News from the Nest
Principal's Newsletter
Upcoming Events

Monday, 11/27

Gym Day for Grades:
PK3, PK4, K, 2, 3, 4
  • Grade 8 departs for Nature's Classroom Trip

Tuesday, 11/28

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

Wednesday, 11/29


Thursday, 11/30

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

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Friday, 12/1
  • Grade 8 returns from Nature's Classroom Trip

Planning Ahead  
Saturday 12/2
Wednesday 12/6

PK4 - 5 Field Trip
Thursday 12/7

Christmas Concert @ 7:00
Friday 12/8

12/14 & 15
Christmas Boutique

Full calendar of events available online.

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Volume:3   Issue: 13 November 26
Dear Friends,

Thanksgiving has come and gone and it seems our attentions turn immediately to the coming Christmas season. As the hustle and bustle of Black Friday shopping fades into our collective memory and many of us gear up for online savings during Cyber Monday, I invite you to take a moment to think about giving.  Not giving the latest device or hottest new toy, but giving the gift of a transformative Assumption Catholic School education. 
Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving to nonprofit organizations.  For the first time Assumption will participate in this day of philanthropy.  If you value our students and want to help them receive the best faith based education possible, please consider donating on Tuesday, November 28.  At Assumption we strive to make our tuition affordable for each family that desires a Catholic education.  Tuition covers roughly 75% of the cost to educate our students.  To fill this gap we count on the generosity of our donors. 

Every donation, large or small, makes an immediate positive impact on our students.  Your generosity and consideration is greatly appreciated by the students, staff, and families of Assumption Catholic School. 

To make a secure online donation click the link below. Checks can also be sent to the main office.

Many Blessings,

Steven J. Santoli
PreK and Kindergarten Open House
Help Spread the Good News 

Please invite your neighbors, friends, families, and parishioners to attend our PreK and Kindergarten Open House on Saturday, December 2 at 10:00 AM.

Stop into the main office to pick up flyers to hand out to your friends or post in libraries, coffee shops, or churches. 

Display your "Proud Student" signs to encourage your neighbors to check us out. Signs are still available at school, stop in to pick one up this week.

Our happy families are our greatest advocates, please do your part to spread the good news about OUR school.

Family Service Opportunity

Santa Clause is Coming to Town!
Save the Date, Breakfast with Santa is 12/9

Download the flyer below: 

Sign-up to volunteer or donate below: 

Soup Drive for Homes for the Brave
PK3 Accepting Donations Every Monday  Until February

Mrs. Riehl, Mrs. Loreng, and the PK3 class will once again collect canned soup for Homes for the Brave. Every Monday, until the Super Bowl, students and staff are asked to donate canned soup. As a thank you, Mr. Santoli will allow anybody that donates to wear their favorite football (or any sport) jersey over their uniform. 

Homes for the Brave provides emergency shelter for homeless veterans as well as counseling, housing, and career guidance.

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
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.