September 29, 2019 Weekly Word

Tuesday, October 1 – Individual school pictures Grades K-8Picture appropriate clothes.  Additional 8th grade graduation pictures will be taken in
Wednesday, October 2 – Individual PK school pictures and all group class pictures. All students in K-8 should be in school uniforms (no gym uniforms).  Preschool should wear picture appropriate clothes. 

This is a reminder to all parents that school photos for your student will take place on October 1 and 2. Portrait package information has been sent home with your student. Please submit your order via our online ordering system or send the completed form in with your student during school photo day. If you did not receive a photo form or have any questions about placing your order, please contact Lors Photography at (908) 964-0847

Friday, October 4 – Mass at 9:00 a.m. at Church

Please see the attached letter from Sister Merris regarding donating to
the people affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Please remember to check the online bulletin on our school website for
important daily announcements and updates.

Today is the last day to register for basketball. Please register your son or daughter through the School registration system 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.

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

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
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 best interest of our students.

ASSUMPTION FALL FASHION SHOW – Thursday, October 17, 2019

It’s almost time for our big event!
Our Fashion Show focus this week is:

(1)    ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS! RESERVATIONS DEADLINE IS NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6th. We have an exciting show planned this year. You won’t want to miss it! Please make your Reservations and pre-purchase your Gift Auction Tickets online as soon as possible. If you have never attended or do not have a table captain, our reservations committee will do their best to seat you with other moms in your child’s grade. It’s an amazing night and a great way to get to know other parents at our school! To reserve online, click
Reservations Committee
Corinne Karpack    
Megan Reynolds    
Christine Sannito   
Camille Haynes      

(2)    DONATE TO WINE PULL: Please consider making an online donation of wine to our Wine Pull. Any type of wine is appreciated!  The value of the wine should be NO LESS than $20 and as high as you wish.  To simplify the process, order online from Cambridge Wine in Morristown and your donation will be delivered to the venue. Cambridge Wine will donate
15% of all online purchases back to Assumption School. Be sure to select “in store pick up” at check-out to avoid the delivery charges, however Cambridge Wine will still deliver the wine to the venue. If you prefer to purchase your wine elsewhere or donate from your home collection, please drop off wine to the school office. Under no circumstances should children be delivering wine to school. 
Any questions can be emailed to:
 Cindy Cooney
Sonia Waldman 

(3)    CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Please consider signing up to help with Gift Auction Set-up or take a shift on the night of our Fashion Show. This is a great way to get a sneak peek at prizes and get to meet some new moms. 
Event Volunteer Coordinators:
Christine Dam       
Aileen Philbrick      

(4)    Off Premise – 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
Off-Premise Committee
Dana DeFillipps
Grace Crowley
Elizabeth Morales 

(5)    Grand Raffle – Need more raffle books? Send a note to school “Attention: Grand Raffle Committee” stating how many books you need and our committee will send more books home via backpack. You can also email one of the committee members with your request.
Grand Raffle Committee:
Susan Wilkes
Alyse Puentes
Renee Travisano
Suzie Scannella

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-Chairs
Andrea Bopp & Linda Riedell

The St. Patrick School Forensic Competition has been cancelled.  Tryouts have been postponed.  Further information will be provided at a later date. 

Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s sessions! Santa’s Workshop (aka, the Multipurpose Room next door to PreK 3) will be open again Thursday evening, October 3rd from 7-9pm, and again on Friday morning, October 4th from 8:15-11am. Come join the fun and help with gift wrapping and light crafting projects while catching up with new and old friends. Complete schedule of upcoming dates available here.

Additionally, if you are unable to attend, but would like to wrap presents at home, please contact Meredith Ricciardi at Santa’s elves will provide the wrapping paper and labels. 

Should you have any questions regarding Christmas Store, please contact Christine Meszaros –, Meredith Ricciardi – or Stephanie Vieira –


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.


Is your child ready to get rid of the training wheels? Has learning to ride a 2- wheeler been a struggle for your child? The answer is a free clinic run by TransOptions to be held in the Assumption School parking lot on Tuesday, October 15th from 3-5. This outdoor hands-on class teaches the safe, easy and effective way to learn to ride on two wheels. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping and steering a bike as well as proper helmet fit and adjustment.

To sign your child up, contact Jessica Keown at Once the class is formed more details will be provided about the session. A parent, guardian, care giver must be present at the class. 

Note that the class size is limited to 15 kids and enrollment will be first come first serve.

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