Principal’s Newsletter – September 6, 2019

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2019 Opening Day Letter

Dear ACS Parents:

Every other week, on Friday, the Principal’s Newsletter goes home.  In this section you will always find an update on very important information and school happenings.  Since I’ve included a very long letter J , I will give you important phone numbers you should save on your phone.

732-826-8721 School Office: Mrs. Phyllis Kwiecinski will be in Wednesday – Friday to answer all billing inquiries

732-343-0750 Mrs. Shumny’s cell phone number – text is better as I will not answer if I am in a classroom. 

732-826-0767 Our Church Rectory – any questions on Church services, or to speak to Father Ivan.

732-887-2800  Allyson Fizer, our FSA President

Lastly, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.  We love our student’s and parent’s feedback and look forward to an amazing year!

Mrs. Shumny


Principal’s Newsletter – June 7, 2019


Dear ACS Parents:
Kindergarten Graduation was outstanding and our graduates are off to enjoy their summer and get ready for first grade! We thank Mrs. Derevenska for all her dedication.

Pre-Kindergarten’s Stepping Up Program was just as exciting! The students sang and shared their plans for their bright future. We thank Ms. Cuff for her hard work throughout the school year.

We are down to our last week of school and are excited to celebrate our Sports, Academics and clubs. It has been an exciting year!

Some Updates:

  • All Lunch balances are PAST DUE. Our lunch program closes June 11th. Please know our lunch program is offered as a convenience for our families. In order to keep our prices reasonable we need everyone to make an effort to stay current with their bills.
  • All Extended care, Ukrainian Dance Fees and 2019-2020 Registration are PAST DUE.
  • All FACTS tuition accounts should already be reconciled. If you have any questions regarding billing, Mrs. Phyllis Kwiecinski will be in Wednesday, Thursday and Friday or available 732-826-8721.

Lastly, I have MANY raffle tickets in the office. If you would like a chance to win please stop by!

Mrs. Shumny,

Principal’s Newsletter – May 31, 2019


Dear ACS Parents:

Yesterday’s Spring Concert and Showcase –WOW! Our students sang their hearts out and the art work displayed was unbelievable.  Our deepest thank you to Miss Lawrence for her music masterpiece and to Mrs. Stearns for the beautiful artwork.  Yesterday we also honored our Bingo workers who give so much of their time and love to ACS.  We also took the opportunity to recognize our “specials” teachers who work so hard for our children.

Next week starts the last two weeks of school.  Please pay close attention to the calendar so you don’t miss any updates.

Some Updates:

*All Lunch balances MUST be paid by Monday, June 3rd – NO CREDIT starting June 3rd – each student must have money for the day. Our lunch program closes June 11th.

*All Extended care, Ukrainian Dance Fees and 2019-2020 Registration is due ASAP. 

*All FACTS tuition accounts should be reconciled.

If you have any questions regarding billing, Mrs. Phyllis Kwiecinski will be in Wednesday, June 5th 732-826-8721.

Things you should keep an eye for:
*Permission slips for Warren Park – sent last week
*Festival Letter

*2019-2020 Calendar

Lastly, I have MANY raffle tickets in the office.  If you would like a chance to win please stop by!

Happy June!


Mrs. Shumny,

Principal’s Newsletter – May 23, 2019


I have to start by saying WHAT A PERFORMANCE! Our ACS Performing Arts Group and our Sr. Drama Group put on Shrek’s Journey and it was an outstanding production. Mrs. Lawrence and Mrs. Pickering took on this collaboration and made it look easy. We thank Mrs. Torres-Magyar for the beautiful art work, sign and scenery and Mrs. Cooper for the unbelievable costumes! We ESPECIALLY would like to thank our students who put in many hours learning their lines, practicing, painting, and singing their hearts out. Everyone enjoyed the show!

Next, I am excited to announce that our very own Mr. Wythe is getting married and moving to Georgia. I am sad to see him leave ACS, yet so excited for the adventure he is about to embark on. I also want to congratulate Mr. And Mrs. Rosell on the purchase of their new home. We pray God bless their new home and continue to guide them.

As we approach the last couple of weeks of school please keep on top of the calendar and do not hesitate to call if you need any clarification on anything. We are here to help.

Things you should keep in eye for:

  • Permission slips for Warren Park – sent last week
  • Spring Concert and last FSA meeting flyer
  • What to wear for the end of year performance
  • June Calendar and Menu
  • Festival Letter
  • 2019-2020 Calendar


Mrs. Shumny, 

Principal’s Newsletter – May 10, 2019


Dear ACS Parents:

Teacher Appreciation Lunch, Mother Son dance, First Holy Communion, Kidz Dent dental presentations, anti-bullying yo-yo assembly, Mother’s Day Lemonade Celebration …… AND it is only May 10th

First, all the teachers and I want to thank the FSA for the delicious lunch for Teacher Appreciation Day. It was very thoughtful and appreciated!

Second, May is packed with many different events and activities.  Please update your calendars and call us if you have any questions – we do not want you to miss out on any of the fun!

Third, we want to wish all our Mother’s a happy mother’s day and many blessings.  Thank you to all our Pre-K through 4th grade mothers who were able to make our Mother’s Day Lemonade event.  Our teachers worked hard to make it special.

We welcome the month of May and look forward to a successful 4th marking period.  We are here to help you and thank you for your dedication to ACS and a Catholic School education. 


Mrs. Shumny

Reminders – April 17, 2019


When we return from break, the month of May will be around the corner! Please take a few minutes over Easter break to review the calendar and the information attached.

Information going home today:

  1. IOWA Testing Results with letter from the Superintendent of Schools – please email your child’s teacher with any questions
  2. Refer a Friend Program Information
  3. May 1st Ukrainian Dance Final Fee is due
  4. May 2nd Mother Son Dance Flyer
  5. May 3rd is First Penance 9:00am
  6. May 5th is First Holy Communion – Fee of $70 and Communion Breakfast ticket orders (adults $10/kids $7) are past due. April 29th is absolute last day.
  7. May 6th Field Trips for PK-2 and 3-6th grade – permission slips and money due when we return – we must finalize our reservations
  8. May 8th ACS Spelling Bee – lists went home
  9. May 10th Pre-K to 4th grade Mother’s Day Celebration Invite
  10. Kindergarten and eighth grade graduation fees due by May 15th.
  11. We are sending home a Summer Enrichment interest flyer. We have received many parent calls about tutoring and/or summer support as well as enrichment and we have decided to poll our families and see if there is truly a need. Please let us know if you are interested and we will have a final decision by May 1st.  

We hope all our students, families and friends enjoy a restful and peaceful Easter break.

Happy Easter! God bless,

Father Ivan, Mrs. Shumny, all teachers & support staff

Principal’s Newsletter – April 12, 2019


Dear ACS Families,

It has been a very busy two weeks!  We had Parent Teacher Conferences and Report cards were given out.  If you were unable to make it, a conference is mandatory in order to receive the report card.

We also participated in the exciting Perth Amboy Art Show Case on April 4th – the Mayor was thrilled with ACS’s student’s art work!  There’s more….We hosted a Lenten Retreat for classes of 2019 and 2020 which included, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School in Passaic and St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School in Minersville, PA. It was a day of reflection and inspiration.  This week our 8th graders participated in a Diocese of Metuchen Teen Outreach, “Because I’m Worth it”, an amazing presentation on abstinence and making good choices. 

This week also included a visit from Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Bishop Rabiy – we love to show our school pride and give tours!  We then celebrated the survey Raffle Winners and thank all our parents and students for completing their surveys for our AdvancED re-accreditation.  We thank our Principals for the day for the dress down day – they did a fantastic job!

We ended the week with celebrating our Honor Roll for the third Marking Period – Congratulations to all!

If you think this a lot ….here are some more reminders:

  1. April 18th, Holy Thursday, at 10:30am, ACS 6th through 8th graders will be presenting the annual Stations of the Cross
  2. Our families & friends are invited to Good Friday Service. If your daughter is in grades PK through 3 please send back the form. 
  3. Volunteers are still needed for the Communion Breakfast – call the office ASAP
  4. Yearbook Sales – some are still available!
  5. Track – is up and running! Still interested in joining? Come on Monday and see Mr. Daly.
  6. Honor Society is running 2 Lenten Service Projects – non-perishable food & school supplies
  7. Spring Picture Day – is Monday, April 15th!! Please wear your Sunday best!
  8. May 1st is the deadline for registration for the 2019-2020 school year – we will continue to offer $50 off registration for any family you refer to ACS.
  9. 8th grade parents are receiving information about diplomas and Graduation Breakfast
  10. 6th and 7th grade parents are receiving information about working the Graduation Breakfast

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call.             

God Bless,    

Mrs. Shumny