First Week of October!

Last week was busy!  The Terry Fox Run was a wonderful day and it was amazing how many students ran for the entire time.  A big thank you goes out to those who were able to make a donation to the Terry Fox foundation, our leadership students who encouraged others to run the course, parents who could join in and Mrs. Fraser for organizing the event!  Orange Shirt Day was also a success! Many students wore their orange shirts and thanks to Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Lee our students are more informed about the impact of Residential Schools through presentations, books, videos and the orange hand projects posted in the front window.

This week we have three events:
-Picture Day is Monday – remember to bring your envelop with your order in!
-Cross Country Running is Wednesday – check with your coach for details.
-One-Bag Challenge is all week – As part of the Bert Ambrose vision “Striving to reach our potential to make tomorrow a better place” our school is participating in the One-Bag Challenge from Monday October 3rd to Friday, October 7th whereby, each classroom will be given a backpack to fill with non-perishable foods to be collected by the 1st Fort St John Scouting group and delivered to the Women’s Resource Society Outreach Store,   which has seen an increase in use this year by over 50%.  We hope Bert Ambrose students can each bring in a non-perishable food item to fill a back back provided by the school.
– Newsletter will be coming out this week posted on the website and unfortunately only in paper copy.  We are almost ready to send information in an email, which is very exciting, thanks!

Hot Lunch

This is a message from PAC:  The deadline to order hot lunch on-line is Wednesday, September 28th at midnight.

Please, contact them at if you have any questions, thanks!

September 26th – 30th

Planning Day was exciting! During the year, we will share our ideas to support our school vision:   “Striving together to achieve our potential for a better tomorrow.”

-Thank you to the parents who returned the Registration Verification Forms sent out last week!  If you still need to return them, please do so as soon as possible.  A new one is available by calling the school!

– Thursday is the Terry Fox Run!  This is a non-competitive event where people get to raise money for cancer research in Terry’s name. Participating allows us to celebrate Terry’s legacy and help keep alive, his dream of finding a cure for cancer.  All Bert Ambrose students will walk or run at 1:00 pm on Friday and parents are welcome to join in!  If you would like to support this event please drop off funds at the office anytime this week.  Thanks goes out to Mrs. Fraser for organizing this event!

-If your child plays soccer please check game times and tournament schedule issued out by your child’s coach or phone the office for more information.

-A Cross Country Run is scheduled for Upper Pine on Wednesday.  Last week, we had over 60 runners involved at Taylor!

-ORANGE DAY -Every Child Matters!  September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day.  People wear orange shirts to remember the experiences of former students in Residential Schools and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.  Our 9:00 am assembly will explain Orange day and we encourage students to wear an orange shirt or an orange button provided by Bert Ambrose School.  Grade 5 students will also attend an information session at the Culture Centre. Thanks goes out to Mrs. Cooper for organizing this important day!


3rd -Picture Day

5th -Cross Country Run @ Kin Park (Bert Ambrose host school)

10th -Thanksgiving Day

21st -NID-Provincial

24th-28th -Rik Leaf

31st -Halloween