News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Volume:2    Issue: 26 March 12
Upcoming Events

Monday, March 13

Gym Day for:
PK3 , PK4, 1, 2, 4, 7, 8
  • Terra Nova Testing Grades 3-7


Tuesday, March 14

Gym Day for:
PK3, PK4, K, 3, 5,6,7,8
  • Terra Nova Testing Grades 3-7


Wednesday, March 15
  • Terra Nova Testing Grades 3-7


Thursday, March 16

Gym Day for:
K,1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Terra Nova Testing Grades 3-7
  • Living Stations of the Cross - 1:30 PM


Friday, March 10
  • Terra Nova Testing Grades 3&4
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade Grades 5-8
  • Terra Nova Testing Make up Tests Grades 5-7

Planning Ahead


March 24 - 11:15 Early Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences



Full calendar of events available online.

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Dear Friends,

This month the Assumption community will be participating in and hosting some very special events. 


On Friday, March 17, students in grades 5-8 will be marching in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Bridgeport. Buses will be provided for the students and teachers and will be back to Assumption for dismissal.  We invite all families and friends of Assumption to attend the parade and celebrate this special tradition.




On Saturday, March 25, The HSA will host the Easter Bunny Brunch.  This is a great family event complete with food, crafts, an egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny. For ticket information call 203-334-6271. To volunteer or donate to the event contact Kim at  kmonahan@penguinrandomhouse.com.

I hope to see you at these wonderful community events.

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
Principal
Living Stations of the Cross
Our Students bring the Passion of Christ to Life, Thursday 3/16


M rs. Yoney and the eighth grade class will be performing a live version of the Stations of the Cross.  All are invited to attend this moving and beautiful event. 

The Stations of the Cross will begin at 1:30 PM in Our Lady of the Assumption Church.
Terra Nova Testing 
All Students in Grades 3-7  Will be Tested this Week

All students in grades 3-7 will be tested using the Terra Nova test this week.  The test is used to evaluate and track the progress of our students in the areas of reading, mathematics, and language.

The purpose of this testing series is to gather yearly data about student progress that will be used to design, modify, and direct future instruction.  The results will be reported to parents in June and teachers will spend time drilling down through the data to make informed decisions about how to improve instruction, and therefore student achievement and success.  

It is important that all students take these tests seriously so that the data is a true representation of student progress and provides teachers with the information to make informed decisions about how to best meet the needs of all students.

Please make sure your children get plenty of rest, eat breakfast, and come to school armed with a few sharpened number 2 pencils prepared to show off just how much they have learned  at Assumption!

Share your Lenten Sacrifice
Donate to the CRS Rice Bowl
SECOND WEEK OF LENT
ENCOUNTER NUTRITION

We encounter Evelina in Zambia as she and other mothers in her community learn new ways to provide nutritious meals for their growing children and families. How do we ensure that those who are hungry have not only food but true nourishment? Visit crsricebowl.org for more.


Learn more:  Click Here
Arrival and Dismissal Parking Lot Procedures
Simple Guidelines to Keep Everyone Safe

Morning Arrival 
  • When dropping a student before 8:20 am please use the art room doors near the playground.
  • All families are encouraged to pull ahead to the flagpole in front of the school when dropping a student at the curb. 
  • If you choose to park in the lot, please walk your child through the lot and to the curb.
  • Do not pass stopped cars at the curb that are dropping students.
Afternoon  Dismissal

New cones and signs will be in place this week. Please abide by the traffic patterns and procedures for a safe and expedited dismissal process.

No cars should be moving through the parking lot after 3:oo pm!

 

Enter the parking lot through the driveway between the Church and the hall. Drive down toward the school, turn left and park in the designated area facing the church.


Pre K Pick-Up
  • Park in the area behind the rectory garage and close to the school between 2:45 pm and 3:00 pm. Enter the school to retrieve your child and exit the parking lot before 3:00 pm.
  • Pre K students will be held by their teachers in the Pre K room until 3:15 pm.  After that time they will be delivered to the After School Room to be picked up.
  • If picking up a Pre K and older student, follow the K-8 procedure.
K-8 Pick -Up
  • Park in the large coned in parking area, facing the church.
  • Wait for your student on the sidewalk or grass, not in the parking lot or driveway area.
  • Students will be walked out of the building and line up on the sidewalk with their teachers. Please walk over to your child, make contact with the teacher and walk your child back to the car.
  • Once all students are safely in cars the cones will be lifted and cars can exit in an orderly fashion.
This process only takes 10 - 15 minutes if the procedure is followed correctly. If you have an urgent need to get back to work or expedite this process please contact Mr. Santoli to make other arrangements.  

The safety of our students and staff is paramount, following this procedure will ensure that safety.
2017-18 Bishop Scholarship Fund Applications
BSF Application Process  is Ongoing




All families should have received a registration packet for next year. Included in that packet was the application for the Bishop's Scholarship Fund. 

Any family seeking financial assistance of any kind must complete the paper application and the online FACTS financial needs assessment to be considered for financial assistance in 2017-2018.
Financial assistance is granted on a yearly basis.  

No BSF application can be submitted for consideration without a signature from the school principal certifying that the students have been accepted and enrolled at the school and the $200 fee has been paid.

The deadline for the BSF application is April 1.  Notification of awards will begin on April 15.  Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.

Assumption will host a financial assistance night to help with the application process later in February.


Please feel free to contact Karen Guastelle with any questions or concerns at 203-334-6271 or kguastelle@oloaffld.org

Uniform and  Spirit Wear  Clarification
Items Purchased Through Dennis Uniform can be Worn During the School Day  

The official school uniform is outlined on our website, click here for a link to the uniform section of the homepage. Below are some guidelines to remind you of the uniform expectations.

Sweatshirts

Only the 8th grade has permission to wear hooded sweatshirts as part of the official uniform. 

All other students may wear their spirit wear sweatshirts to school, but they will be asked to take them off during the school day.  There are several options available through Dennis Uniform if your child is cold in the traditional uniform during the day.  

On dress uniform days girls can wear the cardigan sweater and boys can wear the sweater or sweater vest over their shirt and tie. Both boys and girls can wear the long sleeve or fleece vest throughout the day.

Shoes and Sneakers

Casual shoes such as loafers, boat shoes, Mary Janes, or lace up dress shoes are to be worn on dress uniform days.  Boots or sneakers are not acceptable!

Modest sneakers are to be worn on gym days.  Sneakers should be of a solid color, preferably black, white, blue, or gray.  Bright, flashy, neon, or light up sneakers are not permitted. 

Gym Uniform

During the colder months students must wear the sweatpants for gym days.  Stunts should also wear the gray gym shirt with the logo on gym days. Should they choose to wear the gray sweatshirt, the official tee shirt should be work underneath.  

The tie dyed spirit wear shirt is not acceptable for gym days. Only the pink breast cancer shirt may be worn as an alternative to the official gray tee shirt.

Spirit Wear

Spirit wear can be ONLY worn to school with an official dress down pass or on designated Spirit Wear Days.

Please make every effort to acquire the proper uniforms through Dennis Uniform or the school uniform store.  Contact the HSA at hsa@oloaffld.org to inquire about uniform store access.

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.