ACS Honor Roll

Recently, after prayers we took time as a school community to acknowledge the students who earned third marking period honor roll. Way to go ACS Scholars! During the assembly we also presented the students with their Mayoral Citation for their art work selected to be in the aftercare Perth Amboy Art Showcase. We are blessed to have such hard workers!

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Sustainable Teaching Moments

On Friday, ACS participated in one of Perth Amboy’s sustainable teaching moments. We spoke to many residents and bagged groceries at the Perth Amboy Shop Rite. We provided reusable tote bags free to the residents and reminded them to bring them back each time they shopped. Thank you Mayor Wilda Diaz and Geri Barcheski for always including ACS in making Perth Amboy a better and cleaner place!

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Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2019

Palm Sunday, April 14
9:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy (Ukr.)Blessing of willows
11:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy (Eng.) Blessing of willows

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt after both liturgies

Holy Monday, April 15
7:00 p.m. – Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts

Holy Tuesday, April 16
7:00 p.m. – Way of the Cross

Holy Wednesday, April 17
7:00 p.m. – Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts

Holy Thursday, April 18
7:00 p.m. – Matins, Reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels.

Good Friday, April 19
9:00 a.m. – Vespers and Procession and Exposition of the Holy Shroud
(School children and choir “Boyan” will sing)
7:00 p.m. – Jerusalem Matins

Holy Saturday, April 20
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Confessions in the Church
2:00 p.m. – Blessing of Easter Baskets in the School Hall
4:00 p.m. – Blessing of Easter Baskets in the School Hall
5:00 p.m. – Blessing of Easter Baskets in the School Hall
6:30 p.m. – Nadhrobne (Prayer at the Tomb)
7:00 p.m. – Procession & Resurrection Matins

Pascha Sunday, April 21
9:00 a.m. – Liturgy in Ukrainian.
(Blessing of Easter Food Baskets outside the church)
11:30 a.m. – Liturgy in English

Week of the Young Child

Celebrating The Week of the Young Child brings you our spectacular ACS Pre-K Scientists! It is V week in Pre-K and our 3rd graders stepped up to help make erupting Volcanoes. During this epic STEM lesson, we observed, explored, measured, discussed, shared and finally made the volcanoes erupt. The lesson was full of excitement. Also our ACS Pre-K and kindergarteners went on an expedition! During their nature walk the observed many of God’s beautiful creations. They also made stops at the Convent and Rectory to look at the flowers, vegetable garden, and different trees. The two classes enjoyed their time together and of course the beautiful weather!

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Sensitive Subjects

Students in seventh grade recently completed their studies on cells and the human body with a series of experiments related to the five senses. Each student had to come up with their own experiment for each of the five senses.Students tested their fellow classmates, recorded results, and then wrote their experiment in scientific method to share their results with fellow classmate scientists. They enjoyed going from station to station participating in the different experiments. In the end students had a better understanding of the complexities of each of our senses.

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Principals for the day.

What a busy day! Thank goodness that Mrs. Shumny had extra help with three assistant Principals – Miss B, Mr. D and Miss G. ACS has been giving chances to students every time they and their parents fill out one of their AdvancEd Surveys. We use this data to gather information for our Catholic School re-accreditation which will be up for renewal the next school year. Today, was a day to celebrate our winners – 8 students received free ice cream, 7 free lunch and the most exciting part is that the acting Principals for the day gave a free dress down day to all the students and teachers. It was a win and Mrs. Shumny appreciated all the help in the office.

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Assumption School Holds Lenten Retreat.

With Holy Week and Easter just around the corner, students of Assumption Catholic School in Perth Amboy, NJ are immersing themselves in a variety of spiritual activities and service projects denoting the Lenten season. Recently the seventh and eighth grade students of ACS, welcomed the seventh and eighth grade students, teachers, principals and pastors from St. Nicholas School, Minersville, PA and St. Nicholas School, Passaic, NJ for a day of retreat presented by Very Rev. Robert Hitchens, Rector of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia. The event was filled with a great reflections of the great speaker Fr. Robert, spiritual time and making a craft. This retreat was a great opportunity for students from different schools to focus on their spiritual life, develop their faith and get to know new friends. “It exceeded our expectations” was a comment heard again and again from the participants who were impressed both by the beauty of the church and functionality of the school and the wonderful hospitality they received from the ACS staff.

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Youth Day – June 8th

Youth Day on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia, as part of “From Heart to Heart” Enthronement of our new Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak.
The three Catholic schools of Philadelphia Archeparchy, the Assumption Catholic School, Perth Amboy, NJ, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School, Minersville, PA and St.Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School, Passaic, NJ are asking youth from the Philadelphia Archeparchy as well as those in neighboring eparchies to come for a day of prayer and fun.
Program for the Day.
Saturday, June 8: Archieparchial Youth Day, “Heart to Heart”
Субота, 8 червня: Архиєпархіальний День Молоді – “Серце до Серця”
9:00 AM Matins / Утреня
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy / Божественна Літургія
12:30 PM Heart to Heart programs: presentations and interactive activities for children
Програма “Серце до Серця”: презентації та зайняття для дітей
2:00 PM Healing Service (for adults) / Відправа Зцілення (для дорослих)
3:00 PM Procession / Процесія
6:00 PM Concert and Evangelization program / Концерт та Євангелізаційна програма
9:00 PM Pentecost Vigil service / Нічні чування.