Weekly Word February 3, 2019

Monday, February 4

Seventh Grade brings in a “breakfast bag” for the Community Soup Kitchen – see link for details.
Monday, February – Wednesday February 6 – Food Drive
Please remember to dress your children appropriately for the cold weather.
Please remember to check the online bulletin on our school website for important daily announcements and updates.


Governor Murphy will deliver his Budget Message to the Legislature on March 5, 2019.  We are asking for level funding in the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget in order to retain the current level of funds, including the $1,000 per pupil funding for nonpublic school transportation.  We would also like to secure the $150.00 per pupil for nonpublic school security which was provided in P.L. 2018, c. 168, which was signed by Governor Murphy on January 8, 2019.
For more information, please see the attached form.


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Assumption School will be collecting non-perishable food to donate to the Interfaith Food Pantry to spread the gift of food to those in need. Starting now all items can be left in the front entrance of Assumption School. All non-perishables are welcome.
All donations must be dropped off by February 6th at Noon
Below is a list of the most needed items:
Canned Vegetables
Powdered potatoes
We appreciate your generosity. Many blessings to all!


This summer, the Assumption youth group will make our annual trip to West Virginia to build a home for a family through Habitat for Humanity.  This year we have an exciting new way to support the trip! Please visit this link for more details: https://Appalachia.givesmart.com
From this link, you can easily purchase tickets to our annual Spring Fling which will be held on April 12th from 7-10pm at Spring Brook Country Club.  You can also see the faces of all of the kids coming on the trip and contribute to an individual participant’s fundraising efforts!  Just click on the “view items” tab.  You can also easily make a donate to the trip.  Please let me know if you would like more information about becoming a table sponsor, or would like your business/name as a supporter on our website.

Thank you in advance for your support-we couldn’t do this trip without our amazing community behind us!

Lisa Sullivan

Youth Minister


Two of our Assumption School alumni who are students at the Academy of St. Elizabeth are collecting toiletry items to be distributed to the homeless and needy in our midst.  Please consider donating soap, shampoo, deodorant, body lotion, shaving cream, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes and dental floss to allow them to make 200 toiletry kits.  All items can be brought to Rauscher Hall next weekend or to the Parish Office throughout the week.  Thank you for your participation.


Thursday, March 14th
4-6 pm
at Mennen Arena
This is an upcoming parish wide service opportunity for the 5th through 8th grade youth of our parish and school.  We are partnering with Notre Dame and St. Virgil’s to offer a “skate a thon” at Mennen Arena called Ice and Christ.
The purpose of this event is to raise money for Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Paterson.  Catholic Charities provides services to people in need.
To participate in the event, a signed permission form must be returned to Mrs. Bertram by Friday, February 15th along with $7.00.  A completed pledge/sponsor form should also be completed.  Participants should get pledged donations from people based on the number of laps that they believe they can complete around the ice rink.  All donations are due by Friday, March 29th.
Mrs. Bertram will personally donate $1.00 for every Assumption Parish 5th – 8th grader who participates.  Additional information about this event is included in the attached letter.
Sharon Bertram
Coordinator of Religious Education
Grades 6-8
Assumption Parish


Yearbook Forms were previously sent home. You can also order your yearbook on line hereThe absolute last day to order a yearbook is March 4th.