September 22, 2019 Weekly Word

Forms for “Permission to Publish Student’s Photograph or Work” were sent home with every student by way of backpack.  Please make sure that you complete the form and return it to your child’s teacher. Flyers from Lors Photography went home this week.  Please note pictures will be taken on October 1 and 2.  Everyone should have received an email from Plusportal our online grading system.  If you did not get one please email  This website will allow you access to your child’s grades (grades 4  – 8) and information from their teachers.
Please see the attached letter from Sister Merris regarding donating to the people affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Thank you for all of your patience and understanding while we get back into the swing of dismissal.  Please know that everything we are doing in terms of security and dismissal is in the best interest of the children and staff at Assumption School and the neighbors in our community.   There are a few reminders we would like to make:

Walkers:  If you have your child give the teacher a note that your child is going to be a walker, please make sure your child is completely aware of the exact plan that day.  For example, let your child know that you will be waiting outside the main doors of the school, by the crossing guard, or in your car.  When you write the note that your child is a walker, you are assuming all responsibility for your child’s well being as soon as your child leaves the front door of the school.  Please make sure your child is comfortable with the plan that is set in place for being a walker at dismissal.  If you decide that it would be in your child’s best interest to meet him or her at the door of the school, please wait by glass doors at 2:05 and walk away with your child immediately after she or he comes out of the school, so that the bus riders can be dismissed. 

Car riders:  Please make sure you continue to follow all traffic rules while sitting in your car and/or moving forward in the car line.  Do not sit in front of fire hydrants, driveways, stop signs, or crosswalks.   We need to make sure the crossing guard Move forward only when you know that you will be able to pull over to the side of the road in a legal place.  Make certain that your name tag is secured to your visor and in a position that the teachers can read your name tag as you approach the front circle.  If you misplaced your name tag please write your name on a piece of paper or on your computer.  


Thank you for updating your passwords for Retiker and Power School.  We ask that you be patient with us as we work with the administration in the Paterson Diocese to adjust our directory.  If you find that some of your information is incorrect and the system will not allow you to save the edits you make, please opt out of that information for now.  We hope to be sending out an email later this week, letting you know that the problems have been rectified and then at that time, we will ask everyone to go back into the directory and edit their personal information and opt in.
Please remember to check the online bulletin on our school website for important daily announcements and updates.


Athletics at Assumption School has been integral part of our comprehensive school program. It encourages competitive play, while promoting Catholic values, teamwork and sportsmanship. We encourage all students to participate.

As you may know, the Catholic school basketball league that our students play in was forced to disband due to several school closings. The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of the Diocese Paterson is the only league available if we want to continue to offer basketball to our students. However, CYO has been historically offered to members of the Parish and Assumption School students.

Because of these unique issues, the following clarifies our basketball plans for this year:

 Both Assumption School students and Non-Assumption School students are eligible and welcomed to play CYO. Assumption School students and non-Assumption School students will be combined on a team.There will be no cuts.Our expectation is that the teams will be mostly Assumption School students. If more than 18 register to play, the team may be split based on criteria other than talent. Practices will be held at the convenience of the coach. Accordingly, if a coach wants to practice after school, the non-Assumption School children will be made aware.Only Assumption School students would be eligible to play in school-only tournaments or leagues. For example, when the 8th graders play Villa Walsh or Oratory Prep or the February Frenzy for the younger grades. Accordingly, Assumption School students must register for CYO to be eligible for these games.We understand that there has been some confusion. We hope that this plan is in the best interest of our students. It is imperative that you register your son or daughter through the School registration system by the September 29 and provide a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate (preferred) or Birth Certificate.  

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.  

An annual sports physical form must be completed and on file with the nurses before your child can participate in any sports activity.
ASSUMPTION FALL FASHION SHOW – Thursday, October 17, 2019Our Fashion Show focus this week is:

(1)    This Sunday, Sept. 22nd from 10am-1pm to shop and support Assumption School.  Vineyard Vines will take 10% off your purchase and give back 10% to our school.  For more information, see attached flyer.

(2)    DONATION DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY, September 27th- See below for top 5 items still needed.  Thank you to all the families who have donated so far!

(3)    Please make your Reservations and pre-purchase your Gift Auction Tickets online as soon as possible.  To reserve online, click 

(4)    Prime spots still available!!  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!  To sign-up, click

(5)    IMPORTANT NOTE regarding 8th Grade Ads for Ad Journal.  Deadline extended to Monday, Sept. 23rd.  (See Ad Journal info below) (6)    Consider making an online Wine Pull Donation.  Order online from Cambridge Wine in Morristown and your donation will be delivered to the venue plus they will donate 15% back to Assumption School 

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  

Gift Auction
 Please help us fill our Wish List!! Thank you so much to all of our generous families who have donated to Gift Auction! If you haven’t donated yet, won’t you please help us finish off our wish list? Or, use one of the handy donation envelopes to send in your donation and let us shop for you! Here are our Top Five Most Wanted: Fitbit Sleeping Bags Amazon Blink Canon Camera & Bag Yoga Set You can find these five items and all of our great gifts on our registry using this link:

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  201-819-6094
Jennifer Vuotto             201-841-9278 

 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   

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 has been extended to Monday, Sept. 23rd.  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  

Wine Pull
Sonia Waldman, Cindy Cooney, Linda Chang, Justine Barker and Donna Rose Kupper are collecting wine donations for the “Wine Pull” to be held at this year’s Fashion show. Simply purchase a cork and you get to take home the bottle of wine that has the matching number to the number on your cork. What a fun way to not go home empty handed!   

Any type of wine is appreciated!  The value of the wine should be NO LESS than $20 and as high as you want.  To simplify the donation process, Cambridge wines in created a website for Assumption School families to purchase wine online! Please select “in store pick up” at check out. They will store the wine and deliver to the Birchwood Manor on October 17th. In addition to this convenient process, Cambridge Wines will DONATE 15% of total sales back to ASSUMPTION SCHOOL!!!!  Please use this link for ordering wine donations from Cambridge,

Donations will also be collected at school and can be delivered to the front office, as done in previous years. Make sure to put your name on your donation and please do not send your child in with this donation. 
Any questions can be emailed to: 
Cindy Cooney
Sonia Waldman
Type:  Dramatic Reading
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 3:00 until approximately 6:30 pm
Place:  St. Patrick School in Chatham

Assumption will field two teams:

Varsity – 7th and 8th graders (5 active team members and alternates)
JV – 6th graders (5 active team members and alternates)

Tryouts will take place the week of September 30th.If your student is interested in trying out, please email by September 27th.
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!  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. 
VOLUNTEER AT ASSUMPTION SCHOOL     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! 
BSA Cub Scout Pack 34 invites you to its 2019 membership event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm in Rauscher Hall in Assumption Church.  Scouting is an adventure where you learn community service, develop character, confidence, leadership skills, communication skills and good citizenship.  And so much more.  BSA is a family oriented organization. Parish children, kindergarten to 8th grade, are invited to join.  Pack 34 is also starting a new Girls Troop for the older Girls. 
Please see flyer for additional details.  
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