News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Upcoming Events

Monday, 1/14

Gym Day for Grades

Homes for the Brave Canned Soup Drive


Tuesday, 1/15

Gym Day for Grades:

Fairfield U Basketball
Kids Day Out 
Field Trip
Grades 2-5
10:15am to 2:oopm
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Wednesday, 1/16

Thursday, 1/17

Gym Day for Grades:

Second Quarter Ends

Friday, 1/18

Re- Registration Fee Due


Planning Ahead

Monday, 1/21



Tuesday, 1/22


Friday, 1/25


SUNDAY, 1/27

10 AM 

Full calendar of events available online.

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Volume:4  Issue: 18 January 13
Dear Assumption Family,

I am leaving this letter in the newsletter for one more week. I want to thank everyone that has volunteered to help in our marketing efforts. Please continue to spread the word. Hand out the invitation cards that were sent home last week and look for the sign-up genius to volunteer on the day of our Open House.

Keep sharing the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport Assumption ad. We are in the lead with over 50 shares! You can share multiple times, if we get the most shares, we will win a Facebook live broadcast with STAR 99.9 radio station!

If we work together as a team we can expect our best Open House and enrollment season ever!

The registration and enrollment season is upon us and we need the help of our current families to continue the growth and success of Assumption Catholic School. The 2017-18 school year marked the first enrollment increase at Assumption in over 10 years, and we are proud to be one of a handful of Catholic schools in Fairfield County that can make that claim. 

This is due in a large part to you and your children, spreading the good news about our school. I ask that you continue to be our greatest advocates.

How can you help?

The easiest tasks will be for you to keep letting friends, family, and neighbors know about all of the good things happening with your children at Assumption. 

On Monday,  I will have printed versions of the flyer below available at drop-off and pick-up.  Stop by and see me in the parking lot to take a few and hang them up where every you shop or gather. Ask the dry cleaner or the gas station to hang one in the window. Post at the laundromat, car wash, or doctors office. Hang it at the library or bulletin board at your church. Ask your pastor if we can send copies to be placed in the back of church.  Get them in the hands or in-front of the eyes of families like yours that want a quality Catholic education for their children.

If you need more copies send an email to Jody Gourley or myself to send them home with your child, or stop in to pick them up. 

Post a lawn sign at your house

Later this week lawn signs will be available for families to take and post at home, work, or in their neighborhood. They will be available on the front lawn of the school. Feel free to take one and post it in a high visibility area.

P lan to attend the Open House

We need volunteers in each class to serve as parent ambassadors on Sunday 1/27 form 10 am to Noon. You will be in your child's class, with your child in uniform to meet prospective parents and answer their questions about your experience at Assumption. 

A Sign-Up Genius will be sent out this week. 

Invite your friends, neighbors, and family to the Open House

Postcard invitations will be available this week to invite families you know to our open house. If those families bring the invitation to the Open House on January 27, you will be entered into a raffle for restaurant gift card to take your family out to dinner as our thank you.

Should one of those families actually enroll at Assumption, you will receive a $500 tuition credit for your 2019-20 tuition!

Share our ad on Facebook

Like and share our Facebook page and Open House event ad as well as like and share the Catholic Schools of the D iocese of Bridgeport  page and Assumption ad.

The ad below will be posted on Facebook by the  Catholic Schools  of the Diocese of Bridgeport on Tuesday, January 8.  Like the page and share the ad to help us win a visit from Star 99.9.  The school that has the most shares will win a visit and a facebook live broadcast from Star 99.9 radio station. 

Keep an eye out for other initiatives and marketing activities that you can participate in the continue our growth and success as a  Catholic school community.

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
Middle School Midterm 
1/22 to 1/25
Grades 6-8 will take their midterm exams next week. All teachers have distributed study guides and will review material in class and by appointment before or after school. 

It is important that students come to school rested and well fed.  Students may feel increased anxiety during this time, and it is important to remain positive and encourage them to do their best and these exams will not make or break their future. 

It is important to prepare for the exams well in advance rather than cram studying and pull all nighters. The purpose of these exams is to assess learning, but also to prepare students for the future and instill good study habits.

Science, Math, Social Studies, and ELA midterms will be done during the blended blocks on Tuesday, 1/22 to Friday 1/25.  Students will take the Spanish midterm in Spanish class on Wednesday and Religion midterm during Religion class on Friday. 

Fairfield U. Women's Basketball
Kids Day Out

Our students have been invited to attend a Fairfield University Women's Basketball game on Tuesday, January 15. This is a fun and educational experience, exposing our students to the experience and options of attending college in the future. 

All students in grades 2-5 should wear their gym uniform and pack a bagged lunch. If you have already ordered lunch for that day, contact Chef Georgia and she will pack a bagged lunch for your child.  

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. 

Homes for the Brave Soup Drive

REMINDER: PK3 is collecting canned soup for the homeless veterans served by Homes for the Brave. 

Students are a sked to donate soup each Monday until the Super Bowl. In gratitude, students that donate can wear their favorite team's jersey over their uniform each Monday they donate.

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.