Weekly Word – February 14, 2021

ASH WEDNESDAY – All parishes and institutions of the Diocese of Paterson will implement the measures directed by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments as follows:

The Priest says the prayer for blessing the ashes. He sprinkles the ashes with holy water, without saying anything. Then he addresses all those present and only once says the formula as it appears in the Roman Missal, applying it to all in general:

“Repent, and believe in the Gospel”, or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.

The Priest then cleanses his hands, puts on a face mask and distributes the ashes to those who come to him or, if appropriate, he goes to those who are standing in their places. The priest takes the ashes and sprinkles them on the head of each one without saying anything.

Monday and Tuesday, February 15 and 16 – No school

Wednesday, February 17 – Ash Wednesday 9:00 Virtual Mass

Thursday and Friday, February 18 and 19 – Second through eighth grades take NEWA tests.

MONDAY, APRIL 12 – FRIDAY, APRIL 23 – REMOTE LEARNING for students. If you are not back in your home by April 12, your children will have additional quarantining time.



We ❤ Assumption

We are just one month away from pulling the winning ticket for our Grand Raffle drawing! If you have not sent in your 4 books for your family, please do so as soon as possible!

Given that this is our only fundraiser for the entire school year, your donation will make a great impact to our school. All books must be turned in by Friday, March 12th if you want to be entered to win the $10,000 AMEX gift card. If you would like purchase additional books, please contact hsafundraising@assumptionnj.org.Our Online Giving Campaign is also available if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation as well. A link can be found on the main page of the school’s website by clicking the “GIVING” button or following the link here (https://assumptionparish.org/assumption-school-online-giving-campaign)

Again, we can’t thank you enough for your continued support!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email hsafundraising@assumptionnj.org.

Kate Ball & Linda Riedell
Fundraising Co-Chairs


Please support the 7th Grade with an Easter Flower Purchase!

Assumption’s 7th Grade class is once again fundraising for next year.  We will be accepting orders from now through March 5th.  Don’t miss out on some beautiful flowers for Easter.  Flowers will arrive at Assumption for pickup the week of March 22nd (date and time will be announced closer to that week).

Please contact Kate Ball (kateeball@optonline.net) or Camille Haynes (riley2419@yahoo.com) with any questions.

We appreciate your support!


Click here to download form.


golf5.jpgSAVE THE DATE  Assumption School’s newest tradition, the 3rd Annual Golf Open, will be Monday, May 17, at Morris County Golf Club in Morristown. Registration will be announced shortly and all are welcome!

Sponsorships at various levels 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 (hard to believe!) and the Golf Open is one of the most fun days of the year for our parents and supporters.

Hope to see you there!


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.


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.


 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.