News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Volume:2    Issue: 1 September 4
Upcoming Events

Monday, September 5

Tuesday, September 6
Gym Day: 

PK4, PK3, 1, 2, 4, 7, 8

  • First Day for PreK 3&4 
  • 11:15 Dismissal for PreK ONLY

Wednesday, September 7
  • 11:15 Dismissal for PreK ONLY

Thursday, September 8
Gym Day:

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

  • Back to School Night 7PM

Friday, September 9
  • Basketball Registration Due
  • Band and Violin Demonstration 

Planning Ahead

Thursday, September 15
  • 11:15 Early Dismissal - Septemberfest Set-Up

Friday, September 16
  • K-8 Field Trip Day

Full calendar of events available online.

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Our first week of school has come and gone and I cannot explain how great it is to have your children back in the halls of Assumption Catholic School!  Often we look forward to holidays, vacations, and breaks, I look forward to the first day of school.  

Summer vacation is not a restful time for school administrators.  So much time and effort go into getting the school ready for the upcoming school year.  All of the hard work pays off when the teachers and students arrive in the Fall to fill the halls with laughter and excitement to grow and spread Christ's message of love.

I would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Felix.  He willingly and competently carried out my vision and completed our upgrades in a timely fashion.  The school is clean, safe, and welcoming thanks to his efforts this summer.

Thank you to the generosity of our donors we were able to make some upgrades to our computer lab and technology infrastructure.  We cleaned, reorganized and painted the main office so that it reflects the welcoming nature of our school.  Several classrooms were moved an re-purposed to create flexible learning environments.  Additionally, the black rubber mulch was removed from both playgrounds and replaced with cleaner natural wood mulch.

I hope that with your help, we can continue to upgrade and improve our physical space, to enhance the academic and spiritual development and success of all of our students.

Click here to view images some of our recent upgrades.

Many Blessings,
Steven J. Santoli
September fest  Impacts School Days on 9/15 and 9/16
Early  Dismissal Day on Thursday and Full School Field Trip Day on Friday of Next Week
Septemberfest has been a long standing tradition for the Our Lady of the Assumption Church community.  Thousands of people will descend on the Assumption campus to enjoy food, rides, games and so much more.  

Due to this massive undertaking the school schedule will be interrupted slightly.   On Thursday, September 15, we will have an 11:15 am early dismissal.  There will be no after school care on this day and it is imperative that all students are picked up promptly at 11:15 am.

Traditionally, Assumption School has taken a day off on the Friday of Spetemberfest.  This has resulted in adding an extra day to the school year. On Friday, September 16,  we will have a full day of school, but all classes K-8 will meet off campus and go on field trips. 

Details about the field trips will be sent home this week.  Parents will drop off and pick up their children at Owen Fish Park, one mile north of the school on Stratfield Road. 

Please refer to the website at for the most up to date information on events and to see our full year calendar.

Basketball  Player and Coach Registration

Calling all ballers! Boys and girls in grades 3-8 are invited to register to be a part of the basketball tradition at Assumption.

Two coaches are needed to field each team. Coaches must be over 18 and complete the Virtus training course.  

Click here to download the registration form.  Forms must be returned to the office with full payment, by Friday, September 9.
Back to School Night
Come and Meet the Teachers and Network with Parents on Thursday , September 8

All parents are invited to Back to School Night on Thursday, September 8.  The evening will start with a welcome from Mr. Santoli and introduction of the teachers and staff at 7:00 pm.  

Parents will then have the opportunity to sign up to volunteer with HSA events, tour classrooms, and, meet the teachers and staff.
Selfies for the Library  
Mrs. Meyers Needs Your Help!

Mrs. Meyers, in her new role as Literacy Coach, wants your children to show off their favorite summer reads. With your help, all students are asked to take a selfie with their favorite book and send it to school to be posted on the library bulletin board.  

Selfies can be sent directly to Mrs. Meyers at, or printed and brought to school.  

Assumption Faculty Live the Mission
Faculty Helps Build Hoses for Habitat for Humanity

Mission Statement
Assumption Catholic School provides an education of academic excellence, rooted in the Catholic Faith, which fosters the spiritual, physical, moral, and intellectual development of all students, so they may realize their full potential as responsible, caring, and contributing citizens of the world.