This Week at Ambrose – April 29- May 3

Good Evening,
I’m hoping everyone has had a wonderful weekend and that students (and staff) are prepared for a 5-day week that looks very busy! Thankfully the weather forecast has been adjusted and most of those little snowflakes have disappeared from this next week. It is still important to make sure that students dress in layers AND that they bring all items home.  Our LOST AND FOUND has been displayed on a table at the front Primary entrance as well as along the window ledge and I encourage all parents and guardians to please come and check for missing items. Our bins are overflowing so we will be doing another donation run to the local thrift store of unclaimed items at the end of this week.
Thank you to Miss Brekkas and Mrs. Lee for all of their work with this year’s Badminton players, to Mrs. Holloway for helping supervise practice, and to all the parents and family members who came out to support out players at last week’s tournament. Congratulations to all of our players for representing our school so well and a special acknoweldgement to the following students for their achievements:

  • Quin Stigners– 3rd in A Boys Singles Event
  • Jonathan Toews – 3rd in the B Boys Singles Event
  • Quin Stigners/Kaitlynn Ross – 1st in the Mixed Doubles B event.
  • Conrad Hall/Adrianna Hartnell – place 4th in the Mixed Doubles A event.

Our next school sport is Track and Field  – please mark your calendars and put in a special request for good weather on Thursday, May 16th as this will be the Bert Ambrose Grade 3-6 Track & Field Day. We will be sending home a request for parent volunteers soon. Those students who qualify for the District Track Meet will participate in this event on Friday, June 7th.
The upcoming week seems to be heavy with respect to fundraising activities and we apologize for so many activities falling into the same time period. We’ll make sure to note this on our calendar so this doesn’t happen in the future. The Royal Seed Home and School fundraiser for Ghana is being organized by Mrs. Barr’s and Mrs. Tacey’s classes and includes a Cupcake Sale on Tuesday, April 30 as well as a week long coin drive. All money raised will go to support the work done at the orphange and school in Ghana. On Wednesday, May 1, our Hot Lunch Program will be McHappy Day and a portion of each McHappy Meal goes to support the Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities. On Thursday, May 2, Mrs. Kursteiner’s class has spearheaded fundraising efforts to support Jean’s Day and raising money for BC Children’s Hospital.
We will be having another Spirit Assembly this week (Thursday at 9:00 am) as there are several special acknoweldgements to be made.
With only 9 weeks remaining in this school year, it is important to continue to reinforce expectations about positive school behaviour, consistent attendance – including arriving on time, and the need for for students to complete all assignments to the best of their ability. It can be difficult to focus on school when the weather warms up and it is easy for routines and regular bedtimes to slide. Please know how much the school staff appreciates your assistance in keeping these routines going until school is out.
Lastly, it is with a very heavy heart that I share with our school community that the new portables were broken into over the weekend. We do have outside surveillance cameras around the school and are hopeful there will be clear video footage of those persons responsible for the damage done to the portable. If you become aware of any information that may assist us with this issue, please contact the local RCMP or myself.  Thank you.
Ms. Wright Parent – Week Ahead 2018-19 (7)