Divine Providence School

Home and School Connection - December 13, 2019

Important! About Christmas Program coming up!

Please slick here for specific information about the Christmas program to take place on Thursday, December 19, 2019

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe

On Thursday, Divine Providence School celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is celebrated on December 12th every year. On this day, we remember the day Mary, the Mother of Jesus, appeared in Mexico and spoke to a young man called Juan Diego. We heard the story of what happened during that appearance during our Prayer Service.
DP Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Service
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3rd Grade working on their favorite saints!

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Pre-K Scientists!

NED Show on December 18th

Click here for more information about the NED kindness show we will see on December 18. There will be beautiful items for sale! NED show has a "pay it forward" process. Someone is selling tens this week to payoff our show!

TURN IN YOUR FUNDRAISING RAFFLE TICKETS

If you have not already done so, please send your completed Fundraising Raffle Tickets to the school office by Monday, December 16th so they can be included in the drawing that will take place at the School Christmas Program the evening of December 19th.

Thank you!

DPAA TV Raffle

Click here for details!

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Elves have invaded DP!

18 little elves have found their way into DP and only teacher could find them! Teachers are on the look out for them and they win a prize when they find them! Here are the first three that were found.
Do you receive texts from DP School?

If your answer is "no" please see this important page to start receiving them!

Tech Talk Tuesday

Weekly article how you can help your child in the digital age. This week - Fake identities and Real Concerns

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Tax Credit Scholarship Donations

This year, we had several students that have been able to attend Divine Providence School because they received a Tax Credit Scholarship. If you are unfamiliar with this Scholarship, this is a program through the State of Illinois where anyone can make a donation, hopefully designating Divine Providence School, and they will receive 75% of their donation as an Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship. Applying for this Scholarship will start next month.


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 Donate to Tax Credit Scholarships
Divine Infant Jesus & Divine Providence Parish Bulletin

Please click here to view the Parish bulletin

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.

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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School dismisses at 3PM on December 20, 2019 and begins Christmas Break until we return on January 6, 2020! After care is available on December 20th.

Important Upcoming Dates

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 - Out of uniform

December 20 - Las Posada starting at 8:30 AM

December 20 - 3:00 PM start of Christmas Break

2020

January 6 - Return to school

January 7 - "Omegaman" Presentation



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

Advent in 2 Minutes (NEW!)

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!