Weekly Word – April 11, 2021

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and a well deserved break. Remember that next week will be virtual.
Monday, April 12 – Friday, April 16
  • School resumes REMOTELY.
Monday, April 19
  • School resumes in person.
  • After School will resume.


Thank you to everyone who took the time to return the After School Survey. We are happy to announce that the After School Program will begin again on April 19th after Easter break. There will be a few changes. After school will begin at 1:45 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. for grades K – 8. PreK 4 hours will be 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please remember this is not a drop in program. If you have not filled out a registration form for the 20/21 school year, you must fill one out before your child can attend the program. You can find the registration on the Assumption website under Back to School, After School Registration 2020-2021. Snacks and drinks will be provided as always, but if your child has an allergy, you must provide a snack for them. We’re looking forward to having the kids back with us for after school!


Thank you!! We had a very successful online book fair! Our goal was to have our school community purchase 375 books – we surpassed that goal by 155% with 582 books purchased! The money raised will go to purchasing books and classroom resources for our teachers. Thank you for everyone who was able to participate!




If you didn’t have a chance to donate to Teacher/Staff Appreciation, here is your chance! Friday, April 30th the staff will follow the red carpet for the final event, a luncheon not to forget.

Please find the attached Sign Up Genius to donate an item(s).

Items need to be dropped off to the school by Friday, April 30th, no later than 10:00am. Please label each item “HOSPITALITY”.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Lukas (lmmx10@msn.com) or Suzanne Dischinger (finishline1101@optonline.net)

Thank you for your generosity!
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


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/graphic-baseball-sm.jpg

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.



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.

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.