Weekly Word – December 17, 2017

Please read this Christmas letter from Sister Merris.

Thursday, December 21 – Christmas dress down; Full day of school

Friday, December 22 – Monday, January 1 – School closed Christmas break

Tuesday, January 2 – School reopens

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

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.


All pre-schoolers are required by the state of NJ to have a flu vaccine by December 31, 2017.  If your child has not received it yet, please have it done and submit documentation to the nurse prior to the Christmas break.  Any child who is not in compliance may not return to school in January.  If you have questions you may reference NJAC 8:57-4 which explains the requirements.

We appreciate your cooperation.

Ronnie Marone RN
Marybeth Watkins RN
Assumption School Nurses


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!


Date Time Team Vs. Home/Away
12/17 1:30 PM 4th Girls St. Vincent Martyr Away
3:00 PM 6th Girls St. Vincent Martyr Away
4:30 PM 7th Girls St. Vincent Martyr Away
6:00 PM 8th Girls St. Vincent Martyr Away
12/20 4:00 PM 8th Girls Denville Home
12/21 8:00 PM 7th Boys Aquinas Home

Please see the Athletics Page on the school website for directions to away games as well as the online bulletin for cancellations.