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Monday, 2/11

Gym Day for Grades


Tuesday, 2/12

Gym Day for Grades:

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Wednesday, 2/13

Thursday, 2/14

Gym Day for Grades:

St. Valentine's Day
Beargram and Dress Down Day to support Grade 8
Friday, 2/15


Planning Ahead

Monday, 2/18



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Volume:4  Issue: 21 February 10
Dear Assumption Family,

Last Friday the groundhog saw his shadow and predicted and early spring! The weather last week indicated that he might be right! As we look forward to the forecast for the upcoming week, Puxatony Phil, might have spoken too soon.

It looks like we might be expecting some winter weather on Tuesday.  I would like to take this opportunity to remind everybody about our closing notification procedure. 

Assumption Catholic School follows the closure, delay, and early dismissal procedure of Fairfield Public Schools. This means that if Fairfield calls a weather related closure, Assumption will call the same closure. On rare occasions Assumption might deviate from Fairfield. We will never be open when Fairfield is closed, but we might close if we determine that conditions are unsafe for our students and staff, but Fairfield remains open. In this rare instance, you will be notified directly from Assumption by text or email through our student information system as well as a post on our facebook page indicating the weather related closure, delay, or early dismissal. 

To receive text or email alerts regarding the closure of Fairfield Public Schools, follow the link below and sign up for notifications by selecting Fairfield as your home district. 

Please remember that we have already used three emergency days this year. Although, we have not had any snow days as of yet, we used three days for the flood in September.  As a result our school year has been extended by three days. Our current last day of school is June 11, 2019. This will obviously change if we take more emergency day. 

No Before School Care
Students Arrive at 10:20 am

No After School Care
Students Picked-Up at 11:15 am

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli

The Bishop's Scholarship Fund application process officially opened on Friday, February 1. All families that currently receive tuition assistance from Foundations in Education through the Bishop's Scholarship Fund should have received an email directly from FACTS to remind you to start the application process for 2019-20.

The link below provides further information about the tuition assistance process. 

Last year the BSF awarded over $190,000 in tuition assistance to Assumption families. I encourage all families to apply through FACTS, even if you think you will not qualify for assistance.  

No financial assistance of any kind can be awarded without a completed Grant and Aid Application!

The process is simple. 
  1. You must login to the FACTS website and complete the Grant and Aid Application.
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Upload your 2018 tax information.
  4. Submit the application and documents and pay the $30 fee directly to FACTS.  
The deadline for current enrolled families is March 15, 2019. 

The deadline for new families, enrolling for 2019-20 is April 15, 2019.  

We will offer several Financial Aid Nights in the coming months to assist you in completing the process. Dates will be confirmed soon. Please feel free to contact the main office with any questions. We are here to help!

     On February 14th the 8th Grade will host a Dress down day.   

Your child can wear all the pink , red, and white they want in celebration of Valentine's Day by making a $3.00 donation!
Students may also send Beargrams to friends on Thursday! Please see attached flyer for details.

Jump Rope for Heart is starting this week at Assumption Catholic School!  Students will be bringing home information about everything happening with Jump Rope for Heart at our school this month.  First and foremost students will learn how to keep their hearts healthy!  We are also doing a service for the community by helping to raise money for the American Heart Association. We will be working on this unit during the month of February which is Heart month.  Our Jump Rope for Heart Jump-a-thon event will be held in school on Thursday, February 21st.  Please turn in all donations and dress down pass purchases by that date.  You may contact our Physical Education teacher, Heather Ferullo at  with any questions. 

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. 

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

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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.