Divine Providence School

Home and School Connection - December 6, 2019

Advent 2019

On Monday we came together as a school to pray to start the Advent season together. We listened to scripture, and lit the first purple candle on our Advent wreath.

What does Advent mean to you and your family? Is it time for lists to Santa and decorating your home? Watch the two minute video below with the whole family!

Advent in 2 Minutes (NEW!)

Future City

Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th-8th grades imagine,research,design, and build cities of the future. Students had to create a futuristic, recyclable, green, healthy, and sustainable city using constraints and various criteria. The students learned about zoning and infrastructures of a healthy city. Our engineers built cities that were well planned with sustainability and environmental elements. Which city would you want to live in?

Student Council is sponsoring an out of uniform day for December 13th for a $2 donation

Important about Christmas Program

Our Christmas Program, Angels Aware, will be held on December 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. All of our children are portraying angels. To help with this image I ask that each student wear a garland halo. We are asking the parents to supply these halos. A simple piece of Christmas garland in your choice of color will do. Simply fit to your child’s head and tape the ends together. I ask that you send it to school in a plastic bag with your child’s name and homeroom on it no later than Friday, December 13th.

All students in Pre-School through grade 7 must wear dress clothing for the Christmas program. Please no jeans and no gym shoes. Thank you very much for your help.

A hard copy of the form was sent home or can be printed here

Important! There will be no after care on Friday, December 13th due to the Faculty Christmas gathering.

DPAA TV Raffle

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School Advisory Board

Divine Providence School is starting the process to initiate a School Advisory Board. The school is strengthened through the working partnership between the leadership of the school, the parish and its stakeholders. By its nature, the board is advisory and therefore is commissioned to offer suggestions and advice regarding the vitality and continued success of the school. The board is a typically a three year commitment. Through this process we are looking for a variety of people to serve on the board! This includes school parent, parishioners and community members. If you would like to be considered for the board, please fill in the application. Applications will be reviewed before Thanksgiving, interviews will take place in December and the first meeting will take place in January.
Divine Infant Jesus & Divine Providence Parish Bulletin

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What about the weather?

We have all felt the start of Fall this week. As the weather gets cooler, it makes us start thinking about what is ahead of us. How cold will this winter be and how much snow might we get? I don't think anyone can give us this answer, so instead we prepare just in case it is bitter cold or we can't get out of the house, much less make it safe to school, due to the snow and cold.

Typically, you would get notified about students not coming to school through several different forms of communication- email, text message and phone call. While we try to give as much notice as possible if we think the school will be closed, it can come as late as one hour before school starts. ***Just because students do not report to school, doesn't mean they don't have work to do! Per an earlier newsletter, we have introduced "Alternative Learning Days". Students will have work either posted online or sent in an email regarding what work needs to be done. This link will take you back to beginning of the school year about "Alternative Learning Days"

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Important Upcoming Dates

December 9 - Second Week of Advent 8:10 prayer service in gym

December 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Service Church 8:15 AM

December 14 - Student Reconciliation at Divine Providence Church

December 16 - Third week of Advent 8:10 prayer service in gym

December 17 - Piano and Band Concert 6PM and 7PM

December 18 - "NED" show 9:30 - All grades

December 19 - Christmas Program 7PM

December 20 - Las Posada starting at 8:30 AM

December 20 - 3:00 PM start of Christmas Break


January 6 - Return to school

January 7 - "Omegaman" Presentation

CLICK HERE for the most up to date school calendar (Calendar subject to change)

Recognizing DP Staff!

Our staff works so hard to make your child's day positive, educational, and spiritual. I would like to start a form that, when a staff member goes out of their way, we can recognize them. This recognition is called the St. John Baptist de la Salle award. St. John Baptist de La Salle is a Saint that devoted his life to teaching. He trained other people to be teachers. John urged his teachers to treat their students with love and compassion, making time for them and being concerned for their spiritual well-being.

Your recognition can take the form of a private "Good Job" to that staff member or we may post it here in our school newsletter- that is up to you! Anyone at DP can be recognized- teachers, teacher assistants, staff and administration. Thank you for taking the time. This will be available all school year! Click on the form below.

Have a question? Email your child's teacher!

All teachers now have their proper emails- including our new teachers. Thank you for your patience!