Saturday, April 28, 2018

Only One You!

Today was the big Buddy Day at Ambrose!  After weeks of reading, discussing, and planning, all Ambrose students met with their buddies to put paint to rock.  Each buddy created rocks as a symbol for how we each are different, unique, and special in every way!  Please keep an eye out for our school-wide rock display, which will be located on the playground.  Again, thank you to Mrs. Morrison (K), Mrs. Gentile (1), and Mrs. Gleason (special education) for guiding our Student Council members, the hosts of this special event.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Got Talent, Ambrose?

Ambrose certainly has talent….although we knew this!  Right before vacation, the Ambrose gym was packed with cheering audience members while many, many Ambrose students displayed their creative, unique, and well-performed talents.  There were well over 19 acts consisting of a variety of talents.  Some acts included, but were not limited to, gymnastics, guitar and song writing, dance, singing, piano playing, violin playing, comedy acts, and joke telling.  Got Talent?  Ambrose does!  Thank you to Mary Ellen Falvey, Jennifer Warner, Danielle Adams, Ghina Sahagun, and the many, many other parents that organized, executed, and assisted in various ways.  Ambrose is so lucky!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Spring Concert

Tonight was an evening of song, musical instruments, and enjoyable entertainment by our grades one and three students.  In honor of Earth Day, our grade three students played the recorder while our grade one students demonstrated xylophone skills all while singing themed songs.  Thank you to Ms. Petrov for her direction and preparation of our students.  It was another great concert!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Visit from McCall Middle School

This is always a bittersweet day....McCall Middle School visits grade five students.  Mr. Jorge Gonsalves, principal of McCall, came to introduce himself and share McCall specifics with our fifth-graders.  Some of the information included:

*McCall Teams
*McCall schedule
*Extra-curricular activities
*School start time 8:30 am in homerooms - dismissal at 3:07 pm
*47 minute classes
*Lunch routines
*Creation of teams
*Lockers - suggest bringing materials for two classes at a time

Some pertinent student questions included:

*What is the traveling distance between student classrooms?
*Can changes be made to a schedule?
*How do the detentions and tardies work?
*Can you chew gum?
*Do all the teams have the same teachers?
*What is lunch like?
*Can cell phones be used during the school day?
*Can you do homework during lunch period?
*How long is the lunch period?
*How do you place students on a team?
*Is it possible to be on the same team with a friend but never in a class together?
*If the bus is late, will tardies be given?
*Is there recess?
*Are lockers close to your homeroom?
*Do we have to walk in lines?

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Technology Safety

Ambrose grades 3-5 hosted Katie Greer, Internet/Technology Safety Consultant, to discuss the importance of saftey when engaging in technology use.  Ms. Greer talked about the many ways in which technology has changed our lives for the better.  Having said this, she also reminded us of the dangers of technology, but she provided us with helpful safety tips and tools.  Some include:
  • Need to be 13 years old to use social media applications
  • Never communicate with any person you do not know especially when using technology
  • Technology has digital footprints, which can be very helpful for retrieving lost data - these same digital footprints can have serious consequences if the technology was not used approrpiately
  • When using technology, we all have choices - let's ensure our choices are smart and safe ones
  • When playing games on technology, set the settings to ensure there are no conversations/interactions with strangers
  • Think carefully about how often you are using technology as engaging face-to-face with people continues to be very important!
Thank you, Ms. Greer!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Ambrose Health Fair

Kudos to Ms. Langley and Ms. Correll for hosting this year’s Health Fair at Ambrose.  In collaboration with Winchester High, several high school students facilitated the important discussions that were had around social/emotional learning.  Messages delivered consisted of how to remain healthy and happy mentally, emotional, and socially.  

How do you take care of yourself when you are sad? Happy? Angry?  Strategies shared included yoga, running, screaming into a pillow, laughing, walking away, and dancing to just name a small few.  

How do you take care of yourself emotionally?