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October 18th, 2017
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We are looking forward to our annual Oktoberfest on Saturday. Please plan on joining us for this fun event. You can order your tickets online at the school website, through the school office, or at the door. A big "thank you" to our PTO, and especially Mrs. Kati Krueger, for organizing the event.

We are in the midst of our annual coat drive! We are collecting gently used or new winter outer-wear for the needy in our community. Collection boxes are in the school lobby. Thank you for your support.

Next Friday, October 27, there will be no school as our teachers will be attending a professional development workshop. However, that evening we will have our third annual "Trunk or Treat" in the school parking. More information below and in the Wednesday folder! Please join the "Queen Bee" for this great event!

Please remember that the Parent Portal will close on Friday in preparation for the end of the quarter. Also, a Signup Genius is on our website to sign up for parent/teacher conferences.

Have a blessed week.
Volunteer News Special Feature! 
Videos by St. Ambrose Students! Need something to smile about?  See the latest and greatest volunteer news reported to you by a different student each week. Check it out -- maybe your son or daughter is our special reporter this week! 
School News 
Oktoberfest will be in the Parish Hall THIS Saturday, October 21st from 6-9 pm. Enter a German inspired side dish or dessert to share and for a friendly food tasting competition, test your trivia skills with table trivia, and enjoy your beer in a souvenir Pilsner Glass. Tickets are $25 per person, $40 per couple, or $150 for a table of 8. Here is a flyer about purchasing pickets. You can also purchase tickets through the school office. If you can sign up to help with this event, please do so here
Trunk or Treat 
The 3rd Annual St. Ambrose School Trunk or Treat will be Friday October 27th from 6:30-7:30 pm in the school parking lot. Click on link:
 to reserve your spot on the Trunk or Treat trail. We could also use a few parking lot volunteers to help get everyone organized and help replenish candy. Please use the Sign Up Genius to help out.  
Don't want to have to worry about dinner. Pre-order your Vocelli Pizza and have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive. One large cheese or pepperoni pizza, 4 drinks, plates, and napkins for $15.00. Want to add a second large pizza for those hungry families? Two pizzas, 4 drinks, plates, and napkins for $20. You will find the order form in this weeks Wednesday folder or on the school website. Please fill the form out and have it returned by the end of the school day on Wednesday October 25.
Not up for decorating your trunk? We welcome donated bags of individually wrapped candy to make sure everyone will get some treats. We also welcome donations of small gift cards to be given as prizes for the costume contest and best trunk decorations ($10 to McDonalds, $20 to your favorite restaurant, movie pass, etc.) . Please contact Jennifer Charest ( ) / 240-778-8977 with any questions.
The Fun Run
November 3, 2017
Do you like getting exercise?!   
Do you love helping out your school?!!
Do you adore winning prizes for food and movie gift cards?!!!
Pizza Party?!!!!
How about an iPad Mini ?!!!!!
Then check out the pledge form here and the fact sheet here for the upcoming Fun Run!
magic_stars_book.jpg The Scholastic Fall Book Fair is on it's way. 
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Nov. 1 - Set up in the library
Thursday, Nov. 2 - Students visit the fair and make wish lists. The fair is open after school until 4:00.  
Friday, Nov. 3 - Fair is open for sales 8:15 - 4:00
Sunday, Nov. 5 - Fair is open for sales 9:00 - 1:30
Monday, Nov. 5 - Fair is open for sales 8:15 - 4:00.
Tuesday, Nov. 7 - Fair is open at 8:15. It will close at 1:00 to be packed up.
This information can be found on the St. Ambrose School website. 
This is a great way to start your holiday shopping. 
Hope to see you there -
Happy reading!
Kindergarten Happenings 
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Fourth Annual Coat Drive

COAT DRIVE IN FULL SWING! Many, many thanks to those who have already donated winter wear items to our warm clothes collection for those who can use our help this season.  Some of you have so generously donated  new coats and scarves which are so appreciated.  The COAT DRIVE ends October 31st for our collection to take to the Divine Mercy Program in Ashburn, but if we receive donations a week past that date, we will find a good home for them.  Keep those cleaned and slightly used items, or new items, coming!  You are doing so much to help our less fortunate neighbors and providing great examples of Christian charity to your children.
Community Corner
JCYO Basketball 2017-2018 Season-
Open Enrollment  
Open enrollment is for girls and boys in the parish from 3rd to 8th grades.  The player registration fee is $100.  The cost covers referees and supplies.
The Basketball season starts in December and runs until February.  To sign up a player or to volunteer, register online at
Returning users can sign in or new users can create a new account.  Once registered, forms are located online.  All forms are confidential.  Payment can be made by check/cash and can be returned to the school office.
Here is a flyer with more information. If you have any questions, please contact
From the Health Clinic
Mrs. Maureen Earner

Get Your Flu Shots!
Every year, influenza sickens millions, hospitalizes hundreds of thousands, and kills tens of thousands . This is not your average common cold. While it is especially dangerous for anyone who already has a health problem (such as a weakened immune system, or heart or lung problems), it can be dangerous for healthy people, too.
Even if you do not get that sick from the flu, aside from missing school or work there is the very real problem that influenza is very contagious - and you can be contagious before you realize that you have the flu. That means you can spread it to others, some of whom may get very sick. Getting immunized helps keep everyone safe: it's not just about you; it's about everyone around you. This is especially true for children, who are not always great about washing their hands and tend to touch lots of things and people around them.
Here are a few things all parents should know about the flu vaccine:
1.  It is the best way to prevent the flu - Hand washing is crucial, and staying away from sick people helps, but we cannot wash our hands every second, and we cannot always know who is sick. It's true that the vaccine isn't 100% effective (the effectiveness varies by year) but it is your best bet if you don't want to get sick.

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Shout Outs!
A shout out of thanks to Mrs. Healy and Cindy Hollcraft's daughter, Michelle Nott (St. Ambrose alum) for helping Cindy stuff envelopes with gala solicitation letters last week.
From the Editor
Please send in your submissions! 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 enjoy 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 5MB. Submissions are due by Mondays at 5pm. Thank you!
In This Issue
Ways to Give!

Ana-Maria Cordoba Scholarship Fund 


PTO Meeting Dates
Next Meeting:
November 15th at 7pm
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
Thur 10/19 :  
  - Band Practice 
Fri 10/20:
  -Track Practice 3:15pm
  - Drama Club 3:15pm
  - Tennis Practice at Audrey Moore 5pm
Sat 10/21:
  - Oktoberfest 6-9pm 
Mon 10/23:  
  - Strings Practice 3:15pm
  - Soccer 3:30pm 
Tue 10/24 :
  - Track Practice 3:15pm
  - Choir Rehearsal 3:20pm  
Wed 10/25:
  - STEM Club Grades 4-8th 3:15pm
Did you...
- Check out volunteer opportunities at the school?
- Get tickets for Oktoberfest?
- Find winter clothes to donate? 
-Tell a friend about the Amazon Associates Program?
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