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" Teach us to give and not count the cost."  
- St. Ignatius de Loyola
April 25th, 2018
From Mrs. Rowley       
It looks like Spring has finally arrived so we anticipate good weather for the remainder of our field trips and other fun events. Just a reminder that Spring uniform is in effect. Please ensure that the appropriate length for skirts, skorts, and shorts is worn.

On Tuesday our 4 th and 5 th graders took a field trip to Williamsburg to learn about colonial life, and on Friday our 7 th graders will make the annual trip to Gettysburg, under the expert guidance of Captain Don Ditko, a St. Ambrose parishioner. They will learn about the Civil War era and have some hands-on experiences. A lot of history will be experienced this week! Next Monday our 8 th graders will take their graduation trip to Philadelphia to visit the Franklin Institute, Independence Hall, and the Cathedral.

This Thursday our 5 th and 8 th graders will take the National Catholic Education Association ACRE test in Religion. This is given in all diocesan schools in April.

Thank you to all who contributed food for the St. Lucy Project food drive. In total the parish collected 4,268 pounds of food!

Have a blessed week.
School News 
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Who:      Rising  K to rising 5 th graders
Cost:      $60/child (includes tshirt; daily craft and snack) $110/ 2 children; $150/ 3 children           
When:     June 25 through Jun 29 from 9am-12 noon
Where:    St Ambrose School gym

Please be assured that there is no need to worry about your child registering for this camp.  There will be room for all interested families to enroll! 

Registration form may be found here, on St Ambrose Church website, or by contacting Laura Mead at  
Community Corner 
DeMatha Soccer Academy Free Skills Clinics


DeMatha Soccer Academy's FREE skills clinics are open to all boys and girls agers 6-14. The clinics are designed to improve the player's individual skill on the ball. The focus will be on dribbling, shooting, 1v1 attacking and 1v1 defending. Each session will conclude with small sided games.

Friday April 13 6:30-7:45pm
Friday April 27 6:30-7:30pm
Friday May 4 6:30-7:30pm

All clinics will be held at Elizabeth Seton High School, 5715 Emerson St, Bladensburg, MD 20710.

DeMatha Soccer Academy Summer Camps 

The DeMatha Soccer Academy's professional coaches will provide players with an opportunity to learn new skills in a fun camp environment. Each day will focus on new skills, small-sided games, and camp-wide games.

Boys and Girls Ages 6-14

Session 1 July 23rd - July 27th  9:00am-3:00pm
Session 2 July 30th - Aug 3rd    9:00am-3:00pm

Elizabeth Seton High School. 5715 Emerson Street Bladensburg, MD 20710

$300 Non DeMatha Soccer Academy 
$250 DeMatha Soccer Academy member
$275 Groups of 3 or more
Includes t-shirt

Daily Schedule: 
8:30am-9:30am:    Campers arrive 
9:00am-11:30am:  Skill development 
11:30am-1:00pm:  Lunch/Video 
1:00pm-3:00pm:   Small-sided games and camp-wide games

From the Editor
Send in your submissions! They are due on MONDAYS 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. 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!
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Ways to Give!

Ana-Maria Cordoba Scholarship Fund 


PTO Meeting Dates
Next Meeting:
May 16th at 7pm
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
Thur 4/26 :
  - Band Practice    
Fri 4/27:
  - Track Practice 3:15-4:30pm
  - Volleyball (Grades 7&8) 7:30pm 
  - Drama Club 3:15-4:30pm

Mon 4/30:
  - Strings Practice 3:15-4:15pm
Tue 5/1:
  - Choir Rehearsal 3:20-4:30pm
  - CYM- Band of Brothers 7:30-9pm 
Wed 5/2:
  - Dance 3:10-4pm
  - STEM (4-8th) 3:15-4:30pm
  - Track 3:15-4:30pm 
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