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