Monthly Archives: June 2015

6.10.2015 Updates

A few reminders…

*Field Day for grades 4-7 is tomorrow, 6/10.

*Student Supply Lists went home in last weeks shuttles. If you choose to prepay for next years $2.00 Dress Down Days and the assignment notebook (for Gr. 2-8) please try to send it in this week.  
*Thursday is a free dress down day for the entire school. 
*Friday is a dress up day for the entire school. 

*Friday is an early release day. 

6.8.2015 Summer Tutoring

Dear Parents,

As the school year approaches its close, we have had a number of requests from parents for names of staff members willing to tutor during the summer months. Listed below are the names of the teachers interested in doing so. If you are interested in having your child tutored this summer through PMA, please review the following information to determine whether we can meet your needs. If so, please complete and return the form attached. The cost for tutoring will be $35.00 per hour payable in advance of services. Thank you.

2015 Summer Tutoring (PDF)


6.8.2015 Important Updates

Dear PMA Parents,

These are extremely busy and equally exciting days at PMA. There are so many activities currently underway! Here are a few of the exciting highlights:

Our Capital Campaign Committee under the direction of Diana LaMothe is doing a superb job at this early stage soliciting donations and gifts for our Gym/Art Center. Please keep them in your prayers as it is never easy to ask for money. Mark your calendars for the Capital Campaign Kick-off celebration on August 27 at 7:00 PM. We have a great evening planned for all of you!

Enrollment: We are now at the stage in our development where nearly every classroom has a waiting list with prospective students. With assistance from teachers and staff, we have developed a creative educational team for our students in the coming school year. Here are the staff enhancements for 2015-16:

PreK(3): Mrs. Debbie Heitmiller will move into the position of lead teacher for the three year old program with a full time teacher aide. This year’s three-year old program is slightly smaller than last year, so at this time there is only one class of three year olds.

PreK(4): This year, we will open a new prek4 program and have hired Mrs. Anna Terni as the lead teacher. Mrs. Terni is a certified preschool teacher and has many years of experience working in various prek programs here at PMA.

Kindergarten: We will be back to three kindergarten classes this coming school year. Mrs. Carol Guarino will return to her former kindergarten position.

Grade 2: We will open a third second grade class with Mrs. Amy Ribeck moving up as the new second grade teacher. The new second grade classroom will be located on the second floor in one of the rooms previously housing a chapel for the Sisters. It will truly be a HOLY place!

Grade 5: Mrs. Carol Wagner will move to the Junior High and be a Grade 7 homeroom teacher. Mrs. Wagner will be teaching 7th grade English and Literature as well as 6th grade Science. We will have two homerooms for each of the Junior High classes. Right now, we are close to capacity at the Junior High level. Mrs. Lisa Toohey, an experienced elementary school teacher, will teach one the fifth grade classes. Mrs. Toohey and Mr. DeSaulniers will continue to departmentalize social studies, religion and math in the fifth grade.

Music: Ms. Diane Dube, who came to our rescue in April to admirably fill the vacancy left by Mr. Carew will resume her full time position as a Spiritual Director in Lowell, MA. Therefore, I have hired Mrs. Maria Leticia Lozada, a music teacher, professional vocalist and recording artist to fill the music position for the 2015-16 school year. Mrs. Lozada is eager to begin her musical journey with our students to expand their appreciation and love for music and singing.

We are blessed with the growth of our school and the new educational team in place for the coming school year. I ask each of you to join me in welcoming, supporting and praying for our staff as they begin their new assignments. PMA is indeed the PLACE TO BE!

Wishing you all a happy, safe and holy summer,

Sister Maria Rosa, pm

6.4.2015 Weekly updates

A few reminders… 

*There is a $2.00 dress down day for Junior High students (Gr. 6-7-8) on Friday, June 5.  The money collected is for a remote village in the Dominican Republic.  Seventh Grader, Thomas Glatz,  will be traveling there fromAugust 2-August 10 with a group of volunteers from Saint Matthew’s Parish in Windham.  

*Tomorrow is the last day to donate supplies and/or money for the Girl Scout’s Bronze award.  
*Field Days are next week.  
Monday-PreK and Kindergarten
Tuesday-Gr. 1-3 
Wednesday-Gr. 4-7 
If it rains there will not be a make-up date. Be sure your student comes to school with sunscreen and bug spray already applied.  Please remember to bring a water bottle. 
As always, please feel free to contact the main office with questions. 

6.1.2015 Sr. Griffin Fall Sports

We held a meeting with grades 3 – 7 to discuss sign ups for our Sr. Griffin Fall Sports ONLY for next year.  You should have received the attached forms in your child’s shuttle. They are also attached below. We are holding sign-ups now because these sports have a start date of August 31, 2015.  A couple of clarifications below:

1.  Cross Country is for grades 4 – 8.

2.  Sr. Griffin Soccer (Boys and Girls) are for grades 6 – 8 only.

3.  All three sports will be participating in the Tri-County League (Division 4).  This is an exciting change for our soccer programs!
4.  We will still be offering sports for the younger grades as we have done in the past.  Sign-ups for Jr. Griffin Soccer, Hatching Soccer, Instructional Soccer, and Flag Football will start during the first week of school.

Please e-mail me at if you have any questions.

2015 PMA FALL Sports Information – Sr. Griffin Sports (PDF)

Code of Conduct (PDF)

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