Weekly Word – December 3, 2017

Wednesday, December 6
Christmas Store – Red and Green dress down

Friday, December 8 –
Mass 9:00 a.m. Feast of Immaculate Conception
Red and Green dress down

Please note a change in the calendar.
School will now be closed all day on Friday, December 22.  The last day before Christmas break will be a full day on Thursday, December 21.

Please remember to check the online bulletin on our school website for important daily announcements and updates.


Merry Christmas, Assumption! The magic of Christmas Store is just a few days away! This week, on Wednesday, December 6th, students will be able to shop for their family and friends during the day. We invite all parents to come and shop at 2:00 pm and take part in the amazing raffle packages to be drawn at 3:00 pm.

This past week, students in grades PreK3 through 5th grade should have received an information letter with a gift list and money bag. Students in 6th through 8th grade should have received the information letter only. Be sure to send your child in that day with a sturdy shopping bag clearly marked with their name and grade along with their gift list and money bag. Below is the information letter for your reference.

Many thanks to all the crafters, wrappers, and volunteers whose assistance helps make this a fantastic day for our children. We welcome all volunteers to come the day of and take part in the fun! If you would to help, please contact Michelle Carr (michelle.carr4@me.com).

Should you have questions leading up to this heartwarming day, please contact:

Michelle Carr (michelle.carr4@me.com)

Linda Chang (aloc.chang@gmail.com)

Christine Sidhu (christine.sidhu@gmail.com)



Ho Ho Ho! Christmas store day, the “Most Wonderful Day of the Year” at Assumption, is just around the corner.  The Hospitality Committee will be providing breakfast and lunch for all of the Assumption Elves.  If you would like to contribute an item or make a monetary contribution, please click link below.  Thank you!



Talent Show Auditions will be held on Wednesday, December 20th from 12-2 in the school gym for grades 3-8. Anyone interested in trying out should return the permission form to Mrs. Endres no later than 12/13.  The Talent Show will be held on Wednesday, January 31st at Noon.


Don’t forget to buy your 2018 Assumption Yearbook for $30.  You can log onto jostensyearbook.com to order on line or send an envelope with the money or a check made out to Assumption HSA to the attention of Hope Zenker/yearbook. We sold out last year so don’t delay in ordering your new yearbook!


Children of the parish: Join us on Sunday, December 24th at 3:30 pm at Assumption Church as we reenact the nativity story.  Immediately following at 4:00 pm will be the Children’s Christmas Eve Mass.

Children are needed to volunteer for the various parts of this special parish-wide event. For more details see the attached flyer.  To sign up visit our SignUpGenius here.  Questions? Email us at Christmas@assumptionparish.org

Christmas Nativity Flyer

KID CHEF – amaZing eZ appetiZers & Yuletide Treats

Join us for TWO more exciting classes – amaZing eZ appetiZers and Yuletide Treats. This is a hands on instruction in the Assumption kitchen for students from grades 3rd – 8th grade. Mrs. Sopira and Mrs. Guglielmo will share their culinary skills with you. Each experience will focus on a particular food group and end in tasting the fruits of our labor!  Please see the Flyer for additional information.

Knowledge is Power: Improving Communication Skills with our Children and Learning about the Dangers of Vaping and Alcohol Use in Adolescents

Just as the older generation had to be educated about the dangers of smoking cigarettes, we are now in a place and time where our young people are faced with the challenges of VAPING. A new generation of nicotine addiction using e-cigarettes. We know that e-cigarettes are a better alternative then smoking but risks are present, especially to our youth. Come learn and talk about these risks.

Parents, please join us at Assumption on December 19, 2017 at 8:30 am to hear Donna O’Connor LCSW, LCADC and Lee Ann O’Leary LCSW give a talk entitled Knowledge is Power.

Donna and Lee Ann are Master Level clinical therapists in the field of Addiction and Mental Health with over 15 years of experience. They will help us; as parents; to improve our communication with our children and our knowledge of the dangers of drug, alcohol and Vaping use in adolescents.

Donna and Lee Ann will then speak to our 6th-8th grade students at 9:30 AM about the dangers of vaping and alcohol usage.


Date Time Team Vs. Home/Away
12/8 4:00 8th Boys Mt. Arlington Away
4:00 8th Girls Mt. Arlington Home
12/9 8:30 4th Girls St. Elizabeth Away
10:00 4th Boys St. Elizabeth Away
11:30 5th Boys St. Elizabeth Away
1:00 8th Boys St. Elizabeth Away
2:30 7th Girls St. Elizabeth Away
4:00 7th Boys St. Elizabeth Away
12/10 3:30 6th Girls St. Elizabeth Away

Please see Athletics page on school website for directions to away games.