School Newsletter
September 21, 2020
Principal's Page
Greetings to all of our Presentation Families,

As we begin our fourth week of school, we have so many things to be thankful for: two generous donations from Catholic Community Foundation to help with the cost of all our new safety materials and needed technology, a marketing Grant from CSCOE (Catholic Schools Center of Excellence), all the volunteers who have been helping with morning drop-off, lunch, and recess. We are so blessed to be a part of a supportive community. God continues to bless our students here at Presentation in so many ways.

Volunteers - We want to remind everyone about the Virtus training that is required for all volunteers and staff to complete. You can now go online to www.virtus.org to complete the training. This training makes all of us aware of how to keep our children safe here at school. Be sure to check to see if your training is up-to-date. Our school depends on volunteers daily. Your time and talent is greatly appreciated.

The Auction committee met last week to begin preparations for the annual Panther Pride Auction & Benefit. The date has been changed to February 6th. The committee has begun thinking about how we can make this event a success virtually. The success of this event depends on all of us to help out. There are many opportunities for volunteers to help, whether it is soliciting auction items, helping with creating an interactive program, marketing, hosting watch parties, and much more. Watch for more information about the auction and how you can get involved.

We hope your family is able to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall colors. 

Blessings to you and your family,

Sue Lovegreen, Principal
Welcome!

We want to extend an official welcome to our Spanish teacher, Senora Cocco!

Ms. Cocco is originally from Santiago, Chile. She has been living in Minnesota for over 20 years with her husband and 2 kids; Sebastian who is 18 and a Freshman at the University of St. Thomas and Isabella who is 15 and a Freshman at Burnsville High School.

She graduated from International Business/Foreign Trade and Logistics in Chile.
A few years ago she discovered that teaching Spanish was her call and decided to pursue that call, which fulfills her when she is in a classroom with students.
She enjoys watching how quickly they learn and how easy learning a second language can come to them.
Volunteer Opportunities!!

We need help with lunchroom supervision/cleaning and supervising recess.

Working from home? Use your lunch hour to come hang with your kiddo and get some fresh air!!

Lunchroom helpers: Contact Jenna Rose Bradshaw for times and details (jrbradshaw@presentationofmary.org

Recess helpers: Contact Linda Charnowski for days and times (lprazak@presentationofmary.org)
Drop-Off Reminder

Students will not be allowed to enter the building until 8:15am, so please make sure they are dressed for the weather if they will be waiting in line outside prior to that.

Doors are locked at 8:30am. Any students arriving after that time should enter through the office door (S1) so they can ring the doorbell to be let into school.

Picture Day Information

Picture Day is Tuesday, October 6th!

Click here to order your child's school pictures. If preferred, you may print and turn in this form in an envelope.
CSCOE Presents: Dr. Jules Nolan Peace of Mind Resource

Session for parents: Stress and Anxiety in School-Aged Children

Even before COVID, anxiety had become the most commonly diagnosed issue in classrooms across this country. Given the stress of this time, of disrupted school and more pressure on families, we are seeing a rise in the stress and anxiety demonstrated by children. In this session, you will learn concrete strategies to help your children become more resilient to stress and to better endure normal anxious feelings. You will also find tips to differentiate “normal” stress and anxiety responses from more serious symptoms, how to intervene without interfering, and when to seek help. 
Remaining Sessions are:
September 21, 6:30 p.m.
September 29, 6:30 p.m.

Wanted Section

Fourth Grade - Beans to fill bean bag chair
Ms. Prahl - Shoe boxes, any size or color


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Our Mission: The purpose of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary School is to provide a Catholic community that fosters the religious and academic development of the individual student in a safe and welcoming learning environment.
Our Philosophy: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary School creates a supportive Catholic community committed to the Gospel message that calls us to faith, service, and worship. An environment of respect, peace and justice fosters an appreciation of God’s gift of life in all people. Each student is empowered to develop their own potential, which will lead to excellence in academics, athletic activities and the fine arts.