Weekly Word – March 21, 2021

Thank you to everyone for all of the food donations. The drive was a big success!

Monday, March 22 – Sunday, March 28 – Book Fair

Wednesday, March 24 – End of Third Marking Period

Friday, March 26 – Virtual Stations of the Cross 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31 – Report cards emailed home.

Thursday, April 1 – Friday, April 9 – Easter Recess

Monday, April 12 – Friday, April 16 – School resumes REMOTELY

Monday, April 19 – School resumes in person.

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.


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


It’s here!! Scholastic Online Book Fair- March 15-28, 2021

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.

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

Want to say thank you to a teacher? Check out your teacher’s wish list! Click here, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oZnto8m3iekQxvz1E8fjgqoJf9xcokDij6Gbd43Xsmo/edit?usp=sharing to see your teacher’s wish list on the google doc.  Once you purchase a book, please add your child’s name next to your purchase. You can ship the book to your home and deliver to school, or ship the books directly to the school (addressed to your child’s teacher)

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


Baseball and Track and Field Registration

Registration is open for Baseball (boys grades 7th and 8th) and Track and Field (boys and girls grades 3rd through 8th).  Please register through our website: http://assumption-school.sportssignup.com/site/

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.

Your child must have an updated physical on file before she/he can participate in a sport.  Please contact Kevin Bopp at kevin_bopp@nylim.com if you are interested In coaching or with any questions.



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


Attention Parents of 4th through 8th grade:

Dr. J. Bartley Martinez, DC, DABCO will be at Assumption School on Tuesday, April 27th performing annual Scoliosis Screenings for 4th through 8th grade students. If you would like your child screened for scoliosis, please complete the permission slip and screening form HERE and return them to the school nurse no later than Tuesday, April 20th.

Ronnie Marone, RN
Andrea Bopp, RN



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.


As you know, Pope Francis has dedicated December 8, 2020 through December 8, 2021 as the Year of St. Joseph. In reading the Scriptural Novena to Saint Joseph written by Bishop Emeritus Arthur Serratelli, I am reminded that St. Joseph was a man of silence. We hear not a single word from Joseph in any of the four gospels. Perhaps, the silence of Joseph provides the secret to receiving the Word and living it in our lives. Have you found time for silence or increased your time for silence this Lent?

March 19th is one of two feast days of St. Joseph, the other being May 1st. To help your family recognize and celebrate St. Joseph, I’ve provided the following links:

For Young Children:


For 3rd – 5th Graders:


For middle school, high school and parents:

As a family:

  • Contribute to our St. Joseph’s Table now through March 21st. We invite you to bring non-perishable food items with you to Mass and to place the items on the St. Joseph’s Table that will be set up in church. You can also bring items to the parish office. We will have a special blessing on the food at each Mass. All of your generous donations will then be transported to the Catholic Charities food pantries in the Diocese of Paterson, where it will become available to help our brothers and sisters in need.
  • Learn more about a St. Joseph’s Table here.
  • Here is the recipe to make St. Joseph’s pastries, Zeppole di San Giuseppe
  • Give thanks for your own family. Place family photos on a table. Sharie stories about the memories they hold for each of you. Then, ask St. Joseph to pray on behalf of all families, especially those in need of food, shelter, and safety.
  • Write a prayer giving thanks for your family.
  • Pray this Litany of St. Joseph.


ST. JOSEPH’S TABLE – Next Collection April 26 – 30

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.


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.