Weekly Word February 16, 2020

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 – School Closed Presidents’ Day

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 – School Closed Winter Break

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19– School resumes
Watch for bus and book forms coming home with your child in grades K-7.

Please see the attached Thank You Note from Sacred Heart School in Jersey City

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


Nonpublic school transportation continues to be problematic for many students with the result being that parents receive aid-in-lieu payments instead of transportation. Parent’s aid-in-lieu does not help in getting their children to and from a nonpublic school because many parents have no alternative other than busing. Our parents are at the mercy of private bus contractors who provide over 85% of nonpublic transportation.

The New Jersey Catholic Conference and the New Jersey Network of Catholic School Families fully support an increase in the statutory ceiling of $1,000 per pupil for transportation. The increase should at least be $50.00 per pupil in order to have transportation routes run for our students.

Call, write or email the Office of Governor Phil Murphy and ask for the requested increase to $1,050. For more information on this issue, please see the attached form.

Chapter 192 (Compensatory Education) provides remedial instruction in Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics for students in nonpublic schools. However, the program service been reduced as a result of an increase in enrollment in the program and the freeze in funding at $995.33 since the 2008-2009 school year.

The amount of time provided for the service has also been decreased since the 2008-2009 school year as a result of costs incurred by the providers of the service.

The New Jersey Catholic Conference and the New Jersey Network of Catholic School Families fully support this issue in order to remediate children in compensatory education and to increase their success for the future.

Call, write or email the Office of Governor Phil Murphy and indicate that it has been over 10 years since this program has received a statutory increase. The amount listed in the Budget language should be at least $1,100.00 per service in order to provide additional time for the teaching of these three subject areas. For more information on this issue, please see the attached form.


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/.


Registration For Baseball, Softball and Track and Field

Registration is open for Baseball (boys grades 7th and 8th), Softball (girls grades 6th, 7th and 8th) and Track and Field (boys and girls 3rd grade through 8th grade). Please register through our website: http://assumption-school.sportssignup.com/site/

The link can also be found on the Assumption School website, under the “Athletics” tab. Once you’ve completed the registration process and paid in full, a confirmation receipt will be e-mailed to you immediately.

Please contact Kevin Bopp at kevin_bopp@nylim.com if you are interested in coaching or with any questions


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!


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.

For more info on Center for FaithJustice and all they have to offer, 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.