Weekly Word October 20, 2019

Many thanks to Andrea Bopp and Linda Riedell for such a wonderful Fashion Show.  I thought it was an amazing night filled with lots of fun and great prizes.  Thank you all for your hard work and dedication and love for Assumption School.

Thanks to all our dads for helping!  You make great salesmen.

Three cheers to our Eighth graders. They are a great group of kids who were a hit on the runway.

Please see attached letter from Sister Merris.

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 – Living Rosary 1:00 p.m. Gym

Student Council Dance Grades 5 – 8 (6:30 – 9:00)

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


What a great night we had on Thursday night celebrating Assumption School! First and foremost, thank you to Sister Merris and Father John for supporting us in our vision to bring the focus of the show back to Assumption School. Thank you to the teachers and staff who gave of their time to participate in the production of Assumption’s Carpool Karaoke. It was truly an Emmy worthy production! Thank you, Deirdre Gaffney for this amazing tribute to Assumption School. Whether you went home a winner or not, we hope you had an enjoyable night. Our sincere appreciation goes to our wonderful volunteers, committee members, solicitors, sponsors and all of the behind the scenes workers who made it all happen. Thank you to all the families and businesses who made donations and to all who came to the show. We are all blessed to be part of this special Assumption Community.

We have 13 more potential winners! The following are our unclaimed Gift Auction packages. Please check your tickets one last time and contact Andrea Bopp (AndreaBopp@verizon.net) or Linda Riedell (Linda@Riedell.net) as soon as possible if you have one of the winning tickets!!

Unclaimed Packages and Winning Numbers:

Door Prize #3 – 44391

Package #5         Almost Pizza – 44397
Package #36       Listen to Hanz & Franz Now- 42910
Package #39       Body Fuzion – 44208
Package #42       Roseanne Roseannadanna- 39894
Package #53       Lay Off Me, I’m Starving – 40554
Package #56       Hanz and Franz – 41981
Package #57       Debbie Downer Comforter – 44235
Package #58       Roll Call – 44214
Package #73       Sweata Weatha – 41876
Package #76       Sully & Denise The High School Dance – 40052
Package #85       I’m Chevy Chase…And You’re Not – 40102
Package #88       Who’s That Spartan – 41067

It has been a pleasure chairing this event. We hope you enjoyed the night!

~Andrea and Linda


Each year the Assumption School seventh grade conducts a fundraiser to raise money for their graduation expenses. Keep an eye out this Wednesday for a Yankee Candle catalog coming home in the backpacks. There will be information on how to order candles, wrapping paper, bakeware, reusable lunch totes, and more. Goods will be delivered in time for Christmas!



Our Christmas Store Workshop is opening back up this Thursday, October 24th 7:00-9:00 and on Friday October 25th 8:15-11:00.  Please join us in the Multi Purpose Room (next door to PreK3) to help us get ready for one of the most magical days of the school year!  We
need your help to help the magic come to life!

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 m.ricciardi@optimum.net. Santa’s elves will provide the wrapping paper and labels.

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 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