News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Volume:2    Issue: 19 January 22
Upcoming Events

Monday, January 23

Gym Day for:
PK3, PK4, 1, 2, 4, 7, 8
  • Area Pastors Visit 
  • Quick Center Field Trip, grades 5-8
  • After School Faculty Meeting, 3:15pm

Tuesday, January 24

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

Wednesday, January 25

Thursday, January 26

Gym Day for:

Friday, January 27
  • Second Quarter Report Cards sent home
Planning Ahead

Sunday, January 29
  • Catholic Schools Week Kickoff Mass, 9:00am
Monday, January 30
  • Catholic Schools Week Assembly, 9:15am

Full calendar of events available online.

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Dear Friends,

January 29 is the start of the national celebration of Catholic schools known as Catholic Schools Week.  Below you will find a calendar of events we have planned for next week.  This should be a fun and exciting week in which we celebrate our students, staff, community, and parishes and thank God for the gift of education and the ability to let Jesus guide that education in a Catholic school.

On Sunday, January 29, I request that all students attend Mass in their school dress uniforms. Father Cipriani and I have invited all Assumption students to join in the celebration at Our Lady of the Assumption Church at the 9:00 AM Mass. If you are unable to attend this Mass I request that you attend Mass at your own parish, but still wear your school uniform.  This is a great opportunity to spread the good news about Assumption Catholic School and let your community know how proud you are to be a part of the Assumption family.  Please send pictures of your children proudly wearing their uniform on Sunday to have them included in the all school slideshow celebrating our wonderful week.

I hope to see you at some of our amazing events next week.

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
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.

2017-18 Returning Student Registration Process
Registration for Current Assumption Students is Now Open

Registration forms for the next school year will be sent home on Monday, January 23.  Click the link below to read a letter outlining the registration process which has been changed slightly by the Diocese of Bridgeport Office of the Superintendent.

Please feel free to contact Karen Guastelle with any questions or concerns at 203-334-6271 or

Assumption at the Stock Exchange
On the Set of CNBC's Closing Bell

A special thank you to School Advisory Board Chairman, Michael Byrnes (far right) and scholarship benefactor, Andy Knuth (far left) for inviting Principal Santoli (center) last week to a tour of the New York Stock Exchange and to watch a live taping of CNBC's afternoon show Closing Bell they won at the Denim & Diamonds Auction last year.  

Also pictured are anchors, Kelly Evans and Michael Santoli.  This experience was donated by Michael Santoli and Mr. Byrnes was the winning bidder. 
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.