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February 13th, 2019
From Mrs. Rowley       
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Finally are students are able to get outside to play at recess, but look out for next week's predicted wintry weather! Just a reminder that we follow Fairfax County for inclement weather closings and delays.
 
We are continuing to collect Boxtops. You will find a tracking sheet in the Wednesday folder to use for your Boxtops. Prizes are waiting to be earned.
 
The gala is fast approaching and we are really looking forward to a fun evening. Please note that there are still opportunities for volunteering. Please be a part of putting this wonderful - and important -evening together. We are looking for desserts for the delicious dessert auction; we are selling 50/50 raffles tickets; and of course we still have Gala tickets available. How about getting a table for parents in your children's grades? You will be receiving more information by email.
 
Our students have been working hard getting into the Mardi Gras spirit. In art class they have been making fun masks to mark the evening!
 
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School News 
CAN YOU BELIEVE THE GALA IS LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AWAY?
 
A Mardi Gras Knight is just around the corner and I can almost hear the Nawlins Jazz playing now!

The Gala Committee has been working tirelessly to make this a fabulous evening. We still need your help for final preparations. Please check the Sign-Up Genius to see how you can be part of the team! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4fada62ea4f58-gala

Have you purchased your tickets yet? Don't wait; prices go up on February 18th! You really don't want to miss out on the fun! Purchase online at https://bit.ly/2SK8Hyp or send in your check to the school office with the ticket purchase flyer.
Hope to see you there! 

Sharon Driscoll
Gala Chair 2019
GALA CRAFTERNOON!
 
You are invited to join us on Saturday, February 23 rd , from 1-4pm for our gala "Crafternoon" in the Parish Library (located inside the parish center).
 
We will be working on various decorating projects for the gala, including assembling the centerpieces, and creating displays for masks.  
 
Feel free to bring craft items or tools if you are able to , but not required! We could use things like glue guns, glue sticks, tape, and gold, black, green, or purple ribbons. Your time and resources are very much appreciated.
Adults and Teens welcome!
 
50/50 Raffle
 
How are those ticket sales going? The more tickets we sell the bigger the prize and also the more we can help our wonderful school. Also this is a great way to support the gala if you aren't able to attend.
 
Please return all sold ticket stubs (with full contact information completed on the back of each ticket) and collected money to Trish Konczal at the school office. If you need more tickets to sell, please contact Jen Charest at rugbyratch2@aol.com.
Dessert Auction 
 
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Please check out our new dessert auction form for the Gala. The only change is that it notes to bring your dessert donations to the gym. Thank you. 
Let the Good Times Roll 
 
Gather up your loose change and get ready to send it in next week!
 
The class that collects the most money by the end
 of the week earns a dress down day and a special treat!
 
Box Tops 
 
Hello St. Ambrose Families!

Hopefully you have been collecting your box tops throughout the school year and have a big bag FULL of them just waiting to be turned in!

Please send in as MANY box tops as possible NO LATER THAN Friday, February 22 so that we can submit in time for the final deadline for this school year per the box tops 4 education program.

A flyer went home in the Wednesday folder for your students to attach and submit their box tops. Please feel free to make copies if you need extra or simply submit in a Ziploc bag or envelope with your students name on it!

The student that submits the most box tops will earn a gift card to Regal Cinemas! This is a super easy way that each and every family can support our school that has a direct financial impact!!

Thank you in advance for your support! Feel free to contact Mary Helou with any questions! maryhelou1@gmail.com
Letters to Sailors of the USS Stennis
   
Calling out to the families of St. Ambrose School.   The se  sailors need letters from you guys and girls to write a card or draw a nice picture for them. Due the 22nd of February.
 
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Community Corner
Summer Camps at FCPS
 
It's time to start planning summer camps for the kiddos! Luckily FCPS has you covered.
 

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From the Health Clinic

Mrs. Maureen Earner
Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy
 
How Can We Prevent Cavities?
 
Cavities happen when bacteria and food left on the teeth after eating are not brushed away. Acid collects on a tooth, softening its enamel until a hole - or cavity - forms.
 
Here is how to keep cavities away:
  • Start good oral habits early.  Teach children to brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and to floss regularly.
  • Get enough fluoride.  Regular use of fluoride toughens the enamel, making it harder for acid to penetrate. Although many towns require tap water to be fluoridated, others do not. If your water supply is not fluoridated or if your family uses purified water, ask your dentist for fluoride supplements. Most toothpaste contains fluoride but toothpaste alone will not fully protect a child's teeth. Be careful, however, since too much fluoride can cause tooth discoloration. Check with your dentist before supplementing.
  • Limit or avoid certain foods.  Sugary foods, juices, candy (especially sticky gummy candy, gummy vitamins, or fruit leather or "roll-ups") can erode enamel and cause cavities. If your children eat these foods, have them rinse their mouth or brush their teeth after eating to wash away the sugar. The same goes for taking sweetened liquid medicines: always have children rinse or brush afterward.
As your child's permanent teeth grow in, the dentist can help prevent decay by applying a thin wash of resin (called a sealant) to the back teeth, where most chewing is done. This protective coating keeps bacteria from settling in the hard-to-reach crevices of the molars. But make sure that children know that sealants are not a replacement for good brushing and regular flossing.
 
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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, 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:
February 20th
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
 
  Thur 2/14:
 - Band Rehearsal
 - Basketball Practice (Grade 4 & 5 boys) 6-7:30pm
 
Fri  2/15:
 - Sign Language Club 3:15-4:30pm
- Basketball (Grade 6 boys) 6-7:30pm

Mon 2/18: 
 - NO SCHOOL- President's Day 

Tue 2/19:
 - 2nd Grade Field Trip

Wed 2/20:
- Poetry Writing Club 3:15-4:15pm  
 - Basketball Practice (Grade 6 boys) 6-7:30pm  
Did you...
- Think of ways you can help out the school?
- Buy tickets to the Gala?
-Sign up for our various rewards programs?
-Tell a friend about the Amazon Associates Program?
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