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

We are so excited about the 2020-2021 School Year! School supplies are out in stores reminding us that the beginning of the new school year is just around the corner. We hope you and your family have been able to get outdoors and spend quality time together. Summer is a great time to explore our beautiful city, tour a state park, or snuggle in to read a good book. It’s important for us to slow down our pace and take in the gifts God has given us.

We would like to welcome Susan Scheppers (Kindergarten), Mary Hernandez (5th grade), and Will Sealy (MS Math) to our Presentation community. All three come with many gifts to strengthen our teaching teams. They are looking forward to meeting all of you.

Our teachers have taken some time to refresh and renew themselves over the summer. They look forward to seeing all of you next week at our Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 27th from 3 pm - 8 pm. The purpose of this event is for you and your child(ren) to meet their teacher and drop school supplies.

This event will be a little different than previous years. To keep everyone safe and allow for plenty of physical distancing we will only allow four families in the building at one time. Families may enter through the main door (S1) or the flagpole door (S8). A staff member will be there to greet you and do a family health screening. Students are to stay with their parent/guardian(s) the entire time when inside the school. Families should enter the school and go directly to their child(ren)’s classroom(s). Each family will have 15 minutes to meet their teacher(s) and exit in a timely manner so that the next set of families can enter. A link for the SignUp Genius can be found here.

Hopefully you will all get out and enjoy the beautiful weekend!

Blessing to you all!

Sue Lovegreen, Principal
News from the Advancement Office

Early this summer, we were the recipients of a $35,000 Summer Challenge Match from the Schulze Family Foundation. During one of the most difficult times the world has experienced, our Presentation of Mary community pulled together, prayed together, and were successful together…...WE DID IT! We raised $40,663.52 this summer to match the Challenge Match resulting in a total of $75,663.52 which will greatly benefit Presentation of Mary Catholic School and our students. THANK YOU to all of our financial supporters and prayer warriors.

Enrollment update: Our numbers are changing daily as several new families are still pending.
K - 17 2nd - 16 4th - 17 6th - 9 8th - 4
1st - 14 3rd - 9 5th - 13 7th - 9
Volunteer Opportunities!!
We need your help with a few things.

Flagpole entrance: needs a little TCL (weeds pulled and bushes trimmed up); contact school office (lprazak@presentationofmary.org or 651-777-58777)

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)

Ashley Way Remembrance Bracelets

Any Presentation staff, families, or students that didn't yet get one of these bracelets are welcome to have one as long as supplies last. They are available in large and small sizes. Contact Linda in the office to stop in and pick one up.
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.