Weekly Word February 9, 2020

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 – Seventh Grade brings in a “breakfast bag” for the Community Soup Kitchen

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 – Valentine Dress Down
Half Day 11:00 a.m. dismissal. No after care

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 – School Closed Presidents’ Day

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 – School Closed Winter Break

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 – School resumes

FYI – Thank you to everyone for making our Monday morning breakfast bags for the Soup kitchen. As you probably noticed, we started in eighth grade and will work our way down to Kindergarten each Monday giving each grade a turn. Just wanted to let you know to watch for your grade the week before it is coming up so you can plan on shopping before you get the Weekly Word on Sundays.

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


Kids in Haiti need your help. Many kids can’t afford to go to school, so they are asking for some donations. The amount it takes to send one child to school in Haiti for a whole year is $100. That money pays for teachers, books, school supplies, and lunch. The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, New Jersey, have set up a project so that it is even easier to reach their goals. The project’s name is Circle of Friends. It encourages you to get together with five friends and each donate $20 to help these kids. We would like as many people as possible to donate. $100 may not seem like a lot, but it can change these kids’ lives forever. For more information please go to https://www.scnj.org/.


If at least 10 more students register by MONDAY 2/10 we can get a 3rd bus and accommodate everyone on the waitlist but you must register by Monday.

Wed. March 11th

5th-8th grade only

Students will leave school at 1:15pm and return at 7:30pm

$96 includes entrance to water park, coach bus and dinner ( pizza or chicken tenders)

Registration must be done online!

Please sign and print the permission slip. Return to school office.
Registration will end once buses are full!
No refunds will be issued.


SAVE THE DATE! Assumption School’s newest tradition, the 3rd Annual Golf Open, will be Monday, May 18, at Morris County Golf Club in Morristown. Registration opens Monday, February 24, and information will be sent home shortly. Sponsorships are available and raffle donations are warmly accepted. Please contact Megan Reynolds
(meganareynolds11@gmail.com or text 908-399-5777) for more information. Spring is around the corner and the Golf Open is one of the most fun days of the year for our parents and supporters! Hope to see you there!

Did your child’s class win Dress Down Week (2/10-2/14) at this year’s Fashion Show?

Thank you to everyone who placed a bid on the Silent Auction Class Dress Down Packages at this year’s Fashion Show! We appreciate your support and the children look forward to this every year. Below is a list of the Silent Auction winners. The classes listed below at permitted to dress down next week (2/10 through 2/14). If your class is not listed, your child must wear their uniform next week.

Winner                 Winning Class                  Package Name

NO BIDS               NO WINNER                  Dress Down – Kindergarten
Dolores Leszczak  1A                                  Dress Down- First Grade
Jamie Zogby          2B                                  Dress Down- Second Grade
Ami Simunovich    3B                                   Dress Down – Third Grade
Jessica Simmons  4A                                   Dress Down- Fourth Grade
Jennifer Wang       5B                                  Dress Down – Fifth Grade
Kate Ball                6A                                  Dress Down- Sixth Grade
Linda Chang          7A                                  Dress Down – Seventh Grade
Alison Uribe           8B                                  Dress Down – Eighth Grade


Seas the day and cruise on through Enrichment Day 2020! This year’s Enrichment Day theme is “S.S. Assumption-Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”. The students will learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math in a fun day, packed with entertainment, activities, learning and new experiences. All students spend the day moving around the school to learn about our theme from different perspectives and points of view. Parent volunteers are needed to plan and run activities for the students on Enrichment Day, which is May 8th, 2020. All hands on deck…Our next meeting will be Friday, February 21st at 8:15 in the Multi Purpose Room. All are welcome!

Please join us to find out more about this exciting day at school and to help brainstorm some activities for our children. We can’t do it without you! Feel free to contact a member of the Enrichment Committee with any ideas or questions.

The Enrichment Committee

Jessica Keown, Diana Merritt, Tiffany Srnensky


Our parish is very excited to share a new service project geared specifically to our middle school youth. It’s called ServiceWorx and it’s a part of Center for FaithJustice.

It will be offered the week of July 12-17th here at Assumption. All rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders are invited to participate. We’re offering an info session for parents on Wednesday, February 12th at 7 p.m. in Assumption School.

For more info on Center for FaithJustice and all they have to offer, click here. For the flyer inviting parents to the info session, click here.

Questions? Contact Linda Macios in the parish office 973-539-2141, ext. 12


The Hospitality Committee coordinates volunteers to provide treats for our teachers and staff members at Assumption School. At this time, we are requesting volunteers to sign up for a Monday in which to provide a treat.


Let your child’s imagination soar with exciting STEM activities that build confidence and creative-thinking skills at Camp Invention. Assumption will once again be hosting the program from Mon. June 22- Fri. June 26 (8:00am-2:30pm) for students entering 1st- 4th grade. Space is limited. Use promo code D25CAMP to save $25 at invent.org/camp or by calling 800-968-4332. Please contact Christine Schneider with any questions at cschneider@assumptionnj.org.


Join us on Saturday, February 22 for good food and great company at our 22nd Annual Pasta Supper and Basket Raffle. Enjoy pasta (gluten free available), meatballs, salad, bread, beverages and dessert, and take a chance or two on our incredible basket raffle. All proceeds fro the evening benefit the Assumption Religious Education program. Purchase your tickets online at www.assumptionparish.org or fill out the attached form.


Mrs. Guglielmo is available for private tutoring with your child (experienced with 4th-8th grades.) Should your child need additional help in any subject matter, please contact her to discuss your needs/concerns, sguglielmo@assumptionnj.org.


Mrs. Galdieri is available for tutoring for Language Arts, especially grades 5-8, but is certified for English, K-12. She is also available to tutor for general homework help/study skills. If interested, please email Kathleen Galdieri at kgaldieri@assumptionnj.org.


Please direct any questions about your child’s lunch account to Gilda Gallo at ggallo@assumptionnj.org. Please do NOT contact the main office for this information. Thank you.


Order Your Yearbook Soon – Deadline is March 1st

Don’t forget to order your 2020 yearbook now! You can reserve a copy on line at https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/high-school-yearbooks.html or send in the order form with your payment of $30 to Susan Sopira or Hope Zenker. Make your checks payable to Assumption School please.