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STEM Expo at Liberty Science Center!

Pictured are Conor Hennessey and Riley Quinn of Mrs. Gilson‘s Science class. Bayonne. Conor and Riley are part of a four person STEM team. Conor, Riley, Alec Martinez (not pictured) and Nicholas DePinto (also, not pictured) had their project presented at the RWJ Barnabas/JCMC STEM Expo at Liberty Science Center on March 13, 2017. Their project was presented at their school STEM Expo in February and again at the Liberty Science Center in March. Their project, “RECYCLED CITIES”, was designed to help the homeless in Ghana to produce their own building bricks out of recycled paper and beeswax.

ASCA Update

  • Students attended Mass on Wednesday, March 1, Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. A variety of Lenten practices and activities will be incorporated throughout the grade levels during this season of preparation for Easter.
  • A select group of eighth graders are attending Project Accelerate Research Writing Classes at Marist High School on Friday mornings. Students participating in the program are: Camryn Cacace, Alessandra De Dios, Chase Pease, Jayline Rondon, and Monserrath Velez.  We are grateful to Marist High School for offering this opportunity to our students.
  • Student Council and Safety Patrol will be holding a St. Patrick’s Day Bake Sale on Fri., March 17th, to defray the cost of their 2017 Spring Leadership Trip to the 9/11 Memorial Museum on May 5th.
  • ASCA celebrates Irish heritage during the month of March. The front hallway is decorated with all things Irish – photos, heirlooms, trinkets on loan from ASCA families
  • All students attended an assembly themed “Helpfulness” which was the word of the month. The Spirit Club performed skits celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  Students also viewed a video about Lent.  Students of the month who best demonstrated Helpfulness are: Charles Sherno, Sidra Loiacono, Addison Aballo, Ella Garcia, Olivia Jurgensen, Casey Traba, Elizabeth Canela, Connor Wolenski, Anthony Weimmer, Julia Lipa, Grace Mulcahy, Katie Mulcahy, Dean Domingo, Lindsay Cacace, Lucas Tekle, Sophia Morales, Quincy De Leon, Ysabel Rabago, Brandon Kobryn, Jayline Rondon, Vincent Mattiello, and Nicholas Barreto.  .
  • The Second Trimester ended on Friday, March 3, and report cards were distributed on Friday, March 10.
  • The Home School Association is sponsoring an Al Richards Easter Candy Sale.
  • Terra Nova Tests were administered to students in grades two through eight during the week of March 6-10.
  • We are having Open House for perspective new families on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. For additional information or to arrange a tour, please call the school (201-443-8384).

ASCA Update

  • Congratulations to Nicholas Gonzalez (5B)! Nicholas won Third Place in the Frederick A. Mackenzie Post #165 American Legion’s annual coloring contest.
  • The fourth graders have joined the Student Council for the second half of the school year. The newly elected representatives are: Luca Barone and Samantha Russell from 4A, and Jared Luongo and Ronan Spiers from 4B.
  • Many of ASCA’s young women athletes attended “National Girl and Women in Sports Day” at NJCU with Mrs. Cole, physical education teacher, on February 2.
  • ASCA’s Annual Card Party sponsored by the Home School Association will be held on Sunday, February 26. Doors open at 11:45 AM.  Tickets cost $35 and must be purchased in advance.  Money can be sent into school or contact Paula Baldonado at 551-655-3490 or email Please join us!
  • We are having Open House for perspective new families on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. For additional information or to arrange a tour, please call the school (201-443-8384).

2018 Educational Trip to Europe

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the June 2018 Educational Trip to Europe!


“Consider the Mediterranean Sea’s influence on the history—and modern culture—of three interconnected nations. From atop Montjuïc Hill in Barcelona, picture Christopher Columbus sailing into port to tell Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V of his voyage to the Americas. In Provence, notice how the lavender perfumes the salty sea air. And along the French Riviera, let the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere inspire you.”

Click Here to learn more about our trip!




For more information, click on the brochure below or contact Sra. Miryam DeChiaro (

Take Note

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January 23, 2017

Lifetouch will be in to take 8th grade graduation portraits. At the same time, the photographer will take pictures of all of the extracurricular sports and activities for our yearbook. There is no cost for the group pictures since they are intended for the yearbook.