Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5– Book Fair
Monday April 1 – Kindergarten
brings in a “breakfast bag” for the Community Soup Kitchen- see link
Friday April 5 – Report cards go home
Please note that we are asking all parents to wait outside the building for pick up for after school activities. The students will be brought to the door and dismissed directly to you. Children who attend After School will be dismissed from the cafeteria in the back of the building. If you are requesting homework when your child is absent and will not be picking it up before 3 please let us know and we will give it to After School in the cafeteria where you can get it.
Dismissal – It has come to our attention that cars are blocking the cross walk before dismissal on MacCulloch Avenue. Please remember to wait in line on Miller Road if you are picking up your children. Please do not cut in line from MacCulloch Avenue.
Please remember that you can leave items in the vestibule on the shelf for delivery or to pick up homework.
ASSUMPTION SPRING SPORTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in managing, coaching or with any questions.
ANNUAL MOTHER/SON SHINDIG
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!
ASSUMPTION SCHOOL’S 2ND ANNUAL GOLF OPEN
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! Whether you’re a first-year Assumption parent or a last year-one, the Golf Open is a very fun and special day that you don’t want to miss! Sponsorships are available and raffle donations are warmly accepted. THANK YOU to our first tournament sponsors, Lisa Molinari of Weichert Realtors and Josefina Abboud of Analytical Economics Associates.
DON’T DELAY ! Spots are filing up quickly.
KID CHEF – Scrumptious Sweets
This will be hands on instruction in the Assumption kitchen for students from grades 3 – 8th grade. Mrs. Sopira and Mrs. Guglielmo will share their culinary skills and recipes with you. This session will Scrumptious Sweets with a focus on chocolate. Not only will we create delectable treats, we will also end in the class in tasting the fruits of our labor!
Here are the particulars: Classes are from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.
April 3, Wednesday – Scrumptious Sweets – Chocolate Cupcakes in an Orange Cup, Chocolate Pretzel Caramel Pinwheels and Toffee Honeycomb
May 1, Wednesday – Cinco de Mayo Munchies – Not Your Typical Taco, Quesadillas, and Savory Sauces.
The cost is $40.00 per class. Checks should be made out to S. Sopira or S. Guglielmo, or cash.(Checks are non-refundable)
GERTRUDE HAWK CHOCOLATES – 7TH GRADE FUNDRAISER
Take advantage of the 7th grade Gertrude Hawk fundraiser and be prepared for Easter early! No need to be running around for candy at the last minute, and you’ll be supporting our students too! We thank you in advance for your support.
Questions can be directed to Jen Brunnock at 201-650-8816 or by calling Gertrude Hawk Chocolates directly at 1-800-706-6275.
POWER TO THE PARENTS
Join us on April 16, 2019 at 8:30 AM in the all-purpose room to discuss how to have difficult but necessary discussions with your children. Topics will include: alcohol, drugs, sex, bullying, and vaping. The discussion will be facilitated by our own Jennifer Farmer, LCSW.
Congratulations to the 16 students in 6th – 8th grade who competed in the MSMA Forensic Competition on March 27, 2019. All our girls stood out as champions but the following were specially recognized with a trophy for their efforts in the following categories:
5th and 6th grade Prose and Poetry – 2nd place Colleen Santoriello, 7th and 8th grade Declamation – 5th place Julia Sweeney, 2nd place Sofia Uribe, and 1st place Jessica Jabbour, 5th and 6th grade Declamation – 3rd place Olivia Chang, 2nd place Marissa Tufarro, and 1st place Sadie Smith.Assumption will be hosting a forensic declamation competition on April 10th at 3:00 pm
. If your student is in 5th grade and above and would like to assist by escorting people to their rooms, timing, and/or running papers, please email Jean Jabbour at email@example.com.
SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP
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 www.invent.org/camp
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).
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!
SHOP TO SUPPORT THE ASSUMPTION APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT
Come and support the Assumption Appalachia Service Project at Vineyard Vines in the Short Hills Mall on April 15th between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and receive a 10% discount on your purchase and 10% will be donated to the cause. Please stop in and shop and support.
See Flyer for additional details.
SCHOLASTIC “DINO-MITE” BOOK FAIR – March 31 – April 5
The Scholastic “Dino-Mite” Book Fair is at Assumption School this week!! We are open Sunday from 9:30am-2pm.
Each grade will have time to shop with their class. PLEASE NOTE THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE TO 5TH & 6TH GRADE SHOPPING TIMES, AS WELL AS THE BOOK FAIR WILL CLOSE AFTER THURSDAY FAMILY SHOPPING. Click here
for the UPDATED schedule.
If you are not shopping with your student, please feel free to set up an Ewallet, http://www.scholastic.com/bf/assumption-nj
. It puts a hold on your credit card for a set amount and you only get charged for what is spent, much like when you give a credit card to a hotel.
PLEASE make sure your student knows how much s/he can spend and if they can round up for the All for Books collection!! Also remember you can shop for teachers out of their selected wish lists, located at the cash register station.
Books can also be purchased during the family shopping time Monday -Thursday, 2:45-3:15pm with Tuesday 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.
We need more volunteers for Tuesday 4/2 in the morning, Wednesday 4/3 in the afternoon, and Friday 4/5! Come offer your “Dino-Mite” help to run this fun event!
MIXED BAG FUNDRAISER
MIXED BAG DESIGNS is back by popular demand for a fundraiser supporting the 7th grade as they fundraise to offset costs of next year’s graduation. As with any school fundraiser, there is no pressure to purchase. Mixed Bag offers super fun products for home and on-the-go, including eco-friendly bags, everyday totes and great organizational items, all at reasonable prices. Packets go home with youngest child this week. Catalog is already live online at https://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/assumptionschool
. Our school code is 773869. Orders can be placed easily online or by filling out the form in the packet. Orders received by April 10th will be received in time for Mother’s Day gift giving !
Thank you for considering placing an order !
ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
, or by calling the parish office at 973-539-2141.