Bert Ambrose Changes

Good morning all, I wanted to let you know that I will not be continuing as the principal at Bert Ambrose this year. Very recently I was offered and accepted a principalship at Carmi Elementary in Penticton. It was a difficult decision but the career opportunities and ability to be closer to both my, and Donna’s family makes it the right decision for us at this time.
I am working with Mrs. Boyd and district staff to ensure as smooth a transition as possible, and am confident that Bert Ambrose will continue to thrive without me.  Mrs. Boyd will begin the year as acting principal, and Mr. McCracken will be filling in temporarily during the transition process as vice-principal. Mr. Sloan will be working to develop a succession plan to move forward.
I want to thank the Bert Ambrose community for the warm welcome I received and an amazing 3 years here. I will always hold a special place in my heart for this amazing school, students, staff and community – Carmi Elementary has BIG shoes to fill. I will keep in touch with the school and look forward to hearing about all the great things going on here.
All the best, and thanks again,
Dave Ritchie

Welcome New and Returning Staff

We are excited to welcome back for September Mr. Ouellette who will be returning to us after a year off. We would also like to welcome Mrs. Lavoie, and Miss Chartrand to our staff for September, we are excited to have them as part of our Bert Ambrose family. We would also like to wish Miss Hollman all the best as she will not be returning to Bert Ambrose. Thank you for all you have done with us this year – you will be missed.

Another Year Finished

Thank you to everyone for another great school year. We can’t accomplish all we do without the dedication and effort of all our staff, students and parent community. We want to wish everyone a safe and happy summer vacation, and look forward to hearing all about the great adventures when we return in September. Our assembly on Friday was a celebration of all the successes this year. We wish Mrs. Finter all the best as she moves to Duncan Cran for next year, and especially to Mrs. Giesbrecht who is retiring – we will miss her kind, caring ways with all the students she has supported at Bert Ambrose – enjoy visiting with all your grandchildren!

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Barkerville Stories

There are lots of great stories being shared after Mrs. Barr and Mrs. London’s classes have returned from Barkerville. Many more photos are posted on a bulletin board at the school.


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