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  "Lent is like a long 'retreat' during which we can turn back into ourselves and listen to the voice of God, in order to defeat the temptations of the Evil One. It is a period of spiritual 'combat' which we must experience alongside Jesus, not with pride and presumption, but using the arms of faith: prayer, listening to the word of God and penance. In this way we will be able to celebrate Easter in truth, ready to renew the promises of our Baptism."  
March 27th, 2019
From Mrs. Rowley       
This Friday the school will sponsor the Lenten Supper in the school gym. We hope to see you there. There are still opportunities to sign up to bring food or to help on the evening. Please see the sign up at
Next week our students will celebrate "Faith and Science" week. The purpose is to bring an awareness and celebration of the beauty of faith and science in the Catholic tradition; that there is no conflict between faith and science; rather, both are compatible and necessary for seeking and knowing truth. We will highlight scientists who were devout Catholics, enjoy daily science trivia, and end the week with "Faith and Science Jeopardy!" Thanks to Mr. Cao for coordinating this.
If you have not yet re-registered your child please do so as soon as possible or contact the office. Thank you!
Continued Lenten blessings to you all.
School News 
Last Call for Track SignUps 
Hello St Ambrose Family,

cartoon-sneakers.jpg Signups are now open for Spring track for 3rd - 8th grade! The cost of registration is $20 for those who ran in track in the Fall (and have the shirt), and $30 for any new runners that need the shirt. If your runner participated in the fall, but needs a new shirt, please let me know, the charge will be $30.  There will also be a $5 discount if you have more than one child participating.  You will be charged via FACTS.  You can sign up here:

The spring track meet will be at O'Connell on May 18.  Practices will be held on Wednesday's and Friday's, 4p - 5:15p, and we will throw in an occasional Saturday morning, when we can get the use of a local track.

Track practice will begin on Wednesday, April 3 (rain or shine)!

And as always, if you can help us with practices in any way, we'd love to have you!  Just let us know!

Coach Mani and I hope to see your runners (and you!) on the track field!
Easter Egg Hunt 
bunny_basket_eggs.jpg Come join us for an Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday, April 14th after the 12:00 mass!  We will meet up on the basketball court behind the school.  Please bring your own baskets to collect the eggs. Children 10 and under only.
St. Ambrose School Spring Used Uniform Sale!!
It's coming ... please mark your calendars sale_tags_re.jpg

Sunday, April 14th

In just a few weeks our kids will be switching to the Spring Uniform and what a great time to clean out those closets and see what fits! We invite all current families to consign/donate whatever doesn't.
P lease read the attached instructions sheet and fill out the tags. You may drop off your used items at the school office in the coming weeks right up until Friday, April 12 th .

Set-up will be on Saturday, April 13th. Please look out for the Sign-Up Genius if you'd like to volunteer your time and help on that day or Sunday, April 14th .

If you have any questions, please contact Julia Hecton at .
Thank You!!
St Ambrose Collection for Catholic Charities
Mobile Response Center
Thanks to a partnership with Catholic Charities US A.  Catholic Charities in Arlington will be able to provide curbside assistance to area homeless and poverty-stricken communities for one week each month. The Mobile Response Center truck will deliver supplies directly to the needy. Your donations can help. For more information, check out this flyer.
From the Health Center
Mrs. Maureen Earner
Seasonal Allergies 
Seasonal allergies , sometimes called "hay fever" or seasonal allergic rhinitis, are allergy symptoms that happen during certain times of the year, usually when outdoor molds release their spores, and trees, grasses, and weeds release tiny pollen particles into the air to fertilize other plants.
The immune systems of people who are allergic to mold spores or pollen treat these particles (called allergens) as invaders and release chemicals, including histamine, into the bloodstream to defend against them. It's the release of these chemicals that causes allergy symptoms.
People can be allergic to one or more types of pollen or mold. The type someone is allergic to determines when symptoms happen. For example, in the Mid-Atlantic States, tree pollination is February through May, grass pollen runs from May through June, and weed pollen is from August through October - so children with these allergies are likely to have increased symptoms at those times. Mold spores tend to peak midsummer through the fall, depending on location.
Even children who have never had seasonal allergies in years past can develop them. Seasonal allergies can start at almost any age, though they usually develop by the time someone is 10 years old and reach their peak in the early twenties, with symptoms often disappearing later in adulthood.
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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! 
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Ways to Give!

Ana-Maria Cordoba Scholarship Fund 


PTO Meeting Dates
Next Meeting:
March 27th
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
Thur 3/28:
 - Band Rehearsal
 - Coder Kids 3:30-4:30pm
Fri  3/29:
 - Sign Language Club 3:15-4:30pm

Mon 4/1: 
 - Chess Club 3:15 to 4:30pm
 - Kolbe Kids 3:15-4pm
 - Strings 3:15-4:15pm

Wed 4/3:
 - Poetry Club 3:15-4:15pm
 - Track 4-5:15pm
Did you...
- Find uniforms to donate to the used uniform sale?
- 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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