Happy 2015! Thank you for your many greetings, gifts, and kindnesses during this ChristmasSeason. Your spirit of support, generosity, and love is a heart-warming gift that is appreciated all year long! God bless you all with special moments of quiet, joy, and a tender love.
Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education and its contribution to the Church, communities and the nation. During this week schools focus on the important role of Catholic schools in providing a values-added education for America’s young people and making the world a better place. The 2015 theme is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. Please watch the flyers that will be coming home, information on your child’s portal, emails and our website. The school has planned a wide variety of activities from a special Mass, Adoration, Holy Half Hour, a Flag ceremony, field day, a delicious cook-out, and an open house for parents so they can observe classroom activities. We will have our annual Grandparents Day celebration and a special guest speak, John Rosemond, will be presenting a night-time presentation for parents and a morning coffee talk for mothers. Check the website for further information and ticket sales.
Registration for returning students will be sent out on January 14, 2015. Registration must be received by January 30, 2015. Applications received after the 30th will incur a $50.00 late fee. (Registration fees are non-refundable regardless of the date a student withdraws from the school.) Open enrollment for grades PK-5th will begin on February 17, 2015.
By sharing in the belief in God’s goodness and living out their faith every day, your children are blessed with a clear advantage in being educated in a Catholic School. We will be ending the Christmas season shortly and enter into Ordinary Time. As a church community, we pray that Jesus, the true light of the world, come to birth in each of us as we strive to do what God calls us to do and be what God calls us to be.
May God continue to bless you and your family each day.
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you
May you be confident knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
- attributed to St. Thérèse of Lisieux and St. Theresa of Avila
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.