and learning this summer by sharing this information with your school families. Online registration begins June 15 at the BC Summer Reading Club website. Participants can also visit their local library to register and learn more about the BC SRC programs being offered in their community.

More information on the 2020 BC Summer Reading Club can also be found in this press release.

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Thank you PETRONAS!

A heartfelt thank you to PETRONAS for supporting Bert Ambrose through their sponsorship of the Classroom Champions program and the amazing donation of $1500 to our “Guardian Angel” program. We appreciate the care and support you provide to our community. This donation will be used to support the nutritional needs of our students through the school’s breakfast program, our fruit and healthy snack basket, and food hampers to families. 

Julie Bourdon, Sr. Stakeholder Relations Advisor for PETRONAS, stated: “We are happy to hear that the funding will help benefit the “Guardian Angel Program” and provide support for vulnerable Bert Ambrose families. This sounds like such an amazing program. A huge thank you to you and your staff for all of the work you do in supporting students and their families during this challenging time.”  

Additional Ideas and Resources

Check out our new look & latest navigableHealthy at Home ResourcesVisit our WebsiteBetter TogetherThis resource provides opportunities for families to make food together and generate positive emotions and memories that contribute to strong relationships.
Grades K-6Check it out.Pathway ProjectThrough simple, age- appropriate “Landmark” activities, children will gain vital tools for physical and mental health, and lifelong relationships that bring joy and meaning to life.
Grades: K-12
Check it out.WE Well-Being PlaybookThis Playbook is a hands-on guide filled with everyday tools, actions and tactics to nurture your own mental well-being and the well-being of others. Audience: Adults
Check it out. StresslrStresslr the friendly robot will help kids to understand what may cause them to feel stress, how they react to it, and how to develop healthy strategies to manage everyday stress. 
Grades: 4-7
Check it out. Fun Friday ActivityGet The Facts: Staying ConnectedDo Canadian high school students who feel more connected to their school, and the people there, experience other health benefits? Research has found they do!
Audience: Secondary, Adults
Check it out. Partner’s ResourceWITS Home Activity KitWITS, in partnership with DASH and Bateman Foundation, have created a kit of fun activities for kids learning from home. Designed with positive messages of kindness and inclusion, the Home Activity Kit includes books and a variety of outdoor and indoor activities that focus on creativity and SEL.Check it out.Donate Now to DASH’s Tackling Child & Youth Isolation During COVID-19 Initiative ‌  ‌  ‌

Returning to School in June

Our school will be offering a partial in person schedule starting the week of June 1st. Students will be participating in smaller classes for two, back-to-back days. Classes will be at most half size and there will be health and safety protocols in place. Staff will be contacting those families who have not already contacted the school to ask if you would like your child(ren) to come back to school. Please send information to bertambrose@prn.bc.ca

For families that choose not to send children to school, remote learning support will be provided. The level of support and scheduled online events for remote learning will change from what was provided in April and May.

Yearbook Ordering

Only a few days left to order your Bert Ambrose 2020 Yearbook.  Not only is our school going to be changing a lot after this year, this is a huge year in our history, so you won’t want to miss out on this memorable treasure.  Because of the current financial circumstances for many, we have greatly discounted our yearbooks to make them more affordable for families.  If anyone would like to sponsor another family who may not be able to afford their yearbook this year, please contact Tanya at bertambroseyearbook@gmail.com.  The deadline to order your yearbook is May 22nd.  Because we are not at the school to take cash orders, we ask that you please place your order online.  If you are unable to do so, please contact Tanya at the email above.   When placing your order, please include your child’s grade and teacher’s name. (if grade shows up as the homeroom number, please adjust it)Order your yearbooks at: ORDER YEARBOOKS HERE ​Note that yearbooks will be delivered to students in September.  Yearbooks will be delivered to Dr. Kearney and Anne Roberts Young for those who will be moving on.   If your family will be moving to another school or out of the city, please email us to let us know so that we can get the yearbook sent to the right place.  
Thank you for your support, and keep sending us those great photos of your children learning from at home.
Sincerely, Tanya Hart and your Bert Ambrose PAC(250) 793-0515bertambroseyearbook@gmail.com

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