September 15, 2019 Weekly Word

Great to see everyone at Back to School Night.  Looking forward to another great year with all of you and your children. All back to school forms were due Wednesday, September 11.  If you have not sent in your book fee of $150 (K-8) or necessary forms, please do so by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

PlusPortals – Everyone should have received an email regarding setting up your account.  Soon you will receive an additional email with instructions on how to “opt in” and put your information into the online Assumption School Directory. 

After School – Anyone attending After School must have a completed 2019-2020 form which you can access online.  All students must be picked up by 5:30 p.m.

Cell Phones – We must be able to reach you in case of an emergency.  Please make sure your mailbox is not “FULL”.  Student cellphones/Apple watches need to have a written permission form which is available online.

Honeywell Instant Alert – Please make sure you always press “1” to acknowledge that you received the alert.  Many of the families who received the “test” alert on Tuesday, 9/10 did not pick up because it was from “unknown”.  You risk not getting an important message if you do not answer.
Please remember to check the online bulletin on our school website for important daily announcements and updates.


Our basketball teams will be playing in the CYO League this year.  This is due to the decreasing number of schools in our Diocese.  Similar to previous years, basketball will be available for girls and boys in grades 4 through 8. 
Basketball registration will end on Sunday September 29th.Please register as soon as possible as we need to inform CYO the number of teams we are entering this year.

To register, please go online via our website,   The link can also be found on the Assumption School website, under the “Athletics” tab.  You will then be prompted to create a login & password.  Once you’ve completed the registration process and paid in full, a confirmation receipt will be e-mailed to you immediately.  
A copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate (preferred) or Birth Certificate is required.  After registering, please send a copy (not an original) of your child’s Baptismal Certificate to School in an envelope marked “CYO.”
An annual sports physical form must be completed and on file with the nurses before your child can participate in any sports activity.
Please contact Kevin Bopp at or Camille Haynes at with any questions.

ASSUMPTION FALL FASHION SHOW – Thursday, October 17, 2019

In case you are overwhelmed with all the information regarding Fashion Show, our focus this week is:
(1) Please make your Reservations and pre-purchase your Gift Auction Tickets online as soon as possible. (See Reservations info below)
(2) Gift Auction is still in need of donations. The donation deadline (Friday, September 27th) is just2 weeks away! (See Gift Auction info below)
(3) Please consider signing-up to sell your Grand Raffle Tickets after Mass or at a local business. The earlier your child returns their sold books, the more chances they have to win Prize Patrol during their lunch period! (See Off Premise Sales info below)
(4) IMPORTANT NOTE regarding 8th Grade Ads for Ad Journal. Deadline is this Thursday, Sept. 19th. (See Ad Journal info below)
We greatly appreciate your support of this event! Please visit the new Fashion Show Page on the school website for important forms and information.

Fashion Show Co-ChairsAndrea Bopp & Linda Riedell

Reservations NEW THIS YEAR! You no longer have to register an entire table at once! Groups should identify a Table Captain and then individuals can register and pay online…simply enter your Table Captain in the required field. Groups can make up partial tables, as well. If you do not have a Table Captain and would like to be seated with a certain group or grade, you can note that in your registration as well. Table Captains still have the option of registering a group at once but the individual feature streamlines the registration process! 

Corinne Karpack

Megan Reynolds

Christine Sannito

Camille Haynes  

Gift Auction

Welcome Back to School…Donate to Gift Auction and check another thing off your list! Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a wonderful summer break and that you are getting settled into the Back to School groove! Gift Auction is in full swing and we are working hard at creating amazing packages for all your generous donations! If you haven’t donated yet, you can find all of our items online in our registry. Donate a single item or go in with a group for a one-of-a-kind package! The registry is a great way to customize your donation and make it unique! Or, let us shop for you – simply make a monetary donation in one of our handy Gift Auction envelopes and we will take care of the rest! Thank you in advance to all our Assumption Families for their support. 

Once you have made a purchase from the registry, please be sure to download and fill out a donation form available on the website or in the office and send it into school with your child marked “Attention Gift Auction.” The form can also be found in the school office. Please feel free to contact a Gift Auction Committee member with any questions. 

Kate Ball              973-219-8118

Bobbi Jo Brusco            201-424-7007

Suzanne Dischinger  201-819-094

Jennifer Vuotto        201-841-9278

Off Premise Sales Our Grand Raffle prize this year is once again a $10,000 American Express gift card.   Each student should have received 2 books in their Family Packet. If you would like to get a jump start on selling your tickets, please consider signing up to sell raffle tickets at one of the Off Premise locations. For each book sold, your student will receive a chance to win a prize patrol prize every Friday during lunch. For every 2 books sold, your student will receive a chance to win a Mini Gift Auction prize Friday after our event.

 Dana DeFillipps  

Grace Crowley    

Elizabeth Morales

Ad Journal 8th Grade Parents: The deadline to submit your 8th Grade Ad is this Thursday, Sept. 19th. In order to take advantage of the 8th grade discounted Ad Journal rates, please submit the 8th grade Ad Journal form along with payment by check payable to Assumption HSA. The online Ad Journal link will not adjust for the 8th grade discounted rate, so please do not pay for 8th grade ads online. Any questions, contact Jennifer Brunnock at


Spirit of NJ Dinner DJ Dancing CruiseThursday Oct. 10th (no school on the 11th)
We need only 15 more students in order to have a third bus.  If you are still interested, please register for the waitlist.  Once we have enough students on the waitlist for the third bus you will receive an email requesting that you officially register and pay for the cruise.  
Leave school at 4:45pm

Board boat at 6:30pm

Cruise NY Harbor 7-9:30pmReturn to school at 10:15pm
Cost is $120 – includes dinner, drinks, desserts, DJ and dancing(once paid for no refunds will be issued)
Please click on below link to register. No checks will be accepted!

Questions please email


Mark your calendars! Preparations are underway for the Christmas Store – one of Assumption’s most magical days of the year!
Santa’s Workshop (aka, the Multipurpose Room next door to PreK 3) will open its doors on Thursday evening, September 26th from 7-9pm, and again on Friday morning, September 27th from 8:15-11am. We are in need of elves to help with gift wrapping and light crafting projects. This is a great way for new parents to meet people and become involved in the school! If you can’t make either of these sessions, fear not – we will be meeting on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings throughout the fall – follow this link for the complete schedule. Younger siblings are welcome to join the fun during the daytime workshop hours. 


Come join the Children’s Choir of Assumption Church!  Sign up at our first practice on Monday, September 16th.  Rehearsals are Mondays 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Assumption Church.  Any questions, please contact Mrs. Nardi at or Mrs. Long at  See the attached flyer for further information.


 On Wednesday September 25th Ellie Plutto MA, LAC, NCC Morris County Substance Use Navigator will give a talk entitled: “Vaping:  what’s behind the smoke?”  During this talk Ellie will cover what vape is, what the vape devices look like and what harm vape can cause.  The trend in vaping for both girls and boys in middle and high schools has exploded both nationally and locally in the last few years.  Ellie will present to the 5th -8th grade students at 12:45pm and then again to the parents at 7pm in the gym.   All parents are encouraged to attend this talk as education about the dangers of vape need to start at home. 


Volunteering on a committee is a rewarding way to show your support for Assumption School! Please follow the link to sign-up.  Committee coordinators will contact you within the next few weeks. No matter how you can help, your time and talents are needed and very much appreciated! ** Note: All school volunteers must complete the “Protecting God’s Children” requirements. Details will be provided.If you have any questions, please contact YOU FOR SUPPORTING ASSUMPTION SCHOOL! 


6 Mondays – 2:30-3:30 (September 23, 30 & October 7, 21, 28 & November 4) 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 $78, for Peggy Davo, to the main office by Thursday, September 19th. All supplies are included and firing will be done in my studio. A portion of your check goes to the school. Thanks!


5th -8th grade 
Friday, Oct. 25th 6:30-9pm in the gym.
Tickets will go on sale starting Oct. 21st during lunch time. $7


Shop the Vineyard Vines Friends and Family shopping event on Sunday September 22nd between 10 am and 1 pm.  Vineyard Vines is offering a generous 10% off your purchase and 10% of all sales back to Assumption.