The Panther Post
October 9, 2020
Principal's Page
Greetings to all of our Presentation Families,

What a glorious week has this past week! We hope you and your family were able to get outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. What a blessing for all of us before the colder weather moves in. It is so important for our mental health to take time to see the beauty of the fall colors by going on a family walk, hike in a park, or drive. It’s apple picking time too. I know I’ll be making apple pies this weekend. The gift of time together as a family is a priceless gift from God.

This past week our students and staff participated in the Children’s Virtual Rosary Pilgrimage with Bishop Cozzens. It was a beautiful way for our school to come together virtually with other schools to pray to the Blessed Mother of our Lord and Savior. We encourage all of you throughout the month of October to pray the rosary together as a family. My home parish is hosting Holy Hours all throughout the month of October to bring people together in prayer. There is a great need for prayer in these troubled times for all of us.

We welcomed two new students this week in first and fourth grade. We also will be welcoming back a former student in 6th grade after MEA break. This will bring our enrollment up to 122 students. Currently we are starting a waitlist for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade as these classes are full. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in a watch party for the Aim Higher Night of Lights virtual gala on Friday night. Aim Higher is a non-profit organization that provides $1000 scholarships to students seeking a Catholic education. This year we have 33 students who have received a $1000 scholarship from Aim Higher. That means $33,000 of tuition assistance will help provide a Catholic education for several of our students. This is a 40% increase from last year. Thanks to the hard work of Linda Charnowski, Ivette Munoz (from CSCOE), and Sam Rita. They spent most of the summer and fall helping these families apply for these scholarships.

And now for the best news of the week...OUR TEAM IS FULL!!!!!! Dr. Steve Chojnacki accepted the math position for middle school math on Friday. We are so thrilled to have him join our team. Steve will oversee and tutor the middle school students while they work through the online math program until January 8th. During this time we will continue our search for a math teacher. Personally, I’m praying that Dr. Chojnacki will fall in love with our students and will decide to teach math the remainder of the school year. In the meantime, let’s give thanks and glory to God for sending us a highly qualified teacher for our students.

May your weekend be filled with quality family time enjoying the great outdoors.

Blessings to you and your family.

Sue Lovegreen, Principal
Families that ordered uniform sweatshirts received them yesterday, and we wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone that it's a good idea to label items such as sweatshirts, coats, hats, and mittens with your child's name. Thank you!
Please join us on Saturday, October 17th from 8am-2pm for our Fall Campus Maintenance Day! We need your help to clean up the grounds around church and school. Help for an hour or help all day! Family tasks are available. Remember your mask! Lunch will be provided.
Hello Parents,

We want to give your child the best education possible, and our teachers need your help. Due to the pandemic and tighter budgets, we need to raise funds for the essential tools our teachers need to help our students succeed.
In light of current events, student and staff safety has become our most important issue. That’s why we are partnering with a company that specializes in safe, no-contact fundraising. They have helped schools like ours raise more than $150 million dollars.
This safe and easy fundraiser is 100% online so there is no face-to-face selling, collecting money, or delivering products. Participation only takes 12 minutes, and your child will win fun and exciting prizes. Every student will receive a prize just for participating. More prizes will be rewarded when goals are reached. Please help now. It really will make a difference.
Go to https://www.schoolstore.net/sid.t?116925 to show our valued teachers your support.
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PS: Family participation is the key to our success, and we are counting on you! 
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!
School calendar update! Please note that there is no school on Friday, November 6th. This updated school calendar reflects the change.
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.