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" For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope."  
-   Jeremiah 29:11
June 6th, 2018
From Mrs. Rowley       
Kudos to our 5 th graders who raised $726 during their bake sale, which they presented to the American Red Cross at their office on Tuesday.

On Friday we will say "farewell" to 8 th grade when we celebrate their graduation. Please keep them in prayer as they enter the world of high school!

We will also say "au revoir" for the summer to Kindergarten as they celebrate a year of learning, praying and playing. Kindergarteners celebrated their last week of school with a field trip today to Frying Pan Park.

Next Friday, June 15, is the last day of school for the rest of our students. Please note that we will have Mass on Friday, not Thursday, followed by awards and dismissal. There is no Extended Day on Friday, June 15. May God keep you all safe, healthy and happy during the summer months.

Next week we will have our last Buzz for the school year. Our heartfelt gratitude to Mrs. Rosie McGuire for her continuous hard work on getting the Buzz out to us all each week - and keeping me on track for submissions!

Have a blessed week
School News 
End of School Year!!!
Summer is almost here! For grades 1st-7th, the last day of school is June 15th. Students will be dismissed at 11am and there will be no after school care.  
A Thank You from Sarah Moran
It has been a quick two years. I have been blessed to be able to serve beside terrific people who are interested in making St. Ambrose better for its students and staff and that has made it fly by.

Thank you to all who showed up and gave of themselves and to those who said yes when silence or a no would have been simpler.

Thanks to those who brought your children with you to volunteer and to the faculty and staff for giving your all.

And also a shout out of appreciation to our priests for sharing your precious time to engage our students.

Many thanks to those who stepped up and ran events, as well as to those who give and smile and provide a shining example as to what Christ-like behavior is.

Have a wonderfully restful and awe-filled summer.
- Sarah Moran 
Ronald McDonald House 
For the past three years, our school families have been collecting pop   tabs to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of  Greater Washington DC. Currently our school has donated over 38 lbs of pop tabs to RMHC.
This is a reminder to send in all your pop tabs in the next few weeks before school closes on June 15.
Collection containers are located in each classroom and the 6th graders will pick up all pop tabs from each homeroom. Alternatively, parents can drop off their donations in the front office for Mrs. Kiernan's attention. The RMHC sells the metal tabs and all funds support their cause. You can find the pop tabs on soda cans, some soup or vegetable cans, cat food cans, etc.
Keep collecting pop tabs over the summer so we can top our recent donation and continue to assist the sick children and their families that benefit from RMHC.
Thank you for your help in supporting this worthy cause.
Mrs. Patricia Kiernan & the 6th graders
From the Health Clinic
Mrs. Maureen Earner
Water Safety
Pools, lakes, ponds, and beaches mean summer fun and cool relief from hot weather. But water also can be dangerous for children if parents do not take the proper precautions. Nearly 1,000 children die each year by drowning. Most drownings happen in home swimming pools. It is the second leading cause of accidental death for people between the ages of 5 and 24.
The good news is there are many ways to keep your children safe in the water - and make sure that they take the right precautions when they are on their own.
Keeping Children Safe
Children need constant supervision around water - whether the water is in a bathtub, a wading pool, an ornamental fish pond, a swimming pool, a spa, the beach, or a lake.
Young children are especially at risk - they can drown in less than 2 inches of water. That means drowning can happen where you would least expect it - the sink, the toilet bowl, fountains, buckets, inflatable pools, or small bodies of standing water around your home, such as ditches filled with rainwater. Always watch children closely when they are in or near any water.
If you are not a swimmer yourself, it is a good idea to take lessons and learn how to swim. And children over 4 years old should learn, too (check the local recreation center for classes taught by qualified instructors). Children who are younger (but older than age 1) also might benefit from swimming lessons, but check with your pediatrician first.
Do not assume that a child who knows how to swim is not at risk for drowning. All children need to be supervised in the water, no matter what their swimming skills. And infants, toddlers, and weak swimmers should have an adult swimmer within arm's reach to provide "touch supervision."
Invest in proper-fitting, Coast Guard-approved flotation devices (life vests) and have children wear them whenever near water. Check the weight and size recommendations on the label, then have your child try it on to make sure it fits snugly. For children younger than 5 years old, choose a vest with a strap between the legs and head support - the collar will keep the child's head up and face out of the water. Inflatable vests and arm devices such as water wings are  not  effective protection against drowning.
Do not forget the sunscreen and reapply often, especially if the children are getting wet. UV sunglasses, hats, and protective clothing also can help provide sun protection.
Children should drink plenty of fluids, particularly water, to prevent dehydration. It's easy to get dehydrated in the sun, especially when kids are active and sweating. Dizziness, feeling lightheaded, or nausea are just some of the signs of dehydration and overheating.
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From the Editor

Summer is almost here, and there is ONE more edition of the Buzz! You can still send in your submissions! They are due on MONDAY at 5pm. It's very important that you get your submissions in on time, or I won't be able to get them in. 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:
June 13th at 7pm
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
Fri 6/7:
  - Kindergarten Graduation 9am
  - 11:30am Dismissal
  - 8th Grade Graduation 7:30pm
Tue 6/12:
  - CYM- Band of Brothers 7:30-9pm 
Wed 6/13:
  -  11:30am Dismissal  
Did you...
- Tell friends about our amazing school?
- Collect pop tops? 
-Sign up for our various rewards programs?
-Tell a friend about the Amazon Associates Program?
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