News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Volume:2    Issue: 3 September 18
Upcoming Events

Monday, September 19
Gym Day for:
PK3, PK4, 1, 2, 4, 7, 8

Tuesday, September 20
Gym Day for:
PK3, PK4, K, 3, 5,6,7,8

Wednesday, September 21

Thursday, September 22
Gym Day for:

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

Friday, September 23
  • Last day to return Band registration form

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Dear Friends,

The school year is off and running. Septemberfest is done and the air is a little more crisp. With the excitement of the new school year behind us, and our tanned skin fading with our Summer memories it is time to not only focus on the academic, but spiritual growth ahead.

Our focus and theme for this year is a simple one.  The message is laid out for us below.

The Greatest Commandment
(Deuteronomy 6:1-19; Matthew 22:34-40)
28Now one of the scribes had come up and heard their debate. Noticing how well Jesus had answered them, he asked Him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?"

29 Jesus replied, "This is the most important: 'Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is One Lord, 30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'e 31 The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' No other commandment is greater than these."

To truly build the community of caring individuals we desire it is important that we treat each other with the love, respect, and dignity that Jesus calls us to.  With this simple rule in mind our students will better live the message and create a supportive, caring, and loving environment for all students to learn.

Next week I will announce our first monthly "Good Neighbor" Students of the Month as recognized by the faculty and students of Assumption.  I hope that you will reinforce this message with your children and remind them often how we should respect ourselves and others, to think before we act and put ourselves in the shoes of others. 

Many Blessings,
Steven J. Santoli
September fest  

Thank you to the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Council and Father Cipriani for making us a part of the annual Septemberfest.

Honey Bunch Face Painting was gracious enough to offer Assumption Catholic School 20% of their proceeds from the weekend.  Please support them at other events and consider them for your next party. 

Friday Field Trips a Great Success

On Friday all students in grades K-8 met off campus to attend three all day field trips.  This was a monumental task, but with your patience and support it went off without a hitch.  The purpose of these trips were to give our students valuable learning opportunities outside the classroom as well as ease the burden on families that traditionally would need child care for that day.

With this success, plans are already underway to continue this offsite learning opportunity for future years as we need to vacate campus for Septemberfest preparations. 

Assumption Pride Sign Contest Announcement
Submit your Photos by September 30 to Enter
Student pride signs are still available at the school office.  These signs are printed in English and Spanish and are free of charge to all current families.  

We ask that willing families post the signs in front of their houses and keep them up year round to show your pride and support of the quality Catholic education your children receive here.

As a thank you for getting the word out we will hold a photo contest.  Here are the rules:
  1. Post the sign at your home and take a picture of your children and the sign.
  2. Send that picture to 
  3. All photos received by September 30 will be entered into a drawing.
  4. Prizes will be awarded on October 3.
  • Students will receive 3 Dress Down Dollars each
  • Parents will receive $100 gift card to either Stop & Shop or Shop Rite
After School Activities
Reminders of Upcoming Activities and Dates

Thursday - September 22 @ 3:30pm
Students and Parents interested in the Violin Program are invited to meet with Ms. Kim for information and to be sized for a violin.  Violin will be held every Thursday, starting on September 29.

Friday - September 23 
This is the last day to submit a registration form for Band. Band will be held every Thursday, starting in October.

Weekly After School Programs

Mondays - Clubhouse Baseball
Grades 1-4 Starting September 26

Tuesdays and Wednesdays- Generation Z Soccer Academy
PK4 - Grade 8 - Starting September 27 & 28

Wednesdays - YMCA Swimming (Bus Provided)
Must be a member and sign up through the YMCA

Thursdays - Band and Violin

More activities are being added each week including chess, karate, art and more.  If you have suggestions for activities or questions, please contact the HSA at
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.