News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Upcoming Events

Monday, 11/6

Gym Day for Grades:
PK3, PK4, K, 2, 3, 4

Tuesday, 11/7

Gym Day for Grades:
K, 1,4,5,6/7, 8

NO SCHOOL - Election Day

Wednesday, 11/8
  • School Picture Day
  • 6-8 Field Trip to the Knights of Columbus Museum 
  • Quarter 1 Report Cards Sent Home

Thursday, 11/9

Gym Day for Grades:
1, 2, 3, 5, 6/7, 8
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Friday, 11/10

NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

Planning Ahead  

Tuesday, 11/14
Grade 3 Mill River Trip

Thursday, 11/16

Parent Teacher Conferences, 3-5 PM

Friday, 11/17

11:15 AM Early Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences 

Turkey Bingo

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Volume:3   Issue: 10 November 5
Dear Friends,

On Friday, we gathered as a school community to celebrate the Living Rosary. If you had the pleasure of joining us you participated in a beautiful showing of faith and prayer that continues to be one of my favorite events of the year. 
The beads of the Rosary were represented by students in grades K-7 holding flowers of blue and pink.  Eighth graders led the prayer and read the sacred mysteries.

As Father Cipriani frequently reminds us, prayer is a powerful thing. Prayers in a group are even more powerful, and prayers of a group of children are the most powerful.  With the full participation of our students, this Living Rosary was the most powerful expression of all.

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
Lifetouch School Picture Day
Order Photo Packages Online

Picture Day is Wednesday, November 8.  All students should be in full uniform for that day. 
Visit the link below to select picture packages prior to Picture Day. 

Halloween Walk-a-Thon 
Fundraising Goal Reached

Thank you to all the students that participated in our Halloween Walk-a-Thon last week.  Your efforts raised over $8500 to support the mission of the Home School Association and all of the activities and events they sponsor.

A special thank you to Mrs. Gourley and our HSA volunteers for organizing the walk, snacks, and the fun games and activities in the Hall after the Walk.
Parent Teacher Conferences
November 16 and 17

All parents are invited to attend conferences with their children's teachers on Thursday, November 16 from 3PM - 5PM or on Friday, November 17 from 12PM - 3PM.

Conference request forms will be sent directly to middle school parents. Please complete this form and return it to schedule your conference.

Elementary teachers will schedule conferences directly with each parent.
Photo of the Week

Congratulations to eighth grade cross country runner Bronson Vo for his spectacular season.  Bronson finished his season by placing 22nd out of a field of over 600 runners at the Connecticut State Middle School Cross Country Championship Meet on Saturday, November 4.

Soup Drive for Homes for the Brave
PK3 Accepting Donations Every Monday  Until February

Mrs. Riehl, Mrs. Loreng, and the PK3 class will once again collect canned soup for Homes for the Brave. Every Monday, until the Super Bowl, students and staff are asked to donate canned soup. As a thank you, Mr. Santoli will allow anybody that donates to wear their favorite football (or any sport) jersey over their uniform. 

Homes for the Brave provides emergency shelter for homeless veterans as well as counseling, housing, and career guidance.

Rediker Parent Plus Portal Open
Monitor Student Progress Online

All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to login to the Parent Plus Portal. This portal allows you to track the academic progress of your children. 

Teachers will update all grades on the 15th and 28th of each month. Please create your account and take the time to check this site frequently.  Once your account is created you may wish to download the Parent Plus App for Apple or Android phones.

If you have not received your instruction email or you need assistance logging in, please contact Mr.Ambrogio at
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

It is our goal to have all students arrive and leave school in a safe and orderly fashion.  This is impossible without you strictly following these simple procedures.  The time you might save by cutting corners is not worth the potential of hurting someone. 

Morning Drop-Off
  • The safest and quickest method of drop off is to pull in front of the school and pull forward as far as possible up to the flag pole.  When your car is parallel to the curb, allow your children to leave on the curbside of the car and walk behind the cones to the main door.
  • If you choose to park and help your child carry a large project or other materials, park inside the coned area and cross at the painted crosswalk to the main door.
  • Kindergarten and PK parents should park on the far side of the cones and walk their children into the flagpole doors and to the classrooms.
Afternoon Pick-Up

  • Drive forward to the basketball hoop and turn left in front of the school.  Drive to the furthest available row and pull all the way up to the car in front of you facing the church.
  • If you arrive after 3:00 PM, pull forward to the basketball hoop and form a neat straight line to the left and facing the school.
  • Exit your vehicle and walk to the grass area. Your children will be lined up on the sidewalk with their teachers. Make contact with the teacher to indicate you are taking your child. walk your child back to your car and wait for the cones to be lifted to exit the parking lot safely.

When everyone follows the procedure our entire dismissal process takes no more than 15 minutes. If you have extreme circumstances and need to return to work or you are physically unable to walk to pick up your child, notify the main office and accommodations will be made for you.
Teacher and Staff Contact Information

Listed below you will find the teacher and staff email list for the 2017-18 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
Jessica Navarro
Director of Enrollment
Karen Guastelle

School Nurse Jennifer Staecker
Bookkeeper Melissa DiLauro
PK 3  Mary Reihl
PK4  Jean Blaze
Kindergarten Rosa Ferreira
First Grade  Melinda Gremse
Second Grade Kathy Andrade
Third Grade Lisa Kozlowski
Fourth Grade Lauren Korres
Fifth Grade Elizabeth Cahill
Sixth Grade/Science Laurie Strazza
Seventh Grade/English Sunita Yashavant
Eighth Grade/SS/Music Theresa Yoney
Stephen Ambrogio
Spanish/Art Monica Scarlato
Algebra Ken Moran

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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.