Getting to Know Presentation BVM School
School Hours- 7:45 to 2:30
Doors open at 7:30 AM
Assessment for incoming Kindergartners and First Grade students will on held in May. Students presently enrolled in our kindergarten will be tested separately. Please circle that date on your calendar.
Dress code-The uniform may be purchased at DiGiulio’s @ 6948 Frankford Avenue or Flynn and O’Hara. A price list will be sent home. PreK 4 and Kindergarten students wear the gym uniform every day. The dress code is included in the handbook. A Used Uniform Sale is held in August.
Emergency School Closing and Late Arrivals will be announced through 6ABC and KYW online, kywschools.com. School will use voice messaging and texts through Option C, a parent notification system. Our number is Montgomery County # 341
- Registration Fee- $150 per family at time of registration
- Confirmation Fee– Collected in two payments- in grade 6 payment for textbook and bible and in 7th grade payment for gown and retreat.
- Eighth Grade Fee– Around $275 payable in two payments. Covers cost of 8th grade retreat, graduation gown, yearbook, class trip, class party, diplomas and awards.
There are two school-sponsored fundraisers one in the fall and one in late winter. Participation in either or both sales is optional but strongly encouraged.
Additional fundraisers are sponsored by the Home and School Association and the CYO.
The Home and School Association run most of the other fundraisers that support the fine arts program of the school and participation is optional.
The CYO fundraisers support the CYO sports and other CYO expenditures.
How to Save on your Tuition Expenses
Participate in the Scrip Program- Some families have been able to save over $1000 on their tuition by purchasing scrip (gift certificates) for the stores they shop at regularly. The profit is split between the parish and the individual purchasing scrip. This credit is then redeemed as a check for your tuition. It can be for any Catholic school. If you haven’t tried this easy way of gaining $$$ off on your tuition give it a try. The list of participating stores and the names of phone numbers of the program managers is available online at the parish web site under scrip. Please remember, new participants must use cash for the first three purchases. So purchase your scrip and have your extended family help you save at no cost to them except a little time and effort! For more information click here or go to our parish website click on the scrip toolbar on the left. A list of stores and scrip hours are listed along with an email for further info.
Financial Aid Sources
The Children’s Scholarship Fund is accepting applications from Philadelphia residents (you must reside in Philadelphia); many of our families have received tuition assistance. Please apply as soon as possible. Applications can be found online at www.csfphiladelphia.org. The eligibility requirements as well as the application are online and the application can be submitted online.
For additional tuition assistance information, including needs based assistance for K – 12 and merit scholarships for high school students, go to www.affordcatholicschool.org.
(Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools) application on line through FACTS
During the 2018-2019 school year, 61% of our families received tuition assistance!
You may send your child to school with their packed lunch every day
Presentation BVM School offers a free breakfast and lunch program to all students in Kindergarten to grade 8 through the archdiocesan office of Nutrition Development Services. A typical “Grab ‘n Go” breakfast consists of a whole grain entree such as a muffin, bagel, breakfast bar or cereal, a half-pint of milk and two servings of fruit. The school breakfast provides ¼ of a child’s daily calories and growth nutrients. Students pick-up their breakfast when they arrive at school and take it to their classrooms. A lunch menu is posted on the school website each month so parents can decide on a daily basis if their child should order hot lunch or bring a lunch from home. All lunches include a hot entree, a whole grain item, a vegetable, milk and fruit. These lunches provide 1/3 of a child’s daily requirement of calories and nutrients. If you would like to learn more about the Nutritional Development Services lunch program, please visit nutritionaldevelopmentservices.org.
Safe Arrival– Parents MUST notify school of their child’s absence. If a parent does not telephone a volunteer will call your home to verify the child’s absence. Safe Arrival Phone # is (215) 379-4860.
School Handbook is online at www.presentationbvmschool.org. All students and parents must sign and agree to be governed by the policies stated in this handbook and the regulations of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The signature page is at the end of the handbook.
Summer Reading List and Stationery list will be available online early June.
A Tentative Calendar will be posted on our website in June. This calendar is tentative and may be changed. Check the online monthly calendar for the updated calendars.
Transportation-The public school district of residence provides bus service. That district determines student eligibility.