Weekly Word – January 24, 2021

Monday, January 25

  • Registrations were due January 13. We would like to start accepting students from our wait list. If you did not send in your registration form and fee, please do so by Monday, January 25.

Friday, January 29

  • Mass at 9 o’clock remote
  • Report cards emailed home

Monday, February 1 – Friday, February 5

  • Catholic Schools/Spirit Week

Friday, February 5

  • Bishop Kevin Sweeney will be visiting Assumption School
If you are thinking about sending your remote child/children back to school at any time, please be sure that you contact the office and their teacher at least a week in advance so we are prepared for them.


Due to the continuing transmission of Covid-19, we would like to reiterate our policy regarding illness, in-person attendance and recreational travel.


Regarding masks, please be sure to wash your child’s mask after each use and send an extra mask or two in with your child daily.


The CDC and NJ Department of Health both strongly discourage recreational travel at this time. If you must travel anywhere out of the state, please know that we request a Covid test (PCR, not rapid) 4-5 days after returning to NJ. If that test is negative, then you must quarantine for a total of 7 days after returning to NJ. You must present the negative test results to the school upon re-entry. If you are unable to get a test, we require that your child quarantines for 10 days after returning to NJ.

Experiencing Covid-19 Symptoms:

Effective January 1, 2021, the NJ Department of Health is now recommending that “any child with Covid-19 compatible symptoms should not return to school until they have either received a negative viral test (molecular or antigen) for SARS-CoV-2 or they have completed an isolation period of at least 10 days since symptom onset and at least 24 hours after resolution of fever without fever-reducing medications with symptom improvement.” A purely alternative diagnosis is no longer accepted. We are strongly recommending a PCR test (not a rapid test).

To further clarify, students with Covid-19 compatible symptoms are defined as:

  • At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measured or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose;
  • At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory (smell) disorder, new taste disorder.

If symptoms are noted at school the parent or emergency contact will be notified to pick up their child within 45 minutes. Students will be monitored and kept in isolation by the nurse until pick up.

CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding COVID-19 exclusion criteria for close (direct) contacts.



By now all families should have received a red envelope with 4 raffle ticket books. Thank you to all the families that have sent in their raffle books this week! We truly appreciate your support! If you find you are in need of additional raffle books, please feel free to email hsafundraising@assumptionnj.org. Alternatively, if you would like for us to send a raffle book to a family member or neighbor, please complete the form that was provided in your envelope and send back to the school, attention Grand Raffle.

The prize remains the same, a $10,000 Amex Gift Card. Each ticket is $5.00 and a booklet is worth $50.00. The drawing for the Grand Raffle will take place on Saturday, March 13th. Please make checks payable to Assumption School HSA.

Any questions or concerns, please email hsafundraising@assumptionnj.org.

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

Kate Ball (kateeball@optonline.net) & 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)


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.


Villa Walsh Academy will be holding their Summer Camp with two sessions offered:

Session 1:  June 28-July 2

Session 2:  July 12– July 16 & a High School level evening camp too!

Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Camp Director, Shannon Graziani, at summercamp@villawalsh.org.