Presentation of Mary Academy  ePathways 
March 2015

Warm greetings PMA friends and family,

Spring will soon be here, at least according to the calendar.  What a winter it has been!  Here's to hoping that with the arrival of Day Light Savings Time, we will see warmer weather and the melting of snow before spring track and field season begins!   As usual, there is so much going on on our campus.  Take a look at some of our happenings in this edition of Presentation of Mary Academy ePathways! 

Around Campus
2nd Annual Alumni Basketball Game

On Sunday, March 8, 2015 PMA alumni took on PMA's varsity Panthers in the Second Annual Alumni Basketball game  to benefit the Cathy Habeeb Shaheen, '87 Memorial Scholarship.  The event was organized by the family, classmates, and friends of Cathy.  Thirteen alumni returned for some March madness.   While the students claimed victory (27-22) and bragging rights over the alumni, all had a great time and raised over $1,5000 for a great cause.  If you were not able to attend but would like to contribute, please contact Paula Mansor-Laliberte, '82.  A special "thank you" to Diane Cormier Martin, '86 for organizing this new PMA tradition, and to all the alumni players:  Leah Gerst Pinette, '89, Katlyne Britner, '14, Stephanie Sabando, '06, Melissa Michaud Chirwa, '01, Lauren Mucci, '06, Cat Violette DeSabella, '83, Krista Butland Paduchowski, '02, Maureen Wilson Leal, '94, Katie Dickman,'03, Chanelle Garcia, '14,  Rose Maria DiFiore Redman, '85, and Sandra Altovino, '06.

Congratulations to our CAC Basketball All-Stars

Basketball season has come to an end and PMA is proud to report that three of our student athletes have been recognized for excellence.

Two Lady Panthers have been chosen to play on  Commonwealth Athletic Conference All-Star girls' basketball team. Senior Amanda Morin (forward) and freshman Shakira Henriquez (point guard)  will play in the game  on March 12th at 7:00pm in Chelsea.  

Freshman Ron St. Peter had a great first-season with PMA's boys' varsity team, he, too, was named as a CAC All-Star.  

           Ron St. Peter, '18
Amanda Morin, '15, Shakira Henriquez, '18

It's That Time of Year


Auction season is here and we need the support our PMA family and friends.  From April 7, 2015 through  April 15, 2015 we will host our annual "Bidding for Good" online auction. On April 17, our Spring Gala Auction and Legacy Awards Dinner will be held at the Atkinson Country Club.  All funds raised from these events will support improvements to our athletic program.  Our success depends upon your support!   Here's what you can do: 


 1.  Donate an item or experience. Do you have tickets to a concert or sporting event? Do you have a time-share or airline mileage you cannot use? Is there a restaurant, salon or spa you frequent? Can you offer your professional service?  Do you have any gift cards for our mystery boxes? 


2.  Be an event sponsor. Would your business or employer be willing to pledge support to PMA? We are offering a variety of giving levels with different levels of recognition. Contact Sarah Hamilton  or visit our website for details.


3.  Spread the word! Please plan to share the online auction link with all your friends, family, colleagues.  Please like and share our Facebook page.  It is a quick, easy, and free way to support our cause. 


4   Attend the Gala! Don't miss a fun night out celebrating spring with the PMA community.   Tickets are available online on Eventbrite or at PMA during school hours.  Put together a table of ten today!   Alumni- contact Paula Mansor-Laliberte to put together mini-reunions (reserved seating and VIP lounge)!   


If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Hamilton by calling  978-682-9391, Ext. 112 or send an email.  Watch your email for a PREVIEW all the wonderful items and experiences will be offering!

Sophomore Retreat

PMA's sophomores recently bonded at their annual class retreat led by Campus Minister Jenn Brooks and a team of juniors.  Lots of laughs, team building activities, faith sharing testimonies, and the celebration of Mass helped bring the Class of 2017 closer together. 

MIchael Walsh, '16

Michael is a self-described "sports fanatic."  He can talk about any sport and one day hopes to so so professionally, with a career in sports broadcasting.    For the past two years, Michael has been learning all he can about the industry first hand.  On weekends, Michael is an intern on the legendary WCCM radio show , "Let's Talk Sports with Frankie Benjamin."   Michael assists on-air personalities with everything from running the sound-board, adjusting microphones, and making sure the hosts can take calls.  One of his most important responsibilities is to screen the callers wishing to speak on live-radio.  Fortunately, most of the shows callers are "regulars."   He is very appreciative of the opportunity to learn sports broadcasting from knowledgeable mentors at WCCM.  Not only does Michael enjoy talking about sports, he also enjoys playing.  For the past three years he as played for the PMA's boys' basketball team as a shooting guard.   

Quick Pics from the Photography Club
Will Hamilton, '17
Madison Hickingbotham, '17
         Zachary Laird, '18

Thank you for taking the time to keep up to date with all our news!  We hope you enjoyed this edition of ePathways.  Watch your inbox for next edition in late April

Rose Maria DiFiore Redman '85
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March 20 - March 21, 2015
7:00 pm
Damn Yankees, the Red Sox Version

PMA's talented students will present their annual spring musical on Friday, March 20, 2015 and Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Dupre Sports and Arts Center.  General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.   Tickets may be purchased at school during business hours or at the door on the night of the play. 
March 24, 2015
6:30 pm
College Info Night

Junior parents are invited to attend to learn more about the college application process.  For more information contact  Donna Parker.

March 26,  2015
7:00 pm
NHS Fashion Show

We know you are ready to put away the winter boots and fleece!  Be inspired as PMA's student models present the latest fashion trends from Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Tickets may be purchased at school during school hours or at the door.   All proceeds will benefit National Honor Society Scholarships.
April 12, 2015, 
9:00 am
Alumni Mass & Breakfast

Celebrate Mass at the Sisters' Chapel with your alumni family.  A special blessing will be offered for alumni.  After Mass, join us for a complimentary continental breakfast. Please RSVP to   Paula Mansor-Laliberte by April 10, 2015.
 Legacy Sponsors
TD Bank

The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary
Cafua Management (dba Dunkin' Donuts)

Enterprise Bank

Methuen Assisted Living Partnership

St. Alfio Society/Three Saints, Inc.
Manzi Bonanno & Bowers

Mary Immaculate
 Heath Care Services

Pest End, Inc. &  Pro-Tech Lawn Care
 Arlington Floor

Methuen Cooperative Bank

K. H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc.


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