Weekly Word February 23, 2020

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – Sixth grade brings in a “breakfast bag” for the Community Soup Kitchen.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 – Ash Wednesday Mass 9:00 at Church

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 – Book and Bus forms due for Grades K – 7. If you did not submit a book and bus form for your child, please download a copy from the website under “forms” and send it to school by Friday, February 28. Forms will be submitted to the different municipalities for busing. You will not be bused or reimbursed for busing unless a form has been completed and sent in on time.

Thank you to everyone for trying to keep the long lines for pickup in the front of school down. Unfortunately, we are still getting complaints from the residents on Miller and Ogden. The road is narrow and neighbors say they cannot get by or into their driveways and their mail delivery is being affected. The car riders who are dismissed to the back lot (behind the cafeteria) are gone within five minutes. You can park and pickup in the back between 2:15 and 2:30. It would be very helpful if we could get a few more students dismissed this way. Please consider picking up in the back so that we can be “good neighbors”.

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!


5 Mondays – 2:30-3:30
March 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6

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 the attached form along with your check for $65, for Peggy Davo, to the main office by Thursday, February 30th. All supplies are included and firing will be done in my studio. A portion of your check goes to the school. Thanks!


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.


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.