New parent orientation for the 2019-2020 school year was a success! We welcomed 33 new students and gave tours to another three families. Our parents and students met our new teachers Miss Martinez and Mrs. Mieczkowski and had the opportunity to ask questions and meet fellow parents. Mrs. Shumny and the teachers served ice cream and answered many questions. We hope our presentation was helpful and now we are ready to enjoy the last couple weeks of summer and get ready to kick off the school year! NOW ENROLLING. Call 732-826-8721 to set up your visit.
On Saturday, June 22, 2019 beyond our expectations, the church grounds of the Assumption Ukrainian Catholic Church in Perth Amboy, NJ swelled with neighbors and those who traveled quite a distance to appreciate Ukrainian culture, crafts, foods and entertainment at the 7th Annual Parish Festival. Throughout the sun filled day, more than 3,000 guests, could be seen enjoying themselves, eating the delicious Ukrainian food, and there certainly was plenty for everyone, listening to lively Ukrainian music, visiting our beautiful church at the church tours, socializing with friends and neighbors, and enjoying the entertainment of our incredible Ukrainian dance performances.
Fr. Ivan Turyk, the pastor of the church said that “festival creates an atmosphere of hospitality”, as people can come and have fun, and at the same time, it becomes an expression of our faith.
God blessed us with perfect weather which helped to bring many people to the Festival. The reviews were wonderful; a lot of people told us that, “It sure is a big crowd this year,” and “We had such a great time.” We were honored with the presence of NJ Congressman Frank Pallone, Mrs. Wilda Diaz, the mayor of the City of Perth Amboy and His Grace Bishop Andriy Rabiy, auxiliary bishop for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy who opened the festival with his blessing and prayer.
A great time and great food was enjoyed by all those who attended. We served 6 thousands of purohys, 1, 550 Stuffed Cabbages, 250 pounds of kovbasa, 80 cases of the Ukrainian beer ( 20 bottles in a case), hundreds of pieces of homemade desserts and we used 415 pounds of meat to prepare our delicious shish kebab.
It was amazing to see so many people enjoying the day together! It was also wonderful to know that we have so many hardworking parishioners and school parents who are doing their best to help keep our church and school financially stable. It was another proof that Assumption Parish Community shines when we all work together as one family.
Pre-K graduation was held on stage at the ACS on Friday, June 7, 2019. The graduation program was very fun for students and helped commemorate their learning achievements throughout the year. Students had their own relationship with the stage; some milked the time for all it was worth, others couldn’t wait to flee. All students received a diploma and were congratulated by the Principal, Mrs. Shumny. Pre-K teacher, Mrs. Cuff prepared children well with the skills they need for success.
We did not let the rainy weather put a damper on our fun. We had relay races, basketball games, drums and boomwackers for some musical fun, and delicious food sponsored by our terrific FSA.We ended the event with a whole school game of Musical Chairs! It was a terrific time. Again thank you to our FSA for putting together this event!
The ACS 8th graders have arrived in NYC on Wednesday early morning! They have walked (a lot) to Time Square, visited the M&M store, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the LEGO store (the boy’s request), United Nations and had a big lunch and big rest at Planet Hollywood! Everyone enjoyed their food and each other’s company. The waiter even complimented students good manners! NYC shopping was also on a list – girls choice: Forever 21 boys choice: Disney Store! After a little sugar the Class of 2019 enjoyed the city happenings and then off to the theater for Aladdin on Broadway! Thank you to the ACS FSA for the amazing seats.
The ACS Class of 2020 did a fantastic job putting together the 8th grade Farewell Dinner for the Class of 2019! They sang several friendship songs and performed a short “Grammy Awards – With a Twist” play for their upperclassman. Everyone had fun! Thank you to all the teachers, parent helpers and the FSA Board for all their hard work!
The 2019 ACS Jobs of the Future Expo was outstanding! Our students presented their future jobs to professionals from diverse walks of life. They conducted in depth research, contacted professionals within their fields, and developed a presentation to present to the community. Thank you to all the community members who evaluated projects, the 7th and 8th grade teachers for coordinating the projects, the teachers who attended and the Perth Amboy Police and Fire Department. Congratulations to the class of 2019 and 2020 for a job well done!