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Each year on October 4, the Feast of St. Franics of Assisi, we gather for the Blessing of our Pets.  This year, families and pets gathered in the Outdoor Classroom about 2PM along with all of our students.  Turtles, fish, dogs, and cats enjoyed the love shown to them by the students while&...

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Extra-Curriculars at Assumption

Posted on October 04, 2021 in: General News

Athletics, of course!  BUT… what other EXTRA-curriculars are offered? There is no doubt that Assumption Athletics offer wonderful sports opportunities for our students from PreK through 8th grade.  But, oftentimes, people are unaware of other extra-curriculars that we offer to st...

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Grade 3- to 8 Robotics Making Robots with a purpose is commonplace at Assumption.  With students from grades 3 through 8 and the adults moderators that sponsor these robotics teams, we truly have an outstanding Robotics Program. Older students in the past have had to design and progra...

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You may be aware that our PreK through Grade 2 STEaM Lab will be opening in late-October. But did you know that we are now opening an Enrichment Lab for Grades 3 and 4? Tere Bowman, a new Learning Consultant, has a background that includes ENRICHMENT programming and has started the lab for grade...

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As the country pays tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks and those who rushed in to help on September 11, 2001, the City of O’Fallon invited Assumption Middle School students to attend the Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, September 10, 2021.   The presidential proclamation ...

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Our 150th year as a school and parish brings back memories and opportunities.  One idea for this year’s celebration is have a drone take a picture of our entire student body.  All students and faculty/staff will be designing  the “1”, the “5” and the &ldq...

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Each year Middle School Principals are asked to nominate students for the Joseph Baldwin Academy held at Truman State during the summer months.  Nomination qualitfications are identified as those  who are high achievers as indicated by GPA, IQ, enrollment in gifted courses, high standardiz...

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Did you ever have a challenge that was so much fun that you had to tell someone?  Today, I had two visitors to my office to talk about FRED, the great 5th grade challenge. Sallisa and Aiden, both 5th graders, provided their awesome experience in detail – and with much excitement. Studen...

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Two of our current 8th grade students were invited to attend the Joseph Baldwin Academy (JBA) at Truman State University during Summer, 2021.  This three-week residential program has an academically challenging curriculum for grades 7-8.    Sydney Moore and Logan Szachniewski were ...

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When Assumption received the $331,000 grant to improve learning, teachers reviewed our curriculum and State standards to better develop plans for teaching.  Our teachers, PreK through 2nd grade, decided that a “STEaM” (STEaM refers to science, technology, engineering, art ...

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Maker Space: Created by God and Build for a purpose, was the theme for this year's VBS (Vacation Bible School).  Mrs. Angie Howe, Coodinator of the Program worked with several adultas and teens to create a faith filled environment where students learned about our faith, God as our Maker - a...

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During CSI Camp the students learned about Forensic science, fingerprinting, hair sampling and actually made fake blood. They used the fake blood to do an experiment about blood splattering. Students played the game Clue and we had a guest speaker, Mr. Kiethley, a St. Louis County Bomb and...

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Cheer Camp at Assumption

Posted on June 15, 2021 in: General News

Cheer camp, run by Mrs. Stacy Cassaniol, is desinged  for our Assumption primary girls to learned cheers, jumps, a dance, and stunting from the St. Dominic Crusader Cheerleaders.   In addition, they also played cheer games and made a cheer bow that they wore for our Che...

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Because of donations made to the school from various parents and organizations, in the last semester of 20-21, Dr. Hensley worked with a group of students (Benji Boss,  Natalie Frazier, Molly Lawrence, Belle Lutostanski, Cate McCulloch, Colin Olsen) to determine ways to improve our school throu...

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Field Day 2021

Posted on June 14, 2021 in: General News

Friday, May 14th was magnificent- breezy, 70 degrees and sunny.  An amazing day for our annual Field Day at Assumption.  Thanks to Ms. Kaitlyn Carter, PE teacher, the events were amazing, with washers, catch the cookie from forehead to mouth, egg toss, balloon toss, candy in the flour sear...

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Click to view - May, 21 Student Newspaper

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Shrek Jr. - The Musical

Posted on May 24, 2021 in: General News

  On May 7, Assumption Parish’s students performed the production of Shrek, Jr. at St. Dominic High School.  The outstanding performances were seen by sold-out crowds. With the leading man, well Ogre, was played by 8th grader, Trenton Blattel, Gwen Briz as Gingerbread, Clayton...

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We’re proud to announce that Grace I. has been selected as a National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Outstanding Achievement Award recipient. Grace will receive $500 in a 529 College Savings account to be applied toward her higher education choice. Grace was chosen based on her demonstrated ...

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April is Poetry Month

Posted on May 24, 2021 in: General News

National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives every ...

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Mission Day at Assumption

Posted on May 24, 2021 in: General News

Mission Day is an annual event sponsored by Mrs. Ryan and our 8th graders.  This year, the mission’s focus was “Heifer International”, an organization whose goal is to end poverty and hunger.   ”Heifer” works toward their goal by asking businesses, organi...

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St Dominic High School sponsored its 39th annual Math Festival on March 23 with 10 elementary schools competing for awards.   Assumption had 14 students from 7th and 8th grade in the competition.   After several individual rounds, it came to the elimination round of the competiti...

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Congratulations to Logan Szachnieski and Sydney Moore, 7th graders, have been selected to attend the Joseph Baldwin Academy for Eminent Young Scholars in Advocacy, Argument and Persuasion.  The Academy, which is part of Truman State University, runs from June 5 through the 26th and offers highl...

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Academic Bowl Competition

Posted on March 15, 2021 in: General News

St. Dominic High School hosted their 15th annual Academic Bowl on Thursday, March 11th. This year, 14 teams, from 8 different schools were present at the competition. These 14 teams competed head-to-head to answer questions from all subjects, from math and religion, to current events. St. Dominic...

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March Book Madness was created by two teachers in Ohio and offered it to the rest of the world. Over the last few years our 1st through 3rd grade classes have participated in the project which promotes reading what are termed, “Great books” for younger students. March Book Madness is ...

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American Revolutionary War Project

Posted on February 26, 2021 in: General News

Studying the Revolutionary War is within the Social Studies curriculum for 4th graders.  For grading purposes, each student had to develop a visual project regarding a topic of that war.   Students had to choose between making a CAKE PROJECT- meaning they design a cake of Styrofoam or...

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HOLES!

Posted on February 26, 2021 in: General News

Holes is a book written by Louis Sachar, which has also been made into a movie.  This year, our 5th graders journeyed through the story of some boys who are sent to Camp Greenlake for the summer.  In educational circles, it isn’t easy to find books that grab the interest of boys, but...

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Recognizing the contributions of African Americans was the focus of study during the month of February for our 3rd graders.  Students were given an individual’s name and were asked to research that person and find quotes attributed to the person.  In addition, each student was given ...

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When preparing children for success in school and life, it’s more important than ever to educate the whole child.  Assumption’s Early Childhood Program does just that.     The most important function of our Early Childhood curriculum is to guide each child ...

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5th Grade Robo Girlz

Posted on February 09, 2021 in: General News

The Robo Girlz (5th grade girl Robotics) cleaned house last weekend (2/6/2021) at their virtual competition. They competed in 3 different rounds of presentations along with programming and maneuvering a robot to complete missions for points. They won the Champions award (1st place) and Robot Game Pe...

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The NJHS at Assumption School is a highly selective honor society that promotes appropriate recognition for its students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of:   •    Scholarship •    Leadership •    Character &b...

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January 31st begins Catholic Schools Week in the United States.  Our theme across all states is, “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”    The mission of our school signals our daily focus:   Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Elementary School,...

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Arlington, VA – On October 30, 2019 the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, released its findings for math and reading for grades 4 and 8. NAEP is considered the most consistent measure of U.S. student achievement over time. While m...

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For 2020, the Knights of Columbus sponsored an essay contest.  The topic for students was to discuss how trusting in God during a difficult time has helped the student or someone the student knows find the strength and hope to endure it. They were asked to consider especially those times when i...

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Each year, the Knights of Columbus ask our students to participate in a program known as the “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest.  Students throughout our school participate in designing a poster with that they believe best represents the theme.  On December 4th, Mr. Ken ...

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Thanksgiving Prayer for Families

Posted on November 23, 2020 in: General News

Loving God, who created and sustains the universe, who loved us all into being, and who gives us every good thing, we thank you for the blessings that you bring into our lives. We thank you for the gift of life itself, which you gave us in our mothers’ wombs. We thank y...

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Assumption School Newspaper

Posted on November 18, 2020 in: General News

Assumption school is proud to announce that a school newspaper is coming! Recently, a group of five seventh grade girls came up with the idea to form a newspaper. Immediately, they established a plan, arranged meetings and researched information on how to create a school paper. After about a month o...

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Veteran's Day Essay Contest

Posted on November 10, 2020 in: General News

                  The St. Barnabas Holy Name Men’s Group sponsors a Veteran’s Essay Contest each year at Assumption.  The group determines a question(s) which need to be addressed in the essay and requires a minimum of 100 words. ...

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6th Grade Vocations

Posted on November 05, 2020 in: General News

The 6th graders are asked to pray with their families in search of a vocation, whether religious life, single life, or married life. Research supports that those choosing religious life first considered these vocations around 6th grade.  We provide information on what a “vocation” i...

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Prayer Chalice

Posted on November 05, 2020 in: General News

Throughout fall, on a weekly basis, one second grade student in each class takes home a Prayer Chalice so it may be “filled with prayers”.   As members of the class receiving the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist this year, students also receive a binder of prayers to help each f...

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2020 Student Council

Posted on October 13, 2020 in: General News

The Assumption Student Council provides students leadership experience by being involved in the school community. Our 6th – 8th grade students have been designated by their peers and their teachers as leaders in the school. Student Council’s main mission is to serve the student body and ...

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Pope Benedict XVI recommended that children be taught to appreciate spending time in the presence of the Eucharist as part of their preparation for First Communion.  Likewise, Pope Francis has used Matthew’s verse, “Let the children come to me and do not stop them; for it is such as...

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Blessing Bags

Posted on October 05, 2020 in: General News

During the past weeks, our 4th grade classes have been discussing service and  how to help others, during Religion classes. Students and teachers brainstormed some ideas on ways they might help others in our community.  “Blessing Bags” were decided upon, which required the stud...

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If you would talk to our 2nd grade scientists, they would tell you that objects (matter) can be sorted and classified by properties and that those properties include color, flexibility, hardness, texture, and absorbency.  2nd graders also studied how the properties of materials determine their ...

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Frog Legs aren't just for eating!

Posted on October 02, 2020 in: General News

They always say frog legs taste like chicken, and I would have to agree.  However, at school, we’re not eating those frog legs, we are dissecting them.  Yes, our Middle School students have studied the various systems of the human body: muscular, circulatory, skeletal, digestive and ...

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Patriot Day and 8th Graders

Posted on September 15, 2020 in: General News

8th Graders attend Patriot Day Ceremony We were honored that our 8th graders were asked to participate in the Patriot’s Day Ceremony at O’Fallon’s City Hall on September 11, 2020.  The ceremony was held at the location where salvaged steel from the New York City’s...

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Assumption Full Safety Plan

Posted on August 10, 2020 in: General News

See below our full safety plan at Assumption:

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Crusader tells us "How to wear masks and other COVID procedures" . . . see below:

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For Written Guide click on the related file below.   Click Here for Video      

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 Click Here for the Plan: Assumption Return to School 2020

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Mission Game Day 2020

Posted on February 26, 2020 in: General News

Each year, our 8th graders sponsor Mission Game Day, raising funds for a specific charity in the metro-area.  This year, St. Patrick’s Center – Downtown is the recipient of all donations.  Montessori Toddlers to 5th grade students participated in activities led by the 8th grade...

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Spelling Bee Winners

Posted on February 25, 2020 in: General News

The ABVM Spelling Bee was held the afternoon of February 24th in our gymnasium.  The group of Classroom Winners, a total of 8,  came together to complete in the school-wide event. The top winners:  Owen L. – 1st Place, Ava G. – 2nd Place, Sam K. –...

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The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an international student organization that consists of chapters in middle schools (grades 6–8).  Assumption initiated an NJHS chapter in November 2019 and is now in its second year of existence.  Founded by the Nati...

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On Sunday, January 26th, Fr. Sichko was a guest speaker at Mass.  While speaking, he asked one of our students, Aiden, to join him.  Fr. Sichko, pulled from his pocket Pope Francis' zucchetto (white skull cap) and let Aiden wear it, while they tweeted the Holy Father!

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Celebrate Parents!

Posted on January 27, 2020 in: General News

Beginning Catholic Schools' Week, we thank our Montessori, PreSchool, and K-8 parents for the the gift of sharing their children with us and the financial sacrifice made in the name of Catholic Education.  Muffin Monday is our way to say, "Thanks!".  At drop-off thi...

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Robotics at ABVM

Posted on December 11, 2019 in: General News

   STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is seen throughout Assumption during the day, however, the ROBOTICS teams actively engage in competitions.  One competition that  Assumption Robotics teams participate in is the FIRST® LEGO® League. This global robotics ...

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"Imagine" Contest Winners

Posted on November 13, 2019 in: General News

Schools throughout the St. Charles area were able to participate in the St. Charles County Library Essay Contest, where students were given this writing prompt: "Imagine you find a big box outside your door with your name on it, what's inside?"   In the Middle School age...

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Thank you, Omu!

Posted on November 11, 2019 in: General News

     Read for the Record is a national program that encourages literacy throughout the nation.  For the 2019 school year, the program selected, Thank you, Omu!,as their reading choice.  The idea is that each school across the nation have guest "readers" read the bo...

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Three ABVM students, Mia Felix, Cooper Lawrence, and Mariah Lewis, respectively, were honored as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the "What it means to be a Veteran" Contest sponsored by the St. Barnabas Men's Club.   Based on a maximum of 100 words, there were over 80...

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Crusader - Our Therapy Dog

Posted on August 28, 2019 in: General News

CRUSADER - ASSUMPTION'S THERAPY DOG      will enjoy a second year as our favorite mascot and therapy dog!    Teachers and principal have witnessed the effects Crusader has on students and themselves. The benefits of having Crusader in the cl...

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This summer, Brandon D. joined other elementary school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, Junior National Young Leadership Program in Washington D.C. JrNYLP is one of the Envision family of programs (www.envisionexper...

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One of the ways ABVM hopes to facilitate educational success, in 2019-2020, is through our school library. First, our entire library of resources is now on the "CLOUD", with the ability to send links for students to research topics of a teachers choice.  In addition, the Library has b...

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Model UN for Middle School; 4 ABVM Students chosen for  Honor Model UN
The 9th session of the Model UN for Middle School students was hosted on April 25th by Civitas, a St. Louis-based not-for-profit organization. The Assumption 8th graders attended the session, along with Mrs. Chassiniol, Mrs. Clasen, and Parent Chaperones.   Thd Model Un...

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Dan Killeen, author and illustrator of five (5) children's books, visited Assumption on Thursday, April 11.  Three groups of students, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 gathered in Hall C to meet Mr. Killeen, hear about his journey to become an author and illustrator, then listen to a story and watch him d...

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Over the last month, our 5th graders have been studying the skills of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers.  In order to show their expertise in the area, they were given a project.  Students were grouped into teams of two, and each ...

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This year, we piloted and partnered with St. Dominic High School to offer Spanish to our 7th and 8th graders after school on the SD campus.  Seven of our students, after their year of classes, took the Spanish Advanced Placement Test at St. Dominic and seven (7) of the eight (8) ...

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On Tuesday, March 26th, Assumption sent sixteen 7th & 8th grade students to compete with othert area Catholic Middle School teams in the Academic Bowl  held at St. Dominic High School. Our sixteen students were mixed to form two teams with  7th and 8th graders on each.  ...

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Robotics has captured students from 2nd grade through 8th grade at Assumption.  The RoboBandits,6th, 7th, and 8th graders, competed throughout the 2018-2019 season and ended in 9th place in a field of 32 teams.  What is most amazing is that our team competed against High School Ro...

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The National Junior Honor Society of Assumption Elementary School celebrated the inaugural induction of its first members on March 4, 2019.  The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. More tha...

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Pope Francis once said, "Education is not about knowing things or taking lessons but about being able to use three lingos; those of the head, the heart, and the hands." The goal of our outdoor classroom is to offer an additional learning environment to meet our students' needs and a...

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Montessori Primary Classroom

Posted on September 04, 2018 in: General News

We are excited to announce our first Montessori primary classroom beginning in the fall of 2019-2020.   We are keeping the size of the class low; enrollment is limited to only ten children, ages three to six.  We plan to increase enrollment the following year to ensure the Montesso...

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18th Annual Golf Tournament Lake Forest Country Club Saturday, September 30, 2016 EVENT DETAILS 4 Person Scramble $125 Registration Fee* ($75 for youth 14 and under) 11:30-12:15 pm - Registration, Lunch, Complimentary Driving Range 12:30 pm Shotgun Start 5:30 pm (approximately) - Dinne...

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Middle School classrooms, with the exception of science, were moved downstairs this summer. Why did this change occur? The logistics of navigating the younger students through the Middle School hallway was a concern. We want to ensure the safety of all Assumption students. It is also developmentally...

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Crusader Run

Posted on July 25, 2017 in: General News

Join us for our 5th annual Crusader Run on September 16th. This is a family friendly event for all ages and fitness levels. We offer a 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk, free food, runner bag with goodies, drinks, and beer for participants.Sign up early and save. All finishers 10 and under will receive an ...

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Stock the House

Posted on November 12, 2016 in: General News

There are times when a family has to make a decision: should we pay the electric bill or do we buy shampoo, toothbrushes, soap, laundry detergetn, or trash bags? Currently, there is a need for items, such as those mentioned above (plus many other products) that are not currently covered through g...

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The Growing Project

Posted on September 27, 2016 in: General News

Come support the Assumption PTO at O’Fallon Chick‐fil‐A on Thursday, September 29th from 4‐8pm, and a portion of your sales will support Assumption School!

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As part of Laurie Zaleuke’s commitment to continuously improving the culture and climate of Assumption School, we are pleased to invite you to a special presentation by Lynne Lang, Director of School Climate at the Archdiocese of St. Louis. We are very excited to have Lynne speak as several pa...

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PTO is selling tickets to the Assumption School Night at the Cardinals Baseball Game. You can purchase them online through the school website or in person during Back-to-School Night on August 25th.  Game is on Friday, September 9th.  Tickets are $16 each.  You can also enter the...

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Please browse the Shutterfly page where you can order, save, or download pictures from Fr. Joe's 1/24 and 1/26 going away events: Fr. Joe Farewell Photos  

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Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped to provide our school tribute to Fr. Joe on Monday. Jan. 26. If you didn't get to attend the Goodbye Ceremony presented by the day school children, you can watch it here: Thank You & Farewell from Assumption School

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Experience the Tradition! Join Us for Assumption School's Annual Open House. Sunday, January 25th 9am – 1:30pm Coffee and Doughnuts will be available Tour the School, Visit with Teachers, Learn about the latest Technology & Activities, Visit with Alumni.  Joi...

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Christmas Program DVD Order Forms

Posted on December 16, 2014 in: General News

Below are links to the Christmas Program Order forms. DVD's are $5 each and checks can be made out to: Custom Video Concepts. Pre-K & Kindergarten December 15, 2014 Performance Order Form > Grades 1-4 December 18, 2014 Performance Order Form >  

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Father Mark Whitman has been discussing the Church’s liturgical calendar with Assumption 5th graders.  “The goal of this project was to help the children see the connection of living in God's time, which is eternal and our time, which has a beginning and end to it...

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Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, December 13th from 8:00-11:00am in Parish Halls  A,B, & C. All proceeds will be donated to One Human Family, Food for All Campaign Return the linked form with payment to the school office by Friday, December 5th. Please make checks out to:...

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Mrs. Tali Liddell, director and producer, once again created a musical for Assumption School’s fine arts program that was outstanding. She worked with the students during their rehearsed time for nearly two months; guiding them to learn their lines and stage cues. She also helped other student...

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The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.  The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. Ou...

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We are changing the time frame that you can pick up your trash bags on Monday 10/27/14. You will be able to pick them up on the lower lot (lot A) from the trailer from 2:30pm - 5:00pm. Please make arrangements to be able to pick up yours bags during that time frame

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Dear Parents, Every seven years, schools in the Archdiocese participate in the School Improvement Process. We, at Assumption School, are beginning the process this year. We will be looking at all the great things that happen here every day, and we will examine those things that could be strengthe...

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Assumption Parent Teacher conferences are Thursday, October 30. Parents of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students do not need to sign-up for conferences. Those teachers will be in the faculty room for you to stop in during conference hours. This is also true for Art, Music, Computer and PE teachers. ...

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Assumption School's 7th and 8th grade students have been working hard during their play practice to make sure SHREK the Musical will be the best musical yet! Our fine arts curriculum includes an opportunity for middle school students to let their talents shine; whether it'...

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Brave the wild and join us for a jungle themed Trivia Night onNovember, 1, 2014, at the Assumption Parish Center. Tickets cost $25 each or a table of 8 for $200. Doors open at 6 PM; game starts at 7 PM. Bring your own snacks. Soda, water, and draft beer will be provided...

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During the month of October, to honor Mary, Assumption School's 1st – 8th grades are joining the parish community on Thursdays and praying the rosary in the Chapel at 8:30am. Parents, if you are available, bring your rosary and join us; united with t...

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Don't miss a moment of the fun! The Assumption Parish Fall Festival is October 18th and 19th, 2014. Visit the Assumption Fall Festival site for more details and volunteer sign-up. If you have any questions about volunteering, raffle tickets, or anything else, conta...

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