The Panther Post
October 2, 2020
Principal's Page
Greetings to all of our Presentation Families,

Welcome to October! We’ve made it through the first month of school and fall is upon us. With the changing of the seasons, we begin to prepare ourselves for the upcoming winter months. Taking time to reflect on where we were two months ago to where we are now is so important. Taking time with our children to go outside for a walk in the cool, crisp air to enjoy the fall colors. Listening to the leaves crunch under our feet. Watching the migration of the birds and squirrels storing food for the winter. All of these are moments in our lives that God has blessed us with giving us an opportunity to slow down and be still in the moment. As we continue to walk through this journey together, it is important for us to all to pause and reflect... see the gifts God has blessed us with even in this time of uncertainty.

October is Bully Prevention month. The National Bullying Prevention Center began this important campaign in 2006 all across the United States. During the month of October and all throughout the school year, the teachers here at Presentation will be raising our student's awareness of bullying and how to prevent it. I feel very strongly about educating students, staff, and parents about this serious problem. The key to prevention is education. I invite you to go to the following website (http://www.pacer.org/bullying/) to find resources you can use as a parent. We need to work together as a team to stop bullying in our world. Bullying doesn’t only happen in schools. We all play a role in helping our youth see God’s light in others.

This past week we were blessed with two generous donations to help support our families in need. We give thanks to Catholic Community Foundation and St. Casimir’s Church for their donations. Currently 56% of our students receive some form of financial assistance. These funds provide the gift of a Catholic education, which touches not only our future generations’ minds, but hearts as well. Let us all give thanks for the blessings God has bestowed on us.

We have a short week coming up in a few weeks. This break will allow us all to take time to explore the great outdoors. During these long breaks it’s important for us to stay mindful of the safety protocols we all need to adhere to in order to keep you, your family and our school community safe. The health and well being of our students and staff are impacted by all of you. We appreciate those who have chosen to keep their child(ren) home when they are not feeling well. These practices keep our school community healthy and our school building open.

I hope you are able to see some of the beautiful fall colors this weekend. May God bless you and your family.

Blessings to you and your family,

Sue Lovegreen
You're Invited to Participate in the...

Archdiocesan Annual
Children's Rosary Pilgrimage
October 7, 2020 9:30 am
Live Streamed from
Transfiguration Catholic Grade School
CCW Virtual Holiday Boutique

Presentation of Mary CCW is hosting a Virtual Holiday Boutique and is seeking vendors. Please click here for more information on registering!
Presentation is Hiring!

Presentation is currently hiring a Middle School Classroom Aide. Full job description and how to apply can be found here. Questions? Email Sue Lovegreen.
School calendar update! Please note that there is no school on Friday, November 6th. This updated school calendar reflects the change.
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..

Volunteers are needed on Picture Day to help supervise students while waiting in line, and perhaps help with adjusting collars, patting down stray hairs, etc. We need people starting at 8:30am. Contac the school office if interested.
Opportunities From CSCOE
Honorary Principal Annemarie Vega hosts "Confessions of Catholic School Parents" at 8 p.m. every Tuesday on Facebook Live, where she interviews Catholic school parents about education during COVID. Click the image at left to tune in and watch!
Click image to register
Wanted Section

Fourth Grade - Someone to help fill and re-close a bean bag chair for 4th grade. Email Mrs. Gilbert if interested.
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.