News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Upcoming Events

Monday, April 3

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


Tuesday, April, 4

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


Wednesday, April 5
  • State of the School Address, 6:30PM

Thursday, April 6

Gym Day for:
K,1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Bowling Field Trip
  • Report Cards Sent Home

Friday, April 7




Planning Ahead

Spring Break
April  10  - April 17




Full calendar of events available online.

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Volume:2    Issue: 29 April 2
Dear Friends,

I would like to invite you to attend the annual State of the School Address this Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall. 

This evening will give you the opportunity to hear specific details about the structural changes you may have heard about in the Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic schools.  Learn about the Diocesan vision for the future success of Catholic education in Fairfield County and the specific vision we hold for Assumption.

My goal is to provide a very candid and frank presentation about our many strengths, as well as our areas for growth.  I hope to see you at this open meeting hosted by the School Advisory Board and Home School Association.  As parents you are one of our most important resources, without you, there is no Assumption.  Take the time to attend this event and learn how we can work together for the continued success of Assumption Catholic School.

If you have specific concerns or issues you would like to see addressed at this meeting please email me directly by Tuesday.    


Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
Principal

   
Spring Break April 10 to April 17

 There is no school Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14 for Spring Break.  We will also be off on April 17 for Easter Monday.  

We will welcome students back to school on Tuesday, April 18.  This is also the first day that the warm weather uniform can be worn to school.

Enjoy your time with family and friends.

Share Your Lenten Sacrifice
Donate to the CRS Rice Bowl

FIFTH WEEK OF LENT
Encounter Dita

Dita, her husband and their seven children depend on the money they earn selling crops from their small farm in Ethiopia. But frequent droughts often mean that families like Dita's who depend on home-grown crops go hungry. And amidst the current, historic drought, more than 10 million people are struggling with hunger.

But thanks to a CRS program that helps families prepare for crises like droughts, Dita was able to build a new house and open a small store. Instead of relying solely on what she can grow on her farm, she is able to sell items like pasta, shampoo and bananas.  She earns a steady $400 a month.

"Before, I had to get eggs from my neighbors. Now I have 15 hens," she proclaims. Saving money and being able to borrow not only allowed her to buy hens but also a metal roof for her new house, a rarity for families in this part of Ethiopia.

"Now we have no problems with food," she says. Unlike families across Ethiopia that struggle to find enough to eat, Dita says her children eat three times a day, thanks to her newfound business knowledge.
And what's more, all her children are attending school. "When I was a child, there were no education opportunities," she says. Then, with a shy but proud smile, she adds, "That's a big difference."




Visit crsricebowl.org for more.
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.
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.  Students 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.