Teachers’ summer adventures . . .

Dear Parents:

I hope that you are all enjoying a wonderful and restful summer.  I was on vacation last week in the beautiful mountains at Massanutten.  Now that I am back I thought you might like to see what some of our teachers are up to.  I have asked them to share a photo or two of their summer, and I will pass on to you.

Mrs. Gresock flying planeMrs. Greshock spent some time up in Maine – and I mean up!   They even let her fly a plane!

Ms. McKinley near London BridgeMs. McKinley is enjoying a grand European tour: “Started on my Europe backpacking trip yesterday- started in London and will be going to Munich, Budapest, Athens, Santorini, Amalfi Coast, Rome, and Moscow! Headed to Alaska to hike in Denali national park when I get back.”   (Looks like fun!).

Mrs. Bonner-Reynolds and husband near waterfall Mrs. Bonner-Reynolds and her husband have been traveling.  They traveled to the Dingman’s Ferry area of the Poconos in Pennsylvania for the 4th of July holiday week! They were there 3 days and hiked to three waterfalls in Dingmans’s Ferry forest and Briscoe mountain.  After the Poconos, they traveled to VA Beach to spend the rest of their vacation week with family, catching rays and waves!

Mrs. Hernandez resting on porchMrs. Fernandez has had a quieter time, with a more relaxing vacation in Cape May!!

I hope you are enjoying these pictures and hearing about our fun summers.  May the rest of your summer be blessed.

Angela Rowley

More teacher news:


The teachers are very excited to share a few more pictures of their summer fun.  Mrs. Hogan and her husband traveled to West Virginia for a family reunion – beautiful scenery!

Mrs. Rowley with paintingTalking of scenery, I tried my hand at painting a scene in the Blue Ridge Mountains while I was at Massanutten.  My first attempt at painting – maybe I should get the students to give me a few pointers!

Mrs. May and Sra. CumminsNot all of our teachers are relaxing: Mrs. May and Senora Cummins spent all last week in a dyslexia workshop.  Your teachers are hard at work improving themselves to best teach our students.

Mrs. Gomes and childrenOur new 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Gomes went with her family on a Scandinavian adventure through the Norwegian Sea. They traveled on a cruise through Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Finland,Russia, and Estonia. What an experience!

Mrs. McCormack at the beachMrs. McCormack enjoyed a restful week at the beach.

lost dogMrs. Murphy had quite an adventure: She and her husband  went to a wedding in Anchorage, AK and traveled to Talkeetna, the town well known as the last stop for Denali mountain climbers. They went on a jet boat tour and ended up rescuing a lost dog stranded on a rock formation. It was to be reunited with its owners 3 hours away!

Keep watching for more pictures!

Angeal Rowley

St. Ambrose Catholic School

3827 Woodburn Road, Annandale, VA 22003

Phone: 703-698-7171

Fax: 703-698-7170

St. Ambrose School admits students of any race, color, and national origin.

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