Just a reminder that school will be dismissed at 11:45 on June 27. If your child will not be attending on June 27 please try to make arrangements to have someone pick up their report card. The office will be closed between 12:00 and 1:30 for a staff function. Thank you and have a great summer!
Hello … it is not often that I am organized enough to send off The Week Ahead on Friday but I finally managed to achieve it for the final week of the school year!
On behalf of the staff, I would like to thank each and every one of our parents for your support over the year. We really appreciate the wonderful home-school relationship we have with our families and hope you have a great summer spent enjoying time together. I would like to encourage you to read to and with your child every day; and to have the older ones also read independently throughout the summer. This is so important to helping you child maintain or extend their current reading level.
Last week I shared information about the staff that was leaving our building and I, unfortunately, have another name to add to the list. Mrs. Lavoie has accepted a Vice Principal position at Duncan Cran so will be leaving us at the end of this year. It is an exciting opportunity for Mrs. Lavoie but she will be greatly missed in our school community.
At this time of the year, we also prepare ourselves to say goodbye to students who will not be returning to Bert Ambrose next year. This year’s group of Grade 6 students has a special place in my heart as many of them were in Kindergarten the year I first came to Bert Ambrose as Vice Principal. It has been such an honour to watch them grow into the young people they have become and I am really going to miss the daily connection with them. I hope they will come back to visit and let me know how they are doing at Middle School. We also say goodbye to students who are moving away from our area and I would like to wish these families all the best in their new homes and new schools.
We have 3.5 days of school next week and a multitude of special activities occuring; including the annual Talent Show at 1:00 pm on Wed. June 26 and the Year End Assembly at 10:30 on Thurs. June 27. We hope you are able to join us for these events.
Lastly, I need to send out another plea for parents/guardians to come and check the school’s LOST AND FOUND. We have so many items here – including shoes, bike helmets, a backpack, and many clothing items. These items will be taken to a local second-hand store on the afternoon of Thursday, June 27th if they are not claimed.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
The class BBQ for Mrs. Tacey’s class will go ahead today at 11:30 in Kin Park unless it begins to rain. Please dress warmly.
Please see the attached poster for a summer camp opportunity.
Hello and welcome to the last two-week installment of “The Week Ahead” for the 2018-2019 school year! I’m still not sure how this year managed to slip by so quickly …
The final weeks of school are a busy and exciting time and there are many special activities occurring. It is important for students to remember school expectations apply when they are away from our building on field trips and I would ask for you to reinforce this message before sending your child to school on the days their class has a field trip. Thank you!
At this time there are several changes to our staff that I would like to share with you:
We have 3 teachers retiring after many years of service to our District and to Bert Ambrose School. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their dedication to the educational system and their passion for working with students.
- Ms. Trockstad – Learning Assistant Teacher
- Mrs. McKinnon – Grade 1 Teacher
- Mr. Frankham – Grade 3/4 teacher
We are also saying good-bye to Mrs. Tewari (Grade 2/3 teacher) as she has accepted a job at Robert Ogilvie and to Mrs. Louie (Grade 4 teacher). I would like to thank both of these teachers for their time in our school community and wish them all the best as they move forward with their teaching careers.
In September, we will be welcoming Mrs. Dutchak and Mrs. Gatt (both currently teaching at Alwin Holland) as well as Ms. MacPherson (currently teaching at Prespatou) to our staff. We are very excited to have these individuals joining us.
Planning for the next school year is well underway … please remember to let the school know if your child/children are not going to be attending Bert Ambrose nexy year. Additionally, if you have concerns about student placement for the upcoming year, please make sure to place these in writing and submit them to me prior to June 26th. Such placements will be considered on an individual basis and must be based on a sound educational rationale. There are many factors that are taken into consideration when we place students and it is not always possibile to grant parental requests. Your understanding of this process is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Lastly, a reminder from our PAC – one that has my full approval due to the on-going concerns I have for the number of items in our LOST and FOUND! (See below in red.)
Looking forward to an amazing two weeks to wrap up a fantastic year at Bert Ambrose!
PAC NEWS: Please have a look at our ongoing fundraiser
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· Shoe labels for runners, boots and sandals
· Clothing labels for jackets, uniforms, gym clothes and hats
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Starting in September 2019 School District #60 will be implementing a Digital Platform, ActivityRight, for Permission Forms and Fee Collection. Parents/Guardians will be able to view and approve Permission Forms online, as well as submit an online payment. At this time, ActivityRight is able to process Credit Cards or Visa/MasterCard Debit Cards. However, school offices can still accept in person payments of cash or cheque and permission forms, if needed. Further information and support for this new program will be shared with Parents/Guardians in September.
Please see the attached poster for Daycare/Summer camps.
Our Welcome to Kindergarten event will take place on June 4. Invitations have been sent out in the mail. If you have not registered for a session, please do so as soon as possible by calling the office at 250-785-2321. The 9:00 am session is full but there are still some slots open for 11:00 am.