Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day, formerly known as Armistice Day., which remembers the end of WWI – which went into effect on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.Today, we celebrate the services of all those that have served in the Armed Forces. While, we should always be appreciative of those that have served, today is the day that businesses make it a point to say thank you with discounts and free meals. We should also always keep the struggling veterans in our prayers. Many find themselves with sickness, both physical and mental as a result of their sacrifice for our countryOne of our alumni, Yahnie W., asked current ACS students to join her in participating in a campaign to write letters and cards to those in the military. Our students created over 150 cards for those who serve and protect us! ACS wishes to acknowledge this beautiful day!

 

Students of the Month

What a way to start off a Wednesday! Today at ACS we announced our October Student of the Month. What do our teachers look for when selecting a student? *Significant progress in the classroom*Marked improvement in grades*Outstanding grades*Leadership*Christ like consideration towards others*Outstanding attitude/disposition*Personal development*Exemplary characterIt was a hard choice but here are our ACS October Students of the Month: PK: Ian, Kinder: Yug, grade 1: Jacob, grade 2: Akshara, grade 3: Mia, grade 4:Maksim, grade 5: Edgar, grade 6: Zoey, grade 7: Derek, Grade 8: Fiorella

Happy Halloween from your ACS friends!

This morning we wrote about a favorite Halloween memory. Each class worked on Halloween math and reading activities, created candy corn arrays, 6th grade continued preparing for their wax museum, and the little ones made slime! Our wonderful FSA treated all students to a delicious pancake breakfast. 6th and 7th grade even watched a movie! Lots of treats and candy were passed out and everyone had a terrific day! We pray everyone is safe while they trick or treat and gets a lot of candy!

“Wrap Up” Meeting.

During our reaccreditation process, amplifying student voice is one of the goals we developed at ACS. We administered surveys to gather information about what our students want and ways to make our school even better! Every Friday we have a “Wrap Up” Meeting where students can share their successes and things we need to work on. The meetings are meaningful and opens honest conversations about what he all need to work on. This week our ACS Dance Team gave a performance during the meeting and WOW the school spirit was intense!! Attached is also pictures from our sewing club. A club developed purely out of student interest. They learned necessary tools; a running stitch, a backstitch and how to sew on a button. The students put it all together to make pencil cases. They even coordinated the thread and buttons with their fabric! We are so proud of each of our students and proud to say that ACS continues to grow and flourish.

School Grammar Competition

Hard work has payed off!! 
Recently, ACS participated in the Annual St. Thomas Aquinas High School Grammar School Competition and guess what? We placed in three of the six categories: Forensics, Spelling and Drama. Congratulations to our students and their teachers. WE ARE SO PROUD!

Bazaar Mega Prize

Big Bazaar Mega Prize worth over $2,000. Come join us for our annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, November 17, 11- 5 pm and Play to win this amazing hockey prize and other exciting prizes!
 

Christmas Bazaar and Gift Auction – November 17, 2019

Assumption Catholic School will hold their  annual Christmas Bazaar and Gift Auction on Sunday, November 17, 2019. There will be a full kitchen featuring homemade traditional ethnic foods; wheels of chance and games; face painting and activities for kids; vendors and crafters; gift auction; and 50/50. Admission is FREE. Hours: 11am-5pm.  Over the years, this traditional event has brought our community together for a day of family fun and friendship. All proceeds of this fundraiser will go towards supporting school programs. Your support will allow the  purchase of many resources and add extras to enhance the learning environment at ACS. The FSA Festival Committee is currently soliciting donations from area merchants, parishioners and friends of the school. We are now collecting new and never used items for the gift auction. Please bring items to the church or school office. Any donation is greatly appreciated no matter how big or small! Come spend an enjoyable afternoon!

Coding Club

Mrs. Garcia’s Coding Club was loud and AWESOME!! About 25 students were creating music using Make Code – the excitement of creating a beat was exciting and could be heard throughout the school. Next week the group will be using Scratch and will acquire the skills to use our Sphero Robots. They can’t wait. Exposure to different programs and tech skills enables our students to build skills for the future and spark an interest in technology …. now if they can create a program to grade papers!

Fire Department Visits ACS

The Perth Amboy Fire Department visited ACS this morning to teach fire safety lessons. They talked to students about having a working smoke alarm, making an escape plan, and using 911 appropriately. Students watched and listened attentively as the firemen explained what their job is like, how they use their equipment, how the fire pump truck works and how to stay safe.Thank you Perth Amboy Fire Department for all you do for the community and our school.

ACS Education Technology

14 Chrome books arrived yesterday. What does this mean to Assumption Catholic School? It means the completion of a three year technology plan goal! We officially announce that ACS students in grades 3 to 8 all have a chromebook to use on a one to one ratio. Kindergarten to second grade has a one to one ratio of ipads.
 
This last purchase was possible through Perth Amboy Board of Education Technology Money provided to non-public schools. Prior to this purchase, ACS directly purchased over 21 chromebooks in order to ensure that our teachers can continue to integrate technology into lessons and giving students the opportunity to expand their skills. Technology provides a different opportunity to make learning more fun and allows our students access to information on a bigger broader scale.
 
We tried out the new Chromebooks during our MAP Testing, and they were perfect! In addition to this major accomplishment, ACS has installed Access Points in each classroom to make sure that our internet and infrastructure is able to handle all the new devices. This has been a long process yet has been worth it.
 
By planning, having vision, creating student centered goals and God’s amazing blessings we have reached this milestone. We ask our Blessed Mother to guide us as we develop our next set of Technology goals so that we may continue to bring 21st Century tools and opportunities to our students.