Monday, October 14 – School closed Columbus Day

Thursday, October 17 – Annual Fashion Show – Birchwood Manor

Friday, October 18 – Dress Down

Monday, October 21 – All boys must be in long pants and girls should wear knee socks.

Directory Forms were due back Thursday, October 10. If you do not return the form by Tuesday, October 15 your family will not be included in the directory. A blank directory form is here.

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


Thursday, October 18th
The Birchwood Manor – Whippany, NJ
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner at 8:00 p.m.

Hope to see you you all at at the Birchwood Manor this Thursday for an evening celebrating “Live From Assumption, It’s Thursday Night Live!”Doors open at 6pm.

You will have the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes and support our school and students. Thank you to our amazing Fashion Show Committees. Each of our volunteers have dedicated their time and talent over the past several months to prepare this night for all to enjoy.

Andrea & Linda


Formerly Chanel & Champagne, this year, Braunschweiger Jewelers of Morristown/New Providence is sponsoring a new raffle for a coveted collection from America’s foremost luxury jeweler: David Yurman. The sough-after Albion set includes a pair of 11mm mother-of-pearl earrings with a diamond bezel, set in sterling silver; and a 14mm mother-of-pearl pendant with a diamond bezel, set in sterling silver, hanging from a sterling silver 36″ adjustable box link chain. (Valued at $3,900)

$50 for 1 ticket, $100 for 3 tickets (Save $50!), or $200 for 6 tickets (Save $100!). Only 299 tickets will be sold AND enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne! Cheers!


It’s time to get your remaining Grand Raffle Tickets in! All Sold and Unsold Grand Raffle Tickets are due back to school on Thursday morning, October 18th. Grand Raffle is a major part of our fundraising effort. Our goal is based on the sale of two completed books per student. For every two books sold, your child gets the chance to win one of the awesome prizes in the student mini gift auction held on Friday, October 19th! The more books your kids sell, the better chance they have of winning! Check out the list of the student mini gift auction prize packages (insert link Mini Student Auction).


Set up Day and Night of Show
Join us Thursday morning after drop off at the Birchwood Manor to help our Gift Auction Committee setup for the night! Many hands make light work, so come on out and help thank these ladies for all their hard work! It is a great opportunity to meet other moms. Food will be provided for volunteers. The Fashion Show Committee also needs your help on the evening of the show. We are looking for volunteers who can spare 45 minutes of their time that night to help monitor the gift auction tables. It is a fun way to see everyone at the show and get up close and personal with the prizes. We are looking for people for the following three time slots: 5:45-6:30 pm, 6:30-7:15 pm and 7:15-8:00 pm.
To sign up click the following link:

Event Volunteer Coordinators:
Christine Dam
Aileen Philbrick


To peak your interest, we are excited to share a preview of our wonderful Gift Auction packages. They are sure to please. Click here for a listing of all the fabulous packages…some old favorites and some new and exciting options too!


Our Silent Auction Packages are right on target hitting many price points to be affordable and doable. Live auction bidding begins on Tuesday October 15th. Click here for a complete list of packages from all of our Silent Auction Packages. Click herefor Student Art, Dress Down and Teacher Experiences Silent Auction. They have it all so don’t miss out on the opportunity to bid and win…..
How about a fun excursion for your child and some friends with one of our amazing teachers
Be the best mom ever and win a dress down for your child’s homeroom for a week
Score some great memorabilia of your child’s class with the awesome student art pieces that feature artwork or photos of students in grades PK, Kindergarten, 2nd grades and 8th grade.
Enjoy 2 full weekend passes to the U.S. Open with Trophy Tent privileges at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaronek, NY!
Head out for a weekend trip to NYC, Cape May, the Poconos or Washington DC or take your family to Kalahari Resort for some waterpark fun!
Get happy with 4 tickets to see The Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins Tour concert!
And many more….


If you are still interested in donating wine to Wine Pull, we are still accepting donations. 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


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 focus on aspects (Sequences, Analogies, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Reading, Language Arts and Mathematics) of the exam 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 or

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 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, Meredith Ricciardi – or Stephanie Vieira –


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 (click on the green wheel with “view classes” and look for Assumption School).

Any questions, please feel free to let us know.
Diana Merritt
Jessica Keown
Tiffany Srnensky


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


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, 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, 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