The school Gala has been postponed, and will be rescheduled.

St. Ambrose School has decided to postpone the 2020 School Gala scheduled for this Saturday, March 14.  More information will be coming soon.

Dear Members of the St. Ambrose School Community –

As the ongoing news of the COVID-19 Virus hits closer to home, we have been in regular communication with the Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools and other parish schools to stay updated on the situation, and to learn what safety measures should be implemented. We are following the diocesan recommendations carefully to help prevent any spread of the virus.  Over the past few weeks we have taken many precautions to ensure the safety of all, even when those precautions directly affected school activities or scheduled school events. Please know that we consider the health and well being of all members of our community to be our top priority.

Out of an abundance of caution, St. Ambrose School has decided to postpone the 2020 School Gala scheduled for this Saturday, March 14th. This decision was made after long conversations with the Diocese of Arlington, our PTO, our school administration, and our parish leaders. Those who have attended a St. Ambrose School Gala in the past know that this a wonderful evening that brings the school and parish together, helps support many of our school’s new projects, and culminates in a fun (and rowdy) auction for special prizes. It was an especially difficult decision to postpone the 2020 School Gala as this was one of the main events planned to celebrate our school’s 25thAnniversary.

In the name of all the school community, I want to express my deep gratitude to Peter and Cathy Cuenco, who have served as the chairpersons for the 2020 School Gala. Over the past few months they, and their army of volunteers, have generously given many hours of work, wisdom, and problem solving. I know they had everything in place to make this Saturday’s gala an unforgettable evening.

In the days ahead, St. Ambrose School will continue to monitor the situation in our local community, and follow all the recommendations given by the diocese. It is our hope and prayer to reschedule the 2020 St. Ambrose School Gala for later in the spring semester. We want very much to reschedule this special event at a date and time in the near future, when all members of the school and parish community can fully participate. Please stay tuned for updates and information in the days ahead.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Rev. Andrew Fisher, Pastor

Take a look at our  list of fantastic auction items!

confetti and starsIT’S GALA TIME!!! The St. Ambrose 25th Anniversary Gala – “A Silver Knight” is coming up on Saturday, March 14!! It’s all hands on deck in The Hive as we make final preparations for our most important fundraiser of the year. The Cuenco Family has been working ‘round the clock to make this year’s Gala amazing for our community!

Don’t worry – there’s still time to: buy your gala tickets (see below), buy tickets for the 50/50 raffle, sign up for the dessert auction (return this form or email Dawn Do at, book your babysitter and come on out to celebrate and support our school.

Read on in The Hive for more information about the Gala, including an auction preview, this year’s auction fund-a-need and plans for gala proceeds, info about Super Day, what to wear and how YOU can help be a part of this epic event!

Purchase your tickets now!  Click here ( to purchase tickets.

  • Regular Price: $50/person (Feb 15 – Mar 13)
  • Day of/At the Door: $60/person (March 14)

Table Sponsorship:

  • Bronze: $250 for 4 seats
  • Silver: $500 for 8 seats
  • Gold: $750 for 10 seats

Questions: Contact .

More information at




  • Do you have large wicker (or other material) baskets, bins, or large trays lying around the house? Please consider donating for use in creating our gala baskets. Simply send in to the office marked “For Gala Baskets”
  • Do you know Alumni families? Please invite them to our 25th Anniversary Gala!
  • Have you checked the Gala Volunteer Sign-Up Genius? Please consider how you might be able to use your time and talents to help put together our most important fundraiser of the year.
  • Got a few minutes after mass to sell tickets? Please check out this Sign-Up Genius

Thank you for your support!

The Gala Team

It’s time to talk GALA!! This is our 25th anniversary, so to celebrate 25 amazing years, we are taking you back to when it all began!! Get ready for a night of fundraising, dinner and dancing on March 14, 2020!

Gala – Save the Date flier

The GALA is our biggest fundraiser of the year and provides crucial funds that support technology and educational supplies and initiatives for our students that are not covered in tuition, funds to support staff retention, as well as field trips, assemblies and other events through the year.

What is the Gala?

The Gala is a fun night to share in the fellowship of our St. Ambrose Community. It is the largest fundraiser for our school, generally bringing in around $40,000 for our PTO. This money contributes to our teacher appreciation program, field trips, items for our classrooms, and upgrades to the school.  This is a must attend event!

Calling all St. Ambrose School Alumni!

This year, the St. Ambrose School is celebrating its 25th year, and we’re honoring all of the alumni and their families over the years. Come celebrate with us!

Are children allowed?

The Gala is an adult-only event. Enjoy the night out and bring your friends! Team up an share a babysitter!

How can I help?

Volunteers Needed: In order to make this year’s Gala a success, we need EVERYONE to help! If you’ve been involved before, we need your expertise and experience! If you’re new, join us in producing this important event. Old families – collaborate with new families to transfer your knowledge and show them how we Gala at St. Ambrose!  Partner with a friend and co-chair a committee, or sign up to pitch in where you can. Most of the work leading up to the Gala  is done outside of school and does NOT require Virtus training.

Please sign up here to join our team!!/showSignUp/409044eada82eaafc1-25th

Or contact the Gala Chairperson at

Also – if you can donate goods or services to our silent auction, please contact us!! If you have a restaurant or connections with the food service industry, we want to talk to you about donations for dinner! Know someone famous?? Help us get gear for the auction!! Don’t know how you can help?? Ask us and we I’ll find the perfect fit for you!

Questions: Contact .

More information at

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.

"Christ is everything to us" – St. Ambrose