Weekly Word – March 3, 2019

Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 8
All students should be to school on time as no one will be admitted to class late during testing.   They will have to sit on the bench in the lobby.  Please make sure children get a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast.  Please do not make appointments during the day during testing week.
Monday, March 4 – Fourth grade brings in a “breakfast bag” for the Community Soup Kitchen- see link for details.
Wednesday, March 6 – Ash Wednesday Mass 9:00 at Church
Book and Bus forms – Grades K – 7   If you did not submit a book and bus form for your child, please download a copy from the website under “forms” and bring it to school on Monday, March 4. Forms will be submitted to the different municipalities for busing.  You will not be bused or reimbursed for busing unless a form has been completed and sent in on time.
When dropping off items, please leave them at the front desk.  We are asking everyone to please not go to classrooms during the school day.
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.



The Annual Mother*/Son Shindig for Grades 1st – 4th will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Invitations will be sent home in your son’s backpack in March. The cost will be $15 per person for a fun night of promenading and light refreshments !

*Grandmas, Aunts or significant Gals are Welcome!


REGISTER NOW! Assumption School’s 2nd Annual Golf Open will be Monday, May 20, at Morris County Golf Club in Morristown and registration is open! Register as an individual golfer, twosome, or foursome and, if you can’t make it for golf, ALL ARE WELCOME to register for the cocktail reception and raffle! Sponsorships are available and raffle donations are warmly accepted. Please contact Bridget LaBar (bfarlabar@gmail.com) or Megan Reynolds (meganreynolds11@gmail.com) for more information.


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


March 3 – 8
Large Packs of Regular Sizes 4 & 5 (not “pull-ups”) – with approx. 30-40 regular baby diapers inside. Wipe packages also requested.  Deliver to Assumption School Front Lobby
We are calling on the Assumption School Community to donate sizes 4 & 5 regular baby diapers (large packs being requested – but smaller packs also appreciated). Wipe packs are also requested and appreciated.
The John Corr Family Resources Mission is in great need for regular baby diapers (not “pull-ups”) and wipes, in particular sizes 4 & 5. This wonderful charitable organization works to help needy families with baby items, clothing and diapers. The diaper supply is completely depleted and families are in need today.  The diapers are provided to the poor allowing them to use their meager funds to pay for food and rent to care for their families.
Let us help them –and thank you for any assistance you can provide!
Any questions please call Bridget LaBar 973-600-2039 or Jessica Keown 973-255-8290.


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!!!!


5 Mondays – 2:30-3:30 – $65 March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 8

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 the attached form along with your check for $65, for Peggy Davo, to the main office by Thursday, March 7th. All supplies are included and firing will be done in my studio. A portion of your check goes to the school. Thanks!


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!


Come to a seminar to learn more about vaping and ecigarettes and why they are harmful and how to protect our youth and young adults from these trends.

MARCH 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Frelinghuysen Middle School
FMS Auditorium

Please see the attached flyer for further information.


Assumption Church will be conducting Altar Server training sessions for boys and girls in the fourth grade and up on Tuesday, March 12, and Tuesday March 19, from 4-5 p.m.  You need only attend one session.  If you are in the fourth grade or older, and would like to become an Altar Server at Assumption, please sign up by emailing Linda.macios@assumptionparish.org, or by calling the parish office at 973-539-2141.


Registration For Baseball, Softball and Track and Field

Registration is open for Baseball (boys grades 7th and 8th), Softball (girls grades 7th and 8th) and Track and Field (boys and girls 3rd grade through 8th grade).  Please register through our website: https://assumption-school.sportssignup.com/site/. The link can also be found on the Assumption School website, under the “Athletics” tab. Once you’ve completed the registration process and paid in full, a confirmation receipt will be e-mailed to you immediately.

With regard to Track and Field, we need a parent or group of parents to manage and coach the team.  If we are unable to find a manager or if small number of children register, we may not be able to go forward with the Track and Field program.   Please contact Kevin Bopp at kevin_bopp@nylim.com if you are interested in managing, coaching or with any questions.


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.