School Newsletter
October 25, 2019
Principal's Page
Dear Parents and Guardians of Presentation of Mary Community-

We wish to extend sincere thanks to all parents that took the time to come to their child’s conference. It is heartwarming to see so many parents involved with their son/daughter’s education. The staff here at Presentation is dedicated to provide an excellent educational and spiritual foundation for all of the children that walk our halls. We go forward knowing that parents and staff will continue to work together to enhance their child’s education and school experience. Again, the staff and administration thanks all of you.

On another note, the school has received a number of cyber grants. While we are unable to identify the donors at this time, please know that we are extremely grateful for all donations. We understand that some donors wish to remain unknown, and we will honor that request. All donations will help the school community. Thanks for your generosity.

Blessings,
Gary Faust, Ed. S.
Mary Kane, Ed. S.
Attention all Box Tops collectors! The Box Tops for Education program is starting to phase into a digital-only format. Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online.
Visit their website here to learn more and download the app today!

Please note that if you would prefer not to install the app once the program is fully digital you can still raise money for Presentation. Simply turn your receipts into the school office noting that they are for the Box Tops Program and we will scan them for you!
The Old Box Tops Clips

Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and send them to school.
Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for your school.  Make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.
The New Box Tops Labels

Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label.
If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.
High School Open Houses
8 th Grade Families – You’re Invited!
See why Saint Thomas Academy faculty are experts in educating boys. Join us for our Fall Admissions Showcase on Monday, October 28 at 6 PM. RSVP at cadets.com/showcase .
DeLaSalle High School October 28 Open House
For Prospective Students and Families

On Monday, October 28, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the staff and students of DeLaSalle High School host an Open House for prospective students and their families. After 30 percent growth in the past ten years, DeLaSalle is currently the third largest Catholic high school in Minnesota. DeLaSalle’s enrollment is strong, with 740 students coming from over 125 different middle schools.

DeLaSalle received more than 400 applications for 200 spaces in the ninth grade last year, and the school looks to fill 175-200 spaces in the Class of 2024. Currently, DeLaSalle draws students from up to 30 miles away in all directions.   DeLaSalle
has been centrally located on historic Nicollet Island since 1900.
 School busing is available from most areas of the Twin Cities.

Budgets are balanced and the school is in strong financial condition. Just three years ago, DeLaSalle opened a new $8.8 million addition and the new Richard Schulze Center for Innovative Learning with over 10,500 square feet of new and enhanced classrooms, the fourth multi-million dollar facility expansion at DeLaSalle since 2000. This project was funded as part of a five-year capital campaign at DeLaSalle; the “Gateway to the Future” campaign concluded in June, having reached a total of $22.8 million in gifts and pledges , far exceeding the goal of $17 million for the campaign

The Open House features presentations about DeLaSalle’s Catholic and Lasallian heritage, college prep curriculum and Guidance program sending 98-100 percent of grads off to college, 1:1 iPad technology initiative, now in its ninth year, extra-curricular activities, $3.25 million program of financial aid grants and academic scholarships, the unique Global Advantage Program which connects students to international academic travel, and so much more. DeLaSalle staff and many
current students will be present to welcome guests and answer questions.

For more information, please visit www.delasalle.com or
contact Mike O’Keefe at 612-676-7679 or mike.okeefe@delasalle.com .
Volunteers Needed!

We are in GREAT need of volunteers to help supervise students during recess. This is a very important and necessary volunteer role. It is a huge help to the teacher assigned to monitor recess to have another adult or two present. Having another set of eyes and hands helps ensure that our students are safe while playing. Please consider making some time in your schedule for this. You can help at one or both recesses any day of the week.

Recess Supervision - 11:40-12:05; 12:05-12:25

If interested please contact the school office at 651-777-5877 or email Linda Charnowski
Call for Substitute Teachers

We would like to get some more people on our list of available substitute teachers. If you or someone you know would like to be added to our substitute list, please contact the school office. We are also able to get training for anyone interested in becoming a substitute teacher.
Presentation Spirit Wear!!
Presentation Spirit Wear is now available! Click here to see all the great items available - there are things for infants, youth, and adults! Orders may be placed through the online store through 11/6/19. All orders will be distributed at school after 11/25/19.
Questions? Email Mary Davini
Hot Lunch

Please note that our hot lunches come pre-packaged and Ms. Linda has to place the order for the day with the district office by 9:00 am . If your student is going to be coming in later than that and will be needing a hot lunch, it is important that you contact Ms. Linda in the office to let her know. If your child comes later than 9:00 and the office has not been informed, they will not receive a lunch as we do not order extras.
The 2019 Panther Pride Auction & Benefit still has some volunteer opportunities available. Take a look at this SignUp Genius to see how you can help make this event a huge success!
The POPS Halloween Party is tomorrow! We hope to see all of you at this fun family event. See this SignUp Genius for volunteer opportunities. It's sure to be a ghoulishly good time!!
Schulze Early Learning Scholarship Program

The Schulze Family Foundation has created the Schulze Early Learning Scholarship Program to assist middle-income families in gaining access to excellent preschool programs for their children.

The Foundation firmly believes in and supports the strength of the academic experience, the caring community and the spiritual development that is provided by the Catholic elementary schools.

Scholarships will be awarded ranging from $500 to $3000 and will be sent directly to the preschool to pay for tuition.

·       Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year.

·       Applications for 2020-2021 school year will be available November 1, 2019.

You are eligible to apply if:

·       Your child will be attending an eligible Catholic preschool;
·       Your child will be in their last year of preschool in 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 and
·       Your family is middle-income.

The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship application is online at schulzefamilyfoundation.org . Click on Early Learning Scholarships.

If you have questions, please contact:
Marla Friederichs at mjfriederichs@schulzefamilyfoundation.org or 952-324-8933 or
Sheila Otto Phillips at smotto@schulzefamilyfoundation.org or 952-324-8928

2019-2020 Referral Program

Know someone looking for a great school community? Send them our way - we would love to meet them and show them all Presentation has to offer! When they register, tell them to mention your name and your family will be credited $250 for each family you refer!  
Click here to view October lunch menu

Please keep your lunch account current.
Log into:

All money for lunch accounts must now be entered online, cash or checks will no longer be accepted.

Please contact the school office if you are having trouble logging in.
Dynamic Pay

 Dynamic Pay is a great and easy way to earn money for yourself as well as for Presentation School! A Dynamic Pay membership grants you access to gift cards from numerous retailers, and all come with a rebate! 
Questions? Email Mary Davini for more info.
SPORTS
FALL SPORTS
This week marks the end of the fall sports season. Congratulations to all our athletes and thank you to all of the parents, teachers, students and fans who came out to support and cheer them on!  

Soccer

6 th -8 th grade
The 6 th , 7 th , 8 th grade soccer team finished in 4 th place (out of 8 teams) with a record of 3 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie. With 20 eighth grade teams total across 3 leagues, this unfortunately did not qualify them for playoffs. 

5 th grade
The 5 th grade soccer team finished in 3 rd place (out of 6 teams) with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss. They qualified for playoffs. They won their first playoff game against Immaculate Conception with a score of 1-0. They play in the CAA 5 th grade Championship game tonight vs. St. Odilia at Cretin at 5:15pm. We are so proud of you! Good luck tonight. 
Volleyball

8 th grade
The 8 th grade team has wrapped up their final season as Panthers. This team has been together for 4 years and is walking away with some great memories and reasons to celebrate. They made it to the CAA Championship 2 out of the 4 years. They took 2 nd in 5 th grade and took 1 st in 7 th grade. Unfortunately they were unable to participate in playoffs their 6 th grade year due to Wolfridge, but that year they were undefeated in regular season play. They definitely saw tougher competition this year as an 8 th grade team with a 5 th place finish in their league. Even the teams they lost to were close games pushed to 3 sets. They did still make it to the “A” bracket for 8 th grade, which was the top 8 teams out of 33. Unfortunately, the late start time and a whole bundle of nerves got the best of them for their first playoff game this year and they lost to St. Peter’s 1-2 after defeating them 3-0 the previous week during a scrimmage. It was an unfortunate end for a team that has played so well together. Every single player has improved so much over the years and it is tough to see this chapter come to an end. They were so fun to watch over the years. Congratulations on all of the successes girls and best of luck to all of you next year!    
5 th -7 th grade
Congratulations to the 7 th grade team on their season and run in the playoffs. They won their first playoff game against St. Odilia. Unfortunately, they faced a tough St. Patrick’s of Hudson team their 2 nd game and were ultimately defeated. This team has come a long way this season. It was fun to watch all the hard work come together in the end. They went from just forward passing at the beginning of the season to side and back passing, setting, tipping, and hitting by the end of the season. Every single one of the girls got their serves over the net during their playoff game. We can’t wait to see them next year!
Cross Country

The CAA 1 Mile Cross Country Meet went on as scheduled, even with the blowing snow and 30 degree weather. Our team of 4 boys did a fantastic job of representing Presentation. Cody R. finished in 3 rd place in the 6 th grade and under boys division.  

WINTER SPORTS
With fall season wrapped up, it’s time to start thinking about winter sports. But, in order to plan out teams, we have to get registration going. CAA offers hockey, boys basketball, girls basketball and swimming for their winter sports. Basketball and hockey are open to 5 th -8 th graders who would like to participate. Swimming is open to K-8. 

If you are interested in either hockey or basketball, please sign-up via the attached link so we can make decisions on teams. 

A link for swimming will come out at a later date. 

We participate in the Catholic Athletic Association. For the most current schedules and locations, please refer to their website at:  http://www.stpaulcaa.org/index .
Looking Ahead
WANTED
Preschool - boys underwear and clothing size 3t-5t

Kindergarten - stickers of any shape and color

Library - clear book tape or clear packing tape

Please bring donations to the school office with a note labeling who they are for. Thank you!

Have something you'd like to add to the "Wanted" Section? Email Mary Davini
Curious about the latest news and events at Presentation Parish? See the most recent Parish Newsletter here .
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.