News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Issue: 42 June 13
Upcoming Events

Monday, June 13
D - Day
  • Class of 2016 Graduation Rehearsal & Picnic
  • Grade 5 Field Trip
Tuesday, June 14
  • Gym Day
  • Grade 6-7 Final Exams
Wednesday, June 15
  • Gym Day (All Students Wear Gym Uniforms)
  • Grade 6-7 Final Exams
Thursday, June 16
B- Day
  • Last Day for Before Care
  • Grade 6-7 Final Exams
  • Last Day for After Care
Friday, June 17
No Letter Day
  • Kindergarten Graduation (All Students Attend)
Planning Ahead

Friday, June 24
  • Report Cards for all students (K-8) mailed home

Full calendar of events available online.

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Congratulations to our graduates!  

On Saturday morning I had the pleasure of celebrating the graduation Mass with our class of 2016, their families and friends.  The ceremony was beautiful thanks to the hard work of Mrs. Yoney and Ms. Defilippo  in organizing the Mass and practicing with the students.  Father Cipriani provided an inspirational and  uplifting address to the graduates.  The class was represented by speakers, Hadyn Gourley and Sal Orosz.  Both boys shared their memories of the past and hopes for the future with the congregation.  

I personally wish all of our graduates the best of luck as they take on the challenges of high school and beyond.  May the values and lessons learned at Assumption, guide them to be the champions of our Faith, and true disciples of Christ.

Class of 2016

Daniel Ahuatl
Fairfield Prep

Matthew Ambrose
Notre Dame High School - Fairfield

Joshua Castillo
Notre Dame High School - Fairfield

Aleesa Gibson
St. Joseph High School

Hadyn Gourley
St. Joseph High School

Gavin Greene
St. Joseph High School

Maria Nguyen
Lauralton Hall

Sal Orosz
St. Joseph High School

Jason Paul
St. Joseph High School

Many Blessings,
Steven J. Santoli
We  Are Better Together
A Field Day  Thank You From Mrs. Ferullo
Field Day was so much fun!  I saw it in the excitement of jumping up and down children, smiling teachers and laughing parents.  Despite the rain, it turned out to be such a good day.

I was blown away by the support of parents (and brothers and sisters) at field day.  Parents showed up early and helped me set up games, carry super heavy coolers and set up tents I could have never done by myself.  And you all did it with such enthusiasm and generosity of spirit!   Parents asked all morning how they could help me, if they could help each other, if they could buy coffee for other parents they had just met that morning.  That was all before the children even arrived!  Once they did, your eagerness to create an enjoyable day for them could not have been more apparent.  And when the fun for the kids was over, your help was not.  Parents cleaned up the field, loaded their cars and mine with all of the equipment and even followed me back to school to bring everything back inside.  What more could I ask for?  I've done lots of field days and have never had so many parents assist so much from beginning to end.

Thank you also to the MANY parents who donated water.  There was not a thirsty kid or adult at Owen Fish Park last Wednesday!  Thank you to the parents who donated money, so we could buy water balloons and a few other supplies we needed that day.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Mr. Santoli, for trusting me, going with every idea I threw out there and giving me a couple good ones I didn't come up with myself.  The rain took our plans down a notch, but since you're so fun, we're going to keep the merriment going this week with a surprise for our kids.  And thank you for the pat on the back when it was all over and for knowing that even grown-ups need that sometimes. 

Field day was a success, because we did it together.  What a fantastic school community we have!  

Mrs. Ferullo

Farewell to Mrs. Travers

This week we will say goodbye to Mrs. Travers. After 5 years of teaching Math and Religion at Assumption, Mrs. Travers will be relocating with her family back to the Philadelphia area.

Mrs. Travers has touched so many lives, and has always made herself available to students.  She has directed many service projects and planned Masses that have allowed our students to live the Faith and not just study it.

She will be missed by the students and staff of Assumption.  We wish her well in her future endeavors and may God bless and keep her. 
Grade 6 and  7 Final Exam Schedule

Tuesday, June 14
English Language Arts: 8:40-9:40
Religion: 9:45-10:45 

Wednesday, June 15
Mathematics: 8:40-9:40
Social Studies: 9:45-10:45

Thursday, June 16
Spanish: 8:40-9:40
Science:  9:45-10:45
Volunteer Leadership Positions Available
The HSA Needs Your Help to  Make 2016-17 Our Best Year Yet

Please consider nominating yourself or another parent for a leadership position on the HSA Board.  The board members help to plan and organize all fundraising and community FUN-raising events.  

Showoff  your creativity and organizational skills to continue and build on the success of traditional events, as well as help start new traditions.

Nomination forms were sent home. Please complete the form and return it to school ASAP.  Contact HSA Co-President, Jody Gourley, at with any questions.
Basketball Coaches Needed for 2016-17
The Assumption Eagles need your help!  The 2016-17 basketball season starts in the Fall and we need at least 12 coaches to guide our 6 teams throughout the season.

JJV Boys and JJV Girls              (Grades 3-4)
JV Boys and JV Girls                  (Grades 5-6)
Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls  (Grades 7-8)

Teams will practice once or twice a week with games in the evening on weekdays and during the day on weekends.  The season runs from November to March.  

If you have the interest and skills to coach our teams please contact Mr. Santoli at,, to schedule a meeting

*Remember that all volunteers over the age of 18 must be Virtus trained and certified.  Contact the main office (203-334-6271 or with questions or to check your Virtus status.

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.