April 7, 2019 Weekly Word

Monday April 8 – Eighth Grade brings in a “breakfast bag” for the Community Soup Kitchen- see link for details.
Friday April 12 – Stations of the Cross 1:00 pm at Church
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.


Registration is open for Softball (girls grades 6th, 7th and 8th).

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.

Please contact Kevin Bopp at kevin_bopp@nylim.com with any questions.


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.
Please contact Megan Reynolds at meganreynolds11@gmail.com  or 908-399-5777 for more information.

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: Class is from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.
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)
Attached is the registration form for the classes.


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.
Order online via https://www.ertrudehawkchocolates.com/fund-raising  – Group # 101396
Questions can be directed to Jen Brunnock at 201-650-8816 or by calling Gertrude Hawk Chocolates directly at 1-800-706-6275.


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.


We are in need of a few parents to help solicit donations from local businesses for our fall Fashion Show.  You will be provided with a short list of businesses and all of the paperwork explaining the event.  This is a great opportunity to help with our annual fundraiser.  You may work at your own convenience based on your availability.  If interested, please contact Christineolivo1@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance.


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!


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.


Assumption Enrichment Day will be held on Friday, May 10th.  The Hospitality Committee provides breakfast/lunch for all of the volunteers as well as the teachers. In keeping with the theme of this year’s Enrichment Day, we will be serving different foods from around the world.  We hope you can help with this special day by contributing an item from the attached list (foods from different countries are encouraged).
If you are able to provide something, please use the attached link to sign up.  Thank you!


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 !
Questions can be directed to Alison Uribe (uribecasa@gmail.com) or Jen Brunnock (brunnockfamily@gmail.com)


5 Mondays – 2:30-3:30
(April 15, 29 and May 6, 13, 20)
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 this form along with your check $65, for Peggy Davo, to the main office by Thursday, April 11th. All supplies are included and firing will be done in her studio. A portion of your check goes to the school. Thanks!
Peggy Davo is a NJ Certified Fine Arts Teacher and Member of the Potters’ Guild of NJ


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.