News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Volume:2    Issue: 13 November 28
Upcoming Events

Monday, November 28

Gym Day for:
PK3, PK4, 1, 2, 4, 7, 8
  • Homes for the Brave Soup Drive

Tuesday, November 29
Gym Day for:
PK3, PK4, K, 3, 5,6,7,8

Wednesday, November 30

Thursday, December 1

Friday, December 2

Planning Ahead

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Dear Friends,

I apologize for the late edition of the News from the Nest, like many of you I was traveling this holiday weekend.  We returned from a relaxing and wonderful weekend with my family filled with joy and my family and I decided to keep the fun rolling right into Christmas preparations.  

We loaded in the car and headed out to cut our own Christmas tree, by the time we got it home, up and decorated, it was too late to get my newsletter together.  I was swept up with the hustle and bustle of the holidays. We rushed to make everything just right that we lost track of what was truly important. It was my daughter that brought everything back into perepective.

When the frustration and fatigue reached a peak, my daughter asked if we could light the advent wreath. She pulled out a booklet we received at church and proceeded to read the following prayer. 

Lord, I become so stressed at this timee of year. Despite my most earnest plans to spend some quiet time thanking you for the most tangible sign of your mercy - the coming of your Son - I find myself behaving in anything but a merciful matter.  I get so concerend about gifts and gatherings that I become cranky with my family, friends, coworkers and even strangers on the street.  Help me put aside the personal darkness that busyness can create and focus on your light. Hep me to rest in your arms, today and always.


Keep these words in mind during the stressful times through out the holidays. Remember, Advent is a season of anticipation of the greatest gift, Jesus.  Leave it to a ten year old to ground me and teach me the true meaning of the season.

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
Annual Breakfast With Santa Hosted by the HSA
Reserve Your Seat Now for the Event of the Year

This cherished and favorite event of the year will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Tickets are available now. Complete the order form and reserve your spot today. Advanced tickets are $8 per person.  Tickets will be available at the door for $10 on an first come first serve basis. Space is limited.

Once again, Mr. Santoli, is looking for dads to volunteer and help cook the breakfast. There will be two shifts this year, Friday 12/9 at 6:00 PM and Saturday 12/10 at 7:00 AM.  If you are interested in helping either or both days please email Mr. Santoli at 

Click below for the flyer.

HSA to Host a Mom's Night Out
Monday, December 5  from 6:30  - 8:30

Get a jump on your holiday shopping and spend some quality time with friends at the HSA Mom's Night Out.  Sip on wine and nibble on cheese while browsing the vendors in the Parish Hall. 

Take some time to pamper yourself and possibly win mom themed raffle prizes. This is a free event to show our appreciation for all mothers in the Assumption Community.

For more information or the be a vendor contact Karen Guastelle at or the HSA at

Homes for the Brave Souper Bowl  Going On Now
Help  Us Collect Over 1000 Cans of Soup for Homeless Veterans

Current Can Count: 500

The PreK 3 class is collecting cans of soup for the homeless veterans at Homes for the Brave. We have been supporting this mission for over 15 years and last year we set a record by collecting and donating  over 1000 cans of soup.

Students are asked to bring cans of soup to school every Monday from now until the Super Bowl.  In exchange, participating students can wear jeans with their uniform or their favorite team jersey on the Monday they donate the soup.
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.

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.