News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Upcoming Events

Monday, 10/23

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

Tuesday, 10/24

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


Wednesday, 10/25
  • Go Pink Wednesday 

Thursday, 10/26

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

  • 8th Grade Shadow Day at NDHS
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Friday, 10/27
  • Living Rosary @ 1:30 PM

Planning Ahead  

Saturday, 10/28

Monster Mash

Tuesday, 10/31


Early Dismissal @ 11:15 AM

After Care Available

Wednesday, 11/1

All Saint's Mass

9:30 AM

Full calendar of events available online.

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Volume:3   Issue: 8 October 22
Dear Friends,

I invite all of our families, new and old, to help spread the good news about Assumption Catholic School.  The 2017-18 school year is well underway and we have already had so much fun and learned a great deal both in and out of the classroom. You are our greatest marketing tool. If you are happy with your choice to become a member of the Assumption Community, tell somebody!
To help start the conversation, "Proud Student" signs will be available all week. I ask that you take a sign and display it in-front of your house to let your neighbors and passers by know that you love Assumption.  If you still have your sign from last year, please bring it out and display it again.  If you don't have a sign, please take one from the grass area in front of the school starting on Monday.

We are proud of all of our students and families and it is my hope that you share that pride and show it off as much as possible.

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
Go Pink  this Wednesday  with the 7th Grade

The seventh grade invites everybody to GO PINK on Wednesday, 10/25.  Wear your best and brightest pink for this all school dress down day. For a minimum donation of $2 all students can wear pink instead of their uniforms. 

Click the link below to read about all the other great opportunities to support this effort of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.

Halloween Walk-a-Thon 

On October 31, the HSA will be hosting our annual Walk-a-Thon.  Pledge forms have been sent home and students are asked to solicit pledges from family and friends.  All money raised goes directly to the HSA to support activities and initiatives to benefit our students in and out of the classroom.  

100% of money raised will be credited toward your family obligation of the annual HSA Activity Fee.

For more information and to volunteer to help at this event contact the HSA at
Celebrate the Living Rosary, Friday  

All are welcome to celebrate the month of the Rosary on Friday, October 27 at 1:30 PM.  

Join us as we form a Living Rosary with our students acting as each of the beads.  Share in the saying of this powerful prayer and enjoy this beautiful event.
Cross Country Team Enjoys Continued Success

Our Cross Country team is off and running!  

The team has attended meets hosted by New Canaan, Roger Ludlowe Middle School and St. Thomas.  The most recent meet, hosted by St. Thomas, this past  Tuesday  was their most successful yet!  

William Thrasher placed 2nd in the 5th grade boys category.  In the 5th grade girls category Jordyn Fredrick, Laila Lamour and Madison Rosario placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively.  

Bronson Vo placed 2nd overall in a field of 50 boys! 

 We are also very proud of all of our runners who have improved significantly over the course of the season.  Other team members are:  Joe Grabowski, Jeanette Ahuatl, Elle Adams, Catalina Jiminez and Vanessa Theagene.  We also welcomed Hannah Knuckles as a guest runner at the St. Thomas meet.  

This coming week our runners are heading to Newtown.  The final meet of the year will be the State Championship held in Manchester, CT on November 4.

Congratulate our runners if you see them!

Message from the School Nurse 
Farewell and Good Luck to Nurse Jen

Dear Parents,

I just wanted to inform you that I will be leaving Assumption Catholic School after almost two years as the school nurse.  I have accepted another position within the Town of Fairfield School District.  My last day at Assumption will be Thursday, October 26th. I have enjoyed getting to know you and your children over the last few years and I am certain my replacement will transition smoothly into the Assumption community.  I will be sharing pertinent information with her so that your children remain safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Jennifer Staecker

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

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.