October 6, 2019 Weekly Word

Monday, October 7 – Watch for Directory Forms coming home

Thursday, October 10 – Completed, signed Directory Forms due back.

Friday, October 11 – No School – Teachers Professional Day

Monday, October 14 – No School – Columbus Day

Dismissal – Please make sure you send in a written dated note to your child’s teacher if there is a change in dismissal. Teacher do not always have an opportunity to check email during the day. If you must call the office please do so before 1:30 p.m.

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


Unfortunately the online directory is not being formatted as quickly as we had hoped, therefore we have decided to move forward this year with creating a paper directory like we have done in the past. Forms will be coming home on Monday. Please return the forms ASAP so that all children will be included in our family directory. You must update and sign off on any information on the form to reflect how you would like your information to be listed in the directory. Forms are due back to the office by Thursday, October 10th.

Thanks for your patience and understanding. Hopefully the online directory will be ready by the start of school next year.

ASSUMPTION FALL FASHION SHOW – Thursday, October 17, 2019

It’s almost time for our big event!

(1) LAST DAY TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS! RESERVATIONS DEADLINE IS TODAY, 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 https://www.assumptionparish.org/assumption-school-fashion-show

Reservations Committee

Corinne Karpack ckarpack@gmail.com
Megan Reynolds meganareynolds11@gmail.com
Christine Sannito sannito@verizon.net
Camille Haynes riley2419@yahoo.com

(2) WINE PULL: TODAY is the deadline to have your name listed as a wine pull donor in our Ad Journal. Donations of wine will still be accepted after the 10/6 deadline, however, we will not be able to acknowledge your family in the Ad Journal after this date.

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 ccspiegle26@gmail.com
Sonia Waldman soniawaldman@gmail.com

(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 cdam@verizon.net
Aileen Philbrick aileen.philbrick@gmail.com

(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 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050444adaa2ea31-assumption

Off-Premise Committee
Dana DeFillipps dana.defillipps@gmail.com
Grace Crowley ggcrowley@alumni.nd.edu
Elizabeth Morales Elizabethm515@gmail.com

(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 susankwilkes@gmail.com
Alyse Puentes babyceo1277@aol.com
Renee Travisano reneemacy2@live.com
Suzie Scannella zscannella@msn.com

We greatly appreciate your support of this event! Please visit the new Fashion Show Page on the school website for important forms and information.

Oktoberfest Fundraiser

Fashion Show Co-Chairs
Andrea Bopp & Linda Riedell


In preparation for the upcoming COOP Examination (November 8) Mrs. Guglielmo and Mrs. Sopira will be holding 4 after school classes as a review. Each class will be focus on aspects (Sequences, Analogies, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Reading, Language Arts and Mathematics) of the exam (Sequences, Analogies, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Reading, Language Arts and Mathematics) and strategy for test taking. Below are the details:

Dates- October 16, 23, 30 & November 6
Time – 2:30 – 4:00
Place – Computer Room
Fee – $100.00 per student for the entire session. (please make check payable to either teacher or cash is welcomed)

Details on what to bring and where to pick your child up will be forwarded when registered.

(In addition, should you like interview prepping or resume writing arrangements can be made privately to do so)

If you have any questions we can be reached by way of email sguglielmo@assumptionnj.org or ssopira@assumptionnj.org.

Please see the attached form for further information.


Christmas store workshops are taking a break for Fashion Show, but you can still help by wrapping presents at home. Please contact Meredith Ricciardi at m.ricciardi@optimum.net. Santa’s elves will provide the wrapping paper and labels.

Crafting nights will start again on October 24th. Full Schedule here.

Should you have any questions regarding Christmas Store, please contact Christine Meszaros -christine.dechiaro@gmail.com, Meredith Ricciardi – m.ricciardi@optimum.net or Stephanie Vieira – svieira1129@gmail.com.


NJ state law requires all pre-school children to receive the flu vaccine annually. If you have not already done so, please provide documentation from your doctor that your child has had the vaccine by December 1, 2019. Any child without proper documentation will not be allowed to return to school.

Please call or stop by the nurse’s office if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ronnie Marone RN and Marybeth Watkins RN
Assumption School Nurses


We are pleased to be partnering with Bricks4Kidz to offer two after school enrichment classes for Assumption students. Each week, students will build a different motorized model using LEGO Technic and will explore topics such as Inventions, Life Science, and Technology. The class will be fun, exciting and educational!

The course is $100 for a 6 week session that will take place in cafeteria for grades 3-5 and one of the old classrooms in Kindergarten wing for K-2 . We can accommodate 15 students for K-2 and 20 students for grades 3-5. Please only sign up for the appropriate age group!

Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 (grades K-2) 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

Wednesday 2:30-3:30 (grades 3-5) 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, (break for Thanksgiving) 12/4, 12/11, 12/18

To enroll: go to https://www.bricks4kidz.com/newjersey-somerset-union-middlesex/ (click on the green wheel with “view classes” and look for Assumption School).

Any questions, please feel free to let us know.
Diana Merritt Merritt.dia@gmail.com
Jessica Keown Jessicatinsley@gmail.com
Tiffany Srnensky tleesrnensky@yahoo.com


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 hsa@assumptionnj.org.


Box Tops for Education has gone digital. No more clipping required!*
Simply log into the Box Top App, select scan, then upload your receipt and….your box tops are submitted!

It doesn’t get any easier than that and only takes a few seconds!!!

Here’s how to get started:

1). Download the Box Tops for Education app on your cell phone.
2). Create your account.
Be sure to enter “Assumption of the BVM School”.
You’re all set!

Here is a link to a list of participating products:

If you are buying any of these products, there is no excuse for you to not do this! It’s an easy way to earn$$$ for our school.
Simply scan your receipt as soon as you get home from the grocery store.

SHOP, SCAN, SUBMIT!!! It’s that simple!

Contact our Box Top School Coordinator, Evelyn Costello at costellofamily7@verizon.net, with any questions you might have.

*Packaging is being updated on most participating products however, some products still have old packaging, or will continue to have Box Tops that will need to be clipped. Please continue to clip and send these in to school if you find them in your pantry.


Father John will be conducting Altar Server training sessions for boys and girls in the fourth grade and up on Wednesday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 22 from 4-5 p.m.

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. You only need to attend one of the sessions.


5th -8th grade

Friday, Oct. 25th 6:30-9pm in the gym.

Tickets will go on sale starting Oct. 21st during lunch time. $7