The Panther Post
November 23, 2020
Principal's Page
Greetings to all of our Presentation Families,

Happy Thanksgiving! From the entire faculty and staff here, we wish you all a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Even during times like these, we all know there have been so many blessings bestowed upon us from God. 

For these many blessings and gifts we give thanks...

For our 123 K-8 students and 22 preschoolers;
For the health and dedication of our staff and teachers;
For 51 days of in-person school days;
For the support from parents and parishioners;
For a wonderful spiritual leader, Fr. Peter;
For all the foundations and donors who have generously helped with tuition assistance;
For all the foundations and donors who helped alleviate our COVID expenses;

Please join us in giving thanks for the many blessings God has given us thus far and for the ones that have yet to come. 

Let us give thanks for the richness of His mercy and the abundance of His love.

May we who have received so much be mindful of those who have so little.

As we give thanks, let us all show our gratefulness through our care and attention of those who are broken or in despair. 

May God unite us through His love for us all.

Blessings to you and your family,

Sue Lovegreen, Principal


A friendly reminder:

If anyone in your household is exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19 over Thanksgiving Break or during Distance Learning, report it to the school office via email as soon as possible. We need to keep an updated running record of the health and wellbeing of our school community.
Pick-Up/Drop Off Reminder

There is a pick-up/drop off TOMORROW, Nov 24th from 2-4:30pm!! Click here for instructions and details.
Our friends at the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence are once again inviting us to send some of our talented fourth- through eighth-grade students to the Shine On Catholic School Talent Competition!

This year’s performing arts competition will be taking video auditions from November 30-December 15, 2020. Visual arts submissions are due between January 15-30, 2021.

Consider assisting your child in registering for Shine On! To enter click on either the Performing Arts or Visual Arts Registration link below. To find out more visit www.shineontalent.org.

Interested in seeing the show in action? Watch last year’s show: https://youtu.be/wgXKWlFqJDQ
DATES TO REMEMBER

November 30-December 15, 2020
Submission window for Performing Arts


January 15-30, 2021
Submission window for Visual Arts


March 7, 2021
Shine On Talent and Arts Show
REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Performing Arts registration: 

Visual Arts registration: 
 
The registration links will close after the deadlines at left. Questions? Contact Sharon Wilson
Picture Retake Day Rescheduled Date!
Wednesday, January 27th
Click here to place an online order
Please note that if your child is getting retakes done, you need to return your original photos to school.


Online Spirit Wear Store is Open! Click here to peruse our Spirit Wear options. The online store will remain open through December 6th, 2020.
Get your gear today!!

Presentation's Gifts of Love for 2020

Presentation Parish currently has numerous options available to help those in need this holiday season. Click here for full information.
Panther Pride Benefit & Auction: 75th Diamond Anniversary

This year, Presentation is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary. This amazing little school has been educating God’s children for 75 years. The way kids are learning today probably looks a lot different than it did 75 years ago. At the core, however, remains the faith formation and academic excellence that drives this school.

The auction committee is hard at work planning an amazing virtual event. The event will be held on February 6, 2021, culminating Catholic Schools Week. Just as the look and feel for our students in the classroom has changed over the years, the auction will look and feel different this year as well. It is still our biggest fundraiser, however, and is essential to our school’s success.  

We are currently accepting auction item donations. Please consider supporting your favorite merchants by buying a Gift Card or creating a gift basket, donating a bottle of wine, liquor or spirits, or creating an experience to share with Presentation Families. 

For more information, head over to the auction website: https://www.presentationofmaryschool.org/auction/


Volunteers Needed!

The Auction Committee is looking for a few volunteers at this time. Please reach out to Amber Henslin at amberhenslin@gmail.com if you are able to help:

-Donations: Solicit businesses or individuals to donate auction items (restaurants, spas/salons, breweries, sports teams, retail stores, etc.) and track who you have contacted and what they are donating

Thanks in advance for supporting Presentation as we look ahead to 75 more years of excellence!
Wanted Section

Kindergarten: gently used waterproof/snow proof child-sized gloves; a volunteer that is good with fish/fish tanks to help clean the fish tank - contact Mrs. Scheppers at sscheppers@presentationofmary.org to arrange.

Second Grade: Packs of small paper Dixie Cups
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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.