A message from last year's
Student Council President
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 $50,000 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.
2013-2014 Student Council Activities:
The Student Council of Assumption Regional Catholic School engages students in a variety of communityservice, fundraising, school leadership and school spirit projects. In addition, ARCS WE CARECommittee comprised of faculty and students was created to provide the school community an opportunityto participate in monthly community service projects.The 2013-2014 ARCS Student Council and WE CARE monthly projects included:
September - “Honoring our Community Heroes” Cards were made and distributed to local policedepartment, fire department and EMTs for their service to our community.
October - Working together the Student Council and WE CARE Committee coordinated “Denim Dayfor Cancer.” Students, faculty and staff made a donation to take part in a dress down day with all proceedsbenefiting the “Christina’s Angels” (Rush Foundation), a foundationthat 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 schoolcommunity took part in a food drive to help stock St. Vincent DePaulSociety community pantry. This organization provides food and moneyto families in need throughout the year. ARCS students, families andstaff 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 topurchase supplies for care packages that were sent to the US Military Troops overseas. These packages were accompanied by cards and letters students personallymade to thank the troops for protecting our country! In addition, donations wereused to purchase supplies for peanut butterand jelly sandwiches. Sandwiches weremade and donated to the Atlantic City RescueMission. The ARCS Peanut Butter andJelly Club has become a monthly club whichmakes over 120 sandwiches monthly that aresent to help feed the hungry!The student body participated in the CamdenDiocese “Pounds of Food” effort that helpedrestock the local food pantries.
February- Ravishing Red Day raised $850. With the assistance of the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes, theschool 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 girlsand 110 dads and guests in attendance. For Valentine's Day, Student Council sponsored a candy gram saleselling 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.