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"Darkness can only be scattered by light, hatred can only be conquered by love."  
October 24th, 2018
From Mrs. Rowley       
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Please join us on Friday for our fourth annual Trunk-or-Treat! Come in costume, decorate your car and be prepared to collect candy! Thanks to our wonderful social committee for their great organization of this fun event. Please note: we will have a special box at this event to collect spare candy to send to the troops.
 
There is no school this Friday. Our faculty will go on a pilgrimage to Baltimore, tour Mother Seton's house, and have Mass in the chapel where she took her final vows. How wonderful for our school staff to meditate on the life and vocation of the great founder of Catholic education in this country.
 
Next Wednesday, (Halloween!) we will have a dress down day to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Michael. For a minimum donation of $1 students may dress in orange, black, purple or green. There should be no Halloween costumes, makeup or hair dye. Our 8 th grade will be on a field trip and should be in uniform.
 
Please join us on November 1 st , All Saints Day for school Mass and a procession of 2 nd grade saints!
 
The week of November 11 we will celebrate Discover Catholic Schools Week. That Friday, November 16, we will have an open house at 9:00 am to include some light refreshments, a Q and A and a tour of the school. Please help spread the word to friends and neighbors about our gem of a school!
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School News 
Trunk or Treat 
 
Join us THIS 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. We still need more cars to sign up! To sign up to decorate your trunk, go to https://tinyurl.com/tORTStA
St. Ambrose School 2nd annual
Treats for Troops
OCT. 26th - NOV. 5th 
   
St. Ambrose families and friends are welcome to donate candy! If you have any leftover Halloween candy, it can be donated to the "Soldier's Angels". Each classroom will have a collection box for donations. You can also find the box in the parking lot during our Trunk or Treat!
This is for the  troops who may not be able to receive candy or go trick or treating with their families.
 
Don't Bring!
  • Powdered candies (pixie stix, fun dip, etc.)
  • Unwrapped candy
Thank you in advance to all who will be donating!
Gala Fundraiser 
 
Dear Parents,  
 
We are only ten days away from the end of our gala fundraiser with Mixed Bag Designs!  In your Wednesday folder you will receive a flyer to assist with frequently asked questions regarding the fundraiser. You are welcome to turn in your catalog orders to the office any time until November 2nd.   
 
Here is one question that is not on the flyer....Why do we need a gala fundraiser?  Great question!  The gala is a huge undertaking and it is our most important (and enjoyable) fundraising event of the year.  A successful gala allows our school to provide things like teacher bonuses, iPads, laptops and laptop carts, a microphone and sound system, smart boards, and assorted supplies for classrooms.
These are necessary, and incredible resources for our school, and they are not possible without a successful gala.  Accordingly, to orchestrate the gala, we must have funds for upfront costs, for things like catering, decorations, printing, auction software fees, etc.  
 
Sadly, out of our school of over 200, only 16 students are registered on the fundraiser website.  Please take this last week or so to promote this fundraiser to increase our sales before the fundraiser ends.
 
Your participation is greatly needed and much appreciated!
 
God Bless,
 
Sharon Driscoll,  2019 Gala Chair
St. Ambrose NV-JCYO Basketball
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2018 - 2019 Season
Open To ALL Grade School Students and Religious Education Students
Boys and Girls / Grades 3rd - 8th
Registration now OPEN! Register NOW!
 
Individual and team photos will be provided.  
 
If you are thinking about trying something new - REGISTER ONLINE! https://reg.sportspilot.com/106538/login  
 
Players are needed to field a team for each grade. Practices held in the evenings starting early November. First games start the first week of December   Games are Saturday or Sunday - Except Holidays. PARENTS: Looking for Coaches/Assistants depending on number of players. The registration fee is $100 Per Child & Discount for Second Child. Fees goes towards referees, JCYO administration costs, and year-end party!! Questions? Contact - Tim Bogan Email: cyo@stambroseschool.org
Book Fair
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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 - 5:00pm 
Sunday (11/4)- Family / Parish Event Open 9:00 - 1:30
Monday (11/5) - Open for sales 8:15 - 5:00pm 
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. 
Technology
   
Invitation for 8th graders (with some learning_enter_key.jpg exceptions fo r 6th & 7t h): 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 News 
   
Kindergartners presented group projects on rhyme, and I'm sure they had a great time
 
 
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Community Corner
Special Needs Program 5K/Fun Run

cartoon-sneakers.jpg Come enjoy an official 5K run or a Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, November 10th at 17700 Dominican Drive, Potomac Shores, 22026. The race starts at 9 with the Fun Run and other great activities for the whole family immediately after, followed by a pancake breakfast!  All proceeds benefit our Special Services Programs:  "Options" for our intellectually disabled students and "Laudare" for our students with learning disabilities.

For more information, check out this flyer. Sign up now and receive a T-Shirt at  runsignup.com/jp5krunwalkforoptions
From the Health Clinic
Mrs. Maureen Earner

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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!

Ana-Maria Cordoba Scholarship Fund 

 

PTO Meeting Dates
Next Meeting:
October 24th at 7pm
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
 
Thur 10/25:
 - Band lesson 3:15-4pm
 - Coder Kids 3:30-4:30pm

Fri 10/26:
 - NO SCHOOL
 - Trunk or Treat 6:30-8pm

Sat 10/27:
 - Tennis (grades 4-8)

Mon 10/29:
 - 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
         
 - Basketball Practice (Grades 4 & 5 boys) 6-8pm
 
Tues 10/30:
 - Running Club (Grades 4-8 girls) 3:15-4pm
 - Choir Practice3:20pm

Wed 10/31:
- Dress Down Day $1 
 - Basketball Practice (Grade 6 boys) 6-7:30pm
Did you...
- Look for coats to donate?
- Sign up to decorate your trunk?
- Sign up to sell Mixed Bag Designs?
- 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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