Weekly Word – March 14, 2021

Monday, March 15

  • St. Joseph’s Food Drive begins
  • Book Fair starts


Wednesday, March 17

  • St. Patrick’s dress down


Friday, March 19

  • St. Joseph’s Mass 9:00 a.m. virtual
  • Pizza lunch


Wednesday, March 24

  • End of Third Marking Period

MONDAY, APRIL 12 – As Covid restrictions are being lifted we anticipate REMOTE LEARNING for students after Easter will only have to be for one week (April 12 – 16). This is subject to change.

*With warm weather coming, please remember to pack your child extra water. The water fountains are off limits and we do not have a supply of bottled water.


We ❤ Assumption

And the winner is…

…TED MERRILL of Randolph, NJ!

Congratulations! We are so excited for you! Thank you for your support!

Thank you to ALL our current families, friends and neighbors, aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandpas, our amazing alumni family …anyone and everyone that purchased a Grand Raffle ticket! We appreciate your support and generosity this year more than ever!

Our goal for this year’s fundraiser was to reach $75,000. While it was a mighty goal to reach, we had faith in this amazing community here at Assumption. We are pleased to announce that not only were we able to reach our goal with the sale of our Grand Raffle tickets and Online Giving, but with the generous donation from two donors, we were able to surpass our goal!

On behalf of your co-chairs, the teachers and staff, and our amazing Principal Sister Merris, thank you for all your support in making this fundraiser the success that it was!

Kate Ball & Linda Riedell

PIZZA DAY – Friday, March 19

Students will be able to purchase pizza for $2.00/slice.  All orders must be in by Monday, March 15th.

Please submit the order form with payment.  Drinks will not be supplied. CLICK HERE FOR FORM.


It’s here!!

Visit our home page – https://www.scholastic.com/bf/assumptionofblessedvirgin– to start shopping. Make sure to “take a walk” around the 360 Virtual Fair to see what books are in your student(s) area of interest.

Make sure your E-wallet is set up if you are using one. Set up can be done through the homepage –https://www.scholastic.com/bf/assumptionofblessedvirgin

Scholastic generously has given us a discount – use the promo code SHARE10 for 10% off every order!

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Jennifer Thackery (Jennifer.thackery@verizon.net)

EMPTY 12 Pack Egg Cartons

We are in need of 150 empty 12 pack egg cartons (cardboard or Styrofoam) by 3/22. Please send into the school office. Color your Easter eggs and send empty egg cartons to the school office!

Thank you!

Kathy Endres
Assumption School


Please click here for a survey on the After School Program.


Experience the Red Carpet like no other! Find your favorite “star” on Assumption’s “Walk of Fame.”

Here is your chance to thank every staff member that is working hard at Assumption School. Beginning April 27th through April 30th, individuals working at Assumption will receive special recognition throughout the week…..a breakfast, snack, fan mail, and finally a luncheon only a Oscar winner can dream of.

Mark your calendar so you can be part of the guest list. A Sign Up Genius will follow in the next Weekly Word.

Thank you!
Hospitality Committee


Registration is open for Baseball (boys grades 7th and 8th).  Please register through our website –

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.



REGISTER NOW! Assumption School’s 3rd Annual Golf Open will be Monday, May 17, at Morris County Golf Club in Morristown and registration is open! Register as an individual golfer, twosome, or foursome and, if you can’t make it for golf, ALL ARE WELCOME to register for the cocktail reception and raffle. Whether you’re a first-year Assumption parent or a last-year one, the Golf Open is a very fun and special day for golfers of all levels that you don’t want to miss! Sponsorships are available and raffle donations are warmly accepted.

DON’T DELAY! Spots are limited and fill up quickly. REGISTER HERE: https://birdease.com/13018/register

Please contact Megan Reynolds (meganareynolds11@gmail.com) or 908-399-5777 for more information.


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.


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!
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!


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.