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" The greatest gift you will ever receive will never be found under a Christmas tree. It is far too  
valuable to be stored in any other place but in  
the depths of your heart."  
-   Annonymous
November 28th, 2018
From Mrs. Rowley       
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We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our return to school brings a busy week! Thank you all for your patience today when we lost power. Dominion had informed me that it would be a minimum of four hours to restore! So, making lemonade out of lemons, we held the "turkey trot" this morning. (I know that several students had left before then, but they will have a chance to make it up.) This event is designed to raise money for PTO projects - and to get our heart beats healthy! On Thursday morning our 8 th graders will sit for the High School Placement Test, and that night they will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. We ask for blessings on all of those in our parish who will be confirmed.
 
Yesterday and today we welcomed Discovery Toys consultant, Mrs. Cindy Connors, to do a "toy-raise" for our school. Parents are able to get a jump on Christmas shopping.
 
We are also gearing up for the annual Three Kings shop. Thank you to all who contributed to this fun event. Our students certainly love to go shopping! We also anticipate the Memorial of Saint Ambrose. Our students will enjoy a day dedicated to our patron, and eat donuts as well (honey-dipped, of course).
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School News 
Computers and Technology 
       
Hi Parents!
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Please find my technology homework   page here & bookmark it:
https://stambroseschool.org/homework/technology/  
Last call for the final project for the trimester that was due Monday! Free form; they can choose a topic of interest to them. The account info is on the web site. Children should have the password. Look under drive > classroom > grade to see if there's a draft. If not, please have your student create an article according to the guidelines ASAP!

Thank you!
Kate O'Connor
Technology Teacher 
Three Kings Gift Shop - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NEXT WEEK!
      
The Three Kings Gift Shop will be open to students NEXT WEEK  and we need YOUR help! We have MANY volunteer opportunities over the course of the event from December 4-7 . Volunteer duties include shop setup, shopping consultants, cashiers, gift wrappers, and shop teardown.  
 
This is a great opportunity to earn your volunteer credit hours and take part in a St. Ambrose tradition. Please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044eada82eaafc1-three 
 
We are still accepting donations to stock our store! We could use gifts that are in VERY GOOD condition 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 .  Remember, no large gifts as the children must be able to carry the items home. We also need gift wrapping supplies such as: gift boxes, jewelry boxes, tape, and sturdy shopping bags . All donated items can be dropped off at the school office by November 30.  
 
Thank you for your support! For questions please contact Mary Helou at   maryhelou1@gmail.com .
Coat Drive
 
We are wrapping up our annual Winter Wear Drive on November 30.  We have received many wonderful items including several new coats and other items - that is terrific!  The St. Ambrose community is again so generous and we thank you so much.  Keep the donations coming as there is still time to help our neighbors in need.  Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Giving!  
Veteran's Day
 
For Veteran's Day, Lt Colonel Jeff McCormack game to talk to third and fifth grade about military service and why it's improtant to thank veterans. Students asked questions and got to try on his equipment.  
 
     
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Thanksgiving Feast 
 
Every year, the preschool classes enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast together. Here is a picture of both the 3 year old class and the 4 year old class.
 
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Reminders for Rest of 2018 
 
Wednesday, 11/28 - Turkey Trot @ 1:00 PM - Please return pledge forms as we get closer
Wednesday, 11/28 - DEADLINE FOR TURKEY TROT PLEDGE FORMS
Wednesday, 11/28 - REHEARSAL for Confirmation - 6:30 PM
Thursday, 11/29 - HSPT- high school placement test for 8th graders - AM
Thursday, 11/29 - Confirmation - Candidates and Sponsors meet in gym @ 7:00 PM
Sacrament of Confirmation - 7:30 PM - Reception in Parish hall immediately following Mass
Friday, 11/30 - Early dismissal - 11:30 AM - Extended day pizza forms will come home in Wed. folder 
Friday, 11/30 - End of 1st Trimester
Friday, 11/30 - DEADLINE FOR THE ANNUAL COAT DRIVE
Monday, 12/3 - Advent Service upon arrival - GYM
Monday, 12/3 - CHESS CLUB - 3:15 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, 12/5 - Report cards go home
Thursday, 12/6 - Students do not attend 9:00 AM Mass
Friday, 12/7 - Feast of St. Ambrose - 9:00 AM Mass
Monday, 12/10 - Advent Service upon arrival - GYM
Monday, 12/10 - Christmas Program Rehearsal for K-8 - Afternoon
Monday, 12/10 - DEADLINE FOR THE TOY COLLECTION FOR HOSPITAL
Tuesday, 12/11 - Christmas Program Rehearsal for K-8 - Afternoon
Tuesday, 12/11 - Santa's Visit
Wednesday, 12/12 - Visit of image of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Afternoon time TBD
Wednesday, 12/12 - Christmas Concert for K-8 - 6:30 PM
Friday, 12/14 - Preschool 4 year old - Christmas Program - 10 - 11:00 AM
Friday, 12/14 - Early release @ 2:15 PM
Monday, 12/17 - Advent Service upon arrival - GYM
Monday, 12/17 - CHESS CLUB - 3:15 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, 12/19 - Preschool 3 year old - Christmas Program - 10 - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 12/19 - Class Christmas Parties - Time TBD
Thursday, 12/20 - Class Christmas Parties - Time TBD
Thursday, 12/20 - Early Dismissal 11:30 AM - NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE
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Community Corner

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From the Editor

I hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving! Make sure you 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:
TBA
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
     
Thur 11/29:
 - High School Placement Test
 - Band Rehearsal
 - Coder Kids 3:30-4:30pm
 - Basketball Practice (Grade 6 boys) 6-7:30pm
 - Confirmation7:30pm
 
Fri  11/30:
 -  Early Dismissal 11:30am

Sat 12/1:
 - Tennis (grades 4-8)

Mon 12/3:
 - Advent Service Upon Arrival
 - Strings Practice 4pm
 - Chess Club 3:15-4:30pm
 - Kolbe Kids 3:15-4pm
 - Running Club 3:15-4pm
 - Soccer 3:30-4:30pm
 
Tues 12/4:
 - Three Kings Setup 
 - Running Club 3:15-4pm

Wed 12/5:
 - Poetry-Writing 3:15 - 4:15 pm
 - Basketball (Grades 6 Boys) 6-7:30 pm
 - Three Kings Shop Opens
Did you...
- Look for coats to donate?
- Turn in money for the Turkey Trot?
- Collect items for the 3 Kings Gift Shop?
- 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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