March 17, 2019 Weekly Word

Monday, March 11 – Second grade brings in a “breakfast bag” for the Community Soup Kitchen- see link for details.
For Absent Students- homework will now be placed on the bookshelf outside of the first set of doors at the front of school.
Please remember to check the online bulletin on our school website for important daily announcements and updates.


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


Mother/Son Shindig for Grades 1st – 4th will be held on Friday, April 5 at 7:00PM. Invitations were sent home this week in your son’s backpack. The cost will be $15 per person for a fun night of promenading and light refreshments! Please send in the bottom part of the invitation with your $15 payment per person by Thursday, March 28th. 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 ( or Megan Reynolds ( for more information.


Morristown High School Theatre presents The Addams Family
Come out to support our very own Ms. Adams, as well as several Assumption alumni, at Morristown High School’s production of The Addams Family!
March 22 – 7:00 pm
March 23 – 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
March 24 – 2:00 pm
Get your tickets before these shows sell out!
Kids ages 7 and up can join in the fun before the Sunday matinee at a “Spooktacular Sundae Party”!!!
Please feel free to contact Megan Thornton with any questions!


Please encourage your child to bring an instrument to school on one of the following dates:
Wednesday, March 13 OR March 20
Classes: Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4A, 1A, 1B 2A, 2B 4A, 4B
Thursday, March 14 OR March 21
Classes: Pre-K 4B, KA, KB, KC 1C 3A, 3B
Instruments can be demonstrated, or presented as “show and tell”. (For example, a novelty instrument, or one on which they do not yet play.) For those who do not have an instrument, there will be several available to chose from and play. Students who take lessons can bring their music folder or a lesson to share. The electric piano will also be available in the music room.


Back by popular demand, Gertrude Hawk chocolates are now available!! Check your youngest child’s backpack for ordering information or save time and order online, details are below. Thank you for your support!
Paper Orders | Sale Dates: Friday, March 15 – Wednesday, March 27
—  Forms and money are due back to school by March 27th
—  Checks made payable to Assumption HSA
—  Free delivery to school
—  Delivery week of April 15
Online Orders | Friday, March 15 – Sunday, April 14
—  Online orders placed via:
—   Group # 101396
—   All online orders are paid via credit card
—   2 options for shipping:
—   Online orders placed by 3/27 can have their order shipped to school for free or directly to their home (shipping fees apply)
—   After 3/27, online orders will be shipped directly their home (shipping fees apply)
—   Delivery week of April 15
For online support or any questions, contact Gertrude Hawk Chocolates at 1-800-706-6275.


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


Are you looking to unmask your child’s creativity this summer? Please join Mrs. Loughman, Mrs. Schneider and Ms. Strumolo for the all-new Camp Invention program, Supercharged. Children will transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers entering grades 1-3 will code robots and use collaboration and creative problem solving during hands-on, STEM activities. Visit or call 800-968-4332 to register. Camp will run from June 24-28 from 8:00-2:30. Hurry! Space is limited to 60 participants. Campers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Use promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10).


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 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:
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!


The Scholastic “Dino-Mite” Book Fair is coming to Assumption School the week of March 31st through April 5th. This is a great opportunity to purchase Scholastic books for your child and yourself. There will be books ranging from pre-school age to adult. Each grade will have time to shop with their class or during lunch (for 7th & 8th grades).
Family Shopping time will be Sunday March 31st from 9:30am-2pm, and Monday through Thursday, from 2:45pm-3:15pm with Tuesday April 2nd having late hours until 5:30pm. The later start time (2:45pm) will allow for all the car riders to be dismissed. If you are planning to come for the family shopping time with your child, please send a note to your child’s teacher and they will wait for you in the gym. In addition, if you cannot make it to the book fair, you will be able to purchase books online, .
New this year – Ewallet – no more worrying about forgetting cash or a check! You can set up an account online for your student(s). Set up can be done through this link, .  Link will be live Monday 3/18/19. Flyer coming home this week.
In case you have a Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan, look for the flyer coming home for the new release, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal. Preorders have to be received by April 4, 2019.
Come offer your “Dino-Mite” help to run this fun event! Volunteers are needed,
Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Linda Papadopoulos (, Jennifer Thackery (, or Alison Uribe (


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, 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:  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 if you are interested in managing, coaching or with any questions.