Back to School Barbecue

Assumption Catholic School has been part of the fabric of Perth Amboy for the past 47 years. As part of the parish of the Ukrainian Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, it has been quietly educating children of Perth Amboy and the surrounding areas.  During those years it formed many traditions that graduates make time in their schedule to come home and celebrate with present students and families. Among these traditions you will find a very young celebration, the Back to School Barbecue.

After a successful spaghetti dinner sponsored by the faculty during a Catholic Schools Week a few years back, the teachers wondered what they could do the following year to welcome new families to the school as well as welcome home many of the alumni and their families.  They also wanted to find a way to help parents defray the cost of field trips. Since this conversation took place in June, the idea of a barbecue sounded like a good idea. So, this year Assumption Catholic School faculty will host the fifth annual Back to School Barbecue.

The barbecue is held at the school’s playground on Paderewski Avenue(?).  In attendance you will find school children with their families, parishioners, alumni, and even families from the neighborhood. While families sit and enjoy a good old fashioned barbecue meal, faculty members, with the help of the principal and vice principal, make sure that plates are filled with a variety of foods that they prepared themselves.  You will find choices of everything from burgers and dogs, to potato salad, Spanish rice, and a variety of other tempting side dishes. If there is still enough room, guests can make their way to the dessert table and choose many offerings.

This year parents and children will have a chance to welcome our new pastor to the school. Father Ivan Turyk has been assigned to the parish and he also takes on the responsibility of our school.  Father Roman Dubitsky, pastor of almost 30 years retired on September 1st.  We are looking forward to at least thirty more years with the help of  Father Ivan in serving the Perth Amboy community!

If you have been looking for a place for your child to receive an education in a safe, caring environment, come and visit our school any time. We are a Kthrough 8th grade community.  If you would like to receive more information about our school, you may call our office at 732- 826- 8721. Ask for Sister Yosaphata.  You can also find us on the web at:   Assumption Catholic School – growing daily in wisdom, virtue, and understanding.