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" Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance.
- Proverbs 1:5 
September 6th, 2017
From Mrs. Rowley   back_2_school.jpg    
Welcome back to all of our students and staff. We are excited to get another school year under way. In this, the year of our reaccreditation we are especially excited to take a close look at all the good things St. Ambrose School does and to celebrate the very special spirit that abounds! Please pray for a successful year.

A couple of carpool reminders: when dropping off your students in the morning please form a double line in front of the church to feed into a single line in front of the school. Please pull up as far as you can to drop your students off. All students should leave their cars on the school side for safety. Cars must wait until the line of traffic is moving: pulling out of the carline around other cars is not permitted.
Please know that my door is always open to you. Thank you for your ongoing support and for entrusting us with your children.

Prayer for Students
Lord our God,
in your wisdom and love
you surround us with the mysteries of the universe.
Send your spirit upon these students
and fill them with your wisdom and blessings.
Grant that they may devote themselves to their studies
and draw ever closer to you,
the source of all knowledge.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
From the Editor
I am so excited to be continuing on as the Buzz Editor! Please make sure that you read the Buzz every week. There is a lot of important information about what is going on in our school. There are often pictures of our students and great activities. I would love to receive submissions from YOU. Please let me know if something interesting is going on in our community, have updates for a club, or want to give a shout out to someone at the school, I especially enjoy pictures. Please contact Mrs. Rowley to make sure we have permission to publish pictures of the students. The pictures need to be less than 5 MB. Submissions are due by Mondays at 5pm. Please contact me if you have any questions. If you know any parents at the school who did not receive this week's Buzz, please have them contact me so I can put them on the distribution list. I look forward to hearing from you!    


We're excited to announce that all Homeroom Parent positions for K-8 are FILLED! A great big thank you to all of the wonderful moms who have taken on this important role. We would like to invite our preschool parents to contact us to serve as homeroom parents for Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4.

We have many more opportunities for you to invest in our wonderful school and make a difference in the lives of our students. Please take a moment to look over the open positions ; pull out your calendar and see what works for you. If you are worried that you don't have enough time to commit to a position, you are welcome to choose a friend and split the position. There is something for everyone and we need many hands to accomplish a school year full of activities.

We welcome the time, talent, and energy of our school fathers. Many volunteer tasks can be done in the evening or involve weekend events -- some that could use manpower/brawn and we appreciate your muscle support (not to mention your unique perspective)!

There are volunteer opportunities that are:

  • Weekly or monthly commitments across the school year (several* of which can be accomplished mostly or all from the comfort of your own home!)
    • School Sign Coordinator
    • Bulletin Board Helpers*
    • Chess Club Assistants
    • Box Tops & Campbell Soup Coordinator*
    • Homeroom Parents*
    • Chess Club Assistants
    • Library Assistants
  • Specific dates across the year
    • Hospitality Coordinator
    • Service Chair
  • One-time events
    • Fun Run Coordinator
    • Oktoberfest Coordinator
    • 5K Coordinator
    • Used Uniform Sales (2x/year)
    • School Picture Assistants
    • Science Fair Judges
    • 3 Kings Gift Shop Coordinator
    • Gala Chair
    • Wine and Chocolate Coordinator
  • Committees that meet with variable frequency
    • Spirit of St. Ambrose Committee
    • STEM Committee
    • Grant Committee
    • Gala Committees
      • Gala Solicitation/Donations
      • Gala Food and Beverage
      • Gala Marketing
      • Gala Setup/Cleanup
      • Gala Decorations
      • Gala Greeters & Checkout
  • If you don't see something that works for you but you have a particular talent, or particular times that you are available, contact us and we will assist you with a way to participate!


The sooner we have all positions filled, the sooner we can progress on ensuring that each of our events and activities will be a success. You can find a listing of Volunteer Job Descriptions on the school website under the SUPPORT tab or by clicking here. Please direct any questions or comments to We are happy to answer any questions you have. Thank you for your support! 

School News
Back To School Night 
Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 13.  The meeting times are as follows:
  • 6:30-7:30 = Kindergarten-Grade 5 parents (2 sessions)
  • 7:00-7:30 = Preschool
  • 7:30-8:00 = PTO meeting in gym
  • 8:00-8:30 = Grades 6-8 parents in homerooms
  • 8:30-9:00 = MS teachers  (including Specials) circulate, introduce themselves & then are available to parents
Please note that Back to School Night is for PARENTS ONLY.
Dress Down Day for $1

This Friday will be a dress down day to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Students may wear yellow (for Texas).  Minimum donation is $1, but we will take whatever you wish to offer. If you wish to have your child participate, please send the money in some time this week.
Shout Outs!
The Used Uniform Sale was a great success. We made over $1400 for the PTO thanks to the generosity of parents who donated uniforms to the sale. The money will be used towards field trips, assemblies, and additional STEM opportunities. A great big thank you to all of the volunteers and school staff that helped with set up and the sale: Mrs. Rowley, Mrs. Smith, Kati Krueger, Sarah Salazar, Luisa Williams and Julia Hecton. The success of the sale could not have happened without you.
In This Issue
Ways to Give!

Ana-Maria Cordoba Scholarship Fund 


PTO Meeting Dates
Next Meeting:
September 20th at 7pm (school library)
Important Tidbits
Important Dates
(All events and important dates can be found on our website's Google Calendar!)
Thur 9/7:  
  -Track Practice 3:20pm

Fri 9/8
  - Dress Down Day for $1
  - Tennis Practice at Audrey Moore 5pm

Tue 9/12:
Choir Rehearsal 3:20pm
  - Track Practice 3:20pm

Wed 9/13:
11:30 Dismissal   - Back to School Night 6:30pm-9pm (Parents Only)  
Did you...
- Check out volunteer opportunities at the school?
- Update your information in PowerSchool? 
-Tell a friend about the Amazon Associates Program?
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