Weekly Word – February 10, 2019

Monday, February 11 – Sixth Grade brings in a “breakfast bag” for the Community Soup Kitchen
Friday, February 15 – Half Day 11:00 a.m. dismissal.  No after care
Monday, February 18 – School Closed Presidents’ Day
Tuesday, February 19 – School Closed Winter Break
Wednesday, February 20– School resumes
FYI – Thank you to everyone for making our Monday morning breakfast bags for the Soup Kitchen.  As you probably noticed, we start in Eighth Grade and work our way down to Kindergarten each Monday giving each grade a turn.  Just wanted to let you know to watch for your grade the week before it is coming up so you can plan on shopping before you get the Weekly Word on Sundays.
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.


Chastity: The School of Love
Please see the attached letter from Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli.


Sister Merris has designated the week of Monday, February 11ththrough Friday, February 15thfor the classes who won the Fashion Show Silent Auction dress down week. A winning bidder won a week of Dress Down for their child’s class. If your child is in one of the classes listed below, they may dress down during the specified week.
Remember, only the winning classes listed below may dress down:
Kindergarten – KB
1st Grade – 1B
2nd Grade – 2A
3rd Grade – 3A
4th Grade – 4A
5th Grade – 5B
6th Grade – 6B
7th Grade – 7B
8th Grade – 8A
Thank you to the parents who supported our Dress Down auction and made this dress down week possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
Laura Santoriello & Andrea Bopp
2018 Assumption Fashion Show Co-Chairs


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


In cooperation with the Morristown Board of Health and the American Pediatric Association we are reminding all parents that their children must be fever free for an entire 24 hours before returning to school from an illness.  The 24 hours does not include any time where medication was used to lower your child’s temperature.
Please do not tell your child to try to make it through the day and go to the nurse if necessary. She is presently overwhelmed with students who have come to school not feeling well but are attempting to power through the day in an attempt to be in school for a test or assignment.
Thank You


Assumption School will host a forensic competition for 6th, 7th, and 8thgrade students on April 10, 2019 at 3:00pm. This competition will be a declamation which is a 3-7 minute memorized speech given by someone in public. If your child is in 6-8th grade and is interested in competing or would like to help at the competition, please email Jeanjabbour@verizon.net by Friday, February 15, 2019.


We are offering a program for 3rd to 8th grade girls that incorporates running with self-esteem with the goal that each girl complete a 5K.  We will meet Tuesday and Thursday afternoons after school until 3:45.  The program starts Tuesday, March 26th and ends Thursday, May 23rd.  The cost will be $25 a girl.  Please contact Noelie Hillebrecht at

nhillebrecht@assumptionnj.org for registration information.  Happy running!!!!


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!


Monday 2/11       6:30  BJV 6 vs St Mary @ Assumption
                          8:00  GV 8 vs St Mary @ Assumption
Tuesday 2/12      6:30  GJV 5 vs St Vincent Martyr @ Assumption
                          8:00  BV 8 vs St Elizabeth @ Assumption
                         6:30  GJV 4 vs St Patrick  @ St Patrick
                         8:00  GJV 6 vs St Patrick  @ St Patrick
                         6:30  BJV 4 vs St Vincent Martyr @ St Vincent Martyr
                         8:00  BJV 5 vs St Vincent Martyr @ St Vincent Martyr
Wednesday 2/13  6:30  GJV 5 vs St Vincent Martyr @ St Vincent Martyr
                          8:00  BV 7 vs St Vincent Martyr @ St Vincent Martyr
                          6:30  GV 8 vs St Patrick @ St Patrick
                          8:00  BV 8 vs St Patrick @ St Patrick
Thursday 2/14     6:30  GJV 6 vs St Vincent Martyr @ St Vincent Martyr
                          8:00  GV 7 vs St Vincent Martyr @ St Vincent Martyr
Friday 2/15         6:30  GJV 5 vs St Vincent Martyr @ St Vincent Martyr
                         8:00  GV 8 vs St Vincent Martyr @ St Vincent Martyr
Friday 2/15 – Sunday 2/24    OLM Frenzy in South Orange
Teams Competing: GJV 5, BJV 5, GJV 6, BJV 6, GV 8, BV 8


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