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The educational task of Holy Assumption is to build a solid foundation in the primary grades and provide assistance in furthering knowledge in the upper grades. We believe that each child is a unique person with an individual learning style. Therefore, our academic curriculum supports programs that are relevant and challenging, and fosters the growth of each child. We strive to provide an academic program that builds and develops academic excellence, refines physical skills, nurtures spiritual growth, and enhances self-esteem. For students who need additional help, we offer compensatory education in reading, math, language, and speech therapy. We adhere to the standards set by the Diocese of Trenton and supplement our programs with updated approaches and innovative techniques at each level of development.

The learning process cannot be satisfied by intellect alone, but by and with God as a focus for life. We believe that social development plays a major part in keeping God as our focus. We make every effort to develop social skills necessary to live in our society today. Our children are given opportunities to develop in this area. Cooperative learning projects involve small and large groups at the primary level, and more responsibility and accountability to faculty and staff in the upper grades is part of this process. As teachers, we are asked to model these social skills by respecting each other and our students. We teach our students to work together for the good of others. We strive to integrate faith with life so that what our children learn in school will carry over to our parish, neighborhood, and society.

 

Some of our 2001-2002 service projects are:

Raised money for 9-11 paver for our walkway

Collected supplies (water, dental care, t-shirts) for the relief workers of 9-11

Participated in "Winds of Change" a program developed after 9-11 to do an act of kindness for another person

Purchased an Indian wood stove and fruit basket

Raised $150 for St. Francis Inn

Raised $325 for the James Gabig III foundation

Monthly food collection for the parish food pantry

Sixth grade and Kindergarten went Christmas caroling at the Roebling Inn, a residence for retirees

Beta Club visited the Roebling Arms, a residence for physically handicapped adults

Beta Club planted flowers in order to beautify our school

Beta Club wrote letters to those serving the United States in the Middle East

Beta Club collected food for pets and donated it to a local animal shelter

Participated in Girl Scout "Baby Bundles" program

Participated in a Hop-A-Thon to benefit Muscular Dystrophy

Donated funds to the Holy Childhood Association

 

 

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