April 14, 2019 Weekly Word

Grades 2 – 8 Watch for Iowa Test scores coming home in backpack.
Monday April 15 – Seventh Grade brings in a “breakfast bag” for the Community Soup Kitchen- see link for details.
Thursday April 18 – Half Day – 11:00 a.m. dismissal.  No after care.
Friday April 19 – School closed Good Friday
Monday April 22 – Friday April 26 – School closed Easter Recess
Monday April 29 – School resumes.  Please note that there will be no breakfast bags for the soup kitchen this day.
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.


Delivery is expected on Monday, April 15th.  Orders will be sorted and available for pickup Tuesday, April 16th.  If you placed an order before the school delivery deadline, you will receive an email with pickup up/delivery options.  If you placed an order online after the deadline and chose home delivery, orders will be shipped to the address you provided.  Thank you for supporting this fundraiser.
Any questions, please reach out to Jen Brunnock at brunnockfamily@gmail.com.


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).


Monday, June 10th at Lidgerwood Field from 9:30 to 1:30
Will be looking for volunteers to grill, walk classes to activities and game monitors.

Kathy Endres
Physical Education Teacher


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!


Thank you for your patience as the kinks were sorted out for this fundraiser. As always, no pressure to purchase, but please take a look at Mixed Bag Design’s unique products in the brochure provided or online at www.mixedbagdesigns.com/assumption-school. Our fundraiser ID is 773869.
Order before Wednesday, April 17th by sending your order via backpack , or by ordering online, for Mother’s Day delivery ! Our school order will stay open online through July 31, 2019 , allowing a chance to order graduation gifts , teacher gifts, etc.
Thank you for your support of this fundraiser ! Questions can be directed to Alison Uribe at uribecasa@gmail.com or Jen Brunnock at 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. 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.


On April 10th Assumption School hosted a forensic declamation competition in which students had to present 3-7 minute memorized speeches.  St. Patrick and St. Elizabeth both competed alongside 19 Assumption students.  We are excited to say that Assumption won both team trophies for Varsity and JV along with Varsity trophies for 1st place Jessica Jabbour, 2nd place Sofia Uribe, and finalists Jack Pagurigan, Colin O’Meara, and Julia Sweeney.  The following JV students  won trophies: 1st place Charlie Magistro, 2nd place Lila Ashton and finalists Olivia Change, Lizzie Kelly and Sadie Smith.  The following students also competed: Nic Scola, Dominik Srnensky, Connor McGahan, Kayleigh Mcdonnell, James Scannella, Arjan Singh, Amelia Pace, Marissa Tufaro, and John Cooney.  All our students were very impressive and should be proud of how well they represented Assumption School.


If you have any uniforms that your children have outgrown and are no longer going to use, please drop them off in the All Purpose Room at school in anticipation of the annual uniform swap in June.
Thank you.

LIKE – A Documentary about the Impact of Social Media on Our Lives

Technology is a tool.  But are we addicted ?  How do we stop ? Where do we start ?
The goal for this film is to inspire people of all ages, especially kids, to self regulate.  As technology continues to progress and children are exposed at even earlier ages, education and discussion are critical to understanding how it affects us and how we can manage it going forward.
Tuesday, April 30th 7-9pm
Frelinghuysen Middle School Auditorium
A discussion will immediately follow the film.  More information can be found on the attached flyer.