Weekly Word – March 7, 2021

Friday, March 12
  • Raffle books are due
Monday, March 15
  • St. Joseph’s Food Drive begins
  • Book Fair starts
Friday, March 19
  • St. Joseph’s Mass 9:00 a.m. virtual
  • Pizza available to buy for 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.


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


School/Parish Food Drive during this Year of St. Joseph

In recognition of the Year of St. Joseph, the school and the parish will host a St. Joseph’s Table where we will collect nonperishable food items to be distributed to the Diocesan Catholic Charities food pantries during the week of March 15 – 19 and again April 26 – 30 in honor of St. Joseph’s upcoming feast days (March 19th & May 1st).

St. Joseph’s Table is a long standing Sicilian tradition. Legend has it that during a time of drought and famine, no rain fell on Medieval Sicily.  Food crops for both people and livestock withered and died. The people prayed to St. Joseph for help. When the clouds opened, the desperately-needed rain poured down, and there was much rejoicing!

After the harvest, to show their gratitude, they prepared a table with special foods to honor St. Joseph and to share with the poor.  After thanking and honoring the saint, they distributed the food to the less fortunate.

We invite you to send to the school non-perishable food items to be placed on the St. Joseph’s Table that will be set up in our lobby. We will have a special blessing on the food collected. All of your generous donations will then be transported to Hope House in Dover, Father English Center in Paterson, and Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Sussex County where it will become available to help our brothers and sisters in need. During this time of Lent, let us be most generous to help those who need it most.

Morristown ONSTAGE

Congratulations to Morristown ONSTAGE finalist and Assumption School teacher, Ms. Katie Adams, member of the Panic! at the Mayo band comprised of 12 MSD music teachers.

Tickets are now on sale to view the 14th annual Morristown ONSTAGE talent show, which will be streamed live March 10, 2021 at 7pm ET!

Visit www.morrisedfoundation.org/morristown-onstage/buy-tickets.html to purchase online and to receive a unique link that will be shared with ticket holders the day of the event via email. Visit www.morrisedfoundation.org/morristown-onstage/buy-tickets.html to purchase online and to receive a unique link that will be shared with ticket holders the day of the event via email.

To become a sponsor or purchase an online advertisement to support the finalists and benefit the Morris Educational Foundation visit

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.


Scholastic Online Book Fair- March 15-28, 2021 – SAVE THE DATE!

The Scholastic Online Book Fair is coming to Assumption School the week of March 15th – 28th. This is a great opportunity to purchase Scholastic books for your child(ren). There will be books ranging from pre-school age to middle school.

eWallet – If other family members are bummed about missing out on shopping with your student, make sure you set up an account online for your student(s). Set up can be done through this link, https://www.scholastic.com/bf/assumptionofblessedvirgin

New this year – Interactive 360 Virtual Fair! Click here, to see how this year a new feature will allow you and your student to “walk through” the fair, “pick up” books, and even watch some videos about the books!

Click here, for your virtual book fair flyer. An “old school” hard copy will be coming home with your student(s) this week.

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



We are finally here!

The last week of our Grand Raffle Ticket Fundraiser!

Please make sure that all raffle books are returned to the school no later than this Friday, March 12th in order to be entered for the $10,000 Amex gift card!

Tune into our Assumption School Parents Facebook page on Saturday, March 13th at 4:30 pm to watch the drawing of the winning ticket!

We will be calling the winner LIVE!

Thank you to all our families, friends, alumni, & parish community for all your support in this fundraiser!

Again, we can’t thank you enough for your support of Assumption School!

See you Saturday!

Kate Ball & Linda Riedell
Fundraising Co-Chairs

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



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!


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.