The Front office will be open during the following times. Students may come to the front office to take ARs during office hours.
Every Wednesday from July 1st to August 5th
Dear Assumption Families,
It is almost time for the 2015-2016 school year to begin! I hope your family has enjoyed a restful summer spent with lots of love and laughter! I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to be the Principal of this amazing school. It is truly an honor to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. I plan to maintain open lines of communication so please feel free to call, email, or schedule an appointment whenever needed throughout the year.
As a Catholic school in the Diocese of St. Augustine we support a shared mission to “Strive to provide a Christ-centered educational environment rooted in Gospel values and in our rich Catholic tradition”. At Assumption we are blessed to have Mary as an ever-present guide. Our new superintendent, Deacon Scott Conway said it best in that, “Mary is like the Moon, she always reflects the Son”. Let us all work together to reflect and share the true message of our faith with everyone we encounter! As we work to bring a Catholic education to so many students, we appreciate your continued support.
Below I have included some important dates and helpful information to get the school year started. Please call the office if you have any further questions or you can email me at email@example.com. You can also visit our website, assumptionjax.org, for more useful information and a full calendar.
Calendar of Events:
August 9th: Back to School “Blessing of the Backpacks” Mass
August 10th: New Family Meeting, 6:00 in Kohl’s Hall
August 12th: First Day of School, Grades K-8
August 14th: Preschool Orientation
August 17th: First Day of Preschool
August 18th: First HSA Meeting, 8:00 in Jordan Hall
September 3rd: Back to School Night for 5th to 8th Grade, 6:00
September 8th: Back to School Night for K to 4th Grade, 6:00
An email with your child’s homeroom assignment will be sent out on Friday, August 7th. If you do not receive this email please call the office on Monday morning.
If you have a kindergarten student please drop off their supplies to the main office by July 30th. Our kindergarten teachers like to get everything labeled, organized, and ready to go for the first day with their sweet students!
Students in grades 5-8 who want to try out for any of the school Varsity and JV teams or participate in Cross Country must have a sports physical completed on the approved Diocesan form. The physical must be dated after June 1st and is valid for the entire school year.
The Diocesan form can be found on our website, assumptionjax.org, by clicking the “Athletics” tab.
Don’t forget to complete your summer reading! Lists can be found on our website, assumptionjax.org, under the “Academics” tab. Students may take ARs up until July 30th in the main office from 9:00-12:00, from August 3rd-11th in the main office from 8:00-12:00, or on July 29th and August 5th in Jordan Hall from 4:00-6:00. All new students may take ARs on the first day of school.
Used Uniform Sale:
Our First Annual Used Uniform Sale will be held July 30th through August 2nd in Kohl’s Hall. This is a great opportunity to come shop for those items your student still needs.
Thursday and Friday - 3:30PM to 7:30PM
Saturday - 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sunday - 9:00AM to 2:00PM.
All interim year used uniform items (items no longer part of the uniform offerings for the 2016-2017 school year) will be sold at a significant savings. We have plenty of the required items as well.
Any last minute donations will be accepted on Wednesday July 29th from 3:30PM to 6:00PM.
We are in need of many volunteers to set up, help sell, and clean up after the sale. Get ahead on your volunteer hours by helping out during the sale. A volunteer spot has been set up with all of the hours we need people to help.
Assumption Catholic School is centrally located near downtown Jacksonville and adjoining to Bishop Kenny Catholic High School’s campus. Founded in 1923, Assumption is a thriving school with over 600 students in preschool through 8th grade. Assumption’s curriculum stresses academic achievement within a Christian community where children feel loved and respected by their peers as well as their teachers. United with each other in meaningful liturgy and prayer, the students can further come to an understanding of the Christian life.
The curriculum is marked by current content and fresh approaches to methodology. There is emphasis on principles rather than fact, on learning through problem solving rather than by precept. We offer our students an array of reading, research, multimedia resources, and technology options so that they may succeed in the rapidly changing world.
In addition to these formal studies, Spanish, art, drama, music, media research and technology, and physical education are woven into the curriculum. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in team sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, softball and cross country. Together, with the Assumption families, we strive to build the student’s character and Christian values, leadership abilities, and dedication to service through daily religious prayer and instruction by teachers, priests and sisters.