News from the Nest: Our Community Newsletter for Assumption Families, Students, Faculty, Alumni & Friends
October 20, 2019
Dear Assumption Family,
Next Sunday we will welcome an accreditation team from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NEASC is a regional organization that sanctions public, private, and independent schools from pre-kindergarten through graduate programs. NEASC creates a set of standards for all areas of education that upholds a high quality education of all accredited institutions. Over the past years our faculty has been working on a Self Study Report. Through this process we take a detailed look at our current program and how it meets the standards outlined by NEASC. That process was completed at the end of September and the report was submitted and accepted by the NEASC Commission of Independent Schools. I thank everyone that participated in this process, especially our Self Study Co-Chairs Kathy Andrade and Deirdre Loreng as well as School Advisory Board Member, Dr. Bill Fitzgerald.
The second phase of this process calls for a team of educators from other accredited schools to visit our campus, interview stakeholders, and look for evidence to corroborate our Self Study Report. The Visiting Committee Team will be at Assumption from October 27 to October 30. We will start with a welcome reception and tour on Sunday evening at the school. The committee will then be present at school all day Monday and Tuesday. If you happen to see them at drop off or pick up feel free to say hello and welcome them to our community. They may ask you some questions or talk to our students during the day. Feel free to talk with them and encourage your children to be honest and polite while interacting with our visitors.
Within one month of the visit the team will send us a report of their findings. This report will be shared with our community at large and serve as a starting point for future strategic planning to continue the growth and improvement of Assumption Catholic School. This is a very exciting time for us and we look forward to sharing our love for our school and showing off for the NEASC Visiting Committee.
Steven J. Santoli
All students should be wearing Winter Uniform now:
It was a packed house at this year's Monster Mash sponsored by our Kindergarten class.
Assumption was pleased to support the Pink Pledge & the Norma Pfriem Breast Center this month with fundraisers and pink fun! A check presentation was given at the final assembly on Thursday for $1,000-great job Assumption!
Our Middle School was fortunate to take a trip on a Schooner this week to learn about sea life and the LI Sound habitat thanks to Mr. Blake, Science Teacher and SoundWaters.
Our XC team came out in full force this week at their meet in New Canaan. Great job by Daniel & Kira our top Assumption male and female finishers.
When each student hits their $100 fundraising goal, they will receive a Golden Sneaker along the entry wall of school.
In addition, the top 3 fundraisers will be able to "Mummify the Priest!"
TP the priest in front of the whole school)- Thank you Father Peter Cipriani for your support!
We are thrilled to announce that Assumption and the Greater CT Youth Orchestra will be offering a
complimentary Strings after school program for 4 & 5 graders on Wednesdays. Instruction will include Cello, Viola or Violin and instruments will be provided. Forms were sent home and should be returned to the main office on Monday.
Concession Update: Options include chips, yogurt, ice cream, and Italian Ice. Cookie & Brownies to come! Cash payments for these items only will be accepted.
Please consider bringing in gently used or new coats for our Coat Drive to benefit the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. The National Charity League will be collecting at our school from Oct. 14- Nov. 1.
Save the Date to take a
Sip Around the World- April 25!
Please consider stopping by the Main Office and grabbing our one of our Flags (auction wish list) to help support the event!
Picture Day is scheduled for November 1st.
Attention all Volunteers- to participate as a volunteer when our students are in attendance, at school building events or on field trips, you need to have completed the Diocese of Bridgeport Virtus Training.