Weekly Word October 27, 2019

Thursday, October 31 – Dress Down.

Halloween Parade 12:45. Any student dressing in a costume for the Halloween Parade should bring it to school in a bag with their name on it.

Friday, November 1 – All Saints’ Day Mass 9:00 Church weather permitting.

Watch for Conference notices being sent home next week.

Please remember when picking up DO NOT BLOCK our neighbors’ driveways.

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


The following are the remaining 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:

Package #5 Almost Pizza – 44397
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 #73 Sweata Weatha – 41876
Package #76 Sully & Denise The High School Dance – 40052
Package #85 I’m Chevy Chase…And You’re Not – 40102


By now you should have received a Yankee Candle Catalog in your (youngest) child’s backpack. Each year Assumption’s 7th grade class raises money to underwrite graduation expenses. Please take a look at the catalog (or online) and support their efforts!

When using the order form in your catalog your items will be shipped to the school and there will be no shipping charge and no need to add sales tax since we are a non-profit organization. You will be asked to pick them up at school when they come in (YES! IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!).

The sale ends on Nov. 8th so please don’t delay! Simply return the yellow and white copies of your order packet to school along with a check made out to: Assumption HSA.

To order online and have items shipped to your home (small shipping charge for this ordering method, but free for standard shipping if you spend over $100) go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter the group code 999995895, then click “start shopping”.

Any questions: Contact Anne Grimes
(Angrimes@optonline.net) or Lucia Spina (thespinafamily@yahoo.com)



Our Christmas Store Workshop is closed next week for Halloween, but if you would like to help please contact Meredith Ricciardi at m.ricciardi@optimum.net to wrap at home. Santa’s elves will provide the wrapping paper and labels. Our workshop will open back up November 7th. 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


Assumption’s Annual Blood Drive will be held on Sunday, November 10th from 8:30-1:30pm in the school gym. The Red Cross highly encourages all donors to schedule an appointment in order to assist with staffing the blood drive. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor keyword: Assumption School. Donors must be 17 years of age (or 16 years old with parental consent. Parents will need to accompany minor in order to sign consent form). Any additional questions can be emailed to AndreaBopp@verizon.net.

Parent Consent form:



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.


Help us provide a great start to the week for our teachers and staff. The Hospitality Committee is seeking volunteers to contribute to our Monday Morning Teacher Treats.

It’s easy… just select a date and provide a treat. Fresh bagels, fruit, yogurt, and something sweet are among some favorites. If you would like to contribute, please click here
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aadae2dab9-monday6 to sign up. Thank You!


6 Mondays – 2:30-3:30 – $78
November 11, 18, 25 and December 2, 9, 16

Come spend Monday after-school at Assumption creating one-of-a-kind objects working in clay. Students will learn to use simple tools and traditional hand-building techniques as well as ways to impress texture into the clay. They will also strengthen their color and design skills as we glaze our pieces.

Please return this form along with your $78 check, for Peggy Davo, to the main office by Thursday, November 7th. All supplies are included and firing will be done in my studio. A portion of your check goes to the school. Thanks!