News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Upcoming Events

Monday, 10/2

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


Tuesday, 10/3

Gym Day for Grades:
K, 1,4,5,6/7, 8
  • Cross Country Meet @ New Canaan 
  • First Meeting of the Art Club



Wednesday, 10/4


Thursday, 10/5

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

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Friday, 10/6
  • First Friday Mass @9:00 AM


Planning Ahead

Friday, 10/13

Mass with Monsignor Powers

9:00 AM 

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: 5 October 1
Dear Friends,

Our October precept from the book Wonder comes to us from an inscription from an ancient Egyptian tomb. 

Your Deeds are your monuments.
-Inscription on Egyptian Tomb

Guided by this precept we will encourage and reward our students for acting and not just speaking kindly toward their fellow classmates.  Actions truly speak louder than words and this is the message we hope to share with your children this month.  

This is not a new concept for our staff.  Last summer as the staff worked for Habitat for Humanity we adopted a similar sentiment from the Bible as our guiding principle to remind us to not only spread the good news through speech, but through actions and deeds. The bible verse was emblazoned on the back of our service shirts and continues to be a theme in our service projects.

Let us not love with words or speech but actions and in truth. 
- 1 John 3:18

Where we find the inspiration is not important.  We can find guidance in ancient texts or modern works of fiction, the universal truth is the same, it is not good enough to speak of good deeds, we must perform them.  These actions will earn us our place in Heaven and serve as our legacy for years to come. 

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
Assumption Art Club Starts This Week
Still Time to Register for Tuesday's First Class

Mrs. Ferreira and Mrs. Scarlato invite students to join the Assumption Art Club. Tuesday is the first session of the fall session.  Monday is the final opportunity for students to register. If interested please contact Mrs. Scarlato at

Violin and Band Registration Forms
Download Registration Forms Below

Assumption is proud to offer violin lessons for students in grades 1 through 8 and band for students in grades 3 through 8.  Both groups practice on Thursday afternoons and they will perform in the Christmas Concert and a Spring Concert.

If you are interested in registering your child for either of these activities please download the forms below and send it, along with payment to school by the deadline.

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
Art Room Donations Needed
Mrs. Scarlato Needs your Newspapers and Cardboard

Don't throw out your old newspaper and cardboard boxes. Send them into the Art Room so we can turn your trash into beautiful artistic treasures.  
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.