CONGRATULATIONS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 2022 INDUCTEES
William G. Bryce Chapter
Emma Lee Carlson
Molly Elizabeth Connor
James Griffin Nicoll
Benjamin Leo LeBlanc
Emma Lillian Kerns
“Service is more than obeying your parents and helping at the plant sale or begrudgingly signing up to run the score board at CYO games. Being a servant is willingly helping those who need it even without being asked. Ephesians 6:7-8 explains, ‘rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free.’ As Christians we have been commanded to serve everybody as if we are serving the Lord. The key idea here is more than what we do, but is, instead, why we do it.”
“While being in the National Honor Society is an amazing honor, it does come with many responsibilities, all of which will prepare you for when you all venture into the world. Service, scholarship, leadership, and character; all qualities that your teachers have seen in you and know that you are capable of consistently displaying which they know are also important to continue to grow in. National Honor Society is all about growth, growth in academic confidence, growth in charachter, service, leadership, and scholarship, and also growth in your relationship with God.”
“Part of being a leader is simply setting yourself apart from the rest, not going along with what seems to be the norm, and setting an example that others follow. In our own community, we can be leaders by exemplifying God’s commandments. A true leader does not conform with the world around him, but instead does what is right so others can follow. God does not care about our age, size, or status; He calls all sorts of people to be leaders.”
“Although scholarship means ‘academic study or achievement; learning of a high level,’ it does not merely refer to getting good grades and being the best in all aspects of education. If one tries to do well for the wrong reason, his works have no meaning. God calls us to do everything for His glory and that includes academics. In a Christian school like PVCA, scholarship, has a much deeper meaning. It adds to the high-level learning because we strive for excellence and, in some cases, bounce back from failure or struggle while seeking God’s wisdom and thanking Him when no matter the outcome of our efforts. Not everything in life will go exactly how we want it to, but if we let ourselves stay down when we fall instead of looking to God to help us up, we cannot attain scholarship.”
2022 NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Marcos Howard Aikman
Jacob George Brosseau
Kayla Myrie Callender
Emma Lee Carlson
Molly Elizabeth Connor
Emma Lillian Kerns
Benjamin Leo LeBlanc
James Griffin Nicoll
John Joseph Russell
Joshua Sergey Shumskiy
Alexa Marie Walker
Alison Taylor Witherow
THE ROYAL BALL PHOTO GALLERY
Transitioning to Kindergarten is not only a milestone, but it is the beginning of a student’s thirteen years of formal education. Kindergarten Passport is designed to give parents an opportunity to participate in a typical day of a Kindergarten student and hear from PVCA’s Headmaster, Elementary Principal, and kindergarten teachers. To register, contact Director of Admissions, Lisa Kerns, 413-782-8031.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSICAL
MARCH 24, 25, 26
“Annie Jr.” tickets sales are now open. To reserve your tickets, visit pvcama.org/anniejr or call 413.782.8031.
Original Broadway Production Directed by Martin Charnin Based on “Little Orphan Annie”® By Permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Annie JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, New York, NY (212) 541-4684 mtishows.com
LOVE PVCA? Tell your family, friends, and neighbors about Welcome Wednesdays. On Wednesday, March 30, PVCA will host its first Welcome Wednesday event. Prospective families will enjoy a private tour, a chapel service, and a meet and greet with Headmaster, Mr. Duff. Welcome Wednesdays are by appointment only. To schedule a visit, please contact Director of Admission, Lisa Kerns at 413-782-8031 or email email@example.com.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATION
MARCH 29, 7:00PM
Students moving up to grade six and their parents are invited to attend Middle School Orienation onTuesday, March 29, at 7:00 PM. Parents and students will have the opportunity to hear about PVCA’s middle school program.
With perpetual enrollment, students are automatically re-enrolled for the upcoming school year. However, it is crucial that you inform us of your intentions so plans can be made to hire additional staff and manage new student wait lists.
If your student is not planning to return to PVCA next year, you must notify the school in writing or by emailing our Business Manager, Jeffrey Lansner, at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before March 31 to avoid early withdrawal penalties.
MARCH 31 DEADLINE
A MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires all school-age children to have an updated Physical Examination Form and a Physician Certificate of Immunization on file. Our records indicate that your child needs an updated Physical Examination (or an updated Physician Certificate of Immunization).
If your child has had a current physical, please submit it to the school nurse. In order for a student to be exempt from the Massachusetts immunization requirements a medical or religious exemption form must be annually submitted. Please refer to the following link for further information. https://pvcama.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Exemption-Letter-Final-Draft-PDF.pdf
Paperwork needs to be submitted to the front office, faxed to 413-782-8033, or emailed to email@example.com.
If you have further questions please call 413-782-8031 and ask to speak with the school nurse. Thank you for your cooperation.
UPDATED TARDY POLICY
Although we understand unforeseen circumstances can occur which prevent a student from arriving to school on time, Tardiness often results in missed important information in the classroom, as well as interruption of the learning environment for the teacher and other students.
Excused tardies include illness, death in the family, medical appointments, unforeseen emergency, (to be determined by the Administration) or prior arrangement with the Principal. Without a phone call or a note, your child’s tardy will be marked unexcused.
As a reminder, our school day begins at 7:45 AM. We appreciate your cooperation in having your student arrive on time to school. If you have any questions, or if we can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact one of us via email Malissa Feragne / Edward Campolongo or by phone (413.782.8031).
SIGN-UP FOR TEXT ALERTS
To sign up:
It is that EASY!
School cancellations, classroom announcements, and/or special notifications will be sent to your phone via text message.
COVID HOME TESTS
With the rise of covid cases in Massachusetts PVCA has been accepting Covid Home Tests
If your child becomes symptomatic please keep them home and notify the school nurse or the front office staff.
Home kits are convenient and can be purchased at most pharmacies and grocery stores. You may also inquire about FREE testing kits available through your home town or city.
- For contact tracing, PVCA requires a copy of your child’s COVID result.
- Prior to submitting the form, please print your child’s first/last name and date of birth on the form, and then take a photo of the form and email it to the school nurse.
- When administering the home test, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to recieve the most accuarate test result.
- When swabbing, make sure to use a circular motion in both nostrils for at least 5 seconds
- Once the result is revealed, take a photo of the test and email it to the school nurse with the following information: student’s first and last name, date of birth, symptom start date, test date, test result, and home test brand, or fill out the form listed below.
PLEASE HAVE A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORM A REPEAT COVID TEST IF
- Your home test was not done properly
- If your child’s result was negative, but is experiencing covid symptoms
PVCA RAPID COVID HOME TEST FORM
Thank you to all of the parents who have expressed a desire to volunteer their time at PVCA this year. We would love for you to fill out the attached form and join our Parent Volunteer Organization, or PVO. If you have questions regarding the PVO, you can contact:
Director of Marketing
*volunteers for school events, PVO fundraisers, and teacher appreciation
THE PVCA PRAYER LIST
The PVCA prayer list is updated daily and sent out monthly to subscribers. If you would like to sign-up for the PVCA prayer list or have a prayer request, fill out the form(s) below.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE PVCA PRAYER LIST
PRAYER REQUEST FORM
SCHOOL CLOSINGS & DELAYS
All notifications will be released by 6:00 AM
PVCA One Call Now
One Call Now is a service PVCA uses to alert the community with important notifications. Voice or text messages will be sent to you if our school must close or delay opening due to weather.
ALL PVCA families are automatically signed up for One Call Now unless they opt out.
PVCA Text Update
To receive text updates, text “ALERT” to 22300.
Be sure PVCA has your cell phone # on file and your cell provider allows you to receive text messages from a third party number.
Local News & Radio
Local Radio Station – WIHS 104.9 FM
The PVCA dress code, or standard of dress, is posted on the website under the parents tab. Please review the dress code to be sure your son or daughter is following it.
Common dress code violations are:
wearing shirts that are not polos such as t-shirts
wearing sweatshirts and hoodies with words or images
wearing shorts, dresses, or skirts that do not follow the fit requirements