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" Patience is the companion of wisdom."  
- St. Augustine
March 14th, 2018
From Mrs. Rowley       
  
Mrs. Rowley has been out sick this week with a bad virus. Hopefully she'll be back to the school soon. Until then, I know she would greatly appreciate our prayers!
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School News 
Middle School Dance 
   
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Who: 7 th & 8 th grade students from St. Ambrose, St. Michael, St. Bernadette, Nativity & Holy Spirit Schools

When: Friday, March 23, 2018

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Where: St. Ambrose Parish Hall 

Cost: $7.00 -- Light snacks will be provided 

For more information, check out this flyer. Please fill out this emergency contact and consent form.   
From the Health Clinic
Mrs. Maureen Earner 
What Are Germs?

The term "germs" refers to the microscopic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa that can cause disease.

Washing hands well and often is the most important thing your family can do to prevent germs from leading to infections and sickness.  
Types of Germs

Bacteria  are tiny, single-celled organisms that get nutrients from their environments. In some cases, that environment is your child or some other living being.

Some bacteria are good for our bodies - they help keep the digestive system in working order and keep harmful bacteria from moving in. Some bacteria are used to produce medicines and vaccines.

But bacteria can cause trouble, too, as with  cavities , urinary tract infections , ear infections, or strep throat . Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections.

Viruses can not survive, grow, and reproduce unless a person or an animal puts up rental space. Viruses can only live for a very short time outside other living cells. For example, viruses in infected body fluids left on surfaces like a countertop or toilet seat can live there for a short time, but quickly die unless a live host comes along.

Once they have moved into someone's body, though, viruses spread easily and can make a person sick. Viruses are responsible for some minor sicknesses like colds , common illnesses like the flu, and extremely serious diseases like smallpox or HIV/AIDS .

Antibiotics are not effective against viruses. Antiviral agents have been developed against a small, select group of viruses.

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From the Editor
 
As I recover from shoulder surgery, submissions will continue to be 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!
 
In This Issue
Ways to Give!

Ana-Maria Cordoba Scholarship Fund 

 

PTO Meeting Dates
Next Meeting:
March 14th at 7pm
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
 
Thur 3/15 :
  - Band Practice    
 
Fri 3/16:
  - Drama Club 3:15-4pm

Mon 3/19: 
  - STEM Club (Grades K-3) 3:15-4:30pm
  - Strings Practice 3:15-4:15pm
  - Chess Club 3:15-4:30pm
 
Tue 3/20:
  - Choir Rehearsal 3:20-4:30pm
  - Soccer Academy Begins
  - CYM- Band of Brothers 7:30-9pm 
 
Wed 3/21:
  - 11:30am Dismissal
  - Volleyball (Grades 5&6) 6pm
  - Volleyball (Grades 7&8) 7:30pm  
Did you...
- 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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