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Join us once again for Strategy games Wed., Apr. 10 & 24, and Wed., May 8, immediately after school until 4:30 p.m. Our last meeting is May 8. Please bring a snack to share if you are able. If you have any questions, or if your student plans to attend, please RSVP by e-mail to Michelle Lancaster, or comment in the Facebook Parents’ group.

Strategy Games Club Kick-Off
An all-time SAA favorite, Strategy Games Club is back! Join the club!  All students are welcome to stay after school and play strategy games until 4:30pm.  Parents, please reply to the Home and School email or Facebook reminder so that we know how many students to plan on for snacks.  Bring a snack to share if you are able.

Save The Date for PROM!

 

Prom Info & Forms

All St. Ambrose Juniors and Seniors are invited to St. Ambrose’s Prom on Sat., Apr. 20, from 7:00 – 10:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Fellowship Hall.

Tickets are $15. Students can bring up to one guest from the Sophomore or Freshmen classes or another school.

The guidelines and forms are attached as one complete PDF. Highlights include the formal wear dress code and the forms that ALL attendees must have signed by a parent and turned in as a prerequisite to purchasing tickets; parents must sign off on their student’s formal wear selections. St. Ambrose students (of any grade) should use the student permission slip. Guests from another school should use the guest permission slip.

NOTE: Regarding the dress code, dress shoes should be worn to the dance, although students can bring along a pair of comfortable shoes to change into, should they choose to AND girls’ dresses should have full coverage in the back below the shoulder blades.

Questions? Contact parent volunteer Laura Karlen via e-mail at ljkarlen@hotmail.com or call (608) 445-2064 for more information.

Prom Info & Forms

 

Yearbook Orders | Deadline Monday, March 4

This is the time of year we offer yearbooks for sale. The cost of each book is $30.

To place an order, go into your FACTS account and fill out the 2023-24 YEARBOOK ORDER FORM located in the “Web Forms” section.

Don’t forget to press “save” when you are done.

The hard deadline for yearbook orders is Mon., Mar. 4. Be sure to order yours today!

Please complete the permission form in your FACTS account for the upcoming field trip.

On the afternoon of February 13 (Mardi Gras) we will be enjoying some fun as a school in honor of the 20th Anniversary of St. Ambrose and before Lent begins.

Students have a choice of spending the afternoon at UrbanAir Adventure or Dave & Buster’s.

Students will be provided lunch courtesy of Home & School Connection and leave right after.

No additional transportation is needed. Students and chaperones will walk to either UrbanAir Adventure or Dave & Buster’s in their assigned group.

There is NO CHARGE to families for this afternoon activity.
Note: If students going to Dave & Buster’s wish to bring additional money to spend on games beyond the tokens provided by SAA (allowing approx. 1-1.5 hours of play, depending on skill/games chosen), they may do so.

Students will come to school in their normal uniform and bring a change of clothing appropriate for the activity they chose (non-uniform dress code). Students will change into their non-uniform clothing during lunch.

Groups will walk back to SAA prior to the end of the school day for normal school day dismissal.

We need 10 chaperones. If you are available, please sign up at the link below.

20th Anniversary Fun

 

 

Invite Priests & Religious to P.A.R.T.Y. Night

We need you your help! Invite your priests and any religious you know to join you at our Priest and Religious Thank You Night (aka P.A.R.T.Y. Night!) at the Monday, February 5 Boys’ Basketball Home game. Bishop Hying will be there!

 

We always want to show our love and support for the priests and religious in our Diocese and this new tradition will be a fun way to bring the community together. All priests/religious will receive free admission and concessions, there’ll be an optional Priest vs. Priest and Sister vs. Sister game of Lightning at half-time, and there will be post-game cookies and milk for ALL.

Email the PDF invitation and make some personal invitations!

 

When: Mon., Feb. 5

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Where: St. Maria Goretti School

RSVP: email Carolyn.averill@ambroseacademy.org

Please log into your FACTS account to find a new permission form for the final day of Catholic Schools Week – Game Day!

We will celebrate the end of Catholic Schools Week with our annual Game Day on Friday, February 2nd.

We begin with a cooperative mass at St. Maria Goretti with the SMG school at 8am. Msgr. Holmes will say a special mass for the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas), and then all students will drive or be transported to Keva Sports Center for the rest of the day. At Keva, students will play organized and pick-up sports games; board games and cards will also be available.

Students must come to mass at SMG in their uniform (dress or regular) and bring appropriate clothing and footwear to change into for Keva.

DROP OFF will be at St. Maria Goretti (5313 Flad Avenue, Madison) beginning at 7:30am.
PICKUP WILL BE AT KEVA Sports Center (8312 (Forsythia St., Middleton) at 3:15.
Students who are not picked up by 3:30 will be brought back to SAA for Pickup until 4:00.

Students must bring a sack lunch which does not require microwaving. They may also want to bring money for the concession stand, which will be open for a few hours.

Senior High Students who drive a vehicle or carpool to SMG will drive to Keva after mass, and then depart from Keva at the end of the day.

Drivers/Volunteers are needed! please sign up at the link below!

Game Day Volunteers

 

Catholic Schools Week | January 28 – February 3

National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is coming up fast! This annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States allows us to focus on the value that Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities, and our nation.

Here at St. Ambrose Academy, we’re celebrating by asking classes (grades) to work together in 3 ways: themed dress or costume days, a Penny War fundraiser, and Game Day (Fri., Feb. 2). We will begin Game Day with a mass at St. Maria Goretti and the rest of the day playing sports and games at Keva Sports Center. More information coming soon regarding Game Day.

Here are the themed dress/costume days:

  1. Mon., Jan. 29: Extra SAA Spirit Day (school colors: deep red and gold)
  2. Tue., Jan. 30: “Dressing Day” – each class will choose a theme based on names of salad dressing (Ranch, French, Thousand Island, Caesar, etc.)
  3. Wed., Jan. 31: Movie Day – each class chooses a movie as their theme
  4. Thu., Feb. 1: Formal Wear Day – come in your Sunday best (see SAA Student Handbook under “Semi-Formal Attire”)

Questions can be directed to Ms. Katie Behrens

Catholic Schools Week | January 28 – February 3

National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is coming up fast! This annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States allows us to focus on the value that Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities, and our nation.

Here at St. Ambrose Academy, we’re celebrating by asking classes (grades) to work together in 3 ways: themed dress or costume days, a Penny War fundraiser, and Game Day (Fri., Feb. 2). We will begin Game Day with a mass at St. Maria Goretti and the rest of the day playing sports and games at Keva Sports Center. More information coming soon regarding Game Day.

Here are the themed dress/costume days:

  1. Mon., Jan. 29: Extra SAA Spirit Day (school colors: deep red and gold)
  2. Tue., Jan. 30: “Dressing Day” – each class will choose a theme based on names of salad dressing (Ranch, French, Thousand Island, Caesar, etc.)
  3. Wed., Jan. 31: Movie Day – each class chooses a movie as their theme
  4. Thu., Feb. 1: Formal Wear Day – come in your Sunday best (see SAA Student Handbook under “Semi-Formal Attire”)

Questions can be directed to Ms. Katie Behrens

Catholic Schools Week | January 28 – February 3

National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is coming up fast! This annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States allows us to focus on the value that Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities, and our nation.

Here at St. Ambrose Academy, we’re celebrating by asking classes (grades) to work together in 3 ways: themed dress or costume days, a Penny War fundraiser, and Game Day (Fri., Feb. 2). We will begin Game Day with a mass at St. Maria Goretti and the rest of the day playing sports and games at Keva Sports Center. More information coming soon regarding Game Day.

Here are the themed dress/costume days:

  1. Mon., Jan. 29: Extra SAA Spirit Day (school colors: deep red and gold)
  2. Tue., Jan. 30: “Dressing Day” – each class will choose a theme based on names of salad dressing (Ranch, French, Thousand Island, Caesar, etc.)
  3. Wed., Jan. 31: Movie Day – each class chooses a movie as their theme
  4. Thu., Feb. 1: Formal Wear Day – come in your Sunday best (see SAA Student Handbook under “Semi-Formal Attire”)

Questions can be directed to Ms. Katie Behrens

Catholic Schools Week | January 28 – February 3

National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is coming up fast! This annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States allows us to focus on the value that Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities, and our nation.

Here at St. Ambrose Academy, we’re celebrating by asking classes (grades) to work together in 3 ways: themed dress or costume days, a Penny War fundraiser, and Game Day (Fri., Feb. 2). We will begin Game Day with a mass at St. Maria Goretti and the rest of the day playing sports and games at Keva Sports Center. More information coming soon regarding Game Day.

Here are the themed dress/costume days:

  1. Mon., Jan. 29: Extra SAA Spirit Day (school colors: deep red and gold)
  2. Tue., Jan. 30: “Dressing Day” – each class will choose a theme based on names of salad dressing (Ranch, French, Thousand Island, Caesar, etc.)
  3. Wed., Jan. 31: Movie Day – each class chooses a movie as their theme
  4. Thu., Feb. 1: Formal Wear Day – come in your Sunday best (see SAA Student Handbook under “Semi-Formal Attire”)

Questions can be directed to Ms. Katie Behrens

Summer Workshop Registration Is Open

Our 2024 Summer Workshops have got it all for your favorite rising 5-9th grader. They will: build academic skills, enjoy time with friends, keep their minds active during the summer break, and have a lot of fun doing hands-on, interactive experiences!

Each workshop is an independent week-long experience that you can register for beginning today.

 

Week One: Dinosaurs, Fossils & the Geology of Wisconsin!

June 10 – 14, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. daily

with Dr. Geoffrey Ludvik and Mr. Michael Kwas

 

Week Two: Physics for Kids

August 5 – 9, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. daily

with Mr. Aaron Roser and Mr. Michael Kwas

 

Cost: $250/student for one week or $450/student for both weeks. Read workshop descriptions and register at our website!

Learn More!

Junior High students (6th-8th) have normal school hours this Friday (8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.), though the school day will be filled with sessions on new hobbies, skills, and experiences.

Dress code is SAA Spirit Wear, like what we wear on Wednesdays. Please send students with a lunch as normal.

Thank you to our parent volunteers who have offered to lead these sessions! We’re excited to show you what our students learn.

Life Skills Day

Do you have a neat skill you’d be able to share with the St. Ambrose Junior High students?

On Fri., Jan. 19, the Junior High will have a Life Skills day. We began this tradition last year when the Seniors were on their March for Life field trip to Washington D.C. and the 9th -11th graders went on retreat, and it is a wonderful way for our younger students to learn new skills and hobbies!

We’d like to offer the students an opportunity to learn some wood carving, carpentry, sewing, knitting, decorating cookies, weight training, calligraphy, cord rosary making, etc. but we need your help! Do you have any practical skill that you would be willing to teach students? Students will be in groups of 10, though you can specify if you are able to take 20 at a time.

Please contact Ms. Behrens if you are interested and available! Thank you!

FRESHMAN
JAN 31
Potato Bar
Catholic School Week

Hot Lunch | January 31 | February 13

January’s Hot Lunch, hosted by the Freshmen, is coming up on Wed., Jan. 31. It’s a Catholic Schools Week celebration!

The menu will include a Baked Potato Bar with a variety of toppings, fruit, and dessert.

February’s Hot Lunch, hosted by the 8th grade, is a Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday feast, scheduled for Tue., Feb. 13. Menu will include Breakfast for Lunch (cinnamon rolls, sausage, and yogurt).

Parents of Freshmen and 8th Graders can click the SignUp Genius, linked below, to indicate availability to assist, or to bring menu items.

Silent Auction is Open!

Whether it’s a gift for a loved one or something special for yourself, check out the online silent auction items and experiences beginning today.

Share these with others – bidders do not need to be at the Benefit Dinner gala to participate! The auction closes at 8:00 p.m. this Saturday so bid high and bid often on:

  • A priceless golf outing for you and a friend to enjoy 18 holes and drinks with legendary coaches Bo Ryan (!) and Chris Zwettler – seriously, if you or someone you know loves golf/Wisconsin athletics, don’t miss out!
  • Expert-guided fishing trip in the Green Bay area for four
  • Getaways to the Rockies or to a beautiful resort of your choice
  • Distillery tours and tastings plus beer for a year
  • Delectable cheeses and wine for your holiday hosting
  • A beautiful handmade table with reclaimed oak
  • Theatrical experiences at our own Spring 2024 musical and local ballet
  • The perfect Magnolia baking bundle for a kitchen refresh or a new baker
  • Gardening tools to whip your outdoor space into shape after winter ends
  • And more!

50/50 Raffle Tickets are available through the gala on Friday, when the winner will be chosen (does not need to be present to win). Rome is leading the House competition…but it’s still anyone’s to win!

Register and Bid on Silent Auction Items

50/50 Raffle Details

 

After practice Monday night, there will be a team meal in the St. Maria Goretti school cafeteria for the players and coaches. If you are picking up your son, they should be done by 7:30pm.

Go Guardians!

Nancy Emmel, Diane Marsland, Barb Schmiesing

Your daughter is invited to attend and celebrate our volleyball season with a final gathering! Please bring your washed red SMG jersey and give to Coach Schell.

A special thank you to Audrey Gonnering for volunteering (and mom for agreeing) to host the end-of-season party at their home on Sunday, November 19th from 3:00-5:30pm. Please consider a $5 donation for pizza.

We made such huge strides this season and as coaches we are so proud of the work you put into the practices and games. Thank you parents for your commitment and support, too! Enjoy a few weekends free! – Coach Schell and Coach Grace

RSVP to the Benefit Dinner by November 24!

We’ve got a lot of fun planned for this year’s Benefit Dinner. You’ll enjoy catching up with others during the cocktail hour and meal and being entertained and inspired during the program.

RSVPs are due by Fri., Nov. 24 so invite some friends to join you! Visit our website for more details.

50/50 Raffle Tickets are available. The winner will be chosen at the Benefit Dinner (does not need to be present to win) – so get yours or encourage others to buy today!

RSVP for the Benefit Dinner

50/50 Raffle Details

 

We will be doing our end of the season party this Sunday (5th of November) from 5-7 at Meadowbrook Neighborhood Center (801 Pleasant Valley Parkway, Waunakee WI).

This is for us all to gather together to be able to socialize with each other and celebrate the great season we had. Parents, family, and players of all teams are invited. It is a potluck so if you’d like to pitch in for drinks, food, etc let me and/or Athena Lyons know. Hope to see all of you there! Any questions, please feel free to reach out.

If you are interested in bringing anything for Sunday, here is a sign up sheet. Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1diLPQhLhmX62PzCIGwf_-3myEerFmE1dPUSlOWq2q4s/edit?usp=sharing

We will be having an end of season banquet on Sunday, November 5th from 3:00-5:00pm at St. Andrew Church in Verona (301 N Main St, Verona, WI 53593). The Zakrzewski family will be providing pulled pork, hot dogs, and lemonade. Everything else will be potluck style – so please bring a dessert or side to share! There will be kickball, yard games, and board games (hopefully there will be nice weather)!

Please use the signup below to let us know if you will be joining us!

Sign Up Genius

Thank you for a great season!

~ Coach Myers

All Souls Hot Lunch | November 2

On Thurs., Nov. 2, the Junior class is sponsoring a hot lunch. If your student chooses not to participate, they can bring a lunch from home.

On the menu:

Chili w/shredded cheese & sour cream;

Clementines

Corn Muffins

Oyster Crackers

Desserts

Strategy Games Club Kick-Off
An all-time SAA favorite, Strategy Games Club is back! Join the club!  All students are welcome to stay after school and play strategy games until 4:30 on Wednesday, October 18 and 25 and Wednesdays, November 8 and 15.  Parents, please reply to the Home and School email or Facebook reminder so that we know how many students to plan on for snacks.  Bring a snack to share if you are able.

We’re thrilled to welcome back returning parents and connect with new parents as we start the
new year! Join us for different activities Tuesday – Thursday at St. Ambrose Academy and
Friday at the home of Patrick and Executive Director Joan Carey’s home.

Tuesday 9/5 – Parent Rosary & Intercession | 7:40 – 8:10 a.m.
Unite our intentions by praying the Rosary with other parents in the Oratory

Wednesday 9/6 – Parent Appreciation Coffee & Donuts | 7:45 – 8:40 a.m.
Savor a morning pick-me-up outside SAA before you continue your day

Thursday 9/7 – Cookie Grab & Go w/SAA Faculty | 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a treat at afternoon pick-up and be greeted by our outstanding faculty

Friday 9/8 – Parent Wine & Cheese Night | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Kick back and relax at the Careys’ home after making it through the first week!

High School Girls’ Gathering

All freshman and sophomore girls (9th & 10th grade) are invited to a morning gathering to get to know one another on Mon., Aug. 28, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. This event will take place at 1 Point Place, just behind our St. Ambrose Academy building. This is a great opportunity to meet other girls before the school year!

Some of our wonderful junior and senior girls will be running the morning, and they are excited to gather both new and returning girls together in our SAA community!

We’ll provide breakfast treats for everyone. Please RSVP on the simple form linked below so we know how many to expect.

Girls who plan to attend the musical workshop will walk over to Synergy after the gathering together.

All Saints Party | November 4

Since 2004, the All Saints Party has been hosted to fundraise for the March for Life Trip that St. Ambrose seniors take annually. It is also a lot of FUN as individuals, couples, and families come together to celebrate our community, friendships, and wonderful autumn weather and as a way to “live liturgically” by celebrating beautiful feasts together. All are welcome, so please invite other families and friends to join in this community-wide event!

More Information Here

Sign Up for All Saints Here

 

 

Please come and celebrate the Saints and help to raise money to send this year’s St. Ambrose Seniors to the March for Life in Washington, DC in January 2024.

Visit the Sign-Up Genius to sign up for a potluck item and parent help, also scroll down to the end to estimate attendance for the party, including number of adults and children. Pray for successful fundraising and a fun celebration!

Potluck food should be brought to the location before dinner time 4:30 pm. Thank you.

Suggested Freewill Offering $25.00/family-$10.00/individual. Pay cash or check before the event or at the event at dinner time. Checks can be made out to St. Ambrose Academy memo Saints Party donation.

Bring lawn chairs if you’d like.

Thank you for your support and generosity. We hope to see you all there!

Lessons and Carols | December 4

Students in Junior High, as well as Senior High music students, will be performing a lessons and carols this year at Saint Maria Goretti Parish. The concert will be Mon., Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Students should arrive at Saint Maria Goretti by 5:30 p.m. for warm-ups and one final run through of the concert. This year, we have a new dress code for concerts; students must dress in concert black!

Clarification – Choir students are not performing with the band this year on Wed., Dec. 13; that concert will only be for band students. Choir students will only be performing Mon., Dec. 4.

We are pleased to announce the 2023 St. Ambrose Academy Homecoming Dance, and all senior high students are invited!  

The dance’s theme will be “Glow in the Dark,” and ALCS teacher and coach Josh Vaughn will be our DJ!

We’re kicking off a fun, new, annual summer event and we want our parents to join us! We’re bringing together the Madison Christian business community, our supporters, and leaders who are changing our communities for the good.

Enjoy a relaxed evening with free live music, delicious food, and drinks on the patio of Karben4 Brewing with our thanks!

Join us for the St. Ambrose Summer Social on Wed., Aug. 16, 2023, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Register by August 11. We hope you’re able to join us!

Get to know St. Ambrose Academy through presentations made by our talented faculty! RSVP or share questions: carolyn.averill@ambroseacademy.org.

Catholic Schools Week | January 28 – February 3

National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is coming up fast! This annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States allows us to focus on the value that Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities, and our nation.

Here at St. Ambrose Academy, we’re celebrating by asking classes (grades) to work together in 3 ways: themed dress or costume days, a Penny War fundraiser, and Game Day (Fri., Feb. 2). We will begin Game Day with a mass at St. Maria Goretti and the rest of the day playing sports and games at Keva Sports Center. More information coming soon regarding Game Day.

Here are the themed dress/costume days:

  1. Mon., Jan. 29: Extra SAA Spirit Day (school colors: deep red and gold)
  2. Tue., Jan. 30: “Dressing Day” – each class will choose a theme based on names of salad dressing (Ranch, French, Thousand Island, Caesar, etc.)
  3. Wed., Jan. 31: Movie Day – each class chooses a movie as their theme
  4. Thu., Feb. 1: Formal Wear Day – come in your Sunday best (see SAA Student Handbook under “Semi-Formal Attire”)

Questions can be directed to Ms. Katie Behrens

Senior High Camp Gray Overnight Retreat

While our Seniors are at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. (Tue., Jan 16 – Sun., Jan 21), students in grades 9 – 11 will be attending an overnight retreat at Camp Gray on Thu., Jan. 18 – Fri., Jan. 19. Parents need to log into their FACTS Family Portal to complete permission slip.

The Camp Gray Waiver form you can find it here or your student can bring one home. The cost of the retreat is $90 per student (billed through FACTS)

We are in need of at least ten chaperones for this retreat. Please click the link below to sign up to chaperone. This is an awesome way to get a big portion of your service hours covered!

Chaperone Sign-Up