Evangelizing through our parish Bingo

When we think of the church ministries, the things that most readily come to mind are things like Bible studies, Liturgical and Catechetical ministries and the Outreach programs. A game like Bingo, on the other hand, seems far removed from the concept of ministry and religion.  Yet, though it might be purely social, Assumption Bingo Ministry in Perth Amboy, NJ continues to play an important role in our church-wide call to evangelization by radiating Christ’s love to each and every one of its weekly guests. Our Bingo provides a welcoming atmosphere for a large group of people who come our parish hall  to play and have fun. For over fifty years, bingo players from all over NJ come to us, a for very little money they have a complete evening of entertainment in a safe and fun environment.
 The goal of the Bingo Ministry is to not only to raise funds for the parish school and promote Catholic Education, but also so that our special guests can positively experience Christ’s Church. In our church, we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and we want  people who come to our Bingo know that the Lord loves and cares about them, and we care about them too.
Our Bingo brings the parish and a priest into a greater relationship with the larger community. When players come to our Bingo, we become very knowledgeable of who they are – who their parents or children are, the things going on in their lives, such as the loss of a loved one due the Covid-19 pandemic.  We mourn with them in time of tragedy and we celebrate with them when something happy occurs in their lives as well.
This Wednesday, after a 29 month hiatus due the Covid-19 pandemic, the famous Assumption BINGO reopened the doors for over 120 exiting players. The players were excited to return and see old friends again, many who have not seen each other in over two years. 
We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the volunteers and players who made our bingo game a success.
To Father Ivan: Thank you for your leadership, vision and trust.
To all the workers: Thank you, without you we could not put on this bingo. Your commitment is very much appreciated and admired.
To the Mrs. Shumney and the teachers of Assumption Catholic School: Thank you for setting a new standard for the bingo kitchen. The menu was delicious and well received.
To Colette K Baginsky and John Baginsky for a great job of  getting Bingo back up and running it so well and smooth.
Hope to see all of you again next Wednesday September 14th.

Welcome Back part 2!

WHAT A DAY! Today we welcomed our Pre-Kindergarten to 4th graders and it was a terrific first day.
Mrs. Florez welcomed her PK  students and they made hats and had a great day.  Sister Veronika assisted our littlest ones throughout the day.
Mrs. Bielak welcomed her Kindergarten class and they even did some dancing to celebrate their first day.  Miss Kelly was impressed with all the already knew!
Miss Suarez had a big welcome for her first graders and went over procedures and routines. They are ready to learn ����
Mrs. Kukuruza greeted her second graders with a big smile and a beautiful classroom. And they cannot wait to get to her library!
It was Miss Roque’s first day at ACS and you wouldn’t know it!  Her third graders were all smiles as they attended their first day.
And Miss Drayton was reunited with her now 4th graders (she taught them in second grade) and already wrote a journal entry and started a project!
Way to go! Tomorrow is our first day full day of school and our first day with PK to 8th grade all together!

ACS Professional Development Day!

We are ready to welcome our students and kickoff the 2022-2023 school year! This week we set annual goals, attended meetings, planned and had excellent professional development opportunities.  And we cannot forget the setup of our beautiful classrooms. As we…

ACS Welcome Back part 1!

Today, we welcomed our middle school for their orientation and first day of classes!  
Miss Shumny welcomed her 5th graders and had time to meet with her 8th grade class for language arts.  
Mrs. Lombardi welcomed her 6th graders and also met with grade 5 to discuss the math expectations.
Mrs. Laffey returned this year with her same class as the 7th grade teacher and also met with grades 6th and 8th to review the Social Studies curriculum and student responsibilities.
And Mrs. Pickering welcomed 26 eighth graders and all they wanted to know was WHEN IS RING DAY?!  The Class of 2023 will be one our biggest graduating classes we have seen in the last 17 years!
Last but not least we welcomed Mrs. Szeliga as our 7th grade pre-algebra and 8th grade algebra teacher.  She has many years of experience and will add to the rigor of our curriculum!
Middle School don’t forget to come back for full day of classes on Thursday!  Here’s to a great year!

The last day of 21CCLC

Summer Camp 2022 was an epic success!!  
Bouncy Houses, Foam Party, cotton candy and a Food Truck…. What more could we ask for? I know! 80% of all our summer reading and Math IXL is done, our beautiful Arts and Crafts Creations were taken home today, our Culinary recipes were delicious , STEM and Recreation time were amazing and a wonderful time playing games and eating outside! And did we mention the face painting and our Mayor Caba coming! WOW! What a fantastic four weeks it has been. Next summer we will make it even better. And now…. Time to plan for September.  
Thank you Funtastic Adventure (Instagram: @funtasticadventuresllc) and to the amazing food truck that came out (Instagram: @itsuptoyoufoodtruck4 , 732-347-4318)