Divine Providence School

September 16, 2021 Home and School Connection

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Friday Picnic lunch!

Tomorrow, weather permitting, students will enjoy eating their lunch outside! Please have your Crusader bring a small blanket, towel, yoga mat, etc to sit on. They will have plenty of grass to sit on as well. We will continue this while the weather permits.

Picture Day- September 22nd!

Picture day is on September 22nd, for students in Preschool through 7th grade. 8th grade will take their graduation pictures in February.


Please send your child to school in nice clothes for pictures. Not allowed are flip flops/ sandals, midriff style shirts, anything backless, or containing questionable wording. Nice shorts, yoga pants and jeans (not ripped or torn) are allowed. They should be worn with a nice shirt/ top.


This year, we are using Van Gogh photography company. They are utilizing a prepaid ordering system. All payments must be completed online. Please see below for instructions. No money is sent to school.

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Hello Crusaders! An update on the DP Strong Walkathon:


As a school, we have DOUBLED our goal of $5000 and then some! As such, we have earned an out of uniform day AND a Homework Free Week, for all registered participants that complete the walk.


Because you've all been so amazing, FSA has decided to DOUBLE the reward. BOTH the classroom that is #1 on the leaderboard for progress towards their class goal AND the class that raises the most money overall will win a PIZZA PARTY, courtesy of FSA.


Leaderboards:

By Class Goal--

1st place PK4 Mahalingham!

2nd place 4th grade!

3rd place 2nd grade!


By Amount Raised--

1st place 3rd grade!

2nd place 2nd grade!

3rd place 8th grade!


We DO need your help though -- We have the potential to triple our goal. We've done a great job of registering!


But, please take five minutes to share your Crusader's web page with family, friends, and social media friends too. Though we have lots of registrants, we also have many who have registered and haven't yet shared. It's quick and easy: No donation is too small, and every little bit helps.


Thank you for your constant support, and stay tuned for more updates!

IMPORTANT! Drop off and pick up safety

It has been brought to our attention that drivers are not following the plan for dropping off and picking up. Please make sure that the person dropping off or picking up your child is aware that they should never be using the same way in as the same way out. All routes are ONE WAY and once you have dropped off or picked up, you must head SOUTH to exit.


You cooperation is very important and appreciated!

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Volunteers are REALLY Needed!

We are in need of adult volunteers to help supervise our lunch and recess this year. We need 4 adults each day. There are two time slots to choose from! Please consider spending a few days helping our teachers by supervising our students.


To be able to volunteer at our school, you must complete all Protecting God's Children Requirements. (See below) All volunteers must wear a mask, except if supervising outdoor recess.


Please click below to sign up!

Protecting God's Children Requirements- Did you already do them? Read this!

Since we did not have volunteers in our school last year, most VIRTUS accounts were archived. We cannot access this information which is imperative for your volunteering in the school. Please try to log back into your account to reactivate it. If you have an issues, you will need to contact the Archdiocese. Thank you for you time!

Traveling out of state? We need to know**...

We follow the Chicago Emergency Travel Order, which is updated every Tuesday, for domestic travel regardless of whether the traveler resides in the city of Chicago, Cook County or Lake County. ​​​​​​​


Domestic travelers to an “Orange state” on the Chicago Emergency Travel Order mapmust adhere to:


  • 10-day quarantine upon return OR
  • Pre-arrival negative test (within 72 hours prior to return arrival to the state) with strict masking, physical distancing and avoidance of in-person gatherings (separate from school attendance). Any test administered by a 3rd-party is sufficient; however, a self-administered test is not acceptable. Archdiocesan schools should accept any negative test prior to school attendance including tests upon return to the state.

**Please watch your email as this may be subject to change

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Safety drills

Throughout the school year, we practice safety drills. Mainly, we have fire drills, tornado drills and lockdown drills. We had our first tornado drill last week and are students did a great job! We will continue to have these drills, but they may look differently. To prepare students for a tornado, their classroom teacher will discuss with the students what they need to do and have them practice a few students at a time rather than a large group, in order to keep our students distanced from one another. Lockdown drills will be discussed as well.


When it comes to the Police and Fire Departments, the Fire Department will come to our school to monitor one of our fire drills. We do this every year! It is nice when some of the firefighters that come are DP alumni!

Know someone who needs assistance?

There are many reasons people may need help right now. Maybe it's job loss or illness. Whatever the reason for the need, the Society of St. Vincent De Paul can help.

If you, or anyone you know, could use some help, please call the Divine Infant Rectory 708-865-8071 or the Divine Providence Rectory 708-562-3364

All information is kept strictly confidential.

Masks

Just a reminder that masks are required to be worn by all of our students and staff. They need to be ONE solid color. Masks must be worn covering the nose and the mouth. Most of our students are doing a great job and don't even mind wearing them! Some students, however, are struggling with this more. It tends to be our middle school school students more than others. For this reason, a student that is not wearing their mask properly will be given an out of uniform slip each time they are not properly wearing their mask. Three slips and they will receive a detention. Detentions will be assigned and will take place after school.


Please see below from the CDC on proper face masks!

Please send your child to school EACH DAY with 2 clean and well fitting face masks

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Children's book donations for our school library

Our school is currently looking for children books to add to our school library. If you have gently loved books that you do not need anymore, we will gladly take them! You may drop them off inside the main door. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Sitton at bsitton@archchicago.org

Pokemon!

Recently , students have been bringing Pokemon cards to school and playing with them at lunch. They are enjoying themself, however, it may not be the best time to be doing this. Some students are not eating their lunch and we don't want them to get damaged in case there is a spill.


Please have your child keep these at home. Thank you!

Exemption from PE

If your child needs to not be part of our PE class, we must have documentation from a doctor. It should state your child's name, reason for not attending PE, and when they may return to PE. Thank you for your cooperation!

Dress Code Checklist! Reminders to parents to be sent home soon when a child is out of uniform

One reason for the wearing of a school uniform is that it is a symbol of pride for oneself and for the school community. We, as a faculty, need your cooperation to enforce the uniform regulations. Together we can then be proud of how our total school community presents itself to the public. To be sure the your child is wearing the proper DP Uniform see this checklist:


Navy walking shorts may only be worn from August until October 15th


Grades 1-8 BOYS

  • All students in grades PK – 8 must have shoes that are fully closed and/or tied

  • White knit short sleeve-monogrammed shirt
  • Solid socks in red, navy, white, green, black and gray are allowed
  • Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods)
  • Solid, dark colored belts are mandatory for all boys as well as all girls wearing uniform trousers or shorts. Belts should be basic (no designs, etc.
  • Divine Providence uniform sweatshirts, fleece jackets, and Spiritwear are optional and are the ONLY type of sweatshirts and jackets allowed in class


Grades 1-4 GIRLS

  • Round neck pleated jumper OR

  • Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods) Oxford cloth blouse, short or long sleeved, polo (Schoolbelles) or white turtleneck shirt

  • Monogrammed knit over-blouse (polo), short or long sleeve, from Schoolbelles Optional approved uniform items: monogrammed sweatshirt and fleece jacket purchased at Schoolbelles; navy blue (plain) cardigan sweater; any approved “Spiritwear”
  • All students in grades PK – 8 must have shoes that are fully closed and/or tied
  • Solid socks in red, navy, white, green, black and gray are allowed. Girls may wear solid color tights, nylons, knee highs, or crew socks
  • Solid, dark colored belts are mandatory for all boys as well as all girls wearing uniform trousers or shorts. Belts should be basic (no designs, etc.)
  • All students in grades PK – 8 must have shoes that are fully closed and/or tied

  • White knit short sleeve-monogrammed shirt
  • Solid socks in red, navy, white, green, black and gray are allowed
  • Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods)
  • Solid, dark colored belts are mandatory for all boys as well as all girls wearing uniform trousers or shorts. Belts should be basic (no designs, etc.
  • Divine Providence uniform sweatshirts, fleece jackets, and Spiritwear are optional and are the ONLY type of sweatshirts and jackets allowed in class


Grade 5-8 GIRLS

  • Kilt skirt or split skirt. Skirts must be no more than 3 inches above the knee OR

  • Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods)

  • Monogrammed knit over-blouse (polo), short or long sleeve, from Schoolbelles

  • Solid socks in red, navy, white, green, black and gray are allowed
  • Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods)
  • All students in grades PK – 8 must have shoes that are fully closed and/or tied
  • Solid, dark colored belts are mandatory for all boys as well as all girls wearing uniform trousers or shorts. Belts should be basic (no designs, etc.
  • Divine Providence uniform sweatshirts, fleece jackets, and Spiritwear are optional and are the ONLY type of sweatshirts and jackets allowed in class
  • Optional approved uniform items: monogrammed sweatshirt and fleece jacket purchased at Schoolbelles; navy blue (plain) cardigan sweater; any approved “Spiritwear”


Click here for more information on our dress code.

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Register for our School Band

Band is returning to school this year. Save time and register early! If your child is new to band, no worries! They still have plenty of time and UP Music will be available to help your child pick the instrument that is right for them.

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Phone Number for Extended Care (To call or text during extended care hours) 773-682-6196

September 24 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher professional development day

October 1 - School Walk a ton!

October 6 - Grades 6, 7, 8 ONLY 11:30 dismissal

October 7 - All school 11:30 dismissal

October 8 - NO SCHOOL

October 12 - Late Start, Doors open at 8:45, school starts at 9:00

October 29 - Late Start, Doors open at 8:45, school starts at 9:00

Is your child vaccinated for COVID-19?

In order to make a possible positive COVID case go smoothly, we would appreciate a picture of your child's COVID -19 vaccination card. Please email to covidvax@divineprovidenceschool.org
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Protecting God's Children - Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers must meet all these requirements to volunteer with children in our parish and school. Click on each one for more information.

Updated School Calendar

Updated August 6, 2021

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September Lunch Menu *

September 17 - Turkey Ham and Cheese Melt


September 20 - Chicken Nuggets

September 21 - Confetti Pancakes

September 22 - Cheesy Flatbread

September 23 - Breaded Chicken Sandwich

September 24 - NO SCHOOL


September 27 - Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza

September 28 - Oven Roasted Chicken Drumstick

September 29 - Chicken Tenders

September 30 - Pizza Crunchers


* Subject to change, please see the note below from FSP, our lunch supplier.

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Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish Bulletin

Click here to see the Sunday Parish bulletin.

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HEALTH REQUIREMENTS DUE THIS SCHOOL YEAR!

Health requirements

If you have not made the proper appointments, please do so ASAP!

2021-2022 KINDERGARTEN Health requirements

for students in Kindergarten this school year

2021-2022 Kindergarten eye exam requirements

for students in Kindergarten this school year

2021-2022 6th grade health requirements

for students in 6th grade this school year

Divine Providence Staff 2021-2022

In process!


Please CLICK HERE for the faculty for 2021-2022

Divine Providence School/ Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish

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