Thinking of making a change for your Pre-K through 11th grade student next school year? Classical Christian education may be the ticket! Begin your inquiry of Petra by way of our Tours on Thursday at either 9 or 10 a.m. No R.S.V.P. needed, no obligation required; just come and learn!
We had a nice turnout of soon-to-be-Sevies (7th graders) and their parents to talk about starting in our Secondary school this fall. Space is still available in grades 7-11. Join us for a Tour on Thursday (9 and 10 a.m.) to learn more!
At the beginning of May, an anonymous family at our school pledged a match gift of up to $75,000 for all funds raised between then and May 31, 2019. Now in June, through the generosity of 32 donors – parents, grandparents, staff, friends – we matched the match (and then some)! As one father included in a note with his check, “Thank you for providing a great school to partner with in raising our children. We are happy to be used to help in the Petra mission.”
With just one week left to go of our $75,000 match campaign, we’ve seen $43,750 given, which brings us to $87,500 when doubled! May 31 is the last day to have your gift – regardless of how big or small – matched. Give online or drop off a check today (all gifts are tax-deductible). Thanks!
An end-of-year tradition, our Petra Academy Field Day is scheduled for Friday, May 24, beginning with team introductions on the playground at 8:45 a.m. followed by the mile run at Bronken Field. Families are invited to watch in the morning and/or join us at 12 p.m. with sack lunches for an all-school picnic on the playground. All students will be released for a 1 p.m. early dismissal and the Memorial Day weekend (no school Monday, May 27).
Friday will also be our final Spirit Day, so please wear Griffin Gear with jeans or shorts and tennis shoes in which to compete.
While Friday looks to be the one bright spot in the week (sandwiched between two wet days), it also looks to be chilly. Should Field Day be cancelled, we will call off school for the entire day. We will make this decision and communicate via email and social media no later than 5 p.m. Thursday so everyone has a chance to adjust plans for Friday.
Petra Academy seeks applicants for the role of Community Coordinator (formerly Office Manager). This person will be outgoing, energetic, and enthusiastic in helping new and returning families connect with and experience our classical Christian mission in deeper and meaningful ways. Applicants should be comfortable with multiple software platforms, as well as recruiting and coordinating multiple teams of volunteers while overseeing the functions of Petra’s office and assisting the Headmaster and leadership team in the promotion of the school. Click here for information about pay and how to apply.
As announced in this special email last Thursday and at Grandparents’ Day on Friday, a current family (who wishes to remain anonymous) has pledged a match of up to $75,000 for funds raised for Petra between now and May 31, 2019. Donations go directly to our general fund, out of which we allocate student scholarships, pay teacher salaries, and keep the lights on.
Since Thursday’s announcement, we’ve seen $10,150 pledged, which doubles to $20,300. Regardless of the amount or how you contribute, all gifts are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged with our thanks so you know we received your contribution. We can only apply the match to your initial gift if we receive it by May 31, 2019, so don’t delay!
Here’s a look at what’s still ahead in May:
14-15: Senior Thesis Presentations
17: Elementary History Fair/Parade (8:45 a.m.)
24: All-School Field Day (8:30 a.m.)/Picnic (early dismissal at 1 p.m.)
27: Memorial Day (No School)
28-30: Secondary Semester Examinations
29: Kindergarten/6th Grade Graduation (8:30 a.m.)
31: Final Assembly (10:30-noon)/Senior Graduation (7 p.m.)
Our Petra Academy Ultimate Frisbee team went 5-0 in last weekend’s opening tournament in Helena. The team beat Helena Christian 11-0, Heritage 5-2, Hellgate 6-1, Mission Valley 9-1, and a come-from-behind victory over Home School 7-6 for a 5-0 start to the season!
This coming Saturday, May 4, Petra hosts our home tournament, starting at 9 a.m. Come support our athletes!