News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Upcoming Events

Monday, 9/18

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


Tuesday, 9/19

Gym Day for Grades:
PK4, K, 1,4,5,6/7, 8

Back to School Night

7:00 PM, Parish Hall



Wednesday, 9/20


Thursday, 9/21

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

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Friday, 9/22


Planning Ahead

Friday, 10/6

First Friday Mass
9:00 AM

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

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Volume:3   Issue: 3 September 17
Dear Friends,

When Catholic school families are asked why they send their children to Catholic school, one of the top answers is community. We certainly experienced that sense of community this past week. 

On Friday, we came together to help members of our greater Catholic school community by donating to the hurricane relief efforts with a student dress down day.  Throughout the weekend I had the pleasure of seeing many of our students and families as we came together to celebrate our Parish at the annual Septemberfest. 

This coming Tuesday night we have another great opportunity to gather as a community at our Back to School Night.  This is not an evening of charity or celebration, but one of sharing in the investment we are all making in our children.

I request that all families send at least one parent to this evening meeting.  It is important for parents and teachers to come together and build a relationship to work as a team in our shared goal of helping your children be the best they can be. That team work starts with open communication and gathering at events like Back to School Night.

I look forward to  seeing you all on Tuesday night.

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
Relief Effort for Hurricane Victims
School Wide Dress Down Day Exceeds Fundraising Goal

Thanks to the generosity of our students, faculty and families we raised over $550 in dress down donations on Friday, September14!  This money will be added to the fidget spinner sales from Septemberfest and donated to Student to Student to help rebuild and reopen Catholic schools damaged during the hurricanes.
Septemberfest Volunteers, Thank You
You Made Our Efforts A Great Success

Thank you to all of the students, families, and staff that took the time to volunteer at our Septemberfest booth.  You helped spread the good news about our school and raise money for our hurricane relief efforts through fidget spinner sales and the HSA with the dunk tank.  
Back to School Night
Tuesday, September  19, at 7:oo PM

At least one parent or guardian from each family is expected to attend this back to school night meeting. Hear a brief presentation from the principal and Home School Association on the plans for the year and how you can get involved.  Visit with your child's teachers and tour the classrooms.

Child care will be available for school aged children!

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.  
Photos of the Week
Some of Our Students and Families Enjoying Septemberfest

Thank you to Father Cip and Ms. Andrade for doing time in the dunk tank

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

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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.