ACS’S Catholic Schools Week Activities – January 27th to February 1st

Monday:  School Spirit Dress Down Day – Wear your blue and yellow!
All week – PK – 8th grade –  Annual Pro – Life Poster & Our ACS Cultural Traditions Project

PK – 2nd grade – Read-a-Thon (sponsored by Student Council)                    
Kinder and 1st grade – Science Project and Journal
2nd grade-5th grade  – Yeast Science Lab Experiment
2nd grade-5th grade – Baking Prosfora bread with classroom teachers and Sister Yosaphata
6th grade – 8th grade – Escape Room Activity

Evening Buffalo Wild Wings (Iselin) School Fundraiser – we get 10% of total bill goes to ACS

Tuesday:

PK – Tooty Ta Tuesday-prek will be coming to classrooms to do Tooty Ta with the classes.
K – 5th grade – Academic Friendly Competitions!  
Class Spelling Bee, Math Fact Race, Continent Identification and Phonics Match-up
3, 4, 5 grades –  Catholic Schools Week Bingo
7th grade – 8th grade – Pierogi making with Sister Yosaphata
6th grade – 8th grade – Jeopardy Round 1

Wednesday: Jersey Dress Down Day – Wear your favorite Team Jersey or shirt!

PK – 2nd grade – Sharing Day!
3-5th grades – Craft Day
6th grade – 8th grade – Jeopardy Round 2
6th grade – 8th grade –  Father Ivan: Review liturgical meaning of priest’s vestments and a special service of Proskomedia (Every time the Divine Liturgy is served, priest  stand before the small Table and prepare the bread and the wine for the coming Eucharist.)
8th graders are teaching one class in Pre-K to 7th grade!

Thursday: Physical Education Day – Don’t forget your gym clothes!

1st and 2nd Grades – ACS Special Craft Day!
Kinder -1st grade – Angel Project
K – 8th grade-  Present our Cultural Projects in class!
8  Cross Stitching with Sister Yosaphata
PEP RALLY: Eighth Grade vs Teachers/Faculty Basketball Game!

Evening Grades 4-8 Winter Dance Social 6:30-8:30pm (tickets $7)  Student Council Sponsored Activity

Friday: Heritage Day – Dress in attire from your family’s country.

Faith – Family – Fun Day – A Celebration of all our ACS Culture

WHOLE SCHOOL: Bring a Special Person for the  Day to celebrate our ACS Cultures!

*Bishop Andriy Rabiy will be visiting from Philadelphia, we are not sure which day but hoping for Friday 🙂  

A Big Thank You to FSA!

Assumption Catholic School has a very active FSA which gives tremendous support to the school by arranging social functions for children and parents, and a wide range of fund-raising events for the benefit of the school. Tonight we had a very long 7-10 pm meeting and discussed the final report of our Christmas Bazaar and plans for our future school’s events. Thank you to all the members of the FSA board who worked so extremely hard to organize the Bazaar. This would not have been possible without your support. The accounts for the Christmas Bazaar are now finalized and we are very pleased to announce that we made ……… Come to the next FSA meeting in February to find out how much we made.

Classroom Blessing 2019

The Feast of the Holy Theophany is celebrated each year on January 6 and commemorates the Baptism of Christ and the divine revelation of the Holy Trinity at the river Jordan. On this very special feast, people traditionally attend a prayer service where the priest blesses regular water into holy water during the “Blessing of the Water” ceremony. This year, after morning Liturgy Fr. Ivan walked around the school and blessed each room with a sprinkle of the newly blessed holy water. He was accompanied by a small choral group lead by 8 grade students who beautifully sang a Theophany hymn. In each class, Fr. Ivan asked students various questions about the feast and was very pleased by their answers. The pre-k students papered a special art work depicting the scene of Christ’s Baptism. Some of the kindergarteners had a chance to use Fr. Ivan’ sprinkler and bless their classmates with holy water.

Student Council News

It was a busy week before Christmas for members of ACS Student Council. The group sponsored a coloring contest as well as an ugly sweater contest. So many students wore their craziest hat and ugliest sweaters that it was almost too hard to choose a winner! In the end Blake S. of grade 3 and Kiera O. grade 5 stood out among the rest!
Congratulations to all participating students. 
Choosing a winner among the pictures entered for the coloring contest was a little easier. One student from each class was chosen as the outstanding entry for their class. Student Council is already making plans for Catholic Schools Week fun. So watch for reports on future activities.

ACS Christmas Program

Assumption Catholic School students celebrated the true meaning of Christmas by hosting a beautiful concert for families and friends. This year our theme was celebrating Silent Night’s 200th anniversary and it’s significance all around the world. The students celebrated by singing the meaningful song in German, Spanish and Ukrainian! It was a spectacular performance enjoyed by all in our school community. We also want to acknowledge our special visitors; The Missionary Sisters of the Mother of God who came from Philadelphia to share in this joyous annual event AND our wonderful music teacher, Ms. Lawrence! Merry Christmas from ACS students, teachers and administration!

Christmas Celebrations

Assumption Catholic School students celebrated the true meaning of Christmas by hosting a beautiful concert for families and friends. This year our theme was celebrating Silent Night’s 200th anniversary and it’s significance all around the world.  The students celebrated by singing the meaningful song in German, Spanish and Ukrainian! It was a spectacular performance enjoyed by all in our school community.  We also want to acknowledge our special visitors; The Missionary Sisters of the Mother of God who came from Philadelphia to share in this joyous annual event AND our wonderful music teacher, Ms. Lawrence! Merry Christmas from ACS students, teachers and administration!