Monthly Archives: August 2015

8.28.2015 Cleaning and Paper Product Drop Off for 8/3

PMA Families,

As you know, this Monday, August 31, from 11 am to 1 pm, is Open House. It is at this time that you should bring all of your students supplies. However, climbing to the third floor can be a struggle with the heavy paper and cleaning supplies. To alleviate this problem, the cafeteria will be your first stop! You will notice that there is a row of tables for each type of product (reams of paper, anti-bacterial wipes, paper towels and tissues). Please label the products with your child’s name and class code. We will make sure it gets to where it needs to be! After you drop off these heavy items you may continue to your child’s classroom (with the remainder of their classroom supplies). If your child has a classroom on the first or second floor please go directly to that room upon arrival. Of course, if the second floor stairs are an issue please feel free to stop in the cafeteria first.

Don’t forget that there is a new parent and student orientation in the Alumni Hall on the second floor at 10:30 am!

We look forward to seeing you on Monday!


8.28.2015 Fun Fest Tie Dye

Please see the attached order form from the PMA Parent Group.  All families have the opportunity to pre-order our popular Tie Dye items!  You can send in your completed order forms and payment through your weekly shuttle or drop it at the school office.  If you have questions please send an email to parentgroup@pmaschool.org.  

Pre Order Tie Dye


 

8.28.2015 PMA Online Registration Coming Soon! IMPORTANT

Please take a minute to read the following important information about your son/daughter.

In the very near future you will be receiving an email from PMA titled Re-Registration

This online registration replaces the emergency forms, contact information and other paperwork that usually gets sent home on the first day of school. In future years you will only need to review the information and make changes instead of repeating the entire process!

Please make sure to complete this by Friday September 4, 2015.

Three important notes:
1. There are multiple tabs at the top, please take note of this and fill in all of the pages.
2. If your son/daughters birth date is incorrect, please call the main office and let us know.
3. Please make sure to click the “submit” button so everything gets sent to us!

Please contact the school office with questions.


8.28.2015 Paper and Cleaning Product Drop Off

As you know, this Monday, August 31, from 11 am to 1 pm, is Open House.  It is at this time that you should bring all of your students supplies.  However, climbing to the third floor can be a struggle with the heavy paper and cleaning supplies. To alleviate this problem, the cafeteria will be your first stop! You will notice that there is a row of tables for each type of product (reams of paper, anti-bacterial wipes, paper towels and tissues). Please label the products with your child’s name and class code.  We will make sure it gets to where it needs to be!   After you drop off these heavy items you may continue to your child’s classroom (with the remainder of their classroom supplies).  If your child has a classroom on the first or second floor please go directly to that room upon arrival.  Of course, if the second floor stairs are an issue please feel free to stop in the cafeteria first. 


 

8.27.2015 Fun Fest Information

Hello PMA Families!!

Welcome back and welcome new families!!

You will be receiving a lot of information on the first week of school, including a Fun Fest Information Booklet. Please read its content and if you have any questions please email me at PARENTGROUP@PMASCHOOL.ORG

On Monday August 31 during the Meet and Greet Open House, the Parent Group will have collecting carts in the car line area. The carts will be marked and you can drop off donations for the following items:
1. Penny Sale (anything and everything that is new)
2. Classroom Theme basket items.
3. Soda and Juice pouches/boxes.
4. Items for our FISH POND BAGS (anything and everything …truly)

You can find a complete list of the items we need on the website by going to the PARENT PORTAL, look for Parent Group, scroll down under FUN FEST, look for End of Summer Needs (PDF).

The Fun Fest will be upon us in less than three weeks. The success of this event depends on your donations and volunteerism. Volunteers for this EVENT ONLY do not need to go through the required PMA Volunteer Training Program! We simply do not have enough time for the training between the start of the school year and the event.

For families new to our school community, the Parent Group raises funds to help defray the cost of field trips, support enrichment programs for the students (special shows, educational entertainment) and numerous other activities and materials that benefit the school and children. We need your help to make these “dreams” possible for all of our children.

Over the years, the Parent Group have donated thousands of dollars to make the following possible:
designing, building and paying for half of the playground, the new water bubbler in front of the gym, new basket ball backboards for the playground, a laminator, sound panels in the cafe, the intercom system, playground toys for the students, a Gator, new picnic tables and tents and many other wonderful things!

Be sure to check your White Shuttle Envelope every week for more information about FUN FEST!
Again, ANY questions on anything, please email PARENTGROUP@pmaschool.org

Thank you all for your support and wishing everyone a happy healthy school new year!

Chris Thompson
Presentation of Mary Academy
Parent Group Chair
182 Lowell Rd, Hudson NH 03051
www.pmaschool.org


8.19.2015 Jr. Griffins Fall Sports

You can find all registration information for the remaining fall sports including Jr. Griffin Soccer (Boys/Girls), Instructional Soccer, Hatchling Soccer, and Flag Football on our website under Athletics. If you are in need of the Sr. Griffin registration forms they can still be found online. Registrations can be dropped off in the office or sent to school with your child once school begins. See below for additional updates:

1. There will be an Athletic Orientation and Registration Night on Wednesday, 9/2 at 6:30pm in the PMA Cafeteria. Come and learn more about PMA Athletics! This event will give you an opportunity to meet the Athletic Director and learn more about the specific programs that will be offered this year. This night is geared for parents that are new to PMA or are still looking to sign up their child for Fall Sports.

2. VOLUNTEERS – Please e-mail me, sgaudreau@pmaschool.org, if you can volunteer to coach any of our sports. We need a lot of help to make these programs successful so please let me know as soon as possible if you can help. Please make sure you contact the office and complete the volunteer training/background check so that you can volunteer.

3. Additional information about each sport (what to bring etc.) will go out as the first date of competition gets closer and registration is closed. We are in need of coaches for our Jr. Griffin girls soccer team so that we can set the schedule accordingly.

4. If you have a child playing Sr. Griffin sports, you should be getting an e-mail soon from me or the coach with additional details on the start of practice.

Any additional questions please e-mail me at sgaudreau@pmaschool.org.


8.17.2015 September Lunch Orders

The PMA lunch program will begin on Tuesday, September 8.  All lunch orders MUST be submitted into the system NO LATER than Tuesday, September 1If you have questions regarding how to submit your order please stop by the main office during Open House on Monday, August 31, or email Kim Flint at kflint@pmaschool.org.  Please review the details below to familiarize yourself with the ordering procedure. 

Ordering Procedure

 Ordering is done on a monthly basis. Each month, an email will be sent with the link and the next months due date.  The online system can be found in the Parent Portal at pmaschool.org/pmaorder.

Step 1: Enter the students name, Class Code and House(for Junior High students only), and payment method. If you have more than one student please pay special attention to Class Code/House and order accuracy. Switching an order from one sibling to another is not easily done with our system.

Step 2: Using the drop down menus enter the order.  Use the “Add” button to enter additional items. Review your order before clicking submit.

Step 3: Click “Submit”. This will take you to a confirmation page.

Step 4: Once again, review the order for accuracy.

Step 5: Print the order and send in with your payment. If you have printing difficulties please send in your payment clearly labeled with the students name, class code and  “Main Office-lunch payment”.

If you notice an error after clicking “submit”, you may re-enter the order.  However, the ENTIRE order must be re-entered. You CANNOT add to your original order. If you choose to adjust your order, please start again from Step 1.  It is very important that you enter the student’s name EXACTLY the same. Otherwise, the student will have more than one order in the system. To avoid having to re-enter the order please carefully review before clicking “Submit”.

It is very important to adhere to each months due date. The final week of each month is needed to prepare the proper reports for each classroom.  Late orders create a lot of confusion for everyone.  Additionally, all lunch orders must be submitted through the online system.  Please do not plan on sending money to purchase on a daily basis. If any unforeseen circumstances arise (such as a missing lunchbox) the school will provide lunch for that child and an IOU will be sent home.