Weekly Word – September 27, 2020



If your child is absent because of illness but is working remotely from home please email the teacher and nurse so that they are not marked absent.

Please pack an extra mask for your child in their backpack.  If the one they are wearing breaks they will have a familiar one to wear.


School Pictures: This is a reminder to all parents that school photos for your student will take place on October 6 and 7.

  • Tuesday, October 6 – Individual school pictures grades K – 8.  Picture appropriate clothes.  Additional 8th grade graduation pictures will be taken in January.
  • Wednesday, October 7 – Individual PK school pictures.  Preschool should wear picture appropriate clothes.

Portrait package information will be sent home with your student.  Please submit your order via Lors online ordering system.  If you have any questions about placing your order, please contact Lors Photography at (908) 964-0847.

At this time we will not be taking class pictures due to social distancing issues.  Hopefully we can do this later in the year.


Dismissal has been better but as always please be respectful of our neighbor’s driveways, etc.


G-SUITE COMPLIANCE FORM                              

Click here for the G-Suite compliance form.  Page 2 needs to be signed by the parent and student and returned to the school by Wednesday, September 30th.


2020 CHRISTMAS STORE                              

Santa and his elves may have to wear masks and stand 6 feet apart, but preparation is currently underway for this year’s Assumption Christmas Store!  We are calling on volunteers to help at our first crafting session on Wednesday, 9/30 from 7:00-9:00pm in the multi-purpose room (down the hall from the PreK 3 classroom).  Things will run a little differently this year in order to adhere to Covid-19 safety precautions, starting with a cap on the number of volunteers per session. If you would like to attend the crafting session on 9/30, please email your RSVP to Stephanie Vieira at svieira1129@gmail.com.  You will receive an email back confirming your spot.  Hurry – they will fill up quickly!

For new parents, the Christmas Store is one of the most anticipated days at Assumption where the children can Christmas shop from a huge selection of handmade and store bought presents. This year’s store will include restrictions and precautions to keep the children, teachers and volunteers safe, and may even span the course of two days if needed to ensure social distancing. Crafting sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings, and volunteers will be asked to either help with crafting handmade presents or with gift wrapping.

If you are unable to make it to a crafting session but would like to help out in another way, then at-home wrapping is for you!  Contact Meredith Ricciardi at m.ricciardi@optimum.net to arrange for a box of presents that can be wrapped in the comfort of your own home. Wrapping paper will be provided!

The date and logistics of this event are still in the process of being finalized and we greatly appreciate your patience!

Thank you!

The Christmas Store Committee

(Christine Meszaros, Meredith Ricciardi and Stephanie Vieira)



Villa Walsh Academy invites prospective students and parents to join us on campus for our Open House tours Sunday, October 4, 1 – 4 PM, and Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Due to limited space, advance registration is required. A virtual experience will be available on October 7 for those who are interested. Follow the link to begin your Villa Walsh experience: www.villawalsh.org/2020openhouse or contact Jennifer Hornyak hornyakj@villawalsh.org, (973) – 538 – 3680, etx. 181.  Click here for flyer.


Villa Walsh Academy is an independent, college preparatory, Catholic Day School for girls grades 7 – 12 with a tradition of educating, empowering, and enriching the lives of young women for the future.



Sunday, October 18, 2020

3 sessions: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., 11:30 – 1:30 p.m., and 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Come to The Academy for a 2 hour family information tour. Groups are limited to 15 people, 5 families at a time. Space is limited, first come first serve basis and you must register on our website under the Admissions tab.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

An evening 1 hour live Interactive Zoom Open /House with Questions and Answers.A Zoom meeting code will be provided on our website under the Admissions tab so you and your daughter can join this interactive virtual open house.

Friday, November, 6 2020
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
An afternoon 1 hour live Interactive Zoom Open / House with Questions and Answers.
A Zoom meeting code will be provided on our website under the Admissions tab so you and your daughter can join this interactive virtual open house.

Lastly, our Admissions Application is live and ready to be filled out by girls interested in attending the Academy in the Fall of 2021.

Admission Procedures: https://www.aosenj.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=409287&type=d&pREC_ID=900195