Monday Memo February 6, 2017

Thanks to everyone who helped to make Catholic Schools Week such a huge success. The fun activities throughout the week were truly enjoyed by all of the students. Highlights from the week are included in this Monday Memo.

Dates to Remember

Feb. 13      PTO Special Lunch

Feb. 20     President’s Day – NO SCHOOL

Mar.  5       Mostaccioli Dinner 12-6 PM

Mar. 13-17 Spring Break

Mar. 25      Middle School Trivia Night

Athletic Association

Registration for basketball and softball (boys and girls, grades 3-8) and t-ball (boys and girls, grades PreK-2) is now open. Register via the following link: ezrosters.com/stl-stam/

Register between January 27th and February 10th and the fee is $30 per child, per sport. After February 10th the fee goes up to $60 per child, per sport.

The dealine to register is Sunday, February 19th.

If your child is interested in playing, please do not delay and register today.

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Mostaccioli Dinner

March 5 from 12-6PM

Please join us for Monsignor Bommarito’s Mostaccioli Dinner on March 5th from noon until 6PM. Money raised from the dinner will go to keep tuition affordable at St. Ambrose School. The form along with information about the sales contest was sent out through Fast Direct.

What can you do to help?

-Sell Tickets!

Each family is required to sell a minimum of 4 tickets. Tickets will be distributed through the school office. Order forms have been sent out on Fast Direct and are on the PTO planner page as well as in the school office. You may purchase the tickets for your family or sell them to family and friends. Spread the word about this delicious dinner. The top ticket seller will receive a $25 gift certificate to Gelato. Also every class that has 100% participation in selling four tickets will receive a dress down week.

-Volunteer

We will need volunteers throughout the day of the event. We will be sending out a volunteer request for helpers. We will need people to set up, clean up, serve during the day, sell raffle tickets, and more. Shifts will be two hours long and run between 11 AM and 7 PM. Please take time to visit the link coming out through fast direct to sign up for one or more shifts!

-Lottery Tickets

One of the raffle items at the dinner will be a lottery scratch-off ticket tree. We are asking for donations of scratch-off tickets to be sent in to the school office so we can create an amazing ticket tree. Thanks for your donations!

-Sign Up Parties

On the day of the dinner, sign up parties will be available. Some of the parties will include a wine tasting and dinner at Joe Bergfeld’s home and an adult volleyball tournament. Be sure to check out all of the fun opportunities when you arrive!

Monday- Celebrating our Community

 Monday’s theme was Celebrating our Community. Students in Pre-K3 through Kindergarten joined with their buddies in grades 5-7 to make cards for the first responders in our neighborhood. Most of the cards were illustrated by the 7th grade students. Students in grades 3-5 headed out on the Hill for a walking field trip. They visited two local businesses, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate and Herbaria. Both places offered excellent tours and samples to take with them.

          

Pancake Night and VBRD

      

Tuesday- Celebrating our Students

 Tuesday morning the eighth grade teachers of St. Ambrose School and St. Louis the King School teamed up to plan an engaging morning together with their students. Both schools employ the Virtue Based Restorative Discipline model and the teachers hoped the meeting would allow the students to explore the commonality of the virtues while learning from their diversity. During the morning, the students gathered in the St. Ambrose Church Hall. They began with a prayer service including a ukulele performance by the St. Ambrose students and scripture readings. As part of the prayer service the students created a braided chain using multiple colors of fabric to represent the virtues. Following the prayer service the students took part in Virtue Circle discussion groups. Some of the topics for discussion included reflecting on the virtues each school is cultivating, how those virtues are relevant to their lives and the world, the benefit of their Catholic elementary education, and preparing for the new experience of high school. In between discussions, students reshuffled to different tables allowing for collaboration between more students. The morning also included a visit to the St. Ambrose School robotics lab for a demonstration, refreshments from a neighborhood bakery, and time to mingle.

The students in grades 3-8 enjoyed crazy hair, hat, and sock day.

Wednesday- Celebrating our Virtues

 Wednesday’s theme was Celebrating our Virtues. The Middle School spent the morning at the Bocce Club playing bocce and enjoying lunch from Favazza’s. Students in grades Pre-K through second grade had a great time wearing their pajamas to school and students in grades 3-5 had the opportunity to have lunch and recess together. Throughout the day, each class took time to participate in a virtue prayer circle.

 

Thursday- Celebrating our School

Thursday’s theme was Celebrating our School. All of the students dressed out of uniform in spirit colors. The Middle School spent the morning in House Wide competitions including a human chess game. The day concluded with a volleyball game between the 8th grade and the teachers. The 8th grade walked away with the victory for the first time in 16 years.

 

Friday- Celebrating our Families

Friday’s theme was Celebrating our Families. All of the students invited their grandparents or a special friend to join them at school for the morning. They attended Mass together, enjoyed a performance, gathered in the cafe for bagel and coffee, and took tours of the school. It was a great morning for all of the students and their special guests.