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A few reminders…
The lunch ordering system (myschoolaccount.com) has been re-opened for next week. It will remain open until midnight. The number of orders are way off from what we would normally make and order. For future orders we ask that you please keep track of what you have entered. We leave you the option of ordering weekly, monthly and beyond. Some parents find it helpful to set reminders on their phone. That way you never miss an ordering deadline (Wednesday night for the following week)
PMA FALL Sports Registration 2018 for Grades 3 – 8 is NOW OPEN.
Please go to the following website to register: https://docs.google.com/…/1y0zDkJ8CTIRsZpJ0dP666fziCCzDwr23…
Tri-County Boys Soccer (Grades 6 – 8) – Tryouts will start on August 28th. Practice/games 3-4 days per week after school. 5th graders may try out upon request. Team competes in Tri-County League Division 4. $135
Tri-County Girls Soccer (Grades 6 – 8) – Tryouts will start on August 28th – Practice/games 3-4 per a week after school. 5th graders may try out upon request. Team competes in Tri-County League Division 4. $135
Tri-County Middle School Cross Country (Co-ed Grades 6-8) – Practice will start on August 28th. Practice/meets 4-5 days per week after school. Team competes in Tri-County League Division 4. $145
Jr. Griffin Cross Country (Co-ed Grades 3-5) – Practice will start on August 28th. Practice 2-3 days per week after school. Team competes in Catholic Invitational and occasional other smaller events. $75
Jr. Griffin Boys Soccer (Grades 3-5) – Practice starts on September 4th. Practice/game 2 days per week usually at 5pm. $75
Jr. Griffin Girls Soccer (Grades 3-5) – Practice starts on September 4th. Practice/game 2 days per week usually at 5pm. $75
*** Information about Instructional Soccer (Pre K-K / Grades 1-2) will be distributed in early August. ($45.)
Online payment can be found here: https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=xoaztwtoltm.
· For DEBIT/CREDIT CARD payments, you will be charged a 2.85% convenience fee.
· PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES APPLY for using a checking/savings routing and account number in lieu of a credit card payment.
· PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT CASH PAYMENTS.
· PHOTO POLICY: As a reminder, all PMA athletes may be photographed for marketing purposes. If you wish to opt out of this possibility, please contact Tracie Dumont at email@example.com.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Dear PMA Community,
To all parents of students interested in basketball at PMA in 2017-18:
PMA basketball registration 2017-18 for grades 3-8 is now open! (Registration for Grades PK-K-1-2 will be sent next week.)
** The DEADLINE is FRIDAY, October 20th at 5:00 p.m. **
Please go to the website link that follows to register. PLEASE NOTE the last page of the registration page includes a link for payment.
If, rather than pay on-line, you intend to pay via check, please address your envelope to Ken Belbin, Director of Athletics. While I am allowed to accept cash payments, payment via on-line credit card or check is highly preferred.
** NEW POLICY ON CASH PAYMENTS: Cash payments must be made in person to the Director of Athletics, who will provide a written receipt. PLEASE DO NOT SEND HARD CASH TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD.
Registration page (payment link located on final page):
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE REGISTRATION FORM WHEN DONE.
Clicking on the payment link from the registration form will open a new page in your browser, so make sure you hit SUBMIT after you fill out your registration. You will get a payment confirmation e-mail after you have paid, but not after you register.
Schedules will be communicated to you via your respective coaching staff within the coming days.
For any additional questions about registration, please e-mail Ken Belbin at email@example.com.
Thank you and we look forward to another great season!
Director of Athletics
Presentation of Mary Academy
PMA’s Annual Pumpkin Stroll is Friday, Oct. 27, from 6:30-8 pm. This is a popular, fun evening for PMA families. For more info on this event please see the flyer that went home in yesterdays’ shuttle. Please click on the below link to view the volunteer assignments that we need to fill. Thank you in advance for your help!
The deadline for next week’s lunch orders was last night. Upon looking at the reports we find that the numbers are very low. In an effort to make and order the correct amount of food we have decided to reopen the system until midnight this evening. This will be a one time occurrence. We respectfully ask that all parents do their part to make sure our lunch program runs smoothly! Entering orders on time is important to our process and it allows us to plan accurately. Any student without a preorder will need to bring a bagged lunch.
Due to preparations for this years Fun Fest, Friday, September 22, is an Early Release day. ALL students must be picked up at their dismissal time. We do not have After Care or Sibling Pick up on this day. Dismissal times are as follows:
Kinder 11:00 (front)
Gr. 1: 11:10
Gr. 2: 11:15
Gr. 4: 11:25
Gr. 5: 11:30
Grades 6,7,8: 11:35 am (front)
Friday is also a Free Dress Down Day courtesy of the PMA Parent Group! Please keep in mind that ALL students MUST follow the PMA Dress Code. We do not allow spaghetti strap tops, open toes shoes or boots. Some students wore items of clothing/shoes on Picture Day that are outside of the PMA dress code. We did not give out dress code violation slips on that day. We will be using them going forward. If you are unsure of the dress code please refer to the PMA handbook at pmaschool.org.
Please contact the school office with questions.
Volunteer training will be held tomorrow, September 19, at 9 am or 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Training will also be offered on October 2, at 9 am or 6:30 pm. Registration is not needed, you may simply show up. Please bring a photo ID and the $10.00 fee (cash or check made out to PMA) for your background check. After June Nolet has notarized the background check forms we will go over the training packet. For the most part we will touch on a few important things, and ask that you read over the entire packet at home.
Senior Choir for Grades 4-8 starts tomorrow (Sept. 13) from 2:45 pm to 4:30 pm. Registrations were due this past Friday! If your child plans on participating in choir please be sure to send the registration form in tomorrow!
Dear PMA Parents,
Social media has become more and more an integral part of our busy lives. As a school community, however, it is wise to pause for a moment to reflect on just how we use media like Facebook for schoolcommunication. Where do we find real, accurate and timely information and news?
More and more of our parents use the PMA Parent Group Facebook page to ask pertinent questions, look for clarifications on policies and activities and even to air a grievance or complaint. While information technology can be innovative and exciting, there is a growing concern everywhere that social media does not always communicate clearly, accurately or reliably. A lot of miscommunication inadvertently appears that is difficult and time-consuming for everyone to correct. In many cases, the answers sought to critical questions and the exploration of grievances can only be answered or addressed by school administration, office staff, or a teacher, directly.
Please be aware that our PMA STAFF DOES NOT USE FACEBOOK to answer questions or solve problems. If you have questions, concerns or grievances pertaining to any aspect of school life, policy, forms, grades, your child, your child’s teacher, hot lunch, the registration process, etc., please CALL or EMAIL school personnel. FACEBOOK is a fun and informative social media tool, but it is not a reliable source of information when it comes to your child’s education or school policy. FACEBOOK postings have the ability to complicate matters and leave room for confusion and doubt. Also, as a forum for complaints and grievances, it only defeats the purpose of the spirit of PMA to hurt no one and bless all mankind.
I also have a growing concern about the growing number of parents that are using FACEBOOK to gather information concerning homework, classroom assignments, etc. for their child. While I appreciate the fact that parents are engaged and involvement in making sure that the children complete homework, I am more concern about the message we are giving the children. One of our key values at PMA is to teach children to take responsibility early on in their education; remembering homework, books, assignments, is KEY to their success both in Junior High School and High School. Relying on mom or dad to gather the information through Facebook or other means only enable a sense of “I don’t need to remember because mom or dad will do it for me”.
Again, I cannot stress enough how we encourage you to use Facebook as a tool for gathering information that promotes the school. All questions and inquiries should always, always be directed to the Main Office or the teacher. They are the only ones that have the correct information … hearsay only leads to more confusion, anger and the rumor mill getting out of control.
I sincerely hope you will continue to use and enjoy the PMA sponsored Facebook pages and be guided toward accurate and reliable sources of information whenever necessary.
Sister Maria Rosa, pm
The nurses office has not yet received some much needed information! If your child needs an inhaler, EpiPen or specific medication please send it in to the school.
EpiPens, inhalers and prescription medication must be accompanied by the doctors order. Attached you will find a food allergy plan and an asthma plan. These forms must be signed by your child’s physician. Prescriptions must come in their original pharmacy container with Rx label.
Attached is also a permission form for the nurse to administer over the counter medications (Tums, Advil, Tylenol. etc). If your child may be in need of these items please fill out the attached form. If you child needs something specific please supply it to the school.
Please also remember to send in updated physical and immunization records.
We have also sent out School & Emergency Contact emails. It is very important that you complete this email for each child in your family.
Feel free to contact Nurse Bernadette or Nurse Peggy if you have questions 603-889-5054 Opt. 3
*Lunch orders for next week (9/11-9/15) are due by midnight tonight.
*Please remember to call or email the attendance line if your child will be late or absent. It is more than okay to notify the teacher but you must contact the office as well.
*We are still in need of many volunteers for this years Fun Fest, especially in the 12-2 and 2-4 time slots. Please click on the link below to sign up!
*Curriculum Nights are next week!
Grades 1-5 is Tuesday, Sept. 12
Grades 6-8 is Wednesday, Sept. 13
Schedules and times are in today’s shuttle
*The first Junior High (Gr. 6,7,8) dance of the school year is next Friday, Sept. 15, from 7-9:30 pm. Admission is $5 at the door. Snacks and drinks will be sold.
Please feel free to contact the school office with questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Good afternoon Parents:
There was a technical problem with our registration and payment form for the PMA Hatching/Instructional soccer program and we apologize for the confusion it has caused. May reported that the registration was “sold out.” This program does NOT sell out as we welcome as many youngsters as are interested.
Please try again with the corrected links below. PLEASE ALSO MAKE SURE TO CLEAR YOUR WEB BROWSER HISTORY.
If, in your address bar for the registration link the letters “/edit” are appearing at the end of the link, PLEASE REMOVE “/edit” and continue with the registration.
Full information follows.
PMA Hatching/Instructional Soccer Registration 2017 for Pre-K3, Pre-K4 and K as well as Grades 1 and 2 is NOW OPEN! More specific information is located at the registration link.
Please go to the following website to register:
Please visit the following link for payment, https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=twxok5aclx2.
The Dates are as follows:
Times are as follows:
Pre-K3/Pre-K4/K 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Grades 1/2 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE REGISTRATION FORM WHEN DONE. Clicking on the payment link from the registration form will open a new page in your browser, so make sure you hit SUBMIT after you fill out your registration. You will get a payment confirmation e-mail after you have paid, but not after you register.
Any questions about registration, please e-mail Ken Belbin at email@example.com.
Our hearts and prayers are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. In keeping with our mission to serve others, we have been in touch with diocesan leaders in the affected storm areas to determine their needs.
The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is answering this question by launching a campaign asking every Catholic school family around the country to contribute at least $1 per student to help Catholic schools impacted by the storm to rebuild, reopen and re-enroll students. “Student to Student: A Catholic School Response to Hurricane Harvey” is a powerful opportunity to engage students in living the Gospel message of compassionate service and generosity to others.
Through this initiative, PMA is asking for contributions from students and families to assist our peers and families in other Catholic schools who have been affected by the devastating storm. We understand that many of you have already donated to your charity to help the cause, for those of you who haven’t donated this is a simple invitation to help us help others and to teach our children to share of their resources (actually, mom and dad’s resources).
Here’s what we are doing:
After researching numerous ways that we can help, more than food, clothing, water, people in Texas need money to rebuild their homes and schools. Let’s join hearts, hands and “loose change” to help our brothers and sisters affected by Harvey.
If every PMA family member, student and staff donate a minimum of $1.00 to the challenge we could potentially raise $1500.00 to help our friends in Texas.
Thank you in advance for anything you can do to help us reach out goal.
Registration for CYO Basketball is now open. Please complete the registration and payment at the link below:
CYO Jr. Mites Co-ed Basketball (Grade 3 & 4) – $110
CYO Girls Mites Basketball (Grade 5 & 6) – $110
CYO Boys Mites Basketball (Grade 5 & 6) – $110
CYO Girls Cadets Basketball (Grade 7 & 8) – $110
CYO Boys Cadets Basketball (Grade 7 & 8) – $110
All CYO teams typically practice 1 to 2 times during the week at various times. Games are held on Sunday’s (Some Saturdays) at various locations (usually in Nashua). Practice times will be solidified once we have an idea of who is volunteering to coach our teams this year.
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY OCTOBER, 21st 2016. Once registration closes, we will determine how many teams we will be fielding at each level. If there is a need for multiple teams at a certain level, we will do our best to divide the group evenly by ability level. If player numbers or volunteer numbers are low at a certain level, there is a chance we will not field a team at that level and money with be refunded.
The Cheer informational meeting will be held October 4, 2016 at 6pm in the cafeteria. If you are interested, you may register with the online link. If you have any questions, please email Chris Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is the link to sign up for a shift at the Fun Fest. We ask that all families sign up for at least one time slot. If you have questions please email email@example.com.
Battle of the Books officially begins this week!
Do you love to read? Do you wish you had more time to read fun, interesting books, and spend time discussing them with friends? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, please join us on Thursdays, from 2:45-3:30. This week, we will be meeting in the library.
Pick up will be in the back car line area. Please do not pull into the circle until you see your student exit the building.
For more information, please contact the Battle of the Books coordinator, Carol Wagner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the winter season is now in full swing, I wanted to make you aware of some information we have available on our PMA website regarding concussion awareness. The link is below.
This is certainly an issue that has everyone’s attention, so I think it make sense to stay informed.
A reminder that Instructional Basketball will still be held next Saturday (12/12), even though the Santa Breakfast will be taking place from 9am – 11am. Please let Steve Gaudreau email@example.com know if you will NOT be attending basketball.
General Car line and School Procedure Reminders
As we move further into the school year a few things have come up that need attention. Please review the following school procedures and safety reminders.
All of the below information can be found in the PMA Handbook located in the Parent Portal at pmaschool.org.
*All parents and visitors MUST stop at the school office upon admittance. In the instance you are dropping something off for your child (i.e. forgotten lunch) the item should be left in the school office. It is never appropriate to go directly to your child’s classroom. We ask that you refrain from dropping off forgotten items, unless it is absolutely necessary, as it interferes with class room time.
*Daily changes to your child’s after school instructions (going to car line or after school) should be communicated by sending a note into school with the student. If possible, please avoid calling the school to “remind” students, especially for the older students. However, it is understood that some changes throughout the day are unavoidable. Please feel free to call the school office with those requests.
*Please remember to use the Absentee/Tardy reporting line or email address when your child will be absent or late. Simply notifying your child’s teacher is not sufficient. You must notify the office. The phone number is 603-889-6054 ext. 455 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car Line Reminders
*PMA property has a speed limit of no more than 10 mph.
*When driving on school property, all students should remain seated in your vehicle. Please do not allow your child to hang out windows or sun roofs.
*When in car line do not pass the vehicle in front of you. Do not pull out of the line for any reason unless you are instructed to do so by a PMA staff member.
Thank you for your attention to these matters. Please feel free to contact the school by phone or email with concerns of questions at 603-889-6054 ext. 200 or email@example.com.