All posts by Diane Creswick

Dancing With Our Stars


ASCA’s 5th Grade NJ PAC Dancing Classroom’s Ballroom Dance Team received a BRONZE medal in the State Competition, held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on June 2nd. Congratulations to our Dancers, who represented All Saints Catholic Academy with style and grace!! Special shout out to Mrs. Cole, Sra. DeChiaro & Ms. Danielle for all their hard work and dedication!

ASCA Update

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Congratulations to ASCA’s NJPAC Dance Team!  They won the bronze medal at the final competition at the NJPAC Center on June 2.

ASCA is full of new life.  The PreK and kindergarten classes observed the life cycle of the butterfly and set the fully grown butterflies free in the school garden.  The second graders cared for and hatched chick eggs in their classroom.  The baby chicks were given a new home on a farm.

ASCA’s Annual Art Show was held on May, 25.  The artwork of students in all grades was displayed throughout the hallway “galleries” for all to appreciate and enjoy.

Open registration is ongoing for grades Pre-kindergarten-3, Pre-kindergarten-4, and kindergarten through eighth grades for the school year 2016-2017.  Please call the school office (201-443-8384) for an appointment to come tour our school and meet our teachers.

Thank You!

Another successful Field Day in the books.  Thanks to our many volunteers!
Whether you manned the grill, a game station, wrapped burgers or dogs, handed out chips or water, played softball, roll em, whiffleball, tug o war, ran relays,  or any of the other games or events, THANK YOU.   We could not have had such a great day without you.  Your donation of time and talent is much appreciated
God blessed us with a beautiful day and wonderful parents and friends like you.
You have  my sincerest thanks.

Mrs. Mary Cole

ASCA Update

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On Monday, May 23rd, 2016- 2017 Student Council Officer Elections were held. Students must meet numerous criteria to run including being in academic good standing, teacher recommendations, and addressing the student body with their platforms. Elected members are:
  • President: Greg VanSant
  • VP: Landon Paradine
  • Spiritual Director: Amber Kelly
  • Secretary: Brigid McCabe
  • Treasurer: A.J. Bianciella


ASCA’s annual Field Day was held on Wednesday, May 25, at Sixteenth Street Park.  A good time was had by all!  A special thanks to Mrs. Cole and all the parents volunteers.

The fourth graders enjoyed a field trip to Liberty Science Center, and the fifth, sixth, and first graders visited Jenkinson’s Aquarium.

ASCA celebrated Asian Pacific American heritage during the month of May.  The front hallway, “Heritage Hall” was decorated with heirlooms, trinkets, and artifacts from China, Korea, Philippines, and other Asian Pacific countries.

ASCA’s Student Council sponsors a collection of nonperishable food items and paper goods twice each month.  Collection dates for May were Tuesday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 18.  Items collected were donated to various parish food pantries.

Open registration is ongoing for grades Pre-kindergarten-3, Pre-kindergarten-4, and kindergarten through eighth grades for the school year 2016-2017.  Please call the school office (201-443-8384) for an appointment to come tour our school and meet our teachers.

Shakespeare LIVE!


The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey visited ASCA on Friday, May 13th as part of the Shakespeare LIVE! program. The troupe performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream for grades 5-8, and answered questions from the audience after the performance. The students loved the energetic production, and laughed heartily at the characters’ antics. It was a lovely way to spend a spring afternoon, and many were pleasantly surprised to discover that they enjoy Shakespeare!

Marist Academic Olympics


On Tuesday May 10th, sixteen 7th Graders represented All Saints Catholic Academy at the Marist Academic Olympics. The team members were AJ Bianciella (Science); Lucia Cantale (English); Matteo Capurso (Computers); Nicholas DePinto (Spelling); Matt Dobronsky (Math); Conor Hennessey (History); Vincent Mattiello (History); Brigid McCabe (Math); Caroline O’Rourke (Science); Matthew Page (General Skills); Landon Paradine (English); Riley Quinn (Art); Joseph Sisolak (Art); Alexandria Taveras (General Skills;) Gregory Van Sant (General Skills); and Jeffrey Van Sant (Spelling).

The General Skills team (Taveras, Page, G. Van Sant) placed third, and Matteo Capurso won first place in Computers. Congratulations to our winners and all our competitors!



Congratulations to Bianca Lumang, 4th grade, who was announced as a runner-up in Optimum Community’s Black History Month Essay Contest! Bianca’s essay, written about abolitionist and women’s right activist, Sojourner Truth, was chosen from more than 300 essays in the elementary school category.

Students throughout the tristate area were invited to submit an essay naming an African American with whom they would choose to spend a day and explain why. Bianca was awarded an iPad mini and had an opportunity to read her winning essay aloud to her classmates and special guest Assemblywoman Angela McKnight.

To view the video and photos from this event click here!

ASCA Update

Congratulations to the winners of the seventh and eighth grade STEM Showcase Science Fair!  Eight grade winners include: Isabella Attisano and Victoria Legregin, first place; Joseph Basilio and Jonathan Camaya, second place; Mark Sadek and Nicholas Paolini, third place.  Seventh grade winners include: Matthew Dobronsky, first place; Caroline O’Rourke and partners Emily Kelly and Rebecca Sears tied for second place; Amber Kelly, third place.

On May 17, ASCA will host the preliminary round of the NJPAC’s dancing competition.  ASCA’s dance team includes: Isabella Barone, Jessica Birtwistle, Ava DiLullo, Julia Mickiewicz, Ysabel Rabago, Caitlin Slasinski, Vince Anonuevo, Steven David, Matthew McCabe, Jack Moran, Gavin Skowronski, and Christian Weening.  Good luck to our participants!

ASCA’s Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at 7:00 P.M. in the auditorium.  Grades four through eight along with the choir will perform a variety of musical selections under the direction of Mrs. Bujnowski, music teacher.

ASCA’s Theater Group will perform Disney’s The Jungle Book on May 6, 7, 8.

Students attended mass on Thursday, May 5, to commemorate the Feast of the Ascension.

ASCA recently sponsored a collection of items needed for the victims of the earthquake in Ecuador.  We pray for those affected by this natural disaster.

Open registration is ongoing for grades Pre-kindergarten -3, Pre-kindergarten-4, and kindergarten through eighth grades for the school year 2016-2017.  Please call the school office (201-443-8384) for an appointment to come tour our school and meet our teachers.

3rd Annual Leadership Trip

World War II Memorial

On Wed. April 27th, All Saints Catholic Academy’s Student Council, moderated by Ms. Nicole Narese and Mrs. Diane Molesky,  and Safety Patrol, moderated by Mrs. Jennifer Cardino,  visited New Jersey’s World War II Memorial and State House. The 45 member group learned about the history of New Jersey’s State House and former governors as well as what state assembly representatives and senators do in their respective positions. They were able to visit Gov. Christie’s Press Room and the visitor’s galley of both the state senate and state assembly.  School leaders also viewed a lesson on stars at the NJ State Planetarium. This is the 3rd Annual Leadership Trip for ASCA. Students raised funds for this trip through a St. Patrick’s Day bake sale.