Weekly Word – January 17, 2021


On this day we remember Martin, a minister of the Gospel of Jesus, and your servant committed to peace and nonviolence.
On this day when there is too much hatred and greed, let us become as Martin, instruments of peace and love.
There is too much pride and arrogance that keeps us at war; let us become as Martin, people of humility and service.

There is too much bullying and words of violence in our homes, schools, streets, political speeches and in foreign lands; let us become as Martin, people who have no need to bully or seek violence, but be faithful to trust you and your reconciling love.

REGISTRATION FORMS for the 2021-2022 school year were due January 13. If your child/children plan on returning next year, please send in the form and $200 registration fee by Tuesday, January 19.
  • School building will be open between 9 and 12 for the return of books, Chromebook, etc.  Please remember to bring your children since they will be the ones taking their belongings to their classrooms – masks needed!
Tuesday, January 19
  • In-person school resumes.
  • Registration forms due.
  • Watch for raffle books coming home.
Thursday, January 21
  • Eighth grade graduation pictures.
  • Make up photos for anyone absent in October or re-takes if original package is provided.
  • Students can dress for pictures.
Friday, January 22
  • End of second marking period
Friday, January 29
  • Report cards emailed home




On Tuesday, January 19th we will be kicking off our Assumption School Fundraising Campaign. This year’s campaign will focus on our Grand Raffle ticket sales. While we are blessed that our HSA is financially stable, we still have operating costs that we need to continue to pay to have our school up and running safely for our kids. We would be remiss to not hold a fundraiser to cover these costs, as well as any additional costs that may come up during the year. This year our goal is to raise $75,000 for our school. This is a portion of what our operating costs and financial obligations are each year. We realize times are difficult for some of you right now, so your support is greatly appreciated.

In the past, the Grand Raffle represented a major portion of the overall profits of our Fashion Show. While we had portions of our sales allocated to off-premises, most of our ticket sales came from our Assumption families and friends. To ensure that we make our goal, we are asking that each family purchase four booklets. The prize remains the same, a $10,000 Amex Gift Card. This week each family will receive an envelope in their child’s bookbag (youngest if multiple children). The drawing for the Grand Raffle will take place on Saturday, March 13th. Please make check’s payable to Assumption School HSA.

In your family envelope you will also see a form for additional names of family, friends, neighbors to contact who may want to purchase a raffle ticket booklet. Please complete the form and send it back to the school. Our students will write a letter and send it out from school.

We thank you in advance for your support of our school!

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Ball (kateeball@optonline.net) or Linda Riedell (linda@riedell.net).


Sample design for
glass project

Create a unique St. Patrick’s Day themed piece of glass in the comfort of your own home! From Glassworks Studio, you will get everything you need to make your own fused glass creation. All materials, glass, instructions and a shamrock template are included.  Perfect for any age.

The cost is $28 and it will be sent home with your child the beginning of February.  Work at home, at your leisure.  Final projects are due back to school February 24.  Glassworks will do their magic, and when complete, you will have a beautiful fused glass creation to enjoy.

If interested, please Venmo @Diana-Merritt-1 or backpack money to Diana Merritt Enrichment Committee by January 27th. Include your child’s name and class.



***Decorate a door contest-Honoring Essential Workers***

Monday – Honor Essential Workers Day

****Dress-Like an Essential Worker
Project:  Thank you cards/videos for essential workers
Activity:  1 PM Google Meet with an Essential Worker

Tuesday – Crazy Hair/Hat and Clash Day

Activity:  1 PM Grade Wide Kahoot

Wednesday – Pajama/Cozy Slipper Day

Activity:  12:30 PM Talent Show (virtual) revised Lunch schedule, if necessary

Thursday – Movie Day

****Dress as a Character from your favorite movie
Activity:  Movie in Classrooms (revised lunch schedule, if necessary)

Friday – Patriotic Day 

****Dress in Red, White, & Blue
Project:  Divine Mercy – Jesus, I Trust in You
Activity:  1pm Volleyball Game 8a vs 8b (virtual)


Picture Retakes are on January 21st at 9:00 AM.  If your student did not have a photograph taken in October and you would like your child to be in the yearbook on their class page, come have a picture taken on the 21st.


The 2021 Assumption School Yearbook is now on sale.  You can reserve your copy online at jostensyearbooks.com.  We are unable to accept orders at school.  All orders must be handled on-line.  Yearbooks are $35.00.

Susan Sopira
Technology Teacher
Assumption School




Mrs. Galdieri is available to tutor for Language Arts, especially grades 3-8, but is certified for English, K-12. I also tutor for general homework help/study skills. If interested, please contact me at

kgaldieri@assumptionnj.org. I can also be reached on my cell phone
at 973-222-2110. Thank you.
Kathy Galdieri


Mrs. Klocksin will start tutoring this month. Please contact me at
mklocksin@assumptionnj.org if you are interested. Thank you!

Mrs. Schapitl is available for after school tutoring. The first marking period is ending and reporting cards are coming. If your child needs help with current academic content, comprehension, or problem solving skills, I would be happy to work with them after school. Please contact me at sschapitl@assumptionnj.org so I can discuss your needs. Thank you!

Mrs. Guglielmo is experienced in grades 4-8. Please contact if interested – sguglielmo@assumptionnj.org. Thank you!




All Assumption School students are eligible to play for Morristown Area American Little League regardless of where you reside! Registration is now open. Visit the following link to register for the 2021 spring season: https://maall.sportngin.com/register/form/765860200

MAALL is confident that we will be able to provide a SAFE environment for our kids this spring season and will follow every precaution possible, similar to how we ran a safe but fun summer league in 2020 with more than 125 players.  As an extra precaution, we have decided to start the season later in April this year to allow for kids to practice and play OUTDOORS ONLY.

*As with last season, if baseball is not permitted refunds will be issued.




Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey is kicking off the 2021 year with an exciting new virtual event, Winter Wonderland @Home (Wednesdays from 4 – 5pm, Jan. 20 – Feb. 17), for girls who are interested in joining Girl Scouts in grades Kindergarten – 5th. Please click here for more details.

These activities will focus on the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience STEM, Outdoors, Life Skills and Entrepreneurship while having lots of fun and making new friends.

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, serves girls in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and north Warren counties. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.