Divine Providence School
Home and School Connection -March 6, 2020
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This letter addresses concerns throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools regarding the Corona Virus
TONIGHT! Unplugging, Restful or Stressful?
Today is National Day of Unplugging which starts sundown, Friday, March 6th and goes until sundown Saturday, March 7th. Now is a perfect opportunity to talk with youth about how they (and you) would feel about putting tech away for 24 hours (or less or more) for this National Day of Unplugging. The key questions to ask are, "Why do it?", "Will it be restful or stressful?" and "How to do it?"
Every year, there are over 1,000 events that happen. Even if it doesn't work for you or your kids to unplug for a whole 24 hours, picking just a segment of that time, like maybe the night of the March 6th, would be worthwhile. It is a great way to get the discussion going around these ideas.
Little experiments like these can bring big insights into our habits and help start us on a path of change.
Click here for more information on this day!
Heart of the School Awards!
Our teachers, administrators and staff members are the Heart of our Schools.Our educational mission is lived out by the thousands of dedicated school employees who support our students every day. While our administrators, teachers and staff members do not seek out recognition, it is important that we celebrate their tremendous work. For many years, the Archdiocese of Chicago has honored outstanding Catholic school employees through the Heart of the School Awards.
Who Can Be Nominated: Any current teacher, administrator or staff member who works in a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Chicago can be nominated for a Heart of the School Award. Employees can be full- or part-time employees and must work directly for the Catholic school (not a third-party organization). To nominate someone for this award, click here.
Who Can Nominate: Nominations can be submitted by any stakeholder at the school (e.g. teacher, staff member, administrator, parent, volunteer, student, etc.). Nominations will be accepted through March 30, 2020.
Tax Credit Scholarship Donations
Yankee Candle Fundraiser
2019-2020 Tax Credit Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to our 5th grade class- they are the first class to reach 100% of registrations returned for the 2020-2021 school year!
School Registration for 2020-2021
Parents- Register by April 10th to pay the reduced registration fee of $100. Registration on April 10th will increase to $150. Also, refer a friend! The biggest compliment we can get is by your reference. If you are listed as a family that refers another family that decide to attend DP school, you will receive a Spring 2021 credit of $500! You can earn more than one credit!
Students - students that are registered will have a car with their name on it in the hallway. They will also receive out of uniform passes! The earlier you register, the more out of uniform passes your child can get! (Passes are good on Mondays to April 6th). The first class to get 100% will win a class prize.
If you are not returning to DP we will be so sad to see you go, but please let us know on the registration form. Your student will still be give the car in the hallway and the out of uniform passes!
Warm Winter clothing
Tuition Referral Credit!
A $500 credit will be issued in the spring of the new school year to any family who refers another family to Divine Providence School as long as the following stipulations are met: the referral family must be listed by the referred family on the school registration form; the referred family must attend Divine Providence for the entire school year; if more than one family is listed on the referred family’s registration form, the credit will be divided equally; both the referral family and the referred family must be current on tuition in order to receive the referral credit
Tax Time! Printing your payment summary
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
If your answer is "no" please see this important page to start receiving them!
Important Upcoming Dates
March 8 - Confirmation Rehearsal 11:15 AM Divine Infant Church
March 9 - Report Cards go home with students
March 9 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
March 10 - Late Start (9 AM)
March 13 - Confirmation at Divine Infant Church at 7:00PM
March 16 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
March 17 - Out of Uniform for St. Patrick Day - wear green!
March 18 - St. Joseph's Lunch for all
March 19 - 11:30 Dismissal, Parent Teacher Conferences by request only ** No afternoon extended day**
March 20 - Staff Development day NO SCHOOL
March 23 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
March 30 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
March 31 - April 4 ACT Aspire testing
April 4 - First Communion Rehearsal #1 11:00 - 12:30 PM in DP Church
April 6 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
April 9 - Last day for early registration fee!
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 23 - First Communion Rehearsal #2 11:00 - 12:30 PM in DP Church
April 25 - First Communion at Divine Providence Church 11:30 AM 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.