St. Nicholas made a long journey from Ukraine on Thursday to visit good boys and girls at the Assumption Catholic School. in our school we commemorate St. Nicholas on December 6 and he certainly is a very popular saint – a patron of countries, dioceses, cities, churches and of many people. During the visit, Junior Drama, under the direction of Mrs. Lawrence, put together a great play about the life of St. Nicholas for the entire school. St. Nicholas greeted the students and staff with gifts sponsored by school’s FSA board.
The ACS Christmas Bazaar and a Gift Auction held on Sunday, December 2 was a tremendous success. This annual FSA (Family School Association) fundraiser is a favorite of students, parents, parishioners and is a wonderful way to enjoy family time while supporting our school. The beautiful auction prizes, children’s games, face painting, vendors, crafts, and delicious food all added to the festivities leaving attendees smiling and entertained. Thank you to the FSA board members, who spent months preparing for this day.
Thanksgiving Dinner was a huge success full of food, family, friends, and thanks for being together with people from around the community who care for each other and serve each other at this special time of year. This year students in the Senior Drama Club under direction of Mrs. Pickering entertained our guests with a short skit about Thanksgiving Day. The FSA board member and volunteers under the direction of “head chef,” Mrs. Derevenska prepared and served a full Thanksgiving dinner. In addition to pie baking, the students of ACS also helped with the preparation of the cornbread and potatoes. The day was extra special because we were joined by guests from the parish and from Perth Amboy community. The students and our special guests were sent home with full tummies, ready for a nap!
On Friday, November 16, Assumption Catholic School welcomed the Class of 2019 and their parents to the Annual Blessing of Class Rings Ceremony. The class rings were blessed after the Liturgy by Fr. Ivan Turyk and presented to the Class of 2019 by the school’s principal, Mrs. Lissette Shumny. After posing for pictures, class members and their families enjoyed a small breakfast celebration in the church hall. Students continued with their fun morning back at school where ACS students and teachers turn the rings to wish the seniors good luck. Fr. Ivan challenged the seniors to become servant leaders and be God’s partners in serving others at the school and in the world.Kudos and blessings to the Class of 2019!
Students from Assumption Catholic School (ACS) in Perth Amboy, New Jersey give back and have impacted the lives of children in Ukraine. For the third year in a row, the school and a parish in cooperation with the Carteret Youth Chapter of the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM), have collected items of warm clothing, school supplies, sweets and toys packaged in backpacks to be distributed to kids in need in Ukraine — including the eastern region, which has seen heavy fighting since the war with Russia broke out in April 2014. We are thankful to all who helped.
Assumption Catholic School at 380 Meredith St in Perth Amboy, NJ will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar and Gift Auction on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Hours: 11am-5pm. FREE admission. Bring cash or credit card. We offer a full kitchen featuring homemade traditional Ukrainian and Spanish foods, bake table, games for kids. Many vendors and crafters, gift auction and 50/50.
Get a sneak peek at some great raffle prizes.
Remember this is only a sneak peek of some of the things we purchased and received!
PRIZES: Play Station 4, Smart TV, Chromebook Laptop, designer COACH handbag, a Vera Bradley bag, Beverage dispenser, Spice Rack w Spices, Cuisinart Knives, Hot Wheels Cars, Hair dryer, Conair Wand, Kids Workbench, Cuisinart Hand Blender, Bluetooth Speaker, Vanity Mirror, Pancake Griddle, Animal Huggs (toy), Bath Toy Set, Electric Skillet, Food Warmer, Bakeware, Cuisinart Toaster, Farberware Butcher Block Knife Set, Panini Grill, Cuisinart Oven, Pots/ Pans Set, Instapot Dishes, Steamer & Laundry Rack , Shoe Organizer, Queen Comforter & Throw, Eureka Vacuum, Keurig, Slow Cooker, Utensil Set, Girls 3 Wheel Scooter, Electric Air Fryer, 4 Wheel Quad, Craftsman Drills , Proctor Silex Tower, Somerset Patriots -4 upper box tix, Lenox Vase, Bertucci’s Restaurant $25 g/c, IPlay America, Rutgers – 2 Tix Mens Basketball, Red Bulls -2 Tix, Don Manuel Restaurant 5- $10 g/c, Newseum 2 Gen Adm Tix, NY Jets Poster of Player #92, NY Giants Poster, State Theater New Brun- 2 Tix, Herr’s Food Inc -72 Snack Bags, ADIDAS Bags – 2, Charlie Brown & Christmas Tree, & Other , Baseball décor / memorabilia, Tool Box , Fire Pit & Smores, Wegmans -$50 g/c x2- VISA, Wegmans – White wine Basket, Wegmans Red Wine Basket, Girls Bike, Boys Bike.
VENDORS (more vendors coming)
Handmade items: Crochet, cup cozies, wine totes, pet items, Purple Dew Jewelry, Lisa B’s Holiday, Wreathes, scarfs, blankets., Handmade Jewelry, Touchstone Crystal, 925 Jewelry, All American Games –Toys. , Religious Items, Handmade Items: Victorian Angels, personalized ornaments, Handmade wooden items, Face painting.
MENU (Delicious and Nutritious)
Ukrainian Platter— 3 Pyrohy, Kielbasa & Kraut, Rye, Halushki
Spanish Platter—Pernil, Rice & Beans, 1 Empanada, Rye Bread
Chicken Paprikash, Empanadas – Chicken, Beef, Pizza, Hot Dog, Cabbage & Noodles ( Halushki)
Kielbasa & Kraut, Pernil, Pyrohy (doz.), Rice & Beans
Vegetable Soup, Soda, Water, Coffee, Tea, Deserts Table.
We can’t wait to see you all at our Christmas Bazaar and wish you the best of luck winning raffle prizes.
You could feel the excitement in the air! After a quick pep talk and start signal, the First ACS Halloween Fun Walk was off to a great start. Middle School Classes were teamed up with younger classes and off they went! They walked around the block with each class walking as many laps as possible. By the time the older students had finished walking, many had walked over 5 miles!
The morning continued as tired student began to return to the building for a mouth – watering, pancake breakfast prepared by members of our FSA. Next, our principal, Mrs. Shumny, led the students in dancing to many familiar and Halloween themed songs.
All of the student left for home at the end of the day with full tummies, tired feet, and many happy memories.
Hearty congratulations go out to all of our students who were chosen to represent ACS this year in the Annual Bishop Ahr Competition. The categories included the areas of: Spelling Bee, STEM, Forensics, Dramatic Arts, Problem Solving, and Athletics. We brought home the win for Third Place in the Team STEM Competition (Emily, Jean Paul, & Mikhail) and an Individual Fourth Place win for Gabriella in the Spelling Bee! Congratulations to all and thank you to Mrs. Vattelana for organizing our ACS team.
This morning representatives of the Perth Amboy Fire Department came to visit the Class of 2019, not to discuss fire safety, but to discuss American flag etiquette. As representatives for PAFD at special ceremonies that include the raising, lowering, or presentation of the flag, the firefighters explained to the students the symbolism of each part of the flag and the meaning of the steps taken to properly fold the flag of the United States. Students then had the chance to practice properly fold the flag. ACS Class of 2019 thanks Firefighters Perez, Vasquez, and Kehoe for taking time from their busy schedule to share their knowledge and skills with us.