Website     News     Preschool    About Us      Admissions     Faculty      Calendar
  "Faith is taking the first step  
even when you don't see the whole staircase."  
- Martin Luther King, Jr. 
January 16th, 2019
From Mrs. Rowley       
What an interesting week so far - and with possibly more snow to come! Please continue to keep a close eye on Fairfax County schools as we follow them for weather decisions.
Thank you to all who submitted photos for the "Snowman Challenge!" Results are forthcoming! I thoroughly enjoyed looking at them, and I admire the creativity!
Catholic Schools Week will be held at the end of January. This is a week when we celebrate our mission as a Catholic School, and we will have several events that week. We will begin with an open house on Sunday, January 27 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and on Wednesday, January 30 from 6:00-7:00 pm. Please spread the word about our wonderful school and invite family and friends to join us!
School News 
Upcoming Volunteer Activities!!!
We need YOU to make our Gala a success! Please check out the volunteer opportunities.  
Immediate need:
1/19/19 and 1/20/19: Volunteers needed to help sell Gala tickets after Mass on both Saturday and Sunday services
Additional help needed in February:
Friday, 2/8/19, 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Volunteers needed to help stuff church bulletins with Gala event flyers
2/16/19 and 2/17/19: Volunteers needed to help sell Gala tickets after Mass on both Saturday and Sunday services
Sign-up to help here:  
If you have any questions regarding these volunteer opportunities please feel free email Rachel Kramer at
Thank you in advance for your time and support.
Gala Ticket Sales 
Plan to join us at the St. Ambrose School Gala for 'A Mardi Gras Knight' on Saturday March 2, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Come enjoy a fun night of dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions and help raise funds for our wonderful school. The money raised contributes to the teacher appreciate program, field trips, items for the classrooms and upgrades to the school. Tickets on sale now through March 2nd!
Purchase your Tickets now!!
$45 per person thru January 20th
$50 per person January 21st - February 17th
$60 per person February 18th - March 2nd
Table Sponsorship:
Bronze: $250 for 4 seats and 1 bottle of wine or 6-pack of beer
Silver: $500 for 8 seats and 2 bottles of wine or 12-pack of beer
Gold: $750 for 10 seats and 2 bottles of wine or 12-pack of beer plus 10 extra minutes to bid after close of silent auction
Tickets can be purchased by returning the flyer form to the office with cash or check (payable to St. Ambrose School) or Online with a credit card on:  
From the Health Clinic
Mrs. Maureen Earner
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding or Clenching)
When you look in on your sleeping child, you want to hear the sounds of sweet dreams: easy breathing and perhaps an occasional sigh. But some parents hear the harsher sounds of gnashing and grinding teeth, called  bruxism , which is common in children.
About Bruxism

Bruxism is the medical term for the grinding of teeth or the clenching of jaws. Many children have it (2 to 3 out of every 10 will grind or clench, experts say), but most outgrow it. Bruxism often happens during deep sleep phases or when children are under stress.
Causes of Bruxism

Experts aren't always sure why bruxism happens. In some cases, children may grind because the top and bottom teeth are not aligned properly. Others do it as a response to pain, such as from an earache or teething. Children might grind their teeth as a way to ease the pain, just as they might rub a sore muscle. Many children outgrow these fairly common causes for grinding.
Stress - usually nervous tension or anger - is another cause. For instance, a child might worry about a test at school or a change in routine (a new sibling or a new teacher). Even arguing with parents and siblings can cause enough stress to prompt teeth grinding or jaw clenching.
Some children who are hyperactive also have bruxism. And sometimes children with other medical conditions (such as cerebral palsy) or who take certain medicines can develop bruxism.
Continue reading here
From the Editor

Please make sure to read the Buzz every week. There's a lot of great things in it. Also, turn in your submissions! Submissions are due by Mondays by 5pm. I accept submissions from teachers, staff, and parents. If you know of something interesting going on in our community, or want to give a shout out to someone at the school, I'd love to add it to the Buzz. I especially love pictures. Please contact Mrs. Rowley to make sure that we have permission to publish pictures of every student in the picture. Pictures need to be less than 5 MB. Thanks so much! 
In This Issue
Ways to Give!

Ana-Maria Cordoba Scholarship Fund 


PTO Meeting Dates
Next Meeting:
January 23rd
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
  Thur 1/17:
 - Band Rehearsal
 - Basketball Practice (Grade 6 boys) 6-7:30pm
Fri  1/18:
 - March for Life
 - Sign Language Club 3:15-4:30pm
 - Drama Club 3:15-4pm
- Basketball (Grade 6 boys) 6-7:30pm

Sat 1/19:
 - Tennis

Mon 1/21:
 - NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Jr Day

Wed 1/23:
 - Basketball Practice (Grade 6 boys) 6-7:30pm 
Did you...
- Think of ways you can help out the school?
- Buy tickets to the Gala?
-Sign up for our various rewards programs?
-Tell a friend about the Amazon Associates Program?
St. Ambrose School | | |