Weekly Word – October 2, 2016

Tuesday, October 4 – Individual school pictures Grades K-8 Picture appropriate clothes

Wednesday, October 5 – Individual PK school pictures and all group class pictures.  All students in K-8 should be in school uniforms (no gym uniforms).

Friday, October 7 – School closed Professional Day

Monday, October 10 -School closed Columbus Day

This is a reminder to all parents that school photos for your student will take place on October 4/5. Portrait package information has been sent home with your student. Please submit your order via our online ordering system or send the completed form in with your student during school photo day. If you did not receive a photo form or have any questions about placing your order, please contact Lors Photography at (908) 964-0847.

Kindergarten is collecting colored plastic lids from water bottles and sports drinks for a craft project.  If you have any, please send them to Maureen Byrne in KA.

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


If you haven’t already purchased your ticket(s) for Sister Merris’ Golden Jubilee at the Madison Hotel on Friday, October 28, you have until October 15 to do so. Please click here for reservation information.


If your child is having difficulty learning to ride a bike and is between the ages of 5-13 years, sign up for this free clinic.  The clinic will be held at Assumption School on October 13 from 3-5:00pm. Click here for more information.

Forensic Competition
Tryouts for the upcoming forensic (public speaking) competition will be held during lunch/recess and study periods on Wednesday October 5, 2016 for the 6th – 8th grades.  For the tryout, 6th graders will read the poem Sick by Shel Silverstein and the 7-8th graders should select a 1 min excerpt of a piece.  The competition will take place on November 9th at 3:00 at St. Patrick’s in Chatham.  If your student is interested in trying out, please email Jeanjabbour@verizon.net.

Can’t Stop the Feeling, So Just Dance, Dance, Dance!
Bring your dancin’ shoes to try a variety of dance styles with Art in Motion!  Get moving, build self-expression, and have some fun with your friends! This program is for 1st through 4th graders and will take place every Friday in the gym from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. October 14th through November 11th. Please click here for a registration form.

Afternoon Art is an opportunity for students in grades 2nd – 8th to enjoy and explore art in small multi-age groups after school.  To find out more details and to register for Afternoon Art, please click here.


Create one-of-a-kind objects working in clay.  Click here for details and registration form.


Christmas Store December 7 th 2016

Please click here to see the full schedule of crafting sessions.

We are looking for 18oz clean soup cans for a project.  If you have any to donate please leave them on the counter on the right side of the multi-purpose room.

Andrea Bopp (andreabopp@verizon.net), Andrea Clarke (tcnag@yahoo.com) and Linda Riedell (linda@riedell.net)


Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A New York Affair – October 20 at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany.  Doors open at 6pm.

“Holly Golightly: How do I look?
Paul Varjak: Very good. I must say, I’m amazed.”

Our committees are hard at work on the final touches of a really wonderful show!  Can’t wait for all to see!

RESERVATIONS – “…… the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. monster beats deal detox pro ”  
Now is the time to send in your reservations for the 36th Annual HSA Dinner, Fashion Show and Auctions.  Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, 10/11.  Don’t miss out on this night of fun, fashion, and prizes!  If you need a form, you can access it on the Assumption School website by clicking here.

GRAND RAFFLE OFF-PREMISE SALES – “Do they still really have prizes in Cracker Jack boxes?” “…Oh; yes.” “That’s nice to know… It gives one a feeling of solidarity, almost of continuity with the past, that sort of thing.”
Time is running out!! Only TWO more weekends left to sell your raffle tickets! Sign up today!!!”  You can sign-up using the link below and indicate your youngest child’s name and homeroom in the Comment Section.

Each book sold is a chance in the Weekly Prize Patrol, and every two books sold earn your student a Mini Gift Auction ticket! Only complete books can be counted towards Prize Patrol. Make sure your child’s name and class are written on the back of the last blank page. When selling, be sure you have at least a name and phone number on the ticket stub.   For any questions, contact Sue Geiger (973-984-8586).
AD JOURNAL – “Hand me my purse, will you, darling? A girl can’t read that sort of thing… with… without her lipstick.”
Calling all families… it’s not too late to advertise in the Fashion Show ad journal! The ad journal committee is accepting submissions through end of the day on 10/5.  Family ads are a great way to support the school!  Contact Stephanie Vieira svieira1129@gmail.com or Emily Harding emily.r.harding@gmail.com if you are interested.

MEN VOLUNTEERS – “He’s all right – I suppose. If you like dark, handsome, rich-looking men with passionate natures and too many teeth.”   
HAVEN’T SIGNED YOUR HUSBAND UP YET….. Don’t worry, there’s still time to be part of our big night! We need Assumption Dads to help at the Annual Fashion Show at Birchwood Manor on Thursday, October 20, 2016. We need male volunteers to sell raffle tickets, 50/50’s, run packages, moncler jacket acorus 2 and break down. If available, email tooheymb@nytimes.com or JulieKoepff@gmail.com with name, cell number, email, and availability.

CHAMPAGNE & CHANEL anyone?  – “I don’t think I’ve ever drunk champagne before breakfast before.  With breakfast on several occasions, but never before, before.” 
Enter to win a beautiful CHANEL bag – Value $3000
$50 for one ticket, $125 for 3 tickets – ONLY 275 tickets will be sold and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne!

GIFT AUCTION – “Home is where you feel at home. I’m still looking.”
Donations are still being accepted.  Please note that ALL Gift Auction donations are due by TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH.  Donations received after this date will not be listed in the program.  If your family would still like to donate to the Gift Auction, please consider giving gift cards, cash donations or your own gift package valued at a minimum of $500.  Donation envelopes can be left in the office in the Gift Auction folder.  Please attach a donation form (found on school website) to your gift.

We appreciate the overwhelming generosity of the Assumption families.

Susanne, Danielle, Kate, Christine and Laura  

Broadway Baby!  The silent auction committee relies on your generous donations to put together fabulous packages and experiences for our Fashion Show.  We desperately need tickets to a Broadway Show and tickets to Jets/Giants/Devils games. Can you help? Gather a group of friends and donate together, donate a single game from your season tickets, or donate cash and we will do the shopping. We will create fabulous themed packages sure to make this the best Silent Auction ever.

The 2016 Silent Auction Committee
Antoinette Scola 973-539-5952
Diana Fischer 973-979-0135
Melissa Miele 973-207-5301
Gwen Hanlon 973-539-4850
Bethany Schwager 973-267-0683
Susie Scanella 908-879-5107
Diana Murray 973-739-0011

WINE PULL – “I told you: you can make yourself love anybody.”
Or, any bottle of wine…when everybody wins! We are looking for donations of wine valued at a minimum of $20/bottle. Numbered corks will be sold for $20 and matched to a bottle of wine.
Everyone purchasing a cork will go home a winner, and donors will be recognized.  Last year, bottles were valued at up to $150 and the wine pull raffle sold out in under an hour!  Please leave donated wine in the box marked “Wine Donations” in Phyllis’ office.  ***NOTE: Wine donations cannot be sent in with your child. Thank you in advance for your help!

Jen Brunnock (brunnockfamily@aol.com) and Christie Meehan (cmeehan28@aol.com).

CALLING ALL MOMS! – “I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together.”
Want to get a closer look at the gift auction packages? Sign up for only 45 minutes the night of the show to help manage the gift auction tables! To sign up, go to:

Thank you!
Event Staff Volunteer Committee
Jamie Zogby & Solena Porras


Basketball Registration
Basketball registration ends next Sunday, October 8th. Basketball is available for boys and girls in grades 4 through 8.

To register, please go online via our website, http://assumption-school.siplay.com/site/.   The link can also be found on the Assumption School website, under the “Athletics” tab.  You will then be prompted to create a login & moncler shirts shoes password.  Once you’ve completed the registration process and paid in full, a confirmation receipt will be e-mailed to you immediately.

An annual sports physical form must be completed and on file with the nurses before your child can participate in any sports activity.

Please contact Kevin Bopp at kevin_bopp@nylim.com with any questions.

This Week’s Schedule

Boys Soccer
Friday (10/7) home vs. Madison (Lake Road Field), 3:45pm

Girls Soccer
Monday (10/3) at St. Vincent Martyr, 3:45pm
Friday (10/7) at Madison, 3:45pm

Cross Country
Saturday (10/8) Assumption Meet

Please confirm all dates and times with your respective coaches.


If your child is registered for the cruise, please hand in a permission form right away as the forms are past due.  Click here to print out a form.


Friday, November 4th from 6:30-9pm in the school gym. Tickets will be on sale for $6 the week prior in the cafeteria during lunches.


Cub Scout Pack 34 invites your son to join Cub Scouting.
In Cub Scouts, your son will have lots of fun, learn new things and make new friends.  But Cub Scouts is much more than that; it is fun with a purpose. Scouting is a family oriented organization. Scouting develops character, leadership, communication skills, and good citizenship.

If you’d like to join or learn more about Cub Scouts, stop by this year’s Basketball Clinic at the Assumption Gym to shoot hoops with some of our current Cub Scouts.

Boys entering 1st – 5th Grades (September 2016) are welcome to join

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Assumption School Gymnasium
Contact: John Lago: 609-213-1790 johnlago97@gmail.com