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" It is enough for you to know that Mary is the Mother
of Jesus...She loves us so much that she offered to
God the Father His only natural Son to save His adopted sons...She is a great and inestimable
treasure who encloses in herself an infinite treasure,
the Son of God...
"  
- Padre Pio 
May 9th, 2018
From Mrs. Rowley       
  
Congratulations to our Children's Choir! They received the highest rating of Superior at  the  Choral Festival in Kings Dominion on Friday, May 4.  Their average score out of 100 points was 96.  They were competing in the middle school division and won first place for which they received a trophy.  They also received a trophy for best overall in the choral division out of all participating choirs.  We are so proud of them, and grateful to Mr. Don Cotton for his wonderful musical
direction.

Our band will travel to Hershey Park on Friday to perform in the band festival, and enjoy some amusement park fun! They will join with Holy Family and Blessed Sacrament schools.

On Thursday, we will celebrate and honor our Blessed Mother with our annual May Crowning during the school Mass. This is a beautiful tradition that is a great witness of faith for our students. Please join us for this celebration.

This week we began our final round on standardized testing for the school year. Our 8 th graders also took the World Language exam that high schools use in their decisions regarding language placement. Please keep our students in your prayers as we approach the end of the school year. Remember to watch the school calendar for upcoming events, such as field trips, field day, Spring concert and Art Festival, and other end of year celebrations!

Have a blessed week.

Positions Open 2018-2019 Year
We have many volunteer jobs here at St. Ambrose to  fit everyone's lifestyle and schedule.  There are so many opportunities you should easily find some way to volunteer and share your time and talents with our dedicated teachers and students.  
 
One such wonderful opportunity is to be a member of the PTO Board.  This year we have several slots opening due to term limits.  
 
The positions of President, Secretary, Service Chair and Social Chair are currently vacant for the 2018-2019 school year and nominees will be voted in at the meeting May 31st meeting in conjunction with the Spring Concert.   If you are interested in learning more about how our school works from the inside out please take the time to pray to discern if you are being called to one of the positions.  The members of the Board who will remain in place are a wonderful group and all really invested in making St. Ambrose the best it can be.  If you are interested, please email  volunteer@stambroseschool.org  for more information or to alert the Board and Nomination Committee to your interest as soon as possible.  
 
You can find the various opportunities to volunteer on the school website at   https://stambroseschool.org/support-us/volunteers/  and click the  in the middle of the page.  There may be more added and/or tweaked so check o ut the site and then come see us at the concert to see if anyt hing has been added that might be right up your alley.  
   
Thank you for taking the time to see how you  can help out.   If we each do a little bit, then events can continue and no one person (or group of regulars) has to do all the heavy lifting.  There's nothing worse than the smell of a burnt out volunteer. 
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School News 
Field Day
 
Dear Parents,
 
It is that time of year again, Field Day!!  This year it will be on Friday, May 25th .   To make this day a success, I need YOU!   Volunteers will be needed starting at 7:30 am to help set up the field and then to either bring a group of students to each activity or to lead a game.  Please sign up using the link below if you can spend your morning with us.
 
Any time that you can spend with us will be greatly appreciated.  Please let me know by Sunday, May 20th if you can help.
 
See You Friday, May 25th!
 
God Bless,
Mrs. Wise
PE Teacher
 
Kindergarten's Caterpillars Have Hatched! 
        
 
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Shout Outs 
Thank you school families for participating in the Giant A+ Rewards program.  Saint Ambrose will receive a check for $645.52 this school year.  If you did not participate in this program and would like to link your Giant Card to our school, please visit https://giantfood.com/school-rewards , and use our school ID of:  03247
From the Health Clinic
Mrs. Maureen Earner

Seasonal Allergies (Hay Fever)
 
About Seasonal Allergies

"Achoo!"
 It's your son's third sneezing fit of the morning, and as you hand him another tissue you wonder if these cold-like symptoms - the sneezing, congestion, and runny nose - have something to do with the recent weather change. If he gets similar symptoms at the same time every year, you are likely right: seasonal allergies are at work.

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 is 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.

Continue reading here.  
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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!
 
In This Issue
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 5/10 :
  - May Crowning 9am Mass
  - Shakespeare Dinner Theater 6pm
  - Band Practice 
 
Fri 5/11:
   - 11:30am Early Dismissal
  - Track Practice 3:15-4:30pm
  - Drama Club 3:15-4:30pm
  - Volleyball (Grades 5&6) 6pm 
  - Volleyball (Grades 7&8) 7:30pm 

Sat 5:12:
  - Track Meet

Sun 5:13:
  - Track Meet

Mon 5/14:
  - Strings Practice 3:15-4:15pm
  -
Chess Club 3:15-4:45pm  
   
Tue 5/15:
 - Choir Rehearsal 3:20-4:30pm
  - Battle of the Books Competition (Grades 5&6)
  - CYM- Band of Brothers 7:30-9pm 
 
Wed 5/16:
  - Dance 3:10-4pm
  - STEM (4-8th) 3:15-4:30pm
  - Track 3:15-4:30pm 
Did you...
- Consider joining the PTO?
-Sign up for our various rewards programs?
-Tell a friend about the Amazon Associates Program?
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