Assumption Regional Catholic School, through the eyes of a student:
“As in any charitable donation you make, you deserve to know where your funding is being put to use. A Catholic school education is worth the investment. In addition to a strong academic program, a Catholic school adds the environment of moral and spiritual growth. It is not only an investment in a child’s education, but a lifelong investment in our self-respect, respect for others, knowledge in faith, and community involvement.
Perhaps you have the time to have a more involved role at our school. We always welcome participation in committees on the school board, where your decisions will have a direct impact on our schools development. Or maybe you would enjoy participating in the planning of one of our many service projects like the Recess Relay for the American Cancer Society, where the students have already raised close to $90,000 for the support of people in our area coping with the struggles of fighting cancer.
Attending Assumption has allowed me to participate in academic programs like our science fair that progresses to the regional level at Stockton year after year. And invitations to leadership programs in Washington DC. Students from Assumption almost always get accepted into high schools of their choice. Or even specialized programs within the high schools. We are constantly challenged with an academic program that places strong emphasis on daily study habits and effective writing skills, all in an atmosphere of caring mutual respect between faculty and students.
When you contribute to our school you are making an investment in my future and the futures of the youth in our community.”
2015-2016 Student Council Activities:
The Student Council of Assumption Regional Catholic School engages students in a variety of community service, fundraising, school leadership and school spirit projects. In addition, ARCS WE CARE Committee comprised of faculty and students was created to provide the school community an opportunity to participate in monthly community service projects.The 2015-2016 ARCS Student Council and WE CARE monthly projects included:
September – “Honoring our Community Heroes” Cards were made and distributed to local police department, fire department and EMTs for their service to our community.
October – Working together the Student Council and WE CARE Committee coordinated “Denim Day for Cancer.” Students, faculty and staff made a donation to take part in a dress down day with all proceeds benefiting the “Christina’s Angels” (Rush Foundation), a foundation that assists families affected by breast cancer. A donation of $1,000was awarded during morning assembly to Christina’s family members.
November– “Helping to Feed our Community” The school community took part in a food drive to help stock St. Vincent DePaul Society community pantry. This organization provides food and money to families in need throughout the year. ARCS students, families and staff collected over 1,000 boxes and cans to support this effort!
December– “Adopt-a-Family” Gifts were collected and delivered toover 20 families at the Texas Avenue School in Atlantic City!!!
January– “Supporting our Troops” donations of $2 were collected and used to purchase supplies for care packages that were sent to the US Military Troops overseas. These packages were accompanied by cards and letters students personally made to thank the troops for protecting our country! In addition, donations were used to purchase supplies for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Sandwiches were remade and donated to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. The ARCS Peanut Butter and Jelly Club has become a monthly club which makes over 120 sandwiches monthly that are sent to help feed the hungry!The student body participated in the Camden Diocese “Pounds of Food” effort that help red restock the local food pantries.
February– Ravishing Red Day raised $850. With the assistance of the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes, the school community was able to purchase a defibrillator for Oceanville Fire Department. Also in February,Student Council sponsored the Annual Daddy Daughter Dance for students PreK 3 – 8th grade with 150 girls and 110 dads and guests in attendance. For Valentine’s Day, Student Council sponsored a candy gram sale selling over 1,100 candy grams with special messages!
April- “Dare to Lessen Poverty” Students participated in the parish annual “Rice Bowl Operation” raising over $800. As part of Autism Awareness month, the student body participated in FACES 4Autism annual Bubbles Awareness Day, formed a human ribbon and held a dress down day raising over $850 for the organization.
May– “Relay Recess” Assumption students, families and community members participated in ARCS 3rd Annual Recess Relay. Over $18,000 was raised to help support programs and services provided through the American Cancer Society.
June – “Operation Restore a Home” Donations of gift cards were collected to help the Vekteris Family who lost their house to a fire in the summer of 2013.
WE CARE stands for: Work together to strengthen our Faith Community centered on Catholic values – Emphasize positive achievements – Cohort responsibilities of teachers and students – Adopt a cause – Reaffirm a more caring environment – Expand academic excellence throughout all disciplines.