Weekly Word – April 15, 2018

Friday, April 20
$1 Dress Down
Ending Child Poverty campaign
(see Enrichment Section below)


Tuesday, April 24th
7:00 pm
Matthew C. Sellitto Gymnasium
Harding Township School

Harding Township School and the Harding Township Educational Foundation are proud to present and evening with New York Times Best-Selling Author, Jessica Lahey, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. The best-selling author will be on hand to coach parents and students about the positive outcomes of embracing failure.  She will break down research on motivation, resilience and learning, and explain how parenting and teaching, that encourages kids’ autonomy, boosts their motivation and improves education outcomes. Jessica offers practical advice for fostering intrinsic motivation and weaning kids off of extrinsic motivators such as short-term rewards, bribes, honors, coercion, and yes, even grades, while giving kids the support and encouragement they need in order to succeed. All are welcome – invite your friends!  See flyer for additional details.


In keeping with this year’s “circus” theme, we are having a Dollar Dress Down day on Friday 4/20 to raise money for the Red Nose Day campaign.  With the proceeds, the Enrichment Committee will purchase a red nose for each student and hand them out on Enrichment Day, May 11.  The Red Nose Day campaign is dedicated to ending child poverty, both in the US and in some of the poorest communities in the world. The money raised by this campaign in the US has benefited programs for children and young people in all 50 states and in 34 countries internationally.  For more information, visit https://rednoseday.org/faq


5 Mondays (4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21)

Come spend Monday after school at Assumption creating one-of-a-kind objects working in clay. Students will learn to use simple tools and traditional hand-building techniques as well as ways to impress texture into the clay. They will also strengthen their color and design skills as we glaze our pieces. Please return this form along with your check made out to Peggy Davo, to the main office by Thursday, April 19th.


Join us for hands on cooking instruction in the Assumption kitchen! Mrs. Sopira and Mrs. Guglielmo will share their culinary skills and recipes with you. Each experience will focus on a particular food group and end in tasting the fruits of our labor! Students in grades 3rd to 8th grade are welcome! Classes are from 2:30 – 4:00 pm – Wednesday, April 18 – Good Morning Sunshine (not your typical breakfast) & Wednesday, April 25 – Some Summer Snacks. The cost is $40.00 and checks should be made out to S. Sopira or S. Guglielmo, or cash.(Checks are non-refundable). Please see flyer for additional information and registration.


Dr. Bartley Martinez, DC, DABCO will be here on Tuesday, April 24th to perform scoliosis screenings on our students. If you would like your child to be screened, please complete and sign the attached form and return to the office no later than Friday, April 20th. Please feel free to contact the school nurses if you have any questions.


Spring IS coming!! Need a new lunch bag? Beach cooler and/or bag? Overnight bag for summer trips? Some cheery colors to add to your kitchen? Check out these wonderful products in a variety of prints and colors from Mixed Bag Designs. Samples will be on display in the front lobby. 40% of the proceeds will go to support the Class of 2019. White envelope seller packets will be going home with the youngest child in your family this week. Be sure to guard these puppies with your life! Please take a look through the catalog and share with your family and friends. You can share the following link, www.mixedbagdesigns.com/assumption-school with your friends and family.


Register now for the First Annual Assumption Golf Open at Morris County Golf Club on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Foursomes NOT REQUIRED!  Register as an individual, twosome, or threesome and we’ll pair you with golfers to complement your game.

Registration includes BBQ lunch, 18 holes of fast and fun shamble format, and cocktail reception.   If you can’t make it to Golf, please join us for the cocktail reception!

Looking for hole sponsors! You don’t have to be a business to sponsor a hole. If two families want to split a hole sponsor we can certainly accommodate. Please contact Bridget LaBar at bfarlabar@gmail.com or 973-600-2039

REGISTER HERE:  https://birdeasepro.com/assumptionopen


Attention: First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade and Fourth Grade Moms!

Please be sure to Allemande Right to your calendars to save Friday Night, June 1st at 7:00 P.M. for the Mother/Son Shin Dig Square Dance. Your little fellas are sure to have a fine time as you circle around the Assumption Gym together. More details to follow.

If you have any questions, please email Monica O’Meara on The Ranch theomeara6@gmail.com

P.S. Don’t worry about baseball. If you have to come a bit late it will all be fine.


Mrs. Klocksin is offering individualized one-on-one programs throughtout the summer months. Review difficult material from last year, get a head start on next year’s curriculum, or explore topics of individual interest. If interested, please email Mary Klocksin at Maryandjon@optonline.net.