St. Ambrose Catholic School
4506 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Md. 21215
NEW STUDENT AND PARENT ORIENTATION
All new students entering grades 1-8 must take the St. Ambrose Catholic School Placement Tests in reading, writing, and math. The school reserves the right to place students in the appropriate grade level based on the results of this test. Students entering pre- kindergarten are tested by the Title I Program at the beginning of the school year. Parents and guardians of all new students are required to attend an orientation session with the principal and the pastor prior to the opening of school.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Located in the 4600 block of the Park Heights community, St. Ambrose is a predominately African-American school. St. Ambrose services grades K-8 It is our belief that all children are entitled to a high-quality education. Placement tests are given so that we may meet each child's individual needs. The curriculum mandated by the Archdiocese of Baltimore is delivered in every classroom. We are Middle states accredited. Traditional Roman-Catholic values are integrated into the curriculum. Religion is taught everyday in every classroom.
Pamela Sanders began her career as a teacher in the Baltimore City public school system. After 31 years of dedicated service to the children of Baltimore City she officially retired from the public sector. In 2000 she came to St. Ambrose with the goal of merging her profession and her faith. An active parish member, a dedicated mother, and a recent recipient of the Archdiocese's Medal of Honor, Pamela Sanders continues to serve St. Ambrose with faith in every child.
Our Assistant Principal
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Dear St. Ambrose Catholic School Families:
May the peace of Christ be with you.
I welcome you or I welcome you back to the St. Ambrose Catholic School. I have had the opportunity to meet many of you this summer and I look forward to meeting many more of the students and parents as we begin this new 2010/2011 school year. Coming from Fr. Charles Hall Catholic School which was one of the many consolidated schools, it truly is a blessing for me to be at St. Ambrose. It has been so consoling and encouraging for me as an administrator to feel so very welcomed by Fr. Paul, Mrs. Sanders and the faculty and staff at the St. Ambrose Catholic School. I know that this will be a year of successful and joyful learning for all of us. I pray that the Dear Lord will continue to keep and bless you one and all.
Daisy H. Jackson
St. Ambrose Catholic School
ST. AMBROSE YOUTH PLACE (THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM)
The After School Program operates daily from 2:30 p.m. Ė 5:30 p.m. except the first Monday of each month. Students receive one hour of recreation, one hour of academic instruction/homework assistance, and one hour of interest related activities. Students also receive a nutritious snack. Fees for the program are in addition to regular tuition. All rules and regulations of St. Ambrose Catholic School apply during the after school program. Students who do not conform to the rules of the program will not be allowed to participate in the program. Students who are picked up late will be dismissed from the program. The program does not operate if school closes early due to inclement weather.
Students in grades 5-8 who carry a cell phone must have the cell phone permission slip and agreement signed by a parent. All cell phones must be turned in to the homeroom teacher at the beginning of school daily. Phones will be placed in a plastic bag marked with the studentís name. All bags will be place in a container which is then placed in a locked cabinet until the end of the school day when they will be returned to the student. No student may have a phone on his or her person during the school day. Students may not send or receive phone calls or text messages during the school day. Parents should call the school office and leave a message with the school secretary. Please try to make all arrangements for pick up or after school activities in advance. Students will not be allowed to use the phone for forgotten homework, books, lunch money basketball uniforms, etc. Failure to adhere to the policy will result in the loss of the privilege.
The school discourages early departures and requests that families arrange medical and dental appointments, etc. either after school hours, on Saturdays or during vacation periods. Check the calendar for days when school is not in session. In case of an emergency, the student must submit a note to the office, signed by the parent(s)/legal guardian(s), on the day of dismissal. The note should include the reason for the request and the time the student must leave school. The parent/guardian must sign the student out in the office. The student is counted absent from classes missed and must make up the work at the discretion of the teacher. Early departure for a day preceding a holiday must be requested a day in advance.