Greetings to all of our Presentation Families,
It is with great gratitude that I give thanks to our staff for their dedication and passion for Catholic education. As I watched parents/guardians drop off their children on Wednesday, some with joy others with tears, I prayed our day would go well. Once inside, the sounds of children’s voices and footsteps in the hallway filled our hearts with joy. God is good!
Our first few days were filled with new protocols along with a lot of typical first day of school activities. It was amazing to see our teachers embrace the new protocols and rise up to welcome back their students with love and God’s grace. We are so excited to welcome all our new families and students.
Next week we will begin reviewing last year’s concepts & assessments as we prepare for our fall NWEA MAP testing. These assessments will give our teachers a good idea of where they should start with academics this year. Please be sure to give your child(ren) plenty of time to get outside this weekend and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Testing and assessments can be stressful. We want everyone to be at their best.
We encourage everyone to be mindful of the fun filled activities your children participate in over the long weekend. Our staff has been working hard to prepare a safe environment for our students so that we can have in-person learning. We hope and pray you all will also help us maintain a safe environment by being careful over the weekend.
Please continue to pray for each other, our teachers, support staff, Fr. Peter, our parish staff and principal Lovegreen. May God comfort us and fill us with his love during this time.
Blessings to us all,
We are continuing to gain new students. Currently we are at 118 students. With 7 students still pending.
K - 19 3 - 12 6 - 10
1 - 15 4 - 17 7 - 10
2 - 17 5 - 14 8 - 4
In our previous update we introduced you to Mr. Sealy. Earlier this week he decided he would be unable to fulfill his commitment to teach this year. We immediately reached out to several of our connections: St. Kate’s, UST, St. Mary’s, Winona State, the Archdioceses, CSCOE, reposted the position and asked our staff to reach out to their connections. We had two potential candidates who recently chose a different path. Mrs. Underwood has agreed to help us out until we can find someone for this position. Our team is working hard to resolve this issue as fast as we can.We invite you to help us in this search. Please let us know if you have a potential candidate. When we work together, good things will come.
Middle School Recess Update:
Starting next week middle school will no longer go out for recess after lunch. This change is due to the increased time we needed to add to the lunch/recess times to clean and sanitize between lunches. The change reduced the afternoon classes to 30 minutes which are normally around 45 minute classes. Their classroom teachers may choose other times within the week to get students outdoors.