And we’re off….

And we’re off…. With small class sizes and a sensible approach,  Assumption Catholic School in Perth Amboy, NJ welcomed back 152 students for  in-person learning five days a week. All virtual classes are also offered.  Today,  we had an amazing first  day of school for GRADES 5 – 8 Only. Tomorrow for GRADES PK- 4.  The students were great and we had no issues with wearing masks.
This year, we will continue to educate  our students in faith and academics and i pray this school year brings back the joy of a family atmosphere that our school is known to foster in our community.
We want to reassure all parents that our opening  plans are based upon CDC guidelines and protocols, as well as directions we have presently received from the NJ Diocese of Metuchen and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and never looking to compromise the health and safety of all.
We will continue to work, adopt and plan, accepting changes with patience and common sense. Our Principal Mrs. Shumny and I thank all parents  for untrusting your children to ACS and also parishioners of Assumption Catholic Church, for continued support through these unpredictable times. Blessings and good health to all as we continue our school year! For more inf visit us at http://assumptioncatholicschool.net

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Bike Run

The 1st Annual Bike Run, which benefited Assumption Catholic School, took place on Saturday, August 2.  Thirty bikers rode from Perth Amboy, NJiujkl  around the city for the end of the rally and a raffle and barbecue at our school’s ground. Fr. Ivan started the event with prayer, blessed some bikes  and was promised a ride next time to experience the thrill of the open road and the marvel of the motorcycle.
Thanks to our Family School Association and its President  Mrs. Milene Palhais for organizing this special event. Our thanks also goes to our Principal, teachers and parishioners for cooking and welcoming our special guests. Thank you to Investors bank  who donated  $1,000  and for their ongoing support of ACS. A motorcycle run and BBQ was a great way to support Catholic education, raise funds and to bring awareness of Assumption Catholic School in the city of Perth Amboy, NJ

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School Cleaning

We at Assumption Catholic School in Perth Amboy, NJ work hard to ensure that our school remains a safe and supportive environment where learning is valued and where students and teachers can work together to their highest potential. The school has been updated with new lighting in each class, painted, cleaned and shined over the summer to welcome students for the new school year.  At the end of August,  the sanitizing and deep cleaning will be done again in all areas of the school  – student safety remains our priority.

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8 Grade Graduation

Congratulations Class of 2020 on your graduation from ACS! This is an achievement of which you should be proud. Your senior year has been unique, as it was cut short in March and you became subject to new ways of education, such as, virtual learning and live streaming. No matter these unusual circumstances, 14 of you tackled challenges and successfully got to the finish line.

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FSA Executive Board Meeting

Another successful school year came to an end and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful FSA executive board, which is is responsible for much of the school’s fundraising efforts. The board members and its President Mrs. Allyson Fizer have provided excellent leadership and support to the the school staff and administration, and most importantly to the students at ACS. Thank you to all of you who volunteer your time and talents to help make our children’s education experience the best it can be. Congratulations to our new President, Mrs. Milene Palhais. Mrs. Palhais is looking forward to an exciting year of helping our teachers and students be their very best!

Virtual Kindergarten Graduation 2020.

Yesterday was a big day for 12 amazing kindergarten students, as they officially graduate and are moving to the 1st grade! These students  have big dreams of being  veterinarian, nurse, ballerina, professional athlete,  firefighter, and so on. We at ACS,  can’t wait to help them get there! We are so excited to meet your kindergarteners next year.  In the meantime, watch the kindergarten graduation video.

ACS staff makes special visits to valedictorian and salutatorian students

Even though the Assumption Catholic School in Perth Amboy, NJ is closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, the ACS school still found a way to deliver some good news to the three deserving seniors. Escorted by a group of wonderful Perth Amboy Police Officers, ACS honored the top three academic achievers. The excitement was genuine as the sirens rang out and Father Ivan, Mrs. Pickering, Mrs. Garcia and the principal Mrs. Shumny presented each student with posters, and a special gift in recognition of their hard work. We are honored to announce:
Caeleb C: Assumption Catholic School’s Class of 2020 Valedictorian
Nazariy B: Assumption Catholic School’s Class of 2020 Salutatorian
Shayla C: Assumption Catholic School’s Class of 2020 Honorable Mention
Members of each student’s families were as excited as we were! Many blessings to each one!

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We’re back

The ACS 21st Century Learning Center is up and running! Now in our second full week, ACS students in grades 3 -8 have already participated in many of our original after school clubs and some new ones Although each session has been from a distance it has not stopped our kids from being productive. Today fifth and sixth graders watched Mrs Lawrence put together a celebration cake; going from a plain cake to filling to icing to decorating. Just think about the tasty results. The seventh and eighth grade Service Club is in the process of sending notes to our Perth Amboy senior citizens. They will include a small little surprise with each card. The third and fourth grade STEM club applied their science, technology, engineering, and math skills while making Star Wars shadow puppets and three dimensional springy paper snakes. Fifth and sixth grade Culinary Club has already made a jello pie, while seventh and eighth graders made a three course meal of salmon or chicken, salad, and tiramisu.
Arts & Crafts Club gave old plastic bottles a second chance by making an ocean in a bottle. They filled the bottles halfway with water and added some food coloring until they reached the desired color.  Then they filled the remainder of the bottle with oil to simulate the rolling of waves! The Bulldog News hopes to finish their last issue as well as adding interesting news from our school.

Do you want to know what is next in the clubs? Just refer to the master schedule for the time and code for any or all of the ACS Learning Center Clubs. The building might be closed but we are #ACSTRONG!

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