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"o love God is something greater than to know Him."  
-   St. Thomas Aquinas
October 10th, 2018
From Mrs. Rowley       
I hope that you all enjoyed the nice long weekend. I want you to know that I prayed for all of our St. Ambrose families and their special intentions while I was on retreat last week.
Yesterday's picture day went well, and I am very grateful to our volunteers for making the day go so smoothly.

On Friday, our 6 th and 7 th graders will take a field trip to Hemlock Overlook, for some adventure and team-building. Let's pray for good weather.

Please join us next Saturday evening for our PTO sponsored wine-tasting event. This is an opportunity to become "sommeliers" for the evening! It begins at 7:00 pm in the school gym. Then the next day we will continue to fun with our annual parish picnic at 1:00 pm. Our PTO will be running some of the games and we look forward to enjoying some fun, friends and food!

More exciting events are on the horizon, so keep checking the Buzz for information.

H ave a blessed week.
School News 
Fall Wine Tasting THIS SATURDAY

The St. Ambrose Fall Wine Tasting is fast approaching!   Please join us Saturday, October 13th at 7:00 pm in the school gym.
This event is more than just about wine - check out the attached FAQ to learn about this fun-filled evening.  Send in your reservations now - tickets are $25 per person and $45 per couple.

To reserve your tickets, fill out the reservation form

We cannot put on this event without your help!   We need volunteers for set-up, clean-up, manning our tasting stations, check-in, and raffle ticket sales.  Please go to to sign up and help. 
If you can provide a dessert, please fill out this form and return it to the school office.  
Volunteer at the Parish Picnic!

The Parish Picnic is THIS Sunday, October 14th from 1-4pm. The parish has asked for our assistance in operating game stations at the picnic. Volunteers can earn an hour of volunteer credit for your help in overseeing a game station.  Thank you! 
Basketball Registration Open 
CYO Bask basketball_dark.jpg etball is open To ALL Religious Educati on Students and School Students
 (Boys and Girls in Grades 3rd - 8th).
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Coder Kids Classes
Coder Kid classes will start next week. These will happen on Thursdays for 8 weeks. The registration form can be found at, but space is limited. 
Trunk or Treat 
Join us on Friday, October 26th 6:30-8pm for St. Ambrose's 4th Annual Trunk or Treat! For more information about this fun filled event, check out this flyer. To sign up to decorate your trunk, go to
Book Fair
It's Coming!
The Scholastic Fall Book Fair is coming to the library in November.
The schedule for the week :
Thursday (11/1) - The students make a wish list.
(not open after school)
Friday (11/2) - Open for sales 8:15 - 4:30
Sunday (11/4)- Family / Parish Event Open 9:00 - 1:30
Monday (11/5) - Open for sales 8:15 - 4:30
Tuesday (11/6) - Open for sales 8:15 - 2:00 (pack up at 2:00)
This is an exciting time in the library for the students and the teachers. Be sure to come in and take a look at the books your student is interested in reading.
It's a great way to support the library program and get a head start on holiday shopping.
Coat Drive
Our ANNUAL COAT AND WINTER WEAR DRIVE will run from 1 November through 30 November.  Please start thinking about cleaning those coats and winter wear that your family will no longer be wearing.  We again ask you to donate only washed or dry-cleaned items which you would have your own family wear.  We love to get brand new items as well!  Contributions from St. Ambrose School have been wonderful in the past years, so let's make it another very successful drive to help those in need. 
Invitation for 8th graders (with some exceptions for 6th & 7th): Bishop Ireton is hosting an all day Hackathon (please register!) for November 3rd from 10 am - 10 pm. You're not required to stay the whole time, nor are you required to compete. You may simply attend the workshops if you're interested! Free food is supplied by the sponsors! For more information, click for the flyer.  Article from the first Hackathon. (This is not required for technology class. I may attend but will not be responsible for your child.)

- Kate O'Connor
Technology Teacher: PS-8 
Kindergarten at Cox Farm 
The Kindergarten class had a ton of fun at Cox Farm last week!
(click on images to enlarge) 
5th Grade Experiment 
The 5th grade class did a neat, smelly experiment on weathering!
(click on images to enlarge) 
Community Corner
Jr. Reporter Contest

WTOP and Huntington Learning Center present our first ever Jr. Reporter Contest.
It's super simple to enter. Fill out a short form and submit a video of your child "reporting" on any subject.
Winners take home $500 for themselves and $1000 for their school. Winners also get the chance to be heard on WTOP and get a tour of the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center.
Read our full FAQ and enter NOW at
From the Health Clinic
Mrs. Maureen Earner
What is Sitting Disease?
The sitting disease is related to the increasing epidemic of sitting down for too long. Experts believe that our sedentary lifestyles are having a tremendous negative impact on our health, playing a part in causing long-term and serious complications, including;
  • Obesity,
  • Type II diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • A higher risk of getting certain kinds of cancer
The adverse health risks of sitting down for extended periods have long been established, and although the term sitting disease is gathering momentum, and regularly used by medical professionals; it is yet to be officially recognized as a diagnosable condition. However, this is probably only a matter of time, with increasing evidence to suggest that sitting down specifically, as opposed to just general inactivity, is extremely harmful for our long-term health.
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, please, send 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!
Ways to Give!

Ana-Maria Cordoba Scholarship Fund 


PTO Meeting Dates
Next Meeting:
October 18th at 7pm
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
Thur 10/11:
 - Band lesson 3:15-4pm

Fri 10/12:
  - Sign Language Club 3:15-4:30pm
  - Drama 3:15pm
  - Cross Country 4-5pm

Sat 10/13:
 - Tennis (grades 4-8)

Mon 10/15:
 - Chess Club 3:15-4:30pm
 - Kolbe Kids 3:15-4pm
 - Running Club 3:15-4pm
 - Soccer 3:30-4:30pm
 - Strings Practice 3:15-4:15
Tues 10/16:
 - Running Club Grades 4-8 (girls) 3:15-4pm
 - Choir Practice3:20pm
Did you...
- Sign up for Wine Tasting
- Sign up to decorate your trunk?
- Sign up to elp at the Parish Picnic?
- Think of ways you can help out the school?
-Sign up for our various rewards programs?
-Tell a friend about the Amazon Associates Program?
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