Divine Providence School
Home and School Connection - January 10, 2020
The Guardian came to visit
On January 7, 2020, the “Guardian” (a friend of “Omegman”) came to visit Divine Providence School. While showing tremendous examples of his strength, he showed and spoke to our students about being a dream MAKER not a dream BREAKER. He also incorporated the theme about being a HERO – Helping Everyone Respect Others. During his visit, he broke a baseball bat with his hands, ripped a huge yellow pages book in half and bent an iron bar! Students were amazed at what he did and were inspired by the message he was sending.
Discover Catholic Schools Week
The school week will have a variety of different themes to celebrate. Look for more information coming soon!
6th Grade Travelers!
Shiloh book study in 5th grade
Please be aware that there is a change in this year’s school calendar. Thursday, April 9th (Holy Thursday) was originally planned as a non school day for a teacher inservice. That inservice has been cancelled and school will be in session on April 9th and dismissal will be at 1:30. There will be a lunch hour and extended day on this day.
Printing you payment summery
Families can view and print their FACTS payment summaries for tuition and fees by following these steps:
Go to your Payment Plan and Billing
Click on “View Details” on upper right side of page
Click on “View Payment Summary” upper left side of page
Select year from drop down menu near middle, left side of page
Print Feature is located on the upper right corner of page
If you have any difficulty you can call FACTS at 866-441-4637
Please click here to view the Parish bulletin
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!
School Advisory Board - Last Call!
If your answer is "no" please see this important page to start receiving them!
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 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
March 2 - End of 2nd trimester
March 5 - 7th Grade History Fair
March 9 - Report Cards go home with students
March 10 - Late Start (9 AM)
March 13 - Confirmation at Divine Infant
March 19 - 11:30 Dismissal, Parent Teacher Conferences by request only
March 20 - Staff Development day NO SCHOOL
March 31 - April 4 ACT Aspire testing
April 9 - THIS IS A SCHOOL DAY WITH A 1:30PM DISMISSAL - aftercare is available
April 10 - NO SCHOOL Good Friday
April 13 - 17 - Easter Break
April 20 - Classes resume
April 25 - First Communion at Divine Providence Church
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.