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"Go to your confessor; open your heart to him; display to him all the recesses of your soul;
take the advice that he will give you with the utmost humility and simplicity. For God, Who has an infinite love for obedience, frequently renders profitable the counsels we take from others, but especially from those who are the guides of our souls
- St. Francis de Sales 
February 7th, 2018
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What a wonderful celebration we enjoyed last week during the annual Catholic Schools Week. Some of the highlights included student appreciation day, a vocations talk by Fr. Fisher, a visit by Assistant Superintendent Diane Elliott, and the Jump Rope for the Heart kick-off assembly. A sincere thank you to the 8th grade parents for the delicious teacher appreciation lunch on Wednesday. We were truly spoiled!

Open registration for the 2018-2019 school year has begun. Please turn your re-registration forms in as soon as possible.

Due to freezer issues, we will not be serving ice-cream for a couple of weeks. We will update you as soon as this is fixed.

St. Ambrose School is now on Twitter! Please follow us at @StAmbrose22003.

Have a blessed week.
From the Editor
Due to an upcoming shoulder surgery, submissions are now due by FRIDAYS at 5pm. It's very important that you get your submissions in on time, or I won't be able to get them in until the following week. Please keep sending in your submissions, though! 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. Thanks so much!
School News 
Local Autor Visits St. Ambrose! 
Author Lindsay Barry came to talk about her book Journey to Constellation Station and the writing process. Here are a couple of pictures from her visit.


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3rd & 4th Grade Boys Basketball 
The 3rd and 4th grade boys basketball team had some special spectators Saturday with Mrs. Rowley and Mrs. McCormack cheering them to victory. St. Ambrose defeated St. Louis 15-9 and are tied for first place in their division.

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The Gala is Saturday, March 3rd!
The Gala is coming up on March 3rd! 
Make sure you check out yesterday's special Gala Edition of the Buzz for the newest info on the Gala! If you haven't already purchased your tickets, make sure you do before the prices go up! Also, keep selling those raffle tickets. The pot is already growing. It's going to be a lucky night for St. Ambrose! 
From the Health Clinic
Mrs. Maureen Earner
Is Your Child Too Busy?
Why Are Children So Busy?

For some families, kids may be driving the schedule because they do not want to feel left out. Teens may feel pressure to boost their roster of activities to get into the college of their choice.

Some parents feel it is more productive to keep their children constantly occupied rather leave free time for playing, exploring, and learning on their own. They might also feel that their children will miss out on key experiences if they are not doing what other children are.

But most parents usually just want what seems best for their children. Even when intentions are good, though, children can easily become overscheduled. The pressure to participate in a handful of activities all the time and to "keep up" can be physically and emotionally exhausting for parents and kids alike.

Of course, organized activities and sports are beneficial, too. They foster social skills and are opportunities for play and exercise. They teach sportsmanship, self-discipline, and conflict resolution. Most of all, they are fun! The key is to keep them that way and ensure that children - and parents - are not overwhelmed.

Signs That Children Are Too Busy

Sooner or later, children who are too busy will begin to show signs. Every child is different, but overscheduled children may:
  • feel tired, anxious, or depressed
  • complain of headaches and stomachaches, which may be due to stress, missed meals, or lack of sleep
  • fall behind on their schoolwork, causing their grades to drop
Over scheduling can also take a toll on children's' friendships and social lives. Family life also can suffer - when one parent is driving to basketball practice and the other is carpooling to dance class, meals are missed. As a result, some families rarely eat dinner together, and may not take the extra time to stay connected.

Plus, the weekly grind of driving children all over the place and getting to one class, game, or practice after another can be downright tiresome and stressful for parents.

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Ways to Give!

Ana-Maria Cordoba Scholarship Fund 


PTO Meeting Dates
Next Meeting:
February 13th at 7pm
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
Thur 2/8 :
  - Band Practice    
  - Boys Basketball ( Grades 3&4) 6:00-7:30pm  
  - Girls Basketball ( Grades 6&7) 7:30-9:00pm  
Fri 2/9:
  - Drama Club 3:15-4:00pm
  - Boys Basketball (Grade 5) 6:00-7:30pm
Sat 2/10:  
  - Father /Daughter Dance 6:30-8:30pm

Mon 2/12:  
  - Girls Basketball (Grades 6&7) 6:00-7:30pm    
  - Strings Practice 3:15-4:15pm 
Tue 2/13:
  - Choir Rehearsal 3:20-4:30pm
  - Boys Basketball (Grade 5) 6:00-7:30pm 
Wed 2/14:
  - Ash Wednesday Mass 9am  
  - Boys Basketball (Grades 3&4) 6:00-7:30pm 
Did you...
- Buy tickets to the Gala?
- Sell raffle tickets for the Gala?
- Check out volunteer opportunities at the school?
-Sign up for our various rewards programs?
-Tell a friend about the Amazon Associates Program?
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