Thank you for making our first full month of school a wonderful success. From school pictures to celebrating “Muffins for Mary”, we had a wonderful month here at Assumption. In looking forward to cooler weather, October will bring about another busy month of faith filled activities and learning for our students.
We have many religious events planned for the month of October to allow our students to continually experience their faith. On Friday, October 7th, please join us for the Blessing of the Animals at 3:15 in the courtyard. Dogs, cats, fish, even iguanas are welcomed to attend!
This month marks the feast day of Our Lady of La Leche and, in honor of this day, we will be praying her Novena. As our teachers and Parents in Prayer group gather petitions from our students, it is clear that they have many heavy things weighing on their little hearts. As a way to model and proclaim the beauty of our faith, I believe coming together to pray this novena as a community will be truly special.
October is also the month for Our Lady of the Rosary. Our 8th grade students will be leading a special rosary in the church on October 4th.
In providing service for the Glory of God, NJHS and 8th grade students will come together to help us create Angel Kits for the Ronald McDonald House. Each grade level will be assigned different items to donate, if possible. Eighth grade will then work throughout the month to collect, package, and deliver the kits to the Ronald McDonald house along with prayers from our students.
During the month of October, we will also contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness, as we have many survivors among our community. On October 5th, our basketball teams will host their annual “Pink Out” games, and, on October 7th, the entire school is invited to wear pink and bring in donations towards fighting breast cancer.
The first quarter will come to a rapid conclusion on October 7th. To celebrate, Kona Ice Truck will be on campus serving snow cones to our students! Report cards will be emailed on October 14th. The report card format is a bit different this year, but the overall information remains the same. We hope you can join us on October 18th for our first HSA Parent Coffee event beginning at 8:00 and then our 1st Quarter Awards Ceremony at 9:00 in the church. October 20th will be our annual Parent/Teacher Conference Day. Towards the middle of the month, you will receive an email from your child’s teacher to sign up for conference times. Remember, this is a NOON dismissal day with NO AFTERCARE!
Finally, Assumption’s Fall Festival will be held on October 15th. This is a wonderful day for our community to come together for lots of fun-filled activities! Pony rides, face painting, bounce houses, a rock wall and hay ride are just a few of the options for our families to enjoy. We need lots of parent volunteers for this event, and, as you are able to earn DOUBLE hours, it is a great day to help out. Please contact your child’s homeroom parent or look for ways to help in Tuesday Reminders.
Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins, I hope each family has the opportunity to take this month to relax and enjoy your time together. I look forward to seeing you all at our many events throughout this month.