News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Volume:2    Issue: 18 January 16
Upcoming Events

Monday, January 16

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

Tuesday, January 17

Gym Day for:
PK3, PK4, K, 3, 5,6,7,8
  • NEASC Self Study Training

Wednesday, January 18
  • Midterm Exams

Thursday, January 19

Gym Day for:

  • Midterm Exams

Friday, January 20
  • Midterm Exams
  • End of Second Quarter

Full calendar of events available online.

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Dear Friends,

This week our middle school students will be taking midterm exams in all academic subjects.  This might be a stressful time for some students, especially our sixth graders that will experience this for the first time. I would like to share some advice to our older students before they take these tests.

I have spent most of my life as an athlete and a coach.  The challenges faced and lessons learned in my athletic pursuits helped to guide me academically and professionally. The best way to approach a big test is the same way an athlete should approach a game. Just like a big game a test is your chance to shine! 

Show off all of the hard work you have done all semester and leave it all out there on the test.  

Do the best you can, take it seriously, but don't let it cause you stress. 

Get plenty of rest, eat right and take care of your body. An extra set of  sprints or foul shots the last minute before a game will just make you tired. The same is true for cramming and pulling an all niter. 

Don't stress the results. Just like in athletics, if you lose, there is always tomorrow. Learn from your mistakes, practice hard and do better next time. 


I wish all of our students the best of luck and God's blessing as they prepare and take midterm exams. For those students in PK-5, approach everyday with this advice and midterms, finals, or other tests will be a breeze when the time comes. 

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
Middle School Midterm Exam Schedule
1/18-1/20  Will be Full Days of School for All Students

Time Wednesday 1/18 Thursday  1/19 Friday  1/20
8:50-9:50 English Language Arts Math Science 
10:00-11:00 Spanish Social Studies Religion

Midterms will be taken in the homeroom classes during the first three periods of the day.  Once all classes have completed their exams, middle school students will resume their day with the remaining periods of the day. 
Catholic Schools Week is Coming
January 29 - February 5  
Catholic Schools Week is a national event recognizing the unique strength and character of Catholic schools. It is a celebration of our schools and Assumption Catholic School wants you to get involved.  

An official calendar of events will be published next week, but the planning committee can use your help and invites you to attend some of our exciting activities.

Celebrate our Students - Kickoff Assembly
Monday morning we will kick off the week with an assembly in the Parish Hall. Parents are invited to attend. On this day we will celebrate the success of our students.  If your child has won awards in activities outside of school we want to know about it and celebrate it on that day. Did your son's baseball team win a championship? Did your daughter earn a higher belt in karate? Help us recognize our students!

Celebrate our Community - Classroom Presentations
Throughout the week the committee invites parents and families to come in to classrooms to share a special talent or talk about their career.  This is a way to expose our students to opportunities in the community.  Maybe we will inspire them to pursue a career in medicine or law based on your presentation. Scheduling of these visits are flexible.

Celebrate our Parish - Grandparents/Special Person Day
On Friday the entire school will celebrate Mass with Father Cipriani in the beautiful Our Lady of the Assumption Church.  All students are asked to invite their grandparents or someone special to them, such as a neighbor or family member.  A light breakfast will be served in the Parish Hall for the visitors and they will attend Mass with the students at 9:00 AM. After Mass all visitors are invited to stop by the classrooms for special activities and to see their students in action.

For more information or to RSVP to attend these events, please contact Mr. Santoli at or Karen Guastelle at or call 203-334-6271.

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.


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 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.