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On January 17, Bishop Guertin will be hosting Mr. Andrew McPeak, an author and researcher on “Generation Z,” as well as media/technology. He will be speaking to parents in the Keegan Leadership Center at 7 pm. This parent session (“Helping Students Navigate Technology in a Healthy Way”) is free and open to the public.
Attendees are asked to RSVP so they can switch to a larger space, if necessary.
Please click the below link to respond:
Bishop Guertin is located at 194 Lund Road in Nashua.
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)
*Due to increase in costs, milk and water will be $0.75 in the cafe.
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.
Thank you to all the students, families and friends who contributed to the success of our PMA WALKATHON. We raised a total of $22,808.25. The most money ever raised in the HISTORY OF PMA WALKATHONS.
Thank you, thank you.
The following students are PRIZE WINNERS:
Lunch will take place at the Town Tavern on Lowell Road at 11:30AM. Permission forms to follow.
Winner for the iPad mini: Kenzie Legg (7AG)
Winner for the Barnes and Noble Card: Penelope Keating (KTP)
TOP WINNING CLASS: Choose a hair color for Mrs. Gaudreau and Sister Maria and get to watch them get it colored in the gym on June 12, 2018 at 10:00am: Grade 5 LT
ALL THE CLASSES met their goal and will get extra recess time on June 13 plus an ice-cream treat.
Again, thank you for your wonderful support of another amazing event at PMA!
*Mass is tomorrow (4/12) at 9:15 am for Kinder-Gr. 4 and 1 pm for Gr. 5-8. Junior High students must wear their blazers. No dress down passes may be used.
*Walk-a-thon is this Friday! Students should wear their gym uniforms. All sponsor sheets should be in by Friday morning.
*Tuition Agreements are due Friday. Please email Mrs. DesRuisseaux with questions at email@example.com
PMA’s Annual Walk-a-thon is on Friday, April 13th! This year we have some exciting incentives for the students to raise as much money as they can. If you are in need of mailers to send to family and friends please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind that in order for them to count towards the below goals we need to receive them back by the 13th! Please read the attached for walk details. The volunteer form is also in the attached document.
Please contact the main office with questions at email@example.com.
|The three top highest pledges win:||First Place Winner: Principal for ½ day & Lunch at T-Bones with Sr. Maria
Second Place Winner: Vice-Principal for ½ day & Lunch at T-Bones with Sr. Maria
Third Place Winner: Lunch with Sr. Maria at T-Bones
|Classes that meet their goal:||Will earn an extra 15 minutes of recess and an outdoor ice-cream treat|
|The Class with the highest average total collection:||Choose the color of Sister Maria and Mrs. Gaudreau’s hair for ONE DAY AFTER THE WALKATHON. The class gets to watch Mrs. Dumont color their hair in the gym!|
|All students who participate in the walkathon by bringing in a donation:||Every student who brings in a donation of at least $25 is entered into a prize drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.|
|Every pledge of $100 or more gets a chance to enter a raffle, $200=2 chances, $300=3 chances, $400=4 chances, etc.||Every pledge of $100 gets one chance towards a raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing of an iPad Mini!|
Extended Day will begin on Monday, March 5. The new dismissal times will be as follows:
*Attached is a schedule for the upcoming Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 29-2/2). Please review to be in the know regarding all of the fun things we have planned. A paper copy will also be in this weeks shuttles but the attached is the most accurate information.
*CSW dress down passes are still on sale. The order form is attached.
Congratulations to Andrew Mason from KCS! He sold $500.00 in lottery calendars! Andrew receives a free registration fee for the 2018-19 school year and will go on a Hooky Day with Sister Maria.
Monday, January 29-Crazy Sock Day
Tuesday, January 30-Full uniform for Mass (including blazers for Junior High students)
This Friday, January 5, will be a dress down day to make up for the cancelled day on 12/22. For those that have not pre-paid for the year or did not send in your $2 on 12/21, please send in the payment on Friday morning. As always students should adhere to the PMA dress code, which can be found in the handbook (above link).
Hello Presentation of Mary Parents,
My name is Nicholas Colvin and I am a sophomore at Windham High School. I am excited to have been given the opportunity by Sister Maria to come in and speak on January 3rd to your junior high students about an exciting Mission Trip that I have participated in that travels with St. Matthews to the Dominican Republic. During these mission trips the groups build gravity-based aqueducts and host medical clinics in the Western Mountains of the DR. To date, the groups have successfully installed 9 aqueducts and will be returning in February to continue this work. Last year I even got to travel with one of Presentation of Mary’s amazing teachers, Val Bauer. My hope is that I can give your student a better understanding of what it means to do community service as a student and how the work does not only benefit those that we serve but can also really benefit ourselves. I think that many students think of community service as a burden and I hope to dispel this myth.
In addition to speaking about the mission, I will also be telling them about the complimentary charity that my brother, Zac Colvin, and I have been running for the past 2.5 years. To date we have provided over 525 lights to families so that they will have light for the next 3 to 7 years. This is an essential tool that allows them to see after dark and minimize the use of candles that have been responsible for multiple fires in homes. This year we are also expanding our donations to include water bottles to distribute at a school that recently opened. The people we provide these to are truly the unserved and they are so grateful. I am hopeful that you may take a few minutes with your child after the presentation and ask them about the work we do and consider a small donation to help us achieve our goal of bringing 300 more solar lights this year. Donations can be made by writing a check out to St. Matthews and noting on the check DR Lights. Sister Maria has offered to have her classroom teachers collect these donations from January 3rd through the 12th. In addition to your donation, Sister Maria has graciously offered to match your donations up to $500. With your help I am confident that we can reach this goal. You can also learn more about our mission trip by viewing our website https://sites.google.
com/view/jocarivervalley-dr- mission/home. During our mission trip this year which takes place from February 22 through March 2nd we will be sending one message a day via a satellite texting device to update our followers on the work we are doing and where we are. We would love you to follow our travels by visiting website daily during this.
Thank you in advance for your consideration. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions your may have.
Dress Down passes are on sale for Catholic School’s Week, which is January 29-February 2. All requests should be sent into school by Friday, December 15.
· The passes can be used during Catholic Schools Week –
· January 29-Dress Down
· January 30 is full uniform for Mass
· January 31-Dress Down
· February 1-Dress Down
· February 2-Dress Down
· $8 per pass ($2 x 4 days per student)
· Deadline is December 15
* During the Book Fair on Wednesday there will be a bin outside the gym door to drop off fish pond items, the bin will be marked FISH POND. If they have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear PMA Community,
*If you order lunch for your student on a month to month basis please keep in mind that November 1 is next Wednesday! Ordering for next week will shut down at midnight tonight.
*Last Call for Fun Fest Dress Down passes! They will NOT be sold after this Friday.
*As of midnight tonight next week’s lunch orders will be closed. Please log in to be sure you have ordered.
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
The boys in Grades 1-5 have won Sr. Maria’s Bathroom Challenge for last month. So far, they have done the best job of keeping their bathroom neat and clean.