Divine Providence School
Home and School Connection - December 20, 2019
Dear Divine Providence School Families,
On behalf of faculty and staff of Divine Providence School we wish you a blessed Christmas and a joyous new year!
School resumes on January 6, 2020.
Happy Birthday Fr. Marcin!
6th grade traveled to Egypt!
Field Trip to the Museum of Science and Industry
While school may not be on your child's mind, please make sure that they keep their hair their own natural color. There are options for color that can wash out, but must be their natural color by January 6th! Remember that boys hair may not touch the back of their collar of their school shirt.
Please click here for more information on our school uniform. (starts on page 19)
If your answer is "no" please see this important page to start receiving them!
Weekly article how you can help your child in the digital age. 2019 Tech-Free Gift Guide
Tax Credit Scholarship Donations
Even more exciting is that right now, donors can see their donation GROW! A fantastic program through the Archdiocese of Chicago allows a person to give their donation (again, hopefully designated to Divine Providence School) and it will be matched 2 to 1 (donations must be made through the eSGO- Empower Illinois)! For example, if a generous person were to donate $1000 dollars, they would received a $750 credit from their Illinois State Taxes and the donation would match 2:1, making it total $3000!
Please click here to view the Parish bulletin
School Advisory Board
What about the weather?
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"
Important Upcoming Dates
January 6 - Return to school
January 7 - "Omegaman" Presentation
January 14 - Late Start (9AM)
January 20 - NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Day
January 21 -8th Grade Graduation pictures
January 26 - Catholic Schools Week Begins
February 7 -NO SCHOOL Teacher Inservice
February 11 - Late Start (9AM)
February 17 - NO SCHOOL Presidents' Day
February 22 - First Reconciliation 11:30 Divine Providence Church
February 24 - 8th Grade Graduation retakes
February 26 - Ash Wednesday
CLICK HERE for the most up to date school calendar (Calendar subject to change)
Recognizing DP Staff!
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.