Whipped by the Wizards

The Harlem Wizards played a determined, but "unlucky," ACS team made up of faculty, parents, alumni, and parishioners. Over 200 showed up to cheer the ACS team on at the Perth Amboy HS gym.


A special thanks to Wilma Matey and Yacosta Perez who both sold over 25 tickets!

"This is the first time we've done this. The profits will go towards renovating our gym," offered the "sore" Mr. "S," Principal at ACS.

Added Ms. Makar, "Awesome – it was a good sense of school community, true sportsmanship, and just great fun."

Pre-K went to Wegman’s

The pre-K's first field trip was one they won't soon forget. The pre-K class, parents, and teachers went to the local Wegman's supermarket for what has become an annual trip.

During the two-hour tour, children learned where food comes from. They visited the bakery, vegetable, fishmarket, and cheese departments.

"Mrs. Cathy" from Wegman's praised the children for their good behavior -although apparently, someone almost got their fingers in a $24 cake!

The children finished the day with pizza, cupcakes, and juice.

"I'm just happy everyone was happy!" offered Mrs. Lojko, the pre-K teacher.

ACS alumni All-Years Reunion set

At 6 PM on Saturday February 2, 2008, right after the 5 PM Divine Liturgy, alumni are invited to the “All–Years Reunion” open house in the school. You can come to see old friends, visit with former teachers, and see your old classroom. You’ll also see how much ACS has changed over the years. If you plan on attending, you may contact us at assumptioncatholic@yahoo.com or you may call Sister Yosaphata in the school office at 732-826-8721.

If you are in contact with any old schoolmates, we ask that you share this information with them.

Many make McCarrick honors


Not to be outdone by their friends at MSR, these ACS graduates made honors at Cardinal McCarrick HS!

Principal's List: Michael W., Ashley B., and Anabele S.
Honor Roll of Distinction: Stephanie P., Nicole B., Gerald W., Johanna C., and Veronica T.

Hard work, on top of an ACS academic foundation, surely makes successful students!

Keep it up!

Clowning around

What does ACS have that most schools don't? Our very own Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade clown. Can you guess who it is? No, it's not Mrs. Shumny. It's our new principal, Mr. S.

To get there, he had to get on a bus at 4 AM. He "clowned around" as he walked in the parade, even going down side streets to entertain the crowds.

"I took a nap when I got home!" offered a tired Mr. S.

We have so much to be thankful for

Students and teachers enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving meal prepared by parents under the direction of "head chef," Mrs. Derevenska. The day was extra special because we were joined by guests from the parish.

The celebration opened with a Liturgy of Thanksgiving celebrated by Fr. Roman. Later, Mrs. Lawrence's Junior Drama Group entertained with a short skit.

Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 made, from scratch, ten pumpkin, eight apple, and five chocolate cream pies. 8th graders also peeled over 300 potatoes and the 4th grade contributed tasty corn bread.

The students were sent home with full tummies, ready for a nap!

ACS grad’s succeed at Mother Seton Regional HS

Four ACS graduates attending Mother Seton Regional High School (MSR), Clark, NJ made the honor roll for the first marking period. Jacqueline S., ACS '05, came in with first honors. From ACS '06, Jessica C. had an "A" average and Raquel D. and Patricia L. made second honors.

Keep up the fine work!

MSR is named for St. Elizabeth Seton, the first native-born American to be canonized.
Read more about her interesting life.

ACS grad’s wonderful writing wins


Ashley Butvilla, ACS '04 – won the local Knights of Columbus high school division essay contest. Her essay was entitled "What it means to be patriotic." Ashley is currently enrolled in the AP English program at Cardinal McCarrick High School in South Amboy. She will receive a $100 US Savings Bond and her essay will be submitted to the state contest.

We salute you Ashley!

The Parable – The Answers

In the recent News article about the Pharisee and the Publican we asked two questions.

Which is the Pharisee and which is the publican (referred to as a "tax collector") in the picture?

Answer: The Pharisee is standing and looking way too proud. The publican is humble and kneeling.

What was wrong with the teacher's remark about the too-proud Pharisee?

Answer: She was acting a little too proud herself!