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November 1st, 2017
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Today we celebrated the feast of All Saints by attending Mass and welcoming our 2nd grade saints. Each student represented their favorite saint and gave some facts about that particular saint. We were reminded that we are all saints in the making!

Our annual coat drive has been extended by a week! We are collecting gently used or new winter outer-wear for the needy in our community. Collection boxes are in the school lobby until November 10. Thank you for your support.

Thank you to all who joined us on Friday evening for our third annual "Trunk or Treat." We had a great turn-out - 28 cars! Congratulations to the Sloma-Williams family (aka Mr. and Mrs. Noah, giraffe and unicorn) for winning the prize for best decorated car, and to all of our winners. A big "thank you" to the PTO, especially Mrs. Jen Charest, for such a wonderful evening.

Many of our students also got to enjoy a very special evening of trick-or-treating at the White House on Monday. What an honor to be one of only 20 schools in the DC area that were invited! A great time was had by all.

Our November book fair will be held from 2nd-7th, with a family event on Sunday, November 5 from 9:00 am-1:30 pm in the school library. Please join us!

Have a blessed week.
School News 
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 NEW fact sheet here for the upcoming Fun Run!
We still need help with the Fun Run! Please sign up at  
Steps for Donating Online:  
1. Go to 2. In one of the blank fields, enter "PUMPKIN RUN-Student's Name" under description and the $ amount under Price. If you are sponsoring more than one student, use additional blank fields.  
3. Click "continue" and follow the instructions.  
4. We will be notified of your pledge and will credit the student(s)!  
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!
Three Kings Gift Shop Donations
Please consider helping us continue a great St. Ambrose School tradition -The Three Kings Gift Shop!  The Three Kings Shop tradition is a Christmas shopping opportunity for our students.  We stock the store with re-gifted items donated by our community that we sell for $1 or $2.  All proceeds go directly to the school.  The kids love it because they get to do their own shopping for their families with the help of our volunteer elves.  
We are gladly accepting donations to stock our store!   Please take a look through your closets, drawers, attics, and garages and see if you have items in VERY GOOD condition to donate to our shop.  We could use gifts for moms, dads, children, teenagers, and grandparents.  Things like jewelry, toys, games, stuffed animals, ties, gadgets, mugs, books, religious items, knick-knacks, and any item you might want to receive or give as a gift.  No large gifts as the children must be able to carry the items home. We also need gift wrapping supplies, gift boxes, jewelry boxes, tape, and sturdy shopping bags.  All donated items can be dropped off at the school office before December 8th.  We appreciate your support!  For questions please contact Maryellen DeWolfe at .
Trunk or Treat Pictures 
Trunk or Treat was a great success! It was wonderful to see all the kids and trunks dressed up this year.  A fun time was had by all. 
Click on the pictures to enlarge. 
All Saint's Day
The 2nd grade class dressed up as saints today in celebration of All Saint's Day. They went to mass and then gave presentations about their saints in their classroom. They all looked great and did a wonderful job.
Click on the pictures to enlarge. 
Fourth Annual Coat Drive

COAT DRIVE EXTENDED ONE MORE WEEK!  Thank you to all who have donated such great winter wear items!  Most of the items donated were clean and in near perfect condition; some of you went out and purchased brand new items for which we are most thankful.  We truly appreciated your bringing in such nice items.  The donations which were ready to go, some 8 garbage size bagfuls, were taken to St. Theresa in Ashburn for their Bountiful Harvest program last weekend for those in need.  The staff at St. Theresa was thrilled to receive.  While Loudoun County is considered a very wealthy area, there are many areas with true poverty, so these donations will help so many people.  For the remaining donations, we will be identifying another parish which has parishioners or neighbors who could use some warm clothing.  Please get your donations in by Tuesday, November 7th.  God bless!
Community Corner
JCYO Basketball 2017-2018 Season-
Open Enrollment  
basketball_dark.jpg 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
Shout Outs!
Thank you to the following wonderful folks for their contributions to Oktoberfest:  Philip and Esmaralda Prifold for generously donating the brats, Kim and Michael Brox for the donation of the lovely wines, Maria-Pia Fernandez and Angela Rowley for the lucky scratch off tickets they supplied and, finally, Kati Krueger for stepping up to run the entire fun-filled event!
Thank you to Jennifer Charest for running a wonderfully spooky Trunk-or-Treat Friday night.  A good time was had by all!  
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 11/2 :  
  - Band Practice
  - Book Fair  3:10-4pm  
Fri 11/3:  
  - Fun Run
  - Track Practice 3:15pm
  - Drama Club 3:15pm
  - Book Fair 8:15-4pm

Sun 11/5:
  -  Book Fair 9-1:30pm
Mon 11/6:  
  - Strings Practice 3:15pm
  - STEM Club Grades K-3 3:15pm 
  - Soccer 3:30pm  
  - Book Fair 8:15-4pm 
Tue 11/7 :
  - Track Practice 3:15pm
  - Choir Rehearsal 3:20pm   
  - Book Fair 8:15-1pm 
Wed 11/8:
  - STEM Club Grades 4-8th 3:15pm
Did you...
- Check out volunteer opportunities at the school?
- Get Fun Run donations?
- Find winter clothes to donate? 
-Tell a friend about the Amazon Associates Program?
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