Monthly Archives: November 2014

11.26.2014 Eighth Grade is Raising Money


11.26.2014 Athletic Social Media

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11.24.2014 Band Practice Schedule

If your child has signed up for the PMA band, the attached letter of instruction has been sent home in his/her shuttle.

Band Letter to Parents (PDF)

11.24.2014 Santa Breakfast

Next Saturday, December 6th from 9-11am is our Santa breakfast in the cafeteria. Please return all forms as soon as possible so Santa knows how many children are coming.

We are looking for bakers to bring any type of muffin or breads for that morning. Please label if your recipe has nuts or gluten free etc. I’m also looking for gallons of orange juice. We will have donuts and coffee as well.

Because the elves are busy making toys, Santa is also in need of helpers to make the breakfast and pictures run smoothly.

Please contact Denise Smith at with questions or to sign up.

11.24.2014 Snow Days/Weather Related Delays

Winter is almost here…please read below for information regarding school delays and cancellations.
In the event that inclement weather makes it necessary to either delay the opening of school or cancel the school day, the information will be posted on WMUR – NH channel 9 or its website, or WZID – FM 95.7. Please remember to look and listen for the PMA Hudson announcement. On the WMUR website, Presentation of Mary will be listed under “P”.  PMA is listed separately from the Hudson School System. Parents can also call the school holiday/closing line at (603) 889-6054 ext. 456. Delayed school openings will be implemented when deemed appropriate. In the event that there is a delay, the Before- School Program will automatically be canceled that morning. The After-School Program will be offered in the afternoon. PLEASE AVOID CALLING THE SCHOOL FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING A WEATHER EMERGENCY. Canceled school days are made up at the end of the school year by adding 30 minutes to the school day until the missed time has been made up.


The following are the expected arrival times for students for the various delayed opening times:

Delay              Gr. 6-8        Gr. 3-5       Gr. 1-2      Pre-K & K

1 hour             8:30am       8:45am     8:55am       9:10am

90 Minute       9:00am       9:15am     9:25am       9:40am

2 hour             9:30am       9:45am      9:55am      10:10am

In most cases school will not be canceled after the school day has commenced. However, parents may pick up children early in the event of severe weather. Please call the office to request your child’s early dismissal.

Have a Smart Phone? Download the WMUR app for snow day announcements!

11.24.2014 No Martial Arts

Martial Arts will not be held after school November 24, 2014. Please contact the school office if you need to make car line or after school adjustments.

11.20.2014 Winter gear

Dear Parents of Kindergarten and Pre-K Students,
Please remember that the children will go outside during the school day.  It is that time of year when you need to have your child(ren) bring with them their hats, mittens/gloves and a warm coat. If you have any questions, please contact their teacher directly.

11.20.2014 Nazirah Gerow


11.20.2014 The PMA Giving Tree

PMA Christmas Giving Tree2

11.20.2014 Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be December 1 through 12 pm on December 5.  Please remember to send in your raffle tickets!  If you are able to volunteer your time please send in the volunteer form.  Miss Denise is always happy to answer any questions you may have.

2014 All For Books Raffle (PDF)

2014 Book Fair Volunteer (PDF)

11.19.2014 Bake Sale Friday, 11/21!

The Eighth Grade will host a Bake Sale this Friday at all 3 lunches.  This sale will benefit their trip to Washington, DC.  Most of the treats will sell for $0.50 per item.


11.17.14 Open House for New Families


11.13.2014 Holiday Shopping Night Raffle

Come join us for a night of shopping! Lots of vendors! Open to the public!

Grand Prize Raffle 
2 Tickets to the
Boston Pops Holiday Concert Matinee for Children at the Boston Symphony Hall on December 20, 2014

Graciously donated by Phillip Proulx
Money Concepts Financial Planning

$5 a ticket

11.13.2014 Band registration

Just a reminder that all band registrations are due on Friday, November 14, 2014. Please see the attached forms for information.

Band Registration Form 2014 (PDF)

Band-Instrument Rental/Purchase Form 2014 (PDF)

11.12.2014 Fun Pass Forms

The PMA Parent Group is selling the Fun Pass 2015. For $32, you get over $1,800 in savings at more than 100 of your favorite New England family attractions. Please print off the order form and send in with payment by November 19. You can email Parent Group with any questions.

Fun Pass 2015 Order Form (PDF)

11.12.2014 Scrip Card Orders

Scrip Card Order Week:  Order by Thursday, November 13th 8:00 AM.  (Receive cards on November 19th)

You may use the attached form and send a check made payable to PMA or order online with more stores to choose from at

To create an online account use PMA code #697674E916231.
Online orders may pay with 2 options:  Pay with Presto Pay (for 15 cents service fee) or send a check payable to PMA
See attached flyer for additional online features include Reload gift cards and ScripNow. We process all orders on Thursday morning before noon and your cards will be sent home in your white shuttle envelope on the following Wednesday.

*Countrybrook Farms gift certificates available (10% rebate)

Grocery Card Orders:  Order every week by Thursday.  (Receive cards on Thursdays)
Tear off one form each week and return it with your separate check payable to PMA in your Wednesday white shuttle envelope.  Gift cards will be given to your child on Thursday in their backpack.  Orders will only be filled on Thursdays. If you have any questions, please contact the business office at 603-889-6054, option #4 (ext 204) or email at

11.10.2014 Picture retake day

Picture retake day will be November 14.  Please send your child with the original pictures that you do not want. Students are allowed to dress down without a pass IF they are retaking pictures.

11.5.2014 Holiday Shopping at PMA

Holiday Shopping night will be hosted here at PMA on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the cafeteria. This fundraising event will be open to the public and will support our new gymnasium/art center project. There are lots of vendors coming and there will be product and gift raffles. Take a look at the Shopping Night flyer for a full list of Vendors.

11.3.2014 Jr. High presentation

The Jr. High students will attend a presentation on Health and Wellness on November 7, 2014 at 10am.

11.3.2014 PMA band opportunity

On Friday, November 7, Grades 3-8 will take part in a short presentation about a possible band here at PMA . This presentation will be during school hours.  If a student shows interest in the band they will be sent home with information.  The information will also be posted online after the presentations. All Band registration and rental/purchase forms MUST be returned by November 14, 2014 so that all instruments can be ordered.

PMA Band Registration Form 2014 (PDF)

Instrument Rental/Purchase Form 2014 (PDF)

11.3.2014 Early Dismissal in February

Please note that there has been a change in the school calendar. There will be an early dismissal on February 9, 2015 due to a teachers’ workshop. There will be NO After School care on this day. Dismissal will begin at 10:50am and continue staggered until 11:30am.

GRADES                   PICK-UP TIME

Grades 6-7-8            11:30 am

Grade 5                     11:20am

Grade 4                     11:15 am

Grade 3                      11:10 am

Grade 2                      11:05 am

Grade 1                      11:00 am

Kindergarten             10:55 am

Pre-K 3 & 4                 10:50 am

11.3.2014 Support PMA

Two Ways to Support PMA

With the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to remind you about the two new ways to support PMA, Amazon Smile and GiFTgive! Please read the information below and make sure you sign up to help support PMA. Make sure to share this with friends and family because they can sign up too! These links can also be found on our website under the tab support PMA. If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Young at

Amazon Smile – go to anytime you want to shop at and the Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchase to PMA. There are no costs to you or Presentation of Mary Academy. But over time, and with the support of the broader PMA community, this program could generate significant funds for the school to apply to our building fund, new equipment, curriculum development and much more. You can use your current sign in account information. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for one for free. So please take a moment, sign up for the Smile program, and remember to use when shopping on amazon. You can tell friends and family to sign up too!

GiFTgive is our online wish list of items we need for school. Go to . Click on any one of the items to find out more about it or just click Donate now! You can contribute towards one or all of the items on our list. You can even make a cash donation and we will put your donation towards one of our items. We will continue to add items to our wish list, so keep checking back! Don’t forget to tell friends and family to check out our GiFTgive page!

Please contact Joanne Young at with any questions.

11.3.2014 December lunch orders

December lunch orders are due  NO LATER than Monday, November 17.  It is very important to enter the order and click “SUBMIT” prior to 11/17.  Ordering is now open so please do not wait until the last minute!

11.3.2014 Bakers needed for Bingo Night

Please support the eighth grade by baking some treats that they can sell during their Bingo fundraiser on Friday, November 7.    Please individually wrap your baked goods for sale and drop them off at school on Friday.