Headmaster’s Notes

“Raising Virtuous Children in a Digital Age” with Dr. Ray Guarendi on October 21

Parents and their friends are invited to a special presentation by family psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi on Monday, October 21, at 2:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Dr. Guarendi is the author of 12 books, has made numerous television appearances, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and CBS This Morning, and is host of the radio program, “The Doctor Is In.” All are welcome to this timely and topical event!

You are Invited to Conference Keynote Addresses at PA Next Week

PA is proud to host the annual Duc in Altum Schools Formation Summit next Wednesday through Friday, October 23-25, which will bring leaders and teachers from high-performing Catholic schools throughout the country. I’ve received permission to cordially invite our parent and alumni communities to attend any or all of the keynote sessions in the Performing Arts Center. No registration necessary. Please join us for:

  • Mary Pat Donoghue, Executive Director of Catholic Education for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – “Catholic Education: Wisdom and Virtue in the Time of Instagram” (Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 p.m.)
  • Bishop Andrew Cozzens – “Catholic Schools and the Culture of Encounter” (Thursday, October 24, 9:00 a.m. in the Great Room)
  • Daniel J. Mahoney, Author and Distinguished Scholar of Political Science, on his book, The Idol of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity, (Thursday, October 24, 3:00 p.m.)
  • Mary Rice Hasson, Author and Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center – “Polishing the Diamond in the Rough: the 4 Cs of Successful Catholic Schools” (Friday, October 25, 9:00 a.m.)
  • Jeff Cavins, Author and Creator of “The Great Adventure Bible Study,” – “Catholic Education: A Target Without a Bullseye?” (Friday, October 25, 12:00 p.m.)

Reminder of the MEA Holiday

As a reminder, due to the annual Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) conference, Providence Academy will be closed on Thursday and Friday of this week, October 17 and 18. Our faculty will be taking time together Thursday for special spiritual retreats. God bless your family over the long weekend.

All School

Invitation to Military Service Members

During the Patriotic Concert, PA family members who have served or are currently serving in the military will be honored with a special tribute during the “Armed Forces Salute.” Information and photo submissions are requested by Friday, October 25.

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Schedule of Homecoming Events

Show your school spirit during PA’s homecoming week starting on Monday, October 7, and concluding on Saturday, October 12, with the homecoming dance.

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Parking Permits

Parking permits are ready for pick-up in the US office. All Upper School students who park on school property during the school day must park in their designated area and display a parking permit on their windshield.

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Middle School Service Day is Wednesday!

Our middle school students will be out in the community performing acts of service during our annual Fall Service Day. We are in need of many chaperones to make this day a success – sign up today!

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College Visits at PA

We are fortunate to have many colleges interested in visiting our school, so we invite parents to help us in encouraging our students to take advantage of these opportunities.

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Field Trip to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Interested students in grades 10-12 are welcome to join us for a PA-sponsored bus trip to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities on Wednesday, November 6. This is the student holiday that corresponds with All School Parent-Teacher Conferences.

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Twin Cities College Fairs This Week!

National Performing and Visual Arts College Fair – Tuesday, October 1, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnesota National College Fair – Wednesday, October 2-Thursday, October 3, at the Minneapolis Convention Center

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