News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Upcoming Events

Monday, 4/23

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

Tuesday, 4/24

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

Wednesday, 4/25

Middle School Trip to St. Joseph HS 

Thursday, 4/26

Gym Day for Grades:  1,2,3,5,6/7,8

Kindergarten/First Grade Trip to Peabody Museum 

Grade 5 Family Life Presentation
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Friday, 4/27

11:15 AM Early Dismissal

After Care Provided

Planning Ahead  
Monday, 4/28

Beer/Wine Tasting 

Friday, 5/4

Diocese Teacher PD

Full calendar of events available online.

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Volume:3   Issue: 33 April 22

Dear Assumption Family,

I am fortunate to see our wonderful students grow everyday.  I have a front row seat to their amazing skills. I am continually impressed by their academic skills, kindness, and expressions of faith.  I know that our families and teachers are doing a great job in molding our students into young men and women of exceptional character that are well prepared for their bright futures ahead.

On Thursday evening the quality of an Assumption education was on display outside of our classrooms and halls.  Our very on fifth grade student Julia was selected to represent all students in the Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic Schools as the student speaker at the annual Foundations in Education Gala.  Julia took the stage at Woodway Country Club in Darien to a packed house of donors and honored guests.

Julia embodies all that is great about Assumption Catholic School.  Please take a moment to watch her speech.  I am always proud of our students, but when you get the chance to showoff how great they are to people outside our community, it is extra special.  Watch the video and you too will be impressed, not with my sloppy camera work, but with the poise, grace, and courage that Julia demonstrated.

She truly represented her family, our school, and all Catholic school students well.

Julia's Speech at Foundations in Education Gala
Julia's Speech at Foundations in Education Gala

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
Pre-Order Wines from Val's Putnam Wine and Liquor 

Can't make it out to the Wines and Steins e vent on Saturday? You can still join in the fun. Check out the sampling of 30 wines that will be highlighted at Saturday's event. Send the attached order form and payment to the main office and by Friday to place your order.

For more information contact the HSA at

New Sponsor for Wines and Steins Tasting and Auction

The HSA is proud to welcome Two Roads Brewing Company of Stratford as our seventh brewery to sponsor the Wines and Steins Tasting and Auction!

Our largest fundraiser of the year is just one weeks away.  The HSA has worked extremely hard to create a fun event for our school and parish community. Join us for live music, food, drink, and fun on Saturday April 28 at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall.

All are invited to share in the fun and sample local brews, wines, and spirits from our generous sponsors.

Sample our own special brew, Assumption IPA, only available at the Wines and Steins event on April 28!

Join us for Wines and Steins Tasting and Auction 

Please consider supporting our largest fundraiser of the year by attening the event on April 28 in the Parish Hall. The HSA is also seeking donations from local businesses and services.  If you have any contacts that can donate tickets, items, or provide services please contact the HSA at

An Amazon Wishlist has been created, should you choose to purchase a requested item for the auction.  Visit the link below to view the list.

New Uniform Now Available
New Design and Uniform  Supplier for 2018-19 School Year

The official school uniform for Assumption Catholic School will change effective at the start of the 2018-19 school year. Along with the change, a new exclusive provider has been selected. Blake's Uniform in Stratford will be our uniform provider effective immediately. 

The school uniform has been redesigned to include our updated logo and incorporate the color blue to honor our Blessed Mother Mary. Affordability, comfort, and simplicity were guiding principles in the redesign.   

Blake's Uniform is a locally owned and operated business with a convenient location, unparalleled customer service, and a simple to use online ordering system.  Unlike the previous supplier, Blake's has a large variety of items on hand and applies logos while you wait. This means that there should be no shortage or backorder issues on high demand items.

Samples of the uniforms are on display in the main lobby of the school and pictures are included below. Also find attached a spreadsheet outlining the new uniform code and requirements.  

Students are invited to wear the current uniform through the end of this year. Our current supplier will not be able to meet the need for warm weather uniforms this Spring.  On April 16, when we arrive back to school after Spring Break students are invited to wear the updated uniforms supplied by Blake's should they choose.

New Uniforms for Spring 2018

Pre-K Daily Uniform and K-8 Gym Uniform (Warm Weather)

Kindergarten - 5 Girl's Uniform (Warm Weather)
6-8 Girl's Daily Uniform (Warm Weather - Short Sleeve and  Cold Weather - Long Sleeve)
Kindergarten - 8 Boy's (Warm Weather)
Open Enrollment Now Underway
Register for the 2018-19 School Year

The registration deadline for current students has passed. There is still time to register your children to return to Assumption for the 2018-19 school year, but at this time a spot in the class can not be guaranteed.

Complete the Returning Student Registration form for all children that are currently enrolled at Assumption and are returning next year. Only one form per family needs to be completed.  The $200 registration fee must be paid to confirm the registration for next year.  Only one fee per family!

Any family interested in enrolling a sibling at Assumption for the first time must complete a New Student Application.  There is no application fee for current families, the $200 registration fee will apply for all siblings for the 2018-19 school year. 

Click links below for registration and application forms:

If you will not be able to return to Assumption, please return the registration form and check the box indicating your child will not be returning.
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
Jody Gourley
Director of Enrollment
Karen Guastelle

School Nurse Nancy Pursak
Bookkeeper Jessica Navarro
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.