News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Volume:2    Issue: 2 September 11
Upcoming Events


Monday, September 12
Gym Day for:
PK3, PK4, 1, 2, 4, 7, 8

Tuesday, September 13
Gym Day for:
PK3, PK4, K, 3, 5,6,7,8

Wednesday, September 14
  • Last Chance to Register for Basketball

Thursday, September 15
Gym Day for:

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

  • 11:15 AM Early Dismissal for All Students

Friday, September 16
  • No School for PreK
  • K-8 Field Trips, Drop-Off and Pick-Up at Owen Fish Park


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Dear Friends,

This morning, I had the honor and pleasure to celebrate the Diocese of Bridgeport's Blue Mass marking the fifteenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.  This beautiful and awe inspiring event was organized by the Knights of Columbus to honor and remember the fallen from that fateful day.

September 11 was a somber and horrifying event in our history, it forever changed America. I firmly believe we should always remember that day and the tragic events, but what I like to focus on is the days following those events. I believe that the days and weeks after 9/11/2001 the people of New York and the world treated each other in the way that God intended and Jesus taught us.
Seventh grader Joseph G. represented Assumption as a gift bearer at the Blue Mass. Joseph was chosen as a living example of Christ's love and a shining example of how Jesus wants us to live.

Take some time to Google "Gander, Newfoundland and September 11". If
you are not familiar with the story, it goes like this... This tiny town, with a tiny airport hosted 7,000 stranded airlin
passengers when their flights were grounded and American airports were closed following the attacks.  For an entire week the people of Gander put their own lives on hold and focused completely on the welfare and care of these  passengers. They closed schools to house the passengers, they opened their homes to feed them, and they took them on day trips to occupy them. The people of Gander truly live in the way Jesus taught.

So when they say, "Never forget 9/11"  you should remember those that lost their lives and the brave souls that worked to save them.  When I say "Never forget 9/12" you should remember the people of Gander, and try to live Christ's message of love in the way that they showed us to.
 
Many Blessings,
Steven J. Santoli
Principal
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
Thursday September 15 will be an 11:15 AM early dismissal for all students in grades PK-8. THERE IS NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE! ALL STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP AT 11:15 AM.

Friday September 16 will be a full day, with off campus field trips for all students in grades K-8.  PREK 3 & 4 WILL HAVE NO SCHOOL ON THIS DAY.

On Friday, students are to be dropped off and picked up at Owen Fish Park (1443 Stratfield Road) less than a mile north of the school on the same road. Arrival is between 8:30 AM and 8:45 Am, Bus 74 and 76 will drop students and pick up at the park.  

Students will board buses at 8:45 AM for field trips and return to Owen Fish by 2:30 PM.

All students must be picked up by 3:00 pm at Owen Fish Park.

If you have any questions, please call the office at (203) 334-6271

Basketball  Player and Coach Registration Extend to Wednesday 9/14

I thank the many students that have returned their basketball registration forms. We are still in need of more players and coaches. 

At this time we are still in need of players and coaches at all levels. We need at least 7 players to field a team. Remember it is a requirement that each team have two coaches at all times. 

Click here to download the registration form.  Forms must be returned to the office with full payment, by Wednesday, September 14.
Virtus Registration and Training
All Adult volunteers  must be Virtus Trained 

To register with Virtus and be eligible to volunteer, coach, or chaperone in school or at a school sponsored event you must register with Virtus, complete a training and agree to a background check.

Click here to visit the Virtus website.  Remember to select Assumption School as your primary location.  Please contact the office with questions or concerns.
Welcome Ms. Navarro  
New Bilingual Administrative Assistant for Community Engagement  Starts Monday

When you stop into the office or call the school you will be greeted by the newest member of the Assumption family.  Ms. Jessica Navarro joins our staff in this newly created position of Bilingual Administrative Assistant for Community Engagement.  Ms. Navarro will manage the front office and be the primary point of contact for our families. 

Ms. Navarro will use her experience as an administrator and her special ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish to strengthen our office staff and better serve our entire community.  She will be a valued member of the community and lend her talents to our marketing and enrollment efforts.

Please join me in welcoming her to Assumption, take a moment to say hello and introduce yourself next time you are in the building.



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.