Weekly Word – April 18, 2021

Monday, April 19 – In person school resumes


This week’s weather seems to be warming up so boys can begin to wear their khaki shorts, girls do not need knee socks and on gym days everyone can wear the Assumption gym shorts and only Assumption gym shorts.

I am so happy to welcome the kids back on Monday- it’s been very quiet here at school all week. Rather than trying to bring everything back on Monday (we’d never get through the car line), please use Monday and Tuesday to return books, etc. This will make it easier for the kids on the bus as well. I’ve let the teachers know that’s what we will do.

Sister Merris


If you are a Morristown or Morris Township resident please complete the important BUS SURVEY below:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeD1KW5sVllsXksWa7vDGRD7J9lQi56Ow4rX2URsYVo0KrY-g/viewform


After School will resume on Monday, April 19th. Hours for K-8 are 1:45 – 5:00. PK4 1:00 – 5:00.

Registration forms must be filled out before your child can attend. Forms can be found on the Assumption website under Forms/Back to School here: After School Registration 2020-2021.


If your family traveled over Easter break, our expectation as stated in Sister Merris’ letter before break was that you returned to NJ by Sunday, April 11th.  The remote week was provided to allow families adequate time to quarantine before returning to in person classes.

In order to return to in person classes, your child must (1) quarantine for 10 days without a Covid-19 PCR test OR (2) quarantine for 7 days if Covid-19 PCR testing is performed on day 4 or 5 after returning to NJ.

Your child needs to bring in a copy of the negative PCR test result for Covid-19 upon return to school.

If the results are not available by Monday, April 19th or if you returned to NJ after Sunday, April 11th, your child must remain remote until (1) the PCR results are received AND quarantine of 7 days has been completed OR (2) they have completed the 10 day quarantine.

If you have any questions, please email the school nurses at the email addresses below.  We appreciate your cooperation in helping to keep our school community safe.

Ronnie Marone, RN – Rmarone@AssumptionNJ.org
Andrea Bopp, RN – Abopp@AssumptionNJ.org


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


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 go to this Sign Up Genius link to donate an item(s): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044AADAE2DAB9-assumption1

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

ST. JOSEPH’S TABLE – Next Collection April 27 – 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.


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.


“Party ‘FORE’ Assumption” on Monday, May 17, at 5:30 pm at Morris County Golf Club after the Golf Open!  Open to all, the evening is filled with fabulous food and drinks, gorgeous scenery, and the last opportunity of the year to raise money for our amazing school community. The Party “FORE” Assumption is a chance to gather with friends who we’ve missed so much this year in a beautiful outdoor environment.  Take a chance in the 50/50 or enter the raffle to win amazing prizes like a Big Green Egg, Solo Stove, golf rounds at exclusive courses, Yeti package, outdoor movie theater, Summer Essentials, and more! Gather a “foursome” of friends and receive 10 raffle tickets per person! Admission is $100 per person and can be purchased here:  https://birdease.com/13018/register


Take advantage of the remaining sponsorship opportunities of 3rd Annual Assumption School Golf Open!  There are two Tournament Sponsorships remaining… these include a golf foursome!  Many thanks to Lisa Molinari, Weichert Realtor, and Tim Brunnock, Trinity Financial Strategies, for their Tournament Sponsorship again this year.  We have many tee sponsorships available at $250, which are perfect for your small business and are highlighted by a tee sign at the green you sponsor. We are also excited to announce, new for this year, the Family Flag sponsorship! Sponsor a golf flag for $100 that will be flown on the pin and then take home your personalized golf flag! Start a new tradition by sponsoring the same hole year after year! Sponsorship opportunities here: https://birdease.com/13018/sponsorships



Mrs. Keiser is available for after school tutoring. According to research, students lose approximately 2.6 months worth of math skills over the summer break. You can help your child stay sharp and even get ahead by reserving a math tutor for the summer. In our virtual lessons, we will be using the Summer Skills review book which features focused subject matter, a mixed skills approach and standards-based content.

Slots are filling up quickly, so be sure to reserve a spot for your child today. Please contact Mary Ann Keiser at mkeiser@assumptionnj.org .

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!


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.


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.