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Monday, 12/3

Gym Day for Grades

8:30 AM


Tuesday, 12/4

Gym Day for Grades:

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Wednesday, 12/5

Thursday, 12/6

Gym Day for Grades:

In the 
Parish Hall
7:00 PM
Friday, 12/7

9:00 AM

School Picture 
Retake Day

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Volume:4  Issue: 14 December 2
Dear Assumption Family,

Today marks the first day of Advent, the season of waiting, anticipation, and preparation for the coming of the lord Jesus Christ. We light the first candle for hope in our school Advent Wreath Monday morning at 8:30 AM. Please consider joining us in the Parish Hall at drop off to experience this student lead prayer service.

To help prepare you and your family for the Advent season, enjoy this short video explaining a little bit about the season.  These next few weeks are some of the best weeks to be in a Catholic school community, please take advantage of this season with your friends and family. 

Advent in 2 Minutes
Advent in 2 Minutes

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
Breakfast with Santa

Thank you to all of the volunteers and those that made donations to make this event a great success. A special thank you to the dads for arriving at 6:30 AM to prepare a delicious breakfast for all. 

No Breakfast with Santa could be complete without a visit from the big guy himself...Santa!

If you are interested in joining the Dad's Club, Mr. Santoli will be inviting all dads to join him for a casual meet and greet in the new year. Keep an eye out for the invitation.
Christmas Concert

December 6, 2018
7:00 PM

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Hall

Students in grades 1-8 will perform classic Christmas tunes for your holiday enjoyment.

Bake Goods and Student Created Ornaments will be available for sale at the event.

Advent Wreath Prayer Service

All are invited to join in our Advent Wreath Prayer Service every Monday of Advent.  This is a beautiful event led by our students to remember the true reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ!

Every Monday, starting December 3, Students will gather in the Parish Hall at drop off. At 8:30 am we will hold our wreath lighting and prayer service. Parents are encouraged to attend.  After prayer, teachers will lead the students to the school to start the day.

Advent Wreath Prayer Service Dates

Monday, December 3

Monday, December 10

Monday, December 17

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

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

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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.