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Monday, 3/4

Gym Day for Grades


Tuesday, 3/5

Gym Day for Grades:

Burning of the Palms
9:30 am
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Wednesday, 3/6

Ash Wednesday Mass
9:30 am

Thursday, 3/7

Gym Day for Grades:

Friday, 3/8


Planning Ahead
Wednesday, 3/13

Living Stations of the Cross 
1:30 pm
Friday, 3/15

Bishop Scholarship Fund Application Deadline

St. Patrick's BINGO
6:00 pm 
Parish Hall

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Volume:4  Issue: 23 March 3
Dear Assumption Family,

The season of Lent starts this week. On Tuesday, Father Cipriani, will lead our school community in prayer as he burns the palms to prepare the ashes for our Ash Wednesday Mass.  When most people think about Lent they think about what they need to give up, we often think of this time as a time of sacrifice. In fact the season of Lent is a time to prepare, reflect, and pray before the celebration of Easter. Take some time to watch the following video from Father Mike Schmitz in which he tells us how to prepare for Lent.

Preparing for Lent
Preparing for Lent

In the coming weeks I will share other resources and opportunities to make the most of Lent with your family.  Remember, you are the first teacher of your children in all things including your faith.  Together we can share the true purpose of the season with our students and your children.

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
Assumption Closing Alerts Now on NBC CT


Assumption Catholic School follows the closure, delay, and early dismissal procedure of Fairfield Public Schools. This means that if Fairfield calls a weather related closure, Assumption will call the same closure. On rare occasions Assumption might deviate from Fairfield. We will never be open when Fairfield is closed, but we might close if we determine that conditions are unsafe for our students and staff, but Fairfield remains open. In this rare instance, you can watch NBC CT and look for Assumption Catholic School of Fairfield on the scrolling list or sign up for the text alert from NBC CT. You may also be notified directly from Assumption by text or email through our student information system as well as a post on our facebook page indicating the weather related closure, delay, or early dismissal. 

To receive text or email alerts regarding the closure, delay, or early dismissal of Assumption Catholic School, follow the link below and sign up for notifications by selecting Assumption Catholic School of Fairfield and Fairfield Public Schools as your home district. 

Please remember that we have already used three emergency days this year. Although, we have not had any snow days as of yet, we used three days for the flood in September.  As a result our school year has been extended by three days. Our current last day of school is June 11, 2019. This will obviously change if we take more emergency day. 

No Before School Care
Students Arrive at 10:20 am

No After School Care
Students Picked-Up at 11:15 am

The Bishop's Scholarship Fund application process officially opened on Friday, February 1. All families that currently receive tuition assistance from Foundations in Education through the Bishop's Scholarship Fund should have received an email directly from FACTS to remind you to start the application process for 2019-20.

The link below provides further information about the tuition assistance process. 

Last year the BSF awarded over $190,000 in tuition assistance to Assumption families. I encourage all families to apply through FACTS, even if you think you will not qualify for assistance.  

No financial assistance of any kind can be awarded without a completed Grant and Aid Application!

The process is simple. 
  1. You must login to the FACTS website and complete the Grant and Aid Application.
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Upload your 2018 tax information.
  4. Submit the application and documents and pay the $30 fee directly to FACTS.  
The deadline for current enrolled families is March 15, 2019. 

The deadline for new families, enrolling for 2019-20 is April 15, 2019.  

We will offer several Financial Aid Nights in the coming months to assist you in completing the process. Dates will be confirmed soon. Please feel free to contact the main office with any questions. We are here to help!

Our Jump Rope for Heart Event was held on Thursday.  The kids did very well, but we're slightly short of our goal.  If you would still like to donate to the American Heart Association or buy a dress down pass, we will still accept donations this week.  Wrap up information on our Jump Rope for Heart Event will be in next week's newsletter.


Cold Weather Uniform 

The cold weather uniform guidelines are highlighted in yellow on the uniform code document link below.

Gently used khaki pants are available at school for just $5 each. Email sizes to Mrs. Gourley at to check availability. 

2018-19 School Calendar 

Click the link below to access the school calendar for 2018-19

REMINDER: Late students should be walked to the school door and signed in AFTER the morning announcements and prayer.  If there is no staff member outside the building, your child is LATE

Late Drop Off  Procedure  

All students must arrive by 8:30 AM each morning. If you arrive after 8:30 AM please walk your child into the school and get a tardy pass from the Main Office.  The doors will be locked from 8:30 AM to 8:35 AM for morning prayer, please do not ring the bell to enter during this time. All parents and children should participate in morning prayer while waiting to sign in.

8:20 AM 
School Doors Open

8:30 AM
School Doors Closed and Morning Prayer 

8:35 AM
Late Students and Parents will be buzzed into school to sign-in at the Main Office

Teacher and Staff Contact Information

Listed below you will find the teacher and staff email list for the 2018-19 school year.  Open communication is paramount to a successful home and school relationship.

Phone messages can be left for all teachers by calling the main office at 203-334-6271.

Principal Steven Santoli
Administrative Assistant
Jody Gourley

School Nurse Mandy Levy
Bookkeeper Jessica Navarro
PK 3  Mary Reihl
PK4  Jean Blaze
Kindergarten Rosa Ferreira
First Grade  Heather Leone
Second Grade Kathy Andrade
Third Grade Lisa Kozlowski
Fourth Grade Lauren Korres
Fifth Grade Elizabeth Cahill
Sixth Grade/Science Thomas Blake
Seventh Grade/English Sunita Yashavant
Eighth Grade/SS/Music Theresa Yoney
SixGrade/Math/Maker Space
Debra Shea
Spanish/Art Monica Smith

Assumption Catholic School on the Web
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The best source of information about our school happenings is our website.  The calendar function of the website is updated frequently. Forms and important information can be downloaded from the yellow envelope tab weekly.

Virtus Registration and Training
All Adult volunteers  must be Virtus Trained 

T o 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.