Kindergarten to Grade 8
Monthly Tuition Payment Plan-Ten monthly payments from July 2017 through April 2018 to FACTS
DELINQUENT TUITION ACCOUNTS
Student(s) may be excluded from classes for seriously delinquent accounts. At the close of each trimester, report cards will be withheld. At the close of the school year, no academic records will be sent to other schools for any child who has outstanding tuition, Cares payments or any other financial obligations.
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. Kindergarten students wear the gym uniform every day. The dress code is included in the handbook. A Used Uniform Sale is held on 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 MSP, a parent notification system. Our number is Montgomery County # 341
- Registration Fee- $150 per family at time of registration (discounted to $125 if paid before March 11)
- Art Fee– a nominal art supply fee $5.00 per child (collected by the homeroom teacher) for purchased communal supplies; this is to share the cost of consumables that would otherwise need to be purchased for each student. eg. Water colors, clay, tempera paints, oil, and chalk pastels.
- Technology Fee– $50 per student toward the expense of internet, filtering, and miscellaneous expenditures. This fee will be calculated into your tuition payments.
- 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 $250 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 mandatory. Each family will be expected to either sell $150 of merchandise or contribute $75. These two fundraisers supplement the yearly tuition. This year if you choose to have this $75 fee included in your tuition payment please indicate such on your contract for enrollment form.
Many additional fundraisers are sponsored by the Home and School Association and the CYO.
The Home and School Association run most of the other fundraisers and participation is optional. These fundraisers support the fine arts program of our school. 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 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 are accepting applications from Philadelphia residents (you must reside in Philadelphia) some of our families have received tuition assistance. This year the awards have been over $10,000 to Presentation. If you qualify please apply. 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. Applications are now available. Please apply earlier since they accept a certain number of applications!
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 forms can be downloaded from this site: www.blocs.org
Presentation B.V.M. School Sponsor-A-Student Scholarship– The applications are available through school for any family entering their second year at Presentation School. Anyone applying for this scholarship must also apply for a Blocs Scholarship, participate in the parish Scrip program and complete the school’s yearly Family income survey. All information is confidential; the pastor and the principal review it. Awards will be ongoing starting in June.
Soft Pretzels are sold daily at recess 30¢, or $1.50 per week.
You may send your child to school with their packed lunch every day.
The lunch program offered through the archdiocesan office of Nutrition Development Services is available at Presentation BVM for the 2015-2016 school year. The goal of the NDS School lunch program is to provide free or low cost meals to students in our schools. These lunches provide 1/3 of a child’s daily requirement of calories and key nutrients. The price of these meals is based on the family’s annual income.
NDS staff creates a monthly menu and all meals must be pre-ordered several full weeks in advance. The cost of the full price meal is $2.30 per day. If you are income eligible, you may receive the meal at a reduced price of $.40 per day or at no cost. Every lunch includes milk. If your child wants to purchase milk to supplement lunch brought from home, the cost is $0.50. In order to qualify for reduced price or free meals, an application must be completed and turned in. Paper applications are available in English and Spanish in the school office. We encourage you to apply online by visiting paschoolmeals.com as a convenient option to using the paper application. All students are welcome to order lunch with or without submitting an income application. 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.